Welcome to Friday's Fave Fives! Whew, it's been pretty busy in my life but this exercise slows me down and causes me to purposefully take a look at blessings in the busyness. So glad to have you all join me in it!
1. Trees turning golden. Our row of Colorado Aspens up until now have just dropped boring, dull leaves. With a couple of crazy wind storms most of the leaves that blew down were actually green, then eventually they turned an ugly blacky brown color on the ground. But all of a sudden overnight, we have the golden glory. Love when they all turn at the same time. A feast for the eyes right in my backyard.
Haven't boosted the color at all in these photos. Gor-ge-ous!
2. The wonderful toy that leaves become when they fall. When leaves turn golden, eventually come on down. They then provide hours of play for the dayhome kidlets. Throwing, piling, jumping, raking, shovelling, moving, driving trucks through. Anything their imaginations can think of. And believe me they think of all sorts of things to do with a pile of leaves. It's awesome!
3. The smell of said fallen leaves. Love, love, love the scent of the fallen, crunchy leaves. One of my favorite all times scents. I can't get enough of sitting out there and taking a nice deep breath of it.
4. Two heads are better than one. A lady from church and myself spent a good hour at the church's power point/computer system last night trying to figure out how to get the Operation Christmas Child video working for my presentation on Sunday. She is just learning the ins and outs of working the system and me, well, I have no clue and am totally not computer literate. But between the two of us we clicked and thought and clicked and thought some more and we figured it out. What was totally funny was we had to do it all over again because we didn't write the steps down so when we had to repeat it, we'd totally forgotten what the pattern was in all the missteps we'd taken. But we did it again. Hubby would be so proud of me because at home I so quickly default to him to "fix it" because I don't want to take the time to learn when he knows it all in this department. But he wasn't around and neither was anyone else who knew what they were doing and me and S. just applied our selves and got the job done. By the grace of God we didn't even crash the system.
5. I already mentioned this but it makes the list because it was an absolute favorite and highlight of my week. Meeting in person a young lady who, as a child, received and Operation Christmas Child box. Hearing her speak and talking with her personally and learning how those little boxes changed her whole community was totally inspiring. If you pack a box, never discount what your simple little gifts do in the life of a child! Don't weary in packing them each year because they do so much that, this side of heaven, you will probably never realize. To watch some powerful stories of how boxes have impacted children and whole communities you can go here!
Well that wraps up my five for this week. What were your favorites this week?