This week's blog is about letting go of attachment because I had a very valuable lesson regarding this just a few days ago.
I loved my car. There is nothing in the world that would have made me give up my car. That has been my car the entire time that I have lived in the UK. I met my husband in that car and I have so many memories with that car. My husband asks me every few years- is it time to get a new car and my reply is always- I'm not getting rid of my car. I love that car.
It's a very impractical car for our small country lanes and up the big hill that we live on. Completely impractical. But I wasn't going to shift on this even though I can't drive it for many days during the winter as its just not good on slippery roads. She has a name - its Mimi. She is a little French sports car.
Lessons to learn
Last Thursday after coming home from visiting a friend in the village, I parked my car just outside my back door to bring the food shopping into the kitchen. As I was turning around there was a very loud noise and a massive tree came down from across the lane and smashed my car to bits. I am so lucky I wasn't in it! But my old friend Mimi was completely smashed and the insurance company has just told me its a write-off. So I must say goodbye to my old friend now.
So many signs and messages over the years to get a new car but I was being stubborn. The choice was made for me and I will now be getting a big, solid car that will work well on the winter roads.
The lesson for me: don't wait until a tree falls to make the correct decision.