When You're Pulled Along
by Steve Goodier
Do you ever feel as if your life is pulling you someplace you
don't want to go?
Comedian Carol Burnett experienced one of those moments when she
emerged from a cab one day and caught her coat in the door. The
driver was unaware of her plight and slowly began to edge out
into traffic. All of a sudden, she found herself being pulled out
into the street. All she could do was run alongside the cab as it
made it's way down the block.
A passerby alerted the driver who quickly stopped. He jumped out
and released Carol's coat from the door. "Are you all right?" he
"Yes," she gasped, "but how much more do I owe you?"
Life goes like that sometimes. It pulls us along and all we can
do is run to keep up. Or it may pull us in a direction we never
chose to go and charge us for the experience!
It pulls us into frightening problems and circumstances.
It pulls us into complex situations that call forth the best from
It pulls us into experiences that change us and mold us.
It pulls us into the lives of other people.
It pulls us into opportunities to make a difference.
It pulls us in directions we never planned on going and gives us
experiences we never thought we needed.
Sometimes all we can do is try to run alongside and make the best
of a situation. But if we also let those situations make the best
of us, it will always be worth the trip.
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