I recently had an “encounter” with my own limitations … in a parking garage. I traveled to Colorado for Christmas to see my sons and other family and friends. While there, I rented a car for a few days so that I could have lunch here and dinner there, catching up with all my ladies (who I miss so much since I moved all the way to South Carolina three years ago).
Anyway, on this particular night I parked in an underground parking garage. Next to a cement pole. (You know what’s coming, don’t you?) After dinner, my friend, Amy, and I got in the car, still chatty after 3 hours of talking, reminiscing, solving the problems of the world. As I slowly backed out of the parking space, I tried to watch every direction at once – and talk and listen – all at the same time. I looked over my right shoulder and that’s when I heard: “CRACK!” Uh-oh.
I caught the outside mirror on the cement pole. Broke it to bits.
Here are the lessons I am taking into 2014 from that experience: (1) You can really only move in one direction at a time, look in one direction at a time, focus on one thing at a time if you intend to be productive and stay in one piece! (2) Don’t enter the New Year with your eyes in a rear view mirror. We’re not looking back – we’re looking forward. So let go of what’s behind and face what is ahead: A brand new year.
Happy New Year, Everyone! And may God bless every day with joy and peace as you grow your beautiful life!