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*********** THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED ***************

Please join us on the OCTOBER 2011 thread!

Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 10/1/2011 (04:14)
~~~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
~to be learning
~for the promise of rain
~for gifts of produce
~for quiet tonight
~to have moments of solitude

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 include:

-A totally wonderful 2-hour walk this afternoon
-The totally astounding weather to enjoy the walk in
-My manager telling me to get out of the office at 2:30 (it's been a tough few weeks and she knew I'd been working hard)
-This amazing practice, and Kathy's reminder about how impactful the practice is on my life
-Getting the last commitment off my plate today that is possible for now and most importantly, feeling the lifting of being so overwhelmed
-A local animal shelter finding a replacement to run the shelter and the new management comes with great credentials and a strong advocacy of "no kill" animal shelters
-Kicking back tonight, watching a movie with my sweetie
-Looking forward to some alone time tomorrow afternoon/evening/Sunday a.m.

Goodnight all ...

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For the last night of September, I am grateful for...

~ My brain/cervical MRI being over with
~ Baby Sis getting me afterward for a laid back lunch, and shopping at Goodwill & WallyWorld
~ Greek food & chocolate cake:D

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Last day of September...and gratitudes abound.
* An excellent night's sleep
* Internal laughter
* ALL my material/physical/emotional/spiritual needs being met
* My dad's increasing trust in my abilities
* The breaking down of barriers resulting in strenghened relationships
* Strangers unexpectedly opening up their hearts


~~~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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If we begin to get in touch with whatever we feel with some kind of kindness, our protective shells will melt, and we'll find that more areas of our lives are workable.
-- Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart

Good morning,

Here I am, with thanksgiving in my heart~~

~ adding kindness as I climb yet again out of the abyss that I dug for myself

~ sincere apologies from project director of my new work, along with a contract(!) and date next Monday to attend first training for Hispanic entrepreneurs with him

~ great connection and fun with friend over the last two days

~ 30 miles racked up on KaliMa

~ SP On2Victory's series of marathon blogs -- deeply inspiring to me (he has lost 103 pounds and needs to lose another 70, which he's focusing on for the winter)

~ my budding interest in long distance cycling, fueled by On2Victory's marathon success

~ clothes washing to be hung out to dry

~ ideas for using the day well

Blessed be!
xox
Maha







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

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

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This morning I am thankful for ...

* laughter
* giving hope grounded in reality
* receiving grace
* my clients each one unique
* my supervisor -- helpful, funny, generous with her time
* puppy antics
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose!

Shine,
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On this late Thursday night I am mindful of many blessings in my life:

~the opportunity to help
~easy leftovers for dinner
~finding a few late season raspberries while weeding the patch
~the PBS series "Larkrise to Candleford"
~family, friends, home, clothes, food, water, so many, many blessings

Have a blessed, thankful and fabulous Friday!

"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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A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.
--Mark Twain

Good afternoon,

I'm so happy to be back among, As BlessedDaily says, this loving and thankful community~~

~ Ann, as you know I loveLoveLOVE your term "Joy Germ" for your dgd -- if only ALL germs were JOY GERMS!!! (BTW, I've been missing your presence)

~ 21 miles on KaliMa today and 9 miles yesterday -- yippee!

~ impromptu PJ party with my friend and biking buddy last night so that we could get out-and-about early-ish this morning

~ tasty and healthy dinner, brekkie, AND lunch meals with her

~ hung out with a noted sculptor and a friend of his for a couple hours late morning at his studio -- a most fascinating expenditure of time!

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
~for the miracle of sleep
~for cool morning air slipping in my window
~it is quiet
~for story time at our library today....for 3-5 year olds
~for a whole day ahead with my joy germ Sophia

peace
ann

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and it should be treated with honor.
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Grateful for:

- a new year. L'shana Tova all.

- a day yesterday that will make me very grateful for whatever today brings my way.

- the peace in my heart that I have acted with good intention and love when someone else has indicated otherwise.

-found the elliptical again after a week of "giving myself permission" to not use it.

- the love of this community. So very needed right now.



