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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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No! NO!!! Go here for Septmber posting:
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This morning I am grateful for:
-a house full of healthy foods to choose from.
-a job I enjoy.
-the peace I've been feeling since I've been meditating.
-yoga.
-wonderful friends and family.
-a great place to share my gratitudes!

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On the last day of August, I am grateful for:

~my new life...where I am looking forward and anticipating what's to come, and where I am grateful of all the challenges that got me to where I am now.

~for the important people in my life that provided their love and support in my journey.

~to realize that I AM so blessed.

Another month down, and a new season and month to start! So grateful to have shared gratitudes with you in August and I am looking forward to sharing new gratitudes with you!!!

~Risa
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Tonight on this last night of August, I am deeply grateful for:
~ Carolyn posting right before me
~ my health
~ my friends and family
~ a possible trade suggestion heard and knowing I will figure out whether it is the right thing to do or not
~ my hubby, Mr. Fix-it!
~ more blessings than I could ever list
be well all!
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 last day in August, I am grateful for

* today
* a good night's sleep and waking up refreshed to face a new day
* August
* I got to see my 40th birthday, so many before me--like my late brother who passed away at 20 didn't
* A new hair conditioner :-)
* I made healthy choices today
* My resilience and perseverance

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Another work day down

~A nice power nap when I came home

~Seeing my Vinny!

~That my brother in law's surgery went well

~Being productive after my nap and getting some little things done around here

~Finally making an appt for my ingrown toe nail on Wed

~Getting 30 min on the eliptical even though my toe was killing me

~A relaxing evening

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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How much I am grateful for:
-the blessing of a 2nd chance
-the blessing of having a place to live sans roommates and with Low rent -
-Bill wanting to have dinner w. me this week;
-feeling enough energy to go food shopping
-followed by 20 min. on treadmill, and 10 on elliptical and pushed myself hard to do that!
- starting to Sing again, and I still CAN sing -

Edited by: BABYFACE26 at: 8/31/2009 (22:14)

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Good Monday evening!

Taking time out tonight to reflect on some of what I feel deeply grateful for today ~~

~ learning how to include diacritical marks in Spanish narratives
~ got my homework assignment posted on the university's internal software without a hitch
~ finding the Oxford Spanish dictionary on Amazon.com for a $20 over the $50 I thought I'd have to pay
~ well into the composition that is due in first draft tomorrow
~ really inspired by Kat's gratitudes from this morning and how it feels like "We are fa-mi-LY!"

Blessed be!
xox
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It comes from an indomitable will.
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********* LAST DAY ON THIS THREAD ***********

TOMORROW, Please start posting gratitudes on the September 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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Thank you Stephanie for the reminders, first that it is the last day of the month (I did remember last night, but totally forgot just now!) and second for mentioning the old song that brings back childhood memories of innocent summer romances!

