Today I have wanted to get so much done with cleaning the house and stuff - but I woke up not feeling well. It was unexpected (I know you may be asking why feeling lousy would be unexpected - but I think I see myself as feeling better than I do a lot of the time so when it gets in the way it is unexpected) and I could have just given up on everything today. BUT, I have been learning that even when I feel cruddy I can get some things done if I just pace myself. Yes, there are days when I can't do much at all - but it is always exciting to me when despite pain or feeling yucky I am able to get something done. I had to take lots of breaks and I didn't get everything done that I wanted - BUT I did get a lot of cleaning done and even the laundry. I realize that the laundry won't get folded tonight - and I am ok with that. Even the best laid plans can be ruined by the unexpected.
Life (physical pain or not ) has a way of throwing unexpected things our way. Every moment we each have the choice to make to either allow the unexpected "bad" things destroy us - or to make the most of even the things we would never choose. And then of course there is the beauty of the unexpected as well. I did not expect to be married to my Farmer Boy - and what a joy he is to me! So pain or pleasure allow the unexpected to make you a better person today.