Day 7: 12 Days of Gratitude Challenge

Day 7 is about being grateful for a surprise we have received.

Why is surprise important? It turns out that surprise works on the dopamine system in our brains, helping us to focus our attention and inspiring us to look at our situation in new ways. — Read more about this subject on the Greater Good Magazine Website.

Here is today’s question:

Name one surprise you are so grateful to have received and why?

To me, a surprise is very similar to an act of kindness.

Today, I am grateful for my husband bought tickets to go to the Christmas market on the last day it was open. This is something I wanted to do for a while, but he didn’t want to go. So this was a surprise. It just made my day a bit more joyful and added an extra holiday spirit.


This was a good time. The Warm cranberry apple cider with vodka was delicious!

You should try it 🙂


~ Melanie

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