When life gets a little too busy or sad, I find comfort and joy in a few favorite things. The lyrics from the song, “These are a Few of My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music” portray the distractions I enjoy lately. The song was sung by Maria to the von Trapp children during a thunderstorm; and the lighthearted lyrics and melody were a purposeful diversion from the undercurrent of terror during the time of Hitler’s rise. I am thankful for the diversions I find in my favorite things.
“When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad.”
So here are a few of my favorite things….
A stack of books, a few current cards (I keep a whole box of special cards and memorabila under the bed), a journal, a few pillows and a lamp! There might be chocolate hidden in there somewhere.
both laughter and tears shared with friends
So what favorite things do you think on when “the dog bites”? “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable–if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise–dwell on these things.” Phil. 4:8