The first Friday of December already! I am so not ready for that. But here it is whether I want it to be or not. So the best way to kick off this busy season is with gratefulness for the good things God brings our way. Join in with us as we pause and look for those blessings big and small that come into our everyday lives.
~ Good advise ~ I have a wonderful friend who's calm in the midst of unexpected change always really amazes me. As I face changes in my own life, I just knew I needed her calm and faith to speak into it. So we had a good conversation over a nice cup of tea. She gave me some great advice for "next steps", which I couldn't even see through the haze of uncertainty. And now at least I can stop being a deer in headlights, frozen to the spot and start making some steps to find information that can help me make a decision. I'm so thankful for good friends willing to share their gifting and wisdom.
~ fall packable coat ~ I had a puffy coat that I finally gave away last year because the sleeves had always been too short for my long arms. This fall I came upon on a great fall weight down foldable, packable jacket for a great price and nabbed it. This coat has paid for itself already this year. It's light weight yet can be warm without being stifling, it folds into a little tiny bag that I can throw in a backpack if going to the mountains or hiking, the wind doesn't go through it which is important around these parts. Love it.
~ a little extra Christmas cash ~ one of my families asked if I could take an older sibling just for this month and because I did have an open space I said yes. Came at the perfect time allowing for a little extra money in the Christmas season.
~ vanilla chai tea ~ I found some tea I had forgotten I had at the back of my tea cupboard and it was a nice treat to have some delicious chai tea this week. I really miss the specialty shop I used to buy this from. They had some awesome teas there that you couldn't get anywhere else.
~ shopping local ~ this year I'm trying to Christmas shop a little more locally and it has been fun finding out what is in my city. There are so many more local shops than I knew when I just started looking for them. They have some unique ideas and I'm slowly finding something for everyone on my list.
What have been your favorite blessings this past week?