"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth, nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.
Well, this is my new treasure. I've had it for one week and two days and in that very short time it's been hit twice. The first time was in a parking lot by a little Asian woman wearing a floppy goofy hat and steering a rogue shopping cart. The second hit which resulted in a lovely ding on the front door was at the hands of an overly excited child who flung her car door open which slammed into mine and rocked my entire car.
Saturday night on our way home from dinner we were almost involved in a head on collision. The light turned yellow and my husband decided to go through. Well, the guy making a left turn also THOUGHT he could make it through the light RIGHT IN FRONT OF US! I sat there in the passenger seat knowing that my beloved new treasure was going to be totaled, but thanks to my husbands quick reactions we slid completely sideways and came to a screeching halt three feet from the other cars passenger window. I found myself staring in the face of a strange woman and then both men took off and sped away as if this was something they did every day.
Let me tell you, I was terrified! My husband (who always wanted to be a race car driver) said, "wow! can you believe how well this little car handles! Did you see how it came to a complete stop? Can you believe those brakes!" I couldn't say a word. In fact I didn't say a word the rest of the night.
I've learned something through this little new treasure of mine. Or maybe I should say I've been reminded. That all these things we treasure and store up are just "things" that one day will be destroyed and whose worth is only temporal. But please, don't take this as an OK for you to ding my brand new door.