Late last spring, my daughter came out to visit. She left me a whole bunch of little notes scattered throughout the house, in my books, in the drawers … everywhere. After she left, I periodically found these notes. They were always a day brightener.

Earlier in the week, I needed my coat. Guess what I found in the pocket! Right! A note!

The note was a quote from Victor Hugo. “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.”

It could have been any quote from anybody. It was unexpected and a surprise. And it lifted my day.

That’s the challenge we all have, finding unexpected joys as we grudge through the daily routines of life. The everyday rituals can wear you down. All of a sudden, you find yourself going through the motions by rote, with little excitement. Then, you find an unexpected blessing that rejuvenates you.

Look for those blessings daily. It doesn’t have to be anything big. But you have to look for them. It could be a note … it could be a phone call … it could be a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Live without excuses. Dwell on what you can do. Focus on your gifts. Refuse to feel sorry for yourself. Shake off self-pity. Concentrate on being everything God created you to be.


About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to Surprise

  1. Deanna says:

    Haha…I wondered if you found them all. Gavin and I had a blast finding secret hiding places.

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