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This cloudy morning I am thankful for ...

- Gina for getting my sense of humor

- Fritzie and Maha for sleeping through the play with me - a true bonding experience

- a life worth living

- the possibilities of pleasure

- Azimat for her insight and sharing

- a son and daughter who both tried to contact us even though we missed their calls (shoot!)

- choices - can't decide on a bicycle ride or the pool this afternoon.

- Feeling love and loved.

Blessings,
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GOSH do I miss you guys and am glad to be back here this morning! I had enough energy this past weekend to plug into the grid and make my own contributions!

Today's Attitude of Gratitude ....

~ that I made it through last night's performance in front of 450 people and the hubs with out hurting myself or my partner! HUGH spotlight right in our eyes and it was difficult to find Matthew when we did moves that seperated us. All I could think of ... "I hope you're still where you're supposed to be" Stepped on his foot 2 x's! More like crunched his foot 2 x's :)

~ that I stretched myself WAY beyond anything I've ever done before

~ that plans are forming in my head to stretch myself WAY beyond anything I've ever done before in multiple areas of my life

~ that the sun is shining and I am heading to D.C. to see my favorite jazz cutie Jamie Cullum perform tonight and that I'll get to spend time with my daughter and her TNX ONE loves multicultural sorority. www.thetanuxi.org/

~ that I'll get a break from everything/everyone else that is in my life for the next two days.

Edited by: NORLANA at: 3/7/2010 (07:45)
Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

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


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Good morning. Today my gratitudes include...

-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-The headache that finally left.
-A new bloom on my orchid plant.
-Cups of green tea.
-Willingness to get back on track and enjoy the benefits of being thinner and healthier.
-OUR ThanksGiving Community and YOU.
-So many blessings.

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Today I am grateful for...

~ Running 2.5 miles straight in the sun! emoticon

~ Going to our grandnephew's 1st birthday party with all of the family and making excellent food choices (no cake & pop, fruit & water instead:D)

~ Going to the mall with our oldest & youngest to pick new glasses for them & my hubby

~ Dinner out with the family with more good food choices:)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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This afternoon I am grateful for:

Gail and our special friendship

a restful night's sleep

meditation and breakfast to begin my day

designing my own food diary to address my particular needs

another day of keeping commitments to myself

taking baby steps (Thanks again, Norlana!) instead of my usual all-or-nothing approach

spicy butternut squash soup for lunch

understanding more and more the importance of healing tears

a good telephone visit with my father's wife

sunshine outside and in my heart

feeling so much better

paying attention to all the graces the universe grants me every day.

Peace and blessings to all,

Michelle

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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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Good Evening everyone

My gratitudes today include:
*early meditation and exercise session
*oatmeal shared w/my sweetie
*moving my hubby to his new office
*french onion soup with a Bo panini
*removing the snow and ice from around the pups kennel
*connecting with my Spark friends

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Unexpected visits recently from some of the few real friends we have where we live
Good rapport with my dh this past week as we work on improving our communication
Good homeschool week for my boys, like of good productive time
Time to unwind yesterday
Good trip to fresh vegetable market and breadstore this afternoon
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This afternoon my appreciations include:
-Getting reacquainted with my road bike on the first ride this year
-The wonderful ride and lightness of my road bike vs. my Winter bike
-Shopping done for me
-Sunshine, blue skies, wide views thoroughly enjoyed
-Feeling muscles respond and stamina build emoticon

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Today I am grateful...

* Sunshine
* Health
* The ability of my friends and relatives who are suffering to find support.
* Four jobs to apply for.
* Acupuncture.

Be well.
Kathleen

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

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


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Today my gratitudes include...

-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-My CLEAN patio.
-My DH and DD, just because.
-Choices
-My whole functioning body.
-Giggles
-OUR ThanksGiving Community and YOU.
-So many blessings.

Mazzy


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~ for sunshine warming my bones this morning
~ for laughter from readings Sandra's post!
~ for love from friends and family
~ for health and vitality from healthy eating and a positive attitude!
~ for peaceful tunes filling my home!
~ for joy in being in this moment!

Blessings to all!

GinaBug
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"Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."

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I am already grateful this morning!!!

For, among other things:

~ Norlana's WIN on so many fronts...

