Sunday was an interesting day for me. I was driving home from a great weekend presenting at a retreat. I was driving on the freeway to pick up my dog from the boarding kennel when I noticed a guy crawling under the guardrail towards the freeway. I thought it was strange, so my gaze lingered. And that’s when I saw the gun. In his hand. And I was right beside him!
I looked ahead; I couldn’t speed up because traffic was slowing. I couldn’t pull over because there was a car there. All I could do was duck and hope I wasn’t a big target in my big car.
And then I heard what sounded like a rock hitting my car. It could have been a bullet whizzing by. Or it could have been the crack the gun makes when it fires. But I was THAT close!
Now, I don’t want to turn this blog into a political statement, or anything like that (in fact, please don’t post any statements about gun issues in the comments) that is not the point of this blog.
I’m just sharing this because our world is not like it used to be.
Anything can happen at any time. And life is precious. Your life, my life, the lives of the ones you love. And yes, even the lives of the ones you don’t like so much.
We are all important.
And we need to love each other more.
We need to say nice things to one another.
We need to spend time with one another.
You will never regret the hugs you gave, nor the nice words you said, nor the time you spent with people you love.
So do more of that.