Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunshine and a Song to make you Smile

Photo courtesy of Free Artistic Photos

You can never have enough sunshine in you life. So I gratefully thank Mikki and Allyn for passing along the Sunshine Award to me. I’m happy to post it here this week to brighten my little corner of the blogosphere!

The rules of the award are:

Thank the person(s) who sent it to you.
Answer ten questions about yourself.
Write a post about it.
Pass the award on and let the recipients know.  


Favorite color? Sea foam green

Favorite animal? To own: dogs.  To admire from afar:  Anything photographed by Nick Brandt.

Favorite number? 500 – the approximate number of candies in a bag of Starburst jellybeans. 

Favorite drink? Coca~Cola

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook

My passion? Writing

Getting or Giving? Giving

Favorite Pattern? I’m more of a solids kind of girl. But if I have to pick, I’ll say stripes.

Favorite day of the week? Saturday

Favorite flower? Lilacs. I love the way the scent fills the entire house.

And because music holds such potential for brightening a day, I’m adding another question. Favorite happy song? I had a terrible time limiting it to just one but I finally settled on Owl City’s On the Wing. And I just love this fan-made video.



I'd like to pass The Sunshine Award on to:


What is your favorite happy song?

51 comments:

  1. This is the first time I'm hearing about sea foam green ~ sounds wonderful! And I just checked out the link to Nick Brandt: oh wow. The pictures of the elephants got to me especially.

    A song that always makes me smile is Yamit Mamo's 'Love Our Time Today'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd_IuyL-7NY

    Heard it from a British comedy 'Death At A Funeral.'

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    1. Thanks for sharing the link Claudine, can't wait to check it out.

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  2. Hmmm. I have LOTS of songs that I love. It's hard to pinpoint just ONE happy song.

    Well, YOU ARE LOVED by Josh Groban. That's pretty awesome. :)

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    1. I know, Cat, there are soooo many great songs.

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  3. Like you, I also like simple solids but I can live with stripes too! There are many happy songs I like. An oldie that I like is the Beach Boys' Kokomo.

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    1. It may be an oldie, but it's hard not to smile when that one plays ;)

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  4. Oh, my goodness-- that photographer is AMAZING! I especially love the cheetah and cubs.

    Your favorite number made me laugh out loud. :)

    And my favorite is lilacs, too! I have a bush of them in my backyard. They remind me of my mom.

    Congrats on getting the award, and I'm crazy flattered that you passed it along to me! Thank you!

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    1. My favorites are the lion pictures. Just lovely!

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  5. Love those pictures! My kids once rode an elephant. I felt sad for it. I think he should be free. :(

    I love lavender, gardenias, and lilacs. We have those all around. Hibiscus too. I'm a Florida girl (living in NC) so I have to say hibiscus and gardenias.

    Congrads. You deserve the award. :-)

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    1. I always feel so sad for the elephants at the fair. I agree, they should be free.

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  6. Nothing more inspiring that the sun bursting through clouds. Lovely.

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  7. Great post, Ruth, and much deserving :)

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  8. Fun answers! Great color, and I love lilacs too! Wonderful happy song as well. Right now, I like "Long Live" by Taylor Swift. Very fun song. :)

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    1. I like all of Taylor Swift's stuff. She is awesome ;)

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  9. Thank you for the award, Ruth!

    I love lilacs as well, but wish they stayed around longer. Don't tell anyone, but I'm a secret fan of Veggie Tales. I taught Children's Church for awhile and learned the songs.

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    1. Veggie Tales are fun. And those songs have a way of getting stuck in your head!

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  10. Love that photography! I see them on Pinterest too--I'm going to have like them! :)
    There are a lot of songs that make me happy--Lean on Me is an oldie but it always makes me smile.

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    1. My daughter visited a gallery with his artwork a couple of weeks ago and introduced me to his work. I just can't get enough of it!

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  11. I'm sorry, Ruth, I'm still in a reverie about your favorite flower - lilac - and can't even think of a song! I probably would not have said it was my favorite, but I am definitely a lilac fan!

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    1. Now you've got me wondering what your favorite flower is =)

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  12. Congratulations! Seafoam green is one of my favorites, too...

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  13. Love the song and video, Ruth!

    My favorite happy song is "Hold Me" by Jamie Grace
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISgr8SgCYbY

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing this link, Robyn. I love it!!

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  14. Thanks for the Sunshine award! I got one from Missy Kline, that I haven't yet put up. When I do, I'll be sure to mention you, too.

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  15. Thanks for spreading the sunshine, Ruth. Love your happy song. My favorite happy song is Over the Rainbow by Iz. I also love Don't Worry, Be Happy! That one can get stuck in your head - for years! LOL!

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    1. I am enjoying all of these recommendations. I am adding them to my Happy Songs play list =D

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  16. My first car was a sea foam green Pinto. Yes, I'm a Pinto survivor. I want to disappear into that gorgeous picture.

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    1. My husband had a Pinto when we were dating. Wow, I didn't know they came in sea foam green.

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  17. Love your answers! :) I can relate to anyone who loves jelly beans and Nick Brandt and dogs :) I don't know if I can pick one happy song...

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  18. Greetings!

    Always nice to be provided with sunshine!

    Really like the scenery in the video! I really appreciate instrumental music; the background music is great!

    Good choice!

    Really like your blog!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Betty.

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  19. O' I love Owl's City. great choice. Nice way to spread the sunshine.

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    1. Yes, their music always makes me smile.

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  20. I can't believe you know how many jelly beans there are in a bag!

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    1. serving size x number of servings per bag

      Voila! No extraordinary math skills required ;)

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  21. I love that so many people like green. And sea foam green is sooo pretty. :)

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    1. There do seem to be a lot of folks who like green.

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    1. :) Thanks so much for stopping by, Jack.

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  23. What a cheerful award. I love lilacs, too. The scent really is amazing.

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  24. How wonderful! I love sunshine and can't get enough of it! I think it is awesome that your favorite number is tied to the number of Starburst jellybeans in a bag. :) What a fun song- it is my first time hearing it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog- I just came by and followed yours. I love it!
    ~Jess

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    1. Nice to meet you, Jess. Thanks so much for stopping by =D

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  25. Thanks for stopping by I Write for Apples. :) Good luck with Pinterest if you decide to venture into the unknown!

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  26. Congrats on your award! I love sea foam green, too!

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