Anonymous Friend Came Through "Big" In Phoenix, Arizona
Photo Above: Just one of
my sunset photos in Colorado. I thought it was a nice photo for this anonymous person.
"Steve, there is no way I can see your bike trip end like this."
he said, on that pivotal day ("Day 8") in
when my bicycle was stolen.
When I heard that, I knew what was coming next -
this anonymous friend offered to pay for a new bike and in exchange,
I would work for him later in the year to work it off.
This individual requested anonymity and I am honoring that,
but how could I not mention him in this special people section? Looking back at that day in Phoenix,
I did have a great amount of peace after the bike was stolen,
but in no way did I have the resources to splurge the money for a new bike.
During those few hours afterward, I was open to the possibility that maybe my trip was over.
Again, special thanks to this anonymous friend. I trust this individual
has seen all the good that has come out of it: I got to achieve my life
dream and there are so many people who have really enjoyed
and have been touched by my 45 days of writing!
-Steve (Written June 15, 2008)