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2/27/14 1:12 P

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Fill this last Thursday of February with thanks...to others and to yourself. Go out of the way to express thanks & compliments to your family, friends, co-workers, a stranger who may hold a door for you, the market cashier, drive-thru service workers. Not only will you make them feel good, so will you!

Thanked Alain this morning as she's going to make copies of all our medical out of pocket receipts that we turn in for our rent review so I'll have them March 5, for the income tax people.

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Great challenge Mauri. Thank you.

Fill this last Thursday of February with thanks...to others and to yourself. Go out of the way to express thanks & compliments to your family, friends, co-workers, a stranger who may hold a door for you, the market cashier, drive-thru service workers. Not only will you make them feel good, so will you!

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I started my day off with my list of gratefuls/blessings/thank yous. Always makes me feel that life is really good no matter what.
I'm off to work to see if I can positively brighten the day for my co-workers.

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Fill this last Thursday of February with thanks...to others and to yourself. Go out of the way to express thanks & compliments to your family, friends, co-workers, a stranger who may hold a door for you, the market cashier, drive-thru service workers. Not only will you make them feel good, so will you!
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I started this day by leaving a thank-you note for the milkman who delivers weekly and knows when & when not to substitute a product for me.

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I'm thankful for:
- my selectors sending me lots of work via emails so that I can continue to work from home.
- my daughter for taking me out to get some groceries after she got home from work.
- hearing from my trucker brother to let me know how he is doing.

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- a really great bus system in the city where I live (which happens to be Madison WI)
- a warm coat and gloves, and good snow-boots for the wintry weather
- a little time to drink some coffee and read a poem this morning, before work
- music on my iPod to get me through my work-outs (in fact, music in general!)



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1/16/14 12:39 P

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thankful for feeling good

I will overcome
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I am thankful I don't have to go out anywhere today, brrr!
Thankful for ingredients to make boiled dinner for lunch.
Thankful for the progress I am making in my bedroom.
Thankful for this site.
Thankful for life.

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1/16/14 10:05 A

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Other than our families & friends, for what are we thankful?

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Today I am thankful...
...that I am out in the community instead of stuck in the office. :)
...that I can stay home this morning since I am working from 11:15 AM to 8 PM today & the location of today's event is two towns away from home
...that I began 2014 by 17 1/2 lbs lighter than I did 2013

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I'm thankful for being blessed with a new day of life and the opportunities it holds.
I'm thankful for Mauri and all my teammates that keep me inspired and motivated.
I'm thankful for my needs being met and even some of my wants.

Have a blessed and wonderful day.
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I am thankful for all the blessings i have received lately.
I am thankful for my family.
And most of all i am thankful for my friends on SP.

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Wonderful challenge, Mauri! Already wrote a thank you note to some friends this morning, so I'm on my way! Have a lovely day and THANK YOU for this challenge! ;-)

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Fill this Thursday with THANKS! We all know what it is like to hear someone say "thank you" to us. Today be attentive to saying "thank you" to all you meet...whether the cashier at a store, the attendant at a drive-thru, the dry cleaner, door holder - all those in service industries.

Say "thank you" to family members when they say something nice or do something for you...even if it's just a phone call they make to you or a text they send.

Acknowledgement of the smallest things can put a smile on our faces and change our attitudes. Give someone else that chance today.
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Thanks to all of you for reading this challenge and allowing me the privilege of challenging you today.

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I am thankful that my morning desire for water is stronger than my need for coffee. It helps me get a great start on my water requirements for the day!
I am thankful for Coach Nicole's 15 minute stability ball video. My stability ball and I have mutual respect for each other and always have fun together!
I am thankful for eight hours of restful sleep last night.


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I am thankful that my late day meeting was rescheduled for earlier in the day.
I am thankful that I had no snow to shovel this morning.
I am thankful for the joy of being alive.

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Since it is a bit later in the day - didn't realize it was already Thursday!! - and Kelly posted this morning, I thought we should just continue with being thankful.
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I am thankful that, despite the single digit temp, we don't have sn*w today!!!

