Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 23rd day of December, 2014.

Only one more sleep till Christmas Eve.

We open our gifts on the Eve rather than the Morning.

If we had small children it would be Christmas Morning.

Well I bought all of the food for Christmas and the next week.

Seems like I bought out the store.

I love shopping for the Christmas Dinner meal.

Last day of work at the office.

Well I have to run as I want to grab a gift bag as I have someone at work that I would like to give a small token of my gratitude.

She has helped me throughout the year and I value her as a person and co-worker.

So on this last day before all of the excitement reaches the peak ….

Have a great day.

Pull out your TO DO LIST.

You do not wish to be halfway through your prep to find you are missing the “sage.”

Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: YOU my FRIEND.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

The past few days have been filled with incredible highs and lows.

Yesterday morning at 9:00 a.m. my friends, the Enchill family departed from their home on my street.

At this time they are on their way to Quebec.

It is such a long drive but I am happy that Peter, their Dad could take the time away from work to drive with Anick and the kids.

My friends called me this morning on the telephone.

They had gone as far as Regina yesterday and spent the night with friends.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Anick, Lea, Mahee-Lee and David.

I had told the girls before they left to watch for the big black and glass office building in downtown Regina, because I used to work there.

Lea was excited to tell me that she saw the building where I used to work.  Hurray.

Mahee-Lee told me that her Dad was driving the van (which is good) and that they were watching a movie.

Then when the phone was being passed back to Anick – I could hear someone cry.

Then a small voice was on the phone, and I did not realize right away that it was little David.

Here this little three year old boy wanted to talk to me …… I was struck by his action.

I am so grateful for technologies so that I can speak with them no matter where they may be.

Yesterday after they left my daughter came over for coffee (thank goodness).

I am grateful that she lives close by.   She is my rock.

Later I saw some of Anick’s friends as they came to pick up some things from the house.

It wasn’t until today that I truly feel the emptiness.

I miss them so much.

I think that Alvin misses them, too.

Even throughout the heartbreak of friends that are more like family moving away,

I know …..

Life is full of changes, and I know this because every year of my life thus far has been filled with major change.

Of course, some years more than others.

Change can be positive and not so …. but that is life.

Since my retirement from SGI in the fall of 2008, my life has been crazy.

Some days I think of how nice it would be if things just stayed the same.

Of course, it would mean that things would be GREAT, and  stay GREAT.

No complaints, though.

I have been so blessed.

I know that my friends will be welcomed home to family and friends.

I know that my friends will do amazing with wherever life takes them.

I know that I am perhaps the luckiest person on the planet because I have so much love in my life.

Even on these days when I am feeling a bit low, okay a lot low, I feel so much love.

There are so many people on this planet …. that do not have this blessing in their lives.

Because without love in your life – life is just life.

I am truly blessed, we are truly blessed.

I am including Alvin my dog in this blessing – because we are a package deal.

So thank you Anick, Lea, Mahee-Lee and David for welcoming me into this neighbourhood.

For taking time to have tea, to play in the back yard, to go shopping, and for walks on summer nights, and  for being my/our friend(s).

I am so grateful that I was here to wish you well as you start off on this new adventure.

For my wish is that someday when you finish what you need to do ….. that you come back HOME.

Always remember you always have my heart.

So the thought for the day is ……  ALWAYS TAKE TIME TO LOVE…..

FOR ALL THAT YOU GIVE IN AND FOR LOVE

YOU WILL RECEIVE BACK MORE ….

Have a great day.

Always, Carol

Lea and Mahee-Lee

Girls saying good-bye to Alvin

David

Peter, Anick, Mahee-Lee, David & Lea

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