Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year 2017 Weekend

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all!  I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, healthy, prosperous and safe 2017! Thank you so much for all your visits and kind comments throughout 2016, it means so much to me.  I look forward to sharing more joy, laughter and encouragement to you all in 2017!  Love and hugs.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

Talkative Teen Cheers Up Veterans

Cute Ducklings

How Do Sharks and Rays Use Electricity to Find Hidden Prey? - Deep Look

Cat Art by Tammy Fleetwood Moody

Nuttin' (nothing) for Christmas - Art Mooney and Barry Gordon (1955)  :)

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.

A true friend doesn't care if you're broke, upset, what you weight, if your house is a mess, what car you drive or if your family is filled with crazy people. They love you for who you are.


I was going to take over the world this morning, but I overslept.  Postponed...again!  :)


We are put in each other's lives to help each other.


A strong woman may remain silent when people talk behind her back, but that doesn't mean she doesn't notice.  It simply means she chooses not to waste her energy on foolishness.  She has more important things to do.


When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes and heartache.  When I look in the mirror I see strength, learned lessons and pride in myself.


Always find a reason to laugh.  It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years.  :)


As you think, so shall you become. - Bruce Lee


Be strong and move on.  It's time for you to be happy again.


When we deny our stories, they define us.  When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending. - Brene Brown


It's okay to be scared.  It means you're about to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone and grow a little.


Tell me and I'll forget.  Show me, and I may not remember.  Involve me, and I'll understand. - Chinese Proverb


We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another.


An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate. - Criss Jami


Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. - J. R. R. Tolkien



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!

76 comments:

  1. We don't have to agree to be kind! True!

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  2. The baby ducks are too cute

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  3. The duckling video is adorable!

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  4. Wishing you growth, health and happiness in the New Year. Thanks for being here.

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  5. Happy New year Linda

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  6. Happy New Year 2017, Linda! The video with baby ducks is my favourite. Greetings to you and to everyone in Canada! :)

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  7. Such great quotations!
    Thank you for your beautiful and inspiring posts, dear Linda.
    Have a very happy new year!

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  8. I wish you all the best for the New Year!

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  9. Cara Linda, chiudiamo il 2016 con ciò che ci ha dato bene, e male.
    Ora che Natale è passato aspettiamo il nuovo anno che verrà sperando che sia clemente con tutti noi e che ci porti tanta pace e serenità.
    Ciao e buona serata cara amica con un forte abbraccio e un sorriso:-)
    Tomaso

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  10. Hi Linda,
    Cute Ducklings, is so sweet to see.
    I wish you a happy new year and a great 2017.

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  11. je te souhaite une bonne et heureuse 2017 Linda

    Willy

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  12. Passei para desejar umas Boas Festas e um Óptimo Ano de 2017 cheio de amor, paz e saúde.
    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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  13. Beautiful Wishes for the New Year. I also wish you a wonderful New Year.

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  14. Hello, Linda! I love the cute duckling video. Wonderful images and quotes. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend. I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

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  15. thank you of being blog friend Linda:) Happy New Year 2017!

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  16. Such a positive collection today, Linda. Happy new year to you.

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  17. Dear Linda! What I wish for you, is to believe that 2017 will bring you "the best." Let not lose hope - that is the force that moves us - and be able to always be happy with the less good things, believing that the beginning of a new year allows us to believe that anything is possible.

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  18. Oh the 13 year old that volunteers at the VA hospital. He's awesome.

    Awww, on the ducklings. We love watching them in the spring at our marina. So precious.

    I too hope your 2017 is filled with many good things.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ♥♥♥

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  19. Laughter adds life to your years...I like that. Happy New Year, sweet Linda.

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  20. A Very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year to you to Linda 💟 Thank You for sharing your video finds thoughtout 2016 and look forward to many more in the coming year

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  21. Once again great videos and quotes. Wishing you a very Happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  22. A very happy, healthy, prosperous 2017 for you, Linda ! And thank you for your nice logs, all your visits and comments throughout 2016 !

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  23. May the New Year coming sparkle with joy and gladness to you and yours, dearest, precious Linda, thank you for all the wisdom and amusement you always share, you always make my heart smile !

