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7/17/18 12:30 P



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My many appreciations today include:
-Surrendering when cost in sanity and time dictated wisdom of same
-Clearing away all bills that seemed to all arrive yesterday with satisfaction of being done and being able to afford same
-Fun charged exchanges with R as we shared “Wicked Tuna” episode
-Studio time, Lumosity and Meditation sessions
-Thoughtful and heartfelt documentary on Robin Williams
-Happy breakfast date with R to start our day
-Quick Costco restocking romp

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7/17/18 10:52 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Good prioritization skills that make life easier
-Amazing home grown tomatoes ... 'tis the season
-The cafeteria at work, an excellent Plan B for me
-Cooler temps today and a chance of rain (needed)
-Working with really good people
-Always, my health



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7/17/18 6:07 A

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I'm grateful this morning for:
- Desi's friendly vet
- continued success with new canned cat food
- drills scheduled with RB for later this morning
- getting back to sleep and enjoying some interesting dreams
- speaking up rather than going passive
- increasing connections and friendliness on the courts





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7/17/18 5:39 A

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Today I am grateful for the dr that performed my knee surgery

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7/16/18 2:32 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Knowing that some days will just be "off" days and letting it be, rather than getting overly concerned
-The flea comb I ordered after seeing my vet use it; my kitties haven't had a flea in nearly 7 years (they're indoor cats), but it's AMAZING with clearing loose hairs from their coats, which will help the cat hair in the house, and they LOVE it
-Amazon Prime delivers on Sunday!
-A quiet Sunday at home reading my new mystery delivered Sunday a.m.
-Kitty/fish duty for dear friend done, friend home safely



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7/16/18 12:19 P



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Plentiful deep sleep free of interruptions
-Cleaning and tidy work done while R is off taking care of required emmission test
-Lovely day with rain falling gently for most of it
-Remembering to take on task at a time allowing me to avoid being overwhelmed
-Nice text exchanges with T

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7/16/18 3:05 A

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I'm grateful this morning for:
- training that exceeded expectations yesterday.
- good news
- picking up some more on-sale t-shirts from Old Navy
- Desi and Lucy liking new-to-us adult version of their favorite canned food
- getting to know AC better yesterday
- good chat with parents on the phone
- taking pictures of L in her garden





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7/15/18 2:21 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Nice farmer's market bounty
-Big, much-needed rain yesterday, refilling my rain barrel
-The fun I had putting together small gifts for friends' housewarming yesterday AND dear friend's birthday dinner last night
-Being fairly certain that Cassie fetched Rosie's ball AND made the blood-curdling yowl Rosie makes to let me know she's ready for more
-Lovely birthday dinner with dear friend last night
-Skype call scheduled with a friend in a few minutes



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7/15/18 11:54 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Renewing boost of shower after dream of being lost in Spain
-Fun breakfast date w/R and leftovers
-Farmer’s Market visit just ahead
-CBS Sunday morning,, recorded so ads can be skipped
-Wonderful finale episode of “Outlander”

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7/15/18 6:41 A

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I am grateful for being able to walk on the beach,

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7/15/18 6:38 A

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Today I am grateful for: polar care cube, the time to recover from this surgery, my mother, my job.

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7/15/18 5:52 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- the sunrise
- a wonderful city walk with L yesterday, re-visiting familiar sites, conversing, exercising, enjoying
- discovering a new-to-me pizza joint with authentic NYC slices for occasional indulgences
- decent sleep and interesting dreams
- scheduling some pickleball drill session for this coming week
- enjoyable reading
- another Stephanie smile





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7/14/18 5:40 P



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My many appreciations this day include:
-R servicing swamp cooler, changing filters, allowing clean aspen scented cool air to sweep through our house
-Stunning sunset reflecting in the east with pink clouds in blue sky
-New sleep resolves doing wonders for improved rest
-Visits with adorable neighbor puppies
-Medley made with our garden bounty
-Sweet young lady pampering me with gentle touch and lovely manicure.

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7/14/18 3:35 P

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Grateful for coffee, quiet mornings, busy days, family, my dog, my cat, a good book. So many things. Good food, good friends. Even awful people who say and do awful things. Because they make me appreciate the people who are so loving, supportive and kind.