Also tonight, I refelct on gratitudes such as
* A supportive phone call from a friend when I needed it
* Hubby setting for "breakfast for dinner" (eggs and grits)
* Being able to listen to my body
* Audiobooks
* Pulling in the driveway and seeing the fruit of our labor reflected in the yard.

~~~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 August, my gratitudes include all of this, yet so much more:
1. The many positive, loving gratitudes expressed prior to my own;
2. Dairy Queen shakes - I know they're bad, but they REALLY say (in black and white) on my dental surgery instructions to get them!!! (smile - almost like ice cream when you're a sick kid);
3. Paid sick leave at work (what a blessing);
4. Netflix, Netflix, and more Netflix; and
5. Understanding loving people in my life who let me whine occasionally when I need to!

Goodnight all - see you in September (isn't that a song or something?)

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This Monday my gratitudes include...

~ My hubby doing pretty well after eyelid & eyebrow surgeries on both eyes

~ The kind doctors & staff we met today

~ Being able to sneak in some exercise while waiting all morning

~ Hubby being thrilled he could see so much more peripherally!

~ Getting in a great 1 hour walk this beautiful evening in the neighborhood knowing hubby was ok right then, but having the safety of cell phones



~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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-stocking up on costco goodies
-'cedes refueled and ready for weekend
-mellow weather
-package arrived
-order sent

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~cool morning
~friends in town
~exercises almost done
~finding support for needed, deeply ingrained change
~talking w/DD about changes she is making in her life
~praying for her safety as she makes them
~grateful she has support, because we are sooooo far away
~knowing she and her older brother will be together for a day
~music that motivates ME

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This cool and bright Monday morning, full of promise, my gratitudes include:
-the deep sense of joy I get hearing Mazzy talk of both embracing and letting go of sadness
-the kindness of strngers toward Norlana
-that Carolyn 4033 is being loved and cared for
-a mutual appreciation for others’ blessings and not feeling envious coming from within to without rather from without to within!
-the realization there are many who know the importance of paying it forward, no matter what!
-Stephanie’s handling her surgery to her satisfaction this time around!
-That TEE persists in both her healthy greetings each day, and in her belief in a loving and caring God
-that everyone who needed to and chose to, had good naps!
-deep empathy for Lynnann’s son, and happiness in hearing he is breaking through!
-knowing that you all are here and that you all realize and practice the art of gratitude and in doing so, send out support to all of us!
HUGS
have a wondermost day!

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Good Monday morning sparklers

Today I AM grateful...

for my semi-healthy body taking care of itself.
for my positive attitude
that my sister who was working (at hospital)when I went in on Saturday (since Kevin HAD to work).
for my awesome husband who took GREAT care of me after work all weekend...he has worked for 14 days straight and still had some left for me....
my children who have been a great help, physically and emotionally....
that I AM blessed...
that Connor will get his very own kitty today...
and most of all....all the comments, goodies and mail that I have received from all of you...tell me where else would I get support like that?....nowhere!

Love to all of you, Carolyn

Oh by the way, I will be starting my new exercise routine next week, need a week of recouping first and since I was already eating healthy nothing will change there.......XOXO



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Monday morning. I am grateful for:

- the kiss of cool air coming through the window this morning.
- a productive Sunday, remembering frequently "I have plenty of time."
- getting back to the exercise after the cold yesterday with a good 30 minute outdoors run.
- sweet times with L, acting like we were the boy and girl in "Ponyo" and then having a good laugh at our sweet silliness.
- getting perfect scores on the assignments completed yesterday for my online class.

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Sunday night's gratitudes are many, and some of them are....
* A productive day with yardwork, shopping, and cleaning out a storage shed.
* Appreciating the beauty of the newly pruned roses, and the dignity of the agapanthas with their dead blooms removed.
* Being so moved when Grizabella sang Memories tonight, when we saw CATS (of all things...)
* Sharing the evening with my hubby.
* Seeing color in my skin from being outside (with sunscreen) so much this past week.

~~~Kathy~~~

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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 cool (record low of 42 forecast) quiet Sunday evening I am mindful of many blessings and am especially grateful for:

~emails from relatives
~joy and inspiration in reading all the wonderful posts of generous and helpful team members
~safe and pleasant travel this weekend with perfect weather
~wonderful accommodations for a great price
~ate a reasonable amount of healthy food at brunch and only two bites of cake and two bites of a cookie at party with tons of yummy choices both places
~aspirin-it's a good thing

Wishing a fabulous week to this thankful "family"!


Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 8/31/2009 (00:31)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Sunday night's gratitudes includes...

~ Another shopping trip with my daughter

~ TEE getting registered for the Cincinnati Convention!

~ My oldest son is very depressed because he was laid off in May, but finally laughing tonight while we were watching the Futurama movie on Comedy Central:)

~ Doing an old school Richard Simmons video tonight for one of my team's challenges

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Tonight's gratitudes include:
-date with my man
-nap
-shared time watching engaging HBO series
-web order received
-fun emails


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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Getting a good rest at the hotel last night and being at work on time (since i was already there...LOL)

~A slow but semi enjoyable day at work

~A nice quiet healthy dinner with my youngest when I got home

~A great peaceful nap

~A good meeting at my homegroup tonight

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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On this calm Sunday evening, my gratitudes include all of this, yet so much more:
1. Feeling like I'm getting through this dental surgery really well, compared to the same surgery on the other side of my mouth last year;
2. Being able to help another friend who went through surgery Friday just by dropping her some Chinese takeout (her pick) on my way home from work;
3. A very nice gentleman at Quik-Trip Friday evening who helped me carry my 4 big boxes of soda to the car (it was on sale);
4. Kat, who bought the toy cars for the little boy ahead of her in line;
5. Seeing (or maybe this gratitude practice is just helping me be more aware of) more and more people in the world today who just do the smallest of kindnesses, that add up big time - it just does my heart good!

