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8/31/18 6:40 P



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above link is to SEPTEMBER 2018 appreciation thread.
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8/31/18 12:14 P



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Here, on the last day of August counting among my many appreciations:
-Patio meditation time after busy morning
-Making just picked basil into lovely pesto
-New batch of applesauce made and so perfect it is
-Studio time with engaging cable series binge
-Fun dreams with plentiful sleep/rest
-Dear Mojo always at my side
-Great companions in this gratitude tradition

SEPT 2018 Appreciations/Gratitude thread will be posted by tomorrow morning!
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8/31/18 11:53 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Checking both areas of the house where leaks were fixed and all is well after lots of rain this week - yay!
-Taking time this week after a big project was completed to reorganize my office, get rid of old documents and create a clean, fresh start at work
-An invitation from a friend for a spelunking adventure that I sadly can't do because of prior plans (one of those times when I wish there were two of me!)
-Said invitation alerting me to a meetup hiking/adventure group I was unaware of that I'm going to join
-A payday Friday that leads into a 3-day holiday weekend; good stuff on many levels
-Plans to make Sunday dinner for a friend




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8/31/18 6:40 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- new music recordings
- good readings
- positive news of L's first full day back at work for a new semester
- traveling to a new-to-me venue for pickleball yesterday
- plans for lunch with mother today



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8/30/18 12:37 P

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-No hail damage (that I'm aware of) after being awakened by it pelting my kitchen skylight
-Electricity lost restored fairly quickly, allowing me to get to work on time
-Lounging in bed (Rebecca, I see a theme) listening to Mother Nature when the power went out and calming the kitties, who were startled awake by the hail
-Major work project completed this morning on schedule
-Phone call with my dear friend from Amarillo finalizing plans for our upcoming weekend trip
-My favorite Spin Pizza (and their great salads) today for lunch with co-workers; it's white pizza with spinach, whole roasted cloves of garlic & pine nuts



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8/30/18 11:16 A



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Among my appreciations this morning:
-Blue sky and clear view all the way to Pike’s Peak on KJ walk with M
-Plenty of studio time, rewarding and fun creative space
-More garden harvests prepared with attitude of meditation
-Patio meditation and renewing nap
-Lovely sunrise changing colors enjoyed from bed in lounge time

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8/30/18 6:45 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- time with parents yesterday
- phone conversations with L
- knowing that Desi and Lucy are safe and loved with L
- good games with welcoming local pickleballers
- decent sleep
- ordering L her first ever tablet computer (an ipad) at a good sale price



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8/29/18 11:30 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A new day of better driving conditions; both to and from work yesterday were dicey (many stoplights out after heavy afternoon rains)
-Hot showers, a great wake-up after a night of sleep
-Leaving early enough to stop for a tea at my favorite coffeehouse that will be closing in October
-3-day holiday weekend coming up (paid holidays)
-My great neighbors
-Those three kitties I live with, their unconditional love and amazing sensitivities



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8/29/18 9:06 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Completing all laundry
-Meditation/nap
-Watching unusual way R had for alleviating dread ahead stress
-Cable documentaries
-Fun with brain training
-Garden cucumbers made into salad

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8/29/18 6:42 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- a break from the routine
- seeing my parents
- packing lunch for the airport, thus eating more healthily and economically
- memories of all the cats that have filled my life with love and companionship (because yesterday was Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day apparently, I heard on FB)
- tv time with parents last night
- phone check-in with L



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8/28/18 11:11 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Being treated to lunch and having bonding time with old friend
-Heartfelt text thank you notes from another friend
-Fun game playing and energizing meditations
-Man cave time with R, finishing knot tying
-Much improved sleep sessions after luxury shower


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8/28/18 11:02 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Awareness and defensive driving
-Avoiding an accident when driving to work as a car was going the wrong way on a one-way street headed right for me
-The best co-worker friends I could ever ask for
-Being able to help a co-worker with an urgent deadline today
-Another good night of sleep
-Ibuprofen, a miracle drug in my book, though I try to not take it often


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8/28/18 3:02 A

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I’m grateful this morning for:
- smooth out-of-state drive to eye institute yesterday
- getting new prescription for glasses
- surprise email with pics from DC
- TSA Pre status meaning quicker security at airport later today
- extensive health info available online





