I love the song THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS that Julie Andrews sang. I think it is because I really believe that being surrounded with things that you love it important on making your life happy. Whether that is photos of loved ones or your favorite places that you have visited or art work that you have made or someone else has created that you love, or books that inspire you. Even down to the people that you associate with on a daily basis ,should really be some of your favorite family and friends.
When you read the newspaper or watch the news it is so hard to remember that there are good things happening still in the world, it all seems so bad and something beyond our control. I hate that feeling, I really don't think that the sky is falling and I do think there are still reasons to get up and be happy every day. I still believe there are things to plan for, dream of and hope for each day.
When I was a young girl, I still remember the smells that filled my grandmother's home and all the things that she had around ,that even to this day... make me smile. I loved the safe feeling and how warm and cozy it felt there. I still try to create that same feeling in my home, from the decorations down to the candles that I burn. I never really felt safe or protected much in my childhood so GRANDMA'S HOUSE is still one of my favorite memories.
So today I will try to remember to create that same feeling in my home and in my life and make sure that this is the place where others feel welcome, safe and happy. Try to remember to surround yourself today with all of your FAVORITE THINGS!