Anticipation

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticipate

According to Merriam-Webster, one definition of “anticipate” is as follows: to look forward to as certain EXPECT

β€œPeople prone to joyful anticipation, skilled at obtaining pleasure from looking forward and imagining future happy events, are especially likely to be optimistic and to experience intense emotions.”

~ Sonja Lyubomirsky
I am eagerly anticipating seeing these beautiful eyeliner lilies in full bloom!!

Having something to look forward to gives us a reason to keep going when the going gets rough. I love this time of year, especially in my yard. Every day, it seems, brings new buds and blooms. I love walking around the yard and discovering the latest flowers opening up or plants and shrubs with new leaves appearing. I think life is a lot like gardening. While it is important to enjoy the present moment, having plans for future days is equally necessary. Anticipating seeing my favorite artist in concert, a family get together, a much needed vacation or even just plans to see the latest blockbuster movie can boost my mood and can help me push through those sometimes long days at work trying to get the books to balance.

I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past.

Mike Rowe
My sticker arrived and looks so cute on my car. It makes me smile to think it may brighten the days of those who see it.!

My wish for you is that you always have something good to anticipate!

Love, ❀️ Beth

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About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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13 Responses to Anticipation

  1. You have some beautiful flowers in your yard! I wish I had a green thumb for either gardening or flowers.

    You are so right – it is always good to anticipate good things. While spontaneous things are nice, those things we anticipate are extra exciting.

    Keep smiling!

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much! I’m not sure how green my thumb is. πŸ˜„ I’ve lost plenty of plants, but every one teaches me a lesson. Sometimes my lesson is that I am not the right home for certain plants. πŸ˜… I love the perennials, especially the hardy ones. You can never go wrong with daylilies and iris. πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for the very nice comment. I hope this week brings you many things to smile about as well! 😊

  2. JoAnna says:

    Anticipating good things is healthy and likely to bring good things. Thank you for the beautiful colors!

  3. Adelheid says:

    Wow, those are real greens! You truly have a green thumb. Again, this post of yours is full of positive outlook in life. Thank you for sharing, my friend! πŸ₯°

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much! ❀ I think it is just a matter of finding the plants that like living in my yard πŸ˜‰ My flower beds are my happy place, though, so maybe the flowers sense that and that's why they do well for me πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I truly appreciate you and hope you have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

      • Adelheid says:

        That’s true. They are enjoying your yard. Well, it’s 12:32AM now from where I am. I just got off work. Have a wonderful day ahead of you! πŸ₯°

  4. usfman says:

    So I share with you how much I look forward to our upcoming road trip. I certainly hope you will find time read some of these travel times I share. What’s your favorite color, Beth?

    • Beth W. says:

      I hope your trip is/was wonderful!!! I just got back from a wonderful vacation with my daughter which we have been anticipating since she graduated high school in 2020! It was well worth the wait and I will definitely be sharing part of that adventure in the near future. My favorite color is pink, but yellow is a close second πŸ˜‰ What is yours? I hope you have a wonderful day!!

  5. What gorgeous flowers! And I love your smiley sticker πŸ’›. May we all enjoy anticipation πŸ’πŸŒ»

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much! My flowers are a huge source of joy for me πŸ™‚ ❀ πŸ™‚ I'm sure you are eagerly anticipating your big move coming up soon!! I always love your positive comments!! ❀ I hope you have a wonderful day!

  6. janieleeds says:

    Love your flowers and the sticker! πŸ™‚ It made me smile just like you do! πŸ™‚

    • Beth W. says:

      Janie, you are the sweetest πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. ❀ I hope you find many things to make you smile today! πŸ™‚

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