First of all, the song of the day is up over on Shanna Says. It’s quite good.
Second, I’d like to discuss surprises. I don’t mean surprise parties because, well, I love a good surprise party. In fact, I’ve been wanting to throw one/be thrown one for years. Nothing makes me happier than the look on someone’s face when they’re truly surprised. I need to discuss a different kind of surprise.
I’ve been surprising myself lately. I’ve been busier and working harder than I have in a long time and it feels amazing. That is a pleasant surprise. I have also been surprised in my reactions to how others are treating me. This has been less pleasant. If someone is attempting to do and say the right things; to make me happy, why is that met with such surprise? Isn’t that what I want? Isn’t that what we all want? One of my best friends offered the most wonderful advice earlier tonight. She said we (well, I) need to stop obsessing about the outcome of a given situation. So here’s the new plan. I’m going to welcome all that comes my way. Less snark, more smiling.