Happiness…this way!

It was Sunday morning, I did the usual thing when I woke up, checked Facebook. I scrolled down my newsfeed very quickly and the only thing that got my attention was one status; How to find happiness? It made me think about my personal happiness and inspired me to write this post.

Sometimes we lose motivation, get bored of our lives or what we do, make bad decisions that take us to a dark road, or we simply we face difficulties that consequently change our outlook on life. When we are in that state of mind it is easy to forget what being happy feels like, but the turning point is when we realise how short the days are, how quickly time is passing us by and here we are, spending our existence being miserable.

It is simpler than we think to switch that button on our brain to feel hopeful again, we just have to take baby steps and think of all the small things that make us smile.

How to find happiness? Well, I wish I had the right answer, but to me you find it when you decide to open your mind and appreciate everything around you, people; friends and family, and living; enjoying every day. When you wake up early enough to see the sunrise and all the amazing pinks and yellows in the sky, or when you read a book that totally changes your perspective on life, wearing your favourite outfit, listing to a beautiful piece of music, being in a room full of your loved ones, or even writing in your blog that has been forgotten for several months.

We live in an extraordinary universe, but we sadly spend too long with our eyes shut.

I take pictures of anything I find beautiful and inspiring, of what I love and appreciate about my every day life, and when I feel down I have these images to remind me how lucky I am for having such beauty around me.

This is how I find happiness!

A Beautiful Sunset, Lisbon

Reds and yellows in the sky

Sunflowers in Columbia Flower Market

Columbia Flower Market

My Sunday Morning

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A powerful message, a man standing in the middle of the street giving away his art.

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Berlin

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Wearing quirky sunglasses

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A cafe in France

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My Friends

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Sophie’s magical house in France

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Randomness

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Arty Shows

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The Sky

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Winter

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Montmartre, Paris

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Happy Notes, “The Paul Smith’s Exhibition” in London

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Surreal Places

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A candy sky in the early hours

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Yoga by the Sea

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Mexico City

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Being Playful

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Beautiful Architecture

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Dressing Up

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A Full Moon

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Live Music

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Interactive Art

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The Colour Pink

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A walk at night along the Southbank

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My Nephew

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London

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Mexico Lindo y Querido

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It has been another great trip to Mexico City to visit my family, and while I was there for a short I simply had to wander around the City with my camera to try to capture some of its magic.

My opinion about Mexico City is not of a native Mexican girl who simply adores her country and ignores all its political issues, high level of crime and corruption, of course it has that, but also an immense beauty that can’t be explained or described, you have to be there to understand its charm.

I left for Europe a long time ago, but every time I visit it awakes a part of me that I sometimes think it has died, my Mexican roots will always be there but the love and appreciation for my culture  seem to fade away at times, until I go back and I’m reminded of how lucky I am for having grown up in such an interesting place, of  rich culture and history, full of mystical places and mysterious Aztec legends of their gods.

Mexico is tradition,  food, religion, tequila y mescal, friendly people, colour, humor and  music, this country has  a piece of my heart and I think that if you ever visit it you might leave  a piece of yours behind.

La Santa Muerte on the streets of the city centre

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Mexican crafts at the Ciudadela

Mercado de la Ciudadela

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“La Casa Azul” Frida Kahlo’s beautiful house in which she grew up and later on lived with Diego Rivera, it is located in Coyoacan, it’s now  a museum and at the moment is exhibiting some of the most iconic outfits and jewellery worn by the artist.

La Casa Azul

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La Condesa, this area is popular for its quirky bars, mezcalerias and cool shops.

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This bar has an amazing selection of Mexican beer only

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Coyoacan

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Food at La Coyoacana

Road Trip to the Marquesa

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The most delicious Pina Colada I have ever had served in a beautifully decorated pineapple

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Wandering in one of many food markets in the city

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Cactus/Nopales

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Chiles

Fruit at the market

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Chile Heaven

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Mexicans are carnivores

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