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October Topic:
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Even our fearless leader posted here on Oct 1...OK, ok, it wasn't yet October in CA when she posted, but still...
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It seems we need a monthly reminder to move on....
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Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 10/1/2012 (09:40)

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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10/1/12 9:33 A

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Grateful this morning for:
-all of you here
-this darkish,blowy, breezy, drippy day, tree limbs bowing, branches swaying
-a good night's sleep
-our warm, light comforter
-finding just the right piece of fairy bell lichen for a project I'm planning
-my Walmart reading glasses,cheap, effective and available
-connecting with cousins
-a wonderful service yesterday with a substitute minister
-investigating the gluten-free thing, I thought it was a fad, but maybe there's something to it for me
-Dr.Oz for running a quiz on his show about it
-DH preparing supper last night
-enthusiasm for the class I'm taking
and all the many blessings of this life.

"Do you have the courage to be who you truly are? " -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan


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This Monday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ the cliffs across the river from my apartment, illuminated by city lights
~ sunrise on my way to work most mornings
~ Canadian geese wintering on my street (next to the river)
~ buying my airplane ticket to go home for Christmas
~ a productive, social and relaxing weekend
~ getting reimbursed $1200 for the emergency prescription from August
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
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Thankful this Sunday for ALL the things mentioned in the video I sent to everyone...and then some.
* The electric towers that I often consider an eyesore, but now see them as a sign of an infrasystem that provides our home with power.
* Traffic signals, to keep order on the road.
* Our front lawn, that provides a resting place for my eyes, as I pull into our driveway.
* John Philip Sousa, and the amazing gifts he left for us to enjoy....and the FABULOUS show I worked today, celebrating his music.
* Ace wrap for my throbbing foot.
* Two more days til arrival of kitty....count down begun. (Sousa? for a name?)
* The kind notes sent by Thanksgiving team members, in appreciation of that special video.

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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9/30/12 11:29 P

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Waving below to Maha!!!

Tonight, I am so grateful for:

-Painting project complete
-Most excellent win-win today for our neighborhood association
-My incredible meditation/breathing/stretching yoga class tonight
-Meeting my old yoga instructor for tea before going to yoga together
-Bicycle ride planned for tomorrow
-My comfortable bed
-Let the FUN begin!!

Goodnight all ...

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And without apology —-
(impossible to make
a bigger mess than has been made already) -—
devote ourselves, heedless of opposition,
to tirelessly serving and resuscitating Our Mother ship
and with gratitude
for Her care of us
worshipfully commit
to
rehabilitating it.
-- from Democratic Womanism, by Alice Walker
exopermaculture.com/2012/09/28/alice
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alker-what-we-need-now-on-this-failiR>ng-mothership-earth/


Good afternoon,

A local friend who is in Brasil at the moment sent me the thought-provoking poem of Alice Walker. We live in difficult times, which made the video in Kathy's SparkMail to us all the more poignant, and made me all the more happy to be here in this circle of gratitude today~~

~ feeling the joy of the soon-arrival of Kathy's new kitty household member

~ lovely to have Cassioepia's lively presence among us again...and spotting absentee HoneyPie's sweet Huddle comment as well

~ a morning of volunteering for the Spanish Dept. at the Amigo Cup, a high school soccer tournament for students, 99.9% Hispanic from all over AR, hoping to recruit to the university

~ making contact with my Guatemalan friend (giving him my free lunch and drink coupon at the event since there were no veggie options) after a long hiatus; look forward to interview him for an ethnographic study for one of my classes

~ meeting Sandra for tea this afternoon...it has been too long!

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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Today I am grateful for:
~ all of my senses
~ my body
~ my family
~ my life
~ the cycles of life
~ 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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Late last night, I wrote a blog on ten things that made my day so wonderful. At the time, I thought of copying it to this thread, but it's been such a long time since I posted here. This morning, I got Kathy's email to encourage me back to the thread. So here I am, ever grateful for this community.

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Looking forward to a blessed Sunday.

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9/30/12 8:13 A

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Grateful Sunday morning for:
-the rain holding off while I'm outdoors doing my meditation practices
-a nice time yesterday shopping for class supplies with DH
-looking forward to seeing my friends at church this morning
-wonderful phone calls with friends yesterday
-another great book about organizing, this one by Jeff Campbell, I'm on a roll
-realizing the cause of feeling punky on Friday: weather change
-flowers that I planted are beginning to fill out
and all the many blessings of this life.


"Do you have the courage to be who you truly are? " -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan


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This Sunday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ a new day, a clean slate
~ sitting outside listening to music yesterday afternoon
~ a productive morning yesterday
~ TV works for first time since December
~ two technicians worked for 1.5 hours to rewire my cable
~ Skype with my daughter this afternoon
~ bike ride with Maha (if it isn't raining)
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Remembering to think about all I am grateful for.
The gift of today and figuring out that it truly is a gift.
An early morning walking date with DH.
Cups of green tea.
Purple potatoes.
Choices.



