I rediscovered my Aladdin slippers that my brother gave me as a gift from Dubai many years ago. I had forgotten all about them, but I love them. I remember when my brother called me from Dubai and asked me my shoe size and I was thinking oh great he’s thinking of buying me designer shoes maybe Gucci or Prada and then I opened the box and saw the gold slippers and I laughed out loud. They were not at all what I was expecting but I loved them. Sometimes in life the unexpected happens but I think it’s best to embrace it with both arms and give it a big old fashioned hug like greeting an old friend.