Taken by surprise

On Saturday at 11:00 AM, I almost hit a deer. It landed in front of my car and then jumped onto the other side of the road. Other than the brief moment in front of my vehicle, I don’t know where it came from or where it went. Thankfully I was only going about 15 mph so had enough time to stop. Neither animal nor vehicle were harmed!

The incident made me think about how life can change in an instant, no matter how much planning we do. It’s usually the things that we don’t think about – like almost hitting a deer that turns out to be as tall as your car – that can throw us off course.

Today, write about something that took you by surprise. What happened? How did you cope?