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Grateful tonight for ~

* a glorious final day of October 2009 – sun shining, gentle and not too cool breeze, ground littered with orange, brown, gold and red leaves while a few still tenaciously cling to the trees…
* a much improved sick kitten (if being spunkier is any indication!)
* completion of a number of errands
* very few Halloween fireworks to scare the cats
* living where roses, asters, chrysanthemums, nemesia, rudbekia, Echinacea, and a handful of other flowers are still in bloom even though it is November (though barely in bloom!)
* fresh garlic
* taking time for meditation despite being busy, and feeling much more energetic and focused afterwards
* Maha’s quote yesterday – ‘squandering oneself for a purpose’…exactly the quote I once had posted by my desk at work; gave me a chuckle to see it again, and now I’m trying to remember where I put the poster!
* more than 30 years with the precious soul my husband is, and that our relationship just gets better and better
* finding the special chocolate truffles I put in the Christmas crackers I make were on sale [new challenge – how to leave them alone until I’m ready to make the crackers!]
*all my wonderful cyber friends…

…hope everyone has a terrific Sunday!

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November's thread is up and running!

~~~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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Can you all believe it is the last day of October? And so much to be grateful for....
* A sensitive call from my son, to tell me that one of the grandkids was very sick and they weren't coming down tonight.
* An impromptu party at the neighbors, where we had the kids do "drive by" trick or treating (folks from four houses all around a firepit in the driveway, each with their own bowl of candy) and the cute, cute costumes we saw!
* For the hard physical labor done today
* That the clocks go back tonight, fooling us into believing we get and extra hour's sleep
* For hot showers, inner contentment and the lifting of the doldrums that have been plaguing me of late.


~~~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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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~A relatively speedy day at work

~A peaceful nap when I came home from work

~Going for a power walk tonight and adding some jogging in with it...(now if I could just quit smoking!)

~A really nice visit at the in laws tonight...NOT having to run into my ex husband over there and spending some quality time with my neices:)

~Looking forward to the extra hour sleep in the morning!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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Tonight I am grateful that:

my friend, Connie, joined this community

I'm not letting my tenacious cold, which seems to keep coming and going, depress me, even though I feel very fatigued

I had good parking karma on a busy Saturday morning for errands before I realized my cold had returned and I needed to go home and rest

I have the time to nurse said cold and follow the lots-of-fluids-lots-of=rest formula

I prepared a quick and comforting dinner and plan an early night with my book and my heating pad

my father's wife and I had a good, long telephone visit and shared our thoughts about my Dad and how much we miss him

DF emailed me a chuckle

my lovely Spark friends send messages and Goodies, and post on my Spark Page, which always give me a lift

the universe and I seem to be getting along.

Happy Halloween!

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-e.e. cummings-

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

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On this rainy, dreary Halloween, my gratitudes include...

~ Eating out for a nice breakfast this morning with hubby and making great choices... egg whites, wheat toast and fruit:D

~ A very relaxing afternoon on my own

~ Hubby being kind enough to offer tonight to take me out for some errands since my daughter has my car

~ Although blah from the weather today, getting the UMPH to get a nice workout in tonight (I'm hoping the SAD light I ordered comes in the mail soon.)

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~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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WoooHOOOoo!! My Attitude of Gratitude this evening ...

~ all of YOU and the inspiration that you provide

~ hearing back from MommaDOT ...she's still on the mend but I know she's in good hands :)

~ getting a large project completed today that allowed me to provide some extra cash to my team members

~ getting it done with a full ipod of great music

~ taking the time to journal about some unpleasantness in our home and putting my feelings to rest ... this prayer helped tremendously ... www.odemagazine.com/blogs/readers_bl
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~ dear man helping with trick or treating with the fireman and bringing me home a sweet treat

~ a hot bath and wonderful sleep just ahead

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 Halloween my gratitudes include:
-walking the dogs under blue skies
-wonderful day of the dead exhibit revisited
-invitation to attend spin class for free
-invitation to great sounding Halloween Party
-drain cleared this morning
-great little manicure done

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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Yoday I am grateful for:

* Endings!

* Finishings!

* Accomplishments!

* Rejoicings!

* Finalities!

See you in November!




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10/31/09 4:06 P

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Greetings Kinch, Sherrie, and all Thanksgiving community:

Today I am grateful...

* For my friend ABK who has been a godsend to my niece in helping her prepare for a college transfer.
* For allowing myself enough time to get some more housework done before I plunge back into the paperwork.
* For good friends who nudge me on to the next steps in my personal life.
* For the universe, which has put a very interesting part-time job in front of me; if I get it, it would allow me to keep teaching and also keep working on my business.