~ For the ability to exercise impulse control (the are people in my office who might not think so... haven't seen me go Full Gale, yet. Only a preview, peeps... now don't make me go medieval on yo butts!)

~ For a chance to catch my breath today...

~ For 2 good dogs who are letting me get my spark points this morning

~ For 50 degrees that I EXPECT TO GET today!!!!

~ DOG WALKING... WOO HOO!!!!!

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What an incredible morning ... I am thankful this morning for

- temps are projected to near 70 this weekend and the sun is brilliant

- Laughter -- a funny thing happened last night -- after looking forward to seeing a touring company do Cabaret -- we all fell asleep watching the play so left at intermission -- three sleeping women during a delightful play -- I hope we didn't snore

- the patience to assume no news is good news from my son

- the exuberance of my daughter to share

- a life worth living

- the possibilities of pleasure

- wisdom from unexpected places

- the imminent arrival of spring

Blessings,
Sandra

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What brings fulfillment is gratefulness, the simple response of our heart to this life in all its fullness.
-- David Steindl-Rast
Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Good morning! I'm full of thanks giving~~

~ a wonderful time of sisterhood and understanding over brekkie with Sandra
~ continuing to release some of those 15 lbs. I piled on over the last 3/4 of a year
~ wonderful, fresh eggs from the cage-free chickens of a friend
~ persistence of the songbirds outside my office window
~ yoga ahead this morning

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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3/6/10 2:27 A

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It's a crisp, clear evening, and my bare toes in my wonderful Birks felt too chilled to remain outdoors for long, so I scurried back inside and find myself catching up on gratitudes...

Grateful, of course, for the wonderful weather we're getting, and the ways in which that's nudging the garden ever closer to spring glory.

Grateful, with some reservations, for the roofing crew that showed up this morning to begin replacing our roof -- and will be coming back tomorrow morning. Nice that the work is being done...but darned those guys are making a lot of noise (ear plugs tomorrow, or lots of Tylenol!).

Grateful for the energy to make another big push on cleaning out my son's old room...closer to becoming my studio storage space AND I can actually see about 90% of the floor now.

Grateful for my husband's good humour

Grateful for playful cats

Grateful for the inspiration I find here, and a lovely chat with Michelle today.

Glad Noreen's a winner even if she didn't take first place, and that Maha aced that test!

Belated Happy Birthdays and Spark birthdays...and many more everyone!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Hey everybody!

The good news is I didn't faint tonight at the dance competition. I always find it difficult to eat and the place was WAY too hot for me. I didn't win first place but won so much more from the experience. I am grateful tonight to have Matthew in my life and for his unique abilities as a great, great teacher. I am also grateful that G-man came and saw me dance for the first time. And finally, I am grateful for the high energy fun we all had and the love that we shared. A packed house and a great group of people. :)

Tomorrow night ... I am dancing in front of 400 people ... G-man doesn't know and it's gonna be a surprise! LOL

Good night all ... We're sleeping in tomorrow! Whew!!

Edited by: NORLANA at: 3/5/2010 (23:32)
Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

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


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On this Friday evening, just a few of my gratitudes out of the multitudes:

- A Friday of no work, to use as I saw fit
- A slow, lazy, calm and peaceful morning
- A LONG beautiful walk (nearly 1-1/2 hours) while they were detailing my car
- Soaking up that Vitamin D in this beautiful day of sunshine
- Kitty love this evening at a friend's house - definitely NOT my Lady Gwendolyn, but it made me very happy and will suffice (for now)
- More Walk MS donations coming in, one friend registered to walk with me and sponsored both herself AND me - Wooo Hooo - I'm 40% of my goal with more than 40 days left to go

Goodnight all -

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Tonight my gratitudes include...

~ Finally feeling better after my stupid MS shot & staggering out of bed to find it was my TOM once again (2 weeks early)

~ That the sun was shining

~ Blueberry Green Tea

~ At least getting my challenges in tonight

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Happy Spark Birthday, Kinch!
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Norlana, I'll be rooting for you tonight! You go girl!
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This afternoon I give thanks for:

meditating for twenty minutes first thing this morning

yogurt, Go Lean, and wild blueberries for breakfast

treating myself to lunch out

keeping commitments to myself

pleasantries exchanged with a clerk at Trader Joe's that left us both chuckling

more lovely, little clementines

a night of reading curled up in fresh sheets

a weekend to use wisely

realizing once again that I can do almost anything, but I can't do everything.

