Grandparents Get Purpose
A study completed by State Farm Insurance showed that children are actually safer in the vehicle with a grandparent than their actual mom or dad. Fifty-percent safer than riding with a parent! The study was based on over 12,000 crash and injury claims between 2003 and 2007. You can read more about the study at the Greensboro News and Observer.
The results are surprising. Older drivers are often seen as less careful and not as responsive. The theory given by one of the individuals conducting the study was that grandparents might be more careful because of the "precious cargo" they were transporting. Another idea given was that they would be more nervous and therefore more alert to driving and traffic conditions.
In Juggling Elephants terms, they may be better ringmasters of their circus. They are well aware of their purpose and are more intentional about making choices to fulfill their purpose. It's a good idea for all of us-regardless of age.
What "precious cargo" (i.e. purpose) are you transporting today that needs your full attention if it is to be accomplished?