I am thankful that my little 16 month old buddy Gabriel is in the office today...so I get time to play!!!

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I'm thankful that even though I started the day with a grumpy attitude, I turned it around by asking myself what I could do to make the day start off on a positive note and then acted on that. My kids and husband left for their days in a good mood knowing they are cared for by me. It really turned my day and mood around!

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Mauri...Thanks for doing the Wednesday and Thursday challenges. I always look forward to your challenges.

1. I'm giving thanks for the gift of healing that is at work in Garry's body.
2. I'm giving thanks today for Garry's friend who offered to pick Garry up from work and bring him home so I didn't have to go out again.

Yep, I'm blessed in so many ways each day.

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Three things that I have that money can't buy:

1. I have very loving children
2. A portion of my day is filled with doing something that I have a passion for-teaching -it's not a job it's an adventure
3. I have great mental and physical health

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Today I give thanks for the beautiful Eastern sky as the sun set in the west. I often wish we had the sunsets I see while vacationing on the beach in Sanibel, Florida. But sometimes we truly do have some awesome skies here in the midwest. It was a lovely backdrop against the horizon during my walk.

Secondly I give thanks for a very dear SparkFriend who answered a very difficult question I posed to her today. I love you TRIANGLE-WOMAN!

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OMG...I thought today was Tuesday - it's not...it's THURSDAY...so for those of us who visit late, I thought we could mention two things for which we give thanks today.

1. Thanks for the high schooler I met today who will be an intern with our community outreach programs - an amazing young woman!!!!

2. Thanks for John who has been so supportive of late.

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Jan., 10, Today I am grateful for my husband, my best bud.

I am the architect of my life and the master of my dreams.
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I'm thankful for retirement! Humm getting paid to stay home. Nice!

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1/10/13 10:39 A

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Great idea, I saw something like this on printerest.

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Great idea Mauri!

Here's a really cute way to store those slips of paper:

Origami stars: blog.creativekismet.com/2011/01/06/l
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You don't have to have fancy paper. Gift wrap works well.

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Awesome suggestion Mauri.

I actually do this one, but in a different way. I write things in my calendar. I get one of the ones with big square and then I write important things, blessings etc in the date. (grin...it's how I remember things when I do up my annual New Year's letter of year in review of our family).
For those that want to see a jar filling up, it's a wonderful way to visually see how blessed you are throughout the year. Love IT!

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This idea comes from the Attitude of Gratitude FB page:

Create a gratitude jar or box. Every time something good happens in 2013, write it on a piece of paper and put it in your gratitude container. On December 31, 2013, make time in your celebration to read what a wonderful year you have had.

You can have fun decorating your box with words, using stickers, sparkles, markers, magazine cutouts, etc. Maybe put your wishes on it...

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If you want to feel rich just count all the things you have that money can't buy." (posted by Words of Wisdom)

Besides a loving family, list 3 things you have that money can't buy.


1. I have my health that is keeping me alive.
2. I have the gift of sight that allows me to enjoy my world in a visual way.
3. I have a job that I enjoy doing.

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I just started a practice of listing 3 things I'm grateful for in my journal each day. It is a wonderful practice that has already improved my outlook. So I will join in here! Thanks for the challenge!

If you want to feel rich just count all the things you have that money can't buy." (posted by Words of Wisdom)

Besides a loving family, list 3 things you have that money can't buy.

1) Helpful cats (yes they were helpful when the mouse was in the house)
2) The time I spent in Kyoto.
3) 10 year anniversary at my job.


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If you want to feel rich just count all the things you have that money can't buy." (posted by Words of Wisdom)

Besides a loving family, list 3 things you have that money can't buy.

1. Pretty good health.
2. A positive attitude (most of the time)
3. Freedom to worship how, when and where I want to.

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Shirl...such a great reminder. Thank you.

If you want to feel rich just count all the things you have that money can't buy." (posted by Words of Wisdom)

Besides a loving family, list 3 things you have that money can't buy.

