August 23, 2009...
I am in Hastings, Nebraska tonight.
The town population is around 25,000 people and it's about 100 miles west of Lincoln.
In checking into the motel, I was tired from my long bike ride, but I hung around a little longer and chatted with the owner, Vidu Patel. I won by taking the time.
Sometimes...often...in life, we rush through things just to get to the next thing. When we take the time to slow down and get to know the people we run into in our everyday journey, our life experiences have the potential to be greatly enhanced.
Certainly, mine was today.