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I am Thankful for:
1. The Holy Bible
2. My Father---Felton
3. My grandparents---Doris and James
4. Fresh beginnings like 2010!!!!
5. My boyfriend--Dewey
6. My five beautiful and loving children
Cheyenne, Giuliana, Francesca, Carmine, Giovanni
7. Finishing my courses this semester--CompII & Alg.
8. To have a chance to voice what's in my heart.
9. To be working on Cindy finally....

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12/11/09 12:15 A

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I am Thankful This morning for my parents.
I am Thankful for completing my essay.
I am Thankful for feeling better.
I am Thankful for peaceful nights so I can meditate.
I am Thankful that my hair is growing and I am begining to like what I see. Naturally...nothing artifical.
I am Thankful that my son is moving to Kindergarden.
I am Thankful that my daughter and I have a time to share in the learning process. I will never get this opportunity again.
I am Thankful for a loving boyfriend, and friend.
I am Thankful for the new house we are going to get.
I am Thankful for This Thanksgiving Community to allow me to share...it is the best thing in the world to me.

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12/2/09 1:09 A

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It is now December....Please join us on the DECEMBER 2009 thread!

~~~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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12/1/09 3:31 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ glorious weather
~ Lula and I doing well with training
~ meeting a possible new voice teacher for my daughter today
~ yoga and conversation before and after with friend
~ more blessings than I could 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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12/1/09 12:25 P

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Gratitudes:

I made it 28 days without chocolate; today and tomorrow to go

for a sunny sky

that I think I solved a tech problem we were having with our wii fit board, with the help of friends at nintendo

that I really enjoy the wii fit plus and am working up a sweat with the marching band

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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11/30/09 11:13 P

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Sleeping in this morning and not having to be awoken with any alarms

~Cleaning out my fridge and doing other needed errands on my day off!

~A GREAT work out at the gym tonight

~Watching the show "Hoarders" and grateful I don't live like that!

~Time spent with Vinny this afternoon:)

~The fact that my new scale has "caught up" with my apparently debunk scale I had before! It's FINALLY going DOWN again! Woo Hoo!

~Getting on my email tonight and having wonderful comments, Spark Mail and Spark Goodies from my beloved Spark friends!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Edited by: TEE803 at: 11/30/2009 (23:14)
Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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11/30/09 10:59 P

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Tonight my gratitudes include...

~ Being able to fall back asleep this morning after hubby went to work

~ Taking my great-grandparent's chair (or Nana's chair as we always called it) to the upholsterer's to get the springs fixed, repadded and reupholstered while the Christmas tree is in it's place:D

~ Getting more Christmas shopping done

~ My crown coming out while I was eating, but at least I didn't swallow it!

~ The aroma of apples in the crockpot and on the stove while using up the rest of the bushel of apples for more apple butter & applesauce

~ Finally ordering the new 4" memory foam mattress for our bed with a great Cyber Monday sale on Overstock.com. WOW, are my hips and hubby's back are gonna appreciate it!


~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


The Secret of Health for both mind & body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or not to anticipate trouble, but to live in the present moment wisely & earnestly. ~ The Buddha

"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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By the time I was ready to post here last night, my computer was dozing. So here are yesterday's and today's' thanksgivings.

Sunday:

I awoke early and meditated

I went to my lovely, little church service and heard an amazing sermon about inclusion

I enjoyed the compelling music during the service--the organist, the choir, and the congregation

I went for a walk along the Bay in glorious, fall weather

I ate the last of my Thanksgiving leftovers--in judicious amounts and always mindfully

I loved myself.

Today:

I meditated for twenty minutes for the sixth day in a row

I felt a great sense of self love and self acceptance

I am so blessed with my "buddies," and I recognize my two most important teams--Thanksgiving and TNH

I understand that love changes everything.

There is, of course, so much more. How lucky am I! Such graces I have been given.

Love, blessing, and Peace to your all,

The Me that is Me





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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After 11 months being unemployed, I am deliriously grateful that my dear man went back to work today!!

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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11/30/09 8:23 P

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My gratitudes include a full month of goodness and surprises.
For the cold full moon
Warm jammies and socks
Plenty of music and hugs
Thankful for all my spark friends known and unknown.





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11/30/09 8:20 P

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NEW THREAD UP AND READY. START POSTING GRATITUDES ON IT TOMORROW!

(Christopher, I expect to see you there first thing!)

