Archive for June 3rd, 2011

03 Jun 2011


5 Comments Personal Crap

About an hour ago I was picking G-Man up from school. Many moms and kids were in the courtyard, playing, talking and laughing. We were discussing what plans we had for the weekend and whether or not our kids finished their lunches today.

Out on the street we heard what sounded like a pretty bad car crash. We went on about our business, getting backpacks from cubbies and signing out for the day. On my way home I passed the accident and saw ambulances and banged-up cars.

The people in those cars were on their way home, or to the grocery store, or to a friend’s house. They were going about their business, having whatever kind of day they were having. And neither of them had no idea that their entire day, possibly their life, was about to change. At the very least one of them was taken to the hospital, and the other will be dealing with paperwork for months. At the very worst… I don’t even want to think about it.

So here’s my cliche’ thought for the day:

Everything can change in an instance. One moment you could be complaining about all of your errands, and the next you could be wishing you were able to do them at all. At least once a day all of us who are healthy and happy should thank our luckies that we are. I was already feeling grateful today. I woke up thanking God for all the good stuff in my life. I pray those people are okay, and I will be even more grateful for what I have today.

Think of what you have today. And be grateful.