If you have been checking in on Focusing on Life this week you may have noticed that we have a new addition.....a monthly theme. I was the lucky one that drew the first choice, so I thought, "let's make this first theme really wide-open." Our running theme for the month of April is "My Favorite Things". You will see this theme repeated by all of us at one time or another this month. Linda's post yesterday was all about her favorite APPS for phonography. Since I just purchased my I-Phone this will be a handy reference point for me.
I have a lot of "favorites," favorite books, favorite colors, favorite foods, favorite movies, etc. etc. But honestly, I don't think I could even choose a favorite book, food, color or movie, but I do know right now I can honestly say traveling is my favorite pastime. For the past several years, traveling has been out of the question due to my husband's illness. As his illness progressed, traveling was more agitating than enjoyable for both him as well as for me. The last really great trip we took was to Alaska about 7 years ago. However, now that my sweetheart is being well taken care of, I have resumed my favorite pastime, traveling.
I love to travel, to the next county, the next state, or the next continent, it doesn't matter to me. In the last 6 months I have traveled to Colorado, New Mexico, California, Arizona and next week I am off to Texas. I love to view a different landscape, a bigger skyscape, meet people who talk differently than me, who are different than me. I like being a tourist, prowling around new places, tasting new foods, hearing new sounds. If I could, I think I would travel someplace new every month, gone a week, home 3 then start anew. I am one of the lucky ones enrolled in Tracey Clark's Camp Oasis in Palm Springs, CA, so off I go to another new spot in October.
Let us know what some of your favorite things are by taking a picture and posting it in our flickr group here and be sure and tag it with "favorite things." Please refer to Terri's post on Sunday for more info on this new feature and since I am the chooser of the theme this month, I also have the honor of choosing a favorite photo from you to be highlighted on our blog. So get busy and show us some of your favorite things. We would love to see them.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Pagosa Springs, CO
Laguna Beach, CA
"For all of us, the key is to pay close attention to which activities make us feel most alive and in love with life - and then try to spend as much time as possible engaged in those activities." ~ Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D.