Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Some years were tear-filled, toxic fumed led by ladies in Manolo's and men with no balls. But most, thankfully, were inspiring and laughter filled with some of the greatest people by my side.
Right now happens to be one of those times and I couldn't be more grateful. It may be short lived, people come and go, but while it lasts, I'm incredibly happy and want to be sure I remember these times. Remember how it all felt. To be peaceful and happy....
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
the beach. a tan. sand. avocados on toast with fresh oj. sunshine on waves hitting the shore. salty skin. fresh pineapple. early morning surf. stars lighting the walk home. not knowing the last time you wore shoes. a white bikini. found sea shells and blue seaglass. spotting the moon in the midday sky.
“I can’t afford to hate anyone. I don’t have that kind of time.” - Akria Kurosawa
Tonight during Buddhism class the idea of meaningful living came up, which is essentially the core of Buddhism. As I sat listening to a classmate speak of a friend she confronted for constantly talking shit about people, I realized how much more time I have in my life since I got rid of the toxic folk that once filled up my life. I realized how lucky I am to have made the choice to look beyond disliking them for what they brought to me (which was stress and sadness) and instead love them for what they've taught me.
It's not easy to grow, especially when others are staying the same. But it is beauty to look back at where you've been and see how far you've come.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The best advice I ever got in life was "take a shower, you'll feel better."
My dad has always been a gentleman, a ball buster, a genius storyteller and the most giving human (next to my mom) I've ever come across. But it's been his advice, to take a shower, which I'm always giving thanks for.
Next time you feel like the world has smothered your last bit of hope, when you truly think you just can't take another step, stop what you're doing and take a long shower. You'll thank my dad for it after.
Today, it worked for me. Next time it will work for you. Trust me.
Let's stop thinking of darkness and start channeling light. Forget fur and cashmere, start yanking out bikinis with strings and sheer dresses made for long sweaty nights. Replace emotional reading with steamy trashy books which fill your mind with excitement and hope.
And then, hopefully, the sun will shine, even if only in your mind.