Freaky Car Accident

Well, this is a surreal image.


This is the music store we bought MK’s saxophone, the day before this woman drove headlong into the building.

In fact, we were there at the time of day this lady had her accident. If we had waited just one more day to buy his sax, we’d likely be kissing her grill right about now.

Apparently, this woman had a seizure and lost control. I have no idea about the second car in the picture but I’m assuming it was parked in front of the store and she pushed it into the store front.

She must have been hauling @$$ to have that much momentum to push not only her, but the parked car, into a concrete building.

This is the second time someone has had a seizure and rammed their vehicle into a business in the past three months in these parts.

Question: WHY are people who are susceptible to seizures even permitted to have a driver’s license to begin with?

Thank God no one was hurt (other than the lady who caused the accident, but I don’t think she was even seriously injured). This could have been so much worse.

One of my nieces works at this store. Again, thank God, she wasn’t on the clock when this happened.

Freaky stuff like this really makes you pause and appreciate life, doesn’t it?

UPDATED: I just found out, from family, that this woman was traveling around 70 mph when she hit the parked car, and then pushed it into the building. There was an employee sitting at the front desk when it happened and narrowly missed being squished. This poor woman crossed TWO busy intersections, mid-day, before hitting the music store. It really is a miracle she wasn’t killed, or killed someone else.

This story reminds me of a lady I used to work with. Her 19-year old daughter had a history of sporadic, unexplained seizures. And then suddenly, they stopped. She didn’t have one for one year and was on the verge of passing her driver’s test when she had another one.

From that point on, she was insistent on never getting her driver’s license. For even though her seizures were unexplained and she would go through periods of time when she didn’t have any, she didn’t want to take the chance of having one while she was driving and possibly injuring, or even killing anyone. She said she simply couldn’t live with herself if that happened.

I thought that was incredibly brave and mature of her and I respected her even more for her decision not to drive – ever.

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen – Be Happy

Sounds easy, doesn’t it. Just wake up one morning and be happy. And in some respects, it is, if you just believe it to be so.

However, sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. My advice? Evaluate your life. What areas, exactly, are making you unhappy? Is there anything YOU can do to change that situation? Be honest. Sometimes it takes a mental adjustment on our part to make situations change; don’t be selfish or stingy with your desire to be happy.

Don’t whine about it. Be proactive in your quest to be happy.

The bottom line? Make the change. Life is too short to be sad and unhappy all the time.

Here are some tips to get you started on your road to happiness:

1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.

2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.

3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people.

4. You can’t please everybody. Don’t let criticism worry you.

5. Don’t let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.

6. Do things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.

7. Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.

8. Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy, avoid people who make you unhappy.

9. Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about new places.

10. Don’t hold postmortems. Don’t spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don’t be one who never gets over things.

11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

12. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.

13. Happiness can not be inherited, purchased, rented, imported, or bargained for. It must be home-grown.

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