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Including the link for the March gratitudes site would be so helpful!
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Ok...got it!

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ONLY when it is midnight in your time zone...start posting on the MARCH 2011 thread...

Can we do it this month? REALLY wait?

~~~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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Only a brief moment...and I apologize for lack of time, not lack of gratitude. Unfortunately, I can't read all your lovely posts...but soon...soon....

Thankful on this last day of February
* That I have had the endurance to actually work two jobs - One full time, the other ALMOST full time...
* For good genes and a good husband
* For a massage chair and 15 minutes daily to use it with head set to reduce stress and tap into inner calm
* For my last (ah...) trip on my job. The last hurrah.
* For AWESOME volunteers who willingly step up when needed
* For endowments that enable busloads of kids to attend live productions in the new performing arts center...week after week...
* For the next 31 days...and then....ah....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Thankful today
*For a surprise delivery of flowers!

*For a good talk with a friend I was losing touch with

*For a super-speedy oil change

*For a cup of my favorite tea

*For a yummy lunch

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


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-Thankful for a wonderful NAP!

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


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~glad to have the groceries put away
~delighted to discover that on my new eating plan, groceries are fewer and cost less
~plzd to find 2 new tops to replace everyday icky ones
~bought MORE Brazil nuts
~a gift from a friend who called this afternoon to tell me it was a belated bday present (I love bdays that go on and on
~knowing my Daddy is in a better place on this his (88th) birthday
~missing him cuz I wouldn´t miss what I never had if I hadn´t had him in my life
~being able to encourage a friend from afar and that she is being so honest and open with me so we "talk" it out; she even expressed a way that I can actually help her through even though she is there and I am here, super far away from each other
~jumping into what I thought was a teaching/learning opportunity that turned out to be me passing on info overload and this young lady kindly telling me that I had misunderstood and yet, she really appreciated the info I shared
~hearing about the novela going on with my inlaws and grateful that I am not in it!
~continued cool weather (woke to 72F in my kitchen) and enough rain so I don´t need to water my flowers today
~altho I did not sleep well last night, expressed many thoughts and prayers for ones I know who are ill, struggling, or facing hardship
~for your expressions AND listening earsand hearts

BTW I am gong to be ultrabusy for awhile so if you do not hear from me, don´t worry, I will eventually show up, just may not be taking the time to read all of your posts, so that I am temporarily
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I second thanks for
-pad thai, past present or future!
-brazil nuts; ditto!
-for the time and privilege,to prep yogurt, healthy punkin bread, salad fixings, a roast with a rack made of celery and carrots
-for the privilege of washing my own clothes in my own washing machine and dryer!
-for the sight of seedlings breaking the surface of the earth!
-for the Earth, that lets me sow the seeds I am seeing her nurture!
-for my family, warts n all!
-for the realization that even if no one ever noticed me, what I am doing is just as meaningful, for it goes wayyyyyyyyyyyy beyond NOTICE
YOU YOU YOU!

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it's been a long time posting on this team, but today feels like the perfect morning, since I'm feeling down for no good reason (that I know of). Yesterday and Saturday I felt great!!

I am grateful for:
- progress in Therapy last week, that I am getting more in touch with what I'm feeling and Why.
- I am strengthening my Self esteem
- I got to experience an amazing Vocal workshop with the famous composer David Friedman on saturday, which I almost didn't do, because of the cost- $30 for 2 hours. Imagine, i thought it was a Lot to pay - ha!
- I had the chutzpah to raise my hand to be the first one up on stage for coaching!!
- so grateful for being a regular at Unity church this past year, and feeling like I'm with people who I share Spiritual beliefs with, and experience more Community in my life.

- I was able to return those rubber boots to Nordstrom without a receipt, bec. they were hardly worn, and started to come apart at the seams, and get a FULL refund! yay!
- More synchronicity in my Life lately. and things going Right . amazing.



Strength is the capacity to break a Chocolate bar into 4 pieces with your bare hands and then Eat just 1 of the pieces."
Judith Viorst

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Grateful.

I am.

