Susanne hosts the Friday’s Fave Five at Living to Tell the Story. I have been challenged each week to focus on just five blessings each week and share them here with you. I hope this encourages you to find blessings in the small things each week!
1. Geese returning – Today I heard the ‘honk, honk, honk’ of a gaggle of geese flying overhead as they return home. Spring is almost here!
2. Warmer weather – It has been a crazy winter in many places in the Northern Hemisphere this year. Though we may not have seen the end of winter quite yet, I am grateful for this past week of warmer weather. The snow and ice are disappearing quickly which means I will soon be able to get out and about on my own. Yay!
3. Ministry to ladies – One of my burdens is to be able to encourage other ladies. In spite of my current health limitations God had allowed me to visit with ladies here in my home and to communicate via all of today’s wonderful technology. I am very grateful for that.
4. House guests – I am grateful for the help of friends and family so that we can still extend hospitality to others. A colleague of my husband’s has been in town teaching a block class at the college and is staying with us. I enjoy hearing the sometimes animated discussions between these men as they hash out thorny theological issues. I am blessed that my husband prepares breakfast for our guest at a time of day when I am barely functional. My daughter and my young helpers cleaned the house before our guest’s arrival. So thankful for the help they each give.
5. Kindness of others – My current flare of fibromyalgia has inspired many of my friends to offer information and suggestions for treatments and supplements that they hope will help. Though I cannot possibly afford every option offered, I am grateful for the love and kindness behind the offers. Plus, knowledge is power. As I research various options for fibromyalgia treatment, I can make educated choices about what to try. I’m looking forward to the day when researchers can tell us what causes the symptoms instead of just giving us a list of symptoms that define the condition.