Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Sunshine & More About Myself

Hello!  A very warm welcome to you all!  

Some of you, especially those of you who are new to my blog, may wonder why I do what I do;  basically, more about myself.  I do struggle with depression, as I know many of you do as well.  I began this blog in February 2012, and I wanted to create a space for people to come and escape the trials and difficulties of the world!  I wanted others to be able to feel comfortable, to be able to laugh, to smile, to see the bright side of life, to feel encouraged, loved and appreciated.  Even watching the news we all know how much negativity and hardships there are in the world, and how that can effect us emotionally, spiritually and physically.  For myself, I find it good therapy to blog, especially when I see how it is helping others!  It may sound strange, but it helps me in just knowing that I am helping others in some small way to ease their stress, even if for a short time!  I think that we all take in so much negativity throughout each day that it is good to counteract this with some positive!  And this is what I hope that my blog posts will do for you all!

So thank you all so much for visiting, following me and for all your kind comments on my posts, it really means so much to me and makes me know that what I am doing is worth the time and effort, and I know it is.  As well, your responses let me know what you like and how, if at all, it has helped you.  Love and hugs to you all!

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Vibraphone Orchestra, early 1940's

Smart Grocery Shopping Tips from the CBC

The Birds of Spring Lake Park
 


I took the following two photos in 2010.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.



For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.






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Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.  Comments are moderated to keep this blog family friendly and enjoyable for everyone!

28 comments:

  1. It is good to see you writing a bit about yourself. Like your quote says, you are finally "unleashing your sparkle"!

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  2. I really enjoy your blog, this is real great video set,
    I have subscribed to be advised of your new publication,
    Enjoy your day

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  3. Yes, think positive, be happy - things can only get better. Believe that and you'll find things a lot more bearable. Feeling sad and depressed over anything and everything will not help in any way and it will only make one feel worse in the end.

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  4. Your nature photos are really nice.

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  5. Lovely words Linda, and I know how much my blog and the friends I now have, has enriched my life in so many ways, like nothing I would have ever dreamed of.So it will be the same for you, and what we post, is comfort, love, care, support, humour, fun and maybe laughter for another.And we receive that and more in return. Your quotes are always a highlight for me, and today the last one, specially, Lovely photos. Please post more. Hugs, Jean.

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  6. Your blog brings sunshine to us readers every day. Thanks Linda!

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  7. There's something very enchanting about small bridges - it's almost as if they lead you into a story book.

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  8. Love your images from 2010. What a peaceful scene.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  9. It's always nice to know a little about our blogger friends. It helps us to know you, and for you to know us. I like the pussy cat saying :)

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  10. It's great to know more about you. You are truly helping and inspiring people in your own way. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. I don't think I've had any problems with depression since I started mine. I don't know if its for the same reasons as most, but it gives me some pride, challenge, and makes me forget about some of my troubles.

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  12. I think everyone should release their sparkle, Linda! You certainly do! And I enjoy your posts so much because they are always hopeful and uplifting. Depression is our family curse, and I have struggled with it throughout my life. I think that it is wonderful that people who have depression are speaking out about it more. It's helpful to know that you are not alone in struggling to push back the blackness that can be overwhelming at times. I've blogged long enough to know how much time and effort you put into your posts, and I truly appreciate it. I admit that some of my posts have been bleak, but I am determined to speak the truth about certain events in my past. Idealism is another cross I have to bear! That and a compulsion to speak out against injustice. Just call me Don Quixote! But I know I can always come here to have a belly laugh and inspiration. And you remind me that I should continue to end my comments with a good wish. So have a happy weekend, my Montreal friend!

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  13. Linda keep up what you have been doing. It has brought a smile to my face every time I visit your blog. I am glad to read a little more about you. I think we all have a little depression once in a while. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  14. I'm mostly a fan of nature and travel vids but also your own personal pictures.

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  15. Gag -> hahaaa..., Linda !
    Autumn in Montreal -> beautiful !

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  16. Depression's something I live with every day, but in my case, therapy has helped. Your blog brightens the day up.

    I really like that footbridge.

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  17. Depression and stress are very annoying Linda. You bring with your daily blog, fun for the people who need it.

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  18. Hi Linda,
    I find it very brave that you say you have depression. I did that years ago had, so I know all too well how it feels. The way that you handle your going very well. It's always nice when you get to know like-minded and can help each other. You're late again some wonderful clips show but also your spells are fantastic Greetings, Helma

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  19. Thanks for sharing more about you Linda. love the Autumn pictures. Happy weekend.

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  20. Like the little cat.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  21. Getting the test and then learning the lesson might be tough... but it is the only way to learn...

    Nice to read more about you Linda... yes many of us are in depressions and I steer clear of the negative news as much as I possibly can, there is enough bad things in the world... I love uplifting things :)

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  22. (•ิ‿•ิ)✿

    Je passe chez toi pour te saluer !

    J'espère que tu vas bien.

    BISES D'ASIE pour toi chère Linda !
    Passe un bon dimanche
    ✿❀✿

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  23. thanks again linda for sharing more about yourself, and for consistently being a source of encouragement and positivity. you're a valuable gem to your readers and friends :)

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  24. Linda blogisi on mielyttävä tuot meille paljon iloa rakastan lukea sitä Kiitos !!!

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  25. Thanks for sharing more about you....we have such a good time on the blogs, don't we? I'm really enjoying it, and enjoying you!

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  26. Loved the last photo and thought!

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