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It takes so little...


Saturday, June 15, 2013

I took a brisk walk downtown on the bike path for a gift today and as I was walking along at my fastest 60-year-old pace i heard someone come up behind me on my left. The first words I heard were "Damn it..." and as I started thinking "sigh, another grumpy man" he finished with ..."you're walking faster than I'm running." I was the only other person there at that moment, so as this very fit, 40-something year old guy ran past me with a thumbs up, I laughed out loud and replied "No I'm not, but thank you."
And then I continued on the path with a goofy grin on my face. That guy made my day. It takes so little to acknowledge another person's efforts, even if we don't know them. I am grateful he reminded me of that, and hope I can pay better attention to the opportunities i have to do the same!
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BOOKSCATSTEA 7/9/2013 4:22AM

    Good for you! You should be proud of yourself!
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AVANDREA_ 6/17/2013 12:42PM

    Just read this and chuckled, think I might have been that person last night on my evening walk, although I was burning off frustrations by walking quickly... lol! emoticon

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BARDIC_GRRL 6/17/2013 12:38PM

    I just adore people like that! I've been running into a lot of them (no pun intended) since I started Couch to 5K.

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NEWTINK 6/17/2013 11:47AM

    That is such a wonderful thing to happen emoticon

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CAROLJEAN64 6/17/2013 11:02AM

    I love this story. It means we all have the capacity to create "a goofy grin" on someone's face.

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JANEYINMADTOWN 6/16/2013 5:31PM

    Way to show em J!

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COACHPENNY 6/15/2013 11:13PM

    Nice! A gift indeed!

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NOTSPEEDY 6/15/2013 5:21PM

    emoticon Love that guy. That is something you will always remember. They have to look out for us old-timers. emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 6/15/2013 2:29PM

    lol , that was nice ! and I'm sure you walked fast emoticon

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