UVI CMES team members took a break during day 2 of NOAA’s USVI Marine Debris Emergency Response Planning Workshop with Marine Debris Program Director, Nancy Wallace and NOAA MDP Florida & Regional Coordinator, Charles Grisafi. PLUS MMES candidate Zola Roper starts her internship at NOAA headquarters in the Marine Debris Program next week! We couldn’t be prouder! #marinedebris#noaa#universityofthevirginislands#ocean#hbcu#usvirginislands
Five years ago, today, I wrote my first love song to the island. If you have a moment, give it a listen and join me in celebrating this beautiful place that holds so many hearts.
"I'm on St. John.
I'm in the VI.
Living, loving, growing - island style.
Got my feet in the water
And my head held high.
Gonna lift my arms to the sky
And sing 'This is my life!"
- Living. Loving. Growing.
(Link in bio)
Turns out this is a Calabash tree...someone made the cups for us from the dried outer shell...like a gourd!
In Cuba used for drinking coffee out of...😀😀...or a vessel for any drink I’m sure... ...in Columbia and other places also as musical instrument...think maracas filled with glass or beans... 🤔 seems to be we might be a able to made some handicrafts of our own...maybe dry and paint too...more research ahead!!! #calabash#stcroix#stcroixusvi#usvirginislands#flora#tree#fruittree#caribbean#gourd
4 hours ago
☕️ “Your focus on hating yesterday is killing your opportunity to love tomorrow.” Gary Vaynerchuk
😕 Dwelling ... When you find yourself giving the engagement of energy and time to thoughts about things that you don’t like about Life, Yourself, and Others ... you lose the capacity to Be Filled.
☹️ When you’re no longer available for Filling, you lose your Joy.
💥 Today is very important in how Tomorrow will play out.
♥️ What Fills Your Cup is What Spills Out ...
😤 Recently, @hope_is_about_it made a comment at the end of a childish frustrated Moment I was having ... a moment that had occurred a number of times that day, and maybe even the days before it ... I can’t remember if she said “Where is Happy Tad?” or, “I want Happy Tad.” Either way, I got the clue! I was Dwelling.
🤔 It’s very important to keep your mind set on Things that will Build You Up and not Tear You down.
♥️ It’s a choice Today in how you deal with the Yesterdays ... Try Filling Your Cup now, so you can Spill Out Joy Tomorrow!
☕️ "You have been called to joy. . . There's no need to be at war about everything. Try receiving things as a gift, try to enjoy and give a positive interpretation to whatever you might be feeling resistance to." Sister Mary David
♥️ Love Extravagantly ... Today & Tomorrow!
📸 My Cup Is Full of Bits & Pieces ... Smiling More at Dorsch Beach, Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI 🇻🇮 (Aug 2019)