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8/27/18 12:26 P

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A super solid night of sleep, especially appreciated after the night before
-A call from Beth's brother yesterday, almost a direct response to part of my labyrinth ceremony under the full moon Saturday night
-Seeing (and enjoying) the movie "Puzzle" yesterday at one of our indie theaters
-Making it to the store where I get my multivitamins (I'd been out for a week) and finding $3/off coupons tacked to the front of the display
-Running into one of my friends at the store
-The convenience of an ATM from my bank on the ground floor of my office building, so much easier than a drive-thru and some extra steps

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8/27/18 12:13 P



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My appreciations this morning include:
-Persevering with meditations, time and acceptance to get the sleep needed last night
-Laundry and other household chores incorporated into my day
-Finding a surprising result from quick sauté of beets before steaming them, reducing cook time by at least 60 percent
-Beets!
-Date for lunch and time to share life news
-Finding S’s dog is doing good after surgery

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8/27/18 5:55 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- getting glasses advice from L and parents before today's routine eye doctor appointment
- L and my mom's financial wisdom
- interesting dream about teaching
- electricity (we had a few hours without yesterday)
- the cat food can cap that arrived in the mail yesterday and immediately means I don't have to use plastic to keep open cat food cans covered.





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8/26/18 10:13 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Getting lots of things on my list done yesterday
-The stunning full moon over the labyrinth last night
-Sunday, that can be a low key day for me as I slept poorly last night
-Sunday morning church bells in the distance
-Meeting a dear old friend for breakfast shortly
-Kitty mani/pedis done yesterday and while they don't like it one bit, nobody stays mad (each mani/pedi is followed with treats and brushing)



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8/26/18 10:05 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Documentary “Morning Star” bringing back easily accessible memories of my own ocean sails
-Looking at the full moon with rainbow ring at circumference of it white aura circle
-Multiple eBay sales this morning, being mailed and handled by dear R
-Managing easily to make the two ladder climbs over to explore neighbors new flagstone deck, flounced with endless numbers of sunflowers and yellow daisies
-Date for breakfast with celebratory mood all around

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8/26/18 6:10 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- figuring out a simple way to feed Lucy separately from Desi (who was taking more than his share.) She can jump much higher than he can, so I have started feeding her on top of a dresser that he can't access.
- finishing an interesting book
- little neighbor girl coming over to scritch Desi's forehead during outdoor time
- an interesting Japanese sci-fi flick that I stumbled upon on Hulu
- delicious watermelon





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8/25/18 12:59 P



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My appreciations this morning include:
-Having a nightmarish sort of dream which:
1. Verified that I had actually logged some sleep
2. Realizing a worse case scenario was manageable for me
3. Retaining faith and hope free of fear
4. With anxiety revealed I know where to make efforts
5. Fresh appreciation for my reality/wakeful state
-Moving on from glitchy situation with R through clear and honest communications for the WIN-WIN
-Preparing, picking and making ready lots of garden harvest


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8/25/18 10:43 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A very solid night of sleep, the best I've had since last week
-Kitty girls sleeping in a bit with me this morning
-A freshly mowed lawn
-Beautiful moon last night giving me greater anticipation of a labyrinth walk tonight under the moon with a dear friend
-My morning talk with Cassie
-Going shortly for a needed hair cut and style



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8/25/18 6:38 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- good tools
- fun reading
- cheese
- my pickleball social life
- pics shared by my brother on FB
- L's smiles, laughter and happiness





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8/24/18 11:53 A



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My appreciations this morning include:
-3 short gravity bed hangs yesterday, completing shoulder cure making for awesome night of sleep
-Having the perfect little gift to make a friend’s day happier
-Emailing two versions of commissioned shield and client immediately buying them both
-Easy errands to post office and bank
-Wishing to see and egret and a white one landing in pond to watch while R and I had breakfast
-Awesome green beans for dinner

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8/24/18 10:54 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-My guiding principles
-Sunshine
-Working at home, which means regular visits and hangouts with the kitty girls
-Rosie's purring!
-No fires near any of my family (all live in and around LA)
-My work deadlines yesterday (7 of them) all fulfilled and our company website successfully QC'd first thing this morning
-Arranging phone date with friend difficult to connect with
-Talking to my adopted aunt's daughter (my adopted aunt turned 102 in June) to find out hospice details, making sure my aunt gave me correct info


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8/24/18 5:52 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- T's friendly instruction
- comfortable outdoor temps
- CW's interest in drills this morning
- getting to know J better
- interesting reading online this morning





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8/23/18 3:02 P

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GRATEFUL for all the firefighters trying desperately to control the many many fires in NW and British Columbia….. this includes the civilian National Guard troops!!
THANKFUL no fires actually are threatening my immediate area.

