On any road trip there is the chance of seeing the unusual. On days of clouds I get to imagine what animal I might see next. I have been amazed at clouds all my life. When I see a rabbit or a dog form, I want the clouds to stay that way, but like time and life they roll past that formation to make another.
Not long ago we saw a tractor trailer that had ran off the interstate and into the woods, two giant tow trucks were hooked to it trying to extract it. Monday we passed a pickup truck on it’s side in the middle of the interstate. At each accident I wonder, what caused it?
Of course like everyone else we see deer carcasses, you know not only did the deer meet a bad end, but some car owner had a bad day also.
We all see emergency vehicles rushing to a situation or headed for the hospital and I say ‘I know someone’s day is ruined, maybe their life. One never knows.
I see the guys/gals on the side of the roads with ‘Help Me’ signs, normally I do not give, but I have been known to, if the situation seems to agree with my thinking. I always say, that is someone’s son or daughter, I hope they are missed.
Life is not always fair. One can be as healthy as a horse and in just a few minutes be given a death sentence. I always think of my BIL Jim. Always got a great report from his doctors, BUT he called me on the phone and said, “The doctor just gave me a death sentence, I have Esophageal Cancer.” After hanging up I immediately did a search, sadly it said, ‘Only 4-8% of the victims survive.’ It wasn’t long until Shirl buried Jim. One never knows.
Campers are not immune. Our traveling buddies, my sister Kat and her husband Dick were camping on the Blue Ridge parkway and we were at Standing Indian. We got a call, Dick had passed. What a shock, One just never knows.
Live like every day is your last, and it is a fact, “ONE DAY YOU WILL BE RIGHT”.
Give a Smile every day, one never knows what that smile means to someone.