Welcome everyone! Friday is here and that means we take a pause in our busyness to look for blessings in our past week. It's a "habit" that is worth developing. When we train ourselves to look for good things and the hand of God in our lives it will help us to get through the harder times when they come. Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be complicated with many layers, some big and can't be missed while others may be as simple as can be and might be missed unless you are intentional in looking for it. Here at Friday's Fave Five we share five of the one's that blessed us the most. Please join us.
~ relaxed Sunday ~ I have been working hard to develop the habit of having Sundays for the most part be a day of rest. I make myself vacuum right after work on Friday's. Then Saturdays I have been working on finishing the rest of the chores and grocery shopping if it's needed. Then on Sunday I don't have to do any of this running around and working. This last weekend it just really worked. Sunday all we had was church in the morning. Dave and I went for subs for lunch and the rest of the day was spent relaxing, reading, watching some tv. It was wonderful.
~ bread box ~ I know, it sounds like a silly blessing but for someone who doesn't have an official modern pantry it is a huge blessing. I've been on the lookout for years for one that would fit and I finally came across one at Marshall's. It was such a pain shifting around bags of bread, buns, bagels, etc. And it looked messy all the time no matter how much I tried to organize it. Now it's all hidden away. And bonus blessing: I used money I had gotten from just returning bottles so in my mind I got it for free.
~ extra drop in kids ~ I was blessed this week with some days that a former family in my dayhome used for drop in care for one of the kids. It was on days when I had less children anyway and it provided some extra income which right after Christmas is a huge blessing.
~ help ~ my youngest took the time on her day off to come and watch the dayhome kidlets so that I could get to the dentist. That was a huge blessing to begin with but then when they wanted me to go back in the afternoon she agreed to come over then too. I can't even say how much I appreciated her willingness to give up a good chunk of her day off to give me a hand.
~ kitchen floor finished ~ The vinyl tile flooring is finally finished. Dave worked hard to finish the project that he started before Christmas. Right before the holidays, though, he took a fall on some ice and really injured himself and was not able to lean forward. So the job was put on hold. He has finally felt better and has worked all weekend to finish it up. A few more baseboards reinstalled and given a fresh coat of paint and the whole job will be down. I'm so grateful he is talented and willing to do these reno jobs. And I'm so thankful for this new floor. The laminate floor was just not holding up to the tough wear and tear of a dayhome and it always squeeked and scrunched as you walked on it. This floor is super quiet and easy to clean. So thankful.
What were your favorites blessings from the last week?