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Edited by: SLAYINGDRAGONS at: 9/1/2013 (10:02)
I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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

~ a second opinion from another vet who recommends B12 shots and steroids for my dear Nermie's probable cancer, which may shrink the tumor and prolong her quality of life.

~ moved from apartment to storage yesterday, on what had to be among the hottest days of the year.

~ the help of movers!

~ took a 3 hour nap after moving

~ finished booking lodging for New Zealand last night

~ leftover homemade lasagna for an early dinner

~ all is well .... life is good

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Thankful today
* That the burden of a storage shed is LIFTED/GONE/OVER/BEHIND ME/DONE!
* That going through it filled me with compassion for my husband...how sentimental he was, how difficult it was for him to let go of tiny treasures, and how sad his childhood was...
* For not damaging the car I backed into today. (that would have been all I needed....)
* For a delightful overnight visit from hubby's daughter...and sharing the bond of both loving the same man.
* For making it through yet another emotionally painful day...

~~~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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You don’t have time to waste on negative thinking because it only creates more of what you say you don’t want. If you’re doing positive affirmations and you’re not getting the results you want, then check to see how often during the day you allow yourself to feel bad or upset. These emotions are exactly what’s delaying the manifestation of your affirmations and stopping the flow of your good.
-- Louise L. Hay

Good evening,

So happy to be among you here in this community of thanks giving~~

~ yoga-at-home -- asana practice happening, little by little

~ the delightful musical movie "Once"

~ friend Juan generously helped me this morning with interior camper issues (mostly electrical system) in spite of severe back pain (he goes in next week for a consult on back surgery)

~ three friends riding in the camper with me to the Thich Nhat Hanh retreat agreed to go two days early because my assistance was requested, since I have a partial scholarhips -- it should be a wonderful way to ease into it all before 800+ retreatants descend upon Magnolia Grove Monastery

~ fantasizing about going on a Jazz Cruise at the end of the semester to celebrate the BA in Spanish AND my 72nd birthday (one of my all-time heroes, who I've heard live twice, Kurt Elling, is part of the stellar line-up)...funny thing is I haven't even LOOKED at the price, since it might shatter the dream lol!

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 8/31/2013 (18:53)

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8/31/13 11:37 A

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On this sunny Saturday, the last day of August, where did summer go, I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~safe travels
~opportunities to grow
~able to help a cousin
~great visit with several cousins
~Kathy's healing-may it continue and other blessings as well
~all of you and your posts
~that the British voted not to support a war in Syria

Have a fantastic and peaceful weekend everyone!


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8/31/13 9:46 A

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~8 glorious hours of good sleep
~exercises done first thing
~my happy dogs
~time to myself
~finishing a few things yesterday
~a few things that I enjoy to do today
~clean up from the decoration-making almost finished
~walnuts with my fruit and granola
~a new challenge for Oct. & Nov. (going to completely remove sugar from my eating)
~did not fall asleep during the movie time last night and enjoyed it
~was able to reverse the carpal tunnel pain I've been having

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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This Saturday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ coming to grips with choice I must make for my 20 year old very sick kitty
~ sad about what must come but celebrating our life together
~ focusing on one thing at a time and putting the rest out of mind
~ decided on where I'm going in New Zealand; now I'm looking for lodging
~ time to go back to sleep a couple more hours before the alarm goes off
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Kathy having a bit of energy and fast healing; totally amazing with all that she's been through
-Combining my exercise with a small service project for my neighborhood; a true win-win
-Hot running water to take a nice shower; 65 minutes of walking, even at dusk to dark, left me completely soaked through!!!!
-My kitties, who wait for me and greet me when I arrive home (well, usually)
-The start of a 3-day weekend
-Hoping to get up early enough tomorrow for a bike ride, but having a Plan B in case it's too hot by the time I get moving
-Maha's concern about responding to my note (no rush, dear friend)
-My warm and comfortable bed, with clean sheets too!!!!
-Each of you who share in this practice with me

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Just because the past didn't turn out like you wanted it to, doesn't mean your future can't be better than you've ever imagined.
-- Anonymous

Good evening,

I'm always so happy to see Kathy's presence among us. The work continues. The work always continues...as does abundance~~

~ making friends with some outstanding, kind, friendly Spanish major students this semester

~ totally blown away and excited about a friend's progress in reclaiming her life

~ almost 1.5 hrs. of cycling, not the wisest today with a heat index of 110 degrees

~ the opportunity for darshan and to hear the Teachings from Tibetan monk Geshe Sonam Gurung

~ the great note from Stephanie...hopefully I'll have more energy to answer it tomorrow

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 8/31/2013 (15:24)

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 afternoon, I give thanks for ....

~ Kathy and her perseverance .... sending love and prayers your way
~ 2 job applications submitted this morning ... such different jobs
~ moving day is tomorrow and all is ready (except my mind)
~ work on sweetie's house has begun ... will be completed next week
~ making progress on my to do list despite feeling overwhelmed
~ sleeping well
~ saying goodbye to friends & co-workers
~ taking breaks from the relentless to do list
~ all is well ... life is good

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Today I am grateful for:
~ this community and all we share
~ healing
~ loving
~ striving
~ working
~ many 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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~Kathy's healing and a few good things happening
~slept maybe not at all, yet got up and managed exercises
~plans for a video this evening
~that my helper is here today and cleaning
~that I reached out to my niece and she is sharing with me
~for prayer and encouragement and the good sense to not say stupid stuff (most of the time)
~I don't hafto go anywhere or do anything today if I don't feel like it
~clean sheets on the bed
~my pillows
~a much needed nap that I will have after lunch

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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Sounds wonderful Kathy - so glad to hear of your successes.
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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the approaching end of the emoticon wave and a chance for emoticon this weekend
- the end of the first week of school back in session and navigating the increased traffic with no accidents
- new and exciting lectures, art and music events
- the start of emoticon after all the Huskers are the only game in Nebraska...
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Life is GOOD - here's to living it!

“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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8/29/13 11:37 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ my students
~ hubby back home for the next 5 nights
~ clean sheets waiting for me (and hubby)
~ working up a sweat exercising yesterday and not too sore today
~ working up a sweat walking today
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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

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Grateful tonight,
* That, for the first time in six weeks, I awakened with a bit of energy...and nearly pain free.
* That the abscess that was festering in my belly for the past several weeks has responded well to antibiotics
* Although the doctor told me on Monday that it would probably take several months for everything to heal, it appears the response has been so dramatic, that he, and the wound nurse, think it should be only another week or so...and yes, she is the same one that treated me SO many times seven years ago. Knows me well!
* That there is actually a dog and a cat in the same room without growling
* That my step son and I cleaned out my hubby's entire storage shed yesterday!
* For finding a few small treasures...my silk screen, photo albums of my son's high school days, a cross country trips, etc, but letting go of everything else.
* For step daughter coming to town tomorrow...and staying with me for the night.

