Friday, December 02, 2016

Walking in a Weekend Wonderland

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

Dad's Deathbed Confession Unites Long Lost Siblings

Orphaned Fox Cubs Back to the Wild

Little Owl Freed from Tennis Netting

Aled Jones and Libera - Once in Royal David's City

This Little Girl Began Feeding the Crows, Now they Bring her Gifts  :)

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.

The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life. - Roy T. Bennett

The real things haven't changed.  It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.

A bad attitude is like a flat tire.  You can't go anywhere until you change it.

Relax and trust that if something is truly right for you, nothing can keep it from you.

You are rich when you are content and happy with what you have.

I aspire to be a giver - a giver of love, a giver or encouragement, a giver of appreciation.

Hang in there!  The moment you're ready to quit is usually the moment just before the miracle.

You may see me struggle, but you will never see me quit.

Don't you dare shrink yourself for someone else's comfort.  Do not become small for people who refuse to grow.

It's amazing how differently you can see something after leaving it alone for a while and then revisiting it later.

The more you pray the less you will panic. - Rick Warren

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. Thank you for your lovely shares in this post. I wish you a great weekend ahead.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  2. Anonymous4:43 AM

    Orphaned Fox and Little Owl, are beautiful videos Linda. Have a nice weekend.
    Top left on my Wordpress page is now a translation button.

  3. Hello, Linda! I am happy to see the little owl was rescued. Wonderful inspiring quotes. I wish everyone could be happy with what they have. Enjoy your day and happy weekend ahead!

  4. beau travail de Raphael Vavasseur Linda

    have a nice day

  5. thanks for sharing all these! I love the quote about the bad attitude :-)

  6. Crows are amazing. Smarter than we give them credit for...

  7. Me gustaron mucho los vídeos de los zorros y del mochuelo. También la canción navideña es muy bonita con esas voces blancas tan espectaculares.


  8. Great informative video of the crow. I wouldn't want to be on the bad side of crows. It is so true that the more we pray, the less we panic. Have a beautiful day!

  9. Linda the videos todays were so uplifting, the deathbed confession was a little disturbing to start but how wonderful to be reunited with a family you didn't know existed.

  10. You know, Linda, I really like your choices of sentiments and quotes - I feel so badly for a neighbor of mine. She is one of those negative, difficult-to-be-with people. Your first quote brought her to mind this morning. I feel sorry for her. She believes positive thoughts are those "things" you consciously say - not so much what bubbles up from the heart. So she does not understand why saying out loud, "I will be successful. I will make more money. I will get a boyfriend." -- how those things don't transpire. She believes she is thinking positively. Rather than being grateful she has a job, grateful she is healthy, grateful for all the good things in her life. She is dissatisfied with her life, and does not realize it is that underlying negativity which is making her undesirable when she is around others.

    It's always interesting how the same comment can mean so many different things to each of us as we journey through this life - but more-so, it is sad when we can see where we fail, and are grateful for that knowledge to bloom better in the future, rather than being saddened and anchored with bitterness.

    LOVING that sweet comment about hanging in there! It's so true. And when things are a little difficult for me, I say, "This, too, shall pass." I had an exacerbation/relapse on Sunday which put me back in my walker and unable to do very many things. This time, instead of fearing whether or not I'd be able to get my legs back, I immediately said, "This, too, shall pass." Meaning, "my fear and frame of mind will pass, and whatever happens, I will be OK."

    I'd like to thank you, Linda, for always having timely entries on your blog, for sharing the deeper parts of yourself, for bringing joy to so many of us in cyberland, and for being the beautiful person you are.


  11. (PS) sorry to have rambled so much today LOL you don't have to publish my comment if it's not appropriate. xo

  12. Hi Linda all lovely posts today and no particular favourite, but of course as always I love Raphael Vavasseur Art. We are both animal lover's and anything with animals always touches my heart. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Diane

  13. More prayer and less panic for me too! My fav: No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.

  14. I like the one about a bad attitude being like a flat tire.

  15. I'm pretty content with what I have, but I wouldn't mind being just a little bit financially richer so I could pay my bills more comfortably for the rest of my life. But, yeah, materially speaking I feel pretty rich.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  16. Hello Linda,

    Thank you for sharing!
    Lovely small foxes :)

    Happy Weekend!

  17. Those last two kitty art pieces really give me a much needed sense of peace right now.

  18. Have a nice weekend, Linda !

  19. I loved the family reunion best. Forty hours and she had found her half brother. Wonderful.

    I know crows are smart, but we don't mess with them at the boat. They are nasty little critters if you feed them.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend Linda. ♥♥♥

  20. Donna Ellis, you have a big heart! Linda, I really enjoy your posts; they help me to readjust my crazed mind to relax, and enjoy even the disappointments that come along.

  21. your positive words and quotes lifted my spirits today. and I am so tired today!!! thank you. what a treat your blog is, keep up the positive vibe, it means a lot.

  22. Quote about flat tire is very true! Bad attitude, and negativity, hate, etc, you really can't go anywhere with them. Better change it!
    Have a lovely weekend, Linda!

  23. That first video is very heart-warming, Linda. I can't imagine what it felt like when she first heard of her brother. And the at last, free at all the poster and you always find one or two which have a special meaning for me on any given day. Merci beaucoup !

  24. Que de merveilles douce Linda!!! Bise, bonne soirée tout en douceur!

  25. Great videos. Enjoyed them all. Great quotes and art work. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  26. Linda, Great story about the lost/reunited siblings! When I was young, my mom and I 'discovered' that my stepfather had 6 children from a previous marriage in Canada. My brother/half-brother suddenly had a big bunch of family. As it turned out, I was treated like a blood relative as well.

