I am still trying to lose weight, and it's not coming off nearly as quick as I hoped it would. (In spite of all the major changes I've made: no gluten, no dairy, and no more of my beloved red wine) A friend suggested a pedometer: where you try and add more steps each day. I went to Walgreens to see what they had, and the manager told me where they were. It turned out they had been moved, so I was milling about trying to find them when he came around the corner again. He asked if I was looking for an expensive pedometer, and I said "No, not at all. In fact, all of these are currently out of my price range." (the cheapest one was $23.00) He asked me to wait a moment, and came out with a little box. "Here you go!" he said, enthusiastically. I asked how much it was, and he said "I'm giving it to you, free of charge!" I could not believe it! "Thank you so much! You have totally made my day!" I told him. I left the store with a big smile on my face. When I got outside, there was a young couple and their dog hanging around in front of the store. Even tho I had already given a gift today, I decided to give a little more. I took a paper sack and put in some trail mix, a granola bar, some cheese crackers and five bucks. I explained to them how generous the store manager had been to me, and that I wanted to "pay it forward" to them.
Then Bonsai and I went on a very brisk half mile walk to try out the new pedometer! It works great! The cool thing is: I wasn't even going to stop at Walgreens tonight, but a little voice told me to go. Whenever I listen to that little voice, magic happens! Try it and you'll see what I mean!