- Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
- The flying cloud, the frosty light
- The year is dying in the night;
- Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
- Ring out the old, ring in the new,
- Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
- The year is going, let him go;
- Ring out the false, ring in the true.
I agree. The old year is gone. Ring in the new, the true.
As I wrote earlier this week, my word for 2015 is LIVE. I want to live simply, healthfully, mindfully, devoutly and thankfully. As part of my LIVING thankfully, I will be continuing to post my Friday Fave Fives every week.
1. It has been cold here in Southern California. At least, it has been cold for us. Really cold. Don't snort, all you northerners, but it was 30F this morning. Below Freezing. We are not used to this and we're not equipped for it, either. I'm so thankful for a warm home which has a functioning furnace, for hot coffee, for a cashmere sweater and a hat and a scarf and gloves to add to my fleece jacket to fend off the frigid temperatures.
(yes, the camellias are blooming)
2. We still don't have internet or cable at home. I'm thankful for our local coffee and mobile hot spot (also called Starbucks) which allows us yummy drinks and internet access daily. In fact, it's where I am right now typing this.
3. I'm thankful for long time, special friends. On Sunday I met up with an old Oregon friend who is now living off and on south of LA helping her parents. Years ago, we homeschooled together and we still keep in touch. We had a great time catching up. It amazes me that sometimes friends grow in the same way I have and we end of being even closer than we were before. It's like we're sisters. I can't wait for her to return from her east coast visit so we can continue all those conversation trails we started.
4. The Autry Museum is across the road from the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park. We've been wanting to visit the Route 66 exhibit there and New Years Day turned out to be the best time. Bonus: it was freeeee!
5. I'm thankful for being able to live healthfully. We have been walking regularly again. I love walking the streets of my neighborhood and I'm thankful the mud has been mostly cleared and we can safely navigate the streets now. Those daily three mile walks do make a difference.
What are you thankful for this week?