Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. It's our little space on the internet we we gather with the goal of being more intentional in looking for blessings in our lives and sharing 5 of them with each other. Please feel free to join in.
~ small group "Christmas" dinner ~ Tuesday evening the Ladies from my small group at church had our dinner out that we did not do in December. Normally we do a Christmas party or dinner out in December but it just didn't work this year so we did it now instead. It was so nice to get together outside of the small group study and just enjoy each other's company and have a lovely dinner out. It's moments like these that move us beyond just a group of women that meet for bible study and prayer and moves us into friendship. We did a lot of laughing and a lot of encouraging and it was great fun.
~ nice easy re-entry week into work ~ It has been a pretty simple laid back week getting back into work. Which is a good thing because it's brutal getting back into it after my time off. My body clock naturally gets back into it's natural rhythm of going to bed later and sleeping in a bit (though never past 8:30 am). So trying to get back to routine has been a bit tough. But the fact of a short two day week last week and less kids this week has eased the tiredness a bit.
~ much needed gift ~ my friend gifted me with a salon quality shampoo and conditioner for my birthday. If you remember reading about my little incident with hair straightener gone awry, my hair is still needing help. So this gift was very much appreciated!
~ encouragement ~ an acquaintance from church sent me an unexpected and encouraging private message on facebook. I very much appreciated it and it made my day. It really motivated me to keep my eyes open for those little things that I notice and encourage the people who do it. It could be something big or something smaller, but if I notice I should take the time to encourage. A little encouraging word goes a long way.
~ home made soup ~ the weather has been pretty mild this last bit though very windy. That's what keeps the cold away around here. But this week the temperature has been slipping down and we've got some really cold days arriving this weekend. When this kind of weather moves in I always crave nice hot soup. I love soup, always have, and can have it no matter the weather! It was also a nice change from all the heavy eating we did over the holidays. This week I made a soup with bone broth, ginger, stir fry veggies and Korean beef dumplings. So good!
What have been your blessings from the last week?