Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 31st and last day of August, 2014.

This has been a spectacular month for me.

1.  I spent a whole weekend with my siblings (last weekend).

2. My dear friend and “Sister D” and her daughter and grand-daughter came to Edmonton for this long weekend (this one)…. we went for supper to Famoso, and then back home to visit.

3.  My kids and grand-puppies got moved in and settled.

4.  I made some wedding jewellery and it was a hit (wedding was in Vegas).

5.  We had beautiful weather.

6.  I had some vacation days off from both jobs.

7.  The roses bloomed in our neighbourhood.

8.  I was invited out for birthday dinner by two of my friends from the store and then a movie (was so great).

9.  I won free product from the store.

10.  Met even more people.

11.  Went to a movie.

12.  Reached 500 followers on my blog.

13.  Had more ideas for stories.

14.  Enjoyed time with family and friends.

15.  I turned 57 ….. imagine that …… 57.

16.  So grateful for my friend “L’s” phone call yesterday afternoon and for my nephew “T’s” call on my birthday.

WHAT A MONTH.

I am so grateful for everything in my life.

Each day is a blessing.

I am surrounded by love and laughter.

I hope that life is good for you, as well.

When you are feeling a bit low ….. just start listing all of the things that you are grateful for …… you will be surprised by the list.  My list above is not just great things that happened this month but rather a gratitude list.

Maybe trying making that list at the end of each day, week or month.

I am so lucky.

Please do not be discouraged when you have moments where you are less than positive …. trust me we all have those.

If we did not have those moments how could we strive to make things better.

I hope that you have a great Sunday and rest of the long weekend.

I have tomorrow off and will enjoy it with the puppies by taking each of them for an extra long walk.

We will be walking tonight after I get home from work.

Special Hello to: family and friends, I have the best.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunny Saturday the 10th day of May, 2014.

So happy that the sky is blue and the sun is shining.

It is going to be a great day.

Alvin is at his sister’s as per usual …. he always sleeps Friday nights there as I work at the store.

So the house is so quiet.

I could hear a pin drop …. well maybe.

But he will be home soon along with his sister who usually comes for a cup of coffee.

I love our visits.

Also today I am going to call my siblings ….. time to catch up.

YAY.

So between laundry and housework and a walk with Alvin, I will chat with my family.

What a grand way to spend my day off.

Truly it is great.

Oh and throw in a quick trip to the grocery store and organizing a neighbourhood clean-up.

This is my life and I would not change a thing….. 🙂

On this awesome Saturday I hope that you are able to connect with family or perhaps a friend who lives far away or maybe even close.

Go for coffee with your sister or drop by and see your Mom and Dad.

It does not have to be for Mother’s Day …. or Father’s Day.

Everyday is special …….

I know you are busy as am I but we need to take those few minutes or hours and visit with those people who are special in our lives.

We spend more time with the people we work with than our family and friends.

So that take time …. most important.

I received a phone message from my sister last night …. she said that one of our brothers had called her to talk, and asked how and where I was …..

So a reminder that even though I work six days a week and have a lot on my plate – I must take the time to call him, her and them ……. family.

I think of my family and friends all the time.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my sister and my brothers and my friends.  You are all amazing and have been so supportive and I apologize for not calling more often…..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 29th day of March, 2014.

The sky is overcast and the clouds appear to be readying for a shower of the white stuff.

Appears that perhaps winter is hanging on just a bit longer.

I was very happy that I managed to wear my walking shoes to work last night.

My feet were dry and warm …. so that was great.

Soon we shall be able to pack away all of our winter gear.

It is time to get my front hall closet cleared out …. it has half and half at the moment.

A couple of weeks ago it appeared as though we were in spring and the temperatures were nice enough to only wear a spring jacket but I was wrong.

Because the very next day the temperatures dipped and my spring jacket was not warm enough ….. I was COLD.

Oh well, soon enough ……

The house is so quiet this morning with only the sound of the furnace when it cuts in and the rattling of the vents …. (hope that is all).

I miss my boy when he is not here.

He keeps me hopping and that is a good thing.

I hope that on this Saturday that you are feeling great and are surrounded by love and laughter.

Once my boy comes home I will certainly have those feelings.

Even without my boy …. I am surrounded by love and when I laugh, laughter ensues.

