Friday, May 31, 2019

Hawaiian Skies

A  L  O  H  A !

“Hawai'i is not truly the idyllic paradise of popular songs--islands of love and tranquility, where nothing bad ever happens. It was and is a place where people work and struggle, live and die, as they do the world over.” 
                  Alan Brennert, Honolulu

 “Summer in Honolulu brings the sweet smell of mangoes, guava, and passionfruit, ripe for picking; it arbors the streets with the fiery red umbrellas of poinciana trees and decorates the sidewalks with the pink and white puffs of blossoming monkeypods. Cooling trade winds prevail all summer, bringing what the old Hawaiians called makani 'olu' 'olu--- "fair wind".” 
  Alan Brennert, Honolulu

“A road need not be paved in gold
 to find treasures at its end.” 
          Alan Brennert, Honolulu

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Successive Approximations

A  L  O  H  A !

"Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential."
           Winston Churchill

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
             George Orwell

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wake Up Plan

A  L  O  H  A !

When you first wake up, 
do not start your to do list. 
Do not replay
what happened yesterday
unless it was MARVELOUS,
and then only for a few seconds.

before 30 seconds have passed
remember to feel gratitude
for simply waking up.

This sets the mood
for your entire day.
And life is made of
days. And moods.

This quickly becomes
a happy habit. 

If you fill yourself up 
from the beginning of the day 
with beautiful things that you notice, 
that you appreciate, that have 
real value to you, 
there will be no room 
for lesser emotions to intrude. 

Listen to the birds, hug your family 
and remember what really matters.
Problem hunting, and 
arguing is for suckers.


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When things are at their worst,
is the very best time to be 
sure that you are at your best!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Life on the Lagoon

A  L  O  H  A !
When you give up fear,
Whatever comes is
Just an interesting 
problem to solve.

Live today so richly that if it 
is your last you're cool with that

Dark imaginings exist side by side
With brighter tomorrows-
Your choice,
Your belief, then
Your experience.


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                    Warmly, cloudia

Monday, May 27, 2019

Where Does Time Go

A  L  O  H  A !
Dark imaginings exist side by side
With brighter tomorrows-
Your choice,
Your belief, then
Your experience.

Forced Fails.
Play Pays.
Make Confidence
Your Residence.

When young, if lucky, 
you may have beauty. 
When mature, your beauty 
consists of your demeanor and 
how you treat others. 
Luck plays no part in that.

Live today so richly that if it 
is your last you're cool with that.


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Sunday, May 26, 2019


A  L  O  H  A !
Marin California
The things hardest to bear 
are sweetest to remember.  

A youth that does not cultivate 
friendship with the elderly is 
like a tree without roots.
            Ntomba Proverb

"May you live everyday of your life."
             Jonathan Swift


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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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What is Today Worth

A  L  O  H  A !

There is but one cause 
of human failure. 
And that is 
man's lack of faith 
in his true Self. 
William James

I can hardly wait for tomorrow, 
it means a new life for me 
each and every day.
             Stanley Kunitz

All the gold in the world 
cannot buy a dying man 
one more breath---
so what does that 
make today worth?
    Og Mandino

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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The Only Way To Live

A  L  O  H  A !
  If you are not willing to risk the unusual, 
you will have to settle for the 
          Jim Rohn

Creative people who can't help but 
explore other mental territories are at 
greater risk, just as someone who climbs 
a mountain is more at risk than someone 
who just walks along a village lane. 
                           R. D. Laing

The most important thing to remember is this: to be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.
           W. E. B. Du Bois

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

When To Move

A  L  O  H  A !
If you are seriously drawn to 
a place you want to live, 
don't tell yourself that 
you will retire there. 

That is too late. 
Move there now, 
live your life there, 
make lifetime friends there, 
have your major victories 
and minor defeats there. 

When you are old, 
it is too late to really 
become PART of the place 
and it's people. Go now. 
Then you can retire as 
true part the place you love!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

End of the Law

A  L  O  H  A !
Who we are is so much greater 
than what happened to us.
                 Mr. Pickles

Everything has beauty, 
but not everyone sees it. 

Kindness is the beginning 
and the end of the law. 
          Hebrew proverb

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Wouldn't It Be Great IF__________?

A  L  O  H  A !

It feels good to be lost 
in the right direction. 
             A. Nony Mouse

Marin County Wetlands, Calif

There's never any closure 
in an awe-inspired life, 
only constant acceptance 
of the mysteries of life.
      Paul Pearsall

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