Monday, June 08, 2015

Monday Melody & More About Myself

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

I took a lovely walk in a nature park on Saturday. My only disappointment was that there were a lot of people there, as I prefer it quieter, but oh well.  LOL! I petted two donkeys, a horse and two goats, which was great.  The weather was just beautiful, it was sunny and warm, neither hot, humid nor chilly, a lovely blue sky, and a nice breeze.  My kind of weather for a nice long walk.  :)

This Friday, June 12th, I have a post on stress relief planned.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Greyston Bakery Offers Employment to at Risk Adults

Tibetan Dance Performance

Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire - Tap Dance Duet

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.


Life is like a painting.  Draw the lines with hope. Erase the errors with tolerance.  Dip the brush with lots of patience, and colour it all with love.  Have a nice day.




All you really need is love...and a tiara.  And maybe a cookie.


Acceptance doesn't mean passive resignation, acceptance means recognizing the actuality of a situation, without making it into a problem. (without telling yourself a story of how bad it is, how bad you are) *and if you do make it into a problem that's O.K., too!


Your smile can save a distressed soul, gladden a sad heart and heal a broken spirit.


Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love...they depart to teach us about loss.  A new dog never replaces an old dog:  it merely expands the heart. - Erica Jong




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.

58 comments:

  1. Bon lundi Linda et merci encore une fois pour tous tes beaux posts. Bises

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  2. bisous et douce semaine, frais ce matin avec le vent nord-est

    comme j'ai pas de mal de boulot dehors c'est mieux pas trop chaud ....

    a demain et prend soin de toi

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  3. Yes, me too! I prefer places that are nice and quiet! Can't stand crowded busy places.

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  4. I also prefer being out in a beautiful area for a walk without a crowd around. The weather sounded perfect for a day's enjoyment outside. Here in Vancouver this weekend it was a little on the hot side. I hope it isn't going to be super hot this summer as it isn't good for the elderly or my garden :-) I do love all kinds of dances so enjoyed your dance videos and Just for Laughs is always fun!

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  5. I did a nice long walk on Saturday too :)

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  6. I also like quiet places!

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  7. I am glad you had a good day. It made it up into the 90s down here yesterday (now).

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  8. Ho wow... this is my kind of weather too...

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  9. Happy Monday Linda... I got a couple of long walks in on Sunday too... it felt great xox

    I like the quote about how a smile can help and change another.. I try to remember this on the bus or while I'm walking xox ♡

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  10. Carrot smoothie! I like.

    That quote about dogs too. That's so true. Please support #StopYulin2015. I hope this dog meat festival would end soon. Poor dogs. They deserve better.

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  11. Good morning, dear Linda! That gag video was hysterical! It must have been inspired by I love Lucy. I appreciated the report about the bakery that gives high risk individuals a chance to turn their lives around by giving them a job and a fresh start. Like The Dirty Dozen, the workers all support each other, count on each other and keep each other in line to make sure the project is successful. Maybe they should call themselves The Baker's Dozen. When I watch a couple dance I usually watch the female. However, Fred Astaire was so talented I couldn't take my eyes off of him!

    Happy Monday, dear friend Linda!

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  12. The robot gag had me laughing out loud! And kudos to the Greyston Bakery - it's wonderful to know people are trying to make a difference in the world. Also, I read that Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire didn't like each other very much. They sure did dance well together, though.

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  13. I'm glad I chose a different breed of dog that last time. It certainly seemed like she didn't replace my old dog. Just gave me a new type of pet to care for.

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  14. I'm glad you had such a nice walk, Linda. Thanks for another uplifting post. I enjoyed the tap dancing video. So fun.

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  15. I admit to sometimes being anti-social but I like to think it can be a positive trait in many ways. Time to examine the world, to think and to enjoy everything that is good about it.

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  16. Merci Linda pour ce moment trés poétique , hum! j'adore Fred Astaire et j'ai beaucoup aimée mon coin gai c'est plein d'amour...
    Bisousssss

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  17. I am like you Linda, I like the peace around me. Great post

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  18. Your walk sounds amazing, Linda...I am inspired!
    Tomorrow, I will go walking too.
    My husband and I are currently camping in the heart of Warwickshire. There are rolling hills everywhere I look...so plenty of routes to choose from!

    Thank you for another fabulous post!

    Big Hugs xoxoxo

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  19. Bonjour Linda,
    J'aime beaucoup la citation sur la vie et celle sur les petits chiens ♥

    Bisous

    Manon

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  20. Gooood Happy Monday morning Linda even though it's dark with rain this morning. I hope that the sun will later. I totally enjoyed the Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire - Tap Dance Duet. Those were the days of music and dancing. You know one other thing that bothers me also. Being Canadian this " Eh " thing upsets me. I don't think that I ever said " Eh " and I've been alive in Canada for 65 years. Why do these people expect us to say " Eh " Stupid to me. Oh well, that's life.
    Have a great Monday. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  21. I LOVE the tap dancing video. I wish you could see the giant smile on my face. What a talented pair... too bad we don't have dancing acts like Mr. Astaire and his partners these days.

