16 July 2012

Things I Like

I've always liked the song "My Favorite Things."  "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. . ."  It's a bright, cheerful song, but even more than that it's a great reminder of the power of simply thinking of things that we like.  I know that when I think of things that I like, my thoughts get cheerful and I see the world more brightly.  So in honor of the power of the thoughts, I'd like to write down some of the things that I like.

I like cool breezes that make my skin feel just a bit cold.

I like hot tea on cold days.

I like iced tea on hot days.

I like hearing little kids tell about things that happened to them.

I like the taste of butter and honey on english muffins.

I like chocolate.  A lot.

I like to lay on the couch with a good book on a dreary day, and gently drift off to sleep.

I like to hear a really good song, really loud.

I like the sound of a stream in the mountains, and the feel of its water.

I like to pet friendly dogs and feel their energy that they so willingly share.

I like to see my students "get" something, and I like to see their confidence grow as they learn.

I like to watch funny shows while I'm eating dinner.

I like to go for long, long runs on cool days.

I like the feel of cotton sheets in the summer, and flannel sheets in the winter.

I like nice conversations with nice people.

I like, I like, I like. . . there are many more things I could write, but I'm feeling pretty good right now.  Try it sometime--write down a list of things that you like, and don't stop until you get at least fifteen or twenty.  And then see how you feel!  You'll be amazed at the power of your thoughts to change your feelings.

1 comment:

  1. I like all your things on your list too! Now I will have to write another one from myself. This is a good assignment. I feel happy just reading your list.
    God bless, Kathy in Illinois