Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Wonder Filled Wednesday and More about Myself

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

I have always lived in an apartment, ever since I was born.  My parents didn't have much money so they rented apartments.  Since I grew up living in apartments, I still rent an apartment as an adult.  I am a minimalist, so I don't have a lot of furniture...just what I need, and I am happier this way, because I don't like clutter and I feel happier and more secure with less things around.  I was married for 15 and a half years (1983-1998), it was a childless marriage, as I was unable to have children. In 1998, my husband decided he wanted a divorce. Of course it hurt me, because I thought that marriage was for life, 'until death do us part', but I should have realized that in this day and age this was less likely to happen.  Anyway, so my husband filed for divorce and he has since remarried....twice.  He married the second time years after our divorce, then moved to Illinois in the U.S.  His second wife divorced him years later and he got married for a third time late November 2009.  We kept in contact for a while but I haven't had any contact with him since 2011 or so.  I have no animosity towards him and I wish him all the best and hope that his third marriage will be the final and best for him.  I chose not to remarry. I have good friends and I am happy this way, and my security and happiness come from within me, so I don't need to have another person to 'fulfill' me, if you get what I mean.  Thank you for listening.  :)

The videos I have chosen for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Snow Squirrel

Colour Therapy: Green

Sunset Time Lapse

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.
















Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always enjoy and appreciate reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

48 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing more. How's it feel to write all of this to us?

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  2. (^‿^)✿

    Coucou et MERCI chère Linda de te confier concernant ta vie, ton appartement, ton gout pour posséder l'essentiel, pas plus... ton divorce et les remariages de ton ex-mari. La vie s'écoule ainsi ... quand on la résume on se dit "que les années passent vite" ! n'est-ce pas ?

    MERCI pour tout ce que tu partages ! J'aime beaucoup cette publication.

    Je t'envoie des BISOUS d'ASIE !!!
    Bonne continuation !!!!!!!

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  3. You are so right! No one can make us happy for long. We have to be comfortable with ourselves and like ourselves. We have the key to our own happiness and do not need to depend upon anyone for it. LOVE the squirrel in the snow! He must have woke up early from hibernation?

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  4. I love squirrel ... mais a la fin il me donne froid comme ça dans la neige lolll
    bisous et douce journée ... un peu de givre ce matin ...

    mais le printemps arrive ...


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  5. Hi Linda, your story brought sadness (the marriage, etc.), but you are much stronger now and, as you try to make others happy, your happiness shines brightly.

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  6. I thank you for sharing such a personal part of your life with us Linda. I admire your positive attitude and I agree, we have to be comfortable in our own skin. Always enjoy popping in to see what treats you have in store for us. Thank you for today's :)

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  7. Green, my girl's favourite colur. Brings to mind that lovely song by Kermit the frog. LOL!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ZxxHbJGbY

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  8. thank you for sharing Linda. Always remember, that you a great person. A hug Sussi

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  9. 15 years is still a fairly long time for a modern marriage ... my parents also separated when i was younger, after about 15 years as well. the lesson i've learned from there is that everyone is imperfect, and staying together for a lifetie with someone, as husband and wife, is one of the hardest things to do. but thank you for sharing your story and for inspiring us with your perspective :)

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  10. Ups and downs all make us what we are right now, and you have shared a huge lot of yourself with us lately. love that squirrel, and other words fit my day. Hugs, Jean

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  11. Happy Wednesday Linda...♡

    I like that last quote about using the stones thrown at you to lift you up xox

    Thanks for sharing about your life... it's a good way to get to know you better :-)

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  12. I really liked this post, some really on 'the button@ philosophy. Most importantly though for me was the part about you Linda. At the end you say 'my security and happiness come from within me' and this is so especially in relationships, people should be together because they come together as independent people who choose to be together, not because they need to be together. Great post!

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  13. Merci de partager ces moments d'intimité et ces gags rigolos
    Belle journée
    Bisous

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  14. Thanks for sharing Linda. I love the picture of the dog! When you do things from your soul you feel a river running in you, Joy! WOW! Love this. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  15. Princess Sassy Pants is back and as good as always!!

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  16. Thanks for sharing more of you. You are positive and seem forgiving.

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  17. That old lady in the gag is terrible, but for some reason I did end up giving a good laugh! Thanks for picking out so many good ones for us, Linda.

    Sorry to hear about the pain your divorce must have caused you, but I'm so glad you have been strong, and the Lord has seen you through. My best friend in middle school is going through a (necessary) divorce right now and she's not even 25...life can be so hard sometimes, but I'm praying the Lord sees her through just like He has taken care of you.

