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Never eat more than you can lift.
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THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED...PLEASE GO TO THE OCTOBER 2013 THREAD TO POST YOUR GRATITUDES.


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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be beautiful, be yourself
-- (calligraphy) by Thich Nhat Hanh

Good evening on this last day of September (YES! incredible Kathy),

I was going to turn off the computer without posting, but it just didn't "feel" right, so here I am~~

~ got back late last night from the life-changing-in-so-many-ways retreat

~ Thay's amazing Presence and the outstanding dharma talks and walking meditation with him (three of us shared in buying DVDs of all the programs)

~ today full-to-overflowing with mundane reality, but fine anyway

~ the display of Thay's calligraphy at the retreat -- breath-taking
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~ the beauty of Magnolia Grove Monastery, and "being peace" with 1000 monastics and retreatants

~ the joy of trundling back-and-forth to the retreat in my little camper with four women aboard

~ Kathy's daughter-in-law's achievement -- AWE-inspiring!

~ Kathy's friendship and who she is in ALL her beauty

~ Sandra and R's BIG plans

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 9/30/2013 (22:48)

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

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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Thankful tonight for:

~Kathy's courage and shining example
~older son and hubby working together on some major projects
~plans for another trip to visit some of my cousins
~honest politicians who care about people before corporations
~relatively good health

Peace and blessings to each of you!
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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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Tonight, on this last September evening, I am grateful for:

-Kathy's incredible spirit and especially her generosity in being proud of DIL in the midst of her own struggles and grief
-The human spirit, indeed
-Allowing myself a lot of slack this week and learning to just put one foot in front of the other and do what I can
-Kitty manicures completed (overdue) tonight; one small thing so I don't feel totally lazy - LOL
-Love and compassion
-My salon stylist being so understanding and kind when he called to tell me I had written a check for the full amount (in numbers), but only partial amount in the written section; the bank would only cash for the written section (wow-I can't ever remember having done that one before)
-My warm, comfortable bed

Goodnight all ...

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Congrats, Sandra, on having the courage to start a new life!

And can you all believe it is the last day of September? Youza....

