Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 13th day of February, 2015.

What a glorious day it is.

I feel so happy and alive.

More so than ever.


Last night when I went to pick up my supper from one of the vendors in the mall, my favourite place – FRESHI.

I was greeted by huge smiles and even though I was about 4th in line; one of the employees – greeted me “Hello Miss Carol.”

I love how he calls me “Miss Carol.” ……

We are on a first name basis.

A couple of the girls have come into the shop where I work (you know Bath & Body Works) which is nice.

They are the most friendly, most kind, most efficient and professional group of employees that I have ever met.

The food is great, too.

They provide the ultimate in warmth and great customer service.

One of these days I am going to contact the owners to let them know.

I always look forward to going there to pick up my supper.

For a while I ate the same dish now I have been trying new things …..


Well almost time to leave for work …. I can hear my ride going downstairs.

Time to go.

Special Hello to: my friends.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day …….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 8th day of February, 2015.

The sun is trying to shine this morning as I type/key these words.

The temperatures are once again beginning to warm after several cold ones.

All in all, our winter has been pretty great.

More warm days than cold.

Alvin is looking out the window checking out the neighbourhood.

Yesterday was a great day for the most part there were a couple of hours later in the afternoon that I could have done without but upon review there will always be something that happens.

Saturday morning we had a birthday party for one of my girl friends.

She was surprised and pleased.

We had a good visit with a trip to Costco after lunch.

The birthday girl was going so my daughter and I went along.


Well here I am once again getting ready to go to work.

It kind of seems like I am always going to work ….. guess when you work 6 days a week that would be the case.

Oh well, it is an end to a means.

Well just enough time to finish my coffee before grabbing my coat.

I hope that you had an awesome weekend.

One thing I learned from someone who did not provide great customer service (it was not Costco) that I will continue to be the best that I can be.

Man when you are the customer and someone does not know their job …. yikes …. very stressful ….. depending on what their job is …..

I will know as much about what I do and sell that I possibly can.

Special Hello to: all those who work in the service industry …. customer service is so important.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 17th day of August, 2014.

Another hot muggy summer day here in Edmonton.

Alvin and I went for a walk a bit ago while it was still somewhat cool.

There is still a cool breeze so that helps especially when you are wearing a “fur coat.”

I had a glorious weekend …… still coming off the afterglow of Friday.

Having a barbecue at work, off early, shopping at the mall and winning movie passes.


I am so grateful for every single thing that I have ….. from the tip of my toes to the roof of my house.

It is mine and I am proud and grateful and happy.

Sipping on a hot cup of perked coffee and I am truly on top of the world.

Next a nice relaxing shower – get ready – working at the store.

I have a short shift today – Noon till 4:30.

I am okay with that …… means I will get home earlier.

So that will be nice.

I always look forward to my Sundays at the store …..

I work with the best people on the planet alongside my family and friends, of course.

This is a happy, grateful, thankful, positive, smily, hopeful day ….

It is a great day.

So polish off that SMILE ….. get out there and enjoy the moment.

Take your SMILE and present it to your family, friends, strangers ….. just get it out there.

Be kind …… do something nice for someone.

It can be anything really ….. from opening the door to mowing a elderly neighbour’s lawn to taking a friend who is feeling low out for lunch or coffee.

Just do something nice ….. also you could go into your neighbourhood and pick up the trash.

That is a big thing for me…… seems like so many people like to leave things behind ….. I guess to show that they were there but still really people ……

I picked up several items on my walk this morning with Alvin ….. hands full with keys, poop bags and dog on leash.

So you can do it.

Take care and see you tomorrow……

Special Hello to: MOTHER NATURE …… THANK YOU.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 11th day of July, 2014.

YAY ….. it is Friday and I get to work at the store tonight after the office job.

I always love going there.

We work hard but have so much fun.

Always meet interesting people.

Oh my “cuteness” is standing on the bed with his front paws resting on the window.

He does love checking out the neighbourhood.

This was a great move.

Changing bedrooms.

Only just over a week until the kids move their furniture in …… they are already moving in boxes.

We are having a garage sale tomorrow to sell a few things but mostly to give away so much.

We have a lot of things that we no longer need or want.

So why not have a garage sale and give things away.

Start a new trend.

Sell a few items but give away more.

I am so excited to have my daughter, son-in-law and grand-puppies living with me and Alvin.

We are going to have so much fun.

It will be so nice to have us all under the same roof.

Company for both me and Alvin.

So much easier to cook for three than one.

So much easier to be three than one.

Well I am looking forward to the next chapter in our lives.

It is always good to help one’s family and my kids have been so good to me.

So on this awesome Friday morning I hope that you are able to help someone.

Whether family, friend or a stranger.

Lend a helping hand.

You will feel great and so will someone else.

Isn’t that really what it is all about ….. helping each other.

Right Mr Alvin?

He is still looking out the window ….. kind of ignoring me, I think.

Oh well.

His alone days are numbered and I am very grateful for that ……

Have a great Friday.


Happiness and Peace will overcome the world one day soon.

What a great thought.

Special Hello to: my sister …. miss you “bunny.”

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Welcome to Friday, September 7th, 2012.

How are you today?

I am feeling great.

The air was so perfect earlier when I stepped out the back with Alvin….

Just a tiny bit of coolness which was graced by the moon which looked full and star shine.

Just perfect.

Good thing that the moon is so bright as my backdoor light burned out when I went to turn it on this morning.

So Alvin had the moon light to light his way (okay, perhaps a bit too much information, there, LOL).


Anyway I am grateful that today is Friday because I get to go and work at my favourite store with some of my most favourite people.

People in retail do not get enough “praise” or pay for all that they do.

They work long hours but with very little pay, and have to put up with every kind of mood and whim on the planet.

I wished that people would be more kind to people working in retail….. they are after all just trying to make a living like the rest of us.

Contrary to popular belief being employed in retail is HARD WORK.

I now know what my daughter meant ……

So next time you stop by a store to pick up something …. be mindful of those employees.

Everyone no matter their position in life deserves to be treated with respect and mindfulness.

Try to come in before close ….. those people would like to go home.

A good many people working in retail do it as a second or third job to make a living and they want to go home ……

Thank you, I appreciate your listening …..

Have a wonderful day.

Special Hello to: all my co-workers at Bath & Body Works, West Ed …. YOU ROCK…. they truly are the best.


Always, Carol and Alvin

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