There are times in life when things just happen and you do your best to go with it.
Sometimes they are good things and sometimes bad.
Life is a series of situations or as they say in the counseling world "neutral prompts." Your reaction dictates the outcome of unexpected event or situation. It's always good to keep an open mind everyday you live. You never know what is going to happen. Sometimes you may be sitting in a car and some jabroni hits you, other days you are sitting in your office and a bomb drops on you. Not a nuclear bomb, but something really fricking cool happens.
It's these moments in life where you want to enjoy these moments.
I always try to maintain my life with these three simple principles.
First, always be kind to everyone. No matter what. Even if they piss you off. Yes, Capone said you can get further in life with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word alone, but we don't all have guns because we don't need them, yet. Killing people with kindness is always more advisable than killing people with guns. You can always go back from giving kindness with more kindness, and there is no jail time involved.
Secondly, if you do get a gift or present from someone, always appreciate it. Like Christmas bonuses for instances. I can't stand when people say "oh my Christmas bonus sucked." You work at a job where you are guaranteed payment for the job you perform. You get a bonus because it's a bonus. Many people out there get no Christmas bonus. Therefore be grateful that you did, and love life.
And third, when you get surprised, act accordingly.
Life is about enjoying those little precious moments, and when someone gives you something, be thankful. They thought of you for some reason. Pay it forward, and always be respectful, kind, and humbled. It goes a long way.