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Mar 07

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A snowy miracle

I was scheduled to work at the newspaper this afternoon.  It’s usually about a 25 minute drive, but thanks to the big icy snow storm we’ve had over the last 24 hours, I knew I needed extra time to clean off my car.  I also figured the driving might be a little slow, so I left the house over an hour before I needed to be there.

Cleaning off my car was a treat – a layer of ice encased the car, covered by about eight inches of snow, topped off by another half inch of ice.  My snowbrush turned into something closer to a hacksaw.  I finally sawed/brushed/scraped my way through and had the car clean enough to get on the road.  I was victorious!

I’d heard cars drive up and down the hill outside my apartment for several hours, so I knew the roads were passable.  In a reversal of the usual conditions, the hill wasn’t a problem but the highway was scary!  I was going about 25 miles per hour and all I could hear running through my head were the police logs of accidents due to snow and ice that I’ve been typing up for the last couple of months. I didn’t want to be the subject of one of those accident logs!

I’d been stubborn enough to insist on going out, but it only took me two highway exits (about 3 miles) to realize that I was being stupid.

The miracle is that I allowed common sense to overrule stubborn stupidity and I got home safely. I called the newspaper and they were happy that I wasn’t out on the roads. The voices in my head told me I would be wimpy or irresponsible to let a little snow keep me from going to work. The truth is that I was being much smarter and MORE responsible by staying safe at home.

I wonder what the roads will be like tomorrow?!?

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About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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