Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mid-Week Selections and a Birthday Coming

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! Tomorrow...Thursday, October 27th is my birthday, and I will be 60!  :)  Since I post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I just wanted to mention it today.  :)  For this post I thought I would give a look back on how I celebrated my birthday four years ago by sharing this old post from 2012. Enjoy!  Just click on the following link:  My Birthday at Chalet Bar-b-q in 2012

And I am asking for your prayers and thoughts on my behalf.  I went to my doctor a couple of weeks ago because I was having quite a bit of pain.  Some of you know that I already have osteoarthritis and the beginning stage of osteoporosis.  Well, the pain I was having was arthrosis.  I have been having quite a bit of pain and I even had a migraine headache last night, which thankfully is extremely rare for me. Thank you all so much for your love and support, it really means a lot to me.  Love and hugs to you all!

The videos I have chosen for this post are:

Trending:  Mother Goose Calls on Police Officers to Free Her Baby

Karl the Courtroom Therapy Dog

Solitude - Gheorghe Zamfir

Weinherbst in Lower Austria

Le Chateau - Starring Filou - (Le Chateau is a fashion company with retail stores throughout Montreal.  It sells clothing for both men and women).  Filou is a beautiful Jack Russell Terrier.  This TV ad was done here in Montreal over a year ago.  Enjoy!

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.

Having real friends is so much better than having more friends.

Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.

Don't push away the people who truly care about you, because one day, they won't come back.

Happiness blooms from within.  Have a great day.

Make a decision to talk about why you're blessed, not stressed.  You give life to what you focus on. - Kristen Butler

Choose people who choose you.

Don't let past ghosts spook away present gifts.

Be patient.  Things will change for the better soon enough.

Being afraid of things going wrong isn't the way to make things go right.

Do good for others.  It will come back in unexpected ways.

Let it hurt.  Let it heal.  Let it go.

Yes, I have my challenges.  But I will breathe and know that I am acting at my highest level of intelligence, intuition and emotional intelligence needed to find a way to the best solutions.

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. Tomorrow? Happy birthday!!! Hope you'll have a great one and an awesome year ahead. God bless always, cheers!!!

  2. Wishing you a very happy birthday, friend L ... I'll be travelling on the 27th, so best wishes already today ... smiles ... Love, cat.

    1. ... will be 61 in December ... so I'm older ... sister ... smiles.

  3. ♥♥♫♪Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸
    ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*
    •.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday, dear Linda !!!!! ♪♫•*
    ¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

  4. I can relate to your pain. I hope you get some relief soon and may you have a fabulous birthday!

  5. Very annoying that pain Linda, hopefully it goes better soon.
    Nearly 60 years, a young flower!

  6. Choose people who choose you.

    Beautiful collection...

  7. Another uplifting post. I especially like the quotes. :)

  8. So sorry to hear you are not feeling well Linda. Hope you feel better soon. You will be very much in my thoughts. Lovely post as always :)

  9. Happy birthday, dear Linda! I wish you long life without any pain!
    I liked 'Filou" very much.

  10. Happy birthday in advance! I hope you have a lovely day and that your health issues improve. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  11. Advance Happy Birthday! Reaching 60 is a milestone. Wishing you joy, excellent health and many more years to come.

  12. Hello Linda, first of all, I want to wish you the very happiest birthday for tomorrow! Then to say I’ve just read and enjoyed your post from 2012, thank you for sharing the link. Thirdly but probably most importantly to tell you I’m thinking about you and hoping you get relief from all that pain. Osteoarthritis is such a horribly painful disease. I don’t suffer from it but my dad did, and I know how horrible it can be. He also had rheumatoid arthritis in his hands so a real doubly whammy! I’ve been having treatment for osteoporosis for almost ten years, which culminated in daily injections for eighteen months – now thankfully finished and back to twice yearly infusions at the hospital. I got very good at injecting into my tummy or my thighs each night but am glad not to have to do it anymore. N of the pills I was on helped, but the injections have really made a difference.
    Now to look at today’s treats from you. I’ve seen Solitude by Gheorghe Zamfir, but all the others are new to me.
    Thinking about you and wishing you a very Happy Birthday, hugs Barbara

  13. Happy birthday in advance Linda


  14. Happy 60th Birthday, Linda 🎂

    I am so sorry about your suffering with pain. Still you have a wonderful outlook on life and I applaud your courage.