~~~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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Today I give thanks for Dr. McDougall and his starch based diet. I love eating Whole Food Plant Based No Oil. I'm losing weight effortlessly and I am so grateful that I never feel hungry. It's so simple. I am grateful that for the first time in years I can move without pain - again thank you Dr. McDougall. This is anti-inflammatory way of eating and I love it.

I am also so very grateful for cell phones. My husband is thousands of miles away working and we can stay close because of our cell phones.

I am grateful to the fire fighters who are battling the Yosemite fire.

I am grateful to my many many friends.

I am grateful to sparkpeople.

I am just very very grateful.

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This Thursday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ my sweetie sent roses on my last day of work
~ lasagna was well received
~ first day of not working ... seemed strange not to get up and go
~ going out with the girls from work tonight
~ finishing up odds and ends of packing ... what to do with what's left?
~ haircut, health insurance, gas, keys turned in & lunch with friends this am
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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~slept okay
~up and exercised before anything else
~a good breakfast with some online stuff
~to church by 10 and DH helped me get the decorations finished by 1
~feels soo good to have that finished
~lunch and a much needed nap
~to that computer for a couple of hours, then
~another night of rest

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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Today, I am grateful for:

-Flexibility, in all ways; it continues to be a learning lesson for me, in many ways!
-A phone call from a good friend I hadn't talked to in a week, who is enjoying a mystery I loaned her
-Being able to offer support to a co-worker who just lost her mother-in-law (and the mother-in-law was more like a real mother than her own, which I totally understand)
-Making biking plans for the holiday weekend, shooting for 30-40 miles on the Prairie Spirit Trail (KS rails-to-trails) on a different section this time
-Learning more and more as I get older to just listen; this is often what people are needing
-A holiday weekend, giving me some extra "me" time
-This practice and each of you who share in it; thank you!!

Stephanie

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Mythologies and religions are great poems and, when recognized as such, point infallibly through things and events to the ubiquity of a "presence" or "eternity" that is whole and entire in each. In this function all mythologies, all great poetries, and all mystic traditions are in accord; and where any such inspiriting vision remains effective in a civilization, everything and every creature within its range is alive.
-- Joseph Campbell, in Myths to Live

Good morning,

It's a hot, sunshine-y day, and I have much to be thankful for~~

~ the worlds that studying mythology via Joseph Campbel opened, and continue to open, for me

~ a useful conversation with a university Spanish staff person regarding adding a particular class

~ responding to the lure, OFFICIAL NOTICE commitment on Facebook to absolutely no posting until the fall semester is over

~ in spite of too little sleep, I made it to campus on my bike in time for 9:25am class, having also managed to prepare myself a high protein breakfast

~ the good news: my housemate's contentment at getting a debt to me finally paid off; the bad news: I will need to find another source for that $$ -- part time work of some kind

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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I'm thankful...

