Some of My Favorite Things
Having just read Fastfreta’s hub titled ‘These are a Few of My Favorite Things’ I felt captivated and didn't want the feeling to end. I felt enthralled.
And so, although my favorite things might not be quite as captivating as hers are, I thought to myself, “Gee, I could make a hub of my favorite things! I could really enjoy relaxing and letting them come to mind, one at a time.”
So here I am. I'll write them in no particular order -- just as the thoughts come to me.
The first Seven of my Favorite Things
I’m going to try the exercise now – of not censoring my thoughts – trying to let some of my favorite things come to mind -- and then copy/pasting them into a hub. Here goes:
A really good symphony conductor. There's just something so exciting to me about watching a conductor conduct! I guess it's the music really -- and the same holds true for me when watching a conductor conduct a choir but to a somewhat lesser degree of awe and exhilaration.
Listening in comfort to Beethoven’s Pathetique -- at home -- working on things.
Playing hide and seek in the dark with my grandchildren.
Listening to one of my grandchildren tell me about his or her thoughts, plans or events of the day.
The smell of popcorn when I enter a movie theater -- although I pop my own at home because I can't eat the oil-laden popcorn.
My parents’ laughter while we play a game together.
All of my stashes of fabrics -- holding endless possibilities of great projects to be sewn.
Numbers 8 to 14 of My Favorite Things
Oh, this should have been number one: all of my colors of embroidery threads and their possibilities.
All of my paints and pencil crayons and pastel chalk supplies and possibilities.
The scent of lilacs.
Chocolate – I really, really should have put this as number one.
The movie, Winged Migration.
Going for long, fun walks with our daughter and her dogs and my husband and our grandchildren.
A Realm of Possibilities
Numbers 15 to 22 of My Favorite Things
Hot herbal lemon tea with honey.
Attending tea parties of my granddaughters' making.
The opening song and scene of the ancient hula dancing at the Consolidated Theaters in Hawaii – with the music. This plays before the show begins.
When leaving on a flight, the feeling of lift-off from the tarmac.
Doing genealogy research.
Daydreaming – of this and this and that – none of which might ever come to pass but “I dwell in possibilities, superior to doors.” (Emily Dickinson)
Listening to a happy song or watching a good old-style dance act.
Watching the birds at the bird feeders outside the kitchen window.
I enjoyed this. It was a fun little exercise in truth and relaxation. I narrowed the list down only to omit anything too wordy.
If you think you might enjoy writing a hub like this, I hope you will.
And since a hub needs photos, I’ll find a few photos to match some of my favorite things. Thanks for stopping by and reading.
What are some of your favorite things?
Tea Party, Tea Party. Dolls and Grandmas Welcome
Watching Birds at the Birdfeeder
Doris Day doing several funny dances
A Postscript. Are you doing your Favorite Things and Including your Favorite People?
Are you doing your favorite things?
So many people these days are getting caught up in social media and letting the good things in life go. People don't do it intentionally. It's something that can sneak up on us, though. Are we still sitting down to spend an evening visiting in person with someone? Are we phoning people and setting up a time we can get together or are we just sending a message through Facebook to see how they're doing?
Are we still improving our talents by sitting down and working on a favorite hobby or trying a new hobby? Or are we isolating ourselves by sitting at our computer for hours and hours every day?
Let us remember our favorite things and let us especially remember our loved ones and the fact that people need people. Many of our favorite things involve doing things with our loved ones -- our friends and family. Let's not become isolated by technology.
And don't forget strangers. Many cross our path weekly who need a smile, a conversation, some help. We can be that help if we're not too caught up with technology.
A Favorite Hymn and a Favorite Conductor
- More Holiness Give Me - YouTube
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings "More Holiness Give Me."
- MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR - Consider the Lilies Lyrics
Consider the Lilies lyrics by Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Consider the Lilies is track #17 of the album Consider the Lilies (2003). See all 104 songs and 30 albums from Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
© 2012 Pamela Dapples