to the November issue of "Brilliant!"
We want to sincerely thank all the people who sent us congratulations and
well wishes on the second anniversary of the newsletter - we appreciate
all your kind words and positive comments. One message that came
through time and again in many of the emails we received, and of which we
are most proud, was the consistent affirming of our mission "to deliver
positive and uplifting entertainment and personal awareness products to
the global community". Through the Bright Light Multimedia
publishing and retail website, we continue to grow our catalogue of CDs,
books and digital downloads, and The Bright Light Café provides a
global platform for new and established talent to present their most positive and
uplifting creations and at the same time delivers free online entertainment for people
who wish to surround themselves in positive thoughts and
On the subject of last month's
newsletter, we hope everyone who
chose one of our complimentary product downloads is enjoying their special
anniversary gift and gaining great benefit from it.
brought around two very special events in our
world - our wedding
anniversary and my birthday. This year we celebrated our 28th
wedding anniversary, and it reminded me of an experience I would like to share
with you. While we were on our honeymoon in Fiji, I also celebrated
my birthday, and Barbara went out and gathered a mass of fragrant Frangipani flowers that had freshly fallen from the trees around our
resort and lovingly
created a beautiful lei for me to wear on our last night away. It
was a wonderful gift and a memory I will always treasure.
recently watched a movie about a couple planning their wedding and were
stunned by the ever mounting cost of their forthcoming nuptials - upwards
of $40,000 - which involved talk of additional mortgages on parental homes
and a huge drain on family finances! Apparently, it is not uncommon
for a young couple to begin married life with a huge personal loan taken
out to cover the costs associated with their wedding and honeymoon.
When Barbara and
I married, we needed to fund the entire wedding ourselves, and took on all
the work associated with the event - not a solution I would recommend
either, as it diverted our attention and energy away from really enjoying
and appreciating the day as much as we should have.
the years, we have encountered many myths about what it takes to create
and maintain a good marriage, and we've also witnessed the negative way in
which marriage is so often presented by the media. It seems a lot of
comedians make a career out of telling us that marriage is a combative,
unpleasant and unrewarding association. And yet there are millions of
couples who have very happy marriages that we never hear about because
happy events and lives aren't considered very "newsworthy" by
people focused on the negative. The truth shown by repeated research is
that happily married people live healthier, more satisfied and fulfilling
good marriage takes work, but as we say in our book Married
and Loving It!, anything worth
having takes work, and the rewards of a happy marriage are worth all the
effort it takes.
hooray for marriage - and here's to love!
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your entertainment and enjoyment this month, we have the following new
additions to the menu at The Bright Light Café:
the love of my life and my esteemed partner, Barbara Llewellyn, to
tell you about these
fine pieces and their talented creators.
Families are often privy to knowledge unbeknownst to the
rest of the world. These little
known facts are particularly interesting when they are about people who have
been in positions of enormous power that have helped to shape our world.
The following anecdote tells a secret about Charles de Gaulle
(President of France from 1958 to 1969).
The late Harold Macmillan was Prime Minister of Britain
from 1957 to 1953. His
grandson tells this fascinating anecdote of problems behind the public
“As a young man, I had the privilege of watching some of the great
post-war politicians from close quarters when they visited my late
Grandfather at his residence in Sussex. One of these was the late General
Read More ...
If you enjoy a dry sense of
English humour then read on.
Lord Nuffield was born William Richard Morris in 1877 and
is chiefly remembered as the founder of the highly successful British car
company Morris Motors, which once manufactured half the cars sold in the UK. William
Morris was therefore an extremely wealthy man. He was also a
and generous man who gave more than thirty
million pounds away to charity.
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are pleased to announce that Bright Lighter, Carl
Palmer, from the USA, has just become Grandfather to Brady
William Palmer. I’m sure you
join with us in congratulating Carl on this wonderful event and, like us, look
forward to the fine stories and poems Carl will create with the joy he is
now experiencing. As Carl says
“The son of the son is special to the father of the father”.
Until then Carl has given us this humorous piece to keep us all
guessing and put a smile on our faces.
I don’t remember who I was talking to
or what I was talking about,
but it was my voice I heard
and I remember saying it.
That’s what woke me up.
“No thank you.”
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Arlin Credo, from the Philippines, is a true lover of nature.
In her latest poem, she manages to capture the heat and wonder of a
summer day, taking us all into her memories of this glorious season.
This is Rachelle’s seventh creative work to appear at The Bright
Light Cafe - only one more and Rachelle will be our next Featured Talent!
Restless winds blow tree leaves
Strewing them on the ground with wisps
The sweltering heat crawls all over
Like a plague of locusts in September
of Featured Talent - once again, the prolifically poetic romantic of The
Bright Light Cafe, our very valued friend from the USA, Stephen
Pray, shows us all how to speak of romance without saying much
at all. Not only is Steve a delightful human being, he is also a
wonderful spinner of tales - in very few words. Here's another
example of love in a poetic envelope.
His hands were rough, but his heart was kind,
His face was worn, but with wrinkles of laughter.
Her heart was cold, haughty her face,
her hands with fingers like needles.
you ever wondered
what happens after you die?
Join Kate and Michael Morrison and find out now in this
insightful, inspiring and gently humorous adventure story of life, death, and what happens
to laugh and cry and feel good all over as you come face to face with
the power of love and
profound and timeless spiritual truths.
know you love to laugh and have regular "Ah - isn't that nice"
moments and we do too, so this month we know you'll enjoy our two latest
performances with a poem especially created to make you giggle and a gentle
heart warming story that will bring another sort of smile to your day.
Have a listen and then put your hands together (or tap out an email) to
Dog Named Sex Poem by Carl
My pooch is not named Rover, Fluffy, Spot or Rex.
I wanted something different, so I named my puppy, Sex.
To renew my doggie’s license. I went down to City Hall.
“I’d like a license for Sex”, I said. He said, “Wouldn’t we all?”
Performed by Rod Kirkham
Was Wednesday Story by Christine
Tothill (UK & Spain)
We are walking away from school; his jumper over his shoulder, his shirt hanging out the back of his trousers.
"Nanny, you look like my
friend," he says. He jumps up onto a garden wall and walks along the top of it. A man with a grumpy looking face opens the front door and glares at Harry.
Performed by Barbara Llewellyn
like a very inappropriate and decidedly funny story to brighten up your day?
Meet newcomer, Jack
Wodhams, born in England and now a true blue Aussie - and a very fine and fun writer.
He was once the Guest of Honour at Analog's Science Fiction Convention and he
is now a most welcomed member of the Bright Light creative family. We
look forward to sharing lots of laughter with his wicked sense of
humour. Read what we mean and prepare for a giggle.
“Nothing in particular,” I told the Customs Man. “Just the usual couple bottles of spirits I’m allowed.
I don’t bother with the duty-free cigarettes.
I don’t smoke myself, and I don’t like to encourage it in
“What’s in the box you’re holding back there?”
“Box? Holding back?
I’m not holding back. It’s
just an extra small case I have, that’s all.”
“And what’s in it?”
hope your November is treating you well and, as
always, Brilliant friend, we wish
you and your family good health and happiness. "May
you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you, and all your heart might
our warmest regards,
Llewellyn & Rod Kirkham
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