Welcome to another Friday's Fave Five. Looking back over the last week to find those things in our everyday that God has blessed us with. Have you been intentional in noticing those things through out the week that have lifted you up, helped carry your through, made you smile and enjoy the moment? Hopefully we are all developing the habit of noticing the hand of God in our lives everyday whether it's been a great week or a more difficult one.
~ coffee and flower shopping ~ Saturday my dear friend and I hopped in the car, grabbed a Starbucks and headed off to my favorite garden store. Time spend doing something we both enjoy on a beautiful sunny day was the best medicine and mood lifter. All the worries of the week just dissipated during our little excursion. The most stressful thing about the afternoon was having to choose which flowers to buy. I love this garden center because they get such unusual colors of basic flowers like petunias, which are a favorite of mine. And so many unusual and lovely varieties of flowers. It is so hard to choose, but I finally did it.. Oh my. I always overdo!
Now if it would just quite being so cold at night and windy and raining in the day so I can plant them.
~ spontaneous last minute invite out to lunch ~ just before leaving for church on Sunday we got a text inviting us out for lunch after the service by some wonderful friends. Of course, we are not turning that down. It was a wonderful time of good food and lots of laughter and conversation.
~ Monday's supper made ~ thanks to Sunday's invitation out the roast I had put in the slow cooker became Monday's already made supper. Love not having to worry about what to eat on a workday.
~ parsnips and carrots ~ such a simple thing, these veggies, but I sure do love the combo. Added them to the roast dinner and enjoyed every bite. I love them so much I made extra for my lunch the next day. I'm thankful we have access to such a variety of vegetables to spruce up our dinners and we don't always have to eat the same old, same old.
~ dirty chai tea latte iced ~ I love them hot, but boy do I love them cold too! After a warm afternoon flower shopping, it's was just the best drink.
And there are my favorite 5 blessings. What are you grateful for this week? Were they easy to notice or did you have to dig a little deeper? Mine were not big and splashy but they were blessings I knew God had brought into my days to make my days.