Monday, August 28, 2017

Monday Sanctuary

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

The Hummingbird Whisperer

Stunning Footage Shows the Highlights of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Sweetest Great Dane will be the Best Service Dog

Why There is a Pool of Oil on Top of Peanut Butter

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.

Healing is absolutely possible.

You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will.  You just keep living until you are alive again. - Call the Midwife

Commit a week to being who you are without who you are not running the show. - Doc Children

People lie.  Actions don't.

Often it's the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.

As with any journey who you travel with can be more important than your destination.

If we first seek to accept ourselves then we won't be seeking other people's acceptance. - Cam Richmond

Paint your life with love and it will blossom!

The greatest kindness is often shown in letting things go.  None of us is perfect but we can all be perfect friends and perfect partners by allowing those that we love to be imperfect. - Neale Donald Walsch

It's not what we have in life, but who we have in our life, that matters. - J.M. Laurence

Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. - Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change the future by merely changing his attitude. - Oprah Winfrey

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials. - Confucius

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. - Zig Ziglar

Ideas are easy.  It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats. - Sue Grafton

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. Humming Birds and Great Danes ... I have known both ... plus the chickadee coming to my hand, when ever I whistle ... Lovely post, friend L ... Thank you ... Always, cat

  2. Good Morning Linda. Interesting about peanut butter. I do try to buy the 95% peanuts without the added sugar in so many. Thanks for the info.

  3. The Hummingbird Whisperer, is wonderful to see Linda. I wish you a very nice new week, greetings from the Netherlands

  4. bellissime le frasi di questo post

  5. Dear Linda, firstly, I must just say I was relieved and happy to see your goal on the Go Fund me page was reached. There are some lovely people in the world, and I’m glad they could help you.
    I love the Hummingbird video; they really are like perfect little jewels.
    My granny Daisy had a Great Dane. They are such funny dogs, but sweet with it.
    Have a lovely week.

  6. People lie. Actions do..., as well, Linda...

  7. As always a joy to visit. I loved the great dane what a wonderful dog. Thought provoking quotes giving me lots to ponder.

  8. Hello, I love the hummer and the great dane videos. Wonderful post and quotes. Thanks for sharing! Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

  9. Lovely post, as always, dear Linda!
    Have a blessed new week! xx

  10. What lovely videos and quotes. I agree. It is definitely the rough times in life that polish you to a sparkle! Sending best wishes. Xx

  11. Love the video of the hummingbird lady. What great pictures she is capturing of those hummers.

  12. Good morning, Linda!
    Love your choices of videos and quotes, as usual! I always leave your blog with a smile on my face. Thank you, friend!!

  13. Dear Linda - the video of the hummingbirds is superb! I wouldn't get anything done if I had that many flitting about. Just love to watch them. So glad too for the tip on natural peanut butter - dealing with the oil sounds simple now. Thanks for a great post sweet friend. Hugs!

  14. Awww the Great Dane stole the show today. I linked this post to Awww Mondays.

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

  15. Hi, Linda! I really loved the hummingbird and eclipse videos! Just beautiful! My favorite quote today was "People lie. Actions don't." I find that sometimes I lie to myself about what I want to do, and then I find myself through my actions doing what it is that I truly want to. I've learned to watch what I am actually doing!!! Have a good day, my cherished friend.

    1. I really enjoyed the eclipse video. Thanks for posting it!

  16. Happy Monday! Loved the "Commit to who you are" quote catchatwithcarenandcody

  17. Los vídeos del colibrí y el gran danes muy bonitos, en el del colibrí una manera muy fácil de hacer un buen reportaje.
    El del eclipse muy recomendable mejor ver así que en vivo sin protección.


  18. A wonderful, beautiful hummingbird.

  19. I was very close to the path of totality for this most recent eclipse, so thought the video was interesting.

  20. Very nice videos. Your quotes are always so good. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  21. Hello Linda,
    Happy Monday and my good wishes for the coming week.
    Another great selection here. I enjoyed the eclipse video and a great selection of quotes, especially the Charles Darwin one.

    All the best Jan

  22. Thanks for the eclipse video!

  23. I don't see the oil in a jar of peanut butter anymore these days but when I was young, we had that without fail - I remember the brand - Pied Piper made in South Africa and we would have to use a chopstick to stir and mix the oil with the peanut butter right after opening a new jar.

  24. The hummingbird is so pretty! Hope all's well with you, Linda! xoxo

  25. Wonderful post, Linda!l love the cute hummingbird.

  26. Cam Richmond a bien raison Linda


  27. Bonjour,
    C'est toujours avec grand plaisir que je parcours ton billet. Belle journée à toi Linda

  28. Linda, Love hummingbirds...but I can't imagine attracting 200 of them at once! At best we end up with 3 or so...and they tend to fight each other. One actually got stuck (bill first) in one of our screens. My wife freed him. She also revived another one by stroking his/her breast after the bird had hit a window. As for the solar eclipse, we were right on the line of the total eclipse and viewed it with a bunch of friends. Love great danes but they tend to live a short life. They do consider themselves lap dogs... Thanks for the tip on the storage of natural peanut butter. The reason we haven't bought it is that messy oil at the top. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  29. I would love to see a hummingbird in real life☺

  30. I love Great Dane video, sch a funny dog and he brightens up the lives of the people he meets. Great quotes as always, you can always find inspiration in them and things to think about. Have a wonderful week Linda and thanks for sharing.

  31. I've often wondered why there is a pool of oil on top of peanut butter. I've always thought it was because it was natural - a sign that chemicals have not been used. I so love peanut butter.

  32. Thank you Linda! I loved the hummingbirds and peanut butter video! Big Hugs and Much Love!

  33. I enjoyed the eclipse video and a great selection of quotes, especially the Charles Darwin one.



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