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IAM1WEVRY1
Posts: 2,726
11/9/12 9:37 P

Today I am grateful for:
~ yoga class taught by dear friend this morning followed by tea with her after
~ my feet and legs, my ability to walk
~ eyesight, my ability to read
~ composers
~ color
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie



GLOBALGIRL91
Posts: 950
11/9/12 9:43 A

Today I am grateful for:

~Laughing with friends
~Time to squeeze in a nap today
~A good breakfast
~A clean room
~Belts
~Beautiful weather today & tomorrow
~A canceled class yesterday



REBCCA
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11/9/12 8:06 A

My appreciations and blessings today include:
-Plentiful sleep with soft dream fragments recalled
-Overhearing R making reservations for pyramid room tonight
-Call from friend I have not talked with in years and being able to advise her on dietary plan when she asked with open receptivity
-Being entrusted to make shields for her children
-The always clearing and rejuvenating bounty found on KJ walk w/Mojo
-Finally starting guided meditation, magical and transforming
-Ready to complete the entire meditation series
-Gem show today



GBOOMER
Posts: 5,340
11/9/12 4:12 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- three day weekend ahead.
- yesterday's run.
- much accomplished at work yesterday.
- interesting conversations with coworkers and with L yesterday.
- good work by students yesterday.



TIFFPWNSFITNESS
Posts: 143
11/8/12 4:09 P

I am grateful for:
- Being able to wake up and go to work this morning.
- All of the lovely people that make up my support system.



REBCCA
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11/8/12 9:27 A

Appreciations this morning include:
-Long and enjoyable conversation w/friend after many months and hearing he is fine
-Lovely time, drive, breakfast w/R and sighting a hawk too
-Yummy weather for KJ walk w/M yesterday w/plans for repeat today
-Sharing “Boardwalk Empire” latest episodes
-Warm shower and fluffy bed
-R finding a political ad I like: emoticon
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDxOSjgl5Z4



GLOBALGIRL91
Posts: 950
11/8/12 8:42 A

Today I am grateful for:

~Sunshine
~The week winding down
~The library
~Dinner with L to look forward to
~A good workout
~Dark chocolate
~My check coming in!



GLOBALGIRL91
Posts: 950
11/7/12 8:46 A

Today I am grateful for:

~A good night's rest
~A good morning workout
~A capable mind
~The fix-it man changing the lights
~Delicious scrambled eggs
~A working computer
~Time yesterday to watch a good movie



REBCCA
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11/7/12 8:29 A

Appreciations and blessings this morning include:
-KJ walk to Labyrinth with receptivity to releasing, then inviting and experiencing the same time warp I had on last visit
-Strength bolstered and empowered from compassionate support of treasured friends
-Finishing one of two custom pieces (I so prefer going with my own flow)
-R making more eBay sales thrilling him as much as they are appreciated by me
-Being surprised by consignment check in the mail and appropriately processing
-Moving a step closer to resolving difficult situation
-Clearly understanding "... no matter what our difficulties may be, we recognize that there is a deep untroubled stream flowing below all surface troubles and that we are of one substance with that stream. The soul knows no difficulties." James Thornton



SLASALLE
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11/7/12 8:26 A

This morning, I am grateful for:

-Another four years, indeed. Just wish I lived in a blue state
-The privilege and duty of voting
-Todd Akins' defeat (after his rape comment)
-Seeing my family again soon by combining business trip with pleasure
-My wonderful partner and the life we share
-My three kitties and how they bring joy into our lives each and every day, even on the days when they're pesky!

Make it an excellent day!

Stephanie



GBOOMER
Posts: 5,340
11/7/12 4:12 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- another 4 years! Virginia went blue and I played my part. Lined up at the polls 25 minutes before they opened and voted early yesterday morning. (After all, as you gratitude buddies know, I'm an early bird.)
- going to bed early, as usual, so I got enough sleep.
- lunch with colleagues yesterday.
- yesterday's good weather, although a little cold.
- the chance of some snow this week!



