Saturday, November 12, 2011

Noticing the Little Things

Yesterday, we were driving down the same road we've driven down for a year (it's the Pan-American Highway). There is a stretch of road that overlooks a valley, volcanoes, and Lake Managua. On the side of the road, there are hundreds of beautiful orange colored daisies...they kind of resemble black-eyed susans. I told Jeff that I don't remember them growing there last year. Yet, last year at this time, we had only been here for about 3 weeks...all I saw was the "stuff" that seemed 'unlovely' and glaringly different.

It has been refreshing to notice the little things...the pretty orange flowers, the cool breeze early in the morning, the many wild poinsettias blooming in preparation for Christmas...I am looking forward to discovering more "treasures" of Nicaragua.