Happy Friday! Mid-September all ready. We are having some lovely warm days, in fact this weekend is supposed to reach 30*C (86*F) but it's definitely transition time in Southern Alberta. This morning was darn chilly at only 5*C (41*F) when I got up. We are in run the heater some nights and ac in some days. But one thing doesn't change and that's on Friday's we take a pause to intentionally take note of the blessings God has given us over the past week. Please join in as we share five of our favorites.
~ new shampoo and conditioner ~ such a silly simple pleasure but I found a new shampoo and conditioner I really like. I need to switch it up once in a while and I found a good quality salon brand at Marshalls for a super price.
~ spontaneous hugs of a child ~ I have a super affectionate 1 1/2 year old in my dayhome and I love it. My cup of baby hugs gets filled by her on a daily basis all throughout our day together.
~ messaging with a friend ~ My friend had moved away last year to another province and I haven't seen her but once in real life since then so I'm very grateful for messaging, texting and phone calls. We are going through some similar things in life and it's wonderful to have that ability to talk it out and ask advice and pray for one another. She's a very smart and logical thinker with a calm personality who has a way of not being afraid to see where God leads and this more emotional, fiesty type personality finds her very comforting and inspirational to be around.
~ watching trains cross the viaduct ~ my city has a beautiful, famous viaduct that goes across our river valley and coulees. It's actually been in the tv series, the Last of Us, in episode 4, albeit broken and collapsed. As a kid it was so exciting to watching the trains cross and try to see if we could count the cars. Then it was fun to watch our kids have that same excitement when they were little. Now I find it nostalgic and relaxing to be in the river bottom park when it goes rumbling across. I'll admit I still try and count the cars once in awhile. It's the little things!
~ Friday night takeout ~ Friday night is our night to get takeout. Hubby insists so that I can have a break from cooking. I not only have to think what to make us for dinners but I also have to plan 2 snacks and cook a lunch daily for the dayhome. This small gift is a treasure that I never want to take for granted.
What were your favorite blessings this week?