The Spoon or …Your Perception’s Reality!

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It was just an ordinary spoon. At first glance, nothing to set it apart from all the other spoons located in the kitchen drawer of utensils.

This spoon did its job with the same exact efficiency as all the other spoons … and yet … there was an undefinable something setting it apart from the other spoons.

Anytime a spoon was needed, this particular spoon would be chosen. The other spoons would be moved aside so this one particular spoon might be obtained.

On many occasions one might hear the words “Where’s the spoon?” or “Has anyone seen the spoon?” And of course those with access to the utensil drawer, where many other spoons resided, nonetheless knew which spoon was being searched for.

So what was it about this particular spoon that made it so compelling? Was it stronger, easier to handle, more attractive or was it simply coveted by one particular person and therefore seemingly more desirable to others?

Honestly, it may have been any or all of the above. But the one truth that is obvious here (and the most important thing to take away from this story) is that to everyone’s perception ~ it was the superior spoon!


“In life experiences, it’s our perception of a thing shaping our thoughts and  subsequently our actions, not the thing itself – more often than not!” ~ Plh

Thank you, may your days ahead be all you would wish for and remember … take care of you, because you do matter!

~ Penny

The Value of Imagination – Your Creativity and the Written Word.

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In the sky of spiral clouds

the dragons made their lair

in peace they lived for all of time

without a single care

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Albert Einstein said “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” And he should know, being one of the most intelligent scientists in our last century.

When we allow our imagination free rein to explore the unknown, we think thoughts and create ideas that may not have come to mind in an orderly “seeing is believing” mentality. All of us need to function on a daily basis, but how much more wonderful to be able to go beyond the average “every day of things” to see what might lay just beyond …

Creativity functions best when there are no limits imposed on what may or may not be possible. Think on this. Einstein also said “Imagination is more important that knowledge.” And once again, he should know based on his own amazing scientific discoveries.

With all this in mind, allow your inner thoughts some roaming power, jot down creative thoughts and ideas as they come to mind. In fact it’s a great time to explore your own imagination … just imagine what you may find there!

Have a great week ahead and remember to always take care of you. You can’t be there for others if you haven’t taken care of your own needs first!

With affection,

~ Penny

The Choices in your life – you decide!

How do you view your life? Do you think you’re lucky? Have you chosen your life to be filled with rich multicolored hues of living (bubbles of pleasure) or is your life colorless because you’ve forgotten, regardless of what happens – your reactions (what you do about it) – are still your choice?

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How glorious is your day?

I know a true story of a monk who grew up in South Vietnam. During the military conflict of the last century, his community was bombarded with bombs and his entire family was killed, He lost an arm. He moved to a nearby “protected” area and was soon loving and teaching the orphaned children from the ongoing war. One day, he watched a bomb (accidently) drop on the orphanage and the children were lost as well.

Finally he was advised to seek refuge in another country as the area he was living in was soon to be overrun with hostile warfare. He made it to France.

Some years later, in a small sheltered community, an individual who knew his story noticed his happy gentle attitude on life and asked him, “How can you be this way after what has been done to you? First you lost all the members of your family and your arm and then the children you were caring for, and finally your home. What can there possibly be for you to look forward to?

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The monk smiled pointing with his remaining hand to the ground and said,

“I have the rich earth that my feet can embrace when I walk or run.” He looked up at the sky and said, “I have the blue sky of a sunny day to look forward to during rainy, overcast stormy weather.”

He motioned to the countryside around him, “I have the beauty of nature to look upon during the changes of seasons.”

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His smile grew larger as he added, “I have the joy in my heart when I hear another laugh with pleasure.” And he reached out and took the hands of the questioning stranger and responded,

“And I have you and all others around me to love and be loved. I have so much to look forward to. I am very lucky. Each day of my life is rich, full and glorious!”

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And so I ask you once again, how glorious is your day?

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“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it! And so it is with all of us …” AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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Have a great day today and a better tomorrow!

~ Penny

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