Ever have one of those days, when there is suddenly an unplanned, unscheduled event injected into your life? Like the "Check Engine" light on your car's dashboard?
I don't know about you, but the Check Engine light cause me a lot of uncertainty and frustration. Like, okay, how do I go about checking the engine, anyway. I know it's still up there cause I can hear it running and the RPM gauge is registering and the car is still moving along the interstate, but beyond that, who knows? And besides, I really don't have time for this today. I've got appointments and things to do, but in the back of my mind there's the "Check Engine" situation. So I did one appointment and then whipped into my trusty Volvo repair shop and begged for them to take a look. Sure, they said, no problem, just be a few minutes, they said. Which dragged into an hour, then two hours, then two and a half hours, which was not built into my day. But, they finally got around to my car (I have to say, they were really busy, and I appreciate them working me in) and got the light turned off, ordered a new part that will, hopefully, keep it off and I was back on the road.
But for 2 and a half hours, I had an opportunity to assess and reassess some of my plans and activities and make some changes in the way I do things. And a chance to reflect on a lot of issues. So, sometimes, a forced break in the routine can be a good thing. Check Engine!