Delightfully Unexpected

There is a lot of negativity going around in that environment.

It is as if a cycle operates with following key points. Something bad happens; someone highlights the bad that happened; someone else emphasises the highlights of the bad that happened; someone else chips in with analysis on the emphasised highlights of the bad thing that’s happened; someone further expounds on the analysis of the emphasised highlights of the bad that’s happened to refer to the precedent of bad things that have happened before; someone else makes an entire party seemingly commemorating the great work that’s gone into gaining the precedent, analysis and highlights over the one bad incident that happened.

By the time that has been exhausted there is helpfully another bad thing to happen that should get the whole thing started again. Certain people well conditioned to these elements become experts at it either in highlighting, analysing, finding the precedent, commemorating or even simply observing and accepting the way things go.

Breaking that cycle is a rarity and the unexpected is noted for that rarity. After that, then people can resume the cycle to which they are accustomed.

There are some, however, who live for the unexpected. Acknowledging the way the cycle works and the degree of conformity and acceptance of it, they seek to cultivate and celebrate those instances.

They do not dwell on the normal cycle of things. At first they feel like they are the only ones until they connect with others who likewise delight in this unexpected. They form the collective of folks who share that delight and spread the delight around.

That can become habitual just as the surrounding environment has been conditioned in such a way. It takes time and investment in effort and mind, but as that develops, so does the change in your sphere of influence.

To such a degree that when people refer to you they can share how there is plenty positive going on in your environment.

(Photo by Roseanna Smith on Unsplash)

For His Name’s Sake


C. L. J. Dryden


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