Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Some of My Favourite Things!

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Patches by Clarence Carter (this song has been a favourite of mine ever since it came out!)

5 10 15 20 25 30 Years of Love - The Presidents (just a beautiful song that I have always enjoyed)


This next song, a great classic and another of my favourites, teaches a great lesson about hatred and greed.  These people in the valley were very selfish and hateful and wanted what the mountain people had, and which the mountain people were happy to share with them.  However, this wasn't enough for the valley people, who wanted the treasure all to themselves, so they killed the mountain people. They got their just reward indeed...the treasure was hidden beneath a rock and it said "Peace on earth."
The song is:  One Tin Soldier by the Original Caste and was featured in the movie "Billy Jack."  Great song!



You Don't Have to be a Star - Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo (a lovely couple who, before they became a couple sang with the group The Fifth Dimension).  They went on to sing as a couple and this is one of their songs, my favourite by them. They have been married for over 40 years now and are still performing.  I wish them all the best.  

United We Stand - Brotherhood of Man (this song I have always loved, it is just a beautiful song)

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.

You have the choice to bring yesterday with you to clutter up the day, or you can leave it behind you and focus on today.




To love our neighbors as ourselves is to stop thinking of ourselves as separate branches, and realizing us all being one tree.


Don't compare your struggles to anyone else's. Don't get discouraged by the success of others.  Make your own path and never give up.


Upper Management








Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When "I" is replaced by "we", illness becomes wellness.


Dream big!


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.

39 comments:

  1. I love the wellness one

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  2. Very cool! Such a positive post :) also, dream big indeed!

    Xxx
    Naomi in Wonderland

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  3. true...dont compare. Even if wanna compare then compare with ones self instead f with others

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  4. i like the songs you've shared today ... i've actually never heard any of them, but it's lovely listening to them and being brought back to a time decades ago :)

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  5. Love your selection of music!

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  6. Lovely vidéos and post, greeting from Belgium

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  7. Toujours un joli partage qui fait plaisir. Bonne journée Linda

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  8. Linda, thank you for all these inspirational pictures! I am so happy that finally can visit your blog, in few days will be officially on holiday and would have more time... ihuuuu can't wait. Wishing you a great day, my love! Liuba x

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  9. Yes, United We Stand is an all-time favourite of mine.

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  10. The Essence of life quote is very encouraging.mhave a wonderful day.

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  11. Cool post. So true about the wellness post. If you have someone to share your troubles with, it becomes lighter. Enjoy the rest of your week. xo

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  12. Bonjour Linda,
    Je te remercie pour toutes ces belles chansons souvenirs ☆ ● •

    Bisous

    Manon

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  13. Good morning, dear Linda! Once again I am delighted to find a pop music post here on your blog and to learn that some of your favorites are also my favorites. In my personal vinyl collection I have the singles by Clarence Carter, The Presidents, The Original Caste and The Brotherhood of Man. Clearly you enjoy songs that tell a story and deliver an important life lesson. "Patches" always brings a tear to my eye when I listen to the tale of how a boy needed to step up and become a man to support the family after his daddy died. Work ethic, sacrifice, putting others first - these are traits that many of today's youth have not yet acquired. "5 10 15 20 25 30 Years" is a celebration of a love relationship that has stood the test of time. How many of today's marriages fall apart at the first sign of a problem? I have a post saluting Tony Burrows coming up on SDMM. He's the versatile vocalist who sang with many different groups in his career including The Ivy League, The Flower Pot Men, Edison Lighthouse, White Plains, The Pipkins, The First Class and The Brotherhood of Man. My favorite Tony Burrows recording is the 1974 hit "Beach Baby" on which Tony sang lead with The First Class.

    Thank you very much for the music and memories, dear Linda!

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  14. I remember when patches first came out too Linda. A great selection of music and wisdom, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Good words...as always..

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  16. Oh what a wonderful post!
    Some of these have made me cry...they are so powerfully moving, especially the mental illness one; the essence of life; and the tree branches.
    The recipes and music selection are fabulous too!
    Thank you so much.:)
    xoxoxo

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  17. Loved all of your music Linda. It brings back memories and the fact that the past music was always the best. Thanks.
    Have a great Tuesday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  18. I remember many of those songs! :)

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  19. Upper management is far too cute!

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  20. I guess one should never get too close to a volcano - even a paper one! Funny! Lots of good music here today. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I loved all the music today. I love every single music video that you posted.

    I loved the westie dog food commercial too. What a cutie.

    Have a fabulous day filled with wonderful music. ☺

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  22. j'aime bien "United We Stand" de "Brotherhood of Man"..

    greetings Linda

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  23. De la bien belle musique au menu!!! Bise et bon mardi dans la joie et la tendresse!

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  24. Oehhh..., nice gag, Linda !

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  25. I played all of the songs for my husband who is amazing at music trivia. He got them all but one which includes the name of the song, who preferred it and what year it came out.

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  26. Volcano book is very to laugh Linda.

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  27. Cute gag video. Good songs. Great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  28. The 3D book is so real ;)

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  29. Loved the gag and that walk down memory lane (complete with the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle). Ah, those times were sweet. Thanks, Linda!

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  30. Hahaha about the upper management, so cute. Oh my one tin soldier, nearly forgotten, thx for sharing Linda. Have a happy and fantastic day, girl.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  31. Volcano book is fun!
    I don't know any of the songs in this post but I enjoyed it anyway.
    Nice messages!

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  32. Lovely post today Linda..

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  33. Oh Linda - your music took me back in time. The One Tin Soldier was always a favorite of mine and I hadn't thought about it in years. Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful tunes. Hope you are having a great day.

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  34. 'The Presidents' - bringing back memories.

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  35. Love this song is really lovely and love Volcano book!
    This is a lovely post!!

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  36. Wonderful choices Linda :)

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