    Xx Dany

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  24. Cute ducklings!

    Happy New Year!

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  25. The bird's chicks are so wonderful.
    Good and Happy New Year.

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  26. Thank you for all the happy and insipiring posts again this year, Linda! I always enjoy visiting here :-)
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!

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  27. Happy Happy Early New Year to you!!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  28. That PBS video was fascinating! Reminded me of my EEG and how I thought to myself, "I don't really know how all this works, but it must mean something if they're going through all this trouble to take a look at it!"

    I also really appreciated the quote about feeling fear and that being okay, it's just a sign that you're about to challenge yourself and grow :o)

    Thanks Linda! Happy New Year!

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  29. Happy New Year to you too Linda, thank you for all the thoughtful and fun posts you share with us :D)

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  30. Happy New Year!:)

    xxBasia

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  31. The cute ducklings reminded me of my younger days when mom used to keep pigs, ducks and chickens behind our house in the village. I love to hold the cute ducklings and chicks in my hands. They are so soft!

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  32. Happy New Year to you, dear Linda!

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  33. Happy New Year, Linda!

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  34. Wonderful videos and quotes Linda!!! Happy New Year and I look forward to many more of your videos and quotes in 2017!!!!

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  35. Bonne année chère Linda, dans la joie, la douceur, la tendresse et surtout la santé! Gros bisous!

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  36. Hi LInda, I hope you had a nice Christmas and I wish you a wonderful New Year! Thanks for having such a fun blog!

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  37. Linda, Love that teen volunteer talker at the Veterans Hospital! Autistic but he found a purpose that brought him way out of his shell...Good Story! Ducks do nest in the darndest places...median strips, planters, under bushes in front yards, etc., wherever they think might be safe.

    The "Nuttin for Christmas" song took me way back...and it reminded me just how old I am! Yikes! I remember that one clearly.

    As for oversleeping like that dog...as a retired couple, there is no thing such as oversleeping unless we have a golf outing, we're on a trip or we have a doctor's appointment! Heck, we lose track of which day of the week it is!

    Have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  38. Hello dear Linda~ always such a joy visiting with you.
    My grandson and his choir class sang the song "I'm getting nothing for Christmas "and that was the first time I had ever heard that song. Thanks for the video.

    It has been a joy to follow along with you and I look forward to seeing what you share with us in the New Year.

    Blessings♡

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  39. I am going to take over the world while day dreaming.
    A great fulfillment.

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  40. Happy New Year 2016 to you, Linda.

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  41. Feliz año nuevo Linda.

    Saludos.

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  42. Wishing you and all your loved ones all that is good in the coming year. Happy 2017, cheers!!!

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  43. Great choice of material to end the year. Happy new year to you.

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  44. Kauniita kuvia ja videot. Kiitos Linda että saan olla Sinun ystävä. Olet tuonut paljon ikoa minulle Hyvää Uutta Vuotta terveyttä ja iloa Halauksia❤

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  45. Que você encontre o caminho para um ano novo cheio de paz, fé, saúde e muita harmonia.
    Deixe para trás tudo que não deu certo e
    olhe para o futuro com esperança.

    FELIZ ANO NOVO!!!

    ✿゚ه.‿⎠

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  46. Here's wishing you a Very Happy New Year Linda. Thank You for your womdeful posts and positivity throughout 2016. Keep finding those videos for everyone.

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  47. The ducklings are so cute. Wishing you a wonderful and healthy New Year Linda!

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  48. Enjoyed the videos. Happy New Year.

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  49. Always nice to visit your blog, Linda !!
    Thank you for our beautiful friendship blogging in 2016 !!
    Happy New Year 2017 !!

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  50. I love all these... do you have a Pinterest account where you keep all your inspirational quotes?? I would love to follow! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  51. Thank you for the wonderful post here, I enjoy this visit.
    Wishing you love, joy and peace for the New Year 2017 oxo

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  52. Happy New Year Linda! :)

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  53. Greetings, again, Linda! Thanks so much for your comments on my blogs! I'm still on break, but wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year, filled with good things, like health and happiness and wealth (if possible!).

