Posts tagged ‘surprise’

October 10, 2014

As with books, so with life

Courtesy of Tim Parks in his book Teach Us to Sit Still:

With books . . . , the best experiences are not when you find what you were looking for, but when something quite different finds you, takes you by surprise, shifts your taste to new territory. . . . It’s only stories that gather the world up in unexpected ways.

February 1, 2014

February challenge: Do something unexpected

This month, put your personal boundaries to the test: do something completely unanticipated, something totally out of the ordinary — out of your ordinary. Do something that surprises others, something that surprises yourself. Go out on a whole new limb; test the air out there and see where it takes you. Be astonishing!

Whatever out-of-the-blue thing you do, make sure it’s something that lifts your heart and fills you (or someone else) with joy.

Have fun!