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GO TO APRIL

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

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Bags!

* Buckets!

* Boxes!

* Shovel!

* Cleanup!

"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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4/1/14 3:44 P

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STOP! Time to head to APRIL 2014...

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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4/1/14 1:20 A

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Grateful today, this last day of March,
* For remembering that it is the three year anniversary of my last day of my working career!
* For waking to the sound of birds
* For bees pollenating my citrus blossoms!
* For my citrus blossoms
* For picking roses before the rains hit.
* For 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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3/31/14 11:39 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Plans!

* Diagrams!

* Saws!

* Sanders!

* Shelves!


"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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3/31/14 10:53 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Focus, in doses enough to get through it
-Getting big pieces of memorial taken care of
-My sweet kitties
-Prioritization (called the CPA to file extensions) - whew! biggies that can be put off for a bit to avoid undue stress)
-A pumpkin dessert made by dear friend who, once again, delivered dinner with great veggies and salad; I'm spoiled and I'm enjoying it ...
-My still warm and comfortable bed calling me now

Goodnight,
Stephanie

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3/31/14 7:04 P

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family enjoy.
Dinner out with DH.
A clean house.
New blooms on my orchid plant.

Mazzy


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3/31/14 7:02 P

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Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do
-- from "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

Good afternoon,

As the sun lowers in the sky, the warmth of my feelings of thanksgiving mirrors the warmth of the day~~

~ I SO love the "Happy" song, which makes me feel so, well HAPPY!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sx
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~ enjoyed an excellent noon yoga class

~ my yoga teacher unexpectedly treated me to lunch after class, a deeply enjoyable time of communion

~ I got 1.25 hrs. of brisk bike riding in today

~ today's household class on the Joy chapter from the Dhammapada was "just what the doctor ordered!"

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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3/31/14 6:31 P

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Today, I'm grateful that:

* my friends were not injured in a very bad car accident yesterday emoticon
* there is sunshine today emoticon
* I have friends with whom I can explore those deep places in each of us emoticon
* I was (mostly) present and kind to myself through a difficult moment emoticon

There are so many blessings - too many to count - and for this I'm grateful too.

~*~ Nicole ~*~

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3/31/14 1:29 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ drier weather
~ feeling much better than when I woke up, still having digestive issues, but much improved
~ the beauty of spring
~ friends responding to texts
~ hubby roasting veggies last night
~ 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 Monday morning, I give thanks for ....

~ another beautiful day
~ a day of rest yesterday
~ sharing one of my favorite movies with sweetie last night
~ The Grand Budapest Hotel was light-hearted & fun
~ resolving a miscommunication
~ going to the history museum this morning
~ letting go of my dear sweet Nermie after 20 years of life this afternoon
~ all is well ... life is good

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3/31/14 11:39 A

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how do you make crockpot oatmeal????
for warmer weather
being home
safe travel
for great sermon yesterday

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3/31/14 9:15 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- crockpot oatmeal (DH denied, so all mine!) emoticon
- time to Spark - time will be compressed in the next couple days...
- emoticon weather - cooling off, but may bring some much needed emoticon
- sprinklers on today!
- clean emoticon - signal spring is here!

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it Daily and 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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3/31/14 6:05 A

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Thankful for...

- an amazing day working with teens of all faiths (and watching my own little ones shine in their roles assisting)

- meal planning planned (now to the execution part - smiles)

- all my beloveds again under one roof after a weekend of "away"

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3/31/14 12:05 A

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Good evening dear community

Grateful for a day spent in Red Lodge, MT
Walking with my friend, renewing our friendship
In the snow and the trees.

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
Mountain time


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3/30/14 10:32 P

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With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good evening,

The wisdom of Emerson is seeing me through this day...and to a place of gratitude~~

~ after a disappointment earlier in the day, I've blown out the emotional cobwebs and gotten "over it"

~ I clocked another hour-and-a-half on my bike today

~ I treated myself to one multi-grain pancake with a dollup of sour cream and a dribble of honey (the cafe had no maple syrup, so this was my next best idea)

~ a new friend in Ecuador has some kind of set-up whereby calling her is like making a domestic phone call -- must find out more about this!

