Why … We Go On.

It’s really about self motivation when it comes right down to the carrying on of things when others all around are retreating, laying blame or quitting.

Tenacity is a good word. It means never giving in or up. It means going that extra mile when it appears all is going against you.

We can hold within our hearts excellent hopes and dreams for our futures (an important thing to do, absolutely) but beyond this, it is a “forged in fire, keep on keeping on”attitude of unrelenting determination that will get the job done.

And even more important is recognizing that with self reliance and self motivation for your own personal goals you become a torch bearer for others. Lifting up their spirits, letting them know all things are still possible, giving them something to believe in, not just you but themselves as well.

It’s called leading by example when you go on while others are feeling too tired, fearful or worried.

Know then that the feeling of helpless hopelessness cannot survive in an atmosphere of loving strength and peaceful perseverance, it just can’t! Which is why … We Go On!

Take care of you,

With much affection,

~ Penny

Dream On, You Intrepid Dreamer You … Dream On.

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Painting by Pavel Guzenko

The stuff of dreams, ah now that’s the ticket to a positive entrance for your tomorrows. At least many would agree with this. I being among those who do believe in the importance of dreams. Day dreams, Night dreams and the Dream of dreams.

For those seemingly endless array of insecurities we either point out to ourselves or have pointed out to us by others we can still have our dreams and dreams are the stuff that hopes, potentials and possibilities are crafted from … always.

An abstract thought conceived from a hope or an idea appears first in the formation of a dream then (if allowed by yourself) slowly morphs into a loosely conceived game-plan followed up by a specific plan of action at which point there is the perspective and strong possibility of a go ahead signal (that also comes from within you, btw).

So dream on, intrepid dreamer, fill yourself with uplifting dreams and goals of a future you imagine, remembering that Imagination is truly the stuff (composition) of dreams and as previously mentioned, you can see where this may take you  – which is anywhere you want to go … if … you believe, really believe in yourself and your dreams!

I wish you most well this weekend. Enjoy, be at peace, follow your dreams and most especially be good to you!

with sincere affection,

~ Penny

No limitations ! Bring all your dreams to life – when you believe in magic!

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Ever noticed from the time we’re old enough to understand words and their meanings ‘others’ have felt the need to point out our limitations. What’s wrong with us. Why we can’t do something.

In fact, we are often reminded so frequently of our supposed shortcomings, we begin to believe it ourselves. So we grow up and when we’re told we can’t do something – why YOU or I can’t make it happen – many of us give up. We STOP believing in our dreams, ideas and goals.

There are no limitations when you believe in magic. When your imagination is free to roam to unknown vistas – it will soar. ‘They’ are mistaken when they tell you what you can’t do, can’t achieve, can’t become.

Believe, really believe, it will happen. The magic awakens within you when you do. And then the most amazing things will begin to happen.

There need be no limitations, most especially the self-imposed limitations where You doubt yourself. When you begin to believe you can do it (make your dreams come true) something wonderfully magical and freeing begins to take shape and the more you believe in you, the greater the magic. There’s an awesome delicious feeling that will catch hold of your spirit and propel you forward.

Try it! Believe in magic (that undefinable wonderful unknown “something” we all possess)! It begins when you start believing in yourself. All things are possible when you do. And then hold on tight to your dream, never let it go. The magic will happen, you’ll see.

And as for myself … well … I’ll be right here saying “I told you so” when your magic happens because not only do I believe in magic but more importantly, I believe in you. The ‘you’ deep inside, the ‘you’ with so much potential just waiting to burst out, and that, my friends is magical! As are we all!

I believe

With much affection,

~ Penny

Our Masks of Acceptability!

By Natureworks

No matter how beautiful and colorful, a mask is still something you hide behind. Wouldn’t it be grand and wonderful if we felt secure enough to reveal all the parts of ourselves to other people? Our deepest concerns and worries. Our greatest hopes and desires, so that we might be supported, encouraged and empowered to become all that we can be.

But too many of us never do. Fear of being hurt or even worse – spurned, rejected and ignored – keeps us within carefully constructed facades. Our “acceptable” masks. The ones we feel safe in wearing. The masks we spend a whole life improving upon.

Proportionately speaking, the probability is, the more well crafted our “masks of life” become, the less capable we are of fulfilling our own personal hopes and dreams.

Within the safety of our masks, (and some of our masks are so well conceived they become works of art we present to others – impenetrable and yet transparent), we become seemingly predictable, agreeable; illusions of what others think we should be. Very acceptable and very stagnant – An entropy of life. Not who we had meant to be at all … in the beginning of things … when we first started out!

Take off your mask of acceptability!  You – the person beneath the mask – are really quite amazing. No more hiding.

Time to live!

~ Penny

I lay me down

By mxruben

I lay me down

look up at skies

no end in view

before my eyes.

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Just perfect blue

or so it seems

my lying here

with just my dreams.

Worries gone

they’ve disappeared

There’s only now

without the fears.

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If I might wish

and make it so

my peaceful state

to grow and grow.

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Then I will rise

renewed ’til when

I lay me down

and dream again.

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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A most happy weekend everyone,

~ Penny

The Ripple effect – How to succeed in life!

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The Ripple Effect – Creating your own waves of Success

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The shortest self-help guide ever!

Have you ever thrown a rock into a body of water (of course you have) and watched the ripple effect that happens afterwards? You watch the water rippling wave after wave, spreading further as it travels outward. It’s the science of the thing.

Did you know the same thing happens in Life! Your life.Yes it does.

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negative attitude – negative ripples

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Imagine yourself as the fulcrum of the ripple –“the rock”! (No not the actor/wrestler!) So then something negative happens and you dwell on it (rock dropping here). Then you begin to think negative thoughts and splash (ripple effect). You negatively affect yourself and everything you do, and then those around you, and they – those around them, and so forth and so on. You know this is true.

And that’s the point. The ripple effect is going to work regardless.

So why not let the ripple effect work for you instead of against you. Seems logical.

Just imagine if you take that really great idea you have of what you want to do or be (a published writer perhaps). Start focusing all your attention on that. You’re the rock – remember? Keep “this” particular image centermost in your focus. The greater the focus on your desired goal, the greater the ripple effect. Each strong creative wave will beget another and another.

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The Ripple Effect of a Positive Attitude

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Here’s the important part: When the ripple effect starts (your ideas, hopes, dreams, goals), stay in control of the flow of the ripple. Leave no room for doubt. Maintain your belief in yourself and your dream. Never give up, be persistent, persevere. The longer you maintain this attitude the further out the ripples will spread.

You will then be exactly like the rock producing the ripples. Hard and firm in your conviction to succeed. And the ripples being produced by you will go on and on, leading you to your success.

Remember it’s science and it works! Make it work for you. Start today!

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Thanks for reading,

plh

~ Penny