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This evening I'm grateful for...

~ Being finished decorating for Christmas today emoticon

~ The music of the season emoticon

~ Our first real snow this morning emoticon

~ Some wrapping done emoticon

~ Suzy's Q's first picture with santa:D emoticon

~~~ 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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so thankful
~for those that offer retreat time
~for clear invitations to look deeper
~for nights of restorative sleep
~to have less constraints on time
~perhaps for the never-ending list

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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Today I grateful for...

-Maha's positive force in MY life.
-All that's RIGHT in my life and HERE.
-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-The encouragement of SparkFriends.
-Planning and tracking my breakfast.
-Willingness to pay attention to my choices.


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Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.
-- Church billboard in LA, via Healthy Reflections

Good morning! I'm intent on giving thanks here and then on the cushion as I begin my day~~

~ Healthy Reflections

~ being a positive force in others lives

~ DharmaFriends, a newsletter sent at no cost to prisoners

~ SparkFriends, as we encourage one another on the path of wellness of body-mind-spirit

~ the cushion, where I return day after day, slowing, steadying, calming the mind

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


HEALTHY REFLECTIONS Commentary:
Being A Positive force in Someone's Life

Perhaps you've seen how an upward spiral can happen as you build a healthy lifestyle. With momentum and small, but consistent, healthy actions, success comes easier and easier until results start to exceed the effort you put into it. Well, the same thing can happen when it comes to being a positive force for others. One small action leads to another, which can lead to many. Your actions may inspire others to do the same, with far-reaching results that completely outweigh that first effort. You'll probably have no idea how much of a total effect your actions will have. But that kindness will often be paid back two-, three- or even tenfold. If not from the person you helped, then from someone further down the "kindness" chain. So go try it out! Do a kind thing for the next person you meet, and see if you don't get a positive return.


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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~time to catch up a few things this morning
~thirst for water
~hunger that is real
~understanding of some more whys
~sleeping cat nearby
~money enough to buy what we need and a few wants too
~the wherewithall to buy a few special Christmas gifts for a few very special people
~knowing when I must take a break

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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This morning I am thankful for ...

* friends who are also insomniacs
* the first cup of coffee in the morning
* a cold north wind and extra blankets
* Nermal who likes to cuddle
* a deep clean house
* waking up with a smile
* a new day, a new beginning
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose.

Shine,
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Thankful for...

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"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Before I go to sleep, I want to focus on just a few of the many things I am grateful for:

-Music, sweet music
-People who share their souls
-Dear old friends
-Fireplaces
-Dinner at the vegetarian restaurant at Unity on the Plaza
-Plaza lights
-My comfortable bed

Goodnight all ...

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Evening all
Gratitudes
- more work on the kitchen
- errands run
- fire in the fireplace
- homemade soup
- getting ready for the game

"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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Many Asantes for

~ today
~ this thread
~ indoor heating on a cold day
~ perspective
~ a new wireless keyboard and mouse courtesy of bff
~ music
~ family
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Thankful today
* For cozy in Saturdays
* For Thanksgiving Bat Magic Coffee (I love it TOO!)
* For the incredible music of Nora Jones...my current favorite
* For seeing the new confidence and increased self esteem in hubby, now that he is only 10-15 pounds from his weight loss goal.
* For holiday memories and nostalgia

~~~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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so very thankful for coffee this morning!!! Whoever discovered it...bless you bless. emoticon emoticon

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Good Saturday to all!

Happy for:
successful b-day party for my 15 year old last night
hearing that my dessert was the BEST ever
time to do net stuff today after a long week
great time with dh last night after the "party storm"
relieve from a decision made

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Happy to join you all this morning! Well, itīs nearly lunchtime here and I am catching up!

~great visit with DS
~getting some ideas for our kidsī Christmas gifts
~seeing my assistantīs sweet daughter this morning and making her smile; love her Kathleen Turner voice
~Christmas music
~old movies
~finished cutting and hand-sewing drape for church decorations
~phone chat with DD and hearing her enthusiasm in reaching a goal (I took part in making it hapīn!) and her future plans
~DS and DIL plans that will include us! Something very special to which to look forward
~a nice lunch out with DS and DH

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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The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage they did not know they had.
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good morning! I'm stopping by before jumping in the shower to give thanks~~

~ for the non-violent approach of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and its importance in this country's recent history

~ sleeping on fresh flannel sheets last night

~ for being mostly ok about missing last night's concert...with the kicker that I got stength training done

~ yoga ahead at the beautiful Cedar Rock Studio

~ Kathy's ongoing success and Sandra's AHA!