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Grateful tonight
* For the phone call that woke me up when I overslept
* That I was able to get the girls fed and out of the house this morning in 20 minutes (Whew, did we hustle!) and to school on time
* That both parents who received treatment in the ER are just fine
* For an amazing Afghani dinner with a very old friend
* For a stomach that sure lets me know when I over eat!
* For cozy sox, a long nightie and a fuzzy blanket. Yes, Autumn nights are here...
* For DIL's amazing spirit...and ability to keep on keepin' on.

~~~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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Tonight my gratitudes include....

~ So many birthday wishes yesterday!

~ A peaceful, simple, happy day to turn to my "late 40's."

~ That our son will be returning to PA from living in SC for the past 1 1/2 years:-)

~ That Kathy's DIL handled her first treatment so well:D

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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grateful
~for the gift of moments immersed in the story of penpa tang
~that Maha's spirit jumps from this page
~for all of you here, whose only embodiment for me is your gratitude
~for Kathy, who spent an interesting day with me in the "real" world once upon a time
~to accept beginning again and again

peace to each
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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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9/28/11 9:06 A

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To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Good morning,

So much to give thanks for, including~~

~ over-the-top joy on Kathy's good news regarding DIL

~ so grateful for Sandra's expert assistance, she's a goddess-send!

~ calls from my two closest friends in the world last night

~ finished Urrea's The Hummingbird's Daughter, and you're right Kathy, I.LOVED.IT!

~ "penpa tang" a Tibetan phrase "to set the tone of the day"
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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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On this Wednesday morning I am mindful of many blessings in my life...

~your thankful posts and each of YOU
~kind people
~generic drugs
~central heat
~computers and internet

We are all breaking the law. You might be interested in this article linked from the Huffington Post. Be sure to read page 2.

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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This morning I am thankful for ...

* this loving community
* special time with friends yesterday
* resilience to bounce back
* singing and dancing around the house
* puppies sleeping in this morning
* sharing my daughter's song of the day
* packing up books for my office
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
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A multitude of blessings tonight. A few or them are
* My DIL tolerated first chemo extremely well
* They listened...and drove home to both get some rest, and let the kids have a special night at Grandma's house
* Her MRI came back clear. Only one lobe (too small for surgery) remains and Dr confident chemo will take care of it.
* Eating healthy and staying on track
* Phone call from out of town friend, and dinner plans for tomorrow night
* Sweet conversation with hubby tonight
* That I have back up contact lens' since I sat on my glasses and broke the frames!

~~~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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Got lots of work done today around the house
Some resolution with a cranky boy
Some comp. time for must me before bed

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


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Sandra emoticon back - we missed you!

On another fabulous fall day, I am grateful for:
- the nutrition tracker, started to use again and can see the creep in my weight
- macaroni and cheese casserole last night and chili tonight (love those comfort foods)
- chance to gift unused air miles
- red nails, painted by a 12 year old
- setting a fall plan into motion

"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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"...and yes I said yes I will Yes."
-- James Joyce, from Ulysses, the Molly Bloom Soliloquy

Good morning,

I'm here to remember~~

~ YES!

~ Yes! for Dag Hammarskjöld and Peaceful One for sharing

~ Yes! the great heart of my SF friend

~ Yes! the astounding life-affirming spirit of Kathy's DIL

~ Yes! a gathering with sisters today

Blessed be!
xox
Maha






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

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

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This morning I am thankful for ...

* Dag Hammarskjöld and Peaceful One for sharing
* sleeping in b/c my wonderful partner took morning puppy duty
* writing and submitting a paper early yesterday
* keeping up with homework so far this semester
* seven papers and 18 process recordings to go this semester
* lunch with Maha and other friends today
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
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Let the battle begin!

I am thankful on this night before C-Day...
* For the excellent care and medical help encompassing my daughter in law
* For Maha's friend, with her generous spirit (I feel a new connection forming....)
* For my many spark friends, who have embraced me and held me up during the past few weeks.
* For finding "battle gear" and "trash talking" in a manner to scare the enemy
* For an amazing dinner out tonight with special friends
* For a walk at sunrise, cool weather, phone call from hubby and a cozy bed awaiting me.

