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Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 3/1/2014 (03:29)
~~~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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emoticon I came too late! !


See you all in the March Gratitudes!

Edited by: HAPPY-DESTINY at: 3/1/2014 (00:16)
"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."

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2/28/14 9:15 P

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the Last day of February
and I'm grateful to have made it
through another February!

it was cold and dark and there were many
grumpy people and I wanted to give in to my old habits...

But I didn't!

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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2/28/14 4:53 P

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Today I am thankful for:

*doing better posting this month.
*beautiful sunny day. Cold yes, but the sun really helps.
*staying on top of invoicing.
*getting to Friday, in pretty good shape. Lot of joint trouble this week, but not too bad, hope to be functional for the weekend. Yay functional! (my bar is pretty low).
*not saying anything too gay at the Salon, getting my new doo. I always worry, that I’ll slip and upset Eric. Hello, can’t lose him, don’t have to tell you ladies how hard it is to get a good cutter.
*great new butch doo!!! Though I was getting use to the Grizzly Adams look.

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2/28/14 3:42 P

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a real family outing last night with all my boys tagging along, some happier than others, but all there

good conversations with my dh on controversial subjects

the power of hope and prayer

the help of friends who take care of my 16 y.o. each Sunday giving love and mentoring

courage to say and do the right thing for my 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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2/28/14 3:02 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ progress, one baby step at a time
~ the cycles of life, reminders with signs of changing seasons on the horizon
~ watching Lula run
~ the kindness of my daughters
~ a patient hubby
~ 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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I am so grateful for my runner's high this morning!

I ran up the hills like a young dog off the leash,
so much joy!

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2/28/14 8:22 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon moving to my head - moving up and out emoticon
- meeting with retiring colleague to show her what she started
- emoticon appointments made
- wonderful white flower arrangement outside my office
- news that ONEKIDSMOM did not have a emoticon

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it Gratefully!

“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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On this last day of February, I am grateful for:

* a sunny start to the day and Spring around the corner (I hope)
* BP controlled, feeling healthy and strong
* good conversations with both kids yesterday (I'm a proud Mom)



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2/28/14 6:54 A

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~Up early and moving
~okay sleep but short so may need to nap later
~very good progress on short paper and will get to work on it some more today (hoping to turn it in later)
~oatmeal, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts, and a tad of Stevia - yum!
~morning coffee
~thx to SPFriend for starting my day "Happy" & "Celebrate"-ing!
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~the great songs that are getting me on my way today -
"Happy"
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Lake's "Celebrate"
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Celebrate
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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

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2/28/14 4:51 A

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Thankful this late night
- that I can use the smart phone to access internet when server is down
- for walking almost pain free for the first time over two months!
- that my brother in law is improving after a horrible throat abscess.
- that after two days of dealing with their new mandatory insurance plan and being unable to find providers to accept it, my sister was smart enough to take him to the ER
- Rain, glorious rain.


~~~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:
~ students' progress
~ my progress
~ family members' progress
~ friends' progress
~ goals and pathways to success
~ 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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Today I am Grateful for:

* Protractors!

* Compasses!

* Pencils!

* Plans!

* Projects!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."

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~almost didn't make it over here yet here I am
~productive days, yesterday and today
~good sleep
~cooler weather
~got my shade house cleaned out a bit
~working hard to get lots accomplished with school and other things
~making plans to get busy on a few projects to get ahead and will be getting back to a couple that are more long term
~have plans to do some things downtown tomorrow
~a mouse ran across the stove WHILE I WAS COOKING my supper! Not thankful for that, no! I am grateful that it did not get IN my food and that my fright perhaps frightened it enough to not be there tomorrow!!! DH has a trap set. Oh my, I was shaking for over an hour. I go scandalous when a mouse, rat, or snake cross my path!
~Oh, AND I killed the large scorpion in my shade house before it stung me!!! It was in the leaves and dirt I was moving out.

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 for
- emoticon surely a sore throat means on the mend?
- important luncheon
- learning (or should I say re-learning) to let go
- Chopra emoticon
- a warm sweater

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it Gratefully!

