I love the delight of small surprises.
Example – when stores ask if my purchase is a gift and subsequently offer free gift wrapping I immediately say yes. I get as equally excited as any true gift recipient when I get to open the ‘gift’ when I get home. Another thing I do to perpetuate these surprises is hiding bits of cash. I put it in places that I may immediately forget about and then come across later – such as dresser drawers, coat pockets, and various handbags. It makes it so when I put on my spring jacket after a long, cold winter I can smile over the $3 that I found and am able to treat myself to an afternoon diet coke and popcorn. Sometimes I also find things that I didn’t mean to hide (like my work badge or drivers license or car keys) and sometimes I find a larger amount of money than I intended (cross reference facebook status update regarding finding $80 in my coat). But it still makes me jubilant over realizing I have more than I thought at that moment.
My husband hates this.
Book Review: The Same Kind of Different as Me. Touching true story of an unlikely friendship and the true depth of impact one person can make – also solidified my new position as “reader who cries even when reading in public places”.