Jan 29, 2013

Humbled

I totaled my car last night. Woke up in the hospital. They had to cut me and my clothes off to get me out of my Honda Accord. Thankfully just very bruised and scraped up. Not sharing pictures, lol. Apparently everything happened to my left side as that is the most damaged. Figures I am left handed. Typing slowly. Tina ( sis-in-law) picked me up from hospital. I cried when I heard my Bella was totaled. I cried thanking God that I was alive and that Rocco wasn't in the car. Than I came home and Tina took care of me and we talked. I realized that I have been humbled. Sometimes in life when things are going smoothly and no major bumps in the road, we forget to give thanks. We all cry to God when things are going wrong. I'm out shopping, going to lunch etc. Settled in my new place. I realized that I haven't been thanking God or anyone for my good fortune of late. Now that I am banged and bruised up I can't stop thinking. How did my car flip over the metal barrier? I have come close to death many times, why am I still alive? I realized I am happy to be alive. That maybe I need to do as I used too. Say my prayers every night, giving thanks. I have been very blessed in my lifetime. I am still a little woozy when I sit up. Just wanted to check in and tell everyone to take 3 minutes from your day and give thanks for all your blessings, no matter how big or small. Don't wait for a life endangering car accident. Peace!

6 comments:

Brite Mist said...

i am glad you are alive and able to write (type)! Prayers for you!

the walking man said...

Someway or another we, the living children of the spirit of creation, find our way to the best possible outcome Susan. Glad your only dinged up and not broken and the Honda...it was glad to give up it's mechanical life to protect yours.

Annette said...

Oh Lori! I am so happy that you are ok. But your beautiful car that your son got for you. I am sorry about that. Thankful today that you are able to be at home and healing and not hurt worse than you are.

goatman said...

It is all too easy to meet the final moment. A childhood friend of my wife was killed last week when her car spun off a slippery road that she had driven a thousand times. It came to rest with the back rammed into a tree which threw her backward probably breaking her neck. Even a seat belt didn't help with this crash.
You are meant to continue . . .

Lori said...

Brite Mist- Thank you sir for you kind words. I must stop by and visit your writing.

WM- I have a Honda Civic arriving early this week. I already paid for it. I have had tremendous support and help from friends. Really thankful to be alive...

Annette- I, too, am sorry that the car is gone. It did it's job. I am alive. J is bringing me his Honda Civic up Tuesday night. I have faith in Honda's now beyond a doubt. Be well my friend. xoxo

Goatman- I am grateful to be alive. The metal did it's job. Saved my life. Other's are sadly not so blessed and my prayers go out to them.

Wanda said...

Sounds like January 29th wasn't a good day for either of us; or maybe for you it was the 28th... Glad you're okay though, and glad to see how well things are going for you. Smooches!