“One of the most beneficial and valuable gifts we can give to ourselves in this life: is allowing ourselves to be surprised! It is okay if life surprises you. It’s a good thing!”
― C. JoyBell C.
At an estate sale a few days ago I walked into the laundry room and found this book sitting on the counter.
I was so surprised and even more surprised by the smile it brought to my face.
This book became a time machine transporting me back to my high school typing class.
Taking this class was one of the biggest battles I had in my high school years. I saw no point in taking a class meant for girls who were going to be secretaries. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life but knew I did not want to be a secretary.
Little did I know…
Today I’m surrounded by keyboards which have very little resemblance to the manual and later electric typewriters we used in my high school typing class.
“Surprise is just a paradox. Sometimes it annoys us; sometimes it shakes the tears of joy within us; sometimes it makes us ponder; sometimes it ceases our words and leaves our jaws open, and sometimes, it shuts our lips; for a moment, surprises can put our minds into a state of confusion and halt the movement of the body. Watch out for surprises for surprises are there to surprise you!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
2 Replies to “An Unexpected Gift”
I think I used one just like it in my typing class. Wow. It took me back. I love being surprised in resale shops and garage sales. Thanks for sharing. Victoria
Glad I shared. I almost bought the book just for fun but really don’t have the space for a book that size or design. Thanks for taking your time to comment.