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********* This thread is now clozsed. Please join us on the OCTOBER 2010 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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Many thanks tonight for so many blessings in my life:

~upcoming travels to visit our older son and see his kitchen remodel, then on to visit my sister for a few days
~sunshine for working in the yard today and many weeds pulled from the raspberry patch
~yummy planned-overs for dinner
~biggest blooms ever on my multiflora roses thanks to rose fertilizer I picked up on clearance
~all your wonderful blessings

Peace and love always, Elaine

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Last post of this month!
Tonight I am grateful for:
~ My dog Lula and the many smiles she brings to my face throughout the day
~ big, fat, LONG branches that Lula drags around at the park
~ that she lapped up her medicine tonight without needing to be held
~ YOGA
~ MUSIC
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie


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



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Tonight I am grateful for...

~ Waking up early to get my run in before my sclreotherapy shots this morning

~ The benadryl & ibuprofen making them tolerable

~ Our daughter getting her Med School interview at Washington University!!!!!!!

~ Taking SusieQ to the dog park tonight to burn off some extra puppy energy:D

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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******* OCTOBER THREAD READY...BUT DON'T POST THERE UNTIL TOMORROW ********

Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 9/30/2010 (21:09)
~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Good afternoon all!
Thursday's gratitudes include so many...a few of them
* Access to clean, fresh cold and HOT water
* The body's reminders when it is time to slow down, and when it is time to reactivate one's self
* Facebook, which has enabled me to not only find, but establish ongoing communication with two very special people from my past. One of whom still feels, after over 30 years, like one of my closest friends...
* Weight loss efforts continuing with excellent results...motivation still at an all time high!
* the knowledge that I've made some excellent choices over the years which over shadow some of the ones that weren't so wise.

~~~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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~made a new friend today
~she told me she loves my essence (and was not talking about perfume)and we speak the same language (which did not refer to English or Portuguese)!
~677 minutes of exercise for the month
~got over my asthma challenge this morning
~going to eat ice cream with granola and watch a DVD
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Afternoon all
Gratitudes
- a more aware meditative session
- a fabulous bike ride in, a little later, a little brighter sky and the joy of two hawks' flight and serenade to the rising sun
- savoring my small meal breakfasts (loving Greek yogurt)
- stretching @ my desk
- getting my water by walking to the cooler on the hour
- more folks gathering for our office noon walks
- finishing laundry
- finishing our fabulous pot roast for dinner

"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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I am thankful today for:
-wonderful weather
-seeing a deer, up close and personal, on my walk today
-not having to go to work

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I am thankful for Maha showing up ahead of me so I can glom up the brilliance she regularly shines onto my brain... That bit my old pal Ted Roethke came up with about lengthening sighs into songs is particularly resonant with me today...

I have been listening to a lot of sigh-inducing chat the last week or so... more than usual even... and my sighing has started to get on even MY nerves...

But I do have a habit of singing the Little Pig's song from Charlotte's Web if you've ever seen the movie... it goes like this:

"La-la-LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!"

Today I will tie the sighing and the La-ing together... and I will see if that doesn't make us all feel better than just... sighing.

I am also thankful for puppies... of ALL ages!!!

And I'm so thankful to see Lynn and all of us here together!
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I teach my sighs to lengthen into songs.
-- Theodore Roethke

Good morning! This morning I'm celebrating~~

~ strength of will

~ dinner with Sandra and another friend tomorrow eve

~ meditating and strength training done, healthy breakfast eaten, ready to bike to campus

~ heh heh Sandra going to bed with Jack Kornfield brought a smile to my face

~ Mazzy's indomitable spirit

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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Today I'm grateful for...

-All that's RIGHT in my life and HERE.
-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-Laughter.
-Remembering to be grateful.


Mazzy


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This morning I am grateful for ...

* going to sleep with Jack Kornfield -- my current read
* that I can read
* vegetables of all kinds
* a clean house
* the morning quiet before dawn
* cool, fall air
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
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*Puppies!!!!!!!
*Puppy breath.
*Puppy Play!
*Puppy cuddles.

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Sheila

"THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR EVEN TOUCHED. THEY MUST BE FELT WITHIN THE HEART." Helen Keller

"NO FOOD HAS THE POWER TO MAKE YOU EAT IT."
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MY TRANSFORMATION: I'm slimming myself physically. I'm strengthening myself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually...and I'm ENJOYING my process of Becoming!

And so... my Magical Little Fairy (below) is happlily moving forward...


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I've been trying to cut back on computer time, but I've missed this team so much!

Tonight I am grateful for...

~ All of you

~ That our new puppy, Suzie Q, has adapted so well to our home!

~ We took her to the dog park for the first time today and she played so well with 6 dogs & 3 other owners:D

~ I was able to sign us up for Paws for a Cure this Sunday:-)

~ That even though the calendar turned another year for me, I feel younger than I did 10 years ago!

