I try to stay as open-minded and flexible as I can in life. I am finding that as I get older this has become a little easier, but has always been challenging for me. I like to know what is ahead and plan accordingly.
Two major news stories in the past couple of days have helped me understand the "expect the unexpected" concept better, because we often have no idea what is waiting around the corner for us. With Hurricane Gustav we watched and waited for "the storm of the century" as New Orleans Mayor Nagin insisted. Luckily it did not materialize with quite that impact for the residents on the Gulf Coast. The second thing is the family issues of the Republican nomination for Vice President. I am guessing that no matter what your political affiliation or personal belief system is that is the last news anyone unexpected to hear.
It goes without saying that we should all try and live our lives one day at a time and not worry too much about what is in store for us. I heard one time that the hardest news of your life will blindside you on a random Tuesday afternoon. Please keep this in mind when you wake up tomorrow with a fresh slate and a day that is yours.