Saturday, March 28, 2020

We Know Their Presence

A   L   O   H   A  !
Oahu from the air. That is Diamond Head. 
By my friend Tess B. Abellaneda

We know that in tough times, 
cynicism is just 
another way to give up, 
and in the military, 
we consider cynicism or 
giving up simply as 
forms of cowardice.
    Jim Mattis

They say that orbs in a photo are angels.

When angels visit us, 
we do not hear the rustle of wings, 
nor feel the feathery touch 
of the breast of a dove; 
but we know their presence 
by the love they create 
in our hearts.     
           Mary Baker Eddy

A Brazilian Cardinal and two doves
I know that there's a god because 
I was able to survive everything 
that I've been through 
- all of the tough times - 
and I'm still at the top of my game. 
            Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Never give up. 
There are always tough times, 
regardless of what you do 
in anything in life. 
Be able to push through
those times and maintain 
your ultimate goal. 
          Nathan Chen

A vacation is having nothing to do 
and all day to do it in.
         Robert Orben 

I want people who go through tough times, 
hard times, or didn't have everything right
-things didn't fall in their lap or go in their favor-
to know that they can still achieve their dream 
and go to the highest of the highs. 
                           Tyrann Mathieu

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Elephant's Child said...

That is a wonderful photo of Diamond Head - and I am always a sucker for skyscapes. Thank you.

Teresa said...

So you're the angel of blogger love! Cool post today.

Lady Fi said...

What beautiful sky shots!

Kay said...

Thank you for calming and soothing us, Cloudia.

William Kendall said...

That view from above is a show stopper.

rupam sarma said...

Stunning pics. 1st pic awesome.

RedPat said...

Love the skies and the supportive words.
I saw a special on PBS yesterday with Martin Clunes touring some of the Hawaiian islands. Thought of you when I saw all of the beauty.

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary said...

Brazilian Cardinal is beautiful

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Inspiring words mon amie.. love your sweet little Brazilian cardinal, what is he doing in Hawaii :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Cloudia

A wonderful inspiring post. I love the Cardinal with the doves. Beautiful skies and words. Take care and stay well! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Cloudia.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful quotes for this week. You always inspire and uplift us! Take care of yourself my friend!

21 Wits said...

Aloha Cloudia, I'm trusting and believing your wonderful quotes. Such lovely views one would never think we're in the middle of what's happening. Take care, be safe.

Mike said...

I didn't know there was a Brazilian Cardinal.

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic shot of Diamond head, and I love the one of the leaf with the sun shining through it, and the birds and those beautiful skies. Enjoyable quotes also. Thanks Cloudia, inspirational as always :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The cynic is not cool! He just gives others a heavier burden.

Cloudia said...

I love each and everyone of you so much it amazes even me. the Brazilian Cardinal was introduced in the twenties or thirties and flourishes in Honolulu. I just realized, this will end at some point! And won't that be fine