“The most dangerous phrase in our language is ‘We’ve always done it this way!’ ”
I read this quote earlier today. It struck me as perhaps being at the root of much of the dissension currently happening in the USA and in various countries around our planet.
Definitely something to not only think about but also to act upon!
Have a great day,
Kindness just is. You know when you bestow it on others, and you know when you receive it. There are no “conditions” no rules or regulations, no specific ideology, no reference as to where you’re from or who you are. Kindness just is.
Personally, I consider kindness to be a Universal Way of Being. It excludes no one, includes us all and there is never ever any doubt, about what kindness is.
When we’re kind, we are at our best. We are showing our love, care and concern for others besides ourselves. Here are a few words on the subject of kindness by some well known and admired individuals:
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Khalil Gibran
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama XIV
I think that sums it up nicely, lets all to kind to one another, it might go viral!
FOR THE SINGULAR PURPOSE OF REMINDING US THAT WE ARE
all “of the heart”
and that life has no value without love for all living things.
So simple, the concept to understand …
so difficult the reality to comprehend …
so necessary the reasoning for change …
And so very, very hard to achieve!
~ Please Share, because you care! ~ Penny
I should have included this video in my last post, so I’m adding it now. This music gives us awesome energy and the lyrics totally appropriate to inspire during the struggles the “average” (most of us) people of the world are dealing with right now.
Guess what, we can do it – together we’ve got the heart and the smarts to come together for all of us!
The eye of the tiger, for sure!
“Nothing is more important than taking care of each other
~ Nothing!” PennyQuote, 2014
Have a great weekend! p.s. – see my note below, thanks!
* Hi everyone! What is also important is to have a functioning laptop, computer, etc, if you’re a blogger. My laptop is currently at the “fix-it” doctor. She (yes my laptop is a female) has been under the weather (suffering from chronic overuse, lol) and a few days ago decided to really become “interesting” – as in her own graphic show on top of my homepage and content. So temporarily I am alternating between an old desktop and one of the kids laptops. I miss my p.c. gal and all my data, notes and visuals, stored there for easy convenience. Very interruptive to say the least.
Hopeful won’t be too long, in the meantime, take care of yourself! ~ P
“If you ever doubt your own reason for being –
Intelligence – is the light that must never be allowed to go out!
Even during the pure existence of doing and learning – thinking and being,
each of us still holds the “key” to life itself.
The key is in your hand!
Your reason for being –
to open any door you can to enrich and educate humanity!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
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Love, hope and prayers to all those for their loss and struggles in the Philippines!
Of course I don’t mean this … of course I don’t … not really. Even if almost every single person I meet online in the blogging world is so darn wonderful. What’s up with that? It’s as if part of the criteria for become a blogger much less a Word Press blogger is to be cool, caring and talented too.
I can count on being entertained, informed and certainly having a caring and listening (figuratively speaking) ear when I blog or view YouTube, tweet on Twitter, post on Google+ or Facebook, plus all the other social media places one can go today to be creatively stimulated and cared for. I can certainly become engaged in a conversation and my day enhanced through beautiful sounds and sights and thoughts and ideas, written words, beautiful photographs, musical videos, and on and on.
I mean, my rescuing knight in shining armor really is one – online (well virtually speaking). Although, now that I think about it, I miss the white horse!
Well there you go, a beautiful while horse!
See, with our virtual world, it’s right there at our fingertips – fulfillment of a digital kind. Thank you, all you wonderful people in this online worldwide network of communications and connections! Have a great weekend everyone!
I embraced the glow
Listening to intangible truths
And I but a mortal can only wonder
At that which I cannot see
But know and feel to be.
~ Penny L. Howe, 2012
I believe that deep inside lies a flame. A light if you will. I call it faith. I don’t mean religion. Religion is how many chose to embrace, celebrate and nurture their faith. But faith comes in all formats and I believe in each one of us exists this glowing essence. Faith is the language of the soul. The glow from within.
The flame glows mightily for some and almost imperceptibly for others. But it’s always there, none the less.
Some spend their lives disbelieving what their soul whispers to them in the night. Some spend their lives questioning that which they cannot understand even though they feel it inside. Some spend their lives on a quest embracing that which they cannot understand but chose to accept. And some radiate the glow from within for all to see.
Faith is the language of our soul and whatever you decide to accept and believe, it will always be there inside, waiting to come forth. I believe faith is the flame that shines within your soul that brightens your hopes, your dreams, your possibilities, your life. This I believe.
“With joy in my heart
a truth to my words,
my love travels far this day.
Reaching out to embrace you
please be assured,
you are loved in ever way!
… and I,
I am blessed for the knowing of you ALL!”
When I woke up this morning I had a small list of potential topics to write about, and a few posts already written. But as I sat in the early morning sun, cup of coffee in hand, birds singing, pets laying nearby, I realized that I just wanted to write something uplifting to add to your day, not take away from it, so for you ~ A reminder in the form of a poem, of how special you are and the difference you make in the lives of others!
Have a most lovely ~ day, evening and night, to awake renewed and refreshed in the ‘morrow, knowing that you have been thought of and are loved …
… Just for being you!
(Please feel free to take the “You Are Loved” photo with you, no link backs or attribution is required … just that you enjoy and share with others!)