Patti
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8/23/18 12:38 P



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My appreciations this morning include:
-Wonderful visit with client and stellar ‘thank you’ text from her this morning
-Over 2 hours of brisk walking workout in lovely mall fresh filtered air
-Music, connected communications and shared sentiments on long views drive
-Allowing negativity to slide on by
-Big bunch of beet greens, cleaned and prepared for salad making

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8/23/18 11:55 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Still cool temps and more rain today, such a nice break from heat and humidity
-Dear friend sharing her crop with me; such a beautiful bowl of bright red cherry tomatoes I have at work today, popping them like candy!
-Getting a much-needed Trader Joe's restock shop done last night
-Plans to work from home tomorrow
-Work deadlines (plenty of them) flowing smoothly





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8/23/18 5:11 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
• thank you email from student T
• lesson later this morning
• togetherness with L at appointment
• forecast for a pleasantly cool morning
• open windows





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8/22/18 11:38 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-These amazingly cooler temps, this morning was again in the upper 60s with a high under 80; totally strange for August here
-Easily going back to sleep when animal noises outside woke me in the middle of the night
-Helping my neighbor in a small way each week; it makes me smile
-Hot tea (my coffeehouse closed early last night so I stopped this morning)
-Recognizing my impatience with resting my body for a week, especially during this cool weather, and finding other things to distract myself
-Deciding to keep my upcoming weekend plans VERY low key and get some home projects done


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8/22/18 10:14 A



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My appreciations today include:
-Good sleep/sweet dreams
-Thoughtful and kind email with good news
-Allowing myself a pretty much do nothing day
-Sharing easy time with R and M
-Walking opportunity in well filtered air


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I am grateful this morning for:
- nighttime insect sounds
- more interesting dreams
- going to sleep to real rain sounds
- addition of a strong player to drill group
- S's enthusiasm





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8/21/18 12:58 P



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My appreciations this morning include:
-Dr. Joel Fuhrman presentation on how nutrient values in food score (above chart) and effect appetite and health
-Being treated to lovely breakfast and short country drive with 2 shared hawk sightings
-Enlightening conversation with friend/shop owner who visited yesterday and mutually beneficial business
-Making dessert from first apple (perfectly sweet and tart) picked from our backyard tree this season...plans to make lots of applesauce as front yard tree is also drooping from bountiful crop
-Loads of green beans harvested by R for me
-Completing tying in cave time with R and Mojo

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8/21/18 11:14 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Cooler temps; yesterday was rainy/upper 60s, this morning is sunny/low 70s - wow! Makes a huge difference in my energy levels
-Successfully cleaning the pump in the kitty drinking fountain (no small feat) and bringing it back to life, saving myself $35 (for now); they were missing it
-Load of laundry ignored over the weekend now washed and put away
-Recognizing when I need to listen to those with experience and take a week off of exercise to let my body heal and rest
-Being able to help a friend in a small way
-Confirming brunch plans with friend I haven't seen in too long




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8/21/18 6:04 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- 2 hours of drills with CW and S
- fridge full of some of my favorite grocery items
- a fun/bizarre dream last night uniting different elements of my past
- listening to my body and treating recovery as importantly as training
- announcement of fitbit charge 3 which sounds very interesting





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8/20/18 12:43 P

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This morning (barely) I'm grateful for:

-Monday, the start of a new work week!
-Accepting with disappointment that I needed to cancel strength training with Robert today and rest my still-tired and sore body
-Finding a Netflix series yesterday that I'm surprisingly really enjoying - Godless - I'm not usually big into westerns but this is really good with great acting
-Signing up for my company's next healthy incentive program on nutrition (love staying up-to-date)
-Being ahead of the game on end-of-week project deadlines
-Planning to work at home on Friday




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8/20/18 10:55 A



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My appreciations this morning include:
-Cumulative sleep sessions adding up nicely
-Gazpacho made with ripened Cherokee Purples, so good
-Easy errand to Natural Grocers catching all the green lights
-Being reminded of yoga pose, doing it and fixing weird shoulder glitch
-Tackling long overdue dust bunnies under bed situation
-Shop owner arriving soon to re-stock

