Friday, June 30, 2017

Weekend Splendour

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

The Best Way to Treat a Mosquito Bite

Baby Donkey Naps in Girl's Lap

Gracie Fields - Isle of Capri (1934)

Incredible Therapy Dog - Koko the Labradoodle

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.

It's so difficult to describe depression to someone who's never been there, because it's not sadness. - J.K. Rowling


I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. - C.G. Jung


Fall seven times, stand up eight. - Japanese Proverb


Take the road less traveled.


A laugh is a smile that bursts.


No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.


Groves were the first pantheons. - Nancy Rainwater


Our passions are the true phoenixes;  when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Sometimes it seems like life is definitely an uphill climb.  Try to literally stop to smell the flowers of joy and peace and love along the way. - Nancy Rainwater


Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. - Helen Keller


A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret.


Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being's suffering.  Nothing.  Not a career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status.  We have to feel for one another if we're going to survive with dignity. - Audrey Hepburn


Do your best and let go of the rest.  You can't control the outcome;  only your actions.


Sometimes it takes the worst pain to bring about the best change.



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. Love the Koko video! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Ahhhhh!!! Isle of Capri! One of my favourite numbers to dance the cha cha. If I remember correctly, the version by The Blue Diamonds was the hit here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=040siz4qtf0

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  3. Aww... I want to cuddle the baby donkey too!

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  4. A Mosquito Bite, Is no fun Linda! Have a nice weekend.

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  5. I keep a tiny device in an electrical socket; it is supposed to keep mosquitos away. Well, I think it does the job. Prevention is the best cure, as they say.

    Oh, my looking at the sun is not a good advice - shadows or not shadows.

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  6. Hello Linda, wonderful videos. I loved the cute donkey video and Koko the therapy dog was great. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Wonderful post and positive quotes! lovely to watch the baby donkey and to listen the melody while reading the inspirational words!
    Many thanks for all of these shared!

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  8. I wish you a nice weekend, dear Linda !

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  9. Some amazing quotes today. I also loved the donkey falling asleep, such a joy. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Cute donkey! Have a wonderful Canada Day!

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  11. "Groves were the first pantheons"...love this!

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  12. I struggled to see the first video here as I have a huge problem with insect bites in France, maybe not mosquitoes though. Nothing helped me including antihistamines until I read the blog 'Oui in France' her husband told her to buy Synthol.
    http://ouiinfrance.com/2017/04/14/synthol-miracle-french-pharmacy-product-bug-bites/
    I gather there is a same name substance which is lethal to body builders so it is a bit confusing. This is bought in the French pharmacy in liquid form and put on a bite regularly works for me like a miracle.
    Love the post as always. Have a fantastic weekend Diane

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  13. Enjoyed the very interesting videos. Once again great quotes. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  14. "A laugh is a smile that bursts" love it! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  15. Wonderful videos Linda!!! And quotes!!!! I live by the beach and forever dodging mosquitos.....Benadryl will be by my side ..... Enjoy this beautiful day!!!!!

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  16. hello Linda -- thank you for the interesting collection ... it is always fun to see what you find -- and marvel at how you do it!

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  17. Bise, bonne soirée tout en douceur ma belle Linda, merci pour ce beau partage!

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  18. Hi Linda . These are superb. Thank you very much. Greetings.

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  19. Linda el vídeo del pequeño burro me encanto parecía un bebe.

    Saludos.

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  20. Love that sweet baby donkey & therapy dog - so heartwarming! Great quotes today, too, Linda! Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. Well I learned something about mosquitoes today. I didn't know.

    Love the napping baby donkey. A huge AWWW.

    Love Koco. They do such wonderful work.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Linda. ♥♥♥

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  22. The baby donkey is so cute. Have a wonderful Canada Day, Linda!

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  23. Linda, I'll pass that Mosquito therapy advice onto my wife. Mosquitos love her and they drive her batty! We love donkeys, big or small. They have so much personality and they're smart too... That baby may still want to nap on her lap when he or she is full grown! Dogs just make most people feel good...love that video that was out today about that dog lying down in front of an outdoor symphony orchestra in Turkey. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  24. Happy Canada Day, friend Linda ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  25. Oh, I so enjoyed the Koko video. I love Labradoodles anyway, and Koko seems to be a very special one.

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  26. I didn't know that the Japanese proverb, 'Nana korobi, Ya oki ' was translated to "Fall seven times, stand up eight" !
    It is my favorite proverb<3

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  27. I hate mosquitoes but I don't think I need the pill yet. I like the cute baby donkey napping on the girl's lap like a little baby! Great koko video. Have a beautiful weekend, Linda!

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  28. Toujours de belles parution que je regarde avec plaisir. Bonne fête du Canada. Bises Linda

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  29. Hi Linda. I know that therapy dogs are a relatively recent idea. But when I have seen them in action via the TV etc, it is truly remarkable the effect they have on people. A wonderful video.

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  30. Thank you for the mosquito bite video. I'll try it right away as it's mosquito season here, BIG TIME, even though the city sprays regularly.

    Nothing sweeter than the baby donkey cuddled on the girl's lap.

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  31. une belle publication Linda

    avec un coup de coeur pour la deuxième vidéo

    greetings

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  32. I love the reminder "do your best - leave the rest" - sometimes I think I might be neglectful in certain situations because of that sentiment. But it's the only way I can be sure of "giving up so-called control" and allowing all people to live their lives the way they would like to. I hate being manipulated, and even more, I hate when I see that I might have been trying to manipulate, too. Thank you, Linda! Your thoughtful posts always help me be my best. xx

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  33. Hello dear Linda,

    Wonderful videos and quotes! Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Weekend!

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  34. Loved this week's videos-- the little donkey is adorable and that Labradoodle is one wonderful pooch!

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  35. Forget about the bite. The best way to treat a mosquito. Squash it. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  36. I agree that no matter what happens in life, we should be good to people.
    Greetings, Linda :)

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  37. Wonderful advice and so much inspiration here! Love your blog and I'm so happy to visit.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend! It is Canada's 150th birthday today!!!

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  38. Dear Linda! I liked video Baby Donkey and the words:Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows
    Thanks!

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  39. Looots of mosquitoes around here lately. This is helpful.
    Happy new month, my friend. May you have an epic one.

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  40. Dear Linda,
    thanks for finding my blog and leaving this nice comment.
    I'm really surprised that somebody from Canada found me.
    I travelled to Canada years years ago. To Toronto on a very cold winter day and also to Niagara Falls. Me and my husband had a wonderful time there.

    Thanks got that we have no moskitos in Germany! haha
    Regards
    Sigrid

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  41. I love the quote with falling seven times and standing up eight times.
    Hope you had a good weekend

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  42. Thank you for these wonderful inspirations. I love Koko, donkey and your quotes. Greetings!

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  43. Hi, Linda! The mosquito video reminded me of how glad I am that I live in Colorado where I rarely have to deal with mosquitos. I was mosquito food growing up, and I was always covered with mosquito bites. It was misery! So I'm going to remember that mosquito treatment. I'm going to take antihistamine pills to Nova Scotia in a few weeks. Thanks so much, Linda!!! I'm itchy just at the thought of mosquito bites ~ LOL!

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  44. Thanks so much Linda!! I love your posts! Big Hugs!

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  45. Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being's suffering. Nothing. Not a career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we're going to survive with dignity. - Audrey Hepburn

    I agree with this so much, Linda. Kindness does not cost anything. :)

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