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7/14/18 1:14 P

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Today, I'm grateful for:

-A nice solid sleep, but very weird dreams
-Getting the 2008 KS Music Hall of Fame induction DVD and watching it last night; reliving that special evening, the DVD bringing back so many memories
-Getting LOTS of errands done this morning (7 stops, including farmer's market - whew!)
-Half my steps in for the day!
-Making a dear friend's birthday special
-Special time with each of my kitty girls, with extra time on the weekends!



Aaawwww ... now a baby Desi pic makes me smile, GBoomer!! emoticon



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7/14/18 5:31 A

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Today I am grateful for the doctor's expertise that performed my knee surgery, my mother's help as I recover, and the time to recover from this extensive surgery

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7/14/18 4:58 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- AE showing up unexpectedly to join B and me for drills and games yesterday
- online ordering with local pickup
- 99 cent three month trial of Kindle Unlimited
- Lucy becoming sweeter and sweeter as she moves into adulthood
- Stephanie's smile (baby Desi pic below)





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7/13/18 11:58 A

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Baby Lucy picture made me smile big, GBoomer!! So sweet ...

This morning I'm grateful for:

-Lovely (but huge) salad I had at dinner last night with good friends
-Rare opportunity to go to lunch today with co-worker friends at Cafe Gratitude
-Friday! The week has felt long and tiring, mostly due to high heat/humidity
-Plans to get to the farmer's market early tomorrow
-Making good use again of one of the standing stations at work yesterday afternoon (walking in place while working)
-200 days in a row of logging in to Spark!!! Woo Hoo!!




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7/13/18 10:54 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Reaching milestone of 999 days of at least one session of meditation per day
-The over 10,000 meditation choices www.insighttimer offers for free (love falling asleep to sound of ocean waves)
-Watching mother duck coaching her 5 chicks to join her in the water as we enjoyed breakfast date
-Tour de France coverage with splendid glimpses of the historic castles, forests and lands along the route
-Nail salon just 5 blocks from our house, next on my to do list

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7/13/18 6:04 A

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i = grateful,
- good conversations w/ T yesterday
* getting in the zone on the courts yesterday
• Desi's intent gaze
- texts and emails from AE
* a delicious fried rice for dinner cooked by L
• drills scheduled with B this morning
- ordering a surprise family gift to celebrate Desi and Lucy's soon first birthday (baby Lucy pic below)






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7/12/18 9:25 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A solid night of sleep (always feels extra wonderful after a not-so-great sleep)
-SparkPeople, FitBit, HealthtrackLive and the other tools I use daily to benefit my health
-Kitty bandit who's so cute I can't be upset (broke into an 11-pound bag of food through the night, when the same food was out in their bowl-go figure) - duct tape strikes again! Ha!
-A super solid exercise day yesterday
-Air conditioning, as the heat, humidity and ozone/air quality alert continues through the week
-Meeting my three friends from our little supper club for dinner right after work today



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7/12/18 9:10 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-My propensity to pass on being offended even when it may cross my mind.
-Watching the lovely sunrise out my window and being inspired to get out in that cool morning air
-Mr. Mojo feeling like the guardian companion he has proven to be time and again
-Scent of organic coffee brewing
-Meditation sessions
-Overdue catch up call with A
-Many more episodes of “Outlander” to continue with that binge
-Being happy with how shield for Chief has shaped up so far (nearly complete)

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7/12/18 6:36 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- visit with IR yesterday and smooth flow of conversation
- becoming more aware and savvy about the chemical nature of mind
- competitive sports as a mental laboratory
- advances in medicine that I was just reading about in a NYT article
- love, hugs, kisses, pets, meows, i-luv-u's, purrs, smiles and laughter





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7/11/18 11:34 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Going with R across the street for cuddles with adorable puppies a couple of times yesterday
-Welcome eBay order already shipped
-Four loads of laundry done, hung and stowed
-Brisk paced Costco shopping adding to the over 160 minutes of cardio logged
-Stunning vistas and costumes adding to enjoyment of ‘Outlander’
-Happy with progress on large consignment shield