Always, always, I am blessed.

~~~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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“For all that has been,
Thank you.

For all that is to come,
Yes!”
― Dag Hammarskjöld

“God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder the source of which is beyond all reason.”
― Dag Hammarskjöld

"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, my gratitudes include:

-This amazing fall weather
-Fall being my favorite time of year to WALK
-My amazing partner and how supportive she ALWAYS IS to me
-Getting lots of deadlines off my plate today, but still many more to come this week
-Feeling like I have the stamina to meet ALL deadlines and still live!!! ROFLOL
-Getting to see my cousin this week

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Mondays are long for me -
Glad this one is almost done,
Happy dogs,
Contented boys, except for one at the moment, but we can't ask for total perfection,
Mostly happy dh,
Good weekend
My fluffy goose-down pillow that came with me to Brazil long ago!

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


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This morning (yes there's still three minutes of morning), I am thankful for ...

* making progress on papers (albeit slow progress)
* incredible fall weather
* expressing anger without lashing out
* Thanksgiving holiday will take me to Wisconsin
* a repreive on the due date for my portfolio
* another challenge puppy school session
* anticipating lunch with friends tomorrow
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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For all I have and have been given I am thankful.
For the opportunity to take a break away and traveling where the leaves are changing and the rivers running full, for the fragrant blooms of fall flowers and fruits to enjoy. For meeting new people who walk a different walk and time to enjoy it all without smog or noise of busy streets. For peace. For love and friendship. I offer prayers for my friends and their friends or family that are suffering.

Be safe
Be well
Be mindful of the way we spend our days
Be happy
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On this clear Monday, I am thankful for:
- friends and sharing - emoticon Maha
THREADS3 posted a free Mindfulness Conference live.soundstrue.com
- continued fabulous fall weather
- tightening clothes
- DH blazing a fitness trail for me
- recommitment


"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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Monday morning thanks for a multitude of blessings...

~reading all your posts
~Maha's shared quotes
~another day to get it right
~projects waiting for me
~God in my life

May your week be full of wonder and peace!


"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 want the clear white light to work
against the fuzzy blurred edges of the darkness:
even if the darkness precedes and follows
us, we have a chance, briefly, to shine.
-- Arthur Sze, from "The Chance" in The Redshifting Web

Good morning,

I am here, because wrapped around the immense suffering of the world shines joy~~

~ and how joy springs from gratitude

~ and springing from gratitude, Tori's seemingly supernatural spirit of life

~ also springing from gratitude, Kathy's deep knowing and love

~ the gratitude knowing of abounding resources for healing and care

~ metta, producing gratitude

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, hugs. Sending healing thoughts.

Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The gift of a new day.
A DH who cares about me and my happiness.
An early morning walking date with DH.
The willingness to Eat mindfully and be aware of portion sizes.
The willingness to focus on what I can do and plan ahead.
Choices.
Our home.
Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.
Organic eggs, sunflower greens, lentils, sunflower seeds, fresh herbs and giant olives.
Seeing the beauty all around me as I walked this morning
Plans with friends.
So many blessings.




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Good Sunday night, all...

Somberly I express gratitude
* For long conversations and supportive phone calls all evening.
* For the touching email from my daughter in law
* For her courage and strength as she prepares to fight the battle of and for her life
* For the visualization that restored my feelings of hope and optimism
* For the comforting sound of the clock on the wall....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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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.
Taking an early morning walk.
Leftovers.
A lazy day.
A restful nap.
So many blessings.

Welcome back, Sandra.

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Today my gratitudes include...

~ That I was able to do a 10 mile slow run yesterday and woke up not too sore:-)
~ Hub's unexpectedly taking me out for breakfast this morning. He knows that my favorite meal is breakfast and my birthday is on Tuesday when he works:D
~ Some visual progress on the Manrage this weekend
~ Seeing Sandra back with us!

~~~ 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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We must not wish anything other than what happens from moment to moment, all the while, however, exercising ourselves in goodness.
-- Saint Catherine of Genoa via Thought for the Day

Good morning,

Glad to be here to give thanks~~

~ just learned about the exciting new Crystal Bridges Museum in NW Arkansas, beautifully designed to "celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of landscape" (the filthy rich Waltons, I'm sure)

~ morning email exchanges with Sandra

~ Ride Civil afternoon cycling with bike club

~ Cycling 101 at The Ride afterwards, hoping to learn some basic maintenance and ideas for endurance in long-distance cycling

~ the cyrstal-clear writing of Eknath Easwaran, a light in a Dark Age

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Thought for the Day Commentary:
A tremendous amount of our vital energy is squandered in the vacillations of the mind. If things go our way, we get elated; if things do not go our way, we get depressed. Yet elation and depression are made from the same cloth.

It is when the mind is getting elated that we need to be very vigilant, because what goes up will inevitably come down. If, through the practice of meditation and repetition of the mantram, we can keep the mind calm when good things are coming our way, then when bad things come, we won’t be dejected. Our mind will stay calm.

Only then will we be free to be truly spontaneous in our responses to life.
-- Eknath Easwaran
www.easwaran.org/145?thoughts=9/24

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Here today to express my gratitude. For Sandra's return to our community with all the good stuff she has going on. Puppies, partner, housecleaning and no class on Monday. Fixing her own networking problem I know how suddenly relieved she would feel.

My looking forward to a great getaway to explore Oregon, packing mostly done and fine tuning the yard and house. Always so much to do when planning a trip. For all the things I have been given and shall receive. For Autumn finally coming to us. Cooler nights, balmy days and leaves just ever so slightly turning colors. For my 91 yr old neighbor in convalesing home, doing as well as expected. What he has been through, I didn't think he would hold on this long. For a speedy crossing when the time comes. For sharing talk with Maha, and Kathy and Mary I am grateful. It is so wonderful having real friends. emoticon



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This Sunday morning I am thankful for ....