For pad thai from a recipe from a great pal that I ate too fast but was DEEEE-lish-ussss...

For 60 degree weather here in mooville. Rainy but I'll take it.

For a car that is inspected for anther year and doesn't have ANYTHING wrong with it... perfect WonderWoman car... and this morning, I woke up to go to work and thought I'd lost my mind. MY CAR WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET!!! Turns out, someone else in the neighborhood has a car JUST LIKE MINE... THE INSIGHTS ARE COMING, THE INSIGHTS ARE COMING!!!...

While I am rubbing in my gratefulness for the Insight I will be grateful for its 55 mpg that is the cherry on top of this trouble-free car that just has done so right by me through everything I have dragged her through...

For a day in WDC where so many people showed up to rally for justice... and HOPE that our President will have his bum cash the check his mouth wrote for putting on his comfy shoes to walk the picket line with the Wisconsinites who are asking to keep collective bargaining in their worker's rights... I know this isn't the forum but I am a MANAGER who FAVORS the UNION!!! I am Union on my mother's AND my father's side and I always will be... We are ALL of us better together than we are apart and taking it away is just worngwrongwrong...

I WILL be grateful when people pay attention to their choices in the voting booth and put people who will work to make thigns better in the offices we send them to!

*down off soapbox now*

And I am... as always... SO grateful for YOU!
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grateful
~for poetry that stirs
~to embrace a yoga practice, cautious after several years of disability
~for amazement at my body
~for muscle memory
~that I am who I am, even when it keeps me awake in the night

joy
ann

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2/28/11 8:42 A

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A harvest of justice is sown in peace by those who make peace.
--James 3:18

Good morning! You're sounding chipper down there Sandra. I'm giving thanks~~

~ for the gift to the world of poet Wislawa Szymborska

~ for my strong, vibrant health

~ for the excellent weather, a definite premonition of spring-to-come

~ for refreshing sleep and focus on the day ahead

~ for the sense of wonder and amazement that we humans have the privilege of perceiving

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

Never eat more than you can lift.
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This morning I am thankful for ...

* a fun chat with my daughter to start the day
* long chats yesterday with niece who broke up with her boyfriend
* 10 productive hours of homework yesterday ... major progress
* worked through the Academy Awards -- who won best actor/picture?
* slept until the alarm went off this morning (wonderful sleep)
* slept through 4.9 earthquake
* want to cut class to work ... but won't b/c of the attendance nazi
* positive attitude about homework remaining for Friday deadline
* sound of gentle rain ... glad I don't have to stand at bus stop today
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

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2/27/11 5:55 P

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Steph, I am sorry for the dysfunction in your family! Of course I feel bad for you, but I also feel sad for your mother, step father, etc. for missing out such an incredible person! Michelle, I am too wrung out to misbehave myself this week.

Today I am thankful for:
*extra rest today!
*CBS Sunday Morning. We have watched it for years and love the “good news”, it’s rare on TV
*Broadband, and actually very fast broadband- business. On another site a bud was talking about using dial up and waiting, waiting…
*the sound of the mornings rain on the tin roof of our back porch.
*getting back posting on my food journal. I am trying to get back into all my healthy habits.
*the support of my buds on this site and on the depression site. I am finding the balance I was after.
*hope everyone has a great week! bob


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Hello all - sorry to be away so long - more sorry for myself as this wonderful forum allows me to 'remember' how blessed I am

Sunday I am grateful for
- no more snow, although it was gorgeous and wet (snow people are springing up all over town)
- a roaring fire (only 35 degrees, but still cool enough for a good draw)
- a sleeping DH (he's in the midst of a cold and can't breathe or sleep @ night)
- a breakfast out (Village Inn 2x2x2 - 562 calories, 31 carbs, 34 fat, 30 protein - well rounded :-)
- time to run long overdue errands - renewing membership + signing up for a women's retreat)
- time to spark
Namaste my friends

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

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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2/27/11 1:58 P

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~prepping eating plan for the next 3 days
~caught up with a few things today
~slept 10 straight hours - guess I really was tired! still am.
