Monday, July 06, 2015

Monday Melody and More About My Blog

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

I thought I would take a bit of time to share more about my blog with you all!  My hope is that whoever visits and reads my blog will feel inspired, uplifted, encouraged...or perhaps something will make you smile, laugh or just see the bright side of life.  There is so much negativity in life that I am hoping to counteract it by offering positive, encouraging and humorous things that enable us all to see the positive and good things that life has to offer.  I post some recipes and health related items because for myself, I think that both mental and physical health work hand in hand.  For example, if we eat junk food every day and all the time it can affect not only our physical health but our mental health as well.  At the same time, I feel that how we feel about ourselves or life in general can affect our physical health.  Thank you so much for being here and thanks so much for your kind comments, it means so much to me.

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Inside a Dog Retirement Home

Lullaby of Sorrow - Peder B. Helland (beautiful nature & relaxing music)

Expert Barbara Reich Organizes Home for Special Needs Family

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.

How to be positive - Say "I can" instead of "I can't". Smile more.  Be optimistic.  Remember you are in charge.  Be thankful.  Forget about regrets.  Do nice things for others.


Sometimes you just gotta put on your sassy pants and move on!


Be grateful for every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love.  Life is so very precious.


Right now, this very second, wonderful things are happening all over the world.








Candy Waters, Autism Artist's display at the abilities Expo!


With every true friendship, we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests. - Mahatma Gandhi




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.

50 comments:

  1. Very nice blog, and agree fully with the sentiments of: "Smile more. Be optimistic." If everyone could do those two simple things, we'd live in an even greater world. Cheers to a good week.

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  2. Panic... !?, but nice gag, Linda !
    Organizing helps so much !

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  3. i too agree that we need more sources of positivity, hope and optimism in our lives ... thank you for bringing that to us! :)

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  4. You let us enjoy fun and beautiful videos and photos Linda. Lullaby of Sorrow, is very beautiful.

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  5. I have my 'sassy pants' on today! ;-)

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  6. Hy Linda!
    Interesting blog. Very interesting to write about zwierzętach.Dziękuję for a visit to the mnie. greetings:) *

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  7. commençons la semaine d'une façon positive Linda..

    greetings

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  8. bisous et douce semaine

    ici il fait moins chaud , quelques grelons hier , mais pas de dégats ici ...

    a demain et porte toi bien

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  9. I woke up Sunday afternoon without the strength to walk without holding onto something to keep from falling, and it really messed with my head. Thankfully, I was able to get across a room in a few hours of time, but getting the trash can out to the curb for the Monday morning pick-up will have to wait until next week (hopefully)..

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  10. Sassy pants...that's true to just move on...

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  11. I get a kick out of watching the faces involved in the gag - like they can't believe what happened or that they did such a dumb thing. I wonder if the birds fly back down into the cage? :) And the doggie retirement home is wonderful. At first I thought it was a joke. But those little critters need help and this place gives it to them!

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  12. Thanks for reminding to be Grateful, spending time with loved ones. And also about dwelling on the positive instead of the negative. Happy Monday, Linda.

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  13. Bonjour Linda,
    J'adore ces dames aux grands cœurs qui aide les petits chiens, c'est très touchant ♥♥

    Bisous et bon début de semaine

    Manon

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  14. Your blog brings us readers lots of smile and happiness:) Thank you Linda

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  15. "Sometimes you just gotta put on your sassy pants and move on!" ... Love that ... been there, done that too ... so good to have you in my life ... thank you, L ... smiles ... Always, cat.

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  16. Good morning, dear Linda! I am very happy to know someone like you. Your blog is a beacon of light in the darkness. It inspires, helps and heals. Why do so many people use their sites as a platform for angry rants? The world needs more people like you!

    As you might expect, the video that touched me most deeply was the one that took us inside the dog retirement home. It brought tears to my eyes to see and hear how those women, along with volunteers, are spending so much time and money to give food, shelter, medical care and love to dogs at the end of their lives. The "Stairway To Heaven" is awesome, a constant reminder of dogs that have passed away, dogs that were loved till their last breath and will always be remembered.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda!

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  17. nice gandhi quote

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  18. What wonderful thoughts that you have shared. Life is indeed filled with so much hate and negativity that at times becomes overwhelming. Its nice to know that you are doing your own little effort to bring positivity through your blog. Have a nice week and best wishes!

