September 25, 2015

99 things I love #FridayReflections #GratitudeCircle

Unlike the times where I have to play a mental tug-of-war with my mind on one side and the words being typed on the other, I could just dive in this week and write out to my heart's content. Because it's a list I love, it's about all the things I love and there can be no end when it comes to picking out our favorites from this lifetime. Incidentally, this list also combines items that I am grateful for.

What I would love, even more than the list, is to find out how many of you amazing people have the same things on your list, if you had to write one now ? 

So what are we waiting for ? Let's share and find out. :)

  1. My birthday (ok! That seemed obvious. :p)
  2. Birthday cake (or any cake in general)
  3. Books, books and books - need I say any more
  4. Reading on my couch with a steaming hot cup of coffee in hand
  5. A comfy couch
  6. Watching the rains while listening to my favorite music
  7. Traveling to exotic places
  8. Food ! 
  9. Writing
  10. The 'Fall' season - how nature changes its colors and makes me 'fall' in love with it :)
  11. Watching the first snow of the season
  12. Shopping for Baby Girl (or myself :D)
  13. Watching romantic movies with LP
  14. A long shower (yes, that is indeed a privilege these days)
  15. Loitering around mindlessly in a book cafe
  16. The smell of new books
  17. Blogging community and all the wonderful friends I made in the past year
  18. Writing letters
  19. Poetry
  20. Dancing 
  21. The performing stage - it's where I want to die when its time 
  22. Going home to see my parents and baby bro
  23. Planning surprises for loved ones
  24. Driving on my own 
  25. Occasional solitude - lets me indulge in my thoughts
  26. My busy routine
  27. My dance studio - it's where I forget the outside world and sometimes even my family :D
  28. My iPhone - even though I hate how the invention has replaced 'almost' everything, I am used to it
  29. Doing nothing from time to time
  30. Chatting away with friends for hours
  31. Watching mom cook
  32. The appreciations after a good performance
  33. Watching my dance institute grow an inch every month
  34. Going away for the weekend
  35. Thanksgiving shopping - when good things are really cheap
  36. Holiday season 
  37. Sightseeing in NY - you never run out of places
  38. Walking around the neighborhoods of NY on a Saturday afternoon
  39. Spending some well-deserved alone time at a coffee shop
  40. Flipping through old photo albums
  41. Watching silly movies with my baby bro 
  42. Balloons
  43. Historical fiction 
  44. Mythology
  45. Indian classical music
  46. Soft toys
  47. My laptop
  48. Early mornings and its eerie silence. For the same reason I love late nights and the solitude it brings.
  49. Going for a long walk
  50. Long drives
  51. A clean home
  52. A cleaner sink :P
  53. The days when I have a lot of reasons to smile about
  54. Sleeping after a really long day
  55. Disney stores - I could keep gazing at the toys and the princess dresses forever
  56. Movies at the theatre with popcorn in my hand
  57. Feeling the cool breeze on a hot summer day
  58. Watching reruns of F. R. I. E. N. D. S.
  59. Creative thinking - irrespective of whether it's for dance, painting or writing
  60. Playing games with close friends
  61. Having a pot-luck dinner topped with hot debates, delicious desserts and late-night movies
  62. Opening gifts
  63. The accolades from childhood
  64. Long walks along the country side lanes in UK
  65. Visiting churches and temples to admire the intricate architecture
  66. Meditating
  67. Acts of kindness
  68. Quiet evenings
  69. Meeting my students every week
  70. New Years' Eve celebrations
  71. Snuggling into bed
  72. Flowers
  73. Chocolates 
  74. Shoes
  75. Reconnecting with school friends
  76. Being silly with my toddler
  77. Cartoon time - makes me reminisce my childhood days
  78. Photo shoots - personal, professional or plain candid
  79. Peeking from my blanket while watching a horror movie (Yeah, I do that a lot.)
  80. Singing in my car with the music on
  81. Planting sloppy kisses all over my kid
  82. Volleyball matches with friends
  83. Bowling
  84. A nice dinner at my favorite restaurant
  85. An empty calendar day
  86. Video chats with my family
  87. Ice cream
  88. Exploring best picks for furniture from IKEA 
  89. Silly dancing along with Baby Girl
  90. My morning free time before the pandemonium begins
  91. Puppies and kittens
  92. Visits to my library
  93. Clouds
  94. A nice hot bowl of soup on cold wintery nights
  95. Sunrise and sunsets (who wouldn't have these on their list)
  96. Vacations
  97. Fridays
  98. Memories
  99. Special moments of life
Go on, it's your turn now. :)

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  1. We have a lot of loves in common, I love books, and wandering mindlessly through book stores and book cafes are the best. I love to dance and sing and I love rain when I'm curled up inside. You wrote such a beautiful list, I am so glad you are part of #Fridayreflections Thank you for sharing

    1. Thanks for visiting, Mackenzie. It's heartening to see how bloggers all have similar interests. Thanks to you and Janine for this wonderful prompt and group. :)

  2. agree with so many on your list; thanks for sharing, enjoyed reading..

  3. Lovely list EM. Lots of similarities for us bloggers. :)

    1. Yup you said it. :) Thanks for stopping by, Sanch.

  4. This is simply a fab prompt which is bound to take us down the memory lane and bring a lot of smiles too. Loved reading your list, EM and I enjoyed writing mine too!

    1. Thanks Shilpa. I agree, this was a fun prompt and I enjoyed it. Will be visiting your list soon :)

  5. Fantastic list! What a lovely post to create on your birthday too!

    1. Thanks Corinne. Writing for this list was definitely the highlight of this birthday. :)

  6. That's a lovely list. Fall colors as I see them in pictures is sure something I know I would love when I see then in real. Food, writing, rain - ah! same :) Wonderful!

    1. Thanks Parul. I was inspired to write this list after reading yours. :)

  7. I just love the similarities I have with you as I read this post, and the fact that we can have such similarities with people from the other side of the world :)

    1. Thanks Janine. And a bigger thanks for giving us this prompt this week. It surely was a big therapeutic help. :)

  8. I love so many of these experiences, too - long walks, clean home, early morrnings...and books. Always grateful for books. Thanks!