~cool morning
~a little more rain
~phone call and lively chat with sweet lady asking for my help with a recipe
~peanut butter
~Brazil nuts
~bird chirps
~meows

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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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oh...and do read Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools! AMAZING!!!

I am grateful there are people in this world like Greg Mortenson.

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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grateful
~to find inspiration and smiles here
~for warmth in the cold
~for space made and taken successfully in my here and now
~to see clearly what is needed at times
~to note progress and appreciate it

peace
ann

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and it should be treated with honor.
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What a true pleasure to follow the one and only Maha in my gratitude practice this morning! I decided I want to switch things up, so here I am on a Sunday morning, starting my day with gratitude:

-An excellent phone call this morning with one of my "second" mothers who has known me since I was 8 years old
-A really good day yesterday, despite the family drama
-Maha's compliments (trust me, Maha, it's progress, NOT perfection) - I DO sometimes slip back into emotional eating, but not this time!!!! :-)
-Setting my intentions for pilates and yoga this afternoon again (very grounding and centering for me), unless the roads are still icy (in which case, I have Plan B already in mind)
-Bob being such a sweet guy - I truly appreciate and look forward to ALL of your posts and especially appreciate your sense of humor and playfulness with all of us
-This amazing group of people - I hope you all REALLY know what an impact this community has had on my life
-Another day of rest

Make it an excellent day everybody!

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We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we can know a truth that is outside us. But we make ourselves true inside by manifesting the truth as we see it.
-- Thomas Merton

Good morning! Giving thanks on this cold, misty morning~~

~ for giving in to Sandra's request that I not leave early yesterday as I was planning, to get back to my paper, since we both knew I prolly wouldn't work on it last night anyway...and it was wonderful to *hang* with my sisters instead!

~ enjoying the photos, reminding me again of sweet times with friends
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~ the delicious chocolate-covered strawberries at the festivities yesterday

~ thinking of starting Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson, after Stephanie's reminder of how amazing his first book, Three cups of Tea, was

~ so impressed by my hero Stephanie's approach to dealing with family stress ( and not *eating* it)

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

Never eat more than you can lift.
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2/27/11 8:23 A

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This morning, I am thankful for ...

* birthdays to celebrate
* birds sounds in the distance
* Living under the bluffs on the other side of the river
* sleeping in (it was wonderful)
* getting homework done (still much to do but progress to be celebrated)
* newly seeded grass sprouting bright green in my backyard
* feeling better each day
* reading your grataitudes and wishing I could give you each a big hug
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose.

Shine,
Sandra

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Morning to all!

Busy week for me and this one will be even more so.

Thankful this morning for

a little rain that quietly fell in the night

sleeping boys on this cool morning

my quiet cup of java juice and some net time

happy dh

fresh fruits and a stocked kitchen after my grocery run yesterday

kiwi and strawberries waiting for me to consume


Have a good week all! I'll be offline until next week except for a few check ins!

Michele

p.s. Behave yourself this week, Mr. Bob! :)

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


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Oh, Bob - if you only knew. It's gone from bad to worse. I'm back to probably no communication again, sadly with either of them, as my mother will not talk to me if I don't talk to him. Sad, but true. What a dysfunctional family I come from (I'm not perfect, but geez ... a mother who will not have a discussion with her daughter - really?). Anyway, I digress because it's so fresh right now.

My gratitudes for today include all of this, yet so much more:

-That I have learned how to use exercise, yoga and meditation as tools to help soothe my hurt and anger and it's a HEALTHY way of doing it
-Continued success (progress, not perfection) on NOT doing emotional eating in the midst of crummy family drama (of course, I AM iced in again today, which keeps me from driving!!! LOL)
-Having exercise equipment available to me at home so I could workout today due to the icy roads (again) (BIG sigh)
-80 minutes on the recumbent bike tonight (and I needed it, let me tell you)
-R&R today, including continued reading of "Three Cups of Tea," a most excellent piece of literature and beautiful true story about an amazing man that Maha turned me on to
-All of you amazing people and this practice we share
-Looking forward to watching "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness," (Bob's recommendation) - at least starting it tonight as it came today via Netflix.
