This is something I tell myself every day, “Make the Most of the Best and the least of the worst!”
After only 10 minutes driving this sporty car for the first time, I got pulled over. Apparently I was going 50 in a 35 zone. My local friends tell me I drove through a well known speed trap but it’s been 30 years since I’ve lived in the area so I was clueless.
It was interesting, I had just thought to myself, “I wonder what the speed limit is?” It was Michigan Avenue with 4 lanes in each direction so I thought it had to be at least 45mph. Nope!
Thirty seconds after wondering what the limit was the police lights were flashing. I told him that I had just wondered?!!!
Instead of giving me a speeding ticket which would Add 3 points to my record and make my insurance go up, he gave me an “impeding traffic” ticket which would not effect my record. It was, however, a $180 ticket but I was grateful for his kindness nonetheless.
He also warned me to pay attention since there are sections where the limit is as low as 30!
I had just driven my best friend to the airport and I got to keep the car to drive for the week. Admittedly, I do get a thrill when I drive fast cars! It’s real hard for me to go SLOW.
My first car when I was 17 was a Formula 400, 4 speed Firebird!
I made the MOST of the BEST and the least of the worst!
And that was my attitude with the knowing I had to pay $180. Then, even better things happened!
My brother-in-law has a neighbor who is a cop and he was able to dismiss the whole thing!!!
The moral of the story is, look for things to appreciate. It’s easy to complain about what went wrong. The more time we focus on the best, perhaps better things will come our way.
MAKE THE MOST OF THE BEST and the least of the worst!