It is amazing how life changes every day and we don't even realize it until it smacks us in the face. Other people go through changes and we don't even take a second look unless they're directly related to us in some way.
I have this theory. It's my Chaos theory. It goes something like this...
Let's say you're driving down the road and you notice you Check Engine light has just come on. You see the light. You know what it means, but your car seems to be running perfectly. You blow it off as nothing and go on about your business.
Then, a couple days later, you notice your car is making this really funny sound and again, you see the Check Engine light is on. You are more aware now because your car is acting strange. You know you don't have the money to take it to the shop until you get paid next week. You slowly let out a deep breath and cross your fingers that it will be ok until then. Of course, in the back of your mind, you don't think anything's really wrong with your car and you aren't even really concerned about getting it to the garage.
It's Friday morning, rush hour traffic. You have a huge meeting today at work with your boss and other important officials at your company. You've spent time making sure you look your best. You don't have a worry in the world. But wait! Your car starts to sputter...then it shuts off. Your heart begins to beat faster as you try to restart your car. Nothing happens. Traffic has finally started moving and now everyone is beeping at you because you're blocking traffic. You close your eyes, cross your fingers and try to crank your car one more time. Again, nothing. The Check Engine light stares back at you as if to say, "told ya so".
Now you're screwed! You're late for work. Your boss is pissed off because YOU have the only copy of important materials needed for the meeting. You can't find a wrecker service who can get to your car for an hour.
Moral of the story?
When the Universe gives you subtle hints, pay attention!! If not, Chaos will take over and then you will have no other choice but to pay attention. Change is inevitable. It is up to you to decide whether you control it or whether Chaos controls it.
So, let's just say that Chaos slapped me in the face. I am paying attention now!