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A Net of Love

What is joy?

Joy is a noun.

A noun that describes the feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

As quoted by Mother Teresa,

Joy is prayer

Joy is strength

Joy is love

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls

A lovely soul, Yoshiko is so kind to share with us her favourite Christmas song during this year and thus making this post possible.

Joy to the World is a popular American Christmas song which emphasizes the reverent but ecstatic joy that Christ’s birth brought to humanity.The text was originally titled “The Messiah’s Coming and Kingdom” when it first appeared in a hymnal of 1719 by Isaac Watts but only the second half of Watt’s lyrics are still used today.

The music for this popular carol is thought to have been adapted by Lowell Mason, an American church musician, from some of the phrases used in parts of George Frederick Handel’s beloved oratorio.

As of the late 20th century, “Joy to the World” was the most-published Christmas hymn in North America.

In the 1970s, there is a different song of the same title, popularized by the pop group Three Dog Night. The song is also popularly known by its opening words, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog”. 

The song, which has been described by members of Three Dog Night as a “kid’s song” and a “silly song”, topped the main singles charts in North America.

This resulted in occasional recordings in which the pop song’s lyrics and melody were combined with that of the carol.

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,

but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

Let us not go around looking for happiness or joy since it is not something to be found but a source within us awaiting to be spread around.

Furthermore, just like what Mother Teresa said, joy is a net of love which can catch souls, well this may sound a little funny but I do sincerely hope all lovely souls out there who are now reading this post to be caught by it…hehehe…

Before ending this post, here’s the song by the Three Dog Night to share with all you lovely souls out there:

Joy to the world.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

Part of the healing process is…

Happy Monday to all lovely souls out there!

Ten more days to go before Christmas is here to stay and I do hope the air around you is now filling with love and joy during this festive month.

Since there are still ten more days to go, allow me to share ten short and yet enlightening quotes about sharing in this humble post of ours:


Part of the healing process is sharing with people who care.

~ Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.


If you have a candle,

The light won’t grow any dimmer if I light yours off mine.

~ Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, best known as the front man of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith.


What will remain is neither you nor me

but what we shared among each other.

~ Santosh Kalwar

Santosh Kalwar is a poet, writer and researcher who writes in English.


The heart dances with joy when you’re sharing.

~ Debasish Mridha

Debasish Mridha is a neurologist who practices general neurology in Michigan, USA.   


Talent is always conscious of its abundance,

and does not object to sharing.

~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union’s forced labor camp system.


Compassion is not something you have;

it is something you share.

~ Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder is an author.


We don’t live through life

only by our own experiences.

We live through live

with other people’s experiences as a reference too.

~ Nike Thaddeus

Nike Thaddeus is an author.


Accept from those who have and share with those who do not.

~ Mark W. Boyer

Mark W. Boyer is an author.


A bone to the dog is not charity.

Charity is the bone shared with the dog

when you are just as hungry as the dog.

~ Jack London

John GriffithJackLondon was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.


Love only grows by sharing.

You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.

~ Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is the Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

We do hope all lovely souls out there will enjoy the ten quotes that we’ve shared in this post.

If you lovely souls have been with us for the past two years, you already knew that my favourite Christmas song is Jingle Bell Rock.

Do you have any favourite Christmas song or quotes about sharing to share with us? If yes, our comment box is always there waiting for your lovely input!

Have a wonderful day ahead always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

Always A Day Away~

Past,Future,Present - 7-12-2012

One fine day, a lady was inside a mall doing her Christmas shopping. Her eyes immediately brightened up when she noticed a poster outside one of her favourite shops:


The next day, she happily skipped into the shop and started putting things into her cart without even looking at the price tags, why bother?

Her eyes almost popped out when the cashier informed her the final amount to be paid.

“Why is it still so expensive? You didn’t even apply the discount.”

The lady glared at the young cashier.


The cashier requested in a stammering tone and so, the lady started reading it out loud.


The moral of this story:

TODAY is a present but you can always enjoy a good discount during TOMORROWs!!

May this short and hopefully laughable story prepare you for a great day ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Don’t Just Say ‘I Love You’, Say ‘I Know How To Love You.’


If you are reading this post of ours, it would mean that you’ve ‘survived’ 21st Dec 2012.

I’ve received a Tweet during last night (20.12.2012) saying that the so-called the end of the world has been postponed to 3rd Sept 2015, meaning, we will have another 3 more years or so to help turn this world into a better place to live by having more positive thoughts, positive actions and most of all, positive love.

I’ve always believe that as long as goodness still exists in mankind, the world won’t have the heart to come to an end.



‘Love’ is a general expression of positive sentiment (a stronger form of like), love is commonly contrasted with hate.

Since love itself is already a very positive adjective/noun/verb, then why bother putting the word ‘positive’ in front?


