All I’ve ever know in my life Is to shine Amongst heads held high and hearts full of pride Even through dark night skies And peeking through skyscrapers so high Anything that tries to dim my light Only witnesses how bright I shine without putting up a fight For I never learnt how to dull my sparkle even through time Coz all I’ve ever know in my life Is to shine. ✨
P.S : This picture was taken at the Bryant Park Winter Village in New York. It’s almost Spring in New York and I was surprised to see the Winter Village at Bryant Park still lit! Loved how glorious the Empire State building looks from here. Hope everyone’s excited about Spring!
Let’s go live on a tiny island filled with people like you and me A place where the winds sway as they may, and the people breathe free
Where on days when it rains, we go dance with our favorite songs playing in our heads instead of trying to find a shelter And when the sun comes out, we sit under a tree and bury our faces in books, sipping a seltzer And on the coldest of days, when there’s nowhere to go, we’ll ignite the dried logs of our memories Let them provide all the warmth we’ll ever need to get through a cold breeze
If you wonder what will happen to the people you would want to see The ones that care would even walk on thin ice just for one more meet The houses won’t be fancy, but for all their guests, they’ll always offer a seat Where they all grab a bite together and drink some lemonade to escape the midsummer heat
It’ll be a home for lost souls who are wandering around looking for something And it’ll be a solace for us, a paradise for our dreams to cling For this island would welcome all those who dare to dream And for the ones who don’t, a distant utopia it would seem
It might not be a place where there will be millions of things for you to do But it will all be enough to last you a lifetime or maybe even two!
I was literally screaming with joy and running towards the houses with all these colorful Christmas decorations and lights. The inner child in me was extremely happy and excited! I’ve come across people who might see the same things and just walk past by. And that’s okay too. But what I believe is, why not try to enjoy the small joys that come along your way? These small joys are the ones that keep the inner child in you alive, while you constantly worry about your adult life. Life doesn’t have to be so difficult, not as much as you think it is.
In the anticipation of what might happen in the future, we’re busy working towards our long-term goals. But, how about just taking a stroll (while wearing a mask) and just trying to spot the beauty that lies around? Don’t let the unsettling changes that the pandemic has brought upon us rob you from the joy of Christmas that has already arrived! All you need to do is just give happiness a chance.
Don’t let the worries about your future or the fear of your past stop you from enjoying what lies in front of you right now. Just like how I knew these Christmas lights will be gone by the start of the new year, I just had to go see them before they were gone! It’s all about trying to make the most out of where you are. Hope you too, find some joy along your way today. ✨🎄