Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 6th day of August, 2018.

Gorgeous sunny morning although there are some dark clouds looming in the sky.

Alvin and I went for a walk about 8:30 a.m. as the forecast is to be hot.

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY.

My daughter and I are taking a two night – three day road trip.

I cannot wait.

I certainly will miss Mr. Alvin but he will be in great hands as he is staying with my son-in-law.

He will have company with Miss Aspen and Baby Milo.

 

The house is quiet now as all of our company left yesterday.

It was more than I could ever have imagined it would be.

Everyone had a great great time including and most especially me.

Alvin is resting and not even hungry.

Makes me think that he had too many TREATS.

 

My neighbour will look after the house and water our flowers.

Our flowers have been absolutely magnificent this summer.

The best ever, I would say.

The pots are overflowing with blossoms of pansies, petunias, daisies, lavender, snapdragons and a couple others that I do not recall their names.

There are purples, pinks, corals, yellows and some mixed with white.

Delicate and perfect.

Also my poor sunflowers took a beating the other night in the storm and are bending over.

So will find something to stake them, give them some support.

Perhaps now before it gets hot.

That flower bed should be a bit more dry now.

 

I am so blessed.

I am surrounded by wonderful, kind, generous and supportive family and friends.

I have Alvin as my companion.

I am able to live in this dream house with a yard and deck space for entertaining and for flowers.

I am in great health.

I am happy to be alive.

I live in a great neighbourhood and city.

I am learning something new everyday.

I can make my own choices and decisions.

It is good to be me.

It is great to be me.

Happy Day.

 

Well time to get some work done.

One more post before I go on a mini break with my daughter.

Have an awesome Monday.

 

Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog; I am forever grateful.

 

 

 

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Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 10th day of March, 2017.

YAY, ’tis Friday ….. so happy about this.

Another COLD morning here in Edmonton but I hear that the temperatures are on the rise.

YAY, about that good news.

 

In keeping with the CHOICES theme of my last few blogs.

I was thinking this morning about something.

How many days do you get a thought in your head about someone or something that bugs you?

That ticks you in the wrong way?

So you just keeping thinking about it, and it seems to get worse and worse.

You just cannot get refocused and even go to bed thinking about the someone, something or situation.

 

Can you imagine what would happen if you placed a thought in your mind about something that you wanted?

Kept thinking about that one thing or perhaps it is a person or situation.

I would not begin to suggest that you think about it constantly but planting positive good thoughts is always a better approach.

 

For example: if you think as you get out of bed in the morning and perhaps repeat say ten times – “I am having a great day.”

Chances are you will have a pretty great day.

It is all about making the choice early on and staying focused.

If something or someone comes along and things begin to change ….. just close your eyes and repeat “I am having a great day.”

Does not hurt to try, right.

 

Well time to hit the snowy road to the bus stop.

I hope that you have an awesome Friday.

 

Special Hello to: all my fellow positive thinkers …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 9th day of March, 2017.

Another COLD morning here in Edmonton with a light frosting of snow overnight.

Just cannot get away from shovelling ….. oh well, it is great exercise.

I know that there are other spots that received more snow than we.

 

Well this week my thoughts seem to all about “CHOICES.”

It affects our life in every aspect and all of the time.

Whether you make good ones or bad.

It is all about choices and living with the result.

Now that being said I believe that from all of our choices we learn.

We all make bad choices….

There is no one on this planet that can honestly say that they only made good choices along the way throughout their lifetime.

Just remember what is bad or good for one person can be totally different for others.

So when you make those choices every day – do what is right for you within the law and morally.

Because we all know those people who think that committing a crime is right for them at that moment.

Not so.

 

I hope that you have an awesome Thursday.

I guess the most important thing to remember as we make those choices through each day over the course of our lives …. is to think before making a choice.

Even if you think that there is no time ….. there is a few moments to really ponder before making a decision or choice.

 

Did you smile at everyone yesterday?

I was thinking as I was riding on the bus ….. that perhaps one of the people that you gave a smile to was having a rough time and that small gesture of kindness make them feel noticed.

So when you think that simply a smile cannot do good …. think again.

Sometimes you do not have to say a word ….. it is all in the smile …… between your eyes and your mouth.

 

Special Hello to: my kids ….. you are the best.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 8th day of March, 2017.

Another brr COLD morning as was evident when I opened the back door to let Alvin outside.

Thank goodness he has a warm coat and boots so to speak.

Naturally of course.

When we walk at night – I add one of his jackets depending on the weather.

I would have tried booties with him but because of his “foot fetish” – likely not a great idea.

We enjoyed another brisk walk last night.

Which is good ….. short but fast.

I could feel my heart rate increasing.

 

This morning I have been thinking about the choices we make.

We make choices in every second of every day.

We decide whether to wear the black pants or the brown ones.

We decide whether to take an apple and peanut butter sandwich for lunch or to buy lunch.

We decide whether to send that email or not.

We decide whether we want to have a great day or not.

We decide whether to hold the door open for a senior.

We decide whether to write that story or not.

We decide whether to go for a walk or to vegetate on the sofa.

We decide so many things – coffee or tea.

 

Now some of these choices are not totally our own.

Some we make dependent on life or lifestyle.

Some people would prefer not to work but if you want a roof over your head and food in your belly – it is a must.

But you can certainly choose where you work.

For as many of the choices that we must make just to live our lives there are many more that we have more control over ….

