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NOVEMBER THREAD IS SET UP. PLEASE START POSTING THERE IN THE MORNING!

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Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 10/31/2010 (20:27)
~~~Kathy~~~

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


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All Hallows Eve (Halloween, as known now...) and I am thankful
* For a day of reflection upon my MANY gifts
* For being able to acknowledge and accept my limitations as well as my strengths
* That hubby went to his very first yoga class today. And despite total lack of flexibility and awkwardness, said he plans on going back. That it wasn't as scary as he thought it would be!
* For the amazing restorative power of my body
* For my parents. Doing the best they can, given THEIR age and limitations.
* For Stephanie's post about Lady Gwendolyn, which brought back memories of my own dear Micaceous. A
* And for our goofy Santo Piano (sometimes called Santo Diablo), the kitten monster, the fat furry ball of love, that has brought such life and laughter to our home.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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On this Sunday evening, I'll close my day out as I started it - focusing on just a few of the many things I have to be grateful for:

-A great afternoon at Harvesters (attitude is everything - I could not eat any of the cupcakes put out for the LARGE Girl Scout birthday party after the troops worked, so decided I was in solidarity with the purpose of the organization (the hungry))
-An AWESOME phone call with Maha this morning!
-Access to great medical care (I'm trying really hard to be grateful here as I'm drinking this horrid liquid prep for an a.m. colonoscopy)
-My wonderful partner
-A GREAT evening yesterday with lots of progress in many areas

Have a great Halloween everybody!

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10/31/10 12:57 P

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Today I'm grateful for...

-All that's RIGHT in my life and HERE.
-My gratitude practice.
-A walking date with DH.
-Birthday wishes, mine is November 3rd.
-Being alive.

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10/31/10 9:52 A

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Morning all
emoticon on your sleep TAZMOMSGOL

Gratitudes
- a day with no 'must' dos
- reminders from the universe to live life with intensity
- trick or treaters 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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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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10/31/10 9:18 A

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~slept 8 hours without waking!
~yum - poppy seed healthy cake
~recuperating from yesterday´s walk much quicker than previous walks
~finally letting go of the icky bathroom rug
~a coolish morning and partly cloudy
~a morning to do what I want emoticon

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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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To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe -- to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it -- is a wonder beyond words.
-- Joanna Macy

Good morning. Giving thanks,all things considered~~

~ that I have a sweet and quiet living space

~ for soul sisters

~ for my vibrant good health, in spite of the sagging outer shell

~ that I'm ok being alone most of the time

~ for a lovely day...I see a bike ride in my near future

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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This morning, I am thankful for ...

* taking the day off yesterday (in spite of much to do)
* ticking things off my to do list (stole this one but I love it)
* getting a hair cut and grey covered
* planning a cemetery trek through Arkansas with a friend
* a homemade very berry smoothie - yum
* my friend Fritzie is at the Rally to Restore Sanity - YEAH!
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
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so thankful
~for bedtime
~to be on a sleep streak
~for the incredible difference being well rested makes
~for energy to keep up with my little granddaughter
~for the abundance of love in my life

peace this night
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Tonight, well early this morning, I am grateful for...

~ Running my Freaky 5K in #13 race bib and coming in 13th in my age group:D

~ Miss Suzy Q doing well in puppy school this afternoon in her bumble bee costume:-)

~ Soffet & Fachia going up on the new garage.

~ Seeing lots of family at Hub's cousin's house warming party tonight:)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Tonight before I go to sleep, I want to focus on just a few things I have to be grateful for:

-The power of memory
-Running into some GREAT memories of Lady Gwendolyn as I was decluterring my office
-Being able to remember her as a younger kitty again, overshadowing the last 6-9 months of her life with the kidney disease which had stuck with me for so long
-Time alone to grieve AND to honor her
-An awesome massage this afternoon
-Total quiet in the house, rare when my partner is home

Goodnight all ...

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Maha, you are so right about Cobert and Stewart! Sandra, thanks for the support, it was so great to be able to work-out, some part of my body.

Today I am grateful for:

*being a bit crazy! Had fun with my foreman shooting Great Pumpkin shots on the job site (see page), and the laugh my wife made when she saw me get out of the truck at the restaurant.

*being able to let one employee off to put his old dog down, and another to leave early to say goodbye to his grandfather who was rushed to the hospital, and was on life support. Sometimes it's good to not be covered up with work.

*thankful for the lady foreman finishing up as the guys had to leave.

*some new photos to add to my page.

*killer weather!

take care, bob

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The joy of eating - so glad you added that!

I am grateful for...

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* warm hugs that involve sharing heart-energy
* crossing things off my to-do list
* sunshine, blue skies and puffy white clouds
* nature, in all it's forms and beauty
* anticipating Halloween dress-up!

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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!

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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 gratitude practice.