Pay it forward whenever you can ...

Have a great evening everybody!

Stephanie

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Today, I am grateful for:

-clean clothes.
-feeling better.
-the hummingbird on my hibiscus.
-the goldfinch balancing on an echinacea flower.
-the sunshine.

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Today, I am grateful for
* Sundays
* My volunteer time here at the trailside center
* a terrific lunch
* the pleasant weather we have been having the entire summer
* sleeping so soundly after walking 3 hours yesterday
* no weight gain this month

Catherine
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Today I am feeling gratitude for:
-Good for You, Kat! your growing strength on the Elliptical, and buying a toy for that child in store!

- that I can read the blessings of others, who have "things" They are people, not things...that I don't have, and not feel envious...

- that I am planning on going to the Gym today, and checking out MY elliptical ability, and am actually looking Forward to it - thats amazing!

- that I've been waking up the last few mornings with a feeling of Pride and positivity!

- its cooled off here - yay for the fog!

- seeing a new picture of me, and you can really see how much smaller my frame looks, which makes my head look way too big, heh heh.

- clearing out Clutter from my closet and hallway, and re-organizing last night - feels SO good!


Edited by: BABYFACE26 at: 8/30/2009 (14:55)

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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~~BLESSings~~ this LOVEly Sunday~~0:)


my top 5 gratitudes today are...

1. My Family
2. my Friends
3. my cat
4. my Home
5. my cars


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`•.¸ (¨ `•.•´¨) ~♥~LOVE & HUGS~♥~Deby~♥~ ~~0:)
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`•.¸.•´ ~♥~SHARING a SECRET Gift ♥ BLESSings ♥ ALLways~♥~

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Today's gratitude's include...

My children
My husband
My recovery
My husband saying "yes" about Connor having his own little kitty who needs a home filled with love....
Divine intervention, that I know God loves me...

Thats all for now....Carolyn


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My Attitude of Gratitude this very warm afternoon...

~ Visiting my dear man's ancestral village yesterday and the kindness of strangers, beautiful scenery, delicious food

~ Deciding to not go on tour today and stay at the hotel and take care of myself

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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~woke before the sun
~will exercise as I go today
~did fine on calories yesterday
~my pets love me
~making progress on the files and shredding
~cool breeze this morning
~my flowers seeds are now seedlings

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Today my gratitudes include...

-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-The love and support of my DH.
-The joy I hear in DD's voice.
-My gratitude practice, letting go of taking people or life for granted.
-Allowing myself to feel sad, and then letting it go.
-Willingness to change the channel on my thinking.
-Cups of green tea.



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Today on this cool late summer morning I am grateful for:
-the attitude of making the most of my insomnia by researching for future plans and goals this fall
-my cats
-my hubs and his help and understanding
-that I was able to purchase for the little boy ahead of me, the set of toy cars his mom realized she had to put back of all the other things she had paid for to feed her family
-the ability to get the grass seed/fertilizer sown and covered and watered today, before the pain set in too much
-getting to the gym and going 35 on the elliptical and knowing I was getting stronger!
-the chance to take a nap after wearing myself out.


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As Sherrie celebrated her 50th birthday tonight, we celebrated dear friends' 50th WEDDING anniversary. And I could so relate to her expression of gratitude "...realizing that my party gave some people an opportunity to be together who hadn't seen each other in awhile and therefore was a gift to them and me (as is so often the case)" I can only validate that statement tonight.

