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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

Last night, Chris and I caught the last part of a special Les Miserables production on TV.  It just happens to be one of our favorite musicals. In the perfect manner and timing that only Chris can imitate our grandson’s younger years of talking, he turned to me and said, “This is my favowit.”  The good news is that I laughed.  The bad news is that as I lay in bed an hour later, trying to fall asleep, all I could think about was my “favowit” things.  So, here’s a list – in no particular order.  (Well, I must admit, that hugging my husband is definitely high on my list…and I do like the Sound of Music soundtrack too!)

hugging my husband

warm blankets/cool breezes

facials at the spa

the original “Fiddler on the Roof” movie (I’ve seen it 16 times)

Inukshuks

Sunday afternoon naps

power walking and jumping waves in Lake Simcoe

comfortable slippers

reading the Bible on my pondering chair

salmon, tofu, lasagna and chocolate chip cookies

hanging out with my kids and going on adventures with my grandson

riding my bike

smoothies

helping people

hope

planting vegetables/watching my Hostas grow/digging in the dirt

the constant challenge of simplifying

homemade chai tea

journalling and writing

quietness

cool hiding places

spending time with my sister in law

watching my husband drive the boat

giggling with a friend

coming home

red onions and green apples

telling stories

the smell of my husband’s clothes

long walks, praying and reflecting

storms

crocheting

old, wooden furniture

making my own compost pile on the other side of the railroad tracks

singing worship music

checking off  “Todo-Lists”

chatting with the neighbours

massages

Phoenie’s art

“So You Think You Can Dance” TV show

sunsets

chunky, blue dishes

interpreting for the Deaf

surprises

loons

homemade muffins

hanging fresh laundry on the clothesline

mint chocolate

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Life is rich, isn’t it? So much to see and hear and touch and smell and do.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming own from the Father of the heavenly light, Who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17

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  1. Barb

    Thanks Diane, I need to do the same. I call it my blessing list. A good exercise for a healthy outlook on life. ” Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires in your heart.”

    Love
    Barb

  2. Kathy

    Wow!! What a long list!! So much for which to be thankful and to make you smile inside too!!

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