Recently, I had an experience that made me see, once again the vulnerability of our existence. We plan for tomorrow, put things off for another day and work like idiots, believing that we will have more time in the future. Well, I am here to remind you that your are on the wrong path.
Last week I was driving on the highway, when suddenly I lost control of my car. On it’s own, it started getting faster and faster. I was a bit surprised and gently stepped on the brakes. I have an automatic, so it’s relatively easy to drive. The brakes weren’t working at all. I was terrified but I tried not to panic. Then I carefully looked under my legs to see what was going on. To my surprise, my rug had slipped forward and now it was stuck, so that I couldn’t brake and that the gas pedal was being forced down. OMG. There was nothing I could do, since I was driving on the fast lane. All the while my car, was getting faster and faster and the highway was very busy.
To make the story short, in a lucky moment I moved across to the emergency lane, where my car kept getting faster. I don’t know what I did, but my car made terrible noises as I pulled the hand brake and shifted into all sorts of gears, before I put it on PARK and turned the key. Thank God, at that moment the car stopped.
As you imagine, I was shaking and tears ran down my face. My heart was pounding like crazy, but I was so grateful that nothing happened. I was still there. I don’t want to think about what could have happened, if I hadn’t been able to reach the emergency lane at the right moment. Once again, I was made conscious of the fact, that your existence can be wiped out in the blink of an eye.
So with this said, I want to spread the message of how precious every moment of your life is and of the importance of making the best of it. Stop worrying about what will come because like I said before, no one will ever really know. Life comes like it comes. Today, I would like to encourage you, from this moment on, to start doing things that make you smile. Enjoy things that make you feel good. Don’t save the champaign in fridge for a special moment or wait to buy that pretty dress or those flowers that you love for tomorrow. Do it today, for today is special! This moment is special!
And you want to know something else: YOU ARE SPECIAL and YOU TRULY DESERVE IT!
Have a wonderful time!