Do you like surprises? Good surprises, I mean.
Messages in bottles
Friends dropping by
Letters in the mail
Found treasure maps
Clothes bought online that actually fit
The kids eat what you cook
Money in last year's coat pocket
Unexpected public holidays
The first flower of spring
Earlier this week I came across Surprise Industries, a group that is dedicated to creating and spreading good, happy surprises to strangers everywhere. Their simple mission is to add more wonder, mystery, and surprise to your life. Oh, I want to be them! Imagine if "giving surprises" was your life's work!
Would you like a surprise? You can sign up to receive one by joining "The Experiment" by Surprise Industries.
Banking on even the anticipation of a surprise giving you a happy little tingle, Surprise Industries promises:
"At some point in your life, we may surprise you. The surprise may be an anonymous letter, an invitation to a secret location, or anything in between. It might arrive tomorrow, 12 years from now, or never, but if you don’t sign up, you’ll never know."
The cost to join in goes up $1 per person for every 100 participants. I just took part, and it cost me a grand total of $3. Now, I wait. And while I do, it will be with the sometimes goose-pimply shiver of pleasant things to come...