Boracay sunset taken just before the pandemic, December 2019
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi
“Someday you will find the one who will watch every sunrise with you until the sunset of your life.” – Unknown
“Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.” ~ Anon
When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos,
introduce yourself to each color of the sunset.
Mangroves have the ability to grow where no other tree can, thereby making significant contributions that benefit the coastal ecology.
“May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.” Stop the War.
“Keep the faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up hope. ” ~ unknown
“Above all challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.” – Cecile Springer
“That’s why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it…’Cause we consider these minutes golden” ~ Eminem
“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow’” – Mary Anne Radmacher
“There is a place of perfect peace in each one of us that nothing can harm or disturb. It is waiting for you in this very moment.” ~ Christopher Foster, The Happy Seeker
“Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived.” -Mollie Marti
“There are no more committed people on the planet than surfers. We fall down a lot. We turn around, paddle back out, and do it over and over again. Unlike anything else in life, the stoke of surfing is so high that the failures quickly fade from memory.” ~ Gary Sirota
“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.” — Toni Morrison
“Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.” ~Alfred Billings Street
“In order to give meaning to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what he frames. This attitude requires concentration, a discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson, painter and father of modern photojournalism
“When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.” ~ Sam Ewing Camiguin Island at sunset © Jojie Alcantara
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” ~ Oprah Winfrey For a few of my friends who are afraid to take the risk, failure sets them back because they fear ridicule and falling down on their feet. For me, failure is not a setback, it’s a constant reminder to do better when another opportunity arises. It keeps me grounded. I love to tell my stories of failure in workshops to those who think I sailed smoothly in my field of work… and in my life, for that matter. Embrace your mistakes. But don’t repeat them. Once you acknowledge them, pick up the pieces, and move on. Camiguin Island is a magical spot in the Philippine archipelago. Here, while waiting for a glorious sunset, I tumbled and lost my footing several times while balancing my way to these kids who were playing on the …
“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” ~ Bruce Lee Sunset in Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia © Jojie Alcantara I could never get over the sunset in Langkawi. This particular area is the 5-star Tanjung Rhu Resort, located at the northernmost tip of Langkawi Island. Spread over 1,100 acres of sprawling rainforest, healthy mangroves, and rolling limestone, this breathtaking private 2.5 km beach may well be unmatched anywhere else in the island. I stayed in another beautiful resort, but we had a beautiful dinner overlooking the beach here, where I had an opportunity to witness a gorgeous sunset at that moment.
“We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.” ~ E. Merrill Root