ALL SHOOK UP!
Had accident on my scooter, 11 AM last Tuesday. Rather than delve into all the aspects, I'll just say it is very lonely lying on the asphalt—under a scooter--in the intersection of a busy US 6-lane highway, and Central Avenue in Naples. Sirens, backed up traffic, horns, two cars damaged, two drivers taken to hospital. And at fault is me! No, I did not cry, Peeps—grin!
The Chris and Veronica story
First Peeps--really 'Angels'--to come out to help me, Veronica and Chris. One brought wet towels to clean up my face and arms, another brought out bag of ice for my head. They helped me to stand. They spoke kind, encouraging words.
One of the twenty-something girls said they had seen me at Meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. Another angel, a scooter guy--also an AA-Peep!--showed up, The three of them picked up my quarter-ton bike. We all walked it to safety.
This all happened in front of a busy Starbucks. V brought out a Vente coffee (to replace the blood loss—kidding, Peeps!!!).
OK there's more: the girls stayed with me for hour and a half—young girls normally have nothing else to do in a beautiful, sunny 'city-on-the-beach' at 11 AM...right? They gave their version of the accident to police and offered themselves as witnesses in case that would be necessary. Also, V (in tears) felt so sorry for me and my fine, she tried to thrust a $100 bill on me. UNBELIEVABLE!
The shakes are gone. I am fine! All that's left is the cleanup. Thank God for helmets, shoes, and gloves...and Angels!
A 12th Step Story
In Alcoholics Anonymous, our 12th Step is partly devoted to helping others. Peeps assume that means helping others stay sober, and help them follow the program of living. Which id true.
Also true, we eventually learn to carry our message of happy life out into the world of everyday life. OK!
The Peeps who helped me had no other reason or agenda, than to be of service to another human. They practiced their program. And I was a recipient! What a thrill—also a learning experience, for me. I just 'let others' do what was difficult for me during those moments.
I got to witness AA 'working' in that wonderful way, when Peeps are willing to just put one foot in front of the other—and don't trip!--and get God's job done, in a cooperative human effort.
It was another in ongoing Spiritual Experiences for me! My gratitude again is for others who help their fellows, and for the God within each of us. In every web address, example: (http://www)...the 'www' stands for “What a Wonderful World”. Now that I've exposed the secret, it will probably become 'xxx'--grin!
Love and PEACE!
Image of roses above were a 2011 Christmas gift-post from my Muslim friend, Izdiher (Pakistan). Thank you, Pak-Girl! I wanted something beautiful and cheerful, to head this post concerning my scooter accident.