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Monday, December 30, 2013

You Look So Much Better When You Oh Oh Oh - 4Ms #Music

Joy is that blessing that shines through any pain or difficult circumstances that you are experiencing. Sometimes you even wonder why you are singing, smiling, even giggly.  Joy. It's a wonderful thing.

I know the holidays weren't great for everyone, but for most of us it was a blessing to be reminded of it's importance and to be with our families.

I'm still trying to figure out a kind of tradition for our family.

In my country we'd just come together, cook, eat, sing, dance and fall asleep. We don't exchange gifts. Usually no one has money for such things. Of course times have changed there in these years, but for most, it is still the same in getting together for meals and just hanging out.

So whether you are breathing a sigh of relief that the season is over, or still basking in all the memories, come enjoy hopping around with us this musical day!

What's one thing you loved / hated about Christmas this year? 
Me: All was out of my hands and yet I saw God's blessing show up from people I have not even met to touch my family.
Hey...keep the noise down, kitten trying to sleep....

Welcome to today's music.  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

CONGRATULATIONS to this week's spotlight dancer!
Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn. 
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Colette @JamericanSpice
Marie @XmasDolly
Michelle - Naila Moon - Just The Stuff Ya Know

Honorary Co-host: Our Cathy will be on hiatus for a few weeks, our friend Becca from Everyday Life is picking up the slack (thanks for picking up my slack too, Becca!)

Steps:
1. Visit YouTube (or other) and get your music for the theme of the week
2. Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (above) 
3. Add your post to the linky - follow the hosts and grab our buttons. Leave a note so we can follow you back
4. Visit each other and leave a comment or whatever you want to do to let them know you were there. See if they have the same music style as you. Enjoy the music! 

You can also join 
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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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26 comments:

  1. Oh i liked that and the video :-)

    Happy New Year & all the best for 2014 ;-)

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    1. Thank you Steve!
      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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  2. Amen, joy is beautiful! Even amidst our difficulties a smile can make the sun shine in our lives. What a wonderful way to greet this week...with a smile! May your new year be filled with more smiles than frowns, my friend!

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    1. What a blessing you are Cathy! Thank you.
      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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  3. We had a very quiet holiday this year. And I have no idea what New Year's eve will bring. The video was a nice reminder to look for the brightness even during a storm.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you. :)
      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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  4. Lovely post, Amen my friend.
    To answer your question- loved Christmas eve and celebrating our Saviors birth with all of our family- disliked being sick on Christmas day..........xo

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    1. Katherine I'm sorry you were sick. That is no fun, but yes we can stay when we know why we are celebrating.

      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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  5. This is a great pick. As for Christmas day, Santa skipped our house, again. We had no fun counting inventory in a store. This job needed to be done and there is no better day to do it than Christmas ... but, yuck! The day improved after that with lunch and a friends party at night.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Santa needs a call :)
      Next time blast some music while doing that inventory girl :)

      Glad the day improved though.

      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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    1. Thank you Lynn. :)
      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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    1. Agreed :)
      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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  8. Today is the first day of the rest of your life so SMILE! It is alright like the song says. God is always workin'! Bless you baby girl and your family. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love your song! New for me, but made me feel good!

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    1. You are such a sweet Dolly!
      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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  9. Work that smile into the New Year my friend. Here is hoping it is beautiful for you!
    Happy New Year.

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    1. Absolutely Naila :)
      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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  10. Perhaps it wasn't the greatest Christmas on record, but ours was still special. Here's wishing you and your precious family a Happy New Year!

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    1. Ahh yes, I'm glad for you Danielle :)
      Happy New Year to you and thank you for your visits and support! :)

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  11. That's a fun video! I like Kirk Franklin. :)

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    1. Thank you Rosey. *HUGS* :)
      Happy New Year to you!

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  12. Cool song. Always learn different tunes through your choices. :-)

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  13. Here is to a great New Year ahead :)
    We were sort of low key, being that I was sick... and broxton has a cold... and one of the boys brought his girlfriend up and she too got a cold... lol...
    but - we were together, so it was a great time

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    1. Sick and together can be good, just being laid back without all the hustle and bustle.

      I hope you'll feel better soon Noelle *HUGS*

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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