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So grateful this last day of September.

* love being able to lie here in bed soaring on my droid while my much beloved husband sleeps peacefully.

* Grateful for understanding and supportive friends.

* Grateful for perfectly beautiful fall weather.




"What's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding." Elvis Costello

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Saturday thanks for many blessings in my life and yours...

~Maha's great links
~beautiful weather
~turning off the TV and enjoying conversation
~weekends



"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. Stop leaving, and you will arrive. Stop searching, and you will see. Stop running away, and you will be found." ~ Lao Tzu
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It is Saturday. And I am officially declaring that my funk is now behind me....
Thank being said, I can JOYFULLY express gratitudes tonight.

* My hubby is home safe from his road trip. Our house no longer feels empty.
* While I slept a luscious 9 hours, he got up early and took a long walk (Yay for him wanting to get some exercise!)
* Picking up my bag of goodies from Whole Foods, and finding it filled with wonderful items, some of which I buy anyway!
* A magnificant sunset, simultaneous with the rising of the full moon.
* And (drum roll.......) we found a new kitty! The local SPCA had a $.99 "sale" and we got an 8 week old cutie to fill the void left by my beloved Santo Piano. We get to pick him up Tuesday, after he has his "surgery".

~~~Kathy~~~

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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-More big progress on painting project; nearly ready to have a major "honey do" off the list - yay!!
-Wonderful pasta dinner out with friends tonight
-A gift of 3 special kitty treats from our friends; all three of our kittens completely snubbed them ...
-This incredible time that I get off work, to relax and rejuvenate ... hmmm ... been lots of hard work going on here; methinks it's almost time to play now!
-Bringing half of my pasta entrée home tonight after dinner AND splitting a dessert - two good things
-A house that's been completely aired out with fall breezes and temps
-A comfortable bed with sleep kittens and humans

Goodnight all ...

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Today I am grateful for:
~ limiting my computer time the last few days
~ continuing my gratitude practice even when I don't post
~ successful reaching out to friend/colleague who had fallen away
~ my students
~ clean fresh water for drinking ETC.
~ 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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Today as every day there is so much to be grateful for including,

~Maha's daily good link. Thanks so much...it is wonderful. He has a new subscriber now!
~my neighbor allowing me to take her pills to my home for safekeeping
~being almost ready to teach my fabric dyeing and screen printing class
~my dear friend and relative taking over food responsibilities the day of my class
~this precious human life

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Saturday's gratitudes:
-a warning sky this morning. Like Grandma used to say: "Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning", but it was baby blue clouds and baby pink clouds, delicious
-a wonderful day at school yesterday doing my jewelry class learning new things
-the extraordinary women in my class
-being able to do the whole day yesterday, despite feeling kind of punky
-DS making supper last night
-the oranges ripening in the side yard
-looking forward to meeting with friends today
-DS taking care of himself
-and all the many blessings of this life.

"Do you have the courage to be who you truly are? " -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan


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grateful
~for a 2lb loss this week...even though well known and apparently loved, not wanted back this time
~for fog and cool this morning
~to have an evening to myself
~for productive hours in between
~to be learning from difficulty

peace
ann

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
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Tonight, I am filled with gratitude for:

-Flexibility and allowing myself to change my deadlines - making the decision to stop the painting project TONIGHT since I've been working on it most of the day. Why kill myself when I don't have to - I'm on sabbatical, for pete's sake!!!
-A long (90-minute) walk and talk with a friend tonight, much needed after two days of painting
-Meeting a friend for tea in the morning
-Another gorgeous day that we've had the house completely open all day; fresh air that this house hasn't seen in months due to the extreme summer heat and humidity
-My incredible partner, keeping me in chai tea and healthy meals while I'm painting
-Ibuprofen, a miracle drug for those 50+, especially those who've been in weird positions painting, up and down on ladders and knees, etc.
-My adorable kittens who have thoroughly enjoyed the open windows - we have enough of them so there's almost always a cat in the window as long as they're open!!! :-)
-This practice and all of you who share it with me

Have an excellent evening all ... I'm off to chill out ...

Stephanie

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Grateful this Friday night
* For the BEST cup of coffee this morning (Fresh ground organic espresso made with filtered water....oh, my, did it hit the spot!)
* Making a decision to get a new kitten asap.
* Appointment to view some later this evening.
* Hubby on his way home from his road trip with the guys.
* Staying within calorie range once again.
* Optimism beginning to raise its lovely head in my life once again, especially after I got a phon call telling me I was a WINNER at Whole Foods! (spend $50 and you get a coupon for a drawing...)
* Having the choice for a free bag of Whole Food
----- a. Doggie goodies (including chew sticks, dog biscuits, etc)
----- b. Kid's stuff (including child's water bottle, gummy vitamins, etc) OR
----- c. Snack food (organic popcorn, pretzels, salsa, chocolate, etc)
And of course, I chose the snack pack! (we have no kids or dogs in the house. And besides, who can turn down chocolate!)


~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Thankful for...

getting back on the wagon (or stepping up at least)