SLASALLE
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11/6/12 8:12 P

Today, I am grateful for:

-Not having to go to the office in the a.m. before catching my noon flight
-Funny, playful, loving kitties
-My incredible partner/best friend
-Taking care of business - I am very responsible
-My comfortable bed and home, giving me a solid roof over my head





GLOBALGIRL91
Posts: 950
11/6/12 9:52 A

Today I am grateful for:

~Daylight when I go to the gym
~Friendly faces
~Support from friends
~Confidence
~Freedom to vote
~Coffee



REBCCA
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11/6/12 6:47 A

Appreciations this morning include:
-Feeling confident on how I handled difficult and complicated situation and being complimented by R on my quick and thorough actions
-Being able to clearly separate emotions and logic as needed
-Resolving BMF monitor issue and getting feedback restored (averaging 59 minutes of workout time daily for the last 28 days)
-Schedule to allow supplementing meager sleep so far logged for last night
-Meditation links received and ready to utilize

Edited by: REBCCA at: 11/6/2012 (06:55)


GBOOMER
Posts: 5,340
11/6/12 5:16 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- a good night's sleep.
- L's cooking yesterday.
- a date for lunch with colleagues today.
- a good run yesterday.
- getting first quarter grading work mostly done yesterday.



EWILLIAMS1000
Posts: 217
11/6/12 12:28 A

thankfulness day #5: I am thankful for my will and drive to be healthy and make good choices. It's a lot harder to make good choices when my will is lacking. SP really helps keep me on track when my will is not enough. Love you SP!!!



IAM1WEVRY1
Posts: 2,726
11/5/12 12:20 P

Today I am grateful for:
~ progress
~ watching "The Exotic Marigold Hotel" with my husband last night
~ free DVDs "rental" from our library for 3 weeks
~ curry
~ great conversation with older daughter
~ younger daughter calling with quick happy note
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie



SLASALLE
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11/5/12 10:54 A

This morning, I am grateful for:

-Attitude, it's a choice and it makes a big difference
-Flexibility, mental and physical
-The scale starting my day off right, although I don't let it start my day wrong (hmmm, that attitude thang popping up again)
-Introducing my partner and two friends to Cafe Gratitude, a vegan restaurant, the first one outside of California (and they chose Kansas City), that I want to support (I'm not vegan, but their food is all organic, local and fabulous)
-My big smile as I read Maha's gratitude about Kitty Rama - I know this scenario quite well with three kitties that have tons of energy and joy!!

Make it an excellent day!

Stephanie



VALERIEMAHA
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11/5/12 10:02 A

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Good morning,

Goodness abides~~

~ the wonderful article on the healing power of poetry this morning in DailyGood.org, my favorite good news source www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.
asp?id=VALERIEMAHA


~ a good night's sleep

~ lunch ahead with a favorite prof who has agreed to give me some feedback and direction on a project for another class

~ Kitty Rama's energetic and humorous antics this morning...she's still full of energy and joy

~ a tasty organic banana with my morning brew, enough to keep me going until lunch

~ a technology person on the university library staff who is unbelievably kind and helpful (actually every staff person I've dealt with there has been extremely helpful)

Blessed be,
xox
Maha



RANCHGAL9
SparkPoints: (86,912)
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Posts: 446
11/5/12 9:39 A

So many things to be grateful for but especially grateful for my son and grandson helping out with work on the ranch yesterday. We fixed fence and hung some gate and made even more family memories



ELEMENOPEO
Posts: 144
11/5/12 8:31 A

Today grateful for:
-crock pots
-losing a little over 2 lbs!
-planning time to sew today
-disaster relief efforts for those in need
-my cats



REBCCA
SparkPoints: (261,685)
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11/5/12 7:42 A

Appreciations this morning include:
-Traditional breakfast date adventure mutually enjoyed
-Afternoon KJ walk to take in the day (still sprinkled with brilliant fall colors) and the galleries with new altar addition
-Finding all the elements to make custom shield request
-End of political ads in sight
-Dear dog cuddling close
-Hanging outdoor baskets all still abundant with blossoms
-First day of abundance meditation
emoticon



GLOBALGIRL91
Posts: 950
11/5/12 6:54 A

Today I am grateful for:

~The extra hour yesterday
~Plenty of sleep
~My health
~Amazing siblings
~Being busy
~A dinner to look forward to



GBOOMER
Posts: 5,340
11/5/12 4:59 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- being well prepared for the school week.
- a good walk and strength training yesterday.
- a good night's sleep.
- chat with M yesterday.
- laughter with L last night.



