Two Hundred posts! Can you believe it? 200 weeks of choosing to look for blessings in our days and weeks. 200 posts of sharing those moments of good in our lives. 200 weeks of reading the small and large things that made others feel uplifted. 200 weeks of "meeting" new people over years and learning how they are blessed. How good it 's been! And to celebrate, this week we will list 200 blessings we can think of of in our lives.
Just kidding. Although that would be an awesome exercise, I would not spring that upon you at the last minute like this. ;v). We will do our usual 5 favorite things from our week but as an added extra I'd like you all to share when you first started participating (if you can remember or look it up) and how participating in Friday's Fave Five has blessed you over the weeks, months or years that you've participated.
1. Air Conditioning. Oh how thankful I have been for ac this week. I'm very thankful this house came with it.
3. Enjoyable movies. I watched this one all by my lonesome on Sunday evening when no one was home and to my surprise I really enjoyed it. It wasn't a roll-on-the-floor-laughing kind of comedy, but a more subtle one that had very distinct lessons in it about the choices we make in life.
4. Blooming Flowers. Finally with the sunshine and heat, my flower pots are taking off and have filled in quite quickly. I love the color it brings to my deck.
Seems I'm into pink this year.
5. Lazy evenings spent at home. Love those evenings when I can enjoy sitting on the deck with a book and cool drink, or putzing about the house.
Bonus #6: Friday's Fave Five was started on August 15, 2008. I bounced around a few names until I settled on FFF. It has been such a blessing to me. It has made me more aware of the everyday blessings in my life, more aware that even when times are tough there are blessings to be found if I hunt for them. It has been an exercise and discipline and it has been good for me. I've enjoyed meeting everyone who's ever participated. And I've been encouraged when I read your posts. It has reminded me that though life may be tough at times, life is also a gift. Thanks to all of you who have been on this journey with me. I thankful for each of you!
And to celebrate I'm giving away a Starbuck's gift card or two, so that you can enjoy yourself a tall, cold drink or a hot one if you choose, to all who do a post today with your fave five and the bonus question. Don't forget to sign onto the linky linking the specific post! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!