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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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I'm grateful this morning for:

- a good night's sleep.
- kitty cat greetings this morning.
- a nice walk yesterday.
- remastered Beatles tunes on YouTube.
- finishing a longer homework project yesterday.

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10/1/09 2:42 A

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Tonight, on this last day of the month, I AM so Happy and Grateful for:

- My stepson coming home tonight to surprise my hubby whose birthday is tomorrow (technically in 2o mins!)

- Laughter

- Cooler temperatures

- Soothing music to fall asleep to

- Continuous flow of inspiration provided by SP

Namaste,
--ME

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~Dalai Lama


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Today I am grateful for:

* Carrots!

* Celery!

* Cauliflower!

* Broccoli!

* Green Peppers! Snack!




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10/1/09 12:36 A

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On this cool, pleasant, end of the day I am mindful of many blessings and especially for:

~staying on track with healthy eating all day
~homemade pickles
~watching the Ken Burns' National Park series with DH
~DH deciding we should visit all the parks that we have not yet been to-something I am really looking forward to
~several hours of hard work in the yard this AM
~nice little nap today

Wishing a happy, thankful, Thursday to my grateful friends!

"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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On this Wednesday evening as I close my day out, I give gratitude for all of this:
1. My wonderful kitty and our continued good fortune with the saline solution, rather than the electrolyte fluid that for some unknown reason caused her to be sick every time;
2. My kitty's appetite returning, as well as her being back to eating her favorite food (albacore tuna, not the kitty stuff, the real stuff);
3. An amazing dinner with food left that my Australian friends purchased, that just made me think of them and the wonderful time we shared;
4. New dish cooked by Aussie friend Sam - acorn squash (she can't find it in Melbourne) stuffed with brown wild rice and lots of veggies sauteed into the rice (zucchini, onions, baby tomatoes, garlic, kale and baby portabellos), with a sautee of asparagus/green beans/kale - yum!!!!; and
5. My amazing partner and all that we share in this amazing life together.

Off to sleep ...

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9/30/09 10:32 P

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Greetings Happy-Destiny, Tee, and all!

Tonight I am grateful...

...For the support I received to make the decision to have my kitty have surgery to repair her broken bones.
...For the students in my "Interpersonal and Small Group Communications" class who are taking risks and learning things right and left!
...For good health and good friends.

Namaste.
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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Today I am grateful for:

* Ears!

* Eyes!

* Nose!

* Fingers!

* Toes!




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On this cool fall evening my gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Going back to bed this morning after my little one left for school

~Having the whole day off!

~Easing into my day curled up with an episode of the Golden Girls and my lap top

~My sister Sparking me after the morning lameness and us having a great walk around the park with my nephew

~Stopping and seeing our mom after our walk. She makes us a little nuts, but she IS our mom and we love her!

~Spending time with my Mike tonight:)

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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9/30/09 8:09 P