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:

that the old car turned over today so that we could trade it in

that we were able to trade it in for $700.

that the DH will get a full rebate on his turned in tags

that we had a nice breakfast after the sale

that I'm meeting a friend later for a long overdue discussion

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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10/31/09 1:03 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ getting to turn back the clocks tonight and sleep in tomorrow (see you all on the November page)
~ expressing my negative response and feelings to a mentor even though it was difficult to do
~ warm home and clothes
~ harvest season and farmer's markets
~ daughter's creativity
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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

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



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10/31/09 11:32 A

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Waking up very early this morning to a dark house and a peaceful meditation session.

I am sooooo grateful for my new spark friends here.

A spell of sunshine after the rain this morning, will she suit up and do the rollerblades?

My family's excitement about a more "sparky" dinner last night, more fresh fruits and vegetables. All right!

Discovering the power of articulating an intention out loud.

Living a blessed life.



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10/31/09 11:10 A

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Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
-- William Cowper

Good morning dear Thanksgiving Community friends!

We are SUCH a potent coming-together. It brings back the focus of last night's offering at the prison, which will be my first gratitude ~~

~ the amazing 29-Day Giving Challenge, that we introduced them to and gave them the opportunity of signing up for as they left (we'll track their participation online)
www.29gifts.org/

~ Cari's book, 29 Gifts, which I just ordered tiny.cc/J6vDF

~ how the communion with the inmates inspires and energizes me...their collective wisdom is amazing

~ looking forward to tomorrow's yoga workshop: "The Fascia System -- how it energizes and supports and connects all of our tissues and translates muscle contraction into organized movement," both anatomy info and appropriate asana

~ also LOVE the collective wisdom and joyful reality represented here in this Community...and HOW representative SFerenti's affirmation is to this -- to "appreciate and be thankful for the wisdom and perspective of age. Life has helped me learn that I have the skills to handle more than I think I can and that turns of events that start out looking really bad often turn into things of wonder and joy. So I'm ready for this ride." AMEN SISTAH -- I'm sitting behind you, holdin' on tight!

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 10/31/2009 (11:15)

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It comes from an indomitable will.
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10/31/09 10:01 A

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~completed another BIG project
~will take it easy today and tomorrow
~found everything I needed at the grocery, the healthfood, the produce, and chocolate stores yesterday
~planning a great week
~looking forward to the upcoming holiday celebrations
~clean house
~the girl in the mirror keeps smiling back at ME

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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Oy! Yesterday turned out to be a doozy of a day, but it provided me with a chance to appreciate and be thankful for the wisdom and perspective of age. Life has helped me learn that I have the skills to handle more than I think I can and that turns of events that start out looking really bad often turn into things of wonder and joy. So I'm ready for this ride.

That said, I'm also very thankful for a day to regroup!

Enjoy the adventure!

I'm Sue, and I won't let fear hold me back.


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Late Friday night gratitudes
* That I have been so busy with life that I haven't had time to even log on for a few days
* For some genuine down time tonight.
* For Willie Nelson, his music and his humanitarian efforts
* For my hubby. His enduring love, and character
* For Halloween plans with the grandkids, and their excitement to come to OUR house to trick or treat! (and my son thinking it is a great idea)
* For the smile that comes across my face, and being able to keep a sense of humor when thinking of my mom this week.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I am grateful for...

~ Sleeping in

~ TEE helping me get starting on my son's wedding album! The worst part is always getting starting. So, it's all downhill from here:D

~ A nice dinner alone with Hubby this evening

~ Figuring out how to watch Hulu on the laptop:D

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~My breaks apparently don't need replaced yet

~Throwing beef stew in the crock pot this morning, being gone all day then coming home to an awesome meal with the kids

~A VERY productive day! Lynnie and I finished the first part of my nephew's wedding album! WOO HOO! Turned out awesome and is something to be proud of!

~Doing the Wii fit with my youngest tonight and having great bonding time all at once!

~Time spent with my Mike tonight

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Love generously
Care deeply
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Tonight's Attitude of Gratitude ...

