Friday, November 09, 2018

Friday's Fave Five #507

Friday is finally here.  It's time to take a pause and look back over the week and find blessings to be grateful for.  What kind of week have you had?  Has it been good...super busy...really tough?  No matter the circumstances of how your week unfolded, we are trying to develop the habit of intentionally taking note of the good things in our lives even if all we can find for the week is that we made it through and it's a fresh start next week.

Won't you join us as we find and acknowledge some goodness?  If you are new or are unsure of the guidelines please go here and then join in. 

1.  Big News!  Saturday morning I found out that I have been accepted to be on a Operation Christmas Child Shoebox distribution to Costa Rica in April.  To say I am beyond excited is an understatement.  This has been a dream for many, many years.  One that I was wondering if would ever happen.  It's a bit scary, definitely a step of faith, but I can't wait! 

2.  Running into former church friends.  Last week through my husband's job, he ran into some people we used to know from many years ago.  They are without a home church at the moment and it just happened to be "Bring Your One" weekend at ours so he invited them.  After a great service, we went to mall food court, their choice, and had a nice lunch and visit.  So nice to reconnect.

3.  Answer to prayer.  As you know, our doggy had surgery last week to have a lump that had all of a sudden grown.  Well this week we got wonderful news, a real answer to prayer and that is that it was not cancer.  What a relief.  He is back to his old self again.  Praise God.  And through it all I think we've found us a great vet.

4.  Feather Duvet out!  Well the evenings are finally turning cold enough that I pulled out the feather duvet.  It was so nice to get it on the bed instead of the layered blankets that end up happening in that transitional weather.  It is so comfortable, light and yet warm.  I always look forward to it each fall.

5.  Massage.  This week has been a rough one at work.  Some behavior issues amongst the kids have made for some super stressful days.  Add into that a weather change and I had a couple days with headaches and tense neck and shoulders.  On one of these I just happened to have my massage and boy it sure was nice to get all those kinks worked out.

What have been your favorite five blessings from your week?  If you are doing a Friday's Fave Five post please feel free to add it to the linky.


Gattina said...

Congratulations ! that's wonderful that you have been accepted on "Operation Christmas Child Shoebox" can imagine that you are excited ! Good news for your doggie too, it's always sad when they are ill. A few of my friends have the same when they are stressed it all goes in their back and they also need massage ! And when the weather is humid it's not nice either !

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Congratulations on your acceptance! I'm happy to hear that your doggy is doing well. And, now that I think of it...I could use a massage.

Faith said...

There's nothing like a good massage!!
So glad puppy is getting back to normal and cancer free!!! Praise God!!
I love reconnecting wth old friends.'re not going to Costa Rica until April to deliver the boxes?? I thought all the countries received them by Xmas!! My college friend Marcia went in Dec!! ( i think to Haiti but i cant remember)
It's exciting!!!
Happy weekend.

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on the OCC Post! Always nice to run into old friends. So glad your dog's tumor wasn't cancerous. Our temperatures are still up and down, but we're getting more cold days - snow is predicted next week.

Ann said...

Even though I teach high school, I know what those difficult disciplinary weeks can be like. Hope you are feeling better after that massage!

Willow said...

I am so so excited for you being able yo go to Costa Rica!! What an adventure and what an experience of service.
What a relief too to know your doggie is ok.
You're making me want a massage now. And great news that you reconnected with old friends. Have a great weekend.

Karen said...

Congratulations, Susanne! How exciting for you! You've worked so hard through the years supporting the Christmas Box program. This is well deserved.

A good vet is something to be thankful for. I'm glad your pup is doing well and the news was good.

ellen b. said...

Wow, glad you were chosen for the Shoebox distribution in Costa Rica! I just handed my box in to the church office. Sounds like a very good week. I'm trying to remember when I had my last massage...
Hope this week goes well for you!

nikkipolani said...

Oh, Susanne! How exciting to get to see up close and personal another aspect of this ministry you've been so involved with for years. You are going to have stories to tell!

Love the reconnections God orchestrates. Sounds like you had a good time together. Am so pleased to hear the good news for your dog. Hate it when our animals suffer.