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TGI Fridays: The Joshua Experience!

I don’t know why I take long to write these posts!

Friday 19, April 2019

Birthday lunch

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I’ve always wanted to go toย TGI Fridays on a Friday, so it’ll be more authentic and God made it happen this year… on a Friday as you can tell from the entry date. It was a blessed experience in the company of loved ones. The atmosphere was great, the menu terrific and if something wasn’t to our fancy on the menu, our host Joshua assured us that it’ll be made.

Joshua was part of our wonderful experience! He was warm, friendly, and everything a host should be in the hospitality industry. Although the food was super delicious, Joshua is the main reason we’ll be returning to the establishment.

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Here are some of the delicious food we enjoyed:

My sister Denisia kicked things off with this refreshing triple berry (strawberry, raspberry, & blackberry) smoothie.

Leiya & Denisia had the signature burger.ย 

My other sister Denise had this yummy pasta!

Tams & I had this deliciously loaded buffalo chicken fries topped with green onions and shaved celery. The bleu cheese was a yummy touch!

Denisia had the pineapple rum cheesecake for dessert.ย 

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Tams had a brownie covered in chocolate fudge sauce, caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream (yum!) and chopped nuts.

***All of these photos were taken by Leiya, our beautiful sister in Christ. She was adamant that she took as many photos as she could. I asked her permission to upload these photos and to also put the logo on them. There was also birthday ice cream, but that photo didn’t make the final cut.ย 

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Positive Monday: 10 things that make me happy!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜

Starting off this beautiful Monday morning with this wonderful and inspiring tagย 10 things that make me happy: the 71-year-old’s awardย via Susie. ๐Ÿ˜„

Without further ado, here are 10 things that make me happy:

* When God wakes me up to see another day.

* Time alone with God.

* Spending time with loved ones.

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* My Bible study group.

* Coffee!

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* Serving (for the Lord) any which way I can.

* Walking in God’s playground, nature.

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* My pet cats.

* Sunsets.

* Adventure!

Anyone can join in the fun. All you have to do is write 10 things that make you happy and don’t forget to link the original post (see above) or comment down below at least one thing that made you happy today.ย 

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Share your world for week of August 28th

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Ceeโ€™s Share Your World Challengeย continues this week! Let’s go!

What would constitute a โ€œperfectโ€ day for you?

Let me lie in for the entire day in bed and we’ll call it perfect. Although each day is a beautiful blessing.

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Complete this sentence: My favorite place in the whole worldโ€ฆ..

…where God is.

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Who was your best friend in elementary school (prior to age 12)?

I had friends prior to the age of 12, but not a best one. My best friend came later on during my Secondary school years. โค

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What inspired you this past week? ย Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.ย 

I have a story to tell. I actually went on a writing hiatus last month. I did not even feature a story for Short Story Sunday because I was thinking of quitting writing. I was getting frustrated with the fact that I was hardly getting time to write (due to obligations) and I was about to call it quits when I saw this…

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… and I was reminded of why I should be writing: God blessed me with the talent and it’ll be a grave sin to waste it. This other photo…

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…came at the right time because it somewhat gave me some writing inspiration and reminded me that now is the time to soar.

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Journal entry #4: Birthday vibes ๐Ÿ’™

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19th April 2017

I haven’t done one of these entries in a bit!ย 

Anyway, I have many things to be thankful for this beautiful month. It was a month fill with joy, laughter, and love, and I got to spend it with the best people in the world: my friends and family.ย ๐Ÿ’™

I took a week vacation and during that time, I turned one year wiser. I don’t make a big deal of my birthday; I’m just always grateful to be alive when the BIG day arrives. I am not one to celebrate my birthday, but when in the company of loved ones, how can I pass this up? So on April 19th (nope, not my date of birth), we descended upon Rizzoni’s at Movietowne, which is my favorite hangout.

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It was six of us and it was our first time there. I have to commend the service. Everyone was accommodating as soon as we stepped inside and our hostess was wonderful! In short, service was a 10/10 and we were given a waiting table to return. So whenever they call, we’ll definitely be there.ย 

My sisters took these photos:

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I didn’t have this pizza, but it sure looked yummy!

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One of my friends had this. I can’t remember the name of the dish, but she tremendously enjoyed it.

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One of my friends just had to let our kind host know that I was celebrating a birthday, and I was serenaded by staff and presented with this delicious vanilla ice cream.

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Devotion ๐Ÿ’™

Thankful Thursday!

Today, I am thankful for many things, but MOST OF ALL, I am thankful for Jesus Christ. Without Him in my life, I don’t know where I will be. He has been patient with me over the years while I was out there in the world trying to find myself. With Him in my life, things have been better. Not every day is a smooth sailing one, but it gives me such comfort to know that He is always there for me.

AMEN!  โ™ฅ Aline:

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Friends

DAY 26

TWO JULYS BACK:

Friends never forsake you when you (desperately) need comfort.

Friends offer you a shoulder to cry on.

Friends push and motivate you. They encourage you even if they donโ€™t share your dream/passion.

Friends donโ€™t make excuses.

Friends cheer you up when youโ€™re sad/down.

In short, friends root for you no matter what, but friends wouldnโ€™t hesitate to call you out when youโ€™re in the wrong. They laugh with you, cry with you and stick with you through thick and thin.

NOW:

I’ve been blessed to have some wonderful friends in my life and for this, I am thankful. My friends have never led me astray and they’re a positive influence and light in my life. Friends, you know who you are and I salute you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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