I Walked A Mile

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I really like this simple but powerfully stated poem by Robert Browning Hamilton called “I Walked A Mile.”  It is only two stanzas but has a lot to say: 

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”

I completely agree with what he said in this poem for I have received many more blessings from Sorrow than ever I did from Pleasure!  Please share your thoughts with me on this poem!

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Water music — Jane Dougherty Writes

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The Oracle gave me such a lovely poem this beautiful spring morning, I shall wait a while before using the ‘poet’ word set. Don’t want to push my luck. If I could run through summer light and lie in fields of rose-red dreams, with singing birds and waxing moons, where winds play water music […]

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Good News Friday

It’s Good News Friday again. Happy Friday!

With all of the bad news we are exposed to every day, I want to share a bit of good news with you.  THIS is a story about some policemen that rescued a lost teddy bear for an autistic child.  So sweet.

If you have a Good News Story that you would like to share, drop the info in the comments below.

As always, thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny

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Rift – #writephoto

This is in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday #writephoto prompt.  If you would like to join in the fun, you can find out all about it HERE

Once, we were so close,
I knew your thoughts.

You knew mine.

Then,
life happened.

Somehow,
this rift formed between us.

A chasm
that I could never fill,
never traverse.

I reached across,
but you wouldn’t take
my outstretched hand.

Now the canyon has grown so large,
neither of us can reach the other. 

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Nine Gates… #Poetry — anita dawes and jaye marie

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The door is open, do not enter should you be foolish enough to step within remember these three things don’t lose the keys as you cannot turn back. Love all things Most of all, remember your name It will carry you through the nine gates of hell. The first is a three-mile […]

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Suicide Prevention

The World Health Organization has determined that there is a suicide committed worldwide every 40 seconds.  By the year 2020, that number will double to every 20 seconds. 

*Source https://www.befrienders.org/suicide-statistics

 Depression is the #1 reason behind suicides.

 THIS is why I write about depression.  It’s a lot more than just a “case of the blues”.  Much more.

Did you know that there are more than 9 different types of depression?

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Atypical Depression
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Situational Depression

These are just the ones I could find in a brief search.  There are more.  So let’s end the stigma, shall we?  Depression is an illness.  There is NO shame in having depression.  There is NO shame in talking about depression.

If you think you might be depressed, please TALK to someone.  Talk to a friend, a teacher, a priest, your doctor, SOMEONE.

If you have a friend or loved one that you think might be depressed, TALK to them.  Encourage them to seek help.  Go with them if necessary, to that doctor’s office or church, hold their hand.  BE there for them.  You may just save a life.

If you have a friend that has mentioned suicide, DON’T ignore it.  Talking about it is NOT harmless.  TALK to them.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline phone # is:  1-800-273-8255HERE is a link to many international phone #’s for Suicide Prevention. 

There IS help.  If you can’t get that friend or loved one to call, YOU call for them.  You may just save their life.

As always, thank you for joining me on this journey.  ❤ Penny

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Feeling All Your Feelings — looking in your window

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fear pain anger creating a loneliness inside our emotions belong to us yet no one is excluded from these burdens in this we are not alone without a release we lay trapped feel them all express them allow for tears there may be many salt stained cheeks can also cleanse the soul its okay to […]

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