Recently I watched The Sound of Music for the first time….ever. The funny thing is, even though I hadn’t seen the movie, I could sing every song. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens….These are a few of my favorite things.
Listen to These are a few of my favorite things on YouTube.
What a delightful song. It made me think of one of my favorite verses—one that I go to when life seems to go haywire. Philippians 4:8-9, ‘the whatever is’ verse….says to think on these things.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Julie Andrews is wonderful. She is someone I would love to sit with over a cup of tea and a plate of scones. So in honor of Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music, and this song that makes me smile.
Here are some of mine:
Sitting Next to the Woodstove
Getting a letter in the Mailbox
Chocolate Chip Cookies
A Clean Desk (need a little help with this one)
Cooking with all My Senses
Pens (I am a pen freak)
Baby Scented Babies
China Tea Cups
Shepherd hooks to hang my plants
Solar lights in my garden
Knowing that Jesus loves me
Reading the Bible and Seeing Something New
Sitting by the Ocean
Feeling the warm sunshine
Have you dwelled on the ‘whatevers’ during uncertain times?
What comfort did it bring? What are a few of your favorite things? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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You can watch Sound of Music too. And Ann Voskamp’s 1,000 Gifts Devotional will help you to find everyday graces
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