A Few of my Favorite Things


Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 


I looked up the etymology of this word, and found that it was, in the 15th century, almost exclusively a legal term meaning, in modern terms, “You just lost your case.”  It was to lie under the power of someone else’s arguments, to submit whether you wanted to or not.

Today, I believe we think of it more in terms of finally losing the battle with death.  An obituary may read, “Mr. Smith succumbed to double pneumonia after a long struggle,”  although it’s actually pretty rare for an obit to name the cause of death.


Speaking on a purely personal level, there are other things to which I succumb. Voluntarily.


Chocolate. Good coffee. what-makes-22good-coffee22-good

Aromatic tea. Pot roast. A sappy romantic movie that I haven’t seen before. A book that engages my attention to the point of obsession. Sleep, especially when it’s been elusive for a couple of nights, aided by the My Pillow I recently indulged in. Got it on a special deal, and it’s one of the smartest purchases I’ve ever made.

Newborn babies with their fuzzy little heads cuddled into my neck.intl_mex_monica1_021_wide

My granddaughter’s new puppy when he snuggled his little snout between my arm and my side, warm and trusting.

Good music.  I like lots of genres, and I’ve filled up my Alexa with all sorts of songs.

A really good hamburger, juicy and fully loaded. Likewise, excellent pizza.







Good friends who “get” me, and with whom I can be completely relaxed, completely me. That’s a rare and precious gift.


These are a few of my favorite things, things to which I succumb with pleasure.



4 thoughts on “A Few of my Favorite Things

  1. marvel

    I liked this post very much and lifts my mood by 100%! I am glad that the starting point was done quickly and you have some nice explanations of the enchantment from the sleeve on the personal level. It is good times to read something positive, thank you Granonine

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