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I am thankful this early eve for
* The gentle reminders to set up the thread for next month! (It now awaits you...start posting there tomorrow!)
* For the comfort of seeing familiar faces here, and feeling interconnected with each of you.
* For the second spring (autumn) making its presence known
* For clean sheets and great sleep in cool air last night. WITHOUT air conditioning!
* For my new workspace, in a windowed cubie on the fourth floor...and the energy and comfort just seeing the outdoors brings to me all day long.

~~~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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Another gratitude ~~

~ I just listened to the vocal group Sherrie is a part of (via FaceBook) and all I can say is...WOW!!! What wonderful music, so beautifully executed!

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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9/30/09 2:23 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ Kathy being down to one mortgage
~ Carolyn doing so well
~ Mama Dot returning
~ EVERY single one of you and your comments
~ exercising again after being sick and super busy and enjoying it
~ All the blessings of my home, shelter, warmth, beauty etc.
~ feeling prepared and looking forward to rehearsal tonight and performances this weekend
~ 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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9/30/09 1:56 P

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~having time today to work on catch-up
~turned the room a/c on to cope with the heat
~DH brought home the leather to finish the two dining room chairs that have been waiting to be finished
~2 extra pets to love this morning
~bunches of interesting articles read about health this morning
~celebrating Woo-Hoo moments of SparkPeeps

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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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The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
-- Rachel Carson

...and that "destruction" can be very personal like crushing our own hearts or self-esteem.

Good morning!

I'm grateful today ~~

~ for Noreen's "down home" old-fashioned solution to the GPS malfunction -- asking directions (heh heh)!!!
~ for a lovely fall day
~ for a dental appointment ahead to be fitted for a partial to fit in where the extracted tooth used to live
~ for my progress on the next big essay due in my advanced Spanish composition class
~ for alternatives open to me

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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9/30/09 8:49 A

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Good morning....

Congrats Kathy!!!! emoticon

I am grateful that Maha finally posted and that I know she made it home safe...
That I have an opportunity to be productive (outside the home)starting next week..check out my blog...
That I continue to do the next right thing and God/Universe continues to bless me.....
That I have been really good with my food intake

Also Toledo is suppose to get down to 30 degrees tonight so my mind starts thinking about the homeless...

I am so very grateful for my home
my blankets that keep me snuggly warm
my food
my utilities

I could have been one of those homeless people on the street! I give thanks everyday that God provided me with the Aurora Project....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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9/30/09 1:20 A

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Can't believe another month is almost over....sooooo much to be grateful for.

- Freedom...it's an inside job and I give thanks daily for making the choice

- Acceptance of self and others

- Intuition and confidence to follow it (most of the time!!)

- My teddy bear of a husband

- Internet and it's library of info 24/7

Namaste,
--ME

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~Dalai Lama


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Hey kids! My Attitude of Gratitude this evening include ...

~ my morning plans getting cancelled and gaining some unexpected time in my day

~ for helpful people when my GPS went screwy in the mountains and I was lost on my way to a meeting

~ for my share group of mentors who have been so supportive to me

~ for deciding to leave a function instead of staying and eating

~ the ability to get in two unexpected dance classes as the result and working up a nice little sweat

~ our son purging some stuff from our garage on the goal of getting a car in there LOL

~ DH and buddies landing safely and they are on their way home

~ Finally, today, 24 years ago, I gave birth to our youngest son. I am grateful that he still has 10 fingers and 10 toes. I am grateful for the challenges he has presented us. I am grateful for him and all of his gifts. I am grateful that he answered the phone today so I could wish him a happy b-day.

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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9/29/09 10:03 P

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean

~A day off tomorrow!

~Getting all my laundry done today so I don't have to do it tomorrow

~That my sister FINALLY posted her gratitude's!

~Happy Destiny and all his support!

~Working out while watching the Biggest Loser!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
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Care deeply
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Today I give thanks for:
-the beautiful sunshine that I got to sit and read in
-SparkPeople for helping me quantify just what I do want to accomplish to help me reach a simpler, more satisfying life
-a job opportunity for my diligent hubby, who lost a permanent job almost 2 years ago, and has been traveling from city to city on contracts to take care of his family
-the light in my son's eyes as he tells me he is proud of working hard and getting a B on an essay test in his college history class. He has had learning troubles in the past with writing but is determined to do his very best and excel
-the treatment of the bone spur in my foot has been successful thus far and my dr. gave me permission today to increase my activity level. I did a 15 minute indoor walk DVD. WooHoo!
-a good Christian radio station playing bible teaching that helps me as I desperately need to grow closer to the Lord
-the means to purchase good healthy food today

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"Remember, you are so special and valuable that God couldn't imagine eternity without you!"

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Thank you all so much for your messages of love. I am recuperating and it is a painful journey but the Lord walks the path with me and has sent my DD who is a gem to take good care of me. Your prayers are appreciated. I will try to get back once in a while to keep you all informed.

God Bless and keep you all.
Dot

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On Tuesday, my gratitudes include all of this, yet so much more:
1. The absolutely astounding fall weather;
2. Feeling much recuperated after a crazy busy (but fun) time with my Australian friends in town;
3. Life returning to normal;
4. Music, sweet music;
5. Being able to get out at lunch and walk for a quick mile;
6. All of the canned goods gathered for Harvesters at the house concert; and
7. Volunteer opportunity this evening that also gets me out walking more - a true win/win - I love it.

Make it an excellent evening everybody!

Stephanie

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Abundant afternoon appreciations include:
1. My dear man taking me for mountain tour of autumn colors and lunch at favorite cafe
2. 10 mile bike ride to look again from distance at the mountains we had just been in
3. No grades for syntax here
4. Good customer arriving soon
5. Commissions ready to wrap and send

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Catching up on my gratitudes...

~ Feeling better today after feeling fatigued since returning home from the Sparkconvention (the darn MS)

~ Getting to meet MAHA in person! She is even more amazing in person! (I never would have thought that possible)

~ My hubby being such a good sport about chauffeuring TEE & I to and from the convention (and all around the city)

~ Feeling even closer to baby sis, TEE, than when we left:D

~ Coming home and finding roses & gifts on the table from my son & daughter

~ My daughter having planned & bought everything for an Around the World themed birthday dinner

~ Having multiple birthday cakes & treats around me, but having great command of my temptations

~ A birthday card from Tee that was so sweet it made me cry

~ My parent's actually remembering & texting

~ Feeling resparked!!!!!
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~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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"The world's just not as sparkly as you want it to be. We should all carry some glitter and add a little bit along the way." via SleepTalkinMan on Facebook


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Gratitudes:

that I was able to discuss something with someone without mincing words

for fabulous spark friends

for a loving husband

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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Today I am grateful for:

* SparkMail!

* SparkFriends!

* SparkPoints!

* SparkPages!

* SparkPeople!




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Good morning! Today I express thanksgiving for this, and so much more ~~

~ the way my SparkFriends resonated with that amazing Hafiz piece
~ a productive conversation with one of my professors yesterday
~ though I'm truly in an out-of-control space, I know that this too shall pass
~ ESCROW CLOSED -- YAY KATHY!!!!!!
~ in spite of the yapping dogs that disturbed my peace almost until midnight, I've arisen with energy and a bit of focus
~ sharing Noreen's joy at "my team, my customers, the universe all conspiring to have a positive impact on our business and therefore a positive impact on so many lives"...WOW!
~ Tee's great modeling that caused her daughter to join SparkPeople!
~ Christopher, our unrelenting joy monger!
~ new friends on this path to wellness...and on-and-on goes the gratitude, lifting my spirits yet higher and higher

Blessed be!
xox
Maha
P.S. GBoomer, Check this out...I love it: "Worry is a misuse of the imagination."


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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~waking early
~reading early
~breakfast early
~work begun
~sharing in someone´s grief
~my blooming zinnias
~whole wheat angel food cake

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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Today, I am grateful for:

-a calmer self.
-the forsythia that's blooming even better now than it did this past spring.
-a good friend.
-a good night's sleep.
-great meditation last night.
-good music.

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I'm grateful this morning for:

- finding that some of my anxieties and worries were unwarranted when I got to work yesterday evening.
- sleep and dreams
- strength training yesterday.
- learning a new song on the guitar yesterday.
- L's sweet, steadfast and smart support.

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On this cool, late, Monday evening I am so very grateful for more blessings than I can list and especially for:

~family and friends
~abundant, healthy food choices at the store, in the cupboards and in the fridge
~responses to "free firewood ad" on Craig's List, hopefully they will come
~taking some "me" time to relax today and read
~plans for a box lunch "date" tomorrow with DH
~God who loves everyone of us

Peace and blessings to each of you!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Monday night gratitudes
* ESCROW CLOSED! Meaning, we are down to only ONE house payment!
* Being able to feel only a twinge of sadness at the thought of not being able to live on the coast
* That the youngest granddaughter who loves the ballet is finally allowed to take lessons, and at the age of five is focused, graceful and smitten. Her instructor tonight told me she is one of the best students she has ever taught.
* For checking out the local health club and feeling the excitement and the energy within the building
* For knowing there is a heated year round pool...not in our yard but less than 10 minutes away!