~~~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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11/30/09 8:16 P

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So many gifts, so many miracles...

Gratitudes today
* The roses are still blooming in my yard
* Christmas tree is up and bea-U-tiful!
* Career options
* A hubby who recognizes my fatigue and places no demands on me tonight
* Salon Pas patches for back discomfort
* Enrollment in a new chi kung class starting this weekend.

~~~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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After three days in bed with a cold, I am climbing the walls but had a fun day taking a nap, being silly and listening to music ... sounds like it's time to get back out in the world :)

Tonight's Attitude of Gratitude ...

~ that ALL my loved one's insisted I stay home today

~ ability to connect to work via conference call

~ customers!! and team members who do an awesome job!!

~ staying within my calorie range again today

~ AZIMAT and me challenging each other to exercise each day

~ meeting a funny Pittsburgh-er through MAHA - maybe we should "adopt" you MAHA!!

~ my beautiful oldest son arriving home today, going grocery shopping for me and just being so much fun to be around - so glad he's home for a few weeks AND he's a fabulous cook!! :) YUM!!

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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11/30/09 5:58 P

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Afternoon appreciations include:
-Whatever was slowing down my access to SP is GONE and quick response has returned
-Birthday party tonight
-Cleaning done and 2 loads of laundry done and stowed
-Clean fluffy bed tonight
-Amazing and thoughtful emails from clients

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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11/30/09 4:48 P

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* got my mountain of dishes washed
* the dust bowl outside finally stopped (wind storm)
* a son promised to help me sweep up tomorrow
* throat feeling better
* fairly easy, quiet day

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


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11/30/09 2:45 P

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-Sunshine and cool weather - perfect!
-Lots of good food in kitchen
-Self-love and Acceptance growing
-Getting the importance of Personal Power
-Better relationship with neighbors
-Accepting Change in my Life with more adaptability.
-Sparkpeople
-YMCA being so close by


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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grateful
~for the loveliness of yesterday
~for the feel of ocean air
~to have enjoyed the frolic of a large pod of porpoises
~for blazing sun and sparkling water
~for the growing ease of walking

"Barn's burned down...
now I can see the moon."
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11/30/09 10:12 A

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I'm grateful for all my previous gratitudes, as well as my wonderful husband, dear far away friends that stay in touch by telephone, the inner life, Susan Boyle's new album, the Coinstar machine that eats my pennies and gives me full credit on Amazon.com yeah!, reconecting with a neighbor, a building friendship with a church sister, meaningful work, mothers' recuperation after a fall, and all the rest.....

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


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11/30/09 9:42 A

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Gratitudes:

for being able to come back to a job after a very restful week off

that there are 2 and 1/2 days left in my self-imposed chocolate fast and I haven't gone crazy yet

Edited by: KINCH417 at: 11/30/2009 (13:41)
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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11/30/09 9:26 A

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~getting exercise done first thing
~interaction with SparkPeeps and other friends
~online games
~Christmas gift shopping
~hubby is always willing to pick up this or that for me
~Christmas and motivational music
~my kids
~my angels

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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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11/30/09 7:55 A

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Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
-- Madame Marie Curie

Good morning!

Today I give thanks~~

~ for another opportunity to let go of fear
~ for Pandora.com radio
~ for Norlana introducing me to snuggies
~ a soak to start the day...such indulgence!
~ a lovely email from Benedictine Sister Macrina to Soul Writing Retreatants ending with:

Accepting Imperfection

Any time we want life to be different than it is, we are caught in impatience. We lose our sense of humor; and self-pity, despair, and blame seep into the heart. Gentle forbearance includes the spirit of forgiveness. When we feel conflict with others, understanding their suffering is the first step in being able to communicate, forgive, and begin again. The practice of forgiveness happens when we are able to realize the underlying cause of our anger and impatience, and this allows us to distinguish between someone’s unskillful behavior and essential goodness. Serenity and calm develop as we learn to accept imperfection in others and ourselves. --Anonoymous

Blessed be!
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It comes from an indomitable will.
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11/30/09 7:52 A

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I am grateful this morning for:

- a sweet, spontaneous appreciation from L yesterday.
- the love of my granddaughters.
- getting a haircut last night and it was free as well.
- a good run yesterday.
- getting a little closer to finishing my final homework project.

