“These are a Few of my Favorite Things”

raindrops on roses

One of my favorite musicals of all time is “The Sound of Music”.   The songs get in my head and are so fun to blast out singing around the house.  Lately God has been opening my eyes to so many simple little blessings in life.  The song names simple favorite things like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens and goes on to say that when feeling bad the writer simply remembers his/her favorite things and “then I don’t feel so bad”.

One evening in our Awana group at church I was sitting behind all the kiddos and noticed how cute their different hairstyles were.  Although different, several of the boys had something that was the same.   Several of the boys had a cowlick in the back of their hair in the same spot.  Right on top in the back were the swirly cowlicks with several of the boys having a tuft of hair sticking straight out.  The name “cowlick” is hilarious on its own, but seeing several boys in a row with the crazy spot in their hair brought a new favorite to my list of favorite things.  Since that time I find myself looking for those crazy hair moments of kiddos to add an extra smile to my day.

Laughter has always been a favorite thing.  Laughter is very contagious when it is one of your favorite things.  The other night at my oldest daughter’s indoor soccer game my youngest daughter was sitting next to me in the stands.  During the game a wild ball flew to the sidelines and into one of the opposing team’s coaches.  The ball made him jump in such a way the ball cap he adorned flew straight off of the back of his head.  It had a rocket like effect with how quickly it shot off of his head.   My daughter let out a loud burst of a cackled laugh and continued to giggle at the sight.  What I found the most amusing was my daughter’s laughter and it was a sound that I carried with me for several days to follow.

God provides so many simple delights every day if we are paying attention.

A beautiful sunrise or sunset.

There is beauty in every season.

The smell of rain, spring, fall leaves, flowers, etc…

The twinkle in a person’s eye when preparing to tell a joke.

Toothless smiles of infants…and of the old…seeing people without their dentures is a favorite of mine.

When dogs smile…and yes they do smile.

Seeing the smiles and joy that a simple act of kindness can bring to others.

The list goes on and on.  The words of the song are true that when we simply remember our favorite things…then we don’t feel so bad.

Pay attention to this awesome world around us and you just might see a few of your favorite things and watch how your list of favorite things grows and grows!!!

Psalm 33:5 “He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.”

Random Neeter thoughts or Neeterisms… #1

So the majority of my blogs are pretty serious.  Most of the time I am not very serious at all…  Random thoughts today…

Alarm clock fail leads to no shower which leads to fuzzy ponytail poof hairdo for the day.  Get compliments on how great my hair looks all day…WHAT!!!?????

Never judge a book by its cover…you never know who and where someone may have a concealed body piercing…

There are some strange things that can happen to the human body…just saying…

Sometimes it is worth a moment of dorkiness that requires body movements that could result in an accidental toot… all for making someone young or old who is scared and hurting smile…and maybe giggle…no toots, but it was risky…especially when over the age of 40…

Thinking of and singing a song related to everything that is said…or just making related songs up…has to be some sort of syndrome…

Always read a text message thoroughly before responding to it…also read your response thoroughly before sending…unless a hilarious typo that is better than the message…sometimes a laugh is worth a thousand typos…

Love laughing at oneself and life… Have fun everyone!!!!!

Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”