A Lullaby – You are Loved!

I wrote this song a little bit ago. And the tune seemed to pop into my head. I am NOT a singer, at all, but I do love music. So as you listen to the tune (ignore messy studio, TV in background and my hands to ears blocking out sounds), I mostly hum, imagine an actual singer singing the lyrics below to that tune! Thank you! Have a great weekend, my friends! πŸ™‚ xx
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Just as a mother feels the beat of unborn child
I feel the rhythm from your heart ~ you are loved.
Β The music of you heartbeat so piercing and so sweet
you are special and unique and ~ you are loved.

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Yes there are those bad days, bad times,
(hard, hard, hard ones too),
but, hush now, hush now, do not cry ~Β you are loved.

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I sing for you a heart song to nourish you within
You are safe, and you are cherished ~ you are loved.
Β Let my strength pick up your spirits
carry you along.
You aren’t alone, you aren’t forgotten ~ you are loved.

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You my friend so beautiful

I sing to let you know.
Do not be sad, I’m here for you ~ you are loved.
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β€œOn those loneliest days when you feel such despair
Reach out your hand, a friend will be there!”

Penny L Howe, 2015

 

 

Diversity – Thought for the day!

“The most dangerous phrase in our language is ‘We’ve always done it this way!’

I read this quote earlier today. It struck me as perhaps being at the root of much of the dissension currently happening in the USA and in various countries around our planet.

Definitely something to not only thinkΒ about but also to act upon!

Have a great day,

~ Penny

 

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. πŸ™‚

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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Retro, Campy and In All Ways Cool!

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Okay, everything about the 60’s is amazingly retro. In my opinion anyway. And Oh My Gosh, this bed. I just had to post and comment on it. From a scene in the very campy movie “Our Man Flint” starring James Coburn (spoof movie that’s a take off on the James Bond spy movies of that era and great fun).

But isn’t the bed just too … well … everything? Don’t you want one? I know I do! And if you’d like to watch the movie – here’s the youtube link:Β Our Man FlintΒ Β  Be sure and grab the popcorn first!

Hope your weekend is being a good one!

~Penny

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!”Β 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

Come and Get Your Happiness!

I think we complicate life too much today. No matter how tech savvy, or sophisticated we become, we pay not enough attention to many of those things that really matterΒ for our happiness; the simple, every day things. Think on this for awhile … There is so much in our lives, ours for the appreciating … If we just take a little time to do so!

#sunshine #rainbows #smiles #laughter #a good deed – received or given #love #hugs #all life #nature #friends,Β and of courseΒ #family!

No matter who we are, No matter our age or where we live, we all long for happiness. Seek it by appreciating the things in life that are already yours … let sunshine into your life.

Have an excellent week ahead my friends, both here and around the world. A special prayer for all those who struggle with adversity, war and famine. May your hearts stay hopeful and you and your families stay safe from harm.

~ Penny

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. WhenΒ youΒ 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

Eye of The Tiger – Hey Guys this is about us!

I should have included this video in my last post, so I’m adding it now. This music gives us awesome energy and the lyrics totally appropriate to inspire during the struggles the “average” (most of us) people of the world are dealing with right now.

Guess what, we can do it – together we’ve got the heart and the smarts to come together for all of us!

The eye of the tiger, for sure!

~ Penny