Good Friday to all,

Michelle

Edited by: STRAWBERRY*MOON at: 3/5/2010 (19:36)


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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Must be something in the air Trace ... ahahah! I had some real lightning bolts coming out of my head today and am harnessing the energy to win my dance competition tonight! Win or lose, I have won more than words can express in things that extend WAY beyond the dance floor. :) LOL

Tonight's Attitude of Gratitude ....

~ seeing my youngest if only for a few minutes today

~ daughter progressing well and finally going to graduate this spring

~ expressing gratitude to those around me in multiple ways bringing more positive energy to my life

~ all of you who have travelled with me on this journey

~ me! for taking excellent care of me!

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 SO thankful that a brainless co-worker only required several moments of top-volume correction before realizing he was SORELY out of his league...

and BADLY wrong in his execution...

and NOT. GOING. TO WIN!!!!

It was NOT THE DAY to be messing with me...

~ Thanks are definitely due to Maha for sending guidance as I might have fried out the grid with the lightning bolts that were coming out of my eyes...

If any of y'all had a flicker long about 9 AM EST... I DO apologize...

HAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL!!!!!



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Afternoon appreciations include:
-kindness expressed in many ways
-sweetness of a smile
-warmth of an embrace
-snow covered mountains under blue sky
-mindful awareness

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3/5/10 3:59 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ hearing great reviews on the performances of my students' opening night
~ having time to help another student when she was "freaking out" before a performance
~ new student returning to yoga class
~ lots of rehearsals and performances this weekend
~ sunshine
~ 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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On this glorious, sunny day I am blessed and thankful for:

~the opportunity to see family and friends tomorrow
~making progress on getting food ready for 60+
~finding some paperwork that had been misplaced
~warmer weather and melting snow
~sunshine

Have a fantastic weekend grateful friends!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Happy Spark Birthday KINCH417!

I am grateful for:
*another spring-like day
*a 20 minute meditation session this morning
*an 'Early Bird' session where I was introduced to an up and coming young artist
* a philosophical discussion on ancient Gnosticism
*dinner with my friends

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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3/5/10 9:34 A

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TODAY IS MY SPARK BIRTHDAY!!!

My gratitudes

finding spark on the advice of a friend

finding this team

finding wonderful spark friends

learning from all the info here

and also

that I went to my 1st Zumba class last night

that I'm reaching my health goals

that spring is almost here!



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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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No use sitting alone in our rooms
Come hear the music play
Live is a cabaret ole chums
Come to the Cabaret!!!!

Good morning! Giving thanks~~

~ for Cabaret with friends tonight
~ for sleep
~ for presence
~ for (surprisingly) aceing the Latin Am Civ mid-term
~ for breakfast with Sandra

Blessed be!
xox
Maha







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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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This morning I am grateful for ...

- a life worth living
- the possibilities of pleasure
- Cabaret with three of my favorite people tonight
- the quiet before the dawn
- my daughter honoring me by quoting from one of my blogs
- breakfast with Maha
- working on the Invisible Garment today
- my first workout of the week (I've been sick & over-committed)
- my son who finally found a job that is suited to him and he to it
- discovering I have not gained weight this week despite my mindlessness

Blessings to all,
Sandra

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This Friday I am thankful for my family

for my sore muscles from the workout yesterday

for my grandson who is coming to visit today

for my job, which I am about to get ready

for the beautiful sunshine yesteday and today!


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Tonight my gratitudes include...

~ Getting almost 7 hours of sleep. Not consecutive, but I'll take it!

~ The absolutely beautiful sun all day today! emoticon

~ Getting some errands done

~ P90X Arms & shoulders being done with 8lb weights tonight!

