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Today I am grateful for:

* Competition!

* Team Spirit!

* Cooperation!

* Fair Play!

* Motivation!




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If you're here, you're stuck in the past...
Go to AUGUST 2009!

Edited by: IAM1WEVRY1 at: 8/1/2009 (22:52)
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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Gratitudes:

that I was actually able to get some gardening done today

that we hadn't gone too far to my brother's house when he called the cell phone to say he was at our house (sometimes mix-ups happen)

that we were able to show him some of our pictures from Japan and give him his gift.

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

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Today I am grateful for:

* Concepts!

* Rules!

* Principles!

* Logic!

* Sudoku!





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Thanks, Maha.

********** THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED ***************

PLEASE START POSTING ON THE AUGUST 2009 THREAD
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~~~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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...and here's where we hang out starting today --

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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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Today I am thankful for...

~Another day clean!

~Having the day off tomorrow!

~A super busy, super fast night on the shuttle!

~A really great few hours spent with Florida man after work:)

~My co workers who are my "other" family who always have my back on every situation and proved that tonight yet again

~Squeezing the gym in before work even though on borrowed time

~How beautiful my city is all lit up at night

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
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Grateful for:

~a good, productive half-day at work (we work longer hours from M - TH so we can have a half-day on Friday..but we work HARD!!!!)

~a nice, enjoyable Friday afternoon with my mom.

~that it's the weekend...always so good after a hard week of work.

~Excited that I am going to actually go to a REAL group exercise class tomorrow... yoga is great, too, but I am excited about doing real hard core exercise tomorrow.

~that I made it through July, and now it's August tomorrow.

Edited by: ABQUEST at: 7/31/2009 (23:35)
~Risa
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My Awesome Attitude of Gratitude this evening ...

~ Awakening again last night and going outside to sit on the porch and view the eerie fog that settled on our farm

~ Cats playing king of the hill while I sat

~ Luther Van Dros at 3:30 AM ... ahhhh

~ Massage and pedicure with B

~ Meeting her daughter and the plan to hire her to help me with some organizing in my house

~ Getting 1/2 the house cleaned today - the rest must wait until the cooking frenzy abates in our kitchen as we prepare for 65 people to arrive tomorrow!

~ Taking a short nap and being awakened by the smell of my son cooking dinner

~ Deciding that I didn't want to attend a baseball game with husband's family tonight and instead going to the dance

~ Fun people there with much laughter

~ Being able to ride with the top down as the rain has finally stopped

Edited by: NORLANA at: 7/31/2009 (23:25)
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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On this final evening of July (where has the time gone?), my gratitudes include:
1. Philosophy;
2. Diversity;
3. Tolerance;
4. Discussion; and
5. My own religion, that happens to take various pieces from others, to mold into what works for me.

Have a wonderful night all - talk with you soon, but next month!

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7/31/09 6:47 P

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Today I am grateful for my physical body --

* That I can walk and move with ease!
* That all my systems are working!
* That I am healthy!

Kathleen

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. - A. DeMille

No matter what you’re feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think you’re stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It’s a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptab


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****** STARTING SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, POST ON AUGUST 2009 ********

(but NOT til then....)

Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 7/31/2009 (16:46)
~~~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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Oh, it is the last day of July...time DOES fly by.

Today's gratitudes include
* Having the benefit of taking time off when needed
* Booking the first real getaway vacation we've taken in years! Only 5 days, but they will be GOOD days!
* Re-establishing traditions that have fallen by the way side
* Finding something I thought I'd lost
* An exciting weekend with family ahead.

~~~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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This windy afternoon my gratitudes include:
1. Walk and 20+ mile bike ride before the storm that was brewing and is now here
2. Clean sheets and great sleep last night
3. Easily fixing ipod/iTunes issue
4. Date tonight for Indian Buffet
5. All the resources on the web

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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I am grateful for:.

