Have you ever lost your driver's license? I'm not asking if you've ever misplaced it - but have you ever had it taken away from you?
Once I got old enough to get even my learner's permit (had to drive with an adult licensed driver starting at age 14 and until I was 16) the worst thing my parents could do to me by way of discipline was to take my driving privileges away.
I've never had it taken away due to any problems with traffic tickets, etc. but, maybe you have. IF you obeyed the law at that point (and, many - if not most - don't) and did not drive, you found out what an inconvenience it was to depend upon others to drive you where you needed to go.
One of the saddest things to me is when a person gets to the point that, due to their age and declining abilities, they must surrender their license...usually unwillingly. Now, true, for the safety of all involved, this needs to be done and usually BEFORE it actually happens.
Regardless, it's sad.
The main reason it is so sad is because, usually, this is the last bit of real freedom that they have. Who WOULDN'T be reluctant to give that up? When they surrender their license and their driving privileges they now are pretty much totally dependent on other people for just about everything.
Do you realize how long it has been for them since this were true?
They can no longer do what they want to do when they want to do it or go where they want to go when they want to go!
What does this have to do with our "theme" for this week's topic? EVERYTHING!
It goes hand-in-hand with yesterday's thought about not expecting others to do everything for us but to "get behind the wheel" and take control of our own lives!
THIS IS NOT A BURDEN...this is a blessing, a privilege and a right!
Why in the world would you want to hand that over to anyone else?
Like the elderly person that wants to hang on to their driving privilege as long as possible (FREEDOM!) so should each of us do ALL that we can for as LONG as we can to make sure we are DOING ALL that we can to live the life of our dreams!
Do NOT surrender! Do NOT give up! Do NOT give in!
It is YOUR life! It is YOUR dream! It is YOUR goal!
Get behind that wheel, take control of your own destiny and "DRIVE" LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!
(Yeah, I'm getting a little excited here!)
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and GO FOR IT!
And, hey, as you do so...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"