Friday, April 3, 2020

We ARE Doing It!

A    L    O    H    A  !

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
 Anthony J. D'Angelo












Torch Ginger & Disinfectant;
Waikiki in Virus Time.

What sunshine is to flowers, 
smiles are to humanity. 
These are but trifles, to be sure; 
but scattered along life's pathway, 
the good they do is inconceivable.     
    Joseph Addison











 Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others 
cannot keep it from themselves.     
           James Matthew Barrie















 Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. 
It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
                H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
















If you want to see the sunshine, 
you have to weather the storm.
        Frank Lane

We WILL Get There!



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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Helpful Reflections

A    L    O    H    A  !
Never give up, for that 
is just the place and time 
that the tide will turn.
   Harriet Beecher Stowe








Discouragement and failure are two of 
the surest stepping stones to success.
 Dale Carnegie










The two most powerful warriors 
are patience and time. 
Leo Tolstoy








Do not let what you cannot do 
interfere with what you can do.
               John Wooden









From My Quarantine
To Yours!








What You Seek 
Was Inside You
All The Time!









Pixie & I
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Empty Beaches of Waikiki

A  L  O  H  A !
Vulnerability sounds like truth 
and feels like courage. 
Truth and courage aren’t 
always comfortable, 
but they’re never weakness.
                     Brene Brown











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Authenticity is a collection of choices that 
we have to make every day. It’s about 
the choice to show up and be real. 
The choice to be honest. The choice to 
let our true selves be seen. 
          Brene Brown








Where Are My Crumbs & Scraps?!










The art of living lies 
less in eliminating 
our troubles than 
in growing with them.
     Bernard M. Baruch









The dark does not destroy the light; 
it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark 
that casts our joy into the shadows.
          Brene Brown








Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, 
of just going along, listening to all the things 
you can't hear, and not bothering.   
Winnie the Pooh

Sit loosely in the saddle of life.
Robert Louis Stevenson




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Pixie Inspecting Supplies in Household Quarantine

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Emerging

A   L   O   H   A  !
You must be the change 
you wish to see in the world.
          Mahatma Gandhi










Never miss an opportunity 
to make others happy, even 
if you have to leave them alone 
in order to do it.
Anonymous










A bowl belongs to 
whoever needs it.
    Native American saying











Well! We're moving right along through this!
Have you noticed that time is still
going as it always has?
Afternoon follows morning, and
golden hour is still a good time
for a pause and a drink.
The dark angel is passing over,
passing AWAY!

So here's to you, to us!
That seems to be an emerging theme.
And despite the real fear of
losing loved ones, perhaps
because of it, we are more
aware of our connections.

Suddenly, a universal basic income
does not seem like a wild idea.
We see how 90% of us live
too close to need.

A nimble, smart, effective
national government is obviously
worth cherishing and maintaining.
As are amicable allies!

Everyday people,
just doing their job, are
highlighted in their value.

The things we fought over
seem puny and passe.

For those of you who follow
US politics, I wish to mention
that after 9-11, President Bush
had approval ratings north of 90%.
People rally around the leader in unity 
at such times.

This president is uniquely immune
to unity, or good sense it appears.

His ratings are thus moored where they've
always been. Striking! And remember,
there are those Americans who
enjoy the discomfort of "elites"
and so enjoy supporting the prez in
polls. But will many who voted for
him think better of it this time
in the privacy of the voting booth,
the solitude of their heart?

He won by a razor edge last time.
It does not look good for a second term.



Pollution is way down
with wildlife reemerging!

Conventional Politics
does NOT live at
Comfort Spiral.
We are discussing
the MACRO view
of which the unfitness
of our president is a given.

What are YOUR hopeful
visions of the emerging world?

What do you think?




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Monday, March 30, 2020

Empty but Still Blooming

A    L    O    H    A  !
Empty Waikiki Beach
The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow 
Will Be Our Doubts Of Today.
         Franklin D. Roosevelt








Social Distancing. Vroom VROOM!


YAY INTROVERTS WILL SURVIVE 
AND RULE THE WORLD!








Thank God for Coffee to Drink

Develop An ‘Attitude Of Gratitude’. 
Say Thank You To Everyone You Meet 
For Everything They Do For You.
             Brian Tracy












Pua Aloalo still blooming

For Every Reason It’s Not Possible, 
There Are Hundreds Of People Who 
Have Faced The Same Circumstances 
And Succeeded.
         Jack Canfield















You Are Never Too Old 
To Set Another Goal Or To 
Dream A New Dream.
       C.S. Lewis





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Sunday, March 29, 2020

How We're Doing

A    L    O    H    A  !
Don't let your worries 
get the best of you; 
remember, Moses started out 
as a basket case.









Some Laws of Cat Physics

Law of Cat Embarrassment
A cat's irritation rises in direct proportion to her embarrassment
times the amount of human laughter.

Law of Cat Composition
A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn't Matter.

Law of Selective Listening
Although a cat can hear a can of tuna being opened a mile away, she
can't hear a simple command three feet away.

Law of Cat Obedience
As yet undiscovered













“There is only one way to happiness 
and that is to cease worrying 
about things which are beyond 
the power of our will.”
            Epictetus















"Just the best I can do right now"
is heroic a this time.

We are ALL cycling through emotions
as we adjust and carry on.
Believe me: I do too.

A few tears, allowing some fears
and cycling back through
Hope to resignation.
And then Back around.

Don't Forget:
This Will End!
But be 'odd' with me,
and enjoy this irreplaceable day.

It will never come again.

Reach out to your friends.
Enjoy this time we've been given
for reflection, neglected tasks,
and pure enjoyment.

It's OK to be happy!

In fact, that's something
the whole world needs to feel.
Add your good vibes
to the pile!

Not since 1917
has the world faced such days.
We are doing GREAT!


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Saturday, March 28, 2020

We Know Their Presence

A   L   O   H   A  !
Oahu from the air. That is Diamond Head. 
By my friend Tess B. Abellaneda

We know that in tough times, 
cynicism is just 
another way to give up, 
and in the military, 
we consider cynicism or 
giving up simply as 
forms of cowardice.
    Jim Mattis








They say that orbs in a photo are angels.

When angels visit us, 
we do not hear the rustle of wings, 
nor feel the feathery touch 
of the breast of a dove; 
but we know their presence 
by the love they create 
in our hearts.     
           Mary Baker Eddy








A Brazilian Cardinal and two doves
I know that there's a god because 
I was able to survive everything 
that I've been through 
- all of the tough times - 
and I'm still at the top of my game. 
            Floyd Mayweather, Jr.












Never give up. 
There are always tough times, 
regardless of what you do 
in anything in life. 
Be able to push through
those times and maintain 
your ultimate goal. 
          Nathan Chen









A vacation is having nothing to do 
and all day to do it in.
         Robert Orben 







I want people who go through tough times, 
hard times, or didn't have everything right
-things didn't fall in their lap or go in their favor-
to know that they can still achieve their dream 
and go to the highest of the highs. 
                           Tyrann Mathieu




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