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OK!!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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Since it is May, a new thread is going on...
MAY 2009 is up and running
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Come join us there!


~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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5/3/09 8:10 A

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Gratitudes:

for a nice day yesterday

for a great Kentucky Derby race, and that I only placed 'fantasy' bets

that the Capitals won the first game of their playoffs

that I can now listen to pandora music at home while I work

that I got some gardening done

and most of all

that my husband did such a fantastic job playing at the Pops Concert last night!!!


To make this work for the long term

LET IT TAKE TIME
ONE DAY AT A TIME
ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED
WHEN YOU CAN'T FOCUS ANYMORE, EAT.

-- kinch417

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

--Michael Pollan

Short term goal: Lunch
Long term goal: Dinner

-- OA Member


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Gratitudes:

for having saved the money for all the things we have to pay for now

for finishing the family list of contacts

for friends

for being able to help out our garden club today

To make this work for the long term

LET IT TAKE TIME
ONE DAY AT A TIME
ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED
WHEN YOU CAN'T FOCUS ANYMORE, EAT.

-- kinch417

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

--Michael Pollan

Short term goal: Lunch
Long term goal: Dinner

-- OA Member


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My Attitude of Gratitude this last day of April ...

~ for AT's leadership in setting up this community

~ for awesome meetings today with my team as we create a brighter future for all together

~ by brother and his unending enthusiasm

~ coming home to a clean house

~ an evening alone to get a major project completed with my favorite music on hand

~ my funny son and the joy we share in our relationship

~ that my children survived my naive, unskilled parenting and lived to tell about it :)

~ the smell of the earth after a rain ... this quote from a friend's sister ...

" And the smell! It rained that afternoon, and there is nothing like the smell of the desert after a rain. It’s a heavy , musky almost minty smell that burns cool when you breathe it in. It’s as if the desert is so grateful for the rain that she offers up that rich earthy smell as her thanks."



Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, “We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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4/30/09 4:12 P

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***** PLEASE NOTE *****

Today is the last day of April.

Tomorrow...start posting on the MAY 2009 thread. It's waiting for YOU!

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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On this last day of April, I express gratitude
* For all of you, who have taken up this practice of regularly posting gratitudes...who share their lives and stories on these pages.
* For the discovery of this practice in my own live and the richness it has brought to my existance
* For resolution of a "near-conflict" with one of my new co-workers (I'd been forewarned about her!) which was accomplished by my stepping back and non-reaction.
* For a presentation last week defining the difference between aggression and assertion, which came to mind in the midst of this encounter. I chose to be assertive, and not react to her aggression!
* For another day of staying on track with my calories and clean eating.

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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4/30/09 3:36 P

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Gratitudes:

that the husband didn't have an accident after his car quit on him yesterday

that I was able to help him out with the car and getting home afterward

that a college buddy plans on being in the area next month

that I received a special tribute from my former boss

To make this work for the long term

LET IT TAKE TIME
ONE DAY AT A TIME
ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED
WHEN YOU CAN'T FOCUS ANYMORE, EAT.

-- kinch417

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

--Michael Pollan

Short term goal: Lunch
Long term goal: Dinner

-- OA Member


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afternoon appreciaions include:
~hearty breakfast out with my man
~lovely manicure with favorite technician
~brisk walk with dogs among chirping birds
~friendly neighbors
~getting great night's sleep

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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4/30/09 12:45 P

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~great lunch of Roasted Yellow Pepper Soup
~working to empty my In-boxes
~mending nearly done
~cooler day so no need for a/c
~my parents are doing okay and Daddy says he believes he will live a lot longer
~10 hours of sleep last night
~brief happy-niece visit
~purring-cat enjoyed the brushing immensely
~don´t need to get groceries this week
~old Alfred Hitchcock films

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grateful
~for awareness of small improvements
~to feel "fed up" with my diet
~for ice massage
~to have a bit more help at home
~for daily practices

peace,
~ann

"Barn's burned down...
now I can see the moon."
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4/30/09 11:07 A

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I am grateful for the present day emoticon and
*beginning to clear the clutter internally and externally
*my sister's successful knee surgery
*oldest daughter's completion of the marathon 5th in her age group and her continued athletic abilities
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* email friends and their updates
* Good books and stories

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Congratulations Carol on moving into your new home. Much happiness ~ praying that your home will always be filled with peace and love.

