Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Favorite Things

In my effort to live in the moment this afternoon, I decided to go for a swim after I got home from work and the dentist. While I was swimming, the chorus of the song that came in my head was "Seize the Day" by Carolyn Arends:

Seize the day, seize whatever you can
'Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand
Seize the day, pray for grace fro
m God's hand
Then nothing will stand in your way
Seize the day

I was thinking that I need to remember that I have favorite things that can help me seize the day. Lately all I can think about is doom and gloom! It consumes my mind. When it's not consuming my mind then my mind is just on mundane things, like going to work or getting the kitchen counter cleaned. I was suddenly inspired while swimming to write a list of my favorite things I can remember I have when my mind is consumed by gloom. I easily forget that there are things that make me smile!

Sarah's Favorite Things (in no particular order):

1. Baskin Robbins' chocolate peanut butter ice cream

2. Indoor rock climbing

3. Taking the dogs to the dog park

4. My rose garden

5. Swimming in my pool when it's really hot outside (like today)

Since I went swimming this afternoon, I guess I better go clean the kitchen counter...


reddchurch said...

one of my favorite things is your smile!

Katie Sue said...

Oh, I agree! Your smile is wonderful!

I also like how you are choosing to focus on your favorites. I try to do that as well. :-)