I’ve been pretty fearful about my financial situation the past few weeks.
I’m on my own now, with an erratic income and a nominal amount in child support each month.
I listed a few things on craigslist, hoping to build up a little cash reserve.
A woman responded to the ad for my old mountain bike. She wanted to see it, but said it might be a while, as she was walking.
It was hot – about 90 degrees outside.
When I realized she was four miles away, I offered to drive the bike to her. We met up and got to talking.
She just moved to the area to escape the rising rents in a larger city, and was staying at her sister’s place.
The bike wasn’t intended for recreation, but as her primary mode of transportation.
I’ve been coming from a place of scarcity recently.
This woman had the guts to make a major move with few safety nets in place. The tenacity to walk across town in 90 degree weather to get what she needs. The faith that it would work out.
I gave her the bike. She gave me a much needed reminder to stay in a mindset of gratitude and abundance.