Friday, June 21, 2024

Be The Reason

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Happiness is not
a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck

Be the reason someone smiles.
Be the reason someone feels
loved and believes in the
goodness in people. Roy T. Bennett

What we call despair is
often the painful eagerness
of unfed hope.
George Eliot

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon Winnie the Pooh

Just be yourself and
you'll never have a problem.
That's what I did. Willie Mays


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Love Takes Flight

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Love takes flight,
From single source it gleams.
Nourishing each life
Fueling all our dreams...

Adenium obesum, Desert Rose

...We the vessels
each a fragile cup,
Let kindness overflow
to fill life up!

Bearing love
the boundless tide.
To share the gift
on every side....

...Keep hearts open
channels clear and bright,
To share, receive, and bathe
In love the source of light.

Light shows the way, but
warmth illuminates the soul.
Effie Adelle Keats

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Awake Embrace

A L O H A From Honolulu!

May you enjoy today
as if you had been released
unexpectedly from jail!

Living mindfully is the art
of living awake and ready to
embrace the gift of
the present moment.
Macrina Wiederkehr

 The longer I live the 
more beautiful 
life becomes.
      Frank Lloyd Wright

Be like the fruit tree - be generous with your best. Jonathan Lockwood Huie 


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Delonix regia, known as:
Royal poinciana,
Flamboyant, Phoenix flower,
Flame of the forest, Flame tree. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Get Glowing

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Shine, shine, shine tonight-
It's time to let it show-
Burn bright, light the fire-
That leads the way to hope-
The Maker of the stars
lives in our soul-
We have His light,
what are we waiting for-
Get out and glow.
Moriah Peters

On pavements and 
the bark of trees
I have found 
whole worlds.
      Mark Tobey

Window of light
Magical frame,
Where beauty ignites
And whispers your name.

Golden hour sings
Fleeting precious thing,
Riches of light descend
Like the visit of a friend
     Cloudia Charters

There is a pleasure
in the pathless woods,
A rapture in the lonely shore,
There is society,
where none intrudes,
By the deep sea,
and music in its roar;
I love not man the less,
but Nature more.
       Lord Byron

Seek not to be an influencer,
but rather to be influenced
by Love & Truth, 
Then whatever influence
you do share with others
will be good for all involved. 


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie

Monday, June 17, 2024

The Glow

A L O H A From Honolulu!

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
  Thomas Jefferson

I saw that my life was
a vast glowing empty page and
I could do anything I wanted.
Jack Kerouac

Every flower
blooms in its own time.
Ken Petti

Luminous orb celestial eye,
Attracts the Moon Witch
Seeking knowledge in the sky.

Most see her veil
As wisp of evening cloud,
But some can glimpse her truth:
An ancient wise and proud.

Painted in moonglow's
sacred sheen,
She gazes deep
where mysteries convene.

Spying upon secrets
in pearlescent depths
A hush around creation
The planets hold their breath.

We mortals how we slumber
blind to cosmic lore,
But she's sending gifts of insight
On to our dream time shore.
Cloudia Charters

Anyone can criticize.
It takes a true believer
to be compassionate.
Arthur H. Stainback 

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Sunday, June 16, 2024

Stone Soul Pigeon

 A L O H A From Honolulu!

Gratitude unlocks
the fullness of life,
turns what we have
into enough, and more!
Melody Beattie

There was a pigeon
Or perhaps a dove
Who loved a little fountain
And visited everyday.

Folks in the neighborhood
noticed when she passed away...

...But then something happened.
This dove-shaped stone appeared.
And when the neighbors pass
They still see her spirit here.

Beneath the waves,
where kelp sways slow,
A love story bubbles,
don't you know?

Lobster lad, eyes so bright,
This lovely lass his crimson delight.
Their dance a waltz or slow ballet,
Under the ocean
where current and sunlight play.

Briney whispers, a secret vow,
Two armored hearts allow somehow
Love's embracing oceanic sweep,
Happy lobster love
to hold and to keep!

Their silent vow, a heartfelt click,
Two lobster souls, forever linked.
A love untold, yet understood,
Two armored souls in together-hood.

Salty sweet, this love they share,
Lobster's vow crustacean prayer.

O God, help me to believe
the truth about myself,
no matter how beautiful it is.
  Macrina Wiederkehr


Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


Linking To
Monday Murals

Saturday, June 15, 2024

A Discovering

A L O H A From Honolulu!

Anyone can slay a dragon...
but try waking up every morning
and loving the world all over again.
That's what takes a real hero.
  Brian Andreas

The more you walk,
the better you feel.
The more you lift, the
more muscle you build.
The more you get outside,
the happier you are.
The more hard things you do,
the easier your life becomes.
Walk. Lift. Get outside.
Do hard things.
This is the way.
James DiNicolantonio 

  Samoan Drummers  Link

 I have never started
a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem
is discovering. Robert Frost

Click on the link above!

Red-Crested Cardinal / Brazilian Cardinal

It's not what you 
look at that matters,
it's what you see.

You should conduct 
yourself in life 
as at a feast.

Life is a banquet
and most poor suckers
are starving to death!
 Rosalind Russell
in AUNTIE MAME (1958)


Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Saturday Critters

Jaipur Garden Affair