Today's gratitudes
* I took a weekend off, just to grieve. And realize HOW much I needed that....
* Phone calls from special spark friends and others that truly helped me process my pain...especially today, after the home depot meltdown last night....
* Cleaned the kitchen, sharpened the knives, counting calories today....does that mean I may cook again sometime soon?
* Really loving the color of the house and the new back yard...what a difference it has made when I look outside. TOTALLY new image in my mind...(and Tiger Lily loves it too!)
* Cooler weather. Autumn nights. Good sleep. Three consecutive nights in a row.
* DIL successfully completed black belt testing. She has worked SO hard for it. Family is so proud of her.


~~~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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This Monday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ a productive day -- applications for 2 jobs completed, utilities turned on, street permit for moving truck taken care of and help to load/unload truck on both ends of the move arranged. Now off to take my kitty to the vet.

~ healthy eating - day 3

~ started packing kitchen

~ met the deadline for finalizing application so I will have health insurance as of tomorrow

~ an abundance of gratitude

~ staying calm (at least unstressed) re move, unemployment, moving in with partner and many other life changes

~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra



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9/30/13 3:59 P

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a little quiet, lazy afternoon

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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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GRATEFUL FOR WONDERFUL WEATHER
GOOD TIME AT LADYS RETREAT
NEW RESOLVES
GREAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY

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Today I am grateful for all of the abundance that surrounds us. Also,

~ the world wide web that allows us to communicate with other grateful beings that we would otherwise may not be able to connect with
~ another day to make better choices
~ a new day to grow, learn, teach, share and love
~ a meeting with nephews' teacher that went well
~ two days away from welcoming my niece into the world
~ overcoming difficult nights dealing with my husband having a hard time with his fathers' passing, a year ago this month.
~ this wonderful community that shares in this healing practice all that they are grateful for, and in turn giving me more reasons to be thankful...


Blessings to all!!! Maria emoticon emoticon

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


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9/30/13 6:31 A

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~great to hear your grats.
~antibiotics (another uti) emoticon went nowhere yesterday; took it as a message from above to get
~a nice rest ALL day
~finished reading for this week
~slept well until sunrise
~did some light exercise first thing
~navel oranges
~big fans
~no rushing today

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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grateful
~to be home safely
~for the luxury of time away
~to have granddaughters to love
~for limitations that teach
~for opportunities to grow..in all directions

peace to each
ann

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

-A beautiful day outside
-Music and how it helps soothe the soul
-My partner feeling well enough to go to a celebration of life for a VERY long-time friend of hers and a 12-year friend of mine
-Making dinner plans with three different people we saw at the celebration tonight just because we once again had it thrown in our face how quickly life can turn, in a heartbeat
-Friends, old and new, here and gone
-Love

Hug those you love tight and let them know you love them ...

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This Sunday evening, I give thanks for...

~ healthy eating - day 2
~ seeing progress on packing
~ feeling lighter with each box that goes to the library book sale or Goodwill
~ kale & steak salad for dinner
~ resting my back as needed to prevent further injury
~ good music to work by
~ a working "to do" list for the next 12 days until we move
~ all is well ....life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Thankful for
September 30
the day I became a mom in 1991
the wide open eyes of my first daughter
Clare, twenty-two tomorrow.


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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Grateful this afternoon
* For actually being able to say no to demands put on me.
* For an entire day spent in a nightie.
* For a desperately needed haircut and color job.
* For really liking my new butterscotch exterior of a home
* For good friends, phone calls, supportive notes, and visits. ALL enhancing this human experience
* For two consecutive days of nine hour sleeps with NO drugs needed! (Meaning, I think over all, the night panics are subsiding...)

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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9/29/13 10:26 A

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~thoroughly enjoyed the time with our son
~great sleep last night
~1st couple of wedding album pages set and nice
~almost finished reading assignment for this week
~a little yoga stretching this morning
~made contact with DIL
~knowing DD & DSI are having a great weekend
~prayers for those in need
~a banana with my granola
~a mango for my turtles

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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Tonight I am grateful for:
- nice linens on the hotel bed
- daughter about to embark on a new stage of her life
- starting to figure out my phone
- time to do yoga tomorrow
- water
- 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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Thankful tonight:

~to be home and to sleep in my own bed tonight
~that our son cleaned and organized the garage while we were gone
~to attend a beautiful wedding last weekend and see the sights of Toronto
~for all your gratitude posts
~for sparkpeople

Have a Super Sunday everyone!
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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Getting the chance to tell my friends that I care about them
-A weekend to recuperate from a rough few weeks
-My kitties sticking tight with me today; good buds
-Our warm and comfortable home
-Realizing that some things can wait for awhile and things will be fine!! :-)
-My wonderful partner and her health doing better these days
-My soft, warm bed that's calling ...

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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

~ home
~ my back is feeling better ... enough that I can get back to packing
~ bought a dolly to avoid further back injury
~ shopping for bookcases helped clarify what we want
~ going to the antique mall tomorrow ... after a stint of packing first
~ sweetie is compiling music to pack by ... upbeat, up-tempo
~ thinking of Maha, et al, at the TNH retreat
~ taking a carload to Goodwill tomorrow
~ all is well ...life is good

Shine,
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home safe from a big trip

chance for my boys to take a surfing class at the beach

all made it up to ride a few waves



"You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance." {Kahlil}
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Today I am grateful for:
~ having Bob join us again!
~ enjoying a performance last night and the connections made there
~ going straight to bed when I got home instead of turning on the tv
~ being able to get up earlier this morning (since I went to bed earlier last night...)
~ one last day to enjoy my youngest at home before we take her off to university
~ 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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~catching up with some
~missing others (may not sound like a grat. but if I didn't know them, I would not be missing them, ya know)
~altho restless night, did stuff and turned in an assignment, even!
~hearing from Michele on their trip and praying it goes well for them
~youtube movies, old shows, songs, etc.
~bounced on the rebounder for a few cardio minutes first thing
~finding so much in common with the beautiful lady who was my maid of honor so many years ago; super-glad we found each other again
~did I tell you, DS1 is coming for an overnight and I can hardly wait to hug him!!!
~plenty of water for my flowers
~refreshing, clean water for me

Edited by: SLAYINGDRAGONS at: 9/27/2013 (09:13)
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

Warrior, Demi Lovato www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPoG8-WJTt0


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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for
- an awesome emoticon lit western sky
- the last day of the work week, busy and long and followed by 2 'work' days @ home
- the kindness of the moving guys - helped uncrate and remove cardboard
- new patio furniture emoticon including a firepit, which of course we tried to christen, but a little difficult in high wind.... emoticon
- dinner with friends

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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Grateful tonight,
* For time to read all the gratitudes posted here...what a powerful community we are. To see the beauty in life, despite all our adversities...
* For a new back yard. Amazing gardeners who changed the entire look. Erasing the memory of July 12, and replacing it with sod, and LOTS of very fragrant roses.
* Exterior of house is half painted. After a total screw up of color choice (Which would have left me in a mauve house) the painter and I selected the "perfect" color. However, when I came home this afternoon, the house no longer looks camel/beige, but orange/gold! I cannot afford to change colors again! The color matches the tile roof, and at least I can laugh while I say WHAT the heck was I thinking!
* For grandkids
* For Netfllix, and the BBC series, Call the Midwife....what a lovely diversion from my own reality.

Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 9/29/2013 (19:05)
~~~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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This Thursday evening, I give thanks for ....

