It's Friday so that means you are in the right place at the right time. If you are looking to cultivate a grateful heart and a thankful lifestyle then this is the place to help that goal along. Join our Friday's Fave Five crew as we pause a moment and look back over the week and take note of the good blessings God has sent our way. Our days may be long and hard or they may just be zipping by with us not even being aware. But that is the beauty of pausing and focusing. It helps to slow us down, to notice when times are good so that when times aren't so great we've developed a habit, a practice of noting our blessings and then being thankful to God for providing them. Please join in with us with 5 of your favorite blessings of the past week.
So I personally don't go in any particular order, I just list them as I think of them but you do you wish on your post.
~ Turkish Apple Tea ~ I've shared before one of my favorite teas is a tea call Pickwick Carmelised Pear. Pickwick Tea is a Dutch tea company and I found it at our local Dutch European Import Store and Bakery. When I went to buy another box last time, the Turkish Apple jumped out at me so it came home with me. Tea in the evening for me, relaxes me and helps me to not sit and munch all evening long so I always love finding teas that replace that need for sweets and mindlessly eating. And I've found another favorite. So good.
~ short work week ~ Because of the little thing called COVID, I didn't take holidays this year because my dayhome had already been shut for 3 months. I didn't feel right 6 weeks after re-opening to shut once again for vacation. But I took those 5 days and added them to the next 3 long weekends so I ended up with a 5 day weekend last week and will have one in September too and and extra day at Thanksgiving. While not as long as my holiday week usually is, it was still really nice. Though we are not going anywhere just knowing I have time off feels wonderful. The weather was gorgeous so we had some nice bike rides, read a lot, and just wound down. And it made this work week only 3 days long.
~ assisted living visits opening ~ In Alberta they have loosened the restrictions a bit to be able to visit your loved one who are in assisted living homes. So now I can actually visit my Dad in his room. I just have to call and tell them when I'm planning on coming so they can take me thru all the questions and protocol and then instead of a 15 minute visit I can stay as long as he wants me to. Still have to wear a medical grade mask but they supply those.
~ listening ear ~ I had something I really needed to talk to someone about and my sister was so kind to lend me her listening ear. I really appreciated her being there for me and letting me talk something thru. Sometimes you just need to hear yourself say it out loud and she let me do that.
~ a really good night's sleep ~ for whatever reason, the last bit I haven't had such a great sleep, waking up several times throughout the night. This makes for a very tired me right from the get go. But the other night, I went to bed a little bit earlier and managed to fall right asleep and then slept like a log right through to the morning buzzer. I actually woke up refreshed and raring to go. It was wonderful.
What were your favorite blessings from the last week. If you do a post for FFF please free to link on and then visit the others in the group. Have a great weekend everyone!