Friday, January 24, 2020

Lasting Happiness

A   L   O   H   A  !
I want to live my life in such a way that
when I get out of bed in the morning, 
the devil says,  "aw shit, he's up!”
Steve Maraboli

You can walk in a dream while you are awake: 
Just walk in the misty morning of a forest!
    Mehmet Murat ildan

- as soon as I wake up, I remember Buddha’s teaching: the importance of kindness and compassion, wishing something good for others, or at least to reduce their suffering. Then I remember that everything is interrelated, the teaching of interdependence. So then I set my intention for the day: that this day should be meaningful. Meaningful means, if possible, serve and help others. If not possible, then at least not to harm others. That’s a meaningful day.
      Dalai Lama XIV, 
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Lasting Happiness, I think,
is like wonderful donuts:
Made Fresh Every Hour!

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

From Me To You

A   L   O   H   A  !

Take heart. 
If you are alive today,
You are a warrior of the soul. 

Mother Cloud with Calf

Sometimes we are trying so hard 
to do the right thing, and to
figure out what it is, that 
we drown out the Still, Small Voice that is 
telling us exactly what we need to hear.

When you have a forgiving attitude,
it is yourself that you
forgive and empower

Be friends with reality. 
Don't conquer it with a whip and a chair like a lion tamer.
When you are troubled by something, don't poke it with a stick of investigation & worry. 

Let it be and maintain your campfire circle, 
good cheer and trust in yourself. 

Eventually whatever it was that was bothering you 
will come back around your fire like a puppy wagging its tail, licking your face and telling you all of its secrets 
that you want to know. 

Everything in life is attitude. 

When we are hard to be around 
even good things don't want to come around us. 

But when we are calm, 
sensible and steady, 
then good things come and 
shelter beneath the our wings.

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Love You,

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Right Outside

A   L   O   H   A  !
There are as many worlds 
as there are kinds of days, 
and as an opal changes 
its colors and its fire to
match the nature of a day, 
so do I.
    John Steinbeck

Hawaii's flag flies over re-interred
ancient Hawaiian bones LinkLink

New morning, new moment 
of miracles.
              Lailah Gifty Akita

The moment you accept 
what troubles you've been given, 
the door will open.  

Is A License Plate A Sign?

This vanity plate is certainly a 
"sign' of something
about the driver.

Linking To: 
 Wednesday Signs

Love You,

Next Saturday Jan 25 2020
is Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Children and Lions

A   L   O   H   A  !
Children or babies learn to mimic 
the vibration of the adults 
who surround them long before 
they learn to mimic their words.
                   Abraham Hicks

Children are the hands by which 
we take hold of heaven.
        Henry Ward Beecher

Children have such an innocent view of their world 
and surroundings; every thought is 
a garden full of wonder.     
           C.J. Heck

The hardest job kids face today 
is learning good manners 
without seeing any.
     Fred Astaire

Was It All A Dream?

The feeling of being at home
in yourself, is an expensive jewel.
But once you have acquired it,
carry it secretly wherever you go.


Love You,

Linking To Wild Bird Wednesday

Monday, January 20, 2020

Nice Morning

A   L   O   H   A  !
Not only is there a right to be happy, 
there is a duty to be happy. 
So much sadness exists in the world 
that we are all under obligation to 
contribute as much joy as 
lies within our powers.  
            John S. Bonnell 

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

Let's Get a Drink at Arnold's Beach Bar Link
I adore simple pleasures. 
They are the last refuge 
of the complex. 
             Oscar Wilde


Aw! Her name is CLOUD.

Love You,

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Honolulu Sunday

A   L   O   H   A  !
Some Attend Church   Link
The best years of your life are 
the ones in which you decide 
your problems are your own.
You do not blame them on 
your mother, the ecology, 
or the president. You realize that 
you control your own destiny.
                         Albert Ellis 

Some have flown far to feel the sun

To talk well and eloquently 
is a very great art, but 
an equally great one is to know 
the right moment to stop. 

Some recuperate from Saturday Night
Every morning I tell myself, 
"I'll sleep early tonight." 
And every night I say, 
"One more chapter.”
                Joyce Rachelle

Some Just Wait For Night
There is a romance about all those who 
are abroad in the black hours.
      Robert Louis Stevenson

Love You,

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Homeward Magicness

A   L   O   H   A  !

Marin, California Nov 2015 - May 2019  -  "Final Dawn"

There is a kind of magicness about going 
far away and then coming back all changed.
            Kate Douglas Wiggin

The day arrived. Final exit from "our"
driveway, and leaving of "our" street, our
 neighborhood. Dear neighbor drove us.
Goodbye, Pacheco Pond,
Golden Gate Bridge. Likely I will
never cross you again. Going home.
No intention to ever leave again.

"Leaving On A Jet Plane"
All roads lead home as home 
is where the heart is. 
So Love. Simply Love. 
For love is home to all of us.
        Wald Wassermann

I want to be someone you can’t live without.

           Charlotte Eriksson

VERY complicated procedure to bring
even an island born pet home!
Multiple tests, vet visits, and messengered
official paperwork for the State!
Every detail scrutinized, double checked.
Or Pixie would be incarcerated on return.
For months. The State office at HONO
that handles such matters was 
peopled by sad folks after long flights,
who just didn't know!
Children separated from pets! Adult
children separated from theirs, sadly.
At last a State veterinarian carrying
Pixie and a thick sheaf of documents
with our name on it appeared.
All in order! Happy Day!!!
We left the sad people,
an intact family for the
final leg of this epic journey:

It was his home now. But 
it could not be his home till he had 
gone from it and returned to it. 
Now he was the Prodigal Son.
             G.K. Chesterton

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What Hawaiian Airlines played on the plane. Whenever I hear it, I'm onboard!