Today is my Birthday and I’m in very good company!

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Fortuitously for me – my birth date is nestled in-between (exactly 5 days before and 5 days after) two of the most well known American presidents. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The national holiday created to celebrate both of their birthdays occurs in the middle, therefore falling on my birthday giving me a wonderful feeling every time I think about it.

If any of their virtues can rub off on me (even just a little) as the result of proximity of birth dates, I’m a happy camper.

The courage, determination, strength of will and love of country that each repeatedly displayed during the course of their lives makes them men to honor and live up to as an American.

I am proud to be an American and I am proud of my family and fellow Americans.

Happy Birthday George and Abe!

~ Penny,

p.s. – I’m just spoofing with my photo here. although a female president (not me but someone highly qualified) would be a wonderful thing indeed – just saying …

Just saying “Hi Five”!

on this beautiful Autumn day!

Hi there

“Oh, and if you see any nuts, acorns, seeds, just any ol’ thing lying around that you think I can store away for the winter months ahead, I’d be most obliged!”

Thanks, well back to work, have a great rest of your week!

Hey everyone, Here’s a photo to brighten your day!

~ Penny

This is for the Women out there – Every Single One Of You!

Don’t give me the numbers of your age!

Tell me what you’re doing with them!

If you’re a female, in many countries you live longer, are happier, better educated – in spite of having to work harder, multi-task between work and home … and pretty much have fought every inch of the way and are still fighting to have equal rights! (What’s up with that anyway? Can’t you guys figure it out!)

WELL, Cher says it all! And her age numbers 67 years!

*Visit Cher’s – Woman’s World (official HD music video) to pre-order her new album!

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And She has the right of it! We’re strong! Strong enough to rise above … as we’ve proven again and again and will keep on … until there are no barriers left!

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We Need … each other.

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We Need!

To be thought of …

…To be supported

To sometimes be helped out …

…To sometimes help others

To care …

… To reach out

To feel okay …

… To have value and purpose

To be all we can be …

… to be loved!

Every single one of us!

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A World of Friends

Though we’re not acquainted, at least not as yet,
you’re still my friend – “we just haven’t met.”
I value your friendship and reach out my hand,
we all of us strangers – in a strange land!
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Each day an adventure as life’s journey we take.
if we travel together such friends we will make.
we’re a company of strangers, but not for long,
Let’s build more relations – making us strong.
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We all need each other to help us survive
we’ll weather the storms and stay alive.
We’ll conquer our fears, our worries, concerns,
depend on each other – that’s how we learn.
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By needing each other … the seeds we will sow,
by sharing and giving – that’s how we grow.
I reach out my hand to you on this day –
“Hello my friend, are you going my way?”
 

Penny L Howe, 2013

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