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~~~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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grateful
~for a new challenge
~for willingness to stretch beyond
~for room to breathe
~to sit among dahlias
~to feel the magic of music

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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Pushing myself to take an early morning walk.
The willingness to let go of negative thoughts.
The willingness to plan ahead and eat mindfully.
So many blessings

Mazzy


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Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb.
-- Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B, A Tree Full of Angels

Good morning! Giving thanks~~

~ Word for the Day from www.gratefulness.org bringing wonderful memories and reflections of retreats with Sister Macrina

~ DarkThor's persistence and resultant success in meeting challenging goals, as well as his kindness and generosity in helping others

~ Newman-O's Chocolate Cookies (in moderation of course)

~ a bike ride ahead with pal GenkiWarrior...and then a movie!

~ an awesome fruit salad for dinner, with romaine and feta and strawberry kefir for dressing

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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Grateful
-to hear my husband's voice yesterday and know that for right now at least, he's safe. We hadn't been able to talk since right before the hurricane.

- for amethyst colored toes compliments of my 16 year old. they look ridiculous but make me smile as they're one of my favorite colors and were also lovingly done by a teenager who normally does nothing but yell.

- said teenager daughter finally allowing me to win a rare battle of the wits and take her to a store that has clothes her size rather than continuing to fight to shop at stores that don't carry clothes she can really wear comfortably. more importantly - the look on her face to find clothes that fit and still look cute. (Grateful there's enough gas in my car to now take all the poorly fitted stuff back to the other stores today).

- a night at a hotel with the four munchkins - an end of summer tradition each year (bittersweet without Daddy there but traditions are still important when he can't be home). Four of them ages 6 to 16 all remembering they like each other.



P.S. - Nutella has hazelnuts and dairy - that makes it nutritious people!

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grateful
~for tomorrow's opportunities
~for growing relationships
~to feel strong enough to put myself out there
~for knowledge
~to feel some confidence

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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grateful
~to be available
~for newness every day
~to be challenged
~for time in the garden with S, picking corn and tomatoes
~S, my granddaughter, loves all things new

peace and blessings
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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I am thankful that I will have a walking date scheduled soon with STRGRL and I will give her a hug from whole group. I'm sure she can feel the love and light we are sending her

I am thankful for the food in my belly, although it broke the calorie bank, I'm happy that I never have to go without

I am thankful that I'm on a path to finding my own bliss

I am thankful for the new information I received today at a conference I attended for work

I am happy, I am healthy and I am thankful

P.S., Great post MAHA, especially considering the financial straits that schools are facing because of budget cuts, this man is a Godsend.

There will be ups and downs during this journey. But as long as you put your best and healthy foot forward, you'll see the change that will make this journey worth traveling.


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Tonight, my gratitude is tired, but still definitely here:

-My Australian friend's beautiful voices, lovely souls and just totally awesome indy music
-Getting to see old friends again, and developing friendships further
-Opportunities
-A really nice dinner with my brother, short but sweet, as he's only in town for a few days and working long hours
-My warm and comfortable bed that is calling me now

Goodnight all ...

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I am so thankful for
-this extremely gorgeous day with a beautiful bright sun
-my beautiful and very loving twin sister
-my super smart son that overcomes so much with his disability that makes him very brave.
-my best friend of over 20 years,(my husband)
-my caring family
-all of mine and my doctors
-my home
-my sp family



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Hello, Gratitude Friends --

Today I'm grateful for/that

* A community of friends.
* Finally taking action on moving my stuff out of the old house post-divorce.
* The sun is out.
* The power is back.
* That my neighborhood was spared the brunt of the hurricane in Vermont.
* That the flood and water damage in Vermont was not coupled with very high winds, which could have made things a lot worse.
* That I'm finally in the 160s again.
* Garden veggies and canning jars.

Namaste.
Kathleen

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

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


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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Sharing life and happiness with my DH.
Feeling loved.
Pushing myself to take an early morning walk.
Seeing the big beautiful rainbow.
Seeing the two alligators swimming side by side. Friends? Parent and baby? Lovers?
Seeing an alligator's nest and the interest of people, photographers, and an eagle.
Seeing the beautiful birds. Pink, white, spotted.
The willingness to continue to eat mindfully, plan ahead, and drink plenty of water.
All my choices.
So many blessings.

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Morning all

On this cool Tuesday, I am thankful for:
1. an early morning thunderstorm followed by clearing skies
2. second session of a fascinating class
3. flavored dark chocolate
4. warming cup of coffee
5. wake up call to re-energize my healthy journey

"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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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
-- William Arthur Ward

Good morning! Nice to see AT on-board and hear the good news about her warrior dad! More good news~~

~ the gift of another day

~ ability to just sluff off the small jibes of others that would have really bummed me a few years ago

~ I'm LOVIN' having SCHEN here with us brightening up this corner...please give your crazy neighbor STLRZGRRL a big hug from me next time you go out walking!

