Hi and welcome once again to Friday's Fave Five. I can hardly believe it the last weekend before Christmas. I still feel like I'm 10 steps behind but it is what it is and I'm just going to go with the flow. I am going to choose not to stress about what is not done and just be in the moment and enjoy what is getting done. I'm going to choose to intentionally enjoy the moments of wrapping and preparation instead of freaking out. Really the only ones who know what exactly is not done is me, and I sure will keep it to myself. LOL. Are you ready to hit the pause button in the busyness and look for blessings in the week? Yes? Great then just join in with us in sharing five of your favorites.
~ Treated to lunch out ~ We have been trying for weeks to get together with some friends of ours but things just don't seem to work out. But this Sunday after church we finally connected and we enjoyed a nice meal out. It was fun to catch up and exchange gifts and just relax in each other's company.
~ haircut ~ my hair is still recovering from the straightener gone rogue incident so it was nice to get another trim and get more of the damaged hair trimmed off.
~ extra night to get things done ~ as much as I absolutely love my ladies small group, I was very thankful that we have wrapped up for the year and I had that extra evening this week to get some more things knocked off the Christmas to do list.
~ Christmas shopping finished ~ well except for one minor thing. It is good to get that out of the way and just knowing I don't have to fight the crowds this weekend is a relief. I'll run out and get that last thing tonight. The dinner items still need to be purchased but I'll do that sometime on the weekend. We don't even know what we are doing yet as everyone is getting here so staggered this year. But I'm just going to take it as it comes and not stress about it. I'm off Christmas Eve so if I have to make a quick run I'll do it then.
~ Picture Christmas cards ~ I absolutely love them. A dayhome family who hasn't been with me for years still sends me a picture card every year and I always look forward to getting that in the mail. It's fun to see how much the kids have grown. And I got an extra special one from a blogging friend this year, you know who you are, and I'm here to say I was absolutely thrilled to receive it! Everytime I glance at these cards I say a pray for those pictured on it.
Well that is my five for this week. It is short and sweet but looking for blessings doesn't always mean they are going to be obvious or big. Sometimes they are simple, or very quiet and can quickly be passed by. But they are still there and as we take note and are thankful to God for them, His love and hand in our lives becomes more evident. Thanks for joining me in this intentional exercise of becoming more grateful people.
What were your blessings this week?