It's Friday, time to look back over our week. Time to intentionally look for every good thing that has been a part of lives this week. Looking for blessings in the good times sets up habits in our lives that help us through the harder times. Let's face it, when the walls are crashing down (as they will at some point), when we are in the mundane trenches of raising kids, working jobs, overwhelming to-do lists and now the stress of lives that flipped upside down in a matter of weeks, if we haven't developed habits of looking for what is actually good, what God has sent to bless us, at the joy that comes from simple things that make us smile, what makes us think that all of a sudden in the hard times we will be able to come up with the fortitude to all of a sudden do it? Now that was one long sentence but one big life principle. So on that note let's get grateful for our blessings from the last week!
~ outside fun times ~ our nights and morning have cooled right down here, but the days are still lovely. This has afforded lots of outside time for the childcare kids and I to run off pent up energy. It also keeps us out of the house, which means less time spent cleaning and disinfecting for me at the end of the day
~ a good night's sleep ~ after a few nights of waking up through out the night, a night of good deep sleep right through to the morning alarm was pure heaven!
~ an afternoon shopping ~ I know this is just a totally frivolous favorite but I used to really enjoy just taking an afternoon to myself and browsing in favorite stores. It was down time for me, something that helped me escape from the stress of the week, I got some time to myself and once in a while I got to treat myself to something new. I haven't done this since the whole covid thing. But Saturday, I had to go downtown to take back a library book and renew my card and the Winner's store was calling my name, so I headed over. I found a shower curtain I love. I've been looking for a couple of years for one in the colors I wanted so I was super pleased about that.
~ free library card renewal ~ this year, I think due to COVID, the city is renewing library cards for free. Yay, another year of books and for actual free!
~ date night out ~ Hubby and I enjoyed a nice dinner out on a patio last week. Though we've done a bit of takeout over the last month, we've only eaten at a restaurant once since March and that was to take our brother in law out for his birthday. Friday we decided that we'd have a nice dinner out for date night. We were able to get a table on the patio of a restaurant we like, there was only one other couple out there and it was a gorgeous warm evening. It was real blessing to be able to be out with Hubby enjoying a meal and each other's company away from the house. I'm grateful, especially now, for these dinners out.
What have your favorite blessings been this week?