Having the energy yesterday to walk a good distance, and come home with lots of food from Safeway;

Back to eating more seafood again;
My wonderful dinner last nite of prawns and tofu;

Back to eating more vegies again;

Wonderful visit with brother on Wednesday,

My life getting richer with new people/friends;

My safe and secure apartment (after all the moving around and room-mate problems for years);

Seeing my brother gain some control over changing his "bad mood" so we could enjoy ea. others company.


Strength is the capacity to break a Chocolate bar into 4 pieces with your bare hands and then Eat just 1 of the pieces."
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On this glorious Friday, I am thankful for

* my frugality, that I am still able to afford my expenses even after 5 months with no income
* great weather
* the power of music to soothe
* having a computer in the house
* this website and the people I meet here.


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Gratitudes:

that things have run smoothly so far this morning

that the daughter's laptop arrived intact

for another day of work

for a good husband and a good daughter

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

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7/31/09 9:53 A

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~playing fun games with friends
~hearing son´s voice and having a delightful conversation
~dreaming (REM, yes!)
~morning coffee
~cool breeze today
~planned exercise for August
~searching for my July reward for sticking to my SPJourney
~thinking of MAHA on her trip
~feeding my soul with truth
~smiling with YOUR gratitudinal expressions

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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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I'm grateful this morning for:

- doing a simplified strength training workout yesterday, although I am "on vacation".
- getting a good night's sleep last night.
- looking forward to hiking another mountain today with L.
- L preparing me a bowl of her cottage cheese, fruit and cereal mix for breakfast just now.
- an interesting book I'm reading about an Australian's experiences in India.

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Very cool website. Thanks Norlana...and Maha!

I signed up for the daily dose of love...hmm. I can use it!!!!

This morning I am grateful for:

~Good night's sleep

~My cat waking me up.

~Hooray for Friday, and I'm just looking forward to the day. I'm spending time with my mom this afternoon.

I'm now going to do my yoga routine to start my day.

Have a good day, everyone!

~Risa
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GRATEFUL that MAHA pointed me to this website a while ago and recieving my daily dose of Universe love ...

www.tut.com/notes/?action=notes#Sign
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Every single minute of every single day, they're there.

They may be hidden behind circumstances, people, or light poles. Challenges, closed doors, or lost keys. Camouflaged, dovetailed, or whispering. Purring, kissing, or hissing. But more often than not they're laying about in the open, under a clear blue sky, in plain view. Absolutely. Guaranteed. You'd throttle me otherwise.

10,000 reasons to be happy.

Jumanji, baby -
The Universe



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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good morning dear friends,

gratitudes include

- Sprouted wheat bread for breakfast

- My new climbing rose, Lady Penelope. She cost 5 Euro, reduced from 40 - she's budding and about to bloom! emoticon

- the anticipation of a long day of practice and chanting in out temple (to mark a special day in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, the birth of Padmasambhava, who was the main Indian master who took Buddhism to Tibet 8 centuries ago)

- the anticipation of traveling to Switzerland tomorrow for a large event with His Holiness the Dalai Lama (I probably won't have the chance to post for the next week.... see you all again in August!)

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Tonight before going to bed I am deeply grateful for:
~ my family and friends
~ (that includes all of you!)
~ cooler weather!
~ making healthy food choices all day
~ surpassing my cardio goals again even after upping them substantially
~ enjoying my bike riding and other activities
~ Alberta street fair (celebration of community spirit)
~ Kathleen (Dokey...) verbalizing the way I feel when I say...
~ more blessings than I could ever list
Be well all!
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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Today I am grateful for:

* My first post here today!

* My first message today!

* My Awesome Friends today!

* My Wonderful memories today!

* My last post here!




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Have to add one more BIG one tonight. Just got off the phone with my son, who lives on 12 acres overlooking the American River in Coloma, CA (site of the gold discovery that set off the gold rush)

For the second year in a row, the mountain he is at the base of, caught fire.