~ experiencing Wednesday 2x - New Zealand is a day ahead
~ uneventful trip home - empty seat next to me, bags arrived, flights on time
~ enjoying warm, sunny weather after two weeks of mostly cold rain
~ more energy due to warm, sunny weather
~ good conversations and lots of fun with my daughter
~ sweetie liked the necklace I brought her from NZ
~ enjoyed spending day with sweetie's dad for his birthday
~ all is well ...life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Life (as I just lost my second friend in less than 2 weeks today)
-Supportive friends
-Walk and talks with understanding friends
-My health
-The resiliency that I had to develop early in life due to major trauma as a kid; it has continued to serve me well
-Balance

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Today I am thankful for:
*babe day on iPad Today. Leo- host was out, so Shannon Morris joined Sarah. Gorgeous as always, loved the boots, but the top- girlfriend really!
*extra rest yesterday- yeah rain!, some extra rest today. Still trying to catch up from Tax-a-thon.
*good afternoon getting work done.
*wife being pumped up after Retirement seminar the last two days. Good to see her excited about it, and looking forward to it.
*finding a Pinterest bud on Facebook- her offer. She is super supportive, and a Buddha Buddy to Boot.
*really nice evening sun on back porch.
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Today I am grateful for:
~ having many healthy daily habits (at least most days) and continuously adding to that list
~ acceptance of the times when streaks are broken for various reasons
~ always getting back up (eventually)
~ continuing to learn and develop (especially my singing voice)
~ 2 sessions with new chiropractor already showing definite improvement in my well-being
~ 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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This Thursday I am thankful for:

A tea date later this afternoon
Feeling needed and useful
A plan to achieve my goals
a loving family
a supportive school
successful and happy children
owning my own baggage and letting other's own theirs
a feeling of calm
fantastic online friends
great blogs
networking
friends
realizing just how much I have to be grateful for instead of focussing on the few annoyances that exist.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day.

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


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Greetings grateful friends! I am grateful...

- to be posting after being absent for several weeks...and grateful my abscence was due to being busy with many fun and happy and exciting happenings that required laptop-lounging time to be reduced
- for the potential opportunities on the horizon
- incredible fall weather
- the great people in my life
- having a horse and being able to ride
- my crazy and loving dog (who was recently identified as the canine version of Sandra Bullocks' Miss Congeniality - perfect :) )
- learning to go a little more with the flow...as also posted by Kaligirl below

~S

~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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~late night because power cord for laptop quit. Assignment nearly finished, due by midnight. Panic. Quick email to prof on kindle. Up late so checked to see if cord or extra cord would work. Amazingly, one did. This is 2nd time this has happened so I need to check out why.
~turned in assignment
~bravely proffered stern, brief talk with DH last night
~feelings of sadness coming over me and I am doing okay, making progress with assignments, and staying fairly focused
~DS1 and friend will be here tomorrow
~chocolate
~my lunch is set

