COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Sunday, August 6rd, 2017 and it is the 4th day until my 60th Birthday.

Well only four days until I turn 60.

I cannot believe it.

I think that this poem says it all for me and being in a state of gratitude.

 

THE THANK YOU POEM

Thank you for the sunshine

Thank you for the rain

Thank you for the laughter

Thank you for the pain

Thank you for the cool nights

Thank you for the warm days

Thank you for the love

Thank you for the way it fills my heart

Thank you for each buzzing bee

Thank you for all the trees

Thank you for the roses

Thank you for their sweet smell

Thank you for my family

Thank you for the way

Thank you for my dog, Alvin

Thank you for this heaven

Thank you for the abundance

Filling my day – keeping me full

Thank you for the sun, the moon and the stars

Thank you for old ladies, young men

Thank you for music played on guitars

And then !!!

Thank you

Written by Carol Yvonne Lewis

March 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta

 

Always, Carol

 

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good  morning and Welcome to Sunday the 16th day of July, 2017.

Overcast and much cooler this morning (which I love).

Even a rain shower to give the plants, trees and grass some much needed moisture.

Up a bit earlier this morning and changing bedding.

The day for towels and bedding to be laundered.

My daughter is coming for a visit today so I would like to have things done before she arrives.

The coffee is ready as I can smell the aroma wafting up the stairs.

Time for a shower before breakfast and that first cup of coffee.

Feeling really sticky from the humidity.

Well we had a good weekend me and Alvin.

For some reason I felt the need to rearrange and clean the basement so that is what I did yesterday along with some laundry.

Nice to have it refreshed.

Besides it was cooler in the basement for me and Alvin to hang out.

I have a television set down there so had it on for some background noise.

So here we go on another …..

I hope that you are keeping well and keeping cool but not cold.

Joyful and abundance.

All the Best on this Sunday and for all time.

 

Special Hello to:  My Sister ….. have to chat and get our visit schedule figured out ….. excited to have you come for a visit, and the young one and to see the other brother.

Always, Carol & Alvin

COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Thursday, June 29, 2017 and it is the 42nd day until my 60th Birthday.

Well I have decided that perhaps so many lists is perhaps a “tad” overboard.

As with most folks over the age of 50, we continue to dream about the future, live for today and cherish all memories of days gone by.

Perhaps somedays our memories are more clear than the present but that is okay.

I intend to live to be 100.

My paternal Grandmother lived to be 97.

There are things to do and places to see during the next 40 years.

After all, I am only 6 six years into my “second” career ….. long way to go until “retirement.”

So perhaps a “Bucket List” to remind me of the things to do and places to see is likely a good idea.

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our everyday lives that we forget about those dreams.

Bucket List is the next thing to do.

I will take an empty notebook and make some notes.

It was an excellent exercise writing down all of the things that I have done thus far ….. the good and the bad, joyful and not.

Sometimes we do need to be reminded of a lifetime filled with happiness, sadness, joy, abundance and lack thereof, and all of that.

Our lives as human beings are far from what we determine as perfection.

So stop trying to be perfect and live your life.

Moment by moment and I do try.

Sometimes my patience runs a bit thin and other times my patience saves the day and there is all that in between.

So here we are …. another day closer to 60…… wow…..

 

Always, Carol

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 27th day of January, 2017.

Another gorgeous un “January” like day …… plus temperatures again.

WOW.

We are enjoying this weather.

I am grateful that today is Friday as it has been a long week.

Looking forward to being at home with my Alvin and enjoying the warm weekend weather.

Not sure where the time goes and why some mornings I have lots of time and others I am rushing am late.

Doing the same routine exactly.

Is it to do with my “thoughts?”

Perhaps.

Guess I had better get that straightened out.

Anyway, as I am running late …. this will be very short.

I hope that you all are having a great day thus far.

Happy Friday.

At the end of it all I am most grateful to be alive, in good health and to be surrounded by love, kindness and abundance.

I guess today it is a reminder to be Kind.

Think kind thoughts and act in a kind manner.

 

Special Hello to: my youngest brother …. thinking of you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 7th day of January, 2017.

