The Joy of Anticipation – anticipation sets us up for positive momentum

Recently, it occurred to me that the joy of something in the future comes not only from the thought of that something but may also come from the anticipation and preparation for it.  For example, I have an upcoming trip.  Certain preparations will create benefit while on the trip:  learning some Spanish, refreshing scuba diving skills, and gathering warm-weather clothing.  These could seem like...