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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I'm grateful for...

*sleep when I'm tired
*food when I'm hungry
*blankets when I'm cold
*sunny days to feed the light of life inside me
*rainy days to soothe my ears, encourage a calmly-paced day, and replenish our water supply
*loved ones to hug with my arms and my heart


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Sheila

"THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR EVEN TOUCHED. THEY MUST BE FELT WITHIN THE HEART." Helen Keller

"NO FOOD HAS THE POWER TO MAKE YOU EAT IT."
Coach Dean Anderson

MY TRANSFORMATION: I'm slimming myself physically. I'm strengthening myself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually...and I'm ENJOYING my process of Becoming!

And so... my Magical Little Fairy (below) is happlily moving forward...


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Evening all
Gratitudes
- great bike ride in to LHS, meeting w/teammate and on to the office
- getting back into a healthy routine
- hope for a kitchen remodeling
- play with the pups
- joy in the fabulous weather

"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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I am thankful for may guardian angels, morning coffee, new exercise DVDs, clean drinking water, my bed, classic movies, 101.5 WORD FM (Pittsburgh), sparkfriends, my campfire pit, family, friends,my fuzzy robe...and so much more...

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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Today, I am thankful for:
-feeling caught up on my sleep
-being back home with my husband
-glorious weather and a great place to walk today
-my brother and sister-in-law and their willingness to care for my parents over the winter.

Kay from Tennessee



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I am thankful

~ that Taz' poor face is finally starting to calm itself!

~ for a day that started early enough for me to get started intentionally... and not like a crazy person!

~ for Rob Breszny... his words of inspiration have carried me throgh many years of turnmoil... thx for bringing him to the front of my brain again, Maha!

~ for some peace here in the middle of the day to tell you how thankful I am to have it!
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Today I am grateful for another beautiful day in the presence of friends.
For all good in my life and for minuscule successes dotting my days.
For patience and understanding and not having to choose to do it. Just knowing is enough.
For Maha and her remarkable finds of poetry and inspiration.
For being able to be upright and flexible when I would rather be prone and sleeping. emoticon



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~an amazing motivational song posted by a new friend
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU7lZEZ4PGs&
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~listening to it over and over; this is my theme song for now!
~rooibos tea
~my favorite breakfast - bananas w cinnamon
~face and neck finally losing puff and itch
~too many setbacks this month in regard to work and exercise yet I continue walking in a good direction and maintaining positivity in my head95% of the time

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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Instead of looking for love, give it; constantly renew it in yourself and you will always feel its presence within you. It will always be there smiling at you, gazing on you kindly.
-- Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Good morning! I'm happy to be here, in Mazzy's sparkling company (anyway when I began this post!), and give thanks~~

~ for the seers, like Aivanhov

~ for a morning of music ahead on campus

~ plans to ride my Trek there again this morning

~ sending an email to a retired music faculty person via my voice prof at her suggestion -- she owns a house in Bolivia and sounds like a fascinating person

~ lots of fun weekend plans materializing

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.
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Today I'm grateful for...

-All that RIGHT in my life and HERE.
-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-Being alive.
-Choices.
-Books.
-Movies.
-Food.
-The beauty all around me.

Mazzy


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This morning I am thankful for ....

* drinking water, running streams, oceans, lakes, water in all its places
* The first sip of coffee in the morning
* finishing two papers, more to write today
* young students who accept this nontraditional student
* niece got a job after nine months of looking
* as always a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

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thankful for so much the very simple things are the best, love mornings thankful i can see the sunrise
each new day hold so many blessings

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What a lovely thought "to dust off faded dreams". We all have a few of those.

This evening I am feeling very blessed especially for:

~sunshine, green, green grass and blue, blue sky
~abundance of flowers in my yard from all the rain
~choices
~family and friends
~LIFE

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
-- Emily Dickinson

OK -- WHO TOOK MY THANKSGIVING POST??? I posted gratitudes on campus this morning...and now POOF! they're not to be found. Well, not to be daunted, I'll give thanks yet again this fine evening for~~

~ all the new faces in the Thanksgiving Community!

~ meditating and doing strength training this morning, and then riding the Trek 12 mi. to campus and back. Go US, huh KaliGirl!

~ a scrumptious breakfast: baked pear-apple-walnut-raisin crisp, topped with NF plain yogurt and fresh raspberries

~ for Don Doorn's highly inspiring blog about his first ONE HUNDRED MILES+ ride this weekend, "Certifiable Cyclepath" (GET the PLAY ON WORDS???) www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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He is a SparkPeople Good Will Ambassador par excellence!

