Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 29th day of September, 2016.

I heard the most dreaded four-letter word on the weather channel last night.

So I guess tonight I will be giving the back lawn one more cut, putting the patio furniture and nick knacks into the garage and covering up the air

conditioner.

At least I will be part way prepared whenever it hits.

I sure hope that it is only a few flurries and melts as it hits the ground and only last for about 60 seconds.

Was kind of hoping for a warm October and into November.

Still hope.

This morning I must put the pedal to the medal as yesterday I just arrived at the bus stop and the bus was coming.

Too close for me.

My heart …….

My mind has been swimming with the latest news.

I guess in Montreal they are banning pit bulls.

That does not bode well for those poor animals.

I cannot believe we human beings.

We have no regard for life.

It is not the animals that are to blame for aggressive behaviour.

We breed, train and abuse animals and it is no wonder that they behave poorly at times.

I feel so bad for all the animals of the world.

I apology for my fellow human beings as we are greedy, mean, horrible creatures.

Now I know that not everyone is like that but really we are all too blame.

The good ones should report the bad ones.

But instead most people turn a blind eye to poor behaviours especially if it does not concern them.

Why?

How about we throw off the blinders that we have for way too long worn, and do something to help dogs, cats, children, animals that are

hunted for sport and the list goes on and on.

How can we continue to go on this way?

I mean really pass the news along ….. wake up people.

Come on let us not let bad people continue to do horrible things.

Please ….

 

I hope that this gives food for thought and that you will find a way to help.

Maybe it is by reporting bad people when they do horrible things instead of turning a blind eye.

This is 2016 ….. we should have learned by now.

 

Special Hello: to all those good people on the planet who continue to do good work.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 23rd day of March, 2016.

Mid week …..

Actually for me only today and tomorrow to work as it is an extra long weekend for us.

I am so grateful to have some extra time off.

Alvin is going after work to his Sisters for a sleepover until Friday.

She will bring him home and stay for a visit …. I always LOVE her visits.

So I packed him food, treats (cooked carrots as they have to be soft), his blue blanket and his medicine.

He loves his blue blanket.

This was the special blanket that his Foster Parents gave him when I adopted him.

The blanket covers the seat and arms of the chair by the window so he lays on it every day except laundry day.

Amazingly enough the blanket looks like new and it is six years old.

I will miss him as I always do but it is important for him to spend time with his sister, brother-in-law and Elton.

He will have fun for sure.

 

I have been thinking as of late about all of the children and animals that are not allowed to live proper happy, safe lives because of ADULT human beings.

There is always an add on television or on social media about the abuse and neglect going on across this planet.

It breaks my heart and whenever I hear or see these stories I just want to give the person doing these terrible atrocities  a SMACK across the head (I know violence does not help).

I am outraged at these ongoing actions and it hurts to my core.

POWER,  MONEY and downright GREED …..

Something needs to be done.

This needs to be stopped.

What is wrong with these people?

My wish is that every living creature on this planet is able to live their entire lives in peace, happy and safe.

We all deserve this ….. EVERY creature big or small.

 

I hope that you would intervene if you saw a child or an animal being neglected or abused.

It is up to us to help …..

 

Well it is time to get ready to leave for work.

I hope that you have a great day.

Special Hello to: all those people who work hard each day to bring goodness and light to every person and animal they encounter.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 17th day of June, 2015

This morning I awake to rain…

Today as always, begins in a state of gratitude.

I begin each day writing as a physical reminder.

This morning part of my bus route is being detoured so I am catching the earlier bus.

This morning there is a Memorial March for a fallen Police Officer here in Edmonton.

Police Men and Women will come for all over to participate to show their appreciation and support.

I am grateful to the men and women who work to protect us all from harms way.

It does always make me think “but why?”

We should not have to place other human beings in harms way from each other.

You would think after how many thousands of years that we would have evolved to be more peaceful.

I am disappointed, but yet hopeful, that someday, perhaps not in my lifetime,it will happen.

So on this day I would like to say thank you to all those people out there who work to keep us safe.

I do appreciate your time away from your family, and to those who were taken from their families much too early you have my eternal gratitude.

Please take a few minutes today to show your support.

Our neighbourhood,and many others in our City have wrapped blue ribbons around trees and posts to show their support.

Special Hello today:  to all of our women and men in blue ….. you are the best.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 26th day of January, 2015.

Last night I watched the Screen Actors Guild Awards or affectionally known as the SAG Awards.

I watched how each category was announced, and each winning actor took to the stage.

They thanked their partners, their managers, their fellow actors.

And I thought …..

How wonderful it would be if we had SAG Awards for the everyday folk.

To all those Moms who put on a smile on their faces when they would rather cry or scream.

To all those retail workers who give great customer service…..

Even when belittled and demeaned; tired after working two or three jobs just to pay the rent.

To all those fast food workers who run like crazy to get “food” to customers in record time.

Who also have to work long hours for minimum wage.

To all those Dads who go to work when they would rather be at home with the kids.

To all those people who everyday put on a happy face just to get through.

To all those who put up with cruel, bitter, angry, disrespectful, unkind human beings with a smile on their face, and maybe even a glow in their hearts.

To everyone who works hard every day of their lives with no award for their performances.

To everyone who volunteers to help both two-legged, four-legged and all beings on this planet.

We celebrate each and everyone.

I always dreamed of being an actor but just living my life I have found is one big performance.

Perhaps I do not always get paid for giving the performance of a lifetime.

But that is life.

I want to take this opportunity to say to everyone in my life … thank you.

You deserve an award.

This is my award to you.

We celebrate you.

Special Hello to: You, we celebrate you today and always.  Thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 18th day of December, 2014.

How are you doing this Thursday morning?

I am doing great although I am a bit “tired.”

But tomorrow is Friday and I can sleep in a bit on Saturday.

Hard to believe that next week is Christmas.

I do think that as we get older that time seems to pass by more quickly.

I guess when we are young we only want what is ahead of us so therefore time seems to go more slowly.

But as we get older we more than likely think about and even wish for all the yesterdays.

So it makes sense, right?

Anyway kind of got sidetracked there …… now I am looking ahead to next week with some days off from both jobs so that I can refuel my engine and get back into “form.”

I do love this time of year ….. the music ….. the colours ….. the decorations …… Christmas trees ……. the feeling that is in the air.

If you had a red Santa sack with something in it …..

If you were standing in the middle of the mall ….

If people came up to see what you had….

If you said to them place your hand into Santa’s sack and asked them to say the “magic word.”

What words do you think they would most often say?

Here is a list of those words:

magic word?

ho ho ho

thank you?

please!

Santa

Merry Christmas

abracadabra

Which was number one?

please

I am pleased to say that most people were polite and said “please” and definitely are going onto the NICE LIST this year.

Me too, Santa gave me a task (sort of) and I get to be on the NICE LIST.

Does this sound cryptic?

I was handing out coupons last night at the store and decided to liven things up …. Christmas spirit and all.

It was fun and most people laughed …. which was exactly what I was going for ……

Most of all the majority of people said “PLEASE AND THANK YOU.”

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: every single human being and life form on this planet we call EARTH.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 3rd day of October, 2014.

Thank you so much for your comments.

It is nice to hear from each of you ……

I love hearing about the different places where you live.

Always good to learn more about one’s fellow human beings.

I believe that everyday there is opportunity to learn something.

It might be something so small that you do not even realize that you have learned something new.

Might be automatic …. something our conscious mind does not even recognizes.

Or you might learn how to drive a car ….. pilot a space craft or learn to sew.

Maybe you learned a new language …. or maybe you learned to write your name.

Isn’t life grand.

So many things.

So on this fantastic Friday let us all go out into the world and learn something new.

It can be something small or something big …. doesn’t matter.

Perhaps you have been wanting to sign up for a cooking class.

Let us challenge ourselves.

I will say that pretty much everyday I am challenged and learn something new.

Some days it is a small thing but that is okay.

My brain is firing and working and learning … and that is always a great thing.

How many times did I use the word “thing” …… am just realizing “a lot”…

Happy Friday Everyone.

Thank you for reading my blog and sharing your thoughts.

I do so enjoy reading them.

Special Hello to: all my blogging friends …… write away ….. keep sharing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 17th day of February, 2014.

WOW – how did we get here?

One day at a time, I suspect.

It is beautiful here in Edmonton – the sun is shining brightly.

The sun always makes me feel good – no matter what the day may bring my way.

Today is a work day at the store – that is okay.

I was just reading some of my fellow bloggers and I am reminded that there is a lot of good people in the world.

I wished that every story we read was good and kind and well.

I love when people rescue animals or other people.

What a wonderful world this would be if we all just did that – rescued each other – every living people.

Treat every living being on this planet with kindness and respect.

You do not have to love every person or every animal but the very least you  should do is to treat them with kindness and respect.

So try it today …. go out and be kind and respectful.

I will tell you this …..

When you treat the world with kindness and respect – it comes back to you in return.

I wish you all a very great day.

Some of the Canadian provinces celebrate this day as “FAMILY DAY.”

It is a statutory holiday in some provinces and it is here in Alberta.

Happy Family Day …..

Special Hello to:  I am going to see if I can get hold of my sister to SKYPE …. yahoo.

Always and Forever, Carol and her Alvin.

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to the 6th day of March, 2013.

Hello, I hope that this finds you feeling great and ready to take on the day.

Yesterday in a conversation the discussion came up of “feeling pride with oneself” …..

You know the feeling good when you have accomplished something …. big or small.

Knowing that you are a good person ….. feeling good with yourself.

There are so many people out there, myself included who have struggled with the knowing that you, we have done a great job.

I believe that it starts when you are a child.

If you do not have anyone cheering you on …. giving  you praise when you deserve it …… moulding your self-worth…

Then you grow up to have low-esteem.

I have struggled with low-esteem my whole life.

Unfortunately people think at first blush that I have a solid self as I am outgoing.

They are not one in the same.

I think that when children are small and for example when they are going to school …. we as parents help them study ….. then they do well on their tests and this builds self-worth, self-esteem.

Children need their parents help to grown and prosper …. mentally, physically and spiritually.

If you neglect your children and only yell at them “do your homework”  or “be quiet”  (for example) ….. then you are not helping to build self-worth.

I think some people are of course born with that good sense of themselves while most of us need some help to get started.

This is early in the morning so I hope that I am making sense.

But at the end of it all ….. and this took me fifty years to realize …. THAT WE ARE ALL WORTHY AND DESERVING HUMAN BEINGS.

Sometimes we stray and make mistakes …. but that’s okay ….. brush yourself off …… learn from the situation and be a better person for it.

Self-worth is something that we all have to work on every single day.

We are all important in the world …..

So have a great awesome fulfilling day ….. you are incredible, and me, too.   🙂

 

Special Hello to:  ALL OF US WHO LEARN AND GROWN EACH AND EVERY DAY !!!

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Wow, it is WEDNESDAY, January 11th, 2012 (whoops had to correct to 2012 …. first typed 2011).

I must admit that I have written down 2011 a few times but right away caught myself and made the correction.

How many times have you inadvertently written down last year instead of this one?

It is okay …… after writing down 2011 for 365 days ….. it is no wonder that we take a few times to get it correct.

It is like anything in life …… sometimes you need a few tries to get it just right.

If we got everything perfect on the very first try …… how boring would that be.

We are human beings and although most of us try and would like to be perfect …..

As good as it may be …… we seldom reach that diamond glistening mirror ball.

That’s okay.

Actually I think we are perfect ….. really perfect just the way that we are…..

It is the things that we do and want that we think make us perfect or not.

We, ourselves ….. are perfection …… I am perfect for me and you are perfect for you.

Does this make sense?

I know that I work on and want to be the best me that I can be.

Not the best you or the best Miss Jones down the street.

But the best me.

I think that if we just be the best that we can be ….. that’s pretty great.

Don’t try to be someone else.

I hope that you all have a great great middle of the week.

Special Hello: to all my friends in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Sweden, British Columbia, Ontario, New York, Brasil and Alberta……. everywhere….

Always, Carol

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