It's time for Friday's Fave Five, when a group of bloggers, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, look back at the week for five blessings, no matter what else the week might have brought. I was reminded of this exercise this morning when I came across this quote by Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet who passed away yesterday.
Instructions on living a life.
Tell about it.
Aren't they great words to live by?
Here are five things this week that, while maybe not astonishing, were delightful and made me smile.
The snowfall this morning ~ We expected a little bit, but it turned out to be several hours of heavy, big fluffy flakes, and it was wonderful. I went out for a little while this morning, and was glad to get home while it was still snowing and I could enjoy it from the warmth of my home.
Roses in the winter ~ A friend gave me some flowers last week (I have been gifted with flowers a few times in the past week, lucky me) and they are still fresh and colorful. Deep peach roses surrounded by baby's breath.
Meeting with my book club ~ For 20 years now, we've been meeting like clockwork on the third Wednesday of the month. This month we discussed The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. The setting of the World War II story is France, so the hostess served French wine and hors d'oeuvres, and a delicious dessert of spiced pears with French (of course) vanilla ice cream. We had a lengthy discussion about the book, and it was such an enjoyable evening with good friends.
Seeing or hearing from all three of my brothers ~ We're pretty good about keeping in touch, but this week started with a visit with my youngest brother who lives here in town. That was followed by a text from the middle one (that had me trying not to laugh out loud in the silence at the library), and then a phone call from my oldest brother. It was a good week:)
New socks ~ Simple pleasures. Actually, they are for my husband, but I love borrowing them, because they are so thick and warm and comfy.
Wishing you all a happy weekend!