Posted by: Amanda Taylor | February 20, 2010

Slow down…

I woke up early this morning.  I hate waking up on work days, but as sure as the sky is blue I always wake up too early on the weekends.  I decided I should take advantage of the beautiful weather, since it seems like I have been living in the arctic for the last few weeks (okay, maybe I am being a tad dramatic).  I went for a jog on the beach then came home to get ready for dance.

When I walked into my home, I realized my kitchen smelled like the potato soup I spilled all over the floor last night.  For me, anything I cook is a like a prisoners last meal so knowing that I spilled something I cooked was terribly frustrating. After cleaning, I started getting ready.  It didn’t take long to realize the hideous scar from my dog bite was very visible and even more visible in the outfit I was wearing.  After changing a million times, I really needed to get going. On my way to the interstate, of course I hit every single red light.  About a mile after getting on the interstate, I hit traffic.  Dead stop.  Even the upbeat Britney Spears couldn’t keep me energized at this point.  Of course, I start wondering why people can’t drive correctly and that of course I was too far past any exit to just turn around and go home, because I just knew I would never make it to dance on time. After 20 minutes, I went one mile.  Then, I came upon the wreck.  I was passing it around the same time the ambulance was arriving to the scene.  I look over to see three “blankets” near the totaled car.  One of the “blankets” was little.  It broke my heart.

Right at that minute, I stopped feeling frustrated.  I hate that it took that for me to realize I needed to be a bit more thankful for how great I have it right now.  I also called my sister and told her I love her, because no matter how much we fight, I do love her!

I get to dance (only 5 minutes late) and like always, I had a wonderful time. Sometimes, we all need reminders to slow down and just be happy.

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Responses

  1. This gave me chills! Glad you’re happy, Amanda.

    (P.S. Dance class looks like so much fun!)


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