Thursday, May 20, 2010

Words That Inspire #4

"Instant gratification takes too long". Carrie Fisher

We live in a society that seems to demand everything and wants everything now. In America the material life seems to be an inherent part of who we are and how we live. You know I used to feel that way when I lived in the mainland, but things did change dramatically when I went to Hawaii and had to downsize alot of the material possesions and also downsize ideas about living with things and conveniences around me.

Now, I find that living simply in Hawaii is a better way to live and to enjoy things happening in their sweet time.

I love seeing flowers take the time to bud and surprise me with the blooms finally unfolding.

I love to get fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables from the garden and come up with creative dishes.

Taking the time to enjoy simple things like driving to the ocean and watching a sunrise is my way of connecting to nature and enjoying the moment.

Seeing a world of green instead of concrete and highways gives me peace of mind and spirit.

Our last quote  for May

May 28 - "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in". Morrie Schwartz

I will be on the mainland in June so Words That Inspire will be on hold.

Okay you have the words, now let inspiration guide you and we look forward to seeing your interpretation Here's the link tool below to add your URL address and name/city


  1. Hi Noel, I do agree, life should not be lived in shops buying stuff one anyway does not need! Watching a sunset is free and beautiful. Enjoying home cooked delicacies, inviting friends, lively discussions, care for nature and animals brings real gratification. It does not fill up the garbage bins. Your photos are beautiful and it is the way to go.

  2. The simply life would be a welcome change of pace. Your photos are beautiful and enticing.

  3. You're absolutely right in everything you've said, you know that, but I'm agreeing! =) It's hard to change the thought process, though, however - with scenes like that to wake up to every day must make that road easier traveled!
    Oh how I wish I could visit such a stunning place

    Absolutely beautiful images you've taken!

    Happy Sky Watch Friday

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog... much appreciated!

  4. Wonderful sequence of photographs. So much beauty in our world. Great words too.

  5. those pics are beautifully captured. the sunrise shot is my favourite and beautiful words too.

  6. Wonderful post, with the words and the lovely photographs. One of my favorite things to do is to go hiking, to get away from modern life for a few hours (although I bring my modern camera with me). I very much understand what you're saying here.

  7. Nice to meet you Noel, Great Blog!!!!

  8. Hey Noel -- your pictures are beautiful -- I love them all. Maybe that red flower bursting open is my favorite.

    And so it is not the end of May yet is it? (I'm retired, so sometimes it all blends together ;>)))....anyway, I hope you have a great trip to the Mainland and share some pictures.

  9. Hmmm, this quote makes you think and re-evaluate things in life! Beautiful photos, too. I especially like the sunset, dreamy and calm! Just what I need to wind down on a friday night :)

  10. Wonderful shots, especially the trees!

  11. Hello Noel,

    This post is a wonderful reminder of how it is the simple things that bring joy and having to wait for them makes them even more special.

  12. Hi Noel!
    My students asked me this week what my favorite color is... I really have no preference, but green is definitely one that brings on a sense of tender life. Very peaceful
    The shades of green in this post's photography are beautiful ~

  13. Heisann!

    Sorry that I answer you so late, but I have been at the resort, our Lia, and there is no Internet access. Promise to come up with more feedback next time. Beautiful pictures ❀

    Have a nice week!

  14. Keep that pot warm - I'm on my way.

    Love the carrie fisher quote - very true for lots of people I can think of. Completely beautiful photos too xo

  15. Thanks for sharing such beautiful glimpses of your life in Hawaii. Look forward to your return...


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