~ my *exuberant* astrological reading this week according to crazy wisdom teacher Rob Brezsny:

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): When I urge you to salvage and re-use old stuff, I'm not really suggesting that you find a purpose for the elastic from worn-out underwear or empty prescription bottles. That would be fine, but I'm thinking primarily of less literal, more poetic reclamation projects. Like dusting off faded dreams and refitting them with futuristic replacement parts. Or planting an October garden of earthly delights in
the compost of July's and August's discarded pleasures. Or retooling a relationship that has lost its way, transforming it into a vibrant connection
with a new reason for being.
www.freewillastrology.com/horoscopes
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llsigns.html


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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Tonight I am thankful for a TERRIFIC rheumatologist... incredibly good clinical trial drugs... and the ability to avail myself to them both...
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Wonderful list SIMPLY_JAE.

Evening all
Gratitudes
- another great bike ride to and from work
- first bike ride to class with no accidents - students or me
- walking @ lunch w/colleagues
- finding a new way to solve a lingering problem
- talking w/helpful people @ the records of deeds office
- catching up w/my sis and learning about my nieces & nephews

"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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I am thankful for..
good friends
fresh clean water to drink
hot showers
good health
a new day
and the list just goes on and on



Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.




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I am thankful for:
-getting to sleep late this morning
-heat in my house
-free audiobooks from my library
-my good health

Kay from Tennessee



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I am grateful for:
-hope.
-finally loving myself.
-the ability to forgive.
-fall.
-plenty of firewood.
-food in the fridge.
-a job I enjoy.
-SP, for helping me finally lose the weight and get healthy, once and for all.



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Peace and comfort to Dollybabe. You are lively in my heart and prayers.

This morning I am grateful for,

* music that inspires
* time to work on papers today and tomorrow
* a roof over my head, food to eat and a little left over for fun
* talking to my daughter yesterday
* for friends who share my ups and downs
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Dollybabe, I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Today I'm grateful for...

-All that's RIGHT in my life and HERE.
-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-Taking the time to count my blessings.
-A walking date with DH.
-The comfort of kind words.
-The beauty all around me.
-Computer time.
-A cup of green tea.

Mazzy


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Sorry to hear about DB's loss! Sending SP love your way!

I've been away a lot recently, but so glad for all that I have learned from SP that helps in all aspects of life.

I traveled well recently and health-a-ly because of SP principles!

Glad to be home!

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


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Many thanks to you all for the mail and the goodies and the comments. Bless you all and I am so thankful for you and the chance to write on this board.

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DOLLYBABE57,

I'm young on this team and we have not officially 'met' but I send you positive thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your bother.

Love never, ever dies.

Blessings...

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"NO FOOD HAS THE POWER TO MAKE YOU EAT IT."
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I am grateful for a place where we can bring our happiness and our sadness...

A place where we can divide our grief by sharing it among so many thankful hearts...

I am so so sorry for your loss, DB... and for everyone's as all of us have had to say goodbye to someone who is still dear to us and always will be...

we are all of us here for a good time not a long time, I've heard... I am so thankful to be able to share my time with all of you here...
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Afternoon all
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- ONEKIDSMOM's blog about Mastery Lifestyle
- great bike ride in and walk @ lunch with colleague
- delicious 9 seed bread, brown cow greek yogurt & fresh fruits and vegetables
- fabulous fall weather

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


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~for the great suggestions to help with my swollen face
~I know how badly it looks by my friend´s facial expression when she dropped in to surprise me a few moments ago and I´m so glad she didn´t drop her bag!
~that I made you smile
~that I can cyberhug SparkFriends - feel it?!
~that I can take the time to relax and get over this stupid thing
~that hubby´s away so I don´t hafto put up with his silly comments and sideway´s looks today
~for wonderful potable refreshing cool water

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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Today I am very grateful for:
~ being able to assist my daughter's choir director
~ my comfortable home
~ hot tea
~ staying home yesterday and getting so work done
~ music
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
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Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

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A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks, or does is without consequences.
-- Norman Cousins

Good morning!

After a "fasting" day from the computer, I'm here (briefly) to give thanks~~

~ feelin' the palpable joy in Stephanie's travel plans

~ glad DollyBabe is here to share her grief and receive our support; yes! cherish the memories

~ Vicki's hungry ants bringing a smile this morning

~ the up-side (there's definitely a down-side as well) of the freedom of this time in my life

~ happy for Sandra's return and presence

Blessed be!
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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Connie, May God bless and surround you with his love at this difficult time. Treasure the memories.
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At this late hour I am thankful for many blessings:

~safe travels this weekend in pouring rain both directions
~working together with DH to get a great many tasks done
~finding enough rhubarb in the freezer to make marmalade tomorrow
~that I didn't get rid of my jelly jars and still have rings and lids
~old time recipes which don't use (expensive) pectin
~my grandmother's jelly/candy thermometer and memories of her
~all of you

Peace, blessings, and best wishes for a wonderful week!


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Dear friends My brother went to heaven this morning he is not suffering any more but I am in bad shape he was a great brother and a wonderful human.

