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Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 2/1/2013 (03:16)
~~~Kathy~~~

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


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1/31/13 10:38 P

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Today I am thankful for:

*another good day of eating, and finally hit my water goal.

*staying focused on work to do list, even though I was very tired since slept so bad last night.

*cutting back on Diet Coke still going well.

*being able to get the guys on sit some today between rain, snow, ice we've been having.

*being frugal and not making some possible tech purchases that had a deadline today.

take care, bob

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1/31/13 5:43 P

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made it to the big bulk buying/club like store in the big city
didn't run over any donkeys
found prices were good
happy for the friend I took along
all the stuff put away

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"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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On this last day of January, I am grateful for:
~ the return of Bob! Yay, I was just thinking about and missing you Bob, so glad to "see" you again! (Didn't notice yesterday because I didn't have time to read everyone's posts until today.
~ Everything everyone here shares, all that's good in all your lives
~ Yoga class
~ Maintaining my meditation streak
~ Choosing two laps around the park to use limited time
~ 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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1/31/13 2:00 P

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I am thankful beyond words for my life today. EVERYTHING about it.

I am starting the new thread for February now, because I won't be back on the computer today. Please hold off til the morning to use it.

~~~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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1/31/13 9:36 A

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On this very cold January morning I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~reading all of your posts
~a good night of sleep
~a day to catch my breath and catch up in a busy month
~warm clothes and warm home when it's 10 degrees outside
~eye opening Dr. Oz show yesterday about dangers in foods that the FDA allows that are banned in most other countries-I will quit buying those foods

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/3-shockin
g-health-threats-your-food

Have a sparkling day everyone!

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 1/31/2013 (10:00)
"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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1/31/13 8:46 A

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sunny skies to dry my clothes
happy boys doing their school work
healthy family

"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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1/31/13 7:37 A

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Welcome back Bob!

On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for
- an early drive in with minimum traffic for (as ONEKIDSMOM puts it) a weather wimp
- Chopra meditations in the background
- sparking and sipping coffee
- lunch with my teammate
- 5-finger shoes that fit

“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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1/31/13 2:43 A

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Tonight I am grateful for:
~ my computer finally deciding to respond after several reboots and much "patience"
~ headache was short lived and did not require medication
~ 4 days in a row with meditation
~ getting flowers sent to mom
~ hubby mailing envelope (requiring extra postage) without being asked
~ 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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1/30/13 10:49 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-FINALLY realizing that I'm truly certifiably nuts!! The MS Walk (5K) and the Warrior Dash (5K + 12 obstacles) are both on April 27; I want to do both (they are both for good causes and a friend and I have been wanting to do the Warrior Dash for two years now); and have signed up for both!!!
-Goals, and the two above will get me moving, training and prepared; not a bad thing, methinks
-Getting good exercise in today in two doses, despite a crazy day at work
-Getting everything ready and in place for 8 filings tomorrow that I'm monitoring ... 10 total this week, first quarter madness has struck and this week is the worst of it
-Mystery dinner from the freezer turning out to be chili with black beans!!! Yay!! What fun.
-My life, such as it is ... the good, the bad and the ugly!!!! :-)
-My warm and comfortable bed that's calling me now

Goodnight all ...

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1/30/13 6:51 P

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Today I am thankful for:

* the people who checked in with me after my posts.

* eating well, doing okay with drinking water

* a helpful visit to my knee surgeon today, which was really good since my visit to my back surgeon Monday was more confusing than helpful.

* dictate on iOS – voice to text- which is how I was able to do this post.

* getting some extra sleep today, since it was raining.

take care

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On this Wednesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- 6" of much needed emoticon overnight and a slow, careful drive in
- a productive, full morning and time to spark @ lunch
- a packed lunch from yesterday
- great news from the DH on progress following rotator cuff surgery
- plans for some chili 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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1/30/13 12:06 P

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I am thankful -

- the feeling I get from running :)
- running in short sleeves this morning and no ice
- figuring out a new strategy to satisfy hunger, fuel my body for what it does and still lose weight
- options and choices, control of my life
- contact from friends about upcoming get togethers and being able to work out logistics so it doesn't stress me

~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
Glimpse After Glimpse

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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1/30/13 10:21 A

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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.
Taking an early morning walk.
My gratitude practice.
A healthy appetite.
The willingness to make healthy lifestyle changes instead of throwing my scale into the lake.