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  19. Linda, I just enjoyed the " Inside a Dog Retirement Home ". It's amazing how much love these people have. Thank God there are people like them. What I really loved was the " Be grateful for every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love. Life is so very precious ". I totally agree with you. Thank you Linda. Have a wonderful Monday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  20. Love the dog retirement home & organizing videos in particular. The recipes are always good reminders that we need to nourish our bodies; your inspirational quotes nourish our souls. Thank you, Linda!!

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  21. I always enjoy your positive messages. Loved today's gag. Made me laugh. :)

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  22. Great post, just the right thing to start into a new week, smiling and being positive.
    Thx for sharing.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  23. What wonderful inspirations for me today! Couldn't help but laugh at Sassy pants! I just called one of my granddaughters that name over the weekend! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy P.S. She was being sassy in a good way too!

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  24. Thanks Linda, truly great ideals for your blog and which you fulfill each day. Candy's work is fabulous!

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  25. Linda no dude ni un momento de que tu blog nos levanta el animo, nos divierte y relaja. Un abrazo enorme.

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  26. A cranberry and orange smoothie looks tempting!

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  27. I agree, mental and physical health work hand in hand. Keeping both healthy is important for life! It's great to see Candy Waters' art works displayed at Expo. Love her beautiful works.

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  28. Oh the doggy retirement home. So precious. I linked this post to Awww Mondays. We have an old dog and she come first in everything. I so get what these wonderful folks are doing.

    Have a blessed day my friend. ☺

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  29. I always come away from your blog uplifted and inspired and get many laughs out of the gag video. Your quotes are always great. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  30. Hi, Linda!
    You are such an encouragement to me especially this morning as someone I'm close to is in surgery. So here I am reeling in joyfulness and gratitude by viewing your blog. That sassypants graphic one is so cute!!!!!

    Have a great day!
    Mary

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  31. Our treatment of animals says a lot about us...very endearing video.

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  32. Cucumber and goat cheese sandwiches for lunch. Thank you!!! You are an inspiration and a bright spot in so many ways.

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  33. Bonjour douce Linda, en effet, ton blog est très inspirant et fait un grand bien, j'adore!!! Gros bisous et bon lundi dans la joie et la tendresse!

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  34. Linda, I shared the dog retirement home video with my husband. We both had tears in our eyes. What a wonderful place for them to go. Thanks for sharing that video.

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  35. Oh, wow...what a great post.
    Love the videos...and the sentences.

    Kiss
    BShell

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  36. The positivity of the things you post is why I like your blog. Keep up the good work!

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  37. lovely blog- I just looked at a book in our library about a man who wrote a thank you note each day for a year- rather than feel sorry for himself- he found a way to thank all sorts of people in his life and it changed his life- turned it around
    written by John Kralik. Your blog does the same for us! Thanks!

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  38. Boa semana amiga, beijo

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  39. Thank you Linda. That's very kind of you.

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  40. thank you for being a voice of positivitity. I cannot wait to try the goat cheese sandwich!

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  41. Yes, think positive, think happy. It's all in the mind, so they say.

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  42. Hi LInda, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comment! I have been away from it for a while, but now back and hopefully posting new paintings every week. Again, thanks for visiting!

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  43. I would have loved to be able to see Candy Waters' art exhibit in person. I'm so happy for her to have had that opportunity. Well deserved, too.

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  44. Very positive I like the gratitude too.

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  45. Such a beautiful and inspiring post here, Linda...I always leave here feeling incredibly positive and uplifted, no matter how stressed or low I may have felt when I arrived.
    My heart-felt thanks!
    xoxoxo

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  46. Thank you for your comment on my blog - you have a real peaceful spot here :)
    I sure will make your smoothie.

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  47. Oh Linda - great post friend. You certainly achieve your goal concerning your blog. I am always uplifted and smiling when I leave. In these times it is so wonderful to read and relax with only good thoughts. Thank you for all the hard work you put into each post. It certainly shows. Have a wonderful week.

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  48. Good evening Linda,
    Another very enjoyable post! I must tell you that your place is a little haven.. Always something here to inspire and give me a smile. Thank you.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  49. Yes, crap food in. Just yuck.

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