-Friendships
-Laughter
-The joy of eating.

Mazzy


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grateful
~for the gift and mystery of sleep
~for dark, rainy mornings
~to wake with energy to work
~to have a home to take care of
~for healing

peace
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10/30/10 10:42 A

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~a great walk with DH early (I think we overdid it this time!)
~good walking shoes
~homemade gatorade to counteract the sweat loss of electrolytes
~gonna bake a cake to send with hubby for the gang tonight, and a healthy one for me
~sweat
~my camelbak
~a wonderfully cloudy day
~no need for the sunscreen on the walk

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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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emoticon at Maya below. I am envious, enjoy the rally today.

Today's Asantes!
~ a beautiful morning
~ talking to mom and my bro in Nairobi
~ a good night's sleep
~ good energy
~ perspective

blessed be,
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A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
-- Donna Roberts

Good morning! Giving thanks for so much, including~~

~ Trace's taking me with her to the rally in DC (in her emoticon )

~ the importance of Stewart and Colbert's brilliant political satire

~ yoga class this morning

~ grace

~ ALL of you...friends in this amazing Thanksgiving Community team...such a unique and beautiful coming together of hearts and minds

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

NOTE: The "physical" me is NOT going to the rally (unfortunately)...only my spirit is going...in Trace's emoticon




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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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Good to wake up to so many on the thread. Trace its OK to grieve. Don't be too hard on yourself. LessBigBob glad you got to work on the upper body machines. Ann glad you're getting to know some of us.

This morning, I am thankful for ...

* Sushi
* bought my ticket to Cape Town (to see my daughter)
* a weekend to catch up on homework
* a Halloween party tonight (thankfully no costume required)
* a church that accepts my eclectic beliefs
* a hard lesson learned
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose.

Shine,
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Tonight I am grateful for..

~ Finally finishing my son's costume for the party tomorrow night.

~ 4 mile Leslie Sansone DVD

~ The man door I ordered for the new garage coming in 1 week EARLY!!!

~ Having everything ready for tomorrow morning's Freaky 5K in costume:-)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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I am grateful for...

* that fact that it's possible to survive car accidents
* Maha is back (for real this time!!!)
* that I'm coming to know more 'voices' in this thread (new to me, but not to the community)
* the weather today which alternated between gray clouds with light rain which then changed to bright golden sunlight glimmering through patches of blue sky with white clouds - the wind was brisk and very fall-like, and it blew away all the Halloween cobwebs (and the spiders are working so hard this time of year) - what a fabulous day!!!
* having good, happy energy
* baking nutritious recipes that taste good - and truly enjoying eating only one serving (because I'm so proud of myself for living this healthier life)
* acknowledging these types of successes and allowing myself to feel the happiness this brings
* starlight
* Love
* the way my heart feels when I am grateful

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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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This Friday evening, as the weekend approaches, I am grateful for:
~free time without work to do for my courses
~feeling physically better than I have in several weeks
~having the time to get back to Sparking again
~the cool fall weather
~my Spark friends
~my mom's continued good health
~my husband who cheers me on
~my friends who spent time with me last evening

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Trace all the best, from a fellow struggler or juggler of sorrows on the crazy train of life. Stephanie thanks for the welcome back, again.

Today I am greatful for:

*being able to do the upper body machines at PT
*planting time being full tilt now that we got rain.
*knee brace for giving me more confidence on site.
*my wife bailing me out of a big accounting boo boo.
*some accoutibility buddies stepping up after my blog.
*a shortish post finally.

Have a great weekend all!!! I'll be out working trying to beat the next rain. take care bob

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On this Friday at the end of my work day, I am going to focus on gratitude early and then enjoy an evening of quiet by myself:

-Alone time and knowing how important the balance is to me
-Getting a GREAT rate to refi my house down to 15 years!
-Being able to work from home today and actually get some work done (I'm busy and we were having trick-or-treating in our company from 2 p.m. on)
-That time of year again for awesome soups and my favorite warmed apple/granola/nut/cinnamon treat (works for breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack)
-Taking care of my body, even when it means doing things I don't like, such as having a stupid colonoscopy (and endoscopy) on Monday!! Yuck!

Have a great evening ...

Stephanie

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Afternoon all
Gratitudes
- chance to grab a late lunch
- good meeting and campus tour this morning
- unbelievably fabulous fall day (I know I'm sounding like a broken record...)
- office trick or treat later this afternoon
- office hay ride tonight following a trip to Lee's Chicken

"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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-posting right after a special pal!
-back to my weekly long bike hike to the market
-dh participated in homeschool today
-cool weather
-supper is already ready

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


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~8 hrs of restful sleep
~watching the Benji movies and crying
~lively chat with my helper
~peanut butter
~cantaloupe
~watching a mommy sparrow feed her fluffy baby on a branch right next to my kitchen window
~the decision I´ve made to not overdo and to make my exercise fit in my sched most days
~the image in mind of Edward Scissorhands (one of my favorite movies)
