Saturday, 3 April 2010

My Favorite Things

I've been wanting to write about this for quite some time.

I call the list below a list of my favourite things; things that help cheer me up... even make me happy
, especially if I start to feel down which are also known as drugs of choice (in random order):

  • Love
  • A sunny, warm day
  • A perfect cup of coffee
  • A gentle cool summer breeze on a very hot day
  • Conversations with my 2.5-year-old nephew
  • My baby niece grinning at me
  • Reading a good book
  • Writing for hours
  • Sleeping in
  • A cool, crisp Autumn evening
  • Inspirational, touching music
  • "Everything" by Michael Buble (one of my all-time favourite songs)
  • Upbeat music/songs
  • Watching Frasier and laughing (my all-time favourite sitcom)
  • Charmed (my all-time favourite TV show)
  • Playing a good game that sucks you in for a while
  • A surprise gift for no reason at all
  • The scent of jasmine and gardenia in my parents' garden in the summer
  • The smell of my mother's cakes fresh out of the oven
  • A long walk in the English countryside on a warm, sunny day
  • Memories that stir up the soul
  • High-quality dark chocolate
  • Favourite childhood smells
  • Red roses
  • Scented candles
  • Having silent conversations with my (fictional) characters
  • Sipping cinnamon latte and having cheesecake at Costa 
  • Watching people interact while listening to music
  • Silence when needed
  • Happy news after a long wait
  • Seeing photos of me as a child with my late grandparents
  • Holding my novel
  • Getting fan mail
  • Reading great reviews of my debut novel The Years of Silence
  • Unexpected kindness from strangers
  • Browsing books at a huge bookstore
  • Chocolate doughnuts from the bakery around the corner
  • Watching Nigella Lawson cook and bake on TV.


4 comments:

Mariam Maarouf said...

This made me smile :D
It reminds me of a little child's list of favorite things, something that I personally used to write (and/or draw) in kindergarten :)
Great idea btw, it's refreshing to re-read it, isn't it? Like you're having all of your favorite things in one place...
:D
Can I copy that idea for my blog? lol
Oh, and I certainly agree on the 'writing for hours' part; some people just don't know how rare it is, especially if I find what I write after I'm done actually readable :P

Best wishes

Marwa Ayad said...

Sure. Go ahead and write your own list on your blog. Feel free to link back to my original post. Let me know when you're done so I read it. :)

Mariam Maarouf said...

I linked to your blog, and my post is up there now.

=)

Thomma Lyn said...

What a delightful list of favorite things! Many of those are things I love and enjoy, too. And now, I'm craving chocolate... ;)

Many hugs to you, sweetie!