Your destiny is full of surprises
Without victory, there is no survival. Winston Churchill
There is no better excuse for a clean face than drinking water. Water water, water. I admit people make jokes about how much water I can consume on a daily basis, but Im always thirsty. Anyway, honey also works wonders for moisturizing the skin. I usually use an organic orange blossom honey as part of my facial , but any good, pure honey will do. Honey is a natural antibacterial and antioxidant for the skin, leaving you fresh faced, soft, and cleansed! OH, save the bees and BUY LOCAL HONEY.
Letting the suns warmth bleed into my skin while i lay there squinting my eyes as the juice from a passionfruit drips onto my elbows from my hands… life doesn’t get much sweeter ( i can’t stop laughing after I read that sentence). but truly, I could wake up every morning and go to a market, buy bags of fruit and pack a cooler of wine and Medalla, and head down to the beach, especially if I have great company. Which thankfully, I did. I am a blessed girl to say that I would have had a blast with any of my friends, but Joe just knows how to let me be my weird self, and through those moments, I turn around and find someone even stranger… him. So, that tends to make moments even more full of treasures. I think some of my favorite moments in Puerto Rico were probably spent drooling in the car from laughter because I couldn’t get release my joy fast enough; or maybe the nights of dancing to bongo drums and the days spent exploring empty beaches, scraping myself up on coral reefs and stopping at food stands on the side of a beach road, only to eat some of the best food my tongue has tasted.
Do you ever get the chance to live in a day just knowing that one specific moment will be one to last in your mind forever? I felt like this entire trip was a long scrap book of those memories. Full of unforgettable visions, tastes, and emotions. Standing under a waterfall in the rainforest or laying on a hammock after a tropical storm. The wind, the rain and the showers after a sunburn; they were full of great happiness and that type of enthrallment you become filled with when you race someone to the waters edge and jump in, but fall face first instead because you couldn’t help but run too fast for your own good.
Life is grand. And yes, in this life we all struggle with heartbreak and belittling moments where we feel we fall short of what we are meant to become. But I believe, that in those moments, we let the bad lead and the goodness falls behind. We shouldn’t do that, and instead, we should go out and enjoy every inch of what we’ve been given. I mean, lets face it… we all have bad days and good days, but which ones make you feel the most? All in all, I completely believe that the good feelings trump the bad and that is what we crave, to feel good and to share goodness. But to do that, we must learn to enjoy both sides, and see the good through the bad, and then, we can trust that no matter what comes, we can move on and end with a life full of amazing memories in our scrapbook and helping fill others. Take it or leave it, but go and do something that you can stick in there, and enjoy it. Enjoy it for those who don’t know how to, or cannot. Go and feel. Thanks Puerto Rico for an amazing holiday. xo