Surgery went well and I am back to life after one week of rest and recuperation. These High Five moments are meant to be short so as not to take up too much time, otherwise I might find excuses for not doing it. This is kind of like a journal that I plan to visit again next year to experience the joy of living and hopefully see how my life has grown from one point in time to another.
My world is simple and humble. Still, each day, I jot down things that went well or caused me to think and grow. At the end of the week, I list the five things that seem most important to me. I hope I encourage you to take time at the end of your day to think about the things that are precious and motivating to you.
Here are the things I give a High Five to this week.
1. Song I enjoyed listening to the most: “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers
I like music of most genres. But, I like “clean” music. I am quickly offended when I hear lyrics with foul language. I listen to a lot of Christian music, but there are some secular songs that grab my attention, too. Music from the olden days, with fun beats and lyrics that speak of love and happiness are what I enjoy most. Lovely Day is one of those songs that I could listen to all day long and never get tired of hearing it.
2. The verse that caught my attention. Hebrews 11:7
“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith”s
I have a lot of faith, but I want to be like Noah, obedient, unafraid, knowing God will help me do the things I fear to do.
3. Activity that is a stress reliever: Art Journals
I am a real fan of art journalism. It is a fun outlet for me to be expressive with doodling, painting, and coloring. I’m no Picasso, but that’s OK. I’m me and that has to be good enough.
4. The thing that impressed me the most: UC Davis Medical Center
I had my foot surgery at UC Davis Medical Center. From the moment I walked through the doors, to the time after the surgery, the doctors and staff members treated me like I was the only patient in the entire building. They are kind and attentive. They called to follow up several times and made sure I had the direct line to someone so that if I had any concerns, I could call and ask for someone by name to get answers. I had a duplicate experience with the first surgery, as well. If you ever have an opportunity to be served by UC Davis, you are in for a treat. Those people have “mad” skills!
5. Finding humor in the most unusual thing: The Republican Debate
I know politics is supposed to be a serious matter. But, watching the latest debate was actually kind of humorous. Watching the debaters unilaterally attack the moderators gave the debate a whole new meaning. It was like the debaters established some sort of consortion with each other prior to the debate. The questions presented by the moderators were nonsense which took any kind of seriousness off the table, but I do have to admit that the main attraction was Donald Trump. That man is a hoot.
Thank you for reading this week's High Fives!
“Baby steps count, as long as you are going forward. You add them all up, and one day you look back and you’ll be surprised at where you might get to.”