Day 2921: Unexpected gifts

During a holiday season when we did not exchange any material gifts, there were still unexpected gifts, including delicious vegetarian manicotti and Christmas cookies from my ex-in-laws.

I also got some unexpected gifts mailed to me from work.

Here’s another unexpected gift: the bitcoin that I won from my wager on the results of the USA Presidential election has already increased by 26%! That is even more of a gift because when I collected my winnings recently from the online betting site I was agonizing over my unexpected inability to figure out how to convert bitcoin into cash. My husband Michael, who is always a gift to me, suggested I just keep the bitcoin and “have fun watching it.” Having fun with the unexpected is always a gift.

Do you see unexpected gifts in these recent images?

Another unexpected gift — I am no longer worrying about pissing people off. That’s because of the gift that keeps on giving: therapy.

When I search YouTube for “unexpected gifts” this comes up first:

Are there any unexpected gifts you would like to share in a comment below?

An expected gift at the end of each of my daily posts is the gift of gratitude, so thanks to all who contributed unexpected gifts today, including YOU!

Categories: life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism, Psychotherapy | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

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16 thoughts on “Day 2921: Unexpected gifts

  1. I think there should be an “unexpected tears” warning before the Best Gifts video!

  2. Your views of the water are always a gift to me, Ann.

  3. puella33

    The ocean waters seems to be communicating in todays photos. I know it’s an optical illusion, due to the wind. The ripples seemed so alive Have a nice day, Ann

  4. Unexpected gifts are those great images Ann. I really like them, but I’m about to kidnap Harley because he’s so cute.

    • If you try to kidnap Harley, expect him to hide for days. And I always appreciate the gift of your comments, Maria.

  5. the lights and shadows that you shot are beautiful unexpected gifts, presented for free to us who choose to see them, as a gift from the universe

  6. Michael’s take on bitcoin is enlightening

  7. That unexpected gifts video was priceless, Ann. Thanks for the unexpected smiles and tears before 10a. 🙂

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