Thursday Blessings and Thankgiving:

~ Time to give thanks for the beautiful weather.
~ Sunshine and low humidity.
~ A blue sky with small fluffy snow white clouds dotted throughout. Can hope they turn into rain later! Thank you for this day Lord.
~ The sweet feeling of Peace and tranquility. The mind free to commune with the Father.
~ So many needs this morning Lord, meet them all.

Hope all of you have a sunny beautiful day filled with peace and love even if it is raining.

God Bless you all,
Momma Dot
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4/30/09 9:37 A

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Good morning my dear friends...I have missed you the last couple of days, but always praising my blessings.....Today's gratitude's include..

~~finally getting the keys to our new home! Yea!!!
~~my family working as a team to accomplish our goal
~~for baby steps
~~determination
~~goals
~~always trying to do the next right thing
~~humility (always remembering where I came from)
~~springtime (rebirth)

All of you have a blessed day today..peace, Carolyn


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Remember to smile more, to laugh more, to think before we speak, to love like there is no tomorrow, to not be afraid to be honest, to reach out and hug someone that needs it!


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4/30/09 7:38 A

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Today I am grateful for:

* A voice!

* Thoughts!

* Feelings!

* Words!

* Time alone!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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- Grateful for the dew drops on the daffodils outside my room
- Grateful for the birds singing
- Grateful for the vast sky
- Grateful for the support of friends
- Grateful for all the beauties of nature

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4/29/09 10:25 P

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Gratitudes today...
* Catching a glimpse of the rose garden (in full bloom) as I drove past the capitol today.
* Knowing I only have next week out of the office and then I will be "home" downtown again
* Herbs bursting with new growth, and my first small harvest of fresh basil
* Knowing that the detox I am in is contributing to my fatigue and irritability...and knowing in a few days I'll feel like myself again
* For Vivian being so gracious tonight, when I admitted I'd forgotten our dinner date (and hadn't checked emails to notice she'd reminded me!)
* For staying within my calorie range again....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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4/29/09 10:01 P

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Wednesday Blessings and Thankgiving:

~ Grateful for a beautiful day of rest.
~ Time to spend helping others on SP
~ Time to pray for the many on my prayer list.
~ Thanks for a good nights sleep.
~ For friends and family that are such a blessing to me.

Goodnight and God Bless you all.
Momma Dot


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Today I am thankful our cruise to Mexico vacation has been changed to a more Northern adventure. emoticon counting down...3 days left.

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My attitude of gratitude today ...

~ excellent adviser meeting with great idea generation for continued success in business

~ that so many of our wheels are running smoothly

~ for a small gesture toward reconciliation

~ ability to meditate and release on emotions even at the tiniest level

~ eye cream for sore, puffy eyes

~ dancing lesson tonight which will help take my mind off things

~ all of you here

Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, “We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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Afternoon appreciations include:
~awesome bike ride watch Spring budding and greening
~hot shower after long workout
~magical motivating music
~happy harmony at home
~health, strength and stamina

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4/29/09 1:00 P

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~positive thoughts even though I didn´t sleep well at all
~resolving an online account problem
~ordering a Mother´s Day gift for my mom
~sending a lovely card
~a college pal found me!
~hungry kits
~hungry turtles
~a LOT of reading yesterday!

