Monday, March 4, 2013

I hate surprises. In fact, I loathe them. As a self-professed control freak, I much prefer knowing what to expect and when to expect it. And in kismet’s truest form, tonight, something so wonderful happened that it surprised me down to my core. A small thing, but a big thing all the same, that makes my soul feel lighter and lets some sunlight into the dusty, dank corners of my mind...and of my tired, old heart.

And it was then that I realized something.

All of that sunlight in my heart and in my mind begins and ends with me. Even more, it begins and ends with you too.

So maybe, just maybe, surprises aren’t so bad after all. Perhaps surprises are fate’s almost comical way of reminding us that, “She’s got this,” and we are really just along for the ride. It could even be that things really do fall into place at exactly the right time, at precisely the right moment and for the most perfect of reasons. That everything really does happen for a reason; good and bad. All we have to do is just sit back, have faith and exercise a little grace and understanding. And maybe that’s the secret to closing one chapter and starting a new one, as we author our own destiny and move forward, even if there is a twist or turn in the book.


Every great journey begins with the first step, even if you have absolutely no idea where you are going. But isn’t that the beauty of it? Sometimes everything in life has to get lost before it can be found, before the lights can guide it (whatever it is) home.

Life all about moving forward. It always has been, and it always will be. So you put aside bygones, mend fences, take chances and just trust your heart. Because if you can’t, no one else will. And above all else, remember this:

Good things happen to those who do good. Happiness washes over those who bring happiness to others. So do good, make other people happy and trust in my good old buddy, fate. She might just surprise you.

With that said: surprise me. I think I can take it now. Who knows? I might even like it. I'm willing to take that chance. The only question left is: Are you

Tonight’s  ‘Soundtrack of Life Song’ just fit, and it made sense of my own personal brand of nonsense. Who knows? It might even make sense of yours too.

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