The Happiness Tag

I received a wonderful surprise today when I was notified that I’d been nominated for The Happiness Tag by my creative and inspiring friend and fellow blogger, Judy from Edwina’s Episodes.  Judy expressed in her nomination that my blog “always cheers her up.”  I was touched by her lovely gesture and compliment.  I was also happy to hear that my […]

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Tuesday Tunes

  “La Vie en Rose” is a song that expresses the bliss of being in love.  It brims with pure emotion and beautiful sentiment.  To me, it’s one of the loveliest songs ever written.  “La Vie en Rose” or the English translation, Life Through Rosy Pink Glasses, was released as a single in 1947 by French singer, Édith Piaf and is one of her most famous and beloved songs. Édith Piaf, also known as “The Little Sparrow,” became an icon of France during World War II.  She was a symbol of French passion and tenacity.  Piaf’s signature song was about finding love after a trying time, and many people saw it as an anthem of hope as it was released shortly after the end of World War II. “La Vie en Rose” is about a state where everything appears rosy and cheerful because of being in love; thus, creating a feeling of “wearing rose-colored glasses.” When I hear it, I think of it as something more.  It isn’t just a song about romance; it’s an anthem of love for life, especially when everything around you is considered a source of joy. Here’s the thing:  Life through rosy pink glasses isn’t about being foolishly optimistic. Instead, it’s about a state of bliss, where one is truly able to see things in a positive light.  So, here’s to life in pink! “La Vie en Rose” performed by Catherine Carraway Quartet

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An Opportunity To Know One Another Better

It’s a true delight to be recognized by one’s peers, especially when nominated by someone as lovely and effervescent as Ritu, author of But I Smile Anyway.  Many thanks to Ritu for including Fourth Generation Farmgirl with such a wonderful group of bloggers for the nomination of the Miranda Sings Award.  This fun and upbeat award was created by Claudia’s Thoughts to […]

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Quote of the Day Challenge: Day 1

I have been nominated by the lovely Judy of Edwina’s Episodes to take part in this fun challenge.  Be sure to visit her eclectic blog.  It’s full of humor, wit, wonderful poetry, and much more.  Many thanks for thinking of me, Judy. The rules for this challenge are as follows: 1  –  Thank the blogger who nominated you. 2 –  Share one […]

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