Friday, September 13, 2013

(From the Ridiculous to the Sublime) Random Five Friday

So happy to once again be part of Random 5 Friday, one of my favorite parts of the week. This week we're moving from the ridiculous -- my love of Smarties -- to the sublime, prayer and forgiveness, and all in five steps.

1) I love Smarties and have only found them -- until this week -- in Canada. For those who have never had the experience of savoring a Smartie, they're like jumbo M&Ms, but with a harder shell. That's a description of just about my favorite candy, but it doesn't begin to do them justice. After being in the local bagel shop maybe a thousand times I noticed them at the counter this week. Nirvana!


2) Completely stream of conscious...One of my favorite things is getting an iced coffee -- soon to go to hot coffee and bagel here. It's not fancy at all, but the bagels and coffee -- and the muffins in the background -- are really good.

3) I saw both the eye doctor and the orthopedist this week. Eye and foot are doing well. I go back for x-rays in two weeks and then get fitted for new orthotics. And yes, I am wearing my boot religiously.

4) Speaking of religion...Tonight Yom Kippur begins. It is a day of fasting, prayer and repentance and the most significant day of the Jewish calendar. The day is specifically set aside to forgive others and to ask for forgiveness from those we have wronged. I literally ask my friends for forgiveness. Sometimes this is very easy and sometimes it is difficult to put aside our feelings of having been hurt and wronged. I am asking all of you to forgive me for those times when I may have been hurtful or unkind.

5) Yom Kippur begins at sundown tonight -- our services begin at 6:30. They resume tomorrow morning and with a break in the afternoon resume again at 4:00 and end at approximately 7:30. The services are long and demand a great deal, but they are also moving beyond measure. This is a time to reconcile with G'd and our community and to strive to be a better person. My mind does wander from time to time, and I've found bringing a list of prayers a good way to refocus. Please let me know if you have any prayer requests and I will bring them with me. Prayers for peace in the Middle East and for our friends on the New Jersey shore and Colorado top my list this year.  

From the ridiculous to the sublime in five steps. Is it any wonder I love Random 5 Friday! I'll be away from the computer tomorrow, but back on Sunday for Pink Saturday (on Sunday). Have a great weekend, and as always, so glad you stopped by to visit. 

18 comments:

Ann said...

Carol, I never received an e-mail from you regarding the Keurig packets. My email is g.creek@att.net.
Ann

Nancy said...

I absolutely love Smartees and Sweettarts -- but cannot eat them due to hypoglycemia. Have a couple for me will ya?

Great news on your foot and eye. Have a lovely weekend my friend.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Glad you got good reports on your foot and eye! Hope you continue to do well.

It sounds like the Yom Kippur services are very moving. Thank you for sharing what they are about.

When you said you like Smarties, I thought you meant the little rolls of candies that look like tiny Sweettarts but aren't sour. I haven't seen your kind of Smarties, but they sound good! I have such a sweet tooth. . . .

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm glad to read that your doctor's reports were positive, may you continue healing.

Peace be in you my friend, and if I have done anything to hurt or offend I ask your forgiveness.

Lynn said...

I love Smarties too, happy to read both your eyes and your foot got positive checks, thanks for sharing Yom Kippur services...

Blackberry Lane said...

I confess, I've never eaten Smarties! Happy that you rec'd good reports this week and I pray your foot continues to heal well. Joining with you in your prayer requests.

augcott said...

Hurray on the good reports from the docs!!!!
:-D

Susie said...

Buttercup, I would like for you to pray for all of that...we need God help. Glad you had good news from your drs.Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo,Susie

Mary said...

I love Smarties, but haven't had them in years. I grew up in northern Maine, and there was a little store in my town that carried them. I used to stop on my way home from school somethings and get a little pack. I think they were 10 cents or something outrageous like that. lol. Yep, i just dated myself.

I'm glad you got good feedback from your doctors and happy you're improving!

Enjoy your services tomorrow. Sending peace from Oregon!

Mevely317 said...

The Smarties sounds 'licious indeed! Good thing they're not available over this way.

Thumbs up on both your eye and foot appointments!

... n' finally, just a boat-load of thanks for the prayers you've already sent on our behalf, and continue. They mean more than you might ever imagine!

Hugs,
Myra

Deanna said...

Blessings to you as you celebrate your Jewish holidays, and if you could add a prayer for my sweetie to be at peace, I would appreciate it. Smarties, hmm, have to look for those now!!

TARYTERRE said...

Prayers for the holiday.

Patty Sumner said...

Glad you got a good depot. Smarties are great. It always good to reflect and seek forgiveness and to forgive. So much tragedy around the world. Lots to pray for. Happy Services and Blessings to you!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm so glad you are getting good reports from both doctors. May the healing continue and may your have a blessed Yom Kippur. It is always good to seek and to give forgiveness.

Theresa said...

We have smarties but they are different! Hmmmm, never enjoyed that kind but they look yummy! Have a blessed day dear friend! BIG HUGS!

Paula said...

I've never had Smarties, but it would make sense that they are your favorite candy (because you are smart and sweet)!

Have a wonderful Yom Kippur - I guess saying "Happy Yom Kippur" is like saying "Happy Ash Wednesday" (our day of repentance), so I will only wish you a day of peace and reconciliation and prayers answered.

Lynda said...

Praise HIM for the opportunities to have reason to retreat from regular life and just focus on HIM! Also, praises for your great medical progress. Fun post on your foods.

Melinda said...

You have never upsset me--no worries here.

Glad to hear that you are doing well.

Please add to your list-those who are dealing with Cancer and their
families. Thanks!!!

M :)