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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 going to be thankful to you guys for always persevering in the face of the things that keep flying past our heads as we wander this odd planet...

Some of you know that I am struggling right now... as do we all to one degree or another, right? I know I am not special... and letting go of sadness is not an easy thing for me to do...

I understand in my head that my attachment to it speaks to how important it is for me to be able to release it...

I KNOW that...

but... as I have told you and SHOWN you all so often... I am pretty thick.

I love you all like Whoa!... and thank you for giving me so much hope... every single day.

I am thankful that this month has given me so much to process... because... uh... I guess it's prolly... good for me?

Or something.
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Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
-- Elizabeth Harrison

Good morning! Giving thanks~~

~ YES -- Sue is safe (with the volume of vehicles nationwide, the roads are so dangerous)!

~ Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

~ our president

~ yes, Stephanie, Netflix! E.g. most recently, Joni Mitchell's exceptional concert video (with some creative cutaways) _Shadows and Light_ and _Temple Grandin_ (in spite of some parts that were difficult for lover of all sentient beings)

~ prison service

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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This morning I am thankful for ...

* two incredible classes ended, time to focus on everything else
* Nermal playing (she doesn't play much anymore)
* cool, crisp morning
* warm, cozy home
* restorative sleep
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
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so thankful
~to be relaxed
~for such abundance
~for encouraging words
~for grey skies and rain
~to have a nesting instinct

peace
Ann

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and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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Tonight, I am grateful for these things, but so much more:

-Maha's back
-Bob's back
-Sferenti is OK after accident
-Netflix
-A crazy day that has come to an end


Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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this crisp and windy evening I am thankful for:
-my doctors
-my husband
-my friends
-my children
-my home
-my pets
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little rainy day nap
great lunch
bike ride
lots of kids playing in my yard
rain
end of big school project
time to do what I want this evening


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


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Today I am grateful for:

*posting on the Thanksgiving group. I am feeling a bit more thankful and wanted to jump back in.

*all the spark buds that responded with support and encouragement to my recent blog. What was I doing asking all my spark ladies to kick my butt, when I am off base with my health goals- definately crazy!

*touch typing. I have been touch typing with my left hand and 2 fingered hunt and peck on the right.

*rain twice this week. Especially Monday, which allowed me a day off from work, which is rare.

*Cortisone injections. I periodically get them in my back, and got one Friday to help me deal with my knee. Doc said no tears large enough to operate. Yeah, no operate!

*the return this week of an employee who left in July. He has a real gift at pruning, he is good at other things to, but prunes artistically and "gets" my descriptions of how to do that. He is overly sensitive, quiet and shy and so reminds me of myself when his age.

take care, bob

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Afternoon all
Gratitudes
- another fabulous fall day with cool temperatures added in
- superb class where we discussed living the present with intensity
- finishing ordering appliances for kitchen
- selecting tile for behind the cooktop
- chicken soup for dinner tonight

"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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~wonderful, encouraging chat with a friend
~my homemade healthy sesame bars
~good finds at the grocery
~thinking a nap would be great and I WILL take it in a bit
~the amazing rain this morning that refreshed and cooled the day
~looking forward to next big walk
~cats that like me

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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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Very thankful today

*that no-one was hurt in the car accident I had yesterday

*that my nephew, temporarily stranded at sports practice while I dealt with the accident, stayed calm and even-keeled

*that my support network is kicking it into high gear for me

*that my sister's fierce and stubborn spirit will surely be of use in her cancer fight

*that there is so much beauty around to soothe and heal this tattered soul

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


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There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-- Albert Einstein

Good morning!

Giving thanks~~

~ for breaks...today I'll rest from SP after posting a poem-blog

~ Temple Grandin, an amazing film, an amazing life (though parts were difficult for this vegetarian lover of all sentient beings)

~ Trace's beautiful spirit

~ a gifted music student that I've bonded with

~ an email from a Colombian friend inviting me to Bogota

Blessed be!
xox
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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

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This morning I am thankful for ...

* a productive day yesterday
* spending time with dear friends & their children last night
* getting up early to write
* cuddling with my kitty, Nermal
* sunshine and cool temperatures
* birds and squirrels in my back yard
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
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Tonight's gratitudes include...

~Another day clean
~A good day at work and winning an award for customer service
~An awesome dinner tonight...pork chops, whole wheat stuffing and steamed veggies
~A nice hilly walk with E on this gorgeous fall evening
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Love generously
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Tonight, I focus on gratitude before I go to sleep:

-My warm, comfortable bed
-A most excellent high-intensity elliptical workout right after work
-Awesome organic delivery today with THREE kinds of apples
