What does life mean to you …
… and are you a reflection of how you view life?
The word “Life” – as defined using the following words and meanings from Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
- The quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from something not living.
- The sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual.
- The period from birth to death.
- A specific phase of earthly existence.
- A way of living.
- A vital or living being (life form).
- A period of existence.
- (And my own thought - Something More that we don’t understand but know to exist.)
Life to me is expansive – An unknown but very real and existing essence of a “force” existing in the Universe, the underlying glue in the Universe. Therefore all are imbibed with this “something” that is currently beyond our understanding or rationale. Everything connected to everything else. Always without exception.
I think that perhaps when we define and reflect who we are based solely on life experiences we can forget that sometimes we are more than the sum of all the parts we know of. That, in fact, there is always the potential for … something more waiting to happen to us … or for us to pass on to others.
Keep your life force vital and growing,
All my love to you,
The words and mentality of “being negative” are used too much. To feel sorry for ourselves, to think poorly of our “situation”. To play the blame game with others. Looking for the “wrongs” in the world (not the rights) and in general setting us up for a long term negative outlook on our tomorrows. But this is today … so …
Number One – Look out your personal window (view of life) and make a list of everything you currently do have. Start with essentials like a roof over your head, food and clothing, modern plumbing. (the things many of those who do have – take for granted – and just to remind you, those who go without are most of the humans on the planet)!
Number Two – What “Do” you like about you. Anything that comes to mind. Your friendly personality. Your love of animals. The way you can solve puzzles. Your love of reading, or gardening, anything (at all) about who you are and what you do, that you like – about yourself. Don’t go negative here.
Number Three – What you like (love) that is most likely within your view, nearby. Be inclusive. Nature, life, trees, plants (flowers) Water, mountains, people, kids, old folks, food. Make this list as long as you want.
Number Four – Now write, but only about the things you’ve listed! From the heart! You are not allowed to think any negative thoughts, like what’s wrong with you, what you don’t have, what you can’t do, what you don’t like (we tend to do that all day) this exercise is to remind and balance our minds!
Number Five – Be grateful!
Life is Simple
Have a good day today,
“… Exercise your “forgiveness” muscle every day!” PennyQuote
Our animals seem to have it down pat. We still need to work on this exercise – a whole lot more!
Unconditional love … yeah … that’s the ticket!
Have a great weekend everyone! Filled with lots of love (and forgiveness)!
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.
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,
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 …
If I can put a thought
inside each person’s mind
and it would travel
round the world
with love not far behind.
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.
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!
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.
By Penny L Howe, 2012