Tuesday, April 14, 2020

No Telling

A    L    O    H    A  !
Besides the noble art of getting things done, 
there is the noble art of leaving things undone. 
The wisdom of life consists in the 
elimination of non-essentials.
             Lin Yutang

Love much. Earth has 
enough of bitter in it.
             Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

 There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, 
that can circumvent, or hinder or control 
the firm resolve of a determined soul.
                 Ella Wheeler Wilcox

They say you can't control what happens,
only your response to it. 

But the longer I live, the more clearly
I see how each of us makes
the version of reality that we believe in.

We reinforce our view of ourselves,
others, and of the larger world, by the
things we say, do, and notice.

Mostly by finding what we expect.
Very few of us are willing
to discover where we are wrong,
even though that represents
a liberation and birth of
new possibilities.

We would rather be right
than happy; to win an
ultimately pointless argument
than to cherish a relationship.

Perhaps it would be valuable
for everyone to take a break
from all our normal routines
and spend time alone.

Call it a fast, a retreat,
a penance, a voyage of
self discovery.

Imagine the possibilities
of every person in the world
ready to do things better,
in possession of newly earned
humility, compassion, 
fellow-feeling, and hope.

No telling WHAT
could come of 

  Love You,



Elephant's Child said...

Yay Pixie.
And here's to a kindness pandemic.

RedPat said...

I'm still surprised by the ugliness out there. Hopefully kindness can overcome it.

magiceye said...

Love that picture of the boat!

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary said...

A duck and ducklings :) Adorable

Friko said...

We would rather be right
than happy; to win an
ultimately pointless argument
than to cherish a relationship.

If that is true how very sad. Why must mankind be so foolish?

Cloudia said...

Your visits are GOLD!

kathyinozarks said...
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kathyinozarks said...

sorry I deleted to fix a typo I didn't see
Hi I enjoyed all the quotes especially and the lovely photos.
Kitty is too sweet-hugs
Happy T wishes Kathy

Jenn Jilks said...

These are crazy times, Cloudia. I hope you are staying safe.
I'm fighting cataracts, with no hope in sight. 'Scuse the pun. My eye is increasingly cloudy and I am so worried about it.
Hubby managed to get his cancer treatment shot in the parking lot of our GPs office in a snow storm.

Meggymay said...

A lovely post to read and see the beautiful photo you shared and the super quotes.
Happy T day wishes.
Stay safe and well.
Yvonne xx

Sandee said...

The flowers are so beautiful. Love the duck and her babies. So precious.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

My Tata's Cottage said...

A lovely post with gorgeous florals. Loved reading the words. I prefer my blog over social media. Too much hateful content. Happy to know kind hearts at blog world. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Virtual hugs across the miles. Everyone spread some kindness today. :-)

CJ Kennedy said...

The flowers are so pretty. Love your kitty on your banner s/he has the right idea. Just chill. Take care.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful words and photos 😁. Wishing you a Happy T Day! Stay safe and well! Hugs, Jo x

Michelle said...

Love much! That is spot on. We all need to do that all of the time!!

My name is Erika. said...

Aloha to you. And happy T day. Those flowers are so gorgeous. They are something good in these tough times. Stay safe. Hugs-Erika

Divers and Sundry said...

Such sweet baby ducks :)

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful photos and quotes Cloudia! Very uplifting. Happy T day!

betty-NZ said...

Lovely photos and words, as usual :)

I'm so happy that you joined us over at at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

DeniseinVA said...

And I am uplifted by you my friend. Thank you! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always adore your beautiful photos that go so perfectly with your quotes. I do hope you are wrong about so many people preferring to be right than happy. I have found since the lock down, people have been kinder and more thoughtful. I just hope that attitude continues.

Gotta love the kitty, Cloudia. Thanks for sharing your incredible photos of your beautiful island with us for T this Tuesday.

RobertN said...

Beautiful images.

Karen said...

Beautiful inspiring words & photos! Thank you for your words of encouragement this AM ~

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes imagine that mon amie, so many good things could come as a result of this.. but will they 💜

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos and quotes. I especially like the last one. It is very true. Also, I love your blog header image of your beautiful cat.

Caty said...

Fantastic photographs Cloudia !! And great words too.
Thanks so much for sharing. Wish you spent a happy T-day.
Love this little cat.
Stay safe and well,
Big hugs, Caty

William Kendall said...

The mama and baby ducks are a welcome sight to see.

Dianne said...

What wonderful photos, and very profound thoughts. May your week be safe and beautiful!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Thank you so much for sharing these photos and such wise words! Belated Happy T day! Chrisx