April 22, 2011

Good Friday

I just read Amy @ Three Thirty Three's Good Friday post and it reminded me that I don't stop often enough to reflect on the things for which I am truly grateful.  The idea of Good Fridays originated at Diapeepees blog, where Roselady encourages others to reflect on three good things in their lives.

With this being Holy Week leading up to Easter, it was a perfect time for me to participate.  Each year on Good Friday, I typically take some time to myself to reflect.  I remember Good Friday as a kid, when my dad would come home from work at noon and we would have quiet time or attend a prayer service for 3hours from noon to 3.  I can't say that I took 3 hours to reflect, but I am especially grateful for these 3 things today.

1.  I am grateful that my husband has a good job.  But I am even more grateful tonight that he is finally home after 3 long weeks of traveling for work! 

(I'm not the only one that's happy to have him home!)

2.  I am also grateful for the rain.  Yes, we sure have been blessed by the rain this spring!  This picture of a parking lot at a nearby baseball field was taken by my friend Jennifer.  (And I should note that it is thundering as I write this...bring on the next storm!)

Sure, it may be a bit of an inconvenience, but I sure love seeing all the flowers blooming, the new growth on all the plants and trees and especially the green grass!

3.  Finally, I am grateful for friendly neighbors.  I went to the grocery store yesterday with my two youngest girls.  A friendly couple, whom we had never met, stopped us and asked if it was ok if they bought a balloon for the girls.  I said that was very kind of them, thinking that they were going to give each of them a small latex balloon.  The couple went to the floral department and THIS is what they returned with.

The woman said that her grandchildren were all grown and she wanted my girls to have a special Easter.  I am grateful for this Random Act of Kindness that they modeled for my girls.  Jessi was not only ecstatic about her giant bunny balloon, but she just could not get over the fact that the lady didn't EVEN know her name and had done such a nice thing for her!

Happy Easter to you all!


  1. Very nice post. Wonderful that your girls were the recipients of such a sweet Random Act of Kindness :)

  2. The balloons were soooo cool Misty...What a wonderful act of kindness.

    Happy Easter.

  3. I love the random acts of kindness, too. Your balloon is great. We once had someone in front of us in line buy us a $100 grocery card and then give it to the cashier to give to us after she left. Pretty nice!

  4. Random Acts of Kindess are the bestest!!! Especialy when we let our protective guard down and openly receive. It helps paint a beautiful picture for our children that there are good and generous people all over.

    We have had our share of rain, and cloudy bleak days, and my frustration with it has been much too high. Thank you for the reminder of WHY it is raining . . . to bring spring into it's full glory.

    YEAH for hubby being back home! Mine used to travel quite extensively and I remember the huge sighs of relief when he woudl walk back in the door. My partner was home and my children felt the complete family. Aaaahhhhhh.

  5. Three weeks is a long time to be away. I can imagine how happy you must be to have your hubby home.

    I bet that couple will leave a lasting impression on your girls. So nice of them!

  6. Those random acts of kindness always reaffirm for me that there are good, thoughtful people out there. Very sweet! Happy Easter :)

  7. WOW! That sweet couple's random act is sparking joy all over the country!

    That is so heartwarming :)

    God bless the rain! BRING ON SPRING!


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