Monday, October 31, 2016

One Year

A  L  O  H  A !
Bird of Paradise Growing in Marin
"Every day of 
your life is 
page of 
your history." 
            Arabian Proverb








“The Greek word for 
"return" is nostos. 
Algos means "suffering." 
So nostalgia is the 
suffering caused by an 
unappeased yearning 
to return.” 
             Milan Kundera





"Magic is believing 
in yourself, if 
you can do that, 
you can make 
anything happen." 
             Foka Gomez

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One year ago
today.

We got on a plane
at Honolulu
[after 30 years]
and flew to the 
San Francisco
Bay Area.

They say it takes
one year to 
feel at home.

So now I'm a
Hawaii girl
at home in 
Marin.

Or something. . . 

Do I long for Hawaii?
How can I when it is
such a part of me!
Thank YOU
for being part of it all!
                        Fondly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Acceptance

A  L  O  H  A !

"If our early lessons of 
acceptance were as 
successful as our 
early lessons of anger, 
how much happier
we would all be."
                Peter McWilliams









"The days you are most uncomfortable are 
the days you learn the 
most about yourself."
                    Mary L. Bean









"Happiness is not a matter 
of intensity but of balance, 
order, rhythm and harmony."
                  Thomas Merton








Mt. Diablo

It's like I say:
Sometimes 
you climb the mountain.
Sometimes the
mountain climbs you.


But isn't it great:
we get to have
mountains to
bring awe to
our days!

Hope you enjoy
YOUr view today-
                  Fondly,  cloudia
Linking to
Our World Tuesday

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Rhymes With October

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"October gave a party; 
The leaves by hundreds came – 
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, 
And leaves of every name. -




- The Sunshine spread a carpet, 
And everything was grand, 








Miss Weather led the dancing, 
Professor Wind the band."
                    George Cooper






Find Your Joy.
Go outside if you can.
Keeping on the bright side;
That's my retirement plan.

Wishing you
a fabulous October day,

Thank You
Friend!
                   Fondly, cloudia


Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !
Waikiki

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Free Riding The Wind

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"The best way to 
know life is to 
love many things." 
            Vincent van Gogh







"A good word is 
an easy obligation; 
but not to speak ill
requires only our silence; 
which costs us nothing."
                    John Tillotson









"If you surrender 
to the wind, you 
can ride it."
               Toni Morrison


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Thank YOU
Friend!
                Saturday-ly, cloudia

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Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

What You And I Are About

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 "Life does not have to be 
perfect to be wonderful." 
                   Annette Funicello








 "Wisdom is learning 
what to overlook."
             William James








 "I think life is too 
serious to be 
taken seriously."
                 Ray Bradbury

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Gosh it's so nice
to spend these 
few moments 
together!
It came to me
what we are all about:

We are about
feeling good
for all the 
Right Reasons!

Thank YOU
for being such
and integral
part   :-)
             Warmly, cloudia


Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Music of the World

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"There is a grace of kind 
listening, as well as a 
grace of kind speaking."
         Frederick William Faber








"The best cure for 
Sea Sickness, is to 
sit under a tree."
              Emo Philips







"Kind words are the 
music of the world." 
                F. W. Faber

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Thank YOU
Friend!
                    Warmly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Universal Grin

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"Take a breath of the 
new dawn and make 
it a part of you."
                Hopi Proverb








"Things perfected by 
nature are better than 
those finished by art."
                         Cicero





 "All Nature wears 
one universal grin."
                   Henry Fielding


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Thank YOU
Friend!
                   Fondly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Day Dusk And Moon Glow

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N. Calif Homestead


"How I do love the earth. 

I feel it thrill under my feet. -








- I feel somehow as if it 

were conscious of my love, 








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- as if something passed into 
my dancing blood from it."
James Russell Lowell





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Thank YOU
Friend!
             Fondly, cloudia






Hawaii Photo of the day

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

People Doing the Dumb Things I Did

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 Coast Guard, Waikiki
"Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. 
It is the cheapest of 
pleasures, costs nothing, 
and conveys much."
                   Erastus Wiman







Waikiki Sunset 1
"Appreciation can make 
a day, 
even change a life. - 






Waikiki Sunset 2
- Your willingness to 
put it into words is 
all that is necessary."
                Margaret Cousins

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Here's to the people
doing the stupid things
that I used to do.

Wish I could reach you,
would be great if 
I could teach you,
to show you, 
to KNOW you.

But I watch it go by
though little escapes 
my eye;
I send you with indulgence
and a little bit of grace
making peace with myself
over my own rudeness 
when I was coming from 
that very same place.

So there's hope for everyone.

Linking to
Our World Tuesday
Appreciate YOU looking in!
            Fondly cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Waikiki Sunset

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Bravest Wisest Age

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 Monday in the Pond with George

"I have reached an age when, 
if someone tells me to wear 
socks, I don't have to." 
            Albert Einstein

Einstein was up the road 
at Princeton when I was growing up in that area. Despite his genius, I do recall some people disapproving of  his habit of
not wearing socks. Even as I kid, I wanted to tell them: "He's a genius who's changed our world with his thoughts. What have YOU done with your proper attire?!"
Never did. Wanted too. Thinking about it now, this insight
is what gave me the courage to let my freak flag fly in many ways back in the "Hippie" days. Thank You Einstein!









Oh My Windy Windy Feathers


"How old would you be if you 
didn't know how old you was?" 
             Satchel Paige







Another One in the Books

"Too many people, 
when they get old, 
think that they have to 
live by the calendar." 
                          John Glenn 

US Senator (and pioneering astronaut)
Glenn went on a mission aboard 
the U.S. Space Shuttle at age 77








Here's to senior's.
They've been through a lot!
No one has the experience they've got.
Whoever, wherever; Deserving respect.
Zen like they savor This Minute - Today
with deep courage and gratitude 
just keeping along the way. 

Thank YOU
for walking with
US!
            Fondly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Belly Breathing

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Don't Be Bittern
 "The person who has 
many faults is usually the 
first to criticize others."
                     Korean Proverb









Cormorant and Mallard Couple
 "A great river does not 
refuse any small streams."
                            Korean Proverb











"The more one meditates 
upon good thoughts, 
the better will be his world 
and the world at large."
                     Confucius



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Look at a cat, dog
or baby resting.

They breathe from
the belly.

Research shows that
breathing that way
calms the nervous
system, So stop,
relax, and breathe.

Ah! Felt good!

Thanks for pausing
here in YOUR Day!
                Warmly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Excess On Occasion

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"Walk together.
Feel the heart beats.
Experience the presence.
This is how to be thankful.
                              Amit Ray







"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. 
It prevents moderation from 
acquiring the deadening 
effect of a habit."
           W. Somerset Maugham, 
                               The Summing Up, 1938









"The man who has seen 
the rising moon break 
out of the clouds at 
midnight has been present 
like an archangel at 
the creation of light 
and of the world."  
            Ralph Waldo Emerson



Thank You 
Friend
for Playing Here
with us!
                      Fondly, cloudia