Today, he surprised me.
As I got out of my car and walked toward the door - he spoke to me from the other side of a boat that is always parked in his carport. He was smiling a big, bright smile and said, "You can just put those inside."
I was startled to see him outside! I opened the door and placed the meals on his counter and noticed his walker was in the kitchen.
When I came back outside, I playfully asked him, "Hey, how did you get all the way over there without your walker?"
"Oh I've got it with me. It's right here. I have two of them!" he replied, smiling and continuing to tinker with something in his boat.
The vibrant energy that came off this old man's aura was palpable. It was a beautiful day here, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and you could just tell that getting outside -- even for just a few minutes to tinker with his boat-- probably reminded him of days gone by when he would take that boat out on the lake, fish for the big one, and come home with a filled up soul only a day on the water can provide.
I smiled at him and asked if there was anything I could do for him while I was there. "No," he replied. "I'm doing great."
Yes he was. Today was a great day for him. No one needed an announcement to be able to tell that much; It glowed from his body. "THIS IS A GREAT DAY. I GOT OUTSIDE AND I AM GETTING TO TINKER WITH MY BOAT"
When I began the route earlier, I started out by asking God to use me to help shine light for someone else today.... but it was this man tinkering with his boat that shined for me.