22 November 2017


"What we are supposed to do 
when we do not like a thing is change it. 
If we can’t change it, 
change the way we think about it. 
Do not complain." 

~ Maya Angelou :)

21 November 2017

Express Ourselves

“Express ourselves. 

Write letters, 

hug people, 

save time to create, 

be creative, 

share our feelings, 

say what we mean, 

sing out our favorite songs loud. 

Express ourselves.” 

~ Author Unknown :)

20 November 2017


“Raise our words, 
not voice. 
It is rain 
that grows flowers, 
not thunder.”

~ Rumi :)

19 November 2017

Real Conversations

“We need people in our lives 
with whom we can be as open as possible. 
To have real conversations with people 
may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, 
but it involves courage and risk.” 

~ Thomas Moore :)

18 November 2017


“What attracts us
does not always 
connect us.” 

~ Donald Miller :)

17 November 2017


“Cheers for spring; 
for life; 
for a growing soul.” 

~ Sylvia Plath :)

16 November 2017

Go Before God

“We can never go before God 
and expect to stay the same, 
He is in the business of transforming and molding, 
making us new and lovely. 
If we are to go before God, 
go with the understanding 
that we will never be the same, 
we will be a living hallelujah, 
beautiful and pleasing to Him.” 

~ L. Britt :)

15 November 2017


“The more secure we become 
within ourselves, 
the more secure we will become 
within our relationships with others.” 

~ Saniyyah Mayo :)

14 November 2017

I Wish

  • "I wish I could give

    you joy and courage
    confidence in
    the little things, and
    show you what no one sees
    in you
    For you are a brave soul
    beautiful and deep
    hidden away in the night
    And sometimes you wonder
    when the sun will finally
    rise for you
    But it’s always
    it’s always been keeping watch
    over you
    There are many things in my heart I wish to say but
    I think they’ll go
    forever unspoken"

  • ~ Tan H.S. :)

13 November 2017

Real Journey

“Our real journey in life is interior: 
it is a matter of growth, 
and of an ever greater surrender 
to the creative action of 
love and grace in our hearts.” 

~ Thomas Merton :)

12 November 2017

Lighthouse Of Our Universe

"One of my philosophy professors lectured wildly about love once, yelling: “When you’re in love with someone, that person is the lighthouse of your universe.” (I scrawled it inside Science and Poetry in pencil—lighthouse of your universe—as if I would ever forget that phrase.) He was a delightful caricature of his position. I could swear he literally tore his hair out while howling at us. He went on, “Nothing means as much without that person.” One of the men in the class repeated, incredulous, half-laughing, “So you’re saying you can’t enjoy, like, a vacation, without someone if you’re really in love with them?” “Of course not.” the professor replied. “Not completely. You recognize beauty, but beauty means less if they don’t witness it with you. Beauty is less. You see something sublime and your first thought is that they should be there with you. It’s not as good without them. They illuminate. They make everything more."

~ Author Unknown :)

11 November 2017


I never knew that love had a sound, 
until I heard you laugh :)

10 November 2017

Real Beauty

"I want you to stop running from thing to thing to thing, and to sit down at the table, to offer the people you love something humble and nourishing, like soup and bread, like a story, like a hand holding another hand while you pray. We live in a world that values us for how fast we go, for how much we accomplish, for how much life we can pack into one day. But I’m coming to believe it’s in the in-between spaces that our lives change, and that the real beauty lies there." 

~ Shauna Niequist :)

09 November 2017



08 November 2017


"We did not talk about anything
heavy or light.
We were just there together.
And that was enough."

~ Stephen Chbosky :)

07 November 2017

Falling In Love

"Falling in love 
is a wonderfully terrifying sensation." 

~ Steve Maraboli :)

06 November 2017

God Is Good

“I believe still today what I have always believed: 
that God is good, 
that the world He made is extraordinary, 
and that His comfort is like nothing else on earth.” 