The wonderful fire foot crews and pilots got it contained within 300 yards of his newly finished home.

Thanks be to God.

~~~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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7/30/09 11:53 P

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean

~Making it through a very long, stressful night at work

~Knowing that I have Saturday off

~Making it to the gym before work even though I didn't feel like it

~Staying clean today even though I really felt like using

~Having a sponser who is there for me when I need her

~Having the most supportive co worker's ever

~A boss that treats me like his daughter

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
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My Attitude of Gratitude this beautiful day ...

~ reading all of your posts and smiling from ear to ear :)

~ taking excellent care of me today including gym time, healthy food choices, water and standing up firmly

~ my amazing Mother-in-Law who passed away two years ago today. She was my buddy, never interfered, set clear boundaries and loved my children even though not all of them were biologically hers. I am modeling that for my Daughter-in-Law

~ dinner tonight with my Husband and his siblings/children celebrating her life at her favorite Chinese Restaurant. We had a few funny incidents happen and oh how we laughed .. she would have liked that and I'm sure she was watching from above

~ Sweet, happy dance lesson practicing Waltz and Rumba with my wonderful instructor

Edited by: NORLANA at: 7/30/2009 (23:19)
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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After an absolutely beautiful, blue sky, white fluffy cloud day I am thankful for my many blessings and especially for:

~family and friends
~life and the five senses to enjoy it
~encouragement
~the restorative power of sleep
~the calming power of meditation

Peace and blessings to all who share here.

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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~I woke up 30 minutes early to do Yoga, and made a world of difference today at work. (No negative thinking or fantasizing getting ready or driving to work).

~For the wonderful delicious lunch of homemade chicken soup, and delicious dinner of salmon, salad and rice I enjoyed today.

~That I get to go to bed early, like right now...
I shall start making up for my lack of sleep for the month (it has been a hectic month) and recouperate (hope to) soon....

~Risa
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On this BEAUTIFUL Thursday evening, my gratitudes include, but are by no means limited to:
1. My favorite workout today - the elliptical;
2. A high-intensity workout on the elliptical, one of those dripping sweat workouts that leaves me feeling GREEEAAAAAAT;
3. Excitement over water garden project nearing completion (maybe in time for Maha to see);
4. Healthy recipes from SparkPeople, I've found some really great ones; and
5. Jeans day tomorrow at work - doesn't happen often, but it's certainly more comfortable.

Have a great evening everybody!

Stephanie

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This Thursday evening, I express gratitude for:
*my family that I love so much!
*a productive day at work
*getting my exercise completed this evening(usually if I don't do it in the morning, it doesn't get done)
*enjoying dinner with my Mom and youngest daughter
*I saw 169.8 on the scale this morning (haven't weighed under 170 for some time now)!

Good evening team (or Good morning if it is morning where you are) emoticon emoticon

~Marie
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
~Mahatma Gandhi
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway, we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
~Earl Nightingale


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Snogum - What the heck are you doing posting at THIS time of day??? heh heh heh

Today, Thursday, I am filled with gratitude...and thankful
* For the courage of my supervisor when she stood up to the rebelous "experienced" bunch she has working for her and defended us "newbies"
* For finally figuring out what to do with the massive zucchini sitting in my kitchen
* For getting good news from my realtor. Looks our buyers' lender is FINALLY getting ready to wind things up (only 30 days late!) so we can close next week, start painting and get moved in our new place while there is still swimming weather.
* For cooler weather
* A gentle walk with a friend
* Rose gardens

~~~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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~good exercise today
~reading your grats
~chatting with a friend
~finding some good protein sources
~staying in calorie range for a few days now
~time with pets
~another good night sleep

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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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woohoo, Maha, you're going to have a great time in your new camper!

