About two weeks ago, when I was coming back to Fort Worth after winter break, I got caught in this awful storm starting in Dallas which lasted well into the night. I drove for about an hour in this hard rain and loud thunder. And (I later found out) we were even under a tornado warning… Anyway, I digress… the whole drive I kept thinking something bad was going to happen. Idk it was just a feeling, but I couldn’t shake it. I was relieved when I got back to Fort Worth and got off the interstate. I was on University Drive– and, I LIVE ON UNIVERSITY– so I’m thinking all clear, right? When all of the sudden, I hear this loud noise…and then this ding ding ding alerting me that my tire pressure had gone from 38 to 4 (AKA flat tire). Now this had never happened to me, so I was unsure what to do. Keep in mind, the weather is awful and I had everything I owned in my car. Therefore, I did what any clueless kid would do… I sped home as fast as I could. I got the tire replaced the next day and all was good. Soooo…you can imagine my surprise when I got it my car a week ago and the low pressure alert was on again. My friends said it was likely due to the weather so I went and put some air in it and carried on. Then, this weekend my tire pressure light came on AGAIN and I knew I was going to have to make a visit to the local tire place.
Now, did I really have time to go there for a third time and get my tire fixed? Nope. And, when I walked in againtoday, did the worker say, “weren’t you just here?” Yep. Did the same man hand me a tiny screw 20 minutes later and tell me to watch where I was going? Yes he did. And this is when I realized the need to laugh in the moment. I couldn’t really change the situation and no one was hurt or ill. Therefore, the easiest thing to do was laugh. Not because something was funny, but because this is life and sometimes life wants you to laugh at the frustrating stuff.
Let’s just hope I don’t have to visit the tire place again anytime soon, haha. But, did I learn something from a few flat tires and a tiny screw? Absolutely. I learned that laughing in these instances is all you really can do. This realization is something I am thankful to have learned…even at the expense of time and money. Laugh with life…it is so much more fun!
Southern and Thankful