- for the "I have a dream ..." speech which makes me cry every single time I hear it
- I don't live in North Korea or Syria
- that my dear friend's dear step-father is resting comfortably in hospital and there is a chance risky surgery can be avoided still
- that I am truly getting "it" that weight and exercise is not just about self esteem and clothes and vanity, but it's about 20 yrs from now
- 4 days away from workplace and another 4 day weekend next week
- SH is getting married next week and I am truly deeply happy for him
- kisses and snuggles from the sweetest dog in the world

~S

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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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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 get back on track and make the decision that NOTHING is going to get in the way of my weight loss goals.
The willingness to make mindful, healthy, nutritious choices.
Choices.
Structure.
The present moment.
My gratitude practice.

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a fabulous, fiery emoticon rise, heralding another scorcher, but with such brilliance
- meeting my teammate for lunch - the first visit of the new school year
- walking to school to get in my steps
- talking with my colleagues
- emoticon with the girls after work - cart or not to cart? emoticon

Life is GOOD - here's to living it!

“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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all three of my boys slept in their own beds last night



"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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Thankful for
all the words on MLK that still ring true today
for the health of a friend as she gets more tests
late afternoon rain
and an evening walk.

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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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
--- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good afternoon,

Waiting for my 5pm class in the Language Lab with computers at my disposal, which gives me this opportunity to post some of what I'm thankful for~~

~ the uncommon wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr., truly a prophet of our time

~ bowing in gratitude to Sherrie for posting the sublimely beautiful serentiy prayer of Jean Bass

~ met the prof, whom I really like, and thinking about adding another class for the semester (in the ESL area)

~ my Spanish Capstone class only has one other student, so we're meeting in the prof's office instead -- I'm happy for this intimate departure here on campus!

~ the other student is bright, gracious, and generous, which will be helpful to me since she has offered to assist me with the dicey software program "Chalk and Wire" on which all work is submitted (she has also used the software previously in other classes, so she's quite conversant with it)

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 8/28/2013 (21:04)

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
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"Every morning is a prayer as the world unfolds to reveal the ordinary as miracle. I pray to be a witness to wonder. To notice that the simplest things are blessings bestowed. Right now, this moment, I am alive with the gratitude awareness has granted."

- Jean Bass, in June Cotner (ed.), Serenity Prayers

more later...
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~being able to forgive myself for not knowing
~sleep allbeit short
~getting up and exercising first thing even tho not into it, did it anyway
~encouragement from afar
~songs to encourage me
thx, Leslie www.leslievernick.com/wp-content/upl
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thx, Bob www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wxrB41PMhw
~homework finished for now, more to do
~more progress on the decorations, will be finished by tomorrow evening
~stapler, pencil, eraser, metal ruler, crayons, paper, poster board, and glue
~order placed for the remainder of my textbooks to be delivered by DS1, so happy and looking forward to an in-person hug before long

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the emoticon shining brightly
- another day 'to get it right' emoticon
- the realization every emoticon is a gift
- no plans after work emoticon
- the end of the emoticon alert and emoticon @ lunch (with my emoticon togg of course)

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!

“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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Today I am thankful for:
~ the return of Bob! You have been so sorely missed!!
~ a wonderful birthday
~ being acknowledged and appreciated
~ friends and family
~ planning to follow-thru on some good intentions tomorrow
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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

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



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Worried and happy for Kathy at the same time...
xo
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Today I am thankful for:

*getting some invoices out.
*finding some wonderful Haiku on Pinterest.
*keeping my cool, during a difficult situation.
*thinking of a very old album, when I was trying to think of something to help calm my nerves down earlier. And having the tech to immediately find it on my music service app and listen to it. And later buy it with another app and listen to it while writing this. 'Cristofori's Dream', David Lanz, '88
*being a total outlaw, and starting not one, but two sentences with And in the previous thanks- livin'on the edge!
*posting after a really bad day. bob

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This Tuesday night, I give thanks for ....

~ working in the kitchen with my partner .... fun
~ made lasagna for my coworkers lunch tomorrow
~ last day of work tomorrow ... bittersweet
~ my partner decided to walk away from a job to pursue her dream
~ beautiful salad for dinner tonight
~ making plans for my trip to New Zealand ...
~ bought an art deco, solid walnut with a burl veneer armoire
~ have a plan for the big move on Saturday
~ all is well .... life is good

Shine,
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I'm so grateful...