Gratitudes include

- chance to determine my own pace today

- manure, sunshine and water

- kindness of new acquaintances

- open confessions and reflections with a friend on our lives when we were reckless youths - not regretting anything, and marveling at our fortune that everything turned out ok!

Love to you all!




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Today I think I'll think about one thing I am grateful for and go a little deeper with it:

I'm grateful for my little cabin.
I'm grateful to my friend for renting it to me at a reasonable rate.
I'm grateful to the people who built it.
I'm grateful to the people who were involved in constructing any of the parts that went into making it -- like stove pipes and nails and fixtures.
I'm grateful to the people who produced the materials from which those parts were made.
I'm grateful to the earth for producing those materials.
I'm grateful to the sun for providing the energy the earth used to produce those raw materials.
I'm grateful to the ultimate source for putting it all in motion.

Kathleen

Edited by: DOKEYOKEY at: 7/30/2009 (16:28)
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No matter what you’re feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think you’re stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It’s a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptab


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Gratitudes today include:
-More rain saving resources personally and our whole area
-Exploring exceptional marketing ideas at biggest liquor store I have ever visited
-Scenic country drive with my man
-Experiencing being between night and day on bike ride yesterday
-My exceptional good health and agility

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Today I am grateful for:
-a safe trip to and fro Assistive Technology Council meeting! held in a new place 2x farther than usual!
-a good visit with my old college roomie and friend
-to be back in my small and comfortable home
-to see the gardens doing well but needing tending!!
-to have a few hours to tend to them before I
-can go to the chiro for deep muscle and then adjustments for my twisted rib!
-and follow that up with a visit to the pain doc in hopes we can work out a regimen that will get me off the muscle relaxers and pain medication which I hate taking.
-being able to carry on the blessing counting whether I am on here or not
-knowing this forum will be here and continuing !
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Gratitude in Spades!!!!

~that Maha is going to have new 'wheels' - here comes more adventure!!! emoticon

~that my 'dying car' got me all the way home yesterday, up the driveway, barely able to close the sun-roof before it went ' Poof ' emoticon


~ that my dear friend arranged and waited for my car to be towed last night emoticon

~ that my co-workers are understanding that I'm working from home today AND on the first day without rain in days....lucky me emoticon

~ to have the company of my beloved's dog, Punky

~ for the incredible company and lovingly prepared dinner at my new yoga friend's house last night

~ for yoga tonight AND a lift from a friend to get there!

~ for doing my best in the 'eating' category last night - today is a new day!

For all of this, for the overwhelming feeling of happiness, love and gratitude. I am so blessed!

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You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself,
and you will not find that person anywhere.

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Today I am grateful for
* a new morning
* peace and quiet
* aleve:-)


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* The light that shines (inside & out) daily (thanks Maha)

* My new lawn sprinkler

* Fresh Home made Pesto

* First tomato from the "big plant" (YUMMY)

* Another great sleep

* Snuggle time with Brandy

* My new hair dooooooo!

PEACE
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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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Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul. (Hmmm -- good reason to be diligent and committed to practice!)
-- Simone Weil

Good morning!

Whew, I'm in a whirlwind of activity this morning, and I'm deeply thankful ~~

~ that Mazzy's sister has loving family and supportive prayer and mantra as her foundation as she goes into surgery
~ for my bike ride ahead, to help me clear my mind AND burn off some of those ice cream calories from last night!
~ for my friend Sam's gracious and awesome vehicle trade
~ that a longheld dream is becoming a reality...a Toyota Dolphin 20' camper!
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~ that I will be meeting and spending Sunday night at the home of my dear SparkFriend Stephanie (SLASALLE), after the 6-hr.drive, the first leg of my trip to Billings, MT!!!
~ that Sam and I will visit Yellowstone and Jackson Hole in my new camper, a great way for me to get acquainted with how everything works

Blessed be!
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On this cool, quiet evening I am grateful for so many blessings and especially for:

~having my computer working again
~my friend giving me the name of the Dr. who helped her hubby with the same type of shoulder pain I have had for a number of weeks
~getting an appt. with that Dr. in 2 weeks
~DH for going to work everyday and being a dear
~our love which has gotten us through the rough spots for 30+ years
~a fun get together with friends on Tuesday
~a wonderful evening waterski show and the beautiful sunset we enjoyed on the way home

Peace and blessings to my sparkling Thanksgiving teammates!

