I could have been hit by a truck today as I pulled out from the dentist office parking lot. It was dawn. It was still fairly dark. The truck was a dull grey without headlights on. I drove on out crossing the street and turning in front of the truck's pathway to go the opposite direction as he. I saw the potential for a problem. I could have been crunched. I flashed my lights once at the truck to suggest he turn those lights on so another person might see him in time to avoid a crash as well. The driver either did not see me flash them or chose to ignore my warning.
I thought about that experience as I drove on. How often do we do that, either not look at something in our lives that may help us or someone else or ignore the warnings of others to the same end?
Today I was lucky, or blessed, to be safe. Tomorrow I may not be so lucky.