It is easy to get wrapped up in the mundane routine of everyday life. You get up, have breakfast, check your email, pack your lunch, drive to work, drive back home, and so on. Your habits are routine, your interactions with others are routine. It is all the same.
Don’t let monotony drag you down. Even when each day is a repeat of the prior one, you can bring some variety into your life, or into the life of others. By doing one, you create the other. The end result is you will both probably benefit from the interactions.
Now if you are wondering what can you do to create surprise in someone else’s life, think about what things you find to be a pleasant surprise. Moments you cherish. It can be anything big or small. It is something that creates a moment of pleasure, of surprise, it makes you smile and brightens your day. At the same time, if you tend to overlook those moments when they happen to you, learn to cherish them. What am I talking about? Easy.
A phone call from someone when you least expect it, an impromptu opportunity to get together with a friend, finding a $5 bill in your coat pocket, an unexpected opportunity to travel, a handwritten letter in the mail, when a child brings you a bouquet of dandelions, a wild animal standing near the roadway, spotting a rainbow, and the list goes on. There are no set rules, whatever makes you happy, whatever makes you smile, that is your surprise.
To cherish the surprises, you need to be alert to the small things in life that we often overlook. Be more attentive. Enjoy life and cherish surprises.