One Would Like to Believe In …


One would like to believe in our fellow man

One would like to believe in the good

One would like to believe all will end well

One would like to believe that it should.

One would like to believe in tomorrow

and not worry so much just because

One  is hopeful and prayful and grateful

One would like to believe and … ONE DOES!

~ Plh, 2015

Have a wonderful weekend and always remember ~ take care of you!

With much affection,

~ Penny



Keep Caring … Love On!


The true magic of love is found in the purity of love, mixed in with equal measures of caring and giving (on a daily basis). The mystery is how this opens up one’s creative abilities to an astonishing degree.

#So … Keep Caring, Love On! 

~ Penny

The Many Edges of Reality Within Your Imagination!


Reality’s Edges

It’s been said Einstein’s first thoughts on relativity came while observing light from a lamp post glowing through an evening mist. He was fascinated by the streaming light traveling through misty air in the cool evening of a summer’s day. His imagination alive with the possibility of exploring (at that time) what was perceived impossible.

Gazing at the moon this evening, iridescent reflections shimmering on the river, I’m lost in the rapture of my own imagination. I wonder, am I on the edge of a greater awareness of life? Or perhaps some unknown new wonder soon to be experienced. I feel within me a seed of expression wishing to burst forth – If I can but understand the why of it all.

My mind hovers in thoughtful contemplation. I view the mysterious moon through imagination’s eyes. Moonbeams illuminating, ever so faintly, all that I might be – hidden inside – poised on the edges of reality.

lost within self

mysterious glowing moon

reality’s edge

Have a great weekend ahead,

With much affection,

~ Penny

Wake Up Because You Are …


wake up!

You … are your own reality.
  You … are your own destiny.
You … are your own future.

Inside of you is more capability than you can possibly imagine just waiting for you to discover.

So today and all of your tomorrows embrace and love fiercely who you are because you truly are one amazing and awesome person (just in case you didn’t already know this).

I’ll add one more important caveat.

Take care of you.

All my love,
~ Penny

Collecting Smiles!

From The Why About This Archives, one of my all time favorite posts. I decided to share it again with you. I hope you enjoy and start collecting smiles yourself. Such a feel good thing to do:

Emma’s Perfect “Mona Lisa” Smile!

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

I collected 47 smiles today. It wasn’t my intention. Smiles weren’t even on my mind. I wonder why that is? Of all the things we can do and give freely, a smile must take center stage – don’t you think? A smile always brightens the day.

It all started while I was sitting on a park bench this afternoon viewing the river; actually I had been looking up at clouds. They were particularly lovely today. A young girl maybe 6 years old was passing me on a nearby pathway, along with other people.

As it was such a beautiful day, there were many there enjoying the park. This little girl ran almost all the way by me when she turned her head and flashed me a radiant smile. “Hi” she said. Just the one word hi, with a smile. A big, sincere and radiant smile. “Well hi,” I replied, smiling back. My smile every bit as large as hers.

And then it started. The smile collecting. I noticed an elderly couple playing with their grandchildren, all with big smiles when they looked over at me. I smiled back.

A man came by walking his large black Labrador. I told him he had a lovely dog. He gave me a huge smile in return. I didn’t get a smile from the Lab but I did get a very friendly tail wag. And so it went.

Later on in the day while at the store waiting in line to check out I just couldn’t keep the smile off my face. My memory from the park had stayed with me. The line was long but I found myself smiling at the other people in a friendly “we’re all waiting here” kind of way and guess what? They all smiled back. One of them, an older gentleman, looked a little confused about why, but he smiled too!

And so it went throughout the remainder of the day. I kept collecting smiles. It was great. This evening as I sat reflecting, I decided today had not been much different than most days but somehow it just seemed friendlier, nicer, warmer. I found myself smiling from the day’s memories and collected another smile.

Have a great weekend, ideally one filled with smiles, yours and those you interact with … an excellent thing to do, I think!

All my love,

~ Penny

In Defense of … YOU!!! (You Are Loved!)


Wow. So this is our life! Who knew? I’d like to say I’m speechless regarding everything that happens every day, every where, but of course I’m writing this on behalf of you so I’m not speechless. Perhaps overwhelmed would be a more appropriate term. Although even this word fails to fully express the emotions and thoughts each of us everywhere on this amazing planet are experiencing right now.

So where to begin? Firstly (yes I know it’s not really a word) do you know how incredibly awesome you are? A truth. Life isn’t easy, on the best of days we each have challenges to be faced. Some days we do really well, other days not so much. But this isn’t what’s truly important. What is important is the beautiful glow shining from within your ageless heart. You’re unique. There is only one made exactly like you so those vibratory beats coming from your heart are specific to you. Your beautiful music with it’s very own harmonizing sound.

Know this … at the same time your heart is beating you are connected to and harmonizing with every other unique living thing on our planet. How incredible is that? But it’s also a truth (scientifically speaking from a universal level).  And with the beating of your heart you share your very being (whether you are aware of it or not).


You aren’t ever alone, especially during those times when you’ve convinced yourself you are. You aren’t unloved even on those days when you’re positive it is so. You are loved. You can feel the love if you relax, let go of preconceived, programmed ideologies that proliferate in our society today. Inside your consciousness is a memory of togetherness.

The thing is, our planet is alive and you and I are an intrinsic part of the whole. No less than any other living entity. We really do share much in common. Truly. Go beyond the words of things. Go beyond the negative thoughts, deeds and actions of some. Go beyond the “Social Media Perspective”, the “Commercialization & falsity or facade of life”, Go beyond your personal negative memories, your actions you perceive as failures, your doubts and fears of today and tomorrow. These are all just temporary things. The true love that is found in your heart of  just being is permanent  AND the whole of this eternal permanence is made up of life, all lifeincluding you.

We are all connected. You are loved and regarded in a wondrous manner. Believe this is so because it is a truth. The painful experiences we have are but a part of life’s journey. It’s time to remember how glorious you are, to be happy with the wonder of this … to find happiness from within and then share without.


The world is changing, have you noticed? And it’s time to know what is true. It’s time to believe in you! I do! 

All my love, always,

~ Penny