Jun 11

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My sweet little car

About two and a half years ago, my transportation situation was in dire straits – I needed a car pronto! Because the universe is so good to me, I have bought my last couple of cars from a wonderful man in Vermont named Tim. He sells and maintains used cars and I trust him completely.

At the time, I really wanted another Subaru, but I couldn’t find any in my price range. Tim suggested I test drive a Hyundai Elantra – he really had to convince me because I had a preconceived idea that it would be a piece of junk. But like I said, I trust Tim.  So I got in, and as soon as I sat in the front seat, I fell in love with it.  It was the perfect car for me.

A few months ago, some rust started popping out around the rear wheel wells.  I knew that I’d need to take care of it before the next winter season, but with everything that’s been going on, I didn’t deal with it until last week.  I took it to a body shop where the guy told me that it would take at least $3000 to fix. He advised me that it wasn’t worth it and I should just get a new car.

I was pretty surprised at the number – and disappointed at the thought of having to give up my good little car – but quite to my surprise, I didn’t go to pieces over it. Instead, I went through a whole bunch of calculations trying to figure out what the most financially sensible answer would be.  I couldn’t come to an answer that felt rational, so I decided to seek out help.  From the most trustworthy source I know – Tim himself.

I took the car to Tim last Thursday and asked him to look at it.  He examined the car – including putting it on the lift to look underneath, looking under the hood, and taking it for a test drive – and gave me his conclusion.  It’s a good car.  With the exception of the wheel wells and some other cosmetic rust, it’s in great shape.  AND – drum roll – it shouldn’t take $3000 to fix it.  In fact, he estimated that it would take closer to $1000.

And just to make the whole thing a little better, he knows a guy who he thinks will do a really good job on it.

Things have been so hectic that I haven’t followed up on it yet, but I’m not even nervous about it.  I feel like I’m being taken care of – what an amazing blessing!

So this miracle is dedicated to Tim – the greatest car guy I know. 🙂

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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