How to avoid disappointment?  That’s easy get rid of your assumptions.  When we have no expectations we can not be disappointed.

The meaning of disappointment is “the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment one’s hope and expectation”.  

Our expectations are stopping us from reaching our happy place and robbing us from the element of surprise.

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to – so many of us get depressed on our birthday because we have so many expectations from the day and others.   

We need to stop setting ourselves up for disappointment.  And know that we are right where we are suppose to be.  The past is gone and tomorrow should not be a concern instead we need to live today in gratitude.