There is this page in the book where she has made a list of all the little things she loves and feels we all keep such a list.. I loved the idea and decided to come up with my own! It took me some deliberation to come up with a list of things which give me a sense of contentedness, things I find therapeutic and which help me feel buoyant on indulging in them. Seemingly insignificant things but, which bring about an exhilaration and a happiness to every cell in my body!
So, here’s my list.
Kneading the soft folds of fur on Chikoo’s neck. I just have to grab a handful each time I lie by his side – which is often – and revel in the calming effect it has on me!
Lying in bed, holding Chikoo in my arms, and feeling his body move as he scampers about in his dreams! Yes, dogs do dream, and believe me, it’s a sight to see!
Staring into his chocolate brown eyes.
The colour – chocolate brown.
Chocolates. And, eating those sinful little pebbles when no one’s around. I NEVER share my chocolates!
My chocolate brown nail colours and lipstick.
Conversations with my mother and my girl friends.
Day-dreaming in the peace and quiet of my home when there’s not a soul to intrude upon my privacy.
My space. My thoughts.
My beauty sleep.
Rain, petrichor, the rainbow, the lightning and the thundering. I love it all!
The white frangipani and the pink lilies.
Scrabble and Sudoku.
Sexy voices – making-me-go-weak-in-the-knees kinda sexy voices!
Beaches. Shells. Sand. And, the sea.
Sparrows and their chirps.
And, yes, silence.
These are just some of my favourite things! There’s a song with this line, isn’t it?
What are some of the things you love? I would love to know!