Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 26th day of August, 2015.

Wishing my nephew “T” a Happy Birthday …..

It is overcast here in Edmonton as we wait for the sunrise.

Warm the past few days as we edge into the last weeks of summer …. official ones, anyway.

Last night upon my arrival at home I found my “Steeped Tea” party items had arrived.

So spent most of the evening sorting through and packing orders.

Everything was perfect, thank goodness.

I am looking forward to trying some new teas along with the ones I have ….. so many …..

Poor Mr. Alvin missed his walk because his Momma was so busy.

Will make up for it tonight ….. we will go for a longer one.

I do love our walks ….. him sniffing about and his Momma checking out the roses and sights.

So relaxing and comforting to have such a beautiful space to go for a stroll.

My neighbour is giving me a ride to work this morning because of the tea orders to be delivered to my office.

I am so grateful for her.

She is such a ray of sunshine ….. a really good person.

I am so blessed to be surrounded by good people.

How did I become so lucky?

Mmmmm …. not sure but I am grateful nonetheless.

Mr. Alvin is standing behind me and I am not sure what he is up to????

What a guy?

I sure love him.

Now he is sitting in his half “pike” position ….. sitting on his haunches …. now he is laying down and looking at me.

So cute ….. he is such good, no GREAT company.

I hope that on this mid week day you are feeling as energized as you were on Monday.

Perhaps you are just on your way to work or maybe you are lucky and are retired and are on your way for a walk.

No matter what you are doing – I wish you a great, great day.

May sunshine and rainbows follow you every moment of today and always.

Take care my friends …..

Special Hello to: all those people with birthdays today ….. I personally know so many with August birthdays…. YAY.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 9th day of July, 2015.

It is another glorious morning here in Edmonton.

Me and Alvin hit the pavement/grass for a wonderful walk this morning.

Oh, it felt so great.

I think we should rework our morning routine and walk.

One man was about, and was wearing a down-filled jacket …. oh, that must have been warm.

I feel energized.

Mr. Alvin is napping…..

With the heat of the past few days a morning walk is perfect.

I love walking behind Mr. Alvin as he sniffs about ….

My favourite place to walk is by the lake….

So he had his nose into the grass as he walked about.

Walking behind him and watching his little wiggle made me smile.

Oh, he is so darn cute …… I love me Alvin.

I cannot think of a more perfect way to begin the day than to be out walking with me Alvin.

I love saying “me Alvin” …… it sounds musical to me.

Well it is almost time for me to leave for work……

Always fun trying to figure out what to wear on these hot days.

The office is generally cool/cold and then sweltering on the bus ride home.

Oh well ….. I am grateful to have air conditioning at work and grateful to have a ride home where I have air conditioning.

Tonight some friends are coming for iced tea ….. I am trying to replicate that drink from our tea party.

Wish me luck.

I hope that you all have an awesome day.

Remember to hydrate on these hot summer days.

Drink lots of water …….

Special Hello to: my friends all over the world …..

Always, Carol and 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……

Always remember that even when it might seem that you don’t have everything just perfect in your life …..

Take a close look around and  you will see that most times ….. you have everything that you really need.

Love and laughter.

Remember to love your life.

Remember to live with love.

Feel the love that surrounds you.

Laugh to beat the band…..

Laughter is the best medicine.

Have a great, great day.


Always, Carol

Thought for the day …..

I just want to shout from the rooftops that my life is PERFECT.

I have love in my life.  I love my life and, most of all I love myself

Loving yourself is the key.  Once you love yourself – everything falls into place.

If you can say those things your life is PERFECT.

Have a great day.

Moments to Mention So Cute !!

This morning Alvin and I were out for our daily morning walk.  We were about three quarters of the way around the lake in our neighbourhood when I saw three Momma Geese and a whole bunch of goslings.  I tried to count them as they waddled quickly into the water.  There seemed to be about thirty of them.  So cute and fuzzy.  Across the lake was another Momma and her brood of four.   Two were hers and two she watches.  So I yelled across the lake so that the kids would have the opportunity to see all those babies.  In all of my years I have never seen so many baby goslings at any one time.  Then just when my heart was in total awe and amazement (and Alvin’s, too), I saw in the water another Momma Goose and her babies.  This was one of those mornings when you would just love to plop yourself down on the grass and just watch all this new life.  Also I WISHED that I would have had my camera with me.  Back to the other Momma,  well we have met several times before on our ritual walks.  She tries to get them out each day depending on the weather.

This was a glorious morning and I am so grateful that we happened to be in the right place at the most perfect moment.

Nature is so wondrous.

Have a great day, everyone !!!

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