Wondering Why – A Child’s POV!

Wondering Why

I look up at the sky and wonder,

I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

Will clouds still be white?

Will the moon shine as bright?

Will there still be birds on the wing?

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I wonder, will I still be happy

or sad, like so many I see.

It’s so hard to tell

my future as well,

I wonder what I’ll grow up to be?

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It’s not so much that I worry

It’s more, I think, that I care.

So I look at the sky

Wondering why,

And when… we’ll all learn how to share!

~ Penny L Howe 2014~

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Everyone have a wonderful weekend ahead,

~ Penny

A Writer Should Never Use – these two words! I Can’t!

I Can’t!

How many of us have said or heard the words “I Can’t”. All of us, and everyone is my guess.

 I recommend the following: Follow you heart, don’t forget your dreams. Discipline is important. Understanding that effort  + action will achieve results. Also research is important, spend a little time researching the “what & how” to do something . Put passion into this as well. Just don’t use the words “I Can’t”, because it isn’t true, you know … You Can!

 

Most mighty things – begin very small. Many great achievements were made with very slow and hesitant steps towards a goal. Success happened because those who achieved never stopped. Perhaps they’d regroup or pause and start over, but they never stopped.

 

I  CAN

Don’t speak to me about can nots

Don’t try to stomp on my dreams,

I am who I am, and I feel what I feel,

And my words are all there in my Reams.

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The Reams of my paper seem endless

My words upon words upon words,

But I’m true to myself and I’ll say what I say,

And do all that “I Can” to be heard.

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I’ll never give up or stop trying,

Holding fast so that nothing can ban.

My dream is to write and so I shall write,

I will write for I know that – “I Can”!

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 Hold fast to your dreams, never let go, never stop.

Thank you for stopping by,

~ Penny

The Family called the Human Race!

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We … The Human Race

For all that we are … and are not

We stand tall!

For all that we do … and all that we don’t

We still stand tall!

We … make mistakes

We … mess up … BIG TIME!

We … get it wrong … AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN…

But we stand tall!

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We recover

We persevere

We don’t give up

Our spirit does not break.

We stand tall!

We are the family called the Human Race.

We will stumble and our forward steps are slow,

And many errors grievous

But we still stand tall.

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There is Love.

There is Compassion.

There is Care.

There is Giving.

Sometimes, often it gets lost or misplaced,

or sadly forgotten,

but it is inside each of us

And for all of this

We stand tall!

We, the family of Humans

all living on

our home – the Planet Earth!

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Penny L Howe, 2014

What inspires you?

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A Beautiful Bird in it’s Natural Setting is inspiring!

Seriously, have you given any thought recently to what inspires you the most?

It’s important and necessary in your life to be inspired by others. Inspiration is the emotional fuel that keeps you going on those hard days. Whether it be a word or deed from someone you know or someone/thing you’ve heard or read about, it makes no difference. It’s the “something” that so moves you emotionally, (in a positive way) that life seems a little better, and more doable in that moment.

For me, what inspires are the following:

Love inspires me. Beauty inspires me. Bravery inspires me. The human spirit of never giving up inspires caringme. Tenderness inspires me. Happiness inspires me. Caring people making a difference inspires me. Thoughtfulness inspires me.

ForestA smile inspires me. A mother and/or father caring for their family inspires me. Children Inspire me. The aged and elderly inspire me. a young adult woman or man just starting to explore their world inspires me.

The changing seasons inspire me. Nature inspires me. Animals inspire me.

LIFE … all life inspires me!

A quote by one of the most inspirational people (in the world) alive today. My good fortune to have met and shared a small amount of time with him:

“Love is the absence of judgment.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

I ask you once again. Who or what in your life inspires you? Good to know, appreciate and be grateful for.

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With affection,

~ Penny

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