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.
(My Favorite Things by Julie Andrews)
I didn’t get bitten by a dog or even stung by a bee, but still 2020 was a year that made us all feel pretty bad. It was difficult to put on a happy face and feel positive; but it’s 2021 and maybe…just maybe…it will turn out to be a decent year. One thing I am going to “try” my very best to do is to be more POSITIVE and think more good thoughts. So for this post I thought I would write about some of my favorite things…things that bring a smile to my face, things I enjoy, things that make life just a little sweeter.
This is a new favorite thing. I was out looking for things to put in my tiered tray for Valentines, and I came across this beautiful mug. It’s a good reminder to me as I drink my morning coffee that no matter what’s going on around me, LIFE is a blessing from God and so LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! And would you believe this pretty little thang ("southern” for “thing”) cost only $1 at Dollar General!)
Every year for part of my Christmas, my husband gifts me with this. Y’all!!!! It is absolutely delicious. He orders from Amazon; I’ve never seen it in a store. Give me a cup of this, my soft PJs, and a good book and I’m happy as a pig in mud!
I don’t mind spending a little more on skin care, but I’m not one to spend a ton of money on my makeup…and this mascara (though cheap...$4.99) is a favorite. I saw it recommended on several blogs and youtube channels and decided to try it and so glad I did. I have had more expensive (and good) mascaras, but this one works as well or better, and what a bargain. Again, Amazon!
Paola Merrill is an artist, teacher and YouTube creator known as The Cottage Fairy. Merrill shares glimpses of her rural idyll in Northeastern Washington State and chronicles the simple things: her bunny Mr. Darcy, drying wild flowers and catching the sun rising over the mountains. In her words her channel is about “lessons on living with abundance while living simply.”
Here’s to 2021 and hoping this year you will get to enjoy many of your favorites…and maybe we’ll find new ones to add to our list. Life is just too short not to find things to enjoy!
Now to try and get that song out of my head so I can go to sleep!!!