~ Shauna Niequist :)

05 November 2017

To Be In Love

"It happens as the thrill of the unknown becomes the thrill of the known. It feels vulnerable, but so safe. It feels comfortable. It feels like being understood and cherished and reciprocating that interest and acceptance. It feels like a hyper-awareness of the beauty of life. I don't know like when you walk outside and feel the tingle of the sun seep into your skin–that awareness of being alive. That’s what it feels like to feel in love to me. It comes over me in waves, and to be honest it kind of paralyzes me. Like I’ll just see him do something mundane and be taken off guard by how lucky I am to know him and just not be able to look away. It’s a pretty powerful feeling." 

~ Lauren B. :)

04 November 2017

Just For Laughs

"Sometimes I pakalu what I don't papito." 

~ Roy Tan :)

03 November 2017

Human Hearts

“Human hearts, 
when they plan their course, 
they plan their course without pain, 
they plan their course without trials, 
without failure, 
without detours, 
without heartbreak, 
without suffering.” 

~ Dave Lomas :)

02 November 2017


Blogging is like having a place 
to wind down and process our lives.
It is a real gift :)

01 November 2017

Most Human

“We are most human when 
we are vulnerable,

in touch with our rawest emotions.” 

~ Shady Ombre :)

31 October 2017

Right Relationship

"The key is knowing whether 
you are in a right relationship. 

So ask yourself this: 
does the relationship let you, 
and does not hinder you in any way, 
to grow as individual as you both grow as a couple? 

Are you truly happy? 

These are just simple questions, 
but it will immensely change 
how you view yourself in a relationship. 

If anything, 
it puts you there. 

You will know you are in a right relationship 
if you have become a better person." 

~ Author Unknown :)

30 October 2017

Heart and Mind

"If we want to know where our heart is,
look at where our mind go when it wonders.
Who is in our mind
is the one in our heart."

~ Author Unknown :)

29 October 2017

The Moments

"Document the moments 
we feel most in love with ourselves,
what we are wearing,
who we around with,
what we are doing.

Recreate and repeat."

~ Warsan Shire :)

28 October 2017


“Those who love us are not fooled by 

mistakes we have made 

or dark images we hold about ourselves. 

They remember our beauty when we feel ugly; 

our wholeness when we are broken; 

our innocence when we feel guilty; 

and our purpose when we are confused.”

~ Alan Cohen :)

27 October 2017



26 October 2017

Really Matters

"You know,
all that really matters
is that the people you love
are happy and healthy.

Everything else
is just sprinkles
on the sundae."

~ Paul Walker :)

25 October 2017

Open Hearts

 "We all need to be there for each other...
to have open hearts 
and to listen."

~ Linda McDonald :)

24 October 2017


“Women are emotional 
in order to feel the divine energy 
at the highest levels 
and be supreme healers 
and lovers 
and mothers. 

Not to drive men insane. 

Her deep spiritual connection to feelings 
is to inspire a man to his spiritual heights as well. 

She is not a nag, 
she is an oracle.” 

~ Raja Khan :)

23 October 2017

I Want

"I want to grow with you, 
to see how much we can thrive together.

I want to help you fight for your dreams, 
and see them come to life.

I want to be there for you, 
when it all seems too much.

I want to be the voice 
that reminds you of hope.

I want to make you smile and laugh, 
to experience joy every day.

I want to be real with you, 
to open myself and lay down my armor.

I want quiet nights, 
filled with sweet nothings.

I want days filled with you, 
and I want to continue seeing you, 
in your weakest or in your strongest, 
I want to be there with you." 

~ Lauren B. :)

22 October 2017

Your Power

“No one is you 
that is your power.” 

~ Dave Grohl :)

21 October 2017


“Joy is 
what God fills us with 
when we trust in God.” 

~ John Piper :)

20 October 2017


“Yesterday I was clever, 
so I wanted to change the world. 
Today I am wise, 
so I am changing myself.” 

~ Rumi :)

19 October 2017


“Hatred is a boring aesthetic. 
Controversy is a boring aesthetic. 
The most radical things we can do 
are love and take up less space
— or, to take up more space with a quiet appreciation. 
To be loud with appreciation of others. 
To love, in general.”

