Vorfreude. This German word conveys the concept of joyful anticipation which comes from imagining future pleasures. (Vorfreude literally translates to “advance-joy.”)
Vorfreude can be a sliver of excitement in middle of the busyness of life. Think and talk about an upcoming special event – a yom tov, a date-night, a vacation, a party, a move, a reunion.
Build the excitement before the event even takes place. Experience the joy while you are looking forward to the event.