Gratitude, in spite of …

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Having an especially bad day? Everything’s going wrong and you feel overwhelmed with things and what’s even worse is nobody seems to care. People are being rude and appear to be indifferent to your problems and concerns. You’re thinking, why bother with anything.

With negative thoughts and emotions, you’re feeling sensitive and abused, hurt, angry (pick an emotion that works for you) NOW, RIGHT NOW is the time to be grateful … as silly and unhelpful as that may sound. The thing is it actually works, because how you’re viewing things changes. You see potentials and possibilities you didn’t see when thinking negatively.

When things seem at their very worst – being grateful for what you do have will be the thing that generates positive change. It’s always worked that way, it’s just that most of us don’t notice it.

So go ahead, give it a try. You’ll be surprised … pleasantly surprised.

~ Take care of you and have a wonderful day and better tomorrow,

Penny

Addressing the STRESS of Distress!

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Here it is – the key to all of your problems. Pick it up and use it. Address that which is distressing you so intensely that your stress levels are skyrocketing! Look directly at what appears to be so overwhelming to you and confront it!

Your stress levels will not be reduced until you focus on and handle what you currently find so emotionally difficult to tackle! And you can do it!

It is not impossible! Hard, yes! Sometimes painfully so, but still doable and definitely necessary, if you want to improve the current conditions in your life. It begins with attitude – specifically speaking – yours!

Perspective plays a role in controlling emotions. The more negative and fearful your emotions, the less control you will have making positive and constructive decisions. In turn, this leads to higher stress levels. I speak an absolute truth here.

“I just can’t do it,” you say. And I say you can.  Put your mind to it! Take back your life! Your life should never evolve around emotions that are out of control.

Take charge of you. Make it happen!

Negative emotions are your enemy they sneak in and convince you of everything that’s wrong. So it’s up to you to find some positive emotions. They’re right there, inside of you too! Some really good stuff just waiting to come out and shore up the weak emotional parts of your mind.

Never forget – your emotions are yours to control, not the other way around.

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So now’s the time. Go make things happen in your life. It’s the key to making positive things happen and You Can Do It! Address the Stress. You’ll feel lots better for the doing!

Have a less stressful week ahead – much love to you all!

~ Penny

Don’t Let Them Win!

We Are A Caring Blogging Community!

The Facebook, easy going or in your face attitude, that can include a “lack of manners” mentality seems to be infiltrating WordPress. I have been to several excellent blogs in the last few days whose authors have been considering leaving their blogging friends because of extremely rude behavior by a few bloggers who follow them (in most cases these other bloggers also have Facebook media pages).

Being rude and inappropriate seems to be the norm on many Facebook sites. But up until recently I had not found this sort of nastiness in the WordPress Blogging Community.

It saddens me and I encourage others who have been encountering this sort of behavior to block, remove and unfollow these (hurtful and mean) individuals but most importantly – keep on keeping on with your blogging, inspiring the rest of us as you have been.

It only takes a few rotten apples to spoil the barrel. Let’s not let that happen here. We are a creative and supportive family and community of bloggers who are sensitive, caring, loving and most of all responsible with manners for proper behavior when being interactive,  commenting and appropriately sharing with some one else’s, hard earned and welcoming, creative blog site!

If this is happening on your blog to you – reach out to other bloggers, they do care and will be supportive. That’s what the blogging community is all about, in my opinion anyway!

~ Penny

Sticks and Stones …

May break your bones,

 but words can tear you apart!”

“Don’t forget we are now in the ‘Age of

Communication’.

We communicate with words

far more than we do with action.

So actions …

are not speaking louder than words

… right now!”

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“The damage being done by words right now

is worth 1,000 pictures!”

 ~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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Definitely something to think about!

What direction are your words taking?

Penny

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