‘Expectation Vs. Reality’ Posts Where The Results Surprisingly Exceeded Expectations (New Pics)

What a good feeling when you cook from a recipe and the meal turns out exactly (or even better) than the picture. It is in these unexpected surprises that the essence of blessed moments reveals itself. We’ve gathered a collection of instances when reality exceeds expectations for your entertainment.

It delves into the instances where your frozen pizza comes out with many more toppings beyond what the picture depicted or when a cake looks exactly like one from The Simpsons.

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#1 Birthday Pupcakes

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Many of us believe in the power of manifestation. At times, our desires are so strong that we have faith they will come true solely through the strength of our wishes. Psychologist Jean Piaget says that this is especially common in children younger than 7: “Young children have difficulty distinguishing between the subjective worlds in their heads and the objective world. According to Piaget, children therefore sometimes believe that their thoughts can directly cause things to happen.”

#2 My Sketch Of A Cake I Wanted To Make vs. The Reality. Pretty Damn Proud. My Best Cake To Date (Everything Is Handmade By Myself)

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#3 Good Job, Momma. We Weren’t Expecting 3

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There is this term called ‘The Law of Attraction‘. It suggests that positive thoughts bring positive results, while negative thoughts bring negative outcomes. The ways that you can incorporate the law of attraction in your life are to be grateful, visualize your goals, look for the positives in the situation, and learn how to identify negative thinking. Also, when something negative happens, reframe it more positively. While it won’t always be a solution to your problems, the law of attraction might just help you cultivate a more optimistic outlook on life.

#4 Tried Out A Coffee Bean Cookie Recipe, Pleasantly Surprised By The Results

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#5 My Husband Made His First Cake (Right) For Our Son’s First Birthday. I’m Impressed

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#6 I Expected To Be Disappointed. I Was Not

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However, according to clinical psychologist Dr. Ellis, expectations are the silent killer of happiness. If we believe in notions like life should be fair, everyone should like me or I can change them, we might very well get disappointed. The truth is that life is not impartial and bad things happen to good people. Just as you don’t like everyone you know, not all people will like you. The only person you can change is yourself. 

#7 Homemade Strawberry Chocolate Tart: Expectation Value Reality

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#8 Picture I Showed vs. What I Got. Shout Out This Salon

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#9 The Recipe And The Result

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What we could do instead of raising high expectations is cultivate gratitude. “If you think that human nature is good and powerful, then you will go around frustrated because the perfect society has not yet been achieved. But if you go through life believing that our reason is not that great, our skills are not that impressive, and our goodness is mottled, then you might be amazed how life has managed to be as sweet as it is.” It is important to accept what is rather than what should be.

It is only through A that we can transition into B, and it is through consistent daily practice that we begin to grasp the concept of freedom. It comes with releasing unrealistic expectations and embracing gratitude for the present moment. This enables us to reclaim our happiness and get rid of negative thoughts.

#10 I Stabbed Something A Million Times

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#11 A Cake I Did Today. My Work Is On The Right

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#12 I’m Pretty Proud Of My Second Loaf Of Bread Ever

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There is another side of the coin. Psychologists say having low expectations also won’t make us happy. It is also important to have high expectations because they allow us to dream and reach for our goals: “Through a process called mental contrasting, we create judgments about our expectations of the future and decide which dreams are realistic to pursue and which ones we should let go.” For example, you’re miserable at your work and you’re imagining finding your dream job. This imagining is mentally contrasting and it helps you to identify your dreams. So aim high, but be realistic, it can be very motivating!

#13 Got One Of Those Kitty Hammock Things That Hang. Didn’t Expect Her To Love It This Much

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#14 I’m Impressed

I was looking for custom cookies for a party. I found a lady on Facebook who has a cookie business out of her townhouse. I sent her this picture of what I wanted, and she delivered! They tasted amazing too!

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#15 Cake For My Wife’s Birthday From A Local Pastry Shop (It’s A Simpsons Joke)

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So in the end, it shouldn’t be expectations vs reality, it is more like ‘realistic expectations’. Keep scrolling to see some of the finest posts and don’t forget to check out our previous post about it here.

#16 My Attempt At Pigs In A Mud Bath

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#17 This Is My First Time Buying A 2-Piece In 35 Years And I Did Not Expect To Look Better Than Adobe Photoshop

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#18 My Second Embroidery Project! I Think I Was Fairly Close

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#19 Tried To Copy This Cake And I’m Pretty Happy With How It Turned Out

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#20 I Couldn’t Resist. Benito Is A Happy Boy

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#21 This Popsicle Exceeded Expectations

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#22 Left: What I Ordered, Right: What I Got

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#23 When A $7 Taco Exceeds Expectations

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#24 I’ve Never Been Disappointed By A Menu Photo In Thailand. If Anything, I Think The Reality Is Even Better

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#25 Pleasantly Surprised By Today’s Lunch

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#26 This Photo Made Me Want To Go To Banff And Recreate It, So I Did

