Get Instantly Happy Just by Remembering Your Favorite Things

Get Instantly Happy Just by Remembering Your Favorite Things


I was on my way home yesterday when the song, “My Favorite Things” came on the radio. This song, which became popular in the movie, “The Sound of Music” used to bug me. I couldn’t understand how this was a holiday song. I no longer feel this way and absolutely love the song for it’s simple, yet powerful message.

“My Favorite Things”



Raindrops on roses  and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles plus warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels. Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings. These are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites, when the bee stings. When I’m feeling sad. I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t  feel so bad.


(This is just a part of the song, but it gets the point across.) After going through and completing The Ultimate Game of Life, it makes sense to me. My coach and mentor, Jim Bunch says, “change your thinking, change your life”.  Just as Maria does in the song, if you find yourself down in the dumps, feeling blue, frustrated, stuck  etc., you simply just think of the things that make you smile, things that make you happy. By doing that, you are changing your focus. That is what is so important because what you focus on expands. Keep your mind on the positive, what makes you happy, and where you want to go. You’ll find that you will be more successful and by living with the mindset you  enjoy, you can create a happy life for yourself.  

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please comment in the comment section below.


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Jodene Brown is an entrepreneur living in Ventura, California who helps others to have a home based businesses and become financially free.

Work with Jodene at : Solavei.


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3 Responses to Get Instantly Happy Just by Remembering Your Favorite Things

  1. Mike says:

    What you focus on expands… soooo true! A simple change in thoughts and environments will change your destiny! 🙂

    • jodene says:

      It sure does. And what I love about it, is that it is so simple. Anyone can do it, and change their lives, if not their day. 🙂

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