Unexpected Joys in the Every Day

My friend put this at the end of her mail; It made me think and I’m still thinking about it. One day last week was going to be very ordinary, then I saw a robin scrabbling round on my lawn, collecting the seeds that the larger birds had let fall from the bird table. Unexpected joy!. Then waiting for a bus I listened to a young man talking animatedly to an older friend of his father. His voice was full of love and concern. When our bus came he made sure I got on it safely. Unexpected joy!

A joke was shared in the cake shop with the owner, a known-customer and myself. Unexpected joy! The light drizzle caused the birds to twitter louder and make puddles for the homeward bound children. The joy of the unexpected indeed.