Sunday is here once again, and with it another question for all of you.
Last week, I asked this: Do you like surprises? If so, what’s the best one you’ve ever received? If not, what’s the worst one you’ve had to endure?
My own answer is that I think surprises are much better to give than to receive. I can’t think of many times in my life when I’ve been really surprised (maybe people assume I’m not the type), but I love to blow others out of the water with surprise gifts, surprise announcements, and surprise visits (all positive, of course).
The reason I had surprises on my mind when I wrote was because I had just purchased tickets to fly home and surprise my family the following weekend and was already anticipating their reactions (which, I assure you, were quite worth the trip). Surprising someone with happiness they never expected is one of the most fun things I can think of to do.
Some of you, though, came up with what I think is a fantastic alternative: the surprise of finding out that someone you love also loves you. I agree that this is one of the best surprises anyone can receive. Thank you for this insight!
This week, my question is based on some work I’m doing in a course on negotiation and interpersonal skills, and so is a bit more introspective:
What are some of the feelings or emotions that are most difficult for you to share with others? What are some of the easiest?
Come on, now; don’t be shy!