~ the GOOD NEWS that doesn't make it to the popular press, like Fresno Co., CA Superintendent of School's Larry Powell giving back $800,000 of his compensation over the next three years (I copied part of the story below)

~ university choir this afternoon

Blessed be!
xox
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Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. As in $800,000 — what would have been his compensation for the next three years.

Until his term expires in 2015, Powell will run 325 schools and 35 school districts with 195,000 students, all for less than a starting California teacher earns.

"How much do we need to keep accumulating?" asks Powell, 63. "There's no reason for me to keep stockpiling money."

Powell's generosity is more than just a gesture in a region with some of the nation's highest rates of unemployment. As he prepares for retirement, he wants to ensure that his pet projects survive California budget cuts. And the man who started his career as a high school civics teacher, who has made anti-bullying his mission, hopes his act of generosity will help restore faith in the government he once taught students to respect. www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=4720

P.S. AT, just don't read the ingredients of Nutella...hahaha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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Thank you TAZ for this great quote...

"Every breath's a battle between grudgery and gratitude and we must keep thanks on the lips so we can sip from the holy grail of joy." – Ann Voskamp

Thankful...

~to be home
~to have been able to help my sister after her surgery
~to come home to a clean house-thanks DH
~to sleep in my own bed
~to read all your thanks

Blessings to all


Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 8/30/2011 (02:11)
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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Grateful on this Monday, the calendar start of a new week...
* For all the thoughts and prayers sent out for my dad's successful surgery
* For doctor's optimism that my dad's pain will be significantly improved, if not totally relieved by the procedure
* For familial and friend support during times like this
* For being able to volunteer to assist with archeological dig in our city....great diversion this week
* For Nutella. Helps alot sometimes.

~~~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 am thankful for waking up another day

Having another Monday checked off my list, and a holiday Monday to look forward to next week!

Thankful to see my bat wings slowly firm up into budding muscles waiting to bust and get out!

I am healthy, I am happy and I am thankful

There will be ups and downs during this journey. But as long as you put your best and healthy foot forward, you'll see the change that will make this journey worth traveling.


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Monday, Monday:

Long but good
Productive school time with boys in spite of slow start
Moving ahead with ESL boys and girls
Nudge of love from my old Black dog
Big basket found its way back to my porch!


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


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Today I am filled with gratitude for:

-This gorgeous weather
-Working with our koi on getting them to eat out of my hand
-Being able to get a 45-minute ellipitcal workout in at work today
-Being very happy with the home maintenance things I've dealt with in the past week or so
-Friends
-Music that soothes the soul
-Opportunities abound
-Making a very excellent music connection, sadly too late for this time around, but definitely a great help in the future

Off to enjoy the amazing music of my Australian friends ... have a lovely evening yourself.

www.rosieburgess.com

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On this first day of the workweek, I am grateful for:

1. too tight pants (time to get back to exercise)
2. riding my bike and walking (gets me out of the too tight pants!)
3. still coolish days
4. getting out with the dogs
5. sharing an apple with a friend

"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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
An early morning walk with DH.
Seeing the beauty all around me as I walked.
Peaceful thoughts.
A trip to the Farmer's Market.
The willingness to eat mindfully.
Appreciating all my choices.
So many blessings.

Mazzy


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We all need joy, and we can all receive joy in only one way, by adding to the joy of others.
-- Eknath Easwaran

Good morning! The joy of sharing in this practice brings me back here daily~~

~ a beautiful young doe crossing my path (about 5' from me) as I cycled out of the driveway

~ lovely dinner of sauteed chard/kale/beet greens with pasta, feta, roasted beet and avocado

-- the exquisite short stories of Jhumpa Lahiri in Unaccustomed Earth

~ sprouted grain breads, such a nutritionally dense option

~ Bill Withers' wonderful voice and inspiring lyrics
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wpof8s5ZTg

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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Thankful for

- the sun shining and still trees

- the diminishing water in my basement

- the power that's on even as other folks in my town are without for at least a week (and the power company that's working to fix that).

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grateful
~for nap time to make up for sleeplessness
~to see old friends this morning
~for immersion in music
~for interesting dialogue
~it takes all kinds...

peace
ann

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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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Tonight I come to the group with a heart that's full of thanks and gratitude.
I am thankful that we didn't lose power or have any fallen trees
I am thankful that I spent a lot of time with my boyfriend, loving him
I am thankful to have a job to go to tomorrow morning
I am thankful for my health and well being

There will be ups and downs during this journey. But as long as you put your best and healthy foot forward, you'll see the change that will make this journey worth traveling.


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I am extremely thankful for
-the calm after the storm
-my family being safe
-all of the people that put their own safety at risk to care for others in need
