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The writing prompt for today is STUCK.
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As soon as I got behind about the second store, my tires got stuck in mud. I tried everything I'd learned, like rocking the car back and forth and slipping a piece of cardboard under the tires. (Sometimes it's good to have a cluttered trunk.) No matter what I tried, I was spinning my wheels and getting deeper and deeper in the mud.
Finally I gave up and called for a tow truck. By the time it arrived, my hazard lights had just about drained the battery. But the car was towed and soon I was on my way.
It reminds me of getting "stuck" in a figurative sense. Ever get to a place where you think you're doing everything right, but you're just spinning your wheels? Sometimes things just "click" and we're able to get out of the muck. But sometimes, I think, we have to call for help.
Inside my kitchen cabinet I have a list of phone numbers. Marked "In Case of Emergency," it includes family members and friends I can depend on to help get me "unstuck."
What is your plan for times when you're stuck?