Proof for the law of entropy can be found in many places, but our cars rise to the top of the list in many ways. My sister and I share our parents’ Toyota Corolla. It’s more like a go-cart than an actual vehicle, but the gas mileage is phenomenal. Though, as most used cars operate, our little Corolla has its fair share of trouble.
At the beginning of this semester, we lost the hub-cap of our right rear wheel – no clue where we lost it. A few weeks later, this terrible squealing noise erupted from a loose fan belt or something. (I’m not sure what the “something” is yet – still working on that). These are all normal occurrences, and every car owner either has or will eventually deal with these types of scenarios.
I spent the first 5 semesters of college without a car. It wasn’t difficult because I held almost all my jobs on campus. Once my parents let me borrow their car, the newness and thrill of actually having a vehicle was tremendous! But eventually, the thrill faded into routine. I’m so used to having a car now; it’s hard to think about life without one again.
God gives us blessing after blessing day-in and day-out. We tend to think of life in terms of routines and normalcy, and this leads to lifestyles full of ingratitude. I know I tend to live this way most of the time. Instead I need to be thankful for having a car, a cell-phone, a job…all these things are from God.
Remember to be thankful today – even if your car is falling apart!