Fridat’s Fave Five – October 4, 2019

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This quote is from the book, Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work For You.

This week I am choosing to see the events in my life as gifts. Reading books about gratitude, such as Thank You Power by Deborah Norville, remind me to view life this way. The quote to the left is from Norville’s book.

Below are some gifts I received this week.

ONE. Birthday Party. Friendships are certainly gifts. This week I got to join a host of others in celebrating a friend’s 80th birthday. It was memorable recounting some of the ways Jeanne has blessed me and my family. And it was good to be reminded of how much fun and comfort she exudes.

I am om the doorstep of the Muir/Strenzel Home. I didn’t know my daughter was going to take and then post THIS photo. 🙂

TWO. Bodywork/John Muir tour. I am getting relief and healing by seeing Matt at The Open Matt, where I receive bodywork. His gentle expertise is enhanced by his ability to listen and teach.

While my daughter and I were in the Bay Area, we visited John Muir’s home in Martinez. It was interesting to tour his home and then the family gravesite. The ranger guides were lively and full of great information. My daughter was in heaven learning more info about Yosemite (where she lived for 18 months).

THREE. PEP Team Meeting. Once a month, this team gathers to tighten plans for upcoming PEP (senior) events. In October we have a potluck (Football Tailgate party theme) and a movie. Dunkirk. In Novemberm we are going to a Candlelight Tour at Sutter’s Fort. In December, we’ll finish our year with a catered Christmas dinner. The youth are our servers and clean up.

I am grateful for this fun and interesting group of ladies to plan with.

FOUR. Facebook Chat. I have a high school friend who lives in Saskatoon. We graduated together from 12th grade in Alberta, Canada. We try to talk at least once a month. This time we talked via FaceTime because I didn’t have messenger installed on my cell phone. I enjoyed hearing some of the highlights from her recent trip to Ireland. I am grateful for this long term friendship.

FIVE. PT Consult. While the majour pain in my shoulder is much less, I am still having pain. My physical therapist wants me to get an MRI to rule out other issues. I’ll let you know how that progresses. I am grateful for Heidi because she is a comforting presence and is teaching me how to strengthen/heal my arm. And she is teaching me how to advocate for myself. Thanks, Heidi.

Now it is your turn to share your “gifts” from last week, either in the comment section or on your own post. You can link up here. 

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barbara Harper  |  . at .

    I’m so sorry your arm is still giving you problems. I’m glad you’ve had good treatment and helpful folks. Your friend’s birthday party sounds fun! I didn’t know who John Muir was, so I had to look him up. Sounds like a fun outing. What a fun picture of you! Your PEP group sounds like great fun! My husband and I enjoyed Dunkirk. It took a while to adjust to the absence of much dialogue in the first part. But I learned much more about this event than I had known before.


  • 2. officeann  |  . at .

    Sounds like a fun party and a good chat with your friend. I’d like to watch Dunkirk. Thank you for a good post! –Ann


  • 3. Karen Clark  |  . at .

    A good medical provider is a gift indeed. Sending good thoughts for healing of your shoulder. The John Muir home would be so interesting to see. I would enjoy learning more about him, he was an interesting man. Your gatherings with friends sound like fun. Very nice post!


  • 4. Willow  |  . at .

    I’m sorry you are still in pain. I hope the MRI will either show how to help you or that there isn’t a problem there.
    I didn’t realize John Muir lived in Martinez! My parents lived there for a year while I was in college (dad worked at the VA Hospital). It would be interesting to find out more about the man by visiting his home.


  • 5. Susanne  |  . at .

    I am sorry to hear you are still having pain. Praying that gets all figured out. Your seniors ministry sounds so good. We are lacking that in our church because is not that many seniors. You are from Alberta? How did I not know that? What part?


  • 6. faitheturner  |  . at .

    So sorry to hear,you’re still dealing with the pain in your shoulder/arm. Getting an MRI sounds wise!

    FaceTime with a good friend and ladies groups planning events are always blessings. Happy birthday to your friend!

    John Muirs house!!!!! I’m jealous!!!!! 😜 Did i ever tell you my husband, oldest daughter courtney ( age 4 at the time) and i hiked through the John Muir Forest? I don’t remember if it was a CA staye park or a national one but it was near San Francisco where we spent thanksgiving week in 1997. With the whole clan!! ( my husband’s side of family,,,,his oldest sister lived there am deathly flew everyone out for a week. We stayed in a lovely apt hotel suite in the Haight Ashbury district.

    I will answer your other questions in an email..the questions you asked me in your comments on my FFF😀



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