Other gratitudes
* Being so incredibly honored to be one of the "miscellaneous guests" to be included in this amazing celebration
* Safe two hour drives each way to the occasion
* Getting our first day of yard work done...and tearing out a HUGE way overgrown plant
* Hubby sharing pool time with me this afternoon.
* Feelings of contentment


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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I am also grateful for:
~ daughter mowing the lawn by herself without being asked
~ very old and far away friend remembering my birthday and calling me (I was wondering if I should give up on that relationship and I'm so happy that I don't feel like I'm doing all the work in the relationship
~ Really good conversations with some people at my party
~ realizing that my party gave some people an opportunity to be together who hadn't seen each other in awhile and therefore was a gift to them and me (as is so often the case)
~ feeling good about how I looked at the party and truly believing everyone who said I looked great!
~ always more blessings than I could list, but tonight I just had to list a few extra
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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Tonight before I head off to bed, I bow down in gratitude for:
~ a wonderful gathering of friends, good food, good music, and a getting to sing a few great songs with some wonderful women.
~ Supremely helpful husband and daughter in preparing home and food.
~ Daughter altering my dress to fit just right
~ friends who are willing to dig into the kitchen and help
~ my husband calling me on it when I said something to my daughter I shouldn't have and wasn't aware of at the time
~ responding by apologizing to my daughter because I realized I regretted what I had said rather than getting defensive with my husband
~ older daughter's absence felt strongly, acknowledging all she contributes in general and especially at these types of events
~ more blessings than I could ever list!
be well all!
namaste,
sherrie

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grateful for
- A new day with sunshine, cool breeze and many friends

- 100% organic fruit blueberry jam (no sugar)

- helpfulness

- blue and white flowers

- chance to sleep in tomorrow!!!


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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Vinny's safe return home!

~My mom being ok after a clot scare tonight

~Making it thru an 11 hour shift that went super well!

~Doing VERY well in tips tonight!!!

~Working at a hotel and being able to just crash in a room after working til 11pm and having to be back at 7am

~The comfort of the Hampton Inn's cloud nine bedding!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Saturday night gratitudes:

- that hubby can relax even though harvest mode is way past due

- that the garden looks so good

- that my son cut the grass without being told today

- that things just have a way of working themselves out sometimes.

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Tonight my gratitudes include:
-Not freaking out when I had major financial accounting issue
-Having the ability to navigate through that tangle of issues and end up with a check being mailed to me
-Taking a wonderful nap
-Making lots of progress on readiness for Fair
-Ebay orders received, testing that account showing it does indeed work smoothly again

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Today I am grateful for:

* SparkPeople!

* Meeting an SP member!

* Chatting!

* Enjoying the Fair!

* Connecting!




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This Saturday evening, I am grateful for..

~ Maha & Stephanie feeling better after their dental work

~ Actually sleeping all the way through the night

~ My daughter & 2 cats showing up with my son and then going shopping with me for new clothes:) (btw... she NEVER goes clothes shopping, so this is quite a big gratitude!)

~ A McDonald's cheeseburger kid's meal tonight... I haven't had fast food for months and I limited it to a kid's meal

~ An evening jog around my kid's old elementary school with my daughter this evening

~ Having all 4 of the cats back together again:)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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On this Saturday evening, I am grateful for

* a good night's sleep
* the long morning walk at the lake
* the joy filled time spent with family and friends
* running water and electricity.
* a nice quiet evening

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My gratitudes for today include:
- my growing self-esteem and my hopefulness that I will realize this dream of being my small-boned self;
- the cool breeze finally starting up this afternoon;
so the temps are more bearable;
- broccoli from safeway and tiny tomatoes (yum!!!) from farmers market
- my energy normal today;
- the blessing of a 2nd chance at living my Life
with more involvement, activitity, and fulfilling my Potential.


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On this Saturday evening, my gratitudes includes this, yet so much more:
1. Dental surgery going well this a.m. - along with Maha, appreciating the healing abilities of our bodies;
2. My wonderful partner, who is babying me in any way I want after the surgery (we all need "tendin' sometimes, she says);
3. My wonderful kitty, Nurse Gwendolyn, right by my side, reminding me to sleep and purr;
4. Cold milkshakes - a RARE treat in my life, but doctor/dental recommended today!!!!; and
5. Home, sweet home, where I can just relax, recuperate and take it easy.

Have a nice evening everybody!

Stephanie

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Today my gratitudes include...

-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-The joy I hear in DD's voice.
-Maha, because she is feeling better.
-Willingness to change the channel on my thinking.
-More blessings than I can ever count.


