Monday, September 07, 2015

Monday Shares and The Blind Side

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
You are all probably wondering what "The Blind Side" in the title of my post today is.  I watched a movie on Saturday and this was the name of that movie..."The Blind Side".  It is a fantastic movie and I highly recommend it for those of you who may not have seen it.  To be brief, it is about a black homeless and traumatized boy who ends up getting taken in and adopted by a lady and her husband, who have two children.  (a white family).  This movie is based on the true story of Michael Oher, a pro-football player. It shows how anyone from any background can excel with the help of people who love and believe in them.

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

You Make Me Feel so Young - Frank Sinatra 1956

Bear Saves Crow from Drowning

New Dinnerware Concept Never Requires Washing

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.

Kindness is contagious.  It brings joy to those that give it, receive it and witness it.  Spread some today.

You cannot change how others treat you.  Sometimes they won't be so long.  But you can change how you react to it all.  Be sure to respond in a way which shows love for yourself, and don't beat yourself up over how they're beating up on you.  Be good to yourself, even when others aren't.  Especially when others aren't.

A happy life is a balanced life.  Be kind - but not a doormat.  Be trusting - but value boundaries and intuition.  Be content - but stay open to growing.

Don't be a copycat.  Be a cool cat.  Be fearlessly authentically you.  That's where your greatest power and greatest happiness can be found.

I am me.  That matters.

No matter how dark the storms, you will dance again! And you little dog, too!  :)

Give what you can, where you're at, with what you've got.  That's the key to generosity.

Life is the soil, our choices and actions the sun and rain, but our dreams are the seeds. - Richard Paul Evans

Make space.

Happiness is not a stage to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Be thankful for today!

Thriving comes from deliberate deep breathing.

Why look for yourself in the past or in the future? It requires no time to be are valuable just because you are alive, not because of what you have achieved or not yet achieved.  This natural contentment is who you truly are.

To succeed in life, you need 3 things:  a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. - Reba McEntire

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. I love "You make me feel brand new" - The Stylistics, later revived by a British group, Simply Red.

  2. I love the blind side, have a good week.

  3. i like to have a set of those dishes for my lazy days!

  4. Great gag, Linda !
    You Make Me Feel so Young -> don't know...

  5. Hello, Linda,
    "Make Space" is a thoughtful idea. I think it needs in many situations my life.
    Have a good new week!

  6. Anonymous3:17 AM

    I had run over all the tables ... hahaha!

  7. Thank you Linda for this wonderful post. This is what I like: Happiness is not a stage to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
    Have a good week. We will be travelling today to Turkey for holiday.

  8. Anonymous3:46 AM

    I haven't seen the film yet.

  9. All good ones today, Linda! Hope you have a good day

  10. "don't be a copycat" a ma préférence Linda


  11. A great post and I love the artwork on Hood's KIndness.

  12. The Blind Side was a good movie! I like all your selections today, Linda.

  13. un petit coucou rapide , je suis toujours fort occupée avec la succession suite au décès de ma grand-mère paternel et

    ma réserve de bois de chauffage a porter, scier, ranger ...

    mais je n'oublie pas les amis

    a partir de demain je serais plus au calme ... enfin j'espère ....

    gros bisous avec un ciel bleu mais parfois quelques gouttes de pluie.


  14. Good morning, dear Linda! That gag video reminds me of the many times I have been distracted by a pretty woman. I don't remember knocking over any tables but do remember getting an elbow to the ribs from Mrs. Shady. :) God bless the lifeguard bear for saving the bird from drowning. The poor bird looked exhausted. I hope he was able to recover and fly away to safety. The futuristic dinnerware that never needs washing seems like a marvelous idea but I can't quite understand how it cleans itself.

    Happy Monday, dear friend Linda!

  15. I remember seeing the bear and the crow video!

    One can never get enough of Sinatra!

  16. Bonjour Linda,
    J'aime beaucoup aimé le vidéo du corbeau et de l'ours :)



  17. Good advices today, Linda

  18. The Blind Side IS a good movie...except for a few crude spots. But the story is terrific. That was so interesting about the bear and the crow. I can imagine the terror the crow must have been feeling.

