Thought for the day……

Welcome to a one of a kind day …… February 29th, 2012 and it happens to be Wednesday …. mid week.

It is great to have an extra day …… YAY….

How are you today?  Are you feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed?  I love that old saying.

So much of what we say and think comes from what we learned as a child.

My Mom had some cute sayings as well as my paternal Grandparents…..I remember quite a few of them and wished that I had written them down along the way.

That is a good idea for all of you out there that have parents and grandparents … write down the sayings and the stories …. before they pass on…. so that you have them forever.

Also somewhere along the way I put my own spin on these sayings ….. not sure why ….. but that is okay.

I heard a good one yesterday from a gal at work and now I have forgotten it.  Will have to ask her and write it down.

As I am still “green” in a new job at work …. I find that my memory has moments.

Some moments I remember everything in vivid detail and others “well in less detail” …… funny how the brain works.

I wished that I could remember everything I learn ….. they say we only use a small portion of our brain ….

If that is the case…… then why oh why ….. isn’t my information vault holding every bit for me to recall whenever I choose?

Hopefully within my lifetime they discover the mysteries that we hold inside our “heads.”

That would be so great.  But in the meantime, I shall endeavour to remember all that I learn each day.

So when you forget a line or where your keys are …. do not fret …… we all have our moments.

Have a great day……. remember this is a bonus day…..

Special Hello to: all those born on this day, Happy Birthday.  I hope that you have an awesome day.

Always, Carol & Alvin …….  🙂

Thought for the day…..

Good Wednesday Morning and it is the 8th of February, 2012.

The moon has seemed to be extra full the past couple of days.

The craters are in full view.

The moon seems so close that one feels as though they could just reach up and touch it.

So very cool.

Perhaps that is part of the reason that my sleep patterns have been erratic or perhaps it is because I am learning a new job at work.

At any rate, both are good.  One I know, and the other I am learning.

I wonder how many people are conscious of the effects of the moon.

Do you feel differently when there is a full moon?

I know that we always say …… that people act “a bit on the crazy side” at those times.

Anyway, I love gazing up at the night and early morning skies to see the moon and the stars.

Isn’t it great that we have such beauty to look upon and it is for free.

We are truly blessed.

It is one of my favourite things to do …… look up at the sky.

I would have loved to have gone to the moon and beyond.

Who knows perhaps someday.

Well time to get this show on the road ….. LOL.  (finishing touches on getting ready for work).

I hope that you have a lovely day.

Remember to look up when you have a spare moment or three.

Special Hello: to all those lovers of the skies ……

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day……

Well Good Morning ….. today is Tuesday, January 31st, 2012.

What a gorgeous morning …. the sky is clear and the last of the morning stars were in view.

Once I am out of bed and up …. I really love the wee morning hours.

I enjoy those precious moments outside standing on the deck waiting for Alvin ….

Taking deep breathes and looking up into the early morning sky.

I take advantage of those moments by preparing for the day ahead.

Visualizing and focusing on positive energy flow.

Of course, I somedays get sidetracked  by taking in all that surrounds me like the stars in the sky,  or a neighbour’s dog barking.

But I think you get the idea.

Often times we rush around so much that we forget that we hold the power inside of us to create our days ….

Life is so much easier and fun if we work on creating our days ahead of time.

I am still working on the process, and somedays things work better than others.

But I will say this …. when I let something “get to me” ….. like doing a task less than perfect (I am learning a new job) …. it really can spiral out of control.

My confidence level drops.  My “ego” …. Yes, I have one…… we all do.  When it gets bruised ….. yikes.

It is so important to keep that positive energy and focus about you at all times.

Of course, there are times like when you are learning a new job ….. that you might as I do find it “not so easy” but I try.

We are all human …… we are perfect as us …… we hold the power ….

We can do whatever we need to do…….

So whenever you are feeling “human” and not that “super power” …… if you can remove yourself from the situation (go to the bathroom) …..

Be by yourself …. breathe deeply  for a few moments ….. plant a smile on your face …… and go back.

Sometimes we just need time to re-focus our thoughts.

Always important to feel “good” ……. no matter what is going on around you.

As it goes ….. all you need is practise……

Have a great day.

Special Hello: to all those folks out there starting or learning a new job.  We must remember to breathe.

 

Always, Carol

P.S. Alvin was feeling a bit left out so ……

Always, Carol and Alvin (my trusty side kick and confidant) ..

 

Thought for the day…..

Happy Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 ……. really…

WOW, 24 days into the New Year.

What was a quiet beginning to the New Year took on a whole new life mid last week on the 18th….

I never saw it coming …… well you know …… my unwanted visitors.

But I shall keep those thoughts to they came, had breakfast and were “ASKED” to leave …..  LOL.  (I can laugh now, phew)

I started my new position at my full-time job and am loving it.

There is certainly lots to learn but I shall always have something to do.

Which is great.

Isn’t learning lovely?

It seems though over the past months …. I have been learning lots of things.

Certainly as we get older ….. learning and exercising our minds is a great thing.

I think that I perhaps was a bit “stagnant” in some ways before with being in the same job for decades, working for the same company, living in the same home for twenty-five years and so on.

But almost three years ago ….. I threw caution to the wind and turned my life upside down ……

You know what?  Despite a couple of speed bumps along the way …… it has been SO GREAT.

Sometimes you just have to take the leap ….. have faith that things will work out and go for it.

One of my many dreams was to own my own home ….. so that if I wanted to paint….. I could.

Something to call my own.

Also to be retired (extended vacation) ….  sleep-in and enjoy that freedom.

To have my own dog….

There are so many dreams that I have realized …

Another big one … was to once again live near my only daughter …….

So I guess in the dream department …. I have hit the JACKPOT….

I am so blessed…. so lucky.

Well here it is almost time to finish getting ready for work.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Take a chance ….. dare to dream…… make your dreams come true. BELIEVE…..

Special Hello:  to my cousin Janice and my sister Cindy …… two important women in my life ….. I MISS YOU GUYS!!

Always, Carol

Thought for the day…..

Hey it is Friday ……. wow where did the week go.

I am finishing up the last day of my first week  of my new full-time job.

I love it …. people are wonderful (truly) and learning is always a good thing to do.

So on this day … my thoughts are simply this:

Just a reminder to be grateful for all that you have.

Take a couple of minutes each day and say aloud, or to yourself or put pen to paper and make note of all that you are grateful for:

(this is my list)

My daughter Amanda

My doggie Alvin

My son-in-law and grand-puppies

My house, yard and everything that I have including great health.

FRIENDS and FAMILY

Fresh Air

Clean Water

This planet

Animals, People and Chocolate and food.

All the people that I have met through my “jobs” …

That is just a few things that I am so grateful for …

I could go on and on, but you see my point.

If you are always grateful for everything that you have …… then you shall always have …..

and flowers …..

Have a blessed Friday everyone.

Always, Carol

P.S. just found out that this is my “294th” post.  YAY.  Time to celebrate …. crack open the champagne…..

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