~ That my son was kind enough to go pick up his father's prescription when I got sort of woozy from my stupid MS shot

~ That I actually gave myself that stupid MS shot

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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On this Thursday night, here are but a few of my gratitudes:

- Another opportunity to help a dear family friend (second mom) with her move this week
- Plans with a friend to go see the Mary Oliver lecture/reading March 23
- I can stay up as late as I want tonight because I don't have to work tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Friends on here that make me laugh (no AT - no excuses!!!! - Lynn, glad you took your stupid shot!)
- E-mail from Maha, full of the green-eyed monster over Mary Oliver - (just teasing, my friend)
- My nephew getting birthday presents (very cool books, reptiles and things) at all 3 of his homes for his 8-year-old birthday, now that he's old enough so that I can make my presence/presents known!!!
- 3 days to myself (well, I do have chores, errands, studying and such) - quality alone time to rejuvenate
- Warmer temps tomorrow, tempting me for a nice walk ..... hmmmmm .... maybe I can put together a tennis game ...
- Being able to be lazy in the morning

Goodnight all -

Stephanie

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Tonight's Attitude of Gratitude ...

~ Productive day doing it my way with high energy, chaos .... LOL

~ Eating Clean

~ That my sweetie texted me and told me I looked beautiful

~ Connecting with Matthew and feeling good about our competition tomorrow night

~ Coming home to a night of clear skies and tons of stars

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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3/4/10 9:27 P

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Thursday Gratitudes
* That tomorrow is FRULOUGH FRIDAY!
* For having the courage to step on the scale today, for the first time in over a month. Twasn't pretty but I did it.
* For figuring out how to download Phantom of the Opera as my ringtone on the new phone...what a joy to hear when someone calls
* For a mindfulness bell, also on the phone, which is set to ring every hour.
* For that lovely sound that caught me with food in my mouth, three times mindless, today.
* For being able to laugh at myself.

