July 10: Happy things

Bingo word: Someone stopped to give food/drink

Four happy things happened today.

First, I avoided hitting (and likely killing) a baby skunk. Two, a huge one-ton truck pulling a massive 5th wheel trailer avoided hitting (and likely killing) me. And yes, the two events are causally related. Sometimes things happen so fast that you’re just left there blinking stupidly and wondering how it is you’re still alive.

The third event is much happier and involves cookies. I needed a break off the saddle, so I pulled onto a grid road and leaned my bike up against the stop sign. I was getting some serious pleasure out of the apple I was eating when I noticed a minivan pull to the side of the road. A woman got out and walked over carrying a couple bottles of water. As she handed them to me she asked if I liked Pepsi. I said that I do indeed like Pepsi. So back to her vehicle she went and returned with a couple more bottles of water and two cans of Pepsi. As she handed them to me she asked if I liked cookies. I said that I do indeed like cookies. So back to her vehicle she went and returned with a Tupperware container that had over a dozen homemade cookies in it. She insisted that I take all of them. I guess she had passed me a couple days ago as she was driving her son to northern Ontario. When she saw me again today she was moved to give me food and drink. Thank you kind and generous stranger!

Fourth, the campground manager where my stuff was stolen called me today. They recovered my things and will post them to me. Woot!

And as I was typing this a squirrel climbed up my back. It then ran up a power pole when I went to take a picture of it. Coward.

One thought on “July 10: Happy things”

  1. Yes, happy things, Greg, but I’d say an amazing day all round! Still safe and sound, gifts of encounters with other species, and beautiful human kindness. Thanks for sharing! Continue to be safe /)

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