Question: Is English your first language??


Ans: I’m afraid it is so, but I still get confused with all the grammatical stuff… 😦 

Well, every coin has two faces so even for an action or feeling with such positiveness tends to have two faces when being overlooked, misused or even abused.

Therefore, the word ‘POSITIVE’ is there to act as a reminder.

This post is actually inspired by two pictures which I’ve found in my Facebook page which  I would like to share with you lovely souls out there.

How much do you love yourself?

You cannot enjoy happiness if you are not at peace with yourself.

I’ve seen many extreme cases around me — from those who wanted to be perfect in front of others by constantly looking for flaws within themselves and becoming their own worst critics to the kind of egotistical self-love based purely on selfishness, pleasure and fame.

Those are definitely not any positive love for yourself.

The following picture speaks for itself :


Find the true love within yourself by loving yourself, for true love is in abundance within yourself.

~ Gurmeet Kaur


How much do you love the one who has completed you?

Relationships are hard work and they’re a never-ending quest to ensure the happiness of one another.

When love becomes overbearing, it is often being misused/abused in a relationship:

Woman: Why can’t I go out with my friends anymore?

Man: Because I want you for myself.

Woman: You are such a possessive jerk!

Man: No I am not. I just love you too much!

On the other hand, the hottest heart of love is just like heated iron and if left untouched will get cold of itself and eventually, turns sour.

When Love Turns Sour

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When Love turns sour
each visit to see her becomes a chore
climbing Mount Everest is an east feat
as to getting on the bus to her abode!

When Love turns sour
Phone Calls becomes
dull, repetitive, monotonous syllabic utterances
‘blah, blah, blah’ how she goes on and on!

When Love turns sour
the soup she cooks always has too much salt in it!
her Eba (farina) always has too much lumps in it!

When Love turns sour
her Jollof-Rice has the oil and water running different routes
one to the east, the other the west

When Love turns sour
her kiss has too much Saliva
wow is she an Ilama?

When Love turns sour
her make-up is always too much
her face painted like a Masquerade!

When Love turns sour
sleeping in the sewer is more appealing than sharing the bed with her!

Sounds familiar?

Sadly it does.

So, what will happen when positive love is applied in a relationship?


*Condition applied to both men and women

Hope you all enjoy reading this post.

Have a nice Friday and a Great Weekend Ahead!!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~

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The Reason Behind Your Smile + Your Favourite Christmas Song Part 7


Allow me to be the reason behind your smile ~ unknown

CUTENESS is usually characterized by some combination of infant-like physical traits, especially small body size with a disproportionately large head, large eyes, a pleasantly fair, though not necessarily small nose, dimples, and round and softer body features.

I Luv Puppy

Konrad Lorenz argued in 1949 that infantile features triggered nurturing responses in adults and that this was an evolutionary adaptation which helped ensure that adults cared for their children, ultimately securing the survival of the species.ID-10079461

As evidence, Lorenz noted that humans react more positively to animals that resemble infants—with big eyes, big heads, shortened noses, etc.—than to animals that do not.


The gender of a person can determine their perception of the difference in cuteness.

In a study by Spengelmeyer et al.(2009) it suggests that women were more sensitive to small differences in cuteness than the same aged men.

This suggests that reproductive hormones in women are important for determining cuteness.


The widely perceived cuteness of domesticated animals, such as dogs and cats, may be due to the fact that humans selectively breed their pets for infant-like characteristics, including non-aggressive behavior and childlike appearance.

Studies have also shown that responses to cuteness—and to facial attractiveness in general—seem to be similar across and within cultures.

The phenomenon is not restricted to humans. The young of many mammal and bird species share a similar set of typical physical proportions, beyond absolute body size, that distinguish them from adults of their own species.


In the recent finding of a juvenile Triceratops skull, one journalist suggested its features, which included “a shortened face and big eyes”, were “probably as cute as a button – at least to its mother”.

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The word cute is pronounced as ‘ke ai’ (可爱) in Mandarin.

Sadly, there was a period of time when people had misused these two words by calling females ‘ke ai’ but actually meant ‘ke lian mei ren ai‘  (怜没人爱 – You are pitiful because nobody loves you).

怜 (ke lian) – pitiful

没人 (mei ren) – nobody

 (ai) – Love

Fortunately I’ve not been hearing this cruel joke nowadays, so GOOD RIDDANCE!!!

Now, for the ‘Your Favourite Christmas Song‘ section, we’ve another lovely soul, Tessa William, who has the same  favourite Christmas song as Findthedetails (posted in Part 5 ) —  Fairy Tale of New York.  