Also cheers for the promotion!

~~~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 give thanks for:

Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

--Emily Dickinson--

the glorious sun

the little buds on my ginkgo tree

the happy chirping of a bird outside my office window

healing tears

creating a domain name for my blog

helpful, helpful technical support

my intrepid heart, both in its physical aspect and its emotional one

the kind and loving people I've met in this special community.

Peace and blessings,

Michelle

Edited by: STRAWBERRY*MOON at: 3/4/2010 (19:05)


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.
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3/4/10 5:02 P

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I am SO thankful for:

~ Two dogs who waited for me to come home to let them go potty even though my Director called a 1 pm meeting and I couldn't get home for lunch and now they are SO hungry and REALLY HAVE TO GO... (I hope they are listening to me tell them how happy I am they are waiting... YOU HEAR, PICKLES AND PARKER!?!?)

~Whoever invented this week and only put one more day in it. I MAY be able to get through one more without twisting someone's head off but they are trying my limits!!!

~ For everyone's excellent medical reports and BookSeller's promotion!!! YAY YOU!!!!

~ For Noreen's challenge to get this party started... I'm not doing very well on the exercise part this week... but if I can get an hour on Troy tonight... I'll only be behind by 30 minutes on the week... I'M ON IT, Nor... I promise!!!


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This afternoon I am grateful for ...

- stress test and echocardiogram were normal. I have the heart of a young woman (just as I feel like I am a young woman).

- a productive afternoon doing homework

- dinner with my husband, our favorite fast food -- a Wendy's salad, 540 calories

- an incredibly sunny, warm day

- the voices of children playing outside my window

- a life worth living

- the possibilities of pleasure

- a long telephone call with a loving soul

- looking forward to my week in Florida.

Sandra

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3/4/10 4:03 P

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Hopefully I will have time later to read all your postings. In the meantime, I am grateful for:
~ delicious leftover homemade soup for lunch
~ yoga, yoga classes, my yoga teacher and her teachings, yoga sutras, yamas and niyamas
~ music
~ my family
~ having a nearby enclosed dog park where Lula can run free and play with other dogs
~ 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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Thankful to have completed a project that has had me tangled up for months!

Thankful my dh fixed my washing machine!

Thankful for a good dh!

"God demonstrates his own love for us in this... Christ died for us."


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Afternoon all.

Today I am grateful for
* the sun and spring temperatures
* a new chair for the library
* the ability to take off work w/very little notice
* a good night's sleep, early exercise and meditation

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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emoticon to Bookseller on your review, promotion and ESPECIALLY raise!

Gratidues:

that after an extremely stressful situation last night I didn't feel 'stress hunger' this morning

for reaching 14 weeks without missing a day of exercise and 17 weeks if you take off one day for Thanksgiving last year



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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3/4/10 11:44 A

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Today I am grateful for...

- My PROMOTION! I am the new district cafe trainer :)

- My MEETS STANDARD REVIEW! I get a bonus & a raise!!

- My countdown for vacation hitting 2 days until 10 days :)

- Getting the motivation for hitting the gym yesterday and getting ready for it tomorrow

- My mommy for doing my taxes for me because I don't have the time/knowledge to do them myself :)

- Slowly reconnecting with people that I haven't seen in a long time on here

- The sunny, sunny sky that's out there!!!

What lies behind us and lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us ~ R. W. Emerson


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3/4/10 11:35 A

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* You! I really appreciate the warm wishes. Birthdays are a tough time of year for me and you helped make mine so much brighter!

* Enjoying the excitement and fun of planning to move around furniture to better accommodate my ever-more-active daughter!

* Starting to feel like Spring is on its way!

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Good morning. Today my gratitudes include...

-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-A walking date with DH, my new exercise buddy.
-My whole body and how well it still functions.
-Choices
-The beautiful blooms on my orchid plants.
-So many blessings.
-OUR ThanksGiving Community and YOU.

Mazzy


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3/4/10 9:00 A

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On this sunny, cold, spring is coming, winter day I am mindful of so very many blessings in my life:

~being alive and here in the present
~the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the wonderful piece about him on Oprah.com (thanks Kathy for posting that on the TNH team)
~being reminded again that all souls are connected
~Coast to Coast radio programs on streamlink
~forgiveness (thanks Michelle for your post on the TNH team)
~another day of sunshine
~my favorite things, family, friends and...

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Let us learn to skillfully draw good out of what would otherwise cause us harm.
-- St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier
Embrace the World

Good morning! Giving thanks~~

~ for my friend Sandra below, "almost" close enough to touch
~ a "birthday season" gift, Wings of Song: A Spiritual Flight, by the one-and-only San Francisco Glide Memorial Methodist Church Ensemble, Live in Concert
~ a BD gift to me, Leonard Cohen's London Concert -- takes my breath away
~ "Broken Open," an extraordinary book by Elizabeth Lesser which came to me JUST when I needed it!
~ all good results on doc visit so far (still have stress test and blood test results to come)

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
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3/4/10 6:00 A

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This morning I am thankful for ...

Dr. B, who has listened for five years
Sleep
Sunny, mild day
Dark before the sunrise
Medical tests will be over in seven hours
New and old friends

Sandra


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Just past midnight but still Wednesday in my mind, I give thanks for:

Norlana's kindness, encouragement, and support

allowing myself to experience my sadness

my faithful and intrepid meditation buddies

the promise of a new day

hope, kindness, and wisdom where I find it--sometimes in the most amazing places

Peace and blessings to all,

Michelle





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.
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3/4/10 2:19 A

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It appears I have missed a day in which to acknowledge my blessings:
-I enjoyed having the opportunity this way too early wakening has gifted me, to read all your blessings, and from them glean what is going on in your own days!
-I am so grateful that i have been handed this test of faith in the for of a Lenten project:
-I am getting to know some very fine women! and sense new friendships being born
-I am grateful that my energy has been good enough to let me up my efforts in my workouts and increase my activity safely
-I am grateful for this Site, for access to the World through my computer; it is an incredibly rich privilege to have
-I give thanks to God for the coming season, both in spirit and in nature
-I give thanks to all of YOU!

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


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3/3/10 11:29 P

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Tonight I am grateful for...

~ Shopping with TEE and niece today for niece's new wardrobe. We had such fun!

~ Attending our daughter's induction into the honor fraternity of her OT department at Pitt

~ Taking her to dinner and trying to comfort her about her overly busy, overly stressed life. We parents can still count to a 23 year old.

~ Running 2 miles straight tonight in my Week 7 C25K training!

~~~ 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

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Gratitudes this evening ~

- for a day filled with sunshine
- for improvements in my husband's health (he's been sick for almost a week)
- for healthy nutritional choices (and very yummy beet greens with dinner)
- for mail sorted and, where necessary, acted upon
- for crocuses, birds and bees
- for English Bay Cookie Comapny peanut butter cookies (just one!)
- for inspiration

Have a great Thursday everyone!

/gem

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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