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

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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All Your Todays!

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Quotes are wonderful things. They remind us of … well … who we are; how we’d like to be and feel, or how we are feeling in the moment.

A favorite quote of mine is:

“Life is too short to start yourself with broken pieces of yesterday,
it will definitely destroy your wonderful today
and ruin your great tomorrow” ~ Unknown Author

So, having said that, this Monday morning here in the Northwestern section of America, I wish you the happiest memories from your yesterdays, the greatest successes in your todays and blessings and well wishes for all your tomorrows.

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“We may not be able to change our yesterday, but we can be stronger, braver in our todays, beginning by feeling good about ourselves and then sharing and caring with others!” ~ Penny L Howe, 2014

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Have a most excellent week ahead,

~ Penny

A Woman is many things, passionate and …

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She may be viewed with passion in mind or she may be viewed as intelligent, discerning, determined and her own person.

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Don’t confuse the two. Just because a woman is passionate does not mean she is not also, strong willed and a capable individual up for life’s challenges (more than a few of them very difficult).

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And never forget she is loving of all life, tender and nurturing. So a woman is many things – But most of all (for all my female friends out there if you don’t know this you should - “She Is Essential!” for exactly who she is!

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 Yes, all these photographs are of me. And the drawing is also one I sketched awhile back. I’m making a point that not only I, but all women have inside of us vast reserves to call upon. So much capability locked up inside. We make a difference for others, everyday of our lives, may I remind you ladies to also make a difference for yourself … because you’re more than worth it … you are essential!

All my love,

Penny

I Need You!

Tell me that I’m Wanted

Tell me that I’m wanted … hold me ’til its true.

I know that I am needed, but what if I need you?

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So many bits of flotsam, emotions streaming live,

This, that and everything, but where in there am I?

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I’m dying for the need in me, a need to be fulfilled,

Please hold me close and give me, the same for you I fill.

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The want in me is wanton, the need in me is true

I need so much the safety – it needs to come from you.

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All of us are human as we share our need to be,

yet there are those who take not give

~ which one of those are thee?

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

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We are human and we do need each other – for good and positive reasons. The human condition is greatly improved when many understand and believe this. Treat those around you with love and kindness.

Have an excellent weekend, my friends, reach out and hug someone. Sending a Group Hug here for all my wonderful friends, both those I know and those I’ve still to meet.

~ Penny

Believing in Intangible Truths!

 

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I BELIEVE

Embracing the glow

listening to intangible truths,

I but a mortal can only wonder

At that which I cannot see

But know and feel to be.

    ~ Penny L. Howe, 2012

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I believe deep inside lies a flame. A light if you will. I call it faith. I don’t mean religion. Religion is how many chose to embrace, celebrate and nurture their faith. But faith comes in all formats and I believe in each one of us exists this glowing essence.

Faith is the language of the soul. The glow from within. The flame glows mightily for some and almost imperceptibly for others. But it’s always there, none the less.

Some spend their lives disbelieving what their soul whispers to them in the night. Some spend their lives questioning that which they cannot understand even though they feel it inside. Some spend their lives on a quest embracing that which they cannot understand but chose to accept. And some radiate the glow from within for all to see.

Faith is the language of our soul and whatever you decide to accept and believe, it will always be there inside, waiting to come forth. I believe faith is the flame that shines within your soul that brightens your hopes, your dreams, your possibilities, your life. This I believe.

Thank you,

I wish you well this day,

~ Penny

(For Throw Back Thursday) first published 2 years ago)

Hold On, People Everywhere!

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If I hold on … real tight,

If I think thoughts so bright,

if I smile with a might,

I just may get it right …

… those things that I try for today!

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If I dwell on the good things,

that which makes hearts sing,

fear and doubt will then take wing,

happiness and wisdom may bring,

… those things that I try for today!

Penny L Howe, 2014

Hold

On

People

Everywhere!

Hope it’s always there, although sometimes we must really struggle to remember, and it’s okay to believe in miracles too! They do happen!

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A happy Wednesday and Thursday to all my friends, the ones I know and the ones I’ve yet to meet!

~ Penny

You deserve to be heard…

… and I hear you in my heart.

Each beat of my own heart reminds me of how wonderful you are. You, my beloved people of Earth give me reason for being. YOU, each of you, individually do this for I know we are ALL part of the whole of humanity, and to do our best we need each other.

Please believe that even though we may not know each other, I care about you. And I hear and love you, wherever you are in this wonderful planet we share together, you are not alone … you are loved. Don’t give up. Be brave. You’re worth it!

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“I hear you in my heart, I feel you in my soul, we “all humans”
are connected to one another
even as we are connected to the very fabric of life on our planet.
Listen closely … you’ll hear and feel it too.
Our love for one another – is stronger than every negative thing
that’s out there right now trying to defeat you and I.
But we’re stronger than that.
Yes we are!”

~ Penny L Howe, 2014