Thursday, February 29, 2024

Everything Needed For A Good Life

A L O H A From Honolulu!
Sunrise hues, a painted sky,
A child's laughter, soaring high.
The rain's soft song, a gentle drum,
The warmth of love,
where hearts are one.

Everything needed
for a good life is
wherever people are.

Savor moments big and small,
Let worries go then watch them fall.
With open heart, dear grateful soul,
In every breath let joy unfold.

If you suddenly 
and unexpectedly 
feel joy, 
don't hesitate.  
Give in to it. 
      Mary Oliver

Love You,
Cloudia & Pixie


roentare said...

To discover within ourselves is the key to happiness

eileeninmd said...

The flowers and sunrise are beautiful!
Love the quotes and your sweet Pixie!
Take care, have a great day!

Anvilcloud said...

Mary Oliver has some good advice.

Tom said... summed it up well.

Barbara Rogers said...

Love the Girl from Ipanema. Can I borrow your quote about letting go of worries?

William Kendall said...

Pixie looks relaxed.

RedPat said...

Bravo to Mary Oliver. Love your poems, Cloudia. ;-)

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends!

21 Wits said...

Aloha Cloudia, absolutely spot on and I'll add animals to that list as well! A day spent with friends even those furry ones is a day well spent. It's always a treat to stop by and get a dose of your love! Thank you, sweet lady aloha, to Pixie too!

Teresa said...

Love this post. I haven't heard that song since I was a kid. It used to play on my mom's favorite radio station. That picture of Pixie definitely gave me sudden and irrepressible joy, as did the Cloudia quotes! Have a glorious day!

Lydia C. Lee said...

FOr some reason I was getting blocked on your comments on the link up but it works fine when I google searched you. It gets weirder and weirder, the internet. Anyway, lovely post and I love the Mary Oliver quote....#FloralFridayFoto

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Once again, I so enjoyed your poetry, Cloudia. Thank you!

Jenn Jilks said...

I like your poems, creative as you are.
The kids in the one photo are a hoot!

magiceye said...

Lovely captures and marvelous captions!

Mike said...

Love the colors in P1.

DeniseinVA said...

That first quote is my favorite today :) All photos and words, very enjoyable. Thanks Cloudia and a Happy March to you my friend.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fun and interesting post. I love Pixie's face today and the mother and children were great for Nicole's FFO.

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sirkkis said...

Have a joyful March 🌞🌱🌺

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes! Give in to joy!

DVArtist said...

You always know what to post. Some kind of instinct. I really like this photo of Pixie too. Thank you for sharing with FFO and have a very nice day.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

When she walks, she's like a samba... such beautiful lyrics!

Photo Cache said...

Spectacular sunrise.

Worth a Thousand Words

Nanda kumar said...

gorgeous sunrise colors

Fundy Blue said...

I saw a beautiful rainbow over Waikiki about an hour ago. It was a full bow like your lovely capture. You shared personal quotes full of meaning. "The Girl from Ipanema" is a classic. Aloha, Cloudia!

My name is Erika. said...

It has been a busy weekend, so I'm late from Friday. Lovely photos Cloudia. And I like the quote about savouring time. Time is like a good wine except instead of just sipping it you drink the whole bottle to celebrate living. Happy March.

EricaSta said...

Yes, I agree. There are wonderful words. Thank you for sharing.
Greetings by Heidrun