When I was thirteen I ran into a Stop Sign on my bike. Full throttle, head on collision, and awesome sound effects. To this day, my brother says it is because I couldn't read it fast enough. That has me thinking, how many signs are missed in a day? Well, here are a few to enlighten you, and warm your heart.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Signs that Would Be Helpful if Applied to Real Life (1)
Today I found out that there are a few signs that I would like to magically appear in my life. This one is a keeper.
Ah, yes. Low fuel. It could indicate you are about to run out of steam, out of energy, at your emotional capacity. Which would clearly indicate the need for a nap. And a snack. And to re-exam where you are going. Re-fueling allows you to stop and wash the windows. Check the map. Talk to locals. Visit the welcome center. Sometimes re-fueling can be a whole new adventure of itself!
But we don't have a "low fuel" sign that lights up just above our belly buttons. So we don't know. We tend to keep putzing along until everything comes to a screeching halt, collapses, and/or catches on fire. And then our adventures take a back seat. And we feel rather down on ourselves for letting things get that far.
The moral of the story is to pay attention to your low-fuel indicator. Sometimes it is better to NOT be the hero, and take a minute for yourself. Re-fuel, then test your limits. And pay attention.