When was the last time you were completely and joyfully astonished?

What was your last amazing surprise?

How often do you feel filled to the brim with “yes?”

In the midst of a growing tide of chaos and anxiety, many of us retreat into the comfort of predictability. Routines turn into ruts.

The miracles of our days pass by uncherished.

Surprise rarely pays us a call.

Or if it does, we don’t bother to answer the door.

I saw the power of astonishment beautifully displayed on a postcard-perfect summer afternoon on a Minneapolis lake.
The Spirit of Yes — by Barbara McAfee