The Thing About True Friendship …

. . . It Can Be Found Everywhere You Care!

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Be a true friend. Care, make a difference – where it counts. There is always room in our hearts for another true friend, always.

But I have no friends“, you say. Then go help someone. Help several someones, but help because you want to. Set no conditions, no requirements.

You’ll discover friendship along the way. And when friends come, nurture the relationship. Share, care and be there!

It will become a true friendship.

Know there are those who will use your friendship, taking advantage of your good will. Do not be discouraged for they do not really understand.

Help those, as you can, with good intent. They will be the ones who decide the direction your friendship will take.

And always remember

“The thing about true friendship is the absolute truth that flows from the heart. No exceptions. It just is.” ~Plh

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Thanks for stopping by, have a great new week.

With affection,
~ Penny

We Must Be The Change We Wish To See!

See into my world and believe in you and I … and all our tomorrows. Every single one of us! Love can conquer all if we believe it to be so!

If the video doesn’t show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xHto4vAJ8o

Thank you, have an awesome remainder of your week!

With much affection,

~ Penny

What Is Your Song of Life?

One of my favorite Facebook pages is by Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin, who lives in Galoway, Ireland. Always a joy and a pleasure to read her posts. I’m sharing one today because I found it moving and uplifting. Hoping you will agree with me.

Photography of Himba child, Namibia

There is a tribe in Africa called the Himba tribe, where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they were born, nor from when they are conceived but from the day that the child was a thought in its mother’s mind. And when a woman decides that she will have a child, she goes off and sits under a tree, by herself, and she listens until she can hear the song of the child that wants to come. And after she’s heard the song of this child, she comes back to the man who will be the child’s father, and teaches it to him. And then, when they make love to physically conceive the child, some of that time they sing the song of the child, as a way to invite it.
And then, when the mother is pregnant, the mother teaches that child’s song to the midwives and the old women of the village, so that when the child is born, the old women and the people around her sing the child’s song to welcome it. And then, as the child grows up, the other villagers are taught the child’s song. If the child falls, or hurts its knee, someone picks it up and sings its song to it. Or perhaps the child does something wonderful, or goes through the rites of puberty, then as a way of honoring this person, the people of the village sing his or her song.

In the African tribe there is one other occasion upon which the villagers sing to the child. If at any time during his or her life, the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, the individual is called to the center of the village and the people in the community form a circle around them. Then they sing their song to them.

The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity. When you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.

And it goes this way through their life. In marriage, the songs are sung, together. And finally, when this child is lying in bed, ready to die, all the villagers know his or her song, and they sing—for the last time—the song to that person.

You may not have grown up in an African tribe that sings your song to you at crucial life transitions, but life is always reminding you when you are in tune with yourself and when you are not. When you feel good, what you are doing matches your song, and when you feel awful, it doesn’t. In the end, we shall all recognize our song and sing it well. You may feel a little warbly at the moment, but so have all the great singers. Just keep singing and you’ll find your way home.

Author Unknown

Thank you Eileen!

Our Crazy World … But I Won’t Give In (Neither should you!!)

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Our Crazy World

full of crazy contradictions

temperamental

… as a summer storm,

so I hold on tight, believe I’m right –

try my best surviving crazy days and nights.

And through despair, trying not to care

evening though I know I’ll still be there,

because I wont give in,

I’ve got my pride, heart open wide

And even though

I know  it’s (damn) hard to win.

Still even so,

how I love …

Our Crazy World.

~ Plh

Hang in there everyone. Life isn’t the easiest right now but I believe … in you and a better tomorrow for all of us. Have a wonderful weekend.

With sincere affection,

~ Penny

 

What Rabbit Hole …

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You know the one I mean. The one too many people aren’t seeing or pretending they’re not seeing, as if it’s just a fantasy in some fairytale book. But I’m speaking reality here. The one where we (humanity) have fallen down into Alice’s rabbit hole – for real! Not many words needed since you know of what I speak. In fact, lately there are too many words and not enough positive action and therefore I would like to suggest the following:

Love while you can.

Love who you can.

Love when you can.

Love all you can!

Whether large or small

doesn’t matter at all!

No blaming game

It comes out the same.

when all is said and done,

We are  all One!

Period!

With much love and affection,

 ~ Penny

Achieving a Winning Edge in a Cruel World.

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“When your heart is open you can see love blooms everywhere – knowing the vibration of love is nature’s true essence for life and renewal.”~ Plh

The title of this article does sound rather stark, doesn’t it? Sadly, lots of truth going on “out there” to support this. Bullies who bully, Saddists with sick hurtful and just plain wrong agendas and Power Brokers who utilize our fears to achieve their goals, definitely not for the benefit of humanity or any other life form,  but rather to supply the demand of the greedy.

So what to do BE FEARLESS!

1. Remember the word “WE” needs to be inclusive for all of us to profit. Not exclusive depending on race, location, background, education, gender, age or any other thing that far too often can separate us (as humans) from each other.

2. Know that most of us are caring, loving, generous and extremely capable of awesome ingenuity, intellect, integrity, creativeness and productivity.

3. Hang out with the #2 group. Which is the majority of us (whew!). And most especially,  Don’t allow fear to control your actions. Be fearless, for yourself and others. Be true to fairness, loving values, and gratitude.

And as for the rest? Believe in you and your innate ability to not only make a positive difference, but to be happy and successful with all that you seek to do and be, regardless of naysayers!

As one of you, I wish you the very best in your endeavors. You are not alone!

Thank you. Have an awesome weekend.

With much love to you,
~ Penny

Sharing the Love Within Each of Us

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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:

“Yes!”

~ 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!

~ Penny

Keep Caring … Love On!

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The true magic of love is found in the purity of love, mixed in with equal measures of caring and giving (on a daily basis). The mystery is how this opens up one’s creative abilities to an astonishing degree.

#So … Keep Caring, Love On! 

~ Penny

What You Hold In Your Hands!

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What you hold in your heart … the potential for unconditional love.

What you hold in your soul … the potential for neverending gratitude.

What you hold in your hands … A Universe of Possibilities!”~ Plh

You are awesome and when it comes to positive change, you make it happen!

You Do!

Hoping your week is going well for you!
With much love and affection,
~Penny