Let me break down the scenario:
I was about 1/2 way through my walk…
I smiled and waved at a gentleman that is part of my walking path landscape. He yelled for me to come over. I happily walked across the street.
He greeted me with a smile..”You want to stop for a beer, soda or maybe a water?”
I started beaming. I responded graciously with… “Oh no thank you, I gotta get this walk in.”
He says… “What’s your name?” I proudly respond, “Marissa”.
He leans in…”What was that?” He is now holding my hand tightly!
“MARISSA” I respond with conviction.
He loudly proclaims…”You are welcome to come over ANYTIME! Drop on by and we will share a beer or soda.”
My response was giddy…”Thank you so much for the offer. I will be sure to bring my fiance on by. You will really love him!”
HIS EXPRESSION SAID IT ALL…
“No… I don’t want to meet him, I just want to see you again.” I smiled and said… “I better be on my way.” (He is still holding my hand at this point)
He leans in closer.. “Tell me your name one more time?” … I slightly chuckle and say…
“Marissa”. He smiles and let’s my hand go. “Ok Marissa, see you around! The invitation is ALWAYS open!”
I admit I walked away with a little pep in my step!
I am PUMPED. I still GOT IT regardless of my walking stick and taped up glasses! WHOOP WHOOP.
P.S. (SHHHHhhhhhhhhhh… don’t tell anyone that he was about 85 years young! )