-Honeycrisp apples - my FAV!!!
-Black bean soup ... enough for days ... and days ... LOL
-Renewed contact with one of my cousins

Goodnight all -

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grateful for
~silence
~centering
~discernment
~dreams
~waiting

peace
ann

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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So grateful today:

*That my sister made it through her mastectomy with flying colors

*That she's not in too much pain

*That my sister, mom, and I get a chance to hang out together, just like old times

*That my nephews seem to have a knack for turning all sweet just when I think I'm at the end of my wits

*That my mom is still with us, to help us with this scariness

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


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~cauliflower
~blackout for only an hour last night
~brief rain this morning
~big fluffy clouds
~my big fan
~guitar music
~birds in the backyard
~pup´s ear is healing
~hubby taking care of that
~plans

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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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Thankfully appreciating

~ subsiding jetlag
~ reduced call rates to the US from Nairobi
~ fall colours
~ technology
~ having a car
~ running water 24/7

Blessed be
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Morning All
Gratitudes
- wonderful blustery fall weather (without the catastrophic storms erupting further east - prayers to those folks)
- good breakfast
- chance to walk @ lunch as a break from all day meetings
- brick down in the kitchen - woohoo
- open house and treat for dinner w/my DH

"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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To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
-- Johannes A. Gaertner

Good morning! YAY! I'm riding on the coattails of my pal Sandra, giving thanks~~

~ rolling ideas around about play possibilities with Sandra this Sunday in her ongoing Birthday Season celebration

~ that I hopped on the Trek and enjoyed the amazing fall weather yesterday riding the 10 mi. RT to and from campus

~ sharing the SparkResource with a friend I saw on the trip who has gained a lot of weight, after dealing with cancer, ill parents, etc.

~ another potential bike-riding day, with a nip in the morning air and clear blue skies

~ 1% fat organic chocolate milk frothed in my manual frother and piled on top of my hearty morning brew

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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This morning I am thankful for ...

* waking up early to write
* internet that is working (it took several reboots)
* two papers done this week
* fresh coffee
* 1st church in Arkansas to join the Reconciling Ministries Network
* clean sheets
* a long bike ride
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
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Before I go to bed, I want to end my day the way I began, by sharing a few of the many things I have to be grateful for:

-Full moons
-Stars
-Waterfalls
-Trees with leaves of all colors
-All creatures, great and small

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Tonight's gratitudes include...

~Another day clean
~A day off
~An awesome substitue for the Papa John's chicken barbecue pizza I was craving! Made my own and cut the calories by 3/4!!!
~FINALLY getting back to the gym (since the downpour here squashed my walking plans) and having a great workout on the elliptical
~A relaxing evening at home
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Great walk today
Found something I wanted at a local store
Fans


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


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Today's gratitudes:
~ A safe journey back to Kansas City from Nairobi
~ The time I spent with my family
~ Family and friends
~ Today
~ Now
~ Life
~ Every day that my brother is sober

Blessed be.
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so thankful
~for moments of content at home
~for the cleared atmosphere there
~to have some time to regroup
~for friends that dream garden dreams
~to look ahead

peace
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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
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~another long walk completed
~maxing out on my pedometer
~raw almonds
~tangerines
~clouds
~lively chat with DD


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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Morning all
Gratitudes
- fabulous blustery, dark fall morning
- gorgeous leaves
- warm breakfast
- connecting with friends @ a funeral
- planned dinner
- house cleaning
- ordering appliances
- maybe double 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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Love, yes, love your calling, for this holy and generous love will impart strength to you so as to enable you to surmount all obstacles.
-- St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, Embrace the World

Good morning! Giving thanks for so much, including~~

~ a quiet heart

~ sleep, but not enough

~ great abundance

~ the exquisite joy of friendship

~ Sandra's generous helping hand

Blessed be!
xox
Maha




Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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This morning I am thankful for ...

* a reminder to be humble
* a reminder to not base my emotions on anyone else's
* a book left on my car seat
* wind and rain - a reminder of our interdependence
* a food binge - a reminder not to eat my emotions
* lessons learned, lessons forgotten, lessons re-learned
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose.

Shine,
Sandra

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This is the best thread in the whole wide world!!!

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I am grateful for...

* the fact that I have finally decided to live my life in a way that honours my body for all it does for me
* the fact that my body is capable of healing
* the fact that my body is getting stronger
* the fact that my body loves to move
* the fact that my body actually feels happier
* Love

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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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Tonight I am grateful for...

~ The glass company showing up when promised to fix the car window that was broken into.

~ A run in the rain:D

~ Errands done.

~ Lots of things done at our daughter's apartment when returning the car to her:)

