I decided to drive into town on Sunday, just feeling like that is what I should do. I took a different route than normal, and along the way I picked up a hitchhiker. I don’t always pick up hitchhikers but, in this case, I was glad I did. Greg’s motorcycle had broken down and it turns out he was a friend of a friend.
On the way into town a small chihuahua puppy came running out into the road right in front of us, seeming intent on getting itself killed. I honked to try to scare the dog and notify the drivers coming up behind me and I pulled off the road.
By the time I got out of the car, the cars in both lanes had stopped and the chihuahua was standing defiantly in front of a white pickup truck. The driver had gotten out and was trying to capture the dog while it barked and snarled at her. I circled around behind and scooped him up.
Greg and I then went on a search for the owner in a nearby marina. Greg called out and someone came out from one of the boats and offered to take the dog, Chico, and reunite it with it’s owner.
As we were walking away, Greg said, “Man, that feels good!”
It reminded me of what Darik Horn had said in my interview with him: it feels good to do good things and make good things happen.
Greg said that good luck comes in threes, so I should expect something else to happen that day.
Nothing notable had happened until, as I was leaving town, I made one last spontaneous decision to go down to the lake. The water was calm and beautiful at sunset.
When I arrived, I saw a woman pulling a heavy kayak out of the water. I offered to help lift it onto her car and she agreed. I told her, “You must be number three,” and explained to her what had happened earlier. She was grateful for the help at the end of a long day of fishing.
It’s a long road ahead, and it will not always be easy, but it feels great to be a People’s Party candidate, because now I will have the opportunity to do good things and make good things happen.