Fourth of July Already?!

Can you believe the first half of the year is gone already? It just flew by. The expectation of an exciting Independence Day fireworks display hangs in the air. Anticipation can be a wonderful thing. It’s as important a part of the event as the experience itself.

My friend David was offered the opportunity to check off an item on his bucket list – a fly-fishing trip to Wyoming and Colorado. He accepted the offer about three weeks before the actual trip was to happen. David’s everyday life immediately went on autopilot. He accomplished all his duties and commitments, but he was thinking almost continually about the trip. He’d tell me about the equipment required by his guide, then later tell me where he bought it, and even when he expected the UPS truck to deliver. One day he was in a shoe store looking at a pair of boots for the trip. He expected to find exactly what he needed, but the right thing just wasn’t jumping out at him. He called a friend who...

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