Friday, December 21, 2012

Banishing Scary

A   L   O   H   A  !
" When I was a boy 
and I would see scary things
 in the news,
 my mother would say to me,
 'Look for the helpers. 
You will always find
 people who are
 helping.' - 

To this day,
 especially in times of
I remember 
my mother's words 
and I am always 
comforted  -

 by realizing that there are still
 so many helpers – 
so many caring people
 in this world."
Fred Rogers

Clicking on Mr. Rogers' name above will take you to his site full of insight about helping children cope,
and aren't we ALL Mr. Rogers' children?

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If you are reading this
there is a pretty good chance
that our world
has not ended
21 Dec 2012.

Of course,
someone's world
has indeed
ended today.

Let's you & me
live this day,
each day,
sharing how
very precious
 it is.

Cherish the little things.

And thank
Y  O  U
for being a
in my life/day.


Bitch said...

Many thanks for all your post's touching my heart...
Merry Christmas, my dear Cloudia!!

The Elephant's Child said...

Thank you Cloudia. Another wise and beautiful post.

Dave King said...

What a very wise mother you had/have!

the walking man said...

Yesterday was good because I know somewhere on the planet someone was living life as if it was their last day and they wanted to go out doing good for someone else.

Brian Miller said...

i am glad the world has not ended but if it did i would be fine as well...def looking for the helpers, that is good wisdom....

aloha from va

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If its even more comfort Cloudia, we're not far off the end of the day here in Oz and all is still well, tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day!

Hilary said...

Fred Rogers was full of good advice, wisdom, beauty and love. Clearly he learned a lot of that from his mother.

Beautiful pics as always, Cloudia.

TexWisGirl said...

thank you, dear one, for bringing tears to my eyes this morning.

Betty Manousos said...

so very touching!

thank you~


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Cloudia said...

Each of you brings joy. Thanks again. Aloha

Anonymous said...

My mom told me that we had to be the helpers :-).~Mary

ANITA said...

hi Dear!!aloooohhaaaaa!!!!!!
Merry christmas!!!Its soon 3 runs fast.iam not finished witht e present..see you later alligator!!many hugs to you!!BTW..NICE POST!!))

Charles Gramlich said...

That is true about the helpers. Thanks for pointing that out. We too often forget.

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, I will always adore Mr. Rogers. Your comforting words this morning will be the music dancing through my thoughts, all day long. I too, have met some of those helpers, and may happiness follow them everywhere they go! Karen

Teresa said...

Lovely post, Cloudia. This is the end of a cycle and the harbinger of new beginnings... Here's to a kinder, gentler world in 2013.

LOLfromPasa said...

Only a few hours left of today. It is finishing on a inspirational 'high' thanks to you.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the sayings of Mr Rogers, and I totally agree with you Cloudia.

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p said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank you~


I love that quote and miss having a presence like Mr. Rogers on TV. It was a happily non-apocalyptic day at the office here on the east coast:)

Filip and Kristel said...

I like your pigeon picture with the one flying in.


Anonymous said...

Ah, but Cloudia, YOU are the Hawaiian Helper! So, the mechanical street light nest is helping the "doves" bring peace to the city. "Look for the helpers" is good; being the helper takes some balance. An all-day sun is melting our blizzy. No doves at the birdfeeder, just some cardinals. DrumMajor

Sandy said...

I love coming to your sight...I always leave happy. Happy Holidays Cloudia!xo

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Mele Kalikimaka, Cloudia. Thank you for your daily meditations. And for your amusing comments. The latest one had me laughing.

Indrani Ghose said...

Nice thoughts Cloudia, I always feel inspired reading your posts!

SandyCarlson said...

Well said, to be sure. In times of crisis, these people are all the more easily found. Thank goodness.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Wise words, my dear friend.

Kay said...

You definitely know how to make the most of each day, Cloudia.

By the way, every time Art gets upset when he's driving, I keep reminding him about your book.