Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Take a Pause

ALOHA, Friend!

Welcome to Tuesday
in Waikiki

"Life is what happens while you're making other plans."

-John Lennon

"The future is murky. I Guess it's good to have a past."

-Paul Newman

Stopping to watch the sunset seems to settle and clarify the mind.
Even the Hawaiian breeze, Ka Makani, knows that it is a good time to pause. Your day sweetens as the colors change.
I'd like to think that maturity, the "sunset of life" will be like that.
Do you know the ledgend of the maiden who was directed to walk down the row of corn and to pick one, only one, ear? Right away she saw a good one, but she reasoned that a better one might be a few paces down the row.
At the end of the row, she wished that she had chosen that first ear.
If you know where your next meal is coming from, if you have a home,
if someone is glad to see you arrive, if you are NOT in #10 pain;
then you are fortunate.
Pause to notice all of life's gifts that we take for granted every day.
Sunset is a good time to do that.
Make your own beautiful memories. . . NOW. . .
Aloha! Cloudia