~ home-made pizza and a green salad for dinner topped the day nicely

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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3/30/14 8:00 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Fruit!

* Vegetables!

* Dairy!

* Protein!

* Nutrition!

"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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3/30/14 6:56 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ the yin & the yang of life
~ fresh clean water
~ fresh air
~ fresh food
~ friends
~ 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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3/30/14 9:28 A

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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- adding ginger and cinnamon to my emoticon
- catching up on weekend sparking
- emoticon warm enough to open the doors and windows
- errands mixed with laundry and emoticon
- emoticon to menu plan

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and 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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3/30/14 6:47 A

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Thankful for...

- partnering with a local youth group on a community service day
- being "serenaded" by my 9 y/o DD on violin during a tea party
- DH driving over an hour home late last night just to spend a few hours together before going back to work at o'dark thirty
- 17 y/o DS calling every night just to say he loves me while on a school trip this weekend (after very independently declaring that he'd likely not be in touch while away - smiles)

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3/30/14 12:27 A

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Simple broiled asparagus with olive oil and garlic
-A long walk today in the sunshine
-Riding a carousel
-Smiles amongst tears
-Joy amongst sadness
-Animals

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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3/29/14 10:58 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Water!

* Ice!

* Filters!

* Thermos!

* Hydration!

"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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3/29/14 8:12 P

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On this Saturday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a good night's emoticon
- assisting DH with a grant application
- lunch @ Dickey's - filling + free soft serve
- numerous trips for materials - some quite nice, but none matching emoticon
- still clear emoticon

Life is GOOD - here's to Living it Daily and 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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3/29/14 8:08 P

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Life is a gift of nature; but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom.
-- Greek Adage

Good afternoon,

Happy to be here, happy to have so much to be thankful for~~

~ your presence is magic anytime you make it here, Kathy -- and, my, but you have some wonderful "excuses" for not making it here (I've forgotten -- what's the "training" for?)

~ delicious popcorn just made by housemate, that I sprinkled nutritional yeast on, and accompanied with an apple

~ great that Sandra will be seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel (hope she gives us a little review!)

~ enjoyed the spectacular spring day with 1.5 hours on my bicycle

~ phone conversations with two dear women friends today

Blessed be,
xox
Maha
P.S. KUDOS to Sandra on THREE MORE LBS. kicked to the curb!


Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 3/30/2014 (10:20)

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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3/29/14 7:25 P

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I have no idea how long it has been since I have posted here. Had a few rough days last week, then my dad was in town, then I did a birthday party for three cousins, fifteen people here in all. Then I finished up my training, and so on, and so on.... That being said, it sounds like excuses. Guess, they hold true for not posting...but the gratitude is ever present.

