Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eating Elephants

A   L   O   H   A  !

" Habit is either

the best

of servants,

or the worst

of masters. "

Nathaniel Emmons










" How does a project 
get to be 
a year behind schedule? 

One day at a time. "


Fred Brooks







"One machine 

can do the work

 of fifty 

ordinary people.

 No machine 

can do the work of 

one 

extraordinary person."

       Elbert Hubbard




 " The key to success 

is to focus 

our conscious mind 

on things we desire 

not things 

we fear. "

Brian Tracy



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How do you
eat
an elephant?

One bite at a time.

A certain type of person
makes one bad choice
after another.

They toss trash
over their shoulder,
out of sight
out of mind,
until the day
when they must
turn around;

Then they see
a pile of ugly.
Everyone else
already smelled it
all along.

Another sort of person,
does the thing at hand
lovingly
with care.

They are not looking
to the audience for 
applause;

Until the day
when they look up
to see the tower
of gold that
they have built.

Is the task in 
Your Hand

-right now-

trash to dispose
or a bird's wing
to heal?

Most of us have
two piles.

I know which one
of my piles
I hope
is taller! 

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                           Warmly, cloudia


22 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I intend to put that Fred Brooks comment on my notice board - I need to take heed of it!
Thank you for your kind comments on my writing.

Charles Gramlich said...

I hope I'm the kind who does it lovingly and with care.

ladyfi said...

Love that Hubbard quote. And thank you for your lovely photos.

TexWisGirl said...

a great reminder to just do even one small thing that is right.

Daryl said...

Aloha .. good advice

Myrna R. said...

I guess all our actions, even our thoughts, have a cumulative effect. I'll be thinking about this today. Thanks Cloudia.

LONDONLULU said...

I love that light and those skies...and of course those lovely quotes!

Cloudia said...

Look at the wonderful people who visit here!

Thanks much :-)

LOLfromPasa said...

It is always a pleasure to see and read what you have to share. Thank you, Cloudia.

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like the Elbert Hubbard quote and your words about good and bad choices are very wise.

Anonymous said...

Machines could never do your workings, Cloudia! Think I need to rearrange some stuff in my "to do" pile! Cheers, DrumMajor

Filip and Kristel said...

I only eat candy elephants.

Greetings,
Filip

Elephant's Child said...

I like the two piles analogy - a lot. Thank you.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Laughed out loud at the Fred Brooks quote. So true.

Adam said...

have a great day

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful quotes and photos... I always enjoy my Hawaii visits!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

NIce thoughts! We've been feeding elephants recently!

Duncan In Kuantan

Rick said...

Some stunning photos and some awfully wise words !

Aloha, Cloudia !

Karen S. said...

Oh my, I don't ever want to eat an elephant. Never ever! :)

rupam sarma said...

Greetings from Assam, India
Regards

claude said...

Many thank for this beautiful post, Cloudia !
Have a great week-end !
Aloha !

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Thanks for tips of the day !