Friday’s Fave Five – November 19

I debated about whether to even attempt a Friday’s Fave Five post today. It’s been a difficult week for British Columbia due to mudslides and floods, and for all of us everywhere because that’s just the way it is right now. I feel the burden and in some respects, it seems frivolous—and perhaps even insensitive—to write about simple things I’m thankful for.

On the other hand, setting one’s attention on gratitude and good things is a way to counteract the chaos and heaviness of the present day, so I’m going to give it a whirl anyway.

Sunshine. It helps, doesn’t it? We’ve got plenty this afternoon and it’s so pretty after the snow we had yesterday.

This book. I’m late to the party on this one, and yes, I know there was controversy when it was released last year but in my eyes, that takes nothing away from the author’s masterful crafting of words to tell a story that should be told. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading and finished it this morning.

Cabbage. Yes, cabbage. Getting groceries has been a challenge this week. The disruption in the supply chain as a result of the flooding prompted droves to clear out the grocery store shelves. Supplies are trickling in now and Gerry scored the head of cabbage and package of ground beef I’ve been wanting all week so I can make a comfort food type of supper.

Community. Stories about people pulling together to help their neighbours in flooded communities abound and counteract the clanging cymbals of discord that get too loud sometimes.

A handful of green leaves clinging to the lilac bush in our backyard. I keep meaning to go out and take a photo and maybe I will when/if the snow melts in a day or so. The tenacity of a few leaves stubbornly holding on for dear life and trying to remain victorious in a battle they have no chance of winning inspires me some days. One takes it where one can get it.

That’s a wrap for this week. Have a wonderful weekend, all.





I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. OOH….I’ve been wondering about that book! I’ve heard it’s a gem. It’s on my want to borrow from the library list but the waiting list is a mile long!

    Thankfully snow hasn’t hit us here in eastern NY yet. I’m LOVING our long mild autumn this year.

    LOVE sunshine….yay for sunny days.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Oh, I’m glad you are safe, warm and dry. I’ve been watching the weather in PNW/BC because I have family and friends there. Even during trying times, it is important to think of anything that makes you thankful. I’m glad you found sunshine and leaves!
    Have a good weekend.

  3. We’ve been fortunate this year to see the leaves go full cycle dropping off the trees. The downside is that we are having a record year without a drop of snow since last April. I do love watching the leaves fall, and there are a few clinging stubbornly to the tree just outside my window. Good to know that you are safe and sound, LInda!

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