Friday, July 5, 2024

A Hopeful Phrase

A L O H A From Honolulu!

There was never a night
or a problem that could
defeat sunrise or hope.
Bernard Williams

White Pigeon
When it comes to staying young,
a mind-lift beats a
face-lift any day.
      Marty Bucella

Cymbidium,  boat orchid

People, even more than things, 
have to be restored, renewed, 
revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; 
never throw out anyone.
           Audrey Hepburn

The waving of flags and
the singing of anthems are
poor substitutes for
intelligent citizenship.
Carl Sagan

Patriotism is love of country,
but love of country that
makes you love your countrymen.
James Baldwin

There is gold
through the grays.
A hopeful phrase!

With gentle hands
On a quiet tide,
I release the burdens
Once held inside.

No longer clinging
to shadows in flight,
I release all the clamor
and welcome the light.

In gentle surrender
All wisdom unfolds,
Letting go of the storm,
embraces true gold.

So step into stillness
with heart open wide,
Where acceptance and
gratitude softly reside.
   Cloudia Charters

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia

Authenticity is having the courage
to let people see you as you really are.
    Charlie Efford