Near fatal…but not

I was driving back from Yosemite National Park yesterday when the wheel from a truck, on the other side of the highway, flew of the truck and smashed into the driver side window of my car.

I was driving and according to every EMT, Policeman, Fireman etc. that arrived on the scene, I should be dead.

Here’s the picture of my car after it had been towed…

How will you defy the odds?

How will you defy the odds?


I have cuts all over from the splatter of glass, my neck is so stiff I can’t move it and I’m exhausted…

But I’m alive and I shouldn’t have been…

So I am extremely grateful!

What’s the point?

I shouldn’t have survived…but I did…

In life, even though everything logically points to a certain conclusion that may not end up being the conclusion at all…

Think about how you can apply this to your life…

What are the areas of your life where it may seem like it is going to end a specific way but you instinctively feel you will defy the odds…

I don’t mean winning the lottery or convincing someone to love you…

Go deeper than that…PLEASE!

I’m going to keep this short, but leave me a comment right now and tell me how you are going to use this lesson in your life…it will bring me so much joy to know that you have learned something from my ‘Defy the Odds’ experience.

Go Big!


50 Responses to “Near fatal…but not”

  1. irenefk says:

    God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. I am grateful that You are alive and shareing his miracles in your life! God’s protection of his people is a miracle.

  2. justene says:

    Praise God you were not more seriously injured. There are many deer where I live and they are always darting out in front of the car.
    I just saw a video of a 92 year old woman dancing the salsa with her 20 year old great grandson. She was the most amazing person I have ever seen. I can\’t help but imagin what discipline and determinations she has lived to reach such such a feat. It puts most of us to shame, but the truth be known, we can all make great strides if we begin to release the old paradigms and beliefs that tells us what is impossible.
    God Bless

  3. Lori Smith - The Passion Diva says:

    πŸ™‚ every amazing thing that happens proves that we are meant for great things!

    Great things are just waiting for you to walk towards… I am taking another step toward my goals!

    The are bigger then they ever have been!

    Enjoy your bath!

  4. Melissa LeSage says:


    I am so glad that you are ok! I was in a near fatal crash on Friday night. I was in the middle lane on the 101 and a car flew into my lane at nearly a 45 degree angle. It must have been hit by another car and it darted right into me. The car took off and I stopped to check out the damage. The car was still drivable so I kept going. Nothing I could do but report a hit and run and my deductible is so high that I just decided to fix it myself. The funny thing was…when the car hit me (at that angle) it just bounced off instead of spinning me into the two lanes of traffic to my left. This is not logical! It defies physics. I am so grateful that everyone is ok! Life is great! I am glad that you are ok too! I hope you get to feeling better soon!

    I enjoy your emails and your blogs. Keep em’ coming!

    God speed in healing!

    Melissa LeSage

  5. Linda says:

    You are a survivor Kristen, I am grateful and thankful for that because you are touching mine and many other lives in a positive fashion. Seeing your life experience makes the living in the NOW,an ultimate truth.Thank you and I wish you a speedy recovery from all discomfort.

  6. Mike Mckenna says:

    Kristen, I’m so glad you’re OK it’s obvious your purpose here on earth is not complete, I wish you a speedy recovery.

  7. cheryl says:

    Kristen, What a frightening experience to go through! May your healing, physical and emotional, be swift and complete. I am taking away a reminder to always listen to and obey that little voice inside that alerts me to danger! Meditation keeps me better tuned to that guidance. Blessings, Kristen.

    Peace on earth.

  8. Janelle says:

    I’m so glad you’re OK! I am going to think deeply about your question. I think my initial response would be that I will find a way to live as my true authentic self each and every day—-

  9. dana says:

    Wow Kristen, that is crazy!! Thank God you are alive. Wow. Wow. Wow.

    When big things happen, whether to you or someone close, it definitely puts the rest of this stuff in perspective.

    I will say… I tend to dwell on all the little details a lot. Fret over the tiniest things. Sometimes I feel like I have so many things stacked up against me… poor decisions, un-clear choices, living by “default” in some ways, that I will get myself down and think that there is no way I can really have the things I want. But then these big moments happen and all of a sudden it’s like, “who cares?!!?” MAKE it happen. Make the life you want because it is too short and too precious not to. So that is what I am taking from this… I need to keep moving. Even if I feel like it’s pointless. No one is reaching out, giving me the jobs, dating is blah… but I vow to keep moving and reaching out and pushing and trying and SOMETHING has to happen. It has to. It will. And there is no time to waste.

    Take care of yourself and feel better lovely!