Today,
* For being in a much "better space" than I was a week ago, when I had a marathon melt down.
* For so much rain, glorious rain, that I had to drain the pool some...again!
* For learning how to drain it, and doing it myself!
* For the best visit with my dad, ever....
* For the inspiration that he provides in my life.
* For heathy kids, grandkids, and extended family. How truly blessed I am.

~~~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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3/29/14 4:32 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ the roof over my head
~ hubby going out to "hunt & gather" (shop for groceries)
~ the extra calories burned walking through the mud
~ getting up at my normal time even though I stayed up too late
~ being hopeful that I will get a better night's sleep tonight
~ 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 Saturday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ just finished another work week ... home for 2.5 days R&R
~ low calorie leftover mushroom soup for lunch
~ down another three pounds
~ laughing
~ reading your gratitudes
~ more affirmations from my mother
~ all is well ... life is good

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Water!

* Soap!

* Heater!

* Shampoo!

* Shower!

"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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Sunshine
-Moving my body
-Stretching
-Nearby friends who are "cooking for 3 right now instead of 2" and delivering me a home-cooked, delicious dinner every night (except for when I went out to dinner last night)
-The sweet treat (one of these friends also bakes) that comes with each meal; and I'm always told I can put it in the freezer if I don't want sugar; and I always eat it ...
-More details getting finalized this weekend on music memorial plans
-My warm and comforting (still) bed calling me now

Goodnight,
Stephanie

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Today I am grateful for:
~ photographs recording memories
~ taking several trips down memory lane lately looking at old photos
~ hubby being Mr. Fix-It this week while he's been "on vacation"
~ tulips and hyacinths
~ routines
~ 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 Friday afternoon, I give thanks for ....

~ an early finish to my work day
~ finding just the resource I was seeking as I was about to give up
~ plans to see the Budapest Hotel tomorrow night w/dinner afterwards
~ much appreciated validation from my mother
~ plans to visit my son at the end of April
~ a busy morning at work tomorrow and then home
~ some much needed R&R this weekend
~ all is well ... life is good

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Happy Friday! emoticon

Today, I'm grateful for ~

* my food plan
* flexibility
* a fun weekend plan with dear friends in a beautiful place, which will counter the grief I'm feeling over my dad. This Sunday is the 2 year anniversary of his passing and I have no idea how to navigate this grief or how best to honor him. So, I'm stumbling through, but I'm grateful to stumble with love from myself and others.
* meditation
* yoga
* creative inspiration

Wishing you all a beautiful day and weekend. May it be fun and filled with healthy choices.

~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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Today I am grateful
for a good haircut and hot oil to salvage a BAD PERM.
for a surprise call from a friend to join her for dinner.. the Russian food was delightful. Thankful that she knows how to read a russian menu. Thankful for a lot of leftovers for another meal. So good to see her smiling face.
For a break in the rain - the day will be fresh and clean, just like Spring.
For all that I have been given, complete just the way it is.





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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a chance of emoticon (depending on which weather 'expert' you listen too...)
- the end of a productive work week
- plans for the next emoticon on the pergola
- remembering to eat my smoothie (the day is getting away!)
- slow cooker emoticon will see if it works...

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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Spring in Montana 2

I love spring in Montana
today's wet, heavy snow
and the little black calf on the hill
running toward his momma.

-- Rachel

Good evening and good morning,

At 2:00am I'm not sure which. Insomnia, argh. But staring at this screen is NOT the solution. Grateful I am, in any case,

~ for late night stillness

~ for late night yogurt snack with seeds and maple syrup

~ for a generous gift from a mostly online friend

~ for Robin's company today on a trip to see an old friend in an assisted living home

~ for shared tasty and healthy lunch sandwiches

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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

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

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This Thursday I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~DH and all he does to keep our home running smoothly
~news from our 3 kids-I miss them, but I'm glad they have independent lives
~found some new clothes (still tagged) that fit and look nice at a community garage sale
~hopeful that the animal control company coming back tomorrow will find a way to catch the raccoon in the attic and keep others out. They put marshmallows in a trap up there and that wily varmint got them without getting caught.
~excellent read for us aging baby boomers: "Don't Call Me Old, I'm Just Awakening!" by Marsha Sinetar

Peace and Blessings to each of you!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Today I am Grateful for:

* Experience!

* Strength!

* Hope!

* Peace!

* Serenity!

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I love spring in Montana
today's wet, heavy snow
and the little black calf on the hill
running toward him momma.


Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
