expect the unexpected


I was listening to something the other morning, I forget exactly what, but I remember that the woman who was doing the podcast said that one of the lessons her father had passed down to her was to always expect the unexpected.

She said that events would always happen that were kind of strange….or that put a weird twist on your travel plans….and that you should prepare yourself for everything hitting the fan.

It hit me, listening to her, that “expect the unexpected” is different from “expect the worst”.

“Expect the unexpected” would be a smart thing to expect….and pursue.

Most of the time, I’m hunkered down….a little nervous about chasing after experiences where I can’t predict the outcome.

I live by rote.

I try not to rock the boat.

That’s boring.

What if I pursued outcomes that constantly kept things shaken up?

I’ve heard it said that growth comes through change.

How much growing do we do if I work at maintaining the status quo all the time?

What if I pursued things that always kept us on our toes?

How exciting would that be?!

I really don’t know….it might be a real pain in the….rear.

Of course, delivering the mail and the random event don’t jibe….you can’t be a rebel and be a mailman….you have to be steady and predictable.

And….a steady income is nice….necessary.

You’ve got to keep things covered.

You’ve got to keep your head above water.

It wouldn’t be a bad thing to always expect….and appreciate….and, even, pursue….the unexpected, though.

I should expect the unexpected….to an extraordinary degree.

Why, I should even demand the unexpected for my life.

I’m worth it.


About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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