2. Smile. Spending several hours Wednesday evening with my daughter Kiti who was in Los Angeles for business meetings this week. Chatting, laughing, talking over a yummy Thai meal, I realized that there is no substitute for face to face conversations. Skyping, texting, and chatting are great but sitting across the dinner table is best.
3. Relieved. My grad student son who has been wandering around Indonesia for three months is back stateside. When I saw that the phone call I missed during class Thursday morning was from his 'domestic' cell phone, I realized he was 'home'.
4. Pleased. With another finished sweater.
and buttons sewn on this one.
5. Thoughtful. The combination of what I have been learning in my Precepts Bible Study on the book of Daniel (that guy in the Old Testament--you know, the one who got thrown into the lions' den), my discussion group about the book The Power of a Whisper, Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond by Bill Hybels, and my continued (slow) reading of Richard Foster's Freedom of Simplicity has provided me with ample thought-provoking and challenging material to meditate on this week.
My week has been one that has simply made me grateful to be alive and well here in my own little corner of California. Thank you, Susanne, for providing the opportunity to link up for Friday Fave Five!