[lessons from an ordinary day]

[lessons from an ordinary day]

It was an ordinary day.

Well, it was Ukraine’s 24th Independence Day, so it was a day off for us and we decided to go for a walk downtown. We decided to go to the downtown by car instead of the trolleybus and later it turned out that it was a wise decision because trolleybusses did not go all the way to Maidan (there was some official event taking place, so the roads were blocked.)

We walked up and down and around the Khreshchatyk, the main street, and then went home after a couple of hours.

And it was on our way back that we got hit by another car.

A few seconds before it happened, I sat up in my seat, moving the seatbelt up because a thought went through my mind “If someone bumps into us, the seatbelt would dig into my stomach.” I moved it and…well, someone did bump into us.

We’re okay, the guys who ran into us are okay too. Our car has a couple of tiny scratches even though the bump felt rather substantial. We are thankful to God for protecting us.

However, I couldn’t help but think “What if it were more serious?”

We had a couple of mild disagreements with Sam but after the accident, I kept thinking “What is more important? To be right or to enjoy each other’s company?”

It’s too easy to get entangled in daily matters and petty stuff, but when you compare the odds, it is much preferable to spend what time we’ve got loving each other instead of complaining that something isn’t as we expected.

And be thankful to God for the time that we have – because you never know when you might run out of that time.

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