The Wisest man
I ever knew,
had little to say
and lots to do.
But at the close of every day
He’d turn to others and he’d say …
Well done my friend … well done!
So one day I asked what he meant. Was he referring to a specific job well done? That the work day was over? That it was time to go home and rest? That he was satisfied with the others and the day’s accomplishments, and he replied to me:
~ Plh, 2015
I never get over the fact that there are those who go through each day and pass “good will” around the way I see so many others pass around ridicule and disdain, indifference and cruelty.
There are many who seem preoccupied with themselves, their personal wants and desires … and yet , even still, there are those quiet gentle people who always seem to have that extra bit of time to extend a helping hand, to make a small difference, to speak no ill will. I wonder why that is?
I believe within most of us is a “fire” – to make a positive difference, to be and do more. Buried deep, perhaps, but in there none the less. I think perhaps now is a good time for the sleeper within us to awaken!
Thank you for your visit. Have a wonderful day and better tomorrow!
“We are all children (regardless of chronological age) of life. Our dreams, thoughts and actions the seeds of humanity’s present and future.
Correspondingly, we grow strong, healthy and happy from gratitude, forgiveness, and caring.
The richest soil in our daily environment is always, LOVE! Plant well.” ~ Plh
Have a wonderful weekend, take care of you.
With sincere affection,
Okay, I’ll admit to having a rep. of always looking on the positive side of things (mostly). At least when I’m not angry about something and or very concerned. And then again I can get a day of moodiness, too. Which tends to pass rather quickly, I’m happy to say. But for the most part it’s true. I do my best to see things in a positive light and this year will be no different, if anything I’ll do my best to be even more uplifting and encouraging.
I do care about you, my friends. Those I’ve become close to, in these past few blogging years, those I’m just now meeting, and those I hope to meet soon.
My nature to care, as it is for many of us. We just simply do.
May the year 2015 become known as the “Year of Caring Even More”! At least we can try to make it so.
~ With much affection,
There is beauty everywhere in life. It is our own personal natures inside of us that detract from this rightness when we focus on what’s wrong with everything instead of concentrating on what’s right and making that even better. Should be simple, but it isn’t ~ definitely something for us to work on however, beginning today.
Share yourself; with love, compassion, forgiveness, understanding. Give of yourself; care, reach out, think of others and their needs.
“The light in your soul shines brightly, illuminating life’s beauty when you make a positive difference. I promise this is true.”
~ Penny L Howe, 2014
“Humanity will owe its survival in the future – as in the past – to those with the strength of their convictions who carry on through the compassion of their tears … despite the burden of their fears.”
Penny L Howe, 2014
Which reminds me ladies (of the U.S.A.) you will be voting in your state elections this year, right? Most important for you to do so … MOST!
To be thought of …
…To be supported
To sometimes be helped out …
…To sometimes help others
To care …
… To reach out
To feel okay …
… To have value and purpose
To be all we can be …
… to be loved!
Every single one of us!
A World of Friends
Though we’re not acquainted, at least not as yet,
you’re still my friend – “we just haven’t met.”
I value your friendship and reach out my hand,
we all of us strangers – in a strange land!
Each day an adventure as life’s journey we take.
if we travel together such friends we will make.
we’re a company of strangers, but not for long,
Let’s build more relations – making us strong.
We all need each other to help us survive
we’ll weather the storms and stay alive.
We’ll conquer our fears, our worries, concerns,
depend on each other – that’s how we learn.
By needing each other … the seeds we will sow,
by sharing and giving – that’s how we grow.
I reach out my hand to you on this day –
“Hello my friend, are you going my way?”
Penny L Howe, 2013
The most caring and compassionate person I have ever met! The Honorable Dalai Lama! His kind and loving spirit, an excellent reminder to all of us on how to conduct our lives. (That’s me, the pale blonde on the right, the young lady next to me, my granddaughter!). Sharing here some of my favorite of his quotes:
“Be kind whenever possible – it’s always possible.”
“Our prime purpose in life is to help others, if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.