We Need … each other.


We Need!

To be thought of …

…To be supported

To sometimes be helped out …

…To sometimes help others

To care …

… To reach out

To feel okay …

… To have value and purpose

To be all we can be …

… to be loved!

Every single one of us!


A World of Friends

Though we’re not acquainted, at least not as yet,
you’re still my friend – “we just haven’t met.”
I value your friendship and reach out my hand,
we all of us strangers – in a strange land!
Each day an adventure as life’s journey we take.
if we travel together such friends we will make.
we’re a company of strangers, but not for long,
Let’s build more relations – making us strong.
We all need each other to help us survive
we’ll weather the storms and stay alive.
We’ll conquer our fears, our worries, concerns,
depend on each other – that’s how we learn.
By needing each other … the seeds we will sow,
by sharing and giving – that’s how we grow.
I reach out my hand to you on this day –
“Hello my friend, are you going my way?”

Penny L Howe, 2013


A Rainbow of Possibilities

Did you know that life holds
a rainbow of possibilities,
just by changing the way we view things.


Everyone loves rainbows!
When you look upward into the sky and
you see all these gorgeous colors together,
each distinct and yet somehow blending
from one into another it becomes
So very beautiful.


We feel hopeful, the colorful rainbow appears
after the storm has past, bringing a sense of renewal.
An uplifting feeling.


So here’s my thought for the day.
WE: Humanity, all of us,
are like a rainbow.
We present the hope and possibility for the future.
We are a rich mixture of many elements.


and when we come together
we become a rainbow of diversity.
Just imagine the feeling we would create
if we all worked and loved together!
Now that would be the most beautiful rainbow
ever imagined …
… wouldn’t it?

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day,

~ Penny

Penny L Howe


In life … Indifference is not acceptable!

Bullying is a world wide problem, it begins with children and if not stopped carries on into adulthood. It affects those being picked on, sometimes in the worst way possible, and it creates a mindset (if not stopped) in the bully that says it’s okay and cool to be “cruel” to another human being!

  • Bullying another person is not okay, not never, not at any time, for any reason!
  • A Bully has no reason to be!
  • So if you see someone being bullied, pause with what you’re doing and make a difference, do what you can to stop him or her!
  • Be an activist when it comes to stopping cruelty.
  • You are a part of the reason it exists, if you do nothing!

There is no “EXCUSE” for not getting involved. Indifference is not okay. In fact it is just as bad as the bullying itself. So be responsible! Be involved, step up to the plate and … CARE!


Thank you,

~ Penny L Howe

Virtual Closet of Bloggers Awards – Exploded!

Blogging AwardsWhat is so special about them?

In order of the least importance to the most importance reasons why the Blogging awards are special then:

The Award itself – A physical acknowledgement! But more important than this – The thoughtfulness of the blogger nominating you – And most important of all – The Blogger him/herself!

Top of the list, numero ono, head honcho, main man, king of the hill, queen of all and so forth and so on. The Big Boy is The Bloggers Themselves.

That’s what makes the awards so special. They are a special breed of people, a good kind of people and the Blogging Award is a unique and special way of acknowledging this to one another.


Many of us have limited time at our disposal so the time it can take to respond to a nomination can be daunting. Each blogger deals with this in their own way, but never doubt for a moment that there is a sense of gratification in being thought of when it is received.

I have been amazingly fortunate to have a multitude of bloggers honor me with blogging award nominations, gifts, and tags and exceedingly negligent in responding. Only a handful have I acknowledged and today I will do my best to set the record straight in this.



                   inspiring award                 

          Thank you Lada Ray         Very Inspiring Blogger Award                one-lovely-blog-number                                             




Anyhow, Jake Sprinter at http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/  sorta’ called me out a while back when he gave me two more excellent awards and reminded me that he had done so more than two months previous (hanging head here). And shortly after that Tina at http://astronomybythecosmos.com/ also reminded me of same (Sorry Tina). Also Sharla, Barb, Alastair, Nizy, and Della who have been so very generous with the multiples of nominations given to me.

In addition today I received several more nominations and was honored with a tag from Esenga’s Voice for a virtual dinner party. The Sensual Bloggers Award from  Christina, and The Prolific Blogger Award from Clanmother,  and the Wonderful Team Member Readership  Award from Nightlake So what can I say accept be true to oneself. It is an honor to receive a nomination.

Bloggers are wonderful and I am guilty of doing (blogging) the things I’d rather do than accepting the responsibility that goes with blogger nominations. Yes I am guilty!

Each one of the nominations, awards and tags that I have received I am honored and extremely flattered to have been thought of for these nominations and very grateful as well, please consider this a (for some of you) an extremely belated thank you!

In the coming weeks I will happily bestow and pass along these nominations to others, if I did so today this would be a Bloggers Book (re: the length). And I will happily answer the questions that go with the corresponding nominations … a little at a time.

If you nominated me for an Award and you are not listed here I apologize most sincerely, I have tried to be thorough, but I may have overlooked someone, not my intent at all. Please let me know and I will acknowledge same immediately. And now here are those wonderful and generous bloggers of whom I am both grateful and thankful.

A most special thanks to those already mentioned above and also to:

Luann, paintyourlandscape

Della,  http://campanulladellaanna.wordpress.com


Alastair, http://kattermonran.com/

Sharla, https://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/

Amy, http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/

Barb, http://salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com/

Nizy, http://nackynice.wordpress.com/

Meeka, http://acflory.wordpress.com/

Mack, http://thediaryofmeblog.wordpress.com/

Sumithra, http://hearingwiththeeye.wordpress.com/

Jane, http://notinindia2012.wordpress.com/

Stefan (Maxima), http://hillsofherchastity.wordpress.com/

Wendy, http://greenlightlady.wordpress.com/

Another journey, http://chroniclesofbadtimes.wordpress.com/

Cimplicity rocks, http://cimplicityrockss.wordpress.com/

Dave, http://thephoblography.wordpress.com/

Ti, http://tisflashpoint.wordpress.com/

Charlie, http://charliecountryboy.wordpress.com/


Sarah, http://sarahpotterwrites.wordpress.com/

Nightlake, http://call2read.com

Joseph, http://manningtreearchive.com/

My most humble thanks and sincere appreciation to all of you!

~ Penny

Just Dance

Yes it’s true what you’ve heard. This family loves music. And this family loves to move to the beat. I’m there in the background, sort of, with Jack! lol

My offering on this Friday night for everyone. A family moment! Having fun. The kids spent the day together teenagers and preteens, A great day!


Thanks for the visit have a happy weekend, move to the beat!

~ Penny

We Are All on A Journey

We are all on a journey through life and often times we make mistakes along the way. It is our children or our children’s children who will correct the mistakes at best or at the least ensure that they don’t happen again.

I recently discovered a wonderful blog that the illustration below is taken from. I encourage you all to go and visit them. What they are doing is important and inspirational. Lateral Love Australia http://lateralloveaustralia.com/inspirational-quotes/

No one is immune from making poor choices. Today in many parts of the planet; we are now governed by our actions. But there is still so very much to work on. So much “we” the people of this amazing planet can do to improve.

Earth is our home and we are all connected whether recognized or not. Mere children of the Universe we have but one foot just barely out the door, tomorrow is waiting patiently for us to find one another and embrace all that we can be. We can do this. One step at a time – Penny L Howe