Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday Picks and More About Myself

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

Happy Memorial Day to all my U.S. friends!

When I was a child I went to summer camp.  Most children love camp but I didn't like it at all.  It wasn't that I didn't enjoy the country setting, the fresh air, the activities...it was the way I was treated.  I was treated badly by one of the counselors and some of the other children.  I was yelled at, called names, it was just a horrific experience for me.  I do have one fond memory of camp, and that was gimp.  Do any of you remember gimp?  You could make bracelets and necklaces, among other things with it.  Thanks for listening.  :)

This coming Sunday, May 31st, I am planning a blog post on relaxation.  Even though I try to put a little bit of everything in my posts, (laughter, positivity, soothing music, inspiration, etc.), I will be focusing on relaxation on that day.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Lemon Barley Water (Thirsty for)

Isadora - Paul Mauriat

Don't Stop Believing - Camille & Kennerly (harp twins)

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.


The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. - Lao Tzu


When you shine your light, it might hurt the eyes of those who still live in the dark and they may not like it.  Shine on!


Acceptance isn't always easy, especially when something in your life isn't turning out like you hoped for.  However, learning to accept life as it comes, and practicing accepting yourself are you are; those are powerful tools toward a healthy, positive lifestyle.


Your heart will give your life wings.


You are destined for more than you can possibly imagine.


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. - Marcus Aurelius


Happiness habit - Spending quality time with yourself is the key to embracing the infinite love, peace and light that's already in you.


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.

46 comments:

  1. The lemon barley water looks good. My friend drinks barley green to try and keep her cancer away. I never wanted to go to camp, and was very vocal about it! Bugs and heat, two things I react very badly to! Nice to hear something else from Muriat other than the one song. This video was rather haunting and spooky, like the music. In fact, I expected that girl to sprout antlers and take off running at any moment.

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  2. Hi Linda, I would like to try the lemon barley drink. Something new to me. I also like the quotes from Snow Goose and Shine On!

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  3. Glad I stopped by here this evening before bed time. It's been one of those days when the jumps were unavoidable and this post sure helped. Thanks.

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  4. This colorful image is razor me right in the eye - unique.
    Thank you
    nice day.

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  5. j'adore la harpe , pourtant j'en écoute pas souvent ...
    bisous et douce journée

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  6. That's nice. Journey's song on harp!

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  7. Have never been to a camp but my husband has when he was a teenager..

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  8. Always a lovely variety. Thank you Linda :) I never went to camp. My sister did but didn't like it either. That put me off I suppose but she probably did me a favor.

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  9. La musique au harpe est excellente, je l'aime beaucoup ! Et le "Juste pour rire" - super !

    Bonne journee, Linda !

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  10. That's not a nice way to treat a kid at camp. I'm glad you can look back at it with some distance. Looking forward to your relaxation post.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  11. I do not think I would like camp...... Great post and I look forward to your post on relaxation Linda.

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  12. Oh I love lemon barley water a lot.
    I used to drink it so much back in Malaysia.

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  13. I never experienced summer camp but I really wish I did. I was never allowed by my parents. My childhood summer memories only consist of watching TV all day and night. Boring summer days.

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl

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  14. I think I would have liked camp, although not if I was shouted at or called names. I don't know what gimp is, am intrigued now!

    Happy Memorial Day!

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  15. Sorry you had such a bad time at camp! I never went to camp; couldn't afford it.
    Is gimp the same as luster lace? We used to do that on the playgrounds. So much fun!
    Deb

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  16. Love all the quotes especially "Acceptance", thanks for posting all.

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  17. happy memorial day

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  18. fantastic post my dear, the first video is amazing! :D xoxo

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  19. i'm sorry to hear about your camp experience. children can be very cruel, even more cruel than adults sometimes!

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  20. "The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." How true.

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  21. Very funny gag this morning. Now I'm beginning to wonder if I should grow another beard! Love Paul Mauriat! And the harp twins.

    I got thrown out of one summer camp in Minnesota and my parents had to come pick me up. They were not happy. All I did was sneak out of the cabin in the middle of the night with some other boys. But I got caught. The people who ran that camp were idiots! :)

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  22. Bonjour Linda,
    La chanson à la harpes est vraiment magnifique (✿◠‿◠)

    Bisous

    Manon

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  23. Good morning Linda. Once again everything you put on is great especially the Inspired by Gratitude about Acceptance. Oh how true. Have a brilliant Monday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  24. Linda... what a terrible experience for you... I don't like camping because of other reasons... I don't think it's fun. I went camping for air cadettes when I was 15... it was a nightmare..never again

    Love the quotes you chose as always... uplifting xox ♡♡♡


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  25. Stunning post!
    Have a great evening!
    Natallia Jolliet
    http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/

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  26. Some of my older siblings did camp, but I never did. I don't think I missed anything. I've camped on my own as an adult, but that's different.

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  27. I've never done staying in tent kind of camp, but did things like campfire and outdoor cooking. I think it was a school program. I'm sorry some people treated you badly. But glad you had fun time, too.

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  28. Sorry about your camp experience. I wish we could erase all those painful childhood experiences that linger with us. I never did gimp, but it sounds like fun.
    Great collection - Isadora was really beautiful. Thank you, Linda.

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  29. Hello Linda..

    la musique de Paul Mauriat me plaît beaucoup..

    have a niice day

    ps:j'ai été absent pendant une semaine

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  30. camp experience is not always funny ! enjoy your Monday Linda !

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  31. fantastic post Linda !

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  32. What a terrible experience you had at the camp. I haven't been to one coz I stopped schooling very early. I did finish a degree though when I came to Norway.
    Good to know that you remained a person with a golden heart despite of your terrible experiences.

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  33. De beaux posts Linda comme toujours. Bon début de semaine à toi

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  34. Very long time ago I went to a summer camp, Linda, and it was good...
    Very nice gag !

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  35. A shame about your campimg experience Linda. Kids can be awfully cruel at times.

    I enjoyed the harpists, Camille & Kennerly. it is so unusual to see a harp featured anywhere in recent years.

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  36. Bonsoir ma chère Linda,

    La vidéo me fait toujours sourire.
    Le choix de vos articles sont extrêmement judicieux et délicats.

    Gros bisous ❀

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  37. Another good post. Great videos and quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  38. Sad that you're treated so badly at that summer camp Linda. I love harp music, very beautiful.

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  39. Lemon barley water, perfect summer drink...

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  40. I'm also not a fan of summer camp.

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  41. Well, I thought you understood that we were trying to laugh WITH you. (LOL, now?)

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  42. Bonne nuit et doux rêves douce Linda!

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  43. I have never been to summer camp. Not very popular here till the recent years.

    Sorry to hear that you have been treated badly in the summer camp. It's understandable that some children can be cruel but counselor too? No wonder you didnt like it

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  44. Hi Linda!
    i enjoyed relaxing to the music by the harp twins and the video by Isadora by Paul Mauriat ... Candy Waters is a superb painting...
    as usual i enjoyed visiting your peaceful place....peter:)

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  45. Mull of Kintyre, lovely song. Paul Macartney & Wings.

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  46. I enjoyed both music videos! The harp twin are not only incredibly talented but very attractive! Same for Isadora...I have seen her before...in movie?

    I'm sorry you had some not so good experience at summer camp.

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