Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dare You

A  L  O  H  A   from Honolulu!
Feeling Groovy by Patrick And Eugene on Grooveshark
"  When you cross paths 
with another, 
dare to 
make them smile. -












- When you feel great, 

dare to help someone else

 feel great too. -









- When the day has ended, 
dare to feel 
as you've done
 your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, 
Dare to be! ” 
Steve Maraboli


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Frankly, I'm feeling
GREAT!

May I suggest
that You
find the feeling,
[you know the one]
that makes YOU
feel almost TOO
Good too?

Then cultivate it!

Soon enough
you'll
inculcate it.

Why can't Normal
feel Great?

Dare You!

We've cried enough,
we'll cry again,
but let's not
live with a
tissue in our hand.

I like Us
too much for that!

And besides,
S P R I N G
is HERE!

*Wink*
                      cloudia

Monday, April 27, 2015

And Then a Dragon

A  L  O  H  A  from  Honolulu!
Hear surf?  Feel sand?
 " How we
spend our days 
is, of course,
how we spend
our lives. "
                 Annie Dillard









Tenacious Beach Palm
" If we take care
 of the moments, 
the years will
 take care of 
themselves. "
                     Maria Edgeworth










Pampered Garden Palm
" Success is 
following the pattern 
of life one enjoys most. "
                           Al Capp












. . . And Then a Happy Dragon. . .

Linking to
Our World Tuesday

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We fear to stop
even for an hour;
We always seem 
to be running,
striving 
to catch up.

What if we
get left behind?!

Even in retirement
we hurry 
to be seen  
remaining viable.

But what if
we do stop?
What if we brave
that demon?

Is it a dragon:
fearsome
but holding
a treasure?

What we 
sacrifice
goes
to the cleaner,
returning refreshed
smelling sweet.
[like ourselves]

One may even
feel
'Good Riddance'

Get that monkey
off your back

Thank You
Friend!
                             cloudia 


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Shadow Sanctuary

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
" I was always looking
 outside myself for
 strength and confidence 
but it comes 
from within. -



















- It was there
 all the time. "
                      Anna Freud



Linking to


Thank YOU!
                                     cloudia

Palms of Anticipation

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
Anticipation by Carly Simon on Grooveshark
Hairy Palms
" Anticipation
 is the
 ultimate power. "
                    Tony Robbins











Scary Palms
" Life is
 95 percent 
anticipation. "
               Gloria Swanson 










Fairy Palms
" In anticipation 
of tomorrow, 
we lose today."  
                  Seneca








Where Ye Palms?

Anticipate, remember
N O W
is the ember.

[Don't let it
go out!]

Live-
Live this moment;
there is no
postponement!



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Thank You
for Playing Here!
Fondly, cloudia

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Just For Today

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
“ Those who contemplate
 the beauty of the earth 
find reserves of strength 
that will endure as 
long as life lasts. -








- There is something
 infinitely healing. . . 
the assurance that dawn 
comes after night, 
and spring after winter.”
                          Rachel Carson














Maneki-neko - 'Beckoning Cat'

" The magic formula
 that successful businesses
 have discovered is
 to treat customers 
like guests and 
employees like people. "
                             Tom Peters












“ Optimism is life 
with sprinkles on top. ” 
                           Susan Lendroth

Linking to

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Just for today
I will not allow
my thoughts
beyond
just for today.

How about
YOU?
                                  cloudia

Friday, April 24, 2015

Flower Flect

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
Self Portrait Reflection
" Be pleasant
 until ten o'clock 
in the morning and
 the rest of the day 
will take care 
of itself. "
Elbert Hubbard



Linking to 




“ In the cherry blossom’s shade,
 There is no such thing 
as a stranger.” 
 Issa


Linking to



Thank You!
                   Warmly, cloudia

Sky High Yipee

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
British: "Yippee"
 " My future starts 
when I wake up 
every morning... 
Every day I find 
something creative to 
do with my life. "
                                 Miles Davis













 " I have always grown 
from my problems
 and challenges, 















- from the things that 
don't work out, 
that's when I've
 really learned."
                          Carol Burnett



















" A hippopotamus can 
be made invisible
 in dark water. "
                             African Proverb



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Thank You!
              Fondly, cloudia