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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ATRANSFORMATION ,
That's a very nice video. Sounds like you're having a rough time though. I'm so sorry to hear that, emoticon

Edited by: BOLLINGER25 at: 12/4/2010 (08:09)
Sometimes change just means it's time for a new normal.
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This morning I am grateful for ...

* All of the women (and LessBigBob) on this thread. Your gratitudes give me joy each morning.

* Freedom from the tyranny of process recordings for five weeks

* A few hours to do a thorough cleaning of my house this morning -- clean sheets tonight

* Waking with a smile

* Looking forward to lunch with someone I met online -- always interesting

* The whirr of the fan (yes I run the fan year around -- I like the noise)

* Wearing a sweater and slippers in the morning

* Accumulating motivation to start losing weight again -- my cup is almost full

* Lightenfree understands the intensity of the MSW program because she just recently finished herself ... I'm following right behind you

* So much gratitude ...

* As always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose.

Shine,
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Thankful for...

~weekends
~water
~wonderland of freshly fallen snow outside
~warm inside
~wise friends who share their wisdom

May your weekend be especially wonderful!


Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 12/4/2010 (02:14)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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I am grateful for...

* christmas specials from when I was a little girl
* christmas songs sung by those who sung them when I was little (goodies - I'm not admitting they're oldies!!)
* family with which to share them
* when people choose connection
* love in all its forms
* the way my heart feels when I am grateful

Blessings,

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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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thankful
~ that my sis arrived safe and sound in Nairobi
~ for today, here
~ that I took today just for me
~ for music
~ for a good book
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grateful
~for the warmth of this thankful community
~for relief from old tapes, at times
~to have chin up, chest lifted, shoulders down
~for moments of utter content
~to have more to look forward to

peace to each
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To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
-- EE Cummings, poet (via Healthy Reflections)

Good morning! Happy to be up and among you after a good night's sleep, ready to give thanks~~

~ for Healthy Reflections, and the way it speaks so precisely and directly to ME

~ that Sandra's kids are "behaving" heh heh (gotta' have my friend's back, right?)

~ lunch with dear friend, my kigong teacher, today

~ concert tonight with a friend to hear my voice prof solo in both Handel's Messiah and Vivaldi's Gloria

~ my local Kroger's carries Horizon LF Organic Eggnog

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


HEALTHY REFLECTIONS COMMENTARY:

Becoming the Person I Want To Be

Take a look at your priorities and your goals. Where did they come from? Are they the products of soul-searching, self-analysis, and careful planning? Or are they a reaction to pressures from other people? Did you find them within yourself or within the pages of a magazine? The answers to these questions are important because they tell you if the person you're becoming is someone you want to be. Here's another way to look at a goal: do you want it, or do you just think you should want it? It's not easy to follow your own direction in life. But it's more possible than you may think. Question everything. Every priority in your life needs to justify why it's there. If you can't come up with a good reason that actually comes from YOU, maybe it doesn't belong.


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 ...

* Last day of internship
* Statistics final this weekend; then DONE (Yeah!)
* A soon-to-be clean home
* Daughter home on Tuesday
* Taking care of a friend tonight after surgery
* Son & daughter happy - all a mother wants
* Finding a tool I've needed for a long time
* As always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose.

Shine,
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Good evening all. Grateful on this evening
* For the smell of rain and gentle drops falling on my face when walking to my car after work
* For knowing that my firlfriend is well taken care of, that she is happy with her care, and that she is taking steps to deal with end of life issues.
* For resting in the fact that there is nothing unsaid that needed to be
* For re-runs of Frazier, and the old movie 42nd Street, shared with hubby tonight, both of us in PJ's.
* For dinner plans tomorrow with friends from our past...LOTS of laughter expected
* For now wearing clothes without a number before the X.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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I have been blessed in many ways and for that I am extremely grateful. I have been especially blessed by the people in my life...

~my parents, I miss them so much
~my dear hubby who volunteered to run two errands tonight so that I won't have to go out in the cold and possible snow tomorrow
~our three kids who continually amaze me with their accomplishments
~my sister, who puts up with my being crazy once in a while
~my best friend from junior high and high school
~three close friends I'll be having lunch with next week
~all of the wonderful, kind, talented, dear people on this team

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Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 12/3/2010 (01:45)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Tonight, with weary eyes, I want to end my day with more gratitude:

-Beth's guardian angel, whomever it may be
-My organizational skills
-Labors of love
-My awesome comfy bed
-A nice warm home

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Tonight's gratitudes include...