wanting to be a better person even when I step tentatively

knowing there's a plan even when I'm feeling lost



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Most of my images are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person's face. I try to convey what it is like to be that person, a person caught in a broader landscape, that you could call the human condition.
-- Steve McCurry

Good morning dear friends in giving thanks,

Lovely to be here among you~~

~ I am SO enthralled with the spectacular work of photo-journalist Steve McCurry since SP friend DDoorn introduced me to him; now my preferred *news source,* DailyGood.org is featuring him this morning, sharing quotes and photographs from around the world, centered in living with joy (DO NOT MISS THIS):
www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=4985

~ thanks Azimat, I am SO with you on "the camaraderie of this practice" and feeling grateful to everyone who is part of this Community of the spirit!

~ lunch ahead with a dear professor friend

~ sharing dessert with a wheel chair-bound friend

~ a quiet morning, made pure and pristine by last night's rains

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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This Friday morning I am thankful for ...

~ TGIF
~ a beer with a hurting friend yesterday after work
~ dinner with a special friend tonight
~ my fan that runs 24/7
~ determination to get control of my eating (again) starting tomorrow morning
~ not taking things personally anymore
~ not worrying about what others think anymore
~ cable technician coming for the 3rd time tomorrow -- hope it works this time
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine
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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-All those muscles I've not met with for awhile that made themselves appear today after all day on a painting project!!! :-)
-Hot running water
-Showers
-My comfie bed
-Meeting my goal today on painting project; things did NOT go as smoothly as they could have, but I persevered and am on schedule to complete project tomorrow
-Playful kittens

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Grateful beyond words
* For, like Sandra, NINE consecutive hours of sleep....in my OWN bed!
* For staying within my calorie range again....although not very balanced today....and seeing the results on the scale.
* For other people who believe my cat, my beloved Santo Piano, will return, when I have lost faith.
* For a day of silence
* For knowing the grandkids are having an amazing adventure on their overnight field trip
* For another gorgeous day, in what I believe to be, the best place in the world to live!


~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Thursday thanks for waking up to this wonderful world...

~our growing family of sponsored children
~my helpful Dr.
~healing antibiotics for a wound infection
~more apples from the tree
~another beautiful day to work in the garden and flower beds

"One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth." Dorothy Frances Gurney

"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. Stop leaving, and you will arrive. Stop searching, and you will see. Stop running away, and you will be found." ~ Lao Tzu
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This morning I am grateful for so many things!

Being part of this wonderful team and community
Getting so many things done
The article that helped me see what's probably going on with my dad
The article that helped me see what's probably going on with my dh
a great visit with my mom and my dad (always nervous for no reason!)
getting a jog in this morning 3/4 mile jog/walk.... but I'm jogging at least half of it all the time now! (that's big for me!)
a good nights sleep
Brainsync - alpha and theta wave recordings... surprisingly helpful!
4-7-8 breathing exercises... also incredibly helpful
getting lots of me things done with out guilt, or having to leave other things undone
tea and a visit with my bestie this afternoon
kids enjoying school
love love love




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Wonderful gratitudes all!

On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- seeing Emily's name on the board and attending my first circuit session since starting radiation
- the strength I've lost and the universe's 'push' to begin again
- visit to a dermatologist this morning to see about mole 'removal'
- lunch with my teammate
- golf with some girlfriends

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Gratititudes this morning:
-the camaraderie of this practice, thank you everyone
-the strikingly clear stars in the black sky this morning when I woke
- feeling peaceful
- a realization about my meditation practice: after over thirty years, I was still chastising myself for my mind wandering away, no need
- DH working out two problems with my technology, the faulty thumb drive we bought on eBay was a counterfeit, and my phone repair was held up over a serial number problem
- the possibilities of the day
-and all the many blessings of this life

"Do you have the courage to be who you truly are? " -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan


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Grateful this Thursday morning for ...

~ 9 hours of sound sleep
~ bills paid
~ money left in the checking account (although not much)
~ my son said "I love you" for the first time since his dad & I separated
~ new opportunities for my son
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
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SO thankful tonight....
* To be home. In my very own, comfortable and comforting home.
* To be able to accept the now apparant (for real) loss of my cat
* For having the five days with my parents be less difficult than anticipated (isn't that always the way?)
* To have spent such excellent time with my dad...To drive down "memory lane" (looking at many of the homes we lived in during my childhood) and to hear him (for the first time ever) speak openly about a decision he and my mom made when I was 15....and to ask for my forgiveness, knowing how much it shattered my life at the time and truly altered the course of my life.
* To be able to forgive him... (whew....I am tearing up as I write this)
* That my dad and I have each lived long enough to the resolve horrific conflicts we had when I was young. Well, he was pretty young back then too!