SHAZG321
SparkPoints: (8,613)
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Posts: 472
11/4/12 10:16 P

I AM GRATEFUL FOR TODAY AND JUST BEING HERE



ELEMENOPEO
Posts: 144
11/4/12 10:07 P

Grateful today for:
-knitting group with women-friends at church
-getting in a good 30 min workout
-inspiring DH to workout even though he is working from home over the weekend
-getting lots of compliments on my new outfit
-continuing to make progress on Christmas gifts



GLOBALGIRL91
Posts: 950
11/4/12 10:09 A

Today I am grateful for:

~A relaxing movie night
~Starbucks skinny peppermint mocha
~Sunshine
~Family
~The holidays
~Clean air
~Cheap(er) gas



LIVINGLOVINLIFE
Posts: 1,026
11/4/12 8:44 A

I am grateful for my family. they are wonderful. grateful for my home which is paid for. I am grateful for my friends. I am greatful that I am as healthy as I am. lastlyIi am grateful for spark people because it is giving me the kowledge and motivation to make the changes I emoticon need to in my life.



SLASALLE
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11/4/12 8:42 A

Rebecca, thanks for the smile. Remembering "The Help" and the pie that was made in the movie, I about fell over laughing all over again!!!!

This morning, I am grateful for:

-HUGE progress on raking leaves yesterday; anticipating easily getting finished today, but first
-My 10 a.m. tennis match, starting the day with lots of great exercise
-This beautiful morning with nice temps AND an extra hour
-Kitties sleeping in today; huge contrast to yesterday when I was awakened several times between 5 and 7 a.m. (on a day I could potentially sleep in, of course)
-Thinking if I have some extra time today, I might get some of my neighbor's leaves raked to help them out; they are an older couple and he has Parkinson's, although he's still working, and for whatever reason, their 40-something year old daughter who's never left home doesn't help them out much with yard work (and they have a HUGE yard as they're at the very end of the cul-de-sac)
-A wonderful meal my partner made last night while I used all of the day's light to keep raking

Make it an excellent day!

Stephanie





REBCCA
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11/4/12 8:04 A

My appreciations this morning include:
-Choosing enough layers for comfort on cool sunrise walk w/M
-Dawn light reflections on mirror smooth pond
-Picking basket of (delicious) apples from front yard tree
-Enjoying “The Help” while creating in studio
-Several eBay orders received yesterday
-Cave time w/R watching “We bought a Zoo”
-Heart to heart talks and growth



GBOOMER
Posts: 5,340
11/4/12 6:15 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- social get-together with T and J last night.
- a relaxed morning (probably due to the extra hour.)
- getting to connect with my Arabic teaching colleagues at workshop yesterday.
- being able to make a donation to red cross for disaster relief.
- getting T's home phone and address into my contacts list.



ELEMENOPEO
Posts: 144
11/3/12 12:15 P

Grateful today for:
-a new tote bag in the mail today and a pretty flowery card
-DH getting a good night's sleep in his new CPAP
-half done with a crochet gift
-DH running to store for missing supplies so I could make a nice breakfast/brunch today
-lots of energy and get-it-done power



VALERIEMAHA
SparkPoints: (50,699)
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Posts: 10,888
11/3/12 9:47 A

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures.
--Bob Kerrey

Good morning,

Happy to be here and happy about~~

~ looking forward to class at Cedar Rock Yoga this morning

~ looking forward to a trip out to the *real* country with a girlfriend to another girlfriend's family's annual hayride and weenie roast (think: Tofurky Italian Sausage) on their 1500 acre soy and rice farm this afternoon

~ looking foward to a Netflix docu, "Julia Child: America's Favorite Chef during some relaxing time

