At the edge of your tomorrows …

 

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The word ‘edge’ is an interesting word. A word that can enhance and expand (from a creative perspective) how you may view fulfillment of those dreams and goals in your life.

EDGE: The degree of sharpness (a blade’s edge). The brink or rim of something (edge of a cliff). At the border of something (the edge of infinity). a precarious or exciting state of existence (living on the edge). Provocative or discomforting, a harsh or elusive quality being aroused by any of the emotional states of being.

The follow written soliloquy (by yours truly) illustrates my own fascination and usage of the word ‘edge’ relating directly to the power within you and your ability to reach your goals!

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The Edge of Your Tomorrows

“Staring through infinity’s window

you witness all possibilities and potentialities.

Perhaps perilously poised at the edge of life

you …

sense a greater purpose,

feel a deeper belief,

know tomorrow’s coming,

even as you …

remain standing in a state of precarious balance

at the edge of life.

There are those constant nuances – the ebbs and flows –

your everyday’s … everything

lifting you up (or down), yet even so, carrying you onward!

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You risk all by just being,

even as you experience much – by allowing,

you embrace tomorrow by accepting,

always aware

that you stand

ever poised on the edge of change …

… perhaps frightening but also potentially glorious and wonderful.

So Go For It – Your Tomorrow, that is.

You. Make It Happen. You!

You Do! Because as always … YouGoOn!”

~ Penny L Howe, 2016

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Have a wonderful weekend ahead and as always, take care of you. You can’t be there for others if you haven’t taken care of your own well-being first!

With much affection,

~ Penny

In Defense of … YOU!!! (You Are Loved!)

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Wow. So this is our life! Who knew? I’d like to say I’m speechless regarding everything that happens every day, every where, but of course I’m writing this on behalf of you so I’m not speechless. Perhaps overwhelmed would be a more appropriate term. Although even this word fails to fully express the emotions and thoughts each of us everywhere on this amazing planet are experiencing right now.

So where to begin? Firstly (yes I know it’s not really a word) do you know how incredibly awesome you are? A truth. Life isn’t easy, on the best of days we each have challenges to be faced. Some days we do really well, other days not so much. But this isn’t what’s truly important. What is important is the beautiful glow shining from within your ageless heart. You’re unique. There is only one made exactly like you so those vibratory beats coming from your heart are specific to you. Your beautiful music with it’s very own harmonizing sound.

Know this … at the same time your heart is beating you are connected to and harmonizing with every other unique living thing on our planet. How incredible is that? But it’s also a truth (scientifically speaking from a universal level).  And with the beating of your heart you share your very being (whether you are aware of it or not).

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You aren’t ever alone, especially during those times when you’ve convinced yourself you are. You aren’t unloved even on those days when you’re positive it is so. You are loved. You can feel the love if you relax, let go of preconceived, programmed ideologies that proliferate in our society today. Inside your consciousness is a memory of togetherness.

The thing is, our planet is alive and you and I are an intrinsic part of the whole. No less than any other living entity. We really do share much in common. Truly. Go beyond the words of things. Go beyond the negative thoughts, deeds and actions of some. Go beyond the “Social Media Perspective”, the “Commercialization & falsity or facade of life”, Go beyond your personal negative memories, your actions you perceive as failures, your doubts and fears of today and tomorrow. These are all just temporary things. The true love that is found in your heart of  just being is permanent  AND the whole of this eternal permanence is made up of life, all lifeincluding you.

We are all connected. You are loved and regarded in a wondrous manner. Believe this is so because it is a truth. The painful experiences we have are but a part of life’s journey. It’s time to remember how glorious you are, to be happy with the wonder of this … to find happiness from within and then share without.

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The world is changing, have you noticed? And it’s time to know what is true. It’s time to believe in you! I do! 

All my love, always,

~ Penny

 

The Amazing “Presence” of Being (you)!

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Do you believe in yourself. I mean … really?

I think you’re pretty familiar with your values, hopes and dreams … and know (mostly) what those are. But what about your strengths? The things you do on a regular basis to shore up weak areas within yourself.

Do you feel a sense of accomplishment? Are you proud of this? I’m not talking about (big headed) ego here, just having a really nice feeling because you’ve achieved or completed that which you set out to do … That you overcame obstacles. …That you tackled hard problems … That you successfully faced adversity … That you conquered fears.

Notice the singular thread of what I’ve been saying. I’m speaking specifically about you and your individual strengths. And while it is a wonderful thing to have others support you, it is just as important for a belief in yourself. That you are capable of solving problems, and in setting and reaching new goals!

If you’ve determined you don’t have the strength or “power” to achieve for yourself, I’d like you to know that deep inside of you … YOU DO! It’s inside, perhaps buried at the moment, hidden midst insecurities and what you’ve decided are failures but it’s there, waiting for a signal from you. You are stronger than you can possibly imagine. And perhaps imagination might be a good thing here. It worked for Einstein and Disney pretty darn well, according to them.

Start today. It’s a good day for really believing in yourself. And …

… think about this. Your “Presence” of being YOU glows when you achieve. It’s noticed by others, and the really cool thing is you’ll notice it too!

Time to start glowing.

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Thank you for stopping by – Keep freedom of expression alive. Continue on with your creative words, crafts and arts. The world and humanity needs you!

~ Penny

Do You Believe In You … Well you should!

This isn’t about faith or spirituality. It’s about your human spirit buried deep inside, just waiting to be recognized.

In life there are many reasons to keep going, to make a difference, to be successful, to hope and care, but they all pale besides the most obvious reason of all …

… you must believe in “Self”  first. Really believe that you have a personal worth, a value in and of itself.

The starting point from which you grow.

Without recognizing your own singular value as a human being, it is guaranteed that the roads you travel will be less smooth, the terrain much rockier, the slopes much steeper.

But, when you believe in you, you become a guide for yourself

  • you can plan for a better day, a better outcome.
  • you gain strength, acquiring fortitude to help face life’s hard challenges. It doesn’t give you more capability, but will endow you with added courage when needed.
  • you hold the fundamental key, the most important belief you can have as an essential, living and functioning human being – that of your own unique value and worth.

It’s not easy. It does seem that too often, we make mistakes, fail, hesitate, choose poorly and so forth. These are life experiences – better known as life’s learning lessons because we do learn through our errors. The thing to remember is to have the courage to get up and keep going.

And …

trust me on this one …

it’s a lot easier to get back up when you believe you can do it!

Take it from one who knows,

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“The single most important person to believe in is yourself … always!”

~  Penny L Howe

Sorry … not Sorry! It’s about being strong and respecting yourself.

I never thought I’d share a commercial (from a hair care company, no less), but I gotta share this with you guys. It is just too cool, and too true! Pass it on everyone! And good for you Pantene!!!!!!! It’s called “Why Are Women always apologizing”, click on the link, only a minute long and well worth it:

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I don’t know about you but I recognized every single one of those “sorries”, having said them in similar circumstances, myself! Being polite is always a good thing, but saying I’m sorry for every movement you make – not a good thing!

Hope you’re having a great weekend, regardless of what’s going on in your life and that you are taking just a minute to be grateful for what you do have (not sorry, but grateful!)

With Affection,

~ Penny