Life in the Middle Lane


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!!

Feel free to pass by me anytime!!

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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1 Response to Life in the Middle Lane

  1. Sue Smith says:

    I do truly appreciate and enjoy life. I think our world is an amazing place and I find myself just in awe sometimes of the beauty that surrounds us. I know what you mean about being in the fast lane though and it’s easy to get caught up in that. Sometimes, though, I may just be driving to work or wherever and I will notice the clouds in the sky or the trees and flowers and it renews my heart.

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