Living … One day at a time.

Hello,

Partially okay mostly overcast sky.

Woke to up wet …. must have rained overnight.

I am so glad that I did not over water the flowers on the deck.

Well today is Thursday.

As I look out of the office window I feel that the day ahead is full of possibilities.

Even when there is room for concern – one must stay focused on the good, the positive and the possibilities.

Without that ….. life is pretty crummy, you feel pretty miserable and definitely no where near joyful.

Keep that glass half full mentality and every cloud has silver linings attitude.

We must for our mental and physical health.

Enjoy our life ….

We only have one kick at this ….

 

I love this quote I heard on a morning show that I recorded …

“Limits are for credit cards not people.”

That is absolutely perfect.

Keep that in mind as you go out into the world.

If you are retired or just home for whatever reason …. it applies to you, too.

 

Kindness, generosity, loving and caring attitude.

Warm and welcoming.

All will get you to a better place.

Gratitude tops the list.

 

Life is full of sunshine and rainbows.

I saw both yesterday morning while waiting for my carpool.

A double rainbow ….

 

I wish you a day filled with sunshine and rainbows and the heart to be grateful for them.

Happy Thursday.

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Thursday, July 20, 2017 and it is the 21st day until my 60th Birthday.

Time is a skipping along.

When I think back over my life thus far I am both happy and sad but mainly overjoyed.

I have really nothing to complain about for my life.

Of course, there have been some incredible lows but without them how would you ever appreciate the highs.

We all deal with losing loved ones well before their time, and I have had more than my share.

But it makes you realize that time is precious and you must live your life; whatever that means for you.

I am quite content with spending quiet time in my home with Alvin – in my house.

Putzing in my yard ….. growing flowers ……

Yes, really, I own my own house.

“I am a homeowner.”

Those are words I only dreamed of saying and to be honest a part of me never really believed would happen.

It was only when I made the decision to retire from a career of 30 years that I realized that it was even a possibility.

I knew it meant if things worked out that I would only semi-retire or take time off and then would go back to work.

I only wish that I was independently wealthy and that would solve so much but at this point in time, I am not quite there.

Have to leave that door open for possibilities.

Because after all anything is possible.

I will leave you with that for today …..

 

P.S.

One thing I wished that I had the house when my daughter was young instead of her growing up in an apartment.

She spent the first 22 years minus 18 months in an apartment.

Perhaps then she could have had a puppy – something she always wanted so badly.

But in adulthood has adopted four …. she made up for lost time.

I guess things always have a way of turning out ….. if you want them to ….

 

Always, Carol

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 3rd day of December, 2015.

Wow, it is crazy, awesome, fantastic, wonderful, divine, nice, great, WEATHER here in Edmonton.

This morning I did not need gloves but I wore my mini ones because my hands dry out easy.

SO Beautiful ….. I am so GRATEFUL for this wonderful WARM weather.

Yesterday it was melting ….. and what day is it again? ¬†Smiling …..

 

Do you ever have a moment that you feel “OH WOE IS ME” and that moment turns minutes seconds and into minutes and into hours?

We all have them?

Funny how out of the blue then you can receive an email or see a sign and all of a sudden you are reeled back into reality.

Thinking all the while …. “I AM VERY BLESSED.”

It would seem that any time I find myself “HAVING A PITY PARTY FOR ONE” .…. reality brings me back and I realize how super lucky I am.

I have my own house …. more room than I actually need but suits me and Alvin all the same.

I am in good health as is Alvin ….

I have a daughter whom I treasure more than life ….

I have my constant companion her little brother Alvin whom I treasure just as much ….

I have an awesome, amazing good-hearted, super smart son-in-law and GRAND-PUPPIES. (sounds better than GRAND-DOGS)

I work in an office that always gives me a reality check.

I have friends and family all over the world who are simply the best.

I have a sister who is not just a sister but a dear friend.

I have so much and more.

So on this Thursday ….. I am just thinking that the possibilities are endless.

I have so much and can do pretty much whatever I choose.

Just have to choose.

Make the list and start working toward those dreams.

We just have to remember to live our lives and not let our lives live us, make sense.

There will always be those moments when you just cannot rise to the occasion.

That is okay.

Have your pity party and then rise up and carry on.

Today is TERRIFIC THURSDAY …..

We are in the countdown to Christmas.

Last night wrote more Christmas cards and will mail more today and then finish the ones to be mailed, tonight and mail tomorrow.

This weekend I get to BAKE.

I love to bake ….. “sugar cookies” …… “chocolate macaroons” …… “chocolate fudge” …… maybe a couple more items.

YAY …

Well it is time to go and finish getting ready to go to the office.

Have a splendid day…..

 

You are simply the best and do not forget this…..¬†

You can climb to the top and wave the flag ….

I know you can.

 

Special Hello to: my friends back in Regina and in Saskatchewan who are the best ….. thanks guys.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

“All things are possible”

There are many mornings when I rise,

That I draw a sigh and am grateful.

Am truly grateful for all that I have and all that I am.

I realize that no matter what, I am blessed.

Blessed with the realization that all things are possible.

I haven’t always been akin to this way of thinking.

But I would say that I have always been a positive being and a “hopeless romantic.”

Some days it is just a matter of putting one positive thought in front of another …

No matter what anyone thinks, life is work.

The work does not always require physical force but always requires “thought.”

Using your brain.

I believe that all things are possible.

Looking back over my life, I would tend to agree.

Think about it!

“All things are possible.”


Written April 11th, 2010 by Carol Y Lewis

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