Friday’s Fave Five

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FFF daisiesIt is amazing how fast the week goes by. Without deliberate thought, I would miss the blessings. Below are five of my favourite blessings.

1. India dinner Fundraiser. On Saturday we fed about 75 paying customers. Our hope was that everyone would get excited about India. I think that goal was achieved. After expenses we made a little more than $1,000. That in itself was a blessing.

Other blessings included: Consistent help in advertising from a friend (Pam) who also brought in half of the raffle prizes, unexpected help (Gennifer), last-minute raffle entry (from Dan), lovely food (Mike & crew), and beautiful tables (Mark). Another friend (Gillian) helped me to make Chai ice cream and ginger cookies. There are more folks who helped and we are GRATEFUL. This truly was a team event – thanks everyone.

2. Framed photo collages. When my daughter was here she filled 2 (empty of pictures from folks I know) photo collages. One frame has photos from family members. The other frame has photos from my New Zealand trip (including 2 from Hobbiton). These photo collage frames have been on my office wall (empty) for at least a year!

3. Skirts. When we teach and go to church in India, we have to wear skirts.  I don’t wear skirts and so needed to buy some. Have you priced skirts lately? $60 is a common price and they weren’t the style I needed (long and untailored). So I went to a thrift store and found four! What’s even better is that my sister and I can share them. Now she doesn’t have to go shopping. Tops are next – but that’s for next week’s Friday’s Fave Five.

4. Friend time. Friend time included watching Despicable Me 2, eating shawarma and frozen yogurt, and having a chat. It was a refreshing and encouraging time.

Yes, LORD, please.

Yes, LORD, please.

5. Quote to live by. I found this a couple of weeks ago, but I keep referencing it, so needed to share it.

Your Turn . . . 

  • Leave a comment sharing one or more of your favourite blessings from this week.
  • Or write a post and link up at Susanne’s Living to Tell the Story.
  • Leave a comment about one of my faves. It is always encouraging to get a comment! :)
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  • 1. thisfascinatinglife  |  . at .

    First, I am IN LOVE with that quote. Whoa. What truth.

    Friend time, a movie, AND frozen yogurt….it doesn’t get much better than that.

    And picture collages…LOVE!!!! Part of our office re-do is going to be incorporating a picture wall.

  • 2. Brenda  |  . at .

    Gearing up for India, sounds like it will be an exciting trip. We are going on a missions trip to Mexico next week, Bob is speaking for the COTF group. Looking forward to it!

  • 3. willowknits  |  . at .

    The dinner for India sounds like a great idea. I’m sure it was yummy, too. And everyone is blessed by it–the givers and the eaters.

    Movie time is always fun!

  • 4. Gattina  |  . at .

    That’s really a nice result to collect 1000 $ for a good purpose !
    I would be in trouble too, I don’t wear skirts anymore, and I don’t go to church either but there you can wear whatever you want to.

  • 5. Hazel Anastasia  |  . at .

    ‘And the wisdom to know it’s me’! lol! love it. I like thrift stores. It’s nice that you get to share skirts with your sister. The friend time sounds very nice.


  • 6. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    YES! I agree wholeheartedly with you — without these fives, I’d miss the weekly blessings. Hurray for those found skirts! I love thrifting. Sometimes I look down at my outfit for the day and am happy to discover most of them were thrifted. I will have to look back on your posts to see where/when you’re off for India. Congrats on the fundraiser success!

  • 7. Karen  |  . at .

    Great quote, Susan! You sure got a great deal on the skirts. It’s always nice to find a bargain, isn’t it?


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