(I know I’m a few days late here but we’ve had an awesome holiday and I have had no desire whatsoever to spend much time online at all, hope nobody is offended.)
Anticipation is my friend. Another friend of mine has a son who cannot abide anticipation. In fact, he is such an enemy of anticipation that he would open all presents, Christmas, birthday or otherwise, the moment he discovered them if the opportunity were there for the taking. I cannot relate to this. To me, as I told this friend, this is tantamount to popping a ballon as you blow it up. What’s the point?
Opening can be fun in and of itself, but it’s the anticipation, the wondering, the waiting, the imagining that makes opening something magical. It’s the slightly increased heart rate, the beauty of surprise, the finally… that’s what does it for me. A friend can click into your life very easily when you first meet but it is only with time and waiting and usually some delicious sacrifice that you get to see that person open their inner being to you. There are always new doors to open in life but they don’t all come at once. Not all who wander are lost. Sometimes the value of the destination depends upon the duration of the path. Wait… and see what there is to open.
What about you? Are you an anticipator?
What new doors await your arrival to open in 2012?
Happy New Year!