Friday, September 6, 2019

Thistle & Flower

A  L  O  H  A !
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle 
and plant a flower wherever 
the flower would grow 
in thought and mind.
                    Abraham Lincoln

Reflect upon your present blessings, 
of which every one has many; 
not on your past misfortunes, 
of which all have some.
       Charles Dickens

When you arise in the morning, 
think of what a precious privilege 
it is to be alive - to breathe, 
to think, to enjoy, to love.
                  Marcus Aurelius

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Elephant's Child said...

Thistles are beautiful too.

Adam said...

nice quotes

Cloudia said...

Thanks. Yes, they are!

Teresa said...

Great quotes and spectacular pictures today!

kaykuala said...

When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege
it is to be alive

This is being appreciative of divine presence and blessings which should not be taken for granted!


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Every morning is a chance to start a fresh new day, more than a privilege mon amie.. a joy 💙 have a wonderful Hawaiian weekend 🌺

RedPat said...

I like Lincoln's quote! Thanks, Cloudia!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, those are some heavy clouds over Honolulu, Cloudia! Beautiful photos and quotes. Have a great weekend!

Taken For Granted said...

Interesting reflections in your photo.

William Kendall said...

Your last shot is my favourite.

Mike said...

It's always good to wake up on the green side of the grass.

magiceye said...

Wise words

rupam sarma said...

Nice words. Beautiful pics.

Caro G said...

Words of wisdom that, though written in the past, definitely ring true today.