~~~ 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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able to help a special friend
boys worked hard on big project
fast lunch well liked


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


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Good morning, so much to be thankful for ...

* all of you. It's so nice to see so many posts!
* pick Maha up at the airport tonight
* excited to hear Maha tell about Pema Chodron retreat
* rain, dark clouds against the sunset sky
* a fun lunch yesterday with new friends
* one paper down, one to go this week
* a Skype date scheduled with my daughter
* pain relief for Ann's husband
* knowing that Trace is breathing again
* bringing a smile to LiveLightenFree (nermal brings me smiles too)
* Gina is alive and giving thanks (even if she isn't participating)
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Morning all
Gratitudes
- continued fabulous fall weather
- hanging pictures complete
- raking leaves
- fall colors against dark skies
- ordering kitchen appliances
- crock pot cooking

"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 that Spark People is still here, despite my time away.

I am thankful that all of YOU are still here!

I am grateful for the ability to share struggle with Spark friends.

I am grateful for my garden and for my gardening support system.

I am grateful for my loving kitty-cat.

I'm grateful that I can choose to turn my weight-gain around.

Be well.
Kathleen

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


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Today I am thankful... and I am thankful every day... I just don't always remember that when things are going in the ditch which is, I s'pose, when I most need to...

I am thankful that anger/sadness/fear can be put to constructive use... which is something I know in my head even if my heart (and my ankle) is not yet ready to test that in the real world just yet...