Well here we are one full week into the New Year.

I hope that you are having a good one thus far.

My year I would say has been okay.

Perhaps not fireworks great.

I would say a couple of disappointing things happened but not life threatening so that is okay.

I always try to see life with the glass half full.

There are moments when I would like to scream and then once that is over I just take a deep breathe.

I am reminded sometimes by the news and sometimes by situations occurring about me that my life is pretty darn good.

I am in good health and although I am not “rich” by any means I have enough abundance in my life that I can always find a way to get through.

There is always a way.

Sometimes one would like for things to become more easy, I would like that.

I read about “Thoughts becoming Things” and I believe it, although it is hard to think abundant thoughts when things happen to the contrary.

So on this Saturday life goes on.

A week into the New Year.

Alvin and I are happy.

I am surrounded by good people.

I am surrounded by lots of friends and a good family.

I have my own house and I am OVER the moon thankful for my home.

I have two new cool pair of glasses (yay).

Alvin and I are in good health.

This morning my daughter and one of my grand-pups are coming for a visit and pancakes.

Grand-pup Aspen has a Doctor appointment this morning.

Checking on her eyes.

My children are good parents.

So time to go and have that shower (do not want to be a stinking Grandma!!).

Then get those pancakes made and COFFEE.

Always have to have coffee on the weekends.

Have a great day.

Be safe and warm.

Happy Saturday.

Special Hello to: All those people who are feeling down – take a deep breathe – find something in your life that is good/great and focus on that – it will get better.  If you cannot get out of the dumps – seek help.

Everyone needs help sometime.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 29th day of December, 2016.

It is almost 8:00 a.m. and I can just see to the far southeast the sunrise.

Really looks cool as the rest of the sky is dark blue, looking like rain clouds.

Turning my head and trying to see to the east I see more of the sunrise.

I look forward to the time when the sunrise earlier.

Somedays it is difficult to get yourself up and about when it is dark outside.

Always different when you have to go to work but when you are on vacation, man it is hard.

I guess it doesn’t matter as I do not have things planned but then a pang of guilt washes over me thinking that I could have done / should have done more.

Oh well.

Today the Christmas Tree and Decorations come down.

Big job ….. it is time.

I enjoyed the tree and the lights one last time for 2016 last night.

I love starring into the tree catching the reflection of the lights on the ornaments.

As 2016 winds down I can only imagine what 2017 will bring.

I wish only good health, much joy and abundance for all.

The perfect year.

I think that is what 2017 will be …. the perfect year.

Time to reflect over a year almost over.

I hope that you have a great Thursday.

Special Hello to: all my fellow bloggers …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 23rd day of February, 2016.

Today is the Birthday of my sister and two of my girl friends.

We wish them all the most wonderful of days.

May this day be filled with love and laughter.

May your year be filled with good health and abundance.

Happy Birthday “C”, “D” and “A” ……

 

Our weather has been absolutely incredible as of late.

The next few days are to be seeing plus temperatures ….. single digits but that is okay.

Hard to believe that it is February.

The lack of snow is not a good sign for spring and the farmers.

Who knows maybe we will have a wet spring and then it would all work out great.

I do not remember if the groundhogs saw their shadows or not.

Only time can tell.

 

I just heard a huge sigh from Mr. Alvin as he lays curled up on the small piece of rug under my office chair (it is longer than it is wide so there is room for him at one end).

It is amazing that 99% of the time when I am at home ….. he is right there at my side.

Dogs are such loyal creatures.

I can see where some of them seek out their human friends when they pass on.

So sad as they can not articulate their feelings ……

So for our time together on this plane of existence …… I will continue to treat him with kindness, love and respect.

My buddy …… my pal.

He looks so small when he curls up in a ball.

He is so cute ……

 

Well here we go again can you believe ….. time for me to finish getting ready for work.

The nights sure seem to pass by so quickly.

Last night I slept right through …… that is definitely an accomplishment for someone of my age ….. LOL.

 

Happy Tuesday ……

Remember to express your kindness wherever you may go …..

Everyone deserves to be treated with kindness.

