Seeking Bloggers of the World!

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It’s time.

It’s time for magic.

It’s time to focus on beauty; beauty as it relates to harmony and caring.

It’s long past it’s due and we know it. We, the bloggers of the world. We’ve become seekers and sharers, haven’t we?

We want to move and be moved. We want to live, we want to connect with others who feel the way we do. We want to share our stories, our interpretations of beauty, of life, of caring. We want to read each other’s words, we want to express and feel the change, the magic that is happening around the world, while we reach out, ever seeking.

This then is us. The Bloggers of the World, for the first time ever – A Worldwide Community of like-minded people. And just as it should be, there are no restrictions, only freedom of thought, expression and creativity! “We”- the seekers and “We” -the sharers. It is time for magic, our magic. Please feel free to take this graphic representation of “We are One” that I crafted. Just copy, save and use (if you’d like) on your blog! It’s yours!

Also, some time ago I did a post about feeling a sense of belonging in the bloggers world. I stylized a drawing of mine to create the feeling of ‘the blogging experience’.

Today, once again I’d like to thank each of you who enrich my life and others, with a gift of “The Singing TroubadourA travelling artisan who roamed his known world creating, singing songs and sharing news as he drifted from village to village – Much like the blogger of today who travels through the internet sharing thoughts and artistic endeavors through the creativity of his and her blogs. If you choose, please feel free to copy and take the I-BLOG/I-BELONG Icon with you.

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Have an excellent weekend ahead my dear blogging friends. You are each so special to me. With limited time right now, I have so missed visiting you of late, but know you are in my heart and I think of you frequently.

Thank you,

~ Penny

 

 

On the Third Day of Happiness – Peace

a single candle

Sharing Peace

I light a single candle

Shining peace upon the land,

I give thanks for all my treasures

Nurtured close at hand,

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My heart does store most precious

All the love that it can hold,

Gentle thoughts do comfort me

Your blessings are foretold.

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I’ve seen you in my mind’s eye

I’ve felt you in my soul,

Reaching I embrace you

And lovingly enfold.

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We all were made for loving

To our hearts be true,

And as the glowing candle

I share my peace with you.

~ Penny L Howe

The Big Dream: Ten Days of Happiness, Day 1

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Once upon a special time, there passed a great decree
There would be ten days of love for thee and thou and me.

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On the first day of happiness, a smile upon my face

I send a loving greeting filled with warmth and grace.

To all who live upon this earth who share with me this day

I wish you all the very best in every single way!

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With sincere affection,
Penny

The Very Best Thing About Monday is …

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Well okay so it took a minute but I came up with one! Another day I get to tell the people I love, that I love them!

“I love you!”

The other best thing about Monday is we have another day to work towards making our dreams come true (including making the world a better place to live in)!

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“Here I am a race-car driver (I always wanted to be one)” And the car is just the right size too! LOL (Seriously, I once raced my jag (jaguar XKE against a Corvette Stingray) and left him in the dust!!!! – Ah memories!)

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Have a great week everyone! To my friends in USA, Canada, Central and South American have a great day! To those in Europe and Africa a wonderful evening, to my friends in Central Asia, the Far East, Australia and all the other excellent islands and locations I’ve not included have an excellent Tuesday!

~ Penny

Family, Friends and others that are important.

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Those that matter – that would be all of us!

Those we think about the most – those nearest and dearest to us.

Those we miss – the one’s no longer here for us to love and cherish (but we do have our wonderful memories, no one can take those away).

Those that matter – every single one of us.

Those that do make a difference – there are more than you might think.

Those that really care – many, many more than you might think.

Those that we love and acknowledge as important and special in our lives – our family, our friends, people making a difference – YOU!

Why does this matter –  because we need each other, all of us, every day. To fill in the missing pieces, shore up the weak areas, support, laugh with, share, guide, be there. To make that needed difference, to encourage, to applaud, to be there in those moments. You know when.

And so, on this, my Thursday morning, I thank you – you are one of the important people in my life and … you matter to ME!

Have a great rest of your week and enjoy the weekend ahead. Stay cool, hang out, chill, create! Do-do that voodoo that you do so well – all my wonderful loving and caring friends!

– Penny

 

I honor and trust you! Resetting Your Online Personal Boundaries!

Hello World, I am happy to share and …

“It is my honor to trust you,
just like a child I share with you my inner being …
This makes me vulnerable. Remember my boundaries,
as I remember yours!”

– Penny L Howe, 2013

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Children remind us, through the open nature of their innocence and naivete to tread carefully on their feelings.

Since we’ve learned a few hard lessons, while growing up, about those who abuse the love and trust they’ve been given, we tend to be “tempered” and cautious about letting others in.

When connecting with others online (to have strong and safe connections), you need to set personal boundaries here, as well. Sadly, Facebook and Twitter have set very low standards of behavior. (resulting in, all too frequently, negative, rude, and insensitive written words and images, as well as invasive and intrusive behavior patterns.

There really does appear to be no control (regarding personal behavior – It has become hard to tell the children from the adults.) And if that’s not bad enough, big business has come along to take advantage of these very huge and active social online relationships, for the sole purpose of “making more money”.

