There was a Wall Street Journal article this week that talked about the ideal vacation and how anticipating and planning the getaway can be half as much fun as the actual experience.

Have you ever thought about that before?  I think it’s true for many things besides travel.

I love the feeling of having something to look forward to and to anticipate. It gives my mind something pretty to focus on and to think about and it makes me excited just knowing that something good is going to happen. 

Sometimes the anticipation and imagination are more enjoyable than the actual reality of the experience!! That’s crazy!! It’s probably because we set our expectations so high that sometimes when reality comes there is a gap in what we dreamed and what was actually created. 

I love having something to anticipate everyday. And it can be so simple as anticipating the first cup of coffee or waiting for my husband to come home from work. I love the feeling of excitement in waiting.

Tonight I am feeling excited and anxious as I patiently wait and anticipate the homecoming of my big kids from their service trip. They’ve been gone for a week and I’ve missed their presence. I am excited to see them again and to hear their stories. I can’t wait!

What are you anticipating? Do you look forward to anything today or this week?  Wishing you peace and love.


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