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7/11/18 11:08 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Being able to shake off weird 3 a.m. dreams that woke me and go back to a sound sleep
-Having a healthy breakfast & snacks to combat the Food Day table loaded with sweets
-Getting a bit of high intensity cardio in yesterday
-Hot showers
-Kitty time last night
-Always, my health



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7/11/18 5:19 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
• pickleball drills with AE yesterday
• a potential partner for local senior olympics
• implementing helpful advice about mental stats versus scorecard stats
• praise from T
• outdoor time with Desi and Lucy





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7/10/18 11:02 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Making and keeping the simple and obvious choices for better sleep and getting what I was aiming for with that resolve..yeah!
-Jump starting my day with brisk paced KJ walk with dear M this morning
-Creating a most awesome grilled breakfast sandwich with leftovers
-Stunning view of crescent moon in predawn sky ...and in another part the constellations Cassiopeia and Orion
-Nudging into skinny jeans that relaxed to comfortable quickly
-Sharing engaging movie with R (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)
-Giggling and having fun with R


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7/10/18 9:36 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Taking advantage of a free 30-day trial Amazon Prime membership to have a stock of kitty litter and cat food delivered to my door
-Waking up to the wonderful news that all 12 boys and their coach are safely out of the Thailand cave
-A really solid night of sleep after some restless ones (maybe related to my strength training workout yesterday, trying to pay attention to that)
-These adorable kitties and all of our rituals
-Becoming a "patron of the arts" in a very small way, thanks to dear musician friend providing the opportunity (www.patreon.com)
-Always, my health



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7/10/18 4:41 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
• growing pickleball skills evident in two games against H and A yesterday
• another new drill partner meeting with me later this morning on the courts
• taking video for T
• the crunching sound Desi and Lucy make eating their dry food
• wearing my brand new t-shirt
• old friend sharing new pics of her (off line) brother with me yesterday





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7/9/18 11:08 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A productive day yesterday
-Getting a short workout in, certainly better than nothing
-Thoroughly enjoying leftover sweet corn sent home with me; my first of the season, fresh-picked the day I got it
-My sister
-A Sunday spent hanging at home with the kitty girls
-Clean sheets after a long, luxuriant, relaxing shower

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7/9/18 8:57 A



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My appreciations this morning include:
-More boys rescued from the Thai cave with good prospect for the rest soon
-Fun and fast market trip with R
-Home staying cool most of the day as heat continues
-Binge watching ‘Outlander’, immersing myself in romance
-Productive and rewarding studio time

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7/9/18 6:18 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- cool temps yesterday and today
- Amazon order of cat food just on time
- good phone chat with parents
- enjoying ebook, "But What if We're Wrong" from library
- breath, dreams and sleep
- love





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7/8/18 10:28 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Seeing my dear childhood friend yesterday; it's been far too long
-The always amazing array of food at her parties; my beans were a big hit
-A bit cooler day to enjoy her lovely farm and their gorgeous new deck
-Getting a nice walk in on the path her hubby keeps cleared around their huge pond; a 1/3-mile loop, half under a tree canopy, half in the open
-Several fireworks displays as I made the hour-long drive home
-These three sweet kitties who are always happy to see me when I get home



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7/8/18 8:56 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Check arriving, just in time to make bank hours deposit
-Completing bookkeeping stuff
-Awe, back to studio time, rewarding as always
-Easily adding posts to my website
-Opportunity to practice detachment


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7/8/18 4:24 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- finding a decent shirt on sale
- drills with C yesterday
- a month free trial of Hulu
- finding forgotten Chinese t-shirts in drawer
- improved sleep and daytime energy
- cool weather for outdoor sports yesterday





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7/7/18 10:39 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A nice breeze last night
-Having a walk and talk with a friend at the park
-Getting my second strength training session in for the week
-Kitty purrs and kitty talk
-Slow weekend mornings, I love coming into the world a bit more slowly



