Fourth of July, Celebrating with Introspection

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Today the citizens of U.S.A. celebrate their country’s independence day.

I am proud to be an American. I’m proud of my fellow Americans, even if I disagree with some of them on various issues and actions.

One of the things that I hold dear is that we can agree to disagree (for the most part) in a democratic government, even with all the problems currently being faced, when adversity strikes, we band together, unified, to make the positive difference.

Today in Richland, Washington, my home, there may not be many fireworks. With unusually ongoing hot weather (100°-110°F) and the outbreak of fires nearby, it is not safe.

So today is a quieter day of celebration and introspection. It has become a good day to reflect on the direction
our country is headed and how …We The People … can help make a positive difference for the good of ALL Americans.

Freedom is a two sided coin, the other side of freedom is accepting responsibility, by making tough choices that insures our right to remain independent. This includes voting, so our free voices get heard and count.

I have faith in uswe Americans. I believe in the awesome diversity of our great country and our people and in our ability to make a positive difference going forward.

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“…one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!”

Happy 4th of July! 🎉🎆☺

~Penny

On Becoming Lost …

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“Be careful not to get lost in your own life by trying to followtoo closelythe lives of others.” ~Plh

So very easy to get caught up in events, situations and circumstances of those around us.

It is important to care and be involved. It’s equally important to recognize when you’ve become so involved that you are neglecting yourself and your own well-being.

Stay balanced and healthy my friend!

Have a happy week and as always … take care of you!

                               ♡

With affection,
~ Penny

There Is This …To Light Up Your Life

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When we hold onto beauty of life
   … with our eyes
   … with thoughts & actions
       and our hearts
We light up our lives & our souls!” ~ Plh

                             ~♡~

Have a most wonderful weekend, my global friends, take care of you!

with much affection,
~ Penny

Bloggaria ~ A fairy tale of bloggers! Introduction

Penny L Howe:

Throwback Thursday – Once upon a time there was a group of awesome bloggers, and they’re still around (Clicking on their fairy tale name will take you to their actual blog ‘in most cases’)! Two years later – there are even more awesome bloggers! In honor of all bloggers (with some fantasy fun thrown in) I’m reblogging “Bloggaria” Hope you enjoy! :) Penny

Originally posted on The Why About This:

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, (I always wanted to write those words) there lived a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. But this story is not about them. We already know they lived happily ever after, as is the way with such things.

This cute and sweet, yet powerful and moving tale takes place in Bloggaria where the land proliferates with active and happy Bloggers. A most joyous place to be. There were constantly those from elsewhere always relocating to Bloggaria. Yahooians, even people from the mighty Googlanations would show up with all their talents requesting refuge, the Youtubians most frequently.

Of course the Bloggarians (henceforth known as bloggers) never said no, filled with love and tenderness they never turned anyone away. They were gentle and big hearted people who loved to share their land with others. Their motto “Ad blog est ad amorem, ad blog…

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LOVE Cures …

… Pass it on!

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No secret elixir, no magic formula, no chemical compound cures as well as loving & being loved … nothing!

(This reminder brought to you by those living things who need love – that’s all of life … hint hint – including those who are currently giving love, those who are currently receiving love and those – good for you – who are doing both!)

Thank you! (Absolutely nothing was harmed in the making of this message … only loved!)

wishing you all well this day,
~ Penny ❤

Who You Think You Are … It Matters!

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What do you think of yourself as a person? Seriously, come on be honest here, because unless you said I’m a happy and well adjusted individual who thinks of myself as a good person then you’re probably letting the past and other people dictate many of your feelings.

Truth is the following: it doesn’t matter who you were growing up as a child, or in school, if you were viewed as or thought yourself as unliked or unpopular – it doesn’t matter now. Unless you’ve decided to make it matter.

Because who you are deep inside – is the seed of you, of your potential and the possibilities of who you are meant to be. Everything else is an outside influence, you being the one to determine how to deal with them.

Anyone who decides their own self worth is tied into what others think is not seeing themselves clearly. A foggy view at best! Your self-worth is decided by you. All other things should factor in after you realize and accept this as your personal truth.

Our experience in life shapes and molds our character, another truth, however even if your life has been filled with negative circumstances and negative verbal input, it’s still you who decides what to do.

The only person you have to prove anything to is YOU, period!

And from where I’m standing you’re looking pretty terrific. You’re a great person with a huge, sensitive caring heart. The people who don’t realize this both past and present, (because they haven’t taken the time to get to know the real you), well that’s their loss … not yours.

So take another look at who you think you are. I believe the view is pretty amazing. The view of you, as it should be!

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Hope your week started off well and keeps getting better. Remember … take care of you because if you aren’t well, you can’t be there for others, or effectively accomplish your own goals.

With sincere affection,
Penny

When All Is Said and Done

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Why do you do what you do each day?

Why is it important to you? Your hopes, your dreams, your aspirations, your goals.

When all is said and done, are you happy? Have a feeling of fulfillment? Satisfied?

The thing is we don’t know what tomorrow or even the next few minutes may bring, speaking from personal experience.

So my point – It’s important to live your life fully. And its important to reach outward, extend your knowledge and experience … but regarding your goals it is equally important to reflect and determine why you have the goals you have and your expectations.

Being financially secure is definitely important, however there’s a diminishing return on personal value if earning more money for the sake of having more “things” takes over.

At the end of their life nobody wants to hug their money or their accumulated stuff. What they all want & need is human connection.

And at the end of the day, most of us want to be able to share our day’s happenings with another person(s).

Dont forget whats really important in your life. For optimum happiness – a sense of fulfillment, being needed, and worthy with a purpose in your life – relationships with people (of all ages) should be the main thing, not a side item … when all is said and done!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great week and … as always, take care of you.

With affection,
Penny