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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Sherrie, What is bed yoga? Happy to hear it cleared your headache!
My gratitudes of the last couple of days include
- The suprise of seeing an old friend from Melbourne who took a couple of days off from her walk on the pilgrimage trail of St Jacques de Compostella to see me.
- And the serendipity of taking her on a walk with a close friend and her father who was also visiting, to find that the father knew the parents of the friend from Melbourne .... (have I confused you all?)
- That all of us (the friend, her father and the other friend from Melbourne) all love good food and that I have been able to enjoy two wonderful dinners out with them.
- That we could successfully host and raise money for 6 monks from a monastery in South India.
- For the honest insights that a close friend shared with me about his experience of being in retreat.
- For getting back into the swing of planning long adventurous walks in the region of Languedoc Roussillon, and being shown great French hiking websites

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I am grateful for
*the process of conflict resolution
*happy indoor plants
*a great dinner last night
*quick hearing this am
*continued spring happiness
*return of a colleague from her cruise
*A car ride around Belle Isle and memories left behind

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Today I am grateful for:
~ my daughter saying I was a miracle worker and being very happy for my help with her school musical
~ seeing the impact of my efforts during rehearsal last night
~ the calories burned and muscles strengthened while working on the set
~ continued clearing, feeling almost normal now
~ that the headache I had when I woke up, went away after doing bed yoga
~ the miracle that is my body
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste, sherrie

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



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On this day, I am grateful for

~ falling back to sleep before dawn
~ a good book
~ financial serenity
~ quiet mornings
~ the garden

Catherine
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TODAY I'M GRATEFUL

* I forgot to turn on my alarm last nite and I got 30 minutes extra sleep --- AHHHHHH

* Once my work is done I can head to the coast

* Cool sunrise --- several shades of yellow/gold/orange/red mixing with blue, white, and gray.

* Virtual Java from my friend Susan!

PEACE
KEITH

If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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4/29/09 9:36 A

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Today I am grateful for:

* Plants!

* Portable Greenhouse Starter boxes!

* Gardening!

* Tilling!

* Waiting and watching Nature work!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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Mornin' all! I'm grateful this early morning ~~

~ for insightful SP participants, and the wisdom expressed in the blogs
~ for yoga ahead
~ for a good read with some surprising information that is fascinating me
~ for organizing the recycling process and getting some delivered (we're way out in the country)
~ for my resilient spirit

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


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

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

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Today I'm grateful for:

- a new Bob Dylan album playing on Rhapsody
- the recovery benefits of meditation
- another nice neighborhood walk with L yesterday, sharing "news and goods" and mutual appreciations.
- a new pile of library books
- the possibilities of a new day

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Tuesday Blessing and Thanks:

1~ For the strength to volunteer today.
2~ For a Bible study that is a joy.
3~ For friends to enjoy it with.
4~ A son whose surprise visit was unexpected and a delight.
5~ Email tonight from another son who has started emailing me every night. A nice surprise.

God Bless everyone!
Momma Dot

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Today I am grateful for continued beautiful Spring weather. For orchids blooming
For friends near and far to support my efforts
For a wonderful walk in the somewhat breezy mid day to stretch my lazy legs



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Today I am grateful for:

* Ambition!

* Passion!

* Dedication!

* Perseverence!

* Results!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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Loved reading of all of your good health reports, and of Cindy's inner strength through this difficult time....My own gratitudes consist of
* our realtor...her knowledge, her wisdom and her calm to balance my own anxiety
* for wildflowers dotting the surface of the planet, adding to the beauty of our drive home last night
* for my husband doing most of the driving last night, and getting us home safely
* for having clean sheets ready for us upon late arrival
* for making it through the day, despite sleep deprivation and sore back (early night tonight!)

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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This afternoon I am grateful for:

--getting a clean bill of health during my biannual checkup with my oncologist (yea!!!)