~ all of you in this Thanksgiving Community and the positive energy gathered here

~ pampering myself today and the means to pay for that luxury

~ beautiful sunshine day

~ vet visit for Sammy dog with a not-too-bad prognosis and my dear man handling the visit and meds

~ dance lesson today with K and her teaching me how to turn up the heat with my beautiful, well rounded body LOL ;) We laughed so hard as I tried to imitate her much younger moves

~ nice evening with my sweetie, just staying home and eating ice cream together

~ that our son arrived in NC with his large load of hay (249 bales - 22,000 lbs) ... I was nervous to say the least

~ that he is reunited with his wife and hopefully will be able to find some work there over the next few weeks

~ the wonderful, gentle soul that is him :)

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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When I tried to post here Wednesday evening, I, too, got a message that Spark was down for tech reasons. Yesterday, I didn't log in. So, here is my cumulative list from Wednesday on.

I am grateful for:

getting a good night's sleep Wednesday

another amazing evening of Christian-Buddhist conversation

having dinner before with a new friend-in-the-making

the Yucatan restaurant and its enchiladas prepared with hand-made, corn tortillas filled with sautéed vegetables and pumpkin seeds topped with tomatillo sauce and avocado salsa (Maha, a "must" visit next time you're here)

the delicious versatility of fresh lemons

having a good cry for mother who died when I was twenty (so many, many years ago)

another beautiful, fall day

a coming weekend filled with whatever lovely possibilities I am willing to accept

Robert, who has so enriched my life

Jana, a Buddhist priest and new friend

my oh-so-many graces


Peace, love, and blessings to all,

Strawberry Moon




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

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

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

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This evening appreciations include:
-billiant sunset viewable for the comfort of my office
-finding bt I thought lost
-error free webwork
-love and harmony at home
-excellent health

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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Today I'm thankful for:
-my husband
-not having to go out in the rain
-having a dry, warm place to stay
-coffee
-getting back in contact with a friend

Kay from Tennessee



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Today I am grateful for:

~ Getting my butt out of bed and to the gym yesterday
~ making myself go to bed "on time" last night
~ being rewarded feeling more rested this AM
~ realizing the "whisper" I heard was really a cry for help from a friend and going back after we had parted to let her know I would help
~ phone call from eldest daughter
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
xoxox
namaste,
sherrie

Edited by: IAM1WEVRY1 at: 10/30/2009 (15:26)
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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Greetings Azimat, Maha, and all!

Today I am grateful...

* For Pandora radio (thanks for reminding me, Azimat!).
* For friends who care.
* For my health.
* For my cowboy boots.
* For my reading glasses. (Is there an incongruity between items 4 and 5? Heh heh!)
* For cows outside my door even though they were AWOL from the pasture where they were supposed to be.

Kathleen



Edited by: DOKEYOKEY at: 10/30/2009 (14:20)
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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This morning I'm grateful for my little Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, so happy to chug around and clean for me while I sit and "spark".

Finishing a blog Secret Power that I was working on.

My mother's first day back at her senior center after a protracted four month recuperation period.

Pandora.com radio. Tunes to fit every mood, and new music discoveries every day.

New Spark friends.

Edited by: AZIMAT at: 10/30/2009 (12:31)
"Do you have the courage to be who you truly are? " -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan


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Any attempt to measure one's progress in life with an assessment of their present physical surroundings, or even a panoramic glance at their life and times to date, is just plain "whacked." The reason being, Maha, is that each journey, kind of like a haircut, should never be fully appraised until it's complete. Otherwise, one might mistaken a miracle-in-the-making for a setback, loss, or the "wet-look."

Your cosmic barber and de-whacker,
The Universe

P.S. Hey, Mahalakshmi, was "whacked" too strong?
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Good morning!

Though I slept close to TWELVE HOURS (or maybe "because) I'm moving slowly. It could also be because of the non-stop pounding rain, the winds, the tornado warnings last night, etc., that tend to jar my "delicate sensibility." (haha)

In any case I'm present...and ready to consider some of the myriad reasons I'm thankful this morning ~~

~ the Notes from the Universe are entertaining me (and hopefully you too -- hehe -- since I keep wanting to share their crazy wisdom -- I know several of you also subscribe) and keeping me in *the zone* of mystical mirth

~ I'm sharing Karbie's joy at the downward movement of the recalcitrant scale!

~ I'm safely tucked into my small, warm, well-equipped living space during this horrendous weather

~ I'm enjoying the third morning of English Breakfast instead of my usual strong brew

~ I'm luxuriating in a break-of-sorts in the onslaught of homework over the weekend

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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I've been absent a few days, while I was off on a business trip, so there's much gratitude to share today.

I'm grateful
*to have made it home safely
*to have been reminded of why I do the work I do
*to have gotten a chance to see the New England autumn
*for Anne Lamott, whose writing always soothes me and makes me laugh
*for the little baby steps I'm making in learning to love my imperfections as much as my accomplishments

I hope everyone has a day filled with calm; that's certainly what I'm aiming for!


