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Release The Brakes

Perhaps you live in a beautiful, warm tropical climate, which would make me a) very jealous of you, and b) highly suspicious that you’ll have any clue of what I’m attempting to illustrate.  

Here in the midwest, we’ve been known to occasionally get a little snow.  It’s to the point now, where I don’t even check the weather report.  I just know that from November to about April, there’s a good chance the weather is going to be bad, or worse.  Which can make driving a little treacherous at times.

One key tip that I believe in, but never feel too sure about actually doing, is: when sliding, don’t keep the brakes locked!  This just happened to me!  It was our first snow of the year, and as I was making a turn, my vehicle began to slide.  No big deal right?  My brain said to release the brakes, and kinda reset.  My foot however, didn’t quite get the message!

The lesson to be learned from this is that sometimes we just need to release the brakes!  It may be only for a season, or for a brief period of time, but there are times that by us applying the brakes too long, with too much intensity, we begin to lose control!  We start missing key turns.  We start skidding right through critical intersections of life.  

Find your pace.  Find your rhythm.  It’s not always about speeding up, or even slowing down.  If you feel like you’re losing control, it’s okay, release the brakes!  Oh, by the way, I made the turn safely!