Are you or your ‘things’ living in your car?
Today I am reminded that just driving and servicing your car is not enough. We are told in the winter to prepare for emergencies. Put water, blankets and nourishment in you car. How many have a first aid kit? Did you check to see if you have a car jack? Need battery cables?
How about the storms we are having which are so devastating? On the news this morning, a man was found after a week’s accident in his car. All are not so lucky.
Safety also includes what is in your car. Take an inventory of things living in your car. I have a few hats even though I never wear a hat. A pair of expensive, ugly shoes that are supposed to make healthy feet. A turquoise sweater in case it gets cold. And a camera. And a few dollars in the console and change in the driver’s door.
I would hate to be violated by a burglar. It happens. It happened to a friend. You think, “I can just run into the store. Who would steal my purse?” Even in the daylight, your car is vulnerable.
It is a wake up call. My new resolutions are:
Remember my car is not my domicile.
I will not carry more than I can afford to lose. I will not leave valuables in the car.
I will offer support when someone is vandalized.
I will look for good news when no one is personally in danger.
I will hope burglars will consider the other person before they do harm.
- First-Aid Kits (outsideonline.com)