Wild imagining
like a gift still unwrapped.

Tension mounts
Stirrings awaken
Talking and planning
A delicious contemplation.


Nerve wracking
Like a deep massage
an unscratchable itch.

When senses collide
Lustful impatience
builds desire
to fever pitch.


Passionate daydreams
A journey unfolds
As desires emerge
to become one.

Tantalisingly near
Feeling alive
One step closer to you
Getting there is half the fun.

Tides roll in and out under a sun kissed sky
New adventures keep us riding high
Stepping into a future sublime
Dreams and pleasures fill our mind

Lovers and travellers … we’re all alike when we find ourselves on the brink of an adventure. Those feelings before we embark on something new are intoxicating and exciting.

Thinking about all the trips to come, the roads still to be driven and the planning of adventures waiting to be enjoyed is exhilarating.

Often the best part of doing something is the dreaming of it, the allure of a long awaited holiday, the excitement of a special occasion or the thrill of waiting to see someone.

Enjoy the anticipation.

Trust and believe it will happen.

Cherish the feeling and let it build.

Let it unfold naturally and revel in the knowledge that something wonderful is waiting for you.

As Christmas and a new year approaches, appreciate each and every day. Life is precious and fleeting.

Dedicated to all the lovers and wonderlusterers out there and to all of the trips and delicious moments still to come.

Make every day an adventure and live it to the fullest.

May your heart and home be filled with all the joys of the festive season. πŸŽ„

In light and love

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.Β 

A. A. Milne

In response to Frank’s TPC: Anticipation

Here’s to dreaming and anticipating

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103 thoughts on “Anticipation

  1. Great post Miriam, really love your poem at the beginning .. described the feeling of anticipation so very well πŸ™‚
    Hope your wrist is healing, your sister responding to treatment and that you and the entire family have a healthy and happy holiday season!

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  2. Long time Miriam,
    Lovely, motivating post as always. So glad to catch up with you before the festivities. I wish you & yours a happy Christmas & peaceful new year. πŸŽ„πŸ™‚πŸŒ΄β›ΊοΈπŸ–πŸ—½

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  3. Miriam, you capture that sense of wonder and awe of anticipation beautifully … the real magic often lies therein!

    Wishing you and your family a Christmas full of joy, light and laughter … enjoy all your adventures next year and can’t wait to read about them all.πŸ˜€πŸŽ„β€οΈ

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  4. Wow, Miriam, this is lovely…and anticipating something is as enjoyable as the actual event. You have tapped into one of me “resolutions” (I hate calling them that, tho) to be more present and enjoy each day full, including the anticipation of the next adventure.

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  5. Oh, Miriam. Your words made my heart soar. Your soul shines radiantly with light and your heart is a sea of endless love. You make me so happy, and as 2018 draws to a close, I am smiling and feeling so very thankful for you. What a gift you are in my life. All the best to you and your family this holiday season. Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings you – it’s going to be epic, that I know! Lots of love. xo β€οΈπŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈβ„οΈ

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    1. Aww Tanya, you always have the ability to make me feel so good. Thank you always for being here, for your wonderful bright spirit and light. I wish you all beautiful blessings for Christmas and a happy and fulfilling year in 2019. Stay well my friend. Lots of love and hugs from a very hot Melbourne xx πŸ™‚πŸ’•

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      1. Just come back from visiting A &E hospital for mum ..

        I wasnt well. And i think i made her unwell and it gets serious if she falls ill.

        Just got back.. i hope she gets better we haves meds for a week and they said see how it goes otherwise come back

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  6. I wish you, your lovely family and followers of your blog a very joyful and prosperous new year. May your dreams come true just like the way you want it and may you shine more brightly than before πŸ™‚

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  7. Oh Miriam, I love this post and that last photo of you. You look gorgeous and like you’re about to eat the best honey ever! And that Pooh quote is adorable and so illustrates what I see in you — living life to the fullest, being grateful for what you have, and trusting in the wonderful things in store for you. I am so inspired by this and your qualities of wisdom, Miriam.

    I’m also wondering whether you’re thinking of your mom, as this year comes to an end. If you are (and even if you’re not), I’m sending you a big hug… and I see her embraced by angels of rest.

    Bless you Miriam. I’m going to share this post for Forgiving Fridays, so that my readers can be touched by your invitation to believe in the goodness of life and love. Thank you! Much love and Light to you xo Debbie

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    1. Debbie, you touched something deep within me with your comment. Yes, I have been thinking of my mum, more than ever lately, in fact your words made me tear up. So many emotions going through me at the moment, so many contrasts and memories. Thank you so much for your kind words and yes I’d be honoured if you shared my post.
      Blessings to you my beautiful friend. I hope you’ve been touched by the grace and peace of the Christmas spirit. Big hugs from across the ocean xx πŸ’•

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  8. Lovely words, Miriam. Traveling and being on the road always brings out so many kinds of emotions. Along the way, somehow it is always a good time if we roll with the punches. ‘Let it unfold naturally and revel in the knowledge that something wonderful is waiting for you.’ So agree with this. Just go along with life and there will always be something or someone there for you, yet another adventure to be had. I like how all of these shots symbolise travel in different forms and being on the move…all so beautiful in their own ways. Take care and best wishes for the year ahead πŸ™‚

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    1. So lovely to hear from you Mabel, I’m so far behind with my own reading of other blogs (like yours) so I really appreciate your comment. Yes, you’re right travelling brings out a lot of emotions and it tends to come out in my musing and writing. Hope you’re well Mabel and best wishes to you too for a wonderful year ahead. πŸ™‚


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