“That was great,” I thought, unironically. Then I had to laugh at myself. Great? Some people would see that as the worst part of their year. Their prized, beautiful, fairly new little Bluemobile smashed beyond repair and hauled away, never to be seen again.
I look at it differently:
- No one was seriously hurt or killed
- We were all insured
- The insurance gave me a fair price for my totalled car
- I got a really nice new car out of the deal (I got a car loan, too, but the smashed car money covered part of it)
- My registration was due and my windshield was cracked before the accident, so at least I didn’t waste money on those things
- It happened where a nice friend could come rescue me
Learning to look at the bright side may be stupid to some people, but as I have gotten older, I have realized that it is a skill that needs to be cultivated and used. There’s always more than one way to look at things. Why not choose the way that gives your heart more peace?
With that mini-sermon, I say goodbye to 2011. Thanks for sticking with me through thick and thin. I appreciate you – especially those of you who comment – more than I can say.