Posts Tagged ‘rainbow’


Sid of the movie Ice Age is not just a funny sloth, but a source of hope. Sid paints a rainbow by saying this to Diego and Manny:

“bad news was good news in disguise… even though things look bad, there’s a rainbow around every corner… and nothing but smooth sailing ahead.”

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Part of every school-minded person’s life is the last part of pencil and paper chapter, one of the chapters in my life that I have been waiting for. I am talking about collegiate graduation day, the day to give thanks to the Painter of my life. I am really waiting for this day since my story in choosing my course is different. It is not as easy as the yes or no questions. Nursing was my choice, but unfortunately, I woke up one day in the direction God has painted for me. I took the direction with doubt. I am in doubt taking engineering course. But as the day goes by, I am realizing that I am on the right track.

Last March 27, 2012, at 4:00 in the afternoon, it happened, the day to be grateful to God, to give the biggest thanks that I can. I spent 3 semesters for Nursing, 1 semester for Computer Engineering, and the rest of the days for Electronics Engineering, but God spent every seconds of His holy time for my wisdom, health, relationships, and blessings beyond the sky. I am being foolish when I doubted God’s plan. I realized the reason why God made a U-turn in my decision. I am not saying that Engineering is better to Nursing but it is what God wants me to do. Probably, He let me took Nursing to meet great friends, which adds color to my life and lead me to Electronics Engineering to complete the scene. I am confident that God is at my back, to tell me where I must go and give me the choice to take it, freely.

To the students who are also waiting in the last part of pencil and paper chapter, just keep the faith and God will lead the way. Make this chapter worth remembering by letting God write this chapter for you.

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Losing To Win

C’mon, it’s not as bad as it looks.” – Brendan Conlon

Sports that intend to hurt someone for the sake of winning are probably in nowadays. I’m referring to “nothing personal” intentions and just pure game. Few of these sports are boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. People behind it are fierce, brave, have a blood of melted copper and have heart of steel. That is my view before I watch the movie, Warrior. It is the story of two brothers who joined the five million dollar tournament, Sparta, where the two meets at the championship.

Warrior changes my view to people behind these somehow bloody sports. I’m impress with the character of two brothers, but two minutes before the movie ends, Tommy, the former U.S. Marine, wins the battle when he lose. Giving up is not in their vocabularies and both have great reasons to win, so losing can’t be seen in their eyes. In the movie, it is technically Brendan who wins because Tommy tapped the back of his older brother when he almost breaks his shoulder. But Tommy inspired me when he decided to stop the fight, not because he wanted but because he must.

Tommy paints a rainbow although he was defeated. His character in the movie is the least person you will think will give up, but he did. Everyone wants to win, everyone aims to be on the top of the highest mountain, and everyone who dreams deserve a vision like that. We all know that even the beautiful rose has thorns and so is life. Biggest and hardest rock is created to block our way, but sometimes we must make a life turning decision to get through. God provides obstacles to lead us to the way which is worth living for and which is definitely better than what we can ask for.

Whole heartedly accepting our defeat doesn’t make us a loser. No one can be greater to a person who accepts failure and ready for the bounce back.

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There is a tree at the side of our house. This tree bears fruit every summer for a long time. But every beginning has an end. One day the tree started to die but still standing even though it has no leaves. Sad? A bit yes and a bit no. Yes, in a sense that the tree is vanishing but since I’m a rainbow painter, no. Let me paint the rainbow this way; even though the tree is dying, it leaves for a purpose. The purpose lies behind the lonely appearance of the dying tree. The tree’s beautiful leaves were gone, but replaced by the magnificent view of the sky perceive underneath. The fruits will not come back, but the warm sunlight can now pass every morning.

This coming 2012, let us paint a rainbow. 2011 will end soon but let us look behind the dying days of this year. What are images you see? Are you sad? A bit yes? Or a bit no? Whatever that is, it has a purpose and it will be better this coming year. Be optimistic. If you had 10 dreams last year, make it 28 this year.

2012 can be a great year if we will focus our hearts in the images behind the negative aspects of life. Let us start this year with a prayer and try to see the most colorful rainbow.

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The first time I thought to start this blog, I feel excited because I have another outlet for my thoughts. But you will not appreciate light without the absence of the light itself. What’s the connection?  You will not deeply appreciate your work if you will not encounter some hindrances. I mean the excitement I felt have a touch of fear, doubt, and millions of questions. I am thinking that creating a blog requires time, probably “enough time” for an inspiring post. Will I be consistent? Will this blog be sensible? Or am I just wasting my time? Sort of procrastination? So many questions that I will not have the answer, unless I try.

Answer? Paint a rainbow! Just like the title said, “it always seems impossible until it is done”. Sometimes in our life we’re afraid of doing things because of the probable outcome which we don’t know if it will be positive or not. Who knows the future? The answer is a big NONE. But even if nobody knows that, we have the control of it. God gave us this gift called “present”. What we just need is to do the best of what we can and accept the outcome of our limitations.

By the way, I consider this post as the birth of this blog since today is also the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I pray that I can help people in the same way our Savior did.

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