-Knowing what I need right now (inspirational and GOOD things in my life) and going for it
-My amazing incredible partner, always there for me through the good, the bad and the ugly, with love, support and understanding

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Steph, you are a better person than I, making room for your step-father. I can’t imagine someone yelling at you, and I am afraid wouldn’t be open to forgiving like you are. Taz, way to go sticking to the food plan!!!

Trace, thanks for your work supporting the folks in Wisconsin! You may be needed in Rhode Island to support the teachers. Makes since to me to be going after the teachers, police, public employees, etc. Glad the states are going after the fat cat, high earning public service workers first!

Today I am thankful for:

*finding a PC version of some of my apps, so I can work on the pc and sync.
*great breakfast at the Health food store.
*catching up with my accountability buddy! She is such a life line to health, by posting every day, even when I am goofing off at the hospital or using the ole I’m in pain excuse.
*having the energy to post on my feed. I actually like making all the short comments! Hey! No laughter, I can right short posts.
*being able to eat Mexican today!!!!
*having a great long talk with Laurie at lunch. Talked about a lot of things, but mostly her family, and it reminded both of us of talking at the dinner table at her home, years ago, when her parents were alive.

have a great weekend! bob


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Today I'm grateful for...

-The quote Maha printed about the importance of finding peace in the present moment regardless of external circumstances.
-All that's RIGHT in my life and HERE.
-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-Laughter.
-Good food.
-A healthy appetite.
-Being alive and breathing.
-My gratitude practice.
-Love.

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The practice of mindfulness, the teachings and the sangha have encouraged me to continually use the realities of my own life experiences to find peace in the present moment. I have learned for myself that peace does not come from outside conditions, but that my true serenity can only come from within me. And life goes on and on -- we are alive and breathing, and this is a miracle.
-- Karen Rosenthal Hilsberg, Mindfulness in Practice:Lessons in Living

Good morning! Giving thanks~~

~ Kat showed up and entered my funky space with the link this morning, showing me the importance of finding peace in the present moment regardless of external circumstances (the above quote is part of that article)

~ Trace Showing.Up. in WDC "to protest the union-busting WI fascist Hun"

~ Sandra's improvement and possible appearance at a sister gathering this afternoon
(but...but...TURKEY, Sandra???)

~ sleep, blessed sleep

~ all morning available to work undisturbed on the paper

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


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~altho exhausted today cuz of 3 late nights, I finished prep
~sticking to the eating plan but getting less exercise this week than hoped
~cool weather and RAIN!!!!!!
~happy thoughts
~a nap later on
~a bit of coffee
~the yelling at her kid lady next door cuz she makes me realize how lucky I am to have curtailed the yelling genes of my ancestors when my kids were still at home with me
~missing my kids cuz if I hadn´t had any to love and teach, I wouldn´t be missing them
~the great phone conversation with my mom last night and that she is well and content with her projects
~that my expression of missing my Daddy on an obituary site provoked one of his grands to share too

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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 ...

* waking up early and refreshed (first night this week)
* birds making bird noises outside my window
* getting productive last night (nothing like a deadline)
* change of plans today gives me time to focus on deadline
* chatting with my daughter, niece and nephew yesterday
* happy they want to chat with me
* enjoying planning for a May trip to Turkey
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Tonight, I'm closing out my work week with LOTS of gratitude:

-Bob's GREAT news - he's 'scaped for the weekend at least!!!!! Woooo Hooo
-Since I had to actually go to work today, I'm ever so grateful for making it in safely on the roads that were basically a sheet of ice
-Getting TONS done as my deadlines are all by Tuesday - enough done that I don't need to go in tomorrow
-An incredible exercise roll for the past month, in large part, due to a team incentive program at work (can't let my teammates down, and we all benefit)
-A complete day off exercise yesterday as my body was feeling a bit sore - I chose to listen to it since I had exercised something like 12 days straight!!
