Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Wednesday Wishes and how Christmas will Look on my Blog!

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
I know that some people go away and also some people take a blog break at different times, and that some may take a break during the Christmas holidays.  I will not be taking a break, as I just choose not to.  What I am doing, so that you all know, is that beginning Christmas Eve and into early January, I will not be posting any videos on my blog. However, I will continue with the quotations, as I feel that we all need love, encouragement and positivity every day of the year (including myself), so for this reason I have chosen to continue with my blog and not take a break.  My breaks are done in the evenings at home with my cat, relaxing, watch a bit of television, listening to soothing nature sounds and music AND doing my blog, so for myself, doing my blog is a break.  Thank you all so much for being there and I hope that my posts will continue to encourage you, to make you think, smile, laugh, and to see the positive in life.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Christmas Candle Centerpiece Ideas

Old Village, Villamoura, Portugal

M&S Home - How to Create Your Christmas Table

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.

People who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else quickly learn it doesn't work that way.  Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. - Neil Gaiman


Abundance is in what we enjoy, not what we have.


Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive IS the special occasion.


No matter how dark it may sometimes seem...always remember that even the tiniest light dispels darkness.  So shine your little light!


Caution, deer dance off ahead.  If you proceed, please be prepared to "Bring it."  :)


Generosity must be fearless, because to give freely is a vulnerable thing.


Dear awesome friend...please stay in my life forever because you are one of the best things to happen to me.


If someone keeps bringing you down, perhaps it's time to get up and leave.


True story...as time passes, you'll not only be able to see a growth opportunity in whatever is stressing you out right now, you'll also be able to find a bit of humor in it all.


Nobody will protect you from your suffering.  You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away.  It's just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it.  You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal. - Cheryl Strayed


I'm grateful for my challenges because without them I wouldn't have found my true strength.


They say don't burn bridges you may have to cross later.  I say I don't mind swimming if the bridge was messed up to begin with.


Remind someone they are worthy.  Let them know they are enough just as they are.  Be the light in an often too dark world.


Things always have a way of working out, in the right time, with the right person, for the best reason. Keep the faith.


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!

47 comments:

  1. Merci pour ces gentils mots Linda.

    Pour moi j'aime faire une pause en regardant ton blog. J'aime beaucoup.

    BISES et merci pour cette nouvelle publication.

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  2. Good morning, dear Linda!

    Thank you for letting us know about the changes coming to your blog during the holidays. I'm a lot like you. Blogging is relaxing, satisfying and rewarding to me and I miss it when I need to break away for a while. Today's gag video was another funny one. It amazes me how an illusion can be created using actors, sound effects and a golf ball bouncing across the floor. I enjoyed learning how to make a Christmas candle centerpiece using food items from the pantry. I also appreciated the festive Christmas table decorating ideas. I am already seeing many beautiful holiday displays in stores and in people's homes. The old village in Portugal looks like the kind of place Mrs. Shady and I would love to visit. We both have an eye for European architecture, home decor and the like, along with ponds, pools, fountains, flower gardens and ornamental shrubs. It looks like a lovely vacation setting!

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda!

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  3. The Christmas Videos are lovely.
    I don't usually take a break at Christmas time either.

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  4. I seldom take a break from blogging either! It is my journal and I like to have it to refer back to from time to time and year to year! I do keep a handwritten one as well so I am well documented!!!

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  5. Very good ideas for Christmas candle and Christmas table. Thank you, Linda !

    Have a good day!

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  6. Lovely Christmas candle centerpiece ideas.

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  7. Merci de rester et de ne pas faire de pause. Ton blog fait du bien.
    Bisous de belle journée

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  8. The golf gag is funny! I also like the tips for decorating the holiday table. :)
    But the funniest is your Meanwhile in Canada! I'd love to see a moose dance off.

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  9. Dear Linda, thank you for your lovely quotes. I love them :) Wishing you a great week ahead:) Liuba x

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  10. Your first quote, so true, If you have problems and trouble where you live,moving house does not always leave them behind. Keep the quotes coming, and over the festive season, enjoy your blog, your cat, and your music. That all sounds like a small part of heaven to me.

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  11. je te souhaite une belle journée
    bisous

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  12. Hi Linda, thanks for letting us know. You do really thoughtfully plan your blog. My posts are just posted whenever they come to me ;-) I don't have time to watch the video today but I love the quote on abundance. Have a wonderful week. x

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  13. Villamoura.. je voudrais bien y aller Linda

    greetings

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  14. Good morning and happy Wednesday..I like the village in Portugal. Wonderful videos and awesome quotes. Enjoy your day!

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  15. Will be going to Cuba shortly to visit my friend Isabel ... and see sun and ocean ... no WIFI there ... just ocean waves ... smiles ... fine with me ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  16. As you well said... we all need love, and words with tones of positivity!
    Thank you for making us smile... and happy! Every day... here, with all your sharings, in your lovely posts!
    All the best! Kisses!
    Ana

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  17. Hi! The candle video is very interesting for me. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I don't take a break, Linda, so I follow...
    Good gag !

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  19. funny deer sign

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  20. Merry Christmas Linda. Have a cool, white and fluffy Decemberrrrr. Thanks for the kind words on the blog. Always appreciate sincere praises from readers like you and others.

    It's wet here in Singapore. Monsoon brings the rain, but we love it.

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  21. Your blog reflects your care for others, Linda. And it's obvious that you put time and effort into choosing just the right things to include. It's always a good assortment, with something for everyone.

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  22. I'm glad you won't be taking a Christmas blog break, because I enjoy your daily messages of inspiration.

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  23. Love the bridges sentiment, and the pretty table decoration ideas. Like you, I spend most of my time alone, house-bound, out in the country. As one of your quotes said, I have learned that I can be happy anywhere as long as I'm happy in my heart. Some people do try to rob a person of those types of feelings, claiming it is not normal or healthy. Then I feel sorry for them. Rather than argue or defend myself, I just realize that they are not at a point in their lives where they can feel and experience genuine contentment in just being "themselves". Thank you, Linda, for brightening my life every day! I cannot image how many other lives you touch. I pin lots of your quotes, and probably lots of others do, too. That means the ripples of your caring love end on shores all over the world! XOXOXOX

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  24. I hope I would be able to blog everyday too. Thank you, Linda for your love and concern for those who need encouragement.

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  25. Loving all the quotes. You put so much time into your blog Linda and give so many different things to look at. My favorite for today is Don't save anything for a special occasion...being alive is a special occasion. I must share that my sweet motherinlove who is no longer with us used to say (as she aged and began to get sick) that she would not save anything for a rainy day! That she would use all of her things she had including keepsake items. That she was not saving anything for special occasions because everyday was a special occasion and that she wasn't even waiting on banana's to turn ripe! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  26. Thanks again for those wonderful Salmansohn posters! And the gag is great. How can you hit someone with a golf ball when you didn't hit a golf ball? So funny!

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  27. appreciate you always being here, bless you.

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  28. I'd be out of my depth trying to out dance a deer!

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  29. I'll blog through the holidays too.

    Loved the gag. The looks of folks' faces are priceless.

    Loved the video on the holiday tables. I used to do things like that too. I loved everyone coming over and saying, WOW.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ☺

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  30. I'm so very glad, darling, that you're going to be here during the Christmas Holidays, I won't take a break, I've never feel the need of it, indeed, and I cannot think about my days without your inspiring quotes, truly !
    Enjoy your day, my sweetest Linda,
    sending blessings on the remainder of your week,
    with much love and gratitude
    Dany

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  31. The world is not quite the same without a daily dose of Linda. So glad you'll be here during the holidays!! Loved today's selections. Thank you, Linda!!

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  32. Superbes idées pour la table de Noël et le centerpiece! Bise et bonne journée dans la joie et la tendresse!

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  33. Boa tarde Linda. Vim agradecer sua visita ao Sexta. Utilizei o tradutor para ler seu post . Gostei do que li. Vou levar seu link.
    Um abraço

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  34. Hi Linda! Stopping by to check out your blog and thank you for visiting mine the other day. :) Love your perspective.

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  35. Oh I am going to miss your funny gags this Christmas, Linda!

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  36. Hi, Linda!
    My favorite this time is the video of the Christmas candle decorations! Clever! As I read your blog today, I thanked God that you will not be taking a Christmas break because so many people get depressed during the holidays. You, my dear, are a bright light shining in the darkness and post inspiration and love that reaches out to us hugging us with God's love! May He bless you and reward you!

    Love,
    Mary

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  37. True! We all need love, positivity and encouragement every day of the year! Thanks Linda. xo

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  38. Great Christmas videos and once again great quotes. Enjoyed this post. Have a blessed day.. Madeline

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  39. You could very well use the same design of that Christmas table for so many other occasions. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  40. "Generosity must be fearless, because to give freely is a vulnerable thing." So lovely and true, I love your blog, love the way you share your life, your idea so much. Lisa @ Myfancybathroom.Lastest post of my blog : BEST ELECTRIC RESIDENTIAL BATHROOM WALL HEATER

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  41. i'm glad we'll still be able to read your posts throughout this month and next month ... it's really nice to have your words of encouragement and positivity at this time :)

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  42. So many good quotes and deer dance-off ahead was too good, haha

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  43. Hello Linda,
    I enjoyed and appreciated all your life-affirming quotes today.
    Also liked the Mini-golf video - that was funny.
    Being at home in the evenings with your cat and your blog sounds a lovely way to spend time, and we can enjoy the results too, thank-you!

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  44. Browsing through. You have this uncanny way of picking the right quotes. Love most of them.

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  45. Hi LInda - ...i hope your evenings are wonderful - i read about your break but still blogging quotes - i love that you are so committed to make all of us enjoy your blog. I always love the quotes and drawings you put up - i don't always get to see the videos but I know there is a treasure chest over here if I am having free time and feel like watching short videos. Love love your blog.

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