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8/20/18 5:33 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
• waking from bad dream to a better reality
• BG joining me unannounced for drill yesterday morning
• fun games with RB
• phone call with parents
• a good HRV reading this morning despite much exercise the last two days





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8/19/18 3:55 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-A much more solid night of sleep
-Truly, this amazing body of mine, especially when you take good care of it
-Kitty nurses, the best out there (if I can't have Beth, anyway)
-GBoomer's box picture ... yep, every new box around here is a new adventure for the kitties!
-Loving the thought of music meditation calming Mojo and Rebecca, storing it in my file cabinet (me and my girls don't like loud thunder either)
-Taking a chill day today, good both mentally and physically
-More light rain, another great break for the middle of August
-Frozen peas, my new best friend ... ha!



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8/19/18 12:16 P



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Completely savoring slipping into fresh sheets after full and active day
-Re-make of client’s shield done, ready to mail and already paid
-Binaural music meditation soothing me and Mojo after loud and thunderous storm
-Middle of the night heavy rain clearing smoky air and covering water needs for flora and fauna
-Sweet little birds sky dancing as I picked tomatoes
-Interesting CBS Sunday morning piece on study of how creating with our hands benefit our brains

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I am grateful for my husband who loves me unconditionally.
I'm grateful for God who loves me unconditionally.
I'm grateful for God who gives me strength.




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Stephanie, sorry to hear about your fall but glad you weren't hurt too badly! emoticon

I'm grateful this morning for:
• a new box for Desi and Lucy to play with
• no more puddle on the basement floor since AC drain tube was cleaned out
• fun reading
• good drills and games yesterday
• plans to visit county fair today





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8/18/18 11:20 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Happy to give-a-way some of our beans when R asked for his friend
-Swamp cooler helping to filter out some of the smoke in the air
-Laundry completed and getting an hour of cardio with household chores
-Long delightful catch up call with Cindy
-Client agreeing to price after I gracefully stuck to me guns
-Time now to vacuum while R is away.

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-This amazing body of mine; one of my hiking shoelaces came untied last night, I took a spill, have two knees and one elbow swollen/bruised, and still fine
-Despite the above, I met a nice group of people and the night hike was great!!
-Seeing a deer, nestled in its sleeping area (surprised it didn't run)
-Weekend kitty rituals, the extended version
-Having a massage scheduled this afternoon, much-needed though she might have to skip the knees and elbow!
-Plans to play my favorite word dice game with a friend at our favorite coffeehouse this afternoon before my massage
-Loving outdoors adventures



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8/18/18 5:42 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- learning how to clean out draining tube in air conditioner
- C and B agreeing to meet with me for drills later this morning
- 3rd pickleball class coming to a successful end yesterday
- seeing Desi figuring out how to open unlatched carrier door to get to treat inside
- D being kind about me forgetting our appointment



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8/17/18 12:00 P

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Friday! A few days of R&R coming right up
-Lunch plans today with a friend at one of my favorite restaurants within walking distance of my job
-Looking forward to my night hike tonight
-Rosie being so cute when she wants to play, actually trying to reach up to the shelf I keep her ball on
-The laughs I get with all three kitties who love playing in the closet; it's a treat in the mornings while I get ready for work (and they come out when called)
-Always, my health




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8/17/18 10:41 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Local community garden offers a take and trade tomorrow which is good option for over abundance of our bean crop
-Interesting coincidences with two Melissa’s with alias that include ‘Star’ both with shield inquiries
-dear dear Mojo always at my side
-Wish list ready for upcoming Gem/Mineral Show
-Meditation sessions

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I am grateful this morning for:
- purrs
- reconciliation with C
- arrival of L's package
- conversation with T
- J for confirming class set-up for this morning





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My appreciations this morning include:
-R uplifting mood all day long..contagious too
-Traffic delays and hot day making coming home all the sweeter
-Taking care issues with cell bill, in chat, so successfully that I was even complimented
-More than two hours of walking in beautiful mall
-Lots more garden harvests prepped and ready to enjoy