I'm Sue, and I won't let fear hold me back.


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Today, I am thankful for:
-a three day weekend.
-my DH feeling better.
-the new crown and window trim my DH is finally able to put in my living room.
-losing 1.5 pounds, my first loss since July.
-healthy food.
-great Spark friends.
-my sweet dog and cat.

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~nearing the end of a big project
~planning Saturday rest day
~cats who cry for my attention
~the privilege of going to the dentist
~the funds to pay for it
~a coolish morning
~attachments to my loved ones
~a long walk in town this morning
~planning to buy good-for-me chocolate

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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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I'm grateful this morning for:

- it is Friday, my day off for the week. I'll be seeing the granddaughters and my mother together this afternoon, relaxing and doing what-I-want all morning! Woohoo!
- getting all the quarter final exams graded.
- enjoying the new CD by Air, "Love 2".
- finding my correct new calorie range for the nutrition tracker and seeing the results this morning after two weeks.
- a wife who loves me as I am.

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No post last night as SparkPeople was down for maintenance...so, I'm doubly grateful tonight for --

emoticon time to catch up on reading your posts

emoticon the vet who spayed/neutered our last four kittens today (even though I had today in my appointment book, and they had next Thursday!)

emoticon a lower deck under cover so I can step out for fresh air without getting soaked

emoticon reading glasses!

emoticon a husband who loves cats even though he claims to hate them (and suggested today that we adopt at least one of the kittens we're fostering)

emoticon my son's help transporting kittens to/from the vets

emoticon the ability to dedicate almost all day today to repotting house plants

emoticon a Christmas cactus starting to bloom (at this rate, it'll do so again for Easter!)

Have a fabulous Friday everyone...wow, that came around fast!

/Gail

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Grateful for:

Waking up!

A productive and good day at work.

A good workout, busting out any stress!

A shower after a workout.

Family.


My bed.

That it's Friday tomorrow.

Sleep!

~Risa
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TEE scolded me for not posting for a few days emoticon

So, today I am grateful for...

~ Finally finishing Princess Peach today! With one whole day to spare:D

~ Begrudgingly tracking my calories and staying in my calorie range for the past few days

~ Really enjoying the Joyce Meyer book, "The Power of Being Positive" that I'm reading with Jeannie & TEE

~ Getting the pictures copied that I needed to work on my son's wedding album tomorrow with the help of TEE

~ It's my TOM and I'm up only .5 lbs

~ Taking down the car & costume to my daughter and finding her in better spirits than I have recently:)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Tonight I am so happy and grateful for ALL of the wonderful gratitudes posted here every day. I smile everytime I read them....Thank you!!

ThanksGiving is not just a season....it's a LIFETIME!

I'm also grateful for....

- wonderful hike with my sparkbuddy....talking and laughing makes the miles just fly by

- my DH for finding us some reasonable tickets so we can fly to DC to be with our daughter and hubby's family for Christmas (fingers crossed that our son can join us too)

- joining the local Jeff Galloway training group to get ready to run my first half marathon in Jan

- winter like weather and a chance to wear long sleeves and pants again

Namaste,
--ME emoticon

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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Tonight's Attitude of Gratitude ...

~ safe arrival home and the airline folks who made it so

~ getting home in time to get two group dance lessons in for wonderful stress releasing karma

~ my dear man taking care of my car while I was gone

~ getting a vet appt for Sammy dog tomorrow

~ a hot bath next and peaceful sleep ahead

~ my team doing a great job while I was away

~ great meeting away with colleagues and the camaraderie we share

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's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean

~A short day at work!

~The doctor saying my daughter can go back to school next week and doing MUCH better!

~A lazy night at home hangin with my little one

~A day off tomorrow!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Edited by: TEE803 at: 10/29/2009 (22:20)
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Love generously
Care deeply
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Today I am grateful for:

* CAREWREN!

* Team-mates!

* Togetherness!

* Sharing!

* Gratefulness!




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Today I am grateful for:
~ two medical screenings going smoothly and coming out normal
~ hubby's assistance yesterday
~ the comfort of just "chillin'" with hime
~ getting to take a puppy for a walk
~ getting some unexpected extra time today due to student's cancellation
~ 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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~hubby is safely home and now out and about
~finished a big mailing last night
~should have a full 8 hours of uninterrupted project time (well aside from meals, that is)
~strength exercises finished early
~connections and
~my annoying back pain is not bothering me this morning
~9 hours of uninterrupted, refreshing sleep
~a little more room on my desk!

