Here Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

While listening to my bath water run, and contemplating how soothing it will be, I begun to think of a few of my favorite simple things. So I thought, "If Rodgers and Hammerstein can write about simple favorite things,(My Favorite Things) so can I."

I actually wrote an article about why I love to clean, so it will be no secret that some of these will revolve around that subject.

A Few of My Favorite things

Some of these are so simple as to be laughable, so go ahead, and do just that, but here goes. They won't fall in any kind of order, just as they come to mind.

  1. The sound of running bath water, especially if I've had a particularly hard day, it even sounds good in the morning when I'm about to start my day. As a matter of fact, taking a leisurely bath is one of the reasons why I'm always late, as I wrote about in a previous article.
  2. Walking into a room that smells so good you can taste it. The smell does not necessarily have to come from artificial additives. Real lemons, peppermint, pine cones, and even the smell of drying clothes in an automatic clothes dryer, are just a few of the inexpensive smells I love. Of course there are artificial fragrances I appreciate, such as Honeysuckle scented candles, a Pine Sol cleaned house.
  3. The genuine side splitting laughter of a toddler, come to think of it any genuine side splitting laughter, but especially that of a toddler.
  4. A beautiful sunset on a warm evening.
  5. A genuinely nice person, nice, just for the sake of being nice, with no ulterior motives.
  6. A man that dresses like the men of days gone by, ( for instance, pants with belts, or just pulled up around the waist).
  7. Seeing a man relinquish his seat to a woman, or handicapped, or elderly person.
  8. Talking long hours into the night with an old, or even a current, friend.
  9. Playing words games, I resisted listing this as my number one, because it has just become my number one hobby.
  10. Time spent with my family when there are no issues to solve. Especially reminiscing about old times.
  11. Reading, anything, the Bible, a good mystery novel, Internet articles, or my favorite weekly periodical, Woman's World, (
  12. A parent disciplining their child. This one might sound strange to some of you, but when I see a parent disciplining an unruly child (with results), I have hope for that child's future.
  13. A person that can keep a secret, not that I have many to keep, but nevertheless I love a person that can keep a confidence that I've shared.
  14. A really silly person, one that can make me laugh with just a facial expression, or simple gesture.
  15. Walking into a clean room, (remember, these are MY favorite things, not to be confused with what others think).
  16. Learning new things, pertinent, trivial, or even mundane boring useless things.
  17. Spending relaxing times with friends.
  18. Being able to help someone, be it large or small, what a good, good feeling.
  19. Cleaning, anything, this should have been at the top of my list, I love to finish a cleaning job, stand back and take it all in. Oh, what a feeling. ("slap, slap", got caught up in the moment, back to reality, LOL)
  20. Nature, meaning, beautifully colored flowers, trees of all description, vegetable gardens, and oh so much more. Have you ever seen the Jacaranda, or Dogwood trees in bloom? Such beautiful sights. I could spend hours just drinking in the beauty of nature, especially after living in Southern California, then traveling the Country via Amtrak.
  21. Traveling, pure and simple, traveling! By any mode of transportation, and to anywhere. I just love to travel.
  22. My grandchildren!
  23. Listening to my favorite music, in solitude, feeling it, and acting according, (singing along or dancing), especially my old favorites. Some good ole Luther Vandross, or Howlin Wolf.
  24. A refreshing cup of coffee upon arising in the morning, and again midday.
  25. A steaming cup of herbal tea while doing any of my other favorite things.

Some of My Favorite Things

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Now that I've listed some of mine, feel free to add some of your own in the comment section, they just might remind me of more of my own.

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ashbubala26 5 years ago

Very good hub as usual fastfreta. You are a good person and it reflects in your writing.

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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

You and I seem to like a lot of the same things.

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AllSuretyBonds 5 years ago

This was a nice read. It made me sit back and think of some of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing. There are so many things in life to be grateful for!

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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Freta, this hub just shows what a wonderful woman you are but then I knew that. Love and peace are our best allies and you explode with both!! Peace!!1 Tom

shyonegb 5 years ago

Favorite things makes you go back in time. The simple things of life made us all happy....

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks ashbubala26, you're too kind.