“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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2/26/14 11:59 P

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Weds Gratitudes
* RAIN!
* RAIN!
* RAIN!
* Walked 0.71 miles yesterday
* Fabulous lunch with old friends (who I hadn't seen since Alan's memorial service) today...lots of cleansing tears shed by all.
* Succumbed to cortisone for knee (also injured in fall, and not resolving like ankle did..) today
* My kind doctor, who is truly like a dear friend after caring for both Alan and me for over 25 years


~~~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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2/26/14 9:09 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Nostalgia!

* Kismet!

* Serendipity!

* Camelot!

* Classmate!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."

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2/26/14 4:31 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ pervasive divinity - even/especially where/when it seems absent
~ this community, hang in there everyone!
~ hot running water
~ chai tea
~ clean, fresh air
~ my body, my mind, my spirit and my soul
~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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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
-- Earl Nightingale

Good morning,

It's a new day rife with possibilities for change and a new outlook! I'm giving thanks~~

~ that DOLLYBABE was able to find some gratitude amidst the gloom!

~ guacamole spread on sprouted grain toast for breakfast

~ noon yoga ahead

~ morning Bhagavad Gita study with housemates

~ morning meditation and breathing practice continues

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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Sorry, Dolly! It's hard to be thankful when days are not good...

Today I was called to volunteer again at wandering son's new school, so happy to do this.
Didn't have a car though, but got a ride there and went prepared to walk back home.
Good but chilly walk!

"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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have not been feeling grateful of late. Seems like things get wore and worse in my life. Worry over bills, Hubbys constant nagging about the bills, taking care of my Mom who gets meaner and meaner, And worry over grand children.
we have had a couple of warmer sunshiny days
had some good laughs with family over old pictures

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the perfect emoticon this morning
- packed breakfast and lunch (its been a while...)
- lots of emoticon on my plate
- an 'open' day to work
- feeling better every day emoticon

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it Gratefully!

“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...

- family meeting with the kiddos to revisit expectations, healthy choices etc.
- game plan in place to implement this
- hearing my DH tell me he passed around the love note I packed in his lunch yesterday to his co-workers to "brag about how lucky he is".
- note I found in his lunch box today requesting I shower his co-workers with food and notes too. Best part was when I showed him the note, he had no idea one of his soldiers had sent it - that made me smile.

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~more reading
~outline ready to begin writing for next months meeting
~found out dogs don't need vaccinations till Aug. (here in Brazil month and year are transposed so I sometimes get confused)
~good sleep
~up early and getting a few things done before next dentist visit
~ordered a movie to watch after I get my assignments finished today
~my silly dogs have learned to go in and out of the cat door! makes me laugh
~breakfast banana smoothie
~coming across info about B12 deficiency in vegan/vegetarians so will learn a little more

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 happy time spent with my daughter and both grands
~for birthday celebrations
~for freedom to travel
~my mother is thriving on her own at 90 in her beautiful sanctuary
~to have brought 4 generations together for some girl time

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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Today I am grateful for:
~ ALL of you and all you share
~ finding out my outfit wasn't going to work before the event (though it should still be useful for other events...)
~ deciding to invest in the alterations on a dress I think will be much better.
~ feeling appreciated by my students
~ chocolate
~ 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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Thankful for all the February birthdays,
and the wonderful people born this month!
They are well represented in this thread.

Tomorrow my mother will be 89, she still
lives at home and still can play everything on the piano.


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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Today I am Grateful for:

* Heredity!

* Lineage!

* Ancestors!

* Longevity!

* Genealogy!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."

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If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?
-- Don Miguel Ruiz

Good evening dear friends,

I've missed being here AND I've spent little time on the computer since last Thursday. Gratitude is overflowing, and mirroring Sandra~~

~ the honor of sharing my birthday weekend with Sandra and R in St. Louis

~ an extraordinary concert with the Christian McBride Trio

~ spending a delightful evening with a longtime cyber-friend, as well as Sandra and R

~ a special meditation session on Sunday

~ enjoying brunch with a special friend of Sandra and R who was also at the meditation

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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Sherrie belated thanks, for the belated Happy B’day! And sister I sure could use a good rotation! Blessed, can I work at being perfect with 'progress not perfection'?

Today I am thankful for:

*my cute Zenned out wife. I passed her this morning and was waving like a crazy man, and I could see her sipping her coffee, oblivious to all around her. I am an OCD, defensive driver, and am always scanning ahead, and she never sees me, and always looks far away in thought.

*a beautiful sunny day yet again.

*not getting caught up with my rude employees. I was glad I didn’t take the bait.

*the first sighting of the Flowering Plum blooming (Prunus mume ‘Mitsabara Red’), blooming in the afterday sun. It was a beautiful sight! We have snow tonight, so I am quickly grabbing my new book of Basho, to read Haiku, and ponder impermanence…ish. The blooms out now will freeze, but it will bloom again, on the other buds.

*the little diminutive Crocus, ‘E.A. Bowles’ blooming. I had a client in the 80’s, who was an Old Time Southern Lady, and loved this little pale yellow crocus. She loved them planted in the front lawn. When I see them I think of her beautiful voice, her graceful elegance, her love of the Art of Gardening and someone who was like a grandmother to me. When we went to work, we always had to set in the parlor and talk at the end of the day. I was fortunate to know a number of these grand ladies, and lament that all are gone.

take care, bob


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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- our cleaning folks and the way they make everything sparkle
- lunch with my teammate (missed last week)
- moving forward on major projects (including my own health)
- deciding how to deal with a loved one
- cheesy meatloaf from a recipe I haven't used in years...