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Once again, I want to share in this gratitude ritual that enhances my life so much:

-Sandra's safe trip!
-Spending Saturday afternoon/evening finalizing plans and route with friends and realizing I WILL get to see Taos on this trip - yay!!!
-Caves, which seem like another world
-Grocery shopping completed
-Lazy Sundays to enjoy a day off

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This evening I am grateful for ...

* a safe drive to/from my destination
* preparing a gift for my husband to carry to Cape Town for my daughter
* a relaxing weekend
* homework done
* a chill in the air
* all of you who post to this Thanksgiving Community. You enrich my life.
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose.

Shine,
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Evening all
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- absolutely fabulous Sunday
- reading the NY Times and sharing breakfast with my DH
- ride in the country to Wagon Trail lake
- yardwork and the smell of fall green grass
- old fashioned pot roast still cooking on the stove

"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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I am grateful for...

*STLRZGRRL's perspective...gratefulness for "a knee that is giving me a terrific lesson in moderation... ".

That's a new and very helpful perspective for me.

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"THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR EVEN TOUCHED. THEY MUST BE FELT WITHIN THE HEART." Helen Keller

"NO FOOD HAS THE POWER TO MAKE YOU EAT IT."
Coach Dean Anderson

MY TRANSFORMATION: I'm slimming myself physically. I'm strengthening myself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually...and I'm ENJOYING my process of Becoming!

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~a good chat with a friend
~relaxed, read, and napped
~making plans for the week
~the ants left me 3 marigolds

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Today I am grateful for:
~ my knee feeling better this morning
~ my husband fixing our printer
~ yogurt, fruit and granola
~ electricity
~ breath
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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



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HI, MAZ!!! I am hugging down to you right now!!!!

((((Mazzy)))))

And I am thankful for
a cool day...
a walk with a dog who likes it when it is not so warm...
a knee that is giving me a terrific lesson in moderation...
a fridge with so many chickpeas in it that I am FORCED to make hummus for the upcoming week - YUM!...

A day to get ready for whatever comes!

Happy thankful Sunday to every single one of YOU!!!
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Today I'm grateful for...

-All that's RIGHT in my life and HERE.
-Understanding the grieving process.
-Memories.
-Tears.
-Facing fears.
-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-A walking date with DH.
-The pleasure of eating and enjoying food mindfully.
-Being alive.

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~appreciate appreciation - thx Bob and others!
~finishing a couple things I´ve been putting off cuz of emotion
~time alone (even though I don´t like it, I know it is good for me and I accomplish more)
~a gift from our son
~trying out a new recipe
~our sweet pets
~not sick!



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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Today I am grateful for...

*all of you
*for gratefulness itself and how it makes my heart feel
*for the many ways in which Spirit shows me how much I'm loved
*for how I learn to love better everyday
*for water


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~~~~~
Sheila

"THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR EVEN TOUCHED. THEY MUST BE FELT WITHIN THE HEART." Helen Keller

"NO FOOD HAS THE POWER TO MAKE YOU EAT IT."
Coach Dean Anderson

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Today I am very grateful for:
~ Last night's performance going very well
~ Having a nice time socializing afterwards
~ Stellar weather today, summer's last hurrah
~ Awakening to the possibility of awareness and facilitating a connection in my spine through an amazing chiropractic technique called Network Spinal Analysis
~ My spinal cord and nervous system
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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Noon on Sunday, and gratitudes abound!
* Our kitten who accidently got out in the front yard last night, was waiting for us on the porch when we got up.
* For summer weather and more pool time
* For losing over 30 pounds since recommitting, and still feeling high motivation emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
* For the joy I feel, knowing I can retire in June! (and perhaps even stop working in March, to use up three months of saved vacation hours)
* For family
* For all of you, who feel like family to me.

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~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Morning all
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- early morning rain and sleeping in
- puppies in the bed
- financial decisions getting made
- clearing skies
- warm coffee and cream
- making lists
- football this evening

"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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Thankful today
*For a chance to explore a great new city. Let's hear it for Oklahoma City!

*For the reassurance that I have not lost my mad traveling skills during my recent two-month hiatus from the road.

*For elliptical trainers in hotel fitness rooms the world over, the salvation to my exercise program

*For that tiny little arc of improvement in my public speaking skills. I have to do it so often! And I am so mediocre at it! But I'm getting better every time...

*For the Dave Dudley song "Six Days on the Road," which I've been humming since I woke up this morning. I'm a-gonna make it home tonight!

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


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I will make bumper stickers for us, Bob!

SAVE THE FLAMING LIBERALS!!!!

Today I am thankful for the gift of independent thought...

For a chance to light one of those Universe-gifted candles against the darkness...

For time to listen... time to talk... time to dance... time to rest...

TIME TO BREATHE!!!!!!

Welcome to all of you who are new or just reading while you gather your strength back or come here and lift us up with your words and deeds every single day... thank you for being your light-filled selves!!
