Sunny Thought #9: There is always a seed of good.

The heavy rains and floods made us realize how strong we are as a nation.
We found a seed of good.

From Og Mandino’s ‘A Better Way to Live’, Rule Sixteen..

Search for the seed of good in every adversity. Master that principle and you will own a precious shield that will guard you well through the darkest valleys you must traverse. Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the mountaintop. So will you learn things in adversity that you would never have discovered without trouble. There is always a seed of good. Find it and prosper.

Painted during last Saturday’s Watercolor Crafternoon.

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Sunny Thought #6: Rainbow Colors

The weather has been bipolar lately..
Thanks to this beautiful reminder, I see hope. 🙂

Oh.. somewhere over the rainbow..
(taken at our rooftop)

And as the song goes..
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky,
Are also on the faces of people passing by.
I see friends shaking hands, saying, ‘How do you do?’
They’re really saying, ‘ I…I love you!’

Oh.. somewhere over the rainbow..
I love you!!!!!! 🙂

Sunny Thought #5: Let the sun shine on your face.

I discovered this song while watching ‘A Little Bit of Heaven’,
one of those few movies that made me a crybaby.

SHINE – Laura Izibor

Wake up one morning you realize
Your life is one big compromise (compromise)
Stuck in the job you swore was only temporary (was only temporary)

Feel like the world is passing you by (do do do do do)
Never done all the things you would need to try
Stuck in one place, got a pain in your face from all your stressin’ out (all your stressin’ out)
Stuck in one place, got a pain in your face from all your stressin’ out (all your stressin’ out)

You ask yourself there’s got to be more than what I’m living for (what I’m living for)
You ask yourself there’s got to be more than what I’m living for (what I’m living for)
You ask yourself there’s got to be something else, something more, more, more

Well let the sun shine on your face
And don’t let your life go to waste
Now is the time, got to make up your mind
Let it shine on you, let it shine on you

Feel like there’s nothing nowhere to go
You try and fight but you can’t let go
All the pain, got so much to gain
Now is the time

You ask yourself there’s got to be something else, something more, more, more

Let the sun shine on your face
And don’t let your life go to waste
Now is the time, got to make up your mind
Let it shine on you, let it shine on you

You ask yourself there’s got to be more than what I’m living for (what I’m living for)
You ask yourself there’s got to be something else, something more, more, more

Well let the sun shine on your face
And don’t let your life go to waste
Now is the time, got to make up your mind
Let it shine on you, let it shine on you

(Source: http://www.lyrics007.com)

Happy July 1st! 🙂

Sunny Thought #3: Holstee Manifesto

“If you are looking for the love of your life, STOP;
they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.”

This is your life • Do what you love, and do it often • If you don’t like something, change it • If you don’t like your job, quit • If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV • If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love • Stop over analyzing, life is simple • All emotions are beautiful • When you eat, appreciate every last bite • Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences • Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them • Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself • Some opportunities only come once; seize them • Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating • Life is short • Live your dream, and wear your passion •

Sunny Thought #2: God knows we’re worth it.

This has been my put-to-sleep-song for the past few days.
I think the song is not only about relationships or love.
It can also be related to our dreams..
that we should never give up on them no matter how many times we get hurt.

I WON’T GIVE UP – Jason Mraz

When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space
To do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not
And who I am

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up
Still looking up.

I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)
God knows I’m tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)
God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

(Source: azlyrics.com)

Sunny Thought #1: Embracing Uncertainty

I am out of my comfort zone and officially unemployed.
I quit my job two weeks ago without a clear plan of what to do next and where to go.
I have all the time to travel but I can’t afford because I’m broke.
But guess what?..

I AM HAPPY.

Well, that’s probably hard to believe but I really am.

I am happy because.. I now have more than enough time to sleep, to play with my niece and nephews, to cope with the latest movies, to update apps of my favorite gadgets and lastly, I am happy because my family supports me and understands whatever I am going through.

I’m living a bummer’s life but I’m still thankful to the Divine for letting me enjoy this phase of uncertainty.

Allow me to share with you where I drew inspiration from..