Another weird rerun here at Aura
I KNOW I've listened to this story before...would have sworn I commented then, but I see nothing in the notes here. My takeaway here, again is totally relevant to my life. Since my massive stroke and return to my home, family and world, I've made great strides (pun totally intended, as I returned home unable to walk!) you NEVER know what those around you may have gone through, or may be going through! It's best to treat all people and situations with a compassionate heart and eye! Just in case!
My most relevant lesson has been with my return to the public streets...I've sadly noticed more than ever just how ignorant and uncaring many drivers are! When you're speeding up from behind me, only to pass quickly on my right? You have no clue who I am or what I've been through! You have no clue as to my finished capacity or great anxiety at driving my two-ton death machine in public! I've begun to give other drivers MUCH more leeway and room, and I'm usually considering if they may be like me...struggling with some impediment or another! Mental? Physical? Emotional? Within the last year, this point was driven (pun totally intended) home when my good friend’s grandfather was forced into a crash in his vintage Cadillac convertible by another driver’s really poor driving choices! Ruined the Cadillac RIGHT BEFORE a big area car show he was really looking forward to participating in! They managed to bring the remains of the Caddy to the show, where I met them to show off the car, and collect donations for grandpa’s medical bills, and solicit donations of money, labor and parts from the local car enthusiast community to get the Caddy back on the road...a mission which was accomplished! Granddad came out of the hospital OK! They were able to
pick him up IN the repaired Cadillac!🤗