Tuesday, November 12, 2019

To Insure Good Health

A  L  O  H  A !
Eat The Spiral!
Growth is a spiral process, 
doubling back on itself, 
reassessing and regrouping.
Julia Margaret Cameron












Be on the alert to 
recognize your prime 
at whatever time of your 
life it may occur.
Muriel Spark 













To insure good health: 
eat lightly, breathe deeply, 
live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, 
and maintain an interest in life. 
William Londen



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Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Salute

A  L  O  H  A !

“Here is your country. Cherish 
these natural wonders, cherish the 
natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. 
Do not let selfish men or greedy interests 
skin your country of its beauty, 
its riches or its romance.”
Theodore Roosevelt







Japanese-American veterans
of World War II, including 60 honorees from our Hawaii received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2011, awarded collectively
to the 100th Infantry Battalion,the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service.






They  served this country with much-noted heroism despite the fact that some had parents and siblings confined to internment camps at a time when Japanese Americans faced distrust unmatched by anything directed towards German Americans.

Jack Nakamura, 88, who was wounded twice
told a Honolulu reporter: 

"That's one reason why I joined, volunteered, too.They were calling me 'Jap' and stuff like that. My mother said, 'No, don't join up.'
But I joined up anyway."

And:

"After all that we went through and all that,
and to be recognized for what we did 
and all that, I'm grateful to the government
for awarding us this medal."

said Takashi Shirakata,
a 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran.



Many of our aging heroes aren't able to attend the Washington events, so a celebration parade was held
for them here in Waikiki 
in December 2011:

















Thank You
to the men and women
who care enough
to stand on the wall.


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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Believe Cling

A  L  O  H  A !
Aloha Tower, Pier 10 Honolulu Harbor, 
"Late Gothic Revival, Art Deco"

My religion is Love. 
Every heart is my temple. 
Rumi









Honolulu, not San Francisco, New York, or Taipei

 I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps 
and others emphasize my loneliness.
Anais Nin










Blossoms & Blues: Oahu Skies in November

The truth you believe and cling to, 
makes you unavailable to 
hear anything new.
Pema Chödrön



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Saturday, November 9, 2019

What Size Your Heart

A  L  O  H  A !
 The most effective 
kind of education
 is that a child should play
 amongst lovely things.
                              Plato









Quotes and Proverbs are little tools 
To keep in your pocket 
for just the right occasion, 
to help you overcome 
just the right obstacle.





















A person's world is only 
as big as their heart.
Tanya A. Moore

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Simple Joy Instructions

A  L  O  H  A !
"Shou me the way home"
Double Happiness & Longevity Link

Happiness 
cannot be created. 
It exists. 
Learn to feel it.
Tapan Ghosh









Happiness is not the 
absence of problems but the 
ability to deal with them.
Stacey Charter














You lose a lot of time 
hating people. 
Marian Anderson












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





Linking To:
Shadow Shot Sunday





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Queen Of The Yard

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Better Dwell

A  L  O  H  A !
Really listening and suspending one's own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms...  This is a process that requires trust and builds trust.
     Mary Field Belenky










The cure for boredom is curiosity. 
There is no cure for curiosity.
Dorothy Parker




















It is better to dwell on 
the beautiful things in life 
than the negative.
Lailah Gifty Akita


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Best Use Of Your Times

A  L O  H  A !

Embrace contradictions 
for they make up
all of life:
You will eternally be 
looking for yourself and
seeking ways to lose yourself.
 Kamand Kojouri










Discussion is impossible 
with someone who claims not 
to seek the truth, but 
already to possess it.
 Romain Rolland



















Go out into the world today 
and love the people you meet. . .













. . .Let your presence 
light new light
in the hearts 
of people.
Mother Teresa 





Linking To:
Wild Bird Wednesday






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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

And To Remember The Peace

A  L  O  H  A !
Click on photo to see entire
Sometimes it's important 
to work for that pot of gold. 
But other times it's essential to 
take time off and to make sure 
that your most important decision 
in the day simply consists of choosing 
which color to slide down 
on the rainbow.
             Douglas Pagels 











O' Great Spirit

help me always
to speak the truth quietly, 
to listen with an open mind
when others speak, 
and to remember the peace 
that may be found in silence.
              Cherokee Prayer











Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude, 
looking forward, I am filled with vision,
looking upwards I am filled with strength, 
looking within, I discover peace 
Quero Apache Prayer





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Monday, November 4, 2019

Every Time

A  L  O  H  A !
Ala Wai Canal, Koolau Mountains. Click pic to enlarge

Life consists of what a person 
is thinking about all day.
       Ralph Waldo Emerson




















Waikiki Elevator. Click pic to see controls

The surface of the water is beautiful, 
but it is no good to sleep on.
     Ghanaian Proverb





































Jefferson Elementary School, Waikiki
[Yes, that is Diamond Head]

Every time you smile at someone, 
it is an action of love, 
a gift to that person, 
a beautiful thing.
     Mother Teresa




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Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Air With Love

A  L  O  H  A !
You can make more friends in two months 
by becoming more interested in other people 
than you can in two years by trying to 
get people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie













Small minded people believe 
you are rejecting morality when 
you reject their visions of morality.
Will Spencer













A true man hates no one.
Napoleon Bonaparte







When God sings, 
there is glorious music 
and a choir of angels to 
fill the air with love.
Anthony T.Hincks



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