- that although much is in flux, and goes "wrong", there is still so much that seems be struck by serpendipity and is going right...for me, and for all of us in some way
- Kathy's story of the man on the plane which made me reach for Kleenex and was a sharp reminder about kindess amongst "strangers"
- sound sleep allowing my mind to rest
- beautuful thunder and lightning storm, and much needed rain
- running short of time this morning but my 15 min walk and pushups got the juices flowing and the pistons firing for which I am thankful

~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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As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust,
do not burden your heart with judgments
but rain your kindness equally on all.
-- Buddha

Good morning,

As I gear up for biking to my second day of classes, I offer thanks~~

~ for the screening of Eugene Jarecki's important documentary about mass incarceration, "The House I Live In," coming up at a local college -- a Sundance Festival winner, with executive producers Danny Glover, Brad Pitt, John Legend, and Russell Simmons
www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-octob
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~ the healing power of MUSIC! I LOVE kd lang's performance of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction of Leonard Cohen in 2006, with Cohen in the audience, showing a poignant moment at the end with Lang.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur
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player_embedded&v=YYiMJ2bC65A


~ Kathy's poignant blog reminding me of the value of having finally learned to cook healthy tasty meals for one...not my preference, but a reality I eventually found a way to adapt to

~ plans today to visit a friend in assisted living and thankful for the company of another friend in making the trip

~ receiving notice in today's Writer's Almanac of the birthday of William Least Heat-Moon, whose 1982 book, Blue Highways: A Journey into America, deeply impressed me and resulted in my own 5000-mile road trip of the blue highways of eastern USA
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~ a great article about the relationship between exercise and happiness from my daily news source:
www.dailygood.org/story/440/how-exer
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Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon in
- taking breaks with a colleague
- remembering that August in Nebraska is emoticon and emoticon and emoticon and to celebrate them as I would the cool days of emoticon
- moving stones after work
- sharing my life with my DH. It is the first birthday following the death of a dear friend who we lost after a long bout with cancer. My heart goes out to Kathy as does my thanks for reminding me to treasure what is here and now.

Edited by: KALIGIRL at: 8/27/2013 (09:11)
“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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~glad to know you are still with us, Kathy!
~sleep
~exercise, first thing
~though feeling down, I am not depressed
~major progress yesterday on church decorations and the wisdom to recognize when less work is better
~DH's willing assistance with a few items
~that my reaction, although not what I prefer, to a comment that hurt me, was controlled and quiet
~that I am learning that keeping my mouth shut may not be the way to go
~courage to speak when I know I must
~another little thing that repeats once in awhile and I let get BIG in my mind and body, but that I will talk out with the one who causes it to happen and try to prevent further problems the next time 'round
~the majestic thrush on our wall early this morning

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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Thankful for all the goodness in the world
for all of our children
especially those who are brave
and go out into the world
and spread the good.


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."
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REALLY trying to stay focused on the things I DO have rather than the things that seem unbearable at this point in time.
* The dog I got is as sweet as I hoped she would be.
* I made it home safely from Chicago.
* The kindness of the man that sat next to me on the plane...He will never know what his simple touch meant to me....
* That I made it through one of the scariest nights of my life last night
* That my surgeon was available, and able to do a procedure IN office, diverting emergency room and hospitalization today...(By the skin of my teeth)
* That a friend will stay with me tonight
* That I still got dressed, and brushed my teeth today, when really, I see no purpose in doing so...

