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A list of things I love.

        I have been reading this book, "Until I say Good-bye", where the author, Susan Spencer- Wendel is suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral schlerosis) - Lou Gehrig disease (an irreversible condition that destroys the nerves that power the muscles). She has about an year left on this planet which she decides to spend in the company of her loved ones,  travelling to places she had always wanted to. She wrote this book on her IPhone using her thumbs, as the rest of her fingers  became useless with time.

      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.

My books.

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.

Puppies.

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!




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  1. I loved the way to did this -- it had a flow like your thoughts. My loves? DOGS, dogs, and dogs in that order

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    1. Haha! I know that so well about you, Carol! Your love, always - DOGS! :) <3

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  2. What a wonderful idea-and a terrible condition (I worked with someone who lost two family members to ALS). What do I love? Time to read. Chocolate. Flowers. Warm (not hot) breezes. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

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    1. Oh yes, beautiful sunrises and sunsets! How did I forget that?
      Thank you for the visit, Alana!

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  3. Lovely post, Shilpa. Happy to know the things you love. Stay blessed with them always......

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  4. loads of love to chikoo and how i badly need some beauty sleep, or any sleep! I am so sleep deprived!

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    1. Thank you, Tina!
      Do catch a few winks when you can, Tina! :) <3

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  5. This is a lovely list and very therapeutic to make one such to delve deep within and connect with oneself. Loads of self love this is! Cheers

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    1. It sure is therapeutic, Shalini!
      Thank you! ;)

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  6. That's a wonderful idea to list the things you love. It gives you a lot to ponder on, remember and smile too. I remember doing such an exercise too on my blog wherein I listed 99 things I love! Day dreaming, my me time, the peace and quietude at home, books, word games, beauty sleep, silence are somethings that I love from your list!

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    1. Wow! 99 things you love! That must have been great, Shilpa! I think I will try doing that next! ;)

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  7. I started a similar thing this year. I wrote a wish list that I will be seeing only on 2017 jan. Tick of things and add new. But I loved this idea better. And I have 99 things I love in my drafts.

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    1. I liked this idea of '99 things I love'! And, I am so thinking about doing it the next time, Ramya!

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