Sunday, January 4, 2009


Anticipation is the act of looking forward: pleasurable expectation: the visualization of a future event or state.

I have decided that I am finished with the New Year's resolutions, as of 2009, I am going to have anticipations. At my tender age, resolutions have become too frustrating, too self defeating and not much fun. Anticipations on the other hand offer an element of surprise, expectation and promise. I'm ready!

So, my anticipation list for this year, or maybe until July 1st, or maybe for life is:
1) Relax more and gain more creativity in the process. Create!
2) Spend more laugh time with my grand babies. Welcome my new Sweet Pea in late May
3) Lose a pound a week until I feel better about looking in the mirror... breathing in my clothes is important too.
4) Make 4 new friends
5)Bring some kind of joy, make some kind of difference in the lives of 10 people. Bake more cookies for Marines overseas.
5) Anticipate the blessings in my life everyday, count them and be thankful!

I would love to know! Karen


Janet Bernasconi said...

What a sweet post! I am so with you on celebrating a new year and new things to look forward to! I too have a list of New Year's resolutions. The most important thing I think is to take care of you. I wish you sunshine and roses and many sales for 2009!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Patricia said...

What a nice post! May all your anticipations come to pass. I like this attitude and think I may adopt it as well! Thanks,

Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Michelle (Shell) May said...

I love it. Anticipations is just beautiful. Wishing you a year of wonderful anticipations.
bunny kisses,

cathy said...

Great "anticipations". I am planning on drinking more water & less diet cherry pepsi, eat more veggies & less sugar, get my finances under control and FOCUS on the few profitable parts of my business instead of chasing after "every shiny object".

Susan said...

I love all I can hear in my head is the making me keeping me waiting...LOL!

Neat thoughts! I am not a New Year's Resolution person either...but I do like your bent on it...
Susan *dutchrose*

Flowerchild Clay Queen Angel Heart Designs said...

Ditto my friend, lovely post.. except #2 I don't have grandbabies yet...:)
Always make more time for me, and "To be the change I wish to see in the world" Ghandi said that..I just love it!
Wishing you a wonderful healthy prosperous year!