Hello and welcome to Friday's Fave Five! It's time to hit the pause button and look for the blessings God has brought into our lives during the past week and be grateful and thankful. And I say both of those are important. Gratefulness is a feeling or state of being in one's heart, it is more inner. But thankfulness is an action word. It puts life into that gratefulness and actually "gives" praise or thanks, an outward showing, for those blessings. I can feel grateful for my husband for doing the dishes for me but actually thanking him for doing brings it from an inner thought to an outer action. It's the same with blessings God gives us. We can be grateful in our hearts for those blessings but do we take the next step and actually thank Him for them in our lives? Let's practice both in our lives. And we can start here by noticing them in the FFF.
~ trying a new local shop ~ a little Indian grocery store opened up within walking distance on our neighborhood right next to our favorite Mexican restaurant so after enjoying our Friday night meal we decided to go next door and take a walk through. It was really fun walking up and down the aisles and seeing all the different foods and items that we've never seen before. We tried one of their fresh made sweets to take home. Surprisingly simple in flavor, it was delicious. Forgot to get the name of it though. We also bought a few Indian snack items to try out. We were surprised to see the India branch of Lay's potato chips and tried the chili lime flavor. Right up my alley. There was also a tomato type of flavor that I'll try another time. Couldn't buy it all in one trip. And all the Indian spices they had! I love trying new stores related to all the different cultures in our city.
~ movie and bbq date ~ We had made a date with our good friends to see the concluding installment of Jurassic Park way back when we found out it was being released. We had seen the last one with them and were excited to go again. This was the first time since pre-covid that hubby and I have gone to the movies. We went to the noon matinee and it was nice because there was only a handful of people there. We enjoyed the conclusion to this series we've liked. It was fun to see that some of the main actors from the older version and the newer version were brought together and all the little nods and "Easter eggs" they gave throughout the film to each installment of the series. Though the theatre had the sound waaaaay too loud. Painfully loud. I ended up putting wadded up napkin into my ears. I've never done that before. We then went to our friend's home and enjoyed a dinner of grilled burgers and salad ending up with an amazing salted caramel ice cream for dessert from our local handmade ice cream shop. It was a wonderful day to kick off my week of staycation.
~ coffee shop date ~ one of the things we like to do on staycation is take walks to the neighborhood st*rbucks and sit outside with our drinks talking and watching all the cars go by. It's become kind of a nice tradition to have in the no work week
~ cherry season ~ it's cherry season here and cherries from the Okanagan are now available. The Okanagan in British Columbia (BC) grows the most delicious fruit, especially cherries. It's one of my favorite fruits so have been enjoying every bite as their season is so short.
~ sleeping in ~ one of the things I love most about a staycation is the simple blessing of not having to get up to an early morning alarm. Not that I sleep in much past an hour after the usual time but it's just the fact of not having to be tied to that alarm is a huge blessing for this night owl.
What are some of the blessings you are grateful and thankful for from the past week?