The idea for this post was born out of three things: a) my desire for a new blog post about something-anything-during a time when I feel like I have so many things swirling in my head to write about, but nothing comes to fruition, 2) My love of fellow World Race alum Stephanie May’s feature on her blog, The Lipstick Gospel, called the Loveliest Things, and d) the recent Facebook fad of posting a number given to you by a friend of random facts about yourself. (P.S. I use a lot of Home Alone references this time of year).
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite things:
1. Space heaters. Yes, they rank in my favorite things. When you live in an old, drafty house, these things are life savers. The soft orange glow, coupled with the comforting hum of the warm air is just what I love on a cold winter’s night.
2. Looking at Christmas lights without glasses or contacts. The picture is pretty true to how I see them, except there are more beams that star out from the lights rather than being so rounded. They are beautiful anyway, but when you look at them from a different perspective, you see their beauty in a whole new way.
3. Maasai Mara, Kenya. I think about this place probably daily. We lived with the Maasai people in April of this year, and they stole my heart. Just picture the African bush where people take safaris, and that’s where we lived. I’m not joking, the reserve where people take safaris was right around the corner from where we lived. Josh and I lived in the Pastor’s house, and our team’s days were filled with visiting people several kilometers away in their traditional mud/cow dung houses, drinking chai and eating chapati, preaching and/or dancing at church, teaching at the school, and helping to give vaccines and mosquito nets at the clinic. I dream of going back some day, and I hope that that dream will one day be realized.
What are a few of your favorite things? (I bet Julie Andrews is setting up camp in your mind right now. Your welcome.)