“Being powerful without honor & moral values isn’t being strong at all. Rather it’s brawn made up of fear & greed masquerading as same & failing miserably. Bravery with honor and valor on the other hand is a most magnificent thing to behold.” ~Plh
Always true, from the smallest every day bravery to the largest.
With much affection, I wish you well.
Penny ~ Plh
Go You Softly, Into Night of Day
There are those who despair the day even before it begins!
There are those who despair the day, even as it ends!
There are those who despair the day whenever trouble wends!
… And then there will be those who don’t!
Those who with quiet strength manage to find a way!
Those who are standing strong, helping others in each new day!
and those, in spite of adversity – by your side do always stay.
So I say to you:
“Go You softly into night of day,
Trust in your heart to guide along the way.
And know that love spreads faster than
the fear of fear ‘can ever can’.”
~ Plh, 2016
Your compassion, prayers and hopes are sorely needed now for those suffering and in harms way, both here in the USA and abroad. Care, share, and help as you can.
With much affection,
No, I’m being serious here. You, the person reading this right now is who really inspires me.
I began dwelling on where inspiration came from earlier this morning, not long after waking. Going outside, I listened to delightful chirping of birdsong thinking to myself, “how lovely”. I felt a gentle breeze and the warmth of morning sunshine on my face and thought, “how soothing”.
And then I thought about us. As in people. Our incredibly diversity, our amazing talents, our awesome ability to cope with and overcome adversity, to carry on, create new ideas, to prosper and succeed.
Finally I thought about you – a unique individual, one of a kind and what you must have to face each day and on those really hard days how you not only muster the courage to go on, but you go beyond expectation and succeed within yourself inspite of the odds, the naysayers, and of course your own personal and sometimes deeply rooted self doubts.
You keep going on because when all is said and done you know, in your heart of hearts, if you just keep going you’ll make it. And so this morning I thought of you, of both your struggles and successes and quietly cheered, because not only do I believe in you but more importantly, you do too and this is why YOU …
yes, You … inspire me.
Tenderly do eyelids open,
viewing softly sunlight rays.
Sweetly hearing birdsong singing …
… “do go gently through the day”.
Do go gently through the day.
Do your best but open stay,
Heedlessly of come what may
Love and laughter your mainstay.
Strength need not be rough or rude
A gentle hand does more,
Courage comes to those who care
Opening a closed mind’s door.
Please go gently through the day
weathering life’s storms,
endless strength comes from the heart
when peace becomes the norm.
~ Plh, 2016
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.
Jodie Foster by Annie Leibovitz
If you are born a female, as soon as you’re able to communicate, limitations are put upon you, solely for the reason that you are a girl. These limitations are reinforced in our schools, our workplace, our communities and our homes. For many girls, it doesn’t take long to add to these limitations. They become self fulfilling.
YOU ARE as equal as any other human on this planet. You CAN achieve anything you believe you can. And the very first thing to achieve (regardless of your current age) is your belief in yourself. It begins there and once you’ve planted the seed of self-belief, nurture it. Keep it growing, bigger, better, stronger.
Be all that you can be … You owe it to yourself!
And YES, #unstoppable – a very good word to emulate!
With all my love, support and affection to each and every one of you reading this,
“All too often the strength & endurance of a woman is hidden, surfacing as needed … but always there!” ~ Plh
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I can not emphasize enough the fact that a woman has an astonishing capability when it comes to enduring that which life throws her way.
So … for all you ladies out there, who get up every day enduring, surviving and managing (through all forms of adversity) to thrive … I say Way To Go!
YOU ROCK! DONT STOP! You’re setting an amazing example for the rest of us.