* an outdoor concert in perfect weather to hear Three Dog Night
* puppy school today
* puppies are learning sit, stay, come and the essential house training
* house gets thoroughly cleaned on Wednesday
* no Monday night class for me -- YEAH!
* partner's depression has responded near miraculously to medication
* fixed networking problem by myself - EMPOWERING
* pondering future
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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~new jeans
~another dentist visit
~cleaning out some riff raff
~finally found Star Trek online!
~great phone conversations with my mom and brothers and a friend
~a gift card ordered for my brother
~a book ordered
~spent a lot of time trying to fix computer problems-fixed one biggie but the other needs a techie
~finally got DH to sit down and confirm that with me
~a nice visit by a friend
~BIG dog cleared by the vet-YES!!!
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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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Here I am back at the Thanksgiving Community. I have missed you all! Today I am thankful for ...

* all of you who have sent me goodies and written on my spark page to check on me. I appreciate your friendship and love.

* coming out of my funk

* taking one day at a time

* actually ahead of schedule on homework ... there's a first for everything. hahaha

* love my three-day a week internship -- the variety of people, doing what I can to help and letting go of the outcomes, being reminded every day about how blessed I am

* an early morning walk with the puppies -- on a crisp, sunny, not humid, incredibly perfect fall day

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

Shine,
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The dedicated ever enjoy supreme peace. Therefore, live only to serve.
-- Sri Swami Satchidananda

Good morning,

Such good fortune...another day to get it right and to consider~~

~ the importance of serving others in love

~ that truly health is wealth

~ the Teachings that point the Way

~ the wonder of finding our way back

~ the delicate taste of sweet, juicy organic red grapes

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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Good morning...

Today I am saying thank you for...

* A wonderful night of making music and singing with my women friends!
* The inspiration to keep my living space tidier.
* The inspiration to make progress on moving remaining "stuff" from my ex.
* The inspiration that all of YOU provide!
* Some cushion in the bank against my current lower-than-I-want income.
* The opportunity to increase my income througoh myriad ways (i.e., I'm not stuck!)

Blessings.
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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Thankful for:

finding my way back after two days of letting life get in the way of exercise and posting gratitudes.

early Saturday morning with the four legged children enjoying that they don't have to vie for Mommy's attention just yet.

starting to find some balance.

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Tonight I am grateful for...

~ Falling asleep by 2am this morning (better than 3am)
~ A great workout this afternoon
~ Green tea season:D
~ Date night at Lowe's:-)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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

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


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Calm after a family storm yesternight
Peace of knowing I am doing right and well for my babes
Joy of inner happiness


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


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To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. Every square yard of the surface of the earth Is spread with the same. . . . What strange miracles are these! Everywhere. . . .
-- Walt Whitman

Good morning,

Here to give thanks for~~

~ Sandra's support and assistance

~ the miracles of the phenomenal universes

~ the inspiring stories of success that I frequently encounter here (I'm really needing it right now), most recently two who have lost over 100 lbs. and just ran the Rochester marathon --

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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and
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~ all of YOU here in this Community who Spark me day-in and day-out

~ Ashleigh Brilliant and Debra for periodically sending him my way --
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Blessed be,
xox
Maha