1. Freedom of choice.
2. Life which I am blessed with each day.
3. Friends who encourage me and support me in living a healthy life.

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Saw this quote on FB this morning:
"If you want to feel rich just count all the things you have that money can't buy." (posted by Words of Wisdom)

Besides a loving family, list 3 things you have that money can't buy.

1. DH and my health.
2. Peace of mind when medical problems can be taken care of.
3. Friends who support and encourage me on my journey.

Wonderful challenge Mauri.

Hugs,
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Saw this quote on FB this morning:
"If you want to feel rich just count all the things you have that money can't buy." (posted by Words of Wisdom)

Besides a loving family, list 3 things you have that money can't buy.

1. My health
2. My free will to make choices
3. The gift of listening to those who come aboard the Hope Bus/RV needing help, whether resources or just an ear.

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It's Thursday and that means tomorrow is Friday!
No snow yet.
Garry's willingness to get up and drive me to work so that we don't have the expense of two vehicles right now.
Health
A warm home.
Friends that care.
Projects that being completed and even though there are new ones on the horizon, it's okay.
How God provides all our needs and even throws in a few of those wants too!


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A roof over our heads
Food in the cupboard
Bills up to date
Family
Friends
Winter hasn't quite set in yet. :-)
A good night's sleep
A tasty breakfast
The rain (cos it isn't snow) :-)
A pleasant trip to Waitrose and a nice chat with the girl on the meat counter.
Tara getting sorted out for her day without me having to nag. :-)
Three for Two offers I can actually find useful. :-)

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How many things can you find in your day today to be thankful for?

I didn't do so good, I posted and then did not get back here yesterday, shame on me.

Thankful for being able to lay down and rest and get feeling better.

Thankful for The Great Pumpkin and laughter. I know I am just a kid at heart.

Thankful for canned soup and leftover chicken to make sandwiches out of for supper.





Hugs,
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How many things can you find in your day today to be thankful for?

1. My land line phone is now working.
2. A busy day at work, made the day go much faster.
3. A husband who thoughtfully phones/texts me throughout the day to see how I am doing.
4. My tomatoes ripening so that I can finish off my canning this weekend.
5. Wind that is blowing so hard that any leaves in my yard and no longer there, no raking this weekend!!!
6. Payday....which equates to paid bills and groceries in the house.
7. A roof over my head, a warm and comfy bed to sleep in, food on my table.

Yep...so blessed.

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How many things can you find in your day today to be thankful for?

1. Thankful my Creator let me open my eyes and my feet hit the floor this morning.

2. Ripe bannanas to make bread with this morning.

3. Feeling results of workout, but not too bad.

4. A pleasant place to live.

5. Fall with all it's good things.

6. Decluttering.

7. Music to make me feel good.

8.Energy to get things done.

9. People.

10. Life.

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How many things can you find in your day today to be thankful for?

- thankful for Shirl (also), she is my motivation.
- thankful that I followed my instincts today (see Fridays blog)
- thankful that I am finding it fairly easy to stick to my eating plan for this week.
- thankful that I have an income.
- thankful for the blessings of my own home, bed and food to eat.
- thankful for Sparkpeople and the great friends I have made.
- thankful that God loves me and for my family.

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How many things can you find in your day today to be thankful for?

- Thankful for Shirl for coming up with this challenge...
- Thankful for my friend suggesting that I try Pure Aloe for my arms. Finally getting some much needed relief ... UGH...
- Thankful that the doctor appt today was a positive one. in several ways.
- Thankful for my DH... Even if he does get grumpy at times. lol
- Thankful for my Furbabies...
- Thankful for my Spark team Friends...

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Ten Thankfuls Thursday!

1. I'm thankful for my Sister Stacy and the celebration of her life
2. I'm thankful for my Nephew, her Son, Ryan
3. I'm thankful for my sweet husband and his support
4. I'm thankful for co-workers who are caring, understanding and helpful
5. I'm thankful for music
6. I'm thankful for my 2 daughters
7. I'm thankful for the internet, so I can communicate with SP
8. I'm thankful for work
9. I'm thankful for food
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How many things can you find in your day today to be thankful for?

