Putting My Morning In Perspective

Thursday, October 22, 2015


This morning started off like any other. I woke up at around 5:45 and my dad and I left around 6:15 to head on our normal trip to school. We usually have around an hour and a half commute, which four times a week starts to drag after awhile. About 45 minutes into our normal drive, all traffic came to a complete stop. We looked on the GPS to see that an accident had happened and both of us became quickly frustrated about the fact that I would be late for school and he would be late for work. Neither of us had the time to be late, and both of our attitudes visibly changed about our day. 

Thirty more minutes pass and we find out that they've closed the road were on, the only other option is to turn around and head back the other way. That's another 30-45 minutes to just get back to the freeway, not to mention getting on that for the rest of the two hour drive that it would definitely take to finally make it to school. 

And then the radio mentions the accident, stating that there was a fatality and that there was no telling how long it would take for the road to open again. I instantly felt guilty for the way my attitude had changed. Was I frustrated by the traffic? Of course. But someone out there, a son or daughter or mother or friend, was about to be having one of the worst days of their lives. How could I possibly think that my being inconvenienced by this traffic was more important then the life that was lost out on the road? 

Sometimes it takes something like this to put your mind back into perspective, don't ignore it. If you get stuck in traffic, or spill coffee on yourself (which I did when I got back home after the traffic) or any other small and insignificant thing happens to you that puts you in a bad mood, try your hardest to put your life into perspective because chances are you probably have it pretty good. 

1 comment:

  1. Yes I love this!!! It's so important to try and find the good in everything.

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