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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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Life, Mahalakshmi, is not what you see, but what you've projected. It's not what you've felt, but what you've decided. It's not what you've experienced, but how you've remembered it. It's not what you've forged, but what you've allowed. And it's not who's appeared, but who you've summoned.

And this should serve you well, beloved, until you find, what you already have.

Mahalakshmi, can you believe it's almost November? I can.

Yeah,
The Universe
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Good morning!

And peace and blessings to YOU, Elaine-down-below! Gratitudes and then paper-writing! Today I give thanks ~~

~ for the humorous, though useful, reminders in the Notes from the Universe
~ for English breakfast tea as an alternative to coffee once again
~ for yesterday's brisk 1 hr. bike ride
~ for my 4:30am rising this morning
~ for a new friend I'm sharing the King's Singers with next week, a men's aceppella group that sings Bach to Beatles www.kingssingers.com/

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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Late Wednesday night gratitudes for:

~the beautiful pink streaked sky sunset
~a day warm enough to be out without a coat
~progress made on clearing off desk
~the sleeping pill I am about to take for insomnia
~family, friends, health, home and so much more

Peace and blessings to this thankful community!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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This very snowy evening my gratitudes include:
-abundance of web orders received and all are ready to mail in the morning
-all updates to website done
-several nice breaks for shoveling outside and listening to delightful music
-red jasmine rice and delivered dinner treats
-amazing and fascinating customer interactions

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Today I am grateful for:

* Concerns!

* Conversations!

* Confidentiality!

* Confessions!

* Concessions!




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a car that starts
a call from a dear friend and mentor
lots of healthy foods in the house
inspiration for painting
electricity
the gifts of Joyce Meyer
the joys of being a christian

All people are God's "creations", but only those who accept His son Jesus as their personal savior are the "children" of God.
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10/28/09 9:15 P

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Getting errands done before a fun day with my sister!

~After spending the day with my sister sorting through pictures to scrap book of my nephew's wedding, feeling resparked to scrap book my own again! It's been YEARS!

~Getting all my laundry done at my sister's instead of having to haul it across the street wet! (our dryer is broken and wet laundry is HEAVY!)

~A nice lunch at Subway with my sister and nephew

~A great chiropractor visit this evening

~Time spent with my youngest putting her new bedding on her bed and straightening up her room then hanging out in there for a bit

~A GREAT work out at the gym tonight! 50 minutes on the elliptical! A great save to a lame day on steps

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Edited by: TEE803 at: 10/28/2009 (21:17)
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Gratitudes:

that a friend I was worried about contacted me

for a great lunch with 2 great people (and that I ate twice as slowly as they did)

for co-workers' travels coming together

for a former high school friend responding to my email in such a positive way



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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Hi, all, happy Wednesday,

So much to be grateful for today:

1. A much-needed conversation with my usually closed-lipped sister,
who is struggling with her marriage right now. Of course I can't change any
of that, but I think that her knowing that I validate her makes her feel strong
and renewed. At least that's the hope, lol.
2. I have a strong, healthy body that can walk fast on the treadmill and pedal
away on the bike.
3. For planning ahead: no need to cook dinner tonight, just reheat!

have a blessed day,
Sue



HEBREWS 12:1-2
"...let us throw off everything that hinders us and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith".


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10/28/09 9:11 A

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my beloved

my wonderful teachers over the years

books,books, books

new work project possibilities

my family

a delicious balmy Florida fall day

open windows (this is big here!)

gardens coming together

my honey helping trim with the chain saw

the life of god ol' BubbaCat RIP, he was a good friend

"Do you have the courage to be who you truly are? " -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan


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~peaceful rest
~turning negatives into positives
~encouraging words to give
~encouragement received
~that praying for others gives me just as much fulfillment as praying for self
~the bird chatter in our yard
~the delightful interaction with a new acquaintance
~that hubby´s on his way home
~while he´s been gone, my nightly prayer for God´s sentinel watch over our garden and quiet dogs has been answered
~another project well underway and my sight on completion this week

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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I'm grateful this morning for:

- sleep and rain, rain and sleep.
- following my impulse and running rather than napping yesterday. I wasn't that tired during evening class either.
- bright-eyed bushy-tailed middle schoolers.
- the way L welcomed me home last night.
- good grades on my own homework.