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This Thursday evening, I give thanks for ....

~ Skype date with my daughter in a few minutes
~ on the waxing side of the week
~ still basking in the glow of a family visit
~ going to Budapest Hotel this weekend
~ spending a relaxing morning with my sweetie
~ letting go of a situation at work
~ all in all ... life is good

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Today I am grateful for:
~ knowing that the only constant thing is change
~ knowing that nothing lasts, good or bad
~ seeking to embrace what is, as is, right now
~ sunshine and spring
~ hubby fixing our dishwasher
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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Strength - I will not give in

Hope - I will not give up

Courage - I will not stay stuck

and my morning walk
daffodils in my yard
a box of great clothes for my guys from a new friend
for my wanderer making a good choice on his own this week
for my oldest standing up and doing the right thing
for friends

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wow I was thinking of not posting today. I'm sorry but my life sucks and now it is snowing again. I fell so tired and sick and desperate.
thankful for Jesus
friends
animals
kids and grandkids

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- much needed and greatly appreciated emoticon
- figuring out how to export from Outlook
- punch-list on long overdue project
- SMART goal planning with my teammate
- black beans and rice leftovers for dinner emoticon

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Today I am grateful for:

* Rest!

* Sleep!

* Quiet!

* Darkness!

* Comfort!


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Today I am grateful for:

* Rest!

* Sleep!

* Quiet!

* Darkness!

* Comfort!


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Today I am Grateful for:

* Rest!

* Sleep!

* Quiet!

* Darkness!

* Comfort!


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

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Here it is Wednesday already. This evening, I give thanks for ....

~ being back in this community after a few days absence
~ a happy, fun visit from my parents, brother & sister-in-law
~ an enjoyable afternoon at the botanical garden
~ parents' relative good health despite getting up there in years
~ not having to do the dishes once while they were here
~ Skype date with my daughter tomorrow night
~ courage to be
~ all is well ... life is good

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

~all your thankful posts
~a desk by a window with a view
~issue resolved with new phone service
~DH and I working together to finish a house project today
~sunshine

Peace and blessings to this thankful community!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Today I am grateful for:
~ long phone conversations with both of my daughters yesterday
~ my understanding hubby
~ Lula's companionship and playfulness
~ call-back audition resulting in a role with a professional company (in spite of my fears that I had performed horribly)
~ arranging for a couple of days off to be with hubby tomorrow and friday
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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Rough week but full of thanks for many small things:

my wanderer said he was sorry about something

my hubby helped me get through a tough day

a box full of great hand-me-downs from a guy the same size as my boys

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I just spent some time catching up on everyone's gratitudes, as I haven't posted in a while, and I am overwhelmed with what an amazing community of people we have here. I have so much love for all of you, and deep, deep gratitude for your presence in my life.

Today, I am also grateful for:

* the continued feeling of "home" and hope that I feel each time I attend an OA meeting
* quick relief from a bout of bronchitis
* signing a contract to write my first two books!!!
* the health of my sweet kitty
* the synchronicity between the work I'm doing in OA, ACoA, and on healing my chakras
* cherry blossom pink toes from a much needed self-care pedi date with a friend
* being present and taking my life one day, one decision at a time
* letting go of the fear, shame, and guilt that used to define me
* learning to differentiate between my truth and my stories

There are too many blessings to name them all, and for this I'm grateful too.


~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Good morning,

So much to be thankful for~~

~ got a note from Stephanie last night and I've gotta' say that her courage deeply inspires me, in spite of her devastation in loss

~ sensing some enhanced strength in my biking streak

~ planning to ride to yoga class today

~ approved to help with receptionist needs in exchange for free attendance at upcoming yoga workshop

~ just received notice for May meditation retreat with Anam Thubten, wonderful Teacher of Truth

~ deep gratitude to Rachel for sharing the stunning website of Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwanda genocide survivor ( www.immaculee.com/ ), with an amazing message of hope

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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grateful for
Sunny day
safe passage
Gods love
Funny joke from student

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- Maha's profile picture - always makes me emoticon
- Stephanie's gratitudes - I too am grateful for hospice
- emoticon (sorry noreasters...)
- lengthening days
- ZB massage @ noon

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

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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Today I am thankful for spring rain........so desperately needed.
For my body holding up well, in spite of my laziness.
For a get together today with friend for lunch and a movie.
For ill friends feeling better.




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Took a few minutes to read all the posts I've missed. Good going team!!! And to share this link with you; should bring on a smile!