    Dana xoxo

  10. John says:

    All the best for a speedy recovery. I am amazed that you are able to turn the experience into a spiritual lesson so soon after the event.

  11. Will says:


    You must have been thinking about tires to attract such a big one.



  12. Jody says:

    Amazing! You are meant to stick around for a LOOOOONG while…clearly! Blessings:)

  13. Barb says:

    Kristen, I was wondering where you were? Some
    things happen so fast, you can’t see them coming. Hot baths do due wonders. I am glad your well, ouch. I’m feeling your soreness.

  14. Pete says:

    Kirsten – just shows how blessed you are – get some rescue remedy and arnica – I took a really hard fall in a mountain bike race and it worked for me… go big! Heehehehe

  15. kate says:

    Kristen, I worried about you yesterday, becuz was looking for your usual Sunday email. B4 I left for work today I started to write to u to see if u were ok. wow — am glad u r still with us.
    As u know, I was in a horrible accident in April that am still recovering from and if I had gotten into the intersection 2-3 seconds earlier — would have quickly transitioned from this life.
    There is stuff in my life that I believe crashed me into that (red light running) bus. And so — if life around us mirrors our thoughts and perceptions etc. what is it that brought that tire barreling toward you and injured you? My stuff is not resolved and I recently hit a huge deer.
    Figure it out and stay with us cuz your guidance and wisdom are inspirational, uplifting and thought provoking. My thoughts and prayers r with u for a speedy recovery back to perfect health. thanks for the update.

  16. Alex Gabriel Vu says:

    spiritual world with the scientific facts

    Alex G. Vu

  17. Tom Justin says:

    Glad you’re okay. And no, you’re not supposed to be dead. One of my favorite quotes is from Illusions by Richard Bach:

    If you’re wondering if your mission on earth is complete, and you’re still here, it isn’t.

    Get better fast, stay well, stay on the mission.

    All the best,
    Tom Justin

  18. Nilaendra says:

    If you intitutively knew that you are not going to die this way then yourn’t going to die this way!

  19. Steve says:


    Glad you’re okay. A writing mentor of mine, by a split second, missed being demolished on his passeneger side by a car doing well over the speed limit that had sped thru a red light. He reflected by saying he grateful for the wonderful life he has.

    After something like this happens, you realize that your life is worth something, and that you are STILL here for a reason. You really want to do something, become something, make something of your existence.

    I had a heart attack ate age 34, right berfore my daughter started kindergarten. She’s now a college freshman. NEedless to say, I haven’t missed one life-school discussion\event since then.

    I went fulltime with my freelance writing business on 8/31. As scary as the move was, I often tell; my wife I’ve never felt so in control as well.

    I’m still here for a reason as well — yes, to write, but as (hopefully) an inspiration to and to serve others.

    I’m doing my life’s work and passion…


  20. manuel says:

    That means that God is not through with you yet, and neither with me, i guess. For you to keep teaching us and for me to find the purpose of my life , why am i here for???God bless you, bye

  21. Ali says:

    Kristen, so glad you are o.k. It reminded me of when i was driving on the motorway here in England on the way to my course, it was terrible weather and i missed my junction, which i never do, i turned around at the next one and just thought of a positive reason that i would miss the turn,(i was running late too!), as i got to the junction again and took the turn i rounded the corner and there in front of me was a huge accident that had happened only minutes before, i then knew the reason i missed the turn the first time. I thanked the universe but was shaken up. It made me think that all of the small changes that i am making in my life are for a reason, i have just signed up to volunteer at the local womens refuge and educate myself abit more every day, even when travelling to work. i know where my future lays but it is a struggle to get there… but i remember i am like a huge ocean freighter, a small change now makes a huge direction change later on.
    Keep well, and keep the faith, Ali

  22. dawlat says:

    thanks god for your safty thats mean enjoy your moment life is great any time we can l oose our life so try to be happy as you could here and now we dont know what will happend tommorow

  23. Rita says:

    Kristen, don’t think your energy is going to be taken from planet earth yet!! You have too much
    to share before you leave. Grateful that you are here to shae that story. My prayer is that you heal fast !!

  24. calvin says:

    WOW thanks for sharing this extraordinary evidence with us. I bet the EMT and Firemen got to go home with a new fresh perspective that not everything is as it seems. A Course in Miracles says that miracles are the norm when the Mind is based in the thought system of love. Too much love in your Mind for a mere tire to destroy what you created. If we could actually see anything with these eyes I am pretty sure you would have seen a legion of angels making sure that tire hit your vehicle in a way that you would surely survive. As you experienced a miracle everyone in the world has been blessed. Feel Good!