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
~~~

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


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Waving right below to Maha!!! Hellllloooooooooooooo! :-)

Today, I am grateful for:

-My friend in NY out of ICU, home and doing better, although it will be a fairly long recovery
-Mondays are usually a bit of a tough transition for me, but today has been a good one!
-Full body strength training workout done at lunch
-Stretching - I love how it makes me feel; today I started my day (along with my kitties) with some light stretching, did LOTS of stretching after strength training, then did a short desk stretching SP video
-Texted my old yoga instructor and made plans for our favorite yoga class next Sunday evening over the holiday weekend
-Plans for turning an awkward dinner scheduled for tomorrow night into a warm and supportive dinner
-Getting lots of home projects caught up and/or in motion

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Listening only happens with an open heart and a closed mouth.
-- Gratitude Habitat

Good afternoon,

Happy to be happy~~

~ great news re: Michelle's son

~ after a day off yesterday, an hour in the saddle (bike)

~ happy that I did not engage emotionally during a friend's freak-out, though my body did feel the stress

~ amazingly good organic pluots

~ Kathy having a *presence* at home with her new furry friend

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.
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Today I am grateful for:
~ exercising before yoga and meditation
~ back on the meditation wagon
~ walked around the park
~ lula being in better spirits
~ a lovely goodbye/thank you note from a student heading off to university
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- walking inside as the emoticon rises...
- EGRAMMY's blog - I too shall be August
- packed breakfast and lunch - leftover quinoa - truly enjoyed it!
- the end of the Chopra meditations and time to reflect
- emoticon with the girls after work - riding in a cart of course!
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Life is GOOD - here's to living it!

“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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My boy is home

Peace

Many prayers of friends

"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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~slept fine
~exercised first thing
~at the instant I opened the bedroom curtain, a flock of 16 big white cranes were flying over us
~a positive answer to a prayer
~schoolwork reading finished
~kindle books
~navel oranges
~electricity and that DH was wise in making sure we have three phases (one went out a few minutes ago)
~that DH is feeling better
~it's almost lunchtime

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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Today I am grateful for:
the food I ate
The house I'm living in
The car I drive
my children
my husband and my family
all the love I am surrounded by.

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Michelle, Many prayers for your son to be home safely soon!

On this beautiful Sunday afternoon I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~seeing a Baltimore oriole on the feeder this morning
~progress on house and yard projects
~rhubarb pie
~7 pints of pickle relish made yesterday and in the freezer
~garden weeded
~picked 21 pounds of tomatoes today
~plans to can tomatoes tomorrow

Have a blessed Sunday everyone!

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 8/26/2013 (09:48)
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Let your thoughts be global. The entire globe has shrunk into a small village. In one day, you may be wearing a British shirt, French glasses, a Japanese watch. Then what country do you belong to?
-- Sri Swami Satchidananda

Good afternoon,

I give thanks today for~~

~ the feeling of my world having no boundaries

~ having been a small part of Sandra's feeling of completion, and Sandra's generosity (as always) with me

~ a continuing wonderful visit with girlfriend GENKI_WARRIOR

~ looking forward to attending a local NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) potluck

~ relaxing and staying indoors today with the heat index on the 98 degrees being 108 degrees

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:
~ the knowledge that challenging times are "good" for us even though it doesn't seem like it at the time
~ the possibility of getting back up again
~ only having to deal with one moment at a time
~ tea
~ water
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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

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



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~prayer times throughout the night and today
~not enough sleep but enough for what needs to be done today
~that in small ways I get to be part of Michele's family's life
~that Kathy got her new friend home
~that I did finish last week's schoolwork after all
~my husband seems to have survived his bout with the flu and, so far, is choosing a rest day
~hearing that our SIL has a great full-time job
~hearing a little about their move to their own place with a lot of help from their friends
~that DS made it safely home
~two gerbers blooms - hot pink!
~a poem written and soon delivered to a friend on the anniversary of her BFF's death

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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This Sunday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ apartment almost all packed and ready for movers Saturday
~ boxes and bags to Goodwill, Paperback Swap & friends
~ made hard choices about some things with sentimental value
~ photos & slides to be scanned will go to FedEx tomorrow
~ clothes sorted by size
~ emotionally draining but cleansing day
~ today is set aside for rest and relaxation

All is well ... life is good
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Friends, asking for kind thoughts and prayers for one of my boys tonight that has been gone all day and not come back. Getting late.

Grateful for calmness in the midst of this storm and friends who are helping look for my boy

Grateful for the hope that this too will pass as teenage things often do

Grateful for unity with my dh on how to proceed and what to do

Glad for many of you that are such encouragements to me personally and because of your posts

Ah, and I was so glad to see the little puppy that Transformation got today on fb photos!

Think of me and that I might stay - grateful.

"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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All encompassing prayers for Kathy, especially for healing.
-- Peaceful One

Good morning,

Quick pass-through before heading to yoga~~

~ yoga, and how it has turned my life around in ALL the important ways

~ my housemate, in a stable condition these days, and relatively pleasant to be arround

~ my amazing, resilient, strong, capable body, which carries me, supports me, and allows me to enjoy being active in this dynamic world

~ hoping with Sandra, that we will finish all packing today, as I head in to help her after yoga

~ this extraordinary community

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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~good sleep
~exercised first thing
~reading finally finished, now on to the rest of this week's homework
~the baby doves either flew or fell to doom, I did see their parents in the morning and that is always special
~discovered another connection with the wife of recently deceased college prof!
~praying for Kathy and others in need around the world
~looking forward to Michele's oldest son's return this week and hearing all the team's stories
~did a hard thing this morning and it was good
~all big letters cut out and two gigantic flowers made for church decorations
~green tea

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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All encompassing prayers for Kathy, especially for healing.

On this sunny Saturday I am thankful...

~for little blessings
~the little frog/toad that jumped from one flower bed to another as I weeded yesterday
~new little shoots on some houseplants
~the sweet little daughter of friends-our unofficial grandchild
~continued little weight losses

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 8/24/2013 (09:52)
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Prayers for Kathy and her safe journey home
Thankful for this community

Prayers for my local Kathy
Thankful for this community of friends.



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."
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This Friday evening I give thanks for ....

~ hope to finish packing my apartment tomorrow
~ taking my 20 year old kitty to the vet tomorrow morning
~ temporary work for my partner as we transition
~ going away dinner tonight
~ only one more week of work
~ packed four boxes of books at work ... only pictures remaining
~ all is well .... life is good

Shine,
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Daily morning prayers for Kathy as she travels.

~good sleep
~exercised first thing
~watching dove parents with their babies
~moving the rest of the compost
~clean house thx to my helper
~lively conversation with her
~major part of my reading accomplished
~wonderful phone conversation with DD

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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Your face uses more muscles to frown than to smile.
What can I say -- I'm addicted to fitness!
-- Grumpy Cat

Good morning,

A little humor always makes the day more pleasant...giving thanks does too~~

~ bike ride to Panera's for lunch date with favorite Spanish prof today, friend GENKI_WARRIOR is joining us

~ feels like a miracle...two more pounds gone

~ clothes are starting to feel looser...like the pants I wore to class yesterday that now definitely need a belt

~ two books requested from PaperBackSwap, one from my Amazon sellers account -- both are wrapped and ready to mail today

~ discovered a landfall of delicious tomatoes from a neighbor, selling out by the road -- ended up driving in and having a great conversation with him and buying several jars of canned tomatoes as well @$2 per jar(!)

Blessed be,
xox
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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Prayers for you Kathy, and hugs

I am grateful...

- being able to call my mom and have a quick cry when I needed to
- for a nagging feeling that I am about to make big changes in my life and that I'm ready to succeed and do what I'm meant to do
- for generosity and help when I needed it
- for getting my brakes done
- an unwanted communication from an aquaintance generating potentially useful information and causing me no harm
- my wonderful treasure of a son

~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."
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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Kathy - may you be protected on your short journey and continue to heal...
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On this Friday, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a little emoticon (any amount appreciated)
- the shortening days - emoticon is on the way
- the start of emoticon and moving into the rhythm of activity
- tear-out of our patio and the start of a new project
- dinner with friends

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!


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Grateful tonight,

* That both of our cars had clear smog tests and they are both now registered....
* For my sweet acupuncturist who shared a cup of tea with me today, stories of her life, and hugs. What an amazing compassionate lady...
* That my nieces are SO supportive
* That I have everything pretty much ready for our 6:00 am. flight tomorrow.

PLEASE pray for me while I am gone. My belly is worse, I am fearing surgery or infection is looming in the future and I just want to pick up the puppy and come home without a trip to the emergency room in a strange city. I am NOT doing well. Cannot deal with anything. Am falling apart. And scared. REALLY scared....

Oh, yeah. I am thankful for ALL of you...each and every one...

