"Our world feels full of hard unexpected things. It feels like uncertainty in its most negative connotation defines our daily lives. Our tendency is to counter that with control. To hunker down and control where we go and what we do in order to protect ourselves. No surprises because we have come to see surprise as all bad. The truth is that we cannot control everything. This month, let’s choose instead to look for the good surprises every day and write them down. In doing so, maybe we can redefine “unexpected” in a good way. Maybe we will learn that the searching heart does find hope in unexpected places."