Wisdom’s Inspiration – Quotes

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Many of us never tire of reading and repeating famous quotes.

Quotes are inspirational, regardless of subject matter, but bottom line, the main reason we love famous quotes is because of nuggets of wisdom buried within the quoter’s words.

We absorb these quotes because at subliminal levels we feel a sense of purpose or well-being, perhaps love, happiness, hope, awareness, understanding, determination, sacrifice, illumination and yes maybe even the feeling that we’re in touch with – wisdom of the ages.

A wisdom we believe to be true and frequently are determined to incorporate into our own mindset…

Therefore there will always be room in our minds or our hearts for quotes:

“He wrapped himself in quotation as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperiors.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

I hope you’re having a happy and fulfilling weekend. I wish you well.

With affection,
Penny

Why Are So Many Quotes Beautiful?

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“The thing I like best about beautiful quotes is the uplifting, contemplative and pondering quality that accompanies most of them.” ~ Penny L Howe, 2014

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A few favorites to ponder:

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” ~ Bil Keane

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Addendum to famous Quotes … That which does not kill us …

“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

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While Nietzche’s words are true, I just felt he left a little something out so …

Addendum to his quote: “However it is also certain we will 

get chewed up, quite a bit, during the process of survival

 … stay away from the teeth!”

PL Howe, 2014

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Everyone be careful, but have a great weekend. Remember to have some fun!

Witih affection,

~ Penny

Happy thoughts to comfort and warm you!

While drinking my first cup of coffee this morning, I began to actually notice the things around me. The vividly blue sky, the chill air outdoors, (signaling the change in seasons).  and as I noticed each thing, I decided today was a good day to spend dwelling on happy thoughts to comfort and warm – so when the stress of the day’s activities began to build, I’d have happy thoughts to sustain me.

So here’s a few (happy thoughts) to share as we move closer to the weekend:

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“We are part of the digital world. This means we can instantly send happy thoughts, such as saying thank you, I love you, hugs, kisses, thinking of you, I think you’re wonderful, and we can even take a little bit of time to “create something”  whenever the happy mode takes us, and share it with others!”

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“And even though we are a part of the technologically enhanced world, we can still only be in the current day. Make the most of today – it’s the one your actually living in. It’s ‘your day’ to make of it what you will!”

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“The sweetest thought I can think of right now is how much I enjoy my online and offline connections with family & friends and how incredibly lucky I am to have both!”

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Have a good Thursday/Friday, remember to think lots of happy thoughts!

A happy, colorful and snugly photograph to leave you with!

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Much love to you,

~ Penny

Quotes by the Dalai Lama ~ to share!

The most caring and compassionate person I have ever met! The  Honorable Dalai Lama! His kind and loving spirit, an excellent reminder to all of us on how to conduct our lives. (That’s me, the pale blonde on the right, the young lady next to me, my granddaughter!). Sharing here some of my favorite of his quotes:

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“Be kind whenever possible – it’s always possible.”

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“Our prime purpose in life is to help others, if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”

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“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”

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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

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Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

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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”

Ligo Haibun Challenge – A Quote by any other name or actress …

13682519091 (1)Welcome to this weeks Ligo Haibun Challenge. Please consider entering if you – love writing, want to improve your writing skills and enjoy a challenge!

The Haibun is composed of two parts: written prose and haiku:

Write one or more paragraphs (a few hundred words or less) of an inspired thought or idea from one of the “prompt ligo_circle_of_appreciation2quotes” (below).

Insert one or more short “free verse” poetry (haiku) at the close of your prose or between the paragraphs. (see sample of a haiku below). The haiku represents a summation or an additional expression (so to speak) related to the written portion of your haibun.

SAMPLE HAIKU:

haibun of being
my template of expression
essence of haiku

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This week chose one of the follow two quotes as your prompt:

“A kiss is a lovely trick by nature to stop speech when words become” superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

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Write and publish your haibun on your blog site,  then click on the link box below (and follow the simple directions) to enter. For more details and information click on the heading HAIBUN CHALLENGE at the top of this page! To view a few haibun samples click here Ligo Haibun Challenges

Be sure and stop by and visit the two other hosts of the Ligo Haibun Challenge : Nightlake and Ye Pirate!

Congratulations to all who entered last week! You written words are well fashioned works of haibun artistry! Good luck to all who enter the competition this week. Monthly honorable mentions will be given so … keep writing, I’m loving it!

~ Penny

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A Global Hello …

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night Everyone!

It’s a beautiful day today. I love summer! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, or the beginning of embarking on a new week, depending where you are, in this wonderful world of ours!

Good Morning Sunshine the world says hello!

“To see the Summer Sky
is poetry, though never in a book it lie –
true poems flee.”
~ Emily Dickinson

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“A perfect summer day
is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing,
the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.”  
~James Dent

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Thank you for dropping by,

~ Penny

Penny

Today’s Road – the one to travel on!

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The road you are traveling should always be today’s road.
Yesterday is gone and tomorrow we are shaping as we go forward.
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“Leave regrets in yesterday,
or you will find yourself on a road
with no tomorrow to look forward to!”
 
~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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If you look off to your right of this post you will see an image saying A Penny For Your Thoughts. A while back I began a blog for inspirational quotes, mostly for myself, but I’ve decided to share. The one you just read was taken from there. For more inspirational quotes, just click on the image – it’s free, and you don’t even need to comment, just hopefully be inspired or enjoy!

Thank you,

~ Penny

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Have you ever noticed …

… how frequently people point out what’s wrong with something or someone.

Wouldn’t it be great if instead of pointing to the negative things all the time, we heard more people talk about what was right. The positive things.There are good things happening too, every day. We have but to look and see it through the eyes of (oh say) a child. Where every day brings wonders to behold.

Or someone who appreciates what they are lucky enough to have in life. And not grumble about what they don’t. It’s really that simple. And here’s a few more quotes from some very wise people to consider:

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo
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“It’s so hard when I have to,
and so easy when I want to.” ~ Annie Gottlier
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“Every day may not be good,
but there’s something good in every day.” ~ Author Unknown
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“If you don’t like something change it;
if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” ~Mary Engelbreit
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“We are all in the gutter,
but some of us are looking at the stars.”  ~Oscar Wilde
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“The only disability in life
is a bad attitude.”  ~Scott Hamilton
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“I don’t think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.”  ~Anne Frank
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If one of the most famously read and written about young girls (Anne Frank and her diary), who had no reason whatsoever to think positive and be hopeful, could still share this beautiful thought in her diary, then surely our lives aren’t so bad that we can’t too.

Find something or someone to be positive about. Think and speak positive not negative! It might just catch on. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing!

Thank you stopping by, I hope you’re having a wonderful day today!

~ Penny

Penny L Howe