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

Fearless … Never Forget the Nature of Who We Are!

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The Spiral of Strength ~ All of Us!

So many things seem fearful today

  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of our futures
  • Fear of the threat of terrorism

And yet within each of our hearts, nestled right next to our love of life, is an amazingly unlimited reservoir  of quiet strength, energy and power waiting to be released … should the need be there.

So when you read or hear (daily) the many people (on all forms of media) speaking so many words (opinions and criticisms) about everything that appears to be going wrong; on our planet,  in our country, and our communities, be aware there are many good things happening too. Many. If you don’t believe me start searching online. There are millions of people locally and around the world, making positive differences every day. They’ve already activated their internal power to get things moving away from the negative and into the positive. (Amazing how many of the news media report the negative and not the positive!)

Each of us can make positive things happen too although a good caveat to remember: Change can occur without anger, rudeness, crudeness, vulgarity, meanness, and cruelty – not a good thing – nor nice for a person to say, do or be. Definitely not the way to achieve positive change for yourself and others!

But if you have doubts and fears today, right now … fear less … you are not alone in your concerns but the bigger and most important thing to remember is that our mutual strength of “being there” is HUGE. We, the silent majority and our mutual strength of “overcoming and pursuing the right path” for all our futures is alive and well, it’s never been stronger!

You are not alone , there are many of us and we are … fearless … in all the ways that matter!

Thank you, I hope your week is proceeding well for you.

With affection,

~ Penny

FEAR and Freedom – a matter of believing in oneself.

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Taking a fearful leap in life is scary, just remember on the other side of fear you’ll find freedom!

Everyone has fears. It is the survival emotion that keeps us alive, so there is no way to be completely without any fear of any kind. But that’s not to say that you should let fear control your life. Fear is a warning to be heeded and or handled as the case may be.

Fear is a very strong emotion. Right up there with Love and Hate is Fear. All of us could make a list of the things we fear (if we were being honest).

How does one control fear? First you recognize it as an emotion. Second you consider the source. Third you place the fear in the right perspective and finally you believe in your ability to deal with the fear you’re experiencing. Ideally in that order. You can even give your fear a priority level. Ask yourself why this particular fear is so large and what you can do to diminish it’s hold on you.

Don’t forget you are as in control of your emotions as you decide to be. It takes practice, of course but very doable. You’re up for it. Tackle a few small fears first.

And remember on the other side of those fears you’ve conquered is a stronger and more independent you!

Hope you are having a good week.

with affection,

~ Penny

Being Brave!

By johnanderson
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“Being brave and courageous isn’t about not being afraid!
Rather, it’s your recognition
that the importance
of what you’re doing
is far greater – than your feelings of fear!”

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

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Thank you for stopping by, I hope all is going well for you this week,

~ Penny

 

Some things need repeating – if you’re a woman!

It’s your life – own it!

I first wrote this piece a little over a year ago, and I’m posting it again because I believe it’s a message that we (women) need to be reminded of – again and again!

More than half of the people on this planet are female (this includes you and I)! We are not a minority in any way and this is your life, we’re talking about here. You are the one that breathes in and out of your body every day. You are the one who should be deciding how you want to live you life. YOU!

In the following movie clip from Aliens the heroine “Ripley” definitely encounters more things than we can ever imagine having to cope with in our lives.

But there is a point here. When something needs to be done. She does it. She makes the decisions she needs to make and makes them count!

We may not be facing aliens but every day we face all sorts of things to be dealt with. Our choices, our life. This includes speaking out on our beliefs and rights and defending them if necessary. Decide and then make it happen. It is your life, Don’t let others dictate how it’s going to be!

In the meantime, enjoy probably the greatest sci-fi heroine ever! And yes, she definitely owns her life!

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Thanks for your visit, remember stay strong and take care of you!

~ Penny

YES, I Can … and so can you!

by Blazeofglory

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Yes I Can

*Somebody said “you won’t make it”
but I simply said  “yes I can”
Somebody said “you can’t do that”
but I simply said  “yes I can.”
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In spite of the naysayers and cannots,
I still persevered through it all
And when they knew I would fall
And not get up at all
I said, “yes I can” and stood tall.
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I don’t want to hear what I can’t do
Don’t keep telling me that I will fail
don’t tell me what’s wrong
all the day long
Because I will stay strong and prevail.
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Yes I can are the words to survival
I keep repeating them over again
Because I know if I do
it will turn out to be true
“Yes I can , yes I can, yes I can!”
(And so can you!)
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~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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Have an excellent day today!

penny l howe

An Antidote for Fear, Anger and Guilt

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There are some words that when understood and utilized actually activate your life’s energy flow. A proven fact. They can fortify your immune system (so you’re healthier), strengthen your resolve of things and assist you in overcoming doubt and other obstacles in your life.

file3421246505623Love – Unconditional acceptance and understanding empathy for the human condition.

Faith or Belief – The pure feeling and revelation of our relationship to creation and the infinite.

Trust – Confidence, believing in and relying on the qualities of integrity and goodness.

Gratitude – A feeling, a humble emotion of sincere and heartfelt thankfulness.

Courage – Bravery, the quality of the mind enabling one to prepare for danger even through fear.

file7241263059338Sounds good doesn’t it! Well if you’re in a store that stocks those items to purchase, you can say I’ll take one of each,  just put it on my bill!

If they came in the form of a pill, we’d pop the pills into our mouth in a heartbeat. 

Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. There’s a little more effort on your part required. The good news is that all are readily accessible, you just need to change your mind on how you view yourself and your capabilities.

So how can you accomplish this?

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The “you” who is convinced of what you can’t do, and your head full of all the reasons why.

You believe you can!

You change your ATTITUDE!

You wake up tomorrow and say “I CAN DO THIS” !

You go through each day regardless of what happens believing you can do it!

AND YOU WILL!

The only one stopping you is … you,

your fears, your anger and your guilt.

So there you go.

The antidote you need, yours for the doing!

MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Have a great week,

~ Penny

Penny L Howe

 
 
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