COUNTDOWN OF GRATEFULNESS: PART 1
Oct 28, 2016
Gratefulness is a practice. It's a daily mantra that gets me through even the toughest life experiences because every situation, either beautiful or painful, always has a lesson and a gift in the end when I focus my heart on gratitude.
We are grateful for our vibrant Bali team. None of this would be possible without the willing hearts and hands of these artisans. Getting to carry on these timeless traditions while creating products we value is a dream that has come to life. They have become our second family and we could not be more grateful for these beautiful, life giving, wise individuals.
M E X I C A N A
We are grateful for how this whole journey started, and that was through the design of our hand tooled Mexicana. I wanted to create a wallet that I could travel easily with but also wanted it to feel like a treasured piece of Bali. The kind of piece that people stop you to see where you discovered it. A hand tooled piece that could be recreated into many different colorways inspired by all of the colorful life giving personalities we have met.
T R A V E L
We are grateful for our way of life, which is only possible through our constant state of motion, travel. Traveling is such a spiritual experience for us. It is what keeps us inspired. It constantly humbles us, forces us out of our confining comforts, and fills us with new truths from around the globe. Not to mention unbelievable memories like witnessing the Rolling Stones in Cuba?!
A R T
We are grateful for art in all of it’s many forms. An artistic life is a beautiful one, it is our guiding force and what keeps our lives ablaze. This all consuming force has touched every part of our life. We tend to gravitate toward artistic individuals, and they seem to gravitate toward us. Art is the common golden thread that will always keep us tied together.
N A T U R E
We are grateful for all of the beauty that comes from nature. Lets face it we would be lost without the fresh smell of the ocean, salty waves, vibrant tropical flowers, lush palm trees, dense rainforests…the list is endless. Excuse us while we daydream about Cappadocia.
L A U G H T E R
We are grateful for laughter ! ! ! Laughter is a huge part of our love language. It is essential. If you're not laughing you may be doing it all wrong.
T H E A R T O F L E A R N I N G
We are grateful for healing stories. What better way to pass the time on those long flights than with a good read that really speaks to your inner truth. We are always thirsting for knowledge and in this modern age it can be healing to slow down and read some beautiful words. Mindfulness, The Art of Happiness, and Big Magic are just a few of our favorites for manifesting the creative, mindful, adventurous life that everyone deserves.
S P I R I T U A L I T Y
We are grateful for our spiritual practices. We always try to live out the expansiveness and enlightenment we experience in Bali. In how we speak, live, run our business, and raise our littles, we strive to be rooted in humbleness and gratitude. Bali has shed so much light on us and helps our spirits grow.
L I T T L E O N E S
We are grateful for our little teachers, Keenan and Indigo. They remind us everyday to be kind, generous, immensely curious, silly, and to always look at the world through rose colored glasses. Stay wild love child !
M U S I C
We are grateful for music. It cuts straight to the core. Whether it brings us back to past memories living wild and free or is a newly discovered gem, we are always down to get down. Never underestimate the power of a good playlist!
S U N S E T S
We are grateful for all of the sunsets we've experienced together around the globe. Bali, Paris, Turkey, Cuba, California...they have all been equally transformative!
W H E N S T A R S A L I G N
We are grateful for those moments where the stars align, everything falls into place, and the magic unfolds. Those instances where you relish in your surroundings and see with clarity all of the morsels of beauty that surround you. Look up, soak it in, and always shine your inner truth.
"The Sun and Stars are present in you, they are also present in me. I promise to keep the awareness alive that you are always in me, and I am always in you."