-LIGHT exercise today, with plans for more heavy exercise tomorrow
-Getting an e-mail from my stepfather which was amazingly decent with the start of a plan for us to try and be at least civil and courteous (that's all I've ever wanted to begin with, he's been the one who has yelled and cursed at me)
-Finding out that Habitat for Humanity will likely NOT be having any work crews tomorrow, so I get a day off!!!

Goodnight all ...

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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.
-A phone call from my nephew.
-A grateful DH.
-Love
-A healthy appetite.

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Taz, Maha, Sandra thanks for the support about emotional writing. I do find it relaxing, and did a long post on another site, so I'll be a lot briefer today.
Michelle, so glad all worked out with the young girl!!! Thanks for the perspective, of how lucky we are to have hospitals chocked full of doctors!

Today I am thankful for:
*an incredibly fresh, sunny day after a night of storms.
*not having to go to the hospital!!! Woo hoo!!! CT clear, so still don’t know what’s going on, but I’m out of the slammer for this weekend! Seeing another Dr. Monday, so maybe figure it out.
*getting my water back up to 1gl. Still having a little trouble getting back going with my goals.
*checking back in with my new buds on the Depression site.
*leaving early from work. Still over-doing it, but doing better at getting more rest.
Have a great weekend! bob


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Glad to be home again. Went with friend back to big city for her sick little girl.

Glad we found a hospital with a doctor! First one did not!

Glad they actually drew blood and sent it for some fairly quick results.

Glad the sweet little girl's daddy was able to come back from a business trip and meet us at the hospital.

Glad I got to come home before the rest.

Glad for a few moments of quiet before I fix supper.

Happy for a little rain, even though it soaked my hung out laundry!



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I am thankful for soft skills! LOL Making friends of hospital ladies = better treatment from alluv'em!

I'm thankful for a great car dealer who is taking care of my car inspection and will wash and vacuum my WonderWomanMobile for free... new wiper blades and a sticker and an emission test and I am off...to protest the union-busting WI fascist Hun by showing up in WDC to show my support!

(I'm also thankful it won't be snowing while I'm there!!!...Poor car.)

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I agree with you, Bob, and I do try to practice that!
Good afternoon, MAHA!
Thoughts and prayers for Michele as she returns with that wee babe and momma.

~dark thick cloud cover and thunder at1:30 in the afternoon; smells and sounds of RAIN!!!!!!!!
~finishing my blog
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~didn´t need to water the flowers cuz it rained
~how I love the RAIN
~I'm singin in the rain with lyrics on screen
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grateful
~to have warm, dry shelter from the deluge
~for renewed resolve
~M asked for help with dietary balance
~for possible partnership in this
~to feel rested this morning

peace
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Got no checkbooks, got no banks,
Still I’d like to express my thanks;
I’ve got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
-- Irving Berlin

Good morning! So happy to be here with all of you to give thanks~~
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~ in the darkness of early morning the beauty of the waning moon and Venus is mesmerizing
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~ "invitation to Wills & Kate's wedding arrived. Nothing to wear. Bummer!"
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~ hearty morning coffee, though decaf, with soy milk and semi-dark chocolate sprinkles
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~ sun predicted which means me'n Trek are going out for a spin!

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi!
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LessBigBob, emotional posts are better than emotional eating! Keep em coming! Keep em laughing.

This morning I am thankful for ...

* Going to work today (after three days home sick)
* My clients rescheduled for today
* Not enough sleep but feeling more like a human bean this morning
* Invitation to Wills & Kate's wedding arrived. Nothing to wear. Bummer!
* Laundry done, kitchen clean -- on to vacuuming and dusting tomorrow
* As always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
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Ending my day, being so very grateful for:

-Smiles
-Laughter
-Hugs
-Safe travels home from work in nasty snow/ice city
-Healthy comfort food

Goodnight all ...

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Home after taking a little girl to the hospital in the big city. Not as bad as it sounds, just no doctor where we live. Girl is okay this evening.

Tired, but happy to be home.

Raining.

