Thursday, January 31, 2013

When I'm Nice

A  L  O  H  A !
"There was a little girl

who had a little curl -










 Right in the middle
 of her forehead,




















And when she was good,
 she was very,
 very good,




















But when she was bad
 she was horrid."

 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

















When I'm nice,

I'm Very Very

Nice





But when I'm

Bad,

I'm

Neutral!










I used to be a tough
 and angry person;
Just the way I was raised.


Now that I've learned
the value of Aloha
(and YOU have been
some of my best
teachers)
My world has become
full of good people
everywhere I go.





But being human
(on the internet you can't tell,
I might be a literate dog)
I have my less than pleasant days.

Then I may radiate less warmth,
but at worst, I'm neutral,
never rude,
and that beats HORRID
ANY day!


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Is there something that
YOU have worked
to improve
about YOURself?


' Take Peace & Smiles - Leave Your Comment '
Thanks for visiting!
                              Warmly, cloudia 

17 comments:

kaykuala said...

That's right, Cloudia! A little bit of an irritant but not horrid. Nicely!

Hank

ladyfi said...

That's a good way to be! Nicer for us and better for you.

Brian Miller said...

the value of aloha....it is a wonderful thing to learn...what does being mad get us any way? smiles.

aloha from va

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm working on not getting cross when people do stupid things when they're driving, still got a way to go with it!

Fireblossom said...

Of course, there's always the Mae West version: "When I'm bad, I'm better!"

Shhh @ the literate dog. I don't want it generally known that Bosco dictates all the poems to me and I just write them down!

How's kitty cat?

Adam said...

nice flowers

Teresa said...

Love the image of you as a literate dog! My mom used to always recite that poem to me when I was little...

Cloudia said...

Glad you are each nice! Thanks really

Charles Gramlich said...

I try hard not to be rude, unless someone is deliberately rude to me first. But I'm not sure I always succeed. I'm kind of hotheaded.

Akannie said...

Sarcasm...I used to be really sarcastic, until I heard somewhere that the word comes from the Latin for "tearing flesh"...and I realized what a hurtful weapon my tongue could be...

Aloha, dear one.

ANITA said...

thanx Clodia♥
you make my day♥♥♥

LONDONLULU said...

I'm still a work in progress, and keep trying and trying. Seeing things like this inspire me greatly. (PS I remember the Milosz quote starting your book - so wise to use him, he was a great thinker)

Stefano Davanzo said...

Wonderful Hawaiian Flowers


Ciao
Stefano

Cloudia said...

Fellow Recovering HOT-Heads UNITE! LOL


I love you folks

Snaggle Tooth said...

Beautiful piucs!

I have worked to not be such an introvert. I speak up alot more now.

Aloha!

Kay said...

I can't even imagine you as an angry person, Cloudia.

Hattie said...

Hawaii has had a mellowing effect on me, too.
I did not know Longfellow wrote that poem. I thought it was a nursery rhyme.