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

Clark Bunch is the pastor of Unity Baptist Church and author of God is Near. He and his wife Teresa have one child. In his spare time he enjoys blogging, playing guitar and riding his motorcycle. And coffee, he'd be nowhere without coffee.
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