Have you ever had something wonderful happen when you least expect it? I think that those moments are so much more pleasurable than when you are expecting something and get it. I know that there is a lot said about the law of attraction, but how much more exciting is it when you didn’t even think about, or desire, it.
Yesterday was one of those days that looked like it was going to stay grey and rainy – it had rained most of the night and at times the rain was very heavy, waking me up several times. I had a look outside after 6am to see if it was worth getting ready for my usual walk but it wasn’t. I waited a while and then grabbed my umbrella and went down to the harbour to have coffee and buy the paper.
While I was there someone pointed out that there were dolphins coming in close in the small harbour area near the coffee shop, closer than I had ever seen them, even in the surf. And you know what? It was the only day I didn’t have my camera with me – bugger. Anyway, it was a surprise and I am glad I took the time to go out in the rain. Maybe it was a bonus by the dolphins for those of us who braved the wet weather
There was also the day a friend and I were standing outside a café waiting for our take away order, looking down into the water, when we saw a very large mantra ray swimming along – the sort you would think you’d need to go to an aquarium, or to a tropical area to see.
Then there was the time last year when after a 14 hour flight I got an upgrade from cattle class to business class for the next 9 hour leg of the journey, something I would never have expected to happen (as I have little international flying experience) and which someone else I know, who was flying a few days later, was desperate for – she didn’t get one. Sometimes all it takes is to let go of any expectations, to just be, and wonderful things can happen.
What are some of the things that have happened in your life that gave you pleasure, that you were not expecting?