~ Cassandra Gillig :)

18 October 2017

Love and Grace

“Love is far from blind. 
In fact, 
it sees all the little mistakes we make 
and still chooses us. 
Because grace must be a part of love, 
and love a part of grace. 
For grace and love is transformative, 
and when we allow it to engage in our daily relationships, 
we are allowing it to do something beautiful and good. 
But when we do not let it transform us, 
we are choosing not to love at all.” 

Lauren B. :)

17 October 2017

Greatest Version

“I find the best way to love someone 
is not to change them, 
but instead, 
help them reveal 
the greatest version of himself.” 

~ Steve Maraboli :)

16 October 2017


“Sometimes the story 
which we are telling the whole world 
is not half as endearing as 
the one that lives inside of us.” 

~ Donald Miller :)

15 October 2017


"Always remember. 
Life is short. 
Forgive quickly. 
Kiss slowly. 
Love truly. 
Laugh uncontrollably. 
Never regret anything 
that made us smile." 

~ Leila Tan :)

14 October 2017


"People change. 
We change too
We just need to be alert and smart.

~ Janet Loong :)

13 October 2017

Givers and Takers

“I have learned 
there are givers and takers in this life. 
I have slowly let the takers go 
and I have had it for the better. 

God bless them, 
when they learn to play by the rules 
they are welcomed back, 
but my heart is worth protecting.”

~ Don Miller :)

12 October 2017


"The person who loves us 
is not the person who sees us everyday, 
but the person who looks for us everyday." 

~ Cathy Greek :)

11 October 2017


"Literature is important.
It tells the story 
of how we are connected 
to the past 
and with each other.
That is a definition of love."

~ Adrian Tan :)

10 October 2017

No Matter

"No matter how good we are in anything, 
there will always be someone better. 
No matter how rich we are, 
there will always be someone richer. 
If we are going to keep comparing ourselves 
with other people more successful than us, 
we will never be happy. 
Happiness… is found from within. 
Found from what we already have today… 
which is great." 

~ Michael T. :)

09 October 2017


“Remember if people talk behind our back, 
it only means we are two steps ahead.” 

~ Fannie Flagg :)

08 October 2017


Never lie to someone 
who trusts us.

Never trust someone 
who lies to us :)

07 October 2017



06 October 2017


"Everybody's life is different 
and just because I'm not like you 
doesn't mean everything I do is wrong. 
You can't see the full picture 
by just looking at the things 
I choose to display on social media." 

~ Tammy Tay :)

05 October 2017

The Clouds

"Sometimes the clouds really part, 
and we see the wisdom, courage, 
and love of which we are capable. 
It is a glimpse of where we are going.” 

~ Tim Keller :)

04 October 2017

The Comfort

the comfort 
— the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person 
— having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, 
but pouring them all right out, 
just as they are, 
chaff and grain together; 
certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, 
keep what is worth keeping, 
and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.” 

~ Dinah Maria M. C. :)

03 October 2017

Be Kind

“Be kind to ourselves while blooming. 
I know sometimes 
it feels like our soul does not always fit. 
It is all a part of the process.” 

~ Emery Allen :)

02 October 2017


“Continue to love. 
Continue to share. 
Continue to grow.” 

~ Chelsea Ayers :)

01 October 2017

A Loving Woman

“I believe a strong woman 
may be stronger than a man, 
particularly if she happens 
to have love in her heart. 
I guess a loving woman 
is indestructible.” 

~ John Steinbeck :)

30 September 2017

In Love

— if you are in love 
— that’s a good thing 
— that’s about the best thing 
that can happen to anyone. 

Don’t let anyone make it small 
or light to you.” 

~ John Steinbeck :)

29 September 2017


“To love somebody is to give them 
the power to mould us, 
and nobody can mould us 
if we are the only one writing the script. 

Controlling people 
are the loneliest people in the world.” 

~ Don Miller :)