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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~reading completed for the week! moving to next week's reading and other assignments
~very good sleep
~finally have a dentist appt this afternoon
~how odd for DH to say I need something that I actually need but is not essential!
~revamping and starting the BIG move from website to blog
~sooo looking forward to week off studies (in 2 wks) so I can catch up with prep for a few things and get back to the wedding album
~post it notes, love them!
~this is amazing! 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDIoN-_Hxs

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...

- finding a surgeon for my MIL who takes her insurance

- medical care for my littles when they need it

- when laughter replaces arguing among the kiddos

- working on seeing a "loss" as an opportunity that was not in my best interest

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Today I am grateful for:
~ delicious roasted brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and carrots with garlic, craisins, pecans, balsamic vinegar and evoo - YUM!
~ learning that higher oven temps work better for carmelizing without overcooking
~ students' progress
~ watching KonTiki with my hubby last night
~ WATER
~ 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

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



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Today I am Grateful for:

* Yesterday!

* Today!

* Moments!

* Time!

* Life!

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Monday, Monday...thanks for many blessings in my life and yours...

~missing an accident with the car
~the power of prayer
~making time to walk
~new beginnings
~all your posts

Have a wonderful week thankful friends!



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my wandering boy came home early from school today (I worry every day and he is often late) he was mostly happy and did not ask to go back out
he ate supper with the family in a mostly polite manner


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

~ reading all of your posts
~ the honor of sharing Maha's birthday yesterday
~ an extraordinary concert with the Christian McBride Trio
~ spending a delightful evening with one of Maha's virtual friends
~ introducing Maha to one of our friends
~ a special meditation session on Sunday
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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for keeping my family safe in the car accident
for the tooth ache medicine that is keeping me sane
for hugs and smiles

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- waking to emoticon
- feeling better, and relishing in the mental and spiritual boost that supplies
- starting to rekindle the emoticon
- lunch with my teammate
- emoticon after work

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...

- sun shining and a few days of beautiful weather

- working on "progress not perfection" (and failing - lol)

- catching up

- the sight of the beautiful sleeping kiddos which I'm about to disrupt to get them ready for their day

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~Remembering many in prayer on Sunday, the day I choose to ask for what they need from the One who carries possibilities for making them into realities
~making a bad decision that is the seed of many good ones from now on
~having conversations with two young men at different times about playing instruments and their dreams
~completing and turning in two assignments before deadline
~did not sleep much and woke too many times yet, still got up to get busy and accomplish a lot today
~grateful I can go at my own speed
~seeing the little black and white birds getting their nest ready for young-ins! This is the little masked water-tyrant (in English). "lavadeira-mascarda" (in Portuguese), fluvicola nengata (in Latin), of the Tyrannidae family. Not more than 6 inches tall and a very busy birdie! Builds a nest that is completely covered with an opening to one side. The nest I get to watch is right outside my bedroom window with its opening facing the window! Last brewed was three! Here's a link so you can see - just below the pic is a link to click to listen to them.
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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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Today I am grateful for:
~ crocuses
~ getting my hair trimmed by a friend
~ hubby making dinner
~ clean water, air, food etc
~ living where I feel safe to live a "normal" life
~ 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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Grateful at the end of this weekend
* That I got to sleep in after another wakeful, restless night....
* That Tiger Lily is clean after her bath...she's a smelly one!
* Walking short distances without boot OR brace!
* For NOT having to go out today
* Zoo homework almost done
* Feeling spring in the air.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Kindness
-Caring
-Support
-Hugs
-Home
-Heart
-My own comfortable bed

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Hearing my friend Joanne on the phone!
Dinner with friends on a snowy evening.
All of you.

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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Got to see lots of dh's distant fam at funeral. Sad event but good reunion.
Sunny n beautiful day for graveside service with incredible message
Good week for my wandering boy
Subbed twice this week for pay
Volunteered twice at other school for fun
Great buys this week at two fav stores of things just for me

"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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~more prayers offered, so many suffering
~and I am super blessed
~wonderful downpour with thunder and lightning for about 2 hours last evening
~with that I decided not to go out to a meeting that was going to be low in numbers anyway with many traveling to an event; I will go on Sat. coming
~so I was able to spend those 2 1/2 hours working on my paper
~will turn it in today along with another assignment that I have yet to do today
~good long sleep
~wonderfully coolish morning
~more gerbera daisy blooms, fewer aphids so maybe I am getting the upper hand on the ants
~learning to give back the stuff that is not mine to carry is liberating, yet I still sigh deeply
~wondering how much I can trust in news media about what's happening in the world and thankful that I have internet and can hear and pray and share and be with you

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 Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and give thanks for
- being able to share in others' lives emoticon
- learning to love the questions
- watching the day begin emoticon
- being warm, safe and dry
- moving toward 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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Today I give thanks for:

* sunshine two days in a row, on a weekend!
* feeling strong and fit
* renovation project on schedule
* a day without major commitments -- plenty of time for exercise and reflection



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Sat grats
- surprise visit from son this morning
- entire day spent with youngest granddaughter
- being able to WALK!
- bargains galore while on outing
- son and DIL having kids contribute 1/3 of their cash gifts to "charity" of their own coice. The 9 year old chose a 7 year old boy in her marshal arts class who is undergoing chemo. The money went to his parents to buy a special something for him
- reconnecting with old friend.