~~~Kathy~~~

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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Grateful for so much and so many including

My father in law being dismissed from the hospital Ok after we waited in the emergency room for over six hours.
My health
My sister finding a good orthopedist for her knee problems
Finding what we believe will be a great dog sitter for our soon to be road trip
All of life's many blessings on this overcast but warm day
Fall..my favorite season

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This Wednesday evening, I give thanks for ....

~ feeling my feelings
~ realization I need to work on balance (too much work makes Jill a dull girl)
~ a fully equipped gym with two swimming pools for $120/year
~ joining the gym with plans to stop 3x/week after work
~ hearing Harry Belafonte speak last night -- what an exraordinary man!
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine
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Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish; but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life.
-- Epictetus

Good afternoon lovely beings,

Wonderful being in your company, though in my efforts to cut back on "recreational" computer time, I'm posting here every-other day (and on Rebecca's gratitude team the "other" day). Today I'm deeply grateful~~

~ beginning a new six-week yoga series with a terrific class this morning

~ 12 sweaty miles on my Specialized

~ deciding to look up the tracking on a desired package and noting that UPS didn't have the correct address, so I phoned them and corrected the problem and I will have package-in-hand tomorrow!

~ trying to get excited about the possibilities with my new Android phone, e.g., said to have an excellent camera (I could give my digital camera to my friend in Ecuador) and recording-to-email capacity (I have an ethnographic assignment which includes recording an interview and submitting it to the professor)

~ for an Ann sighting; your absence has been noticed, dear heart, and your presence is lovely and appreciated

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Today I am grateful for:
~ this practice
~ this community
~ neck pain easing
~ Lula's companionship
~ hopefullness
~ 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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grateful
~for life and breath
~for moments of calm
~it's all temporary
~for positive reinforcement of good choices
~for clearer thinking from better fueling

peace
ann

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a visit to my chiropractor - apparently a slow trot is good for loosening the back emoticon
- the cool fall morning
- a packed breakfast and lunch (amazing how easily I forget the 'routine')
- a quiet day for working on projects
- the possibility of seeing cousins this weekend


“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Happy day!
-Grateful for:
+all my many spiritual teachers over the years
+a bank of clouds in the west bouncing a beautiful golden light over the landscape this morning
+ the vet yesterday not charging us for an office visit for the Rottweiler when he (the Rott) would NOT let them cut his nails; a Rx instead for a tranquilizer that we might be able to use at home, yeah
+ DH remembering an appointment that I had
+ DH making progress on my computer problems
+ all the many blessings of this life.

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Tonight, as I end my day, I want to again focus on all that I have to be grateful for, including:

-Glass (ours, the neighbor and a dear friend's glass) all delivered to recycling bin
-More progress on clearing out garage
-An impromptu lunch out with my sweetie
-Finding an appropriate walker that will help her on the Katy Trail trip
-Three kittens who are getting better and better about letting me give them manicures; two out of three are now easy and I think I've got the third one figured out; I always follow it with lots of loving, treats and play; they never hold a grudge; we could learn from cats!!
-Getting the paint for my partner's office, including a darker shade of blue for an accent wall, plus a great worker at Sherwin Williams who gave us the 40% discount even though it was officially over after the weekend
-Hot chai tea
-Starting a sabbatical journal so I will never forget all that I did during this special time; I can use the same journal in another 5 years when I get my next sabbatical

Goodnight all ...

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Tuesday thanks for many blessings in my life and yours...

~another gorgeous weather day
~roses still beautiful
~apples a plenty
~freezer stocked with food for the winter
~all of you and your posts

Blessings to each!

"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. Stop leaving, and you will arrive. Stop searching, and you will see. Stop running away, and you will be found." ~ Lao Tzu
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Today I am grateful for:
~ Lula doing well and receiving a clean bill of health from the vets yesterday
~ making some important connections this weekend
~ my yoga class
~ hubby safely home from dropping off daughter at univ.
~ empty nest time
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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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

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On this Tuesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a long weekend @ the Abbott's ranch
- greeting the solstice in the vast sandhills
- riding a horse and remembering how after 40 years
- a short work week
- sleeping in my own bed
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“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Good morning! "They may be mistakes only from your perspective. What to you is a mistake may be exactly what your children need to do or experience." E. Tolle

I am very thankful for the above message today.
I'm also thankful for new spark friends,
old spark friends
compassion and empathy
having my boat rocked once in awhile
rocking the boat once in awhile
awesome supper last night that was ready when we walked in
this beautiful sunny warm fall weather
multiple walks each and every day
The ThanksGiving Community spark team
fitting into my goal pants even though I haven't reached goal weight (and I'm not stopping)

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Grateful this morning for:
-good talks yesterday with both DH and DS
-DH doing a mini-shop yesterday so that I didn't have to
-my laptop and an outlet on the patio
-outdoor pump repairman responding almost immediately to a request for service
-good friends
-remembering a dream this morning
-the possibilities of the day
-all the many blessings of this precious life.

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This Tuesday morning, I am grateful for ...