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8/16/18 11:20 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Everything being nice and green after the wonderful soaking rains we've had
-Being the kind of person who is always trying to improve
-SparkPeople and the principles I love
-Sunshine today that I hope dries the trails up so I can still go on my Friday night hike with the hiking group I joined
-Ordering a new and improved head lamp from Amazon (I had two, but one broke and one is older)
-Paying for the head lamp with a gift card I got from one of the attorneys I work with rewarding my work on a project with him (a small recognition program we have available to us)
-Continued improvement in my knee (I got through my strength training session yesterday just fine)



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I am grateful this morning for:
- Desi and Lucy's happiness and health
- a better than usual night's sleep
- getting lesson time and location workable and confirmed
- attending a one-time class last night
- being able to give granddaughters some tuition help





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8/15/18 11:13 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Continued light rain, exactly what we need
-Cooler temps and lower humidity; a lovely break for August
-An invite to a going away party Thursday night for one of my favorite baristas (he and his family are moving to Denver)
-Hilarious dream recall, still chuckling and trying to figure out why I'd dream of two lions and a black bear in my back yard (then one lion getting into the house)
-Knee feeling better today, thinking I can keep my strength training appointment
-Summer cantaloupe - so yummy



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8/15/18 10:20 A



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Among my many appreciations this morning:
-Invitation to visit out of state friends at A’s home
-Afternoon meditation and nap on back porch
-Seemingly success in being my own advocate on cure for cramp glitch
-Stocking up on zinc rich food that I noticed I have been lacking (salmon and cashews)
-New shower curtain brightening bathroom


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I am grateful this morning for:
- victory against one of my pickleball "rivals" yesterday
- seeing students enjoying the sport together
- cool air through open window
- my health and fitness
- grocery shopping with L





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8/14/18 11:44 A



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My appreciations this morning include:
-Roses
-Coffee
-Visits with neighbor’s adorable puppies
-Schedule allowing for re-set nap
-Lots of peppers ready to eat
-Salsa I made up inspiring me to make more

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8/14/18 11:30 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Today!
-Another solid strength training workout yesterday
-My good friend, Biofreeze, helping me with another sore knee (moved from right knee to left knee, go figure)
-Fortuitous timing of massage scheduled this weekend and my massage therapist, who's a miracle worker with trigger point work
-A soothing light rain, just what we needed and hoping for more of the same
-Tree Hut Brazilian Nut Organic Shea lotion ... ahhhhhhhhh



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I am grateful this morning for:
- injecting a little spirituality into my sports training slogan/mission statement
- a great first sleep
- good books from the library
- visiting a different branch of the library yesterday
- communications with granddaughters





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8/13/18 11:58 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A good night of rest, feeling very refreshed this morning
-Monday! I'm always happy for Fridays because it means weekend R&R time, but Mondays mean the start of a new work week
-78 degrees this morning that allowed for another drive to work with my sun roof open (no sun, but plenty of fresh air and birdsong)
-Catching up with a cousin I hadn't spoken to in awhile and getting news of her mother to pass along to my mother
-Having a wonderful conversation with my adopted aunt, now 102 years old
-Always, my health

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8/13/18 10:49 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Peach colored roses festooning our home from the 2 dozen R brought me yesterday
-Better than anticipated reply from lady who asked for commissioned shield
-Pesto made and peppers roasted and marinated from garden picks
-Awesome dream snippet recalled
-Feeling usual afterglow of KJ walk I took with M this morning

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I am grateful this morning for:
- knee seeming completely recovered from soreness from last week
- drills and games with B yesterday
- phone call with parents
- play time with kitties
- peace and quiet times like right now
- L



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8/12/18 2:14 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-A lazy Sunday!
-Being up until after midnight last night (rare for me) playing a dominoes game with friends before and after going out for a nice dinner
-Being able to go back to sleep for an hour or two when waking at my typical time, and the kitties just settling in with me
-Meeting a friend for tea shortly
-Catching up with my sister by phone this morning to make more plans for her arrival to celebrate my milestone next month (active plans! yay!)