Mazzy


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This Wednesday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ joining a gym at the senior citizens center last night ... 2 pools, circuit training, free weights ... in a beautiful, new facility ... and only $130/year. A good use of tax dollars. Now the challenge will be getting in the habit of going.

~ getting up early to do laundry ... two more loads to go.

~ the temperatures dropped again last night after unseasonably warm, humid weather.

~ a skype date set with my daughter ... can't wait to hear about her adventures in a new country

~ freedom to choose ... having options ... appreciating the options I have

~ all is well

Shine
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1/29/13 10:18 P

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gratefull for pleant supper at in laws
Grateful For hubbys accident wasnt worse then it was
For warm slippers
for grand dAUGHTEWRS

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1/29/13 10:01 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Seeing Bob!!!
-My warm home, shelter from the storm
-Kitties eating crunchies
-A wonderful dinner out with a friend that was way overdue
-An excellent glass of wine to go with
-Getting through today with poor sleep last night
-My comfortable bed

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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1/29/13 6:01 P

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Sorry to have been away so long. I hope everyone is well and healthy!

Today I am thankful for:

*being able to help Maha out before Christmas with a present for her god daughter. It was great getting to help, and to talk with her a few times.

*getting back doing some mild work-outs while doing a new PT series for my neck- endorphin city.

*some very good moments of reflective re-direction the last couple of days.

*his Largesse (my cat- takes after his father) keeping me company.

*65 degree day today. We’ve had a slew of bad ones lately, and today was great.

*a great day eating today, and pretty good day drinking water.

take care, bob


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1/29/13 11:37 A

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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.
The willingness to practice healthy lifestyle habits.
The willingness to plan what I eat, make healthy choices and eat mindfully.
Taking an early morning walk.
My iPod.
The time to enjoy reading a novel.
My iPad.
Internet service
SparkPeople.


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1/29/13 10:53 A

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Blessed and thankful...

- an able body that craves exercise
- if sidewalks have to be icy and slick today, at least this was not a day I had a run scheduled
- my son listened to reason and wore apprpriate footwear on aforementioned sidewalks
- mild temps to ride in tonight
- letting go of things for which it serves no purpose to stew about
- caring person who took extra time to rearrange their professional schedule on behalf of my son
- upcoming sushi dinner with best friend

~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
– Rabbi Hillel


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1/29/13 9:50 A

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

- additional precipitation in the forecast - especially if it's emoticon
- a wonderful emoticon this morning
- finally consuming my smoothie from a week ago (still was wonderful!)
- a ride to meeting in Omaha
- all natural Sandhills beef for dinner

Life is GOOD!

“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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1/29/13 7:08 A

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This Tuesday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ intakes done, only two notes to write this morning
~ a cacophony of birds outside my window last night
~ a good night's sleep again last night
~ took down Christmas tree ... before Valentine's Day... yeah
~ growing awareness of what a problem my eating has become
~ pondering relationship between overworking and overeating
~ striving to find balance in my life ...
~ in the end ... all is well

Shine,
Sandra

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1/28/13 11:02 P

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Gratitude today for
waking early
practicing yoga for the first time in a long time
walking with a wonderful friend
full moon to follow this morning.


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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1/28/13 10:52 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Temps of 70 degrees today; in the Midwest on January 28th - record-setting temp
-Getting 45 minutes of walking in over lunch, combining it with work
-Getting another 20 minutes in on the recumbent tonight, just for grins in our friendly competition at work
-Learning my way around the website we use for tracking exercise in the incentive program
-Sweet kitties
-Words with Friends
-Getting all deadlines met during this crazy work day; tomorrow will be a bit easier
-Getting lots of rest last night and feeling the good effects today, when needed

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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1/28/13 3:43 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ getting up early and doing my yoga and meditation first thing
~ walking three times around the park
~ getting a response to a request
~ hubby making dinner last night
~ mom ok after surgery
~ 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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home again and this time for two full weeks
dogs are okay
boys all happy
leftover staples from a retreat
stamina during this weekend

"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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1/28/13 10:50 A

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Glad no mishaps!

On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the fog and life-giving moisture it imparts to the plants (not to mention the free facial)
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- non snow or ice precipitation in January
- a packed lunch (even though I forgot my smoothie... pre-dinner snack tonight)
- back to exercise and a great circuit workout
- potential to walk @ noon (if the temps rise...)