~ happy at the discovery, movement and progress of my young dear creative friend who was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder last year, after having four successive psychotic episodes (one of which I witnessed and was a part of :( ) www.facebook.com/notes/bracelet-chic/hello
-my-name-is-robin/168147896657399
This is a Facebook link, so I'm not sure everyone can see it; she also has set up a shop on etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/BraceletChic

~ looking forward to an all day yoga workshop at Cedar Rock Studio tomorrow (getting a good dose this weekend), which always includes a delicious vegetarian lunch

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Here is my friend's statement on her Facebook page, Bracelet Chic, in case you can't access it (any FB folks who are of a mind to, please *like* the page):

"I started making a few of my own malas about a year ago. Shortly after, there were several months of hell, eventually being diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder, being put on medication, et cetera et cetera et cetera (and moving into a state of being in which I constantly feel the need to be moving/ doing something...)--I finally started creating pieces of jewelry centered around old earrings, pins, charms, buttons, or what-have-you. My sweet dad began searching ebay for earth-elements and gemstones to go into my work, and my mom loves modeling the stuff! I'm very proud of what turns out, and look forward to expanding my creativity by coming up with modern ways to wear vintage treasures.

"I hope to be able to create stunning statement pieces for a large audience someday.... As Kahlil Gibran said: "It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied;" let your exchanging be in love."



SLASALLE
SparkPoints: (165,544)
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11/3/12 9:43 A

This morning, I am grateful for:

-Fall
-The warmer temps we're having
-More raking planned today and tomorrow and our neighbor using my raked leaves to mulch his garden
-Open communication
-Honesty
-A weekend where I have more time for me and to take care of things around the house

Make it an excellent day!

Stephanie



GLOBALGIRL91
Posts: 950
11/3/12 9:08 A

Today I am grateful for:

~A job offer!!!!
~Bonding with d
~Comedy clubs
~Great professors
~Fresh air
~Courage



REBCCA
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11/3/12 8:16 A

My appreciations this morning include:
-Streaks of lavender light signaling the coming day on sunrise walk w/M
-Sky reflections on mirror smooth pond
-R’s patient with my less that positive mood helping me transform it
-Enjoying freshly made batch of beans and barley with veggies
-Garden tomatoes (picked green) ripe and delicious
-Easy creative time flow
- emoticon



GBOOMER
Posts: 5,340
11/3/12 6:20 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- good sleep and interesting dreams.
- friendship at work.
- another good run yesterday.
- tv watching togetherness with L last night.
- music in the car.



IAM1WEVRY1
Posts: 2,726
11/2/12 3:00 P

Today I am grateful for:
~ reconnecting with an old friend
~ getting back on my bike
~ a weekend of music ahead
~ power/electricity
~ clean, fresh water
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie



GLOBALGIRL91
Posts: 950
11/2/12 9:43 A

Today I am grateful for:

~A good morning workout
~Plenty of sleep last night
~A fun day in the city to look forward to
~Bonding with friends
~Sunshine
~Clean water
~A healthy breakfast



SLASALLE
SparkPoints: (165,544)
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Posts: 9,173
11/2/12 8:57 A

This morning, I am grateful for:

-An extra hour of early morning time (I think my circadian rhythms are doing their time-change thing)
-Spending half of that extra hour getting extra snuggles
-The view from the window of my office in the early morning light
-Waking up with all three kitties in bed (unusual)
-Learning; I've always been a learner and probably always will be; that's a GOOD thing in my book

Make it an excellent day!

Stephanie



REBCCA
SparkPoints: (261,685)
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11/2/12 7:52 A

Appreciations this morning include:
-Nav app easily guiding me to destination
-Sharing insightful ideas, news, smiles and sushi with S
-Halloween decorations down and stowed
-Studio time
-Fresh burr ground coffee made for me
-Happy healthy harmony at home
-Another beautiful day w/dawn walk to happen next



GBOOMER
Posts: 5,340
11/2/12 4:49 A

Thanks, folks, for welcoming me back after the hurricane disruption! My family really got off easy compared to people further North.

