Friday, April 19, 2013

Favorite Things

The song, "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music, has been running through my mind.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

                                                                  -Rodgers and Hammerstein
I sure wish that highlighted line would hurry up already!
Anyway, the song got me to thinking about my own favorite things:
  • Cuddling up with a purring cat
  • Hot chocolate and a good book on a snowy day
  • Watching my daughter crack herself up with a corny joke and hearing her crazy laughter
  • Running the Saturday errands with my husband
  • The thick blanket of stars and the Milky Way on a clear night in the mountains
  • Hearing our parakeet whispering sweet nothings to his favorite toy
  • Everything about Yellowstone National Park
  • Clicking on the "next blog" button and seeing what random stranger's blog I land on
  • Sitting around a campfire on a summer night in the mountains, listening to the coyotes calling to each other
  • Summer gardening

I could go on and on.  What are your favorite things?

1 comment:

  1. My family, both individually and collectively.
    Reading with my granddaughter.
    Going out to eat, to the movies, or any other activity with Megan.
    Good books.
    Sitting on my deck on a summer morning with a good book, an iced tea or cup of coffee, surrounded by blooming flowers.
    Teaching a Bible class.
    Being in my cozy home when it is cold outside.
    Seeing the days grow longer and sunnier as we head toward summer.