Don’t Cry Over Broken Glass

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What a dramatic day!

Today was one of those days.  It was so hard for me to see the world the way I instructed myself to see it during my morning yoga practice.  I told myself to go out into the world to share love, compassion and understanding but the universe had a different plan for me.

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On my way to work someone threw a large rock or brick at my car and caused a huge crack in my windshield.  Naturally I freaked out and screamed for about an eternity as I drove on the highway at about 70 miles per hour.  Thinking back I am amazed that I didn't swerve into the other cars, that would have been a catastrophy!


I called my boyfriend who was trying to reassure me and be there for me but for some reason everything he said just felt like the wrong thing and I had to tell him I had to go.  I didn't want to be mean and unappreciative, I just wanted to be left alone for a minute while I slowly drove the rest of the way to work so that I can handle this situation.


During that time I was imagining that the replacement was going to cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000.  I have never needed a windshield replaced so I had absolutely no idea what I was going to up against.  Luckily through the wonders of technology in less than 5 minutes I had myself an appointment to get my windshied replaced that same day for under $300!  What???  I didn't even think to shop around, who cares...anything under $1,000 is an amazing deal to me!  So, I took Rosita, (that's my 2005 Toyota 4Runner) into the shop and in they took her for a new windshield.   She came back in great shape 1 hour later and with the cleanest windshield I've seen!  Driving home I had the urge to reach into the windshield just to make sure I had one, the view was so clean and clear.  I can see why some birds make the unfortunate and, lets just say it, hilarious mistake of flying into glass.


It was very hard for me to spread love into the world and it was even hard for my inner voice to console me but in the end, I handled this situation a lot better than I would have a few years ago.  I guess growing up is doing me some good.  Not to mention 20-something year old me would be freaking out about spending $300 on Rosita, but 36 year old (as of 2 days ago 😉 me was very proud of being able to pull that out of savings to rescue my loyal 4Runner and get this day over with.


Shout out to SafeLite AutoGlass in Austin Tx for saving the day!


*This is not an affiliate or paid review, I am just very grateful for their help*


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