    Wonderful pieces of life again today...but the video about Karl, has touched me so deeply, it will never leave me. Thankfully the children have this beautiful, four legged friend~

  15. Good morning and happy Wednesday. Happy Birthday, Linda! I hope you feel better soon, the pain sounds awful.

  16. Birthday wishes for tomorrow, I too have just read your post from 4 years ago. What a joy to have such a great place that you enjoy to eat. Sorry to hear that your are once again in so much pain, hope that you can get some relief soon. Take care.

  17. Hi Linda, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday dear lady.................. and many more wonderful years. I recently turned 65 myself not a few weeks ago. Age is just a number. LOL Blessings!

  18. I've been limping myself with a bad knee, not sure what it is. And I think my soul is a little tired.

  19. Happy early birthday! Hope you are feeling better and do something special for a milestone birthday.

  20. Linda, sending prayers and wishes for a happy birthday. Yay! I hope the cheese is abundant and life treats you awesome.

  21. The Filou movie was the best! This morning, Lois Anne and I went for a bike ride and we came upon a beautiful young dog who followed us for a long had no collar so we don't know to whom it belonged. Finally, it saw a truck with some workmen nearby and ran to greet them. We sped on our way. Have to wonder, though, where it came from. Hopefully, it will find its way home.

    So many good posters and a couple that I really needed to read again today.

    Happy Birthday to you! I'm to the point where I count every birthday as a blessing as I know there aren't very many left. Enjoy! And I hope that your pain is alleviated and that you can enjoy the wonders of this life to the fullest extent!

  22. Enjoyed the videos and all the quotes. My prayers are still with you. Have a blessed day and a wonderful birthday tomorrow. Madeline

  23. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Linda,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Loved your BBQ birthday meal. Yummy.

    Love the mama goose that got the cops to help save her baby. Too adorable.

    Carl is a wonderful dog. What a great thing to do for these kids.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ♥♥♥

  24. Happy early birthday to you, Linda!
    I'm sorry to hear about your pain..I hope it'll go away and you feel better soon. xoxo

  25. Have a wonderful birthday and I hope a pain free day. I feel for you as I am having a lot of back trouble at the moment. Constant pain is not fun but I am quite a lot older than you so I have manged so far. Good luck. Diane

  26. Happy Birthday! 60 is the new 45, didn't you know? I know so many people with birthdays right now...what the heck happened nine months before?! LOL!

  27. 'Having real friends'... even far away, Linda...
    Wishing you much more healthy, lovely years... !

  28. "Being afraid of things going wrong isn't the way to make things go right." Such a good quote for me right now! Thank you :o)

    And very happy birthday! I hope you feel better and have a good birthday day <3

  29. Well Happy Birthday to you tomorrow sweet lady! I hope that all your wishes come true and then some! Enjoyed the post today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  30. Hyvää syntymäpäivää rakas ystävä. Jumala siunatkoo ja otta pois sinulta kivun. Olkoon syntymäpäiväsi valoisa Halauksiin <3

  31. Happy Birthday! (Oh, to be 60 again-- or even 70!) Hope you are finding some relief from you painful condition. Wishing you happiness and improved health. By the way the videos were all excellent and such positive thoughts for the day!

  32. I you'll enjoy your birthday, Linda♥ I am an October girl too♥

  33. Happy birthday from Norway! Wishing you all the best in life!!!

  34. Have a happy birthday tomorrow

  35. Oh my goodness, we're both October babies! Wishing you a wonderful day tomorrow dear Linda. May this year bring you much happiness, good health and positive relationships. xo

  36. Happy birthday for tomorrow and I hope for some alleviation of the pains. Thank you for your visit too.

  37. Happy birthday, fellow Scorpio! :-) No wonder I like your blog so much.

    Greetings from London.

  38. Another super selection.
    I loved the video with Mother Goose that got the cops to help save her baby...

    I do hope you may get some relief from the pain, and send positive thoughts your way.

    I also want to wish you a very Happy Birthday.

