Friday, April 1, 2011

RevGal Friday 5: Good Things Edition

Kathrynzj writes, "So for today I am asking for five quick picks of things that are good in your life. And as a bonus, 1 pick for a thing you could do without."

5 good things I'm thankful for are:
  1. My family--Joel, Merkin, Valerie, and Ainsley and I are crazy nerds that fight and fuss but together we can face whatever life throws at us.  They fill my life with joy and insanity and I couldn't be happier that they are mine!
  2. Fabulous friends--this past week I was blessed to spend time with some wonderful women with whom I attended seminary.   I realized how much I need these women and other equally fabulous women in my life to keep my grounded and reminded of who I am.
  3. Fridays--Fridays are supposed to be my day off, my Sabbath.  Often I find myself working on Fridays, especially ones that come right after being gone for a week!  Yet, even when I find myself working, it's on my schedule and I do so feeling relaxed and not stressed out (at least this Friday!).
  4. Zumba--it's a fun way to get some exercise and a step in the right direction for my health.
  5. Confirmation Class--I love my confirmation class.  It's full of excitement and great discussions.  I love the interactions of the youth and their mentors.  It's refreshing and reminds me of what fuels my faith.
1 thing I could do without is shame.  What would one day free from shame feel like?  Not feeling any shame, not shaming anyone else...shame is one thing I (and probably everyone else) could do without.

6 comments:

kathrynzj said...

Shame - yes!

Glad this Friday is a well-paced one for you. I do work on Friday, but consider the quieter office the world's best kept secret.

Thanks for playing!

Rev. Pink Dragon said...

"joy and insanity"--YES! That's the best part of loved ones (be they family or friends). I agree about shame, too--how wonderful it would be.

Sandy said...

I love confirmation classes for exactly the reasons you named! Wonderful!

revkjarla said...

i have a great confirmation class this year, too!!
nice to have you back!

Songbird said...

Glad to see you playing! Missed you on the cruise this year.

Purple said...

I've tried Zumba...need to try it on non-carpeted floors...maybe it will be better.