Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Daily 5 - Year 2, Day 128

When I woke up this morning, I had a brutal headache that I medicated before even turning the overhead lights on. (That's pretty rare, since I try not to medicate them whenever possible.)  I was pretty convinced that it was going to be a rough day.  Turns out that the headache meds worked and I only needed them this morning.  (Thank you, God.)  And the day was pretty great too.

So, here's today's daily 5:
  1. The surprise chance to grab a quick lunch with a friend
  2. A gift of Almond Joy bars, loving delivered from the US, with the promise of a few more after her next trip a few months from now
  3. Introducing a coworker to the wonder that is Almond Joy
  4. A chance encounter at the bus stop that led to a fun conversation with a Mexican immigrant lady who is also a Christian, while we rode the bus together
  5. Getting paid to go shopping for gifts for kids on work time
  6. finishing my own Christmas shopping in the process
  7. an immense joy in my heart this season, instead of the angst of previous Advent seasons
  8. a full heart
  9. warm and cozy boots
  10. snarky email laughter
  11. that I was commuting by bus instead of train this morning when the trains weren't running unexpectedly
  12. A beautiful hand made Christmas card arriving in the mail (seriously stunning, and makes me almost embarrassed for the ones I've made)
  13. a big mug of tea 
  14. a bowl of Italian wedding soup
  15. crawling into my pjs early and catching up on my at home work from bed
  16. flickering candlelight
  17. listening to a mix cd that was a Christmas gift last year from my brother J while I work


Jenny said...

What a glorious list! I am especially happy for you that Advent has been a joyful season. Your job is a real blessing to so many people - and to you!
Thanks for sharing!

Blessings to you and yours for a joyous Christmas. Not sure if I've said that already, but just in case!

Keep warm!

Your friend in Aus
Jenny x

Lisa said...

Thanks Jenny!

Hoping Advent has also been rich and joyful for you!

Blessings on you and yours as well for Christmas, and much love!

Enjoy summer down there for me!