I was riding my bicycle, Rumpita tonight… and I was a bit ornery because I’m having major allergies right now with the congestion and the watery eyeballs and the headaches, etc., and so I was probably scowling whilst I was riding along, especially since I was riding up a particularly steep hill. I usually blame my scowling on having to wear such a hideous thing on my brainium… kind of like a bonnet for a hippopotamus… you can see why I scowl.
So, anyway… I was scowling and pedaling up this hill and all of a sudden I hear someone yell… SMILE!!! Who the crimeny pants is yelling such obscenities in the middle of the street… have you SEEN my hell-met! Up ahead, there was an older dude standing on his lawn… just standing there heckling the bikers, I suppose! So, I bit and told him it’d be easier to smile if I had a motor on my bike… and he proceeded to tell me how much he hates riding his bike up this hill… and how he sometimes gets off of it and pushes it up. This whole conversation happened whilst I was still pedaling along… and I was smiling… smiling because some nice man took a few seconds out of his day to commiserate with me about my hills and hell-mets.
And you know what… he was right… smiling made all the difference during my hill conundrum. Thank you, heckling stranger for the pick-me-up!
Question of the day: What did you smile about this week?
*** NOTE: I will be taking Monday off from blogging for Memorial Day. Y’all have a fabulous weekend with family and friends… remember those who have passed and make some memories with those who are still here.