My heart smiled and shed a tear when our dear fellow blogger Sophie from Den of Dreams surprised me with her Love Letter on my first month of blogging. Ahh such Sweet Love! ❤️
I know, I have met you just a few days ago but already you have won a big place in my heart. I don’t know of enough words to describe the lovely and cheerful personality you have. You certainly are really sweet and lovely and amazing! I am really happy that I had found your lovely, warm place. You are a warrior, and a protector indeed.
A warm ray of happiness,
Always smiling, full of cheers
Always accepting, always helping,
Spreading light everywhere,
Dear Yeka, you know the beauty
And the real shape of love,
You the silver lining,
Of every grey cloud, looming above,
And that’s what makes you so pretty.
You are brave, always sweet,
You know how to take defeat
With a smile. You are brave,
For you fight for the right.
I admire you a lot,
And with you, it’s all about love.
I thank my lucky stars, that our paths have crossed.
CARDS: A special series that features Love Letters and sweetest expressions of love
Fellow blogger Yeka, from IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE blog, wrote a fun post today about perspective. It reminded me, in a fun way, that we have the power of perspective in choosing how to approach each new day. I’m going to join Yeka and the bees, and pop my happy pill today. And like Yeka, I acknowledge that there will be challenges certainly. And still, how our day progresses is hugely dependent upon how we choose to look at our day. What filters, meaning, beliefs, and responses do we choose and ascribe to simple events. A good example is when it rains. Many people instantly decide it’s a bad day simply because of the weather. When you have a challenge, see if you can find some good in it, or the faith that good…
I’ve been sweetly touched with your messages of love and inspiration! Thank you so much from my happy, happy heart! 💕💕💕
A few fellow bloggers shared that while they were relishing my abundance in featuring amazing Guest Posts, they did miss my sunshine posts awww….. ☀️☀️☀️ Well, that made me smile and yet, I also wanted them to appreciate what fuels my passion for blogging.
If it isn’t quite obvious yet (hahaha! 😂😂😂), I am most passionate about LOVE and I believe that over and beyond sharing my views, my stories, my thoughts, my artistic expressions, I truly want to demonstrate and live out LOVE in our WP community. Thus, my all-out efforts at giving our fellow bloggers the opportunity to Guest Post. I want to help more and more in our community gain greater readership and support for their awesome messages. Boy, we do a have a plethora of them! 👏👏👏 And in a broader scope, I aim to foster our loving community spirit in WP. 😀😄😄
So, I hope you’re all ready for endless rainbows of special Guest Posts! 🌈🌈🌈
Oh, but I do promise to continuously share my happy sunshine too! ☀️☀️☀️
Together, we can all make our world truly BEAUTIFUL! 🌷🌷🌷
I read the blog whose link I posted above – and it brought sunshine to me on this gloomy, gray Friday morning. I hope it brightens your day, too. It is so true… we can’t rely on outward circumstances to bring us our joy. The door opens inward!
When things look cloudy and gray
Just turn your focus away
From the things that are dark and gloomy
Let joy spring from your heart today.
Life IS an amazing journey
It DOES all begin and end with LOVE
So open the door to your heart’s love
And let JOY bring you strength from above.
You may be facing some darkness
Your skies may be cloudy and gray
But they don’t have to dampen your spirits
Let the Son shine in to brighten your day.
Hi friends, here’s to more celebrations! My friend, Big Brother Matthew of jesusluvsall nominated me for this award.
Inspiration is his middle name. He loves to lift others and encourage them in their faith walk as he passionately shares his faith in God. He is so genuine. It refreshes one’s soul.
When you want a happy faith booster, visit his amazingly inspiring blog jesusluvsall and be immensely blessed!
As always, sending love and light to our entire WP Community! Cheers, everyone!
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules ☀️🌻
Thank the person who nominated you and provide
a link back to him/her.
Answer the 11 questions provided by the
blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new
Notify the nominees by commenting on one of
their blog posts.
List the rules and display the Sunshine
Blogger Award logo on your post.
Matthew’s Questions ☀️🌻
1. If I was invited to dinner at your home, what food would you cook? by the way I have to eat gluten free 🙂
news! I’m into gluten-free food too! With you as my special guest, your wish is
my command. So I’ll order from any restaurant of your choice. (I don’t cook,
What is your favorite place to unwind?
I love my rich inner world. It takes me to so many amazing places all the time.
