A Lullaby – You are Loved!

I wrote this song a little bit ago. And the tune seemed to pop into my head. I am NOT a singer, at all, but I do love music. So as you listen to the tune (ignore messy studio, TV in background and my hands to ears blocking out sounds), I mostly hum, imagine an actual singer singing the lyrics below to that tune! Thank you! Have a great weekend, my friends! 🙂 xx
 
Just as a mother feels the beat of unborn child
I feel the rhythm from your heart ~ you are loved.
 The music of you heartbeat so piercing and so sweet
you are special and unique and ~ you are loved.

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Yes there are those bad days, bad times,
(hard, hard, hard ones too),
but, hush now, hush now, do not cry ~ you are loved.

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I sing for you a heart song to nourish you within
You are safe, and you are cherished ~ you are loved.
 Let my strength pick up your spirits
carry you along.
You aren’t alone, you aren’t forgotten ~ you are loved.

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You my friend so beautiful

I sing to let you know.
Do not be sad, I’m here for you ~ you are loved.
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“On those loneliest days when you feel such despair
Reach out your hand, a friend will be there!”

Penny L Howe, 2015

 

 

The Value of A Penny

The penny – a devalued coin!

I know! Difficult to not go to the obvious place with this title. Yes it is my name. It is also a coin. A devalued coin. It may be gone soon only to live on in coin collections and clever sayings (I’ll bet I know most of them too. lol) But I actually have a legacy with the penny (coin), one I would share with you.

This is a true story, the specific location Northern Idaho, USA.

I was born in a small cottage (my dad built), not too far from the Canadian border between that country and the USA. I came early, it was the middle of the night, the family was snowbound and so my dad delivered me. The next day, while driving me to the nearest hospital, my parents decided to name me after a song.

They loved music. There had been a scene in an old movie where a man (a wonderful singer Bing Crosby) is calming a child afraid of a storm. He sings a lullaby.The song became very popular. Years later, still enjoying the tune, my parents took the words literally and named me for the song.

It does have special meaning for me, of course, so thought I’d share. Oh, my dad was a musician in his early days, he had his own band. This then my legacy I was born with. Hardly from heaven, extremely mortal when it comes to messing up and making mistakes…but it kinda’ sums up how I feel about others and my need to make a difference!

It was hard locating this film clip which is very old (much older than I. lol) And it shows in the recording.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uROuR3Jm6M

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Penny’s From Heaven

Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven
Don’tcha know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?
(You’ll find your fortune fallin’ all over town)
(Be sure that your umbrella)
Is upside down

Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love, you must have showers
(So when you hear it thunder) Don’t run under a tree
There’ll be pennies from heaven for you and me

(Every time it rains, it rains) pennies from heaven
(Don’tcha know each cloud contains) pennies from heaven?
(You’ll find you fortune fallin’) All over town
(Be sure that your umbrella) Is upside down

Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love you must have showers
(So when you hear it thunder) Don’t run under a tree
There’ll be pennies from heaven for you and for me.

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So there you have it, something about me you didn’t know. I hope you found it interesting, and I…well I’ll continue to try to live up to the “representative” meaning in the lullaby by inspiring and making people feel good, as good as I can, anyway. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Penny