A few days ago I was in the gym locker room with two other women who were having a very heated discussion. Not argument, discussion. With very loud, emotional and dramatic voices. I was the sole audience member, and although I think even though I was in their way, they didn't notice me in the slightest. I think, though I'm not certain, that this was derrivative of a sermon they had heard. Suddenly, one pronounced with all the seriousness and gravity of a minister: "Expect nothing, and be pleasantly surprised when something happens." She paused, and then repeated it for emphasis:
Expect nothing, and be pleasantly surprised when something happens.
I smiled, nodded goodbye, and have been repeating it ever since.