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11/21/11 7:58 A

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The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Good morning,

Kathy, I call 4:40am EARLY morning, not LATE night! YOU WERE STILL UP??? ( I wonder if the program changes to local time, which means it would have been 2:40am there?) I give thanks for~~

~ my lifetime tendency of making the circumstances I want from life

~ though I will be alone on Thanksgiving, I nonetheless have MUCH to be thankful for

~ fascinating, focused SparkFriends

~ a day to "get it together"

~ the beauty and creativity of e.e. cummings -- radical in his era:

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

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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11/21/11 5:41 A

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Thankful tonight (LATE tonight)
* a miracle prevented a serious injury
* other than the master bedroom and the office, the house, the yard and the car are sparkling!
* all minor updating to house looks AWESOME!
* my dad is able to travel
* we have clean running water
* the fridge is stocked full of healthy foods
* I have friends and family with whom I can share my life

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
~~~

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


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Tonight I am thankful for abundance in my life, especially love.

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11/21/11 12:37 A

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grateful
~to sing
~for sun between rain
~for beauty that lifts
~for good intentions
~for a new team challenge

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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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
-- Aesop

Good afternoon,

Happy to take the time-out to join you all here~~

~ it's so wonderful to see TC "family members" appearing after absences

~ I'm loving Ann's Beauty Blogs

~ Kathy's wonderful family with all the complexities that this entails

~ an amazing French art film from Netflix that I somehow stumbled onto, Angel-A

~ a fun "date" with a girlfriend -- dinner, walk, communing time, and a delightful traveling Off-Broadway production of Wizard of Oz

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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today I am happy for this team and the new friends I have made



Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.




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11/20/11 4:28 P

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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.
Getting through a day I was dreading. Today was the unveiling of my sister's stone.
Memories.
Tears.

Mazzy


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11/20/11 2:29 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ walking in "our" park
~ hubby doing grocery shopping
~ warmth
~ sunshine
~ dancing in the kitchen with my daughter
~ 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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11/20/11 12:50 P

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~prayer time
~friends from afar dropped by
~fresh Broccoli, snow peas, and celery
~stitches out
~a couple of good nights´ sleep
~rescued self from the BSOD (ble screen of death)... again
~continued work on my project
~hubby spontaneously bathed the dogs!
~hubby doing two things I´d asked of him many moons ago
~positive interaction with DD´s MIL
~wonderful phone call with DD
~started site updates and blogs
~watched Mr. Popper´s Penguins and laughed a lot
~found the words to reachout to someone who is grieving
~did great with calories yesterday and today - so far
~blogged on SP

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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11/20/11 1:30 A

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Grateful tonight
* For the joy of watching seven year old girls playing soccer
* For the health and abilities of my grandkids
* For the blessing of children's laughter and silliness
* For the new warm feeling in our home
* For being productive in the wee hours of the night, when sleep evaded me altogther

~~~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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11/20/11 1:06 A

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grateful
~for rain
~for a great evening with family
~my sister is here for the night
~for memories
~to be alive and well

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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11/19/11 6:24 P

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Today I bow down in gratitude for:
~ my hard working & kind husband
~ having an unusually productive Saturday
~ the space heater for my studio
~ ayurveda
~ reconnecting with people I hadn't seen in a long time
~ 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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11/19/11 2:02 P

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Thankful on this Saturday for many blessings:

~my internet service is back on after a few days of outages ( I am considering a complaint to the utilities board)
~this thankful team and your inspirational posts
~a day warm enough to finish cleaning up the gardens and yard for winter
~a pile of books to read when the weather turns cold
~stumbling on a great old movie "A Man Called Peter" on TCM channel last night-the true story of the life of Pastor Peter Marshall. The book is even better. His collected sermons are wonderful as well.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

"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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11/19/11 1:49 P

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Gratitudes:

for the courage to take a chance and luck to have good consequences

that the woman cave is almost done

for the internet answering so many questions

for improving Spanish due to my friendship with housekeeping

for finding out an acquaintance is still seeing the counselor I recommended and that she is so much happier this semester

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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11/19/11 10:39 A

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Grateful for another day - with sunshine
For roasted veggies, ready to spoon up for my breakfast.
For finding rain chains in the store and not having to pay shipping..LOL
For all that I have been given and use purposefully.
For my many friends here and in real that I enjoy so much.