So when you think that life is getting you down and that you have no choices.

Trust me you have plenty.

Start making the ones that will bring joy to your heart and a smile to your face.

 

Have an awesome Wednesday.

Make a choice today to smile at every person you encounter.

That will for sure bring some good energy your way.

Who knows maybe even that person you have been dreaming about …..

Just smile…

 

Time to get going …… the bus you know.

Public transportation.

 

Special Hello to: my family and friends ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, July 1st, 2016.

Happy Canada Day.

This morning the sun is shining brightly and there is a coolness to the breeze that is blowing in through the office window.

Canada Day is on a Friday this year which makes for a nice long weekend.

Me and Alvin are just going to lounge and enjoy the day and evening.

I might do a few things around the house but today will be a fun day.

After all we are celebrating CANADA on this day.

Memories linger in my mind of all the places that I have visited in Canada and to all of the others places I wish to visit someday.

We truly have a beautiful place on this planet.

I was curious what Canada Day was like last year and here is my post from last Canada Day.

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 1st day of July, 2015.

Today also is the day that we Canadians celebrate “CANADA” …..

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians.

I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful, wondrous country.

From coast to coast …. the prairies and the mountains and all in between.

I see new photos everyday that remind me of the beauty.

I am grateful to live in a country that is free.

I am grateful that I have choices, and can make my own decisions.

Just on my way out the door to go, and have coffee with my neighbour.

I hope that you have a great day.

It is overcast and raining off and on here in Edmonton but we need the rain, so no complaints.

Happy Canada Day…..

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I smell coffee in my near future.

Time to turn it on ….. relax on the deck and drink in the sunshine.

Special Hello to: all of my family and friends.

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 14th day of July, 2015.

The sky is a clear blue and the sun is shining brightly.

It is a glorious morning here in Edmonton.

I am feeling over the moon filled with gratitude.

I am grateful to live in a peaceful country.

I am grateful to have my own house.

I am grateful that I can make my own choices.

I am grateful to be surrounded by loving and most importantly “supportive” family and friends.

I am just plain brimming with gratitude on this Tuesday morning.

I hope that you are as fortunate as I.

We all too often forget about the important things like being able to walk down the street during the day with no fear of being bombed or attacked.

We forget that we are able to make our own choices …. so very important.

Just the simple day to day life things that we take for granted … clean water …. good food.

So when you are feeling low because you do not have the latest iPhone …… remember……

Well time for me to go to work ….. am running late.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: people all over the world ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 1st day of July, 2015.

Today also is the day that we Canadians celebrate “CANADA” …..

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians.

I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful, wondrous country.

From coast to coast …. the prairies and the mountains and all in between.

I see new photos everyday that remind me of the beauty.

I am grateful to live in a country that is free.

I am grateful that I have choices, and can make my own decisions.

Just on my way out the door to go, and have coffee with my neighbour.

I hope that you have a great day.

It is overcast and raining off and on here in Edmonton but we need the rain, so no complaints.

Happy Canada Day…..

Special Hello to: all of my family and friends.

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 23rd day of September, 2013.

Another glorious day.

I am still basking in the warmth and good feelings of spending time with my sister and brothers over the weekend.

I definitely do not see them enough.

When given the opportunity to spend time with family and friends that live at a distant …. always take it.

Sometimes we put things off because they cannot be easily done but in the end you may regret those choices.

Also of course, there are times when it is not always possible to travel and see everyone but then take the time to call, text or write or something.

Make some type of communication with your loved ones a priority and do it as often as possible.

I hope that you all have a great Monday.

It won’t be the soccer game or the Christmas concert or the office picnic that you will remember as the days go by but it will be the times that you spent with your family that will mean the most.

Let us celebrate FAMILY….

Special Hello to: my family ….. you mean more to me than words could ever say …

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday, the 10th day of July, 2013.

What an incredible morning it is here in Edmonton!

It is all about “choices” …..

Me and Alvin have been walking every morning at 5:00 (after he has had his breakfast and gone outside).

But this morning I chose to “hit the sofa for 40 extra minutes of rest, not sleep” and I stand by my decision.

Now it isn’t always this easy but we always have a choice.

Some days we make better choices than others but all the same we make them.

So do not be hard on yourself when you make what might seem at the time a “flimsy choice” …..

Just tell yourself “this is what I am going to do” and “DO IT” ….

Most of the time it is the decision process that is the most difficult.

So on this bright mid week point ….. I am happy and feel better that I made the choice to hit the sofa for a few extra minutes instead of going for a walk.

I do not feel guilty.

Now Alvin is okay ….. yesterday we walked twice.  We will walk again tonight.

He was happy to curl up on the sofa beside his Momma.

I hope that you have a great day and remember just decide and do it ….. do not be hard on yourself afterward….

Not every choice is perfect but it is your choice.

Special Hello to:  YOU this fine morning ….. SMILE …. everything will be okay.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Today is the designated time to remember all those who went before us to claim “freedom for future generations” ….

Personally I believe in PEACE and not the other, even mentioning the words that describe the opposite bring a sorrow to my heart.

I believe that we should all live in PEACE for always and all time.

So on this day of Remembrance take the time to remember the people that have gone before us ….. no matter what the reason…..

Be grateful that we live in such an amazing country ….. we have everything and more.

Do not take for granted our choices.

Special Hello to:  “T” and Happy Birthday my darling ……

Always, Carol  (PEACE TO US ALL)

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