So have a great day ……

Maybe today is the day that you will clean out your front hall closet ….

Time to say bye-bye to winter and hello spring and summer.

Or maybe you live on the other side of the world and it is bye-bye summer and hello fall and winter.

Special Hello to: my sister who I want to talk to …. sometime today.  I have lots of phone calls to make.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 17th day of December, 2013.

One more day closer to the big one.

Can you stand it?

Are you getting excited?

I still get excited after 56 years.

I still believe that Santa will put something under the tree especially for me.

I believe that we will all have a wonderful day.

Watch a Christmas movie or play a board game or perhaps even both.

I know that we will eat well and say afterwards “I wish that I would have stopped at one helping.”

I know that there will be dishes to be washed.

I know that there will be a floor to sweep.

Wrapping paper to be recycled.

Phone calls to make.

It will be a great day ….. my day.

I love Christmas.

It brings me hope ….

I hope that it brings hope to you and your family.

Hope keeps us living…..

BELIEVE.

If given the opportunity spread your wealth …. no matter the size.

Maybe you can see a Mom in the grocery store and you can tell she doesn’t have enough money to buy the food they would like to buy …..

You could pay for the groceries or maybe buy them a turkey or even a chicken.

Maybe there is a elderly person living down the block and you know they will be alone this Christmas.

You could invite them over for Christmas dinner.

There is always a way to make Christmas special and filled with hope.

To surprise a stranger is the best gift of all.

Show love and your generosity will be rewarded.

I firmly believe that what you give you will receive.

Have a great Tuesday …..

Special Hello to: all those lovely folks who read my blog …. I so appreciate it …. Happy Holidays to You and Your Family.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday, December 26th ….. the day after Christmas or more commonly known in Canada as “BOXING DAY” ….

Today is the day that folks rush out and see what deals they can get ….. there are SALES everywhere.

Me, I am going to stay at home and relax.

Tomorrow is back to the office ….

 

Just got off the phone with one of my nephews and we had a great talk ….. I love our conversations.

He is a great young man.

Yesterday I was blessed to speak with one of my brothers (called the other one but no answer) and my sister, another nephew’s wife and one of my great nephews.

So I am so happy to have spoke with so many family members.

 

My daughter just called and is on her way over to have pancakes.  We have so much food so she is going to take some (most of it, hopefully) home.

 

I had an awesome Christmas.

One of my favourite gifts was a “kick butt” shovel from my son-in-law which I used this morning.

It has a blade on the bottom to cut through ice.  Works perfectly.

 

Gotta go…… have a great day.

Thank you……

Special Hello to: all those shoppers …. I hope you find lots of deals.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and welcome to Friday, August 10th, 2012…..

The sky is overcast in every direction but yet there are patches of clearness peering out from amongst the clouds.

It is a grand day.

A good day to be “55” …… WOW, did I ever have a great Birthday yesterday.

Actually it started on the 8th with flowers and birthday cake from my friend “G” and her boys and

ended on my actual day with flowers and birthday cake from my kids and grand-puppies ….. how absolutely grand.

I had the best day and the best birthday ever.

So incredibly spoiled.

I have to thank all of my FB family and friends for all their good wishes.

I have to thank my siblings for their phone calls.

I have to thank my dear friends from Quebec for their phone call.

I have to thank my co-workers for the thoughtful card and all their wishes.

I have to thank my friends from Regina for the cards and phone calls…. I will be calling soon.

I have to thank my Aunt & Uncle for their thoughtful card and for always remembering …

I have to thank my neighbours for I have the best ones.

I have to thank the sun for shining and my heart for beating.

I have to thank Mr. Alvin for his patience and unconditional love.

I have to thank of course my kids for supper and the best chocolate cake ever.

I have to thank my friend “G” and her boys for starting it all off …..

Thank you…… love my new books …….. mmm, I am in heaven.

So on this Friday I shall remain on cloud nine breathing in the air and dreaming of the next 55 years ……

I hope that you have the best Friday ever ….. you so deserve it.

Remember to always be grateful for what you have, and the more you are grateful the more you will have ……..

THANK YOU …………..

Special Hello:  to all those lucky people celebrating a birthday today …… and to my brother John who turns “50” tomorrow.  He will be away at work but in my thoughts.

 

Always and with gratitude, Carol and Alvin

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