Your Love Becomes You

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             “Self worth is said to be priceless. Both yours and mine. But it still remains a truth that the nature of our very being, shaping our conduct in everyday life, will ultimately determine the value of who we are/become. Therefore it follows that …

           … your love becomes you.” ~Plh

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Have the best week possible that you can, I wish you well!

with sincere affection,

~ Penny

When Nights in Paradise Become Lonely

The physical attributes of paradise cannot be gainsaid and needless to add, each person has their own view of what their surroundings of paradise would contain.

But here’s the thing, just as no person is an island onto themselves, our emotional hearts require the taste and nourishment of paradise too. Without shared love, affection and caring regard from others to sustain and lift us up in our darker hours, a creeping insidious aspect begins; even in the most seemingly ideal paradise (perspectively speaking). An aspect which may ultimately undo the original intent of a seeker of paradise.

*For me, paradise is first and foremost about bountiful and sincere expressions and actions of love, after which the ambiance of physical trappings may be added.

“Seek you then to love openly and freely with caring, joyful fulsomeness. The best sort of paradise will always begin within loving hearts.”~Plh

May your days ahead be filled with many good things. Have the best week possible. Thanks for stopping by.

(*btw I’m perfectly understanding of the many many who, in today’s interesting times, would be content with just waking up to a less insane mentality than the one currently proliferating around the world. Me too!)

With sincere affection,

~Penny

The Reflection of One’s Soul

 

“So graceful, so beautiful the reflection of one’s soul

as viewed in the doing of loving deeds for others.” ~ Plh

Our soul or spirit glows so very brightly during acts of unselfish thought. The wonderful thing about December is more people celebrate these loving acts than at any other time of the year.

Many of us feel less distant and closer to each other during this time and for whatever each person’s rationale or understanding as to the “Why Of This” I for one, am just so very happy that we do.

Happy holidays. A glorious time for us to share the love!

Have a great week.

With much affection,

~Penny

Sing Me Today

Sing Me Today

Sing me a song, doesn’t need to be new
It can be about me, it can be about you.

Or maybe a song about other  things

maybe hope for tomorrow and the good it can bring.

Sing me a song, an uplifting one

I’m in need of connections with universal love.

Sing me a song, right now, right away

no, not tomorrow, sing me today.

Make it grand, warm and loving so all will respond 

with an outpouring of love from their very own song.

Please sing me a song I can harmonize to

and after we’re thru, 

I shall sing one for you

filled with love, joy and  caring, 

without further delay

I will then also … sing you today!”

~ Plh, 2016

Thank you. Have the best weekend possible, filled with many good things.

most sincerely,

~ Penny

What Is Your Song of Life?

One of my favorite Facebook pages is by Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin, who lives in Galoway, Ireland. Always a joy and a pleasure to read her posts. I’m sharing one today because I found it moving and uplifting. Hoping you will agree with me.

Photography of Himba child, Namibia

There is a tribe in Africa called the Himba tribe, where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they were born, nor from when they are conceived but from the day that the child was a thought in its mother’s mind. And when a woman decides that she will have a child, she goes off and sits under a tree, by herself, and she listens until she can hear the song of the child that wants to come. And after she’s heard the song of this child, she comes back to the man who will be the child’s father, and teaches it to him. And then, when they make love to physically conceive the child, some of that time they sing the song of the child, as a way to invite it.
And then, when the mother is pregnant, the mother teaches that child’s song to the midwives and the old women of the village, so that when the child is born, the old women and the people around her sing the child’s song to welcome it. And then, as the child grows up, the other villagers are taught the child’s song. If the child falls, or hurts its knee, someone picks it up and sings its song to it. Or perhaps the child does something wonderful, or goes through the rites of puberty, then as a way of honoring this person, the people of the village sing his or her song.

In the African tribe there is one other occasion upon which the villagers sing to the child. If at any time during his or her life, the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, the individual is called to the center of the village and the people in the community form a circle around them. Then they sing their song to them.

The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity. When you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.

And it goes this way through their life. In marriage, the songs are sung, together. And finally, when this child is lying in bed, ready to die, all the villagers know his or her song, and they sing—for the last time—the song to that person.

You may not have grown up in an African tribe that sings your song to you at crucial life transitions, but life is always reminding you when you are in tune with yourself and when you are not. When you feel good, what you are doing matches your song, and when you feel awful, it doesn’t. In the end, we shall all recognize our song and sing it well. You may feel a little warbly at the moment, but so have all the great singers. Just keep singing and you’ll find your way home.

Author Unknown

Thank you Eileen!

I Go On

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There are moments … when I crave so desperately to be in your arms. I know you chose security over the insecurity (that was all I had to give during my time of loss and turmoil). Well actually insecurity along with my love, a belief in you and your loving words of support, and a true need for you by my side.

But I did and do understand. And I am happy for you. You are exactly where you want to be.

As for me, well, sometimes I find myself forgetting you left me to pursue your personal dreams, leaving our shared dreams far behind. Leaving me to conquer them on my own, reshaping into a single dream. And I have, for the most part.

Yet, even so, there are still those nights when the thought of being held safely in your arms is so compelling … sigh.

I have had many people ask me where my strength of will comes from (and my happiness). My strength comes through learned experiences of facing life’s hardships on my own, often when those I cared about weren’t there as I had thought they would be. This is called surviving.

And my reason for my happiness – conquering the adversity and fears that accompanied the hand I was dealt. Alone and on my own … yes, and sometimes so lonely.

But none the less, much stronger as a survivor of both life and love’s misfortunes because I am not helpless, inferior or weak and therefore …

       “In spite of Life’s Challenges …
   I Go On!” ~ Plh, 2016

~ Penny

The View We See

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It seems to me
that all we be
“The view we see”
depends upon
… me and thee! ~ Plh

Thank you. I hope your week is progressing in a most positive way and that it continues to be so in coming days. Also remember … take care of you!

With much affection,
~ Penny

I Remember When

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Every now and then
I remember when
it simple used to be
in thinking I was free ♡…

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…life it all has changed
and has rearranged,
or is it really me,
yes, now at last I see ♡…

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… freedom has a price
one we all must pay,
care for one another
every single day ♡…

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… we can not survive
if hate and greed fill hearts,
freedom only works
if we’re not torn in parts ♡… ~ Plh

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We are all of ONE Worldwide Community ~ let us care for one another! ♡

Be good to you too, have a great week ahead!

Thank you,
~ Penny

There Is This …To Light Up Your Life

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When we hold onto beauty of life
   … with our eyes
   … with thoughts & actions
       and our hearts
We light up our lives & our souls!” ~ Plh

                             ~♡~

Have a most wonderful weekend, my global friends, take care of you!

with much affection,
~ Penny