expectations

I'm off tomorrow and planning to head to a wildlife refuge not too far away.  My hope is I will witness one of those spectacular winter sunrises - I may not.  I will be prepared for it, and I will be ready for whatever I may find.  Expectations do have a place, in my preparations, in being at the right place at the right time.  But once I'm there, I will find a way to work with whatever I am given.  Sometimes that means I have to work a little harder and that can be frustrating.  But I tell myself that strengthens my 'creative muscles' and my technical skills for those other times when I am presented with a gift.