All posts tagged: friendship

Christian the Lion

My sister recently reposted this video of Christian the Lion on Facebook. It’s one of those videos I’ve seen at LEAST 20 times on YouTube, to the point where I’ve probably memorized every single frame. I knew exactly what to expect, but I clicked the thumbnail anyway because I know it will make me smile. It never fails to grab my heart and squeeze it so much — in a good way. You may have already seen this 20x too, but I’m posting it here in the off chance that someone has not, and I get to be the lucky (re-)sharer of this beautiful story.

Just Like You

I’ve seen a lot of videos and heartwarming articles over the holidays but for some reason, this clip from Skype is the one that brought tears to my eyes — even after viewing it a second time! As I have written about before, I LOVE the internet mainly because of its sheer power for connecting people. Whether it’s keeping in touch with a parent or a best friend who lives thousands of miles away, or with a friend who is just like you and whom you have a meaningful bond with though you’ve never met in person … through this technology, we are able to express love, show support, and share happiness. And that, is more than enough reason to celebrate. Happy New Year!

Song of the Day: True Colors by Cyndi Lauper

This song feels like a warm hug to my heart. It also reminds me of my friends and how I much I miss them. Our inside jokes, experiences (good and bad) that we’ve shared, lessons we learned together, their quirks, their humor, smiling faces, tears, laughter, and everything in between. I wish I can sing this to them every time they need me in spite of the physical distance between us. I love them truly. In case you want to sing along with me, here are the lyrics: You with the sad eyes Don’t be discouraged Oh I realize Its hard to take courage In a world full of people You can lose sight of it all And the darkness inside you Can make you feel so small But I see your true colors Shining through I see your true colors And that’s why I love you So don’t be afraid to let them show Your true colors True colors are beautiful, Like a rainbow Show me a smile then, Don’t be unhappy, can’t remember …