AnticipationI had a boss once who would celebrate what she called Friday Eve....meaning, it's Thursday, the day right before Friday which is when the weekend begins. Hahahaaaa! She'd say it nearly every week, "Happy Friday Eve!" and I found it kind of funny. But, here we are, the day before Christmas Eve, and I think this day can be put into the same category as Friday Eve.

Some will celebrate this wonderful holiday on Christmas Eve, some on Christmas Day, and others do the traditional 12 days of Christmas so they are already well on their way. But today, Christmas Eve Eve, is a  day filled with anticipation. Most, if not all the shopping is done. Presents are being wrapped. Last minute cleaning is being done. Menu's are being written. Groceries are being purchased. All of this in anticipation of the grand celebration called Christmas.

It has been said that the anticipation we experience leading up to grand events is sometimes as good as the event itself. I've gathered a few quotes for you today that celebrate this act of looking forward to something big. So, grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, sit back and enjoy. Merry Christmas Eve Eve to you!

“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think.  Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.” - A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life.  Work's important, family's important, but without excitement, you have nothing.  You're cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what's coming.” - Nicholas Sparks Three Weeks With My Brother

“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting." - Andy Warhol

“The pleasure isn't in doing the thing, the pleasure is in planning it.” - John Green, Paper Towns

“The days passed in a dream. I pictured our reunion again and again, played it out in my mind over and over until I’d almost worn a groove in my thoughts, so deep that it seemed the only thing I could think of was our reunion. Anticipation is a gift. Perhaps there is none greater. Anticipation is born of hope. Indeed it is hope’s finest expression. In hope’s loss, however, is the greatest despair.”  - Steven L. Peck, A Short Stay In Hell

“When I think something nice is going to happen I seem to fly right up on the wings of anticipation; and then the first thing I realize I drop down to earth with a thud. But really, Marilla, the flying part is glorious as long as it's like soaring through a sunset. I think it almost pays for the thud.”  - L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

“...anticipation of happiness can sometimes be as gratifying as its consummation.” - Gaynor Arnold, Girl in a Blue Dress

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