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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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful
- a incredibly hectic day - may be good, may be bad emoticon
- two scheduled meetings, one to discuss strategy and one to visit with my teammate
- delivery of patio furniture that may interrupt one or both of the important meeting...
- going with the flow
- listening to the universe, light changed to allow gassing up the car, credit card didn't work allowing lottery ticket purchase and cash for lunch with teammate
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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.”
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 for pleasent visit with bed ridden Sister in Law
wonderful family
wonderful Spark teams
seeing an old friend
helping others

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thankful for dear friends
this community
practicing wisdom from Frances
to make room for other people's stories.

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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-My CSA bag today that is full of goodies
-My organic delivery to our front door, also full of goodies
-A friend who will help with the few things in the CSA bag that we can't eat (I don't like to waste good food)
-A business continuity thing at work that is causing me to work from home tomorrow (what a terrible shame!!!! NOT!!!)
-More progress on home projects
-Keeping my cool during a day that was filled with things that could have caused me to lose it
-Our warm and comfortable home
-A soft bed and pillow

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Today I am grateful for:
~ this community and all you share, your blessings adding to my own
~ central heat
~ feeling some nice shifts after just 2 sessions with a new to me chiropractor
~ tea
~ leftovers
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
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Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

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Plans coming together for a sort of last min trip to Salvador, Bahia

Reservations at affordable place

Deal with surf teacher for a quick class for my three boys

Hubby fixing car enough to go that was hit by donkey just a few days ago

My new skateboard pals who love my food

Little openings in my one boy's hard heart

21 straight days that my said boy is at home and safe



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~a great choice of flowers for the new arrangement
~some extra walking yesterday
~to sleep a little earlier and slept 10 glorious hours without waking even once! I want to repeat this more often. Feeling soo great this morning.
~wonderful, positive comments on my last assignment
~conversations that encouraged me and I hope the other found release and relief
~I get to watch a movie today for an assignment!
~I did not panic with today's hour without electricity, just grabbed a book
~knowing that I was born with a purpose and I have a job to do that no one else can do
~lunch is ready and it is time

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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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- having to think what day of the week it is, busy both @ work and @ home emoticon
- working on projects of import, both @ work and @ home
- the balance I have this week both @ work and @ home
- successful meeting with my teammate yesterday, the perfect break to 'bring me back to earth'
- the joy of going with the flow instead of the schedule

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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Dinner with an old friend I've known for 30+ years, but haven't seen in nearly a year
-Those amazing Chinese green beans!!!!
-Getting a good handle on a new project at work that's been on the back burner and now needs to move forward
-My skill at prioritization; it has served me well
-My wonderful kitties and the joy we share during our kitty rituals
-My warm and comfortable bed

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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This Wednesday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ starting the journey home today ... wish I could wave a magic wand
~ Wicked (the musical) was fantastic
~ ~had a good time in NZ despite the almost daily rain
~ daughter stayed home today to spend time with me
~ only one layover between here and home
~ night flight so hope I can sleep a good portion of 13 hour flight
~ daughter has increased patience and empathy for my low energy
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Today I am grateful for:
~ enjoying my daughter's company on her last week at home before heading off to univ.
~ my brain
~ my body
~ my heart
~ healers
~ 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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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- fabulous emoticon weather
- in early
- lunch with a new teammate
- time to spark (yesterday was a whirlwind)
- staining pergola boards tonight

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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~good to read your gratis
~up too late but got up and will be walking today
~DH made it back and expo stuff delivered to DS in time
~it's my helper day
~groceries, yes!
~reading finished, now assignments
~a lot of stuff going on my head and I seem to be okay with it
~super frustration this morning, but averted
~planning to make an arrangement of silk roses for a pre-wedding celebration at church - love using my artistics and hopeful this will be nice
~beginning final project for course

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 afternoon, I give thanks for...

