Welcome to my Friday feature! Created by the wonderful Meggy @ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles, it’s a remedy against feeling down by creating a list of all the good things happening in my life this week. I became so inspired by her weekly posts and later also that by Nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog, I felt it was time to begin sharing my own good feelings. It can be anything, from the smallest gesture from a stranger to a major event in your life that alters the direction of your day. Maybe something here will bring a smile to you in the moment.
Well, I took a two-week pause while I found my center again. I think I’m there and know deep in my heart that I have lots to be grateful for in the midst of all the worldwide worry and concern.
I’ve treated myself to professional hair treatments on a regular basis as a gift to myself for many, many years. So, went the governor issued the stay at home order, my hair became a casualty. My stylist and I had let it grow really long and now it’s unmanageable on my own. But! The governor allowed hair salons and barbershops to open again, effective 5:00 pm today! My stylist had preemptively made my appointment for next week and I am on cloud nine!!!
I take nothing for granted anymore, including the smallest acts of kindness. One of my Goodreads friends, who I hadn’t heard from in months, left a comment on one of my reviews saying some extraordinarily nice things. It changed my day. Others routinely leave encouraging comments on the reviews I post here. Please know that I read each of them with intention and am so utterly thankful that you take the time. Your words really, really matter.
I have a standing subscription through Amazon for this coffee but last month, they couldn’t fulfill the order. I also got a message that the next one couldn’t be fulfilled either. I was almost out and was despairing when suddenly I got a message from Amazon saying it was on its way. It was delivered today. I had about two days left in my old bag.
My anxiety returned in a big way at the beginning of the week. After two nights of fitful sleep and three days of tension, I decided to stop and take stock of myself. I profess to be a woman of faith so I need to live in my declarations. I took a few moments, closed my eyes and said a prayer out loud, declaring my trust and faith in a higher power to accept whatever was to come. I immediately felt at peace and have had so many great things happen since, especially today when our stimulus check showed up and a huge partial payment of a debt appeared, too. Things are imperfect but I’m looking at my blessings. My family is in a good place, happy and in good health, and that’s what truly matters.
You know how I often state in my Saturdays at the Café posts that some of the books I add are audio review hopefuls? Well, five showed up this week!!!
Hubby and I decided we’d watch Bosch all over again, starting at the first season. We watch a couple of episodes every night and it’s one of the highlights of my day. We’re already on the second season.
I don’t request much from NetGalley anymore because I put myself on a diet over a year ago. However, the second book in a series I’m following showed up and I got approval yesterday!
Anybody watch The Voice this season? It was SO good and when they reached the live part of the season, they achieved a technological miracle in pulling off the rest of the season and the finale. I think this was the first time I got to the end thinking any of the finalists winning would be fine with me. They deserve an Emmy for what they were able to deliver. Loved it!
I continue to pause and reflect upon the people and things in my life that truly matter. For that, I’m grateful.