Life is GOOD - have a super day!

“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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Thankful -

- bad weather and driving but no mishaps this morning and a comfortable car
- my new tires
- great run before heading out and feeling strong and fast
- whole grain toaster waffles and fresh strawberries
- being able to talk to myself and change mindset
- issue at work being less of an issue than I thought
- getting out of bed with ease after good sleep

~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
Glimpse After Glimpse

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
– Rabbi Hillel


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This Monday morning, I give thanks ....

~ my daughter arrived safely in Kuala Lampur & has free internet
~ restorative sleep
~ not going to work over the weekend
~ gray roots no longer gray
~ kitty cuddling with me all night
~ sorting clothes for donation (a job long overdue)
~ all is well

Shine,
Sandra

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Thankful for...

family working together this weekend on a cleaning project (that took it off Mommy's plate)

a bunch of stuff out for donation (a good reminder that we have more than we need).

Benadryl to counter a bad reaction to pain meds

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grateful today
~for persistent reminders
~to have a grandchild...a constant source of both joy and amazement
~for budding friendships at any age
~to have a home...new and challenging
~for faith, despite mystery

peace to each
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.
~Martha Graham




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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Healthy food in abundance
-Cleo, Cassie Rosie, Beth
-Our friendly little exercise competition at work starting tomorrow
-Lazy Sundays
-My favorite lotion; it says Brazilian Nut, but I SWEAR it smells like chocolate, and works so well in this dry winter climate
-My warm and comfortable home, giving me a solid roof over my head during the storms and cold

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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I am thankful...

- despite a serious set back and lack of confidence I still feel the desire to keep trying
- further insight into the issue I am struggling with
- a really good ride today on my spectacular little horse
- delicious dinner with my mom'
- all laundry put away and prep done for Mon morning start
- a wonderful yoga class today with meditation and relaxation at the end that brought unexpected tears as I releaed tension in my body, thankful for an outlet and to be in touch with this tension


~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
– Rabbi Hillel


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More I give thanks for ....

~ my dad
~ finding a favorite pin I thought was long gone
~ finding joy in surprising places
~ striving to make good decisions when there are no good alternatives
~ pondering how to make sense of situations that make no sense
~ accepting there are some kids I can't help
~ doing my best for those who just barely make it from one day to the next
~ praying for my kids who live in violence day in and day out
~ living in gratitude

Shine,
Sandra



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Today I am:
~ grateful for greens
~ grateful for music
~ grateful for friends
~ grateful for yoga
~ grateful for a sense of calm
~ 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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On this Sunday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- breakfast with my DH
- dinner in the crockpot
- laundry in the washer and dryer
- gathering tax documents
- catching up on spark

Have a great day all!

“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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This Sunday afternoon, I give thanks for ....

~ date night last night
~ reggae & jazz at a small club
~ my honey
~ my mama
~ my daughter & son
~ good health
~ all is well

Shine,
Sandra

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-My hair appointment today to get rid of the gray!!! :-)
-Sunshine and warmer temps; if it's warmer again tomorrow, I'm going hiking!!!
-Using my 3 hours at the salon as reading and relaxing time
-Early dinner plans with friends tomorrow
-Chillaxin time tonight at home, with a good glass of wine that was a gift from friends
-These wonderful kitties, all three of them with very distinct and different personalities, and plenty of love to go around for everybody
-This incredible full moon and some deck time tonight to enjoy it, soak up a bit and set some intentions
-A phone call from my sister with lots of laughter

Have a great evening all ...

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1/26/13 12:19 P

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I am grateful, and thankful and blessed...

- to remember all the reasons that I am, when I temporarily feel that I am not
- for fresh days
- for my run this morining,and the time it gave me to indulge my thoughts
- for time spent reading this morning instead of racing around chasing my own tail
- for knowing I will get in the kitchen and bake this weekend
- for memories of various things, and the way they spring to mind sometimes
- tucking an extra afghan under my duvet last night and being very comfortable
- for being happy with what I have

~S

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1/25/13 11:14 P

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Tonight, as I get ready for bed, I want to fill my mind with a bit of what I have to be grateful for, including:

-A wonderful, and very healthy, dinner
-Cooking with my partner again; I missed it while we endured the 9-month sciatica ordeal that appears to be over now
-Kitty love
-No serious injury, but the 2:30 a.m. charlie horse that woke me from a dead sleep screaming in pain is tender, so I'm doing what I'm told and giving it 1-2 days rest, along with massage
-A more-than-subtle reminder to NOT FORGET TO STRETCH, especially after 30 minutes of intense elliptical; this body is not getting younger
-Making it through a short work week, that felt like two work weeks, and getting all deadlines met
-My warm and comfortable home
-My incredible bed that is calling me now ...