~Another day clean
~A day off
~Getting random stuff done today
~A nice outing with my youngest
~Quality time with E
~A great work out at the gym
~Fat free caramel dip!
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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~that I made it through the week.
~that I am HEALTHY, and I am CAPABLE.
~this is the first winter I made it without getting horribly sick (knock on wood)
~I'm beginning to find my abs...which I thought was impossible, really.
~ that I can exercise everyday, and I'm all right!

~for this thread so I can remember what everything is right in this world and that everyone is capable to be happy when we make up our mind

~Risa
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AT my prayers are with your friend and her good friend, you. TAZ love the Laburnum photo- oh, you look good too. Steph love the px!

Today I am thankful for:

*making it through a month of really focused work on my weightloss, with my accountibility buds. I have hit some ruff spots with my health, but the constant checking in really paid off.
*finding my green fuzzy- a pull over that is so warm! I looked everywhere, and then when looking on the floor of my closet, I caught a glance of it. It was hanging up!!! Now who would of thought to look there!
*my Cipro for keeping at it, until it finally started kicking some infection as......
*one of my laborers for really stepping up and making some real changes to do better here.
*being able to do some real work on invoicing today.
*my dear wife for her check-ins during the day and laughing at my bad jokes, and witicisms- except for the sub-reference I made that I did agree was a bit out there, and she said, 'Out there, that was out of the solar system' (it did give me a chuckle though).

take care, the prodigal gardener bob

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Evening all
Gratitudes
- board presentation over
- defective tile work reworked
- new tile on fireplace hearth
- day to catch up tomorrow

"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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Happy day. Made my big market hike by bike!
Found something at a local little market so I didn't have to go into the big city.
Phone chat with a pal.
Time to sit for a bit!
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~finding out that I have encouraged someone on to making mature and wise decisions
~even though a little emotionally down, I still work, play, exercise, sing and dance
~made homemade panettone today and itīs beautiful and tastes wonderful!
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~some time to do whatever this evening

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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grateful
~for amazing souls shining here
~for eyes open wide for blessings
~to have many creature comforts
~to have wide choices in my diet
~for change

peace
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~Martha Graham




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A person who wants something will find a way; a person who doesn't will find an excuse.
-- Stephen Dolley Jr. via Healthy Reflections

Good morning and so glad to be back among you! There's nothing like doing the gratitude practice in-community! Giving thanks~~

~ for the especially *happy* energy of Sandra's gratitudes this morning

~ for how SP Healthy Reflections speak to me

~ for having a functional computer once again...and my "guys" fixed it for NO CHARGE!

~ for dear friend Kathy's indominatable spirit and loving service to her friend

~ for new Spark friends who I'm loving getting to know!

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

HEALTHY REFLECTIONS Commentary:

Do you see possibilities or problems?

It's been said that some of the smartest people around would make lousy entrepreneurs. How can that be? The fact is, some people are so smart they can easily see all of the problems, roadblocks, and snafus that they'll need to overcome to succeed. They can think of all kinds of reasons why their idea won't work. This knowledge can overwhelm any thoughts of possibilities or dreams. When you think of your goals, do you focus on the positives of making it happen, or the negatives of potential barriers? To reach your goals, you gotta really want them. More importantly, you gotta really believe that you can do it. Think more about why you CAN make it happen instead of why you can't. No more excuses.




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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AT, Ann, Kathleen -- you are in my prayers. This morning, I am thankful for ...

* a full night's sleep without waking
* woke up singing
* hair cut and color were therapeutic
* second to the last day of my internship
* son committed for Christmas
* hearing son's happy voice
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose.

Shine,
Sandra


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November come and gone. It was a good month and a bad month. Ever read The Firecat? Talks about a cat that was a good cat and a bad cat. My month was just that, but now I can embrace a new one and leave the other behind!

Thankful for a plan! Gave my homeschool boys at month plan for December and said, Go to it!
Thankful for a calendar! I've marked it full for the month and had my dh specify when he wants to do whatever - no last minute surprises.
Thankful for a decision - to "pull up the drawbridge" in a certain area of my life and not look back.

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12/2/10 2:48 A

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Thankful tonight for many blessings including...

