The Blessings of a Monday

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For so many of us, Monday seems filled with too much to do, too many things to worry about and the beginning of a long week ahead. Here’s another perspective to consider:

The Blessing of Your Life

The blessing we are given, begin with each new day

wondrous things can happen brightening the way.

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The laughter of our children, the greeting of old friends,

this day is ours for molding, from beginnings to the ends.

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With the start of each week, a gift has been received,

labor hard, laugh and love but mostly be well pleased.

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“Life is a joy, your choice to make the best of each day you are given -

which is a blessing, in and of itself, to be cherished.”

Penny L Howe, 2014

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My wish is for you to have a wonderful week ahead. Take time to be grateful for that which you do have.

~ Penny

Do You Believe In You … Well you should!

This isn’t about faith or spirituality. It’s about your human spirit buried deep inside, just waiting to be recognized.

In life there are many reasons to keep going, to make a difference, to be successful, to hope and care, but they all pale besides the most obvious reason of all …

… you must believe in “Self”  first. Really believe that you have a personal worth, a value in and of itself.

The starting point from which you grow.

Without recognizing your own singular value as a human being, it is guaranteed that the roads you travel will be less smooth, the terrain much rockier, the slopes much steeper.

But, when you believe in you, you become a guide for yourself

  • you can plan for a better day, a better outcome.
  • you gain strength, acquiring fortitude to help face life’s hard challenges. It doesn’t give you more capability, but will endow you with added courage when needed.
  • you hold the fundamental key, the most important belief you can have as an essential, living and functioning human being – that of your own unique value and worth.

It’s not easy. It does seem that too often, we make mistakes, fail, hesitate, choose poorly and so forth. These are life experiences – better known as life’s learning lessons because we do learn through our errors. The thing to remember is to have the courage to get up and keep going.

And …

trust me on this one …

it’s a lot easier to get back up when you believe you can do it!

Take it from one who knows,

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“The single most important person to believe in is yourself … always!”

~  Penny L Howe

Throwback Thursday – Hey, who took my glass half full …

… and replaced it with one half empty!

 

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Glass Half Empty

I’m simply not sure how it happened
It was there for all who could see,
But now it has changed
things all rearranged
My glass is half empty to me.

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I’ve always seen things from the plus side
A most agreeable place one can be
But now alas
I view all I lack
And wonder what next I will see.

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I’m hoping it soon will be half full
The glass that so fills with delight
But right now I despair
It just isn’t there
Completely gone from my sight

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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Even during the times when it seems as if things are more than you can handle, hang in there. During adversity there will be others who care, showing up to make the difference, if you let them.

Keep your heart open, your courage strong, and your faith undiminished. Know this too shall pass. Be good to others and take care of you. Remember, if you don’t take care of yourself, you may not be there for the ones who need you!

With great affection,

~ Penny

Are you deserving of love?

Why?

What have YOU done to DESERVE to be LOVED?

ON THIS PLANET OF OURS ….

EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY ONE,

THE GOOD, THE NOT SO GOOD, THE DIFFERENT FROM US,

WE ALL … (NO EXCEPTIONS) DESERVE TO BE LOVED!

NO QUALIFIERS

JUST LEARNING, GROWING, SHARING,

FORGIVING, ACCEPTING

AND LOVING … UNCONDITIONALLY!

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Penny

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