Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Favorite Things

I am feeling grateful today and a little reflective on what I think makes life great. I had a mental list going of things that I love about life, aka my favorite things and then I decided to make it a little more concrete and write this list down. Where else to write such a list than one's blog? :)
My non-inclusive list of favorite things:
* singing with my family, and hearing my kids sing or play a musical instrument
* playing the piano
* seeing my kids hug each other and help each other
* watching DH sing hymns with a "rock star" microphone because Little Miss brought it to him while we were singing.
* smell of rain/wet dirt -YUM
* reading a good book
* knowing Christmas is coming which means Christmas songs, decorations, crafts, colors, food, smells, lights, stories, trees, family parties, etc.
* crafts, baby!
* painting (as in walls or furniture NOT portraits)
* hearing DH teach Sunday School (or anything else. he's a GREAT teacher)
* going to school
* selling my crafts
* taking pictures and discovering I've taken some good ones
* clean kids and babies
* newborn babies. period.
* great finds at Goodwill or yard sales
* visiting with a good friend
* playing outside in lovely weather
* the Temple
* watching my kids be creative
* coming home to a clean house
* making new friends
* making a great meal
* going to musicals
* playing my flute in a good symphony

Maybe I'll add more later, but those are the things that are on my mind right now. What are YOUR favorite things?


*Katie May* said...

Reading peoples blogs!! Thanks for sharing :)

RhondaLue said...

Like you, I love my kids making music, being super nice and helping eachother (Desi gets regular foot rubs from Justin and if she's too tired to walk down a flight of stairs-or anywhere else-he carries her!)

I love fantastic educational institutions, laughing and joking together as a family or couple, cold fireplace sort of weather, spending time with people that love us, enjoying peace.

Great post Sally!

SuperCoolMom said...

What a great gratitude post! Today I'm grateful for visiting teachers and conference messages.

Debe said...

I am grateful for good neighbors like you!

Lindsay Rookhuyzen said...

I love your post it is so nice to be reminded that we have so many things to be thankfull for!

Baby Mama said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! You are so cool that you can play all those instruments! I am jealous :)
I love your blog!

Carla said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful!