Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 3rd day of May, 2017.

The SUN is rising in the eastern sky and the view from my south facing window is gorgeous.

Blue sky with high lights of sun beams.

How lucky am I?



Well today I wrote my “3286” entry in my Gratitude Journal.

That translates to approximately 9 years in a row of writing every morning.

I pretty much have been writing every morning for decades but this is all about GRATITUDE.

It is an awesome way to begin each day.

Also this is my 7th year of writing this blog.

Cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by.

This past January was 7 years since I adopted Mr. Alvin.

My daughter turned 37 years in March.

I will be 60 in August.

I have worked at my office job here for 5 years last November.

So many milestones.I am one lucky woman.


If you sometimes think that you have not accomplished anything or are just feeling lowly …. sit down and make a list.

I guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised.


Well it is time for me to leave and Alvin needs to go outside.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Special Hello to: my friend “V” ……

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 29th day of May, 2015.

Wow, what just happened?

Where did May go?

It would seem that time is running away.

I do feel as though I have had almost thirty days but the date always seems to be a surprise.

It is a perfect morning here in Edmonton.

Sun is shining …..

Even though I opted to take some extra zzz’s on the sofa with me Alvin …. I have managed to do everything that I normally do in the morning but in much less time.

Mr. Alvin helped out by waking up at 4:22 a.m.  ….. yes.

I am such a push over that I got up ……

Oh well.

Yesterday was an amazing day.

Surprised by a ride to work and then while leaving the grocery store another neighbour came in and gave me a ride home.

What a lucky gal I am.

Well it is getting close to time to leave.

I just wanted to wish you a great Friday … start to the weekend.

Hoping that you are still excited by the small things in life.

Like an unexpected ride to work or home from the store.

I am truly blessed.

Take care and I will be back tomorrow morning.

Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog ….. your time is invaluable and I appreciate you taking the time to spend with me.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 27th day of April, 2014.

WOW, April 27th, 2014.

Isn’t that cool?

What are you doing on this special day?

I am going to work at the store.

I love working there.

Only wished that I could take Alvin with me …..

He would have fun with all of the girls.

He loves the girls more than the guys.

Not sure why.

But he definitely is a ladies’ man.

The sky is overcast here in Edmonton and overnight we had a skiff of snow that was still on the snow when we first got up this morning.

Now it has disappeared into the ground …..

Funny to have rain yesterday and into the night.

It is likely the last snowfall for now.

That would be good.

Rain …. it is time for a few showers.

Oh, Mr. Alvin …… he wants to look out of the office window but alas the ottoman is by the bed.

Our bedroom windows are low enough that he can look out of the window but not in the office.

He does love to look out of the window.

I guess that is a “dog thing.”

But nevertheless he does enjoy partaking in the view of the neighbourhood.

He keeps an eye on things everyday.

We could learn a thing from Mr. Alvin and others ….

Take the time to sit down, relax and look out of the window.

See what is going on in your neighbourhood.

You might be surprised.

So, on this lovely Sunday ….I hope that you are enjoying yourself.

If you are working enjoy.

If you are at home relaxing enjoy.

Special Hello to: my sister …. talk to you soon.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Well a little late in the day but here goes.

After you look back at your day …..

What were your main thoughts?

Were those 60,000 some odd thoughts mainly happy, positive or just random fleeting thoughts?

Are you feeling the best that you can feel?

For the next week, try this exercise …. no matter what is happening in your life.


Anytime that a not so positive one enters your mind …. just acknowledge it, and then think of something that makes you happy.

Think of a baby laughing …. the sound of a child’s laughter is the best,  and makes you feel so great.

Concentrate on feeling good.    Give out loving feelings to every creature,  human or other than you meet.

Just imagine how glorious life would be …. if we were all generating positive, happy,  loving vibes.


Give it a try ……

I think that you will be pleasantly surprised.

I know Alvin was….. 🙂  LOL

Always, Carol

Alvin slept thru the night !!!

Just when I was almost getting used to getting up at 2:30 or 3:30 in the morning, the PUPPY surprised his Momma this morning and awoke at 6:40 a.m.  YAY.

Isn’t life grand.  Guess cause it was a Monday morning?  Not sure his reasons but I am most happy.  Up until last night or early this morning, Alvin has been waking up and wanting to go outside anywhere from 2:30 – 4:00 in the morning.  I have been getting up and taking him outside.  My reason is:  if the puppy wants to go outside, which he does, I am certain he has a good reason, which he did.

I did lay my foot down and did not “cave” and feed him breakfast when it was that early.  Instead we retreated to the sofa which is what we have been doing for months.  Alvin’s usual time of waking up is between 4:30 – 6:00.  But after over thirty years of having to arise early for work, which years ago included getting Amanda ready for the day …… I really like to sleep in a bit.  After all, I thought 8:00 was a good time to get up.  Oh my Alvin, keeps me on my toes.  Lately he is off schedule. Perhaps he is figuring we should mix things up a bit.  I cannot blame him for that….. after all his Momma is a writer and jewelry maker & designer so I am mixing things up all the time.

I love my Alvin.  As soon as I get ready and pop a load of laundry in the washer we are off on a walk.  We try and go every morning and every night.  We miss the odd one but are pretty faithful.  Good for our minds, bodies and souls.  Today we are going to pick up my grand-puppies, Elton and Miss Penny.  They will be spending the day with us.  So it will be fun and busy.

Have a great day !!

Always, Carol

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