-my fellow new yorkers coming together in time of need
-the shelters and safe houses available for those that needed it
-God's grace and love

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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~today´s prayer times
~finished newsletter and site update
~tomorrow is DD and SIL first anniversary
~feather pillows washed and dried fluffy
~helped DS write a condolence business letter in Portuguese
~really enjoyed conversation with last weekend´s visitor
~yummy recipes today
~blogged a recipe
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Gratitudes:

that family and friends are safe as far as I know

that our power stayed on

that the winds did not tear off the roof or lay branches in our path

that though I can't the things I planned on doing, I can do some other things

To make this work for the long term

LET IT TAKE TIME
ONE DAY AT A TIME
ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED
WHEN YOU CAN'T FOCUS ANYMORE, EAT.

-- kinch417

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

--Michael Pollan

Short term goal: Lunch
Long term goal: Dinner

-- OA Member


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A diminishing storm

electricity

a cranky but safe bunch of munchkins


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Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds him.
-- Padre Pio

Good morning! Giving thanks for~~

~ delicious fresh fruit salad with granola and cottage cheese breakfast

~ sisterhood and the sisters who encourage and inspire me along the way, like Stephanie, who I communed by phone with yesterday, and Sandra, who treated me to her company AND a delicious lunch

~ yesterday's 17-mile bike ride, which temporarily knocked me out, giving me a good excuse to read and recover in the coolness inside

~ Kitty Rama, who mostly accepts, though in no way solicits, my displays of affection

~ the great spiritual teachers, who point toward, through the Teachings, the Way

~ a quiet Sunday to accomplish lots of items on my "to do" list

Blessed be!
xox
Maha



Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 8/28/2011 (10:26)

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

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

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Tonight I am grateful for
My cat needing all of my caresses.
My son enjoying his tv shows and laughing out loud
My dh making me laugh today even though I was a little nervous about hurricane irene
A wonderful family that sticks together when the going gets tough.
A roof over our heads to keep us safe from the bad weather.
My sp family and new sp friends.


"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


-MARIA

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Today I bow down in gratitude for:
~ my family, and most especially my mother and father who gave me life
~ 52 years here on this planet
~ lots of calories burned preparing for and then helping my daughter move back home
~ delicious farmer's market breakfast
~ my strong body, mind, heart and soul
~ 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
~for words of wisdom
~to be in a better frame of mind today
~to have started with a long walk
~temps are cooler
~for a new challenge coming up

peace
ann

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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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"Every breath's a battle between grudgery and gratitude and we must keep thanks on the lips so we can sip from the holy grail of joy." – Ann Voskamp

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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
DH, just because.
DD's joy.
Not getting a direct hit from Hurricane Irene. Prayers for all those in her path.
The willingness to eat mindfully, plan ahead, and practice portion control.
Outdoor chores done.
An early morning walk with DH.
So many blessings.

Mazzy


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8/27/11 9:30 A

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Happy Saturday!

some quiet time
lunch is made
few dishes
refusal to wash clothes today
pajamas
my Cracker Barrel Easter Treasures coffee mug!

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


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Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
-- Steve Jobs

Good morning! Here to proclaim some of the good with you all and pray for the safety of those threatened by Irene~~

~ racking up about 25 miles on KaliMa over the last two days (when are we going to get together for a looooooooooong ride, Becky???)

~ lunch plans with Sandra (and possibly meeting pups Sal and Baly???)

~ the loveliness of the early morning

~ Kitty Rama's healthy presence in our lives

~ rememberig Stephanie's scrumptious quinoa black bean & corn salad, which leads to recall of the wonderful meal on the deck overlooking the gorgeous pond, which leads to recall of the amazing visit and the cementing of a lively and ever-growing friendship

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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8/27/11 7:39 A

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- Safe and dry and with my munchkins in preparation for the hurricane.

- A few hours still to get done what I can.

- As the grant funding for Home Front Hearts that covered my salary and that of one of my key team members ends the end of this month - my team member saying, "I believe in what we're doing and that we'll receive the help we need to carry on - I'm not going anywhere."

Please team keep Home Front Hearts in your prayers. We're doing important work and need some support from the universe in our efforts.

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8/27/11 2:46 A

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Late Friday night gratitudes
* For the National Hurricane Center that works so hard tracking storms....and how they provided warnings so that people in Irene's pathways had time to make necessary preparations.
* For getting a glimpse of a childhood fantasy (becoming an archeologist) by sorting and cataloging artifacts from our old town excavation.
* For the treat of running into the grandkids at Cosco...and for their contageous joy
* For friend's successful surgery
* For planned trip to see step daughter in a.m.
* For my health, my family, my life...not perfect for anyone but me.

