New Car & Jello
So, I bought a new car, had it two whole days when I somehow flung red sticky Jello with cut veggies and raw oatmeal all over the interior...I’m talking ALL over the interior!
My 13 year old daughter was mid sentence when this occurred and she froze, in fact, everything froze. I was suddenly Trinity (from the movie The Matrix) with everything frozen in the air and everything was waiting on my response. OK, minus the really cool leather outfit!
My daughter did not move, I did not move, time and space did NOT move. Everything truly was still, waiting for my response. Instead of cops to beat up like Trinity had before her, I had “choices,” many choices. In that frozen piece of time, I reached out and chose peace and joy, turned to my daughter and said, “so honey, what were you saying?”
After dropping off my daughter at school, I peaceably stood in the rain for half an hour, cleaning up the Jello and thinking to myself…. “this is going to make a great Out of the Matrix story.”
And so it does!
Hello, My name is Kimberly