--a parking place near my doctor

--finding a small piece of beef fillet on special to have tonight with green beans, grilled mushrooms, and a baked potato with yogurt cheese

--realizing I wasn't really hungry; so I didn't take myself out for lunch

--covering fresh ginger with sherry in a jar where it keeps forever--almost like fresh, and the added sherry flavor never hurt anything I've cooked

--my wonderful, still-sharp 83-year-old internist I've been seeing for over 30 years; I will miss him deeply when he's gone

--realizing I am free to think anything about anything--as long as I don't actually act on the bad thoughts
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--giving the young fellows (One told me he was 25--I literally have towels older than he!) upstairs a good half of the cowboy beans I cooked last night

--the plethora of free activities in San Francisco

--this place that helps me remember just how lucky I am

Peace and blessings,

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Whatever befalls the earth befalls the son of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
--Chief Seattle-

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
-e.e. cummings-

Every second is a door to eternity. The door is opened by perception.
-Rumi-

Fire is the test of gold, adversity of brave hearts.
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Hi everyone - hope you are having a great day and looking for wonderful experiences!
Today I am truly grateful for:
1. meeting up with two old best friends today
2. enjoying walking to and from my exercise class
3. being able to walk very quickly now - it's almost one year since my knee replacement!
4. money in the bank
5. summer clothes from last year that are tooo large!! (Yeah!)

Enjoy the day. Cheers, Celia
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My attitude of gratitude today ...

~ for what seemed like a quick physical therapy session this morning

~ for calling off work today and going back to bed after restless night

~ that the storm cloud over us now will hopefully pass soon

~ for the strength to stand up for what I believe in

~ loving and encouraging call from my brother

~ the chance to catch up with friends tonight visiting from Europe

~ the smell of rain

Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, “We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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Afternoon appreciations include:
~agreeable weather for dog walking
~enjoying the deep clear blue sky on our walk
~errand done easily
~catching up on news of Alaska from friend just returning from a year in Fairbanks
~client appointments made

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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Today I am grateful for:
~ continued clearing of congestion
~ making amends
~ hope
~ breath
~ laughter
~ love
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste, sherrie


Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

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



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Spring mornings
Apple blossoms
Other people's children who need me
Asparagus roots
Strawberry plants
Self striping washable wool sock yarn
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If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. ~ Dag Hammarskjold


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I AM GRATEFUL FOR:

* 4 days (in a row) of positive thinking

* Funny birds in the bird bath

* Croaking frogs celebrating in our neighborhood

* Fresh Catfish & broccoli yum yum

PEACE
KEITH

If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-- Aeschylus


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I am thankful for:
Mum still with us but fading slowly
a fantastic sunny day
an interview for a new job at the hospital and she said she was calling my references!
dd, ds, and dh who are helping out and being so great
my life and how it has panned out, mostly good with some really rough patches that have shown me to appreciate the good.
HUGS

Cindy

Atlantic time zone



Cindy in Atlantic Canada

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way, if you don't you will find an excuse.
ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!!!!


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I am grateful for
*the beautiful spring rain and the earthy smell left behind
*my workout buddies who continue to motivate me and inspire me with their smiles
*speaking with my daughters
*great music at the office
*I am happy for my friend's success
*I am grateful for all the blessings especially those I do not see

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~two BIG projects out-of-the-way
~niece´s dress is beautiful and she loves it
~dove cooing in the backyard
~sparrows chattering, too
~a day off today to do whatever I please
~feeling hungry
~books to read, esp. my favorite author, James Michener
~phone call to my parents and they are doing well
~chatting with my kids and they are safe
~cloudy day - hoping it rains just-for-ME!

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Grateful for my nun sister Snogum's return back home from the East.
For my shedding and celebrating a 50 lb loss with just feeling good about it which is gratefully enough of a celebration.
For my dear spiritual friend sharing his tread mill with me this winter to help make the loss possible.
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Today, I am challenged to be grateful that I retain some skills and gracefully accept my loss of others.

If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. ~ Dag Hammarskjold


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Today I am grateful for:

Long overdue house projects that are finally getting done!

Super warmm days, high of 28 degrees...Wow!

Really great team at work!

My cute little boy!

