Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Medley

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

A Day in the Life of Jake the Firefighting Rescue Dog

Mini Horses Stay Warm with their Mini Coats

Kitchen Gadgets (1954)

How to Prepare a Perfect Picnic - Picnic Days (1935)

How to Relieve Stress and Depression - How to Reduce Stress with Healthy Foods

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.

Sometimes what appears like an obstacle in your path is really a gift meant to move you in a better direction.


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


Always have an attitude of gratitude...sprinkled with some sassitude!


Our mind is like a little monkey who likes to wander from branch to branch, jumping from one thought to another...it likes to constantly swing between the past and the future.  Invite that little monkey to rest on one branch for a moment and just breathe.










Stop being so tough on yourself.


Be who you really are.  As long as you love yourself nobody's opinion matters.


Whoever angers you controls you.


Nothing better than the sound of heavy rain while you're falling asleep.


To me, flowers are happiness. - Stefano Gabbana


Good morning.  Today I will be grateful.  I will start the process of turning today's pain into tomorrow's joy.


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!

53 comments:

  1. Lovely collection of artwork and quotes!

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  2. Informative & interesting, foods to reduce stress and depression.

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  3. Love the dog and horses. Have a great week!

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  4. Those videos are All great. The first was very touching with that darling little dog, not forgetting his hero who rescued him. The picnic is much fancier than I remember the ones in my childhood. Mum used to cook hard boiled eggs and we would take along cold cooked sausages, a big loaf of bread and a bread knife to cut big doorstop slices, and lashings of fresh butter. Oh my! Great post again Linda, thank you bunches as always :)

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  5. How can i say enough THANK YOU!!! for such pouring of pleasure and positivity.
    God will Bless you with more happiness and peace of soul for doing this giveaways my dear friend!
    Hugs!

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  6. like soo much the videos from 1954 and 1935..Amazing to see how they did things those days..
    Very nice quotes as well Linda!
    Have a happy new week to you :)

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  7. Hello Linda,
    Nice post. That first movie with Jake is very nice.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  8. Kitchen Gadgets's is nice to see, back in time Linda.

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  9. Hi Linda it is lovely to be able to come visit once again and some of the quotations have had an uplifting effect on me today, I need that at the moment so much, I do love the videos of the doggy and mini horse the gadgets from the past are very nostalgic, superb choice of pictures and videos, thank you so much for sharing
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  10. Stop being so tough on yourself..

    me semble un bon conseil Linda

    greetings

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  11. Good morning Linda! Wonderful post and inspiring words. I love the story about Jake the Firefighter dog. Happy 1st day of Spring. Have a great new week ahead!

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  12. Happy Monday, Linda. I enjoyed the story about the dog, and I liked the Karen Salmansohn quote illustrated by the banana. :)

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  13. Horses are so cute☺☺

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  14. Great quotations and lovely images.
    Have a happy week ahead! Hugs!

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  15. Fabulous picks, babe! xoxo

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  16. Colorful krasi arts. Happy day Linda!

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  17. Jake and the mini horses stole the show. I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

    Have a fabulous day, Linda. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

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  18. Hi Linda! I watched the video on making the perfect picnic. It was a little patronizing, but fun to see the different recipes. The baskets made out of cucumber were cute!
    I agree that what angers me, controls me. It will probably take my lifetime to work that out, but it's worth the effort!
    Happy Monday!
    Ceil

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  19. Wonderful post, Linda! Beautiful Krasi art!

    Have a nice new week!

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  20. And a very happy Monday to you, Linda! I remember my grandmother's kitchen in northern Minnesota. We would visit her farm often when I was a little kid. She had a big wood stove and baked bread every day along with all the other goodies. I would help capture the chickens, and, well, you know, put them out of their misery (I don't think I could do that anymore) and they'd go right in the pot to soak and then later Gram would pull all the feathers off and cook it in the big wood stove! Some fun memories!

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  21. I love the banana picture. There is a lot of truth in it, unfortunately.
    Have a really good week

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  22. Cute videos. Great quotes and pretty art work. Have a blessed day . Madeline

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  23. Nice post! have a good week Linda

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  24. Mini horses wearing mini coats are very cute :-)
    Love Krasi Art. Very colorful!

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  25. Hello. Rescue dogs are awesome. And above all very important.

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  26. I got a kick out of those "modern" kitchen gadgets in the mid 50s, only a few years before we were married -- good grief, how did we ever live! And even funnier was the 1935 lady making a picnic -- that one was back before I was born even (that's a long time ago)... so fussy, so much work. I would never have survived.

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  27. Bonsoir Linda,
    Tout est bien agréable à lire et à regarder. Bon début de semaine "petite amie"

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  28. Kitchen gadgets then and now are a headache for me. I like the basics.
    Not sure everyone will accept the notion of a glass of milk as 'healthy food'. Some people are against dairy products.
    I agree with the saying that obstacles can sometimes turn into gifts.

