I was out for a ride today, cruising the low-traffic paved country roads south of my home. As I lugged up a low hill, I heard a vehicle behind me and eased to the right so that it could pass. It was a full-size pickup with an extended cab, hauling a fifth wheel horse trailer. As it went by, I could hear its engine working hard.
In the back seat were two pretty little blonde girls.They leaned out the windows, showing big gap-toothed smiles, waving like mad. Dangling from their skinny wrists were yellow Livestrong bracelets. I waved and smiled back. A good ride had just gotten a little bit better.