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Lupus and remembering a few of my favorite things

Posted Sep 05 2012 1:15pm

Raindrops on roses

What are my favorite things that somehow connect with my lupus?  How can my favorite things make a difference? There are so many good things in life to cherish and celebrate, no matter how difficult our limitations and challenges may be.  I am very thankful for a few new favorite things that are part of my life with lupus.  Some of these new favorite things have filled the void created by the things are no longer part of my life, because of lupus.

I am reminded of the Rogers & Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music, when Maria and the Von Trapp children burst into one of the all-time favorite songs of my childhood:

Whiskers on kittens

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

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

Warm woolen mittens

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

Here are a few of my own favorite things, sans the singing:

Cycling and swimming and gardens with butterflies,
Cooking in the kitchen, and crows feet with kind eyes,
Freshly mown grass and my favorite porch swing,
Wind in the branches and birds as they sing.

A husband who loves me!

Friends who listen and people that care,
Playing the piano, with a hymn in the air,
A husband who loves me, and being his wife,
Together, we can weather most any tough strife.

When the pain strikes, and neuropathy stings
And my lupus gets bad,
I try to remember life’s many blessings,
And think on the joys I’ve had.


Think on the joys!

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