Friday, January 31, 2020


A   L   O   H   A  !
Oahu Morning 
Politeness is a sign of dignity, 
not subservience.
         Theodore Roosevelt

Shop Cat
No one is ordinary
because every person 
carries the wisdom of 
their own unique path.
              Mehmet Murat ildan

Fresh Noodles Daily
To be obliged to beg our 
daily happiness from others bespeaks 
a more lamentable poverty than that of 
him who begs his daily bread. 
                  Charles Caleb Colton

Blessing The World
Grace is available for each of us every day 
- our spiritual daily bread - but 
we've got to remember to ask for it 
with a grateful heart and not worry about 
whether there will be enough for tomorrow. 
                  Sarah Ban Breathnach

Love You,

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Big Little Things

A   L   O   H   A  !
I embrace my shadow self. 
Shadows give depth and 
dimension to my life. 
I believe in embracing 
my duality...
 as illumination.
           Jaeda DeWalt

Little things seem nothing, 
but they give peace, 
like those meadow flowers 
which individually seem odorless 
but all together perfume the air.     
      Georges Bernanos

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, 
but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, 
and small obligations given habitually, are 
what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
                 Humphry Davy

Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, 
the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. 
It's the little things that make happy moments, 
not the grand events. Joy 
comes in sips, not gulps.     
             Sharon Draper

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020


A   L   O   H   A  !

- just remember, the storm doesn't last forever. 
It can scare you; it can shake you to your core. 
But it never lasts. The rain subsides, the thunder dies, 
and the winds calm to a soft whisper. And that moment 
after the storm clouds pass, when 
all is silent and still, you find peace. 
Quiet, gentle peace.
                   S.L. Jennings

Peace is the result of retraining your mind 
to process life as it is, rather than 
as you think it should be.     
           Wayne W. Dyer

Worry does not empty 
tomorrow of its sorrows, it
empties today of its strength.
Corrie ten Boom

So don't be frightened, dear friend, 
if a sadness confronts you larger than any 
you have ever known, casting its shadow 
over all you do. You must think that 
something is happening within you, 
and remember that life has not forgotten you; 
it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. 
Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, 
since you don't know what work 
they are accomplishing within you?”
Rainer Maria Rilke, 
Letters to a Young Poet

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This is not a
weather report 
of my moods!
Thank You for Caring

By seeking
and sharing
these truths with you,
I maintain my perspective.
So Glad we do!

Love You,

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

I Think You'll Be Glad

A   L   O   H   A  !
We all live under the same sky, but 
we don't all have the same horizon.
       Konrad Adenauer

It is only through shadows that 
one comes to know the light.
  St. Catherine of Siena

I saw a star, I reached for it. 
I missed, so I accepted the sky.
       Scott Fortino

You Deserve to Be Happy.

If hearing this, you 
rebel inside immediately,
then this is especially for 

Examine your beliefs and reactions.
Are they serving you?
Dare to review
from adult perspective.

Give yourself the understanding
and support you'd offer a friend.

I think you'll be glad
if you do.

Linking To
Our World Tuesday

Love You,

Monday, January 27, 2020

Honolulu's Built Enviornment

A   L   O   H   A  !
This city now doth, like a garment, 
wear the beauty of the morning; 
silent bare, ships, towers, domes, 
theatres and temples lie open 
unto the fields and to the sky; 
All bright and glittering 
in the smokeless air.     
              William Wordsworth

Towered cities please us then, 
and the busy hum of men.
       John Milton

There's something about 
arriving in new cities, 
wandering empty streets 
with no destination. 
I will never lose the love 
for the arriving. . .
      Charlotte Eriksson

The life of our city is rich in 
poetic and marvelous subjects. 
We are enveloped and steeped as though 
in an atmosphere of the marvelous; 
but we do not notice it.     

Our built environment
should enhance our sense of place,
preserving the uniqueness.
In Honolulu, I find a 19th Century
city, a 20th Century city, and a
21st Century city rising.
Preserving our viewplanes:
Mountain, Sky & Sea
is agreed to be crucial.

"WHEREAS, the public has expressed strong concerns
 including, but not limited to, the alleged need for the
   proposed project, the routing and manner of placement of the
   project if needed, long term financial and aesthetic impacts,
   destruction of viewplanes, scenic and recreational resources. . . "           Hawaii State Document Link

Love You,

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Morning Glory

A   L   O   H   A  !
I love my sheltered mornings. Nothing like the 
20 years living aboard a few blocks from here!

Give every day the chance to become 
the most beautiful day of your life. 
            Mark Twain

The breeze at dawn 
has secrets to tell you. 
Don’t go back to sleep. 

feeling hollow
just means
you finally have space to
fill with all the good things
coming your way!

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me 
more than the metaphysics of books. 
                Walt Whitman 


Love You,

Saturday, January 25, 2020

新年快乐 Lunar New Year in Honolulu

Gong Zee Fah Tsai!
Bang! Crash! 
Chase away your blues!
We're done with all that.
Welcome the clever Rat
who can accomplish
great things!

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Hope smiles from the threshold 
of the year to come, Whispering 
'it will be happier.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lunar New Year
is not celebrated only
in a discreet district, or
Honolulu's ChinaTown. 

Lions & firecrackers
- even hundred-foot golden dragon-
will be heard and seen EVERYWHERE
in coming days:
Malls, shopping centers, banks
businesses, schools, homes. . .

January 25th 2020
Lunar New Year

 Wonder & Memories

All events MUST have a 
Clipboard Guy!

 Grab your earplugs,
and a dollar or three to feed
the lions. Then your good luck
in the new year
will be assured!

 Blessing First Hawaiian Bank Branch

Be sure to visit the temples
and receive a New Year Blessing
at the Shinto Shrine.

Are Chinese Dancing Lions
"Critters?" YES!

Linking To
Saturday Critters

Loving You,
Wishing You All
The Best!

Be sure your volume is 4 not 10!