    I'm totally with you on avoiding clutter!

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  18. Bonjour Linda,
    Le petit écureuil est mignon comme tout ♥

    Bisous et bonne journée

    Manon

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  19. Thanks for sharing your story with us, Linda! Life's short, so let's live life to the fullest & here's wishing you all the best :D

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  20. Hi Linda, I admire you for making such a personal post. I think you have more courage and strength than you realize. Your positive nature shines through your blog and brightens our day out here! :-) Thank you! John

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  21. Thank you for your post, Linda. Thanks for sharing with us a bit of your personal life. You're right. We should feel comfortable with ourselves.

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  22. Hi Linda, the gag video was so funny. I really enjoyed all the videos especially the one of the sunset time lapse. Great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  23. That snow squirrel video is cute!

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  24. Hi, Linda...I love the quote about thanking those who did you wrong, making your strong. Your ex sounds like quite an unsettled person, and you have apparently learned a lot about yourself in the process. Been there, done that as well.

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  25. Hola Linda, yo también soy divorciada y tampoco e vuelto a casarme. Pero soy muy feliz, tengo dos hijos y un gran amor a todo lo que me rodea y me llena de felicidad. Un beso enorme amiga, espero y deseo que seas inmensamente feliz.

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  26. They say the institution of marriage is failing these days. I think it's rather we as people have failed the covenant of marriage. I know for sure unforgiveness holds us in bondage far more than the subject of our ire...I salute your decision to walk in forgiveness instead. Love the squirrel video and green...what's not to love!

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  27. I think simple life is the best. I rarely buy things for myself, except for food and necessary items. I can't remember the last time I bought my clothes :-)
    I'm sorry your marriage ended after long 15+ years. You are kind and positive person to wish him the best. It's not always easy thing to do.

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  28. The snow squirrel is a cutie!

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  29. Thank you for sharing more of your life.
    Anyway, you made me smile again and I love the snow squirrel and the quotes:)

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  30. Hahahahaha .... the first movie was really very nice. The Menshevik just goes with eggs against the ambulance to throw "chortle" .. The squirrel in the snow is beautiful to see. The clip green I find really beautiful. Your text spells I again enjoyed very much. Thank you for sharing.
    Kind regards, Helma

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  31. Hello Linda, thank you for sharing. It is good that you have learned the key to being content in life. I hear it is very cold there in Montreal. I hope the funny videos you are watching will keep you laughing and the blood circulating. I also hope the Spring arrives soon.

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  32. Greetings from Toronto :) Just checking out your space on the web :)

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  33. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. That takes courage when the audience is huge (and with Blogger you never know who is watching). You are the important person here, and you should have the right to be happy. If you are happy single, than that's what you should do - stay single. I know several ladies who are single and are very happy. Good for you.

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  34. I like that last thought especially.

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  35. Oh no, Linda, funny gag... !
    What a beautiful YouTube, the squirrel !

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  36. Linda, I think it takes
    most people a long time
    to realize that "less is
    more." Good for you
    for knowing your own
    heart so well!

    xo Suzanne

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  37. Bonjour douce Linda, la vie nous réserve beaucoup d'épreuves et aussi de biens belles surprises... Bise et bonne journée tout en douceur!

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  38. Wonderful sunset footage Linda, stay strong..

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  39. Thank you for sharing us your story. Hope you will find someone that love you for who you are. Yes, friends and family are a true life treasure.

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  40. I love oranges but I've never had green tea. I've never liked regular tea

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  41. Most interesting, Linda. All of it. Be well....:)

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  42. I am glad that you and your ex husband were able to stay on amicable terms :)

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  43. It was good to know a bit more about you, thanks for sharing!

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  44. The quote by Zig Ziglar -"There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making u strong", is so applicable to us all. I praise God that you are very positive in facing your challenges and in turn have encourage and bless others.

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  45. Hi Linda.


    I lived in an apartment and landed property before. Unlike you, am a hoarder. Can't seems to let go of some of the "junks" . Always thinks oh this brings back memories of .....whatever. Anyway, am still scratching my head on where to put all the junks.

    Looks like you are a contented person. That is good :). Yea if you are contented, there is no need of another person to fulfill

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  46. I love learning more about you. I was divorced in 1986 and I had two small children. It was a struggle but I built a life that I loved and I think that is an important step. The next time around, I had much more to lose; I chose very carefully - I liked my single life. We dated for seven years.

    This year, Hubzam and I will be married 20 years.

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  47. The more I get to know you, the more I admire you! Great post! Thank you for sharing.....

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  48. Hi Linda.....
    Amazing quotes...so true....thank you for sharing them with us!!!

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