I can’t hear this phrase without the song starting in my head – “These are a few of my favorite things…”
When I was, oh, 19 or so, I was involve in a production of The Sound of Music. It was all put together by homeschooled teens desperate to be involve in some form of drama and creative arts. One girl drafted and edited the entire script from the movie, we learned the songs, I sewed costumes, and we rented out a beautiful little opera house in Earlville, NY. that was modeled after the theatre that Abraham Lincoln was shot in. So many hours of work. So many memories. So much fun. And a life-long ability to sing nearly every song in the musical.
“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!”
There is a simple, Biblical truth to this song. Counting our blessings, focusing on the gifts that God has given us can have a magical effect in our hearts.
Have you been joining in with Five Minute Fridays? It’s a fun way to get yourself writing. I’m doing it just for the practice in finding my own writing voice, which gets a bit lost between changing diapers, sleepless nights, and to-do lists. It’s fun to get back to the reason I started this blog in the first place – to write and have a place to create.
If you’ve been writing, too, leave me a comment so I can come over and see what you have created! Kateri has done some great Five minute bursts over on her blog – lovely compliment to her beautiful nature photography and the occasional poem.