Since the first song was actually a video provided by the lovely soul him/herself, I will have another YouTube video, in this case, the link, dedicated specially for Tessa as the video just wouldn’t appear in this post… 😦

Fairytale of New York – Ronan Keating and Moya Brennan

Hope you all enjoy this post.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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To All Lovely Souls Out There…

Merry Christmas

We would love to take this opportunity to thank the following lovely souls for sharing with us their favourite Christmas songs:

Now, let’s wrap up our ‘What’s Your Favourite Christmas Songs 2013’ with these two Christmas Songs which happen to be this lovely soul, Vijay Shah‘s favourite Christmas songs:

Christmas is, of course, the time to be home – in heart as well as body.
~ Garry Moore 

Be blessed, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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My Silent Night…One Day Earlier



A proverbial saying, often used in circumstances where it is thought that saying nothing is preferable to speaking.


As with many proverbs, the origin of this phrase is obscured by the mists of time. There are reports of versions of it dating back to Ancient Egypt.

That fuller version – ‘speech is silver; silence is golden‘, is still sometimes used, although the shorter form is now more common.

The same thought is expressed in a 16th century proverb, now defunct – as many present-day feminists would prefer it:

“Silence is a woman’s best garment.”

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Silence is pure and holy.

It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.

~  Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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Gosh! My immune system finally gave way to the cold cold weather and after vomiting out my lunch and dinner (perhaps gotten food poisoned by my own cooking? hmmm….) during last Friday.

Spent a night shivering inside my bed after vomiting despite wearing a pair of socks and an oversize pull-over sweater,  I was busy chasing after my ‘running nose’ for the past two days…


ヽ(´▽`)/ Well, I do enjoy this silent Monday of mine (but I do hope it won’t for too long…LOL…) as long as my throat is not as painful as the past two days. ヽ(´▽`)/

Before ending this post,

‘The Cherry Tree Carol’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy’ are the two favourite Christmas songs of Lilly (and Chloe) @ Free Range Cow.

Christmas… is not an external event at all,

but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.

~ Freya Stark 

A big THANK YOU to Lilly for sharing her favourite Christmas songs with us!

Have a great Monday ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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A Little Something Extra For Someone…

blog (or web log)  is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

Before blogging became popular, digital communities took many forms, including Usenet, commercial online services such as GEnie, BiX and the early CompuServe, e-mail lists and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS).

The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. Most such writers called themselves diarists, journalists, or ‘journalers’.

Blogs have also had an influence on minority languages, bringing together scattered speakers and learners; this is particularly so with blogs in Gaelic languages. Minority language publishing can find its audience through inexpensive blogging.

On 16 February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence.

On 13 October 2012, there were around 77 million Tumblr  and 56.6 million WordPress  blogs in existence worldwide.

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Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. ~ Voltaire

Today is another cold day and Bro just informed me that the temperature was around 21 degree Celsius during this morning.

A good reason for us to continue our joyful dancing for getting nominated 


A Big Thank You 4

3rd December 2013

A lovely soul who loves to share his thoughts and experience via poetry.

The 5 lovely blogs that we would love to nominate:


It is always a pleasure and definitely an honour for us to receive the award nomination


A Big Thank You 5

10th December 2013

A lovely soul who loves to share her thoughts and experiences via many lovely stories.

The 5 lovely blogs that we would love to nominate:

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We’re aware that some of the above blogs are award-free blogs,

So please don’t feel obligated in accepting but treat it as

A special dedication post to you in recognition of your dedication to your lovely and inspiring blog


I believe each of us has a mission in life,

and that one cannot truly be living their most fulfilled life

until they recognize this mission and dedicate their life to pursuing it.

~ Blake Mycoskie 

” O Holy Night” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey are the two favourite Christmas songs shared by this lovely soul, Yuna @ Little Orange World

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

~ Charles M. Schulz

A big THANK YOU to Yuna for sharing her favourite Christmas songs with us!

What is your favourite Christmas song?

Care to share?

Do leave a comment and let us know.

Have a great day ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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Your (Favourite) Christmas Theme Song – Part 3

A lovely soul, Ana Perry @ Jubilee Journey is so kind to share with us not 1 or 2 but 5 of her favourite Christmas songs with us!

Her favourite Christmas songs are “O Holy Night”, “Winter Wonderland”, “Let It Snow”, “Christmas Eve In Sarajevo” and “White Christmas” 

We will share the videos for the two songs in bold since one is new to me and Ana has mentioned a preferred version for the other one.

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

~ Bob Marley 

Have you lovely souls already hit the play button for one of the above songs?

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If yes, let’s continue with the Christmas theme songs for the last four zodiac signs while the beautiful music fills the air around us.

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SAGITTARIUS (22/11 ~ 21/12)


“Let It Snow” was first recorded in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe and became a popular hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard music chart the following year.

Singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jessica Simpson and Michael Buble all covered this song.

