Monday, April 25, 2011

My Favourite Thing!

My friend Anne used to enjoy telling this joke about dogs (partly, I think, because she loved dogs and partly because she loved to laugh) and I always enjoyed hearing her tell it because it always made her laugh.  I loved her laugh and, even though I miss it very much, there are some days when I feel that I can still hear it. 

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!

9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!

9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!

10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!

12:00 PM - Lunch! My favorite thing!

1:00 PM - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!

3:00 PM - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!

5:00 PM - Milk bones! My favorite thing!

7:00 PM - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!

8:00 PM - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!

11:00 PM - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

That's the joke and the reason I was thinking about Anne and that joke yesterday and today was because it occurred to me that much of the time I am not unlike that dog, things capture my attention and I can't help but think- my favourite thing!

Yesterday morning we had an Easter egg hunt.  My favourite thing!

I found a dark chocolate bunny.  My favourite thing!

We puttered outside in the garden.  My favourite thing!

I did some edging.  My favourite thing!

The sun was shining, the sky was blue and it was gorgeous and warm.  My favourite thing!

We ate lunch outside on the deck.  My favourite thing!

Rhodo blooms are starting to open.  My favourite thing!

Friends came for dinner.  My favourite thing!

We made perogies together and had time to really talk.  My favourite thing!

And had delicious hand-made apple pie and angel food cake and ice cream.  My favourite things!

This morning at work I got to drive the tractor for the first time this year.  My favourite thing!

Oh!  Killdeer eggs on the ground right by the garden.  My favourite thing!

Planted loads of seeds and seedlings out.  My favourite thing!

Do you see what I mean?  And so now I can't help but wonder if I have more in common with a dog than most people or if everyone feels this way.  Does everyone have endless amounts of favourite things?  I have to say that I'm not too worried about this doggy tendency because I've always thought that dogs, in general, are pretty happy creatures so it must be a good thing to think rather like them.  Right? ;-)


donna!ee said...

how awesome to have the perspective of "my favorite thing"...i have the same perspective but i phrase it "my best thing ever." perspective really does matter wouldn't you agree? thank you much for sharing, i so enjoy your blog/posts/recipes!! :)

Kathy said...

I'm much the same way. Birds singing -- LOVE THAT! Mmmmmm, coffee. LOVE THAT! Planting tomatoes -- LOVE THAT! But I do love dogs, so perhaps I've gotten more like mine over the years?

Nik said...

Cute story! Totally sounds like my kids lol. I'm quite like that too, but they seem to be a lot more exuberant and visibly happy about all their favourite things lol.

Rebecca said...

Great post! As adults, I think we need to take our cues more often from our children...and our dogs! Why is it so hard to get excited about things as we get older? You have encouraged me to really step back and look at all the goodness in my rejoice in it and savour it! :) Thanks so much.

Nikki Starcat Shields said...

It's not just a canine thing, but sounds like sort of a Zen thing. Living in the moment and loving what is. Thanks for the reminder!

Paula said...

I love your idea of enjoying everything in the moment! Thanks for a nice post. Come by and visit my blog if you like!

cargillwitch said...

that you can see the wonder all around you; embrace each small treasure the world offers you with an open heart is to fully know joy. What possibly could ever be wrong with that!
Breathe it all in I say.

daisy g said...

Love the perspective! Those blue flowers are gorgeous!