We, in no way, planned to have that kitten peaking out of that photo come to live with us.
I was sitting at home two nights after returning from Kripalu when Marcy called me from work to tell me to look at some photos she had sent me. Two hours later, Toby arrived.
My first -- no, I should say -- My second impulse was to say No. We don't need a kitten in this house at this time. No, I just got back and have barely re-acclimated to my normal home life. No, I am not a person who likes surprises.
That is what I always say: I am not a person who likes surprises.
For the year 2009, my word was Fly, and it can be kinda hard to fly if you are totally against surprises.
I did things that I would never have done a mere year before -- truly, mere months before.
For 2010, of course, my word is Embody, and to strengthen my commitment to fully embodying my life, this path, my skin, I wish for 2010 to be...
Full of Wonderful Surprises.
That's right. I'm asking it in. To be more clear, I want to surprise myself. With good things, risky things, daring things, big things, shiny and sparkling things.
What about you? Are you willing to be surprised or do you insist on a level of control that eradicates the possibility of surprise from your life?