I was looking through some photographs and came across a picture of my car after it was hit by a falling tree. I remember it clearly, as I was driving the car at the time the tree decided to give way to the power of gravity.
It was a bright and beautiful Saturday afternoon and my wife and I were driving home from lunch. We were about a mile from our house. I drove through an intersection, heard a very loud “crack”, and a moment later the tree crashed on top of the car and into the windshield. Glass shattered everywhere, and we held on tight until the car came to a stop.
Looking at the photograph I was struck with one thought, “I’m glad that wasn’t today.”
When things come crashing down we often dwell on them and find ourselves asking, “Why did this happen to me?” I want to approach life differently. Every day that life does NOT come crashing down, I want to take note and be grateful.
Bad things will happen. Some days. But not today. And for that I’m grateful.