There is something special about those first few days in the spring when you can drive with your window rolled down. It isn’t the same as later in the summer when you “need” the air conditioning on in order to be comfortable in the car and it is certainly nothing at all like the dead of winter when even with the heat full blast you shiver in your seat!
Today I ran out at lunch time to get something to eat. It was so beautiful out that the first thing I did when I got in the car was get all four windows rolled down. I use the term rolled down even though with power windows it is no longer representative of what we actually do. I got the picture above through creative commons from Alex Garcia on flickr.com as it is difficult, if not totally unsafe, to take a picture of your own arm out the window while driving. That short drive with the windows down was so refreshing that it was almost as if I was already in the middle of my summer vacation!
When you think of how much we often struggle with stress in our lives it is amazing to have such a stress-relieving benefit from something so simple. I was even happy with listening to the car in the next lane’s booming bass from the stereo instead of considering it to be sound pollution. At your earliest opportunity get out there for a drive with the window down, the sun roof open, or the top down and marvel in the wonder of a simple sunny day!
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