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5/9/14 8:59 A

My appreciations this morning include:
-Celebrating my wellness on Kj walk w/H taking in the fragrances of lilacs under scattered clouds and plenty of blue sky
-No waiting for lovely fresh manicure
-Good feeling emotional dream memories and solid night of sleep
-Beautiful backyard fireside time before launching in studio time
-Achieving advanced lumosity levels and noticing their applications/impacts on perception in daily life
-Taking news of transmission issues w/4WD car calmly

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
GBOOMER Posts: 5,718
5/9/14 7:02 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- two nights in a row of decent sleep
- doing well on Spanish final yesterday morning, now done with the semester.
- lawn mowing workout yesterday.
- a fresh pot of beans cooked up by L yesterday.
- enjoying Survivor yesterday.

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan
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5/9/14 12:15 A

Tonight, I am grateful for...

- spying a bird's nest on my walk with N this morning
- good walking weather
- a surprise visit from M
- my health
- our home

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BIGBADMOMMABEAR SparkPoints: (51,612)
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5/8/14 10:50 P

Today I'm thankful for:
- my pets
- Sunshine
- my best friend
- my oldest son and his humour
- a helpful colleague

Good night!
linda

-POLEDANCEGIRL- Posts: 13,754
5/8/14 4:16 P

My family, my friends, our homes, the love we share

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5/8/14 1:44 P

Today I am grateful for:

-Incredible co-workers
-A manager who truly understands how debilitating grief can be at times
-A short 2-day work week as I'm pretty emotionally tired
-Offer of a friend with gardening business to help on the weekend for a few hours for free; she can teach me how to prune my dwarf Japanese maple next to the water gardens
-My wonderful kitties who have been SO sweet, each in their own way
-All of you and this space to come back to for such an important practice

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5/8/14 6:24 A

My appreciations this morning include:
-Taking in the lush spring growth and fragrances on Kj walk w/H
-Finding ‘hidden’ treasures to work into creations in studio time
-Gardens thriving w/R daily tending
-New best scores in lumosity games
-Reliving fond memories watching tour of Morocco and Gibraltar
-Last night’s hail storm being brief with marble size and mostly smaller stones only
-Happy healthy harmony of home

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
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5/8/14 12:58 A

Tonight, I am grateful for...

- waking up before my alarm clock this morning
- my part-time job being part-time
- a date for my Mom's surgery
- a house in my neighborhood with an amazing flower garden going on right now
- a beautiful concert tonight
- not getting in a dither about something like I might have in the past

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IAM1WEVRY1 Posts: 2,847
5/7/14 9:19 P

Today I am grateful for:
~ Maha's presence "here" today
~ ALL of you and ALL you share
~ Heading off to see my oldest tomorrow and watch her be pinned as a nurse!
~ Crossing many things off my to-do list today
~ Taking time to "be here" even though I have yet to pack and do many chores before a morning flight
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)

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5/7/14 7:26 P

Strong medicine from Desmond Tutu: "To treat anyone as if they were less than human, less than a brother or a sister, no matter what they have done, is to contravene the very laws of our humanity."

Good afternoon!

I'm SO happy to drop in here to share gratitudes with you today, being ever-present with all I have to be thankful for each and every day. There's something V.E.R.Y. special though about this space and this community. Bowing in gratitude to each one of you.

Giving thanks~~

~ loved the post-Memorial Facebook image that Stephanie posted -- guitar and photo -- so poignant and beautiful; the world lost a gifted musician and beautiful being

~ feeling welcome to attend yoga classes this month even though I'm unable to pay

~ so ready for the retreat this weekend with a very special Tibetan Buddhist teacher:
www.anamthubtenlittlerock.org/

~ so thankful for the wonderful weather that has allowed me to clock miles almost every day on my bike recently

~ rain expected beginning tomorrow, an opportunity to focus on "inside stuff" I need to get done

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- Posts: 13,754
5/7/14 3:40 P

An understanding boss

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5/7/14 12:17 P

Thankful today for:
... Stephanie's return; the wonderful tribute to Beth she describes
... this rainy day; although I prefer sunshine, I know we need rain
... kind-hearted people who give of themselves to the community
... family and friends
... books and music
Peace!

Betty - Idaho

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. -- Wayne Dyer
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5/7/14 7:34 A

My appreciations this morning include:
-Chance reunion with really good guy (friend of R) when we were on mission for soil ingredient
-Soaring hawk at another nursery where we bought more flowers and plants
-The wonderful diverse expressions of plant world
-Backyard bird watching, harvesting w/music and good conversation
-All laundry & other chores completed

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
GBOOMER Posts: 5,718
5/7/14 4:59 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- having plans and goals and making progress much of the time.
- session with N and R yesterday.
- continued good prep for final exam tomorrow.
- arrival of USB midi cable in the mail yesterday.
- got bike out of the shed for the first time this year yesterday and put air in the tires. Hope to clean/lubricate the chain and ride today.

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan
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5/6/14 11:37 P

Tonight, I am grateful for...

- Stephanie. I'm glad Beth's memorial went as you had hoped.
- Walking and talking with D this morning
- some quiet time this afternoon
- my kids' teachers
- a chance to sit and talk as a family after dinner tonight

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5/6/14 9:14 P

Today I am thankful for:
- Stephanie!
- my supportive colleagues
- get together with friends tonight
- my friend who made supper
- getting my glasses adjusted so they fit bmuch better

Have a great evening!
linda

IAM1WEVRY1 Posts: 2,847
5/6/14 7:39 P

Today I am grateful for:
~ Stephanie's presence here today
~ Beth's memorial and life celebration filling Stephanie's heart
~ Going to Jazz Dance class last night when the urge to stay home was strong
~ cutting back on expenses and saving little bits for a special event
~ hearing from more "long-lost" extended family
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)

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5/6/14 5:44 P

Today, I am grateful for:

-A music memorial and celebration of life that was everything we wanted and more; my heart is full
-The amazing Black Musical Arts Community Choir that sang their hearts out and provided the old traditional gospel blues music that Beth so loved
-Other musician friends that got up to play one of Beth's songs, or one co-written with Beth, in front of 200+ people, while feeling a great loss themselves
-Beth's presence in spirit and knowing she was smiling big
-The amazing friends in my life
-My sister, by my side the entire time
-This practice; while I've not been physically present for awhile, I've all along known and thought about all that I have to be grateful for

Stephanie



-POLEDANCEGIRL- Posts: 13,754
5/6/14 3:54 P

I appreciate my kids, my Candy man and all the blessings we have

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5/6/14 10:54 A

My appreciations this morning include:
-Nursery shopping and buying tomatoes, peppers, flowers and landscape plant
-B wirelessly connecting my printer and answering other tech questions
-Successfully installing excel, solving a few issues
-New victories on lumosity
-Check received for consignments emoticon

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
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5/6/14 10:50 A

Thankful today for:
... sleeping well last night
... my morning cup of coffee
... this being 1st Tuesday; a coffee this morning and call with friends this afternoon
... the cloud movement I'm observing; must be windy up there
... J, our relationship
Peace!

Betty - Idaho

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. -- Wayne Dyer
GBOOMER Posts: 5,718
5/6/14 6:21 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- becoming better at helping a friend with pattern of catastrophizing.
- a relaxed walk in the early evening.
- strength training in the morning.
- a great session with R.
- enjoying House on Netflix.

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan
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5/6/14 12:46 A

Tonight, I am grateful for...

- my husband
- coming up with a new approach to some of our household routines
- visiting with my brother at my parents' house today
- a walking date planned for tomorrow
- working on my resilience, and working on my frame of mind when possible

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5/5/14 9:23 P

Today I am thankful for:
- delicious Mexican supper! Cinco de Mayo!
- a productive day at work
- a colleague who volunteered to help me with a project
- visit with my friend Brenda
- my oldest who passed his lifeguard training!

Have a great evening!
Linda

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5/5/14 5:29 P

Thankful today for:
... the good lunch J and I just shared
... another good PT session; building strength
... a support party this evening for the Non-Discrimination Ordinance passed by our City Council last summer remaining in effect; citizens against the ordinance got enough signatures to bring it to a citywide vote (apparently so they can discriminate against LGBT community members) ;(
... J working with the RV hot water heater company to resolve the issue we've had with the new hwh providing only cold water; after several months, enough is enough!
... family and friends
Peace!


Betty - Idaho

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. -- Wayne Dyer
-POLEDANCEGIRL- Posts: 13,754
5/5/14 4:53 P

My family!!! My soon to be hubby

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5/5/14 9:46 A

My appreciations this morning include:
-Happily enjoying shady places on Kj w/M after so many days of too chilly
-R mailing orders and inventory for me
-Laundry done and hung in sunshine
-Luxury feel of clean sheets, fresh coffee and warm showers
-IT man coming today (list of issues ready for his help)
-Making myself healthy delicious meals so easily

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
GBOOMER Posts: 5,718
5/5/14 7:48 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- a good run in the sunshine yesterday.
- enjoying reading ebook "Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years" from the library.
- plans firming up for wedding trips to North Carolina and San Francisco this summer.
- good session with T yesterday.
- internet music services continuing to turn me on to new music, especially music from the past that I didn't get to hear back then. (For example, right now hearing some old Wilson Pickett.)

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan
GORIANA Posts: 3,498
5/5/14 1:57 A

I am grateful for

Regular sleep
Staying calm around critical influences
My fall yesterday was not too serious
Next week's vacation

Goriana, So Cal, USA
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5/5/14 1:41 A

Tonight, I am grateful for...

- pleasant weather at my son's tournament today. Not too hot and not too cold.
- finding some forms I need for tomorrow
- chatting with my mom, who is holding steady after a health setback
- a family member who is happy to be an info resource regarding the work we plan to do on our house
- tomorrow is a new day.

Have a great week!

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5/4/14 11:10 P

Thankful this Sunday evening for:
... good weather and a nice weekend of camping with friends
... riding my bicycle this weekend (first time on a real bike since my surgery)
... being back home and having the trailer unloaded; ready for a new week
... catching up on some interesting FB posts
... no pain pills today ;)
and so much more!
Peace!

Betty - Idaho

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. -- Wayne Dyer
IAM1WEVRY1 Posts: 2,847
5/4/14 2:54 P

Today I am grateful for:
~ resisting the urge to stay home
~ a lovely trip down memory lane at a show last night
~ getting to know an acquaintance better, possible active friendship to come
~ receiving an invitation to do something I've been wanting to do
~ resisting the temptation of a truffle
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)

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5/4/14 12:32 P

Today I am grateful for:
- another day to rest, relax and putter at home
- my oldest son becoming more responsible
- a good sleep
- finding out there is an afternoon aquasize class
- quiet time while everyone else was sleeping

Have a great Sunday!
Linda


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5/4/14 8:31 A

Today among my gratitude and appreciations:
-Breakfast date w/R, good food, excellent service and easy conversation
-Spring colors along rolling country roads with majestic mountain backdrop
-Sharing sights of hawks’ soaring in graceful spirals
-eBay orders received and inventory ready to mail
-Pesto made of some of our arugula with pumpkin seeds
-Meeting C and E for catch up visit and returning mystery heirloom

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
GBOOMER Posts: 5,718
5/4/14 5:49 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- a nice long walk in the park with L yesterday.
- deciding on, and registering for, next Spanish class.
- a good night's sleep.
- ordering usb midi cable from amazon.
- getting some good groceries and cat food yesterday morning.

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan
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5/4/14 1:07 A

Tonight, I am grateful for...

- sleeping in this morning
- trying three different elliptical machines at the gym today
- my kids visiting the grandparents this afternoon
- family
- my health

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BIGBADMOMMABEAR SparkPoints: (51,612)
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5/3/14 6:56 P

Today I'm thankful for:
- my son who turns 12 today!
- finding out that our neighbours are doing well after a father-son liver transplant
- a day to rest and relax
- the broccoli salad that I made. One of my favourites!
- supper out tonight for the birthday!