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The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
-- Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali LXIX

Good morning!

I'm thankful this morning~~

~ for my java ritual

~ meditation last night...and ahead

~ yoga with a friend this morning

~ Whole Foods shopping afterwards

~ a life of simplicity

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Today I am thankful for ...

* This is the day that the Devine has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.
* This is the day for my long anticipated road trip and here I am at 4:00 a.m. unable to sleep with a five hour drive ahead. Ah thank goodness for adrenalin ....
* haircut and grey gone, manicure and pedicure -- a luxurious treat to myself
* appreciating good health
* a smile in my mind's eye
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose.

Shine,
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loving dh
clean house upon arrival after long trip
good food cooked by me
happy pets (happy to see me)
patience with house guests

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


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Today I am very grateful for:
~ all of you who choose to focus on the positive and are willing to share here
~ feeling pretty well prepared for performance tonight
~ knowing that the practice planned for after I finish posting will take me into the totally prepared mode
~ Lula's enthusiasm for life
~ oatmeal with a peach
~ later, omelet with chard
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
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LIVELIGHTENFREE, keep up the good fight! Very inspiring post! Trace, I love a women who can quote Python, but I’ll stay upwind of you on the treadmill just the same- Bob the shrubber, and lo, it is a hard time for shrubbers! TAZMOMSGOL, been meaning to say- “killer picture!” for your profile px.

Today I am thankful for:

*that I have gone to the last two water aerobics trainings even though I felt bad. The week before I went with a splitting headache, and this week I went despite my shoulder killing me. We took it easy both times, and though my shoulder got worse and I can’t write with that hand, my spirit is much, much better having done it, and my hand will loosen up eventually. It is still hard to know when to go, and when to hold up, but with the water I usually recover fine, unlike the gym.

*an end to the 90’s. We tied the all time record today for most days at 90 degrees or above, but rain is on the way and the temps look like they are finally dropping down on the back side of the front!!!

*Pandora One, for helping me find new tunes. I love music and am always trying new things, and this channel really helps. My crews think I am crazy going from Tibetan chants, to Metal, tapping my foot to Bluegrass, a stint in classical, then some African tunes, a little rap, Brother Antony and the Johnsons, New Age soothing, etc. They say they never know what they will hear.

*my landlord disappearing the last 3 days and not getting back to me. I really hate dealing with them and really have liked the realtor break. I just can’t get healthy for long enough to find, buy, and fix another place up- maybe this time.

*being able to spray the lower rose garden this afternoon- in about an hour. Thought I’d write the thanks now before I did it, probably am more thankful now than I will be after. My back will not like it, but my spriit will, and my wife will, so hey, 2 out 3, and there is always ice for the back.

*the weekend coming, with some fun “wife off from work” outings. It’s nice to look forward to something other than work on the weeknend.

*Bill Mahr being back on HBO!!! Yes, I am a commy, lefty, socialist, tax and spend liberal!

take care, bob


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This beautiful, sunny, perfect fall day I am feeling very blessed!

~weekend is nearly here
~plans made to see all three kids in the next month
~fourth estimate to replace furnace and A/C was the best (glad we asked one more company)
~noticed on Thursday that I was running low on candles and stopped at one garage sale today and got a box of 18 (16 were new) for 80 cents-how amazing is that as an example of the universe hearing our needs
~family and friends
~this amazing experience called life

Enjoy your weekend everyone!


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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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~wisdom expressed and tongue held during today´s challenging conversation
~getting Str Ex done
~mint tea blend
~bright red ripe tomato
~garlic on whole wheat with gouda
~ice

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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Afternoon all
Gratitudes
- an absolutely gorgeous fall day
- an amazing Early Bird session with the question, "What is the one thing you do differently because of the experience?"
- listening to the universe
- the ability to 'dance' through the day

"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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welcome LIVELIGHTENFREE! Hope you find your stay here as rewarding as I do. This morning I am thankful for

* being sick so I can better appreciate good health
* an understanding supervisor
* resting so I can leave for my weekend road trip tomorrow
* homework caught up before I got sick
* the company of my cat, Nermal (ala Garfield)
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose.

Shine,
Sandra

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As the French Guard said to fear in Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

"I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! You mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"

Take THAT, Fear! All right, it was Arthur he was talking to but work with me here...

Today I am thankful for a whole lot of stuff getting done this week... and another bale of it finished off today...

I am thankful that 3 miles of walking around Mooville in flat penny loafers on Wednesday might have made the backs of my knees ache but anti-inflammatories and rest calmed them such that I was able to FART in fear's general direction this morning while I ran on my treadmill for a full mile with no pain at ALL!!!

HAPPY!!!!

I am thankful for a weekend to do NOTHING... which means I get to straighten everything that went sideways around the house all week... get the bliss of laundry and the immediate gratification of vacuumming accomplished...

