At first I was irritated at the delay in the ferry line this morning. My wife and I had arrived promptly expecting the ferry to be on time. We had a plan and were set on following it. However, you’re familiar with ‘the best laid plans.’ The ferry didn’t sail on time and we were delayed—yet, I’m happy to say we made the best of things. We did better than the best. We had a nice breakfast, a delicious latte, visited and read. It was a delightful respite from a day jammed from beginning to end. Consider embracing unexpected delays. There is often nothing to be done about these delays except to fuss and fume, adding to your problems, or embracing and enjoying the delays. I suggest the latter. 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.