Friday’s Fave Five September 21, 2018

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A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude. ~ Bruce Wilkinson

It’s Friday and time to spill my blessings – just five, though, from this past week. Join the gang at Living to Tell the Story.


ONE. All Church Camping Retreat. These are some of the ladies I laughed with. I dyed my hair with lavender dye. Can you see it? I am in the back, on the right.

TWO. Computing again. Last week my computer broke. This week I have a new computer with office suite and I figured out which printer to use. I also started using a mouse again. I FORGOT how much I LOVE using one.

THREE. Our group packed 17 Operation Christmas Child boxes. We’ve been collecting things year round. I wanted to see what we have and what we need. One lady gave us 3 soccer balls and pumps and a bunch of little toys. Next time we will fill 12 plastic OCC boxes like the one pictured below.

FOUR. Tile. I received a tile for Christmas and I LOVE it. I use it to find my keys and my cell phone. This device has been a life saver at least once a week.

FIVE. Successfully Serving your Aging Congregation Seminar. We learned about health. legal and housing resources. … I learned that there are SEVENTY types of dementia, … I want to read these two books on dying better: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande and When Breath Becomes Air: What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death by Paul Kalanithi. … And the below quote is well worth listening to, Depression is not normal aging! This was reiterated by a speaker who is geriatric psychiatric,

THANKS for reading. Be sure to comment on YOUR fave blessings or a reaction to something I shared. … Sorry, I am not very chatty this week.  😉

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  • 1. Faith  |  . at .

    How fun to go on a women’s retreat. It’s been years since i went on one! And your hair looks pretty with a hint of lavender!

    Depression is a mental illness. One of my sisters has bi polar and depression is one of the underlying conditions.

    I’m convinced that here in the USA doctors rush too soon ( most docs) to prescription meds. Which actually end up making people worse. As I’ve gotten closer to 60 I’ve embraced essential oils, Whole Foods and plant based eating and NO more antibiotics unless absolutely necessary ( like for strep ). My quality of life has gone up and I’m convinced certain meds led to my mother’s untimely death.
    Movement is key as we age, too.

    Movement and a true sabbath rest with Whole Foods. 😘


  • 2. Barbara H.  |  . at .

    Glad your retreat went well! And that you have a new working computer. For the first time we are in a church that does OCC, and I am so looking forward to it! I have not heard yet when they start. I got a device a little different from that for my keys, but we haven’t set it up yet. We need to! I really appreciated Being Mortal. The author and I come from different viewpoints, so I didn’t agree with just every little thing. But overall it’s a great resource. (My review is here:


  • 3. Susanne  |  . at .

    The retreat sounds like fun. I have not been on one in a few years. So fun that you have already packed your boxes. We will be doing our kick off soon. I have not heard of those tiles but they sound like a good idea! The seminar sounds really good.


  • 4. Willow  |  . at .

    It sounds like you had a great time at the retreat. And the seminar is one I would find helpful as my husband and I are leaders for the oldest group of people in our church. That’s one reason I focus on my health–whole food, plant based and exercise. Do you know the book Blue Zones?

    Knowing people who struggle with depression, I can understand a little how it affects people of all ages.



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