I am thankful for the endless love of the creatures who come into my life... In my head I ALSO know they would not want me to sit around brooding over them when they spend their whole lives showing me how to be happy... but, day-um...

I'm SUCH a slow learner... yano?

And I am thankful for Maha who showed up to kick me in the bum to let her and all of you know I live on... and am working at getting the air back into me so I can start to breathe again...
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-beautiful sunny day today
-a chance to work on the paperwork on my desk
-the freshly painted cabinets in the kitchen (look like new!)
-fresh brewed coffee in the morning!

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Good morning all! Just dropping in to say hello let you all know that my gratitude has not waned -- just my participation! Today, I am especially grateful for:

~ the gorgeous pink and purple sunrise before the clouds moved in
~ the clouds bringing hope of a much needed rain
~ my feline companions who are so very loving and nurturing to my soul
~ daily meditation practice which renews and recharges me
~ my students and colleagues who bring me daily challenges and joy!
~ daily goosebumps from loving life!

Be well everyone! Love and hugs from "the Bug!"

GinaBug
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~another week to exercise fully
~bananas and cinnamon
~white tea with raspberry
~aspirin, when needed
~absentee ballot arrived
~the internet to help me vote wisely
~missing loved ones (close in heart, wouldn´t miss if hadn´t loved)
~work to do

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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...

~ A gorgeous, sunny day in the Burgh!

~ Suzy Q learning to walk on her leash for a great walk in the sunshine:D

~ An unexpected nap this afternoon

~ The new garage getting it's siding on this weekend:)


~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Tonight's gratitudes include...

~Another day clean
~The day off!
~Church this morning with E
~A nice walk
~Quality time with E today:-)
~A powerful speaker at my homegroup tonight
~My sponsor
~A loving and caring God of my understanding

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Love generously
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Tonight I a grateful for:
-warm, dry weather during my walk today
-a new recipe turning out great for dinner tonight
-how great the freshly painted cabinets look in the kitchen --- that means that we won't need to buy new ones.

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On this Sunday night, before I go to sleep for the night, I come to think of so much to be grateful for:

-Perfect balance this weekend
-An absolutely wonderful 90-minute yoga class tonight, a new style, Kripalu, very gentle, meditation & long, slow, deep stretching
-My old yoga teacher meeting up with me for this class
-This amazing moon tonight, our entire back yard is lit up by the moon's bath of light
-A great piece on "60 Minutes" in followup to Jane Goodall, what an incredible woman and fascinating work she did with the chimps in Tanzania
-That life is good ... I know it will have its up and downs, but I'm truly enjoying what's good in life and staying positive

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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I am grateful for...

* Relief for Aburris2
* Maha is back!
* Satisfying performances and creativity
* Time alone to feed my innerself
* Supportive Dear-Hearts
* Wellness - in all its forms
* The name "Nermal" for a cat - makes me smile
* My own very quirky sense of humour which sometimes I'm the only one who "gets it" - but that's okay because I'm LAUGHING!!!!! I think my last blog showed my sense of humour...
* The feeling I get in my heart when I am grateful

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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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Today, I'm thankful for:

-Sunday and getting to spend it with DH
-my internet connection
-my children

(not necessarily in that order!)

Kay from Tennessee



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bowing in gratitude
~for the surgical procedure that surprisingly, amazingly, incredibly took away my husband's pain
~there is no more need for mega-medication
~there is no more need for me to seek comfort in food and drink
~the oppressive, black cloud has dissipated
~to feel hope, optimism and relief

peace to each
ann

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.
- Euripides

Loving greetings!

Speedin' through...and lifting out of my well of gratitude the acknowledgement of~~

~ Sandra's entry onto the planet October 23 (right...?)

