I am thankful for the Unexpected.
I love to plan. I love it when things go as planned. I want all the t’s crossed and i’s dotted.
That being said, I am thankful for the unexpected. If I allow myself to relax and let the unexpected things not stress me, it is amazing what joy comes. Whether it is a big unexpected, such as when we found out we were expecting our 3rd child or a small unexpected such as guests for dinner or a change in schedule, I can choose to enjoy or stress out.
By choosing to enjoy I find unexpected blessings in deeper friendships, special moments with my children, and things that I couldn't have made happen even if I planned. I am also finding great joy in planning unexpected moments for my children; the note next to their bed that they see when they first wake up, the surprise day trip, the spontaneous dance party. I believe that by helping them go with the flow then when some not so fun unexpecteds appear, we can look together to find the joy in the situation.
So I choose to like the unexpected even though it sometimes makes my blood pressure rise for a few minutes. I take a deep breath and just go for it.
~ Katie Brown