Some people love surprises, others hate it. Well, tough luck to the second group. Because that's what ordinary living gets you -- one surprise after another, in a nonstop rollercoaster.
Unexpected things come in all sizes and all flavors, from tiny bad to huge wonderful, and vice versa.
The trick to dealing with the unexpected is to learn to maintain a personal balance that will act like a buffer for you against the thrown pies and baseballs and apples and bullets and gold coins that come your way in an unending stream.
You might not enjoy rollercoaster rides, but there's a good reason you are on this one, at this very moment.
And that reason is that somewhere somehow someone figured that you can take it.
Here's betting that someone was you.