Clean – Ingrid Michaelson cover Clean is my favorite from the 1989 album, and I absolutely LOVE Ingrid Michaelson’s rendition of clean and I cannot believe I just discovered this one on youtube. Lyrics: The… Continue reading

Heavy Heart

O heavy heart, when will you come pouring down with rain, and thunder and lighting, and wash away the pain of broken souls

This one

This one is for those who were let down From the hopes and dreams, And disappointments, so unexpected;   This one is for the broken hearted From the lost love, And the people who… Continue reading

Old shoebox

The other day, I came across an old shoebox, In it a broken heart and few shattered dreams, sweet nothings, and promises, and midnight talks, and failures and regrets, all too late to… Continue reading

Places I visited in 2015 – Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia

Writing this post as a memoir of the places I traveled in 2015, hoping this would serve as a post I could throwback to whenever I wanted more inspiration. I hope this post… Continue reading

Hello 2016

2015 ended for me on a high note. It was a year of learning lessons. I learned about friendship. I learned about family. 2015 was a year of milestones. Business milestones. Life milestones. Personal milestones.… Continue reading

trouble found me



When the days are cold And the cards all fold And the saints we see Are all made of gold When your dreams all fail And the ones we hail Are the worst… Continue reading

Living with hypothyroidism

To be accepted and loved for who you are because, there is no getting better. Only getting through.

DAY 3 | The meaning behind the blog name

THE THINGS THAT SHINE  I have changed the name of the blog several times, and recently changed it to The Things That Shine over two years ago. The inspiration came from the song… Continue reading