I am going to call my Friday post Special Moments of the Week. We all have so many special moments each day. If we start to notice them, it is as if we are creating a beautiful quilt or collage or stringing one pearl after another to create an exquisite necklace. When I was participating in what I called Happy Friday it seemed like each week was filled with an extraordinary amount of special moments. I don't think there were actually anymore special moments. It was just that I had become more aware of them and was anxious to share them with all of the other people who were part of the book club. We shared beautiful sunrises and sunsets, special things our children and grandchildren said and did, wonderful pictures, paintings, stories, and poems. I'd love to see that happen again. So I am inviting you to join me each Friday to share something special that happened to you. You will be surprised at how uplifting this can be. Just leave a comment and let us know what special thing you noticed that made you feel good.
We actually had three surprising things happen to us this week. My special moments don't usually revolve around money but this week they did. Our dogs go to a daycare once a week because our puppy is so unusual and needs the socialization ( that is another post in itself). When we went to pick them up and pay we were told that this week was free. What a nice surprise. Then we found out that something we had to have was going to be much more affordable and it felt like a huge weight was lifted off of our shoulders. Special Moment number three came in the form of a thank you note to my husband. My husband is a woodworker. Quite awhile ago a neighbor he did not know asked for some advice and a price on getting some work done. They had several conversations and the neighbor decided to put the project on hold. This week they sent not only a very nice thank you note but a check for his time and advice. It was unexpected and unnecessary but he really appreciated that they valued his time and talents.
I would love to know what made you happy this week. Did you see an old friend, take a walk in the woods, get to look at the ocean or take ride in a cab in New York City? Did you cook a meal that really tasted good, buy a new dress, or finish writing a story? Did you meet someone new that you shared an instant connection with? Did something make you happy at work? Special moments can be big or small but they are more powerful when you take the time to notice and celebrate them each day. What special moment or moments did you experience this week?