~~~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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As another beautiful,sunny day comes to a close....
I AM so Happy and Grateful for:

- My plants in the backyard that amaze me...to have survived the brutal summer and still look good

- Fresh fruit salad...the abundance of fruit that is readily available

- Water and all it represents

- Encouraging words especially thru SP

Namaste,
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People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~Dalai Lama


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On this beautiful evening I quietly reflect upon my blessings with a wonderful Attitude of Gratitude ...

~ yoga this morning however brief

~ car inspection taking only 45 minutes

~ my team, my customers, the universe all conspiring to have a positive impact on our business and therefore a positive impact on so many lives

~ getting advice from D this afternoon on styling (kicking it up a notch) in my Tango dance performance

~ visiting my step-mother-in-law who lost her father this past weekend and spending time with her

~ that her husband (my father-in-law) is doing ok after being hospitalized today

~ a heartfelt compliment that went very deep into my soul from a teacher tonight

~ my last evening alone and enjoying the quite, reflective time I've had

~ my many books that provide me with poems, meditations and thought provoking words



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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Today I am grateful for:

* Being asked to Co-Lead Team Sudoku!

* Feeling part of the Team!

* Synchronicity!

* Serendipity!

* Destiny!!




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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~A pretty decent, speedy day at work

~My youngest is SPARKING! YAY!

~Making it to the gym tonight even though I'm feeling blah from TOM

~Completely staying on track with calories today!

