Last night I almost had a car accident. It was the closest I’ve ever come to actually smashing into another car (except for the time I backed into one of my best friends in the school parking lot and did $4000 worth of damage, but that was 15 years ago, so I’m pretty sure it doesn’t count it anymore) and it scared the beejeezus out of me! The other person was obviously distracted and they drifted into my lane to the point I had to drive onto someone’s front lawn to avoid them.
After a few deep breaths and a couple of “WHOA!!!”‘s, as silly as this may sound, I felt nothing but grateful. Nothing! I’m not kidding; I was completely overcome with appreciation. Now before you start rolling your eyes, I’m not sharing this to boast about my ability to think positive, because there are plenty of times I feel all kinds of angry when others behave badly on the road. I’m sharing this to see if anyone else has ever had a similar experience.
A few months ago, I wrote a post called “Let’s Celebrate What Didn’t Happen” and today I feel extremely happy and grateful and yes, celebratory about what didn’t happen last night and…what did happen in my mind.
Think about all the things that didn’t happen to you and let me know if you’d like to join the party.