Author: Lisa Currie
Publish Date: August 29, 2017
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Brimming with fun and quirky ways to learn, create and grow, this charming journal presents simple activities to make every day count. Prompts include:
Memorize a poem
Compliment a stranger
Be a tourist in your own town
Learn to say "hello" in five new languages
Write a fan letter
Avoid the news for a full day
Write a five-star review
Send an overdue apology
Filled with delightful illustrations and plenty of room to record your own progress and insights, this is a DIY happiness guide to share with a friend or use as a secret personal playbook for jump-starting each day. Flip to any page and begin!"
My Two Cents:
"Surprise Yourself" is a journal of sorts that seeks to get the reader to be open to change and to grow a little bit. It is filled with a lot of different activities that would be good for many different ages. We all know that it is often much easier to stay with what you know rather than reach out and change things up. If you do want to change things up (and you know it's better for you!!!), this book would be a perfect place to start!
While the activities would be good for a lot of different age groups, there are some exercises in this book that even gave me (a full grown adult) pause. Yeah, they're doable but they definitely do stretch you and this book is just perfect for that!
A lot of the exercises are a lot of fun and I loved how varied they were. There's everything from posting an inspirational poster in a public place to thinking about things you may not think about often or at all!
This book would be a perfect gift for your friend who never seems to want to break out of their box.