Where your heart leads

burning desire

Your heart is a symbol for creative activity. It is through your passions that you find the will to go where you want to go, do what you want to do, and be who you want to be.

Fire up your heart, kindle your passion, dream BIG, imagine BIGGER, and fire up your desire so greatly it will become deeply ingrained in your subconscious! You will not be able to stop yourself. Your entire personality will willingly follow where your heart leads.

You’re creating a groove that becomes fixed in your mind each time you become passionately determined to accomplish something. And as you win your heart’s desire, you will come to expect the best from yourself.

So on those days when you don’t think you can do something, rekindle the passion and desire for that which you want. and do remember …

“Where the heart leads, the mind and body follows!” ~ Penny L Howe, 2013


~ Penny


It shouldn’t be about winning or losing …

It should be about being the BEST you know how to be!


Stay focused (like this beautiful guy in the photo) on your personal goals, and remember …

Winning is just an added bonus .. losing a most important experience to learn from.

Well unless you’re playing chess. Truthfully even in this the most classic and excellent game of strategy it should still be about being your best, not better than the other person.

The best form of competition is the one you have with yourself! Penny L Howe, 2013

Have a wonderful week,


~ Penny

A Touch of Inspiration …


What really inspires you? What warms you up inside and makes you feel so good that you just want to … well do whatever it is that you feel inspired to do?

But what causes the spark? What lights the fire inside? What makes the something inside of you come alive with desire? A desire so strong it burns, a driving need that grows within and urges you on. A special something? What is it?

We all have it inside us, waiting to come out,


A quiet gentle touch

whispering as it came.

Mmm, so very delicate

I was enraptured just the same.

It played upon my senses

calling out my name.


a current, ebbing flows

stirring my wishes and wants.

Changing dreams into great desires,

my inspiration into burning fires,

because of this feeling that grows.

A touch of Inspiration!

~ Penny L Howe, 2013


I hope this brief little touch inspires you today,

all my best to you, thanks for stopping by!

~ Penny


copyright © 2013 by Penny l Howe,

Are you getting there – your way?


Road less traveled

Are your todays the continuing shadows of yesterday and are your tomorrow’s only echoes of someone else’s today?

Is life’s road that you walk upon the one that you want to be on?

If not, then make today ‘the day’! “The first day in the rest of your life.” Most of us have heard this before. But that doesn’t make it any less true. So make it so. It’s a new year. No reason not to head down a new road even if it’s the one less traveled, as long as it’s the road you’ve chosen for yourself.

If I be true

Let it be first to me,

If I be strong

Let it last

e’er so long,

If I be brave

Let it be

while I gave.

With all that I give

Let it be while … I LIVE!

~ Penny L Howe, 2013


Thanks for the visit, may your day be filled with dreams coming true!

~ Penny


Copyright © 2013 by Penny l Howe

Resolution Solution

steps to success

It’s just about the time of year when once again people start talking about New Year resolutions – things that they are going to change or improve upon. I have always been fascinated by this.

It’s a great deal like buying an expensive piece of exercise equipment and then it just sits there in thesuccess two corner and varied excuses start happening for all the reasons why the equipment isn’t being used.

Resolutions to improve your life only work if you follow through. Easy to have good intentions, easy to make a list – quite a bit harder to get the job done. As it is for most worthwhile things in life!

So here’s a solution for your New Year’s Resolution – if you’re making any that is. 

Dream big, but resolve to have a short list that is doable, small steps (successes) added to more small steps (successes) lead to remarkable goals being achieved.

Your New Years Resolution: Small List – Big Determination.

It works!


Success three

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success … but significance! Then even the small steps along your path will take on greater meaning!” ~ Markesa Yeager


“Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.” ~ William R Inge


Thanks for visiting, enjoy the last few days of 2012

~ Penny


Do something remarkable


You can …

Do Something Remarkable.

Only one person stopping you!


Just thought I’d remind you!


plhJournal Entry ~ Yesterday I woke up and felt as if I had the whole world on my shoulders. I didn’t really – it just seemed that way. So much to do, so little time. But upon reflection I realized that the biggest challenge facing me today were my own thoughts. My own worries.

I was the one adding stress to the day by feeling the way I was feeling. So mid-way through the day I stretched my whole body. I took calming deep breaths. I reminded myself of my blessings and I told myself I could make the day what I chose it to be. And I did. It wasn’t remarkable to anyone ~ except me… and that’ll do!

End Journal entry, 12-23-12


Thanks for stopping by,

~ Penny

The Obstacles in Life … remove them.

Can you “see” your future?

When we decide on a path to follow in life, there are things that will trip us up (obstacles) along the way.

Did you know we accidently create the biggest obstacles we need to overcome. They are “negative preconceived expectations”! Nice jolly big words I think!

So more simply put …

Frequently, we have already decided what we cannot do, what is not possible. And we do this many times every day about a multitude of things.

Then we repeat these same things (being thought of inside our head) by saying them out loud.

We have just finished embedding into our mind the beginnings of why we can’t, won’t, shouldn’t and so on … we’ve started the construction of the hardest obstacle to overcome – our own self doubts, fears and concerns!.

Did you know that your brain pays close attention (that’s part of it’s job) to your thoughts – your voiced opinions.

And it obeys these messages by relaying them out to the rest of the brain and body .

So, for example, if the message is – “My body is very stiff and sore, I am going to be stiff and sore all day” – The first part is true because your feeling it, the second part is what you’ve decided ahead of time, before you really know if this is true and you’re passing this along to the rest of your brain and it will comply.

The body does what it’s told.

The brain believes what you decide. This is a truth and a fact. So if you say “I can’t feel better” – You won’t. If you say “I am too old” – then you are. If you decided you have too much to learn, then it will be harder to learn.

The second you dwell on what you can’t do – your mind helps make sure you can’t.

It is that simple. When you focus on what you can do (all the possibilities) your mind thinks on how to make it happen. As always – up to you!

In Life’s equation try your best to remove “negative expectations” from the middle.The goal becomes much easier to reach.

Dreams + (all the reasons I think/know I can)  = Goals achieved.

Thanks for your visit, I wish you luck with your dreams and goals

~ Penny