If You Love Hummingbirds, you’ll love this one!

When I lived on one of the peaks of the Chehalem foothills in Oregon, there was a glorious wealth of hummingbirds everywhere. I miss them. Zipping and darting, here and there, they remind me in a way of an ethereal love you can’t quite hang onto as much as you’d like – anyway. ūüôā

Enjoy this wonderful video!

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Thank you, I hope this brightened your day a bit,

With affection,

~ Penny

Blast from the Past! Kim Carnes

I really like this song (oldie). The song is great and the singer is just too, too cool or perhaps I should say hot, Ya’ gotta’ love the ‘tude! It’s huge! I hope you enjoy this blast from the past!

Hope your Thursday is/was a good one and that your Friday is even better!

~ Penny

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Rainy Day Blues

It has certainly been a week filled with sad and depressing news, coupled with an amazing amount of rain in many places.

Not surprising, it becomes very easy during these times to feel melancholy. Blue. Even depressed. We all have them. Those sad days. Today is not one of my sad days, I’m having a very good day today, but I was reminded as I watched the news of the day and the weather channel that “rainy day blues” can happen at any time, to any of us. So I thought I’d post a few words on this subject!

“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet!”¬†Bob Dylan

They can be “okay” days if we are reflective during these times. Be “in the moment”. Experience the melancholy. Understand that those feelings shall pass, they are helping you emotionally vent that which you have been unable to adequately express or release in any other way.

And should you encounter other melancholy souls, perhaps a little bit of cheering and companionship may be just the thing to help them move beyond the sadness of their day.

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On life’s lonely days recognize them for what they are – a brief passage of time where your loving heart is being made aware of it’s sadnesses and understands the importance of that recognition so that you can love more fiercely and with greater conviction.

And although you may feel lonely, know you are never alone. You are one of many and are loved!

With warmth and affection,

~ Penny

You deserve to be heard…

… and I hear you in my heart.

Each beat of my own heart reminds me of how wonderful you are. You, my beloved people of Earth give me reason for being. YOU, each of you, individually do this for I know we are ALL part of the whole of humanity, and to do our best we need each other.

Please believe that even though we may not know each other, I care about you. And I hear and love you, wherever you are in this wonderful planet we share together, you are not alone … you are loved. Don’t give up. Be brave. You’re worth it!

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“I hear you in my heart, I feel you in my soul, we “all humans”
are connected to one another
even as we are connected to the very fabric of life on our planet.
Listen closely … you’ll hear and feel it too.
Our love for one another – is stronger than every negative thing
that’s out there right now trying to defeat you and I.
But we’re stronger¬†than that.
Yes we are!”

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

We Hold The Future in our Hands!

“Life … Masterpiece from the Palette of our Universe!”

We are the recipients!

And…we need reminded of this!

I watched a movie¬†once,¬†“Blade Runner”¬†(a favorite and a science fiction thriller, dark and foreboding of the future). There is a scene at the end of the movie where one of the characters says words that are so piercingly true¬†that I’ve never forgotten them …

“Life lost¬† in time – is like tears in the rain”

The video below¬†“reminds” us of life –¬†it’s beauty and¬†it’s value.¬†You can hear the¬†words (from the movie’s scene I am referring to) in the background. Please, please¬†watch (just a few minutes) listen to the words, see the beauty and… be reminded!

What we do NOW counts. It matters. We make a difference. Let it be the right ones.

WE hold the future in our hands …

WE need to remind and be reminded … Again and again until we (all of us) understand what we already know in our heart of hearts!

All the tomorrow’s that will ever be, are being created even as I write this.

We are the ones deciding what life will be in our futures. Our choice, our choices have never been more important than they are today.

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Consider this as you go about your day’s routine today: What is really important to you in life? What really matters? These are things to ponder and weigh in your heart.

We hold the future in our hands…”We hold the future in our hands

We, The¬†Recipients of Life … hold the future – their futures … in our hands!

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Thank you for stopping by, may your day be blessed with happiness and positive thoughts for our future, my friends,

~ Penny

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No limitations ! Bring all your dreams to life – when you believe in magic!

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Ever noticed from the time we’re old enough to understand words and their meanings ‘others’ have felt the need to point out our limitations. What’s wrong with us. Why we can’t do something.

In fact, we are often reminded so frequently of our supposed shortcomings, we begin to believe it ourselves. So we grow up and when we’re told we can’t do something – why YOU or I can’t make it happen – many of us give up. We STOP believing in our dreams, ideas and goals.

There are no limitations when you believe in magic. When your imagination is free to roam to unknown vistas – it will soar. ‘They’ are mistaken when they tell you what you can’t do, can’t achieve, can’t become.

Believe, really believe, it will happen. The magic awakens within you when you do. And then the most amazing things will begin to happen.

There need be no limitations, most especially the self-imposed limitations where You doubt yourself. When¬†you¬†begin to believe you can do it (make your dreams come true) something wonderfully magical and freeing begins to take shape and the more you believe in you, the greater the magic. There’s an awesome delicious feeling that will catch hold of your spirit and propel you forward.

Try it! Believe in magic (that undefinable wonderful unknown “something” we all possess)! It begins when you start believing in yourself. All things are possible when you do. And then hold on tight to your dream, never let it go. The magic will happen, you’ll see.

And as for myself … well … I’ll be right here saying “I told you so” when your magic happens because not only do I believe in magic but more importantly, I believe in you. The ‘you’ deep inside, the ‘you’ with so much potential just waiting to burst out, and that, my friends is magical! As are we all!

I believe

With much affection,

~ Penny

For all that is precious, please …

Regardless of your faith or beliefs, it is a TRUTH that all lives are precious and of value. No one should have the right to abuse, mistreat, kidnap, torture or kill another.

“Regardless of where a person lives, or who they are,

they have the right

to live their lives with dignity and freedom.

Women are not chattel.

They deserve the RIGHT to be as free as men.

The right to pursue their individual paths of destiny,

as should we all.

When anyone is treated in such a wrong manner,

humanity must rise up to defend their rights,

because that’s WHO ¬†WE ARE,

that’s when we are at our very best

when we come together and work as one,

to do away with the cruelties of the world.”

Penny L. Howe, 2014

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I continue to pray for all of those women who are mistreated by the power of others both in my country and around the world. May the young ladies currently and forcibly controlled by those with ill intent, kidnapped from their school and homes, be safe and released soon to those who love them.

~ Penny