Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Favorite Things

If you watch Oprah, you know that she just had her Favorite Things episode, during which she gave away lots of her favorite loot to hand-picked audience members. I missed the show, but it was apparently so good that it's now officially titled "Oprah's ULTIMATE Favorite Things."

In any case, it inspired me to think about my favorite things. If I had billions of dollars, what would I give away to an audience that my PR reps deemed deserving? What makes me happy on a daily basis?
It's a long list, but here's a glimpse of what I came up with:

My comfy suede/sheepskin flats by Lei ( mine are purple)
The abstract painting above the fireplace that brightens up my room
Hallelujah Here She Comes by U2
Sausage, Beans and Broccoli Rabe Soup by Rachel Ray

Sealy's posturepedic Encompass pillow

It is, of course, unnerving to place importance on material things. However, day-to-day happiness is sometimes about the small stuff: toasty feet, a amazing pillow, a great song. By no means do any of these things make college a great experience, but they bring me moments of joy throughout my days. If you're preparing for college, consider what you can pack along that will bring you bits of happiness, too. Often times, the small stuff makes all the difference.

Here's hoping that you're giving thanks for things big and small this year. Happy Thanksgiving!

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