This month I also had the good fortune to be asked to create a sweet little painting for a local couple who planned to give it to their teenage daughter. First of all just being asked to create a painting for someone is such a reward, but when I went to deliver the finished painting to them they all greeted me and welcomed me into their home. I handed the painting to their daughter realizing in that moment that this was a surprise for her. Her mother snapped a few quick photos of her reaction of joy and I felt that joy flow directly to my heart. The story doesn't end there.....they handed me an envelope with the payment for the painting and I slipped it into my purse as I said my good byes and walked out to my car. When I got home I had some other business to attend to so I didn't open that envelope until later that evening. When I finally got around to checking the envelope I counted the cash and saw that they had over payed me for the painting by quite a bit. I called to let them know that they had given me too much and I was told it was intentional that they were so appreciative of my work and that they wanted me to have the extra. People and life can surprise you when you least expect it and that is why I am so open to experiences whether they are good or bad. This was a highlight of my week! I am so grateful for the gift I have been given....the gift of creating and sharing joy with others! Thank you all for sharing my journey and I hope you can become more open in your own experiences.