Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 2nd day of August, 2017.

After a raining Tuesday – forecast is for sunny skies.

The next few days are to be lower twenties which will be nice.

The temperature has fallen substantially for Friday as was supposed to be 29, now 23.

You never know ….. weather changes frequently.

 

Alvin and I enjoyed our walk last night – just the two of us.

Not many people out walking.

 

Just a couple more sleeps and three days to work until VACATION.

I am so excited to have TWO WEEKS off ……

Time to relax, reflect and ENJOY my company.

Alvin is excited to see everyone ……

 

I am hoping that shortly I will have some tomatoes to eat from my plant.

It has grown so big.

My first tomatoes …….

 

Flowers, most especially the Snap Dragons are growing my mad.

The colours are so pretty ….. hues of yellow, pinks, purples and corals.

We love sitting on the patio admiring the beautiful flowers and gazing up into the sky.

 

Well time to get this show on the road.

Have a wonderful day.

Remember to take some time to breathe …. just sit, close your eyes and breathe.

 

Special Hello to:  my sister ….. soon …..

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

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Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 28th day of December, 2016.

Our weather has warmed yesterday and for today and the next few to follow.

 

My thoughts as of late are to all of those wonderful souls that have passed during this past year.

Some have been famous.

Some have been family.

Some have been friends.

Some you know and some you do not.

They made us laugh.

They shared their lives, their stories.

They will always be with us in the air that we breathe, and in all that surrounds us.

Their stories will continue in us.

To all of those who are missing your mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, friends, grandparents, beloved fur-babies: pups and kitties, you are in my thoughts.

I wrote this poem almost twenty years ago.

I would like to give this a tribute to all those wonderful spirits we have said goodbye to in 2016.

 

 

BEYOND THE SUNSET

The sun melts into hues of gold and pink,

as the sky darkens.

A peaceful sigh, as she closes her eyes.

She sees the roses in her garden.

The fragrance soft but strong in the air.

She sees her children and theirs.

She feels her husband’s touch.

She remembers times gone by.

It has been a great life!

She is not afraid,

The time has come.

The Lord extends his hand,

And she follows him home.

Written by Carol Lewis on September 29/30, 1998 for my Grandma Stella.

 

Special Hello to: Rest in Peace our darlings. Rest in Peace.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 13th day of August, 2016.

It is a bright and sunny morning and once again the air at this time has a coolness to it.

I am munching on my toast as I write these words.

Once done, I am going to go on a walk with Mr. Alvin before it gets too warm.

Also this morning I am invited to a belated Birthday party for me.

I have the best friends.

Seems like I am having a week of celebrations and it is so nice to be loved.

Just getting together with everyone is so wonderful.

Yesterday, was the lunch with some of the Steeped Tea girls in our group.

My group leader picked me up and explained that the last two girls were not able to go so it was just me and her.

We went to a nearby restaurant and had a great lunch and visit.

 

The Universe always works things out.

Today I have a short list of things to do keeping in the back of my mind that I only have one more day left until back to work.

Oh well, it was a great vacation and so grateful that I was able to have this time at home.

Some was by myself as Alvin was away visiting at his sisters and the most was home with the guy.

 

Alvin is waiting patiently at the office door not knowing what lies in store for him.

I do not think he suspects that they are going for a walk.

Have to hustle it up as my party is in one hour.

But there is always time for the boy.

 

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Take a walk in the sunshine ….. breathe in some fresh air.

I hope that the sun is shining where you are and that you have good fresh air to breathe.

 

Special Hello to:  my sister ….. let me know when to SKYPE.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 13th day of July, 2015.

Hooray overnight and earlier this morning it “RAINED.”

How glorious …. the deck is still wet ….

The grass, flowers, crops and the air desperately needed the rain.

I hope that it rained near Jasper at the fire sites.

The smoke has been cleared for now by the rain and it is breezy.

The sun is shining through the rain clouds and not smoke for the first time in days.

Yesterday was a great Sunday.

The day started with me and Alvin sleeping in and just lying there enjoying each other’s company.

My favourite part of the day ….. just being still …. before the day takes over.

The air was very smoky and the air quality the worst in days so we did not go for a walk.

I did however have coffee with two of my good friends.

Seems like it has been forever since we had coffee and a visit.

It was a great visit ….. lots of laughs and catching up.

The balance of the day spent finishing up the laundry and odds and ends.

I am looking forward to an extra long walk tonight with Mr. Alvin.

“The days pass by quickly so it is always important to take time to do what you love, and to be surrounded by those that you love.”

We wish you a happy Monday.

Take some time for yourself ….. even 5 minutes …… breathe …… scream if it makes you feel better ….. then sit down and close your eyes …. nice.

Special Hello to: friends …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 25th day of January, 2015.

It is a good thing that my computer has a computer on the toolbar on the bottom of the screen otherwise I would have thought it was the 24th or 23rd.

Time just has a way of passing without great fanfare or drumroll.

The days just seem to roll up into one and before you know it a month has passed and then two and then a year.

My life is pretty great ….. I really cannot complain.

I have a beautiful house that I can call my own.

I share my home with the best “puppy” dog ( I like saying puppy dog) on the planet.

I have money to pay my bills, buy good food and to buy things when needed and sometimes just because I want them.

I am surrounded my love and support, kindness and understanding, laughter and sunshine.

Just sipping on a cup of coffee before I head out to work at the store where I will see new faces dispersed with the odd old one.

