Throwback Thursday: Women – Stand your ground! You can do it!

Last fall I published a post about it being your life and you should own it. Well I’m using the video clip I used from that post and a few of the words I said last year, so please read. It’s your life!

Stand your ground. Your life belongs to you. You are the one that breathes in and out of your body every day. You are the one who should be choosing what you plan to do with it, or are doing with it. The struggle may be difficult, but it’s worth it.

In the following video clip from the movie “Aliens” the heroine “Ripley” definitely encounters more things than we can ever imagine having to cope with in our lives by having to fight aliens on another planet.

But there is a point to be made here. When something needs to be done. She does it. She makes the hard decisions she needs to make, in spite of her fears, and makes them count!

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We, women may not be facing aliens but we are still facing the right to be all we can be, as equal human beings. And it’s worth the fight, ladies. Stand up for your rights. It’s your life! Don’t let anyone take that away from you!

How many times in your life do you plan to keep feeling helpless and “less than”? That needs to stop, now. Inside of every single one of you dwells the ancient heart of a warrior, we’ve always been survivors: For our children and our families, now it’s time to make sure we’re surviving for ourselves, too – for the right to be our own person.

It’s time to accept the person that you truly are: the nurturer, the teacher, the guide, the peacemaker, the strength giver, the sustainer, the lover of all mankind and life – time to wake up your “loving warriors heart” because -

“That’s what little girls are really made of … 

and we are long overdue for being acknowledged for this!”

So, stand your ground! You’ll find you’re not alone, I for one, am right there with you!

~ Penny L. Howe

This is my throwback Thursday post, but if I could I’d post it every day until every single female on this planet understood and believed in the truth of my words!

A World of Friends Is Just The Right Amount!

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A World of Friends

While we’re not acquainted – at least not yet,
you’re still my friend, even though we’ve not met.
I value our friendship, and reach out my hand,
even though all are strangers – in quite different lands!
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Each day an adventure, as life’s journey we take,
if we travel together, oh the friends we shall make.
We’re a company of strangers, but not for long,
let’s build more relations – this will make us strong.
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We do need each other, so we can survive,
weathering the storms, we’ll all stay alive.
Overcome our fears, our worries, concerns,
counting on each other – that’s how we will learn.
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By needing each other … the seeds we can sow,
through sharing and giving – that’s how we will grow.
I reach out my hand, to you on this day -
“Hello my friend … are you going my way?”
Penny L Howe, 2014
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Hoping everyone’s week is proceeding well.
Take care of you,
~ Penny 

For The Romantics – Remembering the Passion of You!

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I’ve Only To Remember …

the shadow of your smile, and there’s a …

a delicious feeling of passion remembered – when held close in your arms.

I’ve only to hear ‘our song’ to remember …

intoxicating intensity from the rhythm of our love.

I’ve only to dream of you and I remember …

delectable ecstasy during shared intimacy.

I’ve only to close my eyes to feel your hands upon me …

and I remember the searing heat from your touch.

I’ve only to think about you to remember …

the exquisite passion we shared throughout glorious nights

- when we were together.

I’ve only to remember …

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As I said, this is for all the romantics. And yes I do have a romantic soul – rather obviously. For all those in love, hold fast to what you have. To all of us “Others”, well, there are always the memories and the tomorrows to look forward to! Never give up being Romantic, Passionate, or believing in same – it is worth it!

with much affection,

~ Penny

You, Who Inspire, Unknowingly – I Salute You!

When you think about your day today, and the problems to overcome, situations to resolve and your goals to obtain – do you think about who you might be inspiring, all unknown to you, a rose for youin the moment?

In your life you shape your surroundings based on decisions made and those nearby watch your actions. These include your loved ones, your close friends, associates, even strangers who may be noticing how you are doing what you are doing. Your imagination, talent and determination do not go unnoticed – even if you think they do.

I’m guessing there are times in your life when you’ve inspired and brought hope and joy to someone without even being aware you were doing so. Sometimes you’ve inspired just by “being there” and making that positive difference. Your life is your legacy.

And as you live your daily life you do inspire. You inspire others to try harder, you inspire others to dream and at your very best you inspire hope for a better day. This is what you do. Whether you’re aware of it or not, it’s true.

So today, YOU are my inspiration. to succeed, to overcome adversity, to allow my own imagination full rein, to be all I can be - Thank You! 

hopeful potential

inspired determination

imagination unfolds

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For those who like the above illustration, please feel free to copy and take as a blogging icon for your blog site. No links to me are necessary, it is a gift to my fellow bloggers who continue to inspire me daily.

~ Penny

Sunday Photo Fiction …But Mommy it was just one small bite!

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The Dragon, photo by Alistair Forbes, 2014

Herbert the Dragon’s Lesson in Life

“Honestly, I don’t know what the big deal is?” The little dragon said, crouched in the most submissive position he could think of. The last thing he needed right now was to tick his mom off even more.

“We ALWAYS play nice with humans, Herbert.” His mom said sternly.

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Mommy Dragon

“But it was just one little bite,” Herbert whined. “I don’t know why I have to be grounded on account of a stupid bite.”

His mother sighed. “You’ll learn little one. One bite leads to another and before you know it, humans begin to taste good. And then your addicted. One is not ever enough!”

“Well this human didn’t taste good at all!” He said with a disgusted look.

“Good, because eating humans is not a smart thing. The fatty cholesterol in their body clogs our pores and you can get very sick. Haven’t you ever wondered where the rest of the dragons went?”

Since Herbert had been curious about what had happened to most of his species he nodded.

“They got sick and died from humanitis, so avoid them if you can, but if you do decide to play with more humans, for goodness sake … no biting!

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Thanks to Alistair for providing this great photo of a dragon. I immediately knew where I wanted to go with the short story line. Click on the link below or check out more great flash fiction at Sunday Photo Fiction. Or even better – write one yourself. Excellent creative fun. Come on, join in. 

Hoping your week has started off well.

With affection, Penny