This is long, but I learned a lesson:
Free plums were offered on my local freecycle site. I responded & was invited to come pick, with directions that were not so great. I printed off a set of directions from my house to the given address from Google, & set out as soon as DH came home with the car. 45 minutes later, I still had not found the house & had decided to drive back home & email the person, saying "Thanks but I couldn't find your house"- - in fact, I was headed home at the stoplight at 400 South in the neighboring town, when I "felt" that I needed to look at the Google instructions again. When I did, I realized where I had made a wrong turn, so I turned around & went back. Found the house & knocked on the door, because when it says "the tree belongs to my neighbor:, I always make sure it isn't someone's idea of a practical joke.
The owner answered the door, told me they were Potawatomi plums (which make good jam, but are quite small) & showed me where the tree was, then added, "My neighbor over there - pointing - said if anyone came for the plums, they could have the peaches from that tree, too, if they want them." The tree was loaded with ripe Red Haven peaches! I picked a box of plums, then filled 3 boxes with the peaches. As I was loading the small stepladder into the car, the "peach tree neighbor" came home & offered me the rest of a tree of apricots as well, but it was too dark to pick, so I asked if I could come back the next day, since my containers were full (and I couldn't see my hand in front of my face for the dark), & he said sure. Next day I picked 6 more boxes of peaches, a bucket of apricots & another bucket of plums.
One box of peaches & the box of plums went to my Relief Society President for those in need, & another box of peaches went across the street to a neighbor out of work. From the rest, I have bottled 47 quarts of fruit thus far, plus a dozen jars of peach-rosemary jam, a dozen jars of plum jam & 4 jars thus far of peach jam, which will be divided among 5 households. There are still 2 boxes of peaches to process.
To think that Heavenly Father was trying to bless at least 7 households with free fruit, & that I almost blew it because I couldn't find the place- - even with lousy directions- - was very humbling. I am so headstrong & He is so patient with me. I realized after the fact that I had not even prayed to ask Him to help me find the house, & felt terrible. I am so grateful the Lord sent me the impression to look again at those directions, & allowed me the opportunity to gather these temporal blessings for us and for others.