Hope all is going well as we hit the mid-point of our week. If you recall, a few posts back, I spoke of H.U.M.P. day. Re-read that post and consider how you handle your HUMPS today!
I was on the road this morning and there was someone behind me who wanted to go faster than the law allowed. I didn't get annoyed as they inched closer, however, I wondered if they realized, that I just may be keeping them from an occurrence down the road. I'm a "speed limit " driver and I drive in the "right lane" as to not annoy other drivers. I want everyone to enjoy the road!
Because of the driver behind me, I began to think of how many times we are prevented from being in a place where we are not supposed to be. Life, as we all know, happens in seconds. A few seconds early or a few seconds later can alter us for the rest of our lives. Consider the following:
- The Man or Woman who worked in the World Trade Center and decided to sleep in on September 11th.
- The Man or Woman who missed the flight that eventually crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11th.
- The Man or Woman on Monday, September 10th who was devastated they were fired from their job at the World Trade Center.
- The Man or Woman who decided against taking their kids near the field on September 11th where the Pennsylvania plane crashed.
- The Man or Woman who worked at the Pentagon and because of traffic was late on September 11th and avoided the mayhem.
- The Man or Woman who was angry at their child for causing them to be late, however, missed all of the madness in Manhattan on September 11th.
- The Man or Woman who was scheduled to sign a lease for an office at the World Trade Center on September 11th and knew they were stretching beyond their budget in doing so.
Isn't that interesting! All of these people were stopped on September 11th and were kept from the horrific experience of that day along with keeping them from doing something that wasn't in their best interest. We can spend hours debating "who or what" stops us, however, the focus should be on "we were stopped" and for that we "can and should" be grateful.
Until the next time,