The song from The Sound of Music, “My favorite things,” should be playing in the background this morning.
I’m feeling blue and scared. Or maybe scared came first and then blue happened. They are related.
So – to lighten up, here is a list of things that I like and reasons to be grateful:

sunrises, especially the way the light crawls over the mountains.
flowers and their scent
rain (much needed)
stuffed animals (which was the source of my downward spiral. Who’da thought?)
the internet
music (Def Leppard this morning)
hot water (both to bathe in and to drink)