I’m always bad when someone asks what is my favorite something. “I have a lot of favorites,” I complain. But as I was thinking about it recently, I came up with a few favorites.
Book: To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. I read this book again not too long ago, to make sure it was still my favorite. It is. Still brings tears to my eyes.
There’s so much I can learn about writing from Harper Lee, and I want to be as good a story-teller as Scout Finch.
Food: Hamburger with all the fixings.
Song: “He Is,” by Aaron Jeoffrey.
Movie: The Sound of Music—“These are a few of my favorite things…”
Flower: daisies. Especially tiny wild ones.
Color: orange. I met a lady this week who said her favorite color is orange too. “It’s a happy color.”
I don’t watch much TV anymore, but I have a couple favorite shows I love watching reruns of: “West Wing” and “MASH.”
Book of the Bible: The Gospel of John. When I was in college, I was having trouble believing in God, and a minister suggested I read the book of John. Many years later, this book still touches me.
John 20:30-31: Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Dessert: Chocolate anything. ’Cept maybe chocolate-covered bacon. Mmm, well, I guess I’d be willing to try that.
When my kids ask me, I always say I have five favorite kids—my favorite Ping-Hwei, my favorite Sarah…