Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Human Touch

A  L  O  H  A !
“It is an absolute human certainty 
that no one can know his
 own beauty or perceive a sense 
of his own worth until it has been 
reflected back to him in 
the mirror of another loving, 
caring human being.” 
                                John Joseph Powell

“Too often we underestimate
 the power of a touch, 
a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, 
or the smallest act of caring, 
all of which have the 
potential to turn a life around.” 
                                      Leo Buscaglia

“Touch is the most basic, 
the most nonconceptual form 
of communication that we have. 
In touch there are 
no language barriers; 
anything that can walk, 
fly, creep, crawl, or swim 
already speaks it.” 
                         Ina May Gaskin

Linking to


We all long for the Human Touch
but not everyone knows
how to provide it.

When we become upset,
or lost, we need
eye contact and patience.
We need a person to
take a moment, to listen
to care.

This should be
a No - Brainer.

But it is not. 

These basic
human skills 
have grown rare.

BE the one who cares.
Look for small opportunities
to pause, to listen,
to Care.

And Thank You
for Your Care
that I feel.

You are most


Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful critters.
Beautiful, and meaningful, quotes.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful geese and gull.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Stunning first shot Mon Ami and wonderful words, your own!

21 Wits said...

Cloudia, such lovely views this morning in captures and your words. Caring to care, that's the way!

William Kendall said...

Wise words!

Charles Gramlich said...

sometimes we seem to live in a world where everyone is a narcissist, caring only for themselves and how they look next to others.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia! Beautiful sky, just a stunning photo. Great captures of the geese and gull. Wise words indeed. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Cloudia said...

I love you dears!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are wise words about touch and caring. I will make a point from now on about being that way. People deserve it!

Teresa said...

Great post!! I love the sky shot, but most of all I love your message. Here are some of the lyrics from a song called "The Human Touch." I learned it at camp in the 1970s, and I have no idea who wrote it.

The Human Touch
It's the human touch in this world that counts,
The touch of your hand in mine.
It means far more to the fainting heart
Than shelter, bread, or wine.
Shelter is gone when the night is o'er;
The bread lasts only a day;
But the touch of your and the sound of your voice
Live on in my soul always...

RedPat said...

The most mean looking person seems to brighten up if you give them a big smile! A wonderful post dear Cloudia! ;-))

Ohmydearests said...

This is just beautiful! Your images and words stirred my heart. Kindness is SO important.

Kay said...

My upbringing was to not touch others very much. However, when I moved to the mainland, I had to get used to being hugged and to touch others. As a teacher, I learned that a pat on the shoulder or clasp of the hand was so very important, not just for the child but their parents.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

great shots and quotes. Have a good day.

Cloudia said...

Thanks so very much

Sandi said...

Wise words.

And beautiful!

Gael said...

Hi Cloudia,
I like your wise words and wise photos. I imagine it's a comfort and inspiring each day to contemplate what you're going to put up. Thank you.

Also, thank you for the gift of your book. I am enjoying it very much. The writing zings along. ". . . a land still being poured. . ." describes one of the feelings I had about the Big Island. It gives a vivid portrait of HI and you. To start I'm more familiar with the former but by the end I'll be acquainted with you. I know what it takes to make a book so kudos.

Thanks again.
Gael Chandler

Gael said...

Hi Cloudia,
I enjoyed your wise words and photos. It must be affirming and inspiring to contemplate and publish them each day - a record of your thoughts and intentions.

Even more, I appreciate your book. I am familiar with HI and barely know you. By the end I will know more about HI and you - two welcome things. Your writing zings along. Your description of the Big Island as ". . . a land still being poured . . ." fits one of my many feelings about it. Write on!

Gael Chandler

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

awesome photos. great post

Lady Fi said...

I love your words of wisdom! And wow - what a spectacular shot.

Cloudia said...

Each of you, so very appreciated 🌈

ED said...

One benefit of living in Hawaii is endless opportunities for some fantastic photos of sunrises and sunsets. This one's very cool.