Two major unplanned events in my life have been: 1). At age 41, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I was single, having never found Mr. Right, and totally supporting myself, so no time off. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and four months of chemo. No fun, but here I am, 25 years later, so grateful I had a doctor who treated aggressively. Needless to say, I gave up on finding Mr Right. But, low and behold, unplanned event 2) I reconnected with an old friend from high school, and married Mr. Right at the age of 60. I learned a lot through both of these events. First, sometimes life gives you lemons; no one is immune to that. Decide to make the most of whatever your lemons are, either by making lemonade or recreating the hybrid lemon. And never give up on love. It will find you when you least expect it.