Day 18 of our 21 Days of Gratitude will focus on being thankful for the Unexpected. Last week during Day 9 we paid homage to 2nd Chances. While, 2nd Chances and the Unexpected have similar attributes, there differences are far and wide. The Unexpected, unlike 2nd Chances, has no point of reference or baseline to attribute to it. In this discussion, we will define the Unexpected as a Pre-2nd Chance. If you get a 2nd chance, then it denotes that you had a 1st chance to begin with. The element of surprise is associated to both but when its comes unanticipated- you can be ecstatic or distraught. It is all contingent on what those events are bringing to the table.
Today, we will be positive and grateful for the unexpected gentleman holding the elevator for you, the unexpected act of kindness of a co-worker making a delicious meal for you, the unexpected assistance from a stranger that you so desperately needed. The unexpected comes in all forms, shapes and emotional sizes.