~ a new day
~ internet that works (we lost our internet connection at work yesterday)
~ morning chat with my daughter
~ dreaming about my son
~ Carmex (I'm addicted)
~ the feeing of freshly laundered bed linens
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
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Tonight, as I end my day nearly ready for bed, I am grateful for so much, but here are a few:

-A very productive day today was easy since I listened to my body yesterday and went with an R&R day
-An excellent phone chat with Maha; so good to catch up
-Car is now inspected and road trip ready, despite a few hundred dollars more than planned
-Hedges are all trimmed, as well as front side of house bushes, and all bagged, sidewalk and driveway swept
-Taking a nice walk in the beautiful morning weather instead of sitting at the auto shop reading the entire time
-More exercise this evening on the recumbent bike
-Trader Joe's Lentil Soup with Ancient Grains - yum, yum!!!
-Time frame for trip to Rocheport starting to gel
-Helping my sweetie pick her colors for her office that is next home project on the agenda BEFORE we go play in Rocheport and other parts of the Katy Trail
-A little stretching and yoga this evening while watching TV
-My very comfortable bed

Goodnight all ...

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help from hubbie after work

easy supper

mostly quiet house

"You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance." {Kahlil}
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Today I am grateful for:
~ the opportunity to explore and learn
~ the internet
~ music & poetry
~ time
~ my body
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie


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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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Good morning, my friends in gratitude!

Today, I give thanks for:

* answered prayers
* fall hikes
* waning sickness
* getting what I need

The light is slanting toward white from golden; the air is nipping at me, playfully encouraging me to walk out into the forest; the season is changing. Happy Fall! Happy Autumn Equinox!!!

~*~ Nicole ~*~

BTS Camp Counselor Summer 2014

Wishing you some sort of success every day, and the ability to see your blessings.


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I second Mazzy's gratitude:all that's right with my life
-and am thinking about a young woman's testimony this weekend, that she's grateful for her problems
-for a fun time yesterday with our church family at a buffet
-for my little girlfriends at church:12 year old Monica is getting ready to take the SAT through a program with Duke University, too much!
-for chickadees returning to the feeder
-for the dragonflies darting about, they call them "skeeter hawks" here
-for more insights from Julie Morgenstern's "Organizing from the Inside Out": I think I can, I think I can. This is really bringing spirituality into the here and now: divine order.
-for my new laundry system: four pop up baskets from the dollar store in the closet, everything was already sorted this morning
--for beautiful weather
- and for all the many blessings of this life.


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Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
-- William Inge

Good morning,

Gratitude for so much~~

~ Sandra was clearly not bored yesterday as she created beauty for a group of friends -- a from-scratch Thai feast worth of royalty

~ joy in sharing an eclectic mix of music with my wheel chair-bound friend at last night's concert by Quartetto Gelato (with the surprise gift of one free gelato when one is purchased by Yaya's, purveyors of excellent gelato)

~ the day ahead to be mindful and productive

~ deeply enjoying and benefiting from rereading Thich Nhat Hanh's The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings

~ a hilarious note from Kathy noting serendipities

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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This morning, I am grateful for ...

~ a wonderful evening of friends and food
~ early to bed, early to rise
~ met a neighbor coming out of his apartment at 4:30 am - hilarious
~ food reminders of Thailand
~ five senses that work
~ good health
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine
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happy husband

a little net time

sounds of Andy G and Deputy Fife on the tv

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So much gratitude for

~being able to share this practice with all of you
~a hot cup of tea on this cool autumn morning
~a terrific, wonderful, amazing, exciting calligraphy class yesterday
~inspiration all around me
~my health
~dear friends
~the wonderful world of art

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
An early morning walk with DH.
My iPod.
A healthy appetite.
Choices.
The willingness to plan ahead and monitor what I eat.
TV
The Internet and my iPad.

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Today I am grateful for:
~ being able to make wonderful music with fantastic musicians in an amazing space
~ socializing afterwards
~ ease of walking 2x around the park now
~ empty nest as of today
~ time to focus on taking care of myself
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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Welcoming this bright Sunday with joy - "sun"day is certainly an accurate description.

I am thankful for the universe repeating it's message over and over until I finally start to get it
for getting so much accomplished that it feels good
having the afternoon and the kids to myself
learning so many interesting things this week
the equinox
family
friends
and spark friends.

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Happy Sunday!
I am grateful on this balmy day for:
- a wonderful day yesterday: lunch with friends, and shopping for supplies for my new class
- learning new things
- my hair dresser who is consistently excellent
- USPS bringing me two things I wanted
- new awareness of invasive plant species in our area
- my family
- abundance
- new possibilities
-and all the many blessings of this life.

