March Photo Project

It’s picture time once again!! The next photo project starts next monday! Yay!
This month’s photo project is about the little things, so is titled The Little Things. The theme is things that I saw and wanted to capture. The purpose of this project is to serve as a reminder to be thankful for the little things, and to remember that it’s the little things that make the big things. A portion of the pictures are of the sky, I am a HUGE nature lover and have an obsession with the sky. I am always looking up and marveling at that big, indescribably breathtaking thing up there. I encourage you to do the same. Looking up gives you great perspective on things. Plus, you never know what marvelous thing you’ll see way up there. No matter where you are, what you do, or how your life is going, know that we all live under the same sky, the same stars, the same moon, the same sun, and that you’re never alone. What a beautiful thing. Keep your head up you awesome person you!

Ride the Wave

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Why would you want to be stuck in the same place you’ve been in? I don’t know. Maybe it’s fear. Whatever the reason, don’t stand still. Move my friend! You are alive, breathing, moving.

Get your butt on your surfboard, paddle into the ocean, pick that delicious wave that catches your eye, paddle into it, stand up, and ride that sucker into la la land! You can choose whatever wave you want. I think of Life as the ocean, we’re the surfers, the wave is a path, and your life is your board. You can do whatever move you want on your board, you can carve whatever pattern you wish to, you can do a nifty layback, hang ten, dance, share a wave, share a board, you can do just about anything you want. You just gotta do it. Nothing is ever holding you back. Maybe someone or some obstacle is in your way, but you just gotta deal with it. And whenever you fall, swim back up to the surface, get back on your board, and keep ridin. Sometimes you’ll have to bail and dive in to the ocean, and that’s cool. Sometimes you’ll be able to ride that specific wave (aka situation) out until you get to the shore. That might be a good thing, and it may not be so good. Either way, turn around and paddle right back out.

Some waves are bigger and a hell of a feat to drop into and handle once your in the wave. On those big monsters you’ll definitely get wiped out, take a bad tumble on the reef, and acquire some nasty injuries. And on some of those other big monsters, you’ll somehow pull it off and ride out of it unscathed and vic-freakin-torious! That’s the ocean. It is so vast, beautiful, exciting, open, and freeing. There are so many different waves to choose from in different locations. The ocean is unruley, and unpredictable, and totally in control. The thing is, you have to adapt. As a rider, being at the complete mercy of the ocean (the ocean being the dominant force), you have to adapt and learn the different waves. Yet, you also always have to expect the unexpected. It’ll catch you off guard sometimes and you’ll have worse days out there. But it all pays off in the end if you remember to enjoy the process of the ride and don’t take it too seriously. Remember to have fun and that you’re never alone out there. I mean, maybe you will be in a certain secret location you have, but somewhere else, someone is also out there, in the same wide, vast ocean doing the same thing you’re trying to do, ride (aka live).

Life truly is too short to stand still on the shore and just look at everyone else out in the surf having the time of their lives. There are good and bad waves (aka situations) that you have to go through, and some days you will pick a few bad waves. But it’s all apart of the experience of surfing (aka living).
Ride the wave man. Ride and enjoy.
Shaka and Stay Groovy!

Aloha Friday!

Aloha Kakahiaka! Hello my fellow gnarly  people of Earth! It is the weekend and there is lots of productivity and fun to be had this stellar day. Go get shit done and have a great time doing it! Shaka and Stay Groovy! ☺🙌❤✌✊👌👍👍👊💋

Here are today’s good vibes!!! Enjoy!!!

Song: LOOOVE this tune! Very weekend, good vibe, chill-like song.
Bridgit Mendler – Ready or Not: http://youtu.be/dPKG1-3LXBs

Video: Today I have one of my favorite surf videos for you. If you have about 18 minutes to spare give it a look!
Billabong surf trip: Maldives: http://youtu.be/PhNfV4JLmhI

Stick To Your Guns

You are an intelligent person. You are more than capable of taking care of yourself and knowing what’s best for you. Do what you think is right. Stand fast. Plant your feet firmly in what you believe and stick with it. At the same time, it is also important to keep an open mind and learn things that others can teach you that will help you be better. Still, when you have a good heart, truly dwell on the side of good, and want what’s best for everyone, including yourself, you have the best standards and need not change them. Just be able to add on things that will help. Cause we could always use some help.;)

Don’t ever change who you are because of someone else’s opinion of you. Even those with good intentions can be stifling without meaning to be. You just have to decifer what it is that will benefit you and hold on to that. When you believe in truth, light, and love, you can not go wrong. Stick to your guns and be the one-of-a-kind person you are.

The Keys to Happiness/Quote’s of the Day

This is a compilation of quotes and things I’ve heard and learned in the last two and a half to three years. I hope they are a source of inspiration for you to help you be happy as they have been to me.☺

•Explore
•Persevere
•Listen
•Work hard
•Trust
•Be honest
•Embrace your true self
•Embrace others as they are
•Do – take action – stand for what you believe in
•Give
•Feel everything
•Let go of what life wants you to let go of
Open your heart
•Stay true to yourself
•Have faith
•Forgive but don’t forget
Let go of all the negativity
•Believe in yourself
•Be kind
•Appreciate all the good in life and in your life
Be yourself
Open your mind
•Radiate good vibes
•Harbor good vibes
•Harbor good energy
Take care of your body, mind, soul, and spirit
•Be thankful and grateful
•Meditate
•Use your imagination – Dream
•Stay positive
•Be an optimist
•Count your blessings
•Learn from the bad times, your mistakes, and the mistakes of others
•Listen to music
Take time to breathe slowly and Relax
Live and let live
Expect and accept change, embrace it
•Know that you can’t save others, only love them
Know that you, and you ALONE, control your life
Know that you’re never alone
•Do what’s right, no matter how hard
•Do what makes you happy
•Follow your dreams no matter how many times they change
•Surround yourself with good people
Forgive yourself and move on
Express yourself, in whatever way is best for you to do so
Travel, when and as much as you can
Live in the moment, all you have is now
•Laugh
Treasure your loved ones
•Find moments to be silent and still
Choose to be happy
LOVE
*The Four Aggrements:
      –Be impeccable with your word
      –DO NOT take anything personally
      -DO NOT make any assumptions
      –ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

Happiness is a choice, and these things are what make up being happy (plus a few things I might have missed, but I think this basically covers it;)). There is no one single way to describe it other than, Love. To love is to be happy. When you love yourself, love life, love everything you’ve been blessed with, you are happy. And that’s all I want for us all.

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Bold– things that are important that can help a lot with doing the other things not in bold
*- really helpful tips

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”

If you want to be happy, make it happen. Live with your mind, body, spirit, and soul. Be grateful and thankful, always do your best in all you do, love yourself, others, and live without boundaries, appreciate life, and you will have the ultimate life experience; through the bad and the good.