Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Celebrate Irritate

A    L    O    H    A  !
Story of the Big Town, Big Sky

"Who are my greatest
spiritual teachers?
Those who have
hurt me the most. "

Shirley Maclaine



But full of little stories: 
the last little house 
on a street in Waikiki







Glimpse of RED







Entire crimson head


“. . . your enemies are 
your best spiritual teachers 
because 
their presence provides 
you with the opportunity 
to enhance and develop 
tolerance, patience 
and understanding.  ” 

 Dalai Lama






If
 you start to notice
something that 
You Do

 -have often done-

But now 
you don't like it,
are
not proud of it --

Celebrate that regret!

It means that You
are growing.

This beats the hell
out of perfecting the
Story
of why you are 
Miserable,
and all beyond your 
own control, 
"Alas."

I prefer scenario #1
owning the jerk I am,
embracing the 
Less-Jerk
I am Becoming.

Perfection stifles
comparisons mere trifles
be ever Mindful;
Intimate
with Revival.

Your Friendly Jerk,
                                          Cloudia


18 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Never give into complacency.

Your thoughts today give a different way of looking at things.

But in my opinion, you are jerkfree!

Aloha and enjoy the beauty and gift of each day.

Brian Miller said...

its a revolutionary thought to celebrate your regret...sadly pain is all too good a teacher....

aloha from va

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful bird!!

xoxox,
CC

ds said...

Perfect timing. I am now wading back into the ocean of regret & hoping a big wave does not knock me over. Will carry the Dalai Lama's quote and your message with me, oh completely jerkless one. Love the splashes of red, too. We need more color around here. Thank you.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sometimes it seems that the world educates one to become more of a jerk just to survive.

Bob Bushell said...

Love the red styled bird, superb.

TexWisGirl said...

you are too cute, you jerk. :)

Cloudia said...

Thanks, dear pals!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty bird!

I had to look he/she/it/birdie up.

Red-crested Cardinal.
~

Elephant's Child said...

A jerk you are not. There is too much love in your heart. And beauty.

Evanir said...

Amigos são para sempre, mesmo que o para sempre não exista!
Pois o destino nos fez amigos mas o coração
nos tornou todos irmãos.
No momento em que nos conhecemos laços de amizade fizemos
por isso nunca tem como esquecer.
A amizade verdadeira não fica na saudade ,
mais gravada em nossos corações.
Estou com muitas saudade beijos no coração.
Evanir.

The Weaver of Grass said...

What IS that bird with the beautiful red head?

DeniseinVA said...

I could never think of you as other than a really nice person my friend. We all have grown I think, and improved upon and moved on when neccessary :)

William Kendall said...

That is a lovely bird!

Adam said...

that's a cool bird

Fireblossom said...

Talk about a REDhead!

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, there are those regrets to now celebrate! :)

Karen S. said...

BTW you are my favorite kind of jerk!