I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, generous, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is surprise.
Ah yes. The surprise. I don’t like them. Not really. I mean, they’re really hard to pull off what with all the people involved having to keep a secret. I’d rather be the one doing the surprising than be the one getting the surprise. But why?
I tried to find a survey with the statistics of the surprise, people who like them vs people who don’t. I couldn’t find one. I confess I didn’t try very hard either, just a cursory Google search.
I don’t like being surprised because of the lack of control in it all. I’m not a complete control freak, but there is a certain amount of comfort I get in having a clue about what might be happening today. I don’t need to know what’s going to happen a month or three from now, but with that month? I like to have a ballpark idea.
This is something that’s gotten better because I know the Lord. Before him, I was a lot more anxious about the future.
So there you have it in a brushed on the surface nutshell. I’m still a bit of a control freak who doesn’t enjoy surprises.