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This Sunday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ a new day to "get it right"
~ geese in the median
~ haircut and eyebrow wax (first ever ... might get addicted)
~ motivation
~ simplicity
~ good health
~ a satisfying job
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Tonight, I am so grateful for:

-Making the time to go play tennis (wasn't much of a workout, but that wasn't the point) with one of my old tennis buddies who taught me alot in honor of his 90th birthday tomorrow - I could tell I made him feel special, which was the intent!!
-This incredible fall weather. We spent more time talking on the park bench than actually playing, and that's OK because the afternoon was simply stunning!
-A short fun outing with my sweetie on Day 1 of sabbatical to our newly found nearby chocolatier for some of their incredible dark chocolate truffles (again, Maha, thank goodness truffles are portion-controlled)
-Getting my Trek tuned up this morning so it's ready to head for the Katy Trail whenever we decide to go (I'm playing it all very loose)
-The incredible lack of stress and easy living feeling that I've had all day today
-Getting half of the front hedges trimmed, an overdue project that I will complete tomorrow
-Each of you that share in this special and amazing practice!!!

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Serendipity Saturday, saw the people I needed to see. A morning run with two running buddies, harvesting squash from the garden, then coffee with friends. Late afternoon walk with another friend, now dinner with husband and son.

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama
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On this beautiful, sunny, blue sky Saturday I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~gorgeous fall weather
~NPR and PBS
~Netflix streaming
~family and friends
~blood sugars greatly improved and near normal
~all of you

Enjoy your weekend!

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
An early morning walk behind me.
Breakfast out with DH.
The willingness to get back on track.
Letting go of frustration about the number on the scale.
A healthy appetite.
The gift of today.
Letting go of negative feelings.

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Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
-- William Cullen Bryant

Good morning,

Gratitude abounds~~

~ all I learned in doing the Fall Equinox Report blog, and readying this weekend to do some of the rituals www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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~ Autumn Song, a new favorite from Van the Man, one of my all-time favorite musicians, (linked on the blog)

~ a wonderful phenomena: second morning of reading aloud to my housemate, The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings, by Thich Nhat Hanh

~ looking forward to morning yoga ahead at the beautiful Cedar Rock Studio, the land all "dressed up" in autumns finery (the studio has huge floor-to-ceiling windows)

~ My animal medicine, Red-Tailed Hawk, flew by so close to me as I was cruising down a back road this afternoon that he could have pecked my cheek -- such beauty as he spread his wings to swoop upward!

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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Happy Saturday
This morning's gratitudes
-being able to fall back to sleep until 6 today after waking at 4 a.m. as I have been for the past few days
-my new art class at the college; I love it, am inspired by being able to create, and am very happy to meet new artists
-DH enjoying his classes, too
-DH preparing supper last night
-a sweet box turtle sitting under the wild pomegranate tree this morning having his astringent breakfast
-Dr.'s office phoning in a needed Rx
-this gorgeous balmy morning
-and all the many blessings of this life.



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This Saturday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ letting go, accepting I did my best
~ safety (not to be taken for granted as I've learned from my clients)
~ health insurance (also not to be taken for granted)
~ good health
~ dinner with a special friend last night
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra


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Friday night gratitudes
* Hubby's smile as he left for his road trip.
* A lazy day....wasted really....but something I needed
* A friend offering to take me to the airport tomorrow.
* DVR and old movies
* Long conversation with old friend
* Amazing pictures from a friend who took them as the Endeavor space shuttle flew over our city today. (Those of you on FB, check them out on my page....)


~~~Kathy~~~

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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Tonight, I am so very grateful for:

-The sabbatical has begun
-Sleeping in the morning until I can sleep no more (not usually very late)
-A great tennis match tonight
-Four new tires on my car
-Frozen yogurt on the deck with my sweetie
-This beautiful weather

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Grateful for many things including

..a lovely lunch with the women on the road
..my neighbor being so grateful for her helpers
..being able to make plans for a New England road trip in Oct.
..some quiet time right now
..this very moment

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A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
-- Amelia Earhart

Good afternoon,

Grateful for so much, including~~

~ helping with transportation needs today

~ healthy eating today

~ strength training completed this morning

~ sitting and pranayama done early

~ weekend dinner party invitation from Sandra followed by Quartetto Gelato
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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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Today I am grateful for:
~ my darling D, so divine, born at dawn 20 years ago
~ D making progress in packing for Univ.
~ spontaneous releasing and experimentation at lesson
~ concert prep
~ unexpected visit tomorrow from out of town friend
~ water
~ 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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This Friday I am thankful for:

warm sunshine
the upcoming equinox
fresh farm eggs
kindness
fall colours
crunching leaves
long walks

"In greater terms positive and negative have little meaning, for the physical experience is meant as a learning one. " The Nature Of Personal Reality: Seth by Jane Roberts


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This Friday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ it's Friday
~ anticipation of a a social weekend
~ birds singing
~ working through my own emotions in response to a client
~ hope
~ morning solitude
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
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Thursday night gratitudes
* Hysterical dreams last night, awaking me more than once from laughter
* LONG heart to heart talk with DIL for the fist time in 18 years.
* Being able to provide some genuine downtime (as in Tom and Jerry cartoons) while snuggled on the couch tonight with grandkids.
* Hubby packed and ready to go on his annual road trip with the guys
* I will have ALL DAY TOMORROW TO MYSELF! And I am rejoicing ahead of time!


~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Abundance is a fact of nature. It is a fundamental law of nature, that there is enough and it is finite. Its finiteness is no threat; it creates a more accurate relationship that commands respect, reverence, and managing those resources with the knowledge that they are precious and in ways that do the most good for the most people.
-- Lynne Twist

Good evening,

Just before bed, I'm joining this special circle to share~~

~ an hour of bicycling to and from classes today (though it was "zeroed out" by my eating at book club tonight)

~ next month's book club selection, The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls, which I'm looking forward to rereading because it was truly exceptional

~ a delicious, healthy dinner tonight BEFORE book club

~ circumstances which bring fond recall of the retreat I did with Azimat directed by her teacher in 2010

~ off to bed with no alarm set to sleep until I awaken!

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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-One day and counting until my 30-day sabbatical starts
-Making a mistake at work that was caught before things were approved to print - whew!!!
-My incredible partner cooking me dinner tonight
-Getting signed up for the American Cancer Society's breast cancer walk end of October (I did it last year; it was well-organized and lots of fun, as well as a great cause!!)
-Free air for my tire that has a slow leak as I look for tire prices
-These adorable three kittens that are now a year old, healthy and happy with a good home
-This practice and each of you who share in it with me - thank you

Stephanie

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Today I am thankful, thankful, thankful!

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Wishing all of you peace and joy!

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a fabulous sunset last night and timing that allowed me to watch the brilliant pink 'leave' the sky

- an 'interesting' morning that allowed me time to hear www.npr.org/2012/09/20/161440292/why
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- peaches in my smoothie
- lunch with my teammate
and many many more blessings!
Life is a emoticon here's to living it! L'chaim!


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“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Grateful for:
a call yesterday from DS #1
-a brisk little walk this morning with the pups.
-Maha's blog sparking my brain to output
-fall, oh Lordy thank You for bright sky and coolness in the air
-being available to go pick up stranded DH and a friend yesterday on short notice
-DH resolving a very long-standing problem yesterday
-my white Toyota Camry, she's quietly elegant and has a thumb drive input for my music: whooo hooo!
-a natural solution to the big spider mite and scale infestations in the shrubs and palms, thanks to Lynne at Home Depot
-a used (thank you, Amazon) copy of Julie Morgenstern's "Organizing from the Inside Out" aha!'s already in the first chapter
-looking forward to the first day of class on Friday
-and all the many blessings of this life.


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This Thursday morning, I give thanks for ....

~ book club tonight ... a thoroughly enjoyable gathering of feisty women
~ a clean apartment
~ early to bed, early to rise, makes a woman healthy, wealthy and wise
~ feeling my feelings just a little again in the aftermath of such big feelings
~ giving special attention to nurturing my inner child
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Grateful tonight
* For a sleep in morning
* A great weight loss after a full week of keeping my commitment.
* Getting to an appointment on time after getting WAY lost.
* Binging on peanuts (600 calories worth) and then still staying in calorie range by opting for an apple for dinner. (And have been fighting nausea all evening....last time I do THAT!)
* Taking a mile and a half walk without knee pain
* Having my mom's hospice services set up to start when I am there next week.

~~~Kathy~~~

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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Tonight I am thankful for

-a gorgeous day full of sunshine
-seeing joy in my sons' eyes
-a busy yet calm day
-family and friends
-meditation
-Gods love and daily gifts

Have a blessed week!!! emoticon

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Today I am grateful for:
~ Lula's playfulness and the way she makes her rounds checking in with each member of the family when we are in different corners/levels of our home.
~ daughter choosing a rather simple (affordable) place for her family birthday dinner
~ my students
~ yoga and walking done
~ no food after dinner
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie


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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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Hello, Maha, Fabricartist, and everyone!

Today I am grateful for:

* The opportunity to cover a lot of the garden to keep those tomatoes and other veggies coming through the freeze tonight.
* Canning jars so I can keep enjoying tomato sauce through the winter!
* My good health.
* My kitty's good health (she was attacked...again!).
* A paycheck (finally!)

Kathleen

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. - A. DeMille

No matter what you’re feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think you’re stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It’s a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptab


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Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
- Leonard Bernstein

Good afternoon,

Sometimes repetition is good. Always gratitude is good~~

~ the way music feeds me

~ a MUST-SEE photo essay of musicians around the world by a profoundly gifted artist
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A hint for more goodness than you might be able to take in: At the top left of the blog, there is a link, "Know Who You Are" -- click there to begin many more of these masterpieces!

~ an invigorating bike ride this afternoon

~ a satisfying and challenging yoga class this morning

~ brunch of Tofurky Italian Sausage sauteed with quinoa, red onions and broccoli

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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Grateful for so many things/people/places/ and just being alive.
Grateful for a terrific dentist and an excellent vet.
Grateful I can exercise and walked a lovely trail today.
Grateful for my health
and all of you.


