Daymaker - a person who performs acts of kindness with the intention of making the world a better place.
~ David Wagner
, author of Life as a Daymaker; how to change the world by making someone's day ~

DayMaker - any thought, word, or deed that spreads happiness, compassion, or fruitful ideas.
~ Annis Cassells ~

Monday, March 24, 2014

Advice from a Volcano

I’ve been away, on vacation on the island of Hawai’i.
 While there, Judy and I hiked in Volcanoes National Park. One day, our journey took us through the lava tube, over a rugged path on the crater rim, and down onto and across the floor of the caldera, where we warmed our hands at the steam vents. 

Our second day, we drove to the end of the crater road and stood atop the lava where the newest lava flow crossed on its way to the ocean a few years ago. 

 Along that drive, the site of ancient petroglyphs beckoned to us, so we stopped for a look at these revered artifacts.

 Back in the gift shop after viewing a thrilling volcano video, the words of Ilan Shamir caught my attention. “Advice from a Volcano” felt like a DayMaker-kinda’ message. So here you are. With love and aloha. xoA
Advice from a Volcano

Stay Active
Keep your Inner Fire Burning
It’s OK to Let off Steam
Go with the Flow
Be Uplifting
It’s All a Matter of Time
Have a Blast!

Pele (Original hanging in the Jagger Museum)


  1. Awesome pictures and advice. I like the "It's OK to let off steam" and "Have a blast!" Lessons from nature - love it!

    1. Thanks for writing, Joan. I think it's important for us to stop and notice the lessons of nature. We are all connected for a reason. xoA

  2. Visiting your blog after ages! Lovely pictures and beautiful thoughts...nature inspires! :)

    1. Payal ~ Thank you so much for stopping by. I agree, Nature is awesome. xoA