I like driving early morning. I like looking at people when my eyes are not on the road. I like laughing at the way some drivers rush to outwit and outsmart each other. I realized that the rules in life are the same as the rules in driving. Be patient and level-headed. Give way. Wait for your turn. Stop at each intersection. Look at both sides before making a turn. Yield to the one that has the right of way. Be alert. Always have presence of mind. Follow the stop light. Stop when the red light is on. Do not ignore the yellow or warning light. Do not go over your comfortable speed. If lost along twisting streets, go back to the main road. Have an encompassing view of the road ahead of you. Look out for dangers. Stay out of potholes. Do not risk the safety of your loved ones just to get ahead. If tired, stop and rest.

I always think that driving is like living your life. You are the one steering your life to the destination you want it to go. You might find yourself sometimes stopping at a crossroad unsure of what path to take but then most often you pick the path you’re most sure of and comfortable with. You will encounter big, small, uneven or smooth humps but just the same you move forward. If you miss your turn, you back up or go back. If you meet an accident due to carelessness and get out of it unscathe, you charged it to experience. If you get a ticket, you take it and you learn from there. Some routes are short, some routes are long either way, you take it as it. Taking the shortcuts though, most of the time, is cheating your way through life. Nothing beats the sense of accomplishment of having arrived at your destination using the long, bumpy, difficult road because in life, it is really not about getting there that matters but the guts it took for you to get there. In life, just like in driving, you only take calculated risks. Risks that are based on sound judgement. Living your life is like driving responsibly, it is about thinking not only of yourself but of others as well because your one quick decision might not only change your life but the lives of others as well

Nothing comes easy so it is better to learn to drive manually first before you move to automatic and always enjoy the drive to your destination…

About Me

I am better known as Nan’s widow, Bianca Angela’s mom, and Woodrose’s Mrs. Dela Cruz.  I am a full time teacher and mentor, a freelance writer for various print and online publications, a marathoner, and a curator of inspiring faith stories.
I am also the author of the best selling book, Grace Upon Grace: A widow’s journey.:)


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