I was witness, and a bit of a victim, to an accident yesterday. Everyone was fine but 2 cars were not and mine has minor damage.
The lady absolutely Gunned it out of her parking lot and nailed a girl just behind her drivers door. I was coming the other way and saw it soon enough to stop. but the spinning car got me.
Again, thank goodness no one was hurt. I've caught myself speeding frequently. Not by a lot but 35 in a 30 or 30 in a 25 in town. I have to wonder why?
I have no place to be that the timing of my arrival is worth putting myself, or someone else, at risk.
Of course, slowing down is about more than driving. I've been trying to share a kind word, say hello and LOOK directly at the person, not just in passing - and if I'm going to ask "how are you?" I stop and do so. Small things, you probably wouldn't even notice, but it matters to me.
So slow down. Eat slowly this Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy whoever you share your table with, even if it's yourself. Take extra time to do something kind for another person, no matter how small. And for goodness sake - slow down on the road!
Becky Weber-Johnson lives in Janesville with her husband, Tim, and without their children who are away at college. She is an account executive at WCLO/WJVL and is the Saturday morning host on WCLO. She volunteers at her church, with the Optimist club and SpotLight On Kids. Becky is a community blogger and her opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.