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Now let me get this straight, Mahalakshmi: You want things that you don't yet have, people in your life who you don't yet know, and events to take place that haven't yet occurred, so that once these "things" come to pass you'll feel happy, confident, and fulfilled; accomplished, desired, and appreciated; treasured, adored, and like one bad mamma jama, a beautiful sight to see?

But... wasn't that your rationale for all the other stuff you wanted, that you now have?

Whatever, Mahalakshmi, more of everything is on the way....

Whooohoooooooo!
The Universe
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Good early mornin'!

After more than eight hours sleep, I'm up and rarin' to go!

I'm counting my blessings ~~

~ a lovely reminder from *the Universe* that there's no end to desire
~ the awareness of the great teachers that *desire* is one of the biggies keeping me from realizing my true nature
~ with English Breakfast tea in-hand, starting the day without coffee
~ getting 9.5 out of 10 on the recent Spanish debate (on ZPG -- I took the *zero* side)
~ a dental visit today to pick up a partial that was made for me to replace the recently extracted tooth, so that I won't look like a hillbilly anymore (heh heh)

Blessed be!
xox
Maha



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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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Grateful tonight for -

- help from my son to unpack groceries
- wonderful Spark friends!
- that good old XM radio blues station (I'm boppin' all night even if I am sitting down!)
- finding my collage glue on sale (a $4 savings per bottle...so I bought the last four they had)
- a husband who tolerates the cat pile on our bed these cool autumn nights [he who hates cats...but that's another story!]
- 'Shadow' cat and AT's kind heart

We are indeed blessed in many ways!

