Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Five: Who or What Lifts You Up?

For this week's Friday Five, Mary Beth, inspired by the singing of a colleague, asks:

What lifts you up when you are low or troubled? Who helps you remember that you are not alone, it's getting better all the time, etc.? Your five responses can be people you know, people you DON'T know, music, places, foods, scripture, surprises, something you do for someone else. It could be a pair of slippers. It could be a glass of water.

Bonus: Do you like the song "Jingle Bell Rock?" If you do, who do you prefer to hear sing it?

1. Christina and David! They are so much fun to hang around -- and always so thoughtful. (e.g. When they came home for Christmas break last night, they brought flowers and a red velvet cake for our anniversary gift!)

(picture taken this summer at Uncle Maynard's food pantry program in South Dakota)

2. Cats! Sure, Soots is a little 'goofy upstairs', but you gotta love him!

(Soots in a rare moment of calm lap-sitting with Christina)

3. Music! Have I mentioned I like Carole King? ;)

(picture from Mother's Day 2010 concert)

4. My bike! A good bike ride is always uplifting, although this time of year I don't get out nearly as much as I would like.

5. This time of year I looove Christmas books and movies.

Bonus: I'm not that much of a country music fan, but I do like the Randy Travis version of Jingle Bell Rock -- mostly because Mike likes it so much!


Mary Beth said...

I'm hoping for a bike for Christmas! Let Santa know if you see him!

So sorry I didn't get to see YOU last week. Glad you got to meet with Terri and Serena though.

David B. said...

Sootsie is certainly a little goofy upstairs. Still can't believe the quality of pictures that you took at that concert!

Terri said...

Oh...I love my bike, although it's in storage for the time being...and while I was in Seattle I took the light rail to the airport and watched people board the train with their bikes and stow them in the handy hooks and then deboard and ride off....nice!

Auntie Knickers said...

A bike -- so energetic! I totally agree about the children -- it's so great when they become "real people" that I can't dwell too much on how sweet they were as babies and toddlers.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Christina and David look great! What a fun list.

Hope you all have the best Christmas!

Sally said...

soots is cute, I haven't been out on my bike much either, thanks for the reminder!

Diane said...

just wanted to say "miss you".

now, back to regularly scheduled sermon writing...