Need a Ride?

On Saturday afternoon I stopped at Starbucks to get two soy green tea lattes and then pick a friend up from the airport. She was very grateful, but picking her up was a no-brainer. I didn’t have any plans, and I live less than 15 minutes away from the airport. Seems like the obvious choice, but it was more than that. 

I have done my fair share of traveling in my lifetime, and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve had to pay for transportation to or from the airport.  I’ve almost always had a friend or family member happily volunteer to take me even when I felt guilty because I thought it was too far, too late, or too early. Those airport rides have ended up being some of the most treasured intimate moments with loved ones that would have never happened otherwise. 

I feel fine about using a ridesharing app, but there’s nothing like coming home from a long trip and having a smiling face waiting for you, reminding you that you are loved. Getting to be that smiling face for someone else is equally as rewarding in its own special way. 

6 Comments

  • Lisa says:

    I love how you always try to reciprocate the way people treat you and even go above and beyond! You make us feel loved!

  • admin says:

    Thank you, sister! I appreciate the way you always take and make the time to support my endeavors. Your comments and likes mean the world to me. xoxo

  • Mary says:

    I loved reading this article Gena! All I can say is that when I took my very first solo plane trip ever….YOU were that smiling face and warm hug that greeted me when I went to Texas for the first time. It made me feel so happy and loved to see you there picking me up. Thank you friend, for such a memorable trip! Love you. Besitos.😙

  • Alexis says:

    I heart you so much!

  • admin says:

    Right back atcha!!! xoxo

  • admin says:

    Mary, I wasn’t feeling great about this post, so you made my day by telling me that you enjoyed it! Thank you for always brightening the lives of everyone around you, my friend, my sister. Love you! xoxo

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