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The sign in the entryway of my home reads, “An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.” It’s one of my favorite things–and a great reminder as soon as I enter my house that my attitude makes a big difference.
Tonight I am thankful for safety.
Though “safety” isn’t quite as shiny as a new kitchen gadget, nor is it as cool as a new iPhone app, it’s my favorite thing.
Tonight I was driving “quickly” on U.S. Route 23–trying to get home in time to see my husband before putting my child to bed–when the van I was driving quick working. As in, right in the middle of the road it stopped.
I couldn’t even coast off onto the non-existent shoulder. I was stuck–half on the road, half off the road–with cars and trucks rushing past. With each vehicle that approached my van, I prayed that the driver was paying attention. (And I made a few mental notes about my own occasional distracted driving.)
I’ll put it right out there: I was scared.
Three officers, an hour, and a tow truck later, we were on our way. And I couldn’t be more thankful that my son and I were safe. It’s amazing the things I take for granted on a regular basis.
The car is in a nearby shop, we are gloriously stranded at my grandma’s house (who can complain about THAT?), and there will be details to work out later.
But for tonight … I am just thankful.