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Monday, August 22, 2016

Milk & Honey Thoughts

August 22, 2016

Hello lovelies!

“i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit 
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that” 
― Rupi Kaur

One of my favorite quotes from the novel by Rupi Kaur is listed above. My recommendation for this novel is a 10/10. I am one-hundred percent in love with this writing style, the passion written in her words and the story of her journey into healing.Over the course of the past few months, this novel has gone viral. I am obsessed, my own copy of this book is being worn down by the folding and creasing made by own hand. I am re-reading this novel and really immersing myself into the book. I found her words profound and I am certain this is because she is so honest, so raw and so unbelievably apologetically herself.

If you haven't read this novel, then I suggest you go get your own copy. I think it's so important every person reads this book, regardless of gender. It makes you think, it teaches you about self love, acceptance, compassion, loss, and femininity (to name a few). This books makes me believe in myself, it makes me want to choose intelligence, love, acceptance, honesty, being raw over caring about the superficial standards of society's portrait of woman. It opened my mind into the dark depths of certain destructive relationships and the inner turmoil everyone goes through when a relationship consumes you. I don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't read it yet but it's a beautiful piece. Milk and Honey is filled with poems describing in detail the journey that Kaur went through titled in each section. She touches on each moment and takes you through those turmoil of emotions. It's dark yet filled with depth and love intertwined.

On the other hand, many people are conflicted over whether her words is "poetry" or profound. Personally, I resonated so much with her writing because I've never read anything like it. No author over the course of my life has touched on such insecurities, anger, pain, and heartbreak so vividly. Despite our own unique stories, I believe we've all dealt with our pain, our own heartbreak and insecurities to the point it's brought us to tears. Not everyone is gifted with writing and being so expressive. It was a breathe of fresh air to read her words.

Again, I want to reiterate to please pick up this book online or at your nearest bookstore and decide for yourself. I highly recommend reading this novel at least once in your life. Your reaction may not be the same as mine or anyone else's but reading her words is so important.

Comment below your own review, I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Juggling & Life Update

August 20, 2016

Hello lovelies! 

It's been a few months since I've been posting regularly on this blog and I want to change that! I know it's been a while and I know I haven't been doing a good job on consistency but I am back. It's been a little crazy with life these last few months and sometimes life gets in the way of the goals you want to accomplish. In case you're new to my blog: I'm Gracia! The founder and creator of Hello, Happiness is a Choice. I am a daughter, sister, student, friend and blogger. I am just another 19 year old trying to juggle all the balls life throws at me. It may be hard but balance is key. I am working on managing my time more wisely and really being organized with all my different schedules. 

This is just a quick post stating that I am back and I am working on a couple new posts and content for you guys. Let me know if you want any specific updates or posts! I love hearing from you. 

Lot's of love! 


Friday, May 27, 2016

Sale of the Week: Forever 21

May 27, 2016

Quote of the day:

"Just remember that ultimately, dressing is always about attitude, feeling comfortable and confidence."
-Kate Moss

Hello lovelies!

Happy Friday! Hope you've been having a good week. I am excited and happy the weekend is here finally! Especially with posting this week sale of the week! Forever 21 is one of my favorite stores in the entire world. I love when I come home from a long week and find a shipment box waiting for me. It's like someone got you gift one week and it was exactly what you wanted. If you've been too busy to even think about sales or deals. That's what I'm here for! Let me give you the scoop:

Forever 21 is having one of their biggest sales of the year(so far)! Their summer sale is up to 75% off on everything! This include woman, men and even plus size pieces! It's very rare for them to have such an amazing sale for everyone. Not to mention, they also added 100 new pieces in addition to the sale time items. Their sale did start last Sunday so you have to hurry, it's a very limited time!

However, the most important thing to know about this sale is it's online ONLY. This amazing sale means you have to do some online shopping but you don't need to worry about shipping cost. Forever 21 has gifted us with another great feature: free shipping over $30 and over $50! It's so cheap, you can get so many items and you don't need to worry about shipping costs.

I am over the moon about this sale and have been adding items to my cart all week! It's so easy to love all their options especially their dresses. I would be sure to grab some cute dresses, shorts and crop tops for this upcoming summer. Their casual wear is the perfect to-go outfit for this summer and for any occasion.

Don't miss out on this huge sale, go click their link and find your own perfect summer outfits

Don't forget:

  • 75% off everything in the store! 
  • Online ONLY 
  • Sale includes woman, man, plus size, accessories & more! 
  • Free Shipping over $30
  • Free Shipping over $50 

 What's your favorite type of outfit to wear during the summer?

Comment below! I'd love to read them!!