It could be the surprise of an unexpected car accident as I somehow celebrated this week. Having my foot elevated and surrounded by ice-packs was not on my agenda but finding myself still alive was an awesome surprise.
One of the best pieces of advice I have for us is a quote that I am trying to piece together from a Brazilian Archbishop whom some of you may remember from days gone by.
"Accept surprises that upset your plans, shatter your dreams, and give a completely different twist to your day, and ~~who knows?~~ to your life. It is not chance. Leave God free to weave the pattern of your days." -Dom Helder Camara
These words certainly echo an amazing piece of advice from our beloved Heni Nouwen,
"Turn your interruptions into opportunities."
Can you allow yourself to find a surprise
behind every door?