Friday, February 22, 2013

Owning Stuff

A    L    O    H    A  !

Double Rainbow

" The safe way to double
 your money 
is to fold it over once
 and put it in your pocket. "

Kin Hubbard

" Joy all creatures drink
At nature's bosoms..."

Friedrich von Schiller,

 "Ode to Joy," 1785

" As soon as you set foot
 on a yacht
 you belong to some man,
 not to yourself, 
and you die 
of boredom. "

Coco Chanel 

Subsistence is Abundance"

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"Wai" is Hawaiian 
for water, 
it also
means "Wealth"
when doubled:
"Wai Wai"

and Fish SWIM
in it!

But do they OWN
the ocean?

What do you
to own
to be happy?

Good research shows,
that beyond the basics
happiness is independent
of the size of your
 bank account.

Every day
my eyes own
the treasures of

You too dwell
 in beauties
as your photos
abundantly show!

And Your visits &
comments here
provide me a thrill
no money could


Join me;
Liberate yourself
from Consumerism.

Appreciate the simple,
needful things you buy.
And when you DO
treat yourself
you will
it consciously.

It's all about 

We churn through
too much Stuff,
too much Activity.

Taste and See
how GOOD it is
to be appreciative
& Satisfied!

My wish for YOU!

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' Take Peace & Smiles - Leave Your Comment '

Thanks for visiting!
                               Warmly, cloudia 


Young at Heart said...

brilliant......someone has told me they like something I've written very much and I'm now floating....for today!!

kaykuala said...

Great write Cloudia! This time it's a plea that I share. To be thankful for what Mother earth has bestowed upon us. Nicely!


PhilipH said...

Counting one's blessings is more valuable than counting one's coins.
Cheers Cloudia!

Bob Bushell said...

The first one is a cracker, two rainbows, and the quote, lovely and funny.

izzy said...

Oh I know what you mean! The problem I have: is it is hard to get the beauty without other things, OR people crowding round- :)

Adam said...

I love that first quote

TexWisGirl said...

the chanel quote made me laugh. love the double rainbow!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I always knew there was a little French in me, Coco Chanel et moi are on the same wavelength haha! Have a wonderful weekend Cloudia, don't buy any 'stuff'!!

Cloudia said...

This is So fun! Thanks so much, each of YOU

Teresa said...

Oh my... Neo-liberalism will collapse under the subversive weight of your blog!

Myrna R. said...

Nice words. Good to appreciate simple abundance.

Hilary said...

A double rainbow.. always so cool to see what you and your camera does.

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia! Very wise words- and I'm really swaying my like toward Coco's quotes-Peace be with you- Karen

Lynn said...

I'm getting rid of stuff these days - a good feeling to lighten ones load. :)

Hattie said...

One of your very best, Cloudia.


Truer words were never spoken, all words posted here today - especially yours! There's no freedom like traveling light!:)

Travis Erwin said...

But how will I ever afford to visit Hawaii and see the beauty firsthand without a sizable bank account?

Anonymous said...

Over a year, I usually spend more money on tea than for clothes.

Please have you all a good weekend.

Cloudia said...

you folks are the BEST!

I can't tell you the pleasure I get from your smart A** remarks!

Thanks SO much :)

Anonymous said...

But my little prizes from Hawaii help keep me sane in Kansas, because they remind me of the free things, the beach, the sounds, the perfume, the voices of friends. Save me some rainbows and clouds. DrumMajor

Kay said...

Oops! But I am going to the Richardson garage sale tomorrow. I can't help myself. Unlesssss... it rains. It's storming over here right now. Great double rainbow, Cloudia.