Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Let's Sneak Away

Aloha, Friend!

Welcome to Tuesday in Waikiki

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A Rainbow A Day, Keeps Depression Away

"Every great advance in natural knowledge
has involved the absolute rejection of authority".
Thomas H. Huxley

Pomp and Circumstance Eugene Savage, 1938

"Never lose sight of this important truth,
that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself,
a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement."
Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Island Feast Eugene Savage, 1938

"There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause."
George Matthew Adams

Many of us believe that 'doing the right thing' is about knowing and obeying 'the rules' so that God, or the Bogey-man, can't play 'gotcha' with us - even if we transgress a rule in good faith, ignorance, or compassion.

Others consider 'intention' to be the golden rule - though deluded people always arrange to believe that they have only the best intentions (for they know best).

What I know is this:
If you do good to yourself and others in gentleness,
you will end up a very different person than one who followed every rule perfectly, yet reduced compassion to a slogan.

Remember to take time for yourself in this season of hurry!

A L O H A, Cloudia