Oh brother, our rainy and slick Lower Mainland roads got the better of a driver yesterday morning. I was coming home in my daughter's car about 8:15, waiting to turn left into our driveway cause there was a car coming. The guy behind me didn't see me stopped and smashed into the back of me. I am OK, but I went into a terrible depression all day, still not feeling so great emotonally. If the guy had hit me harder and the car coming my way was right beside me, it would have been a 3 car pile up. I should never think of the coulda woulda thing, but yesterday was a very close call to something that could have been horrible. My neck is a tiny teeny little bit sore this morning, so I will go to the doctor to ensure things are ok, I hear whiplash can come about after an accident. The rear passenger side bumper is wrecked as is the tail light part and the hood is pushed up. I am grateful I was not hurt badly, nor the other driver. It was a young corrections guy on his way to work at the correction institute that is located at the end of our road. He was so sorry and so worried that I was hurt, he was in a pickup truck. He said he didn't realize I was stoppped until he had to slam on his brakes, he prob was going too fast. I saw him coming and sure felt it when he wholloped into me. This poor dude. He said that when he knew he was going to hit me he tried to swerve to go into the ditch, hence just the backside hit.
I am very grateful (now this may sound strange) that he hit me instead of going into the ditch. Neither of us were hurt badly, but if he had missed me and hit the ditch, I think he may have been hurt very badly, that would have made my day even worse than it had become. That would have been an awful thing, because if he had been hurt in the ditch, it would have been in some ways my fault.
Anyways, I am grateful for this day, I am grateful the other man was not hurt, nor I, I am grateful that I am alive.
I used to keep a grateful book and every day I would write something in it that I am grateful for, it was full of grateful things. I am going to reread my grateful book, and I am going to begin my grateful book again. There is every single day in my life, if not only one, there is many, many, many thing I am grateful for. And one of them is to be a member of this wonderful forum, an alternate place in my life where I can express myself, and let so many others know that I am grateful of this life that I hold in the palm of my hands.
Have a beautiful and wonderful day, embrace this space in time called life, that we are privileged to be a part of, embrace it every day. Lovin' life. Cindi