Hello everyone! Thanks for joining us again for Friday's Fave Five. It's such a good habit to be developed, that of looking for and noticing one's blessings in life. And then top it off with being grateful to God for them. If we take the time to train ourselves to look for those things, big and small, that God blesses us with on a daily basis during the good times then when we have our difficult days, because the practice is already developed then we can also be grateful and see blessings in the tough times. If you are new to Friday's Fave Five, the guidelines are linked in the sidebar.
~ 5 days off ~ this last week I had five days off of work and they were glorious. Though we didn't officially go on holidays this year, just having days off where I got to sleep in, ease into my day instead of hitting the floor running, and generally having no obligations was exactly what I loved. I didn't have to go away somewhere for that. In fact, in some ways it was even more relaxing. Sometimes on holidays we are busy doing things, going places, seeing sights and then the long drives there and back, I end up coming home tired. But this was totally down time.
~ day trip ~ Saturday we did go to the big city to see my youngest daughter who had just moved there. I was not able to actually help her on moving day because I was working so I went just to see her place and see her settled in. We thought we'd just take a nice walk exploring one of their many walking trails downtown and then just have a nice take out lunch from somewhere and come home. It did my heart good to see she was set up and doing good. The drive up and back is always a time for hubby and I just to enjoy each other's company away from regular concerns that take up our conversations at home. I get to read, he puts on his music and we just relax.
~ yummy dinner ~ for our dinner we tried a new to us place. I saw the sign as we were driving by and it drew my attention so we thought we'd give it a try. Well, Jerusalem Shawarma turned out to be a great find! We got shawarma wraps and they were incredibly delicious. And HUGE! One medium size one fed us both. (Though I didn't know this and had actually ordered two so we had it for lunch the next day.) The plates they were making up while I waited for my order looked incredibly good too and the whole place smelled divine and had my mouth watering by the time my food came. We'll be going there again. Love when we find a great local place and it it doesn't turn out to be "just ok" but something we add to our list of fave places to go when we are in the big city.
~ norwex supplies ~ I had heard great things about these products before but have never ordered them because, Oh Nellie, they are expensive! But a relative was having an online party and the consultant was someone I knew so I ordered a couple of things cringing at the price the whole time. Well they came and I have to say I am super pleased with them. Now cleaning supplies is usually not a blessing but I had ordered the dust mitt with the express purpose of hoping it would help with my living room blinds. They are coated aluminum mini blinds and sooo hard to clean. They are not like the plastics ones I can just throw in the tub and take a brush to. Nothing I've tried has really worked well or was too much work! But this mitt cleaned them beautifully in no time at all. So it was worth it to me. And I got a glass cleaner cloth and it works like a charm too. All without the use of chemical cleaners. So I'm blessed I didn't waste my money and I'm happy with what I got.
~ fresh veggie gift ~ One of Dave's customers gifted him with some cucumbers and heirloom tomatoes from their garden. What a blessing. There is nothing like a fresh, homegrown tomato. I've never had the large variety heirlooms before and found I loved them! So thankful they shared their bounty with us.
My faves this week were all very simple and everyday. But I find that is where God really meets me with blessings, is in my everyday. Yes, the splashy big blessings are always fantastic but the quieter ones are kind of the ones that show me He cares about my ordinary everyday life. What were your five favorite blessings this week that showed you God cares for you?