Julie Andrews was right, it truly does help to remember your favorite things.
I love to ask people: What are your favorite things? I love the variety of answers I get. Some people list things and some people list activities. My list is usually extremely lengthy because there is so much beauty in the world! I decided to show you part of my list. Hopefully it will make you smile and trigger a list of your own.
My Favorite Things
The sound of crickets, tree frogs, peepers, and toads
Butterflies dancing together
Honeybees or bumblebees gathering nectar
The song of the wood thrush
Cool breezes on warm days
The scent of honeysuckle
Violets, roses, and daisies
The sound of ocean waves rolling into shore
Walking barefoot on a lush lawn
Older people holding hands
The crescent moon
The song of coyotes in the evening
Perfectly ripe fresh pineapple
Freshly sliced strawberries and good vanilla ice cream with real specks of vanilla bean
A great foot rub
A delicious slice of homemade pie with real freshly whipped cream on top
A really good novel and uninterrupted time in which to read it
Watching a really good movie and eating a big tub of great popcorn
Riding on the back of a motorcycle on a fragrant May or June day
Floating on an inner tube in crystal clear cool water on a hot summer’s day
Sitting on a porch drinking a glass of iced tea or lemonade (bonus points if I’m on a rocker)
Sitting on the sand next to a dear friend gazing at the ocean for hours
Seeing dolphins or whales!
Seeing a beautiful red fox
The peaceful feeling of falling leaves in the autumn
The first snowfall of winter
The first warm day of spring
My wish for you is that you create a life for yourself which includes as many of your favorite things as possible. May you life be overflowing with blessings.