30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 26

Screenshot 2014-11-25 at 10.04.30 PMI am thankful I enjoy driving. On this particular day we are on the road for 10 hours of driving (plus time for bathroom breaks, refilling gas, eating etc). It’s a good thing I happen to enjoy it.

On my 15th birthday my dad checked me out of school to take my written test and get my learner’s permit. I answered 19 out of 20 written questions correctly and identified 20 out of 20 road signs. He took me back to school afterwards; we did the same thing one year later. I’ve been a licensed driver since my 16th birthday. I would later take a class, written and road test for a CDL and shortly after that add a motorcycle endorsement.

That means I drive a lot. I drive my vehicle and my family. Other people have me drive them places in their vehicles. I drive for work, I drive for fun. I happen to think I’m rather good at it, but it is the validation of other people that make my point. On the 495 Capital Beltway my mother-in-law, who is afraid of driving on the Beltway, leaned forward and said “You drive like them.” So I said “Thank you.”

That was a compliment, right?


About Clark Bunch

Pastor (Unity Baptist) author (God is Near) husband, father, blogger, coffee enthusiast.
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