Good morning everyone and welcome to Friday's Fave Five. Come join us as we intentionally build a habit of looking for the good blessings in our lives, no matter what kind of week we are having. As we look for the blessings it fosters an attitude of gratitude for the good things God brings and helps us not to focus on the negative when we are having a rougher week. It makes those little hidden blessings more obvious and helps us to be more positive. If you are new, just click on over from the sidebar for the guidelines, and yes there are some, and then join on in.
~beautiful day of hoar frost~ there is such beauty in waking up to hoar frost. It just fills my senses in every way. The cold, crisp air, the loveliness to behold in it's contrasts of whites, grays and blues, the sharp sounds of that kind of morning. Love and look at these mornings as a gift of God to lift my heart.
~ 2 new favorite candle scents ~ at Christmas I was gifted a lovely candle from one of the dayhome kids. It was called Winter Mint and the parent bought it at Winners. It is so fresh and lovely and not at all overwhelming. Unfortunately I have not been able to find anymore so I'm hoping they bring it back next Christmas. Unfortunately there is not really a brand name on it for me to try to get it off the internet. The other one is Hot Cocoa and Cream from Bath and Body. Such a delicious, cozy scent.
~ immunizations started ~ for my trip with Operation Christmas Child I needed to get some immunizations. While the immunization itself is not necessarily fun, nor is the cost...YIKES, I am very grateful that we have access to those. Last thing I want is to accidentally catch a life altering disease such a hepatitis while travelling. It also reminds me on one step closer to this grand adventure with God.
~ manicure and pedicure ~ because my daughter is an esthetician she is very generous and gives me these for very minimal cost. I am being very spoiled and recognize that it may not last forever. I am very grateful for her gifts to me. The picture does not do it justice because of my shorter nails but she did such a great job.
~ church wide prayer meeting ~ in January our church always has a 3 day fast and prayer and then we join together on Wednesday evening to pray together as a community. While not many turned up this year those who were there had a wonderful evening of praying together for our country, our leaders...goodness knows they need it!...our church and ourselves as individuals. It was a great evening and a great privilege to be able to do this. I am so aware that in our country this is such a gift and not everyone around the world is able to gather in this way.
What were your blessings this week?