Blog 2517 – 09.16.2022
Something To Look Forward To
As children we counted the days till our birthday or some other special gift day. For some years I have planned a special birthday gift to myself and even scattered a few throughout the year. The last bike I bought myself was during the Covid-19 lock-down after someone had stollen my bike though it was double locked to the back of my truck. Bikes were so in demand then that I had to wait three months for delivery.
I have put quite a few miles on that bike, worn out two sets of pedals and two sets of tires. I usually find a gear that I like and just stay in that gear. Houston is pretty flat so that is seldom a problem. A couple of mornings ago, when attempting to shift into a lower gear, I realized the shifter is completely out. It is time for a new bike.
Several years ago while on an almost two year work assignment in Wisconsin I bought my second fold-away bike. (The first picture above is of that bike and it’s happy owner.) Of all the bikes that I have ridden and owned the 20” seven-speed fold-way is my bike of choice. I rode my first one in the 2005 Shiner Bash 98 mile rally at aged fifty-five. I really surprised myself with that feat and my fifteen year old son Jonathan. (That is something a dad has rare enough opportunity to accomplish with a teenaged son.)
Yesterday I got on-line to order a new bike, a fold-away seven-speed for my birthday. Even though demand for bikes is way down, I figured I’d order early just in case. The bike I picked is out of stock and I was told I would receive a delivery date as soon as the manufacturer produced another lot. I still hope to have it by my birthday in late November or perhaps Christmas. It is good to have something to look forward to.
“I am so glad and grateful that everything that I could ever want or need is already mine and coming to me at just the right time and in just the right way from my loving and infinite source.”
My higher best self, the great “I Am” planned it that way so that in this adventure in space and time I would always have something to look forward to. Pretty neat plan, huh? I, we, thought so.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
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