Friday, February 24, 2012

What I Learned in Ecuador

by Kylie Turley of The Flybird

Kylie lives in Los Angeles, California and works as a freelance photographer and videographer. She loves to travel and document the world around her and she values the many lessons learned amongst people of diversity. While living in Ecuador doing humanitarian filmwork, she learned a few important things from the people there.

#1 Family first. Period. In the end, they're all ya got, people! Friends come and go but family is always there.

#2. Don't complain. It's so unnecessary. So often in life we get all hung up on the fact that we don't have that essential piece of clothing for our wardrobe, the newest iPhone, or some other desirable (and rightfully so, we are human after all!) product of interest. When it comes down to it, that "stuff" doesn't matter. In the grand scheme of things, it's meaningless and life narrows down to a few humble things: to be loved, to love, food, water and shelter. If you have any and/or all of these things, you are blessed.

Love
Thank you Kylie! You are wise and true and beautiful. 

Now FEST readers, do yourselves a favor and head on over to The Flybird to see more of Kylie's amazing photos and videos. Or watch the video below and realize the truth of the things Kylie has taught us today.

10 comments:

Leighana said...

I like this. Very true.

jas said...

love this, so real.

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Kylie said...

thanks for having me :)

Self-Dressed said...

So amazing post! love it!

hugs!
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Megan Hollenback said...

love this! well said, ky! you always amaze me. love ya sis!

Lisa Fly Rondo said...

love this ky, very well said and true and inspiring. i hope we all remember to cherish the things that matter most in life. LOVE YOU! glad this cute bloggy let you guest post!

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

I absolutely love this this is so cool!

Mica said...

Lovely post, and great message. We are very lucky to have all we have.


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haley said...

What a great video! You are very talented :)

Teddi said...

life affirming kernels of truth. that video shows such joy & spirit. :)