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* Dreams!

* Visions!

* Goals!

* Ideals!

* Results!




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I am grateful for:

~ another good day at work.
~ my mom and her support! I don't think I could do what I am doing (I'm going through a divorse) without her.
~ yoga class tonight was awesome! I feel so relaxed.
~Off to bed..now at a reasonable hour!

Good night everyone..!

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My Wednesday gratitudes include...

~ The AWESOME job Mother Nature did watering my flowers & vegetables (especially my roses!)

~ Making my reservations for our nephew's reception over Labor Day Weekend and adding a pedicure at the spa there:)

~ A spur-of-the-moment dinner out before visiting with my in-laws to pick up their old breakfast nook table to be donated to my daughter's new apartment

~ A wonderful right-before-dark walk with my mother-in-law & son in a wonderful old neighborhood

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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MIddle of the work week gratitudes....

* A GREAT nights sleep last night...helped me see the humor in the bizarre incidents that occurred yesterday
* Early update indicating that our escrow SHOULD finally close within a week (only about 40 days longer than anticipated!)
* Working close enough to the Cathedral so I could walk there on my lunch and take a "time out"
* Soul restoration
* Brown rice with home grown heirloom tomatoes and fresh eggs from co-workers orgnnically fed, free range (REALLY free range) chickens
* Another night with no plans but sleep on my agenda. I'll be there in an hour!
* The grin on my face, as I read the posts this evening about the wonderful struggles that make relationships what they are...Two people, simply humans, who are committed to love.


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Sliding in here before heading out to dance my awesome Attitude of Gratitude this day ...

~ all of you here who have reached out to me and cheered me on yesterday ... I feel like Rocky Balboa at the top of those stairs :)

~ for the ability to work from home in my jammies

~ years ago I visited Falling Water outside of Pittsburgh and always wanted a tree house ... my dear man built me one and watching the beautiful storms pass through today was awesome

~ early 3:30 AM rising and doing yoga followed by 20 minutes of meditation curled up with Sammy Dog on the floor followed by a hot bath by candlelight ... aaahhh

~ if I was going to die in a blizzard the absolute one thing I would want with me is Sammy Dog for he would stand guard until we both drew our very last breath... he is a gentle old soul and the dog-love of my life

~ finding some humor last night and texting my dear man after our argument instead of holding onto my anger and eating for like the next 17 months

~ that he and I have survived the last 25 years together ... our anniversary is approaching and while we often DISlike each other VERY MUCH, we LOVE each other just that much more to make it work

~ for mentoring, students, serendipity, networking and the Universe for rockin' my world! An AMAZING day!!

Edited by: NORLANA at: 7/29/2009 (23:04)
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.

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On this pretty Wednesday, my gratitudes include:
1. Two kinds of food in our breakroom this morning -lemon cake and cantaloupe - and I took ONE bite of the lemon cake to try it AND a very healthy serving of the cantaloupe - now THIS is a positive change;
2. Handling work pressures/issues with more grace and straightforward attitude than in the past;
3. My two co-workers who go down to walk with me mid-afternoon - helps with our consistency;
4. Wonderful seminar at lunch today on strength training and stretching - and for attending, we got a free exercise mat; and
5. Yoga today!!

