Far Too Easy

That we exist is a gift. Our life – a most special gift to each of us. We are also a gift to each other. This means all of us – no exceptions.

There are times when it seems, it is far too easy to forget this.

The thing is, in our heart of hearts we know this to be true because in our heart of hearts we do care. The caring part just gets buried sometimes with the noise of living loudly, brashly and might I say perhaps even irrationally until it takes a tragedy or unconscionable behavior for us to come together by reminding us the pureness of love that dwells within our souls.

And it’s always been there. Just waiting for us to remember the worth and value we share as a species. Meaning each and every one of us – no exceptions occur when we stop attempting to judge either ourselves or others.

Wanting to help, correct, repair, improve, change for the better and move forward is not the same as acting from a perspective of judgment. I believe human nature has proven too frequently that our judgemental decisions are often petty acts based on a premise of selfishness, greed, jealousy, fear and/or hate.

A loving heart cannot long support these negative human emotions. The need to be a part of the whole, to care, be involved, make a positive difference is written into the code of our dna.

And thank goodness we do care, we do love, we do conquer hatred and fear. Thank goodness we do overcome adversity of every kind because not only are we better than this but … 

#We Go On

Yes We Do!

Thank you. Have an excellent week. One filled with hope and love.

With great affection,

~ Penny

Ligo Haibun Challenge – A Call to All Writers!

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Hello, welcome to the weekly Ligo Haibun Challenge. This week there are two2548286 - Copy intriguing photo prompts, from which to choose.

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The first from Ye Pirate  and the second from David Thoughts From The Outdoors, Thank you both!

Your writing challenge (should you wish to accept it) is to write a few paragraphs, as you view the photo prompt you have chosen, from a thought, idea or feeling the photograph evoked.

3025789_orig - CopyOnce you determine the direction the photo is prompting your thoughts – go with the flow! Write!

At the end of your prose (written words – a few hundred or so) add a short free verse poem. haiku style! (see sample of a haiku below) a summation (so to speak) of your written words.

Sample haiku:

a thing of beauty
expression of being
soul of my haibun
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Publish your haibun on your blog site and then click on the link box below (and follow the simple directions) to be entered. For more details and information click on the heading HAIBUN CHALLENGE at the top of this page!

And be sure and check out the two other co-hosts of the Ligo Haibun: Nightlake and Managua!

Good Luck,

~ Penny

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