Keep life in perspective

Published 7:00 am Saturday, January 23, 2016

Every day I have the opportunity to write about interesting events in Pearl River County.

From time to time, they involve an accident that, while serious in nature, turns out to be minor when viewed in the context of the grand scheme of things.

Friday, I was alerted to a two vehicle accident involving a van crashing into the front of a local insurance broker’s office.

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Upon arrival, it was evident the van had found its way through the front door of the building, leaving a gaping hole.

On the face of this incident, it appears major.

There’s damage to two vehicles, and an office building.

However, accidents can end with a much greater cost than an increase in insurance premiums, they can and sometimes do result in serious injury or the loss of life.

With that in mind, and especially since this incident didn’t involve serious injuries, this accident is relatively minor.

Employees of the business even found a little humor in the incident, although they probably won’t like the fact that it’s going to be a lot colder in the office until the damage is properly repaired.

The point of this column is to say, don’t forget to view life’s little events in a different light when possible, especially if they seem to be major.

Sure, dealing with insurance companies can involve extensive time and paperwork.

But dealing with an insurance company to have damage to a vehicle or building repaired is much better than an extended hospital stay, or worse.