Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 26th day of August, 2016.

Yes, Alvin it really is Friday.

I am sure by now most people are wondering if it really is true.

I was so certain that Wednesday was Thursday so added an extra day to my week.

Maybe not physically but mentally.

After all it is the mental condition that drives everything.

How you feel, if you can feel, what to do or not to do, to be or not to be.

Yes, of course physicality plays a role but the old adage “mind over matter,” holds true forever.

Until we evolve into something totally different it will always be mental over physical.

It is the way that people get through horrible physical tragedy.

Okay perhaps this is getting just a tad serious and it started out just talking about it being Friday.

Man, can I ever stray from the path.

I am always happy for the weekends but not because I do not like my job but because I get to spend more time with Alvin.

He is my sunshine for sure.

Not to leave out my amazing daughter or my great son-in-law or my grand-puppy Elton they are my never ending rainbow.

Speaking of rainbows last night when we were out for a walk we bumped into a lady walking with her dog.

We found out in about ten seconds his name was Noah and he was cute.

An older boy ….. the boys got along ….. Alvin and Noah…..there were a few barks ….. lots of sniffing.

The lady was smitten with Alvin.

She thought he was the cutest …… so I made sure that I gave Noah lots of compliments, fair is fair.

Well we continued to chat and walk.

We ended up walking in the rain …. just a nice rain not downpour.

A rainbow came out.

We both remarked.

After we parted ways and on our direct path to our house we saw the beginning and ending of the rainbow it was crystal clear.

The first one that I have seen all summer that I saw the start and end.

So beautiful..

Oh, I hear the geese honking away.

Well Mr. Alvin needs to go outside and I need to grab my Quinoa salad that I made for our office potluck.

I hope that you have an amazing day.

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to: all my family and friends, you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day…

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 17th day of September, 2013.

So did you have a great Monday and did you perform a random act of kindness?

Did you know that it doesn’t have to be huge?

It could be something like “paying a compliment to someone.”

Say thank you ….

Say please …..

I think that we need to say more positive things to people.

We often hear the negative side of everything whether at home or at work.

We need to appreciate people more.

ENOUGH of this negative nilly stuff.

I want to hear good things.

I want to know that I am appreciated.

I want to know that I matter.

I want to know that someone cares.

I want to know that my hard work is noticed.

After all, don’t we all.

So when you think that you have to bark orders, yell at someone for making a mistake or be a negative nilly – think again.

BEING KIND AND APPRECIATIVE AND GRATEFUL will get you way farther and besides you feel so much better.

I know it is not always the easiest thing to do but perhaps if we all tried a bit harder we would be in a better place.

Please try for me.

Have the best day ever.

Make your day by making someone else’s.

Special Hello to: my sister – I think of you always and miss the times we lived together…. 🙂 and see you in three sleeps …. YAY.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Dear Sister, (she is the cuteness on the left)

This is one of my most favourite photos of you and me.

I just want you to know that I appreciate you so much.

You are always there when I need you – no questions asked.

You are honest and true.

Loving and Kind.

Thank you ……

My Little Friend “Alvin”


You came into my life almost a year ago ..

You were small, needy and unwell..

You made me feel anxious and sad,

Helpless and mad.


But then one day … the veil lifted.

I fell in love with YOU.


Loving your dog is unlike the love you have for a child, friend or sibling.

It is unconditional.

No strings attached.

No arguments or compliments

The view is one-sided

Or perhaps it is not.

But the feelings are felt.

It is true and inspiring.


You have taught me patience.

To be more loving.


You came into my life late one night.

Almost one year ago.

An idea not conceived thoroughly

But yet ….. it was …

You are where you are supposed to be.

Lucky ME.

I am blessed to have you in my life.

We are joined at the hip (sometimes at the foot) LOL.

But nonetheless we are joined.

I love you Alvin.

You bring me great joy.

Continual amazement.

I know that you understand me.

Each word ….. even when you tilt you head to the side.

I know you know….

Thank you so much…..



Always, Your “Mom”



This KISS, this KISS (please stop, Mom you are embarrassing me!!)

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