Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday Thoreau

A  L  O  H  A !
"Removing toxic people 
from your life
 is like breathing 
fresh air while
 walking alongside 
of the ocean." 
                              Marala Scott

"To affect the 
quality of the day, 
that is the 
highest of arts." 
                                    Henry David Thoreau 

"A lake is a landscape's 
most beautiful and 
expressive feature.
It is Earth's eye; 
looking into which
 the beholder measures the 
depth of his own nature."
              Henry David Thoreau


What an influence
Thoreau had on me
when very young!

My first philosopher.
Making my solitude
and love of nature
a font of virtues.

Then he taught me
to put my thoughts
into words,
to be a writer.

Did you have such
an influence yourself
at a young age?
Thank You
Dear Friend!
                 Warmly, cloudia

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

South King St. Honolulu

August Light

A  L  O  H  A !
"One of these mornin's
You're gonna rise up singin'
Then you'll spread your wings
And take to the sky"
                       George Gershwin &
                           Dubose Heyward, 
                                           Porgy and Bess  

"Do not anticipate trouble 
or worry about what 
may never happen. 
Keep in the sunlight."
                           Benjamin Franklin

“Bad things can happen, 
and often do--
but they only take up a
few pages of your story; 
and anyone can 
survive a few pages.” 
                     James A. Owen

Linking to
Mural Monday

Thank YOU
                 Fondly, cloudia

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

Revoke Those Permissions

A  L  O  H  A !
"Our greatest strength lies 
in the gentleness and
 tenderness of our Heart.” 

"Be with those who 

help your being."

"You only live once, 
but if you do it right, 
once is enough." 
                 Mae West

Once upon a time
in your life,
certain behaviors
[let's call them 'symptoms']
presented themselves to you.

Would you like to respond
with Anger in this situation?

Do you choose fear,
or despair?


And we gave them permission,
invited them in. We tried them on.
And they became 'our' way.

I've been noticing:
'Here's where fear begins'
and watching how
that moment Before
Anger [or saying something
dumb] presents a choice
- everytime - to
which we long ago
gave permission:
'Yes, I'll get angry!'
'Yes I'll say that
marginal thing.'

It became a habit
that some call

But what if we
revoke those permission?

What could come of that?!

When I find I'm irritated,
or about to make some
flippant remark I'll regret.

I tell myself:
"I revoke those permissions."

Just like on your mobile device:
Those apps are deactivated.
Your permission 
has been revoked.

And you know what?
It's working!

I revoked those permissions.
And do not click "Accept"
when they present themselves.

Who KNOWS what could 
come of THIS!

            Bumpy Bump Bump
Down the funny trail. . . .  

Thank YOU
                   Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !
Sky Fire On Water

Linking to

The Green Black and White

A  L  O  H  A !
Mahogany, Ebony, Ivory

"The only person I ever 
want to be better than; 
is the person I 
was yesterday." 
              William Chapman

Little Green Heron  [ i love thee]

"Never say anything
 about yourself 
you do not want 
to come true."  
                          Brian Tracy 

Black Crowned Night Heron

"Adopt the pace of nature: 
her secret is patience."

                    Ralph Waldo Emerson

Linking to


Thank YOU
                   Fondly cloudia