What is your favorite animal and why?
I love the eagle. It’s got amazing vision, strength, discipline, and perseverance. But above all, it’s fearless.
Where would you like to go on your next vacation?
love to return to Europe with my hubby.
Read a book or watch a movie?
Oh, I so
love movie dates! It allows for greater romance and sharing of the viewing
If you could, would you like to travel in space?
Hmmm …. I never aspired to be an astronaut. I love admiring God’s awesome creation, and that definitely includes the universe, from a personally comfortable vantage point. Feet planted comfortably here on earth, haha!
Beach or mountains and why?
Beach! I love the sound of the waves crashing to the shore. I love watching the sun kiss the horizon before it dozes off to sleep. And I don’t mind doing that with a wide-brimmed hat and a margarita, haha!
What is your favorite music?
down …. worship music! Totally my music. I love both the reflective melodies
and lyrics …. and the upbeat rhythms and victorious messages.
What is your favorite snack?
pastries in general. Although, I attempt to reach out for more healthy choices.
Sliced apples, carrots, cucumbers would be my preference when I’m in my
How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
I love to celebrate my special day with my family …. I’m not one for extravagant parties and fanfare. The more an occasion is closer to my heart, the more I love for it to be intimate.
If Jesus knocked on your door to visit, what would you think?
Oh I would be most blessed. Beyond words. Candidly, I’m not sure if I would fall to my knees in reverent worship or embrace Him like a little girl. Not sure if I would verbalize all my praise and hallelujahs or if I would even be awestruck and speechless. One thing’s for sure, though. I would never want Him to leave.
“Eeew spider veins?!? You’ve got spider veins?!? Yuck!!!” Woah! It took my ears a few minutes to recover after hearing that “observation” or insult hurled at me. I have to admit, it took my heart a week. Okay, staying real, two weeks. Haha!
juvenile on my part to need a long recovery period, huh? Well, it took much longer for my heart to get
over it when I remembered who actually blurted out that “spider vein feedback”.
Or, should I say unsolicited advice?
happened one light, breezy, sunshiny day. The weather was as gorgeous as it could get. So, I wore
a lovely summer dress to celebrate the sunshine. I was definitely “dressed for the
occasion”, so to speak. Light. Breezy.
Sunshiny. That’s how I felt deep within. No cares in the world. Just bliss. Ahhh.
Then, out to nowhere, “you know who”….. (Oh sorry, you DON’T know who …. Well, I’d rather keep it a mystery, if that’s okay with you. It’s a delicate matter of sensitivities. I’d prefer to zero in on some life insights born that day.)….. anyway, to continue, “you know who” jumped at me, both literally and figuratively, and took me by storm. At that point, the weather drastically changed. From a sunshiny happy day to an overcast gloomy day. Or at least, that was the intention of “you know who”. Well, sorry to disappoint her, but her plan was thwarted. No one was going to rain on my sunshiny day, haha!
I was dumbfounded. However,
when I mulled over it, I burst into indignant laughter in my head. I mean,
seriously?!? It’s unbelievably hilarious how some people make it a life mission
to obliterate the happy hearts around them. The crazily awesome thing about happiness,
though, is that when it comes from deep within, no amount of heavy rains, thunderstorms,
insults, naysayers, doomsayers, or whatever negatively charged forces there
are, can ever cause it to dissipate.
We all pretty much have our own “Cheer Team”. And we celebrate them with love. As for the detractors and green-eyed monsters, sure they may attempt to block our path to the yellow brick sunshiny road, but they ain’t stoppin’ us, no way!
On a personal note, I thought to myself. Hmmmmm. A few spider veins on my thighs (what with all the heels I’ve worn in my earlier teaching/ training days)? Well, I really don’t mind. In fact, I’ve “made friends” with them, haha! They never bothered me anyway. BUUUUT having to deal with spider-veined souls? (Just saying! ….) Now, THAT is totally unacceptable to me. My happiness is non-negotiable!
In my life, amidst
the erratic climate ….. the sudden weather
shifts from droughts to torrential rainfall, I choose to embrace the sunshine
So, what did I do that day? I simply smiled and walked away. Yup, that’s me, I don’t stoop to the lowest levels unnecessarily. I wore my phone headset and checked my playlist. Then I happily sang along …. “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way, gone are the dark clouds that had me blind, it’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day …. it’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day!” ❤️
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day! ☀️☀️☀️