Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 10th day of April, 2015.

WOW, today is Friday ….. where did that week go?

Well it was a busy one.

It was a fun one.

It was a “stressful” one.

It was a happy one.

It is ending on a great note for me.

This will be my first Friday off in a long time.

My first real weekend in months actually years.

What am I going to do?

Go on a wonderful long walk with Alvin.

Take the patio furniture out of the garage.

Sweep the deck.

Perhaps sip on my tea on the deck as the night falls.

Look up into the night sky and realize that even though there are moments throughout my day at the office that are “stressful” … my life is pretty darn perfect.

Really it is.

I have family and friends who love me, and I love them.

I have the best friend on the planet …. me “Alvin” …..

I am in great / perfect health.

I have my very own house.

I make jewellery with my creative genius daughter.

I write this blog every day and people read it.

Still amazes me.

I can walk, talk and cry and do almost anything I try.

Does that line sound familiar?

I borrowed most of it from a story I read when I was a child.

The character is on a prime time series.

Did you guess?

Let me know…..

Well I just know that my life is pretty wonderful.

I am very grateful each and everyday.

We all have our moments and I have mine, to be sure.

But in between the madness and the joy ….. I am very so very grateful.

With all of the love and joy in my life it does not mean much if you cannot share it.

So I am sharing my hope and love and joy with you.

I know that you can do it.

You can do anything you try.

Keep up the great work.

You are amazing.

We are amazing.

Happy Friday my friends.

Special Hello to: the blogging community ….. keep writing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 6th day of September, 2014.

This morning as it is a bit later the sun is shining brightly.

I am feeling so grateful this morning.

Grateful that I have a roof over my head …

Grateful that it is my own house….

Grateful that I have the best kids and grand-puppies and of course, me Alvin….

Grateful that I am always surrounded by the best friends and family that anyone could ever ask for …..

Grateful that I am in great health …..

Grateful that I have siblings who remind me that all things are possible…..

Grateful that even when the sun doesn’t shine the world is bright ….

Grateful that a cup of coffee with a dear friend is a great way to start the weekend…..

Grateful that I have such wonderful neighbours…..

Grateful that I have a computer so that I can write this blog…..

Grateful that I live in this amazing country …..

Grateful that all things are possible.

I ask you to take a few minutes on this Saturday to sit back and list on paper, on the computer, on your phone or just in your head or aloud ….

ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR …….

Grateful to be able to see and hear the world around me.

So thankful for the beauty that Mother Nature bestows upon us.

Happy Saturday.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. yes SKYPE soon …. maybe tomorrow morning before I work at the store …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 23rd day of July, 2014.

Last night was the last night before the kids and grand-puppies move in …..

Guess what ….. Mr. Alvin was sick to his stomach about 1:30 or so in the morning.

Luckily he did not get the bedspread or sheets too yucky.

But cleaning bedding in the middle of the night is always tricky as one is generally sleepy.

After all was said and done ….. I could not fall back to sleep because I just laid beside him like an anxious Mom.

Just making certain he was okay.

Needless to say I am a bit on the sleepy side this morning.

Tonight will be exciting because the kids move in …… tomorrow morning will be Christmas morning with everyone here.

YAY.

Oh, Alvin seems to be feeling better.

Well because I am finding it slightly difficult to wrap my thoughts together and then to put them in coherent sentences …..

I will say “have a great day.”

I hope that happiness saturates your day.

Special Hello to: all the parents of two-legged and four-legged beings ….. it is a tough but rewarding job.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to a bright sunny Thursday the 12th day of June, 2014.

WOW ….. DAY # 12.

Well so far this month has been pretty great …… and as time seems to be … passes quickly.

Tonight after supper my daughter and I are hitting the greenhouse for some flowers.

I love, love, love, love flowers …… did I say LOVE.

Of all the non-talking, non-breathing, non-human or animal – they are my absolute FAVOURITE thing.

I love everything about flowers ….. their fragrances, all of the colours, the unique shapes ….. they are the whole package.

Tonight I will be in dreamland.

My only wish is that I could purchase every single one or even half of them…… alas but it is only a dream.

Perhaps someday …… can you imagine…. buying every flower in the greenhouse or even several carts/pallets full.

Mmmmm ……… my deck and front porch are going to be beautiful.

I love impatiens because they are happy in partial shade and they are so pretty.

I love petunias because they love the sun …. who doesn’t ….

I love roses and lilies and pansies and dahlias and peonies and them all.

Carnations and some I cannot spell …..

So pretty ….. my heart is doing the happy dance ….. happy …….

I am so happy ……

I counted my pots and have 12 to fill.

Very carefully ……

I do have some roses in my back stone garden …… and some shrubs that faithfully spring back to life after a long snowy winter.

So YAY for today ……

Have a great day and I hope that it is filled with everything that makes you feel happy…… Happiness is: – – – – – –

Special Hello to: my sister who is enjoying a week of vacation.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 2nd day of May, 2014.

It is a beautiful morning here in Edmonton.

The sky almost appears to be a combination of blue and purple, slightly overcast as the sun makes it way up the morning sky.

I love sunrises …. the colours ….. the brightness of the sun as it makes it debut.

We are definitely sun driven beings.

When the sun does not shine we are sullen and somewhat sad.

Our mood definitely changes when the sun does not shine.

I notice it most when it is cloudy and we do not see the sun first thing in the morning.

There is something about that incredible sunrise that just makes your heart soar and your body sing.

Now doesn’t that sound poetic!

The wind is blowing and I can feel a coolness to the air that wasn’t here yesterday morning.

Perhaps the weather people will be correct in their forecast.

Alas spring is here….

Summer is right around the corner.

I know everyone is getting excited to be able to plant their gardens and flowers.

To start mowing grass and going to the lake on the weekend.

Soon ….. very soon.

So I hope that you have a fantastic Friday.

Remember to smile and breathe.

I must take that advice, also.

Special Hello to: family and friends …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 28th day of March, 2014.

How are you this morning?

WE are wonderful.

Up at 5 a.m. with Mr. Alvin as he has this “clock” and then back to bed.

So great to sleep in and now it is time to write and get to work ’round the house.

After breakfast …… get the basement in order.

Put away the last of the Christmas stuff and reorganize all of the “rubbermaid containers.”

YAY.

THE SUN IS SHINING SO BRIGHTLY ….. that makes me so HAPPY.

Hopefully the temperatures continue to go in an upward motion.

So on this Friday me and me Alvin are just hanging out and doing housework until I have to get ready to go to the store.

He will spend the night with his sister so that makes him happy and me feel relaxed that he is not alone.

I hope that you are happy and smiling and that the “sun” is shining down on your part of the world.

Make your life be happy and rewarding and make you spread your happiness and rewards.

Special Hello to: my sister who is back from Vegas and I must chat with her ….. have to hear all the stories and the shopping??

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 27th day of March, 2014.

How are you?  I am great.

Last day to work at the office this week …..

Working at the store tomorrow night and Sunday, YAY.

Guess what more snow overnight!

I shovelled after work ….. the driveway, the deck and out front.

Good exercise, though.

Mother Nature always throws a few things at us during spring.

I guess it is her way of making us grateful for the beautiful weather once summer arrives.

Oh well, it is okay.

I am grateful it is only snow and we are prepared.

 

During my almost 1.5 hours of being out of bed – I have been thinking about things – life.

I guess the number one thing that has been crossing my mind once or twice during the past few weeks is this?

Am I doing what I am passionate about?  How about you?

Do I love what I am doing?  Are you sure?

I do know the answer.  Do you?

But I have been spinning my wheels trying to figure out how to change things around …..

Sometimes we get caught in a rut doing things because we “think” we do not have a choice.

We do have choices but then there are the bills ….. sometimes it always seems to come back to the money angle.

The job pays for a roof over your head, lights and heat and food in your belly.

So sometimes we end up doing things that we are okay with but are not really passionate about.

I hope that if you have been or are in this situation that you would share any thoughts you may be thinking.

I know as I crossed that bridge to the second half of the century …. I want to do things that make me happy.

Doing things that constantly stress you out …. that is not living your best life.

Well almost time to leave for work …..

Food for thought.

I am so blessed because so many aspects of my life are truly great ….. writing this blog …… making jewellery with my daughter ….. working at BBW …. and so much more.

I guess I may be a bit greedy ….. I want 100% JOYFUL.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and sharing your thoughts …..

Have a great great day.

Special Hello to: all my fellow writers …. this is one of the most joyful parts of my life and to share it with you is simply amazing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 23rd day of January, 2014.

How many folks visualize the future?

How many folks visualize their favourite dessert?

How many folks visualize company coming?

How many folks visualize their upcoming tropical vacation?

How many folks visualize flowers blooming in their garden?

How many folks visualize a new dress or new suit?

How many folks visualize cheques arriving in the mail?

How many folks visualize extra money in the bank?

How many folks visualize their bills being paid?

How many folks visualize a shopping trip to the mall?

How many folks visualize their next meal?

How many folks visualize clean water?

How many folks visualize a comfy bed?

How many folks visualize peace?

How many folks visualize happiness?

For all of us all around the world ….. visualizing can very different and yet the same.

But in the end all we really want is to be safe, warm and happy.

 

Special Hello to: my family all over the world…..you are all my family.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 25th day of October, 2013.

It is an absolute gorgeous day here in Edmonton.

My rose is still blooming ….. can you believe it?

I did take photos so will share them.

The sun is shining and the sky is a beautiful powder blue shade.

Alvin is crunching on one of his bones and I am writing this blog.

We are both extremely happy at this very moment.

In less than one hour my friend “G” is coming for our weekly coffee and visit.

We do try to get together once a week.

She is a busy gal besides being the mother of two young boys she also runs a Day-Home.

Alvin just jumped up and is looking out of the office window.

He looks so cute standing on the IKEA ottoman.

Now he is sitting on his haunches with his back to me facing the hall.

I sure would like to know what he is thinking.

I bet it would be interesting.

Also the past few days I have noticed this bell like noise on our main level …

Sounds like a dinner bell.

It is a dainty ring but loud enough for me to hear.

Only sounds once.

I do not have anything that would make that sound.

The only thing I could think of is perhaps my tablet.

Maybe it sounds when it needs to be charged or something.

Not sure.

One of life’s mysteries.

Well I need to get running so that I can do a couple of things around the house before my company arrives.

I can smell that coffee now (in my mind).

So on this glorious Friday (my day off from the office and I work at the store this evening).

I wish you all the best.

I am going to go out after coffee and take Alvin for a nice walk and then go out and pick up any stray trash in our neighbourhood.

I always strive to have a clean place for us to live.

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to: friends

Always, Carol and Alvin

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