There were no cops, no guns, and no dramatic screaming other than my thoughts wishing I could have told the reckless nonchalant bicycler how he was given another day to his life.
Maybe he would feel moved that he had purpose.... to be handed ..... more time.
I'm driving to work down a beach street. I have an inspiring podcast playing , a ritual I do to keep my mind on focus and stress to a miniman and prepare for my difficult days.
There's a bicyclist in the auto lane next to me, slightly ahead.
I suspect I naturally go on alert anytime I see a bicycle, unicycle, skateboard, rollerblade, and all the other moving toys my city is surrounded by.
Had I sneezed, causing me to blink a tad longer, or glanced at my speed, or looked to the right at the ocean, this story would have turned out different.
The bicyclist suddenly turned to the left directly in front of my vehicle. He didn't look back once. only ahead at oncoming traffic in the next lanes.
I always think back at choices we make in emergencies and wonder where the instincts come from, I mean it's not like we have practice drills to prepair like we did in school for the tornaido drills.
I did 3 moves simutaniously. I locked the brakes, put my hand to the horn, and looked in the rear-view mirror to see whom if anyone might be now about to rear-end me. However something kept me from landing the horn.
I think my car actually touched his clothing, or it sure seemed like it did.
He continued on crossing in the opening of oncoming traffic. Never one moment seeing me or hearing my roaring breaks.
I'm almost positive, had I landed the horn, he would have been startled and fallen. I would have crushed him. I've never come so close to destroying a human body.
I was not shaking, I did not roll my window down and holler "what a foolish move!", I simply thought "Oh My God, He was just protected!" I truely felt there was no way I could actually have stopped that fast and not landed him. Had I been in an SUV trying to stop that fast.... well we all can picture it.
I'm at work doing Justin Baldoni's hair and in his deep thinking style he said "you also were given another day, you would have been changed forever had you crushed that person"
We both smiled and said my life's quote which also happens to be on my license plate
"Today is a Gift"
He was given another day. He has purpose. He gets to see another sunrise and sunset, another golden hour. I wish I could tell him that, and then of course add "ride with caution dude!"
At work when we are filming during that perfect time of day, when the light is just right, we call it "Golden Hour"
Breath deeply and Enjoy every Golden Hour given. It is a Gift.
Facebook is like hanging out in highschool with all the rhetoric, photo likes, opinions thrown, and games people play. So when I was challanged by my long time friend Kellie August to a "Love Your Spouse Challange" celebrating love and marriage by posting photos of you spouse for 7 days,
I wanted to nod and move on.
Besides I'm busy prepping Jane (Jane the Virgin) and have no time to spare.
Yet now I'm distracted thinking about marriage,
I couldn't stop looking a fun photos of my hot babe.
Ode to the Challange,
Since I don't have 7 days to spare, I'll simply do the week all at one time.
After all, changing the rules is fun and so is sharing the life with Angel.
Take a peek at who he is and why life should be shared.
He was raised to Dress sharp, Stand strong, Speak respectfully, Fear nothing, and if all else fails make sure you know how to Dance Salsa!
When I was very ill for a year, he encouraged me, gave me strength, and made me feel safe.
He is fearless. Nothing is to big, to hard, or to scary.
He is Decisive and always has a vision. He persues a life of Passion
He lets me be me, and never ruins my good times....
....And plays along with whatever holiday traditions I try to create.
He is a strong negoiator and stands solid for showing respect and being respected.
He can toss a mean pizza! Thanks to childhood jobs like Chuckee Cheese.
He desires to inspire every young man he knows or meets.
He is still teaching the skills his parents taught him
There's nothing he can't do. Nothing he won't try.
He makes me laugh ALL the time. OMG he is so hilarious.
His wisdom is not from books but from observing life.
When we were dating he was this "hot guy I'm dating" and he still is.
Why would I simply say husband when I can call it what it is, my Hot Babe
Respecting each other brought out the best in our relationship and ourselves.
Being together caused us both to grow.
That is the beauty of marriage.
That is the beauty of friendships.
That is the beauty of helping others.
Lives are meant to be shared.
He isn't superman, but he may posibly be "superman with an attitude."
Thrilled for our Friends and their new adventure, we were eager to participate in their success.
What I wasn't prepared for was the Spirit of Hawaii.
Suddenly I became entranced with the beautiful people.
My mind was consumed yet my eyes were glued on everyone I saw.
Their Gentle yet Warrior ways.
Their Love for Life, Land, and Sea.
Their welcoming Kindness.
You can see photos of Hawaii till the day is long. However until you have experienced the locals,
your only just sampling the pupu (appetizers) of the Hawaiian islands.
"Aloha" sounds so common it may pass over without notice. One may think its Hawaiian for "hello",
Oh... but It is so much more.
Love, Peace, Mercy, and Compassion.
It is a guideline of how to live. A way to breath.
When your life is Aloha, your heart is overflowing and influences others.
It is more a feeling than a word
There is no verbage to embrace you with the Ahoha Spirit, you just need to go and feel it for yourself.
Let go of your baggage and travel with me Behind the Scenes
This isn't "island time" or simply attractive faces
These are the faces of
Talented Strong-Spirited Giants
we were so honored to be surrounded by.
May we all embrace the richness and strength of this place
and may there always be a great Suite for your future travels
Comming May 22, 2016
I find everyday I live & breathe to be a gift.