“Uh, honey, where do we keep our fire extinguisher?” Not the first choice of words you want to hear from your wife when you’re on your way home from work. More on that story later.
I mentioned in a previous post how life constantly throws you curveballs. The key is to respond with a positive attitude as best we can, assuming the situation is one of those “minor”, “this too shall pass” type of issues. There are big problems to be sure and difficulties that seem insurmountable. Those times require fervent prayer, trust in God, surrounding yourself with church family and clinging to Jesus.
The little curveballs of life are greatly assisted by prayer but other than that, we can generally get through these situations with a little work on our part.
So, I am driving home talking to my wife about a fire that, fortunately, was in our gas grill on the patio and NOT in our house. The grill was pulled far enough away from the house so as not to do any costly damage. In this case, the only thing we lost was our grill…and a few hamburgers. Those suckers were charred. The story has a happy ending as we were able to get an extinguisher from a neighbor and put the fire out.
I wasn’t there to see any of this happen but something apparently caught fire in the pan below the grill. It could have turned out much worse than it did. So, when the next sale comes around, we’ll be in the market for a new gas grill.
Things like that are scary in the moment. But no one got hurt and we got it all cleaned up.
Keep on Moving
When scary moments come up, you have to keep walking through them knowing you will make it through. It’s not easy. It’s not fun. You have to be decisive. And you may make a wrong decision but deal with it and keep going.
Do you have any similar “grill fire” stories to share? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!