Most days I see only people that I have never met but every so often there are people that I have met before …. and people that have worked at the store but gone on to other things.

Well time to go and indulge in more coffee and breathe before turning up the energy.

It is good to be me.

I cannot say that my life is perfect but it is my perfection.

There will always be situations that arise that could be met with anger and disappointment, sadness and grief but amidst it all I see sunshine, love and laughter and it helps me get through.

You just have to know things will always be better.

This is my perfect …. my life.

Have the best Sunday.

Special Hello to: all my friends, new and old …… Happy Sunday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 10th day of July, 2014.

What a gorgeous morning ….. it was raining when Alvin and I first woke up and now the sun is shining and there is a nice cool breeze.

Perfect morning.

I love our “new bedroom” mainly because Alvin enjoys just sitting on the bed looking out of the window whenever we are in this room.

He has a whole new world to watch out the back of the house and he loves it.

He doesn’t miss a beat.

Checking out the birds and anything else that moves.

My little “honey bunny.”

I sure do love him.

He is such great company and has such a great personality.

My little social butterfly.

That is always apparent every time we go for a walk or whenever we have company.

He has a loving heart for sure.

Well here it is Thursday and payday which is awesome.

Tonight I will be putting up the tables for the garage sale on Saturday.

Taking out the last items from the house.

I am so excited to just get rid of stuff and have only my Christmas decorations, and a few pieces of memorabilia in the house.

We always seem to have so much stuff and this is the time to downsize as the kids are about to move in.

Well time to go to work.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Remember to smile and breathe (I forgot that a couple of times yesterday).

Remember you receive what you give.

Special Hello to: all the lovers of life ….. you rock.

Always, Carol

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 21st day of December, 2013.

The only sounds that I can hear at this very moment are those of my fingers hitting the keyboard.

It seems so eerie ….

The sky is a pale blue as the sun begins to rise.

I can see out of my office window smoke rising from neighbouring chimneys.

Alvin slept over at his sister’s house so it is just me and it is so QUIET.

Do you ever have moments like these where it is so quiet you can hear your own breathing?

If I close my eyes I feel that peaceful solitude that comes with meditation.

Feels so good.

Furnace just cut in ….. (that is a good thing).

So on this last Saturday before Christmas ….. before all the excitement becomes so loud that you cannot think much less hear yourself breathe ….. take a few moments.

When you are in those moments ….. just sit in a comfy position, anywhere.

Close your eyes ….

Smile ….

Just breathe …. deeply …… deeply …..

Only concentrate of breathing ….. not of your TO DO list or how busy the mall is going to be.

I guarantee that the rest of the loud, crazy day will be so much easier to handle ……

I hope that you have an amazing Saturday.

WOW, it is so close now…….

YAY ……..

Special Hello to: my friend Linda …… thank you for the most beautiful card and we shall talk soon, I promise.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 18th day of November, 2013.

Welcome to this day.

Well looks like winter is upon us.

Banks of snow line the fronts of each home in my neighbourhood.

Five weeks to Christmas.

How do you spend the holidays?

I try to celebrate Christmas all year long by being kind and giving.

Somedays I might have a moment or two where I fall short but otherwise I feel good about how I treat others.

You also have to feel good about how you treat yourself.

Because if you do not treat yourself with kindness and giving how can you treat others the same.

So on this Monday …. treat yourself with kindness.

Take a few minutes to meditate and relax.

Take a few minutes to just be still.

I think that is the best advice that you could give to someone.

“Just be still” ….

So much can be accomplished if you take the time to be still.

No thoughts about what to make for supper, or what bills have to be paid or what to buy Johnny for Christmas.

Just let yourself go and breathe.

Go to that place where your mind is quiet.

This takes some time and practice but it is worth it.

I need to do this.

You will be energized and feel great.

So have a good day and try being still.

Take care.

Special Hello to: all those who believe …. it starts with you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Today is August 30th, 2011 ….. where has August gone?

Truly it has slipped away.  Our weather was more summer-like than July.

We received some well needed rain last night, and earlier this morning here in Edmonton.

Skies are beginning to clear and the sun is starting to come up.

Take the time this second last day of August and breathe in the last moments of truly summer air …..

I love the fall but just the same …… let us enjoy the last days of summer………

Have a great and blessed day my friends…….

 

Always, Carol

Thought for the day…….

Dear Friends,

First off, thank you to Laurie for the reminder that it has been several days since my last “thought for the day” ….

I have been thinking that amongst all of the hub-bub of our busy lives …… that we have to …. we need to ….

Just quieten our minds ….. for a few minutes ……. breathe and relax…..

Life has been hectic for me as of late ……. so it is time to sit back for a few moments …… smile …. breathe deeply …. relax….

The days seem to fly by and before you know it another month has disappeared into that big vacuum in the sky ……

I am grateful for everything in my life ……. yes, everything.

It is the not so pleasant things that give way to the GREAT things.

Think positive – love your life.

Feel the love in every moment of every day, and you will have a awesome life.

You have to feel love in order to receive love.

So have a positive frame of mind, smile at everyone, love yourself and your life and great things will come to you.

I truly believe this.

So change some of your words to:  great, fantastic, wonderful, amazing, awesome (all positive words).

HAVE THE MOST AMAZING, WONDERFUL DAY MY FRIENDS.

You have a gorgeous smile ……. so SMILE, okay….. that’s better…..  🙂

 

Always, Carol

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