I check my shopping list twice to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything yet I know I probably have. I check the mail, water the plants, and make sure everything is organized and ready to be put in the car in the morning. While I am busily filling my day with necessary activities, I feel a certain giddy feeling in my whole body. I want today to be tomorrow now but I know if it was , I wouldn’t be ready. Anticipation overwhelms me.
This is how I feel every time my husband and I go on vacation. I wonder what we will experience, what we will see, the beauty we will “feel” and who we will meet along the way to wherever we have as our planned yet “unplanned” destination. One of the most exciting aspects of our vacations is that we never have a definite destination in mind. Yes, we have a general direction but many times along our journey the destination changes. We have a saying, ” The Journey is the Destination” so no matter where we end up, the journey together was the real purpose for the destination.
I have decided that I want to have this feeling everyday. I want to wake up every day with the anticipation of what I will learn, what I will see, what will feel and who I will meet that day. I think that if I approached everyday with anticipation towards my day’s journey , I can find joy even in the changes of direction knowing that it is the journey not the destination that counts. Embrass everyday with anticipation.