Happy Spring everyone and welcome to Friday's Fave Five. How has your week been? Good or bad, hard or pleasant, it is important to intentionally take a pause and look for blessings. When things are going our way and all seems good in our world blessings can easily get by us as we don't really take note of them or we take them for granted. When things are harder and we are in a season of testing and trying the blessings can sometimes be unnoticeable. In both cases, if we have developed the habit of pausing at some point and taking note of those good things God brings into our days, then it is easier not to let them slip by without being grateful and thankful. This habit can get us through our toughest times and make our good days even better. Please join us as we share five of the blessings from our past week.
~ memories ~ today is one year since my Dad passed away. This has been a week of not only remembering his last week and how grateful I am that I was able to take time off and spend it with him, but also remembering all the fond memories of childhood. My sweet Hubby spent a lot of hours trying to restore this very faded favorite pic of me, my Dad and my sister at the Calgary zoo probably from 1965 or '66. I'm so grateful he did that for me.
~ beautiful frost ~ this last week we have had some nice days, but the nights have been below freezing and we've woken up to fog several days. On one of those mornings once the fog dissipated with the rising sun it left behind a lovely coating of hoar frost on the trees. Such a pretty picture it made against the blue sky.
~ spots filled ~ it took some time but all my spots in my dayhome are now filled. It feels like the family and I will be a great fit for each other and I can't wait to have my home full again. I actually find it easier and more fulfilling when all the spots are filled and all the kids are here. I'm so thankful.
~ hair cut and color ~ a nice spruce up for spring!
~ declutter and clean ~ I went through a couple of drawers and got rid of stuff that I know I won't use or wear anymore. Felt good to get it pared down and off to someone else who can put the items to better use. And the good feeling makes me want to keep going. I've found that if I just do smaller steps, like a drawer or two at a time, rather than like say a whole room, I am much more motivated and way less overwhelmed.
What have been your favorites from the week?