Too much of our lives are tied up in our calendars, schedules, and lists. Stuff planned weeks or months in advance. Rushing from here to there just to keep up.
Then unexpectedly, something occurs. Someone calls for a quick get together, Something shows up in your mailbox that someone sent. You were forced to take a detour on your way home and found the neighborhood you are driving through for the first time interesting and worth a second visit. While attending a seminar, you meet someone new that starts a friendship that goes past your first chance meeting.
Getting off of our own hamster wheel or railroad track is always refreshing. Especially when what we find is serendipitous. Unexpected. Delightful.
It makes us forget the drudgery of our daily life for just a brief moment. If only unplanned things could happen more often.