Welcome to Watercooler Wednesday, where the water is above-average, the topics are bubbly, and the company is sparkling.

Even though the “official” autumnal equinox isn’t until Friday, today’s topic is:

 

Things to Fall for

in other words, things we love or delight in, that make it all worthwhile

image from gardenpictures.com

To prepare, I took a page out of Leanne Shirtliffe‘s book o’ blog tactics:  poll the internet via Facebook.  After all, who am I to say what people would “fall for”?  Let’s get a cross-section of society here.

(“Yesterday.”  You can see that I planned ahead).

The responses fell along some distinct categories.  I would separate them into groups governed by  body, mind/emotions, and soul.

Except for the smarty-pants category:

I know such interesting people, don’t I?  But back to body, mind, and soul:

In the “body” group, for sheer hedonism/physical delight (depending upon one’s perspective), we have:

1.  Egyptian cotton

2.  “Good” cheese (hope she meant the non-stinky kind)

image from thenibble.com

3.  Wine

4.   A nice backrub

5.  Romance author Jill Kemerer contributed fluffy animals and Godiva chocolate (but the fur kinda gets sticky, Jill, don’t you think? LOL)

6.  Fiction writer/tv aficionado Tiffany A. White added the following (which prompted male grumbling):

 

 

 

 

Then we have the “mind/emotions” category:

1.  Casablanca

 

image from allfreecovers.com

2. giggling babies

3.  Dogs sticking their heads out of moving cars.

from petscouldtalk.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  And my personal fave (if I can be forgiven the juxtaposition with dogs in cars) the Sherlock Holmes collection of stories.

And finally, there’s “soul”:

 

image from beachhunter.net

 

 

1.  a beautiful sunrise or sunset

2.  the beach

3.  autumn

4.  a teacher’s 27 kindergarten kids (27??! that’s an invasion, depending upon your point of view).

 

image from teacherweb.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone who contributed their favorites!

So, what do you “fall” for?  What makes you feel good about the world again, at least for a little while?  Add yours to the list!

 

Until next time,

Kathy

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