TRADES is an independent brand based out of Honolulu that strives to create quality apparel and goods designed in Hawaii, produced in limited quantities. TRADES draws inspiration from local Hawaii culture and lifestyle. Founded by Jake Ho. Established in 2013.
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I used to care too much about being thin, having perfect skin, being tan, wanting to be taller, prettier, to have a perfect set of teeth, etc... And I never fully embraced my curves, my imperfections and my womanhood. But now, as I grow older, as my hair grays, my skin wrinkles and my curves fill out, I actually feel more beautiful than when I was younger. I’m not saying I wake up and love my appearance in the mirror every single morning, but I see my growth and I love it. There are days when I do see my outer beauty more as well. But I’m realizing that the outer doesn’t matter to me as much anymore. I’m letting go and growing up. I am seeing the truth in my heart, the potential in my mind, the infinite possibilities in my spirit. I am listening more. I am seeing more clearly. I am learning to be more gentle and have more grace with myself and others. I’m learning to trust despite my past. I’m learning to surf the waves of life and to stop trying to control everything. Honestly, I have to remind myself and be reminded by others constantly. It’s been a very difficult challenge for me to find my beauty from within. Some days are easier. Some are not easy at all. Today is one of those days. So here’s a little reminder for myself and for all of us:
Stop comparing yourself to others.
Embrace your quirks and your perfect imperfections. Go outside. Put your phone down. Breathe. Pray. Meditate. Stretch. Dance. Sing! Be gentle on yourself and those around you. Be bold in your pursuit to evolve. Everyone is going through it. Love fiercely. Go forth. Give more. Be generous. Be kind. God is with us. Heaven is within us. You are unique. We are all blooming. We are all beautiful! And we are on this journey together. I love you.
Abre los ojos.
Abre tu corazón.
Libera tu mente.
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