Act 122

Learn the power of surprise

I don’t particularly like surprises but I do love the power of surprise. It’s because so much of life is tied into expectations and if you can find a way to do the unexpected you can make ordinary things seem extraordinary.

For months, I’ve been beating off the pleas of my children to please please please go thru the drive thru – then suddenly, it stopped. As if they realized that these debt defying acts are indeed better options for us than a double double or a super sized meal.

So today, on the way to a family birthday party, I randomly stopped for ice cream. No begging, no pleading – just a surprise stop to enjoy a little something together. When appreciation replaces expectation, the ice cream tastes better.

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