On yesterday’s sunrise power walk, I saw three people ahead of me on the path.

It’s unusual for me to see anyone on the trails at this time of day. I didn’t have a mask with me, but I was wearing a scarf.

As I caught up to them, I pulled my scarf over my mouth and nose. I noticed that as they heard me approaching, they also pulled their scarves up, and as I passed them, they all stepped far off the path.

We all waved at each other instead of speaking. This was Covid Courtesy at its finest.

As I completed the last leg of 6.87K (4.26 miles) of power walking, I smiled at the thought of these folks knowing and doing what it takes to make everyone feel safer.

“Courtesy costs nothing, but buys everything.”

~ Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib A.S