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  54. Happy New Year Linda!!
    Sending best wishes for you and yours for many blessings,happiness and good health!
    Thank you for your visits and always kind words!
    hugs,Jackie

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  55. Dear Linda
    a happy new year 2017
    I'm looking forward to your
    wonderful contributions.
    Greetings from Austria.
    Sadie

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  56. Dear Linda, thank you for your visit and you lovely words.
    I like to wish you also a very fine and special new year with love, peace and light.
    Greetings and hugs :)
    Erika

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  57. Happy New Year dear Linda!
    A wonderful post!
    Thank you for your kind words!
    oxo Susi

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  58. Thank you for a great post Linda, the talkative teen is simply amazing, the ducklings are adorable and the bit about the Sharks and Rays was very interesting. I saw some Rays yesterday :)

    Love to visit you, I'm wishing you all the best for 2017!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  59. The ducklings are real cute.
    Like those "bandit eyes" the little ones have.

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  60. Happy New Year Linda I wish you and your family all the best for 2017, I am so glad we are followers of each other I look forward to visiting more in this New year
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  61. Thanks for stopping by to visit, Linda - lovely to see your post from Montreal, Canada - i.e. 'The Far Side'. Cheers, Win

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  62. Happy New Year, Linda! I thoroughly enjoyed your quotes today, especially about conquering the world LOL One of my promises to myself this year is to not procrastinate in the little things. Somehow, I fell into the habit of thinking that if it was not immediately needed, it was not advantageous to tackle it. So a few months ago, I started, and it has been great "conquering my world" in this way. Especially those times I just don't have it in me to do the work. You know what I mean? I just force myself anyway, and work on it a little at a time until it is done. Amazing how much administrative and deep cleaning type of things I've gotten done in 5 minute increments!

    I also appreciate the sentiment about those who talk behind our backs - it always amused me that they would think I was oblivious, when I was just being kind and compassionate. Maybe Graciousness and Kindness are beginning to seem like weakness to many of our society's people. Or perhaps those of us who fall through the cracks are a tad more sensitive to seeing the insecurities of others who feel they are superior or righteous?

    I'm probably trying to convey too much in tiny sentences that make me sound UN-nice - but I think you know me well enough to catch the gist of what I mean - thank you for the encouragement and the reminder in your final quote to keep all things in moderation.

    Happy New Year, sweet friend! Hoping your year is a big improvement and that the nasty D stays away.
    hugs,
    de

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  63. Happy New Year, Linda! I'm not much of a morning person so I can definitely relate to the "Postponed...Again!". HA!

    Thank you for the visit and kind comments from Montreal! I also have some Twinings tea in my cupboard!

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  64. I always love the videos on your blog, Linda.
    Happy New year 2017! С Новым годом!

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  65. thanks for sharing so many interesting videos and quotes on your blog, Linda! I always enjoy coming here and catching up. Wishing you all the best for 2017: happiness, joy, health and lots of inspiration. hugs ♥

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  66. Oh, those ducklings are so cute.
    Love your quotes again - a very good selection.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year

    All the best Jan

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  67. Great inspirational post.

    Thanks for visiting.

    Happy New Year.

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  68. Happy New Year! Here's to a great 2017!

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  69. Happy New Year Linda! Thank you for being you!! Thank you for your wonderful blog! Wishing you many blessings for 2017!! Big Hugs!!

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  70. Wonderful selection, again!
    Thank you, Linda, for warming my heart and uplifting my spirits.
    May every generous thing you've done return to you ten-fold.
    Happy New Year!

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  71. The Cat Art by Tammy Fleetwood Moody was one of my favorites today - I'm teaching that next week and I'll show the kids that picture.

    Sorry that I've been away, sweet friend. My mom is suffering from a rapid decline with dementia. Every time I get off the phone with her, I'm in tears. She is SO confused and has turned into a different person. It's sad and drains me.

    But it's a new year and I am going forward, looking for the positive in all this. It's there, somewhere.

    Hugs and love, my friend. May God bless you richly in the new year. You deserve it!

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  72. You always have the most enchanting quotes and cute pictures on here. Happy New Year, Linda! I hope much goodness comes your way this year. :)

    ~Sheri

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  73. I was going to take over the world this morning, but I overslept.

    Haha! Sounds like me alright. I love getting my full 8 hours. :P

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