My Favorite Things…

by Carole Brown 

Ah…tis the season! A beautiful, exciting, and wondrous time of the year. So to start off the season, I thought I’d list a few things that inspire me and make me happy. I’d LOVE it if you all would share some of your very favorite things too in the comment section. 

Here goes!

  • brown paper bags with simple, even homemade pictures on the front! L-o-v-e!
  • handmade nativity scenes–well, actually, beautiful nativity sets period! Lol



  • Christmas trees, live, artificial, colored and plain, and the “chore” of cutting a live one.
  • cards that speak to the heart. That includes handmade ones.
  • New snow.
  • People who dress up for the festivities
  • church programs, especially the children who lisp and stumble and forget. I’m sure God smiles with indulgent love!



  • forgiveness and peace
  • Christmas music. Swoon! (I did an MRI last week and it was the easiest yet–I requested Christmas music. I wonder what the techs would say if I ask for it in summer?)



  • Crackling fireplaces
  • Tastefully decorated homes
  • Lovely set tables


  • fragrant pine cones
  • Picking the “just right” present for a favorite person
  • Taking pictures
  • candlelit Christmas services with hearts lifted in praise to God!



  • Saint Luke chapter two!

There you have it. I’m sure I’ve forgotten something, but these were at the top of my list. NOW, let me read yours!

Merry Christmas!