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  29. Great videos and quotes Linda. I love the miniature horses. The two old Pathe videos are great. Such a lot of work for a picnic lunch! Love the second last quote, true for me!
    Have a good week.

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  30. My husband was just trying to explain to my 40-something step daughter yesterday how she needs an "attitude of gratitude!" I should show her this! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  31. Loved the video of Jake. How touching!! Thank you for sharing sweet friend. The quotes are so perfect. Also thank you for visiting my post and leaving the wonderful words for your sparrow hymn. A bit different than mine but still the same thought. Bless you dear. Have a super week. Hugs!

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  32. Liked the kitchen gadgets and the picnic videos although housewife's then must have done a huge amount of work- shopping, cooking, baking and cleaning every day to live up to the 'ideal women' tag promoted in adverts of that time. No wonder parents then liked kids out the house so they could get on with it all in peace without constant interruptions. Takes me back to my own mum slaving away in the kitchen she seemed to spend most of her time in every day, although she liked baking and discovering new meals to dish out in recipe books.

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  33. Beautiful post and yet again I am more than sorry I cannot watch the videos! Krasi Art is interesting and the first time that I have noticed it.
    Whoever angers you controls you. Not sure about that, I have a very quick temper but no one else controls me!! Thankfully the temper goes as fast as it arrives, hereditary from my father, but I have learnt a certain amount of control, not sure he ever did much as I loved him. We were like fireworks together (two redheads) but he also forgot quickly.
    Have a great week Diane

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  34. 'How to Prepare a Perfect Picnic'... The good old years, Linda...

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  35. Linda, these videos and quotes are so appropriate at this time, encouraging and positive. Jake the firefighter dog was a great little story. Thanks for sharing these and taking the time to find just the right ones.

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  36. Linda, The fire hero in these parts is a pet pig that survived the terrible East Tennessee forest fires by burrowing in the mud. He suffered burns but he's now a local celebrity! As for coats on pets, my wife has talked about getting a coat for our old cat... I told her that I'd love to film her trying to put one on him! Times have changed, that's for sure. The perfect picnic would involve me cooking half the food! Also no pastries stuffed with boiled herring or cheese and anchovy for me! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  37. Tout beau!!! Bise, bonne soirée dans la joie et la douceur ma belle Linda!

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  38. Those little horses are adorable!

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  39. Happy Monday Linda! I love the firefighter dog, that is so heartwarming and adorable! The little horses are so cute galloping around...The 1935 picnic? Oh wow, that lady is going to be worn out before she even gets to the picnic! ha! What she was preparing made me think of an elaborate shower or party of some kind. No pressure right? ; )

    Great quotes and artwork too as always. It's true, many times an obstacle is just pointing us in the right direction. Thanks for picking out such neat stuff for all to enjoy!

    Blessings to you and have a great week Linda!

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  40. Those horses! So adorable and I appreciated the smiles they brought to my face :o) Thanks friend!

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  41. Dog videos are love! :)
    Happy new week, my friend!

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  42. Jake the firefighter dog is so brave and courageous. Even having suffered terrible burns in a fire, he is not afraid of being a firefighter.

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  43. So much preparation went into making picnics successful in 1935! (Rob)

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  44. I wonder what people who were 40-50 years old in the 1930s would think about our culture/society today? We have evolved so far - imagine as they view a microwave, cell phone, minivan, smart washer/dryer combo, and even a garbage disposal and dishwasher! I wonder what they would think that men and women partner in this life, and do not always have specific roles just because that's the way it always has been. I'm so grateful for what all my ancestors have contributed to this life. Thanks for the videos that remind us of these things.

    Wonderful artwork and quotes today!

    Wishing you a fantastic week, and lots of goodness your way, Linda.
    hugs,
    de

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  45. Gratitude & self-care, all good things!

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  46. A fun post Linda!
    And thoughts so true!!
    Those mini poneys are something!!
    OK, I'm on my to tame this monkey in my mind!!!
    Warm hugs and keep well :)

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  47. You have so many wonderful quotes, ideas and recommendations today Linda. I really wonder how you find so many in amongst all the dross on the Internet.

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  48. The 1935s wife. Did her husband appreciate how hard she tried?

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  49. What lovely quotes and images. I especially liked the Krasi Art.

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  50. Love Jake's story. My husband was a fireman & has lots of heartwarming stories about animals. I laughed at the ponies. People here in Eugene put raincoats on their dogs (will have to take pics). Loved the other videos, too.
    Great quotes - especially loved the one about the rain. We used to have a metal roof & just loved the sound of the water.
    Thank you, Linda!

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  51. Good evening Linda,
    This post is packed with inspiring words, beautiful paintings and very enjoyable videos
    Thank you!!!

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  52. Thank you Linda!! You always touch my soul!!! Big Hugs and Much Love!!

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