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A friend's gift

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A dear friend of mine just gave me a one-month membership at a very beautiful and well-decked out community rec center (state of the art weight machines, olympic pool and 2 hot pools, sauna, steam room, corkscrew water slide for kids, amazingly well-maintained free weights and power weights, and lots of great fitness classes).

She did it to help me get through this next month of hard work to get a better job. She did it because we're friends, sure as we're born. She did it because I am financially destitute, temporarily, and freaking out about it.

It didn't cost her much, but it's worth life itself to me.
And, on the other hand, it's a gift of infinite worth and caring and support from her, truly priceless. For me, it's a challenge to use those facilities every day for the next month, to show her what a blessing it is to me.

I am going to be so sore. Dang. That's what friends are for: To make you really sore.

I am truly blessed in my friends.



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  • MOOKBALL
    What a friend. Will you introduce me?
    3682 days ago
  • SONGOFLONGAGO
    This clearly proves how much you are loved. Lucky girl, you are.
    I look forward to hearing really good news soon on the job hunt.
    Sending up a prayer!
    3692 days ago
  • CKAYT56
    How wonderful for you! I am so glad for you. Great friendships are so important for so many reasons, you and your friend are truly blessed.
    3692 days ago
  • CALIFSHEWOLF
    I feel really blessed to have you as a friend and I know in my heart that you will prevail. Keep the faith, Marilee, and make the most of that wonderful gift you have been given.
    3693 days ago
  • PAMBWS
    What an awesome friend...& gift. Enjoy the gift...including the hot tubs, steam rooms & sauna & you will not be so sore...

    Real friends are few & far apart...we need to cherish the friends in our lives...
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    3693 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6307291
    Your friend is a blessing. Here's to hoping for much better days of employment. WE know you have the gumption to use the membership and accumulate all the benefits- regular exercise, change of scenery, focusing on health and your overall mental well being by releasing all those lovely little endorphins! Serenity will follow. Ohmmmmmmmmm.

    Big Hugs!
    3693 days ago
  • SUGARBABY60
    I Hope you get really sore, really rich, and continue to be really blessed with a new job and the same ol friends! Best wishes because you really deserve the Best of Everything! emoticon
    3693 days ago
  • TWOTIMESS
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    Friends in need... I'm so happy for you, Marilee. I'm keeping all my fingers crossed for a favourable outcome for your situation. I just know things will soon start looking up!
    3693 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    What a thoughtful friend.Youi deserve a far better job than you have you deserve a job that is as special as your talents and your friends .Not only will I be crossing my fingers for you and praying for you ,all your friends will too.
    3693 days ago
  • DONNACFIT
    So glad you have such a great friend!!! Good luck :)
    3693 days ago
  • TIME4COFFEE
    What a wonderful friend and gesture. I hope you're one sore cookie by the end of the month and one with a new job too!
    3693 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8913736
    What a beautiful friendship you have! You are SO blessed by that....enjoy your month at the center!
    3693 days ago
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