Friday, May 3, 2013

Invest in Your Self

A  L  O  H  A !

“ Because one believes in oneself, 

one doesn't try 

to convince others. -

" Because one is content

with oneself, 

one doesn't need 

others' approval. -

" Because you accept 


the whole world

accepts you. ”

Lao Tzu

This is Pepper. 
She lived on the boat with us for 15 years.
We had lots of adventures together. She helped me graduate from university and to write a novel 
(Top right of this blog - buy an E-Book :)
She got to enjoy the luxuries of life on land for 9 months, before leaving her body last Summer. 
I like to think that part of her sweet little spirit remains 
in the sunny spots
of this apartment, this life. . . . . Thanks, Pepper!


Thanks, for looking in,
                         FRIEND! cloudia


Anonymous said...

So much green around those workers in the sun. Yep, Pirate Kitty's spirit is hopping around your boat in the sky. Aloha and hugs, DrumMajor

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i imagine her spirit is still around....out cat died in december....wonderful quote today...and so true on how others see you when you believe in yourself...

Reader Wil said...

Sorry to hear that your little furry friend has gone. I know how you must miss her.
Love from Wil.

Charles Gramlich said...

Pepper looks a bit like sunshine. I'm sure she's there when it smiles through your windows.

Jenn Jilks said...

What wonderful quotes. I've been a bit down these days. I lost a client last week.
It's lovely to visit you and read your posts.
We took a terrific trip yesterday, it was good to get out and about.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

rupam sarma said...

Thanks for your post :)
Have a great Friday

Betty Manousos said...

so sorry to hear about your loss...
losing a furry friend sometimes it feels unbearable (i just know.)

what wonderful quotes too!

a big aloha my wonderful friend!

p.s.i linked to you today!

DeniseinVA said...

Our fur children never leave us, mine is with me and yours is with you. Lovely post, love the photos and the quotes, and love the sweet photo of Pepper.

TexWisGirl said...

a sweet companion. bless you.

The Weaver of Grass said...

The saddest thing about getting attached to pets is the losing of them Cloudia. They share their lives with us and then leave us bereft with nothing but memories.

Cloudia said...

What gifts to have influences like you dears in my life.

Thank you

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Awww Pepper was lovely..I agree with Charles, she'll be curled up in those sunny spots. I think she would heartily approve of Pixie oui :)

Nadezda said...

interesting words about our life, I liked these:Because you accept yourself,
the whole world accepts you. ” Very wise!
Nice cat, nice color and is very quiet.


Aw, I'm sure Pepper is enjoying this post somewhere. Lovely tribute to a sweet pet.

Akelamalu said...

Self belief is important. :)

Travis Erwin said...

That red flower is very Georgia O'Keeffe-esque.

Friko said...

Of course she’s still around. She’s in your heart.

Willow said...

Hi Cloudia , Such beautiful sayings and I love. the bright red Hibiscus. Thank you for sharing about Pepper. I am sure his lovely spirit comes to visit with you in that sunny spot often.
Hugs Willow

SandyCarlson said...

RIP, Pepper! I am sure her spirit is with you and quite at home.

Thanks for these quotes. I needed the reminders.

Hilary said...

I sense my departed kitties from time to time. Such special little beings.. our furry family.

Rick said...

Just 'wasted' some perfectly good time going back through a lot of the posts I'd missed, mulling over your musings and quotes and enjoying the photos.

Amazing the impact our furry companions have on us - even long after they've (physically) departed.

Aloha Cloudia !

wenn said...

Because one is content

with oneself,

one doesn't need

others' approval.

I like this quote!

magiceye said...

Peace :)

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

magiceye said...

Peace :)

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Lisa said...

Your words for Pepper brought tears.

Hello my friend Clodia, enjoyed each and every photo and quote.

Autumn Belle said...

Love your inspiring quotes and pictures. Pepper will always be remembered fondly.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful pictures and the quotes Cloudia.

Kay said...

I'm so sorry you're missing Pepper, Cloudia. She was a good friend to you. Your photos are spectacular! What incredible colors.