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“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.

“Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.” – Carl Sandburg

“Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.” – Carl Sandburg

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.

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  1. MikeW #

    Great to read your stuff again. Thanks for keeping it posted. Your Viktor Frankl quote is a fine selection.

    October 30, 2013
    • Thanks for commenting. I am inspired by Viktor. Having that outlook while in a Nazi concentration camp really puts our life and the many blessings in perspective. Cast light!

      October 31, 2013
  2. There have been so many times where the unexpected has put a smile on my face. It’s not that you are necessarily “looking” for the unexpected. But, when you turn the knob on the faucet and allow your senses to absorb whatever is flowing around you, amazing things begin to appear before your eyes. Great thoughts, thank you for sharing!

    October 31, 2013

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