Open multimedia ~ closed communication?
Sharing is something so simple and easy to define and yet it get’s harder and harder in today’s society to share our true selves with others in the real world. Doesn’t it?
I think blogging has made it easier for many people around the world to take those things buried in their hearts and minds and more fully express themselves – to share again.
Today there are so many small bits of information that we receive everyday from all sources that it is impossible, yes even with Facebook, Twitter, texting and other Social media to effectively share our own true feelings, our individual nature’s way of presenting concerns, worries, hopes, desires, dreams.
But we are human and we do need each other, at the most fundamental of levels.You know that. You do!
Today and going forward. Don’t circumvent your thoughts, words and actions with others.
So share. I’m listening and I think, so are you!
If I share, or do I dare? Would you care?
If I give, will you sieve … through life’s blind-sighted world in which we live.
… And see me
… And feel me
… Understand me
… And share with me.
I need to know! So I can grow!
I need to share, regardless where.
Please receive and believe!
That I care when I share!
~ P. L. Howe, 2013
Thanks for stopping by have a great day and a better tomorrow,
copyright © 2013 by Penny l Howe
36 thoughts on “Share yourself … I’m listening”
It is so true and so well communicated as always in the beautiful poem. Strength through vulnerability by sharing is a beautiful thing.
Thank you. We need both strength and vulnerability. It’s getting the mixture right that seems to be the difficult part isn’t it!
I ALWAYS enjoy & love what you have to share.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Thank you RoSy. And you always brighten my day with your words and positive attitude. Thank you my friend for being you! Something I am most appreciating of! hugs, 🙂 xox
Lovely post Penny. Your care is writ large and I am so very glad that you are sharing. You take care of yourself too! xx
Thanks Ruth, Hope your weekend has been a positive one for you, sending hugs your way! Penny xx
Very true, I find through the blogs people are mor open and share feelings and post them and it is beautiful to read, and sometimes you don’t feel so alone with a problem you think you have. Fantastic post Penny, big hug!
Thanks Ute. I agree with you completely! Returning a big hug to you my friend! (HUG)
This is truly inspiring, thank you so much for sharing the post and the poem! 🙂
Thank you Ruby, very very much! 🙂 xx
Beautiful poetry! I am happy to share with you my dear Penny! Hugs all the way around! – b
Hi barb, thank you yes I agree completely hugs all the way around my dear friend! xx
Yes, absolutely Penny 🙂
Thanks Gys, I knew you would understand! 🙂
Thank you Penny and what a magnificent poem
Thank you Alastair dear friend for your lovely compliment! 🙂
nice to have following your blog. always a delightful experience.
Thank you so much for following me and your lovely compliment. I appreciate both very much!
Friend you know I run my mouth about EVERYTHING …well almost all I have a burden right now that I need to write about but it hurts so much. I just don’t know.
Oh for goodness sake Len, dearest friend of mine, share!
AnElephantCant ever stop listening
That is why Penny’s post so endears
He tries to care and to share
And to be very aware
Because he has the most giganormous ears
An elephantcan’t is very very wise! I am indeed lucky to have him write such lovely comments here. 🙂
Sharing is caring. Bearing your heart, sometimes your soul, with hopes that someone somewhere in time will read them and be touched in the process. Each of us have unique talents that are gifted to others through the written word…words of encouragement, words of enlightenment, words of humor and even sometimes words of sorrow. It is through those words that one may find the will to go on or perhaps a path to forgiveness when all hope seems to be lost.
Very well said Sharla, thank you so much for sharing from your heart! Not that I think you have any other way of sharing, now that I think on it! 🙂
great to see you back!
i’m home after a wild road trip, and before that two days w/o power here in the country. ah, it’s nice to be home and nice to have power. will catch up soon, but wow, it’s great to see you back on wordpress! z
Thanks, I envy you the road trip and am sorry about the power outage, yes I agree home indeed a wondrous place to be. Thank you very much it is great to be back! 🙂
“If I share, or do I dare? Would you care?” It kind of sums up the whole social media sharing question. I love this post and your poem is beautiful. 😉 xxxooo
Thank you Roxi, dearest one, your compliments are very kind generous and appreciated by me. With love, Penny 🙂 xoxoxo
I always say what I mean and always from the heart. 🙂 xxxooo
Yes you do! Indeed! 🙂 xoxoxo
Beautifully written and very true. I admit to sharing more of my self this way than I would have in real life. I would’ve never shared my poetry or anything like that otherwise. This venue is a good place to ‘test the waters’ so to speak. I love your sharings… your poetry… and I love the sharings of our fellow bloggers. I’ve learned so much about myself and others because of it. Great post!
Thank you Jen. It is truly how I feel. And as other bloggers stop by and add their own personal comments, as you have, It makes me feel well just great. I also have learned so much from other bloggers also. Thanks again, Penny xx
A great post here Penny. Wonderful poem. I concur that we all need to share. We need to let things out. Blogging is a great way to do that. I’m noticing more bloggers taking the serious route, letting out feelings and emotions. It’s great to see how other bloggers, are growing and evolving and expressing more and more of the real them. Blogging has definately helped me grow and become more comfortable sharing.
I so agree with all you say Amber. Sharing, supporting, loving, learning, growing inside and out, and being creative too, doesn’t get any better than that my friend! 🙂 much love xo
Now that you’ve sparked my consciousness about this I’m wondering if we actually know our fellow bloggers better than our friends. Poets in particular are revealing more of their true selves here than a friend normally would during a night on the town or at a concert, party, movie etc. This is all the more reason to express ourselves here among like-minded people who can have a better idea of where we’re coming from. I have felt this connection in my blog interactions with others (others that a dictionary would classify as strangers just because we’ve never met). As you correctly point out, this fills a human need in me for giving and for the understanding of others. It is an important part of my social activity – more important than I thought until you pointed it out to me.
I echo the poem that I didn’t have the thoughts or words to express as you have and thank you for sharing them with me today.
Hi Mike, the points you make I think are valid ones. I’m guessing I could write an entire thesis on the nature of “our” type of people. Artisans, the creators, those that spark that ignite others, but we’ve a shyness to direct exposure often times. Brave but not necessarily wanting to put ourselves forward either. And at the same time feeling the need to do so. Enter blogging, at least today’s blogging experience. It is rich and getting richer with each passing day. As each of us adds to the mix, and feel more comfortable in the doing of same, it is becoming an excellent thing isn’t it? Thank you for your well thought out, written and very caring thoughts. And your lovely compliment.