Kristine

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Appreciations this chilly evening include:
~having a feeling of accomplishment for a good day's work and the inclinations to be productive
~really clean kitchen done with appreciation for having a kitchen
~Box of give-a-ways, gone
~helping my man
~Winter snow that started my day nearly all melted

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For this comfortable corner of the world where you can feel the warmth of your friends arms around you. the cool breezes flowing through the leaves and tossing fragrance of roses into each room. For warm throws to wrap my feet and keep me perfectly poised for a little nap.



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~SparkPeople
~SparkInfo
~SparkConnections
~SparkFriends
~SparkChallenges
~SparkTeams
~SparkPages
~Sparksaflying!

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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So thrilled to see all these positives abound in our lives :)

Old email from Tut the Universe that I kept ...One of my favorite things about time and space, Noreen, is that absolutely NOTHING can ever happen there that can't be seen as a blessing in some wonderful way. Perspective rules, The Universe

My attitude of gratitude today ...

~ clean bill of health after test today and waking up from anesthesia, the care givers who all shop in my store and joked with me

~ my DH who provided a ride, lunch and grocery shopping afterwards

~ that we were able to take our convertible and the wonderfulness that is well .... driving in a convertible

~ a symphony of birds who refused to let me sleep in this morning outside my bedroom window

~ sleeping with the windows open and that wonderful feeling of being kissed by a cool breeze

~ and finally, the new "prep" for my test was quick and easy and not a gagger like in the past

Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, “We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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Just to clarify...NOT Patrick's Point, but along the bluffs north of Fort Bragg, CA. Near Mackerricher, and then later, into Otis Johnson park...

Today, I am thankful
* For connecting with a very dear friend who I lost touch with 20 years ago!
* For facebook, that led me to her (and forced me to join to contact her)
* For knowing after all these years, her marriage is still intact (I know of her early struggles)
* For the winds blowing off the ocean. Invigorating, stimulating and generating white caps on the sea.
* For the opportunity we have had to spend so much time in Mendocino county....

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Today I am grateful for:
~ the ability and willingness to be helpful
~ the beauty of dance
~ the power of music
~ breath
~ the congestion and fatigue of yesterday easing a lot today
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste, sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

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



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Blessings in my heart today:
* holding our 8 week old great-nephew for the first time and having him smile as if it was a smile from God, meant just for me.
** a road trip to Paradise, CA by way of The Feather River Canyon---so beautiful in all the colors of Spring.
*** a simple, yet amazing, man in my life. I have never been so loved.

Edited by: GENUINRUBY at: 4/27/2009 (18:25)
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Good marvellous monday morning everyone!!
Today I am truly grateful for:
1. finding an old friend in a new place - happy chance!!
2. making it through the month again, in the black!
3. wonderful times lately with friends and family
4. getting a relatively positive reply from the newspaper editor about my article-proposal (positive but no money to buy any articles at present)
5. all my get up and go energy lately!!

Cheers, Celia
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Good Beautiful Afternoon, my dear fellow sparkers..

Today's Blessings include.....

~~gorgeous weather
~~my wind chimes playing a beautiful song
~~my hard-working husband
~~my grateful children who at such young ages understands what true gifts (blessings) are!
~~that I am not beating myself up over the SOLID CHOCOLATE BUNNY that was screaming my name late last night..
~~a new day......Peace, Carolyn


Remember to smile more, to laugh more, to think before we speak, to love like there is no tomorrow, to not be afraid to be honest, to reach out and hug someone that needs it!


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I am grateful,
*For beautiful spring mornings, breezes and sunshine
*Gardening and helping others establish their gardens
*Family
*celebrating hubby's b'day
*Farmer's market and their incredible optimism
*Spring feelings

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I'm grateful this Monday morning for:

- coming HOME, after a weekend away.
- a walk in the hills of central Virginia on Saturday afternoon.
- lot of playful interactions with people over the weekend.
- my sense of humor, and how I can use it to make my life and the lives of others more relaxed and more fun.
- the soy latte that I just finished.