~~~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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Friendship
-Love
-Patience
-Kindness
-Health
-Youth
-Wisdom

Goodnight all ...

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Let it come, let it go, let it flow.
-- Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

Good evening,

Happy to stop here before heading to bed~~

~ marveling at the beauty of Nicole and Rachel's posts

~ enjoyed first day of fall semester on campus with bike transport

~ moderate eating

~ Amazon.com book orders coming in

~ decision made with no looking back

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

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Twenty one days of meditations with Deva Premal and Miten
My sister and brothers who do so much for my parents
My 88 year old mom
My 91 year old dad
How lucky is that?

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."
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Today, as the slant of sunlight is leaning toward autumn and the bright light of the full moon still fills my heart, I am grateful for:

* daily meditation
* staying on track with my goals
* the ability to accept and release (fear, pain, other people's "stuff", etc. - take your pick!)
* the smell of lavender
* my excited anticipation of this weekend: forest, friends, art, water, music, dancing...FUN!
* ALL of my blessings, and all of yours too



~*~ Nicole ~*~

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Today I am grateful for:
~ doing some strength and aerobic exercises before my yoga and meditation morning routine
~ making it all the way around the park this morning for the first time in quite awhile
~ happening upon and socializing with neighbors on my walk
~ a healthy dinner plan that I am going to make in advance so I don't succumb to panic eating when I'm done teaching at 6 tonight
~ yummy leftovers for lunch
~ many 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 good time with a kid yesterday
~progress on my load of reading
~journal begun for course
~good sleep
~exercised first thing
~moved half the compost
~green tea
~seeing the dove pair feeding their twins
~DH letting me have the money I asked for without question and did not ask for a rundown on how it was spent
~lunchtime

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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Kathy - continued thoughts and prayers emoticon

On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon sprinkles (some 'man-made' - sprinklers running last night) this morning
- a wonderful Wednesday, totally unprepared for an all morning meeting, but it went well (actually excellent) and I ended the workday with a zero-balance massage, followed by DH treating me to dinner out
- packed breakfast and lunch (left over from Wednesday when I didn't have a chance to consume either...)
- a catch-up day @ work
- going to gym instead of emoticon in - good circuit, walk and stretch

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!