~A peaceful evening at home

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Hello, Maha, Rebcca, and all:

Today I am grateful:

* To be part of this community and to be in connection with all you lovely people.
* That my kitty seems to be doing okay, so far, in spite of being very hobbled by her broken-arm splint.
* That I am somehow keeping up with my work (knock on wood).
* To my ex for being willing to investigate my little cabin for signs of propane problems (yet again).
* That I am making many more choices to support my health than I have in the past.

Namaste.
Kathleen

Edited by: DOKEYOKEY at: 9/28/2009 (19:18)
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On this crisp and sunny afternoon my appreciations include:

-Following Maha and having a glimpse of the happy feelings of the Spark Convention
-Meeting an interesting lady and enjoying sharing our travel adventures and the bliss of the 'now'
-Quickly getting the backyard push mowed
-Resonating with meditation techniques offered by new customer (on his website)
-Checking off some 'to do' list stuff

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Good afternoon dear friends all! I'm just getting back from the SP Convention in Covington/Cincinnati, filled with gratitude for so much including ~~

~ meeting the FABULOUS duo, Tee and Lynnann at the SparkConvention...and being deeply inspired by each of them!
~ enjoying hanging out with AuntyEmm, my roommate at the convention, amazing in her accomplishments with SparkPeople (130 lbs. and counting!) and in her personal and professional life as well
~ appreciating hearing, up-close and personal, the vision and future focus of Chris Downie, founder of SparkPeople
~ DITTO Sherrie: "The connection I feel with this wonderful community: Each and every one of you!"
~ YES Ment2Be! "For freedom to live life without worrying about the hands on a clock!" And thanks for the wonderful Schweitzer quote.

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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~I preordered The Spark and participate in all the benies!
~spending time with two of my favorite friends who Spar with ME
~hearing from DD about a particular need and DH & I agreeing on how we can help and doing just that
~my assistant is back from her FIL´s funeral and family time and we shared with tears this morning
~nearly caught up with what I wasn´t able to do over the weekend because of FUN!

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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Today I want to feel Gratitude for:
- Beautiful people I cuddled with yesterday at Cuddle party.
- that I decided to attend, last minute -
- Feeling nurtured from all the affection
- My courage in attending beach party with a group of strangers, on saturday nite,staying 2 hours.
- I drummed at party, first time in a very long time.
- Heat wave replaced with heavy Fog in S.F. glad I live here, and not in other cities where its hotter.
- Farmers market on saturday morning
- Ability to buy goodies at Tr.Joe's this week.
The reason I write - "I want to feel Gratitude.." is because that is often what I'm feeling. The desire to feel grateful, and hoping, that by posting here,
It will turn into - the feeling of Gratitude. Today is one of those "wanting to" days.

Edited by: BABYFACE26 at: 9/28/2009 (14:59)

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Today I am deeply grateful for:
~ the connection I feel with this wonderful community: Each and every one of you!
~ preparation paying off, rehearsals going very well, was a lot of fun!
~ being able to be of service to my daughter's choir this weekend in many different ways
~ being most graciously and thoroughly acknowledged by the director
~ hubby holding down the fort while we were away
~ sushine
~ 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

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grateful for

- creative time constructing new garden beds, and starting to prepare them for next spring!

- meal with a caring friend last night

- waking with a good dream

- today being a a day for more prayers

have a wonderful week everyone!!!

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I started off my weekend by coming across this quote:

“Those who thank God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience.”
~ Albert Schweitzer

I AM so Happy and GRATEFUL for:

- Finding SP and the ThanksGiving team

- Meeting my nutrition and fitness goals over the weekend

- The sacred, creative space that I call home

- For freedom to live life without worrying about the hands on a clock

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Arriving safely home from Kentucky today!

~Spark giving me a chance to have great bonding time with my sister and bro-in-law this weekend!

~That I got to spend my sister's birthday with her!

~My house was still standing when I got home! (LOL) And my girls had it clean and tidy for me too!

~My weekend of Sparking has inspired my little one! She's joined Spark Teens and is making her page as I type! YAAAAAY!!!!!!

~Having the most amazing and inspirational weekend ever...

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally



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So nice to see you, two days in a row, Carolyn!