Setting Personal Online Boundaries:

First Stay “grounded”. Step away from the computer, your i-phone or other communicating devices when you do not feel good about what is happening with your social interactions. If you are feeling drained and exhausted, emotionally overwhelmed – time to break away.

SecondWhen you share of yourself, do so cautiously, within a place of comfortable safety, Imagine a protective shell around you, think of that space as only allowing love and positive energy within, deflecting any thing else. And then remember to maintain your energy shield.

Third Don’t assume but do be respectful of the space of others. Remember your online friends deserve the same courtesy you want, so do respect their personal boundaries too. Be an example of a responsible online “friend”!

Fourth – With all the above in mind – be true to yourself. Be your own person. Don’t let others intimidate, or negatively influence. Find the fulcrum of balance between sharing and giving even as you keep yourself safe within your own personal online boundaries. By the way, as long as you are respectful of other’s boundaries, sharing love is just about the best thing to do … always!

Thank you for visiting me, have a great week ahead,

~ Penny

An amazing opportunity – YOU!

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Okay, so unofficially, I’m “officially” back. What this ‘playfully’ means is originally, I’d not intended to blog until completing current projects, but even as I worked towards this goal, I discovered my connections to people online have become an important part of my day’s activities. Like brushing my teeth, only more fun. Therefore I will endeavor to blog and visit (as I can) while continuing on with other projects.

There’s a saying – busy people get more things done and I do understand this – a truth actually. When we’re busy we tend to boost our “thinking and doing” power, our mind subconsciously organizes things more efficiently so we can stay “on focus” with our tasks.

Right now, as I write this, It’s early Sunday morning. I’ve had my first cup of coffee. Listened to the birds singing. It’s cooling down now, mornings and night. Autumn is here. And I love each Seasonal change!

While enjoying my hot morning beverage, I considered how lucky I’ve been to find YOU. You light up my world. You remind me (daily) what I’ve known my whole life. That we ALL – have value, are fun, special and unique, There  BUSINES MORNING CONCEPT. COFFEE CUP, NEWSPAPER AND REMINDER by Maxxyustaswill of course always be the sour apples, and the confused and misguided, but by and large, almost everyone brings a special “something” to the mix.

This makes being online, and blogging a most excellent “on-going” opportunity. To make new friends from everywhere around the planet. To make the “world” smaller, where we are all metaphoric neighbors, where we truly are a community of loving people – WHO CARE. This is an awesome opportunity, statistically speaking “we” (you and I) are in a very small percentage of the whole number of people who live on our planet.

The majority of our fellow humans cannot read or write and their living conditions may be harsh and brutal. But we “who are communicating online” are speeding up the change happening on our planet. We are doing this (each day) by blogging what we are doing, by making friends, by understanding each other better, by connecting.

All by itself – this is changing how we view each other across the globe and this in turn engenders how we feel about things. And what we share with those who do live nearby. Our context is expanded. Our knowledge and understanding more universal, our ability to look at change, a little bit easier.

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When a person is troubled, knowing they are not alone, can be all it takes for them to become empowered, to move forward, making a difference as they do so. Even in the smallest of ways. A ripple can become a wave after all. For the first time EVER, there is a growing world-wide community that is not exclusively bound by government mandates, localized secular and/or religious beliefs (I refer to the POWER aspect of these organizations, not the important and cohesive structures of each one – needed for us to be (somewhat) civilized.

We are meeting and sharing (thoughts, ideas, and images – some spiritual, some creative, some personal) and while we respect each other’s faith and the underlying traditions that have shaped each of our “peoples” progress forward, we’re discovering there is a sameness and commonality to our thoughts and concerns. We are becoming more balanced in our outlook!

As we connect we begin to realize (everywhere on this planet) that we are each more alike than not. And now being instantly connected and somewhat unfettered by the power of propaganda, whether it be “news media” or the powerful 3: ‘Big Business’ ‘Government’ and ‘Organized Religion’ we are getting to know each other at a fundamental and basic level. And we like what we’re learning. Without a doubt this represents for us (all humans) …

… an amazing opportunity! Isn’t it wonderful? I think so!

Have an excellent day, thank you for stopping by,

~ Penny

A Letter to A Friend!

Dear Friend,
There are times, when life seems so very overwhelming, for a compilation of different reasons and we feel we are on overload. The air that we breathe becomes too heavy. Our creativity can become lost inside ourselves when this happens.
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The world becomes a little disjointed. It just seems to be too much. So we tend to let go of the one thing that nourishes our personal and individual self. The time we take to be with ourselves.
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We women, give and give. Just what we do. We’re nurturers, one of the things we do best! We think on personal goals, but they are in a constant state of flux as the result of life’s challenges and interruptions.
Did you know that inside of you is a mighty strength! (which might not be believed initially but true, none the less). We (all of us) are so much more than we think we are. I love you and believe in you. You and I have never met in the offline reality of things, dear friend but you have become so very dear and special to me.
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There is within you an amazing gift of caring for others. It is reflected in your creative talents in all that you do online. Each beautiful post you present and share with others. But then you are always sharing yourself. I expect you also share yourself this way in the everyday things in life. For a woman, this can be exhausting. and you can begin to believe you will not be able to find a balance. But you will.
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Know this, you are in my prayers, each day, I think of you and send across the miles positive thoughts for your well being.
All my love and support to you today,
Penny
For you my dearest friend:
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