Friday’s Fave Five – December 4, 2015

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leaf FFFIn light of the shootings in SO CAL this week, this is an appropriate gratitude quote: “Counting blessings is the quickest way to restore balance in the face of disaster and tragedy” (Margaret Brownlwy). 

ONE. I spent the last weekend with my daughter. And one of those days was spent in Yosemite. My daughter moved into a one bedroom last week (in Yosemite National Park) and asked me to bring down a couple of things. I am grateful that I got to eat a turkey dinner with her even if it was on Saturday and in the food mart. I am also grateful that she is soooooo happy.

TWO. Celebrated a friend’s 50th birthday at Starbucks. Theresa set up her own party. What a good example that is for me to see others ask for what they want/need. I got to have a Peppermint Mocha, celebrate Theresa and also chat with Lori. I am blessed by their perseverance in life, their walk with God, and they way they love/like me.


This is the 3rd snowman ornament I’ve made this season already. I am getting out of control!

THREE. Made a snowman ornament. I used this tutorial for an owl ornament and substituted snowman stickers. I LOVE my ornament. Crafting is always a great stress reliever for me and also is way I can think without pressure. Does that make sense?

FOUR. 71 sign ups for my church Senior Christmas party. This year my team and I switched things up and instead of a potluck, we are having it catered. And we also changed the venue. Because of these changes, I was hoping for 50 folks. I am thrilled that 71 people trust us with this updated event.

FIVE. A new sweater. A woman from church sometimes brings me things that she finds on sale. I wish I had that knack at the thrift store. This time it is a sweater and it is PURPLE. I’ve been looking for purple tops because I want to wear purple on the 4 Sundays of Advent. The only person who knew that was God. I am doubly BLESSED.

Up for sharing some of your blessings? Leave a comment or go to Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Fave at Living to Tell the Story to link up your post.

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  • 1. Willow  |  . at .

    I love these faves this week. It’s hard not to obsess over stressful situations (like here in SoCal) but you are right, doing something creative and using your hands does help relieve stress.
    Hurray for all those sign ups, and for the purple sweater, and mostly for the time spent in Yosemite with your daughter.


  • 2. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    So glad you got to spend time with your daughter! My m-i-l’s former caregiver threw her own 50th and 60th birthday parties, Fun idea! The ornament is cute! How WONDERFUL that 71 people signed up for the Christmas party!

    I can’t ever find clothes for myself at thrift stores (I tend to buy decorating items I don’t need when I go there). Some people have a real knack for that. And how sweet that God answered that desire of your heart.


  • 3. nikkipolani  |  . at .

    Ah, Susan. It was a delight to see how God provided for you this week in friendship and purple and an outlet that you enjoy (crafting!). Plus, you got to bless your daughter and enjoy a bit of Yosemite. I’m hoping to get there one day!



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