Goodnight ...

Stephanie

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1/25/13 4:37 P

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On this cold, windy, sunny Friday I am blessed in many ways...

~yoga classes
~DH walking the track with me at the Y
~nice dinner out with friends yesterday
~main floor of the house is clean
~Netflix
~all your shared joys

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

"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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1/25/13 10:06 A

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

- an incident which bruises my pride, but will soon be a faint memory
- warmer temperatures, the sun and blue skies
- friend and family assistance
- a left-over smoothie for breakfast
- dinner with friends whose minds I cannot change

Namaste all.

“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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1/25/13 9:15 A

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I am blessed and grateful...

- to see so many beautiful views and scenes in my daily travels
- temperatures definitely a titch warmer today
- leftover homemade soup ready for lunch
- co worker helping to simplify a process for me
- having the resources to help a friend
- having friends
- looking forward to actually sitting on my horse tonight after 3 days of dangerous temps
- having a horse
- finishing one book, getting to start another
- ideas and enthusiasm coming to me for Valentine's baking

~S

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1/25/13 8:09 A

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Thankful for...

-munchkins awake without a debate
-few moments of early morning "bonding" time w/ teenage daughter
-pain meds last night and relief from the fog they produced this morning

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

~ my daughter's new adventure
~ birds singing outside my window
~ Bob's Red Mill oatmeal for breakfast
~ a weekend to get some things done around home
~ coming home from work with energy to spare yesterday
~ an "aha" moment in therapy this week
~ all is well

Shine,
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1/24/13 10:08 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Workout facilities at work; I needed an attitude adjustment today, so at lunch, did a quick 30 minutes on the elliptical and it was helpful
-My health; I NEVER take it for granted with what I have seen and see on a daily basis
-My wonderful kitties and their innocent sweetness and unconditional love
-Hot chai on cold nights
-Central heating
-My life; it's by no means perfect, but I have so much to be grateful for

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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1/24/13 4:52 P

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Today I am:
~ grateful for breath and the power of breathing practices
~ grateful for the extra distance and time walked when Lula left an extra present in the park and I had to walk till finding another dog owner with an extra bag
~ grateful for pain free knee during walking (after 11 months to heal an injury)
~ grateful that I still made it to yoga class on time
~ grateful for another performance opportunity coming my way
~ grateful for 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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1/24/13 9:53 A

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I am thankful...

- I really loved my new yoga/tai chi/pilates class
- dare I say my body feels better after that 1 class?
- cold snap is heading out tomorrow
- being able to handle the client's questions and calls
- helpful desk manager at different gym location last night and friendly instructor
- small little things falling into place and/or sorting themselves out (hmmmmm...)
- reading while I eat breakfast
- sleeping soundly

~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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This Thursday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ coming home from work with a bit of energy for the evening
~ my daughter has been accepted into two PhD programs so has choices
~ my son is working hard and enjoying life
~ a few days away from my sweetie makes our reunion even sweeter
~ listening to Il Divo last night
~ talking to my daughter by Skype this morning
~ getting emails from a niece and nephew ... makes me feel special
~ all is well

Shine,
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1/24/13 5:32 A

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Thankful for...

- teenagers that still kiss their Mama goodnight

- requests for "snuggles" from the littles

- the ability to choose, even when I make less than perfect choices



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1/23/13 10:39 P

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grateful for granddaughts safe return from collage
for a warm house on a vcery cold night
Good music from cd of John Denver
Good food made by husband
Giveing littl neice 10 dollars for her birthday and haveing her act like it was one hundred

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1/23/13 10:30 P

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As prepare for bed, I'm also ending my day focusing on what I have to be grateful for, including:

-A full body strength training workout at lunch, despite not wanting to do it, and I'm all the better for it, of course
-Leftovers from Sunday AND Monday, meaning I haven't had to do ANY cooking this week
-My workplace cafeteria that always has healthy options, but especially their extensive salad bar
-Putting together some very tasty and super healthy salads for myself
-My partner's sciatica pain being gone for 3 days now; dare we cautiously hope that the procedure they did has finally kicked in? I'm thinking so because I'm a glass half full girl
-Our silly kitties and our kitty routines
-My incredible partner and her spirit as I can't even imagine what she goes through with the MS
-Always, always, always - my health and the many ways I can work this body as I see so many with disabilities that make it so difficult, if not impossible, to do so
-My warm and comfortable bed that is calling to me now

