Friday September 14, 2012
Well, I made it through the first five day week of our school year. (We began on a Tuesday, took the next Monday off for a tropical storm, stayed home for Labor Day on the next Monday…and here we are!)
What secret passage? Hang on for the quote!
I’m checking in to post my favorites of the week, linking up with Susanne of Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five.
And here are mine:
1. Friends who need you. When you’ve been the one who needed friends for so long, it’s nice to be able to lend support or just a listening ear to a dear friend for a change. The experience of receiving all that love and support just makes encouraging words come so easily and naturally.
2. A thoughtful husband. He’s just always looking out for me, and I’m so thankful for that. After a hard day and a terrible headache, he said, “I’m taking you out to dinner tonight.” My headache was gone and my appetite had returned, so we had a nice evening.
3. Hearing from my boys. They’re so good about checking in, texting, just keeping in touch with Mom. Sometimes there’s something to share, often a food or laundry question (!), and sometimes they just call to see how we are. I’m thankful for their thoughtfulness.
4. Thankfulness. That may sound strange – I’m thankful for thankfulness. But it’s amazing what it does. When I can step back and recite my blessings, my perspective changes. The other night I couldn’t sleep, so I just thanked the Lord for everything I could think of—big things and small—until He sent me sleep. And the next day began with a fresh perspective on everything.
5. This quote:
“Thankfulness is a secret passage into a room you can’t find any other way… It allows us to discover the rest of God—those dimensions of God’s world, God’s presence, God’s character that are hidden, always, from the thankless.” (Mark Buchanan)
Wishing you discoveries this week!