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  1. Patricia

    I can be a source of joyful surprise for someone today by forgetting my needs and looking out for only their needs. I can really listen to them when they speak to me by putting down the phone, turning off the tv, or setting the book down, whatever I am engaged in is not as important as paying attention to what the other needs to say to me.

    2 years ago
  2. O.Christina

    Sending 😍🌈🌟✨❤️

    2 years ago
  3. Don Jones

    Today… as I step out the front door
    Arms spread wide and looking to the sky
    Create the intention to…
    Be infinitely less of a Man…
    Be infinitely more of a Man…
    Completely embrace this mystery and grandeur…
    And at the end of this day that has no beginning nor end…
    Be the best, the greatest, the one and only!

    2 years ago
  4. Hermann-Josef

    By bringing some ice cream for my daughter. That might be a source of joy for me too, because it is hot in the city

    2 years ago
  5. c
    carol

    may I be mindful of seeking the treasure

    2 years ago
  6. TofuLove

    Well, I certainly am full of surprises but joyful, hmm, that’s a little unusual. Let’s start with some comedy, I grew up in Hawaii which has probably some of the most goofy and sweet people in the states … that also sometimes like to get into random physical altercations which are like them, very goofy haha. This local comedian captures the essence well: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CeR6kswA8Km/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    It’s odd because I don’t know if I’m that intentional in thinking, oh I’m going to be this particular thing in someone else’s life … not sure if that is a good or bad or neutral thing? Maybe a mix dependent on the perspective.

    I think I can be joyful in other people’s lives because I’m unique, people are not always ready to full appreciate uniqueness when they encounter it but it is a reminder to them that they can inhabit more a space of what is true for them and don’t have to fit with everyone else on every issue.

    2 years ago
  7. Mica

    The granddaughters’ nanny could find her next job when she comes over this afternoon for me to use my computer to help her search 🙂 – but I’m not holding my breath 😐

    2 years ago
  8. Barb C

    There’s planning for it. Then there’s the accidental discovery of what makes someone laugh, like this baby and a particular word: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOpNAHk0wZI&ab_channel=WaggleTV.. Enjoy the giggles!

    2 years ago
  9. Javier Visionquest

    NOTICE: This poster is not a significant source of the USDA recommended daily allowance for joyful surprise

    2 years ago
    1. Barb C

      That sparked a smile. Thank you!

      2 years ago
  10. GR8FULL

    Today I will refrain from showing or discussing with my son, girlfriend, and ex-wife what ails/worries me. Today, I will be present with them and make our interactions about them, and not me.

    2 years ago
  11. Antoinette

    I made a lovely lunch for my boys today ! Love those sweethearts!

    2 years ago
  12. Mary Pat

    I will send a good friend a greeting card. Yep! She will love it…..

    2 years ago
  13. TheMindofJade

    Today I believe that by being positive and focusing on the brighter side of things, I will encourage others or at least one other person to open their mind and embrace all that is good instead of focusing on negatives. By having this way of thinking, I believe we will start to build on our gratefulness for all the positives already in our lives. What surprise could be more joyful, than that of a positive outlook!

    2 years ago
  14. Charlie T

    By being open and available to the moment. And by not fighting the flow. I try to be open to, and seek joy every day, but right now, it’s no surprise that I need a joyful cup of coffee.

    2 years ago
    1. Barb C

      Go, Team Coffee! I’m also a member of the CaffeiNation.

      2 years ago
  15. Laura

    I can offer presence, kindness and respect, but I can’t control how any of that is received. Maybe my behavior is noticed and appreciated, maybe it’s not.

    2 years ago
  16. devy

    By phoning my step mom who is alone. By supporting my wife through her difficulties , bringing her a hot chocolate instead of a herbal tea during her break.

    2 years ago
  17. Julian Daal Childers

    I can send an email telling someone how grateful I am for them.

    2 years ago
  18. Kevin

    Yup, that’s me! People line up all day just to be surprised by this rock’n bundle of joy and merriment coming their way!

    But really, can such things be planned? Usually, it’s a spontaneous, oftentimes rare moment when these things happen that no one saw coming and that’s what makes it joyful and surprising.

    2 years ago
    1. Mary Pat

      “Rockin’ Bundle of Joy”….made me laugh, even before coffee! Thanks for the surprise.

      2 years ago
  19. Michele

    By letting everyone know what today’s National Days are:

    https://nationaltoday.com/what-is-today/

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Michele – My daily calendar says it’s Social Media Day – how appropriate! I bought the calendar in about March, after you introduced me to the national days 🙂 – I now have 365 nice little pieces of paper with lines on the back for making notes…

      2 years ago
      1. Michele

        awesome:) it’s fun and ya learn something new every day.

        2 years ago
    2. Barb C

      Every day is National Work from Home Day at my house! Thank you for the fun link.

      2 years ago
      1. Michele

        I hope to be working from home sometime this year – it’s been discussed, put in the company’s budget, and they’re working on it. 🤞

        2 years ago
    3. Y
      Yram

      Now that is a surprise, especially for my birthday 🎂 Thank you! That made me joyfilled.

      2 years ago
      1. Michele

        Happy birthday Yram!

        2 years ago
  20. sunnypatti48317

    At 4:14am my time, I’m not sure how I can be a source of joyful surprise, so hopefully when I give it, I’ll be receiving it, too!

    2 years ago
  21. Brother Ben

    Love your neighbor as you love yourself?. Maybe that works for joyful surprises also. I will joyously surprise others to the degree that I am joyously surprised.

    2 years ago
  22. Christine

    Today I’m going to think about myself. I’ve had a busy week with little time for myself. But I also had little time for my garden and for my house. So today it’s pruning and dusting. After work I definitely have a joyful feeling. How wonderful it will be afterwards to read a nice book in a very relaxed way.

    2 years ago

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