Being a Noticer

Books have always enriched my life. I surround myself with them and I read any chance I get. I love to read, and I really enjoy connecting to others through books. 
Recently Donna Larrabee, the VP of design and licensing for April Cornell, and I found we enjoyed the same passage in "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Schaffer. I think you'll love the book if you haven't already read it.
The writer is describing a treasured character, Elizabeth, who we don't actually meet in person in the book. She is visiting her cottage and describing it to her friend Sidney in a letter: "In every nook, I find little things that tell me about her. She was a noticer, Sidney, like me. for all the shelves are lined with shells, bird feathers, dried sea grasses, pebbles, eggshells, and the skeleton of something that may have been a bat. They're just bits that were lying on the ground, that anyone else would step over or on, but she saw they were beautiful and brought them home. I wonder if she used then for still-lifes? I wonder if her sketch-books are here somewhere? There is prowling to be done. Work first, but the anticipation is like Christmas Eve seven days a week."
I enjoy being a noticer. I think there is so much beauty in the simple things if you pause to notice them. What can you notice today?

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