This evening I am grateful
* For my dear hubby...who has really hung in with me through some very trying times of late.
* For honored commitments
* For chatting this weekend with some of my favorite spark friends, both on line and via phone!
* For reminders today to take the time and truly appreciate this very gift of life, of health and of being born when and where I was
* For classical music with human voices as instruments
* For doing housework yesterday so I could really rest my knee! (and Motrin, joint comfort tea, and ice)

~~~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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Gratitudes tonight include:
-sunny blue skied day
-dogs that love taking walks and being healed enough to go
-easy dinner
-time shared with my man
-laundry done

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Today I am blessed...

for my family and friends
for the life I am living
for the open communication I share with my children
for honesty
for committment
for continued blessings
for a gift from God that I received yesterday in the mail.....I will blog about this later..

Good Night my very special sparklers....Carolyn




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Today I am grateful for:

* A Nap!

* Rain!

* A chill in the air!

* A Warm blanket!

* Darkness!




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Stopping quickly to express my Attitude of Gratitude ...

~ sleeping in this morning!

~ wide variety of music playing as I went about my day humming and shakin' it :)

~ reservations made for the big day on Wednesday

~ getting some basic cleaning done for a fresh clean home

~ clean sheets that I'm going to slide into soon

~ that my daughter felt comfortable enough to reach out to me with a big problem she is having and that we were able to Skype each other. If you could say a prayer for a Dr. test she is going to need on Thursday ... appreciations

~ getting to the gym while the rest of the city was watching the Steeler game ... good plan and a great workout

~ more alone time being enjoyed

~ Ken Burns PBS special on our National Parks about to start in a few minutes and my sisters and I giggling as we watch it in tandem

~ finding out that the program will be available for download on the PBS stations until Oct 9th as I might miss one or two this week

Have a great week everyone and THANK YOU for being a special part of this community of gratitude :)

Edited by: NORLANA at: 9/27/2009 (19:57)
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 cool Sunday evening I am mindfully grateful for so many blessings and especially for:

~a beautiful drive in the country yesterday to a farm festival
~pick it yourself raspberries-yum!
~phone call from younger son today "just to visit"
~DH and a cousin getting needed work done at MIL's house
~two hours of productive garden clean up done today with a cooling breeze
~birds singing in the yard
~goldfinches feasting on the coneflower seed heads I left for them
~prairie asters full of glorious purple and gold blooms
~all the wonderful posts here

Have a wonderful week my grateful friends!

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~great weekend
~great conversation
~great food choices
~great exercise
~great encouragement
~great friends

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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Hello, Kinch, Mazzy, and all!

Today I am grateful:

* For a chance to tidy up a bit before I plunge back into grading papers and preparing lesson plans.
* For a chance to do some creative clogging with friends later in the day.
* For the opportunity to make applesauce with friends.
* For my good health and the health of my friends and family.

Namaste.
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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Gratitudes:

for getting the bathroom and kitchen clean and trying to start a new weekly habits

for having time to watch a fun version of The Music Man with Matthew Broderick

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.

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Short term goal: Lunch
Long term goal: Dinner

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Today my gratitudes include...

-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-Relief from cold/flu symptoms.
-Green tea.
-Willingness to get back on track
-More blessings than I can count.

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Today, I'm grateful for:
-good music.
-quality time with dh.
-great coffee.
-fresh apples and pears from dh's parents.
-fall crop of romaine and radishes.
-the land.

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I'm grateful this morning for:

- reading "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell yesterday.
- going for a great run yesterday.
- enjoying Persian kebab yesterday.
- a dream last night of such intricate detail and continuity.
- bouncy, early Beatles songs.

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Grateful that we can all share the excitement of the spark convention!

And grateful that
- I've had a quiet morning

- the autumn weather is mellow and soothing

- I have friends to help talk things through

- that things change!, and I'm hoping a profound change will come about in my mind soon!!!



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vice verse Noreen...good to chat with you, too!

Other gratitudes on this still Saturday night
* Swimming with the grandkids today
* Phone call with friend and lots of laughter
* Getting more "change of address" things taken care of
* The great film about the life of Georgia O'Keefe recorded and watched without commercials
* A clean kitchen, bath and bedroom
* My snuggly hubby

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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So happy for Tee, Lynnann and Maha that they get to meet each other and are our ambassadors into the convention. Happy that Carolyn and Rebecca are on the mend. Welcome back Mary Ann - you've been missed :)

Tonight's Attitude of Gratitude ...

~ Spying the beautiful sunset in my rear view mirror, turning the car around and driving to the nearest high point for an aahhhhhh moment

~ Fun time dancing today a beginners class and welcoming so many new people ... LOL I told the owner I should get a discount since I am always the one getting people up on their feet

~ seeing the movie FAME today with my sister ... one of her previous students has a lead role and it was so much fun ... lots of good dance and music

~ sushi afterward with her and my son an enjoying the good conversation and company

~ a new manager we hired is doing really well, liking the job and hitting his stride... his area was beautiful today! Yeh!!