~~~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:

-10 minutes of sunshine in shorts sleeves to get some natural Vitamin D and fresh air
-Excellent medical care, when I know so many have none
-My manager and other co-workers just being awesome; happy to work at such a caring place
-Hope
-Faith
-Love
-Advocacy
-Solid sleep

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Tours!

* Exhibits!

* Profiles!

* Endowments!

* Museums!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."

Stephan Dolley Jr.

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Today I am grateful for:
~ Bob's birthday! Sorry I missed it, sounds like it was happy. I hope your next rotation around the sun is the best ever Bob!!
~ Maha's birthday! Not sure exactly when it was or will be, but sometime around now! Happy, happy!
~ Kathy out walking!
~ Each and every one of YOU! That's right YOU! If you're reading this, I'm grateful for you, even if I don't have the time to single you out in my post.
~ This practice
~ 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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On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- contemplating Daring Greatly emoticon
- getting inspiration from Sparkfriend's blogs
- being on the mend emoticon
- taking it easy
- enjoying the emoticon s

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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emoticon for all of you who needs one, or two, or more!
~research paper progressing
~good sleep and woke up with a word on my tongue and kept saying it over and over till I made my way to the internet where I discovered that I made up a new word that I cannot use and do not even know what it means - phenomally! emoticon
~encouragement from afar
~prayers for the people in the Ukraine and friends in need
~homemade compote, very low organic sugar and wonderful - apple, dates, a little orange, and walnuts with some clove and cinnamon yummy!
~silly videos like this one - Grammar check!
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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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Expressing gratitude
- being kind to myself today after an I-miss-my-hubby-major-meltdown that chased my nighttime sleep away
- my windows are finally sealed (meaning project that was started in September was finally completed)
- walking my Tiger Lily four blocks tonight. Doubled my outing from yesterday.
- blue jay in my yard, blossoms on the trees and squirrels on the back wall. And it's still "winter" in CA!
- foot and knee pain dramatically decreased

~~~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:

* i SP s!

* rem ARK s!

* Hap PE nings!

* h OP e

* SPARKPEOPLE !

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse."

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PEACEFULONE, thanks for the happies. RAYRUNSMT yes Bob Day is a magical time.

Today I am thankful for:

*warm afterglow of Bob day
*beautiful, warm day!
*Snow drops (Galanthus nivalis), blooming their hearts out.
*really nice series I found on YouTube, History Channel Decisive Battles of History.
*making a start paying off a mountain of tax debt.

take care, bob


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~super busy yesterday and can't believe I missed coming by! Glad, however, and very relieved to be making steady progress on my research paper
~cloudy days
~gradual cleaning out riffraff
~today is acupuncture day
~and helper day
~praying for Kiev and thankful that I can
~just enjoyed hearing about how Lego has progressed; I can hardly wait to see the movie!
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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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