The new campaign reminding us to tune into the road by turning off our cell phone resonates with me. I once gave up using my cell phone in the car for Lent (40 days). The result? Friends wanted to know where I'd been! My friends deserve more of my attention than I can give while navigating traffic signals and pot holes. The other more painful reason is this roadside memorial to a teenager in our community who died in a one car accident, on an ordinary spring shower kind of evening. He was a "distracted driver." So sad.
Be mindful- Let's use our driving time for driving, beautiful music, light conversation with passengers, and being present in the moment.