it happens, you are trying to get somewhere and up ahead, the flashing lights and sirens give advance warning, that just ahead, someone is having not so good a day. I knew I had to have the truck home in time for Hubby to get to the vet… I checked the dashboard, and saw if the delay wasn’t too long, I’d make it on time.
Turning on the radio, I was immediately surrounded with the drive home news, the traffic delays and the accidents, roads to avoid etc. Didn’t seem to matter which station, they were all about the snarled traffic, and the bumper to bumper drive home for those stuck on what is supposed to be a freeway. Even the express lanes it seems were not moving, except at a snails pace.
Other cars, and a big school bus were trying to maneuver their vehicles to take side streets. With cars/trucks at a standstill, and no where to move to it made their task very difficult. Fortunately for me I had my ice coffee to sip on, and enough for a second refill in my extra container. I decided to turn off the busy nattering, and just sit in the truck pondering the days events.
I had actually had a wonderful visit with a dear friend who after almost 10 years of visiting back and forth via the internet, had met over lunch a couple of months back. She is like a breath of fresh air, we share a lot of interests, so we had a show and tell luncheon, and I admit to being rather chuffed about it. To share with someone else who knows the excitement of a “blank page” or what one can do with a rubber stamp or wafer thin die, is rather exhilarating. I had even taken my experiments (work in progress) to show her. How cool is that…. To be able to present your “babies” and bask in the glow of having another “artist/crafter” understand why you think a typeset page, turned into a blank page with bumps and creases is so great. It had been a fantastic lunch… so being stuck in traffic was not going to spoil my mood.
There are choices we make in life, we can grumble and complain about a negative inconvenience that we have no control over, or we can dwell on a positive. I always lean towards the positive. I find it so much more productive for me, and time passes, and I get to appreciate, all the more, the experience of sharing with a friend.
PL Precept #4 Being Annoyed Limits Your Expression
PL Principle # 5 I will not get angry at anyone or anything.
This Wednesday, December 21st. is when the church of Perfect Liberty, celebrates Thanksgiving, Service is at 7 PM. Being stuck in the traffic gave me much time to reflect on the many blessings in my life. Someone else (the reason for the flashing lights) was not as blessed. While I give thanks for my day, I pray that something positive will balance out the negative that happened to someone else.