Friday’s Fave 5 has a pretty badge that I have to put in the opening of this post. Won’t you agree with me? This is my first time participating in FFF. For those of my readers who are not familiar with it, it is a prompt for bloggers like me to write 5 favorite things or 5 things that we are thankful for this week. You can click on the badge above to be taken to the website that starts the FFF prompt. It just happens too that I have been having a somewhat rough week, emotionally, on my first participation. However, perhaps that’s wherein lies the challenge that requires me to dig a little bit deeper this week. I am hoping that on future Fridays I won’t have to do too deep of a digging to find those 5 favorites.
So here are my five faves from this week:
1. The first one on my list has to be this BLOG. My blogging activity has saved me this week. If it weren’t for my blog, I honestly wouldn’t know how I could have survived this week. My blog has been functioning as a form of release for me to express what’s in my mind. I have so many things clogging my mind this week but for one reason or another I felt like I couldn’t express them verbally. Hence, they come out through my writing. Needless to say, It’s been a very productive week in writing poetry. W.B. Yeats wrote, “Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.”
2. Despite the rain last night and on the day before, we’ve been having some nice days with the sun out in full force. I am thankful for those sunny days, even though on some days I still had to wear a jacket. It’s amazing how much the sun can influence my life, my mood, and my attitude. I try not to give it too much power over my life, which I managed to do it successfully on some days but not all the time. What has helped me when I feel down during a sun-less day is the thinking that tomorrow will be better. I rely on that thinking deeply because it’s the only thing sometimes that I have left to help me through the day. See, it offers me a feeling of hope, which I need tremendously right now.
3. If you have been following my writing, you can probably guess how I spent my late afternoon during those sunny days. Yup, you’re right. I walked outdoor. I love my walk. It’s my escape and my exercise. I use the walk as a time where I ponder on things that happen in my life. I always walk alone, not necessarily by choice, but because I have nobody else to walk with. Because I walk alone, it gives me an opportunity to be alone with my thoughts, uninterruptedly.
4. That last sentence in the previous point then brings me to another favorite, solitude. The true solitude that I managed to have this week has been my refuge, saved me from going deeper into the abyss. I call it “true solitude” because I try to separate it from the kind of solitude that borders with loneliness. To have a true solitude time where I truly feel peace and not bothered with a slice thought of loneliness is rare for me. Luckily I was able to experience a little bit of that true solitude this week when I needed it the most, which I am very thankful for.
5. Lastly, I received a piece of good news earlier this week about a friend of mine who is going through a difficult time with an illness. She went through a surgery earlier this week and the surgery went well. God answered my prayers and I am very thankful. The road of recovery is still long for my friend, though, and she can still slip back into darkness at any time during this unstable stage, I can only offer her my friendship and prayers at this time, but I hope to give her more of my time directly in the future as I am coming closer to accompany her in her recovery. I just hope that God continues to hear my prayers and allow me to see her again. She is a dear friend and that kind of friendship is hard to find.
Well, those are my fave five for this week. Do you have your own fave five? Perhaps you would like to share them too? Have a wonderful weekend to all of my readers. May peace be with us all.