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This morning, I am grateful for

~ rain
~ a good night's sleep
~ a pleasant weekend
~ phone calls home to my family

Catherine
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Good morning! I'm so happy to be here among all of you expressing thanksgiving ~~

~ to be a part of this amazing community of exceptional beings who honor the practice of taking time to express some of what's RIGHT in our lives
~ fond remembrance of the yearly family summer camping trips to Patrick's Point
~ the morning bird song, scampering bunnies and timid deer that I enjoyed as I walked out to post a letter in the mail box
~ Bob Dylan's poetic gift, his music wafting to me from my housemate's room
~ my organic fair trade cupa' cupa', a wonderful morning ritual

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


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

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

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Today I am grateful for:

* Pencils!

* Tape measures!

* Table saws!

* Wood!

* Fences!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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Monday morning gratitudes include
- A Virtual Hot-Tub which I just received as a goodie, and the fantasy of using it.... which reminded me of the mineral hot spring that I experienced recently in Taiwan which was truly soothing for the body
- the singing of birds, still sparkled by the spring, even if today is foggy and overcast
- The pleasure of food
- The joy of yoga
- getting to know more spark friends through sharing gratitudes


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Seals, redwoods and trilliums... hmmm are you near ana nuevo point?
Or norther than that? Patrick's Point?

If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. ~ Dag Hammarskjold


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Sensing the joy on this page today, I express gratitude
* For the opportunity to walk along the ocean
* For the harbor seals who looked SO relaxed on the rocks.
* For finding an elusive trilium in a redwood forest
* For having hubby commit to eating healthy so we can "start over" once again
* For the health of my family

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Hi everyone - I'm just heading off to bed after some of the busiest days ever! But, better late here, than never!!
Today - and every day - I am truly grateful for:
1. friends who are so helpful, supportive, engaging, funny, and just plain great!
2. family members whom I love to bits!
3. beautiful sunny days for walks in the sun, and making flowers grow, leaves to pop green all over
4. exercise program nearby that is a great challenge for me - definitely getting me working!
5. good news from the newspaper editor I contacted.

Have a wonderful week, everyone. Cheers, Celia
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Gail, Many thanks for sharing your sensory experiences. I felt I was right there with you!

Today I give thanks for:

--warm clothes to keep me cozy during our chilly spring weather

--solitude

--farmers market artisan rye bread

--a good night's sleep

--new, local Spark fiend with whom I seem to have much in common

--the pleasure in reading and learning my parents instilled in me

Peace and blessings,

Michelle





Whatever befalls the earth befalls the son of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
--Chief Seattle-

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
-e.e. cummings-

Every second is a door to eternity. The door is opened by perception.
-Rumi-

Fire is the test of gold, adversity of brave hearts.
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TODAY I'M GRATEFUL FOR

* Eyes and brain that can absorb the poetic gratefulness of GAILNTHENSOME

* Time to rest and nap on a lazy Sunday afternoon

* Dreams that fold back and forth from reality to fantasy to sci-fi to horror to goofy to the unexplainable

* Finding so many friends who understand the power of LOVE

PEACE
KEITH

If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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Today I am grateful for my my body's physical senses.

Hands with so many nerve endings I can feel the soft silky warmth of my semi-devoted feline companion. Fine hair rooted in follicles that can feel the breeze across my skin.

Ears that hear the sounds of life around me, The voices of my neighbor to the north and his friend as he shows the results of his latest work in his carefully tended back yard. The birds who prefer my yard bursting with barely managed shrubs and trees both sounds are welcome in my ears. The spring frogs yelling their celebration of spring in the evening.

Eyes that see the glowing green spring fire on the mountains that surround me on three sides as the sun dips down toward the Pacific into the space between the clouds and the horizon.

Tongue to perceive the taste of the volunteer watercress growing from between the rocks where I used to have a fish pond. So green and sharp and lively.

The sensory receptors in my sinuses that smell the perfume of the last of the Winter Daphne and Viburnum burkwoodii with its perfect little pink and white bouquets and best of all the scent of the awakening fecund earth.



Edited by: WOOLANDWOOD at: 4/26/2009 (19:10)
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