~ quite time tonight, chance to chat with AT on-line and a peaceful day planned for tomorrow as my dear husband is on a man-cation with the boys :)

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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Wow! I don't know where to BEGIN with the gratitude's tonight after a FABULOUS day at the Spark Convention!!!

~Another day clean!

~Getting up bright and early and meeting my fellow Sparkers for a morning walk!

~Meeting MAHA in person! SHE'S AWESOME!

~Meeting fellow Sparkers and mingling all day! Hearing inspirational stories from them! Meeting Chris Downey in PERSON and getting our picture taken with him! Spinning the BIG Spark wheel and getting TONS of points! Getting a TON of points attending the convention! Working out WITH Coach Nicole in PERSON!

~Being interviewed with my sister at the convention and them wanting to follow up on our story!

~An awesome dinner out tonight followed by a nice stroll along the river

~A super swim with my sister and bro-in-law and having the pool all to ourselves!

~Feeling remotivated and reSPARKED after this AWESOME DAY!

~Carolyn feeling better!!!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Again, I've been away too long!
Grateful for
**laughter and joy from my kids
**new friends and plans to see them again
**accomplishment and satisfaction in the results of painting the rooms in my house
**sunsweet dried mangoes...ahh, divine
**comfy bed and good book
Later, friends, and thanks for being there!
Mary Ann
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~wonderful group for lunch and conversation yesterday
~having a great time with our visitors today
~superb meals
~computer/online time this evening
~a pile of books from my dear friend
~celebrating the wonderful victories of others

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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Nicety:

a great review from my aunt on a dvd I made on our trip to Japan

Gratitudes:

for the daughter's fun and safe return from her overnight stay with a college girlfriend in her dorm room

for seeing some nice things to buy for our yard when it's time to landscape

for some progress being made on a high school reunion

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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Oh boy, have I missed you guys...Always giving thanks but miss posting and sharing with you all! So I am well (no more flu) and back....

Yesterday I celebrated being clean for 3 years! WOW!! I will be blogging about my very emotional day later.

I am soooo grateful that Maha, Tee and Lynn are meeting in person today....how cool...I am really jealous, but I will get over it...Just let it go, Carolyn...lol

Today I am grateful for my sobriety...
That the convention is taking place and many of our friends are meeting each other...
For enlightenment
For forgiveness
For life....

Peace and Love, Carolyn


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Afternoon appreciations include:
-being able to ride my awesome synapse again
-wide panoramic views of long green expanses to snow covered mountains
-orders received this morning sent before noon
-studio time next
-robust health and wholeness

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On this sunny Saturday morning, my gratitudes include:

1. Quiet alone time this morning before others wake;
2. Special time with my kitty;
3. Amazing black raspberry jam and bird feeder made of gourds - gifts from my Australian friends;
4. Good friends; and
5. Farm to Market bread - local and VERY HEALTHY.

Make it a great day!!!

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Me too! Me too! I can't wait to hear about the convention!

Today, I'm grateful for:
-the internet, and the close contact I can maintain with my daughter even though she lives too far away.
-a good week at school.
-DH healing.
-positive friends.
-fall beauty.
-good coffee.

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Sweet dreams AT!
MY morning gratitudes include

- seeing the web of all of our paths crossing, and the insights, glories and challenges that we share

- the sound of the monk praying in the room next to mine

- the sound of Australian bird songs (my alarm clock!)

- the warm, golden autumn light and so many flowers still luminous and bright

- for a couple of quiter days.

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Grateful this Friday evening...
* For, after eight years, getting a windowed cubicle! And oh, do I enjoy the view 7 stories up.
* For coming home and finding our dear neighbors mowed our lawn once again to help hubby out
* For meeting and thoroughly enjoying our pool guy. What a sweetheart!
* For an out to eat night, binging on SALAD!
* For the enthusiasm of so many sparkers who get to gather in Cincinnati! I want to hear stories upon their return!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Tonight my gratitudes include...

~ Leaving on time for the trip to Cincinnati for the Sparkconvention:)

~ An amazing cake we ate at Cracker Barrel that we split in thirds

~ Getting to our hotel in Cinci and the first 2 people I saw were Pittsburgh Steeler fans!

~ Kentucky Hot Browns & German potato salad at the Haufbraus House here

~ TEE feeling so warm & fuzzy that employees remembered her from when they came to Pittsburgh to train the staff there

~ Meeting fellow Sparkers at the Embassy Suites:D

~ Coming back to hotel (with free internet!) and doing a circuit training with TEE & hubby and then swimming

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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On this AWESOME evening in Cincinatti I am grateful for....

~Another day clean!

~Being up and ready and on the way here before 10am!

~A relaxing car ride

~Indulging in food I normally wouldn't today and trying really hard not to feel TOO bad about it

~Talking to MAHA on the phone today!!!

~Meeting some fellow Sparker's tonight!

~A great workout/bonding time with my sister and bro in law followed by a relaxing swim

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Greetings, Ment2be, Norlana, and all.

Tonight I am grateful...

* That my cat was *not* killed or more seriously injured when she was hit by a car today. (She has two broken bones in her right front "forearm.")
* That I did not lose my temper or assign blame (even though I felt like it at times) with my ex (who was driving the car that hit her).
* That I stayed within my calories on this stressful day.

Namaste.
Kathleen

Edited by: DOKEYOKEY at: 9/25/2009 (22:25)
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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....I AM so Happy and Grateful for:

- Getting our internet service back before the day was over