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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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Grateful -

- for the little moments, instances, blips in time ...that bring a smile, happiness, contentedness and an easing of the mind
- quiet companionship
- day off tomorrow
- mechanics in small town who are very good at what they do, and trustworthy!...and take my car for a test drive when I just drop in on the way home...and squeeze me in on a Friday morning when they're booked
- riding coach able to come on a Sat which is a luxury for me instead of rushing after work

~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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Today I am grateful for:
~ the opportunity to sleep in this morning after staying up way too late last night
~ my washer and dryer
~ new space saving hangers
~ able to walk further now than a 3 weeks ago
~ younger daughter taking Lula for an outing
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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

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Thankful today
* That I did not seriously injure myself when I did a full face plant in the office today. Especially, since there was no one to help me up....
* For ice and Vicodin.
* For having late fees waived the DMV for overdue registration renewals. Both due at the end of last month...
* For at least getting the house tidy. Not clean but a little bit de cluttered.
* For a friend who is taking me out to dinner tonight...AND picking me up so I don't have to drive.
* For the glimmer of hope that someday my life WILL get better again. (Because I sure hate it now... )

~~~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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Today I am thankful for:

*a couple of nice check-ins from Spark Buds.
*taking a break mid-day, to relax.
*finding some really helpful Buddhist Quotes on Pinterest.
*using some amazing pruners I got yesterday. Weird I know, I do need to get a life, but it was like pruning butta’.
*a nice rain for the plants, and to make the afternoon quieter- no employees. Still catching up on low oxygen / sleep, and was a bit insane in the membrane, and needing quiet.
*finding an interesting new book to read, on the conquest of Gaul by the Romans, told from a "grunts" / foot soldier's, point of view for a change.
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On this beautiful, sunny, blue sky day I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~flowers, green grass, trees
~work progressing on a landscape project
~volunteer marigolds brightening up the yard
~rose of Sharon blooming
~friends and family
~your posts

May you find beauty in your world today and always.
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"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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grateful
~for big windows to let in moonlight and cool night air
~for solid hours of sleep
~to have been there at the right time for a friend
~for evolution in my diet
~for the joy of children and grandchildren
~for the perfection of dahlias
~for this caring and inspiring community

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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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Kathy - those kinds of days are proof that grief is exhausting, completely, horribly, intensely exhausting. When you can, get some light on your face from the sun and talk to someone, anyone. The anger you may be feeling needs a target; my target is usually God and, so far, He hasn't zapped me! If I could bring you some feather pillows, we'd make a big mess!
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Good to hear from Bob. Glad you are breathing easier now, in more ways than one.

My gratis:
~I was putting old tees on my dogs cuz they were acting kind of chilled this morning. The one who is so gentle, snapped at me cuz I bent her old leg the wrong way. We had words and moments of silence until I managed to win and get the shirt on her. Then she went happily back to eating (she's a v-e-r-y slow eater).
~I was beginning to move the bricks away from the edges of my compost pile cuz I'm going to move it, water it, and mix it with other things eventually. Well, I am grateful that I didn't get bit by very many of those red stinging ants!!! Spread poison so tomorrow I should be able to get back on that job.
~a bit overwhelmed with the amt of reading I've got to do this week, but I'm making progress (slow reader)
~DH bought some of the supplies I need for the church decorating project
~exercised first thing
~get to take a kid shopping for new jeans later
~missed my daily banana cuz not ripe enough, but the honeydew melon is very good

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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absolutely quiet 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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The very heavy rain early this morning that watered my new palm trees.
Receiving new accessories for my ipad because DD updated hers.
Danielle Steel's new novel, First Sight.
My gratitude practice.
Reading your beautiful posts.



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This Wednesday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ it's my short day
~ two days in a row when every client showed up to say goodbye
~ went to bed at 8:30 again last night ... exhausted
~ dinner out tonight
~ found my best slides from Africa
~ my unemployed son has job interviews in San Francisco & NYC
~ all is well ... life is good
Shine,
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Grateful tonight
* That I gave myself permission to NOT do anything today. Instead,
~ I cried a lot
~ I sat and watched all of Season 1, and most of Season 2 of Downton Abbey
~ I didn't get dressed
~ I didn't brush my teeth
~ I didn't brush my hair
~ I didn't even give a sh**


