Thursday, November 30, 2017

Gifts For You

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Each Dawn
“How little we 
understand of 
the gifts we 
have been given.” 
      Harley King







“The world is put back by
the death of every one 
who has to sacrifice  
peculiar gifts 
to conventionality.”
        Florence Nightingale







Crossing the Golden Gate 'Gift of Travel'

"Traveling—it leaves 
you speechless, 
then turns you 
into a storyteller.'"
            Ibn Battuta 


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Responses and Renewal

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N. Calif. Autumn Sky
“The best response to 
any difficult situation is 
to keep your calm.” 
          Lailah Gifty Akita







'Super Duck'
"The most intense conflicts, 
if overcome, leave behind 
a sense of security and calm 
that is not easily disturbed. -










- It is just these intense conflicts 
and their conflagration which are 
needed to produce valuable 
and lasting results. "    
             Carl Jung

























"Some people have 
too much uniqueness 
to be properly expressed 
by a merely pretty face."
                 Anonymous




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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Meet King and Queen

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American White Pelican link

"King and Queen of the Pelicans we;
No other Birds so grand we see!
None but we have feet like fins!
With lovely leathery throats and chins!"
                Edward Lear
        











Cormorant
"The single most powerful 
thing I can be is 
to be myself."
             Dwayne Johnson
























Double Crested Cormorant
"When everything is lonely 
I can be my best friend."
              Conor Oberst











"At the end of the day, if 
I can say I had fun, 
it was a good day."
             Simone Biles


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Monday, November 27, 2017

Don't Forget

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“Anyone can love a rose, 
but it takes a great 
deal to love a leaf. 
It’s ordinary to love the
beautiful, but it’s beautiful 
to love the ordinary.” 
                         Unknown











“It's true. The storms 
won't last forever. The 
nasty weather will never last. 
There is always that light
 at the end of the tunnel.” 
              Diana Rose Morcilla







“A bird is three things: 
Feathers, flight and song, 
And feathers are the 
least of these."
Marjorie Allen Seiffert

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Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Lobby Mural  
Castle Hospital, Oahu
by Bob Flint, 1997

I like the multi-generational, 
multi-ethnic/cultural mix of folks
in this mural. The local
Ko`olau Mountains are 
a familiar backdrop.
This image says a lot about our
 family-centered lifestyle
on this "country" side of
the island.

It says:
"Aloha. We local too.
No worry, eh?"

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Stop A Minute

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3 Flaming Maples

"Stop a minute, right where you are. 
Relax your shoulders, 
shake your head and spine 
like a dog shaking off cold water. 
Tell that imperious voice 
in your head to be still."
                Barbara Kingsolver









'Concerns of the Day' or 'Traffic'

"Everything we do is 
infused with the energy 
with which we do it. 
If we’re frantic, 
life will be frantic. 
If we’re peaceful, 
life will be peaceful."
               Marianne Williamson











Yellow Red & Gray

“New day, new hopes, 
new life!!” 
             Lailah Gifty Akita





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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Charm Expansive

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“When I hold you 
in my arms, I live 
inside your rainbow 
and you live 
inside mine.” 
             Anthony T. Hincks






 "There is no personal charm 
so great as the charm of a 
cheerful temperament."
                     Henry Van Dyke














"When your love contracts in anger, 
the atmosphere itself feels threatening. 
But when you're expansive, 
no matter what the weather, 
you're in an open, 
windy field with friends."
                Rumi





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Friday, November 24, 2017

BE the Calm Lagoon

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“You don’t need to be 
the tide to rise and fall, 
you don’t have to be a 
wave to touch the shore; 
just be a little sand-grain 
and feel them all” 
                      Munia Khan









“Be calm...
calm as a calm lagoon, 
then you will look beautiful 
as a beautiful calm lagoon 
crowned by the Moon and sheltered
 by the brilliance of the stars 
reclaiming your royalty 
of regal life...” 
                 Oksana Rus







"You don’t have to 
control your thoughts. 
You just have to 
stop letting them 
control you."     
Dan Millman









"Keep calm and 
keep learning. "
        Lailah Gifty Akita

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sunlight On Your Face

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Don't judge each day 
by the harvest 
you reap, but by 
the seeds you plant. 
            Robert Louis Stevenson










“There is strong shadow 
where there is much light.” 
                Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

[like politically in my US?]











" It must have been cold 
there in my shadow, to 
never have sunlight 
on your face."
        Bette Midler



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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Silence, Joy, Pain

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 "A sacred thing is 
timely silence, and 
better than any speech." 
             Plutarch





 "The moon in her chariot 
of pearl."
    [caption by]  Oscar Wilde
















" Find a place inside 
where there's joy,
 and the joy will 
burn out the pain."
                  Joseph Campbell









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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Easier

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" A painter is a 
choreographer of space."
 Barnett Newman

Shape your space. "
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi










"In seed time learn, 
in harvest teach, 
in winter enjoy."
          William Blake










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"It is easier to 
forgive an enemy than 
to forgive a friend."
           William Blake 














"It's easier to go 
down a hill than up it 
but the view is much 
better at the top."
       Henry Ward Beecher 

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