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11/19/11 8:54 A

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The next message you need is always right where you are.
-- Ram Dass

Good morning,

With gratitude for~~

~ the next message: life's "echo" quality (thanks Sherrie!)

~ up early in spite of late-to-bed

~ determined

~ off to see the Wizard (of Oz) tonight with a friend

~ sweet fellowship with volunteer friend i made the 3-hr. RT to prison with yesterday

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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11/19/11 2:42 A

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Grateful this late Friday night,
* For another display of autumn colors, only this time against a dark gray sky. LOVELY contrast!
* My dad expressing his excitement about flying up to visit next week!
* Finding the "perfect" pillows for our couch today
* Having a freezer full of turkeys
* Finding nails in tires, before they blew
* Electric shopping carts in the grocery store...what a blessing for injured foot!


~~~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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11/19/11 2:08 A

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grateful
~for a productive day at home
~there are coyotes outside my window
~for cold air and clear skies
~to hear Sophia say "Hey, this is my best friend Grandma!"
~for sound sleep last night and possibly more tonight

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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11/18/11 5:45 P

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Checking in!

Enjoying my houseguests
Staying happy and calm
Hoping for a turkey to buy in my little town next week, grocer says they're coming
ESL classes almost done for the year

Michele

"God demonstrates his own love for us in this... Christ died for us."


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11/18/11 1:48 P

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* tooth drilled out, temp crown in ...
* two more visits to go for the permanent crown and cleaning ... then ...
* I'll have nice glistening clean teeth to start the new year ...
* sleeping like a rock last night, for once ...

♫ Carli

�Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.� ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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11/18/11 1:35 P

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Life is an echo
What you send out - comes back
What you sow - you reap
What you give - you get
What you see in others - exists in you

Remember, Life is an echo
It always gets back to you

(author ? I don't know who the author is)

Today, I bow down in gratitude for:
~ continuous lessons in learning to take responsibility for myself
~ using my time to post gratitudes
~ great voice lesson yesterday
~ ayurveda workshop tonight
~ the blanket of glorious fall colors
~ 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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11/18/11 9:58 A

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On this last of the workweek day, I am grateful for

- Friday
- connecting with a former teammate and scheduling breakfast with her and her mom tomorrow
- meeting a colleague and friend for lunch
- working with the DH to replace the sump pump
- meeting friends for dinner (2 meals out in one day) emoticon

"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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Ok I shall say a thank you to god for this spark team!
Thank you also for:
keeping me motivated
getting me thru my workout today
making me aware of what I eat
helping me to keep my temper down when I got really angry just now

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How can I be useful, of what service can I be?
There is something inside me, what can it be?
-- Vincent Van Gogh

Good morning,

I'm here...and that's good. With the fluctuating of feelings, there is no such thing as an ongoing "anything" in this life. So I'm thankful to be here to think about thanksgiving and offer thanks for~

~ "Positive Energy - A Blog of Thanks" by buddy SCHENPOSSIBLE caught my eye as I opened this page to post and in my state of having some definite issues with POSITIVE today it spoke to me without even opening it

~ navy beans soaked yesterday, cooking now to make a simply tasty bean soup (fassoulatha): www.eatingwell.com/recipes/white_bea
n_
soup_fassoulatha.html


~ helping friend with washing clothes now

~ excellent choral concert last night...and two friends came to hear us and we went out to dinner together afterwards...the sweetness of friendship

~ in spite of not eating smartly all the time, tracking has made a significant difference and I'm thinkin' I'll be down when I weigh in this weekend

~ prison service this evening to help put things in perspective

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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11/18/11 8:00 A

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Grateful for

-the mess in my office that means I've got the beginnings of holiday love for the military families I work with.

-making at least 15 minutes of exercise a day non-negotiable and knowing that starting the habit is the first step.

-baby steps in all things.

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ABURRIS2's Photo ABURRIS2 Posts: 2,065
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grateful
~for every bit of progress, even and perhaps most especially the painfully slow
~to defy medical "logic"
~to be free to create my own
~my sister's coming for a very rare, if very short, visit this weekend
~to be letting go of some rigidity

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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11/17/11 3:31 P

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* ah, dentists and less painful feet ...
* being awake ... (I've been having the wildest dreams lately)
* for AT & Maha no doubt analyzing me over the phone (not really ... or???)
... and golly what an ego I have! LOL ... is that ok to be grateful over??? hmmmmmmm....

what happened to Stephanie??????????????

♫ Carli

�Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.� ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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11/17/11 10:09 A

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Mindful and thankful gratitudes. For following a plan that gets me moving. For all that I have and have been given. Following beloved Maha here this morning. Facing the day with meditation and a great cuppa coffee. I am reminded that this day is given to me to use lovingly and tenderly, putting myself among those that I consider important and worthy.



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Shine one corner of the world -- just one corner.
-- Shunryu Suzuki

Good morning,

I love following my lovely friend Mazzy in giving thanks~~

~ long (albeit fragmented) chat with special friend yesterday :-)

~ TEENY_BIKINI's latest hilarous and wonderful blog
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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nal.asp?id=TEENY_BIKINI


~ performing some wonderful works in choral concert tonight

~ getting a reprieve on meeting with my job's project direction

~ a beautiful, crisp fall day

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
My early morning walk with DH is becoming a habit.
The willingness to get back on track without shame.
The willingness to continue to plan ahead and monitor what I eat.
Making new memories.
Choices.

Mazzy


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Wonderful gratitudes all - emoticon

On this Thursday morning, I am grateful for:

- getting back into the swing after my conference
- a wonderful moon-lit early morn
- watching the sun fill the sky
- our first hard frost (won't miss the small flying critters...)
- a lecture on the modernization of Judaism

"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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Grateful this late night
* For a long pain free nap this afternoon...
* For the human body's incredible, absolutely miraculous, ability to heal itself
* Replacement lawn mower found, so that yard can be cleaned up before the rain hits tomorrow night
* Dental appointment for teeth cleaning tomorrow (notice a common thread here?)
* Long (albeit fragmented) chat with special friend today :-)
* Another gorgeous day in California!

