According to the dictionary a surprise is an unexpected or astonishing event, fact or thing. Life is full of surprises.
Like when your daughters come home for a special day with you and you spend the time having pedicures and lunch, with a little wedding planning squeezed in between.
Like when you find a special treat left on your front porch by Precious L. And no, it wasn’t a puppy. (Thank goodness!)
Like receiving over 120 birthday wishes on Facebook which makes your cell phone chime all day long as they come in.
Like friends indulging you so you can spend the whole week celebrating your birthday instead of just the one day.
And one last one. Several years ago a sweet friend gave me a beautiful (and large) pad of paper as a hostess gift. It’s been on my desk all that time and I have used it for all manner of things. The pages are perforated so you just tear each page off as you need it. But apparently quite some time ago someone tore off a page, wrote me a message and then slipped the page back into the bottom of the pad. And this was a wonderful surprise to find. Just a reminder. Just a token. Just a sweet message.