Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Life is a highway

I left Langley, BC at 3:00 to go to a meeting n Coquitlam and the freeway was backed up to 192nd street so I decided to take the Golden Ears Bridge to save time. No problems on the bridge, I get to the turnoff to Lougheed Highway West off the bridge and the traffic is stopped. I realized I had made a big mistake.  I hear later that there was a serious car accident on the route I had decided to take and the highway was closed to West Bound and only one lane East Bound was getting through. So being creative and innovative I  decided to go the back roads, without realizing I was now making a bigger mistake.

I made my meeting at 5:00 only one hour late, (a one hour trip had turned into two hours, mostly because of decisions I had made)  lucky for me the group had not quite finished. Life is like that sometimes, we think we are taking a short cut and it takes us longer to get to where we want to be.
After I realized I was not going to be able to get out of the situation, I did take the opportunity to relax, listen to the music, think about life, and examine the beautiful roadside flowers and greenery.

I was edging forward, at a very slow pace, and perhaps sometimes we have to do this, or life or our bodies will say to us, time for a breakdown, and then we can recover and move on but slowly. Life in the fast lane is for us Boomers but sometimes we have to relax and take some time in the slow lane. Keep on Trucking

1 comment:

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