Already we have reached the mid-point of September earlier in the week, and we are racing toward October at what seems to be breakneck speed!
There have been many things that have brought me joy during this past week. Yesterday marked Day 190 from when we began a “stay at home” policy, meaning that we opt for curbside pickup and bank/pharmacy drive through, as well as Instacart delivery. During this time, we have walked only on the street in our small neighborhood. This week brought about a small change. On one day, we drove to a shopping area, got out of the car, and walked for about 15 minutes on the sidewalk that goes along in front of several businesses. We were there early, before most of them opened for the day, and we wore our masks for safety. We returned a second time on another day, in the early evening, after most of the stores had closed for the night, once again wearing our masks. It was on this walk that we noticed this....
It was exciting to me to see one of these Little Free Libraries in place, and I loved the selection of books inside!
2) We rarely have anyone ring our doorbell, especially during the past six months. Last Saturday, we were surprised when the doorbell rang, and this was waiting for us!
Especially for Grandparents Day! I love fresh flowers in the house!
3) The doorbell once again rang on Sunday afternoon when friends from church paid a surprise call to leave this with us....
I love to have chrysanthemums decorate the outside of the house for fall.
4) Neighbors have shared the harvest from their garden with us several times this summer. One of our favorites has been okra, and The Husband has become quite an expert in preparing it.
I have loved fried okra since I was a child! That’s the way it was always prepared when I was growing up at home.
5) It is never too early to think about Christmas, and this arrived this week, the latest in the books by Susan Branch.
I will confess....I immediately made time to sit down and read it! I love the happy memories that are recorded in this story.
We have a choice that will sit the tone for the day each morning when we awake. Choose joy!
What are some things that have brought you joy this week?
Take care! Be safe! Stay well!