~~~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 also
~for late-night phone chats with both my mom and my daughter
~for last minute stretches before bed
~M will be home in a few hours
~tomorrow's a new day

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
~for vision
~for imagination
~for creative energy
~for the infusion of Sophia's zest for life
~my family really wants family dinner night

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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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 today.
Being present in my life.
The willingness to eat mindfully.
The willingness to plan ahead and monitor what I eat.
Choices.
Taking an early morning walk with DH.
Starting to feel organized again.
Making new memories.
So many blessings.

Mazzy


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Thankful for another Carli sighting. And her visitng her dentist 'at night'... so she can sleep thru the medication.

Thankful for all my friends and support here.
for all that I have been given. For a surprise visit from an old friend today (she had to show me her new car)
looking forward to another evening with waning moonlight and cooling temps. Thankful for fireplace logs, just incase it gets ugly out there.





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gee whiz ... y'all got me back here a 3rd time ... maybe it's one of those "small starts" SP talks about ...

anawayz ... (why am ah talkin' layk dis?)

... wonderful, wonderful inspiring view of the dvr of the special on Gabrielle Giffords

... my dentist (I guess, sorta, maybe, well yeah, why not) who's expensive but will be putting a temp crown in my mouth tomorrow night ... then I can take a pain pill and go to bed! otherwise, I'd prolly have dentures by now ... (I have lots of crowns ... too bad only one is gold, and no, none of them fit on my head) ... I caught you Viv & Maha ... already thinking "what a pin-head" ... am I right or not? Don't answer that ... this is what happens when I wake up late and come here before eating ...

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�Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.� ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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thankful for Spark people
thankful for Gods goodness
thankful Family members had a safe and successful hunt
for good books and great authors
for red tea

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When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
-- Maya Angelou

Good morning,

Keepin' it together and taking time to give thanks~

~ after a ferocious sheet of rain seemed to fall upon us all night, the morning is moderate and sunny.

