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I have lived in the D.C. area. Years ago. Traffic was a whole new experience. 24/7/365 along with accidents on 95 every day.

At that point in my life, as you can imagine, I reacted differently than I do today. Life circumstances were certainly different and I know that played a role in how I handled traffic.

This past Friday I was stuck in my current traffic world. As I sat there I thought about how this may affect my day. Very quickly I concluded that while it was inconvenient, my day would be in tact. I also had the reassurance of a cell phone that I could use to contact some one in case I needed to reschedule a meeting.

I have mentioned that my life as well as others is quite non linear. Being stuck in traffic can be like being stuck at some phase in life. So here are some thoughts on that:

Grandmother says... Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; "Which are you?"

On The Anxious Owl

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.

Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, "Tell me what do you see?"

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they got soft.She then asked her to take an egg and break it.

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