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Gratitudes:

that I dubbed a record into a CD for my brother

that we bought a memory foam bed today and hopefully it will help us get restful nights of sleeps

that I cleared some papers off my desk

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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Good Saturday afternoon SparkBuds! I'm deeply thankful ~~

~ for minimal pain accompanying the extraction of a very infected tooth; as well as virtually no follow-up pain
~ the wonder of these bodies
~ that I get to meet Tee and LynnAnn at the end of Sept in Cincy!
~ the joy of my new pc computer
~ taking the day off to indulge myself (even though I'm not feeling bad at all -- ALL THE BETTER)

Blessed be!
xox
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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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my top 5 gratitudes today are...
(in addition to family and friends)

~my life
~my home
~my car
~my cat
~my hair


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~games
~ice water
~egg whites
~planning party food to fit a little in my calories for the day
~knowing when I am not asking for the moon and sticking to my guns
~hearing that our kids are doing okay
~finishing a book and on to another
~cool breezes in the morning

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It is Saturday morning and I am grateful for:

- this morning seeing a '6' in the 'tens' digit place of my weight for the first time since Lord knows when. (I guess colds are good for weight loss.)
- L's loving support when I was upset about work stress this morning.
- my cat's really liking this clumping cat litter that I recently switched them to. (I can tell because their litter box behavior has been cleaner since then. Cleaning their boxes this morning was easier than before.)
- getting a lot of work issues settled at school yesterday (my staff email account, classroom key, etc, etc.)
- L is suddenly becoming less scared of learning new computer skills after years of "computerphobia". As her in-house "IT" support, this is good news! And I know she will enjoy her new skills and computing "power".

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AT - sounds like you're settling well into your new home!

Gratitudes include

- rose catalogues and the invitation to order another rose bush for my garden

- despite being very worn out, still functioning for the the last two days of our August retreat season

- pain killers

- Olive leaf tea (an old favourite, especially with some vanilla bean!)

- so many good people in my life!



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Friday night gratitudes:
* A new appreciation of hot days, because I can now cool off so easily
* Lunch with some old friends
* The caring spirit of my granddaughter, reflected in her daily questions about our missing cat.
* A warm late night walk around our neighborhood with my hubby.
* Watching the clouds blow across the sky, back lit by the moon
* That I have a paper towel rack hung in the kitchen!

