This morning I had a fantastic, fantastic, fantastic run! It was one of those runs that left me utterly feeling good about life and all it has to offer. Running tends to do that to me. It’s a shame I don’t run more often, but it is on my to-do list when I am in Tanzania. The treadmill will be my friend.
When I was running home I happened to pass by the sheer majesty of nature. A huge bush was covered in tiny blue, turquoise, and purple berries. The sunlight was hitting it perfectly. It stopped me dead in my tracks and I just gazed at it and smiled. It was like I was in Wonderland. That was probably a runner’s high and endorphins kicking in, nevertheless the bush was so beautiful I had to bring a piece home to share. See how pretty? Just imagine thousands of tiny, beautiful, ornate berries covering a huge bush like little round jewels. Seeing that bush was definitely a gift this morning before I start writing and working from Africa.
Speaking of mornings – tomorrow morning I am off for Tanzania as an International Reporting Project fellow. I will learn about nutrition, agriculture, poverty, and even hunger. My reporting will be balanced, to be sure. I will look for the good and the bad, the triumphs and defeats and positive prospects for the future. I really hope you follow my journey. As always I will share tons.
Right now – I am thinking about everything I still need to do. So, with that – see you tomorrow from DC!
- Covering Agriculture, Poverty, and Hunger in Tanzania (mombloggersforsocialgood.com)
- Tanzania: 6 Days Away (jjamesonline.com)