Friday May 24, 2013
Pay attention to what?
Stay tuned for my last favorite to find out.
I'm linking up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday's Fave Five today.
Join us as we recount the week's blessings.
My favorites this week:
1. It’s over. The 2012-2013 school year is history. Summer looms and I have a big goofy grin on my face.
2. A thoughtful husband. We got our son and his fiancee’s wedding invitation this week. Although my hubby usually brings the mail in, it was pouring so he didn’t. He ended up making a very late trip to the mailbox. I was already in bed, so he put the invitation on the kitchen table with a letter opener so I could be the one to open it in the morning. Nice, huh?
3. Teachers who love their students. I work with a whole bunch of them. I’ve seen love in action this week, and it makes me thankful to serve where I do.
4. A pile of books! I’ll actually get to attack that pile this summer, and that makes me so happy. I plan to post about my summer reading sometime…
5. A quote:
"Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." (Mary Oliver)
When you think about it, that’s what we do each Friday. Astonished by the good things in our week, we tell about it.
Simple instructions for life, but the payoff is big: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
In the same vein, I have to share a post by my friend Brooke McGlothlin called Why Christian Writers Should Keep Writing. I know all of us, from time to time, wonder about blogging – the time it takes, if anyone is reading, why we do it. Brooke’s wise words are such an encouragement, and they're full of truth.
Wishing you open eyes and a little astonishment this week.