Welcome Friday and welcome to all those of you who are joining in with Friday's Fave Five. Thank you for joining me in developing a keen heart to discover the blessings in our everyday no matter what we are facing or going through in our lives. Finding those blessings and then developing a grateful and thankful heart changes our perspective. It makes us more joyful. And I'm not talking about the fleeting happiness that is dependent upon our circumstances, but a deep, abiding sense of gratefulness for the hand of God in our lives and the gifts, big and small that He gives to us. If you are new you can click on the guidelines in the sidebar and then just join in.
~Sunday church service~ Sunday was the first time we had been in church since March. We are allowed to have services as long as the restrictions and guidelines are followed. We missed the first couple of weeks because we just weren't sure we were ready but decided last minute this last Sunday to attend. It was nice actually being in a live service instead of online and seeing other members we haven't seen in so long. It was organized and social distanced well. I don't know if we'll go every week but glad that option is open again.
~ sprinkler and water fun with kids ~ when I grew up neighborhood waterfights were a thing, a very fun thing. So playing with water with the dayhome kids never gets old for me. It's been super hot here this week, well relatively speaking, hot for us, not so much for some of you folks. But that means we've had water play every single day. I love hearing the shrieks and laughter and challenges that come from this kind of outdoor play. Susanne and hose for the win against kids with pool noodles.
~ funny text conversation ~ today I had a text conversation with one of my dayhome parents that ended up taking a really funny turn. It made me laugh out loud and made my day. I love when that happens.
~ air conditioning ~ because this week has been hot we've been running the a/c. I'm very thankful on these kinds of weeks for the a/c. I'm also thankful for it on those nights when young people decide that playing basketball on the school court across the street is the thing to do in the middle of the night and we can shut the windows and run the air.
~ road trip to one of my happy places ~ Saturday the Hubby and I took a road trip to one of my favorite places, Waterton Lakes. It's so beautiful there and we always go at least once or twice a year. Getting away was fun and the road trip great. But it was very, very crowded and hard to find parking. I think people are getting "covid fatigue" and just want to get out. It was a bit stressful because there was a real lack of social distancing and hardly any people were wearing masks in the crowded situations. We ended up not doing much of what we usually do when we are there but it was fun to watch our dog do his favorite thing which is fetch sticks in the lake. We enjoyed the gorgeous day and the beautiful mountain views and spent time together away from our usual everyday. Which made it a great day in spite of the crowds. Thankful we have such a nice place fairly close to home that we can escape to.
What were your favorite blessings from the last week?