Saturday, December 5, 2009

Gentle Courage

Saturday Friend!

Welcome to Waikiki,
"Worlds Best Weather"

click on photo to feel the power
Shriner s' Hospital for Children.
(see the statue of the Shriner & child?)

"If you don't know the trees
you may get lost in the forest;
but if you don't know the stories
you may be lost in life."
Siberian Saying

"Your laugh and enthusiasm pleases (sic) those around you"
yesterday's lunch fortune cookie

(It made me feel great)

Bamboo grows section by section,
one section at a time. . .

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
Winston Churchill

Anger makes you feel, and even seem strong.
That's why the weak so often resort to it.
It takes real courage to remain calm
in the face of provocation
especially when you have been disregarded and denied.

But anger (paradoxically) only maintains your powerless condition.
Calmly coming to understand your own strengths
and options
will take you much further in the end.

What you acquire in the wrong way
retains the scent of its acquisition.
Those who live by the sword
die by the sword,
unless they beat it
into useful implements
with which to build.

ALOHA, cloudia