Earlier this morning, the odometer on my 2010 Malibu hit the 100,000 miles mark. I pulled over, snapped a picture and uploaded it to my Facebook. Greg Staffa, one of my friends, asked what I thought was a very interesting question: What was your favorite mile?
For me, that’s a difficult question to answer. It’s not that I can’t remember where I’ve been or that I don’t have any memories from having traveled those miles – I just like to focus on what’s in front of me and what’s coming up.
That being said, Greg’s question is an interesting one …
According to a 2007 DOT study, there are more than 254 million passenger vehicles in the US (see Wikipedia for reference). We love our cars and, as a result, we spend a lot of time in them. That is certainly the case for me – I drive 100 miles each day to get to/from work. I may not have a favorite mile, but I have several great memories that are connected to the miles I’ve traveled. Here are some of my favorites …
- Listening, for the first time, to my first CD of original music;
- The great conversations with my children on the way to/from whatever activity was on the schedule;
- Answering questions from the book “If (Questions for the Game of Life)” with my wife in the early years of our marriage.
If I have a favorite mile, it has to be the last one of each day … the one that comes to an end in my driveway.
Why is that my favorite? It’s my favorite because it means that in a matter of minutes I’ll be where I want to be and with the four most important people in my life.
I’m curious, what is your favorite mile? Leave us a comment below or join the conversation on Facebook.
Be well and make it a great day!