Monday, January 30, 2012

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Much to my mom's dismay, one of my favorite movies is The Sound of Music. When I think of this movie one of the first scenes that comes to mind is "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" so in honor of The Sound of Music here are some of my favorite things (and people):

-My family. All of them, from all over.
-Books. Especially when they are well worn, incredibly scribbled in, and overly highlighted.
-Milk. In large glasses- sometimes with ice, sometimes without, but always with something sweet.
-Pens. In various bright colors
-My mommy. She's the first, the last, the always.
-Laughter. From the blondes I get to see every week, from my dad when I say something funny, from people I don't even know.
-Tears. Specifically during worship at church. Nothing makes me feel closer to Jesus than singing for Him and having tears roll down my face at the beauty of the words and the music.
-My daddy. For giving me my eyes . . . and my temper.
-Jodi Picoult novels. And John Green. And Sarah Dessen. And Emily Giffin. And the list really could go on forever.
-Soft pillows. That feel cold in the middle of the night.
-Painted nails. My usual colors are black, red, and hot pink.
-Chuck Taylors. With funky shoelaces.
-The Beauty and the Beast. Well, almost any Disney movie, in fact. That Walt, he was totally brill.
-John Krasinski. In all his gorgeous, nerdy ways.
-Photographs. In color, black and white, or sepia.
-Big Bang Theory. Two words, people: Jim Parsons.
-Summer dresses.
-Big purses.
-Dining out.
-Ben and Jerry's Karamel Sutra.
-Cinnamon ice cream. Taste EXPLOSION, folks.
-Journals. Filled with pictures, anecdotes, and prayers.
-My great grandmother's ring.
-Perfume. Clinique Happy to be specific.
-Meryl Streep.
-An Indian summer.
-Snail mail.
-Unexpected texts or phone calls.
-Friendships that last a lifetime.
-Notes. Folded in those paper football triangles.
-Inside jokes.
-My brother. Also known as the greatest guy in existence.
-My dreams.  Because one day, they will be reality.
-My future husband. Because I know he's going to be incredible.
-Homemade caramels. So soft and chewy.
-Kissing. All kinds.
-Post-Its. They are so handy and they make me feel important.
-Wine. White wine.
-My Pandora bracelet. It's a daily scrapbook on my wrist.
-Naps. They are better than sleeping at night.
-Making lists. Clearly :)

I know there are many more, but I just wanted to type some of them out . . . to remind myself of all the amazing things and people I have to be thankful for. I hope you can all take the time to remember your favorite things and that you can all take the time to enjoy those favorites, too.

What are some of your favorite things?

-Stephi D.

1 comment:

  1. Talks with family.
    Godiva truffles.
    Giggles from two little boys.
    Watching my husband be such a great daddy.
    Reading children's books.
    Hearing Max read and take pleasure in it.
    Fresh coffee in the morning.
    Grilled pork chops.
    Spending time with sisters/nieces/nephews/brothers/Mom.
    Alone time in church, being in the moment.
    A clean kitchen floor.
    The smell of dove soap.