“I Simply Remember My Favorite Things And Then I Don’t Feel So Bad!”

“I Simply Remember My Favorite Things And Then I Don’t Feel So Bad!”

SOOOOO, did reading the title of the post cause you to break out in singing??!!   

musical notes photo

I think we're all more than just a tab bit familiar with, "The Sound Of Music"!

Most of us probably can't even count the number of times we've watched and sang along to this timeless musical featuring Maria, Captain Georg von Trapp and especially all of those adorable von Trapp children!

How about this scene as Maria is singing to the children in an effort to distract them from the flashing lightning and crashing thunder happening right outside the bedroom window. As she sings, she reminds them of a few of her favorite things!


Now you can say, "Thanks so much, Barb!"


Because you'll have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day! You'll be twirling and swirling all around your house as you sing at the top of your lungs causing the rest of your family to become a bit unnerved!!

The last stanza of the song says,

"When the

dog bites,

when the

bee stings,

when I'm 

feeling sad,

simply remember

my favorite things

and then

I don't feel

so bad."

I'd like to share some of my favorite things which I remember when "the dog bites", "when the bee stings" and "when I'm feeling sad".

The things which I recall to my memory and ponder upon truly DO help pull me out of gloom, fear and despair. They cause me to have hope and rejoice!

Here's a list of some of my most favorite things!

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:38-39

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:16

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."
II Corinthians 4:17-18

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
I Peter 5:7

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
II Timothy 1:7

"Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."
Psalm 62:8

"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits."
Psalm 103:1-2

"This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:21-23

Oh don't get me wrong, I have plenty of other favorite things which bring me tremendous joy. 

Truck dates with my beloved, making cards for others, writing posts for this website, worshiping the Lord with our church family, having phone conversations with my granddaughter, singing LOUD when one of my favorite songs plays on Pandora, reading a good Christian fiction novel on Amazon Kindle. This particular activity is new to me, and I'm loving it!

But the only REAL thing that truly helps, is everlasting and effective and not just a quick fix or slapping a band-aid on the boo-boo when I'm hurting spiritually, physically or emotionally, is the ABSOLUTE TRUTH of God's Word!

"Oh that we would hunger to be filled with the Word of God; for there is no greater strength, no greater assurance that He is with us, and in us, when we go forth in battle equipped and nourished by His instruction and determined to stand firm on His promises."
Reverend Billy Graham

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May God Bless You,



  • Will

    March 29, 2017 at 8:42 am Reply

    Well done. Thanks, I needed those reminders today.

    • Barb

      March 29, 2017 at 11:33 am Reply

      Hey Will,
      I, as well, need those reminders every day!
      God Bless my friend

  • Zebra4Jesus

    March 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm Reply

    Thanks! That's a wonderful list of truly favorite things that are eternal! And it's things that are there no matter how bad we feel, unlike some other things that need to be put aside when we deal to bad. God's ways and promises are always there and He cares. CountingMyBlessings! Your fellow Zebra

    • Barb

      March 29, 2017 at 8:23 pm Reply

      Thanks my fellow zebra and friend for your words of encouragement♡♡♡
      You are a great blessing to me. So very thankful that we do have God's Word to ALWAYS be one of our most favorite things whether we are having a feel good day or a not so feel good day.
      I'm so very thankful for your friendship ♡♡♡
      The Lord Bless You

  • Linda

    March 30, 2017 at 12:10 am Reply

    Love the scriptures, Barb - the best thing is that their truths are constant, never changing and are always there for us to draw on. That's an amazing quote from Billy Graham too. Just reading those verses is so encouraging - thank you, dear friend. Oh, and I loved "The Sound of Music"! Sending lots of love and hugs from my corner of the globe to your corner May the joy of the Lord be your strength.

  • Barb

    March 30, 2017 at 10:57 am Reply

    My sweet dear friend, once again your words have been a balm to my soul. Thank you for encouraging my heart!
    Thanking the Lord for bringing you into my life ♡♡♡
    Love you
    Sending loads of hugs, love and appreciation across the seas just for you♡♡

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