    All the best Jan

  39. Hi Linda, Happy Birthday... Today is the Day! 60 years old...just a youngster. I turned 74 back in July. Wishing you the best with your ailments, especially the pain which can wear a person down. Since I've retired, it's been a hip replacement, with another scheduled on 11/1, 2 carpal tunnel surgeries and prostate surgery for cancer. The pain is the real downer...not all the repairs. Loved that mother goose story. One smart dedicated moma, that's for sure! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  40. Wishing you a happy birthday and all the best in coping with your pain. I find that a combination of ice, heat, gentle massage and meditation help. I hope the package for your friends reaches you soon.

  41. Bonjour Linda. Je te souhaite un très bon anniversaire et j'allumerai une petite bougie pour toi pour que tu aies une bonne santé et croquer la vie à pleine dents ; 60 ans jeune ça mérite un délicieux gâteaux ma belle ; ) Bisous et merci pour partager tes trouvailles avec nous. ;)

  42. I send you birthday greetings and best wishes for many happy returns of the day,

  43. Have a wonderful day Linda! Sending you many prayers and healing thoughts. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  44. The painting of the kittens is beautiful. I hope you are enjoying a very happy birthday! Sending prayers your way for better health. Headaches are no fun.

    You had several great quotes today. I liked the ones about doing good to others, and focusing on the blessings.

    Choosing people who choose you is a good point as well. When I first started blogging, I visited a lot of blogs and commented. But some of the bloggers I read basically ignored my comments and very existence. It is a lot funner to have blogging friends like you who actually communicate!

    And real friends are much better than more friends. Quality conversations leave me so happy, but quantity of conversations without quality is just draining. :)

    Have a beautiful day! God bless.

  45. Bonjour Linda,
    Je te souhaite de tout mon coeur un très bon anniversaire. 60 ans, tu es encore toute jeune ! (je me dirige vers les 64 ans !!!!) Oh ! que le temps passe vite ... Je te souhaite une bonne santé puis des tas de petits bonheurs tout au long de cette année. Félicitations également pour ton très beau blog. "Happy Birthday Linda" Je t'embrasse

  46. Hi Linda! I'm so sorry for your medical issues, I had to look up arthrosis. I'm glad you have a good diagnosis, and I hope you will get the therapy you need, you will be in my prayers.
    I loved the pan flute video, 'Solitude'. I have a CD of pan flute music, and it always calms me.
    I hope you have a good day today my friend,

  47. Happy birthday Linda. Hope you get some help with the pain you are going through. I find those slow release anti inflammatory capsules are more beneficial than regular pain killers, not suitable for everyone though. Well I must say mother goose fairly tickled me, we may all get quicker response if we kept a goose.

  48. Dear Linda Happy Birthday. Hope it is wonderful. I will also be praying for you to be pain free and well. I have heard migraines can be so painful. By the way I turn sixty in a few weeks. So we have a mutual celebration! Loved seeing the police officer rescue the baby. How smart was the mother goose! Solitude was so beautiful. Thank you for the lovely post. Now I will go check out your birthday celebration of 2012. Hugs!

  49. YAYYYY! Today is your birthday! Aren't you excited to see 60? I just turned 65 4 days ago, and I feel so thrilled to be this age, at this time, around the people I enjoy, and just to experience life at all! I hope your day was extra special! xo

  50. I hope you had a good birthday today Linda and that you felt well for it. (i'm late to your party as it is 8 p.m. pacific time, so your day is probably over.. at least I know mine would be). Thank you for giving us the gift of your fun links and uplifting messages.

  51. I hope you've had a very happy and pain free birthday.

  52. Happy Birthday Linda!!!! Big Hugs!! Many Blessings!!! I am sending you positive energy and healing prayers!!! I wish I could do more!!!
    Your chicken dinner looked so good! Yummy!
    I love the Canadian goose and her babies! Smart mommy!
    Take care my friend!!

  53. That was an amazing story about the goose. I'd never have expected that. I'm glad the police officers followed her and were able to help the youngster. I'm so sorry you've been feeling poorly and hope relief is around the corner. Sixty is a big milestone, but I'm way ahead of you, paving the way. :)

  54. Happy birthday, Linda!!!
    You have a lot of love!
    Your selections always give many people and me a lot of happy :)
    Thank you, Linda!



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