~~~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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8/27/11 2:13 A

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grateful
~to recognize my own unhealthy behavior
~M agreed to help me out
~for tools at hand to regain control
~for creative time today
~for picnic supper with my favorite 3.5year old

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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Tonight, my gratitudes includes:

-Trader Joe's dark Belgian chocolate crisps
-An impromptu, yet perfectly timed, long walk with a good friend tonight, catching up AND getting great exercise (can you say win-win)
-A great walk in this GORGEOUS weather
-A very yummy salad I put together for dinner, have been SO ENJOYING summer's many bounties
-Feeling a big batch of my quinoa black bean & corn salad coming on (remember this, Maha, my dear?) :-)
-A full day and evening tomorrow to prepare for our Australian friends who arrive Sunday
-Looking forward to beautiful music and wonderful Aussie souls coming our way

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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8/26/11 12:08 P

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Gratitudes:

for a good report with one woman so I don't have to interact with another from the same company

for this job

for a sunny day - so far

for family and friends

To make this work for the long term

LET IT TAKE TIME
ONE DAY AT A TIME
ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED
WHEN YOU CAN'T FOCUS ANYMORE, EAT.

-- kinch417

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

--Michael Pollan

Short term goal: Lunch
Long term goal: Dinner

-- OA Member


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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy,
An early morning walk with DH.
The cool breeze that followed me.
A beautiful sunny day.
Plans with friends.
My iPad.
So many blessings.

Mazzy


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8/26/11 10:33 A

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Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, "I love to go and see all the things I am happy without."
-- Jack Kornfield, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

Good Morning,

Love being here with you in this practice~~

~ 10+ miles on KaliMa yesterday, in SPITE of the "killer" heat! Most felt WONDERFUL

~ dropped off writing samples toproject director, who said he will begin working on the position next week

~ nice morning chat with Sandra, which always lifts my spirits

~ lunch with favorite prof today

~ lunch with Sandra tomorrow!

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

~ these days the early morning coolness


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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8/26/11 10:04 A

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On this beautiful Friday morning I am grateful for
*the sunshine in the sky
*the people that help those in need
*my family
*the food in my home
*my home that shelters us from the unpredictable weather
*my ability to overcome pain this morning
*God's love
*my sp family


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8/26/11 9:04 A

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On this fabulous Friday, I am grateful for:

1. another delicious early fall, late summer morning
2. the rising sun blanketed with glowing clouds
3. friends sending safe thoughts and prayers to friends in Irene's wake
4. choosing to consciously let go of constrictions
5. dinner with friends in celebration of their new home

"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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8/26/11 8:25 A

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Welcome GOMEGGO1. We're happy you are here. This Friday morning I am thankful for ...

* TGIF
* playful, loving puppies
* one more walk before I kennel them up so I can shower
* start seeing clients next week at internship -- nervous and excited
* company for dinner Sunday night -- wonder what to make
* an already clean house
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra


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8/26/11 7:37 A

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Thankful for:

- an end to band camp today which means tomorrow I can start feeding my family all at once again.

- baby boy kicking some serious kung fu butt last night and getting the ultimate compliment from his sifu - "OOS!"

- time to prepare today before the hurricane is due to hit us. (I teased my husband the other day that between the earthquake and hurricane in less than a week it might just be safer for him in Afghanistan than it is here in Jersey.)

- an offer from a friend to make the first contribution to the postage fund to start sending humanitarian assistance my husband's way for the children in his local villages.

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A free morning to get some personal stuff done
Two boys sleeping in
Old dog made it through the night


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


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grateful
~to be surprised
~for good counsel
~when people step up
~good happens
~to be alive and well

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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Tonight, my gratitudes include, but are by no means limited to:

-Homemade pesto with basil from our back deck - yum!
-Farm to Market roasted garlic bread to put the pesto on
-Being able to work at home tomorrow while my car is in the shop
-Being home at a decent hour tonight
-Finishing the emergency project that happened this week, at least all I can do and knowing I did a good job to try and help
-My incredible partner and her amazing spirit, even when she deals with some kind of pain pretty much most of the time
-Traveling massage therapists

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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My thursday gratitudes
-a roof over my family's head.
-my parents safety
-my twin sisters kindness and caring
-all of the necessary supplies my sis bought to my home just in case of a hurricane
-being home with my dh and my wonderful son
-God's blessings that are so many I cannot count
-For my sp family
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