favorite things

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
Door bells 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.

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
Door bells 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.

 

Yesterday I saw the Sound of Music cast on the Oprah Show. All of the reminiscing and video clips prompted me to listen to the words of this song with fresh ears.

It’s true, you know.

It sounds trite, but when I am feeling low, thinking about some of my favorite things can make the difference.

That’s why I have to build up a big storehouse of favorite things…so that I never have a hard time coming up with them.

Some of mine: lovely people, coffee with a little sugar and cream, my garden, writing a blog, the women I know, my boys, parties, books…the list goes on and on.

What about you?

Do you have a long list of favorite things?

Are you adding to your collection, daily?