Make it a lovely afternoon and evening everybody -

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~a good night´s sleep after several bad ones
~currant tea
~my pets pleading with me to spend time with them
~finally scheduling to work on a CD
~rescuing a teenage dove from my cat only to have it die in my hand made me pensive for the rest of the day
~recognizing, once again, that it takes a great deal of courage to break destructive relationship patterns (I can see that many of us here have this kind of courage)
~an enjoyable movie last night

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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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~ thankful for Norlana and Kathy for checking in on me when I'm absent.

~ thankful for a great summer with lots of activities going on that gives me reason to not be posting as much these days

~ thankful for the beauty of the area I live in. I ran yesterday morning into the sunrise, and then returned with the sun on my back watching the valley in which I live unfold in front of me. What a glorious morning!

~ thankful for my husband (who really can drive me absolutely around the bend some days)

~ thankful for my sons, and their youth and enthusiastic energy.

~ thankful for my garden and all the produce it continually giving me at this time of year (had my first zucchini last night).

~ thankful for this place that is a safe haven to come to for us "prodigal" children!

Love you guys!

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I'm grateful this morning for:

- a great workout hiking Mr. Battie in Camden, Maine with L yesterday.
- exchanging some sweet appreciations with L while waiting for the movie to begin last night.
- having wifi access as of yesterday in my parent's place.
- doing a decent job of tracking my eating intuitively since using the nutrition tracker isn't really working out while on vacation.
- having a good sense of direction.

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morning all!
I am grateful for

- A you-tube Stevie Wonder gift from a Maha!

- Creating a link with some visitors to our temple

- And through that, reminding myself of the big picture

- my health

- healing friendships

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* Information!

* Research!

* Indemnity!

* Justice!

* Truth!




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After this post I will be caught up on gratitude's!

Today I am thankful for...

~Another day clean!

~A pleasant speedy night at work

~That our other shuttle driver is okay today after being run off the road and on the news!

~Going back to bed this morning and getting a few more hours of great sleep

~That my Florida man will be staying until September

~Being a mere 20lbs away from a "healthy weight" according to the BMI index!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Love generously
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Today I am grateful for:

* The cousin of the man I lived with for 20 years -- who understands why I left that relationship.
* The apple tree outside my door that shades my little cabin from the heat of the day.
* The opportunity to run off to dance and play music this evening.
* The opportunity to be muddled about my career.

* And all of you here on Thanksgiving page!

Peace.
Kathleen

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No matter what you’re feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think you’re stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It’s a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptab


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Today my gratitudes include...

~ My body actually sleeping til 9am

~ A beautiful sunny day

~ Shopping for a dress for a wedding and being able to try on size 12s! Something I haven't done in over 15 years.

~ Seeing my daughter this evening look beautiful even if very anxious

~ Stopping by Mom's and having her be very coherent:)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Today I am grateful for:

Sticking out the day, even though I did not feel well..from lack of sleep. Positve thoughts pushed me through and I made it!

Nutritious delicious food - I ate small healthy snacks today to keep going.

Ok...going to bed now...thanks everyone!

~Risa
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* A surprise call from my brother this morning - and a REAL conversation.

* A 45 minute walk in a new part of town while waiting for an oil change.

* Another great night of sleep.

* Fresh local cantaloupe & blueberries

* A great "nooner" AA meeting filled with newcomers and old friends

* A homemade mushroom & swiss cheese quiche

* Time to spend with my lovely wife tonight


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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I am so excited and grateful tonight to hear that my friend and her partner are getting married. They've been together for years and have an adorable little girl and now they have decided to marry. It is so exciting and I am truly honoured that they have invited me to share in their special day.

Blessings to all of you. emoticon

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You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself,
and you will not find that person anywhere.

Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others to do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world.

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On this rainy Tuesday evening, my gratitudes include all of this, yet so much more:
1. The daily joy I feel reading all of YOUR gratitudes;
2. My streak of doing great with water intake (always easier for me in the summer);
3. Continued exercise streak and doing so well with losing the "all or nothing" attitude I used to have;
4. A wonderful (albeit late) evening surprise last night - a lengthy Skype visit with one of my Aussie buddies as we plan our visit (again); and
5. Healthy leftovers from a delightful celebration dinner with my sweetie last night!

