Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. ~ Colossians 2:7 [NLT]
Expectations, deserve. Beware of entitled thoughts. If you fall into the trap of thinking you deserve something, then how can you be grateful for what you have? Besides, aren’t your much happier when you are blessed with something you weren’t expecting? Falling into the pit of deserving thoughts does not lead to a path of happiness. Let your “deserving” thoughts be replaced with rooted, “thankful” thoughts.