Well, here we are welcoming another new year. I think it’s safe to say that we are all pretty happy with being done with 2020. It was such a weird year for all of us for the most part. It was full of things like fear, unknowing, the closure of everything, staying home, and the death.
It’s like we all began to tune into the news to see only be faced with rising numbers of cases and death. Working from home which used to be something most of us dreamed about became something that a lot of us were forced to do and some people are still working from home. Our world changed from being a place where we all used to gather to be one in which we ordered things online and picked our things up via a designated parking spot.
School became something that everyone had to learn how to do online. Parents became teachers, teachers became confused, and students were overwhelmed right along with all of us. Many people had to go to work in fear, in fear of this new virus that we didn’t know much about, putting their lives on the line to keep our population a float.
My year started on a not so good note itself. Mom and I were camping in Mississippi. We had decided to go find a store to find some wood and some cards because we were getting prepared to hunker down for the next day while it rained. We never made it to the store, instead, a young girl didn’t stop at her stop sign and there was not enough time for me to stop. I hit the tail in of her car, on the passenger side of front of my car. Maybe a second sooner and I would have missed her, but I didn’t.
We had our seatbelts on thank God, so we were mostly okay. Mom was in a little pain, not sure if it was from the seatbelt or the airbag, but she was going to live. Indie (my doggie), who was not wearing a seatbelt, was slung into the floorboard, but seemed okay. My car however, did not seem okay, and it wouldn’t make the trip back to Texas with us that day.
Thankful for some strangers who stopped, we got a ride back to the campground and decided to pack up and go ahead and head back before the rain. We had to pack all the things that came in to cars, into one now, moms. With the help of more strangers we fit it all in. Bad event but we were making it through.
Hours later at 1 am, we made it back to my house in Texas. Coldn’t find my keys, but once we did, I had no electcity. Could things get any worse? I felt like such an idiot and got straight to paying my bill. Within 15 minutes at 1 am, my lights came on. And then I thought, it’s all gonna be okay. Little did I know what the year really had in store for everyone.
My whole point to all of this is bad things happen to all of us but sometimes really good things come from bad things. I immediatly started searching for cars and ended up with my dream car. My Subaru Outback, with towing capabilities! Before January was over, I was also the owner for a tear drop camper, another dream accomplish due to the help of SOAR. My wreck on January 1st was one HUGE blessing in disguise. So I’m glad I didn’t give up and wallow in depression and self pity.
There’s this saying we all know thanks to The Lion King. The Circle of Life. Life very much is a circle. All of our circles look a little different and some of them are much smaller or much larger than others. And I don’t think not even one person leaves this world without having a bump in their circle. We are go through some hard times, we all make mistakes, and we all have our heartbroken. It’s how we handle it that matters. How quickly can we get back on the original path of the circle?
I imagine my original car accident back in 2005 put me on whole new path, one that most likely made my circle a little bit bigger than it was orginally going to be. And the one of last year probably made it grow a little more as well. Bad things sometimes are just meant to get us to better places and give our life a little more meaning than it had before.
How are you doing with your circle this far?
Who cares what it’s looked like in the past. We are at a new year where anything is possible. And every single morning brings a new day full of possibilities. So when you’re having a bad day or something bad has happened in your life don’t ask why. Just be on the look out for what it is preparing you for.
Happy New Year!