Thursday, 30 January 2014

Cupful of Sunshine

Sometimes life just gets too harsh, too cruel, too selfish, too cold, too much and everything negative. These are the times I shove it under whatever(like the popular phrase, earphones in, ignore the world) and have a day with myself and my own little cup of sunshine (I am still tempted to say tea)

My cup of sunshine is little and simple but worthwhile in every way.

Growing up, I was a fan of Julie Andrews (I cannot believe how old she is now). Sound of Music held my soft spot. I promise you up to date I can sing all those glorious happy songs from start to end, and they are very notorious for highlighting every special moment of my childhood and instilling nostalgic thoughts. One of the songs, My Favorite things, which I still sing now when I have bad days goes like this:


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.
Brown paper packages tied up with strings.
These are a few of my favorite things.
Girls in white dresses and blue satin sashes.
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes.
Silver white winters that melt into springs.
These are a few of my favorite things.
When the dog barks when the bee stings
When I’m feeling blue.
I simply remember my favorite things.
And then I don’t feel so bad.

Now, who cannot feel warm when there are such words in a song, especially warm woolen mittens, simply makes you want to curl up in a cashmere shawl and watch something sweet with a kitten by your sideJ (I am also tempted again to say puppy, but kitten is cute enough)

Enid Blyton, this woman (for years I believed she was a man, until research happened) is the author of The Famous Five, Secret Seven and other amazing books. I was eleven and her books took me to a whole new different world all at the power of my imagination (I remember placing myself as Georgina, famous five) Nothing could compare to what she gave me; I could actually skip cartoons just to read her stories. Now, I read even bigger complex books but it’s the same world of imagination I love meandering in.

Just recently, I read about land reclamation, for the sake of not opening a new tab to google mid post, land reclamation, in the simplest terms, is reviving land from water e.t.c. most coastlines are developed in this manner, some are the most beautiful places on earth(and expensive too, bummer) i.e. Monaco

But there are also magnificent natural places on earth (yeah coastlines too) that are free and very breathtaking. These are the places you put your boss on hold or forget to bounce a check for, just to enjoy the view. One of the most invaluable moments is watching the sunset, and do not give me the excuse that it is mainstream if you have never tried it, because trust me, it does not get old.

As I said, my cup is little and these are my little rays that fill it. Simple but worthwhile.

So, find your rays and fill your cup, when life drains in you with storms of sorts, it’s always the perfect moment to have your cupful of sunshine.

Much love,


PS: God loves you






  1. :) I did not watch Sound of Music. I know. Who did not watch that musical? I looooooved Enid Blyton. I loved her so much, my first serious writing was, through and through, a copy of her Famous Five series. Thought she was a man too for quite a while. Just like I thought Barbara Kimenye was a man. (Who does that?) You related to George? Haha! Tomboy much. I did too. Anywho, filling my cup everyday. This is a sweet piece, Gertrude.

  2. Lol shiku, even with the name Barbara? :D :'''D. Tomboy, I am still one to date:), atleast abit. Enid's books were just awesome, I have a couple of famous five pdfs even now hehe. Thanks, pass by for more reads:)

  3. Wow! Loving full of inspiration, great memories and lovely words full of love and hope. This is quite a piece Gerty :-) guess I'll always turn to this when am kinda low. Awesome! Will be looking forward to more like this ;-)

  4. Doris you are such a smile drawer:) Thanks and do pass by more. I appreciate.


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