Have a great evening!
Linda


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5/3/14 8:33 A

Among my many appreciations this morning:
-Quickly shedding layers on brisk Kj walk w/M early in the day
-Calm sunny Spring day seducing me into yard grooming work
-R thoroughly cleaning/servicing swamp cooler for use on hot days ahead
-Gift of abundant bunch of just harvested ramps...delicious in salad and veggie frittata
-Good news on consignment sales
-Breakfast date this morning
-The gracious acknowledgements to all who make this thread a special place
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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
GBOOMER Posts: 5,718
5/3/14 6:59 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- plans for a togetherness Saturday with L.
- a good run yesterday.
- getting paid by C.
- visit from R.
- fun and laughter with L yesterday evening.

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan
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5/3/14 1:44 A

Tonight, I am grateful for...

- Rebecca for getting us started on another month of postings
- reading some great blogs on Spark People
- bringing a new batch of photos to my parents
- visiting with them, and my aunt, too
- enjoying a dance production at our high school
- today's cooler temps

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BIGBADMOMMABEAR SparkPoints: (51,612)
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5/2/14 11:59 A

Today I am grateful for:
- a great professional development workshop yesterday
- finding some spring/summer blouses for work
- supper with my best friend
- new spring make up
- my morning meeting was unexpectedly cancelled. I badly need an office morning!
- it's Friday!!!

Have a great day!
Linda

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5/2/14 10:50 A

Thankful this morning for:
... being around for the start of another month; Rebecca and this practice
... warm wonderful weather
... our weekend camping trip with friends starting this afternoon ;)
... slowly regaining energy; patience when I grow weary; J's constant support
... the young folks I know who are graduating from college this weekend, their accomplishments and their dreams
Peace!

Betty - Idaho

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. -- Wayne Dyer
-POLEDANCEGIRL- Posts: 13,754
5/2/14 10:40 A

My girls being home and being smiley and giggly
My Candy man sending me love texts
A great job
Two large homes
Life is SOOO good!!

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5/2/14 6:52 A

among my gratitudes and blessings today:
-Calmer, warmer day predicted, perfect for planned walk
-Lovely breakfast out, errands done and finding surprise gift card
-Replacing chipped plates with smaller sized pleasing patterned ones
-Rich conversation w/A, plans for date to celebrate her birthday
-Taking in last sunshine of the day in backyard w/R

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
GBOOMER Posts: 5,718
5/2/14 6:38 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- a good night's sleep with one interesting dream that I remember.
- email's from mother.
- modifying what is a "good" workout for me.
- thinking to speak up for my Spanish teacher in class yesterday to encourage my classmates to participate in student evaluations and to leave her good, concrete feedback.
- mango sorbet.


A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan
IAM1WEVRY1 Posts: 2,847
5/1/14 5:29 P

Today I am grateful for:
~ yesterday's soreness easing and now able to enjoy moving more
~ taking time to sort out my schedule
~ Lula having a good check-up at the vets
~ hubby coming home tonight
~ getting out my summer clothes because of warmer weather
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)

-POLEDANCEGIRL- Posts: 13,754
5/1/14 9:51 A

My girls coming back home tonight
My man
Going to get our marriage license today

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5/1/14 9:42 A

I am smiling all over seeing GBoomer already launching this thread emoticon

Among my many gratitudes and blessings:
-Dream fragments remembered on choices and revealing observations
-Inventory assembled, processed and ready to ship
-Easy flow to studio time including a lovely nap
-Promising news from IT guy and appointment next week confirmed
-Arugula galore
-Happy weigh in this morning after reboot regime
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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
GBOOMER Posts: 5,718
5/1/14 6:50 A

My how time does fly. emoticon Here it is, another month already!

emoticon Greetings to everyone. Thank you, Rebecca, for this May thread!

I am grateful this morning for:

- couch, sharing time with L yesterday.
- an excellent grade on my spoken final.
- seeing former student for tutorial session yesterday.
- a decent night's sleep last night.
- visit and chat with I yesterday.

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan
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4/30/14 8:46 P

"Develop a gratitude practice to open your heart and rewire your brain. Gratitude can lead to feelings of love, appreciation, generosity, and compassion, which further open our hearts and help rewire our brains to fire in more positive ways" .Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D

emoticon The practice of writing five things that are working in your life or that you appreciate or have gratitude for has a transforming and positive impact that empowers our lives.
I hope to see all shares tomorrow when I will come and post mine too.
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"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." John F. Kennedy

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein
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