COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Friday June 23, 2017 and it is the 48 day until my 60th Birthday.

The top ….

11.  Flowers …. wherever and whenever

10.  Fragrance of my Gran’s flower gardens (memory)

9.  Trips to Jasper 2009 and to Montreal 2007 with my daughter

8.  Looking at old photographs with my sister and brothers ….. remembering when we were younger.

7.  Reading cards and letters from loved ones no longer with us.

6. Business trip to New York City in 1994 which included a week long course held at the old SING SING Prison and followed by the most glorious but scary visit to the World Trade Centre, Broadway Musical, some     sightseeing and shopping.  The Big Apple was so much more than I could ever have imagine.  Some day I would like to go there with my daughter.  Definitely bucket list to return to NYC.

5. Sea Shell Broach that my Grandparents brought me back from their trip to Hawaii, I think I was about 10 (still have it).  One of  my most prized possessions and it fits in the palm of my hand.

4.  The people in my life: my family, of course, and all my beloved friends from a lifetime.  They are the best.  D, V, M, D, L, G, S, H, I, K, M, R, B, M,  and I cannot list them all but they are in my heart each and every minute of my day.

3. My daughter’s wedding and my new son-in-law … sharing that day with her/with them was one of the best days of my life.

 

2. Adoption of  Alvin which was by accident as would not have happened without my kids saying I should adopt a doggie.  He is the wind beneath my sails.

1. Birth of my daughter, Amanda.  She has been and continues to be the star shining brightly in my sky.  I have always been so proud of her from the time she was a wee girl to now as a grown woman.  She is simply the most caring, kind and compassionate woman I know and I learn from her daily. She is a great role model (even for her Momma).  Always my daughter and best friend.

 

 

I could go on and on with this list.  The more I wrote the more I engaged my thoughts and memories.  Really despite a few hiccups along the way I have had and continue to have an amazing life.

The top 60 of my favourite things …… just the beginning.  I hope that I did not forget something important.  Daughter check, Son-in-law check, Sister, Brothers, Family, Friends. …..

I guess that I still have 48 or so days left to jot down some things on the Countdown to 60.

 

Always, Carol

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day……..

Blessings.

My thought for the day is this…..

Blessings, I have so many …..

Where do I begin?

I am blessed with the love of many people ….

Some I call friends, some I call family…

Some I do not know…

In return, I love them… it is that simple.

I am blessed with great health.

I am blessed to have given birth to the most perfect daughter.

I am blessed with the cutest puppy dog on the planet, my Alvin.

I am blessed to have the best son-in-law ever born.

I am blessed to have the most wonderful “grand” puppies ever born …..

I am blessed to have my “dream home”.

I am blessed to have ABUNDANCE….

I am blessed to be creative.

I am blessed to be strong and intelligent.

I am blessed to be happy in my own skin.

I am blessed with the day break of each new day.

I am blessed to meet new people.

I am blessed to live in such an awesome country, O’ CANADA.

I am blessed to have clean drinking water at the turn of a tap.

I am blessed to be warm and safe.

I am blessed to have many books to read.

I am blessed to have this computer.

I am blessed to be me.

I am blessed …… there are so many blessings in my life.

Take the time each day and count your blessings.

You will find that you have so much to be thankful for …….. trust me.

Have an awesome – amazing day….

Always, Carol

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