You know alekhouse, we discovered that before, we need to meet and compare notes, LOL!

AllSuretyBonds, you're so right there are just so many, too many to list.

Aw shucks Tom stop, no, no, more, more. LOL. Really you're too kind, thank you so much for that lovely compliment. Now I hope my detractors don't see this,LOL!

Well hello there shyonegb, good to see you again. You're so right it's the simple things that we all can identify with, and that makes us happy.

Thank you all so much for stopping by, and taking the time to leave those wonderful, heartfelt, and encouraging comments, if you only knew how much I needed them at this time. Please do come back with more, (Smile).

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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Hi fastfreta, one of my fav is a boy giving his girl respect and not pressure her in to having intercourse with him. Another is seeing a man cook.

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

I like those too, well the man cooking I never thought of, but that is nice to see, especially if he is the man of the house. Thanks sweetie1, this is what I wanted, readers to give me some of theirs. Thanks for stopping by, please come back.

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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

I think that your favorite things are similar for a lot of us. I so enjoyed this one. The best things in life are simple things, family, friends, and a nice clean place to share some talk and laughs.

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ImChemist 5 years ago

I like all your favorites and you know what! you are one of my favorite hubbers . rated useful

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you Dolores for the validation of this hub, and you're right simple is better.

I appreciate your comment ImChemist, that's so kind of you, to list me among your favorite hubbers.

Thank you both for being so kind, please come back.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Wonderful uplifting hub. We seem to have a lot of favorite things in common.

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you KoffeeKlatch Gals, I guess because these are the simple things of life and most can identify with them, and that makes them so appealing. Again thanks so much for stopping, please come back.

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bingskee 5 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

beautiful list! i think i need to have mine listed, too. i believe it gives us a thankful heart pondering on these things. :-)

the best of my favorite things is sleeping with hubby at my side every night. :-D

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Say why don't you bingskee, list yours I mean, I'm sure it will be an interesting read. And think, some of yours are not mine, or anyone else for that matter. I'd love to read them. Anyway thank you so much for stopping. Hope to see you again soon.

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bingskee 5 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

i was just thinking. this could be a nice meme. i will probably post it in my personal blog. thanks for the idea, fastfreta. :-)

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

You're welcome bingskee. I don't want to sound clueless, (but I am), but what is "meme?"

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GmaGoldie 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Joyful! Thank you! Voted up and beautiful but "joyful" is word that really comes to mind. I have a sunshine blog where this would be ideal - will post to bring joy to others.

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Well, thank you so much, GmaGoldie, glad to be of service. Also thank you for stopping by. I'll stop over at your hub soon.

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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Voted up and awesome! You have picked some great ones. I agree with the disciplining of a child, something that is rare to see nowadays unfortunately.

Thanks for SHARING.

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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks again Brett, you're very nice. See you again soon.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Favorite things and listing them is a form of thankfulness, which (having taken the time to write down...and hopefully add to reguarly) will keep you living a healtier, happier life. It is part of thinking positively and expressing thankfulness. Thanks for sharing. Oh, there I go again!

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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thank you Perspycacious, I so agree with what you said about being thankful and living happy and healthy. I'll be back over to check out more of those wonderful hubs of yours.

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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

This was such a feel-good hub, I'm thinking if you don't mind, I might do one myself. All kinds of things are coming to mind....

Voting up, beautiful, interesting and sharing.

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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Be my guest, go for it. Someone else did one right after I did this one. Please let me know when you do yours. Thanks Pam for stopping, hope to see you again soon, on your hubpage or mine.

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iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

Simple things bring grand delight. Thanks for sharing them :)

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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks, iguidenetwork, I agree. Thank you for stopping and taking time to leave a comment.

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

You're such a beautiful person, fastfreta. I agree that disciplining a child belongs on this list because it help that child become a better person. It's adorable that you love cleaning so much. I need to have you over to my house! : )

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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

You flatter me undeservedly so, but thank you anyway, you're too kind. I don't know what to say to these wonderful accolades, but again thank you.

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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I could add a few but you have covered so many Lovely hub and fun to read.

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fastfreta 3 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Carol for stopping, please come again.

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