Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 8th day of February, 2017.

Do you ever think back to the same day a year ago or perhaps two or three or more?

I wonder how many of these days draw exact parallels to each other.

Okay for starters today is Wednesday, and last year the 8th of February was a Monday.

So the actual day is not the same but perhaps the feelings are closer to being the same.

If we think that we stray from our core basic feelings over time  …. I would say that is not really true.

We may have the odd day or two where we stray from our true feelings, the ones in our core.

Our basic emotions.

BUT ….

It is funny that in large part it holds true one year later.

I did wake up feeling today was going to be a great day.

Just as I was blowing my hair dry the phone rang and it was my neighbour; offering me a ride to work.

A great way to begin the day.

This gives me about twenty extra minutes.

I immediately walked over to the bed where Alvin was laying watching me and gave him a big hug.

I do know that when the early morning is great, the rest of the day will be fantastic.


Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 8th day of February, 2016.

Have you ever awaken to feel like this is going to be a great day.

A day like no other.

Feeling like something magical, fun, wonderful and absolutely fantastic is happening to you on this day.

Well that is how I feel on this Monday morning.

I will admit a bit unusual for a Monday morning …..

Usually I do not sleep well Sunday night and Monday mornings are sometimes a bit of a strain to get up and get motivated but not TODAY.

I will admit that I asked Alvin to stay in bed until the alarm went off but it was not because I did not want to get out of bed.

Just because I wished to lay there and soak in the morning …. un-feted (is that even a word) by the day.

So here we are ….. breakfast done, shower check, make-up check and writing blog …. almost check.

Mr. Alvin is as usual laying outside the office door waiting for me.

He is so loyal ….. we could all learn lessons from our four-legged friends.

He is always waiting by the front door for me to arrive at home after work.

He is always happy to see me and I know he has to pee and is hungry …. but nevertheless he always takes that minute to ravish me with attention.

Now what a way to welcome someone home.

It doesn’t matter if I am gone all day or for 20 minutes ….. he welcomes me in the same way.

So today is the day …..

Perhaps a dream will come to fruition or just something nice.

It does not matter ….. I just feel great and that is what matters.


So on this 8th day of February 2017 – life is magical.

I am so happy to be here right now in this place surrounded by magic.

Have an awesome day.

Fill your heart with joy and the magic will follow.

Happy Wednesday.

Tea deliveries today ……. that makes me happy.

Special Hello to: my darling sister.  Baby Milo is fine.  Are you available to SKYPE on Sunday?

Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day…..

Today is Thursday, August 2nd, 2012.

I would like to take this time to acknowledge the passing of my Aunt Helen.

She was the last living sibling in my Mother’s family and a dear, dear woman.

My Aunt was one of those soft spoken ladies but when she raised her voice, you knew to listen.

I shall always remember our visits which were few, and I always wished there had been more.

She had the best garden on the planet ….. I remember a few summer visits and eating peas from the garden.

Oh and the berries ….. we used to go berry picking, oh what fun.

She was a gem …… glistening amongst us all.

My thoughts and prayers are with her children, relatives and friends.

Thank you Aunt Helen for gracing us with your presence which was your life.

You truly made an impression in our hearts and souls.


Yesterday morning I caught the bus to work and just after leaving the house I looked up to the sky to see the most glorious rainbow.

It was so brilliant and beautiful.

I just started to smile, and was not able to stop.

As I walked along I could see the faintness of another rainbow ….. a double rainbow.

As the clouds dissipated the full arcs of the rainbows were displayed.

Near the bus stop a woman had stopped her car to get out and take a photo.

Another lady pulled out her phone and took a photo while waiting for the bus.

When my daughter arrived I asked her to take a photo, too.

I think it was Aunt Helen …… she was using that magic in the rainbow to shine down over us.

Rest easy my dear Aunt.

We love you and shall miss you………….


Always, Carol and Alvin ……..




Thought for the day…..

Good Thursday morning …… today is April the 5th, 2012.

When I awoke this morning and looked out the window I was “semi surprised” to see a heavy white blanket of snow covering everything in sight.

We were forewarned of the snowfall but I was keeping the sunshine and clear skies in my thoughts but alas we got the snow.

Oh well, as it happened on Sunday ….. it soon melted once the sun came out.

Moisture is good.  It will also freshen up the ground …… 🙂

Today is the last day of the work week for me and so many others.

I am going to spend the weekend working on and “completing” my route for the Census.

I enjoy meeting more of my neighbours.

Also it will be great to sleep in a bit each morning …..

I WISHED that Alvin would wake up at 7:00 (he is an early bird usually before 5:00 most mornings).

Oh well, early is good, too.  I have a great life even with the early starts…. 🙂

I wish for the days ahead that you are surrounded by those you love, magic and laughter.

Take care ….. if you are travelling ….. slow down ….. keep your cell phone in the glove box (compartment) or in your pocket/purse and have a wonderful long Easter weekend.

Happy Easter (early) …..

Special Hello:  to YOU

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

“I was looking for something on my blog when I noticed this “thought for the day…… that was still at the draft stage.  So with no changes, I am publishing it.  I think that you will know why.

Whenever I feel blue …… or just a little bit “down” ….. I am reminded that there are angels all around me.  They are here in the form of friends, family, strangers, puppies and kitty cats and “gut feelings” and sometimes dreams.   My angels were watching over me as I am in the midst of having some electrical issues corrected.  We take for granted when we turn the light switch on and the yellow glow lights our way that electricity just magically happens.  But for me just a few days ago ….. that magic was a terrifying reminder of  the power of electricity.

Always, Carol

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