Importance Of A Moment In My Life

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Sometimes, I feel, we never really realize the importance certain moments in our lives until they have already passed. The definition of a moment is “a very brief period of time.” A second, an instant, a crucial moment in time that could impact your life forever. Good or bad, the moments we go through everyday shape who we are as a person and I will never forget the moment during my sophomore year that changed my life, forever. It started out just like any other day. I woke up, went downstairs and ate my bowl of Frosted Flakes. I was reading the cereal box at the table while my mom was running around our cluttered house looking for her keys. She finally found them in our messy kitchen drawer. “I’m headed to drop off your sister at practice …show more content…
“Alright, see you then. Love you!” She replied. “Love you too.” I said.
Looking over at the clock on the stove, I realized I was supposed to have left the house ten minutes ago. I quickly threw my empty bowl into the overstuffed dishwasher, grabbed my keys and ran out the door. I pressed the button on the garage door opener and heard the rumble of the garage door slowly creaking open. I ducked under the still opening garage door and hopped into my old, beaten-up Chevy Malibu. I noticed the red paint started chipping off the edges of the door as I opened it and added it to the long list of things wrong with the car. I then turned the ignition and sped out of my driveway, turning up the radio as I pulled out. Shortly after reaching town, I noticed the traffic was much heavier today than it usually is and was praying that it would thin out soon or I would be late AGAIN.
Growing impatient, I called my best friend, Sydnee, to attempting to take my mind off the hectic morning.
“Hey cutie pie, what’re you doing tonight? I’m off at 5:00. Do you have time to catch a movie by chance?” I
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We were so worried!” She followed, wiping tears from her eyes.
“If you thought you were scared, just think how scared I was!” I said with a chuckle.
The doctor then came into the room and told my how incredibly lucky I was to be alive; being able to walk out of an accident that devastating with only a couple of bruised ribs and broken bones.
A huge wave of relief washed over me. Although I was in an immense amount of pain at the moment, I was not hurt in the long run or dead.
“I’m suggesting 3 to 4 days of bed rest to recover, but then I think you will be able to head home in a wheelchair. We will then also have to discuss the importance of physical therapy and the steps you will have to complete in order to recover healthily; but we will save that for another time after you’re more rested.” He then said.
“I couldn’t be more thankful for all you have done today. Thank you so much for everything.” I replied.
“No problem sweetie, now get some rest!” He added, walking out of the door.
Later that week, I rolled out the door, alive.
All in all, this moment in my life, although a rough patch, has made me appreciate all the other moments that I am still around to enjoy so much more. I know I would not be the same person I am today without this moment in my life and it has also made me realize that life is precious, and to live everyday as if it were my

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