There are places and times where we feel secure and the last thing on our mind is that anything unexpected will happen. We are not always right about that feeling of complacency and should be on the lookout for many different kinds of possible incidents. Not everything that may or can happen will be negative, we can be caught by surprise by positive or joyful events as well as negative ones. Keeping an eye out for any unexpected occurrence allows us preparation for both good or not so good happenings; we can make preparation for a difficult experience or be set for a pleasant surprise. These don’t need to be elaborate preparations, just paying a bit of attentions to your surroundings and not completely burying yourself in whatever you happen to be doing will help you avoid unexpected surprises of any kind. It only takes a moment or two to glance around and note any changes in your immediate environment, the vast majority of time you will be doing nothing more than reassuring yourself that everything is fine or more than fine and be feeling good about yourself for checking to make sure that really is the case. In the rare instance when there is something wrong you will be prepared for instant reaction and action. Isn’t it better to be generally aware of your surroundings than to be oblivious to them?