It’s that time of year. Life is bursting from every nook and corner. The weather is still playing spoilsport, but I don’t want to dedicate another morose post on how I wish things would shape up. Instead, I’ve decided to look for inspiration in the lyrics of a song I used to love as a kid. I wouldn’t say it got me through rough spots in life, but I certainly loved the melody and Julie Andrews’ rich voice.
Here’s my favourite part of the song:
“When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad”
– Oscar Hammerstein II
I think it reflects my mood and inspires me to put a spin on this classic.
So, for now, I’m just going to think about things that make me smile.
Sprouts of green on a brown twig
Rays of sunlight passing through a pink blossom
Doves taking a walk in the park
Shy kitty totally ignoring me
Blossoms bursting from the bark of a tree
A warm churro on a cold day
Deer basking in sunlight
A moment of tranquility in the forest
Curious pup ready to make a new friend
Happy girlfriends by the lake
And a family picnic under a cherry blossom tree