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

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

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

with much affection,
~ Penny

Have you ever noticed – The thing is …

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The thing is … Today – truth,  fact and social media hype seem to be closely related, meaning you’re not ever sure about what’s being said. And this holds true whether its on the news, or as I mentioned above in one of the social media platforms. Some things however, we just know.  We do!

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The thing is … when it comes to love and peace on this beautiful planet of ours, the far majority of people want peace and love – A truth. They want to live a life of freedom and dignity. As I just said, simple truths. It is Power, Greed, Hatred, and Fear that essentially interferes with these goals.

Today a good day for love, global love.

With affection,

~ Penny

Throwback Thursday: A reminder of what we forget – Everyday!

This was first posted over two years ago. I find it’s still an excellent reminder of some of the most important things we forget, that we shouldn’t!

I FORGOT…

…to water the special plant that was given to me by someone I love.

But I think it’s too late now anyway.

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I forgot to feed the animals this morning.

Oh that’s right I forgot to buy food for them when I was at the store

yesterday picking up the food I ran out of for the family.

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I forgot to visit my grandparents yesterday,

they had called and asked me to drop by. I guess they needed

Some help with something, but it was a hectic day with

all sorts of interruptions.

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I forgot to go to my child’s class rehearsal last night

darn, it was important too, he has a big role in the school play.

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I forgot to wish my best friend a happy birthday today. It was a special one too.

But between work, and kids and worry about bills,

The day just got away with me.

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I forgot to remember  – when I woke up this morning –

to give thanks for what I increasingly take for granted, and I forgot to make a

Positive difference for anyone besides myself.

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I have a to-do list but it’s gotten pretty long so I’ll make

A new one tomorrow – unless I forget!

Penny L. Howe

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Our lives are so busy today, with schedules and routines and structured types of “to-do’s”, that what is frequently forgotten – is taking the time to love, to share, to care and to be there, for others.

With affection,

~ Penny

Finding Balance in your life

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In each of our lives balance can be difficult to achieve, something which nature seems to accomplish quite easily; but then she’s had many millennium to practice. We’re just beginners when it comes to managing our life in an orderly manner. But there are a few (proven) things that might help.

Achieving balance in you life is more easily accomplished by taking the time to do a little critical thinking.  Determine what (in your life) you need to do, and where you need to be, in order to feel fulfilled and happy. And then do exactly that. Follow through with action on the instincts felt by your heart. They’re usually the sound ones. And science now has proven that the brain listens to heart more than the other way around!

Your sense of balance will come when you’ve realized your heart’s goals! Yes it will. After necessary financial needs are met, spend a portion of each day with life around you. Open up your senses.

Experience anew people, animals, plants, all things living. You will be pleased and surprised at the difference you will feel. In fact you will find yourself desiring to make a positive difference for others as a natural progression of your lifestyle and you will find it to be extremely heart gratifying.

Remember, all life is connected, so our balance and happiness can spread to others. It has been proven that the more we act on loving instincts, the happier and more fulfilled we find not only ourselves, but also those around us.

Give this some thought, have a great day today and a better one tomorrow,

~ Penny

Haibun Thinking: Continuity – but not for all!

This week the challenge on Haibun Thinking is to use either a literary quote or a photograph as your writing prompt. For more information about how you can also be a part of this Haibun Writing Challlenge, just click here on Haibun Thinking.  The Photograph:

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photograph by © Michael Grogan

My entry:

Continuity, such an interesting word. The meaning I refer to is the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over a period of time. For the continuity of the human species to exist, so it seems, the continuity of many other life forms cease.

As I look out my window I ponder the continuity in my personal life. It’s a good life, the children have a place to play, to grow, to be safe, even though each year our fields produce less crop and there are less bees to pollinate. My husband oversees our farm while I work in the city for the extra income needed to survive in today’s world.

I worry about the weather too. Thank goodness no tornadoes so far, but the weather seems so unpredictable. So many changes happening so rapidly and not just outside my window, but globally.

As I look out the window one final time, before beginning my commute to work, I ponder again the word continuity and wonder, can our own human “continuity” continue on it’s path without completely destroying itself in the process.

ecosystems bane

human life’s continuity

just not for all life

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The weekend is almost here, everyone relax and enjoy as you can,

~ Penny

LIFE

Life's Inspiration

My theme today is LIFE. I posted this same saying and a different background on my Penny Quotes blog  and I’m going to post another background with this same saying on a few other various multimedia platforms today, because nothing … nothing is more vital for humans, right now, than to recognize the importance and inviolability or sanctity of life … ALL LIFE.

~ Penny

I Call Your Name!

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To be Thought of.

To be Needed.

To be Special, have a sense of  Purpose, of Value.

To be Considered “Of Importance”.

… Just by having one’s name called.

To be not-forgotten, to be real, to be alive.

… Just by having one’s name spoken.

And whether it’s whispered, or said aloud with reverence, respect, care, love, and concern – well then … life is just about the best thing ever … when someone calls your name …

*Because in that moment – you know you matter!

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*Don’t forget – your children (to the youngest of the young), your parents (to the oldest of the old), your other family members, your friends (those you know and those you haven’t met yet) Your pets and all animals in the wild, our living planet. Call their names – reach out, the loving touch and vibration of your thoughts and voice will reach them, striking a warm harmonious chord and they will know they matter! As all life has the right to know and feel!

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

Music – the great equalizer!

East or west, high or low – MUSIC, the stuff that helps shape our dreams. It matters not the language, the location, the instrument being played, or the song. Music brings us all together to embrace the loving of life!

Enjoy!

We are meant to love one another – never forget that! Celebrate life – all life!

~ Penny

Lovin’ – go on, it’s good for you!

A follow up to my previous post! Enjoy this musical Youtube video from the movie Moulin Rouge!

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Come on everyone! Love, Live, Love! And in that order, again and again and again, just fill yourself up … and those you love, with these feel good feelings! Make it a never ending supply!

p.s. – start with yourself!

~ Penny