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
~~~

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


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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~A good session with Jane today and her tough love I need once in a while

~A great day off and actually relaxing

~My youngest taking the initiative to go thru her cupboards and reorganize her clothes and get rid of stuff that doesn't fit her anymore

~Making an awesomely healthy dinner and having the whole family sit down and eat together!

~A good meeting at one I normally don't go to

~A nice visit with the ex in-laws tonight

~Knowing that I can sleep in tomorrow:)

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally



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Love generously
Care deeply
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Today my gratitudes include...

~ Feeling much better after a really bad post MS shot day and making it to water aerobics this morning

~ The kind hairdresser I had today also has MS and we bonded quite a bit

~ My new haircut still allows me to pull my hair back (she actually listened!)

~ Getting my stupid errands done

~ An amazing kick butt walk with my hubby this evening after it stopped raining

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Today I am grateful for
* sunshine
* good friends
* my parents
* an email from my exchange student letting me know he got home safely
* getting back into "normal", whatever that is - LOL
* my son being comfortable in his new house (and it's not very far away).

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On this sun is shining, beautiful Friday I am thankful for many blessings and especially for:

~choices
~plans to visit relatives this weekend
~DH for getting the tires rotated for safer travel
~making progress on processing 2 bushels of apples
~DH for quietly leaving for work this AM and not waking me
~the pleasure of sleeping in

Have a wonderful, joy filled weekend everyone!


Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 8/28/2009 (17:27)
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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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On this very hot friday, I am grateful for;
- feeling hopeful that I will continue to shrink my body and be so much lighter;
- my petcare/housesit job is over, and went well;
- sweet, affectionate kitties making me feel ambivalent about the job ending!
- the scale moved this morning, by 2 lbs.
- seeing a picture of myself from 2 yrs ago, and really seeing the difference;
- Getting back on track in other areas of my LIfe
- free jazz in the park tomorrow afternoon


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On this lovely afternoon my appreciations include:
-Easily resolving eBay mistake and shipping items
-Fresh beets tasting awesome for lunch
-Learning patience once again
-Generousity and loving actions of my dear man
-Excellent health and healing happening for ankle

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On this overcast Friday, my gratitudes include:
1. Planning - it makes it possible to do so much more;
2. Persistence - it always pays off in the end;
3. Power - so many varieties, both internal and external, that can work to our advantage;
4. Positivity - what a difference it can make in life; and
5. Passions - without them, I am really nothing.

Make it a great day!

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Today I am grateful for:
~ birthday greetings from my Spark Thanksgiving community
~ music and memories
~ a friend who called and offered to help me get ready for my party
~ yard being in pretty good shape and hopefully the weather will be nice so people will spend most of their time outside on the deck and patio (instead of inside my messy house)
~ having the means to buy a few color spots that will do a good job of decorating
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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Today, I am thankful for

* a new day
* walking in the drizzle this morning
* the sight of the dog chasing a rabbit on the trail that made me laugh
*getting a call for an interview
* my very best friend, her support and friendship over the years

Catherine
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in spite of little sleep last night, I did my strength exercises early
~hubby helped me finish a project this morning
~that it is Friday and not yet Saturday
~Mr. Bean
~shredding old papers - I find it therapeutic!
~plans for baking tomorrow for taking to a meeting in the evening

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~~BLESSings~~ this FUNtastic Friday~~0:)


My Top 5 gratitudes today are...

Experiencing being a Mother
Experiencing being a Grandma
Experience being a Wife to a great man
Experience being a friend and having such great friends
Experiencing Spark People


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Hi, Team -- Sorry to be AWOL recently!

Today I am grateful for...

* Friends who help me prioritize!
* The fact that there are more rents in the "reasonable" rang these days, in case I decide that the systems in my little cabin are not going to work for me over a long winter.
* Sunshine.
* A healthy body.

Hugs to all.
Wishing you a peaceful day and a wonderful weekend.
Kathleen

Edited by: DOKEYOKEY at: 8/28/2009 (10:06)
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Oh Sherrie...I hope this beginning of the revolution of the sun in Virgo heralds a year overflowing with joy and fulfillment. And, speaking of poetry, here's another one FOR YOU!

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

If you didn't have birthdays, you wouldn't be you.
If you'd never been born, what would you do?
If you'd never been born, what would you be?
You might be a fish or a toad in a tree.
You might be a doorknob or three baked potatoes.
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes.
But worse than all that: you might be a Wasn't!
A Wasn't has no fun at all. No she doesn't! A Wasn't just isn't. She just isn't present.
But hey! You are you! And isn't that pleasant?
So we'll go to the top of the tallest blue space.
The official SPARK PEOPLE sounding off place.
Go on: Open your mouth and roar loud at the sky!
Roar loud at the top of your voice:
I am I!
I am I!
And I may not know why. But I know that I like it!
Three cheers! I am I, I am I, I am I!!!!!
Today is your birthday, that's truer than true.
There's no one on earth who is youer than you!
Shout loud: I am lucky to be what I am!
Thank goodness I'm not just a ham or a clam
or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam.
I am what I am and that's a great thing, yes m'am!

Dr Suess


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It comes from an indomitable will.
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IAM1WEVERY1:
Thanks for sharing that celebratory poem and happy birhtday to YOU!
Kat

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This fine warm morning I am grateful for:
-waking up ready to go!
-materials to begin the fall phase of my garden work
-my "mens" to help me create our area for US!
-my library; I adore the space and quiet and the BOOKSBOOKSBOOKS! for FREEEEEEE! :)
-the opportunity to share with my sister without mutual defensiveness but with open-mindedness born of true compassion
-God, for guiding me this year toward the previous goal, through honest and self-reflective prayer
-my friends
-my family, for better or worse, in sickness and in health......

"The only way out is through." -Robert Frost


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Grateful for
- The lyrics that Sherrie has shared, and that she identifies with them

- Miracles and the Walt Whitman poem that Maha has shared

- the friendly grasshopper who stayed in my room last night

- having a soft bed and being able to laze in it a bit longer when i need the rest

- just three days till I can take a rest after a very hectic month








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Today I am grateful for:

* Timing!

* Focus!

* Persistence!

* Diligence!

* Attitude!




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8/27/09 11:33 P

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Today I am grateful for:

* My new memory card!

* My nature photos!

* My camera!

* Stillness!

* Photo Memories!




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8/27/09 11:33 P

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This is my 50th birthday theme:

Finding Her Here
by Jayne Relaford Brown

I am becoming the woman I've wanted,
grey at the temples,
soft body, delighted,
cracked up by life
with a laugh that's known bitter
but, past it, got better,
knows she's a survivor-
that whatever comes,
she can outlast it.
I am becoming a deep
weathered basket.

I am becoming the woman I've longed for,
the motherly lover
with arms strong and tender,
the growing up daughter
who blushes surprises.
I am becoming full moons
and sunrises.

I find her becoming,
this woman I've wanted,
who knows she'll encompass,
who knows she's sufficient,
knows where she's going
and travels with passion.
Who remembers she's precious,
but knows she's not scarce-
who knows she is plenty,
plenty to share.



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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8/27/09 11:28 P

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Today I bow down in deep gratitude for:
~ the privilege and blessing of living on this earth for 50 years today
~ having a nearly perfect day pampering myself and then being with loved ones
~ looking forward to my party on Saturday
~ everything including the process and the results of getting ready for the party: calories burned, contemplation, meditation, clean home and yard, delicious food to share
~ fans
~ more blessings than I could ever list
be well all!
namaste,
sherrie

p.s. Bon voyage Noreen, congratulations!

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 this quiet Thursday night
* A phone call from hubby to let me know he is only a couple hours away.
* Allowing myself time to grieve over the loss of my cat,
* Taking time to walk through the garden at the park, and smell the roses (literally)
* Rental washer and dryer, saving us trips to the laundramat
* Amazon.com which allowed me to listen to tracks from "Beth's CD's"

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
~~~