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11/30/09 6:15 A

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This morning I am grateful for:

-- Seven Sacred Pauses by Sr. Macrina & Velma Frye, it always makes my soul smile
-- LisaNancy walking at dawn
-- Maha for helping me get back on track
-- A silent house in the darkness before the dawn
-- Nearing the end of my first semester back at school



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11/30/09 3:17 A

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Gratitudes tonight for

* more progress cleaning out my son's old room
* the return of Mischka (formerly Eddy), one of the kittens recently adopted that continues to spend the week days with us through until Christmas
* the anticipation of receiving Susan Boyle's CD any day now (Amazon shipped last week)
* Maha's reminder of Leonard Cohen's collaboration with Anjani -- that's on my play list for tomorrow!
* repotting of house plants finished (for now)
* laundry finished (for now!)
* sunshine through most of the day
* more sunshine in the forecast
* inspiring posts on this team

Have a wonderful week everyone!

/Gail

It is our sameness that draws us together. It is our differences that help us grow. It is respect that makes this possible.




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Today I am grateful for:

* Research!

* Information!

* History!

* Forums!

* Genealogy




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11/29/09 10:38 P

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Tonight's gratitudes include...

~ Hubby actually sleeping in a little this morning

~ My daughter actually looking relaxed as we wrapped & labeled all the homemade soap she made this weekend for gifts

~ Getting some new smaller pants at Costco today because the first 2 pairs I put on today were too big:D

~ Getting the main Christmas tree up tonight while playing a Christmas CD she made for me (at least 10 years ago) so she could help decorate it before going back to school

~ Being able to go to my baby sis's homegroup meeting! (Yes, TEE, you KNOW I'm thinking that! LOL)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


The Secret of Health for both mind & body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or not to anticipate trouble, but to live in the present moment wisely & earnestly. ~ The Buddha

"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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11/29/09 9:58 P

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~A pretty good day at work today!

~A guest coming in today who hasn't stayed with us for a long time who says "Wow! You look AMAZING! You've lost a LOT of weight? What did you lose? 30? 40lbs?" When I replied I lost 50 she looks at her husband and says "I told you so!" It made me feel REALLY good and laugh!

~A KICK BUTT work out at the gym tonight!

~An AWESOME meeting at my homegroup tonight! Not only was it an amazing meeting in general but everyone kept telling me how great I look! I'm walkin on air! My hard work is paying off!

~Finding out that my meeting is an "open" meeting and my sister can come sometime afterall! She's DYING to THINK (not say) "my name is Lynn, and my sister is an addict!" LOL

A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally!

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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11/29/09 9:30 P

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Tonight I am so happy and grateful for..

- hummingbirds and hibiscus flowers

- last of Thanksgiving leftovers.....yum!

- hot tub under the stars

- this team to remind me that every day is ThanksGiving

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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11/29/09 8:52 P

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my gratitudes today include but are not limited to:
prayers being answered for a spark friend
Plenty of rest today after a 'nite on the town' at the T.S.O. concert.
Soup in the pot
Christmas lights working
Neighbors gifts of leftovers.
Cold clear night with nearly full moon shining across my yard.
Friends in this wonderful team



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Appreciations tonight include:
-Getting lots of stuff done
-Taking a walk with dogs and getting warm from the action
-Breakfast date
-Lots of smiles and greetings on our walk
-Splendid sunset

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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11/29/09 7:25 P

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On this Sunday evening, a small part of my gratitudes:

1. Hearty winter soups, loaded with many bean varieties;
2. A very low-key day full of mostly rest;
3. My new french press working quite well with my chai tea - now successfully making my own chai tea lattes (any time of the day or night);
4. Manicure, pedicure and hair color this weekend - will feel much better at work this week;
5. The extra effort I put in last week at work that will pay off well by making this week easier; and
6. Remembering my kitty doing wall pushups with me (well, she wouldn't actually do the pushup part, but she DID stretch her front legs up and put her paws on the wall beneath me) - my partner never believed me until she saw it for herself!

Have a great evening.

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Sunday, and the four day weekend is coming to a close. Gratitudes include
* Seeing Ann back on the thread
* Despite the fact that today was supposed to be a day of rest, and the fact that the tree fell over in the midst of everything...this is the FIRST time in 22 years, my husband and I have put the tree up TOGETHER! (no fights, no storming out of the room, no bah humbugging!)
* That the house is trashed once again, but I have energy to get it cleaned before the work week starts in the a.m.
* For left overs.
* For this community and the community in which I live.