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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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This morning, I am grateful for:

-Friends
-Sleep
-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, pioneer of hospice
-Stephen Levine (thank you, Maha)
-Cassie, Cleo & Rosie

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Tuesday
and I'm still grateful and inspired
by a talk given in my town on Sunday
by Immaculee.
http://www.immaculee.com/

Grateful for all of those who survive immense suffering.

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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OMG! I'm.So.Dense! Thanks for shaking me up, Vivian!
emoticon

* B R A T! = * Bananas! * Rice! * Applesauce! * Tea!
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DUH!


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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I am grateful that I got Happy Destiny's diet of B R A T.
bananas, rice, applesauce, tea................

Thankful for all that I am given, and for yet another change in the weather.
That there is time for special get togethers and meet ups.

For small acts of kindness both directions.



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There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver.
-- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Good afternoon,

DollyBabe, glad you didn't injure youself! My guess is that BRAT is bratwurst, a type of German sausage/frankfurter. Hmmm...a bratwurst diet, now that would be interesting, huh, DollyBabe?

I'm here with all of you in gratitude for much~~

~ learning about the extraordinary intellect and force for change of another powerful woman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Perk
in
s_Gilman


~ small messages of love and *knowingness* from SP friends

~ although I somehow didn't time my ride correctly, and thus missed noon meditation at The Locals, my two housemates were there, and that's BIG

~ loved cycling in the chilly morning air and looking forward to it being a bit warmer when I head home soon

~ bringing home the 1938 black-&-white movie Pygmalion, screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, highly recommended by a new student friend

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon of 100happydays.com/
- warming temperatures
- morning emoticon (smoothie)
- setting SMART goals with my teammate
- making a black bean and rice dish for dinner (finally!)

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and Gratefully!

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

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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ok what is brat and is it a new diet?
thankful for snow melting
for no bad injuries after my fall
yummy cereal for breakfast


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Today I am Grateful for:

* B R A T!

* Bananas!

* Rice!

* Applesauce!

* Tea!

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Today I am grateful for:
~ this community
~ each of you
~ my family
~ my friends
~ myself
~ 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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made new friend
saw old friend
finished a great book
found so lost things
tried to write a song
did some drawing and it was nice

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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre

Good morning,

Another extraordinary day to be alive-and-kicking in the world~~

~ 60 degrees predicted today though a chilly 35 degrees now, with the warming sun and blue skies

~ looking forward to hoping on my two-wheeled steed and gallop to noon yoga (lol)

~ amazed at the malleability of the mind in this world of duality

~ happy for space heaters to knock off the chill

~ pleased to find resolution to some issues affecting my peace at home

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a good night's emoticon and the"AWAKE'ness it provides
- others' perspectives and the "AWARE"ness they bring to my life
- a chance to contemplate the posts of others and being "APPRECIATIVE" of the emoticon they bring to my face..
- my senses and my perception of 'my' "ALL"
- the "IS", the wonderful emoticon of a emoticon

Life IS Good - Here's to Living it Daily and 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.”
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Special hugs to Stephanie and hugs all around!

On this late Sunday night I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~a mostly sunny day
~DH and I watching our alma mater (Iowa State) win tonight and make it into the sweet 16 even with a star player out with a broken bone
~tickets tomorrow night to a concert of 70's and 80's music
~warm home
~reliable car
~needs met

Have a wonderful week everyone!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Spring in Montana

Six degrees this morning
on a run with my friends.

Even spring takes one step
forward and two steps
back.

-- Rachel
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Good evening,

What a treat to follow the richness of Stephanie's awareness. Brrrrrr...you're a better woman than me, Rachel! I'm grateful~~

~ for today's high of nearly 60, in my world, perfect biking weather

~ a day of bicycling local trails

~ lunch with a friend in the midst of it

~ working my way through some yucky funky feelings

~ knowing that I'm the consciousness witnessing this grand drama

Blessed be,
xox
Maha



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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-All of you, this practice we share and the outpouring of support
-A walk (alone) in the sunshine for nearly an hour that felt good; the first walk I've really wanted to take in 2-3 weeks
-A massage this afternoon (one of many gifts from co-workers)
-A refrigerator AND freezer full of "made with love" lunches and dinners for me to choose from, including three varieties of soup and fresh veggies and fruits, along with full meals
