Monday, January 30, 2023

Touch The Miracle

A L O H A From Honolulu!

African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata)
an evergreen tree native to West Africa.
Our choice is stark.
Therefore, choose life!
My blood pressure too
skyrockets when
I see the news,
but I'm also finding
a deep resignation
in a radically simple faith
that practices kindness and
refuses to be disempowered
by fear.

Art, Rest & retreat are important tools. Nurture your light.

A father used to buy goods from
poor people at a high price,
even though he didn't need them.
Sometimes he paid way
more for them. His children
were amazed. One day they asked
"why are you doing this dad?"
Their father replied:
"It's charity wrapped in dignity."
Saima Muneer

We are all equal in the fact
that we are all different.
We are all the same
in the fact that we will
never be the same.
We are united by the
reality that all colours and
all cultures are distinct &
individual. We are harmonious
in the reality that we are all
held to this earth by
the same gravity. C. JoyBell C.

Find a day for yourself
better yet, late at night.
Go to the forest or to the
field, or lock yourself in a room.
You will meet solitude there.
There you will be able to listen
attentively to the noise of the
wind first, to birds singing, to see
wonderful nature and to notice
yourself in it, and to come back
to harmonic connection with the
world and its Creator.
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Many people are alive
but don’t touch
the miracle of
being alive. Thích Nhất Hạnh

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia


Stop  For  A  Drink!


Elephant's Child said...

There should be more charity wrapped in dignity - a hand up rather than a hand out.

Mike said...

When I see the news I laugh, otherwise I'd cry.

DeniseinVA said...

Charity wrapped in dignity, this will keep us going. Such kindness and I am always looking for kindness 😊 nice to receive but is all powerful when we give.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images, the flower is beautiful.
Love the Charity wrapped in dignity.
Take care, have a wonderful week!

RedPat said...

Wonderful words & images today, Cloudia. Timely.

Cloudia said...

Each of you is a treasure in my eyes. Your visits touch my heart. Pixie and I love each of you. Wishing you a brilliant week!

NCSue said...

Until we lose labels and blame and start to work towards consensus, I worry about our world. May God give us calmer heads and kinder hearts.
Thanks for sharing at

Sandee said...

Love them all, but the sunset and Pixie are my favorites.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

Teresa said...

Pixie the miracle cat is listening attentively to Nature. Lovely post today! Thanks for spreading love and positivity.

Lillian "sognafaret" said...

I love your photos

Lydia C. Lee said...

The dignity one and the last one are really great quotes. #TheRandom

roentare said...

Wonderful colours and nature delights

William Kendall said...

Pixie is such a dear.

Jenn Jilks said...

I've been feeling burdened by the awful news. I did go snowshoeing today. It was a workout.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos.

Iris Flavia said...

charity wrapped in dignity is a wonderful saying and thing to do,
And if only everyone knew and understood C. JoyBell C.´s words

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Charity wrapped in dignity. What a remarkable way to look at it.

I see things on the news that makes me want to cry. I can't understand why some humans can be so cruel to other humans.

Had to laugh at the go cup in the planter. I hope it was just resting there and not trash.

Thanks for sharing these incredible photos and quotes, as well as the adorable Pixie and drink with us for T this Tuesday, dear Cloudia.

DVArtist said...

I stopped watching the news. I pick and choose what I want to know from my news feed. It truly is so unheathy to watch, hear, absoube the horrors of the world. However when I come here and see the beauty you show I am camled. Pixie looks especially cute today. Have a wonderful day.

Divers and Sundry said...

Choose life! Yes :) Happy T Tuesday

CJ Kennedy said...

As always wonderful words of wisdom. Pixie has such beautiful eyes.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful post, Cloudia! Love the quote from Rabbi Nachman, a very clever man. Happy T Day, Valerie

21 Wits said...

Wow that is a lovely blossom from an African Tulip tree is it? Such beauty everywhere if we wander about, open our eyes and read Cloudia's lovely posts too. A co-worker of mine should be back to work tomorrow he and his wife spent two weeks in your lovely world, and another friend is leaving on the 8th with a whole group of her family, and she plans on reading by the water most of her stay and I'm thinking that she roams about and sees what there is to behold! Aloha sweet Cloudia.

pearshapedcrafting said...

We still have so much to learn! Your post is beautiful. Charity wrapped in dignity is a good way to go. Belated Happy T Day, hugs, Chrisx

Rudbekia said...

Wow !
Sou fantastic photos.