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


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8/27/09 9:37 P

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On this very quiet and peaceful Thursday evening, my gratitudes include all of this, yet so much more:
1. Following Maha on this board (I was about to send out the search party for her hard drive, or at least call her to find out details!!!);
2. Work projects coming together nicely with possibility of not being there Monday due to MAJOR dental surgery Saturday;
3. Great friends - truly a joy in life (cyber and in-the-flesh);
4. Strength - and the many forms it takes; and
5. Plan Bs - always gotta have a Plan B ready in case A doesn't happen - has saved me many times over (it's the Virgo in me, this planning thing, but it's really served me well in life)!

Make it a great night!

Stephanie

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Hello my gratitudin' friends!

I'm deeply thankful for ~~

~ economic resources allowing me to remedy severe computer problems

~ deciding to go to the SparkPeople Convention

~ sharing a room there for NO COST (I followed up on an offer to share)

~ got 3 copies of one of Beth's amazing CDs for Virgo birthday friends www.amazon.com/Roadwork-Blues-Everyt
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ng-Beth-Scalet/dp/B000LC3P3Q/ref=sr_R>1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1251420475&sr=8-2


~ Miracles

Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with anyone I love, or sleep in the bed at night
with anyone I love,
Or sit at the table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honeybees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown,
or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim-the rocks-the motion of the waves-the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

-- Walt Whitman
(Leaves of Grass)

...and Maha


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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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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~A SHORT day at work!

~Getting to the gym and doing 45 min on the eliptical AND some strength training!

~Making an awesomely healthy dinner for the family tonight!

~Having a great walk with my sister and nephew tonight!

~Ending my day at over 25,000 steps!

~A relaxing evening on the couch:)

~2 more days til Vinny gets home!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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Here are my Gratitudes for today;
- that I'm actually FEELING gratitude today!
- yesterday's student massage, so nice...
- a little more room in my tight shorts;
- that I went to the gym and did what I could, and that I was/AM Proud of myself for doing it!!
- noticing I was in a better mood post-workout!
- my Hopeful attitude has returned!
- that I can still SING even though I haven't used my voice in too long of a time.
- snuggly cats last nite in bed housesitting
- housesitting ends tomorrow!


Strength is the capacity to break a Chocolate bar into 4 pieces with your bare hands and then Eat just 1 of the pieces."
Judith Viorst

There is no elevator to Success. You have to take the Stairs.


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