There has been a lot of buzz lately about Oprah and her ‘no phone pledge.’ It is a pledge that people take to not text, check e-mail or use their phone while driving. Today’s Oprah show only talked about it for the last 15 minutes or so but made reference to the whole show being available for viewing on oprah.com. I just finished watching it. I had to pause it a few times because I was crying, saddened by the loved ones lost because someone was driving and talking on the phone or texting. I’m as guilty as anyone about this. My Dad has told me numerous times, “Hon, if you’re driving, we can just talk to you later.” I would always brush it off as if it was no big deal. I can handle it. That stops now. A line that was said over and over again during the show, “that e-mail or call can wait. Nothing is that important.” It is so true. The next time I get in my car, my iPhone will stay in my purse. I know I’d be tempted if it was just sitting on the seat or somewhere I can see it. I have checked e-mail while at a red light and talk all the time while driving. It’s simply not worth it. When I saw those faces of children that died, images of my niece and nephews flashed through my head. I couldn’t function if anything happened to them. Again, I started crying. Life is too precious to waste on a stupid text message or phone call. You should feel the same and spread the word.