Second Half of the NEW YEAR – last quarter

Good Morning ALL. Wishing all of our neighbours to the south, yes you United States of America – a very Happy Thanksgiving. Now I know that sounds a bit frivolous but no matter what is going on in our lives, we always have so much to be thankful, to be grateful for.

This is my list for 2020:

  1. Firstly, I am grateful to be in good health, that Alvin is in good health and my family and friends.
  2. I am grateful that every morning I can swing my legs over the side of the bed and feel my feet touch the floor.
  3. I am grateful that I can walk into the bathroom off my bedroom use the sink with running hot and cold water to wash my face and brush my teeth.
  4. I am grateful that I have indoor plumbing with no carrying any kind of pail outside to dispose of or have to go outside to an shack to “go.”
  5. I am grateful that I have eyes to see the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and to see the stars on a clear night and the glorious moon high in the sky. That I can see the faces of my dear family and friends.
  6. I am grateful that I can hear Alvin when he barks or cries, that I can hear my the birds chirping in the early morning, and that I can hear my daughter’s soft lovely voice. That I can hear.
  7. I am grateful that I have the means to have my own home, my own home for the first time in my live. Something that is mine.
  8. I am grateful that I can afford to eat good food.
  9. I am grateful that during this pandemic my daughter and my friends have graciously and without a second thought, added my shopping needs to their own.
  10. I am grateful that I live in Canada.
  11. I am grateful to be employed and that my employers have been so considerate of their staff during this pandemic.
  12. I am grateful that I am still employed and that I am able to work from home. This is the best thing to come out of 2020 and that is being at home with Alvin everyday.
  13. I am grateful that I have the technology to keep in touch with family and friends and to write this post everyday.
  14. I am grateful that my son-in-law’s brother “D” who had the heart transplant one year ago, is doing so well and able to continue to live a great life and to celebrate another Christmas with family and friends.
  15. I am grateful for each breath I take and that they are easy.
  16. I am grateful to have books to read.
  17. I am grateful that I can help animals and humans when needed.
  18. I am grateful that I have the strength to shovel the winter snow.
  19. I am grateful to be surrounded by kind, loving, supportive and compassionate family, friends and neighbours.
  20. I am grateful for my life.

Well time to go to work. I am grateful for my job. I will continue to live my life in gratitude, with kindness and respect for all others.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 5th day of December, 2015.

Another beautiful morning here in Edmonton weather wise and life wise.

I am feeling very blessed AND

There is a tad bit of being overwhelmed this morning with the list in my head of what needs to be done.

It is almost nine …. ARGH …. I had to sleep in ….. likely not the best plan but nevertheless I did.

Alvin has a pedicure this morning at 10:00.

I need to run to Shoppers DrugMart and Save-on (grocery store).

Laundry needs to be done.

More Christmas cards to write and deliver (not all today of course).

A few miscellaneous items.

Clean the HOUSE ….

BAKING ….. today and tomorrow.

Somedays it would be lovely to have a car, I think.

Oh well once I get my list written up and get that first cup of coffee into my belly, I will be much better.

Just do one thing at one time.

I should not be complaining as I lead a pretty great life.

Okay enough of WOE IS ME…..

I have my own home, I have family and friends who love and support me, I have me Alvin here, I have employment and I am in good health.

So much to be thankful for ….

If you are feeling a bit low and just need that boost.

Take a minute and write down all of the things you are grateful for ….

Come on …. there is always something to be thankful for ….. grab that pen.

I am going to get this day started and we will have fun …..

I love to bake ……

Have the best day everyone.

Special Hello to: my sister …. yes, we will SKYPE tomorrow evening.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Every morning upon rising and taking Alvin outside for his morning “constitutional” …. I sit at the table and write one page of whatever comes to my mind.

Most days I begin with a few lines of my previous day and then I write down all the things that I am grateful for and also set the tone for this day.

I think that this is a good exercise for most people.  It is calming and thought provoking.

So if you are so inclined ….. take a few minutes and sit down at your kitchen table and write out your gratitude list.

Guaranteed to start your day on the right track.

Have a great Tuesday everyone.

Hello Cindy, Wayne, Anick and Janice.

Always, Carol

P.S. time to celebrate this is my “377th” POST, YAY …… break out the champagne, cheese and crackers.

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