~~~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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-The best tomato of the season so far, in my humble opinion - old-fashioned red and juicy
-My partner sharpening the knives; that allowed me to slice perfectly thin tomato slices!!! LOL
-More progress at work on project that will end Thursday FINALLY (one of my least favorite types of projects, but such is life)
-Trader Joe's
-The blue moon we're about to go out on the deck to see
-Our comfortable home
-Three incredible kitties

Goodnight all .....

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Even when I'm tired,
I give thanks
for the abundance of goodness
in my life.
My daughter is home for a week!

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."
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Since the last post six weeks ago, I am thankful for:

*healing up well, after a bad fall- reason I stopped posting for a bit. Super thankful not worse. Fell down a stair directly on my knees- ouchy-a-mundo!

*two deep valleys sunk into, gone through pretty quick for
me- other reasons stopped posting. Yay not gone 9 months.

*good thoughts comment, from Pinterest guy that helped a lot, get better
attitude, smile. And yes plenty of relaxing, zoned out, mindless
pinning.

*loosening up for my health this spring. I have been a vegetarian
since 1977, but when I was so sick a bit ago with sugar problems,
virus I was getting a salad and there was no tofu, beans, cottage
cheese, for protein and instead of not having it I had grilled

*it not being toooo bad running an Ad for new employees on my own for
the first time in 20, 25 years, a month ago. Still training two, two fired, running another ad soon.


Yesterday, I was super thankful for:

*seeing ear doctor, and finding out hearing loss in right ear, last
couple of months not permanent.

*getting new sleep mask. The last of my spares broke 10 days ago, and
it's been terrible, with a test one, that failed the test years ago.
Yay oxygenated, yay sleep!


Today I am thankful for:

*finishing the last pressured to finish tax for a while.

*working through strong anxiety that came out of nowhere- not common,
ie. usually know the source.

*couple of episodes of Archer to help me through mood today.

*clean work space- lot of work this wkend. filing, putting things up.

*posting today.

take care, the ole Boberoo


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I am grateful

- extra travel mugs
- my smiling sweet funny dog
- new vacuum does a great job
- homemade tomatoe sauce with italian sausage handy in the freezer for quick pasta dinner and salad
- the enormous crow sitting on neighbour's roof to greet me this morning

~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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Kathy - amazing how some folks are oblivious - continued thoughts and prayers

On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- early morning circuit with my student coach emoticon
- packed breakfast and lunch
- early emoticon before lunch to beat the emoticon
- quiet morning before the demolition starts up after lunch
- learning the lessons the universe offers and Chopra highlights...

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!

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“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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Kathy, so sorry your list of what NOT to say to someone who is grieving is growing. That server wasn't listening at all, just spouting his spiel!!! If only that kind of person came with a mute button!

~good night of sleep
~exercise first thing
~good start on new course
~a little progress on DD's album
~three flowers potted this morning
~happy helper day
~bananas and their peels

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

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8/20/13 9:08 A

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In our relationships we need to uphold that aspect of the person which is the real person and the soul beyond their own self-doubt.
-- Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Good morning,

I've been in a bit of a whirlwind of activity and missed stopping by here, although my gratitude continues to be plenteous~~

~ the wonderful invitation from Kathy, which is VERY appealing, for post-Christmas after I hopefully graduate this semester (looking in on Vivian as well, who also issued an invitation)!

~ an enjoyable and productive time of packing at Sandra's, enjoying the company and feeling good about what we accomplished

~ so happy to have received a message from Sandra that a misplaced series of slides of a Botswana trip has been found

~ an afternoon of fellowship with two dear women friends yesterday

~ the way that Pir Vilayat entered and then has impacted my life over the years

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
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I am grateful tonight
* For simply being able to make it one more day
* For NOT throwing my left overs at the server tonight who began telling my girlfriend and me that next time we come in to the restaurants with our husbands, they can pay the bill. Of course that made me cry, and she told him that I just lost my husband, and he began saying how important it was to have someone as you grow older, when you need more help, when your kids are gone and it is just the two of you... And THEN he asked if he could take my picture with me so I could put it on YELP or TripAdvisor and give the restaurant a good review.
Yup. Thankful that I got out of there and still have dinner for tomorrow night.
* That there are many OTHER choices in town for Indian food...
* For treating myself to a mani and pedi today with my favorite "nail lady". She lets me weep, while she massages my feet and legs...something my hubby used to do...

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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