That said, in an effort to put some ideas down, here goes....
- the smell of rain (especially after a hot, dry spell)
- a good cup of coffee (without which I don't think I'd function very well)
- a great home cooked meal, like goulash, for example
- good company - normally a good friend with whom I can share almost everything
- a good (dare I say it, South African) red wine
- sitting in front of a crackling fire
- listening to animated '"story teller" (you know the type that can tell stories with just the right words, level of emotion and thought ......that are just by nature very entertaining)
- good music (and this can vary substantially depending on the time, the event etc. -see my previous post on music .....
- a great unputdownable book
- a great discussion or debate
- laughter (and someone who makes me laugh)
- making someone smile!
- wonderful fabric!!! (my weakness!!!!)
- rich autumn colours
- the smell of popcorn
- a great (entertaining) movie
- vast open spaces
- my camera (how could I forget!!!!) see link to My Photography
- being able to make a difference (in whatever form)
- being surrounded by good friends
- sharing a meal
- the smell of baking bread
- the smell of jasmine in spring
- a bunch of roses
- the sound of running water (i.e. a river, or water feature)
- being part of a family
I'm going to stop here, leave the rest for another time ....... What an interesting exercise to do and it wasn't as "brain wracking" as I thought it would be. Like the question - "what are your positive traits?" - one normally has to think about it, yet when you get going, it's amazing what you can come up with!!!
Try it, it's a great exercise in getting to know yourself, and if nothing else, at least we are reminded of all the things that we take for granted or simply forget about and that in effect we should be grateful for!
To read my previous post on "Where would we be without music" click here
For My Photography aka the love of my camera, click here
For wholesome, comfort food, see recipes under Vintage Rose
Picture: Gena D Photography taken at National Botanical Gardens, South Africa