…the sight of the back of a car appears and I realize the car I am driving is less than five feet away from it. I decide there is no need to look at the speedometer to understand there is a significant difference in the speed between my car and the one that is five feet away. “Better get my foot off the gas pedal and onto the brake” I said to myself. “Too bad I’m not going to make it to the event that I had worked all week getting ready for”, the conversation with myself continued.
…loud sounds of crunching metal and shattering glass replace the silence. The steering wheel and dashboard are in a different place. Dense white smoke fills the interior of my car.I have to get out the door even though I get it that I am now stopped in the middle of the road somewhere.
… I see myself outside of the car walking towards the driver of the other car who is walking towards me making it clear to me that we are both okay.
… I notice that I simply made the mistake of not paying attention to what I was doing and that I am responsible for what happened. I commit to paying attention to what happens next.
… I see how connected I am to the relationships I have with the people that I know, the home that I live in, and the successful businesses that I am a part of.
… I stop and admire all the things around me. I linger in my gaze upon the woman who is the love of my life. I slow down and fill my cup with the drink of an absolutely magical life well lived.