Due to its seasonal lyrics, it is commonly regarded as a Christmas song.  However, the song has no Christmas references and is therefore a seasonal song shared by those who do not join in the celebration of Christmas.

Read more @ Let It Snow

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CAPRICORN (22/12 ~ 19/1)


Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and was first sung on Eddie Cantor’s radio show in November 1934.

Two elements in this song have made it of particular interest to children as well as adults. First is the attention-getting opening-line warning, “You better watch out,” and second is the delightful promise of an upcoming event, “Santa Claus is comin’ to town.” 

 It became an instant hit with orders for 100,000 copies of sheet music the next day and more than 400,000 copies sold by Christmas.

Read more @ Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

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AQUARIUS (20/1 ~ 18/2)


This is a Chinese pop song sang by a Hong Kong singer, Eason Chan. It has another title “Christmas Complex”, which is a translation from its Chinese title.

One of its chorus (translated):

Merry Merry Christmas , Lonely Lonely Christmas

Wanting to give somebody my best wishes but having nobody else to call

This knotty love of ours

This is a sad song about how the lonely ones are dealing with their feelings during festive seasons and in this particular case, Christmas.

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PISCES (19/2 ~ 20/3)


White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.

In 2002, the original 1942 version was one of 50 historically significant recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Read more @ White Christmas

So, have you already found yours here?

If not, you can always refer to Part 1 and Part 2 of this post to find your Christmas theme song.

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A big THANK YOU to Ana for sharing her favourite Christmas songs with us!

Although this is the last post for the Christmas theme song list, we will still be sharing videos for your favourite Christmas songs in our posts until 25th Dec 2013.

What is your favourite Christmas song?

Care to share?

Do leave a comment and let us know.

Have a great day ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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Your (Favourite) Christmas Theme Song – Part 2

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Hope you all were having a great day and without any further adieu,

let’s continue with the Christmas theme songs for the next four zodiac signs.

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LEO (23/7 ~ 22/8)


Richard “Dick” Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song, “Winter Wonderland” after seeing Honesdale’s Central Park covered in snow.

The song was recorded in 1934 by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians. Later, Perry Como and The Andrews Sisters also made recordings of this song making it more popular.

The original bridge, about a couple who make a spur-of-the-moment decision to get married, was supposedly considered inappropriate for children. A replacement version was made in 1953, which is the one that we are listening to today.

Read more @ Winter Wonderland

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VIRGO (23/8 ~ 22/9)


Silent Night” (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria.

The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village on the Salzach river.

The song was sung simultaneously in French, English and German by troops during the Christmas truce of 1914 during World War I, as it was one carol that soldiers on both sides of the front line knew.

Read more @ Silent Night

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LIBRA (23/9 ~ 22/10)


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a fictional male reindeer with a glowing red nose, popularly known as “Santa’s 9th Reindeer.”

Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939 as an assignment for Montgomery Ward. May’s brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, adapted the story of Rudolph into a song.

Rudolph’s first screen appearance came in 1944, in the form of a cartoon short produced by Max Fleischer for the Jam Handy Corporation, that was more faithful to May’s original story than Marks’ song (which had not then yet been written).

Read more @ Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

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SCORPIO (23/10 ~ 21/11)


All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a song originally performed by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey.

Its lyrics declare that the singer does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to spend time with her lover. Ostensibly, the song was inspired by Carey’s romantic sentiments toward her then-husband Tommy Mottola.

In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked “All I Want for Christmas Is You” fourth on its Greatest Rock and Roll Christmas Songs list, calling it a “holiday standard.”

Read more @ All I Want For Christmas Is You

So, have you already found yours here?

If not, do remember to check out the last part of this post in the coming days ahead.

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Yesterday, I’ve stumbled upon  a post whereby this lovely soul has mentioned the word ‘SHARE‘ being the most annoying English word. I was perplexed when I saw the word and later fully understood those disappointments this lovely soul must have had felt as I read on.

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“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” 
~ Mother Teresa

Perhaps those people whom this lovely soul had associated with were simply abusing the word ‘SHARE’ for their own benefits just because they have forgotten that people do in fact, belong to each other – directly or indirectly.

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Love only grows by sharing.

You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.

~ Brian Tracy 

Of course, we cannot deny the fact that those people do exist around us but I sincerely hope that in the days ahead, this lovely soul would meet more lovely souls who do SHARE with their hearts and souls.

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Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment.
~ Evan Esar 

Hopefully one day I might stumble upon a post about ‘SHARE’ being the most beautiful English word by the same lovely soul.

“Merry Christmas Everybody” by Slade is the favourite Christmas song shared by this lovely soul, Ute @ Utesmile.

A big THANK YOU to Ute for sharing her favourite Christmas song with us!

What is your favourite Christmas song?

Care to share?

Do leave a comment and let us know.

Have a great day ahead!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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