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Anticipation

Part of the enjoyment of something is the anticipation of it. Like a birthday or Christmas or a vacation.

I’ve noticed that younger ones burst with anticipation over the simplest things and aren’t shy about expressing it. An expected package can cause excited watching for days and days with my kids. And the excitement over Christmas or our annual family vacation starts months in advance.

With this anticipation comes joy and laughter and a readiness for the thing that is being eagerly awaited.

And then the day before the day comes……..Christmas Eve…….or the day before we leave on vacation……and the kids are so excited that it’s almost as good as the day.

And finally the day has come and the hearts of the ones who have joyfully anticipated it are enlarged and ready to take it all in. Then they delight in every moment and treasure it forever.

That’s how the good kind of memories are made.

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  1. dawnlizjones on October 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    So true. In fact, we do our kids a disservice if we don’t allow them the thrill of anticipation. Having everything I want when I want it is, in the long run, a bummer.

  2. Michelle Malone on November 23, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I sometimes love the build up of waiting for that much-anticipated thing. I’ve grown more patient over the years — just not patient in all things yet. 🙂 Great post!

    • mariegriffith on November 23, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Thank you Michelle. Like you, I’m definitely more patient than I used to be but still need to grow.

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      Thank you. My daughter took this closeup of our tree.

  9. mithriluna on December 22, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Beautiful post and image. I love this time of year. Even though it is hectic, it is such a joyful time, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • mariegriffith on December 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Thank you very much. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

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