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Thankful to be Alive
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Thankful to be Alive

1 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-24 15:13
A thread to meditate on not dying I guess, please share your narrow misses here and try and remember how great it is to be alive.

I got in a car accident yesterday. It wasn't a terrible jaws-of-life sort of accident, but it did total the rental car I was in. It's odd, since it was a rental I pretty much just fill out some paperwork and pay things off and move on. Even at the time all I had to do was go down the street, get another rental, and move on like I didn't just get t boned and very narrowly avoid a terrible injury. It hardly even set me back an hour in my schedule.
I am currently just under the covers at a hostel, a bit of a stiff neck but otherwise I seem ok, I don't think I even got major whiplash but I'm keeping an eye on things. I am just trying to walk around thinking, remembering that I really am lucky to be here right now, and honestly it's a bit hard to comprehend, it doesn't really feel real.
I listened to airbag a few times after since it feels like I ought to have a better understanding of it now, and this quote by Thom about the key line is striking:
"Every time you have a near accident, instead of just sighing and carrying on, you should pull over, get out of the car and run down the street screaming, ‘I’m BACK! I’m ALIVE! My life has started again today!'"

Seize the day I suppose, apologies for rambling, but make sure to have a nice day out there.

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