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  22. Thank you for sharing these. They have brightened my afternoon. It's great to laugh more often. I should do just that. A walk in nature is such a wonderful thing to do on a weekend. Wishing you a lovely week!

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  23. la danse des Tibétains est superbe Linda

    have a nice day

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  24. Always a pleasure to visit and be cheered. Great for de-stressing.

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  25. The Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire style of dancing seems to disappeared but they were sure smooth:)

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  26. It is true- Canadians rarely use that expression, but for some reason most of the world thinks "eh" is at the end of every sentence in our vocabulary.

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  27. What a great collection of videos and quotations. I really enjoyed the Fred Astaire video – how talented these two were.

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  28. Fred Astaire was so awesome. I loved seeing those old movies in which he danced with others.

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  29. Loved the prank and the employment for at risk adults. Awesome.

    I also love the dog one. We have that old dog and she's ever so precious.

    I linked you to Awww Mondays.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥♥♥

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  30. How nice you had a lovely walk in a park! Even though it was not so quiet there, it must have been very relaxing time you had with nature and animals. It was too hot here to walk outside but I enjoyed some deck time in a shade.
    Happy Monday and have a wonderful new week xoxo

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  31. just spent a few minutes watching the Fred Astaire video. I love to watch people dance...i'm so uncoordinated...and he makes it look so easy! Thanks for the diversion :)

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  32. You have a lot on offer to keep us entertained today. Your walk in the nature reserve sounded great, too. Hugs, Valerie

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  33. Your post is just what I need today. Too much going on at work. Cranky (very much so) with the husband. A little relief is a good thing! have a great day and thanks for stopping by my post.

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  34. LOL @ the prank one the Fred Astaire vid is fab

    Have a dancetastic week :-)

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  35. The weather here is fantastic too, I just love it!

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  36. Robotic arm is fun, and just keep petting animals, which is nice Linda.

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  37. The video of the man-eating soup was nice but the clip vanTibetan Dance Performancen I find really amazing!
    The movie of the old woman as a baby again was hilarious whahahahah ........ thank you that you made me laugh and let enjoy all this beauty :-)

    Greetings, Helma

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  38. Bon lundi douce Linda!

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  39. I am looking forward to the stress post on Friday! I think I need it, LOL!

    Loved the video about the bakery, that is really nice - hope the rest of your day is great!

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  40. Funny gag, Linda !

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  41. Hi there Linda, thanks for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment! It sounds like you had a wonderful day in beautiful weather! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

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  42. My favorite: Life is like a painting. Draw the lines with hope. Erase the errors witb tolerance. Dip the brush with lots og patience, and colour it all with love:)

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  43. A tiara and a cookie are always good.
    Deb

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  44. It's always nice to visit your blog !
    Greetings

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  45. I never really got the Canadian and eh thing. I think Bob and Doug were the only ones who ever actually said it.

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  46. Love your blog! Have a lovely peaceful week- and you can take a peek here for a different take on birdbaths...
    http://katheworsley.blogspot.com/2015/06/magpie-tales-273-theres-more-than-one.html

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  47. LOL @ the gag, Linda! And I actually have everything to try that smoothie! You got me hooked on fruit smoothies using almond milk, something I would never have tried! have a good one!

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  48. I enjoy your blog videos and I am really curious about the autism paintings. They are so great to see.

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  49. As always, I enjoyed today's quotes!

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  50. that does sound like the perfect sort of weather for a nice day outdoors! :)

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  51. A just for laugh is great! I laughed out loud!
    Amazing tap dance duo!...but Fred Astaire is better dancer I think.
    I'm making the carrot smoothie soon!

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  52. Lots of Awww! on this page, and the story of the bakery is the best! Working with the homeless ministry, i get what they are doing. Many of these people want to work, and have a difficult time finding anyone to give them a chance.

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  53. As usual, I love them all!! Thanks for all your work in putting your daily collections together. They are the bright spots in my day.

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  54. Your nature walk sounds like so much fun, especially petting the animals!

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  55. Hi Linda, I left a comment here yesterday but now it is gone. This has happened to me before on other blogs. Did you at least get to read it before it disappeared? *scratching my head on this phenomenon

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    1. Hi Joyful! :) Your comment is here, and I read it and approved and published it. Here it is. You just need to glance up higher, it is here. :)

      Joyful2:31 AM
      I also prefer being out in a beautiful area for a walk without a crowd around. The weather sounded perfect for a day's enjoyment outside. Here in Vancouver this weekend it was a little on the hot side. I hope it isn't going to be super hot this summer as it isn't good for the elderly or my garden :-) I do love all kinds of dances so enjoyed your dance videos and Just for Laughs is always fun!

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    2. Hi Linda, thank you for getting to me. I see it clearly now. I guess my eyes were playing tricks on me again ;-)

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  56. A beautiful day for a walk. Enjoyed the videos especially the tap dancing one. Quotes were great. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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