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

Never eat more than you can lift.
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Late night gratitudes
* Getting through last night's bout with the stomach flu
* Making it through a day without a meltdown
* An excellent dinner tonight with old friends
* Warm summer evenings in California
* Getting the yard work done


~~~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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Tonight I am grateful for...

~ Finally falling asleep last night
~ Our little gray kitten, Wispy Mae:-)
~ Finished reading a book that I'm surprised I read
~ A 4 mile run tonight

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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

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


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On this absolutely gorgeous, crisp, sunny, blue sky morning I am profoundly thankful for all the blessings in my life...

~home and garden
~family and friends
~finding two tickets that I thought were gone
~30% off coupon to Kohl's sale which allowed me to buy needed items for 3 family members a total of 4 pairs of pants and 6 shirts for $110
~500 spark goodie points yesterday

May your day be blessed with all good things!

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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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In this place of which you say, "It is a waste"...there shall be heard again the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing.
-- Isaiah 33:10-11

Good morning!

Happy to be here and giving thanks for~~

~ a most beautiful necklace made for me by my new friend and given to me over lunch yesterday

~ another excellent experience at the new local Middle Eastern cafe, owned by a lovely Syrian man (my friend loved it too)

~ the eye-opening work of Jesus scholar Neil Douglas-Klotz, whose _The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus_ I'm currently reading
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~ already looking forward to the soon-to-be-released sequel to _The Hummingbird's Daughter_ (thanks for the heads up, Kathy!) -- _Queen of America_, by Luis Urrea
www.luisurrea.com/

~ the occasional experience of *mirth* "1, 2. Mirth, glee, hilarity, merriment, jollity, joviality refer to the gaiety characterizing people who are enjoying the companionship of others. Mirth suggests spontaneous amusement or gaiety, manifested briefly in laughter: uncontrolled outbursts of mirth. Glee suggests an effervescence of high spirits or exultation, often manifested in playful or ecstatic gesture."

Blessed be,
xox
Maha




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

Never eat more than you can lift.
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Yesterday's gratitudes:

- the fact that I can miss something and pick up where I'm at (like maybe logging gratitudes for instance).

- a 3rd ER visit with a child in less than 48 hours with a better outcome than we'd anticipated.

- the fact that despite what didn't get done and never seems to get done - the house is still standing, the work is still waiting and the children are still surviving lol (no really).

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Weds night gratitudes
* Safe travels...and a catch up nap on the plane
* Home. My precious home. Sweet Home.
* Knowing my depression will pass, and allowing it just to be what it is...
* A nice diversion of a wine class tonight
* My body. Remaining healthy. Despite all.

And Maha. I read Hummingbird's Daughter years ago. It is a lovely book. I know you will enjoy it. Lots.

~~~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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Bio experiment with boys worked
Fun time at ESL classes this afternoon
Early to bed!

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


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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.
Taking an early morning walk.
The willingness to plan and monitor what I eat.
Choices.
Fresh herbs.
Letting go of feeling overwhelmed.


Mazzy


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Here's to wealth!

On this fabulous fall day, I am grateful for:

- an inspirational and enlightening session on dignity in the workplace
- time to prepare my breakfast and lunch + walk @ noon
- handy-person coming to the house to estimate window caulking and painting
- great grass seed for a reviving lawn
- another day to get it right!

"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

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True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire.
-- Cesar Chavez, Eulogy for Rufino Contreras, Calexico, CA, Feb. 14, 1979

Good morning,

Back from taking a friend to the airport and here to give thanks~~

~ wonderful talk by prolific author Luis Alberto Urrea last night at Hendrix College on the border problem with Mexico (one of his books on this problem was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, The Devil's Highway)

~ a new (to me) book of historical fiction (whose writing has been compared to Gabriel Garcia Marquez) by Urrea, The Hummingbird's Daughter, that I'm very excited about

~ none the worse for wear after my 3:30am rising for airport duty

~ the wonderful double shot espressos that my friend made us

~ FINALLY having lunch with a new friend today...we've been trying to get together for awhile

~ haircut today

~ AT alerting me to Alzeimer's Day and a Facebook page in support

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

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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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Thankful tonight, as I pack to go home
* For 11 amazing days with my dad. Just us.
* For memories
* For my mom's wonderful care givers - how they perform their jobs with such loving hearts!
* For knowing I have a husband to go home to
* For retail clerks with smiles and patience
* For running out of words, but not emotions


~~~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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Sharing a thankfulness for my well being, my awareness, my friends.
For a day full of reasons to make this a special day.. EVERY DAY is special but some moreso than others. For knowing that there will be more special days ahead.
As the weather changes, so does the heart.

Much love and thoughts and prayers for those we know that are suffering.
For those who are strong and able to see the forest beyond the trees. A place to walk and gather knowledge.



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On this pleasant Tuesday evening I am thankful for many blessings including:

~computers for research and keeping in touch with friends and relatives
~washers and dryers
~fresh tomatoes and peppers from my little garden
~all the exercise I got weeding the perennial beds and vegetable garden
~ALL of your lovely posts

Peace and blessings to this thankful team!

"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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Today's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean
~It being my Friday and having the next 2 days off
~A nice long nap when I got home
~The body aches finally gone and just the cough remaining
~My 4-legged babies
~Realizing I'd rather be happy, then right regarding a work situation
~Time spent with Big G tonight
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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Today I am grateful for another fantastic rest with pleasant dreams
Fresh clean air with a hint of autumn leaping into the neighborhood. For nurses and doctors that care for our family and friends who are in need. For friends known and unknown who pray and offer metta for them as well. For a hot cuppa fragrant coffee and this welcoming community where I come to share as often as I can. For learning every day to be more a appreciative of all the things given and that I am yet to receive. For my own health and strength and support to see another day through clear eyes. emoticon



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