Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 406 ~ Free Driver Evaluations!

For some reason I am having trouble with tonight's post.

Oh... It's not that I don't have anything to say... I have plenty to say and that in itself just so happens to be my problem.

Problem is... so much has gone on the last few days that my head is spinning. 

The going ons... well... being that "it" involves "others"... well... because my feelings hit so close to home {for "others"} that I am not really at liberty to discuss them on such an open forum.  You know.. for all the world to know.  wink, wink.  

I could always say that it is happening to a "friend"... but we all would know that it is happening to me.  {Can't help but laugh at that thought!}

Anyways... One thing I have noticed about me, since my I am second 22 Day Challenge, is that I am really putting an effort forward in practicing my faith.  

Couldn't help myself!  hehehe!!
For example... today, while driving... my "driver evaluation" kicked in... meaning that in my opinion there were some drivers on the road today that need to take a driver's training course- not a refresher course, but the full blown course!  

After all, who drives 40mph in the fast lane?  I mean really!  Get in the slow lane... better yet... GET OFF THE FREEWAY (PERIOD).  

I found myself calling the "speeders" idiots in my head... I mean do they not know what "SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT" means? ... Then funny thing... as I found my temper heating up I started saying Love thy neighbor over and over again.  

Before I knew it, Calley was repeating what I was saying but was a little more thorough with the Bible quote than I was.  "Love your neighbor as yourself." Calley said.  Boy I really have to watch what I "vent" while I am driving.

I could not help not only being proud of Calley, but myself too.  {Big smile}  Before I knew it the ugly thoughts about the other drivers on the road were not only out of my head, but out of my heart.
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”  ~Mark 12:28-31
Here's to calmer days on the highways!!

I am second.

[here's to you finding your... ]


... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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Pepper said...

You taught Calley well :)

I feel that way every time I drive. I want to do a "driver's intelligence" cleansing and annihilate every driver whose IQ falls below 100! The world will be a much better place without them. And then again, yes, we have to love our neighbor. Oh, how can you love someone who cuts you off?

Audra Michelle said...

Way to go! I spent a long time being the "driving teacher" on the road - slowing down to a crawl when someone rode my bumper, purposefully blocking people who were weaving in and out of traffic. It took a message from my pastor to change my tune. He talked about being a blessing in the community. One way was to bless others while driving - letting someone get in front and things like that. It's taken time, but I'm getting a lot nicer in the car! My 3yo did pick up the word "stupid" from me though. :/

Im A Silly Mami said...

I've certainly had many of those days myself and when it comes time to blog I draw a total blank. Sometimes I totally forget that I say things out loud when I'm in the car with Buggy. Good thing the dvd or radio is on to muffle my comments. Take a deep breath and say today will be a great day - or tomorrow will be a better day

Claire Jennings said...

What a wonderful lesson you have taught Calley. Isn't that proud feeling when you have earned it wonderful?