Perhaps we worry ‘not enough’ or ‘too much’ or …?

Wondering and Worries

“My mind, it wanders as I wonder … about tomorrows, all our tomorrows!” ~ Penny L Howe, 2015

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 It’s hard to know how to feel on any given day. Change is happening so quickly these days.

I’m thinking that maybe I’ll think on things a little less and make the best of each day that comes my way!

I hope your week has been a prosperous one for you, take time to smell the flowers, enjoy one another and of course as always … to take care of you!

with much affection,

~ Penny

Haibun Thinking – City Life and Nature’s Heartbeat!

Photo prompt:

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photograph © Arthur Browne

My entry:

This is the city. I’ve lived in the heart of a metropolis. I enjoyed being there. Something unique in the nature of city life. A day time hustle and bustle not found in rural life. Although to a large degree that has changed with the intrusion of malls and “everything you need at one place” mega stores.

But at night, cities still hold sway to that uniqueness I mentioned. There’s a grittiness that comes out in between the city lights, neon signs and mostly empty sidewalks. The sounds and smells are intriguing. I won’t deny that I loved my stay in the city. And I won’t deny that I miss a certain aspect of it. A “making things happen” kind of feeling. A hustle and bustle reminding one of living, moving forward and yet …

I don’t regret leaving. I missed the countryside. I missed the early morning mist and dewy greenness of nature. A different pace in the natural world. One I’m more suited for and one I was out of step with for a period of time in my life. The balance was missing, reclaimed when I returned to my roots.

a balanced life

at the very heart of the matter

is nature’s heartbeat

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Haibun Thinking is a weekly writers challenge. If you wish to enter click here. Big thanks to Alastair for hosting this haibun challenge and giving writers an opportunity to improve their writing skills.

~ Hope you enjoyed, thanks for stopping by,

Penny

Throwback Thursday – Bruce Lee, flow … be water!

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee’s birthday is in 7 days. He was born on November 27th, 1940. Yes, he was/is one of my life heroes. I wrote of him awhile back. Crafting Your Own Style, referring to his style or “flow of movement”!

His philosophy of life as it relates to the discipline of martial arts is indisputable, as was his skill. The following clip, very short (30 seconds), is indicative of this life philosophy. That is Bruce Lee speaking!

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Thanks you for stopping by today, and go with the flow!

~ Penny

A Reason for Being!

By wintersixfour

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“If you ever doubt your own reason for being –

Intelligence – is the light that must never be allowed to go out!

Even during the pure existence of doing and learning – thinking and being,

each of us still holds the “key” to life itself.

The key is in your hand!

Your reason for being –

to open any door you can to enrich and educate humanity!”

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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Love, hope and prayers to all those for their loss and struggles in the Philippines!

Penny

I lay me down

By mxruben

I lay me down

look up at skies

no end in view

before my eyes.

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Just perfect blue

or so it seems

my lying here

with just my dreams.

Worries gone

they’ve disappeared

There’s only now

without the fears.

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If I might wish

and make it so

my peaceful state

to grow and grow.

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Then I will rise

renewed ’til when

I lay me down

and dream again.

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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A most happy weekend everyone,

~ Penny

Your Inner Truth ~ who you are deep inside!

“A bouquet of flowers to begin your week!”

Inner Truth

I’ve thought about this for quite a while now. Years, actually. I’ve found nothing to change my thinking on the subject. I believe that deep inside every single human being is a set of inner truths, call it a genetic marker, call it DNA sequencing, call it natural instincts, call it the human soul, It exists in each of us. We are born with this signature of Inner Truth.

Many who are creative connect more quickly to inner truth. They can’t help themselves. They become so enraptured with the beauty of life in their chosen creative format that their inner truth is revealed for others to see through their artistic expression.

But just because an artist perceives their inner truth doesn’t mean they understand it. All too frequently their emotions are tossed and turned by the ebbs and flows of life and what they know is there but cannot understand or define.

Each day of our existence we wake up and go about our daily activities and for some of us we dwell on the why and how of who we are. Mostly we find no answers, a mystery. None the less the Truth waits inside for us to discover, nurture and grow. Yours is waiting for you, right now!

Life’s Inner Truth

awaken to this day of your life
purity in thought, word, and deed
bending never breaking
a calm in a storm
always there
at peace
caring, loving
becoming who you are meant to be.
Penny L Howe, 2013
 

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Thanks for stopping by, may your week ahead be a peaceful and happy one!

The balancing act of life

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Yin Yang

“The Yin Yang of life comes in all shapes,
textures, forms and elements,
The human nature of balancing
within those – the hard part!”

Penny L Howe, 2013*

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Have a great weekend, a balanced one if you can!

*”From a Penny For Your Thoughts”

Friday Fictioneers – Seeing Eternity!

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Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy 2013 © maui-from mauna-kea

Seeing Eternity

They say on a clear day you can see forever. Perhaps this is so. But I think … if you’re high enough, viewing the world by looking out, over thick misty clouds stretching off into the horizon … perhaps you feel like you’re seeing eternity.

You stand there, poised above everyday problems, staring into a vast distance of possibilities and potentialities; this moment in time etched in your mind – one you’ll remember forever.  The day you were high above the clouds, above doubts and fears, with the sense of belief … that perhaps you can.

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It’s time for the fun and creativity of Friday Fictioneers. A group of international writers (clever and witty ones, I might add), who share their writing talent each week. Prompted by a photo they write a flash fiction (100 words approximately) for your entertainment and pleasure. Hosted by the very lovely Rochelle, this is a challenge to participate in – if you enjoy writing, and having fun! Click on the Friday Fictioneers link for more information!

If you enjoy reading, click on the links in the blue box collection.

Thanks for stopping by,

Have an excellent day and better tomorrow,

~ Penny

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In the eternity of my time

Philosophical Thought of the Day!

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Infinity’s view of things places humanity as fleeting and of momentary importance!

Universally speaking, even as the least of us (humans) dwell on the most, of what we may become, I have determined that in the larger view of things – there may well be no larger view of things.

From the perception of being considered a mere grain of sand located within the cosmic shores of the Universe, I must humbly conclude that the “I” that is me has no potential value lest it be right now within this absolute moment of time.

Here and now I can make a difference.
Here and now I can effect a change.
I can be causation, make a stand.
Should I desire to do so
… or not!

Infinity will carry on quite blissfully experiencing naught but a momentary thought of what I might have accomplished, regarding future potential with the eternity of my time!

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“If I could live forever, would I still want to make a difference?”

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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Thank you for stopping by,

~ Penny

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