The forest trees stretched on forever
The water gently lapped at their roots
A deer timidly steps forward to drink
And I sit across the river in awe
This quiet beauty is mesmerizing
The birds softly sing in the trees nearby
I am taken to a place of tranquility
Watching nature on a lazy summer day
I have undertaken a challenge this year. I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel. No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment. Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day. Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog. Let’s find some fun!
Timing, fate, karma, a guardian angel… however you want to look at it, it came together for me. I had another appointment out-of-town. I dread the drive there, I dread the drive back. The timing of this appointment put me right at the start of rush hour traffic on the way home.
I was almost out of the worst of it and headed to the highway for a straight shot home, when I looked into my rear-view mirror. I happened to see a deer fly through the air and another one turn back around instead of crossing the road. Just maybe two car lengths behind me was where this happened. I had just missed being the one to face the deer head on.
I can gladly say I have never hit an animal with my car… in this area there are plenty of deer to contend with. I have seen deer in many rural areas, but this was the first time in a very busy area of town I have seen deer.
Bottom line was I got lucky on the trip home. It could have very easily been me in that spot at that moment they crossed the highway. I am happy I do not have car damage that needs to be fixed, or injuries that need to heal. And grateful my trip home was a safe one.