I am SO thankful for every one of YOU...
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When you are frightened by something, you have to relate with fear, explore why you are frightened, and develop some sense of conviction. You can actually look at fear. Then fear ceases to be the dominant situation that is going to defeat you. Fear can be conquered. You can be free from fear, if you realize that fear is not the ogre. You can step on fear, and therefore you can attain what is known as fearlessness. But that requires that, when you see fear, you smile.
-- Chogyam Trungpa

Good morning! After lots of restorative sleep I'm front-and-center, ready to begin the day right~~

~ a Netflix DVD that I'm still enthralled with and reflecting upon, many hours after the viewing, The Power of Forgiveness -- HIGHLY recommended!
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~ a juicy *g-chat* with Sandra last night, confirming some ideas I've been exploring and helping me look at some tough issues

~ candle lit, intention made to meditate and then hop on my Trek for a cool-ish morning ride

~ the amazing garden project Tracey shared with us...I watched several of the videos...and was SO touched by the bureaucracy *getting it* if even for *a minute* -- YES!

~ reading the amazing _SMILE AT FEAR: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery_, Chogyam Trungpa, in preparation for the teaching with Pema Chodron next month in San Francisco (he was her teacher...and "Smile at Fear" is the title of the Teaching, as well as the book)!

Blessed be!
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Today, I am thankful for:
-Having had the opportunity to care for my parents the past six months.

-Today being the last full day of caring for them and that they are still alive and relatively healthy.

-That my brother and his wife are looking forward to caring for them over the winter.

-That I feel confident that my brother and his wife will give them wonderful care.

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I am grateful for...

*this chance I've given myself to live a life worth living
*for my willingness to fight for my life
*for physical activity
*for my body's ability to move
*for the fact that my body now WANTS to move
*for healthy, nutritious food
*for the fact that my body now WANTS healthy, nutritious food!
*for the strength I'm gaining (on all levels - emotional, mental, spiritual and physical)
*and for Spark people!

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Sheila

"THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR EVEN TOUCHED. THEY MUST BE FELT WITHIN THE HEART." Helen Keller

"NO FOOD HAS THE POWER TO MAKE YOU EAT IT."
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MY TRANSFORMATION: I'm slimming myself physically. I'm strengthening myself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually...and I'm ENJOYING my process of Becoming!

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Bob and his best friend and their awesome celebration!!! :-)
-Tracey, as always, giving me big laughs
-Maha, who doesn't even totally "get" what an impact (positive) she is on others in this incredible life of hers!!
-My amazing partner, who sometimes gets to deal with more than she bargained for with my hormonal issues
-Me, for getting through those times as best as is possible

Goodnight all ...

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KALIGIRL if you need any answers on the ‘divine man’, just ask! Maha, I can also help with your lessons in sleeplessness, I have been learning these for about 25 years. Trace, really applaud your work on the SHARING GARDEN! This is so worthwhile, and a such a great community / State project. Keep getting dirty girl, it’s good for the soul!

Today I am thankful for:

*a great anniversary yesterday! Slept in, had killer grits, shot great waterfall vids, great shopping in the artist community- gifts for my girl, saw a bear- nice vid of it also, nice hike in the opposite direction of the bear, wonderful dinner- sweet ‘taters to die for, and green beans in the south without fatback (rare),…best of all- best friend with me!

*going to new stain glass store- I like to buy it, wife used to make it, thought this might help her get back into it.

*great Chiropractor that keeps me going.

*not too many work problem calls to deal with, while I am “off”.

*making my fourth water aerobics training apt. in a row. Let's hope for quite a few more visits, before my next health prob.

*anti-inflammatories! Given the above achievment.

take care, bob


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~getting in a very good walk
~shopping completed with great healthy options
~yesterday´s successful recipe tackled
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~looks like I am over the virus I had!
~saw my traveling SPFriend today, and she´s doing fine
~able to relax this afternoon to recupe from the long walk (StarTrek Insurrection)
~the songbirds singing to me in our backyard
~reading bringing enlightenment in an area of my life that has been difficult for too many years
~able to help and encourage a friend who is trying to relate to and encourage a childish/foolish couple

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Today I am thankful for:
~ the gift of vision, both to see the world and to dream
~ pain, I have something to learn from it
~ EmergenC
~ peaches
~ layers of warm clothes
~ the big things
~ the little things
~ everything in between
~ more blessings than I could list
namaste,
sherrie

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Afternoon all
Gratitudes
- first day of fall
- great class raising the question of the 'divine man'
- autumn rain (excuse for not riding my bike or playing golf)
- good lesson in impatience
- first step toward resolving our renovation

"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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THIS Thankful Thursday

~ I am thankful that Maha has a LOT more work to do around here so she won't be leaving any time soon... SO FORGET THAT, WOMAN!!!!!

~ I am thankful for peace because my boss has been gone for 2 days and I have had a chance to get some REAL work done around here which will all stop tomorrow when he comes back...

