To the birthday girl
Like a flower in the garden, you give life to where you bloom. Everywhere you go, you stand out even when you don’t do it on purpose. You are that eye catching color to every monotone spots in the world, you are the sunflower in a field of green grass, and you are the sunshine that everyone wants experience. In your 21 years of existence, you have brought with you a heart full of love and a smile that brings positivity – making an impact in many people’s lives.
Wherever you go, you leave parts of you scattered down like a trail of petals. Everything you do makes you a lovable being and so much more. Lucky are the people whose lives you are a part of because even for just a short while you have brought smiles to their faces and made them feel the love they didn’t know they need. For all the days you’ve made brighter and for all the people you made happier, I pray that there will never come a time that you will feel unloved.
There is seriously no reason not to love you. You are such an angelic and thoughtful person and you never fail to surprise people with everything that you do. Honestly, I have never met someone who doesn’t love you and it makes me want to pray and thank God that He blessed the world with THE Sofia Saldaña.
You are a constant reminder of hope that there are very nice people like you in this world. On your 21st birthday, I welcome you in this so-called “adulting world” with all the love you deserve through different combinations of the 26 letters in the alphabet made by the people closest to you heart.
From your STC friends
From your ballet friends
From your family and friends
(Some messages were shortened to fit the photo, and some sent you some sweet videos. Please check your inbox after reading this blog post).
I know this ain’t even half of the people in your life yet, but I do hope you know how much you are loved. Always remember that we are all here for you when you need us. You have a big family wherever you go – may it be STC, Turning Point Ballet, Cebu, or Manila. I’m sure have so many more messages to read that aren’t posted here and that just goes to show that you’re one of the best people to have in someone’s life, and for that we are all thankful.
Here’s to Unsent Letter #3, a long letter I never told you about. Yes, this one’s is for you and you know it but it was never sent to you because it was meant for something more than a private message. I want the world to see how beautiful you are inside and out. Everyone needs to know that there is someone so kind and loving beyond compare – and that is you! Today is a day to celebrate you and I wish that the universe will work its magic for you to feel extra special on your birthday.
Happy 21st, Sof! Always keep your sunny side up.
the other girl under the sun
and everyone else here who loves you