Hope is that wonderful emotion that lets us relish in the excitement of something that has not yet arrived. Waiting can cause some anxiety but I prefer to focus on the positive expectation of what is coming.
I really like the concept of “acting as if it has already occurred”. I love how it feels to put myself into the joy that I know I will experience when it really does happen.
A man I once knew said that he enjoyed the anticipation more than the reality of most things. I suppose that is a matter of perspective. But to me, there is nothing better than a lovely fantasy that comes true!