Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Quiet Joy

A  L  O  H  A !
Whatever we expect 
with confidence 
becomes our own 
self-fulfilling prophecy.
       Brian Tracy

All things which 
greatly hurt me 
greatly teach me
                Karen Salmansohn

There is a calmness to a life 
lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. 
     Ralph Blum


Love You,

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Moving Among Mysteries

A  L  O  H  A !
Those who are willing to be vulnerable 
move among the mysteries. 
         Theodore Roethke

     Harbor Pub @ Christmas Link

Compassion will cure more 
sins than condemnation.
    Henry Ward Beecher

If we look at the world 
with a love of life, 
the world will reveal
its beauty to us.  
          Daisaku Ikeda 


Love You,

ps: I think you will enjoy this wonderful song in the beautiful Hawaiian Language:

Monday, December 9, 2019

Mundane Revelations

A  L  O  H  A !
All things remarkable 
are surprisingly simple; 
albeit difficult to find.
     Criss Jami

Maybe, I think, when you've waited 
a long time to see something, 
you need to find your way 
to it in glimpses.
       Laura Kasischke

A wise one changes their mind, 
a fool never will.
            Spanish Proverb

Falls from palm trees

Every single one of us has 
the potential to change someone’s life by
just taking the time to listen to them
           Steven Aitchison


Love You,

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Back Streets of Honolulu

A  L  O  H  A !
Many of our Hawaii schools 
were named for US Presidents
during the Territorial period. Hawaii was an independent nation until 1898. 
King William Charles Lunalilo was the sixth monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii 
from January 8, 1873 until February 3, 1874 
Link, School Link

When you do a thing with your 
whole soul and everything that is 
noble within you, 
you always find your counterpart. 
      Camille Pissarro

Hatred is the coward's revenge 
for being intimidated.
         G.B. Shaw

Our visitors from all over the world
are themselves a vital part of
the local scene!

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Love You,

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The December I Remember

A  L  O  H  A !
Waikiki December Skies
The heart is very much like the sea, 
it has its storms, it has its tides, 
and in its depths it has its pearls too.
       Vincent Van Gogh

Also Waikiki December Skies
The dance of the palm trees,
the oceans calling, the 
first rays of sun and 
heaven is here.
   Michael Dolan

Winter People
When the light shines on you, 
you are filled up with the light! 
And then what happens? Then you 
will start loading your light on others!
             Mehmet Murat ildan

Turtle On Vacation

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As many of you know, I have lived in Hawaii half my life, the better half. After many years, we had the opportunity to move to California for a  time. We were there four years, and accomplished what we had gone to do. 

I have never taken these Islands for granted! 
Living, working, growing here, has made me who I am, and shaped how I feel about life and others. This was never as clear as when I lived in a different climate both terrestrial and social.

This is my first December home 
since Dec. 2014.

Every day I appreciate the balmy breezes, epic skies, and ways of life. Walking the few blocks to the beach, I repeat: 
"I'm walking in the sun! 
I'm walking in the sun!" 

At last I feel that I can rest and look to the future 
as a succession of such moments.
A retirement in the midst of life!

I love morning, noon and blessed night.

Here's hoping that YOU are marinating
in the healing celebration of
Your Home!


Love You,

Friday, December 6, 2019

Never A Place

A  L  O  H  A !
When the world is at your back, 
and your heart is at your feet, 
the best way to go is to just be.
    Jennifer Megan Varnadore

Learning how to love is the goal 
and the purpose of spiritual life—
not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga,
or even meditate, but learning to love.
Lama Surya Das

One's destination is never a place,
but a new way of seeing things.
               Henry Miller

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Thank YOU

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Blue Skies

A  L  O  H  A !
Life is a voyage
best made by 
paddling together.
Our Differences
are ever at war 
with our Commonalities. 
Be careful which you feed.

Calmness is a superpower. 
The ability to not overreact or 
take things personally
is real power.

Construction Fence

Dare to Believe 
in Your Happiness.

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Love You,

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Waikiki Gears Up For Christmas

A  L  O  H  A !
A good traveler has 
no fixed plans.
         Lao Tzu

I'd rather live with a good question
than a bad answer.
                     Aryeh Frimer

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening
presents and listen.
       Bobby - age 7

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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Love You!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

And Refresh

A  L  O  H  A !
Take A Deep Breathe.
Exhale through your nose.
Repeat 2 more times.

Drinking With Young Elvis in Waikiki

How Times Have Changed:

"Chad Gates [Elvis]:
You know what you need? 
A good old-fashioned spanking.

Ellie Corbett:
M-Maybe I do. Nobody ever cared enough 
about me. Even for that.

Chad Gates:
Alright, Eleanor. I better prove that somebody 
does care. [He pulls her over his lap]

Ellie Corbett:
You wouldn't dare.

Chad Gates:
Oh wouldn't I dare? Wouldn't I? [He spanks her, and Ellie begins to cry out] I got a feeling that this is gonna make both of us an awful lot better."
Blue Hawaii

"Blue Hawaii is a 1961 American musical romantic comedy film set in the state of Hawaii and starring Elvis Presley. The screenplay by Hal Kanter was nominated by the Writers Guild of America in 1962 in the category of Best Written American Musical. The movie opened at no. 2 in box office receipts for that week and despite mixed reviews from critics, finished as the 10th top-grossing movie of 1961 and 14th for 1962 on the Variety national box office survey, earning $5 million. The film won a fourth place prize Laurel Award in the category of Top Musical of 1961." Link

Residential Honolulu
Not what we say about our blessings
but how we use them is the 
true measure of our thanksgiving.

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Love You,

Monday, December 2, 2019

No Boundary

A  L  O  H  A !

No boundary or barrier 
surrounds the heart 
of a person that loves 
their self and others.
            Shannon L. Alder

One 'ukulele 
and one soul 
can do a lot. 
         Kindy Sproat

The pursuit of truth and beauty 
is a sphere of activity
 in which we are permitted to 
remain children all our lives. 
       Albert Einstein 

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Love You,