    In 2015, via the Internet I 'discovered' a number of classmates from my prep school in Niagara Falls NY and we actually had a 54th class reunion. In that same year, members of my Dad's family (He died in WWII) found me on the internet and brought me a trunk load of his belongings from the late 30's and 40's.

    Can't miss with animal stories! Love crows... We have a family that shows up every years and they seem to love our yard. They like to roll down the hill in the grass.

    Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  27. The video of the fox is great :-) They are well again and released again in nature. Really nice to see. And ohhhh ..... the little owl, which has had the luck! Lovely view to see that this little owl was rescued from the net. The authority of those guys gave me goose bumps. What can singing beautiful !!! Particularly to bring the crows Debbie gifts :-)
    The text spells are all wonderful again to read :-)
    Warm regards, Helma

  28. Hi, Linda!!! I needed a dose of happiness and I knew that I would find it here ☃
    I loved that video about the crows...fantastic!!! I love these birds and I knew that they can recognize faces. I feed our crows bread each day and when I walk out to our woods the "watch crow" begins cawing that it's time to eat!!!
    Thank you once again for a cheerful place to visit ❄❄❄

  29. Especially uplifting today. So glad I found your blog.

  30. Once in Royal David's City... Yes, it's December, time to start playing all those Christmas songs.

  31. Always enjoy the wildlife ones...not so keen on Aled :o) Songs of Praise is not really for me.

  32. That story of Gaby & the crow is really interesting. I like to watch the crows....
    It was the favorite of R K Laxman.

  33. It's amazing how quickly those siblings were reunited by means of the internet! I was so touched by the relationship between that little girl and the crows that brought her gifts. Makes me want to go out and make friends with some crows, just to see what they would bring me.

  34. Cute little owl

  35. I love the quote, 'A bad attitude is like a flat tire...'.
    I separated my boyfriend this Monday.
    Our relationship was seven years.
    But your blog encourage me.
    I will change my flat tire!!
    Thank you, Linda<3


  36. Hello Linda,
    I like your movies. Great again.

    Sweet greetings,

  37. Superbe comme toujours. Tu as une grande sensibilité.
    Belle fin de semaine

  38. I like the analogy between bad attitude and flat tire. Thanks for all the inspiration.


  39. Always think positive thoughts definitely attract wonderful things. Thank you. Bon weekend.

  40. Powerful first clip.

    Greetings from London.

  41. Thank you for your comment on one of my blogs! How sweet of you!

    Love the Luna Cat art.


    Since my "name" is...

    Luna Crone


  42. The videos are fascinating, I did not know about Crows! I love birds, and we will have flurries of Crows certain times of year. Maybe I will try to give them a prize? : )

    The little owl, oh my. So cute and so glad to see he is okay now.

    The siblings reunited, that is amazing. ...And so quickly too. Wow. That was brave of her I think. I'm glad it turned out so beautifully!

    Love your sayings, they are so good. A lot to contemplate in a good way!

    Such a nice blog here Linda...I enjoyed my visit!


  43. What an incredible story - the first one about the siblings.

  44. I love the crow story, it's lovely that the little girl treasures the crows as much as they treasure her xx

  45. Your first video reminded me of my finding american relatives through the internet. I was deeply dissappointed by their attitude. It also made me question american mentality.

  46. You spoiled us today Linda. Really great videos, especially for me with those lovely fox cubs and the story of the Little Owl.

  47. Your blog post it like being on an epically awesome Pinterest board... I want to save all the quotes! Great post! Thanks for sharing! <3 -

  48. Lovely crow story, friend L ... cold here in AB ... and much snow ... time to curl up and do some hibernating ... Love, cat.

  49. Hello Linda, thank you so much for your warm welcome. Great selection of quotes, as usual. I wish you a fabulous week ahead :)

  50. Hi Linda,
    Great messages! I especially liked the one where the crows brought the girl who fed them gifts. Crows do have a nasty reputation, as do ravens, but God used a raven to bring Elijah food every day when he was recovering in the desert. Thanks for sharing these, and God bless,

  51. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Some of the quotes were a great inspiration to me. Thank you so much for sharing. I will save your blog and will be sure to visit as often as I can. Cheers!! :)

  52. Anonymous3:25 PM

    Hello Linda, this was a great post. Thanks for sharing the quotes. Some of them were very uplifting and encouraging.

  53. We really like the photos with positive sentences !!!!!
    We want to thank you for your beautiful comments !!!!! We were very happy to read them during the year !!!!
    Have a great sunday Linda!!!!!
    A meow of Frida, Bilbo and Sofia

  54. I love especially the quotes you shared! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  55. Another great selection Linda, thank you.
    I always enjoy reading through the quotes.

    Wishing you a good new week ahead, well it will soon be here. I don't know where last week went - it zoomed by!

    All the best Jan

  56. Hi linda... That crow video is wonderful; I'd heard the story on the radio a while ago, but this is much better. Thanks . have a great week.

  57. Darling Linda !
    I so love to come here and find all the joy you always share, this time I especially love the quotes you've posted, they've filled my heart with such a gladness !!!

    Hope you had the best of weekends,
    I'm sending blessings of joy on your new week just begun

    Xx Dany

  58. Thank you Linda! I love the owl video and the crow video! Thank you for making me smile! And, thank you for the meaningful quotes! Big Hugs!

  59. Foxes are so cute and adorable! Sometimes I dream of having a fox or wolf as a pet :)

  60. Great post, Linda! Such a inspiration! :)

  61. Don't you dare shrink yourself for someone else's comfort. Do not become small for people who refuse to grow. <-- This is a great find, Linda and oh-so-true.


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