Begging Saves Energy

BeggingLiving in bush Alaska I am fortunate to know all of my neighbors and most of the people I see. One day I needed to conserve energy for a big day ahead but also needed to go grocery shopping. My husband had our vehicle so it meant I would be hiking down the steep hill to the store and back up with a load of groceries. Just as I exited my frosty front door I saw a neighbor hop into his truck so I hurried over to grab a ride. He wasn’t going to the store but was neighborly and dropped me off anyhow. I filled the cart with flour, sugar, egg, etc. I was going to be baking Christmas cookies after all. With heavy, filled bags in hand I looked around and snagged another ride up the hill.

I’m not above begging if it means saving my energy for the better things in life such as baking Christmas cookies and attending a quilt guild Christmas party!

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.