Here goes Part 2..
6. The beach. I mean just look at it.
7. Living close to family. In Barcelona we were both continents away from home, but here its nice to have a place to visit, home cooked meals, and big hugs from A's 9 year old nephew when I walk in the door.
8. Coconut water. How many people I know can drink water straight out of a coconut on a relatively normal basis, or pick it up from the supermarket as easy as a diet Coke?
9. $2 manicures and under $3 pedicures. I admit its awkward without the fancy pedicure chair (propping my limbs up on some lady's lap and all), but I bring my own Essie polish and pretend its professional. My newest addition is the color in the middle:
10. Knowing that there is still so much left to explore. I can't wait to spend a weekend in Punta Cana, and visit the "spring" in Jarabacoa.
Its so much easier for me to complain about the daily inconveniences I have, rather than think about the positive in my life. Living in a developing country is definitely not all sunshine, but I have to remember that there is always a little sunshine in every day.