Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Sunshine of Counting Sheep

I have the privilege of owning a coffee painting of Sunshine Plata. What makes this painting extra especial is Sunshine did it for me. What makes it UBER especial is it came at the right time - I needed it.

Some blogs ago, I wrote something about Counting Sheep. Counting sheep was the only natural way I could doze off. It was a very stressful time - personal and professional. There were so many things going on and it was so hard for me to cope. The hardest part was I kept everything bottled up. I was suffering already and I just didn't want the people around me to know, to be worried. My mind couldn't rest. I was thinking all the time, trying to figure out how to fix everything, how to make things work, how not to mess up. I would lie in bed 10pm and still be awake by 2am. In the morning when I woke, it was like I never slept.

When the painting was finally delivered to me, there was a rush of emotions. I felt so happy and relieved. I felt peace. I was so emotional I started crying in front of Sunshine's brother - it was embarrassing! Sunshine's painting was like an outlet. Although I didn't create it, seeing how beautiful it was unloaded me the emotional baggage I had at that time. Literally, the timing was also perfect. It was delivered on June 27, the day I held one of my biggest projects.

This painting will always remind me that out of struggles and sufferings can come out something beautiful and peaceful.

Thanks, Sunshine.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Irvin's Jingle Bells

Christmas Bell Cliparts

With the "ber" months starting, my youngest son, Irvin, is so excited with Christmas already. Heard him singing a few days ago his own version of Jingle Bells.

Jingle bells
Jingle bells
Jingle all the bells

Just yesterday, he ask me, though, if Santa Claus is real. I told him that the answer is in his heart. If he wants Santa to be real, he will be.

He's only 8. I just feel it's too early for him to stop believing.