Later today I'll be giving a lift to one of the teens at my taekwondo studio, and tomorrow to one of my son's friends for a rugby game. I'm often pinged for last minute rides, sometimes that involve a fair amount of driving. A few friends question why I make myself that accessible for such, "am I just being a sucker"? The short answer is "no".
One of the things that I deeply value is helping people connect with their passions. The thought of someone not being able to participate in a passion out of a simple transportation issue bothers me greatly. Well, sometimes the easiest way to assist with that is simply facilitating presence. If my gift of a few minutes of driving helps connect someone to their passion, then it's a glorious investment in the communities that I love.