Sad ending to the long weekend
Unfortunately I have a sad story to tell about this weekend. I was driving home last night from my boyfriends house and ahead I could see multiple emergency service vehicles with their lights flashing. Automatically I knew it couldn’t be good because there were like 4 ambulances, 3 fire trucks, a bunch of police cruisers and random peoples vehicles pulled over on the side of the road. They had the road blocked off in one direction (not the one I was going in), so this meant that we got to drive right by the incident. Of course I’m going to drive super slow and get a glimpse of what’s going on! Human nature to be curious when something that wild is happening!
I pull up super slowly and I see a person laying on the ground (can’t tell if it’s a male or female) and they do not look good. They were clearly struck by a vehicle. The paramedics were doing CPR, fire fighters were getting blankets, and the random people that stopped to help looked in shock. It was a very sad scene lets just put it that way. You automatically get the worst feeling in your stomach. I felt incredibly sad for that person and it really makes you think.
The entire way home I was in a daze about life and how fast life can be taken away from you. This person was on their way home, minding their own business when all of a sudden they were struck by a vehicle. You literally never know when life is going to hand you a bag of shit.
I called my boyfriend right away (using hands-free people!) and told him how much he meant to me. When you see all these quotes or people tell you “life is short”, THEY’RE RIGHT! I’ve always been a firm believer in “doing everything and anything”. Here are some things that come up when I see tragic events like this:
- Tell people you love them constantly.
- Say you’re sorry and forget about whatever happened.
- Don’t hold grudges.
- Do things that make you happy.
- Do things that make you sad.
- Do things you might regret later, but who cares, that’s how you learn.
- Don’t waste time being unhappy. If you’re unhappy, change it.
- Treat your pet like it’s your child and give them a big smooch everyday.
- And if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend NEVER GO TO BED ANGRY. You wake up in a shitty ass mood.
Ya these seem traditional and everyone says them, but they’re simple things you can do to ensure your life on earth was worth something. Everyone has a purpose and everyone has something incredible to give. Live life and be fearless.
This morning, I searched in the news to see if they had put out any information about the accident. The person was a cyclist and they were struck by a hit and run vehicle. WTF! Send prayers out to the victim that he or she gets better and hopefully the maniac who drove away gets caught or found or whatever.