Friday’s Fave Five October 6, 2017

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“Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

I am linking today’s gratitude post to Friday’s Fave Five. I hope you join us or leave a comment to share what makes your gratitude list. Here are mine.

ONE. Family time. My daughter and I drove to Berkeley and spent a day with my son and his family. We had a blast: crafts, photos, dinner, chatting, Mary Poppins with popcorn, and snuggles with the two grand daughters.

TWO. Breakfast/Farmer’s Market with Bip & Lori. We’ve wanted to meet up since August. This was the earliest that all of us could get together. And it was worth the wait! We talked, moaned, encouraged, laughed, and connected.

THREE. Gratitude 43. I am on day 24/43 for my gratitude practice. I’ve picked some topics and I write three reasons I am grateful for that topic. I have been faithfully pondering and writing. And I feel that my gratitude level has been upped.

FOUR. Writing date. My daughter has joined me in #Write31Days. Her topic for the month is  “How backpacking has enriched my daily life.” This week we had two writing dates. It was encouraging to spend a couple of hours (each time) with a writing buddy at a local coffee shop so we could dedicate time to our blogs.

FIVE. Heating pad. A heating pad is great “medicine” for a hurting back.

Your Turn . . . Share what tops your gratitude list.

What I Wrote This Week . . . 

Related Post . . . 43 Days of Gratitude JOURNAL Prompts

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Faith  |  . at .

    how fun to have a breakfast and farmers market date with friends. I just love going out for breakfast and rarely get to do it!

    yay for family time, movies and popcorn!

    I think being intentional about writing and giving thanks is a great discipline. I keep a 1000 gifts journal based on Ann Voscamps book. and i have loved doing it. Many of the things in the journal make its way to my blog’s FFF!!

    I hope you enjoy a wonderful long weekend!!


  • 2. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    The family time sounds blissful! We’ve been to the farmer’s market here a few times with my son and d-i-l. How fun to have a writing partner! The heating pad was a great invention – we use ours at times, too.


  • 3. smile7850  |  . at .

    I love the weeks when I can reconnect with family and friends… and I agree with the above comment.. intentional writing is so good for the brain and the soul!!!


  • 4. wendyj59  |  . at .

    Some good things there. I’m impressed with your commitment to the gratitude and decluttering challenges.


  • 5. Willow  |  . at .

    I am finally home! Arrived last night and am catching up with everything.
    I love your Gratitude 43 theme. And I am going to follow that link to your daughter’s writing about backpacking. You are making me think more about being an intentional writer–I’ve gotten lazy.
    I hope your week is going well with more meet ups.



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