Thought for the day- I was miserable cold and wet today and had a choice. The choice to keep riding or quit. I thought about the many people I have met who spent many nights on the streets- wet and cold. They didn't have the choices that I have. It becomes a survival mode when all you can think about is what you are going to eat, where you are going to sleep, how are you going to get warm. I couldn't stop thinking about chicken pot pie. I had become so focused on something pleasant, I could forget the misery of the rain. I suppose that is what alcohol or drugs do for some. It helps take away the present misery and pain. I so appreciated the Pope focusing on hunger and homelessness when he was visiting the US. It was all over the news as we drove by towns. I love his comment about prayer. He said pray for the hungry and then feed them!
|Janis and I ready for the rain|
|Bob layered up|
|Tandem wet heads|
|No sunglasses needed today|
|Dinner with fantastic people- Janis and Carol|