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Among my many appreciations this morning:
-Better than usual sleep sessions and generally feeling of thriving health
-Being gifted Indian food cooked by native...so so full of awesome new tastes
(being all vegetarian, R has left it all to me which will be savored in several meals)
-Sharing our garden bounty
-Happy responses to emails and texts
-Visiting cats that R is caring for
-Getting package mailed to A for a surprise to her
-Finding shady parking spot for my restocking trip to Natural Grocers

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8/12/18 6:57 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
• the return of B from her travels and setting up 3 drill/practice sessions with her for this week
• good weather and outdoor times yesterday
• finishing good ebook from library
• finding an app with which to track Desi and Lucy's weights
• the knee physical therapy video that AE sent the link for and the two new-to-me movement exercises that I learned from it



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8/11/18 12:29 P

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This morning, I'm grateful for:

-Excellent dental and periodontal care
-A wonderful walk and talk with good friends, and their dog, Coda, last night
-One of my friends being interested in SparkPeople
-Playing fetch with Rosie this morning and other toys with Cleo and Cassie (Cassie is my jumper, Cleo is my balance beam artist)
-Replacing my book "The Four Agreements" after giving my copy to a friend
-Being able to quickly adjust to my favorite coffeehouse closing in October; it was a hangout for Beth and I; I quickly turned it to a positive in money savings

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Among my gratitude and appreciations today:
-Engaging dream with many vivid details about nurturing numerous people
-R surprising me with breakfast from Panera's
-Luxurious long shower clearing for new experiences
-Doing my best to commiserate with J on all his recent set-backs
-Meditation healing music of didgeridoo


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I am grateful this morning for:
- a fun, cheerful class
- more praise for my teaching
- increased playfulness of Desi and Lucy now that they are on a meal plan (rather than free feeding)
- email exchanges with AE
- FB exchanges with my mother
- plans for pickleball drills with B, C and A later this morning





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8/10/18 5:02 P

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Thankful that:
I'm healthy enough to have donated blood this week...
my garden is growing well enough to have donated 21# of produce to the food bank...
my DIL just started a 4 month substitute teaching assignment....

We are truly blessed....

Patti
"The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf: Lord of the Rings


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Among my many appreciations today:
-Enjoying “Hereafter” during last night’s sleep intermission
-2nd payment for shield received and already mailed, bonus no wait at PO
-Sunny, happy breakfast date at neighborhood café this morning
-Fun drive with hawk sighting to see house for sale that our friend re-built
-My always loving Mojo hanging close
-Meditations and new milestone reached


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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A really nice walk with a lovely breeze last night by myself at my favorite nearby park
-Being rewarded with half a rainbow (other half covered by clouds)
-Doing really well, feeling good cutting WAY back on sugar & Diet Coke (1/day)
-Making plans with a dear friend next month to celebrate in-between our birthdays
-Walk & talk tonight with a friend



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I am grateful this morning for:
- time with T and D yesterday
- my class scheduled for later this morning
- trying out new podcast from thinker I had been hearing about
- seeing the sun set earlier in the evening
- a good strength training session yesterday morning



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8/9/18 12:13 P



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Accepting my polyphasic sleep style and enjoying restored energy this morning
-More garden goodies prepared and savored
-Trying out new to us diner, so so food but good conversation worth the date
-Being able to respond to request for objective opinion on dealing with teenager
-Moving on easily when Art Museum date was cancelled
-Chance meeting with our former post office clerk, long enjoyable chat getting to know each other
-Amazing session in massage chair being demoed at Costco


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8/9/18 10:44 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-A solid workout yesterday, circuits with cardio and strength training
-Managing to ignore THREE boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts in the break room all day yesterday
-A lovely dinner out with a dear friend, bringing half home, and choosing to not have a glass of wine (my friend had a beer) and not have dessert
-The infusion pitcher I bought for $15 and the spa water I've been making at home, currently with fresh oranges; next up: strawberries, then cucumbers
-Driving to work with my sun roof open
-A clean house
-No plans tonight but a catchup call with my dear friend in Amarillo
-My sweet kitties, always happy to see me, even when I'm late with their dinner

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I am grateful this morning for:
- knee slowly recovering
- conversation and sharing with L
- registration filling up for new class
- music and cat play time
- fun reading
- getting haircut and chatting with barber about her pet birds





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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Logging abundant cardio minutes on house chores
-Spotless refrigerator, done in less than an hour
-Date for lunch and Art Museum with S today
-Reviewing last episode of Westword and unraveling some of my confusion
(S wanted to discuss it, so I did a fast forward option for recalling same)
-M meditating to 17th day of Oprah/Deepak set on back porch
-Still savoring backyard serenity and beauty


