Welcome to Friday. I am so glad it is Friday. And welcome to Friday's Fave Five. Join us a we take time to focus our attention away from all those things that cry with such a loud voice demanding our precious time and emotions and labor. Let's hit the pause button, it will all still be there when we return, and focus on the blessings that God has placed into our lives this week. The big, splashy blessings are always fun and exciting but it is usually in the quiet and stillness that we really notice God in our everyday, sometimes seemingly mundane lives. When we notice His touch lifting us here, bringing encouragement there, knowing us personally enough to know what will make us each individually smile or appreciate life.
~ snow ~ the weather took a turn and it has been really cold all week. But yesterday, though still cold, we had the most beautiful, peaceful snow all day long. I was barely snowing, but those lovely flakes that you can individually tell apart and they were just slowing drifting down all day long. There was not a glimmer of wind and everything was so still and peaceful. Well that is until I took the dayhome kids outside to let them burn off some of their pent up energy, but you get the idea.
~ long phone chat ~ Tuesday was my Son's birthday and after work we sat and had a nice long chat with him on the phone. It was so good talking with him. I haven't seen him since September, thanks covid, and I hang onto every precious moment we can speak on the phone. That goes for all my adult kids as they all live away from home and covid has affected our ability to normally see each other.
~ kid's zoomba online ~ When it's cold weather sometimes I just can't take the kids outside and last week I found some fun kid's zoomba and dance stuff on You*Tube. It has been a saving grace as they've able to dance away some built up energy from being inside for too many days in a row. And I always get smiles and laughs as I watch them try to copy the steps. They are so determined and so cute. So glad I came across this stuff.
~ advil ~ I know this is a strange thing to have on a blessing list but I have had a massive toothache this whole week and Advil has been a blessing to get me through the day and let me sleep at night.
~ call display ~ This week I have been thankful for call display on phones. Lately we have been hit with a massive amount of charities of all types looking for cash and yes, some scams too. I understand that it's a hard time right now, but man oh man, some of these people are aggressive and won't take a polite no. I've been leaving it ring if I think it might be a call like that.
What have been your favorite blessings this week?