Have a wonderful evening everybody!

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On this Tuesday evening, I express gratitude for:
*this wonderful, friendly team
*feeling accepted
*resting well last night and feeling more energetic today
*making progress on a project at work
*my appetite working with me this week (last week was a different story)
*hope for this journey that I am on
*my family and the health of each member always!


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~Marie
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
~Mahatma Gandhi
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway, we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
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Have been in a fog lately and not posted here much. Glad to be here on this thread today remembering to be grateful for so many blessings that I take for granted.

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Noreen, I had a bizarre encounter with a co-worker...and was feeling celestial imbalance today as well! So...THANK YOU for posting. Helped me get through the feelings that there was something wrong with what I said or did...now, it feels more shared.

Also grateful for
* On line chat with a soul sister, who helped me diffuse just by letting me vent in writing.
* Less back pain today
* Knowing we had some great candidates for the office tech position (which means I may be able to actually DO the job I was hired for!)
* Discovery of the opera Ernani (How come I missed that one!)
* No plans or work on the agenda tonight, so I can catch up on some missing sleep


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I am deeply grateful for:
~ finally making it to the computer to post gratitudes after several very full days
~ taking the time to read and enjoy all of your postings
~ several great bike rides, 15 miles in 1 hour on Sunday, an early morning ride along the river with a friend this AM...
~ still pecking away at my piles and projects little by little and happy that some progress is being made
~ that my home is well insulated and therefore stays relatively cool in the midst of our heat wave, in spite of not having air conditioning
~ FANS!!!
~ awareness of getting stronger in many ways, again, little by little, but still stronger
~ more blessings than I could ever list
Be well all!
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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Posting early tonight because I too, am discombobulated! There was much tension today both with my husband and my partners who happen to be related to me. Little sleep and everyone seems SOOooooOOO confused today.... is there some sort of celestial activity ??

... that said, my Attitude of Gratitude ...

~ Husband's inattention to my problem (I wanted to whine to him) forced me to call my sister and work out our misunderstanding

~ Big blow up with husband and feeling good about my awesome ability to stand up to his learned behavior and not blinking ... I mean I feel REALLY good

~ my warrior yoga poses giving me strength during these situations

~ not being able to do balance poses the last few days. A gentle reminder that I am out of balance because I worked both Saturday and Sunday, my brain is turning to mush

~ challenging times making me appreciate the sweet times

~ making the decision right now to get my dancing shoes and get to class for stress relief

~ figuring all this out in a surreal way and even though I made some unhealthy food choices (my drug of choice) I was able to immediately stop and assess the situation rather than it spiralling into a 20 lb gain

Thanks for your time.

"Let's dance! Put on your red shoes and dance to the blues" ...

Edited by: NORLANA at: 7/28/2009 (19:09)
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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I am thankful, what with senior moments I just can't remember ALL. I had several AHA moments this morning and thought I would remember to post them here. I just failed memory 101, but I am grateful I can come here to acknowledge all the thoughts and love of my fellow spark people.
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Hi everyone - it's another hot muggy day and I'm actually wanting rain!!
Today I am truly grateful for:
* carding alpaca wool with my #2 daughter, spinning
* picking vegetables/salad stuff out of my little pots out back (my 'garden')
* a good attitude!
* typing up 14 pages of my writing this week
* good people in my life - they keep turning up, these wonderful surprises.

Cheers, Celia
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Appreciations on this soggy afternoon include:
-Catching a window of weather to walk up to LBS and pick up my freshly tuned bike fitted with new tires
-Feeling like my bike is nicely renewed with test ride around neighborhood and home again
-Progress made on CC double charge issue
-Still fitting nicely in skinny jeans that I have not worn for months
-Organic beets and greens tasting yummy

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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