High Five Friday–And So It Begins!

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As I mentioned yesterday, I found inspiration in Leslie’s post “Five Favorites: Just For Me” at Life in Every Limb that she posted on last week’s #TheocentricThursdays Blog Hop. Thus begins High Five Friday.

Each Friday I will be posting five things that I am high-fiving for or from the week.

Then, I’m going to high five someone else and challenge them to list five things they would like to give a high five.

Some weeks I may have a theme. Some weeks it may be random things or events from my week. If you choose to participate in High Five Friday, you can high five whatever you want!

So, with no further ado, here are this week’s high five winners!

#5
Sonic® Nerd slushes. I mean, come on. It’s like 100 degrees outside. What could possibly be better than a cold, sweet sugary drink with a sour crunch! If you haven’t tried one yet, you better get on it! High five for the one I got for FREE today due to a power outage!!!!

#4

High five for ice cream for tears. I’m certain the last thing my husband expected was for me to walk in the door, open an envelope he had laid in my chair, and burst into angry tears. But it happened. After eating, well, I mostly didn’t. I was too angry. He looks at me and says, “Want to go to Thee Abbey for ice cream?”  He never asks to do that. I didn’t know until we got there he really didn’t that night either. He was just trying to cheer me up. I’ll trade tears for ice cream any day!

#3

The lady at the pharmacy wearing the sparkly jeweled I LOVE JESUS pin. I was almost shocked that she was allowed to wear it at work. I wanted to ask her if I could take a picture of it, but every time I looked around I saw something else that would show up in the picture and give a clue that someone would decipher to determine which pharmacy she was employed by. Her pin and her willingness to wear it to work in this current culture made me very happy today! I don’t want to do anything to cause that to end. High five to the pharmacy working Jesus freak!

#2

Random stranger we found lying on the melting pavement inches from highway traffic changing our son’s flat tire. As we hurried to get to Cam, we pull up to multiple vehicles on the side of the road and traffic backed up in both directions. Awesome. We finally get through, traffic starts flowing, and once dad, son, and random stranger finish changing the tire, random stranger runs across the highway to their truck, grabs a thick book, crosses the highway back to Cam’s vehicle to hand the book to Cam, crosses the highway again and leaves. Turns out the young man wasn’t anyone any of us knew. And even after my husband told him thanks for helping and that he would finish it so he could go, the young man stayed and finished the job. He even made certain to give Cam a Cowboy Bible. Awesome testimony from an individual who wanted no credit. Major high five to all the nameless missionaries out there!

#1

And my number one High Five Friday goes to the Southeast Cancer Center staff. I accompanied an aunt to her first chemo appointment this week and had no idea what to expect. I did expect clinical and awkward. I expected traumatic. Instead it was warm and personable. Things were dealt with in a way that met the needs of the patient. Humor, honesty, repetition, all were used when needed. People sat and talked. A lot. And by people I mean RNs, social workers, experience guides, dietitians (I think. I’m not positive that’s who she was.), volunteers bringing snacks. The nurse from the doctor’s office came in. Twice. Everyone knew you by name. Everyone knew what patient I was with even when I stepped out and went to another floor to make a phone call and grab lunch. You definitely knew you were important while you were there. Not a number, not a billable hour, but a person in the middle of one of the biggest trials in your life. And even though it was a medical facility, it felt like you were there with friends who were cheering you on. Double high five for the staff at the Southeast Cancer Center!

Now, I challenge you! What would you high five from this week?

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9 comments

  • Happy Friday!

    You’ve probably already done this, but I’m dropping in to #TheocentricThursday participants this week and leaving links to who they are supposed to comment on this week to make sure everyone understands how it works. It works best for the host’s record-keeping if everyone clicks the links on the actual blog hop, but when it comes right down to it, we’re more concerned with everyone receiving at least two comments per week! Entrants are only eligible for featured post status if they follow the rules of reading commenting on the two posts they are assigned.

    Your posts this week are:
    #27 http://www.inlinkz.com/displayurl.php?id=24066339
    and
    #28 http://www.inlinkz.com/displayurl.php?id=24067037

    Please let me know if you have any questions!
    Blessings,
    Carrie Ann Tripp

  • What a great idea! I love this concept and just might have to join in on the fun 🙂

  • What a lovely idea! Good for you for finding all the things to be grateful about.

  • What a great idea! Hmm nerd slushies I think I need to try that. I’m glad you had a good experience at the cancer center I hope everything goes well for your aunt. Have a lovely weekend!

  • Great concept! I have to say, having worked at a cancer center, I’m always impressed with the level and quality of care there. There’s just something about the staff at a cancer center that makes it warm and not scary like a regular hospital!

  • A nice positive spin to your week. Thanks for sharing…now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go get a Nerd slushy (;

  • Lovely things to high five! Sounds like you had a great week!

  • This is a great idea. High fives to you. Thanks for sharing!

  • We love Sonic but the closest one is 40 minutes away. 🙁
    Great post, it’s a nice reminder to practice gratitude. Thanks for sharing!