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Beautiful Things the Whole World Should See

There are some beautiful things we see in daily life where we simply take a moment to appreciate the significance of it all. What we fail to realize is that there are many people all around the world who unfortunately, cannot clearly view the beauty we see. SOLO Eyewear strives to give people a chance to see the views and beautiful moments that most of us get to see every day.

 Here are a few things that we are beyond grateful to see:

1. The Sky

There is something powerful about the sky. How it can so subtly set the tone of each hour of the day.

The way the sun rises to give the day a new light, new beginnings, new opportunities. The way the white clouds appear against the bright blue sky creates such a mystery, and you wonder - what else is out there?

The way the sun sets so peacefully against the horizon with a different background every night - from cotton candy skies consisting of cool, calming colors to whimsical watercolor pastels to the classic, picturesque sunset.

The way the stars glisten in the midnight sky, empowered by the moon, and somehow you get lost in your own galaxy. You reflect on the lessons you've learned and the things you still wish to learn. You simply dream of the person you want to be in the universe and what impact you desire to make.

The sky has the power of setting your mood. It's a power not all of us recognize, but it's a power we must be enlightened by.

2. The Ocean

Living in San Diego, we may be a little biased. However, if you have been able to grace one of the five oceans of the world, I am sure you agree; and if you have not, you must admit you've dreamt of it.

The ocean allows us to feel a sense of tranquility. Serenity comes when the waves kiss the shore, and it's almost as if you can hear the water roaring towards relaxation.

For many of us that live along the coast, the ocean is our getaway. When we want to feel at peace, a visit to the ocean is always the answer. When we feel like the pressure of the world is weighing upon us, the waves are there to lift it right off of us into the depths of the sea. The ocean has a way of making us feel like everything is going to be okay. It's a reminder to trust our journey because a true sailor navigates his way without a fear in the world. 

3. Last but not least, LOVE.

Love is a beautiful feeling, and it comes in all forms.

The love for your passion in life - whether it's art, music, fashion, science, culture, athletics, etc. It's beautiful to see people pour their hearts and souls into the things they love. They have something that fuels their ambition, something that fuels a life worth living. And the fuel you witness can fuel something in you.

The love for adventure - a time to reflect. Adventure is a time to reflect on the person you were, the person you are, and the person you want to be. It allows you to be proud of how far you've come and look forward to the rest of your journey.

The love for your loved ones - your family, your friends, your significant other. Being able to see your loved ones' faces is a privilege no one should ever take for granted. The expression on your mother's face in times of endearment. The expression on you father's face when he's proud of you. The expressions your friends make when laughing ridiculously at your jokes. The expression your significant other makes when he or she realizes you're the one. Seeing the ones you love happy sparks a happiness in you.

It's not just about the physical aspect of what's visible to the eyes, but it's rather about feeling the beauty of life that's triggered by seeing the things that inspire us, the things we adore, and most importantly, the people we hold so dear to our hearts.

So take a moment, and show gratitude for the beautiful things you are able to see and thus feel.

5 Simple Ways to Save the Planet

  1. RECYCLE. REDUCE. RENEW. 
We all know the basics: recycling aluminum cans as well as plastic and glass bottles. But do you reuse your water bottles? What about your hummus tubs? Or the plastic bags you get from the grocery store because you forgot to bring your reusable bag.

 

Reuse containers that previously enclosed hummus, yogurt, etc. You can wash them out and use them as a to-go container for your lunch. Then, recycle them when desired. This is a good go-to if you’re a student, and you need the extra space your fancier to-go containers would be taking up in your schoolbag.
 
If you don’t have reusable grocery bags, you need to go out and buy yourself one. They’re typically only 1 or 2 dollars, and you can reuse them over and over. To prevent forgetting to bring them with you to the grocery store, try to store them in your car right after you unload your groceries.
 
If you forget to bring your reusable grocery bags, use the plastic bags as trash liners. No need to buy liners for your trash cans. You’ll save the planet and save your wallet.

 

  1. HANG DRY YOUR CLOTHES
Hang drying your clothes simply saves energy. You know what else it does? It saves your clothes. The heat from dryers damages the fibers in your clothing and takes away the color. Hang drying preserve your garments’ fibers, color, and fit. Save your clothes; but most importantly, save the planet!

 

  1. SAY BYE-BYE TO JUNK MAIL
We all hate excessive junk emails, and all it takes is a click of a button to unsubscribe. But what about physical junk mail? Think about all of the paper that goes to waste. You don’t need all of that paper piling up…unless you buy a car from the local dealership every week. 
Learn more on how to prevent waste through this WikiHow: How to Get Rid of Junk Mail.

 

  1. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS
Whenever you can, buy locally. Local farmers don’t need to transport their produce far thus reducing pollution and packing materials.
Attending local farmers markets is a great social experience, too! You can talk to the local farmers and ask them about the nutrients within their produce and how they cultivate them. You'll find out of the ordinary produce such as yellow watermelon and purple cauliflower that you wouldn't find at the supermarket.
 
Buying from local farmers helps them support their family. So empower your community and keep the positive vibes flowing!

 

  1. DONATE
Do not just throw away items you want to get rid of. Donate! The saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” can go so far. There are others who are less fortunate that can use those shoes you don’t wear anymore, the mattress you no longer need.
 
Help someone in need. One of the best parts of donating your stuff is that you can choose where you donate it too. You can donate your clothes and other goods to an organization you believe in. You can help a cause close to your heart. You can touch others’ hearts.

Why Adventure Makes Life Fulfilling

Here’s the thing about life: it’s full of wonder…so wander. Curiosity is one of the best qualities in a human being. It’s a quality that allows personal growth, mentally and spiritually.

Last year, I took my wanderlust to a whole new level – exploring ten countries, going on adventure after adventure. My friends and I would spontaneously book trips and seek to discover the world. We witnessed unbelievable architecture in Budapest, hiked along the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, and were inspired by the chicest streetwear in Milan.

While living in Milan, I would convince my friends to hop on the metro with me and randomly pick a number between 1 and 10 to determine which stop to get off at. Then, we would simply explore that neighborhood; and each moment of spontaneity felt fulfilling. I often solo-adventured like this while abroad, and I apply the same concept here when driving on the freeway. I’m very fortunate and grateful for the experiences I have had abroad, but adventure is always right outside your door. You just have to go out and find it.

And if I’m speaking with candor, some of the best adventures are the ones enjoyed in solitude. During the end of my experience, I took the train to Cinque Terre, Italy in which beholds five beautiful, intimate towns along the Italian coast. From hiking day and night to sleeping on the beach beneath the stars, I started to reflect how much I learned during the most five incredible months of my life to date.

A Beautiful Building in Budapest

Cliffs of Moher

Within exploring the world and exploring life, I lost and found myself all over again. I met strangers who shared their stories and was enlightened by each and every one’s lust for life. It’s crucial to not live to merely exist, but to live life full of passion and zeal. We cross paths with people for a reason, and these strangers made me love adventure that much more. You’ll discover the most stunning scenic views that will make you radiate the most gigantic smile and meet people who will touch your heart and soul. We live in a beautiful world with beautiful people, and adventures will open your eyes and mind to this idea that some may claim foreign.

 

Now get lost.