~ arriving safely back at my daughter's after driving in the rain
~ going to Wicked tonight ... did I say that yesterday? haha
~ went to Auckland Museum ...saw a war canoe that carried 100 people
~ made a curtain and rod for daughter's window this morning .. looks nice
~ conquered the drill and someone else's sewing machine
~ thankfully the borrowed sewing machine came with directions
~ talking to my sweetie
~ had a screening interview by telephone in the middle of the night
~ knew right away it was not a job I wanted
~ all is well ...life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Catching myself today when I tripped over my pants and nearly fell down the steps; they were concrete interior steps and I was going down 9 flights; it would have been a terrible fall - I'm so grateful I have good balance
-Leftovers, so no cooking necessary tonight
-Deadlines went smoothly today at work
-Was able to get away this afternoon for a fitness break (and actually felt up to doing it)
-My sister planning to come be with us for Thanksgiving; the best news I've had in quite awhile because I've really been missing family
-A quiet house tonight
-My sweet kitties
-Always, my health

Goodnight all ...

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Hail the return of the Prodigal Gardener!
(is this the right spelling of Hail, as in welcome back, not in send Hail stones to smite me / thee).

Howdy Ya'll! (Safe and Southern),

Today I am thankful for:

*my greeting being over- oy vey!
*posting on the site- aka. feeling like posting on the site.
*iOS 7 not being too frustrating to old people like myself. Told my wife not to do it- woman does not like change and of course is not old.....
*some good training with a new guy this morning. It was a lovely cool day, and I didn't fall!!! Yes, I fell last week again- double oy!
*not losing my religion talking with some ****** people about my Workman's Comp. Insurance.
*finally, after years and years....back to '04? being caught up with our tax forms- last one finished yesterday. Now to catch-up with paying.
*beautiful Yellow roses my wife bought yesterday. Wonderful fragrance, and opening very well for store bought roses.
*a really interesting book I have been reading, 'Marching with Caesar'. A repeat thankful for, but it has been a very nice constant to read at night, during a really stressful time.
*Pinterest being more balanced, and focused on using, not collecting pins.

take care, bob

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Today I am grateful for:
~ a lovely evening out with my daughter
~ amazingly frank conversations with her
~ finding a new chiropractor
~ seeing my xrays which explain a lot
~ central heat
~ 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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~sleeping well
~quite morning
~just a another hour or so of reading to do
~exercised
~learning, understanding, and practicing
~found DDs & SILs wedding vows and invitation from 3 years ago
~formulating school project due in 2.5 weeks
~more edible gifts arrived form our DS
~happy, hungry dogs
~a good movie ready for this evening

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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Grateful
for blue skys
Mother feeling better
Time spent with my granddaughter
safe travel to work

