Friday’s Fave Five

Welcome to Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, in which we can share five of our favorite things from the last week,  wonderful exercise in looking for and appreciating the good things God blesses us with. Click on the button to learn more, then go to Susanne’s to read others’ faves and link up your own.

I didn’t think I’d do a FFF today. There have been a couple of rough patches this week (nothing I can share publicly), I’ve been pretty down, I didn’t want to pretend to be all bright and happy when I was not, and I honestly couldn’t come up with more than a couple of “faves” this morning. But throughout the day a few things came to mind:

1. More daylight. I know the days start getting longer after Dec. 21, but I usually can’t really tell it for several weeks. But this year somehow there is noticeably more daylight already, even though it has been overcast daylight. Even overcast daylight is better than darkness (I’m pondering multiple meanings of that….)

2. Nice temperatures. It has been pretty comfortable this week, feeling not at all like January. I hope we do get one good snow this year, but otherwise I am all for mild winters.

3. Letterpress, an iPhone word game I play with my oldest son.

4. Talking things over. You know how when you’re married sometimes your conversations are just about everyday things — it’s been nice to have some good talks this week.

5. Humor, especially my husband’s. He can lighten almost any situation.

Above all, I am glad that Jesus is “a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24) and that He invites us to cast every care on Him.

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Oh Barbara I hope the next week brings you less difficulties. I am so encouraged though when I see women say it was a tough week but can STILL find those blessings….God is so good to us! I love that proverb…it’s always been one of my faves. and here in eastern NY we’ve had a couple of milder days too…sadly our snow is starting to melt (although actually i don’t REALLY mind 🙂 ) due to warmer temps and a day of rain. I hope you have a good restful weekend.

  2. Oh Barbara. I’m sorry it’s been a hard week. But I’m glad you rounded up some things that comforted you. I agree that the longer days seem to be more obvious this year. I leave work fairly promptly at 5pm so I have a pretty good gauge of the day staying lighter later. May you find Jesus nearer than ever in this challenging week.

  3. Sorry it’s been a tough week, but glad you could see some good in it. Humor is such an important quality – I ‘m glad you’ve been surrounded by it. And I’m all for longer days – I don’t like coming out of the office and it is already dark! I hadn’t really stopped to notice, but you’re right, the days are a tad longer now.

    Remember, spring will always come!

  4. Barbara, I’m so glad you still joined in this week even though it was a hard one. I never want you to feel that you have to be bright and happy when things are tough. I’m glad you strove to look for something good out of your week, looked for evidence that God was still bringing something good into the difficult. I hope the ones you shared were able to uplift you even for a moment or two.

    A husband who can lighten situations is a blessing indeed. I’m glad you were able to have some good deep discussions beyond the everyday with him this week. I’ve noticed and have been mighty happy about the longer days!

  5. I’m glad you were able to focus on these positive things in your week of rough stuff. I second the conversations with your husband. My hubby can lighten the mood around him with his humor and for me it makes the whole day better. Hoping that next week will be better.

  6. I’m glad you decided to go ahead and write something and post it. Humorous husbands. That is a fantastic blessing right there! It helps with the ache sometimes. Sorry this week has been so rough but thank you for posting anyway.

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