Last week I was on my way to visit my mom. I have a specific route I take and I have driven it so many times I truly believe my car could do it by itself.
There are two small towns I go through, and while I slow down, I don’t pay attention to the speed limit. I always wonder – Do they even have a city police person?!
As I was almost out of one small town I realized if I didn’t hurry up and pass the incredibly slow car in front of me, and then get around the semi ahead, I’d have to follow the semi for miles. When you leave this town there are long stretches of no-passing zones.
So, without a care in the world, I passed that incredibly small car and as I was zipping around the semi I saw a police care chilling in a parking lot.
What? The town has a police car?
As I watched in my side mirror I saw him pull out, put on his flashers, and started following me.
Surely, he doesn’t want me!
He did. I pulled over in a safe area and got my license, insurance, etc. ready to go. When he got to the window he said, “Ma’am, do you know why I pulled you over?” I said very contritely, “I was speeding.”
:”Yes, you were going 47 mph in a 30-mph zone.” What,” I asked incredulously, “that is just terrible.” He agreed.
Then he asked a question that changed everything. “Where ya headed.” I kind of felt like I was in the movie Fargo. Without even a thought I said, “To visit my mom in the nursing home in Orange City. She’s in hospice.” Whenever I say the word ‘hospice’ to someone I don’t know I get emotional. Which I did that day. But, I know where she is headed so she and I are both good!
He took my documentation back to his car and I waited. And, I waited. It’s quite interesting. I didn’t feel scared about a ticket. I didn’t feel any anxiety. I felt such peace that whatever was meant to happen would happen.
He came back, handed my items back to me and said, “Because of the circumstances, I’m going to let you go. But, just so you know, that would have been a $250 ticket.”
“Thank you, thank you,” I replied, “I do feel terrible about going so fast in your town. I am so sorry.”
“You go have a good visit”, he replied.
You need to understand. This police officer couldn’t have been more than 20 years old. Seriously. Most likely, he has not gone through having a loved one in hospice, at least not a parent.
But, he let me go because of where I was headed.
Where ya headed? Really, where? In your life, in your career or business, with your family, your faith, etc.
We don’t always get a break, like I did that day, when we hurry or take the wrong path to where we want to go.
Where ya headed?
Sometimes we have a general idea but no plan. Or, a specific goal but no plan. Or, a plan but it’s not getting us to where we want to go
I speak from personal experience. Please, oh please, take time to think where you want to go in all aspects of your life.
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