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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Williams

Make a Love List

This sign sits on my desk. A gift for Christmas last year from a few of my favorite people.

I stopped this morning to think about that statement....

When you love what you have, you have everything you need.

That’s a great way to set our minds. Make a love list.

Does anyone remember Tom T. Hall's love list recorded in 1973? (or maybe you heard it much later, haha!)

I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, Sunday school in May, and hay. And I love you, too.

I love leaves in the wind, pictures of my friends, birds of the world and squirrels.

I love coffee in a cup, little fuzzy pups, bourbon in a glass and grass.

And I love you, too.

What about Julie Andrew’s love list in the Sound of Music (1965)?

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, Brown paper packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels, Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles, Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings, These are a few of my favorite things.

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.

What if we stopped each day for a few minutes and made a quick list. A list of things that we love. A love list of favorite things/people. A quiet pause to give thanks for the beautiful, the best and the blessings in our lives (Philippians 4:8 MSG). It just might change our mindset from feeling sad to not so bad.

Drop a comment below and share a few things you love.

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