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7/7/18 9:47 A



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My appreciations this morning include:
-Big puppy loving the attention and taking all the cuddling with sweetness
-Lovely visit with Wyoming friends with tip for Starz series that is a thumbs up for me
-Soothing out jagged night of sleep with refreshing shower
-R surprising me with my favorite edibles on his market trip
-Being able to help less techie friend with resources


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7/7/18 5:17 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
• a wonderful little trip with L to the cinema
• setting up a date with C to do pickleball drills later this morning
• living room play with Desi and Lucy
• news of a friend's victory
• online chat with former "little brother" and friend, R, recently





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7/6/18 11:38 A



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My many appreciations this day include:
-R treating me to huge Indian feast with lots of wonderful leftovers
-Still being seated in our favorite private pyramid tower, sharing time catching up with manager friend, splendid service and sumptuous layers of delicious spiced food even though we showed up later than usual with no reservations...Yes!!
-Taking welcome breaks from computer issues to go across the street and cuddle with new puppies
-Requested consignment inventory done and ready to mail
-Wyoming friends about to arrive with their new puppy
-Meeting very nice neighbor from next block over who received my Best Buy delivery and drove it over just moments after we got home from dinner...timing excellence!
-R blowing out my computer, giving me track ball, both helping to resolve issues

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7/6/18 11:05 A

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Cooler temps this morning; I could have the sunroof open on my drive to work
-Stopping for a Friday tea; I don't stop often in the mornings so it's a treat
-Good neighbors
-Adapting after my phone update changed the operation in several ways
-Emailing back and forth with my mother
-Another water lily bloom on the smaller pond this morning
-Morning kitty rituals ... we love our routines!



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7/6/18 5:18 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- making and following a training plan yesterday and most days
- communications from Desi and Lucy
- sunrise
- plans to go to the movie theater with L later this morning
- the miracle of small tweaks and improvements





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7/5/18 1:13 P



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My appreciations today:
-R helping to fix this machine
-Losing ability to copy/paste so allowing me space to think creatively
-Knowing solutions
-Being healthy
-Fireworks over to allow sleep for me and Mojo

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7/5/18 10:51 A

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This morning, I'm grateful for:

-Getting another very solid night of sleep, despite fireworks
-TV sleep timers; I set it longer than usual to help muffle sounds for the kitties
-Remembering today is the birthday of an ex who passed long ago; calling her son (he visited recently) & sharing memories of our 12 acres in the country in TX (rattlesnakes, scorpions - fun times! Ha!)
-Spending a very quiet day at home hanging with the kitties
-The office being very, very quiet as many are on vacation this week
-Getting a short workout in yesterday



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7/5/18 5:58 A

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I'm grateful this morning for:
- Lucy and Desi not being overly freaked by fireworks, even though a neighbor's seemed like it was right across the street from us
- outdoor pickleball drills and games in the heat, taking it slow, limited and hydrating
- enjoying Pawn Kings on Amazon Prime Video to my surprise
- grocery shopping together with L
- interesting reading and thinking





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7/4/18 12:15 P



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Sharing 5 hawks on our route to breakfast where we usually see only one or less
-Making a well received shield for R BD gift today
-Taking in cool morning air, lovely gardens and big blue skies on KJ walk with M
-Moving past tablet glitch trusting a re-boot later will fix it
-Healthy happy mood filling our day
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This morning I'm grateful for:

-An evening of playing my favorite word game with a friend and eating grapes
-Being in a "dead" sleep for over 7 hours (not one movement according to FitBit)
-How much I enjoy fruit, especially local, seasonal fruits (blueberries, blackberries, watermelon, cantaloupe); I think a fruit plate is a thing of beauty
-A day off work today due to the Independence Day holiday, despite having major concerns about our country's current "independence"
-My sister and I making final plans for my milestone birthday this fall - a sister trip right here at my place (also her home town that she loves); very laid back
-Good friends



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7/4/18 5:57 A

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I am grateful this July 4th morning for:
• emails with T
• friend's lost cat quickly found and back home
• stronger independent practicing
• lots of exercise and fitness
• email from vet
• meeting with bosses and opportunity to add a new class to teach





