I almost met God today.
I'm not joking.
I have been taking classes since December of last year to flush out my degree in computer science. This week is finals week for the quarter, and I was in my car heading to class to take a final on some classes I'd taken for Windows Server 2008.
While driving, I was quizzing myself over things I'd read, and was keeping an eye out for traffic since Friday traffic is usually ugly and tough to deal with.
While stopped at a stoplight, I changed the radio station, checked my mirrors, and then waited.
The light turned green, I waited for some cross-traffic to clear, and headed into the intersection to get past them and merge onto the freeway for some fun stop-and-go bumper-to-bumper traffice all the way to the school.
As I got into the intersection, I noted a flash of blue out of the corner of my left eye. That was all the warning I got.
Screaming tires, honking horns, and severely cramped muscles are all that I remember afterwards.
I didn't get hit. The fellow in the lane to the left of me got that pleasure. However, I did end up being able to see all of the detail in up-close Hi-Def color and action right outside my open driver side window.
That close call made me forget about my petty worries and doubts. It put anything out of my mind except to note that I have been taking many things for granted.
As of now, I stop worrying about the things that aren't in my control. I deal with what I can, and make due with those things that I can't influence.
I resolve to enjoy the little things, cherish the great milestones, and make the most out of what I've been given.
To do any less is criminal, to my way of thinking.
Hope you think about this as well!