Don’t you just love when opportunities for friendship fall right into your lap?
A few weeks ago, I wrote a story called “Soul Service.” It was about a mini vacation we took to some state parks. Fate was on our side that weekend because a ranch we had never been to before had an open cabin on super short notice.
While we were staying there, my husband had a conversation with the owners and they mentioned some upcoming work they were researching and needing help with.
Would you believe their project was something we’ve done many times and love doing? Funny how those type of things seem to fall into line sometimes.
So, a few days before Easter weekend, my husband, Little Bit, Ozzy (our dog) and I, loaded up and went back to the ranch.
I’ll tell you what, there’s just something about standing on the side of a mountain, doing manual labor, and actually feeling lucky to be there. I felt like I was inhaling gratitude.
How awesome is that? I love how helping others seems to turn our thankful faucets on.
Three days later, with the task complete, we were asked to join them for Easter dinner.
Easter dinner with almost strangers? I can’t tell you how much it meant to sit down at that table. I don’t know about you, but sharing a holiday meal between families pretty much drops strangers from the equation and seals the deal in true friendships.
As we pulled out of the driveway to leave, an old familiar feeling appeared. I felt almost like I was leaving home.
My, how I love that. Here’s to new friends.