Wednesday, March 23, 2011

An Inspiring Video and Posts of the Week

No photos today but I do have an incredibly touching, heart-tugging and inspiring video for you. You might want to grab a tissue first. Thanks, Frank for sending it my way.

More inspiring posts can be found under the appropriate header below.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

Today's POTW would be classified as funny crazy hilarious. Heed the warning that the title suggests, guys - lest you blush. Enter at your own risk.

This week's POTW goes to..

No Boys Allowed!
by EthelMaePotter
at The Adventures of Fred and Ethel

More wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):

by Susan
at Wild Life in the Woods

It's Wednesday
by Brian
at WaystationOne

Is Crises a Catalyst
by Nancy
at Life in the Second Half

Have You Felt It?
by Bonnie
at Original Art Studio

We're Changed
by Rosaira
at Sixtyfivewhatnow

A Scene to End the Day
by Robin
at Madder in Mada

Pendulum and Penduline
by Adrian
at Adrian's Images

by Thrviewfinder
at Photographs: Digital Imprints of Life


Volunteer Courage
by Cheryl
at Lake Mary Musings

"What If" Up and Down
by Cloudia
at Comfort Spiral

My Husband, the Paper Doll
by VM Sehy
at Nature's Details

Over 90
by TechnoBabe
at Technobabe's Adventures

1000 Cranes for Japan
by MaggieGem
at This Life Through the Lens

One Day
by Tabor
at One Day at a Time

Bound by the Same Humanity
by Marion
at Joy and Wonder
Recommended by:Dianne

The Immigrant Experience
by Lynette
at Immigration Lane
Recommended by: Jillsy

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for all this good reading! Will have to watch the video later on when I've woken up a bit! Have a wonderful day.

Dawn said...

Wonderful video Hilary!
It inspired me in many ways....and one: I Really want to get my bike license;)
It was truly good.
And thanks for the new reads.

ADRIAN said...

Now that was something else.
Puts my aches and pains into perspective. Thank you.

Zuzana said...

Oh Hilary, you just ruined my make up.;) Due to the state I am in, I was crying after a few seconds.;)
I guess we are never to old to dream.
Fantastic clip indeed...
Congratulations to all the talented writers mentioned here today and have a lovely day dear friend,

Bob Bushell said...

SNIFF SNIFF crying like a baby.

Liz Mays said...

Wow, what a powerful way to start my day. Thank you!

Robin said...

Once again thank you, Hilary - I'm always amazed when people appreciate my pics. Now I just wish my Internet would rise about crawling speed so that I could see the video you posted!

Brian Miller said...


thank you hilary...and i seem to be in great company...
what a cool video as well...i was just looking at bikes yesterday....

CiCi said...

You and I were thinking alike this week, weren't we? I like the video Frank sent you. It reminds me to get off my duff and live my life to the fullest. Thank you for including my post in this week's posts. Hope things are going well for you.

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

So many interesting posts to check out! Thanks for including mine. I'll be back to watch the video after coffee.

She Who Carries Camera said...

Just read Ethel's post and had a great chuckle to start off the day!

Wonderful video!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh gosh, so much good stuff :)

Kat said...

That video makes me bawl my brains out.

Life is for living. Awesome.

MaggieGem said...

What a fabulous video... Yep, the tears just couldn't be stopped!

Thanks for sharing that, I needed a little inspiration this morning so I could get moving! I'll be back to read your POTW later, I read Ethel's story and now can't stop laughing!

I am honored once again to have been mentioned in this week's list, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Hilary (and Frank). That was beautiful, timely, and inspirational. I'll miss visiting here these next few weeks.

I hope to get around to visit those who earned POTW today, but I have a funeral to attend plus I need to pack before heading out to my mother's.

Unknown said...

What a super list... I laughed so hard at No Boys Allowed, I'm still spewing coffee!

And thanks to you and Frank.

Unknown said...

Delighted to be in such august, hilarious, touching company. And speaking of touching company, keep yer hands off Aunt Mable. She's only visiting for the week.