~ I am thankful for a little dog who walked 2 miles this morning with a minimum of sniffing... and was only a little sad when I left for work... apparently she is thankful for cauliflower in her dish as a snack!

Om NOM NOM NOM NOM...
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Loss makes artists of us all as we weave new patterns in the fabric of our lives.
-- Greta W. Crosby

Good morning! Thanksgiving weaves its pattern here this morning~~

~the way Elaine's "wishing a thoroughly thankful Thursday to all" touched me

~ loving Elaine's color and design and emulating it to add some of *that* to my day!

~ Sandra's "letting go of attachments and I'm still alive" (or "...and not falling apart ") bringing a smile to my face (twice!)

~ the lessons in sleeplessness

~ the profound feelings of loss that envelop me as I move into the final years of my life

~ the awarenss of that spiritual priorities are really the ONLY priorities left for me, thanks to the teachers who touch my heart and soul

~ a sweet evening of communion around the full moon with a new friend in her back yard

Blessed be!
xox
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This morning, I am thankful for ...

* a good night's sleep
* the sound of crickets out my open door
* it's cool enough to open the door
* the company of my old lady cat
* letting go of attachments and not falling apart
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose.

Shine,
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Wildly waving to all the posters below.
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On this early Thursday morning I am mindful of "more blessings than I can list." (Thanks to Sherrie for that excellent phrase)

Especially for:

~making time to read your posts
~the wonderful PA gardening project and Tracy's work on it
~Bob's anniversary
~fresh veggies from the farmers' market, especially corn on the cob
~cooler weather, quick rains and then sunshine
~disaster preparedness program on Coast to Coast tonight
~Maha for her inspirational and informational blogs and the lovely quotes in her posts here-many thanks

Wishing a thoroughly thankful Thursday to all.
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I love reading everyone's thanksgiving posts, especially when there are lots of them to read! This evening I am thankful for ...

* an easier-than-expected assignment
* trying to overcome procrastination to write a paper
* using SP to procrastinate
* a pedicure and manicure
* growing anticipation for my weekend road trip
* letting go of attachments and I'm still alive
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose.

Shine,
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Trying this again (I just hit some button and all of my gratitudes disappeared - but I'm STUBBORN!!)

Today I am grateful for all of this, yet so much more:

-Sunshine (after lots of dreariness)
-A great strength training workout at lunch with my onsite trainer
-Still reaping the benefits of Sunday's ratatouille-making chop fest on Wednesday (in other words, yay for VERY healthy leftovers)
-A NEW pedometer for the walking incentive program at work - my last one worked great for about a week, then went bonkers on me and refused to count my MANY steps, causing me great frustration
-Meeting my sweetie and a dear friend for a bit of live music after work today
-Musicians and artists, and all that they give to and share with the rest of the world

Have a great night everybody!

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Today I am thankful for a chance to be out in the great fall weather on company time! I got to attend the presentation of a Volunteer award for the Hunger Garden... which I thought was a stupid name to begin with... and that it should be called a SHARING GARDEN or some such...

anyway... it was the brainstorm of some political types here in Mooville and it required a whole lot of forced jumping through flaming hoops and a lot more work on my part than I really had to give to the project which was the production of the sign that they used to show people passing by that end of the Mooville State Capitol Building what the heck a plot of ground was doing growing tomatoes and beets and squash...

My inmates did a GREAT job making the sign... and a LOT of volunteers did a GREAT job of growing this garden all summer...

there was a webcam up to show people how it was doing... and to see if anyone was pinching tomatoes when they thought no one was looking!... but it hasn't been working the last two days... maybe it will work when you click on it...

www.pahouse.com/gardencam.asp

The whole thing is to raise awareness of hunger in our country which is just epidemic... and the lack of access to fresh food by so many of our people is just criminal...

as we all give thanks for the great vegetables and fruits we've been eating... it is so important to know that so many of us DON'T...

Here is a link to the website if any of you want to peek in on this project...
senatorbrubaker.com/hungercaucus.htm

There was an undersecretary from the US Dept. of Agriculture there and the political types promised him that they would put a garden into a schoolyard in every county in our state (67 counties!)... for the next growing season... and the vegetables will go to food banks and pantries and kitchen... and kids will get to see that their food grows in the ground... not in a plastic package in the Wal-mart store shelf...

and the politicians smiled for the camera and the people clapped and the sun shone and the air was clear and it was a really good day for a good thing!
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Today I am grateful for:
~ the opportunity to nap after having insomnia last night
~ Glorious weather
~ Everyone here who focuses on the positive things in their lives
~ body awareness
~ fresh, clean water to drink
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
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Morning all
Gratitudes
- caring responses to my blog
- beautiful afternoon of golf with friends
- soft autumn morning
- time to catch 'up' after Seattle weekend
- playing with the pups
- learning the lessons of disappointment

"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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Reshape yourself through the power of your will; never let yourself be degraded by self-will. The will is the only friend of the Self, and the will is the only enemy of the Self.
