Wow, Friday already! It's time to look for our blessings. It is our choice what we put our focus on. I'm certainly not disillusioned to think every day is going to be a walk in the park but even when hard times come, choosing to focus on our blessings comes from the habits we form in the good times. We don't deny bad times but purposefully choose to focus on gratefulness for good things and blessings. Please join with us.
~ quick visit with my son and his girlfriend ~ it was a short but sweet visit. The kids were passing through and staying the night. It was nice to spend the evening with them before they headed out super early to go on a hike in the mountains. I love every chance I get to see my grown kids.
~ text updates ~ receiving a couple of text updates from my son and his girlfriend made me very happy. He knows I try not to worry, so I got a txt just before they got on the boat that takes them to the trailhead and another when they made it back to the boat launch from the hike. Then when they got back to their city I got a bunch of pics of their day. Very thoughtful of them.
~ much needed rain ~ the beginning of the week saw a couple of days with some nice steady, soaking rain. The ground was very happy as it's been dry here and it was a dry winter. Our city has been on voluntary water conservation and other cities have had mandatory water conservation required. We probably need a lot more but any rain we can get right now is a good thing.
~ new shoes, great deal ~ I needed a new pair of black sandals and a store in town was having their big summer clearance. I don't shop here unless it is clearance sales as they are better quality shoes therefore more expensive. But I found not only my sandals at half off but also found a gorgeous pair of butter soft leather summer shoes also on a good sale price. The older I get the more my feet need and appreciate comfortable quality shoes with good support. Love a great deal and a great find.
~ quiet summer evenings ~ we live on a fairly busy street for both cars and walking traffic. But this summer the street has been blocked off and only local traffic is supposed to be getting through as they have been installing pedestrian lights on two corners. It has been wonderful not to have cars roaring past at all hours. I'm going to miss the stillness once school starts and the traffic is back but have been thankful for the break.
What have been your blessings this week?