A running car and a new attitude…

Written by on July 3, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

And it happened elegantly and quickly. And it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg to fix my car either. Part I of this story is found here: If Something’s Gotta Give, Why Not Give Thanks?

My car was nice enough to get me to the convenience store so that my child and I would not be stranded along a country road close to midnight. And the next morning, when my friend, Stace, drove me out to jump start it the car turned on, no problem. I was able to drive it. No need to call the towing company.

Before reaching our destination, the SRS light came back on and I started losing power, just as I did the previous night. The length of the pretty long side street to the station, my car started sputtering and chugging along. I thought it would stop at any minute, but it got me to the parking lot, ran for a couple more seconds and cut off.

Once again, it got me to my destination.

Well, she’s all fixed up now. Two new alternator belts (only had one left and that was shot), new brushes and more securely mounted, my 17 year old Volvo is back on the road.

But I have more than a running car. I have a greater appreciation for the power of gratitude and trust. I was so exhausted when this happened, I just didn’t have the energy to throw a fit or to even worry. It really was so much easier to just sink back into a sense of peace and know everything was going to work out all right.

I like that. It’s a much nicer way of living.

This morning, when I got out of my car, the map holder on the side of the driver’s door broke off.

I smiled. The rest of the car works, and it will be fine.

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About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, uses spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. "For the Sake of Love” is her collection of songs written on Demian's healing journey, and “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” is a children’s book she wrote for her daughter about the interconnectedness of life published by Illumination Arts and endorsed by Jane Goodall. Currently, Demian is working on recording episodes for her podcast and writing on the "Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse". .

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