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Surprises

Monday, July 21, 2014

" If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail." Heracleitus

I will never forget the car trip we took one Sunday on the spur of the moment .We were a few states away lost in the woods some where in New York. Yes the scenery was gorgeous. But we were on a dirt road defiantly lost , in desperate need of a restroom ,and some food. It was now three o'clock and we hadn't eaten since breakfast. We also had our one year old son with us and I was beginning to feel like we were in a Stephen King Novel.

Up ahead we saw what looked like an old rustic log cabin home. A sign was in front said special All You Can Eat Shrimp . Welcome. Upon stopping we both realized we thought the other had brought some money. We went in hoping to use the restrooms and leave. The waitress asked if we were staying for the special my husband said shrimp was his favorite and but we had little money. She said the special was only five dollars. All we had was 15 so we decided to stay . They brought out bowl after bowl of these huge shrimp . To our further surprise the sodas were free. And they had extra oatmeal in the back for our son also free. The waitress sat with us for a time and made sure with a map we could find our way home . We hugged her when we left and apologized for our small tip. She said the love of our young family was her tip .

We had good company , good food and later realized we were not lost at all , but truly found.

I learned never to be afraid of the unexpected. Who knew I would be eating healthier then I ever thought possible , or that I would fall madly in love with exercise, There are always surprises in life learn to welcome them with open arms. Hugs happiness and Healthy Living

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PURPLEBIRD63 7/22/2014 12:19PM

    Awww that is like one of those articles you read in Womans World :)

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KOHINOOR2 7/21/2014 8:50PM

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful. emoticon emoticon

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KOHINOOR2 7/21/2014 8:47PM

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story. emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 7/21/2014 7:25PM

    What a great and inspiring story...thanks for sharing!

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1JACKIE542 7/21/2014 6:44PM

    Loved your story such a nice surprise emoticon

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_RAMONA 7/21/2014 12:30PM

    What a beautiful story! THANK YOU!

Blessings are often circumstances not yet fully realized.

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/21/2014 12:11PM

    I love your blog! Awesome story! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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LUCYCAN7 7/21/2014 11:20AM

  True Blessing!!!Pass It On!!Have a Blessed Day My Friend! emoticon
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 7/21/2014 11:00AM

    Thank you for sharing a lovely story, what a great memory you have. It is true that we never know what is around the corner. Life is full of wonderful surprises embrace them and enjoy them.

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DDOORN 7/21/2014 9:45AM

    Whew! Thx goodness for your good turn of fortune! :-)

Don

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/21/2014 8:51AM

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JANET552 7/21/2014 7:14AM

    Don't you just love it!! Great story!

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NEW-CAZ 7/21/2014 7:02AM

    What an unexpected pleasure in life.............just goes to show you...................

Have a great week Joanne emoticon

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GOANNA2 7/21/2014 6:30AM

    What a beautiful experience. emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/21/2014 6:28AM

    What a wonderful memory you shared! Looking back, it was the perfect springboard for this blog. Who knew how it would all turn out? HUGS!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/21/2014 5:42AM

    That was a blessing, wasn't it? ................ Some things do take us by surprise ........... like falling in love with exercise, as you say . ........... emoticon and thanks!

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