~~~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 Attitude of Gratitude ....

~ kleenex, soup, hot baths, warm fire, tea and other comforts while not feeling well

~ dear man changing the oil in my car, puttering around the garage all day, raking leaves and bringing up more wood for the fire

~ internet, tv, music, reading material to help with the boredom of being home bound

~ beautiful sunshine

Edited by: NORLANA at: 11/29/2009 (19:10)
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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hahha ... always in my own little world! LOL

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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Hey Noreen, you're WAY behind the 8-ball -- check out Rebecca's July 2nd blog (heh heh)!
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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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11/29/09 11:21 A

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I am grateful...

* That this thread is here...
* That you all are here...
* That every day and every moment is an opportunity to make new choices...
* for the chickadees at my feeder...
* that the power is back on after 24+ hours off...
* for my health...

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Now I know Rebecca's Secret :) LOL

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grateful
~for ease with an old friend
~for the warmth of home
~to be encouraged
~for physical comfort
~for time and its healing

"Barn's burned down...
now I can see the moon."
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Today I am grateful

- I haven't eaten the piece of leftover pecan pie calling my name -- yet. One moment at a time
- I have a busy afternoon that will drown out the piece of pie calling my name
- I have four weeks to get my eating back under control before the next holiday
- I have four weeks to get in some cardio time before the next holiday
- There's still a chance I might be able to button the jacket I bought with high hopes before Christmas
- my sun lamp that is substituting for the absent sun today
- Maha sharing a wonderful Pandora station with me!

Peace be with you,
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Gratitudes:

for wii fit plus, which is a lot of fun and brings the family together over and over again

for a beautiful sky blue day

for what was a vacation-like week at home because I didn't go into work

for my Chinese acupuncturist who was a gyn in China, who understands the effects of hormones on women my age and knows which medicinal herbs to give me... aaahhh!

PS - the holiday season is not usually a good time of year for me, but as I sit here clacking away, I feel a sense of real joy for the first time in many holiday seasons. I'm glad that you are part of that joy.

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.

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Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

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Long term goal: Dinner

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Grateful this morning for:

Even though I am still sick, have a pounding headache, feel miserable, it IS Sunday, a day of rest before work, my body works, my head works, so instead of lying around I can have a productive day of CLEANING, and getting rid of some clutter at home and I am grateful to have this day to do it.

Grateful for Theraflu.

Grateful that I had downtime to overcome the bug.

Grateful for this transitonal day to get moving again and join the living!

~Risa
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One more gratitude...I went to church this morning ~~

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I noticed this on Christopher's post and decided to check it out (the link above actually has singer names/lyrics).

Bowing in gratitude for bringing this message into my morning, Christopher:

There's a CHOICE we're making
We're saving our OWN lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just YOU and ME.



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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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This quiet Sunday morning I am thankful for:

~having the internet server back on (though very slow) after being off all last night and evening
~waking up relatively healthy
~for time with our sons home
~sunshine yesterday and weather warm enough to be outside
~to be alive and in touch and learning from so many spiritually wise and wonderful people
~for God who loves each and everyone of us

Have a fabulous week everyone!

