A Close Shave…


( Photo credit: Ludeza)

I woke up today with a languid feeling and a nasty headache.

Naturally, I should have called in sick at the office but I had deadlines to meet, meetings to attend and one million things that needed my attention. When it was two on the dot, I left the office, dashed to the grocery store to pick a few things, and made my way to my children’s school.

I had a few things on both hands and was angry with myself, I shouldn’t have bought so much stuff when I didn’t take the car. I looked straight ahead and saw cars slowing to a crawl. I walked briskly to the toucan crossing and wobbled along…

Shortly before I got to the other side of the toucan crossing, everything seemed to slow to a stop. I heard a whooshing sound and wondered briefly why that was, cars were still at a standstill on both sides of the crossing, but something was not right. I hesitated briefly and thank God did.

If I had hurried past the crossing, I would have had a nasty collision with a daredevil driver, who slipped past the other cars who were waiting at the crossing. The green light for the pedestrian was still on, so naturally, I had the right of way.  Suddenly, a ‘Smart‘ car appeared from nowhere and zoomed past me…

It was a close shave and a terrifying experience!

Well, I am glad to be home and not on a hospital bed. I would still be able to admire the dawning of a new day, to appreciate life and nature. To all my friends, please keep safe. God be with you all.

Much love, always.  🙂

66 comments on “A Close Shave…

  1. I’m glad you’re safe dear! take care of yourself!

  2. wsforchrist says:

    The car may have been “Smart,” but the driver must have been low on brain power. Glad to hear you were not hurt. My car was recently struck at high speed by a person who had a soda bottle lodged beneath her brake pedal. SOME PEOPLE!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      It was a shocking experience to say the least, I’m always careful! But when you’re crossing a toucan crossing, you believe you’re safe, because you can see cars on both sides waiting for pedestrians to cross. To suddenly see a car baring down on you can be unsettling…
      Can you imagine the idiocy behind a woman driving a car with a soda bottle under her brake pedal? I hope you were not hurt and she paid the full insurance for the repairs on your car!

  3. Anna says:

    Phiew, sounds scary! Good to hear that nothing happened to you.

  4. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Glad you are a slow cautious walker.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I’m a brisk walker, even with the pedestrian light still on. I know cars are not fun, they could be dangerous so I always dash across… I thank God I was cautious today! Thanks for the Reblog and kind comment!

      • Jueseppi B. says:

        Would be a very catastrophic day were you to have “dashed” that day. Glad your hands were full.

  5. Alastair says:

    Sometimes something will happen and we don’t know why. It will cause us to do something we don’t normally do – like hesitate at the Toucan crossing. Whether you look at it as your guardian angel interfering, God tapping you on the shoulder, instinct, sudden anxiety, these things can make a difference to us by saving our lives. These happen on a daily basis. Normally though, they are not so prominent like this one.

    I’m thankful you are safe Seyi. After all, I would hate to think I was writing the review for nothing 😆 <— that was a joke 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you Alastair, I believe God is indeed looking out for me! It was a split second thing, I didn’t know why I hesitated, because I could see cars waiting patiently on both sides.
      If anything had happened I believed you would still have written the review, who knows, you might help with a great press release and start a world wide prayer vigil for your blogger friend… Then you would come to London, manage my blog (I’ll give you the admin key!)
      I’m glad I can blog about it Alastair! Things could have easily turn pear shape…

      • Alastair says:

        You hesitated because something told you to.

        Yes I would have written it, and yes I would have started something for you. Probably become your husband’s best friend as well to make sure he looked after himself haha.

        I am glad that you are here to blog about it, and have a smile.

      • Seyi sandra says:

        Yes I am, my husband would be lost without me (ha ha haaaa) he would probably become a monk and I’ll be a ghost hovering over you all. I should write a story about this Alastair!
        It was a close call, and these things happen for a reason, I’m just grateful to be alive! Thanks for your friendship, I’m privileged to have met you on this blogosphere….

      • Alastair says:

        A few months ago, I was a crossing near where I live and the lights changed saying I could cross. As I was about to, a single white feather dropped in front of me, so I stopped. A car didn’t stop. If I hadn’t seen that feather, i would have been spread down the road.

        We each have our guardians. Whether someone up there or an angel behind us – or a ghost of a loved one lol. That’s what saves us from times where we could die.

      • Seyi sandra says:

        That was so close, thank God you stopped! I can’t bear that thought! God knows you still have lots of people to inspire and help, your work is not done, neither is mine!
        I’ve got God looking out for me, He’s there even when I doubt Him. He’s my friend and yours too.
        My love to your beautiful children and have a great night rest dear friend!
        Cheers. 🙂

      • Alastair says:

        You’re the second person to say that to me today. Odd.

