I walk for exercise.
I live in the country and am known as eccentric because I do not own a golf cart to get myself from Point A to Point B [typically anything from a quarter mile to 2 miles].
A trip into town to stop at the library and the post office is about 4 miles round trip - and I consider it a good use of an hour and a half to walk in to take care of those errands.
Anyway... I was on my way back home with about a half mile to go when I passed a neighbor's house.
She was getting in her cart to head to my next door neighbor's home.
I waved and kept walking as usual.
She backed out and came up behind me as I continued on.
She stopped and said, "I know you walk for exercise, but I would be glad to give you a ride."
My initial reaction was to say.. "Thank you anyway, I like to walk"
But I didn't.
For some reason.... for the first time ever... I said, "Sure.... it's not far but I've walked a lot already today."
And I got in.
Oh my goodness.... she started talking and it was non-stop until she dropped me at my door.
I thanked her so much for her kindness.....
but got the feeling indeed
that allowing her to give me a ride
was a gift to HER.