Yeah, I know... how obvious is that?
Even when we think we know for sure what's going to happen or what someone's going to do... sometimes life surprises us.
I just had several examples of this and it reminded me about keeping my mind open to possibilities, even when they seem remote or impossible.
One example: someone I work with, someone who sadly is very, very ill with her eating disorder, and who has had virtually no motivation to make any changes whatsoever, finally decided that the ED symptoms were getting too much in her way and she might want ot try to change that. I was floored. I'd been working with her for months and months, trying to find a way in with her, trying to find some way to get her to notice her life... and I was becoming resigned to it not being able to happen.
But life it funny, you know... and something came up in her life that she found intruiging enough that she's willing to try something different....
And that's just one example. There are many times when things happen in life that we maybe had hoped for but had all but given up hope for (either within ourselves, or in relationships with others....). And sometimes it is true that nothing does change and nothing does happen.
We ought to keep our minds open to the extent that we can (you know, while being realistic and balanced and all that...I'm not suggesting we all live in la la land here....). Because, well, you never know...