Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Blessings

 This week we get to count our blessings ...

This photo taken in Canberra this week around the edges of Floriade

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, "counting your blessings" is to make a special effort to appreciate the good things in life.  The Lovin Life Linky is a testament to that philosophy of gratitude.  There's always something to love about life, sometimes you just have to dig a little deeper and try a little harder to find it. 

Yesterday I woke to a text message from a friend's husband to advise she'd been in a serious car accident in Queensland.  She was alive yet battered, but overall they were counting their blessings she survived.  

Another car with inexperienced drivers had turned a bend and lost control in the other direction causing them to fishtail towards her and within seconds she was hit head-on at over 80 km an hour resulting in her car flipping over and landing on the roof.  The airbags and seat belt saved her along with other drivers who pulled her from her car to safety.  

Our friendship group banded together via text and phone quickly to send support as she spent 24 hours in emergency alone with no visitors due to Covid restrictions. Her husband and young children wanting so desperately to be at her bedside, but having to resort to Face Time instead.  

Seeing the photos of her mangled car on the side of a road, on its roof, smashed beyond recognition was heart wrenching.  How could anyone survive that? We sat and counted our blessings that while she's bruised from head to toe, she has still managed to walk away.  I believe the young driver and his passenger in the other vehicle are also alive. As a mother to young drivers, my heart goes out to their parents as they too are no doubt, counting their blessings. 

So many others in this world of ours have not fared as well.  You only have to scroll through the news to see just how many lives are lost each day leaving family and friends to mourn the gaping hole left in their world due to loss. 

As I celebrate Michaela's survival, I would like to remind people that today is a great day for all of us to "count our blessings".   No matter how bad things get, there's always something to love about life.   

Thanks for visiting Deep Fried Fruit on this Lovin' Life Thursday.  I really do love having you here.

Today I'm Lovin:

  • That you're here visiting my page
  • Spray tans and eyelash extensions
  • That we get to celebrate my in-laws DIAMOND wedding anniversary this weekend (yep, that's 60 years of marriage and they're still going strong)
  • We've got a holiday coming up (watch this space) 
  • My friend is alive
What are you Lovin about Life?  



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13 comments :

  1. I'm glad all involved are ok. That is so distressing for everyone.

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  2. Gosh, that kind of news is always a big wake up call...for all of us with kids, grandkids who can drive...But I am so glad about your friend. Phew. I find similarly that gratitude is helpful for me as there can be days where I am 'not feeling it' so to speak and then it means I have to dig deeper. My parents celebratated 60 years of marriage in the months before we found Mum had cancer. It was a special occasion for them, and I arranged all of the Regal, vice regal and government greetings to be sent to them. "We" are celebrating our golden anniversary next January and that feels weird and wonderful!! happy Thursday and yes I am so glad for Lovin Life linky too. Denyse x

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  3. So glad she's okay....as you say, it could have ended differently indeed. Blessings to count.

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  4. I'm glad there was no fatality. Hope your friend's recovery is going well. #lovin'lifelinky

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  5. Lash extensions, I'm sold! Congrats to your in-laws on their diamond anniversary!

    SSG xxx

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  6. We certainly have much to be grateful for. Our family is safe and well, and we have recently travelled to visit a beautiful part of our south west state where the wildflowers are blooming. Spring. My favourite time of year. Take care. Wishing your friend well for their recovery. And thank you for the link up.

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  7. I’m so glad your friend is going to be okay. It’s amazing how well our cars protect us now between seat belts and airbags. My heart goes out to her family who are not permitted to join her. I wish her a speedy recovery.

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  8. What a terrible shock - I hope your friend will be okay. It must be awful for her family not being able to visit. You're so right, our lives can be changed in a second, and we have no control over that. All we have control over is how we feel about this moment, and whether we choose to be happy and positive or not. So much truth in paying attention to the now.

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  10. I remember when our son got t-boned at an intersection and walked away from his written off car. It certainly reminds you of how precious life is and to savour every moment of yours and to be grateful when loved ones walk away from awful situations like this. AND I wish COVID would just go away so we can visit people in hospital and get back to normal relationships!

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  11. So glad she was OK and that there were no fatalities. My oldest is just starting driver's ed classes.. while I know he's a good kid and a pretty skilled driver it still makes me nervous to know he's going to be out driving on his own this winter.

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