Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Tuesday Anticipations, January 2, 2012

I'm out of "You Ask, I Answer" questions for the moment, and I was wracking my brain to think of something to blog about on Tuesdays.  So, for now, I'm going to blog about the things I'm anticipating in the week ahead.

I remain ever mindful of the lesson I learned (and continue to learn) from a guy named Stan.  A lesson about postponing joy.  In fact, when I find myself focusing too heavily on the idea that the only joy is that which is coming, I remind myself that I can choose to be present and find joy in the present moment.

That said, there is also a great joy in the anticipation of things that are special, that are unique to a day or a week, that hold the promise of love, and laughter and joy.  Those are the things I want to share with you in Tuesday Anticipations.

So... welcome to my first list of anticipations:

  • I'm anticipating the thrill of completion of several necessary (and much procrastinated) errands and tasks
  • I'm anticipating the orientation to my nursing program, with the quiet thrill that comes from a peace in the timing that this acceptance has played out in, and the joy of knowing that something I risked longing for has arrived.
  • I'm anticipating the first house church gathering of the new year, and the chance to spend time praying for and with each other, and praying for guidance as we head into the new year.
  • I'm anticipating the chance to spend time at the zoo with one of my oldest friends and her daughter.  People I love and a place I love - awesome!
  • I'm anticipating the fun of shopping for textbooks and uniforms
They're mostly simple things, but they all hold the promise of joy, and that's what I want to share with you on Tuesdays for a while.