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Today my gratitudes include...

-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-The family and friends who are HERE today.
-My daughter's visit, and the joy she is experiencing.
-Keeping the channel on my thinking positive.
-Gratitude for being grateful.
-Being open to new ideas.
-The beautiful blooms on my new orchid plant.
-My focus on what I CAN do.
-More blessings than I can count.

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What a blessing to read down through all the postings of the last few days...
I am grateful for my son's visit, he probably spent almost as much time traveling as he did here. What an effort he made.
The comfort of my life.
Another win for the Gators! God bless Tim Tebow.
Old friends and new.
The Spark community.
Sparkguy's generosity.
Susan Boyle's new album, and the sweet inspiration of her story.
The generosity of spiritual teachers willing to share their souls.
Meeting new neighbors.
The grace of new epiphanies.
Life's opportunities to share Divine love.


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The world is evolving from imperfection to perfection. It needs all love and sympathy; great tenderness and watchfulness are required from each one of us.
-- Hazrat Inayat Khan, A Bowl of Saki

Good morning!

I am full of watchful and tender thanks giving for~~

~ mysterious, quiet Sunday morning, full of possibilities (including inner journeying)
~ treated to delicious vegetarian entree (with brown rice) at my fav Little Rock restaurant after picking up friend from airport
~ good night's sleep
~ Leonard Cohen's collaboration with Anjani
~ organic LF eggnog with my dark, full-bodied brew

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
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~chatting with DD last night
~DH sharing his rec´d gift from friends
~waking with the sun (I didn´t mean to but it´s nice to get going earlier)
~cranberry pomegranate tea
~picking out Christmas gifts and cards
~limping cat not limping today

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Gratitudes tonight include ~

* a busy, but not too demanding day
* time to play a word game
* time for meditation
* not a lot of rain
* 'tiger' ice cream
* one load of laundry done
* a warm house on a cold day
* fruitful reflection
* the amazing spirits of everyone on this team

Have a very pleasant Sunday everyone!

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Today I am grateful for:

* Internet!

* Webcam!

* Contacts!

* E-mails!

* Communication!

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Tonight I am so happy and grateful for...

- great training run this AM in the desert foothills with friends

- breakfast at IKEA afterwards with our DH's and it was FREE....even more to be thankful for

- smoked a turkey of our own to go with delicious leftovers since my brother fixed the one for Thanksgiving

- hot shower and warm comfy bed...pleasant dreams!

Namaste,
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Tonight I am grateful for...

~ Hubby, son, daughter & I walked in a Turkey Trot this morning. A great cause & a great walk!

~ Taking an afternoon nap

~ Some more shopping with my daughter. Her eyes lit up when she got to buy a smaller pant size!

~ Playing Rock Band for the first time:)

~ The aroma of apple butter cooking all day in the crockpot:D

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Tonight my gratitudes include:
-Happy and harmonious Open House with generous attendees
-Seeing friends, including one I haven't seen in a decade
-Delightful home with lovely deck, pond and views
-Buffet dinner date with awesome Indian food and romantic company
-The sanctuary that is home

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Tonight I give thanks for:

mindfully eating judicious servings of leftovers--yum

making a big pot of puree of vegetable soup--enough for friends, me, and my freezer

meditating for twenty minutes first thing this morning

staying in the moment as I set about my tasks in a deliberate, but relaxed fashion

a quiet evening at home

the anticipation of a lovely, hot shower to soothe my achy joints and tired muscles

all the inspiring posts I read here; I hope each of you know how much being a part of this community enriches my life.

Peace and blessings,

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Edited by: STRAWBERRY*MOON at: 11/28/2009 (20:06)


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--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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Saturday evening!

Thanks for several from this great team who sent birthday wishes my way, it was yesterday.
Thanks to a team member that was with me on my day and helped me celebrate, it was great.
Thanks for a new recipe that worked! Sometimes I burn things!
Thanks for time to clean my house.
Thanks that I finished the lesson for my class tomorrow.

