“If there were truly an easy way to get from here … to where each of us want to be in our lives
… we would all go that way.” ~ Plh
There is no easy way. There are however the following rules of the road (which I believe is the stuff of miracles):
- A belief of self – worth, values & capabilities, coupled with determination & commitment.
- Knowledge – never stop learning!
- Wisdom – listen to, learn from & pass on.
- Hope – a neverending belief in possibilities & potentials
- Faith – spiritually, emotionally, and/or mentally. A belief that there is more to life than what you think you understand.
- Charity – Gracefully accepting help (as needs be) but also reaching out an extended hand to others. A basic foundation of unconditional love.
- Gratitude – Should really come first. Never stop being grateful for what you do have.
- Love – I’d like to think no explanation is necessary. We all need love.
So what are you searching for?
All or perhaps most of the above? The only “Way” I can recommend is to learn and follow the above “rules of the road” faithfully, with great self determination. Seek out the wise. Acquire knowledge thru experience and remain open to change. Reach out to others with love in your heart. Believe you can. Have faith in miracles, they do happen!
I wish you well on your journey. Take care of you.
Today a blogger friend of mine introduced an inspirational post with a few words about the importance of a smile. I agree wholeheartedly, in fact …
The Perfect Chocolate Smile!
“A Smile is the thread of life
with the ends turned up to touch the sky!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
Hope your weekend is being good to and for you and as Alastair encouraged today, filled with smiles!
There are those days, aren’t there? Something seems missing. Can’t quite put your finger on it, or maybe you can.
When missing the richness of colors in your life, time to grab a box of crayola’s (colored crayons) and start coloring again for all you are worth.
Life isn’t easy, you know, and just about the time you think it is, it will sneak up and catch you unguarded.
That’s when you need those beautiful colors of life more than ever. The colors of joy, of musical sounds, nature, physical contact (hugs are huge), smiles and laughter being shared, all of it.
When your happiness indicator, like that of an automobile, is saying you need a fill up, remind yourself of all those colors of life that fuel and give reason – to the why you’re alive. Let them overflow and spill out into your heart.
You lucky you, you have so much to be grateful and thankful for. Remind yourself today, right now! Does a body good (and the heart too!)
Happy weekend everyone, I hope, as with myself, it is one filled with happiness and joy for you.
…a maze of complications.
So many distractions – everywhere today.
So much to do, places to go, things to accomplish.
It’s like trying to find your way through a complicated maze on many days. So many layers to filter through.
Multi-tasking does have it’s value. Organization also an excellent thing. But there is a point where attrition (a lessening of the quality of the endeavor) enters the mix.
Keep it simple but do quantify (measure the importance of things in your life). Goals sometimes demand sacrifice so be careful with what you choose to spend less time doing to reach your desired accomplishments.
That which we regret in life (we all have those) is hard to put our arms around. Both metaphorically and for real!
Is it worth the price? Yes sometimes hard choices. Always fall back on the important simple three things. Is it good/healthy for you? Does it make a positive difference to others. Does it add to your happiness? And no we can’t always have everything we want in life, but I think we can come a lot closer!
I wish you every success in your endeavors!
“Dream big, live bigger and love best!” Penny L Howe, 2012
A Maze Museum
A private thought here. When I feel like I’m caught up in the maze of life, I let my imagination go. My maze becomes a gigantic art museum that I browse through at my leisure, picking and choosing what moves me the most and then moving on. (Just a little bit of whimsy here lol!)
Thank you for visiting, have a very good day and a better tomorrow!
I collect smiles.
I didn’t really mean to collect them, in the beginning that is.
It started out quite by accident Collecting Smiles but now I collect smiles on purpose because, honestly, it makes me feel good, and better and sometimes just excellently so … as in warm and cushy feelings inside.
Remind yourself of this about a smile:
It costs nothing,
it is free to give.
It often brightens the day of the person to whom you are smiling.
It can change your attitude for that day.
Your smile can change the attitude of the people receiving the smile.
Did you know that scientifically speaking, every time you smile a small amount of “endorphins” (a chemical our body manufactures to help us “feel better”) is released into our body making us…feel better!
So how about it? I think today is a good day to be collecting smiles!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the visit ~ Penny
Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe