Friday, October 28, 2016

Weekend Relaxation

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes on my Wednesday post, I really appreciate it.  I had a very nice birthday yesterday (Thursday, October 27th). Hugs and love to you all!  :)

The videos I have chosen for this post are:

Duck Chases Dog (this is only a 40-second video but is just too cute and funny not to share!)  :)  I really love this video, hope you all do as well!

Biscaya - James Last

Dog, Cat and Rat

The Carter Family - On the Sea of Galilee

Bobby Pickett - Monster Mash 

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.

May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door and happiness be with you now, and bless you evermore.  - Irish Blessing

In life you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet.  Some will test you.  Some will use you. Some will love you and some will teach you.  But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you.  They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it's worth it.

Reasoning vs intuition...
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and a rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. - Albert Einstein

Integrity is more valuable than income. - Robin Sharma

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. - Joseph Joubert

Don't ruin other people's happiness just because you can't find your own.

I am learning how to walk away from people and situations that threaten my peace of mind, self-respect or my self-worth.

Beware of destination addiction...a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job and with the next partner.  Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are. - Robert Holden

People who are not happy with themselves can't possibly be happy with you.

Love is not what you say.  Love is what you do.

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!


  1. Linda, I love the duck chasing the dog video. They are so cute and having fun with each other! Wow, the dog, cat & rat video is amazing! The trainer is really great in training them to accept one another! And I love this quote "In Life"...the people we meet and the ones who brings out the best in us...

  2. Glad to hear you had a great birthday yesterday. Hope the year ahead would be just as good or even better. Cheers!!!

  3. Liked the James Last video with the tropical setting. A nice blast of colour during our dull grey months ahead here before spring comes round again.

  4. Dog, Cat and Rat - The musicians of Bremen! ☺

    Have a wonderful day, Linda!

  5. Don't ruin other people's happiness just because you can't find your own.


  6. Dog, Cat and Rat, is very special to see Linda. I wish you a good Friday.

  7. Hello Linda,
    Very nice movie of that dog and duck...haha...!! That's very funny.
    And maybe to late, but congratulations with your birthday.

    Big kiss, Marco

  8. Belos vídeos gostei muito do de James Last.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

  9. That Einstein quote is really interesting. I hadn't thought about it quite that way before. Have a great weekend.

  10. Hello, Linda! I love the duck/dog video. It is so cute. Thanks for sharing the videos and inspiring words. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  11. je suis fan de James Last Linda

    have a nice day

  12. Hello Linda,

    Happy Birthday, I'm sorry it's a little too late!
    Beautiful art with the cat. I love it!

    Happy Weekend!

  13. I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday Linda. Did you have that wonderful BBQ? I hope so.

    I love the duck and the dog. That was indeed adorable.

    I really loved the dog, cat and rat. Now that's something you don't see every day.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend Linda. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

  14. Adorable animal video!
    Thank you also for good ideas!
    Happy weekend!

  15. "The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world" Truer words were never written.

  16. 'Love is what you 'so often' do...', Linda...

  17. Hi Linda, I came to your blog via Robin's "A Bird's Life". I usually check out other Canadian blogs, and I'm not too far from you, in Kingston, Ontario. Was born in Montreal but raised in Gaspé, then lived on the east coast for 16 years before moving here.

    I enjoyed your post with all its positive messages. Karen Salmanshon has one of my favourite sites. A few others are, and, if you're not familiar with them.

    All the very best to you.


  18. Thanks for these lolely quotations Linda. I really hope you are well :) Take care ;)

  19. That duck chasing dog video is too cute!

  20. Love the duck and the dog video so much that I've watched it a dozen times already...way cute!!!
    More of that gorgeous art from Vavasseur...💟 it!!!
    Wonderful quotes, too!!!
    Great post, Linda...oops! almost that vintage classic Monster Mash 😈👿👹👺👾

  21. The dog and cat and rat video is something to behold!

    Good that you had a nice birthday!

  22. Glad you had a good birthday :-)
    I agree with the quote "some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world." Every life matters and everyone should be entitled to equal rights.

    Have a happy weekend!

  23. Anonymous11:58 AM

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting at . I have continued with a new blog at . Looking forward to your future posts. I love the cat in the clouds.

  24. Well, the duck and dog is too funny! Ducks can be quite fearless...but I think it the dog turned around and ran after it, the thing would fly away quickly. Loved the music of calm and soothing. Cats and rats just don't seem to go together...our cats would make quick work of that rat for sure! And that last Raphael piece is stunning! Glad you had a good birthday. Keep on keeping on!

  25. Hopefully you didn't get a bunch of comments from me. Having trouble publishing. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and commenting at my old blogspot. I have continued to blog at via wordpress and look forward to following you. Love the cat in the cloud photos.

  26. The duck and dog is a good one! I enjoyed so many of the quotes but I think the "Inspired by Gratitude" ones were my favorite this week. Thank you for another inspiring post <3

  27. Linda, I understand why the dog is running. I've been chased by a duck, goose and rooster. I'd know what to do if a dog attacked but birds not so much! Love the dog, laid back cat and rat. Strange buddies for sure... The Monster Mash came out in my first year of college and I'd never seen it performed by Bobby Pickett until now. He really got into it. Used to watch Dick Clark all the time...from 1957 - 1961. Have a great weekend! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  28. Hi. Wonderful videos. But the duck and the dog was really good.

  29. Mukavaa että syntymäpäivä meni hyvin Kiitos ihanista vidoista ja kuvista kaikki hauskoja Terveisä :)

  30. In life you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you. Some will use you. Some will love you and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it's worth it. This actually brought tears to my eyes thinking of the ones who are worth it.
    As ever I love Raphael Vavasseur Art, it is magic.
    Have a great weekend Diane

  31. Great videos. Especially liked the one of the Monster Mash. Wonderful quotes and art work. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

  32. Hello Linda,
    thanks for sharing these videos with us. I love the video with the dog and the duck :)!

  33. Linda el vídeo del perro y creo mas bien una oca en la que esta parece muy buena estratega es muy gracioso. También me gusto mucho el del perro, gato y rata que forman una extraña familia.


  34. Monster Mash was one of my favourite songs as a child.

  35. So pleased you had a lovely birthday.

    I love the duck and dog video ... I've watched it twice already!

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

  36. You always put so much thought into your posts. Thank you Linda!

  37. Hello dear Linda~~Oh what a delight it is to come for a visit with you. I have missed your beauty here as I have been away. You always share such wonderful inspiration with us, thank you.
    As I write this I am listening to the Biscaya-James Last, how wonderful. :)
    I trust that you have been doing well?
    Much love to you, sweet lady~~

  38. Oh dear...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  39. Oh no! I think I missed your birthday! Happy Belated! Mine was October 20! catchatwithcarenandcody

  40. I'm always shocked to see cats get along with rats. My in-laws (now deceased) cat Furball had bloodlust in his eyes when they got their fish-tank

  41. Dear Linda,

    Everything you post is a warm world full of your feelings.
    I send you warm greetings from Greece.

    Yannis Politopoulos

  42. C'est vrai, l'amour se voit à travers nos actes.
    Bon weekend, Linda.

  43. James Last is always a pleasure. His music enlivens every setting, not only Biscaya.
    I live a two hours drive from the Sea of Galilee, so I was pleasantly surprised by the Carter family's song.

  44. Fantastic shares, Linda! Wishing you a wonderful week-end, and may an inner joy for love of yourself, bubble up a little more than usual! hugs, de

  45. The quotes here today are so true especially about gratitude and contentment and the one about walking away from toxic people. Have a wonderful weekend Linda.

  46. Thank you so much for that adorable duck/dog video :)

    I hope you have a great weekend and Halloween :)

  47. From the looks of the path worn around that rock, I'd say this duck/dog chase occurs frequently. Too funny. I'm sorry I missed your birthday. I was away on vacation last week and just got home tonight. So I send you my belated birthday wishes.

  48. That duck chasing dog video had me cracking up! Thank you for the chuckle and the thought-provoking quotes! Enjoy your weekend. :-)

  49. Thank you for sharing, Linda.
    Have a wonderful week ahead. :)

  50. That duck-chasing-dog clip came up on my Facebook wall the other night and I kept watching it on a loop for about an hour. It still cracks me up. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

  51. Fabulous picks, Linda! Love the animals video ^_^

  52. We laughed a lot to assisitir the first video !!!!!! It's very funny !!!!!
    And we enjoyed the dog's video, cat and mouse !!!! It is very beautiful to see how they are friends !!!!
    Thanks for sharing these videos with us !!!!
    Have a great sunday Linda!!!!
    A meow of Bilbo and Sofia


  53. Love is not what you say. Love is what you do. - it is very important sentence for me.
    Have a nice weekend :)

  54. Dear Linda,
    Hope you had a very blessed birthday, and that God will shower you with blessings in the coming year! Such uplifting videos and photos -- that cat & rat look like real pals!
    Love in Christ,

  55. My favorite of all here on your post was the Carter Family singing. Thanks, haven't heard them in a long time.

  56. Hi Linda! I'm so glad you had a good birthday celebration. Birthdays are important!
    I loved the Carter video, so simple and pure. And how true is this? If I don't like me, how could anyone else??
    Sunday blessings,

  57. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you Linda! I'm glad to hear you had a nice day. Still several months before I hit the 60 mark! Where on earth did the time go? I think finding something to celebrate every day from now on is a good way to live!! So let the celebration continue!

  58. That dog video is so cute and funny. I could watch it many times and still get a giggle. Happy week ahead to you Linda and Happy Halloween I guess - do you celebrate that in Canada?

  59. The duck is so cute :)
    'In life you will realize there...' encourages me!


  60. So happy you had a great birthday Linda! Thank you once again for such a beautiful post! Big Hugs!

  61. The duck chasing the dog reminds me of a rooster we had that would try to chase our dog. Our dog, Ginger, could easily kill it, but she was trained not to hurt chickens, and that rooster would make me so upset trying to bully our wonderful dog. I think he's since met his well-deserved fate on someone's dinner table! Once again, love the kitty in this post as well.

  62. Hope you had a weekend as lovely as this post of yours, darling Linda, I'm sending blessings on your new week, may it be filled with joy and peace

    Xx Dany


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