Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Daily 5 - Day 167

Today's Daily 5 (the mostly accident edition!):
  1. I'm thankful that the driver who I hit was very kind.  We waited nearly an hour for the police to arrive (EMS and Fire had come and gone in that time), and it was cold out this morning.  He welcomed me to sit in his truck (which was warm, since George really wasn't).  We chatted and made sure each other were okay, traded insurance information, and just generally managed to stay calm and make the necessary phone calls.
  2. I'm thankful that though George is no more, I am not seriously injured.
  3. I'm thankful that the fire after the accident was quickly put out by a passing motorist who stopped, and had a fire extinguisher in his vehicle.  That also could have been so much more serious than it was.  I'll be carrying a fire extinguisher in my vehicle from now on I think!
  4. I'm also thankful for the quick thinking motorist who stopped and put out my fire!
  5. I'm thankful for a generous policeman who kindly warned me to leave more following space, instead of issuing me a very expensive ticket.
  6. I'm thankful for the tow truck arriving quickly (they said expect it in an hour, but it arrived in 20 minutes!) and for the tow truck driver being friendly and efficient, and willing to ferry me along with my car to the mechanic.
  7. I'm thankful for my dad, who took numerous calls from me as events progressed, and then met me at the mechanics, showing up with a hug for me, questions for the mechanic as we quickly made the decision that George was a goner, and then took me home to my mom.
  8. I'm thankful that I live in the same city as my parents, and that when my dad asked if I wanted to go home or to their house, I could go to their house.  
  9. I'm thankful for my mom who greeted me with another hug, let me cry a little, gave me a short treatment to immediately help with healing, brought me painkillers and an ice pack, fed me lunch, and let me lay on her couch and soothe my jangled soul with dozing to the Food Network on their satellite television.
  10. I'm thankful for both of my brothers and T's fiance who in their own ways let me know that they were concerned about me today, were praying, and loved me.
  11. I'm thankful for all the friends who sent notes and left facebook comments, or sent text messages or emails, telling me they were praying, and making sure I was okay.
  12. I'm thankful for lasagna for supper - I actually cooked, but also for a roommate who was more than willing to do the cleanup as by that time my left shoulder was letting me know that movement was no longer a good option.  I'm also thankful that she is more than willing to do the cooking tomorrow night.
  13. I'm thankful that my work was very understanding of the fact that I was not coming in today, and that I can be confident that if I wake up in the morning too sore to move, they'll give me another day or so to recover as well.
  14. I'm thankful for the incredible peace that I've felt today.  That's really unusual for me after an accident (I've had a couple previous ones, as well as some very scary near misses, mostly involving ice and snow).  I feel like I've been buoyed by Jesus' love and the prayers of so many, and I'm really grateful for that.  Especially since I've been struggling for the last several days with anxiety again, and working on getting the supplements evened out again.  It's been such a blessing to not be feeling that today.
  15. I'm thankful that tomorrow is another day, and one that won't hold a car accident!  :)