One Would Like to Believe In …

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One would like to believe in our fellow man

One would like to believe in the good

One would like to believe all will end well

One would like to believe that it should.

One would like to believe in tomorrow

and not worry so much just because

One  is hopeful and prayful and grateful

One would like to believe and … ONE DOES!

~ Plh, 2015

Have a wonderful life and always remember ~ take care of you!

With much affection,

~ Penny

 

 

Good For You!

The Word: GOOD!

Meaning: To be desired or approved of. Nice, kind, fine.

Can’t think of a better word to use or feel during the course of the day.

See how many times you can use the word good – in a “Good Way”!

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Today is a good day,

… therefore you could,

… and definitely should,

… use the word Good,

in words you may say!

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A very good thing and if you do,

well … Good for you!

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Thanks for the visit, if you can’t make it a great day make it a good one!

~ Penny

Life isn’t fair – But we can be!

file000703488657As a child most of us are told to play well with friends, be nice with our sisters or brothers. Be fair with how we treat others. So we grow up and are “nice” to others and try to be fair, but then we begin to discover (some sooner than others) that “life isn’t fair“. Some discover this rather brutally, others find it out in the bits and pieces of life’s experiences that turn out poorly or less than we might have wanted.

Life comes at us, many days fast and hard. Can barely catch our breath trying to keep up with everything that goes on … and emotionally, there are those days we think we can just barely hold on.

So where does it leave us? Life isn’t fair but … (we get to finish the sentence)!

You and I are the ones who still have the power within us to be fair. Beginning with ourselves. We are human beings living in a rich climate of evolving changes and developments. Lots of emotions out there too.

My thought for today. It is a very good thing to have loving and honorable values. Treat others well. Know that there will be better days ahead. Believe in something (it makes a big difference for you and those around you). Love, care, and reach out (and yes this does makes you vulnerable and open to pain, hurt and disappointment – so you’re going to have to toughen up!)

But … bottom line …

“Even though life isn’t fair, you can be –
and sometimes that makes all the difference
in the world – for you and … someone else!”
 

~ Penny L. Howe, 2013

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The Talent of an Artist, Writer, Musician…

… and Constructive Criticism,

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Truth of it all!

It’s quite possible, in fact probable that I may take some heat from this post, which is of course perfectly acceptable. Bring it on!

THE ARTIST

The word “artist” here applies to anyone who creates. They may use any format, any medium, any creative talent and will produce something original. Written words, musical sounds, lyrics, paintings, photography, movies, videos, sculpture, crafting, dancing, acting, and so on)

CRITICISM – THE GOOD

To me “Constructive Criticism” is a refined and effective type of critical feedback. The reader/viewer/listener will tell you what they find “good” about your creative endeavors and share what can be improved upon. So far so good. When you ask a person to “critique” your work pick someone you know to be skilled in the area of your artistry. They will give you an informed perspective of their opinion. Most artistry comes with learning the “tools of the trade”. This is important. The person who is offering critical feedback should be knowledgeable in this manner. If you don’t personally know someone like this, ask a fellow artist who they may know.

CRITICISM – THE BAD

There are many out there in the online world wide web of everything that profess to being “experts”! Many are well qualified but some are not. Research! Find out more about those you would ask for advice. Be very careful in whom you approach for critical appraisal.

CRITICISM – THE UGLY

Okay this is where I think I’m going to take a hit from some “professionals” in various fields. The world is in a flux of change. Some of the tried and true “rules” of what and how you should create (in any given medium) is evolving. There is a wellspring of innovative talent from around the world merging with one another right now. This means experimentation and creative new styles and methods.

Don’t let “experts” rain on your parade and tell you what is wrong with your art because it is different. Those who are tied to the past cannot easily see the essence of the future springing from your words, your art, your style of acting, your music, your photography, your videos and so on. Be you! Creative from the heart. You’re the Artist of your work, not them.

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“The artist is still a little like the old court jester. He’s supposed to speak his vicious paradoxes with some sense in them, but he isn’t part of whatever the fabric is that makes a nation.” ~ William Faulkner

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So there you go, I’ve had my say. Thank you for stopping by have a most excellent weekend!

~ Penny

ps – I was asked how old the pictures are that I use of myself, in my posts. Some are recent. None are more than 4 months old, this one I took a couple of hours ago! I know I look tired, I was up late last night! lol

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