Friday, December 15, 2017

Risk It

A  L  O  H  A !
Even though we all 
long for connection, 
we are afraid that getting 
involved closely with others 
will result in obligations. 

I have decided to risk 
expressing my Aloha 
for others. And if I'm asked to
do something I'm unable to do 
to Simply let my no be no. 

One runs the risk that others 
will interpret one's behavior 
in a negative way and 
that is their right. 
But if you are 
authentic: go ahead.

Connections can last
for a second
or a lifetime.
Risk It!

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Image may contain: sky, cloud, twilight, skyscraper and outdoor

Game Park of Exotic Ideas

A  L  O  H  A !
May love and peace
spread and heal.
May it start with a
quiet joy you
allow yourself to feel.

Ah, the simple joys of life;
Hot shower, cold beer, 
and warm welcome.
How can every day 
be routine, yet 
uniquely wonderful?

 There is a world of difference 
between acknowledging aging 
and surrendering to  it.

Today, I'm giving my 
quote collection a rest.
Today's three captions
are my own thoughts
as are the photos.
Hope you enjoy them!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !

Not a parking space to spare at 
Ala Moana Shopping Center
Mele Kalikimaka!

Happiness Is

A  L  O  H  A  
“I am thankful to 
all the souls, I meet 
in the journey of life.”
            Lailah Gifty Akita

“Listen to your inner voice. 
Look deeply into soul,
 there is beauty 
surrounding you.” 
           Lailah Gifty Akita

"Happiness is being 
at peace with yourself 
while the self is united with 
a larger order of things."
Henryk Skolimowski

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Immortal Creativity

A  L  O  H  A !
 “To the attentive eye, 
each moment of the year 
has its own beauty, and 
in the same field, it beholds, 
every hour, a picture which 
was never seen before, 
and which shall never 
be seen again”
           Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Enjoy doing nothing, 
and you can enjoy 
doing anything. Enjoy 
having nothing, and 
you can enjoy 
whatever you have."
        Ralph Marston

“Fallen leaves on the 
ground are the golden song 
of immortal creativity.” 
      Amit Ray

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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A  L  O  H  A !
"Most people do not listen 
with the intent to understand; they 
listen with the intent to reply."
                   Stephen Covey

"Listening, not imitation, 
may be the sincerest 
form of flattery."
       Dr. Joyce Brothers 

"Really listening and suspending
 one's own judgment is necessary
 in order to understand other 
people on their own terms... 
This is a process that requires 
trust and builds trust."
Mary Field Belenky

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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At The Beach

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"The earth has music 
for those who listen."
          William Shakespeare

"The more closely you get 
in touch with your dreams, 
the more able you are to 
make them real. 
The more vividly you consider 
how you want your world to be, 
the more real and effective tools 
you will have for making it so.
            Ralph Marston

"If I'd observed 
all the rules I'd never 
have got anywhere."
      Marilyn Monroe 

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Up Down In

A  L  O  H  A !
"I've never seen a 
smiling face that 
was not beautiful."

"Nowhere can one 
find a quieter or 
more untroubled 
retreat than in 
your own soul."
           Marcus Aurelius

High Tiny Calif Rainbow
"Look up to the sky 
You'll never find rainbows 
If you're looking down."
      Charlie Chaplin

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Tiny Space Of Me

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Why do the little birds - 

how  do the hawks?

 What do geese say with 

their swivels and squawks?

How long? How far? 

Most of all:  Why?

Inside this tiny 
space of Me, 
emotion wider
Than the sky.

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my Friend!
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Home of 20 Years

Secret Colours

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"More precious is want 
with honesty than 
wealth with infamy. "
       Thomas Wentworth, 
              1st Earl of Strafford

“When I look at my life 
and its secret colours, 
I feel like bursting 
into tears.” 
           Albert Camus

“Where there is 
no hope, it is 
incumbent on us 
to invent it.” 
           Albert Camus

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Ka Iwi Coastline, Oahu
"The Bones"

Embrace Persist

A  L  O  H  A

"Feelings are real. 
They often become one’s 
reality. But they are not 
always based on truth.” 
                  Jesikah Sundin

“You can choose to 
disrespect me but I 
will not give you 
permission to 
hurt my spirit.” 
        Lailah Gifty Akita

“Art is the child of nature 
in whom we trace the 
features of the mothers face.” 
                   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The journey may be 
fraught with challenges, 
yet it continues, for 
even the smallest leaf 
must embrace destiny...
Persistence is the key...” 
        Virginia Alison

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