Sunshiny day

I like waking up early.  

Who am I kidding?  I don’t really like waking up early.  I’m a night person. I can stay up the whole night… reading a book, drinking coffee, watching tv, surfing the net, chatting with people from the other side (of the world, okay?)…  So before I sleep, I hope and pray that i don’t need to wake up at such unholy hour (say, 5:15am, even before the sun rises).

But that’s wishful thinking.  Because I am a mom. I am a hands-on supermom.  I have to be up early, specially on weekdays.  Whether i sleep at 10pm or 3am, I’m still the first one up the following day. Up and about.

After years of following the same schedule, I have come to realize that there is something special about being awake early — and that’s the chance to see and watch the sunrise.  

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Looking at the sky as the sun rises, watching a new day as it unfolds…  awesome feeling. 

 

Hope abounds.

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walking on sunshine

Been smiling a lot lately. 

Sometimes i walk in the mall and i hear the song “Walking on sunshine” playing over and over inside me head.  Makes me want to skip… which would make me look pretty silly, so i just continue smiling from ear to ear instead.

I guess this is how it is when you’re at peace with the world.  When you don’t depend on other people to make you happy… when you appreciate the things around you… when you don’t expect too much from others.  Somehow, every small thing that you receive — whether attention or affection, is enough to put a smile on your face.  Maybe it’s the joy that emanates from within, not the happiness that you derive from other people, that really matters after all.

Sometimes i get scared, too.  The silly, negative side of me keeps whispering that one cannot stay happy for too long.  That soon, my bubble will burst, and my la la land existence will dissipate.  Talk about being negative.

But no, i will stay the course.  I shall shun all the negative stuff, all the things that keep pulling me down.  It is not wrong — nor bad– to be happy… to have joy.  So i shall savor this feeling.

I’m walking on sunshine… and it feels so darned good.