For years my life was like I was driving in the fast lane. The high-speed lane. I had so many thing going on in my life, that I was always zooming from one point to another. Work, family, friends, fun and games. All at top speed.
Then came my heart attack and subsequent heart transplant. Metaphorically, I went off the road and into the ditch. It took a lot of work to get out of the ditch, onto the berm and them back into the slow lane of life.
I am not bemoaning this fact, as it taught me a lot about myself, life and people in general. It gave me a chance to slow down and see the simple things that I was missing in my life and had been missing for a long time. The clouds in the sky, the birds singing, simply seeing and hearing my neighborhood come a live each morning as dogs bark, trucks rumble on the street, the occasional airplane, neighbors talking. It’s life and it is a good thing.
I give thanks to God for these, the simplest things, each and every day. Family, friends, health and simple things …… that’s life in the middle lane.
Now that I’m back up to speed, I’ve made a VERY conscious decision to NOT get back into that fast lane. I like the steady speed of the middle lane where I find a good balance of family, friends, health and giving.
It sure beats spinning out of control and going into the ditch!!