It was a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon.  I have a sweet little convertible and the top was down, the sun was shining, and the music was too loud (so I could sing and no one would ever hear…).  Then, BAM – I was in a whirlwind.  I remember impact, air bags, brown fur somewhere, but not quite sure where, the car not working, people asking if I was ok, and someone on my car phone asking if I needed EMS support.  I didn’t.  I was ok, but I had been run over by a deer (my personal rendition of the story is that it was a lone elk in SC….) and I was in shock.  I didn’t know what to do.  My partner was unreachable for a couple of hours and I was stranded on the back roads of SC with a mess.  I mean a mess.  A dead car and bruises and burns (airbags burn when they deploy, who knew?!) and I truly couldn’t think about what to do next.  But, just like life, if you will let it, it will surprise you and here’s where this story gets super good.  The car in front of me stopped.  The car behind me stopped.  The people in the cars (whom I had never seen before) got out and took care of me.  Good care of me.  They spent hours making sure I was safe, police reports were filed, I was led out of ant beds, moved to the side of the road, and I was safely transported home with my belongings.  They didn’t ask for anything in return.  They were simply kind people who showed up when someone was in need.  WOW.  It’s so easy to turn on the news and hear the doom, it is so easy to crawl into the therapy chair (as I have spent many hours doing myself) and talk about how others hurt us, it’s sooo easy to forget we are all in this together.  It’s so easy to focus on the bad that these kind strangers turn into urban legends.  Well, good, giving, and kind people are still here.  I met some last week.   They make the world a better place. I think I’d rather think on that today than all that is wrong.  I’m grateful for the reminder.

Little Big Town (my most favorite band) released a new album, CD, or whatever you call it now… It has a new song called “Good People”.  I’m listening to it while I type and it’s making me smile.  “Good people know….good people ….”  I’m letting that fill me up.  Good people are still here…

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