Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Surprise!

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. 

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