i'm a really careful walker.
i really am.
i get well out of the way of cars, and
i pay attention....
but this morning, i almost got hit.
and man, it made my stomach sick.
a young kid driving, with a car full of his friends,
prolly on the way to school.....
scared the daylights outta me.
he kept zoomin' by.
i stood there feelin' like i was gonna throw up.
i walked home shaken with my eyes big and thinking,
wow......that coulda been it for me.
and i wonder if he woulda even stopped......
i looked at the trees and the sun coming thru
them. i thought of the guys up in the attic doin'
their work...i thought of the things i was gonna
do today....the soup i was gonna make....all that
and i felt sick and grateful all at the same time.
talk about a reminder of the preciousness of the day.
and i'm holding it as the gift that it is.......