A Vertigo of Change – Humanity’s Design!

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A Vertigo of Change

What a place – the world we live in today. A wonder, indeed, to be able to make it through each and every “ever-changing” day!

Suspended in the moment, thinking to oneself “what is happening?” Emotions so intense, and balance with life so far removed from that which was.

Sensations of dizziness, yet beneath this . . . one feels an amazing rebirth emerging inside; basic, elemental and needed.

Coordinated internal images and creative processes awakening while technology races on. I do keep pace with all, and yet, am swept up in a matrix of life’s mysterious design. I marvel from one heartbeat to the next as to who we are, and what we shall become.

If we can only but find our balance, the future – our future – awaits the fulfillment of creation’s dream.

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A most excellent weekend to all my wonderful friends, both those I’ve come to know and cherish, and those I’ve yet to meet!

~ Penny

Rainy Day Blues

It has certainly been a week filled with sad and depressing news, coupled with an amazing amount of rain in many places.

Not surprising, it becomes very easy during these times to feel melancholy. Blue. Even depressed. We all have them. Those sad days. Today is not one of my sad days, I’m having a very good day today, but I was reminded as I watched the news of the day and the weather channel that “rainy day blues” can happen at any time, to any of us. So I thought I’d post a few words on this subject!

“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet!” Bob Dylan

They can be “okay” days if we are reflective during these times. Be “in the moment”. Experience the melancholy. Understand that those feelings shall pass, they are helping you emotionally vent that which you have been unable to adequately express or release in any other way.

And should you encounter other melancholy souls, perhaps a little bit of cheering and companionship may be just the thing to help them move beyond the sadness of their day.

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On life’s lonely days recognize them for what they are – a brief passage of time where your loving heart is being made aware of it’s sadnesses and understands the importance of that recognition so that you can love more fiercely and with greater conviction.

And although you may feel lonely, know you are never alone. You are one of many and are loved!

With warmth and affection,

~ Penny

Rules of Your road … to SUCCESS!

By pippalou

The Successful Road Trip!

Rule 1. Never forget you are your own person. You can do “anything” you decide you can do.

Rule 2. Focus – stay on the main road. Put all your creative energy into your goal and watch out for those sneaky side roads that can detour you from your chosen path.

Rule 3. Don’t let anything or anyone stop you! Yes, the road can be bumpy and filled with potholes. But the road to success is always there … As long as you’re on it.

Rule 4. Ignore naysayers. They are either the ones who didn’t succeed and jealously wish for you to keep from succeeding as well, or those who never tried and don’t believe it can be done.

Rule 5. Create connections with others. Lots of positive connections with others. Support is a most excellent thing, both for you and for you to give to others.

Rule 6. Stay determined and persistent as you focus on your endeavors, but not inconsiderate, rude, arrogant and insensitive.

Rule 7. Be Passionate! This rule is a big one. Be so passionate about that which you are striving for that it creates a positive glow inside and around you … And yes, people will notice this passionate and positive energy and be drawn to it.

Rule 8. Don’t doubt yourself but if you have a phase (or two) where you do, don’t dwell long on those negative feelings, just keep on … keeping on with your eyes on the road.

Rule 9. Never give up your dream … Never! If you can’t quite believe so totally in yourself, Believe in the successful completion of your destination, after all … You are on the road to success!

Rule 10. You are the one in the driver’s seat. You make it happen. You do!

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Have a wonderful week ahead with many positive happenings in your life!

~ Penny

I Call Your Name!

By AcrylicArtist

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To be Thought of.

To be Needed.

To be Special, have a sense of  Purpose, of Value.

To be Considered “Of Importance”.

… Just by having one’s name called.

To be not-forgotten, to be real, to be alive.

… Just by having one’s name spoken.

And whether it’s whispered, or said aloud with reverence, respect, care, love, and concern – well then … life is just about the best thing ever … when someone calls your name …

*Because in that moment – you know you matter!

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*Don’t forget – your children (to the youngest of the young), your parents (to the oldest of the old), your other family members, your friends (those you know and those you haven’t met yet) Your pets and all animals in the wild, our living planet. Call their names – reach out, the loving touch and vibration of your thoughts and voice will reach them, striking a warm harmonious chord and they will know they matter! As all life has the right to know and feel!

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

Searching for Why!

I woke up extra early this morning, aided and abetted by my two cats. Once awake, I began my search.

With freshly brewed cup of coffee in hand, I took myself outdoors and searched there. Amid early dewy grass and glorious sunrise, I took a little time to feed and water (it’s very hot right now) various animals during the process. As far as the search went – no luck.

I came inside the house, walking slowly through each room, searching as I went. Looking at my various accumulated treasures (to me) I found nothing there. Opening my PC, I searched the web, the blogs , all the various multimedia – didn’t find it there either, although I did find a whole bunch of other people searching too.

I turned on the TV and went through channel by never-ending channels (now that was seriously depressing, because of all the worthlessness being displayed).

I checked my smart phone for new texts, contacts, but for the most part everything was repeating what I’d viewed on my PC.

I went for a walk by the river. It was soothing and refreshing, but no luck with finding what I was searching.

Returning home, I sat mulling over all my various searches when it dawned on me I’d overlooked one area. So I looked there – inside me, inside my heart and, of course, I found what I’d been searching for.

…My reason for being.
…My reason for existing.
…My reason for who and how I am.

I found love of life, love of others, and love of self.

And the reason behind all of this love?

Because I care, and I found that even on a bad day, a seemingly empty of “positive things happening sort of day” - that this is reason enough! The health of our human condition depends on the caring of …

We humans are truly one of a kind for not only do we have the ability to care deeply, we also have the very unique ability to communicate/share and give this to others.

And I find this a most excellent reason Why!

~ Penny

The Song I Sing!

I wrote this a couple years ago, and decided to share it again today! Have a wonderful weekend!

The Song I Sing

In the past few weeks I’ve been asked my opinion on quite a few subjects.

I’ve been asked if I’m always upbeat and positive. If I really care, and I’ve been asked why.

I’ve been tested repeatedly in life regarding values, morals, life, death, love and hate. And yet I am who I am, and I feel the way I do. Life experiences have only reinforced what I felt as a child. I passionately care, and have love, for every living thing.

Go anywhere you like on my blog. You’ll find a pretty consistent theme going on. It is easy to write (for me) what I really believe in, very easy, so this then is the song I sing …

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If I can put a thought

inside each person’s mind

and it would travel

round the world

with love not far behind.

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If I could say a prayer for you

I’d mean it with my heart.

I’d pray for peace

That all be free

And never be apart.

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If I could wish upon a star

I’d wish with all my might

that war might end

that peace might reign

 my message could be right!

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The song I sing … I sing with love

My thought, my wish, my prayer

To write, inspire, pass along

This is the song I share.

My Song

By Penny L Howe, 2012

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NOTHING!

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Nothing

No air left for me to breathe.
Did atmosphere disappear with you – when you left?

There is no feeling left to feel.
Was all substance removed – when you went away?

There are no tears upon my face
Despair so intense – all senses frozen in fear,
for to contemplate the loss of you
I shall indeed, dissolve into … nothing …

The nothing you left behind.

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Love is so precious, never take for granted, and if you are one of the lucky ones, cherish. If you are still searching, be at peace, love will find you, and if you were disappointed and hurt by another, take heart. Wounds heal with the passage of time to make way for a new love.

Have an excellent weekend filled to overflowing with love!

Penny.