Alfred Hitchcock was the master of suspense and thrillers. He said, " There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it."
Aristotle said, "Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil."
So sometimes anticipation is good and other times, not so good.
What do you anticipate today? On what do you base that anticipation?
I look forward to meeting with Jewish people in the shop. I look forward to being used by God to bring peace and joy to others because of His love for them and His desire to meet them in ordinary life. I anticipate people scurrying to find gifts and to hurry to get to a break from work. I imagine that the world will be better because I'm still alive. This is, for me, "hope."
What do you anticipate today?