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Day To Day When Your Life Changes

Ever Notice The Names?

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Two days ago, stopped at an intersection, the car in front of me had a bumper sticker that caught my eye. We all find ourselves reading funny ones, crazy ones, inspiring ones, and sometimes offensive ones.

If you click on this photo, it’ll enlarge and it reads:

  • WILDCAT TERRITORY – BEWARE

We see names like: Wildcats, Bulldogs, Warriors, Rockets, Fighting Irish, Rams, Raiders and other assorted “power names”.

You know what we never see on High School “Team” bumper stickers?  The Bunnies, Chicks, Duckies, Wildflowers, Snowflakes, Gumdrops.

Culture is what people think and do, without thinking.

What if we started to think a bit differently about bumper stickers, names, habits, confidence, tough decisions?

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Turning 50

Counting Our Blessings

Today at 11:30AM, while driving to our son’s friend’s ninth birthday party, we had a vacationing family from South Carolina pull out in front of us which caused an accident.

The other driver and I both got out of our mini vans at the same time and asked the same question, “Is everyone OK”?

We were both relieved to know that no one was hurt.  There were five passengers in his van and three in mine.

He called 911 for non-emergency assistance.  So I called my insurance company.

We waited for the Highway Patrol to arrive, but after an hour, we called back just to see what our options were.

The officer who answered told us we could complete a Self Report form, which are available easily.  But, she said, we had to be in agreement.

The other driver and I walked the scene, discussed the events, and agreed he pulled out in front of us which was the cause of our collision.

We exchanged driver’s licence, insurance, and vehicle registration, cell phones, email addresses, family member’s names, etc.

We were both able to drive away from the scene.

That’s the main point of this post.  We were able to drive away unhurt.  

That is why I’m counting my blessings.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