High Five Friday! The highlights!
1. Song I enjoyed listening to the most: “Thinking Out Loud”, by Ed Sheeran. My favorite verse is the lyrics where he sings, “We found love right where we are.” I don’t think he has ever written a song I didn’t like. The video that accompanies this song is really quite beautiful. I didn’t know Ed could dance. He can, and he does quite well. Watch him perform with a very talented dancer in the official video of Thinking Out Loud.
2. Funniest joke I read: The joke is about priorities -
A writer comes home to a burned down house. His sobbing and slightly-singed wife is standing outside. "What happened, honey?" the man asks.
"Oh, John, it was terrible," she weeps. "I was cooking, the phone rang. It was your agent. Because I was on the phone, I didn't notice the stove was on fire. It went up in seconds. Everything is gone. I nearly didn't make it out of the house. Poor Fluffy is--"
"Wait, wait. Back up a minute," The man says. "My agent called?"
3. Best thing I discovered: Adult coloring books. They have all kinds of themes. The ones that peak my interest are the coloring books that have the stress-relieving patterns. You can buy them at book stores or online at places like Amazon. They are reasonably priced, too. Who would have thought that as an adult, I would still be coloring in books.
4. Most exciting place I visited: Like I said before, I don’t get out much, so the most exciting place I visited this week was the Department of Disabled Veterans (DAV) in Yuba City. The DAV was conducting a free help seminar to assist disabled veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to receive. I went there with my husband who is a veteran who was wounded during the Vietnam war.
5. Most inspirational message: “Whatever you say, whatever you do, people are watching and learning from you.” –Marlene Bertrand. I wrote this one especially to state that as a parent, we have an opportunity to teach our children how to behave. Children are good at mimicking. They watch what we do so they can copy us. We are their teachers. They are watching and learning from us. Our children are not the only ones who are watching what we do. Other people, who we interact with on a regular basis or by chance, are also watching what we do. This is another opportunity to teach and mentor to all people through our actions.
Well, folks! Those are the high fives for my week. Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.