October 23, 2020

A Punch In the Stomach

{The Vulture and the Little Girl. Original title: Struggling Girl, 1993 by South African photojournalist Kevin Carter.}

The vulture is waiting for the little girl to die and to eat her. When I first saw this historical photograph, it was like somebody punching me in the stomach.

Read the full heartbreaking story here .

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, stay safe! xx

October 09, 2020

I'm In the Mood for Autumn

So excited that fall is here.In fact, I'm just excited about everything autumn! Now that I'm not going out much due to the pandemic, cozy blankets, hot chocolate, cracking flames are the making of a perfect relaxing evening. I'm so looking forward to Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.

Please make the most of the Fall season!

Have a beautiful weekend! xx

September 25, 2020

I Just Want to Be Happy

Happy Friday y'all! Almost everyone wants to be happy. The truth is, bliss isn't a permanent state my friends. 
But what is happiness, really? 

Happiness is subjective. For me, bliss is feeling content with what I have and where I am at. And I still find joy in the little things in life.  

Lao Tzu Philosophies for Life. I found this video very inspiring on "How to be Happy" and thought I'd share it with you.


Hope you have a great weekend! xx

September 18, 2020

Goals + Have a Lovely Weekend

When it comes to personal goal setting, I do tend to write them down. I start by writing every single goal I want to achieve on my Goals List (I love lists!).

However, writing down your goals by itself won't help accomplish them; you need to focus on your goals and have to put efforts by your own.
But I feel that writing your goals does help achieve them as it helps as a visual, a mental picture and as a result, it's more likely to sink in and be remembered.

Goal-setting helps give us a sense of motivation in life. It often gives us something to focus on. Goals help keep things in perspective.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

(Photo via Pixabay.)

September 04, 2020

Pathetic Fallacy

betty manousos blue sky bubbles

betty manousos beach and pink laurel flowers
Pathetic Fallacy is giving human feelings to something non-human. It's a form of personification. 
For example, the weather can be used to reflect a person's mood.

I woke up to yet another sunny day and it is as hot as dutch love.  
Sunny is certainly how I am feeling these days. I am also grateful for the rain for staying away as I am just not in the mood for that (yet).
In the meantime, I'm enjoying the cool ocean breeze 'touching' my cheeks.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend! xx

August 14, 2020

Time Is a Monster

I stayed up late last night thinking about the future; mostly about time. I got so caught up with my thoughts that I could not sleep.
What does the future hold in store for all humanity? What will my future life be like?

Time is a monster. Time devours us all. It devours everything, our precious relationships, the stuff we have, our possessions. Most importantly, time devours our years away.

Oh well, it's very easy to get swept up in our thoughts...

Hope you have a great weekend! xx

August 07, 2020

Wedding in the midst of the Pandemic

A wedding during the pandemic. Coronavirus can't keep couples from having weddings during the pandemic. Here are some great tips on how to get started for couples planning their weddings.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend! xx