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On this quiet Saturday evening, some of my gratitudes:

1. Front lawn totally cleared of leaves!!;
2. Beautiful sunshine and temps today;
3. Getting to play tennis again;
4. Getting a manicure/pedicure with my sweetie; and
5. A quiet night at home ALONE, no company!



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After two turkeys, two pots of soup and LOTS of leftovers packaged and frozen, I am exceedingly thankful
* That my kitchen is finally CLEAN!
* That our Christmas tree is almost up
* That the golden tablecloth has been transformed to red, and that there are pine boughs on the table instead of pumpkins and squash.
* For a day tomorrow with NOTHING on the agenda except restoration of my body.
* For the leaves that were "running up the street" chased by the wind, and for the giggles they brought to hubby and me.

~~~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 Attitude of Gratitude ....

~ resting today and taking care of me and my new best friend, the head cold

~ daughter getting me movies, ice cream and ginger ale

~ G-man able to sell my ticket to a friend tonight so I didn't feel bad about not being able to go with

~ Sammy and Zeke keeping my feet warm as well as a nice fire in the wood stove and plenty of wood brought in by my man

~ My brother and his friends stopping by and eating LOTS of our leftovers ... can't wait to get those out of the house!

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

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


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I am grateful that the whole family were here for the holiday and all got a long lol

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I am thankful for friends and family
For my eyesight and RAIN X on a rainy windshield
For a pound lost over the holiday
And most of all for my honey, that tolerates me

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If you can always smile at life, life will also always smile at you.
-- The Mother at Pondicherry

Good morning! I'm smiling as I think of just a tad of all I'm thankful for~~

~ friendships with inmates...and
~ their honesty
~ their motivation to learn and change
~ their joy in community
~ their emotional depth

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


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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~fun and games
~leftovers
~healthier pie
~good friends
~kids
~pets
~loved ones from afar
~internet connections

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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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This morning I am grateful for ...

a wonderful week spent with my daughter
my son is starting his new job tomorrow
beautiful, crisp fall days
being awake for the dawn of a new day
the opportunity to start over
a wonderful husband who cleans the kitchen after the company leaves

Sandra

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Smashy, I smiled at seeing the Pilgrim outfit. My family has photos of us dressed as Pilgrims. We actually did live in America's Hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts and are direct descendants of the pilgrims.
So appreciative of life's mysteries, the Christmas music which is playing as I write, the winters in Arizona and good friends.


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An abundance of gratitude today for

- a clear sky, no rain, and dry cat feet
- accomplishing a huge amount of lawn and garden clean up yesterday and today
- meditation time (and Michelle to hold me to it...and vice-versa!)
- cleaning out two more cupboards in my eldest son's vacated room (why, when they vacate, do they not take their stuff with them?!)
- husband deciding he doesn't need the extra closet space (but I do!)
- amusement at discovering many, many cat toys hidden in the garden
- delight in discovering how far along new plant growth is for this forthcoming spring
- arrival of the new issue of Shambhala Sun
- word games
- having enough
- stumbling across the notion that "hope is a memory of the future"...food for thought!
- the weekend

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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On this late Friday night I am especially grateful for this holiday and for:

~time with our wonderful sons
~sleeping in
~left overs
~tonight's absolutely beautiful sunset
~and as others have said-pumpkin pie

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Tonight I give thanks for:

Gail becoming my meditation buddy

Maha's inspiring blogs

not going shopping today

roasted brussels sprouts

my lovely, elderly neighbor and her children who always bring me a treat on holidays

the amazing and beautiful distillation in superb poetry

fountain pens

my gorgeous city

a lazy, stay-in-my-nightshirt day to just putter around my flat, mostly cooking and reading

being reminded how fortunate I am with enough food, shelter, clothing, and excellent medical care--all of which should be the basic rights of everyone

all the people who make my quality of life possible

Peace and blessings to all on our little spaceship earth.

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Edited by: STRAWBERRY*MOON at: 11/28/2009 (00:31)


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