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Everything Color. Everything Happy.

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While we were at Mass today, some random little boy (who was probably all of 1 1/2 years old) came up to me to make “mano” (a Filipino gesture that shows respect for one’s elders). And I watched in amazement as he continued to do that to all the adults in our row, without hesitation. Without judgement. After which he returned to his lolo (grandfather) and smiled. I could only shake my head and wonder—when do kids lose their innocence? When do they start learning about who is “good” and who is “bad”? Suddenly I felt like re-writing all of the things I’ve taught my children. If only I realized then what I did tonight, I probably would’ve given more attention to teaching them about the good rather than giving it just as much importance as warning them about the bad.

Children. They lose their innocence when they are exposed to so many adults. My children are no longer at their most malleable and I’ve already warned them enough about the bad—so I think now I’ll teach them to look for the good.

Thank you, random little boy. May God bless you with the grace to hold on to your innocence a little longer. And may your ways enlighten us jaded adults, so we don’t become too cynical about the world we live in.

She’s here!!! Finally got my TWSBI Rose Gold pen. Yay!!!

Badly needed a pick me up—she arrived just in time.

Now if I could only find a quiet corner in a cafe and surround myself with paper!!!

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Got a notice from tumblr… ColorTherHappy turned one yesterday! Wow! Didn’t even realize it’s been a year.

Thanks to all my followers, rebloggers and likers! 😉 You guys rock!!!

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It’s human nature to want to be the best. But what we sometimes overlook is the fact that you and I only need to be the best “me” we can possibly be. We don’t need to outdo other people because we simply cannot do what they do. We’re not them.

If you like looking at life as a race, remember what wise coaches often teach athletes—Beat YOUR personal best!

I’m so excited for this new endeavor… I won’t reveal what it is just yet, but let’s just say that this is my gratitude project. I called it “The Birthday Project ” because I hope to complete it by my birthday—and share it with all of you then. I have only a little over a month to finish this…so I pray that God will bless me with the grace to accomplish this project.

It’s only been two weeks so I guess it’s understandable that my mind still switches to office mode once in a while… but I seriously need to get my life back. Because I still have dreams about the work I do, nightmares about not being ready for the presentations. And I often find myself clenching my fists and gritting my teeth when I think of the office.

So I will spend today thinking up projects to keep me happy and too busy to think of all those things I should just leave behind.

And i will use my pens today!!!

I read somewhere that “Coffee with friends is another name for therapy”. Whoever said that, I salute you.

There’s nothing like spending a couple of hours with friends, going over your crazy lives and either laughing about it or showing sympathy for one another. So rather than spending all that money on doctors and medication—maybe we should really spend more time unwinding with friends. Let’s not allow life to become too crazy to handle.

More often than not, the end of something is always a sad moment—because of the people you leave behind, because of all the hard work you’ve put in, because it has somehow become a big part of you. But we shouldn’t see it that way. We’re not dead. We can still visit those people. The work we put in serves as our legacy. And that it has become a part of you means you have grown in some way.

The end of something always leaves us open to begin anything. ☺

My little treasures… I thank God for my little girl who thinks the world of me.

My weapons against sadness!

It’s gonna be an emotional weekend for me so I had to find something to be happy about! Hobbies are expensive but they’re what keeps all of us sane!