Monday, December 12, 2011

Slow Down {December Daily 12}

Jimmy and I witnessed a major injury accident on the freeway Sunday night. The car right in front of us moved into the next lane and was plowed by the car from behind that swerved into that lane from behind us, missing us by inches. It was the worst accident we've witnessed and I can't stop replaying the scene in my head over and over again. We're all so busy and in a rush, especially this time of the year, but please please please let's all slow down a little. All this rushing around is not worth it if you end up in the hospital or worse.

So all day I was in a bit of a funk. Yes I had to get in the car get on the freeway. Certainly paid a lot more attention, kept extra distance from myself and the other cars, and generally stayed in the slower lanes.

I'm not sure if how I felt today is the reason or excuse that I splurged and bought this Christmas tree. We haven't had a tree in 8 years. We're not Grincy per se, but we're lazy when it comes to clean up and it always seemed like it was more work to take it down than the value was to have it up for a few weeks. Well, we couldn't have been more wrong. Looking at this tree with the colored lights makes me so very very happy. I don't even need ornaments, just the tree with the lights brings me a lot of joy.

1 comment:

The Next Chapter said...

I'm so pleased you were not hit in the accident you witnessed - frightening. Your tree is beautiful - what a lovely reflection the lights make on the wall.