Thankful to be awake and to enjoy the gift of this day.

Thankful I could fix breakfast for DH and me.

Thankful to be able to put gas in the car and get some groceries today.

Thankfful for my positive blogger's team and their friendship.

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I am thankful for...

."life
...Gracie and Katie, my cats
...John who has been so helpful in doing tasks I cannot do because of my fractured upper arm
...for time spent on the Hope Bus for work that fills me with blessings in each person who comes aboard and shares his/her story
...for faith
...for my teammates here at PB...they are my friends...thank you, Wanda, Shirl, Lexie, Polly, Nancy (my first SP friend ever), Marla
...for my tech toys
...for long daylight hours

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1. I'm thankful for God's watering of my garden the past few days. I too, do not have to haul the garden house out and water.
2. I'm thankful for all the lovely little veggies that my garden is working hard to produce for me.
3. I'm thankful for my hubby, who has such a loving heart that he puts aside his own tiredness to be there for others.
4. I'm thankful for being alive.
5. I'm thankful for Garry's Dad, who over the years has provided many opportunities for me to grow spiritually.
6. I'm thankful for Polly, Marla, Mauri, Lexie and Shirl.

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How many things can you find in your day today to be thankful for?

1. I am thankful for the rain as now I don't have to haul the long, long heavy garden hose out to DD's garden and they'll be home Monday.

2. Thankful DD has been able to connect and talk with GS a couple times this week.

3. Thankful for getting in each day to spend some time with my DH.

4. Thankful for Spark and all it's great resources and all my team mates.

5. Thankful my 3 grand doggies are behaving themselves for me.

6. Thankful for this day and all that's in it.

7. Really thankful for the new medicine and that it's working lots less pain in my knee.

Have a wonderful thanks-filled Thursday!

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I am thankful my foot isn't hurting tonight as much as it was this morning!!!

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Wanda thank you so much for posting here today, I got so tied up in my baking I forgot it was Thursday, I am such a ditz, and here I told Mauri I'd be glad to fill in for her till she felt like doing it again and the very first Thursday I goof, hopefully she'll forgive me.

I am thankfull the baking is almost over with not sure I'll be doing any tomorrow or not.

I am thankful for a pain pill to help my hurting feet and knee.

I am thankfull for warmer temps and the furnace not running.

I am thankfull for a helping hand from a team mate.

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May 19 Thanks-filled Thursday

How many things can you find in your day today to be thankful for?



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Thankful that I am able to participate in todays challenge.
Thankful for religious freedom.
Thankful for a great christian surgeon that took care of my knee.
Thankful for DH and his love and being my nurse.
Thankful for the change of season's (welcome spring)

Thankful to continue to grow and learn as a person.

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Thankful Thursday:
I am thankful for my faith and the ability to worship freely.
I am thankful for the lessons (Good and Bad) I have had in my life that brought me to where I am now.
I am thankful for a wonderful family.
I am thankful for a job.
I am thankful for perspective.

Most of all....I am thankful to be alive!

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April 14 Thanks filed Thursday.

What better day than today to list what we are thankful for. Sometimes it's big things and sometimes its the little things. Take time today to appreciate your blessings.


I am thankful to live in a country where help is only a phone call away.
I am thankful for insurance and the ability to pay for that coverage.
I am thankful for the people that have responded and gone out of their way to be as helpful as possible.
I am thankful that God has seen fit to give me this challenge and the grace to see it through.

I am thankful to be alive and growing in spirit.

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I have your headache Wanda. :-)

I am blessed with a job with union benefits. I am blessed not to live in Wisconsin.

I am blessed with a daughter who is cooperating with her eye drops this week. (pink eye).

I am blessed with a loving and caring and patient husband.

I am blessed with a woman named M. who loves my dad and looks after him so I don't have to worry quite so much about him. :-)

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My blessings begin with Wanda who set today's challenge since I am doing skin cancer education for the NE Turfgrass Conference...my third day.

