Happy Monday everyone! Thanksgiving was last week, but every new day is a day to be thankful. 2017 has been one hell of a year for me.I’m thankful for many things, but the number one thing I’m thankful for is life.
I literally started 2017 off with a bang. In January I was in my first car accident. I lost control of my car while on a major highway trying to avoid hitting a driver that cut me off. I did a 360 across a four-lane highway. Once I regained control of my car I was hit by an oncoming car and I spun out across the highway again. I remember thinking I was going to die. In that very moment, all I could think about was how I had lived my life. If I was to die what would I have left behind? In that moment I knew I was a goner.
My car was smashed up but I was fine. I walked away with no scratches or bruises as well as the other driver.I often questioned why I was favored in this situation. I soon learned not to question things that happened. I figured out that I literally every moment is a new lesson with an important takeaway.
My takeaway? Life is short.
At that moment I realized that I was existing I wasn’t really living. I mean I had friends, family, a job, all of the above, but I can honestly say my gratitude for all of those greatly improved after the accident. I found it very silly to focus on little things that I had no control of or fixate on things that could have been. The time you have is the present. Live in every single moment and be very intentional with your time, energy, thoughts and words. Enjoy every single moment, yes even the bad ones. You get one life and no matter what happens always be thankful for it.
Thanks for reading. Stay Selfish.