When is the last time you surprised someone?
A few minutes ago the doorbell rang. I was busy recording radio programs and decided to ignore it, but the person was persistent; so, I finally stomped down the steps to the door. When I opened the door I was surprised to see two children from the neighborhood: Alden and Taylor. I wondered what they wanted.
Then they handed me a jar of homemade strawberry jam. “Oh!” I said. I didn’t know what to say or do because I wondered if they were selling jam. After an awkward pause I said, “Did you make this jam?” They proudly said, “Yes.” More pauses.
Then I read the note that they had handed me along with the jam. It said, “Hope you enjoy this homemade strawberry jam – From the Gort family.” That’s when I realized they weren’t selling anything. The jam was a nice, very nice, surprise without any strings attached. How wonderful!
I love surprises and their surprise gift encouraged me to think of ways to surprise someone else. Maybe you can also surprise someone this week!
Speaking of strawberry jam, here is a unique version, courtesy of Donna Sawyer’s Celebrating Life and Food blog — Strawberry Jam with Coconut Rum & Lemon Zest.