Trek - Today on my ride on this spectacular 80 degree early November day, I saw an elderly man walking along, using a cane and grimacing, perhaps not in pain, but for some reason or another.
I was not going very fast, up hill and all, and when I got close, I said "Afternoon, sir, how are you doing? Isn't this just the most wonderful day?" His face blossomed into a wide grin, and said "Sonny, it most certainly is! You have a wonderful ride, hear?"
Isn't it wonderful what a few friendly words can accomplish? Not only that, I felt good about brightening his day and about being 57 and called "Sonny!"