  19. Love that movie! We just saw it the other day. I didn't think I would like it but I was wrong! The bear and crow video is wild. And give me Sinatra over any of today's so-called "music."

  20. Kindness can be contagious

  21. Cute gag video. Wonderful song by old blue eyes. The bear saving the crow was nice. Great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  22. I can't believe the bear saved that crow. Acts of kindness are not only limited to people. Hope your week is off to a good start!

  23. Sounds like a great movie to watch. Heartwarming and then some.

    Loved the gag. Men around a beautiful woman loses all common sense. Well most of them do.

    The bear that save that crow. Awww. I'm linking you to Awww Mondays.

    Have a terrific day Linda. ☺

  24. Linda, I am so glad to have a Canadian visitor at Nanaland. I love The Blind Side as well. My Memphis relatives know the Touhys who took in Michael Orr. They truly are a wonderful family so I hear. I know that Leigh Ann has a new book out and I will be looking for it at the library. I will be following your blog!! Blessings!!

  25. Hi Linda! :-)
    The Blind Side sounds like a wonderful movie that I think we should put on our list. We don't watch a lot of movies, but it is always good to hear of a great one.
    That video on the girl hyotonizing the men was quite humorous, especially the reactions on those men's faces. Thank you for the laugh.
    And the bear saving the bird...aww...
    It's always a delight stopping in for a visit~ and thank you for your visit this morning, it's always a joy to see you. :-)
    Much love~ Debbie

  26. as always I enjoy your blog posts! This is my wish:
    "Tomorrow is formed by what we do or fail to do today."
    Everyday should have us being kind to one another.

  27. that bear saving that crow is amazing!!!!!!!

  28. I did see The Blind Side – a very good movie. By the way, it was filmed in Atlanta, at the Westminster Schools on E. Paces Ferry Road. I also enjoyed that bear video. All you chosen quotations are always so thoughtful and kind.

  29. Thank you for your visit and comment.
    Bjs-Carmen Lúcia.

  30. Hi Linda.Thank you for that clip of Frank Sinatra - surely the greatest popular singer that ever lived? How about a vote?

    Your fellow countryman Michael B has echoes of the Great Sinatra.

  31. Very nice, Linda! Your quotes are so cute.

  32. Thanks for the smiles!

  33. Hi, Linda! Thank you for today's encouragement! I love the movie you mentioned - have seen it a few times - precious and eye opening! If only we could all "be there" for each other in a good way - how different the world would be! Thanks for brightening my little world. hugs, de

  34. Hello my darling and happy Monday. Actually Monday it's almost gone, but I hope you had a great Monday hehehe.

    I love this quote a lot: "No matter how dark the storms, you will dance again! And you little dog, too! "

    Wishing you a lovely evening! Liuba x

  35. I like the make space one

  36. Sinatra was a real great singer crowner enjoy your Monday Linda !

  37. Blind Side - I watched that last year - great movie.

  38. great quotes and a loveable bear! ;-))

  39. Reacting in a way that shows I love myself, I never thought of it in that way-how glorious! Thanks Linda, I like that movie too, very well done.

  40. Some really great quotes as usual Linda... Happy Monday xox

    I liked that movie it was excellent ♡

  41. i remember watching the blind side too, and you're right ... i like uplifting movies :)

  42. Bonjour Linda, c'est bizarre ce concept de vaisselle... merci pour ce beau moment douceur! Bise et bon mardi dans la joie et la douceur!

  43. Hello Linda~I wanted to let you know that we watched the"Blind Side" tonight, great movie. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    I see I had a spelling error in my last message, oops. I ment to say hypnotized. Oh my...

    1. Hi Debbie, thank you so much for coming to let me know! I am so happy you got to see it and that you enjoyed it. :)

  44. I saw that movie a few years ago - really loved it. Have a great week - I always enjoy the sayings you post.

  45. Hi sweet Linda! Oh, your posts are always such a delight to read - you always bless my heart with something :) I thoroughly enjoyed the song by Frank Sinatra - such a wonderful voice!

    Have a lovely week, dear one. Hugs!


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