Monday, January 09, 2017


ABC Wednesday
January 11th, 2017
The letter is A   for  

I anticipate that this is going to be

a fabulous round

of ABC Wednesday!!!

Lucy Maude Montgomery said that
anticipation is fifty per cent of pleasure.

My mother used to say that
anticipation is ninety percent of pleasure.

I say that anticipation
is shivering with excitement

or sometimes with apprehension...

and it is a close cousin to 'awareness'
and a friend to little children!

and gardeners....

but a word of caution from old Aesop...

Hope that life lives up to all your sweet anticipations!!!

More A's here at ABC Wednesday
with thanks to all who do such a splendid
job of maintaining this meme.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I recently came across the wonderful, newly-coined word "anticipointment" - I know exactly what they mean!
Love that photo of the little one peering up the chimney!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely pot Hildred and it has filled me with hopefulness.

Hildred said...

Sometimes, John, we anticipate the worst and are surprised by joy...I like to be hopeful about these things. I have started a little Journal of Haiku - "Surprised by Joy" and hope it will keep me 'on track'... (inspired by Wordsworth..) Nevertheless, a very telling new word - anticipointment. It happens.

carol l mckenna said...

Anticipation to me is part of the 'journey' ~ lovely post and love the photo of the little boy looking up the chimney for Santa ~ thanks

Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

ellen b. said...

Anticipation for me is good mixed with Hope. Cute photo of the child looking up the fireplace!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is always a season of anticipation for children and for the young at heart. But winter for gardeners even more so. I saw your comment above about your journal "Surprised by Joy." I like this idea so much.

Deepa said...

Life is full of anticipations, isn't it :-)

Roger Owen Green said...

Carly Simon, in the song Anticipation, sang, "These are the good old days."


Leslie: said...

When I plan a trip, I anticipate it many months in advance and begin the planning details. This time is almost as awesome as the actual trip itself. So, this post resonates with me very much.

abcw team

katie eggeman said...

Anticipation is always more fun when you are anticipating the good things in life.

Melody said...

What a wonderful word to choose for this weeks letter!!

It indeed is a very meaningful word!

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

Ann said...

I'm anticipating a great year!!