Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Can't All Be Sparrows

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 "Calmness of mind is 
one of the beautiful 
jewels of wisdom." 
            James Allen

 "Celebrate the small things 
and our lives become 
bigger than ever."
           Tim Fargo

“That’s the place to get to—
nowhere. One wants to wander 
away from the world’s 
somewheres, into our 
own nowhere.” 
               D.H. Lawrence

"Dare to be imperfect 
and one day there 
will tug at your 
sleeve a soulmate." 
                       Robert Brault

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Virtue or Necessity?

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"Hope is being able 
to see that 
there is light despite 
all of the darkness. 
                      Desmond Tutu

"Worrying does not take 
away tomorrow's troubles. 
It takes away today's peace."
           Randy Armstrong

"Patience isn't a virtue; 
it's a necessity."
     Lou Holtz

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Friday, October 20, 2017

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Unkind Kind

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"Be happy for this moment. 
This moment is your life."
                           Omar Khayyam

"Be kind to unkind people - 
they need it the most."
          Ashleigh Brilliant

"Become what you respect, 
Mirror what you admire.”

Advice from the sunset: 
Close your day with beauty.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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The Past Is Infertile

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"The universe corresponds
 to the nature 
of your song."
      Michael Bernard Beckwith

" The past is infertile... 
All possibilities are 
found in the future."
              Dr. Steve Maraboli 

"To pay attention 
this is our endless 
and proper work."
             Mary Oliver

Take Care of Yourself.
There is a lot
happening in our world.

Put your own
oxygen mask on 

Rest from news.

Spend time healing
yourself and your own.

The helpers, the 
the character
of rescue efforts
amaze and humble
me daily,


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Never My Silence

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"Eagles are seagulls 
with a good hairdo."
      Douglas Coupland

"Anger doesn’t 
solve the problem,
 it brings uncomfortable 
feelings to yourself
 and destroys your 
own peace of mind."
                      Dalai Lama

"People who fly 
into a rage always 
make a bad landing."
         Will Rogers

" I have often regretted 
my speech, never 
my silence."
               Publilius Syrus

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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A Time Of Fires

A  L  O  H  A  From Northern California
Marin Hills in Smoke

“Life is at its best 
when everything has 
fallen out of place, 
and you decide that 
you're going to fight 
to get them right- ” 
                  Thisuri Wanniarachchi

“Affliction is a good 
man's shining time.” 
     Edward Young

“Sometimes you go through things 
that seem huge at the time, 
like a mysterious glowing cloud 
devouring your entire community. 
While they're happening, they 
feel like the only thing that matters
 and you can hardly imagine that
there's a world out there that might 
have anything else going on. 
And then the glow cloud moves on. 
And you move on. And 
the event is behind you. 
And you may find, as 
time passes, that you 
remember it less and less. 
Or absolutely not at
all, in my case.”  
          Cecil Baldwin

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Monday, October 16, 2017

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Happiness Can Grow

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"Give every day the 
chance to become the 
most beautiful day 
in your life." 
              Mark Twain

 Great Heron

 'Attention is the rarest and 
purest form of generosity.'  
                        Simone Weil


"Happiness can grow 
from only a 
little contentment."
          Pygmy Proverb

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

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From the California Fires

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             From the North Bay 

Too close! But we are 
safe, except for
smokey air 
for days now. 
It is humbling to
see places close to me, 
that I know, totally gone. 

The people of this area 
are my neighbors and I've 
been amazed by the 
Aloha & professionalism 
I am seeing all around me! 

A fire Marshall from this town (Novato) 
the Fire Chief of Mill valley,
& another fire fighter from 
San Francisco, all 
lost their homes  
in Santa Rosa 
(30 mins north of here) 
one week ago on 
Sunday night.

But they, and many 
others who lost all,
are on the job, 
protecting the public.

In one case, a young iron worker
lost all of the tools that 
support his family.
A senior couple whose 
iron worker son had died of cancer
gave him all of the 
tools they had saved!

Dr.s, nurses and allied professionals
 at Kaiser and another 
hospital in Santa Rosa 
watched their own homes 
burning on the hill while they worked 
to help the people coming in. 
Very sad.  Deeply inspiring!

Fire companies from
surrounding counties
and states are making
good progress. In some
cases their are enough
assets to save whole farms
and neighborhoods from
encroaching flames!

Some of my senior friends 
were evacuated. 

I bought n-95 
breathing masks 
on Friday for us. 

Farms, Vineyards, Wineries:
All Gone.
Many domestic animals
big and small
have been rescued.

In one scene, officers from
San Francisco, in their
SFPD cruiser, helped to
corral frightened livestock;
A far cry from the streets
of San Francisco!

And let's spare a prayer
for the frightened
and thirsty wildlife!
People who find ashes
where their homes were,
nonetheless, are telling
one another to put out
water for the foxes,
deer, raccoons, bobcats
and such.

Anyway.... what shines forth is ALL 
the wonderful humanity and helpers! 
Our community center near here is 
FULL of supplies donated. 

I feel a new courage 
about whatever the 
future brings because 
I see how people 
REALLY step up for 
each other in an emergency!

There is a great spirit here.
The spirit of '17.
A new motto has emerged:
"The love in the air is
thicker than the smoke."


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                   Gratefully, Cloudia

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Tissue Paper Dragons

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"Many of our fears are 
tissue paper-thin, and a
single courageous step 
would carry us
through them."
            Brendan Francis

"Elegance is a 
glowing inner peace. 
Grace is an ability to give 
as well as to receive 
and be thankful. -

- Mystery is a hidden laugh 
always ready to surface! 
Glamour only radiates if 
there is a sublime courage 
& bravery within. . . ” 
          C. JoyBell C.

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