A parol is an ornamental, star-shaped Christmas lantern from the Philippines. ... The design of the parol evokes the Star of Bethlehem that guided the Three Kings to the manger. It also symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and the Filipinos' hope and goodwill during the Christmas season.
I recently read some words that hit home for me: “when your sense of direction is deeply internalized, you never have to worry about becoming lost.”
They were simple, but powerful and at a time in my life where there seems to be a million different choices in front of me, they resonated more than ever. They cut through the noise and make the choices simple. I think so many of us could help ourselves our by fostering our inner compass. By spending a little bit more time getting in touch with and understanding the things that way deep inside are actually guiding us. The things that at the end of it actually matter to us. When you tap into those, decisions become easy.
Because at the end of the day, if you’ve lived a life that wasn’t really yours, did you really live your life? It’s at least worth a thought.
Ps. Huge love to @smartsweetsfounder 🍭 for sharing the words with me in the midst of a tough week. She’s a badass entrepreneur on a pretty amazing mission to change the candy industry for the (way) better. Go check out what she’s doing at @eatsmartsweets. Ps. They are delicious. Pps. #notsponsored 👌🏻 #justlove
Another image on our shot list was capturing Three Brothers with a still reflection in the icy cold water below. The sunset was DREAMY and nearly distracting enough for us to miss the light before it dipped behind El Cap. Check out more clips from our trip in my Yosemite highlight 👆🏼
Quite late to International Mountain Day, but here's something from one of my favourite places - @tourismjasper ! A normally 3 hour drive took us all day as I wanted to stop constantly to take photos - the perks of traveling with a photographer eh @paddy_n_me ? 🙄 The mountains will always be my absolute favourite #jaspernationalpark#parkscanada
One of these Bavarian super landscapes. It’s not really a light porn, but also no underworld scenery 🤔 So what do you think is the best title for it?
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Eine dieser bayerischen Überlandschaften. Es ist ja nicht wirklich ein Lichtporno, aber auch kein Unterwelt Szenario 🤔 Also fällt Euch dazu ein Titel ein?
I hope your tomorrows are wild and untamed, free from expectations and to do lists. I hope your tomorrows are filled with wonder and gratitude mixed into the perfect concoction. I hope your tomorrows are unseasonably bittersweet, the perfect mix of graciousness and hunger for more. 💫 Dame Traveler @lemonade_mind in Beijing 🇨🇳 #dametraveler#dametravelerchina ✏️ words by @roamandgolightly