Some computer time.



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Today I am thankful for:

*pain killers- yeah!
*being able to eat breakfast! I have been feeling a lot of pain the last 3 days and the surgeon ordered a CT-scan to see if the abdominal problem is back. My surgeons nurse said it was scheduled for 2:00pm- wouldn’t be done until 3:15pm, and I was NPO. I was very worried because I have bad blood sugar, and I assumed I couldn’t eat after midnight. My wife asked if it was maybe 12 hours before, and I thought that wouldn’t make much difference, but I called anyway, and the CT guy said oh, it’s only 6 hours before this test- woo hoo Daddy got to have breakfast!

*being able to call my beloved when I was anxious today. I was feeling pretty anxious that the problem was back, and they’d stick me back in the hospital after the CT. So, I called her and said I just wanted to hear her voice and said talk about anything you want. She said she’d been concerned about me and then we talked and at the end we were laughing and I was feeling much better.

*the x-ray ladies I met when in the hospital. I was sitting there relaxing with my barium berry smoothie and a women walked out of the doors and called out Mr. H. how are you doing! She said, “We knew you were having surgery, but then you weren’t here and we didn’t know what happened.”(people tend to remember the big guy). She came over and I filled her in on what had gone on, and asked about all the girls in X-ray. It was so nice, and cheered me up a great deal. Well about 5 minutes later in walks Ashley, also from X-ray, and said that Kathy said I was in CT and had to come see me and see how things were. We had a great chat, and I scored major points by noticing she had changed her hair- luvvvv the bangs. The person at the desk seemed surprised at how much we were buddies, and I told her that we shared some rather personal moments- too personal, and I still kept them laughing and they liked that a lot.

*getting to go home tonight from the hospital. They said the surgeon won't check the results until tomorrow, so I could go home, and they'll call me tomorrow. You've never seen me waddle so fast, as I did to get out of there.

*my dear teacher calling to see how I am doing. He also has been including me in a practice he is doing- like prayers during a meditation- which means a great deal to me.

ttfn, stay healthy buds!
ps. Sorry for the length, but I thought emotional posting was better than emotional eating.

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To Bob, At´s all right! Plz don´t think we can´t handle it!

~finding some special notes on an obituary site in regard to my Daddy. I am missing him and his birthday is Monday, so this was extra special
~being off the eating plan for today and having a baked potato with sour cream AND butter AND some black-eyed peas AND a little agave syrup with my Peanut butter. Have a brownie from a special boy´s birthday celebration waiting to eat a little later - trying not to have any carb highs!
~making progress on a little study I will share on Sat.and doing me best not to panic!
~signs it might rain today
~having a helper today
~clean sheets on the bed
~online fun research

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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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All right, I'm STILL thankful for Maha's birthday but I am also

THANKFUL for Ann's profile image... GOR-JUSSSSSSS pink roses in a bowl... made my happy, Woman!

I am thankful l to know what was making that awful noise under my little care and it was the heat shield and it is getting it's annual inspection tomorrow so it will either get taken off or maybe bolted back up where it belongs but I am sure it was the snow pack under there that froze and bulged-ed it out and now... poor car... at least I know...

And I am thankful I will have an inspected car before the current sticker runs out!

And thankful for not eating any red velvet cake or any other kind yesterday...

Man, that has got to just not happen. And...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Maha!!!

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I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
-- William Shakespeare

Good morning! Thanks...and THANKS! for gathering about me in celebration yesterday. Seeing your birthday good wishes was more meaningful than you can possibly know! Today I give thanks for so much, including~~

~ seeing patches of daffodils on the back roads as I drove to yoga yesterday morning

~ the kindness of my dear friend (along with a sweet Guatemalan friend) with whom I enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner...so much better than dining alone on my personal new year's day!

~ the spectacular bouquet of fragrant pink/melon roses given me

~ looking forward to the workshop, Growing Older and Wiser Through Yoga, in a couple of weeks

~ the computer shop fixing my printer for NO CHARGE and after a couple botched attempts, printing today's homework...what a relief!

