"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." Albert Einstein

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Books
Tickle Fights
Homemade Bread
Music (esp. guitar, cello, folk, bagpipes)
The Atonement
Hot Chocolate
Who am I kidding? Chocolate. All kinds.
Flowers from the garden or meadow
Email
Farms
Candles
Long Talks
Family
Pillow fights - always fun until someone looses an eyeball
High Speed Internet
Blogs
Line dried sheets
Hymns
Journals
The Scriptures
A good movie that makes me laugh, cry and want to be a better person
Quilts/warm blankets
Wood Stoves
Homecooked goodness
Ice Cream
Baseball
White Water Rafting
Gardens
Paintings
Contented Sighs
Holding sleeping babies
Dreams & Goals & "Someday I Will"s
Long country drives
Hikes in the woods
Canoe trips
Waterfalls, forests, mountains, lakes
Random Acts of Kindness
Read Alouds
John Bytheway talks
Stars on a clear night (summer or winter)
Snow covered pine trees
Baby Goats
Rabbits
Kindred Spirits
Smell of fresh cut grass
Family road trips (with singing, stories, complaining & crumbs)
Rustic cabins
Sledding
Symbolism
Dancing (esp. clogging, line dancing & swing)
The Gospel
Chocolate (did I mention this? Oh well. It deserves special mention)
Memories
Sleeping under the stars on a warm night
Laughing
Campfires & Campfire stories / songs
Dad's stories: hunting, Patrick McMannis & other
Relaxation
Squeals from little kids when you chase them
Goodness
Fresh, raw green beans straight from the garden
The Collective
The Big Dipper, North Star & Orion's Belt
Status Checks
Smiling eyes & work worn hands
Orchards - esp. in blossom
Tucking in bed & best/worst parts of the day discussions
Toddler kisses
Why questions
My ancestors - farmers & ranchers and all the salt of the earth
Grandpa's Cider
Antiques with stories
Crystal Springs water
The Toboggan
Large Families
Reliable cars, preferably 1 color
My memories of unreliable cars
My Mom's grave site

1 comment:

Reg said...

What a great list! It shows us all how blessed we really are! Thanks for sharing.