Ready for your Close-up?

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“I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Demille!”

In life we never know when opportunity will present itself! The best way to be ready for the chance you’ve been waiting for – is to fix in your mind a strong belief that you know it will happen! Not just wishful thinking or a dreamers dream – but that absolute “belief in yourself“, your possibilities and your potential!

“Believing in yourself!  One of the most important elements

for attracting opportunities that can lead to your success!” 

~ PennyQuote, 2014

And – then (of course) be ready to take advantage of the opportunity that has arrived! Are you ready for your close-up?

I hope everyone had a pleasant and relaxing weekend. Do have a good week ahead and remember … always … take care of you!

With Affection,
~ Penny

The 6th Day of Happiness – Finding the Real YOU!

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Are you the Real You? 

In today’s modern world, from the time we’re born, we’re inundated with information about who we should be, how we should be and so on. With this never ending and ongoing input we can get lost in a miasma-like state of existence, permeating every thought we think and action we take.

Often, we become who we think we should become based on what others tell us. But who are we really?

How many changes have you made to accommodate someone other than yourself? How many things that you’ve wanted to do have you not done because of fear of the unknown.

When will you let the real you emerge and come out from behind the exterior shell you’ve built in the mistaken belief that you’re safe, when in reality you are letting LIFE – your life – pass you by.

So ask yourself this. Who am “I” inside of me, really? How do “I” feel about where my life is heading? What can “I” do about it?

On this sixth day of happiness I’d like to give you a huge “heads up”. I know the real you. And you’re amazing! And awesome! Uniquely individual and loaded with all sorts of original thoughts and ideas. Don’t let exterior influences take over. Be your own person. You are far more worthy than you realize. And if I know it, you can too.

So go ahead! Find the real you! I’m rooting for you. Begin by make things happen for yourself. Just take that first step … The one great – big – positive – harmonious thought of Believing – In YOU!

I DO!

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With much affection to my world-wide friends,

Penny

Attitude is not a Platitude … It’s a choice!

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Attitude!

That word is a big one for me.

Each of us has our own personal belief system and values that we find important, but I think in life it still comes down to what we do with what life hands us.

It really is all about attitude, how we respond to life, others and our personal challenges. I learned very early on the extreme importance of attitude. I believe the following words are true. Even if the author of these words is unknown.

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with us all …”
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Have a positive attitude today, you might surprise yourself how well it goes,

~ Penny

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How to find your own self-worth!

file0001282635185How do we determine our value or self-worth?

There appear to be a wide variety of systems in place today, along with achievement markers for “qualifying” things; grade scores, evaluations etc.

But what measuring tool do we use to decide this for ourselves?

Think carefully here because this is the attitude you bring when deciding whether or not to “go for it” in life, you know … doyourself something new or challenging!

Do you believe in yourself?

Are your feelings about yourself based on someone else’s assessment (someone else’s negative attitude – because of their own failures or jealousy).

Have you been told what you can’t do, so many times, that you’ve decided there is probably no point in trying because you’ll fail anyway, like always … sound familiar?

Okay so here’s the point – when doubting ourselves, regardless of the reason why, we then proceed to worry ourselves into panic attacks, negative attitudes and pretty much live up to what in reality was a false assessment – not a true one at all.

And that’s the Why about this!

The What to do about this follows:

  1. Stop thinking about all the reasons “You” can’t do or be something. That’s just “the worry of things” having it’s way. And it doesn’t accomplish anything positive either.

  2. Reassess your own personal feelings about yourself and your worth. You, not someone else!

  3. Start learning to trust your own instincts more. They’re patiently waiting for you to listen to them.

  4. Go “do” things. You’ll make more mistakes, guaranteed. BUT you will also be learning what to do right in the process. It’s called trial and error, (btw – it’s worked for every single famous person who ever succeeded!)

  5. Remind yourself of your unique way of viewing life. You own personal attitude about the Why About You! 

The most important one to believe in is of course yourself.

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The famous author, Laurell K Hamilton was told by the head of a creative writing program (that she was kicked out of) in college that she’d never make it as a writer and that she was a corrupting influence on the other students. It crushed Laurell. She didn’t write again for several years.

After a series of successful books, when asked why she didn’t send her books to this teacher to show her what a success she had become Ms. Hamilton replied (these are her words):

“No, because she didn’t believe I couldn’t succeed as a writer, she feared I could! She feared I would go out and do exactly what I have done…”

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And that’s that, sums things up nicely I think, have a nice day, take care of you and believe in you too!

~ Penny

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Happiness …

Infinite Possibilities

So there I was drinking my daily smoothie (energy drink – I’ll share the recipe at the end of the post!) and thinking about the topic I was going to write about – Happiness.

I glanced at my smoothie (half gone) and the analogy “Is your glass half empty or half full” came to mind. I recalled reading the following comment in a twitter last night.

“My glass is half full because I can’t be bothered

to get a refill!”

The words stayed with me. I wondered how many times in our life an opportunity has passed us by because we couldn’t be bothered. I’ve heard the expression that luck happens to those who are busy making it happen, but that one never really sunk in.

This one did. I think because I’ve been a person who has always tried to see a glass half full (although the glass did get misplaced a time or two lol).

So this is a little different. Perhaps the glass should be thought of as something to be filled, not just the half way perspective, perhaps overflowing even ,,, now that’s a thought to think on!

A happy One! Have a great day ~ Penny

My Smoothie:

  • Two peeled frozen bananas (broken up)
  • a handful each of 2/3 kinds of fresh/frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (plain)
  • 25 grams of whey protein (or other if allergic)
  • 1/4 cup water

Pretty much I put the above items into a blender in the same order

as listed and then blend until well mixed! Enjoy, it does taste good!

And it is very good for you (an added bonus) 🙂

All things … Awwwfully wonderful!

The extreme importance of Cuddles!

Let me start briefly by saying that recently I’ve taken a few “hits” in comments and my email for being so “positive and upbeat”, but those who know some of my past and story are aware that I know the other side extremely well!

I choose to make a difference in a positive way. Why? Because it makes me feel good for one, and second it makes others feel good too. So reasons enough, I think! Today we all need the positive moments to sustain ourselves and help move us forward.

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Having said that you may notice the obvious subject for this post is “Cuddles”. Nothing beats ’em. So go cuddle. With a loved one, a parent, a child, another family member, a friend, a pet, a good book, nature, anything warm and inviting that brings a smile to your face.

Make today a warm and fuzzy one! Thanks for visiting me,

Penny

Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe

A Rainbow of Possibilities

Unfolding behind the clouds…

A Rainbow

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Have you noticed after a storm there is a cleaner crisper feel to the air. Everything renewed, in a sense. And often, coming out from those dark murky clouds is a rainbow ~ and we tend to stop what we are doing, look up and enjoy the wonder of a rainbow’s beautifully arching colors. Why? Because rainbows make us feel good in that moment!

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We point the rainbow out to others. We take photographs of the rainbow. Children laugh and get excited when they view a rainbow and when we view it with others it is a glorious thing. And this happens almost every single time in the viewing of a rainbow! Interesting that!

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Are the myriad of colors appearing in the sky after the rainy stormy darkness so compelling? Is it the manner in which the rainbow arches? Is it Nature’s signal that the day will be a better day now? I’m guessing yes to all of the above.

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A visible sign that in that moment things are better! We all feel better when rainbows appear in our life. They do seem to represent good things. A day renewed with promise and possibilities!The view from my eyes, anyway!

Life ~ A Rainbow of Possibilities

Thank you for visiting, I hope your day is filled with possibilities and a rainbow of colors to lighten your day!

Penny

Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe