Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 3rd day of October, 2015.

It is overcast and windy here in Edmonton.

Just a few minutes ago my cousin left for home.

We had a wonderful evening.

Short but so great.

I was reminded over the course of the evening and this morning on how much I miss our conversations.

She is such a well read and good thinking person.

With common sense and logic.

I have always valued our talks and have learned so much from her.

Sometimes in our everyday lives we forget the importance of good conversations.

You know the proper exchange of information and opinion.

No one being right.

No one being wrong.

Just good talk ….

There are no words to express how much I needed that conversation at this point in my life.

In today’s world we read what is posted on multi-media, and then react.

Sometimes it is a positive experience and sometimes, less than.

I like the back and forth ….. the “Ying” and “Yang” of conversation.

Now, I know as I love to write that we express in words both our feelings and opinions otherwise there would not be books.

But somehow the art of conversation seems to have gone by the wayside.

Or at least to what I have noticed.

So many people have cell phones and are busy checking info on the internet, posting on FB and such.

To talk face to face or hold a conversation has become “old school.”

Much like letter writing……

Okay I am definitely showing my age.

I just wanted to share my recent experience and to remind us all about how important it is to just talk.

So maybe on this Saturday you go and see your Grandmother or your Dad or a neighbour ….. have a cup of tea or coffee and just chat ….. about the world, about your flowers, about conversation.

Thank you cousin for bringing me some good information and breathing some fresh ideas into my conversation, and helping me to remember …. we are all humans living on this planet and all we want is to LIVE.

Sometimes a visit is so much more than just a visit.

This was the case.

I am so grateful to my cousin “J” …..

I feel my old self again …… by the way the play was well done, and having a late supper (after the play) and chatting till 2 a.m. priceless.  By the way it was super cool to be at the opening night for the 50th Anniversary of the Citadel.

Thank you.

On a fun note:  Alvin went for a sleepover to his sister’s house …… oh, how I miss my boy…..he, as does his sister, brings me great joy and appreciation for life.

Happy Saturday ……. Enjoy.

Special Hello: to my cousin “J” …. safe trip home and thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 8th day of September, 2015.

Dark out ….. dry on the deck …. no rain overnight.

Wow, Tuesday already …. so great to have a long weekend.

I am so grateful that I was able to spend some of it with my dear friend “P” from Regina.

We had such a great visit.

Now today back to the regular routine …..

Work …. home ….. work …. HOME …..

We are so wrapped in routine we humans.

In fact, I would say that most of us are most happiest when we are in a routine.

When we get up at the same time, eat at the same time, work at the same time …..sleep at the same time.

It is a circle that for the most part keeps us the most happiest.

If you think about it having your life in a regular schedule/routine helps you to do what you needs to be done.

At least it works for me.

There I go again …. back to the “TO DO LISTS.”

But really …. they do work.

Whenever you have things to do write them down.

As you complete them …. check off ….. DONE.

We/I/You will have a sense of accomplishment.

Even if it is just emptying the dishwasher.

Trust he it feels like you actually did something.

Well I can hear the sidewalk calling my name …..

Now that I have to wear a jacket and “shoes” ….. need a couple extra minutes to put the final touches on before I leave the house.

Have a Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: my friend “M” …. thank you for your thoughtful comments and your “work” is amazing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of November, 2014.

Tonight I work my first Wednesday night at the store.

Now begins the schedule of working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights and then Sundays.

I wonder how many people shop on a Wednesday night ….. guess I will find out this evening.

With it being the start of the holiday shopping season ….. I am sure there will be people out and about.

Our weather is still mild here in Edmonton which has been great.

My daughter and I had a great walk with the puppies last night.

They ran and ran …… so cute.

Oh what a life they have …….

Has this been a good week?

I started with conflicting feelings and trying to pull myself back to the light …..

I managed on Tuesday to change things around and everything worked out.

It makes a huge difference if you are feeling good and keeping your thoughts and actions going in a positive direction.

Now I know we are human and humans for some reason cannot seem to stay positive and happy at all times.

We are drawn in by our “ego self” and surroundings.

Perhaps things may not always work out perfectly but they sure can be close.

It is all a mindset.

Change your mind and change your life.

I remember a famous person stating that mantra.

It is so true.

I am so grateful to be living the life that I do.

Filled with love and laughter and so much more.

So on this Wednesday I hope that you find kindness and joy all around and if not create it.

Smile ….. open a door ….. buy someone a coffee …… help a neighbour …… LET US DO SOME GOOD THINGS ….. NO, LET US DO SOME GREAT THINGS TODAY.

Special Hello to: my friends who always stand beside me ….. not ahead or aback.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of March, 2014.

How are you doing this beautiful morning?

I am doing great.

Just thinking of how grateful I am to be here in this life as me.

We often as human beings do – think of “what if”

We are quite often in that greener pasture mode ….

In competition with the Joneses…..and perhaps not even that.

Not that any of these things are inherently “bad.”

We seem to be in “discovery”  ….. always looking.

I think that part of our discovery is how we build and sculpt our dreams.

If we do not see what is around us how can we know – what we may “think” we want!

So on this Wednesday …..

Remember to be present in the moment.

Do and be the best you can from this second forward.

Discover ….. think about ….. ponder ……. dream …… visualize …… realize.

It is all up to us.

We can make our lives the stuff that dreams are made of ……. sounds good.

Let’s do it.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my sister …. if she only knew ….. (thank you).

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 7th day of March, 2014.

YAY, it is the weekend.

I work at the store tonight …… seems like it has been more than since Sunday.

Alvin and I had a nice and quiet evening …… no walk but lots of cuddles.

Warm weather is on it’s way.

This weekend we turn our clocks ahead …… that always takes some adjusting.

I hope that you are having a great Friday morning.

I feel amazing ….. and that is always a good thing.

I feel “great news is on it’s way” ….. how wonderful.

So on this fantastic Friday morning ….. I hope that you are feeling amazing and ready to have a great weekend.

Keep smiling and keep the faith in that you can do anything that you put your mind to …… I know that you can.

Thanks to everyone who keeps me going with love, laughter and support.

All three things that every human being needs and desires.

Take care All…

Special Hello to: my friends who live far away …… I miss you all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday, the 22nd day of July 2013.

What a fantastic morning it has been thus far.

When Alvin and I got up this morning it was walk time …. no more putting it off.

We were going to go.

When we got outside there was a breeze, a good mix of cool and warm; huge dark blue rain clouds hung off not to far away and there was lightning.

I hesitated and then thought “we have time” and we put on a good pace and did our complete walk.

Once we got back home, I decided to pull the flower pots close to the house for protection and to put the patio cushions in the garage.

Just back in the house and I heard a noise and looked out to see huge raindrops hitting the deck.

We were so lucky.

It has been pouring almost since that time which was about 5:30 so almost one hour.

I think we have enough moisture now.

Anyway, I am so grateful that we were able to get out and walk this morning.

 

I have one more “thought for the day” ….. bit more on the serious side.

Have you noticed these days with all of the social media how easy it is to “by a key stroke end a friendship.”

Perhaps it is not actually ending the friendship but certainly it is ignoring it.

Years ago …. people would physically ignore you or call on the telephone to “say it was over.”

Perhaps that was more if you were dating.

But how sad is it?

We are becoming a society of individuals that do not communicate.

No responsibility …. no face to face.

I am always surprised by the amount of “rudeness” there is in the world.

Anyway, I just wanted to mention that if you are less than happy with someone or have a gripe with them ….. call them or go see them.

Do not just “un friend” them.

Take responsibility for your actions and thoughts.

How would we ever know what the issue was ….. if no one says anything.

Speculate … that’s not good.

Sometimes there might be things we do not wish to hear but they need to be said.

That is how we grow and develop as humans.

So on this rainy Monday ….. “remember to talk” …. really talk ….. not just keying some abbreviations and signs.

Take Care.

Special Hello to: all my fellow bloggers ….. you rock.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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