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for POTW - A Good Read!

You were right - I needed a tissue... :-)

Daryl said...

Made me get all fa-klempt .. and its for a bank! A bank.

Congrats to all the winners!

Bossy Betty said...

Great video! Dream. Indeed. Congrats to all your POTW's!

Dianne said...

thanks so much for including my recommendation :)

Anonymous said...

Indeed an inspiring video... live for dream

Thanks Hilary for Choosing me for Good Photography...

Out on the prairie said...

It was sad.....Glad I still ride

Anonymous said...

Will probably have to wait until this evening for the video, but thanks in advance for sharing it. I'm sure it's going to be good if you recommend it. Hope I'm able to get to all of these posts today - several here I haven't yet seen! Thank you!

SandyCarlson said...

I have watched that video a bunch of times now. It is beautifully done. I had a tissue!

Thanks for sharing these posts.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Thanks Hilary for that video. I had seen it --and it always makes me teary....

Great list this week.

Dan said...

Moving video. Thanks for sharing.

Frank Baron said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one of the Testosterone Set to develop spontaneous eye leakage throughout that video.

Bob and I must have similar allergies. :]

ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh Hilary, I am absolutely stunned! Thank you so much - this is the first time I've ever won THE BIG ONE!

Been having computer problems all morning and am finally able to comment - already visited some of the others and find myself in excellent company, but again, have been unable to comment. I'll have to revisit them tomorrow, as I am off to work right now.

And that video - oh my goodness - it touched my very soul. One good cry wasn't enough - I had to watch it twice.

Thanks again!

Kittie Howard said...

Wow, a lot of work goes into putting lists like this together. You rock!

Thanks for the lovely video - you're right, I need a tissue.

Stephanie Faris said...

I'll go check some of them out. Hope you're having a great week!

Sueann said...

Loved, loved, loved the video!! It brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my heart! So sweet and powerful all at the same time! Thanks!
Loved all the POTW awardees!!!
Thanks Hilary!!

Cheryl Kohan said...

That video is just so inspiring! I think those gentlemen must have had the best time which illustrates that we all need to live life to the fullest. It was a happy/sad video, if you know what I mean.

And thank you so much for the honor you've bestowed upon my post. You are too kind.

Karen said...

That was a heart-grabber! Inspiring, thanks.

Mage said...

Snivel, snivel....wipe. You would laugh at me. I didn't have a tissue, and had to take my glasses off to wipe my eyes on my sleeve.

Thanks too for the great people you introduce us all to. Hugs.....

Moannie said...

Thank you've done it again, so many great posts.

Mental P Mama said...

I'm too worn down to watch something that will make me cry...I'll be back.

Lynette Killam said...

Thank you, Hilary, for mentioning me in this wonderful list of bloggers! I am thrilled to be included among them! I'm looking forward to stopping by each and every one of these sites for a good visit...)

Thanks too, for that very cool video...a wonderful reminder to seize the joy found in each day!!

Imagination Lane

Anonymous said...

That is a very inspiring video.
Proof that it is never too late to do something radical

VM Sehy Photography said...

Thank you Hilary for the award. I'm sure my husband will be thrilled to be recognized for his efforts.

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone. You folks are the best!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm inspired! That was a wonderful, joyful video that I hadn't seen before. It really made my day. Thank you.

And as always, thanks for reading all the blogs and recognizing the outstanding ones. I'm off to read more.

Cheers, jj

Glo said...

Another lovely list of blogs to check out :) Thanks, and lovely to see Adrian here, as well ;)

Dave said...

That was a good video Hilary. I didn't find it sad, but inspirational. - Dave

Steve Gravano said...

Nice collection again Hillary, and that video is great...lets ride motorcycles!

Cloudia said...

wow thanks!!

Rosaria Williams said...

You seem to be everywhere, and catching everything. Such lovely pictures!

Thanks so much for all you do, H.
And thanks for your support and generous shout-out again.