-My first day back at work tomorrow but with the option of a half-day if I want or need it
-This comforting home, still filled with love
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie, all three of whom have earned their full nursing degrees with 4.0 GPAs (cats are amazing spirit beings)

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Today I am Grateful for:

* B R A T!

* Bananas!

* Rice!

* Applesauce!

* Tea!















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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- time to contemplate
- a weekend to bake
- emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
- trying new things
- emoticon and the blessings it brings...

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and 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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6 degrees this morning
on a run with my friends
even spring takes one step
forward and two steps
back.

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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laundry about done
sunny skies
open doors

"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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Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight. Be a Connoisseur.
-- Rumi

Good morning,

Yep, I loved your blog too, Kathy. Quite brilliant really. I feel just a little like a jar full of delight on this delicious spring morning, just home from a nourishing yoga class. Deeply grateful for so much~~

~ intelligence

~ the journey

~ awareness

~ an open heart

~ good health

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 3/22/2014 (13:02)

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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Loved your blog Kathy!

On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the still of the pre-dawn
- time to comment on and be inspired by emoticon
- a slow, but growing healthy journey
- no plans for the weekend
- time to 'do' some long overdue baking

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and 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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Dog bathed
Groceries stocked
Laundry almost done
Cake baked
And so on....

Other gratitudes...
* Car that is dependable
* Home that is toasty warm and cozy
* Indoor plumbing, electricity and comfy furniture
* Family
* Including a dad who at 92 is still able to travel (though I sense this may be his last trip to Northern CA)
* That I had the courage to blog again...(see Swiss Cheese. A metaphor for life)

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~~~Kathy~~~

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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:

* Seating!

* Lighting!

* Popcorn!

* Beverage!

* Theatres!

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This Friday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ beautiful Friday afternoon
~ going out for Vietnamese for dinner with my sweetie tonight
~ family arriving for whirlwind weekend visit tomorrow
~ only two clients tomorrow; then home early to prepare
~ keeping it simple
~ only 30% chance of rain this weekend ... fingers crossed it is dry
~ rescheduled Skype with daughter next week
~ all is well ... life is good

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Today I am grateful for:
~ Mazzy's presence "here"
~ ALL of you, though I don't have time to mention each of you and all I receive from your sharing
~ This practice
~ Getting to see a fabulous, intimate, live production of "Light in the Piazza" at a small theater very close to my home.
~ Getting to share that event with one of my students and also happening to see an old friend there.
~ 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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health mynfamily and I enjoy.
Pushing myself to take an early morning walk.
Lots of household chores behind me.
Demand TV
Sunshine
The willingness to get back on track and make mindful choices.
Choices.
The beauty all around me.
New blooms on my new orchid plant.


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On this Friday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the ability to listen to the Husker emoticon even though we are loosing emoticon
- a well received presentation
- meeting a colleague with whom I will work on a critical project
- packed breakfast and lunch
- dinner with friends

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and 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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Endure for the delight of spring.
-- Vernon

Good morning dear friends,

Here in central Arkansas, spring is definitely in evidence...daffodils, happy bird songsters, Kitty Rama loving to be outdoors with Robert and Robin as they plant vegetables, and of course this bicycling weather has me smiling. Other things I'm thankful for~~

~ breakfast of two happy hen eggs with sprouted grain toast and blackberry jam

~ finding and mailing CD in CDSwap program

~ Robin and I meeting friends for lunch -- Jody and Ali are bring horse poop for the garden and Ali, who recently graduated from college, is about to leave for several months in Europe working on horse farms in Spain, Switzerland, Ireland

~ plans with Robin to head to the movies for the first day of the latest Muppets movie this afternoon!

~ Mozart's Piano Concertos serenading me as I write

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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

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

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Grateful tonight
* For this loving community, and the deeply felt and appreciated support offered for those in need
* Another day at the zoo sanctuary....what a gift it is in my life right now.
* Springtime weather....although we need rain so badly, each recent day has been GORGEOUS!
* Setting limits
* Birthday gathering for grandkids in the works...
* Another pre-midnight bedtime!
* Swiss cheese....