Gracie and Katie who calm me and make me laugh with their antics even when I don't feel like it.

I have a job...that takes me interesting places like this conference.

Doing my breast cancer job brings me humility with each story I am told or question I am asked.

No sn*w!!

Spring is around the corner.

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March 10 Thanks-filled Thursday


Anyone got any blessings happening in their day today????? Share your blessings and in return be blessed.



So far this morning, I've been blessed with "no snow" to shovel, I've been blessed with a good nights sleep and no headache this morning, I was blessed with a nosebleed...yes, I said blessed, because it reminded me that I need to be gentle with myself and care for myself, I'm blessed with warm transportation to get me to work. I'll stop in after work and finish the list.
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I am really late getting here this evening. I wasn't out amongest people much today, but did go to the ladies movie night at church and when I was getting ready to leave thanked one of the ladies that helped set it up. Thank you Mauri for your challenge for today.

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I just got home from work and in between running out the door again and decided to check out today's challenge.
Mauri...you are so bank on. I've had an incredible day today and expect the rest of the day to be the same. It's amazing the power of "thankyou" holds.
I feel like I've gone around today, just thanking people...it's like a ripple effect. You say the first thank you and you do it with a smile and sincere attitude and the it just keeps multipling.
I thanked my co-worker this morning for something and my whole day became one of blessings. I thanked the bank for calling me and letting me know that my US money was in and ended up having a fabulous conversation with the teller. I thanked a lovely lady who held the door open for me and her smile was huge...almost made me wonder if it was her first "thankyou" of the day. Then as a result , we both ended up leaving the parking lot at the same time and she proceeded to allow me to merge into traffic in front of her...wow...that happens rarely...such a blessing.
I thanked my hubby for working so hard yesterday at clearing some of the snow bank so that I could shovel safer today...I know he was hurting last night from all that hard work. I'm off to get my hair cut and just know it will be a great time.

Thanks for the challenge Mauri...being reminded of how much a simple thankyou means to someone is a great way to have a positive attitude.

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I got here late today. But reading your challenge helped me remember the fruits of having thanked some people over the course of the last few days and this morning. I thanked my husband and bought him some unexpected gifts. That felt great. I dearly thanked my son for doing a job to help out that I didn't ask him to do. And this morning I thanked one of the students for coming into class and getting right down to business. His reaction was priceless and a great illustration of how a little praise and gratitude can make a big difference. Thanks for the challenge, Mauri. I'll see if I can sneak in a few more thank yous this evening.

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A simple challenge today...I think.

Say "thank you" to someone whom you don't ordinarily thank. An old friend, a spouse or partner, a child, a co-worker...anyone. Keep in mind how wonderful it is when someone unexpectedly thanks you...now pass that feeling to someone else...

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Love it!

1. I made it successfully through a very stressful and busy year at my job. The move to our new library is complete and the new digs are wonderful.
2. I am grateful for my health, and although I've struggled some this year with staying on track, I've done pretty good.
3. I am very grateful for the friendships and support that I have on our team.
4. I am grateful for the financial blessings that have sustained us this year, especially when economics have been on a down trend.
5. I am very grateful for the spiritual lessons and challenges that have paved my path this year. They have allowed me to learn and grow.

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Okay Mauri,

1. I found meaningful work that fits into my schedule.
2. I made lots of healthy choices.
3. I traveled in safety
4. Our #2 son spent a good part of the year with us.
5. My little family is healthy and happy.

It's been a good year.

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Okay...last Thursday of 2010...Take a look at this year and list 5 events/happenings/gifts from this year for which you are grateful.

1. I'm alive and relatively healthy.
2. I reconnected with my friend Fr. P.
3. I was only unemployed for one month.
4. My new job, exhausting, is one I love.
5. My life has been filled with amazing people - both in my real world and my cyberworld!

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I am lovingly grateful to Nancy, who challenged us on Wednesday and Thursday this week since I was unable to do that because of work.



