My wife and I are inspirations.
We inspired at least one young man. How do I know that? He told us so this afternoon.
Part of our daily constitutional, weather permitting, involves us walking with Toby the Puppy through our Princeton, Texas, neighborhood. The weather allowed it today, so off we trekked.
We turned the corner and started walking north. A young man drove up in his pickup. He stopped his truck and said the following: “You inspire me.”
I responded: “Oh, really? How’s that?” The gentleman said he enjoys seeing us walking through the ‘hood “holding hands.”
We both chuckled. The young man said he has been married for 10 years and he hopes that “when I get to be your age that we’re still holding hands.”
I lifted my right hand that was clasping my wife’s left hand and told him, “Well, you know, this is part of our formula” for a lengthy marriage. We told him we’ve been married for 48 years.
He shook his head … I am presuming because he is impressed that we’ve been together for that length of time.
We wished him well; he returned the same to us.
I love it when we can inspire someone with such a simple gesture. Who’da thunk it?