Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday Melody and a New Poll!

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
I have added a new poll, which you will find on the right hand column of my blog, right beneath the translator.  Thank you all so much for taking the time to vote in my polls, I really appreciate it!  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Tortoise is the Star of Walton Co. Nursing Home

Food Lovers Bed and Breakfasts - B&B Ireland

Snorkeling at Secret Harbor - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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.

Keep your heart filled with gratitude for all you have today...there's so much to be thankful for!


If anyone needs me...I'll be in my happy place.


Just breathe today...and trust that everything is unfolding as it should and it's all going to be okay.


Sometimes life's winds can be a blessing that clear away unnecessary debris.


Be strong.  Speak up and refuse to let others hurt you.  In your life, some will discredit you, disrespect you and treat you poorly - for no apparent reason at all.  Don't consume yourself with trying to change them or win their approval.  And don't make any space in your heart to hate them.  You don't have control other what others think about you.  But you do have control over how you decide to internalize their opinions.  Let people love you for who you are - not for who they want you to be.  Or let them walk away.  They can't harm you either way.  It's their understanding that is faulty, not yours.


You can love your body and still want to improve it. These two things do not have to be opposing forces.


I've seen better days, but I've also seen worse. I don't have everything I want, but I do have a lot to be grateful about.  I woke up with some aches, but I woke up.  My life may not be perfect, but I am blessed.


Sometimes you don't get closure.  You just move on.


Find the good.  It's all around you.  Find it, showcase it, and you'll start believing in it. - Jesse Owens


Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions be louder than your words.


Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.


Life is like making tea!  Boil your ego, evaporate your worries, dilute your sorrows, filter your mistakes and get taste of happiness!






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!

51 comments:

  1. Good morning, dear Linda! I'm still poorly but have come to visit you nevertheless. I also took your new poll. The gag video is hilarious. That porta-potty is used in numerous prank scenarios and the looks on the faces were priceless as the old fellow got soaked by sprinklers. Some people mistakenly call them turtles and it was inspiring to watch the news report about Shelly, the therapy tortoise. With a life span of a hundred years or more, the animal will have the opportunity to bring whimsy and hope to countless shut-ins. Mrs. Shady is part Irish and I will forward to her the video about the Irish Bed & Breakfast. I'm sure she will want to plan a trip there. In 1990, Mrs. Shady and I visited the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Saint Thomas snorkeling video brought back happy memories of our vacation in neighboring Saint Croix.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda!

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  2. MERCI Linda

    C'est une belle publication !

    Je te souhaite un bon début de semaine

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  3. That was another wonderful post Linda. I liked the service turtle video and the snorkeling one especially. You always give us a lovely variety. Thank you so much and have a great week.

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  4. The snorkeling video is wonderful.

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  5. Bed and breakfast is wow.

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  6. These are good people. :)

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  7. very beautiful that sea video!

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  8. adorable la tortue
    bisous et douce semaine

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  9. i've never been to ireland, but i absolutely want to ... and i'd love to stay at a B&B there :)

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  10. Great post Linda! My favorite....the skeleton LOL!! That's so cool :-)

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  11. I have really enjoyed stopping by. Your quote today make so much sense. Thank you!

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  12. have a great week, love you.

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  13. A stunning video of Snorkeling at Secret Harbor, I really like it.

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  14. " be strong" Linda..

    on doit le faire..

    greetings

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  15. Good morning my darling and thank you for this post. I laughed a lot :))

    Wishing you a very nice week ahead! Liuba x

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  16. Kauniita kuvia ja videoita.Kiitos Linda Ja hyvää viikkoa Halauksiin :)

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  17. Nice, Linda... !

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  18. Lots of fun stuff to give us a good start on the week. I haven't been snorkeling in a long time...the video reminded me how much fun it is; and i loved the gag of course and so many of the wonderful posters! But today's favorite was the Canada skeleton!

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  19. I enjoyed the snorkelling video and the meaningful quotes.

