In this season of gratitude, I'm especially thankful to Susanne for hosting Friday Fave Five, week after week. If you haven't joined in yet, take the plunge!
Here are a few of the moments of grace I'd like to reflect on this week.
#1 On Monday, I stopped at a new (for me) quilt store. Before I knew it, I had lost track of time. It's been ages since I've lost myself like that in a fabric store. The colors and patterns and textures. . . eye candy!
#2 Last weekend, we had a completely empty calendar. It was perfect for puttering around the house, doing some chores here and there, taking my time. I started the week completely rested. Ironically, I just read in this book about creating "white space" in your life. Not to rest up or prepare for busy times ahead, but to just BE. The author and her husband plan one weekend a month where they have no plans. Love that idea.
#3 Anticipating Thanksgiving and Christmas! Oh, I love the holidays, and the anticipation of them is a big part of the excitement.
#4 This morning I met a friend at St*arbucks and had my first 'holiday drink' in the red cup:) We sat for an hour and talked about writing and books and our goals. So nice to have someone to share such passions.
#5 I may have mentioned this before, but one of my favorite things about where I work is that we have a therapy dog in the office, who works with our child psychologist. I adore that dog. She's a golden doodle, named Gadget, and she brings so many smiles to everyone who comes to see us. I love watching how tender she can be with the kids, and she loves the biscuits I keep in my desk:)