Actress Sunshine Cruz on Wednesday, February 10, could not help but turn sentimental as she reflected on her showbiz journey.
In an Instagram post, the 43-year-old Sunshine said she's grateful that she was able to move on from her sexy image and reinvent herself into one of the finest actresses of her generation.
"Few years ago, may mga tao ako na inasahan to accept me for who I am, help me grow, would boost my confidence. Sabi nila noon wala na daw magtitiwala sa akin dahil isa lang akong sexy star. Honestly, akala ko totoong hanggang doon na lang ako at kailangan tanggapin ko na lang na wala nang mangyayari sa akin," she began.
"But God has His way of showing and reminding us na lahat tayo ay pwedeng magkaroon ng 2nd chance, kahit 3rd or 4th chance pa sa buhay. God always gives us a chance to be better versions of ourselves. Hindi Niya ako pinapabayaan. Sobra sobra ang biyaya na ibinibigay Niya hindi lang sa akin kundi pati sa mga anak ko," she said.
To end her post, Sunshine said: "Habang may buhay, may pag-asa. We just have to believe in ourselves and always pray for guidance."
In the comments, friends and fans of Sunshine expressed their support and admiration for the actress.
"Noong nakilala kita I really told myself na: 'Meron pa palang katulad nya!' 'Thank You for showering my life with her!' I am so proud of you My Sunshine @sunshinecruz718," wrote her boyfriend, businessman Macky Mathay.
"You deserve it, Shine!" said her fellow Regal baby Jackie Forster. "You have worked so hard since we were young—even throughout your marriage and motherhood! More so now that you are a single mother raising 3 daughters! That’s no joke. Life isn’t easy, but you are tough, smart, hard working and blessed with loads of talent. Nothing can stop you! We are here loving and supporting you and your girls every step of the way. Keep pushing beautiful. Cheers to more blessings!!! God is so good."
Currently, Sunshine is part of the afternoon series Bagong Umaga, which airs weekdays after "It's Showtime" on Kapamilya Channel (cable), Kapamilya Online Live (free livestreaming), and A2Z (free TV).