Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Choosing to accept

I worked at the Niles hospital this morning. It's quite a drive for me; takes me about 45 minutes to get there. I can complain about the drive and make myself miserable or I can choose to enjoy those precious minutes as a gift. Today I chose to accept the gift. I was only into my drive about 10 minutes when I got behind a school bus. The bus driver turned on his flashing lights so I had to stop. At first I didn't see any children around.
Way up on a hill was a farm house with a long drive. Running as fast as he could down the drive was a little boy. And right on his heals was his dog. It was a small brown and white dog. It was like a scene out of a movie but this was real life. The little dog stayed right with him until he was about 20 feet from the bus. Then the dog stopped in the middle of the drive and sat down. He watched that little boy get on the bus and didn't move until the bus was well on it's way. Then the dog meandered back toward the house. I could also see his mother standing up by the house watching to make sure he got on the bus OK. I wondered if she was enjoying the scene as much as I was. Probably more so since she was his mother.
From that point on I noticed what a beautiful blue the sky was and I knew Who to thank.

8 comments:

Shellmo said...

This brought tears to my eyes - simply wonderful.

Jen said...

Very refreshing! Amen

Margaret said...

A good lesson for everyone.

The Brat Pack said...

That made me teary eyed. Thanks for sharing.

Pigeon said...

I love to hear that kind of story. Thanky-you for telling the tale.

Ben said...

As a fellow 45 minute commuter, I know what yourre talking about. I enjoy the time alone to think, listen to music, and observe the scenery (not so much while driving back home, maybe). But your story (and your attitude!)was great.

74WIXYgrad said...

Jessica, I did enjoy your story.

My commute is 60 minutes. But in order to make the best of it,. I sometimes will use my mp3 player to get some important information. Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar calls it Automobile University.

gerry said...

I think sometimes we all need to slow down and see what is right in front of us. It truly is the simple gifts that God has given us that make it all worthwhile.