Today, I became a drifter. I drifted with the current down the Feather River with beloved friends and enjoyed God's beauty and the serenity of His creation. Some people fished and there were actually fish jumping out of the water. I paddled and we got stuck once... I broke a paddle trying to get us free.
This was my first time river kayaking and I enjoyed it. I would do it again if given the opportunity.
But what I loved more was the friends and fellowship we shared. It's different doing things for the sake of doing the thing and doing things for the sake of doing something with friends. If I was going to kayak for the sake of kayak, I would have gone by myself and wouldn't have gotten so wet. But as it was, I had three people on my Kayak and there were many times when I just pulled my paddle and sat enjoying the day... until someone splashed me. Of course I splashed back.
God did not determine for us to travel though life alone. This doesn't mean look for that special someone, but love everyone that God puts in your path. He provides through people as much as He provides for people through you. Just being a friend, even if you don't feel like you did any good, sometimes, is what God is using to show that He cares.
So go camping, paddle down a river, and bring a friend along.
Setting Sun - Sun Setting in SoCal...I forget where exactly.....
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