  25. Chris says:

    Kristen, I am so glad you are ok what a terrifying experience. From my own car accident experience a couple of things you can do to speed the healing are, soak in a tub with “Bath Therapy” you can find this at Whole Foods and as the glass cuts form scabs use vitamin E oil on them to help prevent scaring. And of course lots of arnica to help your muscles.
    Be safe on those roads out there and take care.

  26. Chris says:

    Glad you are OK. You were not in vibrational harmony with death…and we are all glad to have you with us still. Chris

  27. Leila says:

    Sorry to hear about your accident – glad you’re OK.
    Everyday it seems we run into ‘other ideas’. Other people’s ideas or maybe the universes other ideas. To remember your own ideas takes a lot of focus.

  28. ashton says:

    This confirms that there is always somebody out there that is in charge of us. Take care and keep on smiling.

  29. E Marie says:

    Driving home from high school once, (way back when) something told me to go a different route than I usually took. I didnt question why, I just went the other way. It was on that route, through the backroads, at a stop sign in a residential/low traffic area, my brakes went out completely. It was scary, but I was so thankful that I listened to my intuition to take those backroads, beacause otherwise I would have been on a VERY busy intersection and the outcome would have been so much worse. Needless to say, everything happens for a reason, and for that, I am very thankful.

  30. kim says:

    Kristen, I am so happy that you’re alright. I pray that the Lord will bless you with a speedy recovery.

  31. Cynthia says:

    WOW!!! Our God rocks!!! Dear Kristen & Melissa, I am eternally grateful to the All That Is for the miracle of you both.

  32. Lara says:

    What a terrible experience!! I’m glad you are fine!!

  33. Tim says:

    My prayers for your speedy recovery. Your question is one that pushes my mind. I will think and pray on this. For now my answer will be to really live in the now.

  34. Fred Ingram says:

    Kristin, Get a hold of a book called: “The Favor Of God, The Road To Success” by Bob Beuss. It will explain why you are blessed! You can get the book from Amazon used for less than $l.00 plus shipping. Fred

  35. Pauline says:

    So glad you are safe. I had a similar experience in 1988, wrote car off, went through windscreen, also told I should be dead, only badly broken arm and cuts, etc. I just know there is a reason why I was saved. Side effect is I feel so much stronger to be able to defeat the negatives that come along as I wasn’t saved in order to fall foul of negative events. Take a deep breath and smile in anticipation of an amazing future.

  36. Lucy says:

    Are you okay? That was God watching over you

  37. Kevin T. Collins says:


    Iam so relieved that you’re safe and sound, and I too am enormously impressed that you have been able to reframe such a harrowing experience in so short a time. You REALLY made me think. I am in awe.

    All the best from Meg and the doggies for a speedy recovery. Though it seems you’re already well on your way.

  38. m goball says:

    May my god bless u always,hope speedy recover

  39. Tseli says:

    I am a car accident survivor in which my father died and a breast cancer survivior and all I can say is, God works in mysterious ways. He has great plans for you and you should always give thanks to Him even for the smallest miracles.

  40. olga says:

    Hello Kristen,

    I\’m so glad that nothing really happened to you, you were very lucky, I know the feeling, I lost my son in a car accident 18 years ago, he was only 18 years old when he died. It was not your time, you still have plenty of work to do here in this planet. Keep up your good work and from now on, every time you wake up thank God for being alive, I do, sometimes we take things for granted and we forget to give thanks for the simplest things in life.

    God Bless you and I hope you feel totally better by the time you get this email.

    Thank you


  41. Mitch says:

    You’re not just lucky but blessed indeed. Quick recovery for you. God is good all the time. Thanks for sharing. Good luck.

  42. shawn says:

    Thank God you’re alive. And I pray that you have a swift and full recovery. God is good, and his angels are protecting you. For you are doing great works for him… Stay blessed.

  43. bart van hoeck says:

    By the looks of the car you did come out well.
    After such an event when death came close but said not yet. I will be taking a look at everything i allready have and cherish as many moments and everything that comes your way which gives you comfort & support when needed to achieve your goals & dreams.
    Moments i\’m still looking for cause i can\’t really remember much to have had that moment where like time stands still and nothing matters but me the girl,and this is part of my drive to have that one girl.
    Cause love is one of the most importand emotions people need cause hatred is a destroyer of everything and it cut in your believing you can cause my focus get\’s thrown of course so it\’s sometimes like no matter what some people will enforce upon you or what ever happens it only makes me want it even more.
    But i wonder if anyone has a mother whom still refuses to believe in these programs as like others but i\’m going to keep on going as i made that promise to myself.

    It\’s still great to have you in the group Kristen.

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