QUOTE MOMENT: Smiles drive the sadness away


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Even at the saddest moment, we need to learn at least how to smile to one person, i.e. to ourselves.

I would always smile into the mirror, even at my saddest moment, not sure if it works for everyone, it definitely works for me. 

Till then, 

Smile and cheers!!😀

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A superb quote I found this morning on social media, posted by a relative living here in London.

“Smile, even if it’s a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile

is the sadness of not knowing how to smile.”

SOURCE/IMAGE CREDIT:
Marie Hiles.
Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/
“Mother And Baby Smiling” – Vera Kratochvil, PublicDomainPictures.net http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=11276

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Jack, Would You Like A Slice of Pumpkin Pie?


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The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon which is Greek for “large melon”. The French adapted this word to pompon, which the British changed to pumpion and later American colonists changed that to the word that is used today, pumpkin.

The term pumpkin has no agreed upon botanical or scientific meaning and is used interchangeably with “squash” and “winter squash” in some areas.

Although pumpkin, like other squash, are thought to have originated in North America; the oldest evidence, pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, was actually being found in Mexico.

As one of the most popular crops in the United States, 1.5 billion pounds (680,000,000 kilograms or 680,000 tonnes) of pumpkins are produced each year.

In the United States, pumpkins go hand in hand with the fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving and they are commonly carved into decorative lanterns called jack-o’-lanterns for the Halloween season and pumpkin pies are commonly included in Thanksgiving meals.

The practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns” comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack. According to the story, Stingy Jack had tricked the devil and yet managed to refrain the devil from claiming his soul.

Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell.

He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as “Jack of the Lantern,” and then, simply “Jack O’Lantern.”

The Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America; discovered pumpkin as a new substitute and thus it became an integral part of Halloween festivities. In 1900, an article on Thanksgiving entertaining recommended a lit jack-o’-lantern as part of the festivities that encourage kids and families to join together to make their own jack-o’-lantern.

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In another two days, it would be Halloween but I don’t really celebrate it. Nevertheless, I’ve always enjoyed watching parents dressing up their children for the ‘trick-or-treat’ and making the Jack-‘o-lanterns in Halloween related dramas or movies.

Quoting what Judy Gold said, “Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.” 

Got to know this song from my baby Sis and loved the tune immediately. I think the tune and the MTV is quite suitable for this Halloween related post so decided to share with all you lovely souls out there.

” If we see trouble as a friend instead of a foe,

we might be able to obtain a solution to every trouble we encountered,

since we are a friend who knows it and loves it just the same.”

Have a wonderful day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

Victories By Motivating Giraffe ~ A Precious Privilege


via October 27, 2016 – Victories  — Motivating Giraffe

 

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When you arise in the morning,

think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive

– to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

~ Marcus Aurelius

For someone with a chronic condition like myself, I think this is very true.

May this re-blog sharing pins a victorious smile on your lovely face.

Live life, Love Life!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

Shades of Pink…


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It has been two months since our last post and we really appreciate all the lovely readership supports given to us by all the beautiful souls out there.

Hope our two Hot Pink Buddies are able to put a smile on your faces.

By the way, our online-shop, Clouds N Cups will be re-opening soon and we will keep you all posted once we are ready.

Have a great day ahead always.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

We Will Get There


“A guy is sitting at home when he hears a knock at the door.

He opens the door and sees a snail on the porch.

He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can.

Three years later there’s a knock on the door.

He opens it and sees the same snail.

The snail says: ‘What the hell was that all about?’

(This joke is extracted from: Shortlist.com)

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Snails and slugs are both Gastropods. They are closely related, regardless the fact that slugs lack a protective shell.

Gastropods are able to adapt to a variety of living conditions and they don’t require large amounts of food thus enabling them to continually evolve and survive the conditions around them which many researchers find to be very fascinating.

Snails move at an incredible slow speed and the average adult moves at a speed of 1 millimeter per second.

(Information extracted from: Snail-World)

Although the snail has traditionally been seen as a symbol of laziness due to its slowness; rather than slowness, I see it as a form of determination instead.

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Laziness or determination? What do you think?

May this short post about snails bring a smile on the faces of all you beautiful souls out there!

Have a great day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

Do one thing at a time — karmasama


Multitasking is tricky – it might seem that you are catching up to all the tasks, while in fact the quality of your work decreases. In the long run you start being less productive and more stressed out… Do one thing at a time!

via Do one thing at a time — karmasama

 

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A Beautiful Coincidence…

I used to being a multitasking lady but ever since my health has deteriorated, my multitasking skill decided to bail on me…LOL…

Anyway, after taking a very long break and as I opened my eyes this morning; my mind told me to take it slow and do one thing at a time so that everything will be done eventually, no matter how long it might take.

!!!TAADAAAA!!!!

I saw this beautiful post the moment I logged into WP because I was planning to draft a new post…what a beautiful coincidence indeed and I am thankful to be a follower of this enlightening blog.

Before I can finally finish my post, may this beautiful post sharing lighten whatever burden that is on your shoulders right now upon reading it.

Have a great and fun day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

PS: So much things have changed in WP and I almost gotten lost in the process of trying to re-blog this post…LOL…it has really been a long long while, my dear friends!!!!  Thank you so much for still being with us all this while. Cheers!!! 🙂