A Few of My Favorite Things…

Snow in the trees

Having started with the meditating I have been able to recognize other things that give me that same peace and calm:

Sunshine on my face, especially with my eyes closed and birds singing and a cool glass of pinot grigio in my hand…

Deep blue skies with fluffy white clouds.

A hike in the woods.

Hugs or cuddles from my kids.

Snow. Especially thick snow. (Probably because I rarely ever get to see it and never have to shovel it…)

Beautiful art.

A lavender bath.

The scent of roses.

Certain music (Exactly what moves me always changes EXCEPT for Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. That is a constant.)

I knew they relaxed me. I knew I enjoyed them. I just never realized exactly how profound and healing they actually were. I need to get exposure to these things more often…

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58 thoughts on “A Few of My Favorite Things…

  1. And those whiskers on kittens? Warm woolen mittens? When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things. Then I don’t feel so sad. The last few posts have had a bit of sadness. So nice to see the latest post. Can’t do the alcohol because of medications. The sun and my dermatologist: SPF 40?
    But I LUV HUGGS! And I am a hugger and a kisser. And I will never avoid an art gallery with a Monet or ANY Girl with a Pearl Earring.

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  2. I’m trying to gird my loins, and find some socks, for uncovering the car of mass quantities of snow. Then I will see if my flat-lander Mustang will have enough traction to back out of the driveway so I can’t get my prescriptions. I will get a bucket and mail you some of the white stuff. You can throw it around the foliage.

    I used to have a nice glass jar with slips of paper that contained things like your list. I kept it to do-able things, like “read something fun” instead of “jet to Dublin.” That was my treat jar. The rules of use varied. It was a good reminder to take care of myself in little, but meaningful, ways.

    What kind of meditation are you doing?

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      • There are so many kinds of meditation. I’m a big fan of “whatever works.” (And not just for meditation but for everything I can immediately think of.) When I started meditation I unfortunately landed in a branch of highly structured practice (like sit only “this” way, on “this”…). It took a while to learn that there were other methods. So cool you have an app! These new fangled thingies! I miss my meditation practice but I’ve been unable to do it for quite some time.

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  3. Very peaceful list Victo – it is relaxing just to think about relaxing – Ha! When it comes to classical music, I must confess that Tchaikovsky is my favorite. I would be lying if i said i listened often, however I was brought up on Tchaikovsky and it has stuck. My life has taken a diffeent course than pursuing music and although I do have an ecclectic appreciation (Snoopy and the Red Baron being a seasonal favorite), I have not gone any deeper than listening. Even though it can be a major pain in the derriere, i too love a heavy snowfall, especially when i don’t have any pressing business that takes me out in it. Oh, add a dollop of Scotch and a roaring fire and i’m in heaven.

    The really ineresting thing I find about relaxing Victo, is that it seems it is most effective and strongest when it is in contrast to hard work. It is the contrast – the step down, step up, the change – that really brings out the enjoyment.

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