Blogging is like having an online journal. One of the reasons I blog is to journal my life for my family and friends, and hopefully, one day, my grandchildren. I love participating in Friday's Fave Five because we are focusing on the positive aspects of our lives. Some weeks finding the positive is super easy, other weeks? Not so much. Even in the worst of weeks, there is some nugget of hope. You just have to mine it out!
1. Last Saturday was a very busy day. I started out the day yard-saling with my daughters. The yard sales were not that great this week. My favorite find was three Fire King plates that were a translucent gold with a wheat pattern around the rim. My granny used to have plates like these. Now I have treasure to search for - more Fire King plates!
2. Then it was on to the church for worship team practice and then a few hours of work in the office. This was board meeting week so my office time included financial reports. Blech! However, the day ended with a road trip! I always love those ... My hubby and I decided to drive to Crab Orchard Lake. When I was a child, I can remember my dad taking me there. We got there about dusk and got a couple shots of the lake:
I always love photos of the sun hitting the water.
I also love to take shots through the trees.
Crab Orchard is also a wildlife refuge. Here at the park is an outdoor theater.
Put a man behind a pulpit and he will always have something to say ...
The refuge also has a nature trail that takes about an hour to walk. Here is my hubby starting down the trail. We didn't finish, though, because we didn't bring the right shoes to walk in the woods, and more importantly, we had no insect repellant! It was also beginning to be dark. We plan on going back sometime and walking the whole trail.
3. The next day, Sunday, was a sad day. My Uncle Sam had passed away and the visitation (or wake) was held for him that evening. On Monday, the funeral was held at our home church. It's hard to find anything positive in the death of a relative except the solace of knowing he had made things right with the Lord and that his physical suffering is over. Also, the presence of friends and family mean so much. It's sad to say that times like these are the only times that distant relatives seem to connect. We're all too busy to visit unless death steps in and rearranges our calendars.
4. Wednesday was another day that took a little digging to find the positive. One of our little chicks left the nest. Our middle daughter, Janae, decided that she was ready to live away from the family home. She and a girlfriend are now sharing an apartment. My one positive point I found in this is that she does not live far away - only 20 miles. When I moved away from home, I moved 1000 miles away. What was I thinking???
The rest of the week was filled with meetings and the usual stuff of life.
5. Quote of the week: "A compliment is verbal sunshine." Robert Orben
Go spread some sunshine!
If you'd like to share your week, link up at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story.