I may have defects, live anxiously and sometimes become irritated, but I never forget that my life is the biggest company of the world, and that I can avoid that it goes bankrupt.
To be happy is to recognize that life, is worth living, even with all its challenges, misunderstandings, and its periods of crisis.
To be happy, is to stop being the victim of problems and being the author of your own story. To cross deserts outside of yourself, and to find the oasis inside your soul.
To thank God for each morning for the miracle of life. To be happy, is not to be afraid of your own emotions. It is knowing how to speak about yourself. To have the courage to listen to a "no". To have the strength to receive a criticism, even when unjust.
Stones in the road?
I save every single one, one day I´ll build a castle.
- translation by Isabel Gallagher
original portuguese and my translation also on my about page.
Portugal's Air Fleet - TAP (local joke: Take Another Plane... )
These bloody pigs are a delicacy in Portugal, they are quite small little pigs. They make this gorgeous smoked leg of pig in Portugal with them. Ask Z'e about it! We don't have this particular breed in the Azores,(as far as I know) ours tend to be the pink and sometimes the pink and black variety and they are huge.
Anyways, this particular group somehow got away and decided to cross the freeway.
We were lucky to be able to stop as there was little traffic that day.
still uploading more.
My BFF's son turns 4! The Football Championship... That's Pico island you see in the background... on a clearer day you can also see Sao Jorge. The birthday boy picks flowers. And today is a holiday in Portugal. The Immaculate Conception.