Hi everyone. Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. I missed last week but am glad to be back to take note of the blessings in my life. Though the last couple of weeks have been emotional and difficult, there are so many good touches from God throughout and if I don't pause and take note I might let the difficult win the upper hand. So here I am, happy about intentionally looking for the gifts in my everyday life. Please join me.
~ caring nurses ~ with Mom in the hospital I am so thankful for those nurses who are caring and kind. Their jobs are not easy right now. They are stressed and run off their feet. Our local hospital is almost at capacity right now with all sorts of restrictions. Yet for the most part they have all been kind and gracious, answering our questions.
~ incredible weather ~ this week has seen incredibly warm weather in our city. Today it reached 15*C (59*F)! And no wind! That is crazy warm for December! I had my light fall jacket on outside with the kids today. We've had lots of outside time soaking it all up. January and February are predicting horribly cold and snowy so I'm very thankful for this opportunity to soak in the warmth.
~ little library finds ~ I love checking out the Little Free Libraries in my area, and there are quite a few! In the last "tour" of my favorites I found quite a few books that are on my to read list. All for free. And then I always leave some books I no longer want hoping it will be well read by someone else.
~ caring friends ~ after a huge inner struggle, I had to make the decision to step down from leading my church small group, at least for the time being. It was one of the hardest decisions ever. But these wonderful ladies that I call friends are still a huge blessing. Just this week, one of them arranged a zoom meeting just so they could touch base and we could pray together for my mom. That more to me than they can imagine.
~christmas lights ~ they are starting to turn up around the city. I just love looking at them and they bring back such fun memories as a kid. Back then most people had a string on their homes and most were simple but most houses were lit. Now they seem fewer and farther between every year but a lot of people that do have them really go over the top. I think I prefer more houses decorated in a simpler way. What do you like?
What are your favorite blessings from the past week?