“Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.” – Buddha
Monthly Archives: April 2012
We all love a good sunset. But how many of us actually get to see magical sunsets on a regular basis?
Thankfully I was lucky enough to be ‘stuck’ on an island for a few weeks with nothing much else to do but admire the sunrise and sunsets.
For me – it’s more than just the visual appeal. It’s the feeling, the thoughts that come with such a beautiful sight.
I imagine a couple somewhere (young or old) looking up at the same sky. I think of all the other people across the country, the world, sharing that moment with me. A free moment, no matter who you are.
There’s never two the same, and I think thats the attraction – you’re always going to be seeing something new and fresh.
Sunrises and sunsets can mean so many things to so many different people – there is no right or wrong way to feel about a sunset – we all experience them in our own ways.
Next time your driving at sunset, pull over for a few minutes and appreciate the natural beauty in front of you – you’ll feel better for it.
(these photos are not stolen – they were either taken by me or friends of mine)
This is 2 weeks of the month long program I participated in
I’m not special – I’m not even different. But I’m lucky.
I’ve grown up in an age where anything is possible. Where we have no borders, no boundaries, our possibilities are actually endless. We are not like our parents (no disrespect intended), we are the social media generation, the traveling generation, the generation that seeks to change the world (and we may just do it).
The sheer fact that we are apart of this generation is cause enough for celebration. Never before has the world been within such close grasp. We need to embrace this, take advantage of all opportunities presented to us, there is plenty of time for the future – live for the now – and you won’t regret a thing,
My philosophy is a relatively new one. I was lucky enough to have the most incredible experience with a company called Reach Out Volunteers and it actually changed me. I know that this has to be the most cliche thought ever – but it seriously did. I can’t explain what it feels like to have you entire life’s goals changed and influenced by a 1 month experience.
Being able to actually help a community and see the difference a small group of young people can make is empowering. I will never be the same again. My wants and goals completely changed, but the one thing I value most now – is being able to see the beauty in everything and everyone.
That is what has inspired me, and hopefully, I can inspired you.
It’s not about stopping and smelling the roses – it’s about rolling around in the rose petals just because you can!