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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1/23/13 9:25 P

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On this Wednesday evening I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~fleece nightgowns and warm socks
~getting a refund for outages of internet service and the promise by today's serviceman to make sure that the repairs on their equipment to the neighborhood will be done (different crew)
~yoga class tomorrow
~bright red cardinals in the yard everyday at the feeders
~long hard cold snap means fewer bugs next summer

Peace and blessings to each of you!

"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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1/23/13 5:50 P

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Today I am:
~ grateful that I was able to find a violist to perform with me at an upcoming church service
~ grateful that he has already played the piece and has the music
~ grateful for walking in the brisk air this morning
~ grateful for hugs and wags
~ grateful for the time/chance to go rest for a few minutes since I'm having a severe energy slump, soon to be remedied
~ grateful for 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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1/23/13 10:44 A

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Sharing some of the things I'm thankful for...

- the lovely clear blue sky
- a vehicle that starts up in this extreme cold, and warms up quickly
- electric kettles for making hot delightful tea
- warm smiles that are genuine
- the true pleasure of being in the grips of a page-turner and escaping from reality for a while (crime thriller, Patricia Cornwell, Red Mist)
- a good workout last night and feeling strong and good
- looking forward to hot homemade soup for lunch
- all the luxuries I am afforded and happy occurrences that come my way on a daily basis - quite a few when you stop to think of it...

~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
– Rabbi Hillel


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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a short workweek (I could get used to this...) emoticon
- finding a solution to a work issue that divided and angered folks
- sleeping in... ahhh
- gaining weight - let's me know it's time to get serious again emoticon
- zero balance massage @ noon - preventative medicine!

“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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1/23/13 8:12 A

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Grateful for:
-a wonderful trip to visit our sons
-meeting up with old friends
-being back home in our comfortable abode
-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 Wednesday morning, I give thanks for ....

~ a wonderful 4-day weekend with my family who live 750 miles away
~ introducing my honey to my family ... and everyone hit it off
~ a three day work week .... the break has done me well
~ an incredible sunset last night
~ deciding to become more mindful of the food I intake
~ daydreaming about possibilities
~ talking to my daughter who moves to Malaysia on Friday
~ all is well

Shine,
Sandra

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Thankful for...

-one more room in order

-sick munchkins beginning to feel better

-baby girl tolerating her arm cast fairly well

-the pile up of baby girl and two cats all trying to lay claim to a piece of Mommy during the night

-first cup of coffee of the day

-a warm house in frigid weather

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Getting through another crazy day at work with relative grace
-My incredible partner
-Trader Joe's and the wonderful food I can get there
-Heirloom oranges, still enjoying them daily, hoping they last for awhile
-Kitties, kitties and more kitties!!!
-The dimmer switch in my home office; so I can wind down easily at night
-Old friends, as in friends I've known for many years
-Always, my health and the many ways I can work this body, as I see so many around me with debilitating diseases that make it difficult or impossible to do so

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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1/22/13 10:16 A

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I am thankful...

- for my very sweet loving full of joy dog
- long underwear..cozy in these arctic temps we're having
- a good gas station conveniently located
- pay at the pump gas pumps
- my brown Ralph Lauren winter driving gloves that for some reason I juts love and have managed not to lose for several years
- for the sometimes chaos in our lives that means we are leading full lives and part of the world at large
- comfort from knowledge that 2 steps fwd, 1 step back is still heading the right way
- DW is stronger and home

~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
– Rabbi Hillel


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1/22/13 6:04 A

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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.
The willingness to take an early morning walk.
The willingness to practice healthy habits.
The willingness to eat mindfully and make mindful choices.
The willingness to let go of procrastination.
The time to enjoy a quiet morning.
Plenty of good books to read.


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1/22/13 5:15 A

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Thankful for...

early morning quiet

my dh's smile and how that still takes my breath away after almost 20 years

the four inches of my office floor that I can now see amidst the shuffle of things from room to room post construction



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A new day
Fresh rain smell
Quiet of the morning

"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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