How about this?
Mr Heath Robinson's
very first notebook
Is there a difference? I think there is. I have not finished with life by a long shot and there are many things that I still have to do. Without anticipation or expectation my life would be empty. They both represent hope but in slightly different ways.
Now that I’ve completed “The Meadow”, written with the help of my co-author Elfreda, I’m now awaiting for cause and effect to take hold. However, the onus is on me to start the ball rolling. I’ve been writing for quite a long time. In those early days it was all free-hand. Then came the typewriter and boy was that a shock to the system. I had to learn how to use all those keys and numbers and move my hand over them (and press the appropriate keys) quicker than I could hand write. Otherwise what would be the point?
Each morning I would awake with great anticipation that I would beat this new piece of technology and control it. As the day moved on my expectation became stronger until one day I had cracked it. It was probably at a time such as this when I realised the subtle differences between anticipation and expectation. Now my life is filled each day with one or the other, or both.
Social networking is quite new to me. Even though I evolved from the faithful old typewriter to the word processor and then on to the mighty computer, my anticipations and expectations haven’t really changed. It is an emotional matter rather than a physical, technological affair, so my routine has only changed by virtue of how the world around me has changed.
My early morning anticipations are now based around how many new friends I can make in the forums or by blogging. By the evening my expectations have been fulfilled and I find myself interacting with someone who lives on the other side of the planet. I never realised how making new friends could be so much fun.
In a physical environment, it’s all about polarities – the ups and downs, the good and the bad, the tall and the short and so on. I’m blessed with good health and well being. I can only appreciate and conceive of this state because at some time in my life I experienced the opposite side to this. It is the contrasts in life that adds colour to our world and what we experience is the difference.
So tomorrow morning before your mental planner starts to work, just give a little thought as to how these polarities manifest in a three dimensional universe and then anticipate how your day will begin. Once your hopes gather momentum and you anticipate a great day ahead, then you can expect cause and effect to do the rest. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that it was all down to you.
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