Surprises may be the key to everyday happiness. Two thirds of us say thoughtful gestures make our day. And more than half say that when someone does something nice for them, it makes them feel loved. Like last night, when our daughter surprised my husband with a bouquet of sunflowers (his favorite!) on a ‘surprise visit’ to celebrate his birthday!
Psychologists have studied the positive effect of pleasant surprises for many years and they found that when something delightful and unexpected happens it gives people a real boost.
Some of the top surprises include:
Someone cooking a surprise meal
Being made (or brought) an unexpected cup of coffee
A surprise note or email
Someone completing a household chore for you
What little surprise can change your day in a hurry?