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#27 Wanted To Add This Positive Expectation vs. Reality I Got In Venice Yesterday

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#28 Got The Rare Dark Chocolate With Granola Bar Flavor

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#29 I Went To 5 Guys Last Night When They Were Closing, They Asked If I Wanted Extra Bacon Because They Were Going To Throw It Out. I Didn’t Expect This

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#30 The Cake I Found On Pintrest vs. The One My Friend Was Able To Make

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#31 I Got An Extra Samoa

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#32 This Tattoo I Got Today

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#33 Lived Up To Its Name

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#34 Pleasantly Surprised

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#35 Spot On With The Graphic

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#36 Gamestop Sent Me 4 Controllers Instead Of Just The 1 I Ordered

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#37 Followed Chelsweets (Left) And Mine (Right)

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#38 My First Attempt At Making Professional-Grade Cupcakes

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#39 Trader Joe’s Doesn’t Disappoint

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#40 My Expectations Were Met

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#41 First Time This Has Happen To Me

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#42 For $4.99, They Put Work Into Them Little Guys

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#43 Denny’s In Tokyo, Japan. It Was Great

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#44 One Of The Few Cases Where Reality Exceeds Expectations

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#45 $7 From Walmart. Not Bad

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#46 Actually Looks Uncanny. Straight Out Of A New Box

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#47 I Got An Extra Fortune Cookie In One Package

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#48 I Was Pleasantly Surprised

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#49 Never A Let Down

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#50 Elmo Cupcakes. Grocery Store Frosted, I Decorated

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#51 I’m Honestly Impressed

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#52 Pretty Pretty Good

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#53 Pleasantly Surprised. Tasted Great Too

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#54 Expected That I Was Going To Get Three Packets Of Scooby Snacks From The Dollar Tree

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#55 Picture (Left) vs. Mine (Right). Honestly Not Too Shabby

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#56 It Turned Out Great

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#57 Surprisingly Good

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#58 These “Store Brand” Snickers Ice Cream Bar Knockoffs Are Not Only As Good Than The Box Art, They’re Probably As Good As The Brand They’re Meant To Be Replicating

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#59 Aldi Frozen Alfredo Chicken – I’m Impressed

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#60 Honestly Pretty Good

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#61 Found A New Recipe And Tried It Out. It Was Delicious And Looked Just Like The Picture

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#62 No-Name Caramel Coconut Cookies Were Truly Impressive. Will Be Getting These Far Too Often Than I Should

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#63 So I Randomly Got Shipped An Extra PS5. Merry Late Christmas To Me I Guess. Sorry To That One Kid

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#64 BR Cake In Japan. Adorable If You Ask Me (I Brought The Candle Over From Target In The US)

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#65 That Living Room Carpet

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#66 This Pizza With Way More Toppings Than Shown On The Box

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#67 Krusteaz Citrus Blueberry Loaf. Spot On

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#68 Expectation Meets Reality. But Is Still Quite Scary

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#69 S’mores Jumbo Cookie From Aldi. Seriously Impressed

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#70 One Of The Few Times I Have Had A Burger That Looks Better Than Advertised

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#71 I Got An Extra Pop-Tart In My Pack

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#72 These Socks Exceed Expectations. The Thick Padding Makes Them Perfect For Sports, The Anti-Slip Feature Provides Excellent Grip. Had To Order Several Pairs For My Team

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#73 I Asked For Extra Lettuce In My Big Mac And They Filled The Entire Box Down To The Corners

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#74 Met Expectations

For the $6 I spent on this, I was pleasantly impressed. My only gripe was that the pieces were placed randomly in different plastic pouches. Like, for the head, the pieces were in three different bags and just seemed odd to not have them all together.

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#75 Aldi Breakfast Pizza – I’m Impressed

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#76 For Once… Expectation Exceeded

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#77 My Buddy Sent Me This Drunk Doodle For An Idea, As A Professional Artist, I Sent Back This

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#78 Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings. Totally Satisfied

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#79 I Got An Extra Pizza Roll In My 15 Count Package

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#80 I Got An Extra Piece Of Chocolate The Other Day

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#81 Ordered 1 Chopper From Walmart. They Sent Us 12

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#82 I Got An Extra Long Mozzarella Stick In My Pack

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#83 Quality Goodness

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#84 IKEA Frozen Food

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#85 Ordered One, Got Two

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#86 Ed’s Hot Dogs. I’m Reasonably Impressed

Ed’s easy diner hotdogs from Iceland, are impressive and very much like the ones in the restaurant. For once, I’m impressed with the reality.

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#87 When Reality Equals The Expectation

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#88 Not Too Bad Actually

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#89 Exceeded Expectations

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#90 Made In The Oven – Surpassed My Expectations For 1 USD

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#91 This Tattoo I Got Today

#92 I Was Pleasantly Surprised!

#93 Noticed Most Of These Are Somewhat Negative, So Wanted To Add This Positive One I Got In Venice Yesterday ?

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