 

Special Hello to:  Happy Birthday Ladies ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 3rd day of July, 2015.

Another hot today ….. methinks.

Alvin and I were up to stay at 6:00 a.m.

Had a nice walk and there was a bit of a cool breeze.

The clouds keep rolling in and then the sun shines.

We might have a shower at some point.

Well I am just about ready to leave the house for an appointment.

Sure hope to get home before it gets too hot ….. riding the bus when it is hot can sometimes be HOT.

I hope that you have an awesome 3rd day of July.

Mr. Alvin is enjoying the cool air in our house.

We are blessed.

Well I had better get going ….. have to transfer and don’t want to miss my bus.

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to:  all my fellow bloggers ….. keep up the good work.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 23rd Day of May, 2015.

It is a gloriously beautiful sunny fresh morning here in Edmonton.

In a few minutes my daughter and grand-puppies will arrive.

They are coming for coffee and a visit.

Alvin will be returning home with them as today is furnace cleaning day.

I was also invited to a “STEEPED TEA” party at a neighbour’s house so will try and attend.

Also check in on Miss Aussie …..

Lots to do.

Last night Alvin and I went out for a later than usual walk.

It all started with him at the top of the stairs.

He doesn’t like putting his harness on …. even though his Momma handles it all with care.

I noted “his girlfriend” Abi had gone by earlier and was hoping that the mere mention of her name would bring him running.

Did not happen.

So when I saw Abi and her Mom going by I went out to say hi and asked Abi to come in knowing that would bring him down.

IT WORKED.

I grabbed his harness and we were out the door.

After a short visit with them we were on our way.

We were a few doors away from home when I stopped another friend out watering her grass.

We stopped for a chat and ended up visiting on her back deck.

As the sun was starting to go down I figured we had better get on our way.

Approaching the park near our house I saw in the distance a large black dog and his Dad.

So I decided to walk around the park inside of going into it until I realized it was our friends.

Into the park we went.

The large black dog is CASH and he is only three.

He loves to play.

So visiting again …..

We then decided as the mosquitoes were starting to get bad to walk home.

They live down the street by our house.

Once we got to their house …. guess what.

We stopped once again ….. we got home at 10:30 and I think it was just after 8:00 when we left ….

It was a glorious evening and so nice to be out and about.

We both enjoying the time with our neighbours and friends.

I am so blessed to be surrounded by great folks.

Make sure that you get to know the people around you ….. spend time with them.

On those spring and summer evening when you are out and about …… stop for a visit.

Well time to get going …. gotta check on Miss Aussie before the company arrives.

It will be a day of yard work once the furnace is cleaned ….

I am pulling some shrubs, mowing grass and watering.

I hope that you are having an awesome Saturday and weekend.

Special Hello to: all my friends

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday morning the 20th day of May, 2015.

The sun is shining at 5:50 a.m. here in Edmonton and has been up for a bit.

It is so nice to have lightness out when I arise from bed at 5:00 a.m.

I love this time of morning before the day gets loud and busy.

I love snuggling with Mr. Alvin on my lap as I write in my gratitude journal at 5:00 a.m. just after he has had his breakfast.

I love the SUNSHINE.

I love that the temperature is much warmer this morning.

I love that the temperature inside the house was 69 this morning without the thermostat on.

I love that I am me.

What do you love?

Take a couple of minutes and write down some of the things that you love.

Write down the first ones that pop into your head.

Just be in the moment.

If you do not have pen and paper just think list them in your mind.

My list could / would go on forever.

I love my daughter and son-in-law and grand-puppies.

I love the dew on the grass in the morning.

I love birds singing.

I love green grass.

Guaranteed you will be smiling and feel a million times better when you think about what you love.

I am so grateful this morning that Mr. Alvin is feeling better.

His Doctor said sometimes they get “bugs” …… too ( not the ones that fly around like a bee or fly ).

Have an awesome day ……

Life just gets better and better.

YAY, I have some extra time to snuggle with Mr. Alvin before I leave for work.

Always a great way to start the day ….

Happy Wednesday Everyone.

Special Hello to:  Hello family …… we miss you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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