Beauty and Wisdom …

 

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… is there to be found in our every day lives.

There for us to view, if we take the time to see.

There for us to appreciate, if we remember to be grateful.

There for us to love, if we know and believe that we are in control of our thoughts, emotions and actions.

And remember too … truly, there is always time for love!

May your New Year be filled with blessings of every kind.

Thanks for stopping by,

With much affection,

~ Penny

I Am Going to Succeed …

… because I can be more than I am … BECAUSE I believe in Me! (Say mantra daily and repeat as needed.)

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Life has a habit of intruding into our plans. Have you noticed this? I certainly have. You find yourself derailed from the direction you were headed by some unanticipated occurrence. And in many cases it seems to be an ongoing scenario, those unanticipated interruptions.

So what to do? Simplify your daily task schedule, (as you can) create a little spare time to handle potential interruptions. A good portion of what throws us off base are the emotions experienced (stress) with an unexpected event. Allowing for the possibility of unexpected intrusions in your day gives you a more positive mindset for approaching and resolving unplanned situations.

Work on improving your personal organizational skills. Between work and family (both young and old) and the variety of responsibilities accompanying each area of involvement, the better organized you are, the better equipped you will be for tackling your tasks and completing them.

There are going to be hard days. I’ve discovered the best way to deal with them is to Think Positive and stay emotionally in control of yourself, don’t go to a ‘bad place’. Don’t allow negative thoughts to take over. Remind yourself you can get through this latest interruption. Regardless of what it is.

There are many excellent examples of average people who manage to continue on, in spite of overwhelming odds and adversity. What they all have in common … they never lose sight of their goal, they stay determined and they … Believe in Themselves!

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Have a great week ahead, and as always … take care of you. If you aren’t well not only do you have a harder time accomplishing your goals, you can’t be there for those who need you!

With affection,

~Penny

Keeping Promises – Very Important!

But what about those little promises you made to you?

 

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As the year draws to a close, it is often a time for reflection, thinking about what’s been accomplished … and what hasn’t. For many of us we’ve been busy on behalf of others; our family, our friends, our work, our community and so on.

What about the promises we made to ourselves? With the new year – 2015 just around the corner, perhaps you can rethink things. Set out with a positive attitude where you make a little more time for you and your personal goals.

And remember – it’s often true that when one takes time for his or herself, they become renewed with more positive energy to be shared in turn, with others.

A most wonderful and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you, my friends. Those I know and those I’ve yet to meet.

With much affection,

Penny

A Positive Way to balance your life!

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The words and mentality of “being negative” are used too much. To feel sorry for ourselves, to think poorly of our “situation”. To play the blame game with others. Looking for the “wrongs” in the world (not the rights) and in general setting us up for a long term negative outlook on our tomorrows. But this is today … so …

Number One – Look out your personal window (view of life) and make a list of everything you currently do have. Start with essentials like a roof over your head, food and clothing, modern plumbing. (the things many of those who do have – take for granted – and just to remind you, those who go without are most of the humans on the planet)!

Number Two – What “Do” you like about you. Anything that comes to mind. Your friendly personality. Your love of animals. The way you can solve puzzles. Your love of reading, or gardening, anything (at all) about who you are and what you do, that you like – about yourself. Don’t go negative here.

Number Three – What you like (love) that is most likely within your view, nearby. Be inclusive. Nature, life, trees, plants (flowers) Water, mountains, people, kids, old folks, food. Make this list as long as you want.

Number Four – Now write, but only about the things you’ve listed! From the heart! You are not allowed to think any negative thoughts, like what’s wrong with you, what you don’t have, what you can’t do, what you don’t like (we tend to do that all day) this exercise is to remind and balance our minds!

Number Five – Be grateful!

Life is Simple

I am

I feel

I exist

I care

I do

I live

I love

I am

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Have a good day today,

~ Penny

The Illusive Illusion of Love … and it’s true nature!

Men fall in love with me, you know. Yes they really do. I began to notice it quite young, and had no idea of what to do with it either, or even why they felt those feelings for me, the way they did. I never saw myself as having LOVING COUPLE IN THE MOON LIGHT by Adyoothose specific type of feminine attributes that most men find alluring.

I suppose I made it easy for them to love me, though, as I loved them back with all my heart, listening attentively to each word, pleasing in any way I could be, and then waiting to be received and treated in a like manner.

And I wondered when that didn’t happen, why? Some lacking in myself, I initially thought and believed for some considerable period. I didn’t understand at the time you see.

But life moved on and so did I, and being a shy but inquisitive soul I explored life more fully and discovered women loved me too, and so did children and animals, even plants thrive around me. Even nature’s wild animals have approached me, and I have pondered the why of this also.

What is it that I project that appears to be appealing to all life forms? (on an interesting side note, there is a small handful of individuals who strongly dislike me when meeting, the hairs on the back of my neck actually stand up and I wonder about the nature of their negative vibrations – spooky that!)

Could it be that what emanates deep from within my soul, and radiates outward, that which is stronger than any other thought, feeling, emotion, sensation I may have – is my pure love of all things living.

And when I am with and around any and all life I embrace it fully. I know of no other way to approach life than by loving it. All the parts and pieces of it, shapes and sizes, actions and causations. It is the “who, that I am”!

I’ve always felt this way. As a small child, a growing youth, an adult. So after years of exploration and experimentation and experience, I ask the question, if all that I say be true … Is love an illusion manufactured in an overly imaginative mind, or the primeval essence of what all life is really about. Is the true nature of love far more than we mortals think it is, and are life’s experiences just varying degrees and shades of this force of nature.

I lean towards the second. I believe really living life is loving life. And because I love living, life loves my living of it – and loves me in return! So “take that” all your scholarly type psychoanalysts and sociologists and make what you will of it! When all is said and done – it works for me!

The answer to my blog’s title THE WHY ABOUT THIS – Because you are loved!!!

~ Penny

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The Ripple effect – How to succeed in life!

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The Ripple Effect – Creating your own waves of Success

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The shortest self-help guide ever!

Have you ever thrown a rock into a body of water (of course you have) and watched the ripple effect that happens afterwards? You watch the water rippling wave after wave, spreading further as it travels outward. It’s the science of the thing.

Did you know the same thing happens in Life! Your life.Yes it does.

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Imagine yourself as the fulcrum of the ripple –“the rock”! (No not the actor/wrestler!) So then something negative happens and you dwell on it (rock dropping here). Then you begin to think negative thoughts and splash (ripple effect). You negatively affect yourself and everything you do, and then those around you, and they – those around them, and so forth and so on. You know this is true.

And that’s the point. The ripple effect is going to work regardless.

So why not let the ripple effect work for you instead of against you. Seems logical.

Just imagine if you take that really great idea you have of what you want to do or be (a published writer perhaps). Start focusing all your attention on that. You’re the rock – remember? Keep “this” particular image centermost in your focus. The greater the focus on your desired goal, the greater the ripple effect. Each strong creative wave will beget another and another.

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The Ripple Effect of a Positive Attitude

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Here’s the important part: When the ripple effect starts (your ideas, hopes, dreams, goals), stay in control of the flow of the ripple. Leave no room for doubt. Maintain your belief in yourself and your dream. Never give up, be persistent, persevere. The longer you maintain this attitude the further out the ripples will spread.

You will then be exactly like the rock producing the ripples. Hard and firm in your conviction to succeed. And the ripples being produced by you will go on and on, leading you to your success.

Remember it’s science and it works! Make it work for you. Start today!

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Thanks for reading,

plh

~ Penny