Hi everyone? It's nice to see another Friday roll around. Time to look back over our blessings from the week and choose 5 favorites.
"Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us" -Helen Keller
This quote really spoke to me. And when I saw it I immediately copied it down to a couple of places including here. But what really added to this quote for me was about 1/2 an hour after copying it down I was given notice by a long time family in my dayhome. It totally blindsided me. Did not see it coming at all. I was incredibly sad, they were like family. And I was a little hurt that they blindsided me with it. My wonderful husband stepped in a whisked me off to Calgary for the day Saturday to cheer me up and I made a deal with him that I would forget about and not talk about it for at least that day. It. was. so. hard. I tend to really rehash things. But about halfway to Calgary this quote flashed before my eyes, and I realized I was staring at that closed door. And I also started to laugh because I felt the Lord had totally been speaking when I saw that quote. He knew what was coming and I feel He was trying to prepare my heart. But in my humanness as soon as a door unexpectedly shut the quote flew right out that slamming door and I forgot about it until he gently reminded me the next day. So I am not going to stand staring at that closed door. I say I am very grateful for having served this family for the past 7 years and I'm going to spend this last month with the child enjoying him as much as I can. And then I'm purposefully going to look for the open door I know is coming.
2. A good true story. I always enjoy reading a good biography or autobiography. I love to read how people go through the things life brings them, good and bad. They don't have to be famous for me to enjoy it. And so I was really pleased this last week to be able read and enjoy this wonderful book reviewed here. It was well written, interesting and left me feeling uplifted.
3. Yummy spices. One of the things we did in Calgary was go to the Farmer's market and at that Farmer's market is a little spice booth called The Silk Road Spice Merchant. Last time I was there I had picked up a jar of basil to try and when I got home and compared it to the regular grocery bottle I had been buying. I couldn't believe the difference buying a quality spice makes. Hubby gave me some money and let me go have fun. Oh how to choose! They have so many to choose from. I ended up with about 5 bottles of fragrant, yummy spices including Garam Masala, roasted garlic powder, oregano, dried jalapenos, and Chai Masala. I've had fun this week cooking with them and have used them all except the Chai Masala. Will be doing that this Saturday.
4. Browsing Pinterest for Christmas. Love looking at all the recipes and decorating ideas for Christmas. I'm so not a crafty person but it's still fun to look.
5. Haircut. It seems my hair goes from good to can't stand it overnight. The haircut this week was very welcome to get it back to shape once again.
What were you favorite blessings this week?