People are surprising. Sometimes bad, usually good. We like to put people in boxes (including ourselves). We like known quantities, predictably, and stability in all areas of our lives (even if we think we don’t). But letting people surprise us isn’t only delightful for us. It can be delightful for them. Through us, other people in our lives can uncover capacities and characteristics they didn’t know they had. When we let folks surprise us we give them an opportunity to become more whole.
Let folks surprise you