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I feel thanks-filled today.

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"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."
-Brian Tracy

How is you attitude of gratitude today?


I was grateful for the reminder to put mine on today!
Have a Thanks-filled Thursday.

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Mauri...I didn't get a chance to see this challenge until after I'd done Friday's quote of the day....how awesome that we are on the same wave length!

I'm grateful for so many things, especially being able to offer a place for friends to rest on their journey. Thank you Lord that you have blessed our family with safety and an open door for friends and family.

Have a wonderful day.
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Thanks for the reminder to count my blessings, Mauri.

I am thankful for the support of my Spark Friends today.

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Make today a thanks-filled day! Be sure to thank anyone who holds a door...brings a smile to your day...supports you...makes you belly laugh...is nice to you...or, do what I'm going to do:

Thank you, self, for making me a part of this beautiful world in which I live.

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Thankful for a safe trip to Paw Paw and back, time spent with family, more than enough good food to eat, thankful for our apartment and going to put up and decorate the tree tomorrow, couldn't do the hoilday stuff last year because of bunion surgery, so really thankful for being able to get around this time so I can decorate, I missed all that last year. Thankful for 43 soon to be 44 yrs. married to a wonderful man, too many more to list.

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I spent the day with my parents. They are in their 80's, still able to live on their own and they have been married for 59 years. I'm blessed by their example of love and that they are still fairly healthy.

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~Until you ask, the answer is always NO.

~Live life N.O.W.: No Opportunity Wasted

~Keep an attitude of gratitude.


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11/26/09 8:13 A

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"Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally 'count our blessings,' give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have." ~~Shakti Gawain, American Author of Creative Visualization

Be sure to recognize the blessings amidst the craziness of the coming holiday season! What blessings have you discovered?

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Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE in NEW ENGLAND

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Here are some of the little things that I am thankful for this fine Tuesday.

Carrots and celery. They keep my crunch monster away.

Rainy days. They set a nice slow tone for the day and provide some percussion. (pitter patter)

A potato peeler that works is a fine thing.

Herbal tea and pretty teapots.

My own laundry machines.

Friends who connect with you to let you know that you are loved. God's messengers.

A pool of my own and warm Texas weather.

Hummingbirds.

My piano.

They are not such little things, but they are the things that blessed my day. Thanks Mauri for setting a positive mindset, looking for blessings today. Good Job!

~Nancy~



You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. -Fred Rogers


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9/24/09 1:16 P

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Thankful for:

Mauri and this daily challenge.

My computer which allows me access to Spark People.

For a nutritious lunch, which I cooked, of boiled potato, cabbage and carrots, no fast food.

The view out of the slider by my computer.

The feeling of fall in the air.

For gifted therapists who can help you feel better.

Hope you all have had a day filled with big and small things to be thankful for!

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Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life. Norman Vincent Peale


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I'm coming back this evening also to let you all know.

My day did start off great with a quick hello on the chat from Nancy...thank you for thinking of me this morning...I hope we can chat later in the day.


Okay I'm back to add my bits of thankfulness:

I'm thankful for:

boxes from work to pack up some of my kitchen.

I don't have to move them far.

for being able to sit outside in the lovely breeze and sun for a bit this afternoon.

for being able to read.

for being able to make the choice to be healthy.

for eyes that see, hands that hold, ears that hear and a body that works well.

for friends who give me that boost when I need it.



Edited by: WANDAH3 at: 9/24/2009 (18:43)
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Let today be a day filled with thanks...to others...and for you.

We are all thankful for the big and wonderful things in our lives - like family, friends, our pets, jobs (if we have them)...but what are the little things in your life for which you are thankful and that you take for granted? Pay attention today to the things that make your life good.
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I am going to pay attention to the little things in my life today...and I'll let you know this eve what those are!

So far today:

Traffic lights
My pharmacist
Dunkin' Donuts (coffee, not Tropicana coolata)
Parking lot at work...so I am not parking on the street or paying to park

Edited by: MAURIZIA at: 9/24/2009 (10:10)
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