Many years ago we hosted a foreign exchange student for the summer. It was one of the best experiences we had and a summer of learning for all of us. We are grateful for that time as it taught us to open our home and hearts. Her love of reading, the outdoors, and photography were a perfect fit with our family.
Years later, we keep in contact via social media and email, I believe they are also my listeners in France. God works in mysterious and wonderful ways. Our goal was to expose Miss Coline to all we could during the few short weeks in hopes she learned something new and returned home with wonderful memories of the United States. One thing I hadn't expected was how quickly she would connect with us and our family and how much we'd miss her the day she returned home.
With this being said, there are certain things that still remind me of Miss Coline. One such thing is street lamps. In the city of Oswego, New York, there are beautiful street lamps, lamps I never noticed until Miss Coline's photographic eye moved into our home. Everywhere we traveled, she brought her camera and it was through her lens that I acquired a new appreciation of my hometown and neighboring cities.
As you move through the day, look up and look at the world around you through a camera lens. Where would you direct the camera? What might stand out that you may have missed if you were just going through the motions? Something to think about.
What lesson can you learn from looking up?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323