Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 11th day of May, 2016.

This morning the sun is up and shining and it is WARMER inside our house.

Thank goodness for that.

I noticed our tree out front is flowering big time.

Now I am pretty sure it might have had little fuzz balls other years but not full blown FLOWERS.

It is so beautiful.

I must snap a photo later ….. to show you all.


Mr. Alvin and I had a nice walk last night by our lake.

It is so peaceful there.

Such a great place to relax and think.

Or just relax as you walk along.

Sometimes we stop and watch the geese and ducks in the water.

Admiring the green grass and trees.

Checking out the yards that back onto the lake and how beautiful the gardens are becoming.

My friend “P” lives in one of these homes and her yard always reminds me of an English garden.


Always a good idea when you are out and about to just soak in the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Even if you live in a concrete jungle you can always find a park in the city or just look up to the sky.

Nature is my meditation.

She makes me feel good.


Happy Wednesday.

Special Hello to: all those folks who love to walk.

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 ….

Last night after Alvin and I had supper, gone for a walk and did some laundry and other chores ….. I made myself a cup of tea and we sat on the deck in the backyard.

The evening air had a slight coolness to it …. reminding me that fall was just around the corner.  As Alvin cuddled beside me, I looked up at the sky.

There were virtually no sounds coming from my neighbourhood ….. peace.  It felt like heaven, my own little piece of it.  The clouds barely moved as I scouted

the sky for unique shapes.  So blessed and lucky am I.  It was the best fifteen minutes.  Peaceful and relaxing.

I am grateful for my little piece of heaven ….. complete with a loving puppy dog named Alvin and a garden with some roses.

Have a great day and I hope that you all have a little piece of heaven in your “own backyard”.

Always, Carol

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