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New York, United States
Lia is a passionate Flight Attendant, traveler, photographer. She is a simple woman who appreciates and finds joy in simple things. She lives her best life with grace, gratitude, happiness and strength. When she's not flying, Lia spends some time on volunteer work. She also writes for CNN iReport.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Inner Peace

Seward Anchorage, Alaska

      "If you are not spending all your waking life in discontent, worry, anxiety, depression, despair, or consumed by other negative states; if you are able to enjoy simple things like listening to the sound of the rain or the wind; if you can see the beauty of clouds moving across the sky or be alone at times without feeling lonely or needing the mental stimulus of entertainment; if you find yourself treating a complete stranger with heartfelt kindness without wanting anything from him or her . . . it means that a space has opened up, no matter how briefly, in the otherwise incessant stream of thinking that is the human mind. When this happens, there is a sense of well-being, of alive peace, even though it may be subtle."  
                                                                    - - excerpt from "A New Earth" book by Eckhart Tolle
Seward Anchorage, Alaska

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Grace in our Hearts

Rapid City, South Dakota

"God's grace in the heart brings out good deeds in the life."
                                                                     -Our Daily Bread 

Rapid City, South Dakota





Tuesday, June 23, 2015


 Every day is about creating memories to last a  lifetime.

International Rose Gardens, Oregon

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Harvard University

"Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.   
That's the mark of a great attitude  . . .You don't lose - You learn.
                                                                                      - excerpt from John Maxwell's "The Difference Maker"

Duke University

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Meaning of Life

Washington, DC


"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."            

                                                                                        - Nelson Henderson                                                  


Skaneateles, New York

Sunday, March 22, 2015


 Wisdom is a key to travel light in this world

                         -- Lia 


 I just bought a new 6-wheel luggage to give me ease carrying my heavy luggage. 

Interestingly, the brand of my new luggage is “Wisdom.”


 We find wisdom in many ways, in many places and in many things.  

I simply do.

Photos are taken in Sagada, Philippines. 
Looking forward to spring!