Vorfreude: awaiting joy is itself a joy.

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. 

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