~~~Kathy~~~

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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:

* Pen!

* Pad!

* Desires!

* Imagination!

* Goals!

"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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For Stephanie and each of you
The equinox
Remembering my friend Vernon
Who once wrote on a postcard
"Endure for the delight of spring".

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:

-Each of you that share in this practice and have, in so many ways, given me support through my absence
-Baby steps
-A 15-minute walk today in the sunshine
-Red Coconut Curry with great veggies and mango, homemade and delivered by family friend; nothing like "made with love"
-The precious gift of time, no matter how short
-My same comfortable bed, calling me now for more rest
-Small pieces of old routines coming back slowly

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Do "you know / how to melt into that fierce heat of living, / falling toward / the center of your longing"?
-- David Whyte

Good afternoon,

Thinking of Stephanie during her week off, and all the ways she is wisely nurturing and preparing herself for "re-entry." And aware of SO MUCH to offer thanks for~~

~ I'm SO happy to see DOLLYBABE here reflecting on The Good in spite of it being a not-so-good day

~ I just finished the first two episodes of the new Cosmos series narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson on Hulu at the university library -- I'm in love! with Carl Sagan, the originator, with Tyson, with the series itself...and with the cosmos itself!

~ my way-to-*cheat*-the-university-Starbucks scheme, learned from a Starbucks employee -- a café misto for the price of a plain coffee (to which I ask for steamed [organic] soy milk to be added in a 1/3 soy-2/3 coffee ratio)

~ besides the coffee, well nourished by a biscotti and, out of my backpack, an apple, orange, and dark chocolate, while here at the library

~ a stimulating Creative Writing class today -- we've begun poetry now -- YIPPEE!

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

And in celebration of poetry:

SELF-PORTRAIT
~ David Whyte ~

It doesn't interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
abandoned,
if you can know despair or see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eye,
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living,
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.

I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.


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

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

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Today I am grateful for:
~ magnolias, forsythia, azaleas & rhodedendrons all bursting into bloom now
~ the warmth of the sun
~ blue skies
~ less mud in the park
~ yoga & meditation
~ 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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Calm chats with dh

Safe travels

Daffodils blooming

Money gift to pay for something important for my boys

Grocery gift from friends

Learning

Helpful folks at one boy's school

Hearing two of my boys perform this morn musically

My dh got to snow ski for first time

"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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kindy moody and blue today. Not have a good time with Mom. Also gray weather agin
Happy that I have all my spark teams
for my grands
for my sweet friend Mary
for great books to read

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

~ remembering to do a forgotten task
~ listening to my intuition
~ learning, learning, learning
~ observing and absorbing
~ restful sleep
~ hopeful
~ missing my kids but trusting they are doing well
~ all is well ... life is good

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Grateful tonight
* For getting through a long inspiring day
* For dinner and movie with my best friend, who has become like a ship in the night since we are logistically not as close, and it felt like old times. OLD times. Pre-marriage, when we were both young and single.
* For new doors of friendship opening.
* For swiss cheese...delicious, mild and somewhat nutty. Full of empty places, but whole despite its holes. Melts easily. And fits well with lots of other things. The new me. Swiss cheese.
* Getting to bed before midnight. Second time this week. My new goal.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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On this early Thursday morning I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~Maha's always beautiful and meaningful quotes
~the way Vicki is sharing her faith
~all your inspirational posts
~sunny and longer days
~beautiful sunsets

Peace and blessings to each member of this thankful team!


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Today I am grateful for:

* Chats!

* Blogs!

* Photos!

* Likes!

* Facebook!

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

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Today I am grateful for:
~ the warmth of the sunshine during brief sunbreaks through the clouds
~ magnolias, forsythia, azaelas & rhodedendrons all blooming
~ "carpets" of plum blossoms
~ a new student
~ an old student reconsidering and choosing to continue rather than taking a break from lessons
~ 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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