I can remember times when my hopes were… dashed against a stone. Something I really wanted to happen, didn’t. Something I was really counting on, fell through. Or worse, times when something did happen that changed all my hopes and dreams. This kind of disappointment comes to us in a wide variety of ways:
A high school senior has applied to her favorite college, but she doesn’t get accepted.
You’re in line for that promotion, but it doesn’t come your way.
After years of working, you reach retirement, only to receive a diagnosis that’s not good.