The path may look like a dead end, but surprise--it opens into a new road.
You've wasted your chance, but surprise--you are granted another.
You gave your kids lousy advice--but surprise--they've figured it all out for themselves.
You are nowhere on your "to-do" list, but surprise--you end up with an even longer "done" list.
Life is full of surprises--if our eyes stay open enough to see them--and appreciate them...