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  20. La primera reflexión me impacto por lo real ya que muchas veces no sabemos agradecer demasiadas cosas.

    Saludos.

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  21. Coucou Linda,
    Ça donne vraiment envie de découvrir l'Irlande et les paysages sont également très beaux :)

    Bisous

    Manon

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  22. I said "yes" to thrift shops because almost all of my clothes come from eBay. I'm not sure if that counts! I find great deals on eBay, plus I can do all my shopping from the comfort of my sofa!

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  23. Ha! Love the chalk art. The "happy place" poster is so me. Give me anything with chocolate, and I'm in my happy place. I do occasionally shop in thrift stores. I'm not much of a shopper, though, so I usually go to regular stores, where things are more traditionally organized, so I can find what I want and get out quickly.

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  24. Funny gag video. Enjoyed all the other videos. Great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  25. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Hi Linda. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment. It is pretty quiet over there. :) I love the last Princess Sassy Pants print you posted. So good. Have a great day! Jill from http://thejabberquebec.blogspot.com

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  26. We enjoyed the video Snorkeling at Secret Harbor !!!! Is very beautiful !!!!
    And we were very happy to read your comment on our blog !!! Thank you for visiting !!!
    Have a nice week Linda !!!!
    A meow of Frida and Sofia

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  27. I love the skeleton/storm drain street art!

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  28. I got such a grin out of the Meanwhile In Canada pic!

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  29. Voted in your new poll.

    Loved the gag as always. That poor old guy.

    Awww on the tortoise. I linked you to Awww Mondays.

    Loved all the food. I'm hungry now.

    I love, love, love St. Thomas. I want to go back someday.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ☺

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  30. Today's gag was really funny! I do sometimes look for things at thrift shops, not usually clothes, but yarn or knitting supplies. I recently found a lot of yarn that I've been using for my Hats for the Homeless project!

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  31. creative skeleton one

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  32. Oh, toute cute ce papi hihihi... Bise et bon lundi tout doux!

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  33. Lovely post!
    Have a super day. :)

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  34. Bonjour Linda,
    J'ai beaucoup aimé la vidéo sur la tortue.
    Merci pour tous tes posts et ta gentillesse. Belle journée à toi

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  35. Moi, Linda
    Kiitos kommentistasi.
    Tervehdys Sinulle suomesta.
    https://youtu.be/SZgTSHqZjNc

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  36. Good is all around you and me ... we are lucky, L ... Love, cat.

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  37. Great the old man with the sprinkles.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  38. always a good visit here Linda. Thank you, be safe, be kind and be happy. Enjoy your week.

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  39. Hi sweet Linda! How I have missed you and your delightful blog :) Thank you for the laughs and for sharing such beautiful words. Hugs and blessings!

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  40. You do find some fascinating videos.... Thanks for sharing all.

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  41. Wonderful, everything, as usual, my darling Linda, you always hearten my soul with your quotes, bless you !

    Have a most beautiful start of the new week
    with love and hugs
    Dany

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  42. Lots of things to look at and be inspired. Happy and cheerful.

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  43. Very encouraging quotes. Enjoy your week.

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  44. Wow,,,!Snorkeling! It must be fantastic! Hope it is easy for me to try it!

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  45. So glad to able to visit you blog again. I had a busy week plus I'm getting ready for trip. Thank you for the wonderful quotes...so encouraging and comforted by those words. You're amazing!

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  46. Yes I do shop at thrift and charity shops.

    However there is one badtrend emerging here where some "bad" shop started to use the word "charity" to get people to shop there whereas the actual amount donated to charity is not much

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  47. Hello Linda loved your Tortoise Video he is a grand old man.
    Lovely Quotes today as always , thank you.
    Wishing you well
    Sheila x

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  48. Lots of thoughtful sayings. Thanks for coming by and commenting on my Sitka Spruce post this week. - Margy

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  49. The skeleton drawing on the road - now, that's creative! :)

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