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Quick gratitudes before I go to bed with the birthday boy:
* For the joy of having him to share my life with
* For the mere fact that he loves me, even when I have difficulty loving myself
* For my vision...which enabled me to see the early morning sunlight reflecting off the capital dome and the city buildings
* For "almost" having all our possessions consolidated so we can really beginning thinning them WAY out
* For our shadow cat who, after being released by the loss of our alpha male, is beginning to seek affection, talk to us, and experience the joys of tuna juice (which his "older brother" always lapped up and never shared.
* For my bed, begging me to hop in and go to sleep!

~~~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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I am so happy and grateful for...

- warm, cozy bed to fall into

- Arcosanti wind chimes outside the bedroom window that are getting a workout tonight

- reiki share group that meets once a month and the friendships that have developed over the years

- my DH for supporting me in sooooo many ways

- Mango our lovable mutt and his unconditional love

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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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Tonight I am grateful for:

getting some onerous financial tasks out of the way

my big old spinach salad for dinner chock full of other veggies and garbanzo beans

a good, good, night's sleep and plenty of it

taking the time to write in my journal

feeding my "good dog"

the gardener coming to prune our two-story, gorgeous bougainvillea, which tries to take over

so many blessings, with me even when I don't note them.

Peace to all.






Edited by: STRAWBERRY*MOON at: 10/28/2009 (00:18)


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

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

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

Fire is the test of gold, adversity of brave hearts.
-Seneca-



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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Getting up just a little earlier today and having a great work out at the gym...a great read (compliments of Joyce Meyer)...and a few random chores before work

~A long, but sort of quick evening at work

~My youngest daughter's guidance councilor putting my mind at ease regarding all the schoolwork she's missing

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally


Edited by: TEE803 at: 10/28/2009 (00:00)
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Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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Tonight's Attitude of Gratitude ....

~ behind scene tour of senate and congress today and the interesting information I learned

~ great meetings with business colleagues and feeling comfortable and strong in my unique ability

~ beautiful rain and the blessed attitude to go with it

~ choosing wisely and fueling my body mindfully and fitting in a nice poached pear dessert tonight

~ lovely watercolor historical artwork

~ Imogen Heap on my Ipod providing me interesting music

~ getting a workout in early this morning for more momentum toward my goals

~ missing home, my dear man, my kids, my dogs and my dancing classes ... it's nice to feel that way :)

Edited by: NORLANA at: 10/27/2009 (22:37)
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 thankful for a productive day at work; I definitely needed it!

I'm Sue, and I won't let fear hold me back.


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Appreciations tonight include:
-recognizing how season changes affect moods
-indoor walking options
-sharing happy time with 'family'
-studio time
-backyard leaves blown clean

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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Today I am grateful for:

* Spirit!

* Drive!

* Initiative!

* Focus!

* Balance!




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Tuesday

1. Grateful for forgiving sons when I'm not such a great parent.
2. Grateful for lunch out with my best pal, my DH!
3. Grateful for safety as we traveled on a little field trip.
4. Grateful for another cool night with a little rain.
5. Grateful for a loving mother!

“Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.” E. Elliot


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This evening I'm thankful for:

-a wonderful weekend with my daughter.
-a safe return from Indiana.
-a new haircut that has gotten me oodles of compliments.
-two days of parent/teacher conferences that went well.
-my new guitar.
-every day I get to spend with my aging dog.
-my DH, who surprised me by getting back into home improvement mode, after a very long recovery from an injury.
-way too many things to mention here.

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Today I am grateful for:
~ perservering and even laughing during a major downpour on this mornings bike ride
~ having other forms of transportation available so I can stay dry most of the time
~ A nice hot shower to warm me up
~ A cozy, warm home
~ 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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Well its been awhile since I wanted to post here. So, my first Gratitude is:
- that I am wanting to post here today!
- that I am so uplifted by reading posts here today!
- that I'm feeling more positive since yest. afternoon, after 2 rough weeks.
- to my Therapist, who helps me to know that someone cares, and that she doesn't judge me, as I judge myself.
- A few days of not craving sugar.
- A roof over my head that feels safe and secure.
- My good friend Rob who has such a big heart and let's me know I am loved, even when I'm not open to hearing it.
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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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Gratitudes:

that it appears I don't have to deal with the aftermath of the Conf. from He!!

that though the husband picked up a brand new nail in his brand new car, he drove safely home and is taking care of it today

that my director is letting take time to go to a lecture

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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Greetings, all!

Today I am grateful...

* to Founder3 and Maha for checking on my Blog when I was floundering.
* for back-up heat.
* For blueberries in the freezer.
* that with support and my own reserves I was able to conjure up a "food-sober" day yesterday.
* that I have work and enough money for right now.

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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On this beautiful Tuesday morning I am especially grateful for:

~sunshine
~music
~remembered dreams
~LOVE-given and received
~low fat, 1/2 the sugar, whole wheat zucchini chocolate cake

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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~studies
~good books
~our amazing pets: Great Dane, Cocker mix, 2 Siamese,a dozen birds, 3 land turtles
~our visiting bird and lizard friends (thankfully our young gardener took the tarantula home with him!)
~cool, cloudy day
~not feeling hunger
~that our kids seem to be doing well on their own
~able to help them out of a bind, if need be
~my girlfriends and the lives we share

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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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People who live only for dessert, Maha, very rarely enjoy the main course. And sometimes a meal is like life.

Bon appétit,
The Universe
P.S. Coffee, tea, or me, Mahalakshmi?
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Good morning -- I choose the main course!..and give thanks for ~~

~ Notes from the Universe...and the Teachings, which come to us wrapped in many kinds of "packages"

~ feeling good about homework accomplished yesterday, and today preparing for an app't with one of the profs prior to Thurs. exam (yikes!)

~ organic corn tortillas -- tasty, low cal, whole grain and add pizazz to a dish as a wrap

~ Stonyfield Farms Organic Non-Fat Plain Yogurt, my fav for a dessert treat with a few walnuts and maple syrup drizzed on top

~ mini-conversation with Kathy and looking forward to more later this week...and her good advice to change my SPage from being BLUE to being "in the pink" (thanks for the SP comment, Azimat)!

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

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Monday, drawing to a close...and I express gratitude:
* For Indian summers...
* For sharing a dinner out with my hubby
* For his enduring spirit, despite all the weird challenges he's faced this past few months
* For chatty neighbors
* For working downtown, so I can go shopping, run errands, etc on my lunch hour
* For "So You Think You Can Dance" Witnessing the joy on the faces of those young dancers, and remembering the way I used to feel when I could move like that (well, never QUITE like that, but dance was HUGE in my life)

~~~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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Tonight I am grateful for:

my floor-length terry robe with hood--perfect after my shower on these chilly evenings

lovely telephone visits with one of my dear Spark friends and with my father's loving wife

a warming and comforting bowl of pasta

a compelling novel (half finished)--Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

rectifying a troubling situation, then quickly letting go of it emotionally

the six-inch wolf carved from dark wood who sits on my desk and keeps me company

my kitchen timer on a rope that I can wear when I roam too far from the kitchen

the grace of the people who have come and will come into my life seemingly (emphasized) by chance.

Peace and blessings and good night.

