We all have one and I thought mine was going to be today…
If you have read any of my most recent posts, you know we are trying to discover what food budget works best for our family. And tonight, my kids wanted Chick-fil-A. Well, they didn’t like my answer when I told them we have plenty ‘o food in the house. In the end, we compromised. I would take them to Chick-fil-A and they would use their own money to buy their kid’s meals. See, the budgeting is paying off! I am saving money every where I turn and making my 5 and 3-year-old children buy their dinner!! Oh boy, this blog isn’t starting out too well…and it gets worse.
On our way home from Chick-Fil-A, I was about 3 miles from home and I noticed two cars in front of me. The one in front was in his lane and the one behind him was halfway in my lane. I remember thinking, she will see me and realize she is in my lane and needs to get back in her lane. Well, I was wrong. She never even looked up until we were side by side. I will never forget what she looks like even though I can’t even begin to tell you what type of car she was driving.
We almost had our date with destiny…going 55mph and colliding head on with another vehicle at said speed is never pretty. I don’t know what she was doing other than not paying attention to driving…which, by the way, is pretty important. I had two of the three greatest gifts God has ever given me in the back seat of my Highlander. And to think that only a matter of inches separated us from our date with destiny. Obviously, today was not our day and for that I am thankful. Thank you Lord for another day!
As a believer, this makes me ponder the inevitable. Death. Do you know where you are going when your time is over? I realize that I have a very diverse group of friends and I like it that way. I am friends with atheists, agnostics, believers of every shade and color, and some who believe but are still searching. I have never been one to be pushy about my beliefs. But, the question begs an answer…do you know?
As a coach, this makes me ponder the “what if” questions that coaches are great at asking. If tonight had been my date with destiny, would I leave this world with any regrets? The answer to that question is yes…the rest of the answer is that I am on a journey and I can have a fresh start tomorrow. Figure out what those regrets would be and do something about them today. Your date with destiny may come sooner than you had ever intended.
What would you change about your life if you knew when your date with destiny would be? There is no better time than now to get started…