~ I almost forgot -- a call from Adelaida, German and Amrita in Ecuador yesterday!

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

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This morning I am thankful for ...

* another day
* over-the-counter medicines
* slept in this morning
* an understanding supervisor
* letting go of worries about homework due next week
* taking care of myself (e.g., hot tea, sleep, lots of water, sleep)
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine, dear hearts
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Tonight, my gratitudes include:

-Maha
-Maha's birthday
-Maha
-Singing Maha "Happy Birthday" in harmony (well, kind of ..., geez, we were trying to sing to somebody who's in choir!!!!) this morning, the morning of Maha's birth day
-Maha
-All of you wonderful people and all of our sharing, smiles, laughter, teasing, caring, jokes, serious literature, beautiful pictures ... but most of all ... all of our birthday wishes to MAHA!!!!!

xoxoxo
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Don't you just LOVE birthdays? Happy days to all!

grateful
~to find beautiful macintosh apples for my son's b'day pie
~for a satisfying celebration without guilt
~for overwhelm at loving family so close
~to be in a "place" without drama or trauma
~for space to breathe deep

peace and joy
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Happy happy birthday Maha!

more soon...

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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Oh mercy! I must not have scrolled down far enough yesterday to see the Wild Bob Post!

What a team! Keeps us motivating and hopping!

So happy birthday to Maha!

Grateful tonight:

Looks like the English School opening in my itty town is going to have enough students to get off the ground and I will have a real paying job. Is going to stretch me in many ways but hoping it will be a good stretch!
My dh is happy. Was down in the dumps for a few weeks.
Got to chat with my mother today.
Got to see and spend time with my fav friend yesterday.
My babe boy had a good 11th birthday week!

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


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Happy Birthday to Maha! Happy Birthday to Maha! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to Maha! And Many Morrrrrrre!!!! Yeah Bandwagon!!!
Trace, go forth and sin no more!
Taz, sorry for the gross out. I guess it was just me being so manly!

take care, bob

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A cd stuck in my computer finally came out. Whew!

I got lost yesterday, but lived to tell about it.

I found lots of resources to help my dh and I start teaching English as second language classes that start soon in our little town.



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Glad to get to wish MAHA another Happy Bday!
Hey, Bob, you grossed me out - bet that just makes yer day, bud! emoticon
I usually hafto leave the room when it´s full of men - even though raised with 4 brothers just can´t stand some of that men stuff! Don´t enjoy the out-doing-each-other´s stories either. So I´ll just go off with the girls, we just wanna have fu-un!
w lyrics on screen www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhdTpeegBZk
fun dramatization www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0cJnVeiMrw&
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Guys are Gross (sorry, Kat, no version with captions) www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Y8SOEDrmc

I am grateful today for
~sleeping
~waking
~yesterday´s salon time, fun time, and my little consistency reward
~some research for a friend hoping to help her with her child´s illness
~exercises done first thing
~staying on my eating plan for 7 whole days!

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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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*JUMPS ON MAHA BIRTHDAY WISHING HAPPY BANDWAGON!*

YAY, MAHA!!!!

Today... Imma be thankful for a New Day.

No kidding... I really did a nutritional faceplant yesterday and I have my reas... erm... excuses... but it's over.

I am thankful for water to drink to wash out my sins...

I am thankful for exercise that is waiting to be done as soon as I get out of this damfool cake-eating damn office today...

- I am thankful for protein to feed my muscles...
- I am thankful for COMPLEX carbs to keep my body going while the protein finds it's way to where it's going...
- I am thankful for a sunny day after INCREDIBLY bad weather that I had NO business driving in to get home Monday night and a WONDERFUL car who (YES! WHO! This car is a WONDER WOMAN!) gets me through the most goofball predicaments I manage to put us in with good humor and with efficiency and grace...

I tried to wash her off to get the snow, ice and salt off her last night...l BRILLIANT! It went to 10 degrees and the poor thing is frozen solid... Sun, please help me warm my insightful Insight so she can help me some more!!!

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