favorite things

A song popped into my head this morning…”My Favorite Things.” How is it that when I think of my favorite things, I feel better? Even thinking about making a list of them causes my heart to soar and puts a smile on my face. So many favorite things involve the senses, or memories, activities or ideas. I could start a list here, but I don’t have all day, and like a friend of mine says, “I smile.” Right now, that’s enough.


Often, after sharing an activity with our granddaughters, we ask them, “What was your favorite part?” It’s fascinating to note how observant they are and what different responses they have. Their spontaneous reactions help me to notice and appreciate far more than I would have by myself. I’m storing up more favorite things for the future.


So when the dog bites, or I’m sad, I remember, and I smile.

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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