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7/3/18 12:02 P



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Finding places with shade for this morning’s KJ walk with dear M
-Hammock meditations
-Latest coffee studies finding reduced mortality with up to 8 cups a day...wow!
-Laundry in wash waiting to be hung in the beautiful sunshine
-Amusing series to watch at middle of the night wake times

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7/3/18 11:44 A

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So grateful for my Mom's health



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7/3/18 11:38 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Being able to go back to sleep after waking at 5 a.m.
-A broken up and shorter work week due to 4th of July holiday
-Getting through a high intensity strength training workout yesterday with no ill effects today
-Being able to make a co-worker friend's birthday a little special
-Finding more organic cotton candy grapes at Trader Joe's



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7/3/18 3:40 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
• meeting with my boss J later this morning
• lots of good exercise and drills yesterday
• my health
• how matter-of-fact and relaxedly Desi took his carrier/car ride to and from the vet
• good results of my annual physical blood work
• improved sleep noticed from abstaining from even that one drink at 4pm
• more evidence of health benefits of coffee, even without caffeine





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7/2/18 11:07 A



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My appreciations this morning include:
-Remembering C with email exchanges from J-L
-Experimenting with addition of Quinoa to slow roasted veggies working out brilliantly
-Finishing tying shields while enjoying time with R and silly movie
-Getting out for KJ walk with M this morning while it was still cool and before I could make an excuse
-Really fat bumblebee flitting about a bush full of yellow blossoms
-A new day to celebrate life


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7/2/18 9:47 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A friend sharing a meal she cooked with me (and delivering it)
-Summer tomatoes
-A job I enjoy going back to after the weekend
-The kitty girls soaking up the sunshine this morning, highlighting their sleek coats
-Doing what I felt was fair in the situation where I made the mistake of hiring a friend



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7/2/18 6:13 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- health and healing
- finishing good book
- chat with parents yesterday
- hugs, kisses and i-love-yous
- pets and purrs
- naps, sleep and dreams





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7/1/18 1:06 P



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It is with joy that I begin this month with gratitude:
-Cutting the last of 10 pounds of organic strawberries I got for a song at Farmer’s Market
(bagged, drizzled with maple syrup and frozen for future sorbets, etc.)
-Sharing hearty breakfast of eggplant benedict with R after giant grey egret flew over us on the way
-Always expansive views of the Rockies, Flatirons and Stanley Lake where we go to see ‘our’ eagle
-Making all the best choices in my clothing layers for the transitioning weather
-Backyard time with R watching fire he made from apple tree trimmings and listening to blues


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7/1/18 12:09 P

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emoticon Happy Canada Day! emoticon

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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7/1/18 9:30 A

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Wow! How did we get to July so quickly? And as always, here is our monthly gratitude board, ready and waiting thanks to Rebecca!!!

On this first morning of July, I'm grateful for:

-Lots of rain, much-needed and bringing a bit of a cool-down in the temp
-Waking to the sound of rain on the roof and being able to enjoy it for awhile snuggling with kitties rather than getting up to get ready for work
-Playing my favorite word game yesterday afternoon with a friend who's been playing since childhood; and managing to even win a rare couple of games
-A walk and talk scheduled with my sister later this morning
-Morning stretches to gently wake the body (I learn from the kitty girls!)
-Receiving comforts from B on an emotional day
-Reconnecting with an old friend in Lincoln



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7/1/18 6:39 A

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emoticon Hi, hi, hi! Glad as always to see Rebecca's new gratitude thread all ready and waiting. emoticon Thank you kindly my gratitude buddy! Looking forward to Rebecca and Stephanie's emoticon posts this month as well as everyone else who joins us in this helpful, healthy habit. emoticon

I am grateful this July 1 morning for:
- naps with cats
- sudden growth of FB group I administer
- back scratchers
- helpful emails to and from vet
- interesting Pulitzer Prize winning ebook (from the library) about the actual Count of Monte Cristo



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6/30/18 6:58 P



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"Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." Robert Braathe

I appreciate every person who contributes and shares on this thread. As always please share 5 things you are grateful for, appreciate or are working for you. The daily gifts! emoticon

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