Favorite Things

During this crazy, wild, stressed out time I’m sitting back and thinking about one of my all-time favorite songs full of 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…”

What better message to have this month than that of remembering favorite things when times are crazy and we’re all stressed. So here are some of my favorite things.

To me happiness of the season is…


Watching the kids decorate the tree.

Baking pies, baking cookies and making candy.


Seeing the house all decked out in it’s Christmas glory.

Blasting Christmas carols through the house.

Holiday cheer.


Candy canes (and the story behind them.)

Ribbons and bows.

The smell of cinnamon in the air.

Christmas parties.

The bright, twinkly lights on the trees of our street.

The generosity of the season of giving.

Smiles and giggles.

Holly trees.

Frosty the Snowman.

Santa ~ and the generosity of spirit his original story brings to my mind.

Nativity scenes.

“The Crippled Lamb” by Max Lucado

Baby Jesus.

So when the dog bites or the bee stings or I’m feeling sad, I’ll simply remember my favorite things and then I won’t feel so bad.

Oh, for the love of my children…

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