While running this morning, I found myself in inch-deep snow on most sidewalks throughout the ten mile loop. There was one small exception: while traveling through the Southside, I passed a soup shop who took the time to shovel, salt, and sweep his front sidewalk. His small shop was suddenly a shining oasis in a sea of unshoveled snow, and a welcome relief. Despite the apathy of his neighbors, and the constantly pouring precipitation, he made the effort to stand out. After the run, I went home, did some work, and decided to reward his efforts by paying this soup shop a visit.
...And it was closed.
I learned two things today. 1) As I've always known, extra effort does pay off. People will notice. You may not see the results immediately, but people will ultimately see your commitment. 2) Don't wait to buy soup; it's probably just a lunchtime thing.
With that, it's time to bunker down for another night of snow, all while eating some nachos and cheese. No soup for me. Until next time...