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Grateful tonight for
* My everlasting candle...bringing such warmth into the house, and a reminder of the light that my dear husband brought into my life, my heart and our home.
* Great night, with lots of laughter (felt really good) with sister and grandkids
* Being able to comfort youngest granddaughter when she was so scared during thunderstorm yesterday
* The thunderstorm, with accompanying rainbows and magnificant cloud formations
* Spending time today with a former "acquaintance" who now feels like an intimate friend, after sharing our similar stories of loss and grief.
* Again, kindness of strangers (and friends....)
* My little Tiger Lily, who actually walked 1.24 miles with me today...pretty good for a dog who only weighs a little over 4 pounds!

~~~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 grateful for:
~ getting to the farmer's market before the rain
~ upbeat music
~ tea
~ making a dent in some of my piles
~ 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

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This Monday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ a more positive attitude than yesterday
~ watching the America's Cup with a Kiwi ... hope a corporation doesn't win
~ off to do laundry soon ... will be nice to have clean clothes
~ shopping with Renee this afternoon ... always fun
~ making a new curtain for Renee tomorrow ... what mama's do
~ ready to go home ... distracted by all there is to do before move Oct 12
~ leave for home on Wednesday ... gain a day ... arrive on Wednesday
~ going to Wicked tomorrow night ... very excited
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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On this absolutely gorgeous Sunday afternoon I am grateful for many blessings. Some are

~ my husband and son
~ meditations
~ my family
~ the abundances of blessings the universe has to offer all that are part of this amazing world
~ a stronger relationship with sister-in-law whom I have known for over twenty years
~ taking more "me" time and actually learning new ways to be happier
~ God and all that He represents in my life
~ the final week before my new niece is born
~ this wonderful community and the bond that keeps us connected in gratitude


Blessings to all!!! emoticon emoticon

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opportunities

decisions

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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~reading your gratitudes fills mine fuller
~finally finished last week's assignments and turned in
~a nice chat with a friend
~a good sleep and will need nap(s)
~a little yoga
~happy dogs who have been sleeping at night which contributes to my sleep
~quick yard clean up by a good guy
~my CD player
~a sweet honeydew for breakfast
~DS is in Brazil and I will hug him Friday

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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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a emoticon win yesterday, less nonsense today
- a rest day (not full stop but close)
- a day to celebrate fall
- baking bread
- another day one
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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.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

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This Sunday evening, I give thanks for ...

~ posting pictures on FB using my new computer and camera
~ vegetables for dinner
~ the smell of baking banana bread (made by my daughter)
~ listening to the banter of Renee's flat mates
~ spending the weekend with my daughter
~ chatting with my sweetie today
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Marsha
-Gina
-Peggy
-Lennnie
-Cassie
-Cleo
-Rosie
-Beth

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Thankful for the abundance of fall
full moon, equinox.
Sharing this journey with each of you and
Valerie in retreat with Thich Nhat Hahn.

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 I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
A day of pampering.
A bargain.
Memories.
Hope.
Your beautiful posts.


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Son helped me take our two dogs by leash to the local free rabies vaccine tent this morning. It was a riot.

Said son allowed me five minutes to explain semi-colons and why he got them all wrong on a page of English grammar.

Negotiations.

Happy hubby.

My mum.

"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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Grateful today
* For the BEST neighbor in the world...who had an everlasting candle (no wick, just has a 4 watt bulb inside) made for me. It is lightly scented and reminds me of an old cathedral, carrying the years of wax and incense within the walls. But best of all, it is filled with flowers from my hubby's memorial.
* Painter will start on MONDAY! The exterior of our home will be protected for the winter!
* Grandkids here this afternoon and tonight, after their soccer games
* Meeting a very special friend, who is walking her own journey of grief, for breakfast in the am.
* Taking more time just for me this upcoming week. "Helper" here Tues and Thursday to finish thinning closets (all but my hubby's clothes...) and to organize and file paperwork. I still feel incapable of doing this kind of thing. A stranger just holds stuff up and it is so much easier to make quick decisions....She is WONDERFUL!
* Recognition that no matter how hard I try, eating chocolate, cookies, nachos, chips and umteen other items, food will not fill that huge void in my heart. My husband is NOT coming back. Half of me IS gone. And trying to fill the gap with food only makes it worse. I started tracking again today.

~~~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 grateful for:
~ my "baby" daughter turning 21 years old!
~ my daughter being happy and content and kind and loving
~ the joy of petting lula
~ all the freedoms I enjoy in my life
~ getting to see the group "A Roomful of Teeth" perform last night. Amazing!
~ 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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~catching the moonlight on the stairs
~little sleep last night, but got up and am working on school assignment
~did a little exercise first thing
~glad to be alive with things to do that I don't mind doing
~more done on the wedding album
~looking forward to hugging DS on Friday
~seemed to have averted a UTI
~enjoyed fizzy apple juice made by an Irish Company in Mexico, a gift from DS
~a wonderful vegieful soup for lunch yesterday with two more leftover meals, one will be lunch today
~three new gerbera flowers smiling at me

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 - so glad the chore of paperwork is complete

On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the full emoticon and the light it gives
- sparking in the glow and quiet of the early morning
- the softness and warmth of my bed
- the last straight weekend of Husker emoticon (Here's hoping they win...)
- anticipating my first cup of 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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Co-workers/friends taking me to lunch today and having my favorite white pizza topped with spinach and LOTS of WHOLE CLOVES of roasted garlic ... yum!!
-Good news for my old friend who got stuck in the NY prison/parole system; it may end soon and it's long overdue as he has paid for his mistakes, and then some
-My partner finally making it to the doctor today, only to find out she has bronchitis
-A weekend; time for more R&R as I'm still recuperating a bit myself AND some time for fun with friends
-Words With Friends
-Making TWO big tomato-based dishes (Italian) last night, so we have food for several days and what doesn't get eaten can go right to the freezer

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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This Saturday afternoon, I give thanks for ....

