Friday’s Fave Five


It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends
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I’m late with FFF today. I had some errands to run this morning, so I didn’t have time for a post, but I was thinking of not posting today anyway. It hasn’t been a bad week, generally, but I could only come up with 2-3 things to mention. And…I confess I was out of sorts from two nights in a row of waking up during the night and then not being able to get back to sleep for two hours. But one thing I appreciate about this exercise is that, if you stop and think for a bit, there are always things to be thankful for. So here’s an abbreviated FFF for the past week:

1. Sunshine. We’ve had some bitter cold, but at least the sun has been shining more than last week, when we had several overcast days in a row. That makes such a difference to my general outlook on life.

2. Warmth. I know I have mentioned this before, but it’s still been so cold that I have really appreciated a snug house that keeps us toasty.

3. Help. We had a bit of snow this week, and since we don’t have it enough for TN to justify buying all kinds of equipment to deal with it, a lot of people don’t make it in to work. The main roads were fine, but neighborhoods and subdivisions were still icy. The helper we have for my mother-in-law doesn’t live far from us, but her neighborhood is on a hill that’s hard to maneuver when it’s icy. I thought she wouldn’t be in on Tuesday, but she was only a couple of hours late.

4. A new CD, Great Things He Hath Done by Sacred Music Services.

5. A Timothy funny. My son, d-i-l, and grandson Timothy (3 1/2) were attending a church potluck, and they told Timothy he needed to stand in line. He took them literally. 🙂

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Happy Friday!

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8 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I always love reading your little anecdotes about Timothy! It’s fun how that age is such a mix of imagination and extreme literal-ness.

    We’ve had some very cold weather too, but the trees our power company took out for us were blocking a fair bit of light – with all the extra light shining in the window, it didn’t feel terribly cold.

  2. I agree that we always can find things to be thankful for. I also understand how us in Tennessee can be ready for snow but not really. The road to my apartment didn’t look too bad although I didn’t attempt to drive on it. The apartment complex next to mine is on a hill and many cars were parked along side the road across from mine – probably people who couldn’t or didn’t attempt the hill. I’m glad that your caregiver did get there despite the driving conditions.

  3. I’m so glad you decided to participate. I had a harder time this week too as so many things were seemingly frustrating to me…..just little things that were going wrong….but there are ALWAYS things to be thankful for!

    like you, i used to despise these several days ina row overcast winter days. Until a couple years ago when it dawned on me that GOD our creator made these days!!!! And we are choosing to love where there is a winter. So. i decided that i was going to look for the beauty in the overcast days even if it was just the shape of a cloud. It has greatly improved my attitude. That, and being intentional about working out. Doing some simple stretches or arm weights plus the treadmill or just walking for exercise really lifts the mood.

    Timothy is so cute and yes preschoolers are sooooo literal! Today i told a little boy imteach ” you are such a little monkey!” ( he was climbing over the motor room tunnels and edges so fast) and he says ” i no monkey, i a boy”. Hahahahaha

    enjoy the weekend and stay warm!

  4. I think it’s good to sit and think of good things because even when we’ve had a bad week we can usually find at least a few things to be thankful for. Snow can be difficult. We don’t get much in London and consequently like you, when we do, everything grinds to a halt! lol I hope you enjoy your weekend.

  5. Thank you for mentioning the CD, Barbara. I love their music so I will definitely be ordering that one. Your Timothy story made me think of when my husband and I worked with the junior-age kids at church years ago. We were in the church basement so the noise level was already quite loud and to get everyone’s attention my husband said, “Okay! Everyone take a seat!” Without any hesitation and truly sincere each of those kids picked up their folding chair and said, “Mr. McBride, where do you want us to put the chairs?” 🙂

  6. LOL, Love how Timothy took that instruction to heart. I would say sunshine, a warm home to be in, the safe arrival of your helper, fresh music and the smiles a grandchild brings are wonderful things to count as favorite blessings.

  7. I’m glad you have a snuggly warm cozy home. There’s something about knowing you are protected from the cold weather outside. Of course, a Timothy story is always smile – inducing. Hope your week is going well.

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