Favourite Things

These are a few of my favourite things:

  • Sitting by a river, writing a little essay called ‘Favourite Things’
  • Sitting by any river/stream/lake – doing anything … or nothing
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Riding my bike
  • Conversation
  • Friends
  • Solitude
  • Silence
  • Favourite meals?
  • ------- any meal eaten with friends in Algonquin Park
  • ------- any meal/anywhere eaten with friends/family
  • Listening to owls hoot
  • Listening to / watching loons
  • Fall
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Laughing
  • Music / singing
  • Heron-watching (just spotted one! )
  • Hanging out with friends/loved ones
  • Watching beavers in the water
  • Canoeing
  • Seeing a mink running along the shoreline
  • Realizing "I don’t have to figure that out right now"
  • Making a hearty, rib-hugging soup (& here too)
  • Fudge (darn that sweet tooth of mine )
  • Feeling loved
  • Feeling free
  • Doing any work with real purpose & worth
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Food co-ops
  • Activism (why I love activism here)


Pretty fine life this planet lays on for us!! 


‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “Only when the last tree has died...and the last river has been poisoned...and the last fish has been caught...will we realize that we cannot eat money.” ~ 19th century Cree saying 

Runner-up: “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut (who wanted us to think & say this as often as humanly possible  )

** quotes on work & purpose here, tons of other great quotes listed/linked in the ‘Quotation Central!’ section.