Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Shelter

A  L  O  H  A !
“ Each evening, I 
ached for the shelter 
of my tent, for 
the smallest sense that 
something was shielding me 
from the entire rest 
of the world, keeping me
 safe not from danger, but 
from vastness itself. ” 
                           Cheryl Strayed

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How To Live Longer

A  L  O  H  A !
" You live longer 
once you realize 
that any time spent
 being unhappy 
is wasted. "
              Ruth E. Renkl










" A small gift 
is better than 
a great promise. "
                 German Proverb 









" When you 
love life passionately, 
a cloud of beauty 
floats above, adding
 an array of wonders to
even the worst of days." 
                   Avra Amar Filion


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cedar Waxwing Bandit

A  L  O  H  A !
Cedar Waxwing

" Spend the afternoon, 
you can't 
take it with you. "
                     Annie Dillard


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for landing here!
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How I started to love living

A  L  O  H  A !
" I truly want to be 
a positive contributor 
to society but 
I’m missing the 
easiest opportunities.









" They’re all around me,
 but I’m looking down 
the road instead of
 in front of my face. 










" Kindness Pays. 

If being kind isn’t 
a high priority for 
you personally, then 
consider the effect it has 
on your employees, 
customers and 
overall business. "
                       Paul Jankowski 


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I am my own
'employees.'

You are my 
'customers.'

Our sharing is
my 'Business.'


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Monday, September 28, 2015

Look For It

A  L  O  H  A !

" When we see the Beloved 
in each person, 
it's like walking 
through a garden, 
watching 
flowers bloom 
all around us.” 
                                Ram Dass









“ Healing does not mean 
going back to the 
way things were before,
 but rather allowing 
what is now 
to move us 
closer to God.” 
                              Ram Dass











" My religion consists 
of a humble admiration 
of the illimitable superior 
spirit who reveals himself 
in the slight details 
we are able to perceive 
with our frail 
and feeble mind. "
                     Albert Einstein

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SO Much
for sharing
Yourself!
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Sunday, September 27, 2015

What You Can Do

A  L  O  H  A !

" What you can do 
is calm yourself. 
The storm will pass. "
                            Timber Hawkeye








" If you face every day 
feeling good 
about yourself, 
you can find 
solutions for 
whatever you do." 
                    Patti Smith









" Conventionality 
is not morality. 
Self-righteousness 
is not religion. "
                       Charlotte Bronte



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Hundreds
of millions
of people
have been lifted
out of extreme
poverty in the 
past 15 years.

Daily progress
doesn't make
the news.
Maybe it should.

Don't give up.
Don't despair.

Seize this moment
to be kind.

People everywhere
are starving for
 Heart, and
 sick of lies.


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Saturday, September 26, 2015

'Big' is Relative

A  L  O  H  A !
" The path to wisdom 
is paved with humility. "
                                    Tim Fargo


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casts shadows,
causes ripples.

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Hawaii Faces

A  L  O  H  A !

"Poisonous relationships
 can alter our perception. 
You can spend many years
 thinking you're worthless… 
but you're not worthless, 
you're unappreciated."  
                            Steve Maraboli







" Everybody thinks you 
reach a certain age 
and you're a grownup,
 but it's not true. 
Nobody grows up 
until the day they croak. " 
                          Keith Richards











" Feel the sweetness 
in your own heart. 
Then you may find 
the sweetness in 
every heart. "
                       Rumi









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Friday, September 25, 2015

Light Takes the Tree

A  L  O  H  A !

" Light takes the Tree;
 but who can tell us how? "
                         Theodore Roethke   The Waking 

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Refreshing Words

A  L  O  H  A !
" In a word, 
if we want security, 
let us give security; 

if we want life, 
let us give life; 

if we want opportunities,
 let us provide opportunities. 

The yardstick we use for others 
will be the yardstick
 which time will use for us.
                              Pope Francis










" I would also like to enter into 
dialogue with the many elderly persons 
who are a storehouse of wisdom
forged by experience, and who seek 
in many ways, especially 
through volunteer work, to share their stories 
and their insights. I know 
that many of them are retired, but still 
active; they keep working 
to build up this land. 








I also want to dialogue 
with all those young people 
who are working to realize 
their  noble aspirations, 
who are not led astray 
by facile proposals, and 
who face difficult situations, 
often as a result of immaturity 
on the part of many adults. 
I wish to dialogue 
with all of you. . .  "
                                     Pope Francis














  ' I've earned every wrinkle. '  
                                        Peter O'Toole



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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sky Watch

A  L  O  H  A !
World Maritime Day

" Life is a shipwreck, 
but we must not forget 
to sing in the lifeboats. "
                          Voltaire


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True Hearts Shiny Souls

A  L  O  H  A !

" When pure sincerity 
forms within you, 
it is outwardly realized 
in other people's hearts. "
                                  Lao Tzu









" Courtesies of a small 
and trivial character are
 the ones which strike 
deepest in the grateful 
and appreciating heart. " 
                              Henry Clay








" The workings of 
the human heart are 
the profoundest mystery 
of the universe. 
One moment they make us
 despair of our kind, 
and the next we see 
in them the reflection 
of the divine image. "
                         Charles W. Chestnut

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True Heart!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome Yourself

A  L  O  H  A !

" By being yourself, 
you put something 
wonderful in the world that
was not there before. "
                                 Edwin Elliot








" Know yourself 
and you will 
win all battles." 
                         Sun Tzu

" She comes in colors
everywhere, she's 
a rainbow. "
Rolling Stones





" Too many of us 
are not living 
our dreams 
because we are 
living our fears." 
                         Les Brown




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