Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pink Saturday Thank You

I got back to New York on Wednesday night, but it's been tough getting back to blogging. Actually it's been tough getting back to lots of things in my daily life, but finally I've gotten back to the gym, grocery shopped and happily, here, I am at the computer, just in time for some Pink Saturday fun.

Waiting for me when I arrived at home was a package from one of my favorite bloggers, Lavender Dreams, and it was decked out in pink. I was the winner of the "Sunshine and Sweetness" giveaway. Since I had just spent time in minus degrees weather the gift of sunshine and sweetness was a perfect welcome home.

 The wrapping was so pretty in pink...
 
...and I'm delighted with my pink floral makeup bag, sea shells and sweet card. 
Many, many thanks!
 
 
The phrase "life-changing" is used often, and I tend to be wary of it, but the prayer retreat was life-changing. I can see changes in my life already, but I am also aware that it may be many weeks or months before all of the changes begin to be part of my life. I am so grateful that forty people took four days of their lives to discuss faith and prayer and to pray. It was deep, it was intense and I am striving  to carry the experience forward. 
 
 
 
Blogger is being it's more petulant self and I can't enlarge the photos. I will try again in the next few days and hope it's being more cooperative. 
 
We had glorious warmer weather today and everyone who was able to do so, was out and enjoying the sunshine. Lots of slush, but what a treat.
 
As ever, thanks for visiting. Take good care and keep cozy! 

11 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I am glad that the prayer retreat impacted your life in such a positive way. The seashells and makeup bag look nice, indeed. Enjoy!

Sola Scriptura said...

Congratulations on winning a giveaway :) What a fun package to warm up a February day.

Marie Rayner said...

What a wonderful experience a Prayer weekend must be. I have never been on one. Putting it on my bucket list! Lucky you with the package win! How fun! xoxo

Linda E said...

A perfect welcome back home gift. Prayer is an important part of our lives and so glad you were able to attend the retreat. Have a good new week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad you got your little package and like everything. Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Stephanie said...

Diane is such a sweetie :) Congratulations on winning, my friend. Happy Monday!

Betsy Adams said...

What a wonderful experience you had, Carol, at the retreat. I went on a retreat like that once --and was sitting out on a bench praying and reading scripture. Anyhow I started thinking about my sweet mother (who died in 1991)... I cried a little saying that I missed her so much... Right then a beautiful butterfly landed on my shoulder... I KNEW that that was Mama saying HELLO and that she missed me too...

Hugs,
Betsy

Mevely317 said...

What a lovely antidote for a winter's day! The wrapping in of itself is so cheery!
Your retreat sounds wonderfully nourishing. :)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It sounds like you are in a wonderful place because of your retreat. May you grow more in peace as the days go by.

Pondside said...

I'm glad to read that the retreat was good for you. I haven't gone on retreat for many years but I remember how refreshed and strengthened I always felt afterwards.

Annesphamily said...

I like your giveaway win! Awesome lucky lady! The prayer retreat sounds so wonderful. I know you were amazed to be there. Stay safe and warm in this winter weather.