Yes it is raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens for a lot of people I know. But when it comes to my own self, it’s not these that I am talking about here (As a matter of fact, I don’t particularly enjoy rains or even kittens for that matter :P). If you are unable to get the reference yet, these are famous lines from a song from the movie the Sound of Music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGABqdbtQnA). This song has a very detailed listing of all the things that make the singer feel good and nice about. I absolutely loved the concept since the very first time that I heard this song. Every line of this song makes you imagine the beautiful and positive things that the singer is describing; and imparts a very comforting warmth. If you haven’t heard this song before, I highly recommend you all to listen to it with extra attention to the lyrics.
We all have those in our mind. Things that make us happy. Things that make us feel comfortable. Things that we have a ‘connection’ to. Like what the singer is saying, ‘thing’ here refers to objects as well as concepts. And the singer reminds herself of these things when she is otherwise feeling low, and then ends up feeling better. Isn’t this the simplest definition of self healing that all of us follow knowingly, or unknowingly?
And hence to kickstart 2018, I thought it would be a good idea to trace back all the things that form a part of our own ‘favourites’ list. Each one of us will have our own ‘customized’ list of favourite things depending on our preferences, experiences or simply intuitions. Let’s start the year by thanking all these things which have given us feel good senses in all the bad times that we have had. We take a lot of efforts to thank the people in our life who do this job. Today I am saying let us take some time to think of things and concepts and thoughts that each one of us love; and have comforted us. It could be your favourite pair of jeans. A pair of chappals that you wear to interviews for good luck. A food item with the recipe exactly replicated from your grandmother. Your favourite flower. Your favourite shop. A weather condition that you enjoy the most. Your camera. Your work desk. OR it could be conceptual. Like laughter. Discussions. Jokes. Pranks. Memories. Just about anything that brings a smile to your face. I would love to hear from you all what your list of favourites comprises!
As the first set of posts for this year, I have given myself a challenge of writing about my top favourite 7 things, and post about them daily for a week.
So, for 7 days starting tomorrow, I will be writing about my favourite things and the kind of happiness and warmth that I derive from each one of those. So to read more about my favourite things, keep watching this space for more!!