~ a misty sail on Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake
~ taking a break in our motel room from the rain
~ thinking about a nap
~ a down day yesterday spent in internet café over a long black
~ spending time with my daughter
~ sending daily reflections to my sweetie
~ going to a glass-blowing studio this afternoon
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Friday afternoon, and I am grateful
* That I FINALLY have completed the paperwork necessary to ensure pensions/social security/etc from husband will continue....a major ordeal and a HUGE relief to have it completed.
* That I am mostly recovered from a two day TOTAL meltdown....
* Decisions almost made on necessary home repairs...
* More young men (what IS it with these guys?) demonstrating tremendous acts of kindness toward me.
* Son continues to check in frequently
* Downton Abbey, which has provided hours of distraction....

~~~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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~homework started
~a good movie
~good sleep
~up and exercised first thing
~happy, hungry dogs
~an amazing conversation with my helper and an encouraging compliment
~fascinating online videos; this one by Temple Grandin, her personal experience withe autism:
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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

Warrior, Demi Lovato www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPoG8-WJTt0


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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a beautiful emoticon day
- Early Bird review of 24/6 and the concept of stopping
- DH taking the day to paint the deck
- lunch with a colleague
- the end of a good work week

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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My big boys going out last night
emoticon emoticon

Courage to deal with change
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My happy dogs as always
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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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grateful
~for 5yo company
~to celebrate the long and full life of an old friend
~for the power of music to move
~for moments of clarity
~for my life, however messy

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.
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This morning I give thanks for ....

~ a day of pampering -- mud bath, hot bath in geothermal pool & massage
~ feeling the sensation of the cold mist in the air while laying in the hot water
~ an entertaining bus driver last night
~ yummy seafood salad
~ a satisfying conversation with my B&B hostess about poverty
~ driving by farms growing every fruit and vegetable imaginable
~ looking at the lemon tree, flax and tree ferns out the window
~ all is well .... life is good

Shine,
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gratful for rain well needed
safe passage through the storm
promised burretos for supper
meeting another Coinne(thy are a rare breed) and finding she was very kind
Kind words from a Mother of a previoua student

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Here's to another emoticon Kathy - namaste

On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- an absolutely fabulous emoticon set and emoticon rise
- Day 10: Abundance mantra meditation
- lunch with my teammate
- life-long learning and putting into place new diet decisions
- forgoing emoticon with the girls to take care of the pups

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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Oh my, another day and amazing gratitudes among us. Glad to hear each one of them.

~after several nights of sleep awry, a good night
~accomplished assignment yesterday
~gift pkg from our DS
~watching the big birds swooping at our dogs; I had a talk with the dogs telling them to not allow the birds to reach their eyes - hope they understood!
~up and exercised first thing
~revising eating plan for Oct. and Nov.
~missing my mother's meatloaf so invented a lentil loaf yesterday that tasted great; need to compare recipes and try it again another time
~began a new book two days ago

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

Warrior, Demi Lovato www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPoG8-WJTt0


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Today I am grateful for:
~ this community and all that each of you share
~ the wonderful poetry and readings shared here
~ farmers
~ teachers
~ families
~ 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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Tonight, I am grateful just for making it through another 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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For Walt Whitman
and miracles
and Maha completing
what I left unfinished.

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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Being able to take the day off work to try and help recovery time on this stupid cold (or allergy attack, still not sure which)
-Hot chai tea with honey and almond milk, so soothing on the throat
-A special chamomile/honey concoction a buddy at my favorite coffee/tea house made for me to take home with my chai tea ... double soothing on the throat
-My 4-legged nurses who've hung with me all day while just resting in bed
-A very comfortable bed to rest in with a very soft pillow for my congested head
-HUGE dose of Vitamin C

Back to bed ... goodnight ...

Stephanie

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