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55 Things I Love

Writer Judy Lee Dunn recently wrote a blog post called ‘Can you name 99 things you love in 10 minutes?’ It sparked off a wave of reciprocal posts as others did the same exercise. It sounded like a fun thing to do so I decided to join in, but my poor brain doesn’t work well under pressure and it came to a dead halt as soon as I put the timer on.

Consequently I only came up with 55 things I love in 10 minutes.  Here they are. Note that they are not in order of preference, as I hastened to assure my partner when he peered over my shoulder and noted that ‘time with my partner’ was number 20. (I don’t think he was entirely convinced).

 

  1. The sound of the ocean
  2. The smell of coffee
  3. Curling up in my armchair with a good book
  4. Walking on the beach
  5. Travelling to different countries
  6. Chocolate
  7. A glass of chardonnay at the end of the day
  8. A hot shower
  9. BBQ brunches on the beach
  10. Going to the movies
  11. Going out for dinner
  12. Laughing till I cry
  13. Walking in the door of home after work
  14. A whole day with no plans or appointments
  15. Day dreaming
  16. Meditating
  17. Browsing in bookshops
  18. Browsing on the internet
  19. Spending time with my children
  20. Time with my partner
  21. Swimming on a hot day
  22. Watching waterfalls
  23. Bushwalking
  24. Gelato
  25. Sleeping in
  26. Baking
  27. Listening to my favourite music
  28. Live theatre
  29. The endorphins after a good workout
  30. Having a massage
  31. Writing ‘The End.’
  32. Having my hair washed
  33. Looking through old photos
  34. Hanging out in the library
  35. Riding pillion on a motor bike
  36. Writing when I’m in the zone
  37. Discovering a new author
  38. Writers festivals/conferences
  39. A healthy bank account
  40. A gold lotto win
  41. Dancing
  42. Watching Latin American dancing
  43. How I feel after a yoga session
  44. The smell of meat cooking on a BBQ
  45. A melt in your mouth steak
  46. Dinner at home by candlelight
  47. Reading the week-end newspapers
  48. Reading a book on the beach
  49. Having a pedicure
  50. Falling in love with an item of clothing and finding it’s on sale
  51. Receiving compliments
  52. Giving compliments
  53. Watching old TV shows on you-tube
  54. Slurping on a mango
  55. Cocktails

Try the exercise yourself  – if nothing else, it will make you appreciate the good things in your life.  Do any of mine resonate with you?

 

About the Author Robin Storey

Robin Storey is an Australian author from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. She is a certified book nerd and has no weird hobbies or unusual pets.

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thinkerco.com says February 12, 2014

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    Robin Storey says February 17, 2014

    Thanks, I appreciate your comments.

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