How My Friday Friend Day was Rescued!

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I recently reinstated Friday Friend Day. After living here in San Diego for several years, last year turned out to be totally overscheduled! I nurtured a few friends but there were many I hardly saw! This year I chose to make my theme Nourish My Soul. I have pulled back from a few commitments allowing me to restore some “friend” time, which DOES nourish my soul.

So I think ahead and invite people to do things with me on Fridays. Most of the time it’s taking a walk, usually with an ocean view so we get to exercise and talk at the same time. Or hang out at a little coffee shop. Sometimes we will go to one of the many interesting things to do here in San Diego.

A couple weeks ago, I had a friend scheduled to meet with. I hadn’t seen her in quite a while so I was really looking forward to catching up. She had to cancel. So I invited someone else. She had plans. And someone else…who also had plans.

Well…let me tell you! I almost had a meltdown. My face got all scrunched up, tears started to well up and I felt the frustration of my Friday Friend Day failing building up within. THEN all of a sudden I heard that distinct voice within saying, “I’m your friend today.” Of course!! Yes, God!! I’ll spend my day with You! So I gathered my Bible study, a couple books and my journal and headed to the coast. I parked up high and rolled the windows down so I could feel the breeze and hear the waves. I read and prayed and listened and felt my Friend pour into me exactly what I needed!

Do you feel like scrunching up your face, stomping your feet and indulging in a little pity party? Ever?! Listen. Listen. Maybe your very Best Friend of all is calling you to a Friend Day. Indulge in your blissful getaway with Him.

Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul. Proverbs 27:9 (MSG)

 

 

Betsy Ringer

Betsy has had a long career that includes training supervisors and managers at a large health care facility, creating new departments in churches and speaking to a wide variety of audiences. Many have discovered their design through her training in Spiritual Gifts, Personality and Passion. She is the speaking specialist at iBloom and uses her many years of experience to mentor other women entrepreneurs. She has jeeped in deserts in Mexico, hiked to remote waterfalls, landed on a glacier in a helicopter, parasailed over whales and went white water rafting in Alaska. Her adventuresome spirit is contagious and you will certainly catch her zest for life.
About Betsy Ringer

Betsy has had a long career that includes training supervisors and managers at a large health care facility, creating new departments in churches and speaking to a wide variety of audiences. Many have discovered their design through her training in Spiritual Gifts, Personality and Passion. She is the speaking specialist at iBloom and uses her many years of experience to mentor other women entrepreneurs. She has jeeped in deserts in Mexico, hiked to remote waterfalls, landed on a glacier in a helicopter, parasailed over whales and went white water rafting in Alaska. Her adventuresome spirit is contagious and you will certainly catch her zest for life.

Comments

  1. What a great idea! I want to start a Friday Friend Day, too.

  2. What a great way to connect with our very best Friend when others can not be there. Thanks for sharing Betsy. I love this story!!!

  3. What a great idea! I’m stealing it for Friday friend day! Thanks! And even if no one can make it, I have a Friend in Jesus!

  4. LaDonna Harris says:

    What a great idea! I have tried to do Tuesdays but it’s become lost in the shuffle. I definitely need to re-work this in!

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