I am grateful this morning for:

- being able to listen supportively to an upset colleague yesterday leading to her spontaneously hugging me.
- enjoying Neil Young's new album and finishing his autobiography on the same day.
- writing what I think was an elegant response to a concerned parent's email.
- being caffeine free for three or four days now.
- fun chat with D yesterday.

Edited by: GBOOMER at: 11/2/2012 (04:50)


KANDOLAKER
Posts: 1,902
11/1/12 11:11 A

A few of the things I am grateful for today:

1) The technology that makes SparkPeople available to us online
2) Chris for starting and maintaining SparkPeople
3) Doug and Bella
4) All my family
5) Sunshine



SLASALLE
SparkPoints: (165,544)
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Posts: 9,173
11/1/12 10:55 A

This first morning of November, I am grateful or:

-Following Maha this morning and waving a big hello down
-GBoomer being back to normal routines with electricity again
-Sunshine
-Healthy dinner (salad bar) out last night with a good friend
-My partner and the wonderful life we share
-My kitties who are sweet and comforting, just by their mere presence (and they give B great company during the day while I'm at work)

Make it an excellent day!

Stephanie



VALERIEMAHA
SparkPoints: (50,699)
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Posts: 10,888
11/1/12 10:08 A

Penetrate the heart of just one drop of water, and you will be flooded by a hundred oceans.
--Mahmud Shabistari, The Mystic Rose Garden

Good morning,

So happy to be here in gratitude with you all~~

~ so happy you're safe and back in the gratitude realm, dear GBOOMER

~ a beautiful day to begin November, with plans to cycle to university

~ time of meditation and pranayama to begin the day

~ a sweet and deepening friendship developing with a woman and tonight we're going to a concert to hear 60's music...? I'll let you know....

~ a feeling of joyful anticipation, and expressing it through a blog this morning
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.
asp?id=VALERIEMAHA


Blessed be,
xox
Maha



REBCCA
SparkPoints: (261,685)
Fitness Minutes: (152,496)
Posts: 20,320
11/1/12 9:40 A

My appreciations on this fresh new month include:
-KJ walk with M at dawn with Moon and Jupiter to my west and the sunrise colors in the east..Wow what a show
-Watching R have fun in his Santa suit and seeing little kids in awe
-Adorable little she devils, angels, fairies, super heros, goblins and a cupcake baby all finding their way to our door
-Email from R with Big order first thing this morning (which he has sent)
-Consignment inventory ready to send
-Long catch up call w/A between her trips to Montana and Paris
-Abundant welcome sleep in freshly fluffed bed and clean sheets
-Full sky sunrise show from comfort of bed as I sip morning coffee



ELEMENOPEO
Posts: 144
11/1/12 8:31 A

Glad to hear you are ok, GBOOMER!

Grateful today for:
-my daughter's delight in her Halloween costume
-time to start some Christmas sewing and having fun with it
-making great progress on decluttering before the GS meeting Sat
-a nice chat with my brother
-feeling accomplished at applying to 3 temp agencies



GBOOMER
Posts: 5,340
11/1/12 5:56 A

I am grateful this morning for:

- electricity coming back yesterday at 3pm after 2 days without.
- nice message from one of my Spark buddies on this thread.
- Postal Service signature confirmation showing that my graduate school application package was delivered.
- a good run yesterday.
- getting a lot of end-of-the-quarter grading work done yesterday.



NEED2MOVE2
Posts: 1,124
10/31/12 8:49 P

I appreciate:

My husband.

My body for the ability it has to move ( which I need to start moving more).

The way the sun looks as it streams in my dinning room window.

The warmth of my dogs cuddle up beside me as I sit on the couch looking on my Sparks
site.

My refrigerator full of healthy food.

My life is awesome! emoticon



REBCCA
SparkPoints: (261,685)
Fitness Minutes: (152,496)
Posts: 20,320
10/31/12 8:40 P

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
-- Oprah Winfrey

This is the place to share 5 things that you appreciate each day. I thank the 'community' of friends who have been keeping this tradition and welcome all who want to begin now.

"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

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow!! emoticon



 
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