Reasons to Smile
Rainy night on my end. I am listening to a beautiful song, "All Too Well" by Taylor Swift. Time right now, seven o' clock in the evening.
Another normal day at work. A cycle I can't escape, for now. I am waiting for something. I've been waiting for it since the year began. For now, I'd have to endure. I am able to get by this daily routine because I shake off frustrating thoughts aside, and try to overwhelm them with exciting thoughts.
I start thinking of the people who make me happy these days, and the smile comes back again. What could life be without any reason to smile, right?
This starts my free writing session. I barely finished organizing my things, but I started this moment, because I am suddenly inspired to write, even without a particular topic in mind. Or you can say I am taking advantage of this time where I still have a will to scribble my thoughts.
Ideas are all over the place. Should I write about my crush? Should I join a challenge? It'd be nice to also write something more formal. The possibilities are endless, and it's making it harder for me to decide.
A new song is now playing, it's another good song by Imagine Dragons, "Enemy".
Let me talk about what makes me smile, then. I have read an article by @Princessbusayo before, where she talked about what/who makes her smile. I don't remember that much anymore if that was a challenge, but I also wanna write about it.
So, what or who, are the reasons that I smile these days?
I just wanna be general in this area, because, obviously, spending time with the people we love is a boost of happiness for us. It includes the family, friends (whether virtual or in real life), pets, and other people I care about.
I am thankful to always know there are people who treasure me, too, and root for my success.
My younger brother likes sending me links of stories, or videos he finds entertaining. And everytime I open those contents, it makes me happy, too. My older sis is a BTS fangirl like me, so whenever we are in our own space, we can talk for hours and energize ourselves with stuffs relating to Kpop.
Mom and Dad, just knowing they are with us, through thick and thin, just having them beside us, it makes me happy and grateful everyday. Even we don't always agree in some things, the love is always there. They are my biggest love.
I have said it before, and I am not gonna be tired of saying it. Music is a big part of my life. I am a phone + earphones = life type of person. You can leave me in a safe space alone, and I can enjoy just listening to different songs for hours. For hours.
The thing with music, is it's so diverse that it always has something to offer depending on mood. Festive songs can make me imagine like I am in a party or something. Sad songs automatically lets me create my own music video in my imagination. Chill songs really calm my senses, and old songs improves my mood for some odd reasons.
I am a kind that likes to try different music genres. Unlike before when I was just focused on appreciating and liking Kpop songs, and Korean OSTs, my taste changed—or must I say become more like the explorer type. A specific artist caused me to be like this, and I like the change.
Update: Now playing, "Cold Heart" by Elton John.
If you read from me regularly, you know I have three major artists I love. Yes, not just like, but LOVE. I sincerely love these three artists in particular, and not just because of their music. Actually, it's just forty or thirty percent. What made me stay is their personality, their passion, and their inspiring stories.
They are, not ranked in a specific order, BTS, TXT, and SB19. The first two are Kpop boy groups, while the last one, is a PPOP boy group.
All of these artists have many things in common: they inspired me to become a better version of myself, to embrace myself and my flaws, to follow my passion, and to not give up, among many other things.
These stuff I mentioned, are what differs them from the other loved ones I mentioned earlier. These particular people helped me discover and bring out the best in me. I know it must be hard to understand, especially if you're not a fan like me.
BTS, for instance, helped me discover my passion for writing. They were also the ones who inspired me to try singing and dancing. TXT, or Tomorrow X Together, on the other hand, taught me to work hard, for hard work does not betray. These guys helped me become more confident in my own skin, and actually inspired me to be more expressive about my real self.
And SB19, the latest addition to my stan list, thought me to become better by working harder. Seeing how these guys did not give up despite very little to no acceptance from their fellow 'kababayans' proved to me the real concept of persistence. They are not ashamed to reveal their life stories as a means to motivate us to also make our lives better, even it seems impossible.
These people are really blessings of God to me. Being someone who does not have many friends I can always come to, they fill that gap and make me feel like I am accompanied. It may be hard to understand, that feeling like someone far understands and relates to me, even they don't know me personally at all. It's both a strange yet beautiful relationship only fans can understand.
So, if ever you'll see me in person, and witness me smiling like an idiot while looking at my phone, you know the reason already. It's most probably me watching funny videos or variety shows of BTS, TXT, or SB19.
Yeah, because weekend is still far from my reach LOL. I realized I am talking way too much again, so if I feel like continuing this, maybe I'll write a part two tomorrow. Because I have lots of smiley trigger these days. I try to, because it's better than having many reasons to be sad, right?
Thanks for visiting here! This has been the thoughts I cared to share for today. I hope you enjoyed your stay. Next, my turn. Few hours before I sleep, so I had to finish things here.
Until next time!
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