Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses

And whiskers on kittens

Brown copper kettles

And warm woolen mittens

You know that song from The Sound of Music. The famous one that has somehow become associated with Christmas, even though the only mention of anything remotely related to that holiday is the mention of brown paper packages tied up with strings. I was thinking about that song today and it got me to thinking about my own favorite things. Those things in the song are all nice, very well and good. But mostly not my favorite things, if I were to have to name them. So let’s go. Let’s name our favorite things. I’ll name mine, you name yours.

Mugs

Blankets

Tea

Books

Lists

Pictures of friends

Weddings

Dogs

Trees

Flowers

Water

Fire

That spot right in the middle of a man’s chest where your head fits perfectly

Hugs that demand all of your soul

Music

Words

Baking cookies for friends … and strangers

Reminding someone that Life really is Beautiful

Dancing to make people laugh

Singing really really loud

Gifts made by friends

Color

The weighty presence of a loved one right next to you

Sunrises

Laughing with someone until you cry or it hurts

That pair of jeans that makes you feel good no matter what

Black & White cookies


These are a few of my favorite things.

1 comment:

amyrose said...

I tried over and over to leave a message, I'll try again this time... to tell you that I actually wrote a blog post about this because it wouldn't let me leave you a message!