-- Bhagavad Gita 6:5

Good morning! I feel JUST like Kaligirl...I'm glad to have another chance to get it right! Giving thanks today~~

~ PennyAn's superlative gathering of gratitudes

~ Bob's THIRTY-FIRST wedding anniversary!

~ a phone call from my dear friend Janice, who has arrived to Grand Marais, MN, where she hopes to find work and live

~ OMG! a FABULOUS visual of the village (I wanna' visit her for sure!)
grandmarais.com/gm-vt/newtour.php

~ ToNIGHT at 10:09 Central Daylight Time is the FALL EQUINOX and the FULL MOON arrives at 4:18am Thursday morning

Blessed be!
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ty so much for the goodie and the kind words TAZMOMSGOL
Had a real fun week end and it helped some
Thankful that the little girl at school that i was worried about is happy now and things are better.
Thankful for a gorgeous day today
Grateful to come home from work and hubby had supper waiting

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Howdy ya'll!

Today I am thankful for:

*another water-aerobics session. I have finally been able to start back exercising the last two weeks! I had some setbacks last week, but am doing well this week! Hope I can have some time before another health problem stops me again.

*a client who is actually asking for more work to be done, instead of cutting back.

*my crews who really are steady and have kept such a good attitude, through the hottest summer on record. We are about to break the all time # of days above 90 degrees- 76 so far. Last year we had 31 days above 90.

*the biggest loser starting up again. Surprisingly not for me, but for my skinny wife. I watched it for years, but am taking off a couple of seasons. She started watching it a short time ago and really likes it. I hope it helps her understand some of my issues, and hers as the caretaker of the unhealthy person.

*a day off tomorrow.

*my anniversary- 31, which is tomorrow. Oy! The woman is a saint to live with me that long!!! She says she has stuck around so long because I make her laugh, other than that....

take care! bob


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Hello and hugs to all my friends down below who have recently posted on this team: Kaligirl, Stlrzzgrl, MAHA, Sandra.

My gratitudes today are for:
~the beautiful family I spent the weekend with in San Francisco celebrating my grandson's birthday
~the renewal and restoring of energy that comes from healing sleep
~my good health and strength and energy that allows me to accomplish my work and enjoy my leisure time
~this glorious day in New England -- one or the year's ten best, with a bright blue sky and a soft breeze.
~the crunching of acorns underfoot as I walked my three miles today under oaks with the beginnings of yellow and red patches.
~the scurrying and industrious chipmunks and squirrels gathering those acorns
~my mom's sense of good health and well-being which is being restored once again at her age of 85 thanks to the acupuncturist
~all the love I feel on this Spark site

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~a good talk with DH this morning
~hearing from a friend who is traveling and being able to join her in prayer
~feeling better today after 3 tough flu days
~seeing some of the photographer´s photos of DD´s wedding
~waking to a drizzle (it quickly passed)
~having a/c to filter of some of the dust and smoke that neighbors make burning their trash
~that I am feeling hunger and have plenty of good choices on hand
~hearing of YOUR thanks esp. those involving improving health and positive progress

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Morning all
Gratitudes
- another day to 'get it right'
- golf with friends this afternoon (if it doesn't rain...)
- wonderful trip to Seattle
- chance to be with bright college kids & prof

"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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I AM SO THANKFUL!!!!!

For STEELERS WIN! STEELERS WIN! STEELERS WIN! STEELERS WIN!!!

And for the incredible cool sleeping weather... the really good peaches... the very good dog who ran ONE MILE THIS MORNING! IN THE DARK!!!! WITHOUT COMPLAINING!!!! MUCH!!!!

I am thankful for the bump from my wonderful mystic noodge, The Maha, who told me to get my butt over here to see all of you who are helping me SO MUCH by telling me how thankful you are!!!

Apparently sleep is good for getting thankful, too!

HAPPY TUESDAY, YINZ GUYS!!!!!
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As we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others -- what and whom we can work with, and how -- becomes wider.
-- Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart

Good morning! Thankful for~~

~ the upcoming Teaching in San Francisco with Pema Chodron

~ Bella's beautiful profile pic of golden ginkgo leaves

~ BELLA HERSELF, joining us in this Thanks Giving Community and bringing a smile this morning with the quip about "the 'fun' in dysfunctional!"

~ the surprisingly delicious combination of organic banana and velvety, dark roast brew

~ reason

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 9/21/2010 (08:19)

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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Today I am thankful for:

Waking up
The changing leaves
Cool breezes
Old friends
New friends
Sparkfriends
Brave souls who lead by example and show us the way
Gentle pets who provide unconditional love
And a family who puts the "fun" in dysfunctional!

In the end what matters most is: How well did you live. How well did you love. How well did you learn to let go.


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