The Magic of Being – You!

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Being You

“Take nothing for granted.

So magical is your … being!

A wonderment we exist.

Amazingly mysterious,

ethereal yet tenacious life,

the most

unfathomable creatures

are we, truly

and I, for one, revel

in the miracle of

… all that I am,

that you are – but mostly

the fact of our (life’s) existence

the very essence of our being …

truly magical – yes, yes we are!”

~ Plh, 2016

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Happy Weekend everyone, make yours a great one!

With much affection,

~Penny

What Do I Do With this New Day?

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Oh, what shall I do
with this glorious new day?
It’s mine for the living
despite come what may.

How can I share
these feelings so grand,
where new life’s unfolding
making its stand?

And where do I fit
in this scheme of all things?
Do I even belong
Or is life a dream?

Yet be it a dream
I shall not despair,
for happy I am
Whether here or there.

~Plh, 2016

 

May your week be going smoothly and your cares be far removed.

With much affection,

~ Penny 

 

We Family – The Human Race – on the Planet Earth … Go On!!!!

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We Family … The Human Race,

for all that we are … and all we are not

… Go On!

For all that we do … and all that we don’t

We Go On!

We … make mistakes

We … mess up … BIG TIME!

We … get it wrong … AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN…

But We Go On!

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We recover

We persevere

We don’t give up

Our spirit does not break.

We Go On!

We are the family called the Human Race.

We will stumble and our forward steps are slow,

And many errors grievous

But we still … Go On.

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There is Love.

There is Compassion.

There is Care.

There is Giving.

Sometimes, often it gets lost or misplaced,

or sadly forgotten,

but it is inside each of us

And for all of this

We Go On!

We, the family of Humans

all living together on

our home – the Planet Earth!

~ Plh, 2016

I Had Planned on Writing Something Different Here, but …

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… I read something that made me change my mind.

Funny how that can happen. You’re all prepared to go ahead with plans and then something untoward will occur and there you are frozen where you stand or onto a new and different pathway of being or direction of heading. Serendipity is a great word when things occur that change your life in a happy way. Fate seems to be the word we use when sudden change brings about things that are less than cheerful … or worse.

And yet, having said all that and having lived through a few both serendipitous and fate oriented experiences I must say that I believe there is an undercurrent or relationship to those things that mold and shape us – our life experiences – that is still a rather large unknown.

We, humans, will analyze the heck out of a thing to figure it out and when we are still unsure it becomes a magical unknown. Speaking for myself, I rather like the magical unknowns. It is wearisome to try to determine the how and why when we are so easily influenced by our emotions that insist on getting involved too. Then you find yourself dealing not only with the circumstances of an event but also your own feelings. Guilt, Anger, Depression, Hurt and so on.

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Now that I have your undivided attention …

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We are easily influenced. I believe I already mentioned that … Still it’s worth mentioning again … and the words I read earlier now make me want to write the following to pass on to you:

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“Yesterday is there for a reason. It’s over with. The past. Record the events in your mind, file them in the proper place and move on. Really move on. Let go your susceptible emotions still hanging in there. Recognize them for what they are, then let go and move on.

You are now living in the today of things. This is where you should be too. Not yesterday. Yesterday is for memories and reminders, but not negative emotions clogging up your today. Let go so that when tomorrow comes, you’ll be ready, or as ready as the magical unknown allows you to be – lol.”

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Have a great week ahead everyone.

With much affection,

~ Penny

Breathing Exercise during Holiday Season!

So much to accomplish and so little time … especially when worries are there on your mind.

Or so it seems, during the holiday festivities for so many families. I give you my breathing exercise that can do wonders when directions are precisely followed (Works the year round, too!):

My best to everyone this week. I wish you all safe, peaceful, and happy holiday festivities. With love and affection,

~ Penny

Mondays Finish the Story – This is as Deep as it Gets!

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Photograph by Barb W. Beacham copyright © 2014

 

The Photo and Sentence Prompt:  “Donning her fins and snorkel, she headed out into the deep water.”

My Entry:

Donning her fins and snorkel, she headed out into the deep water. She knew deep water well. At the moment in her personal life she was over her head in deep waters. Deep troubles, deep problems, deep,deep deep!

Here, in the ocean she could let it all go, for at least a short period of time. Forget about her cheating husband, her loss of her job this week, all the ever increasing bills, and the amazing fact that she really didn’t care all that much about any of it.

The deepness felt because of great weariness, an exhaustion from trying to do so much for so many.

However with each stroke, as she swam through the waters, she felt an increasing sense of freedom for the first time in a very long time. Yes she thought, it’s my turn now. Her strokes became fuller and stronger as she swam. I believe the only deep thing I’m going to let myself get into going forward is this big, beautiful ocean. With a quick kick off and a few more strokes she headed for shore.

Yes, she thought, finally time for me to live my life – for me.

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For more information about Mondays Finish The Story (flash fiction) Writers Challenge, where the writer uses both a photo and an opening sentence for the prompt: click HERE. Barb will guide you through the process, be sure and read some of the other excellently written entries while you’re there.

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Thanks for stopping by, have an excellent weekend, and if you live here on the West Coast of America, be careful, a lot of rain and wind going on … take care of you!

With affection,

~ Penny

Living Life – An easier way.

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It isn’t the living that’s so difficult … it’s life itself. Life can come at you hard and fast. Take you down when you least expect it. That’s the truth. In fact for most of us you can count on it happening. But living … well that’s something else again. What you do, how you act, how you feel when life throws you a curve ball will determine how tough things are going to be for you and for how long. This is also true.

The distinction is that while we cannot change some of the things that happen to us, we can decide how we will respond to them. And we’re back to hard again. Or at least tough. Some of the things that happen to us, not of our making, (although an amazing amount of what happens to us is) are emotionally and or physically hard to overcome. But people do it everyday. And they’re fundamentally no different than you or I.

They do have determination, however. They are willing to get back up and try again. And even though you read this and say well maybe for them … the last truth I’ll share with you is that in the long run, it turns out to be easier to change your attitude about life and yourself, to make things happen in spite of it all – if you’re willing to do so.

So here’s the thing – I believe you can! Do you?

With sincere affection,

~ Penny