Welcome to Friday's Fave Five! Time to pause and reflect on the blessings in our lives the last week. Are you ready to join in developing a life of noticing the good things and being thankful to God for them?
~ books that I can't put down ~ I love when I hit upon a book that is so good I find it hard to put down, that I pick every time I have a spare minute just to get another page or chapter in, that I stay up past my bedtime because I just got read a bit more. It's not often that I come upon stories that hit me like that but I have found one this week. It's an older one but Winter Garden by Kristen Hanna has stole my heart and ripped it to shreds. I'm still finishing it up so no spoilers please if you've read it!
~ gettin' 'er done ~ there has been some specific chores that have needed doing around the Living to Tell house that I have been avoiding for awhile. I've been chipping away at them and I'm starting to see a bit of progress. Which is encouraging and motivates me to keep at it.
~ hugs from little arms ~ one of the dayhome kids has been especially affectionate this week and has regularly run up to me and given me big hugs. Don't know why it's happening but I'll take them. There is something truly special when a child spontaneously gives you a piece of their affections.
~ finding a purchase I forgot about ~ I finished burning one of my favorite winter scents awhile back and until I went rooting thru the cupboard shelf that has my candles for something totally different, I totally forgot I had purchased another at the end of the season last year. I was a happy camper as there is none left of this scent in the store until next season.
~ great lotion at a great deal ~ On a trip to Winner's before Christmas I scored a favorite lotion in a scent I absolutely love for a great deal. They are usually sold in salons for an arm and a leg but I got it for around half the price. A couple days later I wished I would have bought another but of course they are out of them probably never to return. I was sure kicking myself. But when returning a sweater for my Mom to Marshalls this week, lo and behold, there they were. Didn't hesitate whatsoever to grab another bottle. Great lotion with a great smell at a great deal. Now that made me happy.
What were your 5 favorite blessings this week?