I appreciate Jess working with me and the Greenhouse.
I appreciate long walks.
I appreciate small towns.
I appreciate interactions.
I appreciate Alice.
I was driving to George’s today. I was running late so I was taking the scenic route which takes longer. If I’m running late I might as well enjoy the heck out of it.
I received a text on messenger that I thought had to do with my business. I was driving through an industrial business area and decided to pull over in a driveway in front of a big warehouse. I read the text and answered it. Then I started to drive back onto the road.
Somehow there was a little shallow ditch that I didn’t see in front of me. When I turned to face the road my right front tire went into the ditch. The tired slid in the mud and I was instantly high centered and stuck.
My first thought was “how fascinating”. I looked over at Angel and we started laughing. I got out and got Angel out. I looked around. Down the driveway there was a guy in a big pickup talking to a guy driving a fork lift. They were deep in conversation but I knew without a doubt that they would come running the minute they saw the truck stuck and a lady holding a baby. I stood and waited to see what would happen.
I heard a shout behind me. I turned around and then was a man across the street on his front porch yelling to me that he would be right there. He ran to his truck and drove across the street. In the mean time the 2 guys down the driveway had caught sight of my situation. They arrived just as the guy across the street pulled up.
I calmly explained that I didn’t have any idea how I got stuck in the ditch, other than I didn’t see it. As I was telling my story men started pouring out of the warehouse to see what all the excitement was about. I had to re tell my story several times as different men arrived. While I was talking, the guy from across the street was strapping my bumper to the fork lift. The fork lift driver backed up and my truck was pulled out of the ditch like it was nothing.
I cheered and graceously thanked everyone.
How fun was that!!??
I am so grateful for getting stuck in that ditch. What a beautiful experience.
I love living in my small town and having a slow paced life. As I walked to work today pushing Angel in the stroller I realized what a blessing it is to be able to walk to work. Today it was cloudy but there were times when the sun would almost peek through the clouds and everything would become brighter. I enjoyed taking pictures and listening to the birds.
On our walks we stop at many of the stores we pass by and say hello to whoever is there working. On Monday’s most of the stores in downtown are closed and today was a holiday so even more than usual were closed. So on our walk today we had slim pickings. When we walked past the Christian bookstore it was open so we went inside.
We had the best time there. The lady who works there named Janell is delightful. Angel went into the children’s room and reorganized. I found some word flash cards while helping Angel reorganize that I am excited to start using with Angel. Janell was a blast to talk with. I felt deeply honored to have the luxury of having a good leisurely time on my commute to work.
There is a trick I learned to living a slow paced life. I simply stopped moving fast.