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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Quickly and successfully resolving a family issue
-My comfortable home
-Needed rain followed by sunshine and cooler temps
-Big enough rain to make sure the kitchen leak was fixed
-These amazing kitties I live with




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I am grateful this morning for:
- remembered lessons at the right time
- understanding from others that I need to rest knee
- chat with mother through our Echos
- continued improved sleep since abandoning caffeinated morning coffee and the afternoon alcoholic drink. the fitbit numbers clearly show
- living room time with cats and music
- successfully hanging Desi and Lucy's baby pics in the living room





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My many appreciations this morning include:
-R agreeing to take me to block party later this month, opportunity converse with all our neighbors
-Big happy surpri$e with this month’s consignment check
-Already preparing and mailing requested inventory
-Patience with creative setbacks that will just require a little time
-Perfect timing for breakfast date, being treated, good company and 2 hawks spotted on short jaunt
-Empathetic response to my answer on pricing model


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I am grateful this morning for:
- taking pictures at clinic yesterday that will not only be good souvenirs for myself but for others as well
- knowing to listen to my body
- tv watching with L yesterday
- GPS taking me to the same location by different (scenic) routes based on traffic congestion
- getting outdoor time with Desi and Lucy before the rain yesterday



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Mojo behaving with grace in the face of dogs that taunted him on our KJ walk this morning
-First of the long green beans picked and enjoyed for breakfast
-Text from J-L on his court success in Thailand
-Meditations, Brain games and routines
-Completing laundry and give-a-way box out for pick-up

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Feeling like I've had a big step forward in my grief process (fully remembering it has ebbs and tides and is not linear)
-My decision to schedule strength training on Monday/Wednesdays; it's even helped my typical difficult Monday morning transition back to the work week
-My wonderful hike Saturday and the nature feel-goods that still remain with me two days later!
-Focusing (again) on sugar and Diet Coke, trying to really limit both and it's going well; the only true failure is if I quit trying
-Having a job that I enjoy with people I enjoy
-Always, my health; I am ever grateful that I'm somebody who enjoys learning about health, exercise and healthy lifestyles



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8/6/18 5:33 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- yesterday's clinic with pro pickleballer, SJ and another one today with pro, TM.
- frugal subscription practices
- figuring out how to edit graphic layers on my computer's graphics software and using it to make facebook cover photo for group that I administer
- plans firmed up for drills and lesson this week
- Desi and Lucy's first birthday, and celebratory wishes from friends on facebook (including Rebecca and Stephanie) emoticon emoticon



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Today I'm grateful for:

-A fun afternoon playing my favorite dice word game with a friend; I'm getting much better at the game after many months, won more games than ever before
-Feeling the endorphin highs all day and night from my morning hike
-A lovely evening at home with no plans other than kitty time
-Quiet Sunday mornings
-A good phone catch-up with a dear friend who's been out of town
-Interesting news from my sister



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I am grateful this morning for:
- experiencing effectiveness of sports as a self psychology laboratory
- demonstrations of pro-level pickleball play at the Citi Open yesterday
- being relieved of early morning job this morning so I have more time
- Desi jumping into my lap these days for a little cuddle
- hugs, kisses and i-love-yous



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Interesting - my first post disappeared from the screen, though apparently it still posted (after I redid the post, of course). Don't know how to delete the duplicate, if I even can.

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Starting my day with a long hike in the woods and forests over well-maintained but rocky trail with good hills
-Meeting some interesting people with this outdoors group; happy I signed up for another hike (dusk/night hike) in a few weeks
-Having 13,000+ steps in before noon
-Long, hot showers after a great hike
-Plans to play my favorite word game with a friend this afternoon
-My plans tonight to stay home and hang with the kitty girls; fine company, they are



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My appreciations this morning include:
-Acupressure points most useful for sinus clearing
-Thought provoking visit with young boys who randomly rang our doorbell
simply exploring with the question, “What do you think is the biggest cause of suffering in our world?”
They were satisfied enough with my reply “Attachment” and what that meant to wish me well and move on
-Day on my own while R went to beer thing and exploring that style
-Catching the very beginning of “Bagger Vance” which I had forgotten of this still favorite movie
-Breakfast date next
-Meditation sessions, and dream fragments recalled


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I am gateful this morning for:
- good sleep and interesting dreams
- plans to attend my first ever Citi Open event and a pickleball clinic there later this morning
- a very social morning of pickleball yesterday
- seeing some of my students
- meeting new people