- A clean, sweet smelling, tired dog who has just returned from being groomed

- Being on target with my nutrition

- Tivo....so I can fast forward through the commercials and watch Oprah when I want to and delete it when I don't

- SparkPeople for putting the Spark back into my life

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People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. ~Dalai Lama


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My Attitude of Gratitude this beautiful day ...

~ Safe arrival back home after short trip to see daughter

~ Husband's safe arrival on the west coast as he starts a 4 day guys only trip leaving me with some much needed down time

~ Meeting J's (my daughter's roommate for the last 7 years and who has been a daughter to me as well) fiancé and his parents for the first time last night and the happy and proud feeling I get knowing that she is on the right path.

~ Free visit to the Y yesterday which was attached to my hotel and happy I was able to exercise while traveling

~ Finding a travel yoga matt today in the airport which fits neatly in my luggage

~ Finding an insightful, impactful book in the airport just in the nick of time

~ A chance to dance tonight

Edited by: NORLANA at: 9/25/2009 (18:10)
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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This sunny afternoon I am grateful for:
-walk with dogs, for first time in over a month
-stunning smattering of autumn colored trees
-new flowers along my Magnified Healing path
-uplifting variety of theme show expressions
-friendly greetings along or route

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Today I am grateful for:
~ being able to get the printer working this morning for daughter's assignment
~ being ready and available when daughter unexpectedly needed a ride to school
~ getting great feedback from yoga student
~ feeling pretty prepared for tonight's rehearsal
~ husband content and supportive in spite of not receiving much attention from me of late
~ having time tomorrow to give him some attention
~ more blessings than I could ever list
be well all!
namaste,
sherrie

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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 thankful for:

-Friday.
-Good friends.
-Sweet students.
-Friday.
-Good food choices so far.
-Friday.

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Hi everyone,
I'm really enjoying my days, relaxing some days, being very productive others. Good times with friends and family.

Today I am truly grateful for:
- cool evenings (sweater weather!)
- great ideas from my daughter on lowering carbs
- watching our new kitten Telo playing, sleeping, clambering up into our laps . . . living in the moment
- joining a writers' group in my area
- the free ticket to a play nearby

Have a wonderful weekend everyone
Cheers - Celia
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I am grateful this morning for:

- making it through two weeks on the new job. Stressful, yet full of good things.
- sleeping deeply last night.
- a nice, light rain falling.
- having play time with the granddaughters to look forward to today.
- trying canned sardines for the first time ever yesterday.

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~waking early cuz I have a lot to do, BUT I only got 5 hrs and I´m not sure I´ll make it without a couple of naps!
~company´s coming - fun, fun, fun!
~strength exercises done!
~DH just took our dog Kitty for a buzz
~I KNOW I´m going to go over-cal limit today and I will still be careful and make healthy choices

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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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today my gratitudes include

- bed!

- ginger tea and hot water bottle

- 1 hour skype with my sister

- accupuncture and the caring dear friends that share their healing skills





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Today I am grateful for:

* Today is a Re-do of Yesterday!

* Opportunities!

* Readiness!

* Willingness!

* Open-mindedness!




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I LOVE coming here at the end of the day and reading all of the wonderful comments and quotes from everyone. So that's the first thing I'm grateful for!! And....

- My hubby who loves and supports me unconditionally

- Mango...our lovable mutt who found US two years ago

- The desire to keep eating healthy and tracking my meals

- Warm, comfortable bed that I'm about to get into


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On this cool quiet evening I am grateful for many blessings including:

~family and friends
~healthy fresh foods
~sunshine and rain
~fall season
~safe neighborhood to walk at night
~life
~God who loves us all

TGIF tomorrow

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Tonight's Attitude of Gratitude ...

~ Safe travel and the airline people who make it so

~ Conveniences provided me just when needed

~ Watching my daughter graduate from art school today (no official ceremony) and viewing her final project which was awesome

~ Meeting her fun teachers and friends who have supported her through this part of her journey

~ Comfortable hotel accommodations and conveniences

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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Tonight my gratitudes include...

~ Having fun with TEE this morning getting things ready for Cinci. (I had enough eyebrows for 2 other people!)

~ Attending a water cardio kickboxing class at the YMCA this evening with my daughter along. I found a few new oblique muscles!

~ That TEE made it out of Pittsburgh in one piece!

~ Packing for the Sparkconvention and getting SOOOOOO excited about leaving tomorrow morning. Can't wait to meet Maha in person!

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Super busy but very grateful for:
~ making good progress on my music prep
~ mostly enjoying the work
~ having a flex day to spend mostly on my music
~ eating healthy
~ both daughters seem to be doing well
~ friend's surgery successful
~ 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

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What lovely gratitudes today...sisters, naps, conventions, health...amazing.
Tonight, I remember feeling blessed today
* When the sunlight blinded me driving to work today.
* Having the BEST bowl of soup for lunch!
* Getting an unexpected phone call from hubby, to let me know what time he would be home tonight
* A kick back time to myself tonight
* Lavender bath salts awaiting in a jacuzzi tub
* Dear friend coming through her mastectomy today.

THINK PINK everyone! We've got to find a cure!

