Welcome to another Friday and another opportunity to hit that pause button on our busy lives and intentionally take note of the blessings that God has sent us over the past week. I found it so easy this week to drift from noticing good things in my life as, along with the rest of the world, I was caught up in the horror that is happening to the country and people of Ukraine. If I let myself, I'm very easily addicted to being glued to the tv watching the news channels and I become consumed. Having this discipline of purposefully looking back at my week to find and take notice of the good things in my life keeps my perspective. It puts my focus back on being thankful instead of being fearful and filled with worry. The blessings I find might be as simple as a new food I've tried and liked or something that made me laugh but it hones in a habit the starts to uplift my days instead of dragging them down. Sometimes they are easy to find and sometimes I have to dig deep, but the point is to develop a gratefulness in my heart daily to the goodness of God in my personal life. Thanks for joining me in this journey.
~ sunshine and fresh air
After spending last Saturday holed up in the house sick, Sunday beckoned me to get outside. It was a gorgeous day and though still below freezing, the sun was out and warm without a speck of wind. So Tux and I took advantage and went for a walk. The sun and fresh air helped to revive me and though I still felt kind of weak and slow, it was great to be outside and moving instead of sprawled out on the couch. Usually Tux is full of energy on his walks and we go at a brisk pace but he seemed to sense that wasn't possible that day and slowed it down for me. What a blessing that beautiful day was.
~ new candle ~ I finally finished up the candle I had bought for winter which was a frosty, forest-y kind of smell that I loved. Time for a new one and last week I found "Clear Skies" a scent that leans more toward a lighter, spring time smell without being flowery. It's made by DW Home Candles, a brand that I am really liking. I find their scents not so overwhelming as some other brands. I do like me a nice candle scent.
~ safe travels ~ Hubby had to make a long drive, about 12 hours round trip in one day. I was very thankful he had good driving conditions there and back and he made it home safe and sound.
~ fresh strawberries ~ the last clamshell I bought were especially flavorful and juicy. Have you ever had Bavarian strawberries? Dip a strawberry in sour cream and then into brown sugar. Oh my. So good.
~ good night's sleep ~ I am thankful for good night's of sleep. One's where I sleep right through without being woken up until the alarm goes off.
What were your favorite five blessings from the last week?