This article is from Chiara Fucarino. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to address those with clinical depression or other mental illnesses.
There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. Rather, it comes from within.
I just wanted to pause for a minute and appreciate bananas. They are one of the most delicious foods that are convenient, comforting, AND cheap. $.19 each? Can’t get much better. Bananas go with peanut butter, chocolate, yogurt, in bread, in ice cream, in pudding, you can make chips out of them…the list goes on.
One of my ultimate comfort foods is a peanut butter banana sandwich on toast with honey. If you have not tried this, you don’t know what you are missing.
In Hawaii they have these things called apple bananas, which are supposedly crosses between apples and bananas (go figure). They taste like tangier bananas -really good!
Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama…such a beautiful, happy, free place to be.
Amazing music, joyful people, and the ocean are all you need for a perfect weekend escape.
Can’t wait till next year.
I need the sea because it teaches me,
I don’t know if I learn music or awareness,
if it’s a single wave or its vast existence,
or only its harsh voice or its shining
suggestion of fishes and ships.
The fact is that until I fall asleep,
in some magnetic way I move in
the university of the waves.
It’s not simply the shells crunched
as if some shivering planet
were giving signs of its gradual death;
no, I reconstruct the day out of a fragment,
the stalactite from a sliver of salt,
and the great god out of a spoonful.
What it taught me before, I keep. It’s air
ceaseless wind, water and sand.
My style icon. She effortlessly mixes classic, chic, boho, and quirky-unique. I truly admire how passionately and completely she pursues her love of fashion. You go, Ashley Olsen.
As depressing as it is that the month of May has thus far brought only chilliness and rain to Atlanta, one of the greatest pleasures in the world is snuggling up with a good book and blanket while you listen to the rain drizzle outside.
I have read several amazing books in the past month or so, due largely to all the excellent reviews available though the Amazon Kindle site.
Some of my current favorites are:
- The Art of Racing in the Rain - If you are a dog-love, or just enjoy beautifully written and touching stories, this is for you.
- Fault in Our Stars - You will not be able to put down this witty novel. You will also probably cry.
- Silver Linings Playbook – Excellent, fast read…I had to read the book before I saw the movie, and I’m so glad I did.
I’m about to start on The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (somehow I missed it in high school).