Welcome everyone to this special meme where we deliberately and intentionally look for our blessings from the past week. Doing this exercise intentionally brings our focus onto good things in our lives, blessings that may be missed on those good or busy or routine weeks. It also develops the habit of purposefully looking for the blessings when those weeks are not so easy or those weeks we deem boring and uneventful. We are choosing to be grateful! Won't you join us? If you have not read the guidelines or need to refresh your memory, please go here first.
~ shoeboxes collected and delivered~ Sunday was our church's Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection sunday. Sending them off with love and prayers by the congregation is always a highlight. There were lots of helping hands to load them into my Envoy and they were happily and successfully delivered without mishap to our city's collection center. Handing over those boxes always makes me super happy. Now they are one step closer to being placed into the hands of a child in need bringing hope and joy.
~ meeting someone who has been on a distribution trip ~ while delivering the boxes I was able to meet a young lady who has been on a shoebox distribution trip to Senegal. She showed me pictures and we excitedly talked about her time there. She related some miracles she was able to be part of and it made me all the more excited for my own trip.
~sunday lunch buffet ~ after a great service on Sunday Hubby treated us to lunch at a brunch buffet we've never been to before. It was really delicious, so many great choices, and it was nice to have along our youngest daughter, our pastor and another friend.
~ tea, books and jammies ~ it has been crazy windy here this week. It is chinook season around here and that means winds that can gust up to 100 km (60 mph). So that also means I avoid going outside in the evenings as much as possible. Tea, a really great story and comfy jammies have all kept me cozy and seen me through the week.
~ monday off ~ on Monday it was a day off for me because Remembrance Day landed on Sunday. Was it ever nice to have that day off to deliver those boxes and then relax. I caught up on some housework, some shopping and some rest. I also like that I had a shorter work week!
What were your five favorite blessings from your last week?