Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Fresh Energies

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What Will Today Bring?
“The next morning dawned 
bright and sweet, 
like ribbon candy.” 
      Sarah Addison Allen

Strange doings at Yet Wah
on Saturday Night   link

I love Lion Dancing at 
Lunar New Year.
Something flows
when they are around.

The drum - their heartbeat,
the gong, & cymbals
thrill with the 
of new energy!

Going High!
“Today is a new day. 
Don't let your history 
interfere with 
your destiny!"
Steve Maraboli

"You have the power and 
the time to shape your life. 
Break free. . . embrace the
 truth of your greatness. ” 
                   Steve Maraboli

Who? Little Old ME?
You. And Me too.

Linking to
Our World Tuesday

Wishing You
Many Quiet
        Fondly, cloudia

Job Well Done!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Lobby Mural  
Castle Hospital, Oahu
by Bob Flint, 1997

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Live Express Share

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In a world where kindness 
is a rebellious act 
let's all become rebels.

"The wise one learns more 
from enemies than a
fool does from friends."
                   Chinese Proverb

"Live your truth.
Express your love.
Share your enthusiasm.
Take action towards your dreams.
Walk your talk.
Dance and sing to your music.
Embrace your blessings.
Make today worth remembering."
Steve Maraboli

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            Fondly, cloudia

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Free Scatter

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Mostly Cloudy Partly Brilliant
"We are free to change.  
And love changes us.
And if we can love another, 
we can break open the sky."
                    Walter Mosley 

Succulents, CA
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"Everyone has his secret sorrows 
which the world knows not; 
and often times we call a 
person cold when 
he is only sad."
     Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

" Let my soul smile 
through my heart 
and my heart smile 
through my eyes,
 that I may scatter
 rich smiles 
in sad hearts. "
                Paramahansa Yogananda

Happy Lunar New Year!

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           Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Home Your Dreams

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“If you allow 
momentary defeats to find 
shelter in your heart, 
you are allowing your 
most beautiful dreams 
to become homeless.” 

"Happiness cannot be 
traveled to, owned, 
earned, worn or consumed. 
Happiness is the 
spiritual experience of 
living every minute 
with love, grace 
and gratitude."
           Denis Waitley

“Words are the only bread 
we can really share.” 
            Luis Alberto Urrea

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           Fondly, cloudia

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Gentle Fires Still Burn

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" -interest in a single bluebird 
is worth more than a 
complete but dry list 
of the fauna and 
flora of a town."
              Henry David Thoreau

"The more I think about it, 
the more I realize that 
there is nothing more 
artistic than to 
love others."
       Vincent van Gogh

"Even in a time of 
elephantine vanity and greed, 
one never has to look far 
to see the campfires 
of gentle people."
        Garrison Keillor


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              Fondly, cloudia

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Happy Restorers of the World

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N. Calif. Cloud Castle
"Education is the ability to 
listen to almost anything 
without losing your temper 
or your self confidence." 
                          Robert Frost

  "We need enthusiasm, 
imagination, and the 
ability to face facts, 
even unpleasant ones." 
            Franklin Roosevelt

Life dances 
All around us.
Celebrate That!

Winter Comforts
"The relationship that solves 
your problems is the 
relationship you have 
with yourself." 
     Diane Von Furstenberg

Linking to 
Global SkyWatch

At eventide
go inside and rest.

Restore your soul
as you repair
The World.

"The evil of the Day
is sufficient thereto."

But that day should contain
Clear Thought,
Kindness Above All.

Even to Yourself.

Call your elected servants.
Tell them what concerns you.
Visit, smile, bring donuts;
Be yourself. Calm down.

Make friends with the staff.
Be friendly and relaxed,
and have a sentence ready
that expresses your concern.

Don't linger too long.
But come back 
in 3 weeks.
Leave a brief,
clear action letter
for their boss.
[Here is my concern and
proposed actions I'd like 
to see happen.]

Don't be surprised
if you find yourself
sitting with your
Mayor, Congressman,
and they ask for 
your view!

Email testimony about a 
statewide or local concern.
Share your opinion,
your values.
Find like-minded
Seek organizations
doing work you
believe in and 
get on their email.

Why not run
for the school board
or Town Council?

We retired folks have 
seen much come and  go.

Though we remain involved
it is everyone's duty now
to come to the aid
of What Is Right.

There is urgency, 
but no
Hurry & Worry.
We will pull through
We are happy warriors
making friends as we go!

So as evening rolls in,
even Winter's early eve,
rest, restore, and revel
in this moment!

I love each of You
who visit.

Thank You,
Your Friend,

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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'Lee-Kay - Lee-Kay'

Truth, Oxygen, Singing

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“In a time of deceit, 
telling the truth is 
a revolutionary act.”
            George Orwell

“Negative people need 
drama like oxygen. 
Stay positive, it'll 
take their breath away.”
                     Tony Gaskins

"If I keep a green bough 
in my heart, the singing 
bird will come."
            Chinese Proverb

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       Fondly, cloudia

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Practicing for the lion dance on poles!

Winter Hills of Cali

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Austere Beauty of Winter
"In masks outrageous and austere, 
The years go by in single file; 
But none has merited my fear, 
And none has quite
 escaped my smile."
             Elinor Wylie

 "How many lessons 
of faith and beauty 
we should lose, 
if there were no 
winter in our year!"
  Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Green Winter Hills of N. Calif
"I pray this winter 
be gentle and kind-
-a season of rest from
the wheel of the mind. "
           John Geddes

My Wish for YOU
and for me too :)

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                    Fondly, cloudia

"They haven't seen ME
in a while!"
OK Pixie-
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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My Home of 20 Years 

Feeling Better

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Kwan Yin smiling on the Marchers
"A solitary fantasy can
totally transform
one million realities."
Maya Angelou

"May your life 
go smoothly."
             Chinese Saying
                        "Yīfān fēngshùn"

 'We all have souls 
of different ages.'
    F. Scott Fitzgerald 

"When you leave 
a beautiful place, 
you carry it with you 
wherever you go."
    Alexander Stoddard

Carry the UNITY
in your Heart.
Then the tone deaf
winds cannot

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      Fondly, cloudia
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Silly Capable

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N. Calif. Dreaming
"Only those who are
capable of silliness can
be called truly intelligent."  
Christopher Isherwood

 "There are few more certain 
tokens of ill than not to know 
how to accept the good."
      The Saga of Grettir

G O A L !
Dissolves fear.
A smile
Thins the veil
Between Heaven & Earth,
Between souls.

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                   Warmly, cloudia