A golden week

Friday’s Fave Five is a meme about the week’s highlights.  Host Susanne describes it as “time to take a look over our week, recall blessings great and small and pick our five favorites to share.”

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I have been counting blessings more diligently than previous weeks and I realize there are so many.  But these are the top 5  –

i. Helpful people.  Late, rainy Tuesday night my finger scan would not register which meant I was stuck outside. I eyed the couch in frustration, resigned to endure mosquitoes and a soaked skirt until technology would change its mind on me.  A co-resident who was busy on his phone and about to get into his car noticed my predicament and swiped his finger for me .

ii. Alumni who turn up and tell me “we miss you, Miss H.” One handed me a box of goodies from his trip abroad and smiled  like he’s so happy to see me.  I fancied a tease, “did you get an A in my class?”  *grin* Alright I held that and thanked them with a smile to match theirs.

iii. Accomplishing an immigration report. It’s routine but still daunting so when it gets done and in just a few hours, it’s a relief to savor.

iv. Quote. Keep your face to the sunshine and you can not see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do. – Hellen Keller

v.  Visiting a sunflower field and gaining new friends