A sweet friend put $35 worth of gas in my truck today, before I could stop her; she was only supposed to put enough in it so we could go hiking! You may think, that’s nothing, but my truck hasn’t had a half a tank of gas in over 2 years, maybe four. I think it may have had a small heart attack.
Then we went on a hike and it was a beautiful day. We climbed down a dangerous ravine/logjam, to an untouched or seen by anyone, maybe ever, creek, and spent a few hours panning for gold. Got all muddy, sopping wet in the creek, began to freeze, and helped each other climb back out of the logjam, so as to not start a landslide that would bury us. I repeatedly said, “I’m too old for this shit,” as she answered, “I’m older than you!” lol Didn’t find any gold, but we didn’t care, we still had fun. We spent most of the time talking about God, discussing some scriptures, and had a great time. Then she made me dinner and forced me to take some fresh home-made cinnamon rolls home with me.
We planned out our next adventure for next Monday, so I am praying it will be another sunny day.
Just thought I’d mention what a great friend she is; one I can always count on. One who knew I needed to get out and into God’s great nature, to recoup and refill my soul with His amazing views and countryside, fresh air and glorious sunshine!
I get stressed when looking for work and can’t find it, because I’m older I feel a bit discriminated against and have been looking for almost 4 years now for a decent full time job and still haven’t found one. There are so many unemployed people out there, and young freshly graduated college students seem to get the jobs. The competition is on average about 100 people applying for each and every job I apply for, if not more.
And even though I have great faith, I have little patience. So my friend reminds me, “Don’t say ‘I can’t find a job! Say I will find a job!’”
She helped me so much today, and even though I thanked her, she’s so humble she ignored each one. She’s beyond Kind and Generous, she’s also Loving and a True Friend.
I’m so blessed to have a friend like her, but she probably won’t even read this, or see it, but I wanted to tell you all! I’m so thankful for her!!!!!
And after today; I’m ok. The peace I feel in nature is like salve in an open wound for me! And I can breathe once again!
Thank You God for Alisa!