Thursday, March 3, 2011

ONE DAY, ONE MOMENT AND...

I stopped texting and driving recently.  I had all the excuses and all the right intentions -" I only texted when I was at a stop light", "I'll just respond 'K"", "Just a quickie", "No one is in front of me, I can drive and text as long as its quick"...  and so many more.  The longer I had the phone the better and quicker I got... almost reaching the Grand Prix level for texters.

Then one day, purusing Facebook, someone posted this link:

 

All of the stories are about that one day, that one moment that changed their lives forever.  For some, it was just about being an expert driver, knowing the limits of what they could do and doing it, just this once.  It hit me hard.  I could be that person confirming a business lunch and, in one moment, changing lives in a manner that left me chilled.  I shivered and swore off texting and driving.

Courtney King-Dye  is marking (http://www.courtneykingdressage.com/) today as the anniversary of her riding accident where a young horse slipped and fell throwing her to the ground.  In that moment, helmetless, her life changed for ever. 

My heart breaks for her... she writes about hope, about dreams and recently, her sadness.  Only God knows to what extent she can return to her previous greatness.  And for her, that one moment and her struggles may serve to help many.  It helped change the rules in eventing dressage and is making waves in other disciplines.

I would love for the helmetless to watch this video



 
To really see her struggle, to read her Facebook posts and her Blog...  I hope you can understand that on any given day, one moment can change your life forever.   Make your changes count and count well...

2 comments:

Edible said...

You are amazing... this is my first time reading your blog.... you woke a lot of the little things up in my lge to change.... I Thank you:)

Suzanne said...

Thanks "Edible"... Courtney's story touched me and most recently her sadness breaks my heart. She herself says that she never wanted this to be her legacy but if it does help someone else than she is ok. (That's paraphrased not quoted.) And I was struck at how close the excuses to do it just this once for riders and texters and how it could change a lifetime. Hence the rant...