The country singer Lee Ann Womack probably isn’t on any of my itunes playlists. However fate, a.k.a. music shuffle, determined that I would listen to her ‘signature’ hit “Dance” the other day.
When I am travelling by air, I end up listening to a lot of my music that I have amassed in iTunes.
The lyrics are powerful with the underlying message of grasp opportunities that present themselves and never fail to be in awe of the world!
November in northern europe can be a very grey and dreary month and just as Lee Ann was telling me ‘if I get the choice to sit it out or dance ‘, that I have to take the ‘dance option’ , I was presented with the most beautiful sunset from the aircraft window.
So lesson 1 noted, enjoy the world!
And of course you don’t need to be at 30,000 feet in the sky for such opportunties. Every park or garden offers us the chance to appreciate autumn colours and the changes in nature around us as it prepares for winter.
But this was just a mere pre cursor to what happened the next day.
I witnessed for the first time in my life, someone responding to a heart attack victim …I know both the responder and the person having the heart attack….someone you would not categorise as high risk..a young Mum, healthy eating, healthy living, non smoking…… but sometimes these unexpected incidents do happen. Fate, or God (and I have the greatest and equality of respect for those who share my faith, or have none) decided that this first aider was there and had the courage and training and strength to give both CPR and use the defibrillator (that again thankfully was nearby) to bring her back to life, and keep her alive for some 15 minutes until the ambulance arrived.
I am in awe of that man and what he did.
And my New Year’s resolution (but effective now..) is to get expert training and develop those same skills myself.
Not the usual content for my blog but a very positive outcome and a lesson learned that we are all vulnerable.
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