Words are Gifts

A few of my favorite things…

As I am home alone this weekend I have been thinking about some of the things enjoy doing. Here are a few of my favorite things;

Reading– I love a particular genre, realistic fiction is my go to, I am sometimes drawn to memoirs. I stray a little but that’s okay. I just have to read. My professional books really pull me away from fiction during the school year but I try to make my weekends count. I joined a book club and the discussions are really stimulating.

Writing– I try to write daily, I aim to be a better writer. I write with different groups, for different purposes and in my different roles.

Rendezvous with friends- This has now got to be planned in order to have many of us present. Recently, my classmate from my secondary school (a friendship spanning over forty years) just planned a rendezvous, no fuss, just sent us an invite to ask us what to be prepared for our visit and that impromptu visit was just great. No frills, our host made us welcome. We stayed for over six hours chatting and reminiscing about our school days.

Plants-I guess I am converted as I did not appreciate plants as much as I do now. I’m glad I have encountered a whole new world of nature. It is enchanting to say the least. I am learning slowly to tend to the plants I own and nurture them with good soil and daily care in the act of growing green fingers.

Music – I enjoy a certain beat, the rhythm of the 70s and 80s disco music. I love highlife (Ghanaian music) the lyrics in the local languages are proverbial and teach you so much. These days I have been drawn to some ‘Afro-beats’ which seem to appeal to different ages, with its complex rhythms.

Maybe cooking would have a place here, but is not exactly a favorite!

These are a few of my favorite things.

4 responses to “A few of my favorite things…”

  1. Very nice to read!
    I was struck by your friend just connecting people, no fuss. Inspiring, as we all need to get together more. I’m happy plants are a new item on your list. I really hope you will write and share more about the proverbs in lyrics of highlife songs. And I thought ending with something that doesn’t quite make your list was a fun way to close out your piece.

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  2. What a great list! And I love that the cadence of the words felt like they reflected a quiet weekend alone. Enjoy!

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  3. Reading about how your friend planned a no-fuss get-together was so inspiring. I loved doing that, haven’t in while. Thank you for slicing!

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  4. Leigh Anne Eck Avatar
    Leigh Anne Eck

    We have some similar favorite things! I read a quote the other that went something like this: If you like a flower, you will pick it. If you love a flower, you will water it and watch it grow. May your fingers continue to grow green!

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I am am Elementary school teacher at an International IB School in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. I write with groups of writers, such as Teach Write.


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