Of course, I am not referring to the wake-up-and-find-your-house-robbed variety, but the kind of surprises that are meant to be pleasant. A surprise birthday party, a secret anniversary gift, a surprise proposal, or even your husband coming back early from a business trip unannounced.
I don't like surprises. I don't do spontaneity and like to have things planned ahead of time. If someone surprises me with something then it usually means that I am going to have to adjust my schedule, which I find very stressful.
I love surprises. The best surprise was for my 40th birthday, when my family organised for me to dive with sharks at Manly Aquarium. And when I swam into the aquarium, all of my friends were there on the other side of the glass.
I'm not sure how people feel, but I don't particularly enjoy being surprised. I just don't like to be caught unprepared. Besides, I'm a curious person. Being kept in the dark is just not the thing for me at all.
I love surprises, good surprises more precisely. Good surprises arouse a wide array of fulfilling and happy feelings in our mind and heart. The feelings of euphoria and subsequent adrenaline rush, accompanied by a warm glow on the face and faster heartbeats. It is a fabulous experience. On the other hand, negative surprises can be quite traumatic.