There are some surprises that I hate:
Birthday parties, unexpected charges or proceedures, out of town visitors. I just like to know about that stuff before it happens, and then I internally adjust my expectations, and I'm good.
There are, however some not anticipated things that are pure bliss:
-Finding money in a coat that was left and forgotten last season.
-Discovering a new movie you had no idea was out there and now you want to see it (this is what motivated the post – just discovered "Tim's Vaneer" – it sounds totally thought provoking on several levels. I will let you look it up yourself."
-Order a dish at a resturant and having it come beautifully presented and having it taste exquisite. This is especially true if this is the first time you have been to the resturant.
-Having someone give you something unwarrented and unmerrited; a gift for no reason, a place in line that is closer to the front, the last seat, ticket, cookie.
I'm on the lookout and wondering what will surprise me today … tomorrow … Enjoy your small unexpected moments.