Today when I woke up I had the song “My Favorite Things” stuck in my head! Lol Whaaatt?! It was playing in my head really loudly as I was waking up. I must have been dreaming about it. I don’t believe I heard it in years or even consciously thought of it.
It reminds me of Christmas even though it’s appropriate for all year. ❤
I realized how much I love the song after I woke up and listened to it this morning! It's full of joy, passion, and wisdom. When we are struggling or in a low mood, it really does help to remember a few of our favorite things.
Some of her favorite things are: raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, brown paper packages tied up with strings, girls in white dresses, door bells and sleigh bells….
I love all these things too! ❤
Here are some of my favorite things:
1.) a cup of hot tea
2.) snow covered hills
3.) a cool Summer breeze
4.) the holiday season
5.) acts of kindness
6.) the scent of pine on a crisp day
7.) puppy kisses
8.) girls in stilettos
9.) soft, warm blankets at night
10.) mystery thriller books
11.) the feeling of stepping out of a cold air conditioned room into a hot, sunny afternoon
12.) beautiful dark poetry
14.) my long hair
16.) seeing someone genuinely smiling & laughing
17.) pleasant surprises
18.) meeting people I never met before
19.) sweet conversations with friends
20.) intriguing conversations with a stranger
22.) the swirling of ceiling fans on a warm day
23.) the first days of Fall
24.) the floral fragrance of Spring
25.) the sound of construction work off in the distance
26.) the sound of people laughing outside late at night
27.) the sound of cars sloshing through puddles on a rainy day
28.) kitty kats and other animals licking their paws and cleaning their faces
29.) Christmas lights and decorations
30.) the changing of the seasons
31.) Oldies songs
32.) quiet afternoons and mornings with sunlight streaming through the windows
33.) reading a thrilling book in the darkness in my room
34.) the taste of candy outside in cold weather
35.) tall city buildings
36.) a blue, blue sky speckled with fluffy white clouds
37.) used bookstores
38.) old books
39.) books that take place long ago
40.) books that take place in cold seasons
42.) cupcakes with Buttercream frosting
43.) rainy days
44.) the sound of heavy rain pelting upon rooftops
45.) tea with friends
46.) Coca Cola
48.) Christmas songs
50.) hearing a song I haven't heard in ages (like this one!) 😀
51.) receiving packages in the mail
52.) caramel apples with nuts
53.) meditation class
54.) positive people
56.) Christmas pj's
58.) warm sunny days
59.) cold dreary gray days
60.) getting new books
61.) inspiring quotes
62.) belly laughs that hurt
63.) feeling flooded with relief & gratitude
64.) shadows & reflections
65.) a black midnight sky full of twinkling stars
66.) septa busses and trolleys
67.) iced tea
68.) old baby pictures! My mom happened to find baby pictures of me today on my first Christmas in 1986!
She was looking for something else and came across these! Which is fantastic since Christmas is a few days away!
This is me on Christmas morning, 1986, in my night clothes before I got changed into my little red dress my aunt Mariann bought me. ❤
I was kind of cute wasn't I? lol I was really big for seven months and had to wear toddler clothes already and my mom thought I was going to start needing special extra large sized diapers ordered. I needed jumbo diapers. lol Then when I got older, I slimmed down.
This is a bit more than a few and I can go on & on! It's so uplifting listing nothing but happy things! And so much easier and more pleasant than listing things I don't like!
What are a few of your favorite things?
I hope you're having a wonderful day/night!