~seeing "old" friends reappear on this board
~tonight's dinner of home-cooked lima beans and ham soup, baked home grown Hubbard squash, unsweetened applesauce (home-made and home grown)
~tonight's PBS special program of 60's folk music
~family and friends
~choices
~soft bed waiting for me
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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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I am grateful for...

* how very well I sleep and how very well-rested I feel afterward
* arriving at the ability to enjoy good food knowing I'm taking care of myself
* especially when it's wonderfully tasty
* which is most of the time !
* I'm ecstatic, actually!!!! - this is such an important shift in my awareness and in my lifestyle
* how my heart feels when I am grateful

Blessings...

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"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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My best gratitude for tonight: Following our dear, kind, awesome Spark friend ATransformation!! (hey girl, how you doing?)

But also more, I have lots to be grateful for:
-Being able to organize the prep for the house concert in small chunks and handle it on my own
-The way I FINALLY ended up pulling the universe together on my furnace/AC/heat pump deal and will get that tax credit
-Anticipation of hearing the one and only Kelley Hunt in my living room on Friday
-My best friend driving from Amarillo with her partner for the house concert/weekend
-That I'm FINALLY starting to feel a bit better

Goodnight all ...

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12/1/10 10:37 P

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Good evening all. Thanks to so many of you for your support during this difficult time...

Gratitudes tonight? LOTS of them.
* That November is behind me. A month of trials, stress and lessons
* For the black clouds being an excellent backdrop for the magnificant colors in the long shadow time of day
* For the sunset that was bright enough to cause us to run barefoot across the street to see more of it!
* For the opportunity to go to bed momentarily and play catch up with sleep
* For the ability to assert my limits last night and the receptiveness on the other side
* For strength beyond what I have known in the past...and new challenges are are forcing me to grow.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Evening all
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- the end of a hectic day
- progress in the kitchen
- good friends, loved ones, a warm home and puppies

"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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Today and every day - grateful for all that I have been given and all that I can share. Love, warmth and caring.
Soft pillows and warm blankets - cozy home. Time to spend with friends and plenty left over for ME. For gentle nudges from the universe to stay on track with whatever I have ahead of me. emoticon



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Today I'm grateful for...

-The support Kathy is able to provide for her friend.
-All that's RIGHT in my life and HERE.
-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-A walking date with DH.
-The salad I created for lunch.
-My gratitude practice.
-SparkPeople.



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This December first, I am thankful for so much:

That Kathy is able to support her friend through her transition... I am awed and inspired by your strength, AT... you are an amazement to me in every possible good way...

I am thankful for a rainy day as the rain is helpful to the earth and it is not snow and I am VERY thankful for that...

I am thankful for a new start... for getting another shot at this year, this month, this day, this hour...

And still I am thankful for the love of so many 2 and 4 legged travelers along this path... my heart is full with knowing you all... for having known you you all... for always knowing you all...
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Hello, all!

This morning I am grateful for...

* The opportunity to be in mystery and not know what it's all about.
* The knowledge that gratitude is a feeling and not a thought.
* My healthy, mostly-local breakfast.
* The turning point I seem to have made around in emotionally accepting my divorce.

Be well.
Kathleen


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Thank you Kathy for the gift of that video! May you be blessed and strengthened for your day.

On this gray, winter, Wednesday morning I am thankful for...

~the beautiful blooms on my Christmas cactus
~last night's Coast to Coast radio program with Dr. Garland Landrith who discussed mass consciousness, the importance of gratitude and giving, and how inner thoughts can alter the physical realm
~warm house on a cold day
~needs generously met
~life
~sparkpeople and all of YOU
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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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~glad that AT is taking time out for her friend
~whole wheat bread and cheese
~long indoor walk this morning to let DH sleep in
~newsletter coming together
~frustrations that lead me to research
~good books that take my mind off stuff
~other good books that make me think deeply and hard
~maturity
~play and laughter

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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O my goodness - the first day of the last month of the year already.

This morning I am thankful for ...

~the ThanksGiving community
~Sparkpeople
~my mother!
~that today is a new day and new start of a 24 hour day
~my health


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This morning I am thankful for ...

* my son and his ability to deal with health issues beyond his control
* my mother who understands
* first cup of coffee in the morning
* a call from a friend last night
* only one final & two days of internship beween me and semester break
* seeking motivation
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose


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I am going through a very difficult time right now, spending many hours each day at the bedside of a friend who is dying. I wept as I watched this video.

I hope each of you watch it and are as blessed as I was by the experience.

~~~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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