As the days lengthen I am reminded of how much I love anticipating and noticing the change of seasons. I am joyous to see the daffodils break through the soil when winter is still chilling my bones. I watch those shoots push upward and anticipate the arrival of the yellow blooms and the warmer days.
Similarly, the Acacia bursting into bloom signals that we are heading into Spring. But before the buds burst like yellow cotton candy dusting my car with a delicate, powdery pollen, I happily watch the branches grow more and more heavy with the promise of all that glorious yellow.
I love how anticipation gives us the opportunity to enjoy something before it even happens. By being aware of the changes in nature that we are able anticipate, we are opening ourselves up to enjoying them in more ways. Enjoy the anticipation. Enjoy the actual occurrence. Enjoy the memory.
You have to choose to remember the beauty that nature provides us on its repeating calendar of the seasons. Anticipating your life’s pleasures is also a choice you can choose. So many of the things we enjoy in our lives repeat as the calendar rolls from year to year. There is a deep pleasure to taking the time to anticipate the upcoming rituals of our lives.
Smile. Be Happy.