Being Brave!

By johnanderson
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“Being brave and courageous isn’t about not being afraid!
Rather, it’s your recognition
that the importance
of what you’re doing
is far greater – than your feelings of fear!”

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

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Thank you for stopping by, I hope all is going well for you this week,

~ Penny

 

Ligo Haibun Challenge and Warm welcome!

It is my pleasure to announce the addition of a fourth judge to the panel of the Ligo Haibun Challenge: Esenga of Ese’s Voice, a gifted and skilled writer. Read her own words as she explains The Danger of Being Me!  Welcome Ese!

For this week’s (writing) prompt there are two photos from which to choose:

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or

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Your haibun writing challenge:  pick one of the above photos (click on either photo for a larger view). Think about the photo you’ve chosen. What does it mean to you? What thoughts, memories, experiences come to mind as you ponder? Consider how you will present your piece?

With that in mind, begin! Write a few paragraphs (one or more), include the haiku (form of Japanese poetry – 3 lines of 17 or fewer syllables), an essential part of your haibun. Your haiku (one or more) can be either a closing to your written piece or in-between the paragraph(s) to add emphasis.

I encourage you to enter. Publish your written piece on your blog for others to read and enjoy. To officially enter the challenge, link your URL Address to the blue link box below.

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To assist in getting a “feel” for the intriguing method of haibun writing, read from our current and past entries. Full rules for entering and to learn more about the other judges (Nightlake, Pirate, Penny) and the “Ligo Haibun experience” click here

Have a great day,

~ Penny

Today’s Road – the one to travel on!

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The road you are traveling should always be today’s road.
Yesterday is gone and tomorrow we are shaping as we go forward.
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“Leave regrets in yesterday,
or you will find yourself on a road
with no tomorrow to look forward to!”
 
~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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If you look off to your right of this post you will see an image saying A Penny For Your Thoughts. A while back I began a blog for inspirational quotes, mostly for myself, but I’ve decided to share. The one you just read was taken from there. For more inspirational quotes, just click on the image – it’s free, and you don’t even need to comment, just hopefully be inspired or enjoy!

Thank you,

~ Penny

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The forgotten flower

meadow flowers

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Lost amidst the meadow’s view

forgotten flower poised so true.

Lingering in the morning air

none to breath thy fragrance fair.

Silked, unfolded petals wide

forgotten flower, you abide.

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Forgotten flower still unseen

and yet you reign, you are a queen.

For unbeknownst to all this day

crowned with sunshine’s golden rays.

 Morning dew with sparkling glow

jeweled petals did bestow.

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You’ve become a radiant sight

although unseen, your glory’s bright.

Unfortunate who cannot see

unwitnessed still, for all you be.

Forgotten ’til there does appear

someone of worth who’ll hold your dear.

Forgotten flower never fear

your time for view is coming near!

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morning dew

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“All have beauty under the sun,
especially those forgotten ones
A forgotten flower should not be,
if we chose to – we will see”

Penny L Howe, 2013

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Happy Weekend, everyone

~ Penny

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It shouldn’t be about winning or losing …

It should be about being the BEST you know how to be!

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Stay focused (like this beautiful guy in the photo) on your personal goals, and remember …

Winning is just an added bonus .. losing a most important experience to learn from.

Well unless you’re playing chess. Truthfully even in this the most classic and excellent game of strategy it should still be about being your best, not better than the other person.

The best form of competition is the one you have with yourself! Penny L Howe, 2013

Have a wonderful week,

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~ Penny