Monday night I was in a car accident – a four car collision that was pretty dramatic and even traumatic. Other than a mild concussion and some back pain, I’m good. My car on the other hand…not so much, but it’s just a car.
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I was on my way to meet my boyfriend for some dance lessons at a local studio where the voluptuous blond owner refers to her Latin partner in business and in life, “papa.” We were looking forward to taking some spins on the dance floor, but our fun was derailed for a time.
Some say there are no accidents in life. To be honest, I’m not sure about that, but in this case I was willing to ask myself what the lesson was for me.
I heard, “Be grateful.” Not once, but about ten times – something that happens to me when I receive guidance from my higher self. It must know I’m a little dense, so repeats important messages over and over.
It just so happened that Joel Olsteen was delivering a sermon on television that night on seeing things with a different perspective – encouraging us to look for the silver lining in every situation. I NEEDED TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE. I had become complacent and dare I say, negative? Maybe that’s too extreme, but I temporarily forgot how incredibly blessed I am.
It’s difficult for me to view the accident with anything other than gratitude. I’m not seriously hurt. My baby girl (now a tween, but I can’t stop calling her that) was not in the car, and therefore did not experience the fear and emotion that comes from such an event, and everyone around me rallied with love and support. Indeed I am blessed, and am grateful for the reminder to always focus on the silver lining rather than the dark clouds.