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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    What a friend. Will you introduce me?
    3682 days ago
    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
    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
    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...
    3693 days ago
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    So glad you have such a great friend!!! Good luck :)
    3693 days ago
    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
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    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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