“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu
On our usual run tonight, the girls and I were turning for home and suddenly out of the fog, a beautiful deer launched out of the woods and gallantly ran across our path. We stood there frozen in awe and then my little hunter Lily’s instinct was to chase him, but he was gone in a flash.
Molly and Lily are always on the look out for the unexpected. They wake up ready to dive deep into the day and when I come home it’s like I’ve been gone for days.
Too often, we’ve come to accept and expect the worst, disappointment. And we give up too easily on our capacity and yearning to be surprised and delighted by the unexpected. Expect more and be open to the unexpected. It’s all around us.