While crossing the street from the post office today, I was shocked when a big gold Hummer almost hit me. I was in the crosswalk and the “walk” sign was lit. I got half way across the street when suddenly I felt the wind from a vehicle and heard tires screech. I quickly jumped forward and turned around to see a thirty something couple (probably tourists in a hurry) careening off down the road. They came so close to hitting me as they turned left, directly towards me, that their bumper brushed by me. I got to the sidewalk and said a prayer of thanks for another day to be alive. I know it is kind of trite to say we never know when our time will come, so we should live life fully, but truly, this experience today awakened me to the beauty of the moment. I thought about my four kids and how much I love them and how grateful I am to be here another day for this amazing journey through life. My hope for the world is that we can let go of anything on your hearts that is impeding our aliveness. In that open hearted freedom, we can see that life in this very moment is precious- just as it is.