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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Another good night of sleep
-Friday, which means R&R time is coming right up
-A quiet night at home, including some extra kitty play time
-Freezer meals; awesome for nights I don't feel like cooking, and why I always cook extra when I cook
-Work project off my plate and on to the next reviewer
-Looking forward to morning hike in the woods tomorrow at park near where I grew up



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8/3/18 10:44 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-Swamp cooler aiding in filtering the very smoky air and Dry Oxy capsules C gifted me, boosting wellness
-Darshan reservation made for October (remembering the magic the last one brought)
-Getting new Shungite shields posted
-First Cherokee purples ready with chocolate cherries and basil to be made into gazpacho
-Picture I posted of friends new restaurant already has over 8000 views
-Checking in with trusted mechanic to find all is well with Mini S

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8/3/18 6:18 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- Stephanie asking and Rebecca identifying awesomely cute Mojo
- learning new tricks with Desi and Lucy
- receiving a generous gift
- arrival of package
- enjoying new brand of coffee this morning





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8/2/18 11:46 A



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Yes, Stephanie, that is my dear Mojo emoticon
My many appreciations this morning include:
-Shared sighting of hot air balloon, and 5 stunt planes flying in formation
-Early morning errands and healthy breakfast with sweet conversation
-The bliss of snuggling into bed after shower at end of full day
-Interesting series revealing a world new to me
-Happy email from M and affectionate text exchange
-Energy of Attraction: Manifesting Your Best Life meditations
-The stained glass art my friend A makes (below image ready to lead)


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8/2/18 11:32 A

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Aaaaaaw ... Rebecca, is that Mojo? Look at that sweet face and those soulful eyes!! What a beauty!!

Today, I'm grateful for:

-Having good energy yesterday so pushing myself harder in my strength training session with Robert
-According to my FitBit, I flatlined for 9 solid hours of sleep last night - wow! (I shouldn't joke about flatlining, but that's what my sleep chart looked like)
-Packing both breakfast and lunch today, ultra nutrient dense!
-Getting questions answered at work that I need to move forward with pending deadlines - whew!
-No smoke alarm chirping at 5:15 a.m. today (might have been why I was so tired last night, along with the strength training)
-A little bit of play time with Rosie last night, more to follow tonight



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8/2/18 6:09 A

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I am grateful this morning for:
- sticking to my training plan despite low energy, just taking it slower
- communication with B yesterday
- switch from free feeding to meal feeding for Desi and Lucy going well
- Rebecca and Stephanie's sweet beginning-of-month gratitudes
- L's spaghetti for dinner yesterday





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8/1/18 11:57 A



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My many appreciations this morning include:
-The special connection I have with Stephanie and GBoomer who continue to be part of my life through this practice
-blissful afternoon hammock meditation session under maple tree shade
-fully appreciating my robust health on KJ walk with M this morning to celebrate same
-waning moon in sky with whisper light mares tail clouds
-focus drawn to the one of many sunflowers that had a round bumblebee taking his breakfast
-certificate done and mailed within hour of request


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This morning, the first morning of August, I'm grateful for:

-Always, Rebecca's steadfast leadership in this amazing gratitude practice we share
-GBoomer, who has also become a daily part of my life through gratitude and cats
-New beginnings
-Another stunningly beautiful morning in the upper 60s, pretty much unheard of for July or August where I live
-A wonderful, long walk last night with two good friends and their dog; it was so nice out we walked until it was too dark to walk any farther
-That I was able to go back to sleep when a smoke alarm started chirping at 5:15 a.m. and I had to get up and disconnect it
-Chattering back and forth in Cassie talk, it seems to have become our morning norm
-Kitty games, so many of them



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8/1/18 7:00 A

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I'm grateful this morning for Rebecca keeping these threads going month to month, year to year and for her example of healthy, happy, creative, grateful living.

I'm grateful for Stephanie for our shared cat-love and for her daily gratitudes full of activity and fun.

I'm grateful to all gratitude posters for their inspiration and thoughts that often make me look at my own life with new eyes.

This morning I am grateful for:
- heavy rains in the middle of the night
- play with Desi and Lucy
- news of a new student joining by word of mouth
- rejecting applicant to FB group I run after doing research and finding he was only joining community groups like mine for marketing reasons
- health and exercise every day



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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!


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