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Whatever befalls the earth befalls the son of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
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It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
-e.e. cummings-

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

Fire is the test of gold, adversity of brave hearts.
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Ah, Monday night and the week is off to a promising start! I'm grateful tonight for -

- a mostly sunny day
- a relatively clean house to wake up to
- Insight Meditation Centre's mindfulness meditation course
- good conversation and laughs with a Spark friend today
- lessons observed about making presumptions (someone didn't react at all as I expected they would -- I expected the worst, but got the best)
- an unanticipated phone call from my eldest son who continues to sound happy and positive about his new directions in life
- husband and son #2 -- finally! -- moving more furniture I've been asking for many months be moved
- Jasmine oil in the diffuser
- Deuter's East of Eden CD
- happy kittens and a playful mama cat

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

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I am so grateful for another FULL weekend with family and friends....so many blessings that could not possibly fit in this space. Without SP as a driving force in my life so many of these things wouldn't have ever happened.

- dear friends and neighbors who watch our beloved Mango when we're out of town

- finding local Jeff Galloway running group and discovering that my friend and I really can train for a half-marathon in Jan

- new Spark friend and her DH coming over for dinner and discovering how much we have in common

- watching "What the Bleep..." again and rediscovering the importance of words

- celebrating this beautiful day and the weather by going to the Desert Botanical Garden

Have a JOYfull week!!

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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Tonight's gratitudes include...

~ Getting my first reward for the 28 days... a pedicure while TEE was getting her manicure (Thank you, TEE!)

~ Also getting my eyebrows tamed

~ A great fall walk with baby sis

~ Watching TEE squeal with happiness when I handed her the book I ordered for her:D

~ A very controlled lunch at KFC of one honey BBQ snacker & green beans

~ Time spent with my mother while she was really coherent helping me figure out the last few things on the costume I'm finishing

~ A REALLY brisk walk before dark with hubby & son


~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Today I am grateful for:

* Science!

* Technology!

* Cardiac Systems!

* Diagnosis!

* Hope!




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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Waking up on my own this morning

~My daughter's fever is coming down slowly but surely

~Meeting my first reward promise and getting my manicure with my sister today!

~A nice walk on a perfect day with my sister before work

~A speedy night at work with my favorite co workers

~Vinny!

~My "Aunt Mona's" husband got his liver today and is doing well!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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Thanks Lynn for the info on Brady's Bend :)

Tonight's Attitude of Gratitude ....

~ parking karma, airport security karma ... it's all good

~ safe flight, easy cab ride, comfortable hotel room, free internet

~ beautiful day

~ lovely dinner catching up with colleagues who I'll be with for the next few days and several asking "have you lost weight?" LOL

~ getting a workout in at hotel gym

~ dear man holding down the fort while away and remembering many little things/helping with packing :)

Edited by: NORLANA at: 10/26/2009 (23:21)
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 thankful for good friends to support me after a bad day; and a sweet student of mine from last year, who reached out to stay in touch.

I'm Sue, and I won't let fear hold me back.


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Some of the things I am thankful for today:
*limited PAIN
*PEACE after a day of being plagued with intense feelings of loneliness (even though I wasn't alone)
*WHISPERS from the Holy Spirit that remind me not to have a critical attitude.
*confused FLOWERS just beginning to bloom
*the POSTS on this team (Thanks everyone for sharing-it does my heart good)

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Tonight my gratitudes include:
-Memory and remembering both Fair clients who emailed me this day
-Check from annuity my Dad thoughtfully arranged for all us kids
-Walk with dogs being invigorating even though I really did not initially feel like going
-Sorting out fine points of homeowners insurance and getting some good book tips in the meeting too
-Love of my man and all the awesome ways he shows it

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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Today I am grateful for:
~ figuring out how to manage a little glitch
~ puppy hugs
~ friend NOT needing my help today
~ yummy soup made by hubby
~ good workout followed by lovely yoga class
~ more blessings than I could ever list
be well all!
namaste,
sherrie

Edited by: IAM1WEVRY1 at: 10/26/2009 (17:36)
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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1. rain that brought cool temps.
2. quiet day.
3. ride to the market.
4. found what I needed at the market! Sometimes I don't!
5. some personal time for me.

“Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.” E. Elliot


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Oh yeah...I forgot one gratitude ~~

~ Azimat's blog (like Vicki sez!)!

xox


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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~Azimat´s blog!
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~contact with two girlfriends this morning
~too much to do and NOT overwhelmed
~lovely, cooling rainy night and day
~that the electricity came on to stay in the wee hours
~peanut butter

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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-a spin on my rollerblades this weekend
-cool weather vegetables, lettuce and broccoli to plant
-looking forward to our elite athlete friend to arrive
-the perky chickadees outside the porch
-the "Miserere" from the composer Allegri: the sounds of gossamer heaven and certain earth
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Blessings,
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