We’ll begin our week with some eager anticipation, but first some notes for our shared calendars.
We’ve made it through another month and whether you’re viewing it as a “Trick” or a “Treat”, tomorrow will bring us a new day, a new month and a new month long celebration.
Here in the United States, in November we celebrate Thanksgiving. We’ll talk more about that over the coming weeks, how it began, how it’s meaning has been altered over time and why it should not just be limited to just a single day. As we continue our yearling effort to “Resurrect Positivity”, each day next month we’ll also share a moment to share “Thankfully”.
That begins tomorrow. In the meantime let’s get ready by sharing some eager anticipation on this edition of “Becoming Today”. ”
Life is less about what happens to you, and more centered upon how you choose to respond to it.
In order to seek happiness we must decide to do so.
When you are feeling less than joyful, it’s a conscious decision for you to take the necessary action to foster the growth of Joy inside you. That’s where it resides. It’s not a destination, it’s more than an attitude. Joy is power, a strength and a reward that exists within each of us. It’s our individual responsibility to nurture it , co-create it and share it.
It is through how we choose to react to obstacles, circumstances and life in general as to how we do or do not experience joy. No one can truly take it away from you. Only you can prevent yourself from experiencing it.
Joy is extremely important to overcoming tests and trials as well as on our path of “Becoming” as it is through joy that we lead ourselves out of the darkness, to aid us in finding our answers, solutions, authentic lives and to “Becoming” our destiny.
All really can happen quickly and when you are expecting something, especially change, growth opportunities or a new attitude, outlook or state of mind it really can occur sooner than you’ve ever imagined. You must remain open to the possibilities, accepting of the change and work your A.B.B.s – “Always Be Becoming”.
Still not fast enough for you? How about NOW?
Living expectantly it can all occur that swiftly; hastened by dedication and commitment, expedited by grace and with acceptance. So we’ll Expectantly explore the state of “Now” on “Becoming Today”.
Most simply it is living in a continual state of expectancy.
The act or state of looking forward to some occurrence; example ‘that feeling of optimistic expectancy that fills theatergoers as they wait for the curtain to rise”
The state of being expected occurs with an expectancy slightly greater than usual
An example of expectation is a belief that you should behave in a proper or fitting manner.
In terms of “Becoming” it can also affect our momentum as in ‘A looking forward to; anticipation’.
It is also, ‘a reason for looking forward to something; prospect for the future, as of advancement or prosperity.That which is expected or looked for.’
Living expectantly is trusting in faith, obedience and patience that we can be all we’ve ever want to be “Becoming”
So living expectantly how quick, how soon can it be realized? How about now.
Now is used in the following ways:
as an adverb: We’d better leave now to get there on time.Now, what shall we do next?
as a conjunction, often with ‘that’: ‘Now that I’m married, I don’t go out in the evenings so much’.
Other examples include, at the present time,: “Until now, we’ve had very mild weather this winter’.
Synonyms and related words:
at the moment
at this juncture
for the moment
Happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediately
on the spur of the moment
all at once
all of a sudden
at a glance
at short notice
at the drop of a hat
at the flick of a switch
in/at one fell swoop
just like that
like a shot
like nobody’s business
the next thing I knew
no sooner said than done
off the top of your head
on the spot
out of the blue
right out of the gate
without further ado
soon as possible
at the earliest/first opportunity
any day/moment etc now
in the short run/term
in no time (at all)
In fact probably quicker than you could read the list and definitely sooner than it took me to compile it.
Living expectantly, being expectant of things that can happen quickly, soon, now. It is all part of our shared path. How exactly do they fit together? The timing for that is soon though maybe not as quick as you’d like, but that is where we’ll resume when the now is tomorrow, on “Becoming Today”.