Posted on April 16 2020
In times like these, we all need a little positive inspiration. We asked our Mizu Ambassadors from all over the world to share their perspective with us to shine light on the good.
Share your positive thoughts from home with us on social by tagging us @mizulife #promotingpositivity.
Mizu Ambassador & Snowboarder
Location: Sandy, Utah
It is a strange time, that’s fo' sho. However, I have had so many grateful feelings the past month. I've had more engaged time with my family, and them with me - their normal daily distractions aren’t firing at them on the steady. When I’m out in the woods, alone walking, or scoot’n around on my bike, it’s peaceful, even more quiet and Mother Earth seems relieved and pleased with the break from her daily trampling. Strange time - no doubt - What an opportunity to see things from a entirely never experienced, extremely unique and once in a lifetime perspective. I want to come out strong and more experienced, with more clarity and honest feeling for my reality, I don’t see another way. - Jeremy Jones
Mizu Ambassador, Surfer, Sailor, Writer and Environmentalist
Location: Huahine, French Polynesia
Within any adversity, lies opportunity. This is a rare hiatus from our demanding routines, providing a moment to think about where we are in our lives, and where we are going. More time to be present--with ourselves and our loved ones. Time to reflect. Time to dream. Time to remember what's truly important. I love that it's reminding us all to be resourceful and do more with less, too. And I can feel Mama Earth taking a big deep breath, and that makes me smile! - Liz Clark
Mizu Ambassador & Artist
Location: Oceanside, California
Mizu Founder, Mizu Ambassador & Former Pro Snowboarder
Location: Cardiff, California
These last few weeks our family has realized how little we really need to be happy and healthy. We value our bikes, our yard, our kitchen and each other. The simple life is a good life! - Jussi Oksanen
Mizu Ambassador, Snowboarder, Surfer, and Architect
Location: Mayrhofen, Austria
Nature never hurries, it took a global pandemic to force me to slow down, catch up on sleep and enjoy a simple walk through the forest. - Maria Kuzma
Mizu Ambassador & Pro Wakeboarder
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
These are very strange times that the entire world is living through. We are a family who spend the majority of our time outside whether it’s in the woods, by a lake or at the coast. I’ve kept my family at home to try and keep them safe. We’ve adapted quickly to life staying home; homeschooling our children, speaking to friends and family more often, wine nights online and daily home workouts. I'm grateful that we enjoy doing activities as a family now more than ever. I'm grateful we have a garden when some of my friends live in apartments with no outdoor space, and some with children. I'm grateful that we have supermen and women keeping the country afloat whether it be in the NHS or stocking shelves. I'm grateful for the weather we've been having which hopefully lifts people’s spirits... - Lex Balladon
Mizu Ambassador & Pro SUPer
Location: Sylt, Germany
After this time, freedom will have a new meaning - it will still be even more special! Stay strong, stay positive, keep up that routine of exercising, talk to you loved ones, help others, drink enough water, eat clean food, learn something new every day! Never forget - we are in the same boat, we have to keep paddling together to move it forward. - Sonni Hoenscheid
Mizu Ambassador, Skier & Photographer
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
In times like this we get faced with ourselves. We get time to think about things we wouldn't normally pay attention to in our busy daily lives. We think about others, we’re confronted with the dead, we realize how many people reach their limits for helping others.
We get the chance to do creative homemade projects or we get the chance to work on new challenges and do good for our bodies. In that kind of self-discovery I really realize how important my surroundings are. - Clara Johanna
Mizu Ambassador, Stunt Woman, Model, Journalist, and Environmental Advocate
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
There has never been a more appropriate time to reset and appreciate who you are and make the changes you need to adapt into a more whole and tuned-in self. We’re not often presented with a forced opportunity to make self improvements but we’re all here now. Go within and learn that you had more than you needed of some things, and didn’t give yourself enough time or mental space to do other things. Love your family, love gardening, love cooking, love card games, love cleaning the windows, love cheesy home workout videos, love binging Tiger King and realising you’ve always actually been okay, love your body, your skin, your blood and your brain more than ever. Just remember... this is the first time in history we can save lives by staying at home and watching shit tv and learning how to actually knit. Let’s not screw this up. - Gemita Samarra
Mizu Ambassador & Splitboarder
Location: Kramsach, Austria
Societies are in a slow movement these days. Use the advantage to absorb the beauty of our surrounding world to receive far more than you expected. - Dennis Marx
Katie Jo Meyers
Mizu Ambassador & Climber
Location: Los Angeles, California
I never really noticed the flowers before, the vast rainbow of kinds and colors growing all over my neighborhood. And I never really heard the birds, their morning songs always lost to the rush of getting ready for work. But I hear them now. And I see the flowers. I watch the sun set from my roof, dipping below the peaks of distant mountains usually lost in the smog. But the air is clearer these days, the sky more vibrant, and though I can't visit those mountains, I've found that I appreciate seeing them all the more. And as the earth has been given this moment to breath and heal, I’ve realized that so have many of us. Away from the hustle, we have this moment to pause and rediscover parts of ourselves that are normally lost to everyday life; to meditate, reconnect with family and friends, accomplish personal projects, try new things, or simply be present and see the beauty right in front of us. Normal life has been interrupted, and though it can be difficult and scary, I think it's also an opportunity to be reminded of who we are, all that we have, and on what an amazing and beautiful planet we live. - Katie Jo Meyers
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