It’s no secret, life is full of surprises when you least expect it. While some of us thrive in those conditions, others do not, needing to maintain control of what happens in their lives at all times-or at least that is what they think/believe.

Surprises, however, are like small gifts that can teach us that we, in truth, are not in control. Surprises teach us that we truly never know the good or the challenges that await us and that is the true beauty of this life. Today, don't be in a rush to figure it all out! Today, embrace the unknown and let Life surprise you. Allow yourself to be open to the new and unexpected and stop trying to control everything in your life. You might be surprised at what you find when you leave yourself open to all the surprises that Life throws your way!


Just for today, I recognize that Life is an exciting surprise. I awaken in the morning looking for positive experiences and I find them in the most unexpected places. Change and surprise are evident everywhere I go and I look with delight at all I see. I am willing to learn new things every day and I am open to the new and changing. I am safe. It is only change and out of this situation only good will come. And so it is.