        Thanks Seyi. Good night

  6. Uzoma says:

    Oh thank God! I’m SO happy you’re back home unharmed. Take care of yourself and family, sis.

  7. Pete Denton says:

    Wow, definite close call. I hate idiot drivers.

  8. So glad you were able to tell the story and not injured (or worse). Hugs

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You have no idea how glad I am, Just told my husband I need to go on a real cruise now, hope he’ll take me to unwind!! Thanks for stopping by Pamela! I appreciate it.

  9. StetotheJ says:

    Wow, that could have been a horrendous day, there are some lunatics around who don;t seem to have learnt the rules. I’m glad you survived it and are still with us

  10. These things always happen when we’re having an off day. So pleased everything turned out OK.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you for your kind words, it was so unexpected, my heart almost stopped but I’m ok, glad I have great friends like you to unburden my heart to. God bless you!

  11. utesmile says:

    Glad you are safe, do be careful, it is always dangerous with drivers, and you need to focus as pedestrian as much as being a cyclist or a driver yourself. It is a shock when it is so close and you do thank God that nothing has happened. Take care!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you for your kind and loving words, it means a lot to me. I’m always careful, when driving or walking I don’t take anything for granted. Life is precious and beautiful, the reason why I love people so much. Thanks for your friendship Ute! Enjoy the rest of your day.

  12. ledrakenoir says:

    Don’t forget taking care of yourself..! 🙂

  13. Thank God almighty you are safe, my dear Seyi 🙂

  14. DeDivahDeals says:

    God Bless you Sweetie – your Angel rested firmly on your shoulders today!!!! Have a restful weekend.

  15. Jeff says:

    I’m very glad that you are okay. That was definitely Divine Intervention.

  16. Hi Seyi, great article and insanely great picture. Glad you are ok ? How’re the kinds ? Please give us a hint of how much you liked our latest article, maybe you can read it with those little angels, and hopefully other ones as well. See you soon, Kindest regards,

  17. RoSy says:

    Oh dear! Glad you are ok. Happy that you are home & not in a hospital bed too. Hope that you are feeling better today. Have a nice weekend 🙂

  18. Luanne says:

    So glad you are ok, Seyi sandra! By the way, I didn’t know what a Toucan crossing was and so I had to look it up. I was disappointed it wasn’t an exotic bird crossing!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for your kindness Luanne, if it was an exotic bird crossing, I would probably be in the hospital by now cos I love birds! Do enjoy the rest of your week!

  19. seanbidd says:

    The briefest of moments make all the difference, some work out, some do not. Glad you’re okay 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you dear friend! Ever the poet!!! How are you doing Sean! Missed you, can’t see your posts on my reader and my like button was messing up! I hope you’re good!

      • seanbidd says:

        All good 🙂 it’s been a busy last couple of weeks, so the writing, and reading has slowed down a little… Hope you’re good too 🙂

      • Seyi sandra says:

        I’ve missed some of your posts Sean, now I know why, hope you’re having a blast… It’s been a tedious week for me too, a close friend had surgery yesterday but she scaled through! Do enjoy the rest of your week!!
        Much love. 🙂

  20. Ray's Mom says:

    So happy you are safe and hope you are feeling much better.
    God bless

  21. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    You tell it really well – I can almost hear/see that whoosh myself. A very, very close shave.

  22. daniellajoe says:

    Six sense? Gut feeling? Same thing, glad you are safe 🙂

  23. Hugs!! I’m glad you are safe – it is like someone bigger than us is looking out for you xx Stay safe you and hope you are feeling better today too!

  24. I am so glad it was only a close shave and not the end of your days here on earth. The Creator must have some more awesome plans for you to complete. xo

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  25. adinparadise says:

    Your guardian angel was watching over you today. Glad you are safe. 🙂

  26. I’m glad that God kept you safe. People are such impatient nuts nowadays! It not worth taking a life rushing around.

  27. gageier says:

    Einen wunderschönes Wochenende liebste Seyisan ,sind wieder in Köln an der Ahr war es so regnerisch da haben wir schnell reis aus genommen sei ganz lieb gegrüßt Klaus

  28. Lady Lovely says:

    Close call. I am glad to hear you are okay. Angels, God, I am glad someone you have that someone looking over you. I almost had a run in myself the other day. But something, someone told me, in the middle of the street, to stop dead in my tracks.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you dear friend, it was just God! I’m glad you were saved too, I hope that ‘something’ will continually protect us! I appreciate your visit!
      Much love. 🙂

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