Monday, September 28, 2009

Paradise Awaits...

Costa Rica is one of the loveliest places I've ever been. The scenery was spectacular. The people were friendly and helpful. On one of our excursions was to a rain forest. We rode a lift to the canopy and back. Then a guide took us on a nature walk. He showed us plants that were native to Costa Rica. He showed us (caged) native snakes. He was asked if people kill snakes in Costa Rica he said the people of Costa Rica protect every part of their environment, even snakes. Recently, I heard Costa Rica is one of the happiest and healthiest countries. I can believe it. I'd go again in a heartbeat. Next time, I'd like to fly over a volcano on a helicopter and then hike to the top of it.

Paradise can be anywhere. You just have to look for it. This fall, paradise for me has been sitting with my computer, under my mama blanket, and a book on the veranda. Where is your everyday paradise?


  1. I have two paradises. My favorite paradise would be anytime I have the opportunity to take a walk under the trees, with a cool breeze, watching my kids enjoy nature's wonders and bounties. We live half a mile from a Game and Fish lake, so when the weather is good and the homework is done we walk to the lake. We have seen tri-colored herons, king fishers, ducks, canada geese, long-legged storks, fresh water gulls at the lake. This summer the lake was drained partially for landowners to repair fishing docks. The kids and I decided to walk in the bottom of the lake bed when it was sufficiently dry. We walked about a quarter of a mile across the drier spots, unfortunately we forgot the dry route back and we all got our shoes stuck in the stinky mud. We laughed while we squirmed out of our soaked shoes.
    My second paradise would be curled up on my corner of the couch with a cup of tea or coffee and a good sitcom. Between kids activities, work, church, and 4-H that is a welcome rarity.

  2. What a lovely visual image, Heather. I can see you guys stuck in the muck. :) I hope you find some more quite time with a good book.