Some great things have happened this week. We saw Nick’s cousin Mike and his family. We raced go karts, had a fun meal at BJ’s, and finished up with dessert and doggie time at Mom Feners. It was great to catch up, spend time with their growing kids, and go have fun. Thrilled they flew all the way to L.A. from Ohio, then drove all the way out here to see all of us. Very cool.
Then yesterday, while working out at the gym, Nick and I had some very interesting interactions. At the very moment that an overweight man in his late 60’s was telling me that I have big legs and should lighten my resistence, Nick was being approached by a sweet older woman. She was concerned that Nick may not have enough (food, money, love) for the holidays and insisted on writing him a check. She “has more money than she knows what to do with” and wouldn’t take Nick’s suggestion of donating it to a charity instead, because she “gives tons of money to charity.” Here’s this woman whom Nick has never met, concerned with Nick’s comfort and happiness, going out of her way to be kind and giving to him. And not 5 minutes after this, ANOTHER woman walked up to Nick and handed him $40 in cash and gave him a big hug. I’m not sure if he looks hungry and homeless and I just don’t notice it, or if he inspires the loving and giving spirit in others, but we were humbled and speechless when we got to the car, and saw the check was for $500. These women inspire me!