The surprise factor

December 29, 2016


Of course, he’s probably referring to the afterlife and I think he’s right. But when I last saw this, I thought about how it applies to the here and now, not the hereafter.

I have always believed that not knowing what’s ahead is one of the best things about life. That surprise factor has always been the most interesting thing about my life. And often there have been far better things ahead. So one of my mottos has always been to keep moving forward and let the wind carry me to wonderful new places, places that have delighted me, even if some of the journey might have been rough. I few to love the surprise factor.

Now, though, there’s a different reason why I wouldn’t want to know what things are ahead. The future looks frightening, like a dystopic novel.

What’s going on now makes C.S. Lewis look like a Pollyanna.

Still, in the deep recesses of my heart, I have to try to hold on to his thought. Because if I didn’t….

7 comments on “The surprise factor
  1. Michelle says:

    I am hopeful for next year, but also dreading it because my ability to hope has been damaged a bit. At least we all have each other.

  2. Diane says:

    I SO agree with this! Keep that surprise factor alive!
    All I can do is hold to my Husby’s advice. “Just keep dancing”.

  3. Aww.. I’m excited and very hopeful for the New Year. I don’t think it could get much worse, at least for me, in 2017. Hope is the one thing we can always count on having, but for how long should be the question. Don’t fear what you don’t know.

  4. Sapana V says:

    Yeah, I too believe that life should have the surprise factor that gives hope to live life.

  5. I’m going to think positive thought and hope for the best. Then, there’s wine.

  6. shelley says:

    I have often wished that I had a crystal ball so that I could plan things out (I’m a bit compulsive). But 2016 has made me reconsider whether I’d really want to know what’s coming or not because it might make it too difficult to enjoy the present.

  7. I am convinced 2017 will be better because 2016 had too many challenges, both personal and global. My husband and I toasted the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 glad we made it, glad for each other’s support and glad to be looking forward to a better year.
    Happy 2017 to you and yours.

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