I got plowed by a Mack Truck when I was a little boy. At the tender age of 5, while cautiously walking Running a couple of short blocks from school, I carelessly ran right in front of a Mack Truck. Fortunately, the truck driver saw me, slammed on his breaks, and came to a screeching halt just as we made contact. I was knocked to the ground, barely scratched but completely terrified (as was my mom who came running out of our home to see what all the commotion was about).
Needless to say I have been much more cautious about crossing the street ever since then and am proud to say I haven’t been hit by another Mack Truck since. I guess I do still live on the edge whenever I run, especially crossing Southside Boulevard. And The Running of the Bulls is on my bucket list. That’s probably about as intelligent as running in front of a Mack Truck.
My point here is that I learned a valuable lesson from the Mack Truck incident…
“Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.” Proverbs 1:5
And I’ve been able to learn sosososo much from my plethora of other life experiences too. Not to worry, the book is coming. It reads like fiction, that crazy!! Hoping it might sell like Blue Like Jazz 🙂
Do you have a life experience that you could say you’ve learned a valuable lesson from?