Lindsay Gill: Near misses

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Near misses

I was driving through my hometown when I passed the location of a "near miss" when I was in high school.

I was on the track team and we always ran in groups of about twenty.  We were on the sidewalk when about 50 feet ahead, an empty car came flying in reverse from a driveway on a hill across the street.  It crossed the street and slammed right into a tree.  Evidently, the person had left the car running and got out without putting the car in park.

At the time, we were shocked, but kept running.  Looking back, that could have been exponentially worse!  Thank God there was no one in the car, thank God there were no cars driving on the road that the car flew across, and Thank God that for one reason or another, we weren't about 1-2 minutes faster on our run.  Thank God someone had to tie their shoe or stop for water.

There are many times when we've all been part of near misses, whether we are aware of them or not.  This is why it's so important to say "I love you" when you can, forgive, and be thankful for each and every day.

Something to think about:

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