Expect the Unexpected

I’ve had this saying going through my head a lot recently. I don’t know why, but it seems like a lot of unexpected things have been happening recently. Both good and bad.

For starters, I saw a good friend over the weekend that I haven’t seen in a long time. We met by chance at a restaurant that we happened to both be at. We didn’t have much time to talk, but it was good to see him and know he is doing well.

On the flip side, I got to clean up some “throw up” that my dog left on the floor last night. Yes, I know you probably didn’t want to hear that, but it helps me make my point…

Why don’t we expect the unexpected?

While these two events were not predictable by any means, they are certainly not out of the ordinary. Both types of things have happened to me previously, and they are sure to happen again.

What does this information tell us, and how can it help us?

Well it tells us that life is fascinating and exciting. And it is unpredictable, and to a certain degree fun. That is, if you enjoy the excitement that comes from something out of your normal everyday routine.

It can help us too if we let it. Nothing causes more stress then letting all these random things in life get to you. You need to learn to roll with the punches. Be like water. Water flows around everything yet it’s strength is not diminished.

So don’t let things get to you. They will happen. Things won’t always go the way you planned, the way you think, or the way you want them too. Things will happen. Flow with them.

Expect the unexpected….

10 thoughts on “Expect the Unexpected”

  1. Good post. This is quite relevant to me today. Before I even left for work this morning I had a string of bad luck. It would’ve been very easy to dwell on any of those things and let it affect my mood.

  2. techquestioner

    The global warming predictions mention more extreme weather conditions. I live in the Atlanta GA area. Monday we had a sunny, 60-degree F afternoon. Tuesday, we had a snowstorm, the third this winter. More typical is a snowstorm every 3 or 4 years. I guess we’d better start being prepared for unexpected weather changes, too.

  3. I too suffer from pondering too much about bad decisions or experiences when I should only take what I learned from it and try to move ahead. It does nothing but give you headaches and depression too in some cases.

    Till then,


  4. I just reread this post and I think I need to get this phrase in my head more often. I let little things bother me too easily. If I was more laid back about those little things I would be a lot happier.

  5. Running into people you haven’t seen for ten years can be quite a startling experience, especially if you really didn’t expect your paths to cross at that point. Predetermined things really seem to happen to most of us, lots of the time. It is kind of eerie, isn’t it?

  6. Great post! What I have found that works best for me is being in the present moment. When you are here right now, you can’t really place too much focus on the past or future too much. The present moment is all we really have.

  7. We may live in a world of the unexpected and undeterminable, where “there is no such thing as perfect intelligence,” but we “are not at the mercy of fat tails,”

  8. Who I am right is someone I never expected to be. I agree with you to just go with the flow that way I can really live my life and not just exist.

  9. Life is full of surprises but you never know what is around the corner. You can’t expect the unexpected because this is something you don’t expect. ๐Ÿ™‚

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