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Today, Wednesday September 19th, I am especially grateful for the chance to prepare for a talk about my parents in October. Even though I've been focusing on procrastinating, today I see that this is a huge gift and opportunity. I can shape the talk any way I like, so I can tell how beautiful and yet how difficult they were to love. I can really focus and give myself the gift of being well prepared. I can still have time to do lots of other things too, like make some leek soup. Oh I am so lucky and so very blessed.

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Wonderful poem AZIMAT emoticon
On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- another cool fall morning
- a Commission meeting and recommendation of much needed project emoticon
- my zero balance massage @ noon
- the start of 'bad hair' days (yes even under a wig) emoticon
- dinner with my DH on the deck tonight

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Grateful this morning for this poem that is posted on a Sparkfriend's page
"Conjure something glowing
Take this day
You were born with hands for spinning
Talent for dreams and making them real

Roll the hours like yarn
Spin something that makes you feel full
And big and open to talk

Make this day your own square
In your own life quilt
So shining it brightens the whole of your years
This far
Make this day like one of God's seven.

-- Ruth Forman "

and all the many blessings of this life.

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This Wednesday morning I give thanks for ....

~ being able to comfort my daughter from 6000 miles away
~ my early day to go home today
~ dinner with my former husband tonight ... glad we are friends
~ admitting I can't do it all and chucking something on my to do list
~ sleeping more-or-lss through the night
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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After an incredibly difficult day, filled with crossed paths, mixups, lots of driving, dental work, lots of tears, and so on....I still come there thankful
* For all of you. You know why. You lift weakened spirits by your joy.
* That I MADE it through this day
* That things are pulling together for trip south
* For the support and prayers of face to face and cyber friends related to loss of cat
* For the quickest yummiest pumpkin soup tonight. SO good, and so low in calories, I had TWO bowls!

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Waving hello to Maha right below ...

Tonight, I'm grateful for:

-My favorite go-to salad, made in abundance to cover lunches and dinners
-Three days and counting until my sabbatical starts
-A gift from a friend
-My partner enjoying her leftovers from her birthday day all over again for dinner tonight (she brought half home!)
-A VERY productive day
-Making some plans toward our Katy Trail trip
-Finding coupons for paint/paint supplies discounts at Sherwin-Williams as I'm going to paint my partner's office for her

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.
-- Albert Camus

Good evening,

Here to give thanks for~~

~ KaliGirl's blog on meditation, which really touched me on many levels

~ being VERY surprised by the A received in the first literatura exam

~ being talked out of dropping out of the food and culture class by a classmate/friend, who convinced me that it will be worth my effort

~ CrystalJem reminding me of the joy and wisdom I received over the years of subscribing to Notes from the Universe

~ the opportunity to help a Hispanic woman get to an attorney to discuss filing a wrongful death suit on her late husband

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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Today I am grateful for:
~ social time after rehearsal last night
~ bumping into another friend on the way out of the pub
~ looking forward to concert on Saturday
~ enjoying youngest daughter's last few days home before she heads back to univ.
~ yoga and walking this morning, check
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie


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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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a sweet day to not work too much after a long succession of none-such

mostly happy boys

quiet dogs

great night's sleep

car to use this morning

some net time

found good shoes online for boy and dh

looks like finally will be able to buy glasses for another ds

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Today I am thankful for this very moment.

I am grateful for this wonderful perspective that was waiting for me in my inbox (see below). Nothing beats a cup of tea while ruminating with the Universe.

"If you knew of a spectacular mountain that was very, very tall, yet climbable. And if it was well established that from its peak, you could literally see all the love that bathes the world, dance with the angels, and party with the gods. Would you curse or celebrate each step you took as you ascended it?

Right-o!

Life is that mountain and each day a step.

Perspectives change everything,
The Universe"

"In greater terms positive and negative have little meaning, for the physical experience is meant as a learning one. " The Nature Of Personal Reality: Seth by Jane Roberts


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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- quote posted by MAHA re: fall foliage as a second spring
- the angle of the morning sun on the trees
- a very cool morning and the 'promise of the things to come'
- staying in a warm bed, but bringing in my jacket for a emoticon @ noon - emoticon will just have to 'weight'
- sharing pizza and pups with DH last night
Love this time of year emoticon Life is good!

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“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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Thank you all for being here. It's been a few days for me.
-I am grateful for DS finishing up some needed dental work
-our GD finishing first in her class at pony club invitational
- making some new friends
- endangered baby loggerhead turtles hatching on the beach, and the volunteers making sure that they make it to the sea
- more progress on my edible landscape; a consultation with the nursery owner yesterday
- having a key made to the back door of the garage after eleven years so that I don't have to walk all the way through the house to reach the tool bench. $17. What was I waiting for? There's a message there.
- a nice little statue for the garden at 75% off
- finding some Bartender's Friend, my favorite cleanser, the little things
- darning some favorite old wool socks, it's the first time I've ever darned anything
- stayed steady on the weight, no loss, but no gain, I am feeling stronger
-for this practice, I am grateful for all the many blessings of this life.



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