~~~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 has been a long and lonesome day, but there are things to be grateful for

* another day
* finally renewing my vehicle tags
* virtually no wait at DMV and the nicest staff too!
* the kindness of strangers
* i made inroads into cleaning this messy house
* an e-mail from a spark member that really cracked me up this morning
* an afternoon nap


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On this quiet Thursday evening, my gratitudes include all of this, but so very much more:
1. A few hours of quiet time to myself tonight to gather myself for the next three fast-paced and hectic days of Australia live music;
2. My amazingly intelligent partner who thought to ask my vet if there's another type of fluid that will work to give to my kitty (who loses everything in her tummy) to flush her kidneys;
3. Straight saline solution (versus full electrolyte fluids) given to my kitty and her NOT getting sick tonight;
4. My new camera that I get to play with tomorrow night for the first time; and
5. The beautiful spirits of the three Australian women who are in our home, gracing us with their spectacular and charming souls.

Make it a great night all!

Stephanie

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Greetings, Tee, Kinch, and all!

Today I am grateful for:

* My continued good health.
* My beautiful flower garden.
* Fresh tomatoes
* Fresh cucumbers
* Fresh broccoli
* A cozy bed waiting for me.

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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On this cool night before I leave for Cincinatti (YAY!) my gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~An awesomely productive morning with my sister getting nails and toes done and dying my hair back to my natural color!

~Getting all my laundry done so I can pack!

~Looking forward to meeting some of my Spark friends and especially MAHA!!!!!!

~Getting thru this chaotic night of the G20 and having a ring side seat for it on the shuttle at work! (Thank God I'm out of here in the morning!)

~Getting off work a few hours early and being able to catch the season opener of CSI!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally!

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Gratitudes:

for the movie The Adventures of Robin Hood for it's beautiful costumes, action, great acting and of course it great looking leading man!

for Claude Rains who had me in tears in 15 minutes of his performance

for another sunny day so far



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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CLAIR-A-T how wonderful for you!! enjoy!

Appreciations this morning include:
-sunshine
-blue skies
-date today
-ankle healed
-good news of friend

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I have a very amazing gratuity today- This past week I have connected for the first time with a sister whom I have never met. I am so grateful for this new relationship that is just beginning to grow. I'm grateful for the instant love that we feel for each other, I'm grateful that whatever circumstances prevented us from knowing each other have been cleared and I'm grateful for whatever time we have to share with each other. I'm grateful for this amazing and transformative life! You just never know what will happen next, and I'm very grateful for that too! emoticon

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~strawberries - real, fresh
~good, restful sleep
~my new punching bag is going up
~beautiful, inspirational music
~a cat in the lap
~learning new ways, having renewing thoughts and learning and practicing my purpose
~a full day ahead

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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