Shining Brighter Than Ever

Archive for December, 2013


Funny Love quote

“May those who love us, love us.
And for those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he cannot turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we may know them by their limping.”

Irish saying


Surreal Places to Visit Before you Die

I have listed my favorites,

  1. The swing at the “End of the World” in Baños, Ecuador
  2. Tulip fields in the Netherlands
  3. The Hang Son Doong cave in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
  4. Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States
  5. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives – First in my list
  6. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine
  7. Salar De Uyuni in the Potosí and Oruro departments of southwest Bolivia
  8. Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina in Bahia, Brazil
  9. Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand – Scary but beautiful

What’s your favorite?


Extract from the book – The color of heaven

Here’s the thing about motherhood. It exhausts you and thrills you. It kicks you in the butt, and the very next second makes you feel like a superstar. Most of all, it teaches you to be selfless.
Let me rephrase that. It doesn’t really teach you this. It creates a new selflessness within you, which grabs hold of your heart when you first take your child into your arms. In that profound moment of extraordinary love and discovery, your own needs and desires become secondary. Nothing is as important as the well-being of your beautiful child. You would sacrifice anything for her. Even your own life. You would do it in a heartbeat. God wouldn’t need to ask twice.

Extract from Promise You Won’t Tell

I am sure that everyone at some point would have heard the annoying sentence, ‘are you joking?’ from someone when you tell something serious.

I found the below extract as an awesome way to handle that kind of situation. Try this next time, I’m sure it will work 🙂

After I sit, Roemer clears his throat and says, “Before I start threatening you, is there anything you’d like to say?”


“Go ahead, then.”

“On the first day of school, a first-grade teacher tells her class they’re not babies anymore. They have to use grown up words. Then she asks the kids what they did that summer. The first kid says, ‘I got a bad boo boo.’ Teacher says, ‘No. You suffered an injury. Use grown up words.’ Second kid says, ‘I rode on a choo choo.’ Teacher says, ‘No. You rode on a train. Use grown up words.’ Third kid says, ‘I read a book.’ Teacher says, ‘Good for you! Which book did you read?’ The kid says, ‘Uh…Winnie the Shit!’”

All three of them stare at me slack-jawed.

Roemer says, “What the hell are you talking about?”

“I was telling you a joke.”

“A joke,” he repeats.

“That’s right.”


“Because when I told Lydia her daughter and her friends were drinking Saturday night, she said, ‘Obviously, this is a joke.’ When I told her Kelli let boys in the house, she said, ‘Seriously, Ms. Ripper. Is this your idea of a joke?’ And when you called me yesterday afternoon the first thing you said was, ‘Ms. Ripper, is this whole thing some sort of joke?’ I just wanted you to hear what a joke actually sounds like, so you’d know the difference.”


Lol!!! I would love to get one poster 🙂

Boss hangs a poster in Office
He returns from lunch, finds a slip on his desk.
“Ur wife called, she wants her poster back home.”


Inspirational quote

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.

-William W. Purkey