On a positive note, looking forward to something is basically how we define the word anticipation. It’s an expectation of a coming event. We have hope, eagerness, and maybe a feeling of excitement in the pit of our stomachs. We can hardly wait for it to happen! We imagine how wonderful it will be—how happy it will make us—when… (fill in the blank however you wish).
It could be something BIG like the birth of a newborn, maybe an upcoming vacation, (I’m thinking about friends moving from out-of-state to our neighborhood), or it could even be the piece of cheesecake you know you’re going to have after dinner today. Yes! And you are happy now just thinking about it right now.
Also, it’s important to be aware of the joy that the anticipation itself brings into our lives—the time before “it” happens. It’s like the saying that it’s not the destination that’s important, but the journey, right? We need to simply be aware of that time, too, because it’s part of the journey as well, and is just as important.
When we become aware of something, we pause for at least a moment and think, thus making deeper, longer-lasting impressions in our hearts and minds.
We are not guaranteed the future, or even our next breath. Understanding this, I try my best to be happy in the moment, anticipating, and when or if “it” happens, there’s the possibility even more joy can be found. This is part of having The Inside Advantage.
Remember Carly Simon’s song? We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway. And I wonder if I’m really with you now, or just chasing after some finer day. Anticipation…
I invite you to look around on my website CWLauro.com to see what might give you something to look forward to.
Thank you for joining me on this life journey. See you next time…
Blessings, Love & Light,
Touch a Heart with TIA
Copyright 2016 Cathy W. Lauro