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These Are a Few of My Favourite Things…

We all know that catchy tune Julie Andrews sings so well in The Sound of Music where she lists off things she thinks make the world a happier place. Singing about all of the things she loves is a perfect remedy for the children’s’ fear of a scary storm.

I applied this principle to my own life and thought about all of the things I use to push away my fears. For the sake of authenticity I put it to the same tune as the original song, even if my rhyming isn’t as on point.

Bell curves on midterms

And A’s on assignments

Reading break, summer break, Easter long weekend

Thoughts of diplomas and graduating

These are a few of my favourite things

Parties with roommates

And brunch the day after

Making connections to last me a lifetime

All of the memories that stick with me

These are a few of my favourite things

Blue sky in summer

And hiking on mountains

Wide-open vistas that never get boring

Basking in sunshine and not being cold

These are a few of my favourite things

When I’m lonely

When it’s a grey day

When I’m feeling sad

I simply remember my favourite things

And then I don’t feel so bad

What are some of your favourite things? 

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