I should be at the Y. It is my normal time, yet the cloudy, rainy weather in Nebraska today makes me want to hunker down inside.
I'm not a fitness freak, though I wish I were. I need incentive to work out. I used to meet friends there so I couldn't wuss out. Middle age hammering on my already low metabolism is motivating and so are the little aches and pains that come with getting older.
But there is one unexpected perk I get at the Y, something that makes me glad I went. The workers there make me feel like a million bucks. From the moment I swipe my card, they are smiling, acting genuinely happy to see me, calling me by name. I don't know much about them and vice versa. We chit chat about the weather or local events, but that's about it. We don't have deep spiritual conversations and I don't feel any need to. I just like being their friend, being greeted warmly and sent happily on my way with a "Have a great day, Tami." I walk out of there feeling like a celebrity, even without makeup!
Thank you Patti and Norma and Gary. Your kindness and smiles have touched me. There have been many days I have walked in there grudgingly, but walked out blessed to have been there.
You know, I think I may get dressed after all and go on over.
Have a great day, friends.
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