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  • Today I did a few of my favorite things. The sad part is that it had been so long since I’d done them, I’d forgotten they were on my list. It took spending the day with my two year old granddaughter to bring it all back to me. We searched for and found sea glass on the beach. She took the finds and put them in her playhouse (she calls it her beach house) for safe keeping. We threw pebbles in the ocean, watched lobster boats and sailboats. Then we observed the seagulls and gazed at the beautiful sky for a while. After that we chased butterflies as they fluttered from flower to flower. One huge Monarch was especially gorgeous. We watched as a hummingbird foolishly considered trying to obtain nectar from one of the colored party lights that dangle from the underside of the deck.

    We sat in the rocker on the porch as I read a couple of her favorite books. We did laundry together. With her help it took at least twice as long, but spending twice as long with her is a real treat. I listened as she tried out several new words for the very first time. She already has quite a sense of humor and another one of my favorite things is watching her comical facial expressions. I’d nearly forgotten how much I like just being silly. We did a lot of laughing today.

    While I may be tired tonight, this day was well spent and I hope I never forget what my favorite things are again. I’m sure that if I do, she’ll remind me. She’s good at it.
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