~ the fortunate intersection of our lives during her sojourn, having met at a Buddhist meditation retreat two years ago

~ the joy of having her friendship and love

~ growing in wonderful new ways through Sandra's friendship

~ profoundly *greatful* to have awesome, strong, intelligent, spiritually atuned women like Sandra in my life

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

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

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I am grateful this Sunday morning for:
~the bright foliage coloring our days
~our good neighbors who had dinner with us last night
~the family member who will visit today
~getting through piles of students' work
~an early morning walk with my husband

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Today I am deeply grateful for:
~ A series of amazing experiences yesterday
~ Daughter bringing her father, myself and several audience members to tears with her performance; being named a winner; being able to perform in the honors recital and receive prize money
~ My students performing well and one of them receiving an honorable mention
~ My daughter's voice teacher and her accompanist
~ A day to regroup
~ Commitment to put my health at the top of the list this week
~ 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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grateful this morning
~for blissful quiet
~for soup weather
~to have smiles in the house
~for friends that have become real
~to have a granddaughter...full of joy germs!

peace
Ann

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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Thankful for a half a pound down. Also for breakfast yesterday with a friend, and the chance to hear what's been going on in her life. Thankful for the family support I have, and despite the layoff, I'm (mostly) happier than I have been for a while. Thankful also for the gift of time.

Kim and Rosy, a heart team


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~a new SparkFriend
~a great walk with hubby yesterday morning - he´s "in training" for a 40K! We did almost 14 yesterday.
~eating just right
~DH didn´t get upset yesterday when I allowed the tub to overflow - he just helped me clean-up!
~enjoyed my new heels again last night (3rd time wearing them)
~loved watching my Sunday School students from yrs past interacting as young adults

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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This morning I am thankful for ....

* forgiveness
* my friend, Camille
* drizzle, hopefully it will turn to rain
* Chris's birthday yesterday
* my birth sister, Pam
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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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 gratitude practice.
-A walking date with DH.
-Being alive and sharing the joys of life with my DH.

Mazzy


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Sunday Morn

- quiet time before all the gang gets up
- short reflection time
- hope to resolve a bad purchase situation
- great understanding dh (with the purchase mistake)
- time to help some friends last night
- great boys who love my cooking!

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


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Tonight, I come to end my day once again focusing on gratitude:

-An excellent and productive afternoon of hard work for Harvesters (a win-win)
-Old friends who "knew you when" and still love you know!! LOL
-A great time with lots of laughter tonight with a great group of friends
-My amazing partner and how totally blown away and overwhelmed she was by the concert tribute put together last night to her music and musical career (in combination with an MS fundraiser)
-So many musicians with big hearts who just open themselves up to all of us non-musos (my Aussie friend says she comes from a muso family)
-A spectacular sunset tonight at our friend's home - and that we all stopped and took a bit of time to enjoy it

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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grateful
~to feel well rested and back on track
~to be cooking for my husband
~for the beauty of rainy days
~for friendly visits
~to have time to catch up

peace
Ann

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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This morning I am thankful for ...

* another year wiser
* slept until the alarm clock woke me, unusual
* naps
* a clean home
* cheese grits for breakfast
* from "maybe" to "probably"
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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

-A wonderful night in honor of my partner and her amazing music
-Musicians with big hearts, so many of them
-Talent
-Sharing
-Warmth and kindness

Goodnight all -

Stephanie

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Tonight I am grateful for...

~ A beautiful, sunny fall day:)

~ Finishing my antibiotics

~ My stupid cough slowly going away

~ Suzy exhausted from the dog park this evening:)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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

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


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Tonight's gratitudes include...

~Another day clean
~A day off...sort of
~My Bubby being so happy after being at the groomers today
~Getting numerous errands done today and feeling somewhat accomplished
~A trip to Michael's and Five Below with my youngest and having lots of laughs
~The cozy feeling of crawling into bed that first time after having stripped and washed my sheets and blankets
~The wonderful thought of sleeping in tomorrow, not having to be at work til 3
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
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Afternoon all
Gratitudes
- break from an excellent green schools conference
- potential for rain tonight (we could use it)
- fabulous fall color
- visit from the plumber and lots of kitchen demo completed
- Rocktober art auction tonight

"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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~woke to an overcast, cooler morning
~plans for the day and another evening to myself
~slept 8 hours last night without waking a single time!
~enjoying the rest of my sweet potato custard as a snack right now
~a surprise pkg from friends
~getting my str ex done throughout the day so I sit less
~encouraging video blogs by SparkPeople www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_video_blo
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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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