It’s been years since I participated in Friday Fave Five by posting five things from the week that sparked joy. In the spirit of renewed appreciation for good old fashioned blogging and focusing on what is good and beautiful in the world, I’m going to join in today. It’s Saturday, so I’m a day late, but I trust you’ll grant me grace in that.
Fresh picked young beans. Fall garden cleanup is in full swing but my second crop of beans is just starting. Dropping by the community garden to harvest a few beans for supper was delightful.
Coffee and conversation. Whether in a favourite coffee shop (with safety protocols in place and observed) or at picnic bench in a park, time spent with friends is always a gift.
Chili simmering on the stove. I put a pot of chili on to simmer yesterday, early, because I had a ZOOM call scheduled for the time I’d normally be making dinner. I didn’t realize until this morning that I forgot to put beans in it and neither Gerry nor I noticed when we were eating it last night!
An afternoon walk. Gerry, Maya, and I took a stroll one sunny afternoon along the River’s Trail past a field where hay was being cut. Simply perfect. (I forgot to bring water for myself so that was a bit of torture I endured, but nonetheless . . . )
Pumpkin pie. We bought the first one of the season from Costco and it’s already gone. No regrets.
It’s true that as we intentionally put our attention on the bright things, simple things that are life-giving and joy-sparking, our outlook changes. Look for Friday Fave Five to resume around here. Maybe you want to try it too. Leave a list of your joy sparklers from this week in the comments. I’d love to read them.