~ the Diane Rehm show

~ daily 10 minutes of exercise helping me figure things out

~ coffee with organic low fat chocolate milk

~ 18(!) books requested from me on PaperBackSwap.com are ready to mail

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 midweek morning, I am grateful for

- time to Spark
- another 'warm', sunny fall day
- getting back into preparing breakfast and lunch
- a colleagues new grandchild coming into the world
- spaghetti prepared by my DH waiting for me when I arrive 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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Grateful tonight
* For the grin that Carli's post brought to my face, as I remembered how and why we chose Micaceous as a name for our cat (it truly was his Jellicle name!)
* For the trees of brilliant reds, corals, golds, yellows, burgundies and browns that are in sharp contrast to the conifers and evergreens - seem more dramatic this year for some reason
* For the surprise rainbow reflection on our driveway today (from the beveled glass on our light)
* For my DIL's heartfelt expression of gratitide tonight
* For foot swelling down some
* For DVR and old movies...


~~~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 the gift of singing
~for the brothers of Taize
~for soul companions
~for abundance of gorgeous fresh produce
~for energy, just enough

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 for all I have been given and enjoy daily.
For early meditation and breakfast and a lovely walk in the fall air.
For good health.



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grateful for another nice day
for our Lady s get together
For food turning out good
For men safe return from hunting

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. Life where you’re always doing something you love is art.
-- Leo Babauta

Good evening,

OUCH! Kathy...so sorry about your toe! Hope to catch up with you when things slow down a little! Today was VERY full, starting at 6am when I got up. I used the time well up until departure for campus and had coffee with our *prodigal gratituder* Sandra (whose new computer, use of which she needs to rejoin us, is still in the box) before class.

Coming here before dinner to give thanks~~

~ WOW -- Great for two days in a row with crazier-than-ever buddy Carli!!! But, boo hoo, what happened to Azimat?

~ Leo Barbauta's Zen Habits zenhabits.net/ and the great recent blog, The Many Reasons We Rely Upon Our Clutter zenhabits.net/crutches/

~ glad that my cold is abating, since the choral concert is in two days

~ a lovely breakfast that filled me up and provided great nutrition

~ got a haircut and some needed shopping done at Kroger's after class even though I was bushed (today is senior discount day)

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 11/15/2011 (19:42)

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

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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Here's a gratitude ...

* for always having something new to learn every day ...



World English Dictionary



mica (ˈmaɪkə) —n

any of a group of lustrous rock-forming minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminium, potassium, etc, in monoclinic crystalline form, occurring in igneous and metamorphic rock. Because of their resistance to electricity and heat they are used as dielectrics, in heating elements, etc

[C18: from Latin: grain, morsel]

micaceous—adj


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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009


♫ Carli

�Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.� ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Gwendolyn, Micaceous? (have to look that up), Santo Piano ... blessed be the cat lovers ... I'll stick to mah birrrrrd, who was one of a clutch of 3 porcupine-looking yellow collar macaw babies I named after Donald's nephews ... mine is Louie, or Luey, who is really a she ... didn't let me in on the secret until she was 16 ... now is ...... almost 24!!! YES, YEARS ...

Oh grat's .... well, thank you spark peeps for being here! And geeeeeeeeez, Kathy, will you stop breaking things on your body??? Try throwing dishes instead ... good grief ...

♫ Carli

�Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.� ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Grateful this Monday night for so many things...
* A husband that helps out (broke my toe this morning) and puts no pressure on me when I stay in my nightie all day
* Jack's Urban Eats, which provided us delicious take out tonight....the BEST salads in town!
* DVR and PBS to keep me occupied when I was fighting pain
* Humor which enables me to endure
* Understanding Stephanie and being able to look back and smile with memories of my dear and special cat, Micaceous.
* The addition of Santo Piano, the funniest cat I have ever owned, and the joy and the sweet spirit he has brought to our home. He told me early on he wanted to be a good cat. I believed him. And he has proven himself to be the BEST!
* My dear friend and character, Carli.
* The rest of you special people...
* I could go on and 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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grateful
~for another day
~for nice wine after a long meeting
~for the luxury of massage
~to walk for 13 minutes today pain-free
~for a quiet house and no expectations but rest

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,
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Today, my gratitudes include all of this, yet so much more:

-A CarliMae sighting!!!! And Azimat!!! Two for one!!!! So great to see you both here again!
-Tomorrow is the 2nd anniversary of losing my sweet kitty, Lady Gwendolyn (see my profile pic), and I'm so very grateful that now I can finally remember her with smiles and good memories and not just the sad memories of her last 6 months
-My patience with my computer problems. This is highly unusual for me as I'm normally very impatient with wait time on computers
-Progress toward a new computer, but still looking at options and deciding what I want
-MAJOR project at home nearing completion; my office now look like a real office instead of a pit

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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