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Another late night with many gratitudes
* Leap day - minor celebration and rememberance of my hubby's brother, whose Feb 29 birthday only came 9 times in his life
* Rain, glorious rain. Snow, glorious snow
* The sound and sight of heavy rain falling from the redwoods in our neighbors...brought back so many lovely coastal memories
* The BEST two way beet dinner
* For two unexpected, gracious, appreciative emails today
* The openess and vulnerability shared on this thread.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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I feel like it's been lives since I've posted here, but in looking back, it appears to be five days. I've missed this place and all of you.

Today, I have much to be grateful for, including:

-Sunshine and beautiful temps!
-My dear friend/second mother that I've been helping, caring for, spending time with over the past 11 months is now free from her struggles related to her terminal cancer diagnosis in March 2011 - I have full faith she is now resting easy, wherever she is
-Feeling totally certain that I did everything I could to help and took full advantage of sharing time with her while we still could (I referred to it as "Sundays with Pat," for those of you that know of "Tuesdays with Morrie")
-Taking Monday off from work just for me, to spend time remembering all of the wonderful things we shared, lighting a candle, looking at pictures from her big 70th birthday party at our house last year, and doing my own ritual of passage for her - and including a long walk for myself, with fresh air to clear my head and natural Vitamin D to help my spirits
-Maha and the CDs she sent me almost 5 years ago now on grieving ; they'll be put to use once again
-Having some great plans for how I'm going to spend future Sundays, although bittersweet
-My company and the full gym they provide for us, free of charge
-My intention to end this post and go do strength training
-Always, always, always - my continued health and my being willing and able to do all that I can to try and stay healthy (we just never know what hand will be dealt to us, do we?)

Hopefully, I can get back to a more normal routine now - I have the time now to go buy a long-overdue new computer soon

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Thankful today for:

nice dentist, she couldn't help me, but did what she could and didn't charge for an office visit
time spent with a pal and a gift from said friend - doce de leite
safety for sons and dh while out on jetski that broke down in middle of lake
time to chat with a friend on FB and my mother on Yahoo, making my world seem a little smaller
happy boys

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Today I am thankful for
-a very patient oral surgeon that tried her very best to give me and my head a break during a tooth extraction
-for my husband making me soup so that I could take my antibiotic meds for "said" extraction and for having a high tolerance for pain so I didn't need pain meds.
-for my incredible son that is such a trooper and puts his needs aside when he sees I am not well. I am so blessed by him.
-medical insurance to cover my dental visit
-the blessings that surround me daily, seen and unseen
-feeling like part of a family here and feeling true joy about everyone's gratitudes
-being able to give thanks today and every day
-for God's love in my life



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Today I am very grateful for:
~ my laptop
~ my husband bringing my laptop to me since I can't carry it with crutches
~ diagnosis coming soon
~ my cozy bed
~ ibuprofen
~ 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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2/29/12 12:16 P

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Glad you're posting Bob!

On this Leap DayI am grateful for
- a warm enough day (I hope) to walk outside @ lunch
- a hard rain last night to wash away some winter grime
- warm oatmeal and smoothie late breakfast
- corporate wellness meeting this afternoon and colleagues who will 'walk' the floor with me
- slow cooking pheasant that will be ready when we get 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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2/29/12 9:48 A

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Please keep the accolades to a minimum! Four posts in one month!!! Yes it is amazing, but true. Sandra kudos (ok, not a great word choice- especially since I am thinking of chocolate kudos). Sandra, big ups, yo, on the courage to go ahead with a difficult talk. They arenít easy, but they often are easier than we think, and oh what a relief it is!

Today I am thankful for:

*a wopping two days in a row posting- ditto on accolades.

*an extra day added to Bob Month!!! Yes just like the Olympics, World Cup, Bob Extra Day (aka Leap Year) is so special we can only stand it once every four years!!! Enjoy it! Itís on me (ditto on used status, tired over posting, yadda, yadda, yadda.)

*Mac News Weekly on yesterday, iPad Today on Thursday, This Week in Tech on Sunday, the odd Tech News Today podcasts on weekdays end of the day, and other Podcasts on the TWIT web site/itunes. I learn a lot, and have especially enjoyed their company the last 6 months, while not feeling great.

*going on from yesterdays mentioned video hunt for Dylan, to get other music vids on Youtube, in HD now- new ones, not brother Dylans.

*rain today. Good for plants, good to have a quiet day. My wife is so concerned about the old accounting , that she helps me on the weekend, and expects me to work with her / or more appropriately, I feel guilty if I donít work while she is taking her time off to do my work, which has made for a long time of 7 day weeks. So, she is at work today, and I am doing some much needed work, but also giving myself an afternoon off, so Iíll be sane and a bit fresher for her this weekend, instead of resenting I never get a weekend day off.

Yours in Nice, normality, bob
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Thankful yesterday for...

the angel yesterday that had me hesitate to pull out into an intersection seconds before my car died.

an expensive but relatively quick repair to previously aforementioned vehicle

the flexibility to change my work schedule when I need to be sitting at a garage all day


Thankful today for...

the 8 y/o DS bouncing out of bed at 5:30 giddy and gleeful about today's field trip with Mommy

the 7 y/o DD whose first thought in the morning is "mommy come hold me"

again work flexibility (the work will still be there but I can take the day to be with little man even if it means I have to work all night).

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This Wednesday morning, I am thankful for ...

* a painful, but necessary, conversation last night - not as hard as I feared

* Travel companion to South Africa changed her mind ... anyone interested? South Africa is lovely in May.

* research is done; health insurance is taken care of

* have appointment on Saturday to negotiate salary on a job offer -- YEAH!

* Good night's sleep -- two nights in a row

* Released another pound

* Like Cathy, I feel a connetion to all of you who post regularly on this thread. I feel like i know you.

* a life lived to the fullest .. a life worth living.

Shine,
Sandra

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2/29/12 4:41 A

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Grateful this late Tuesday night
* For the incredible genius of Andrew Lloyd Weber, and the music he brings to all of us.
* That our local theater is choosing to go the "artistic route" and in addition to the mainstream, shoot'm up American made films, is bringing HD opera, foreign films, classic movies, etc to the big screen....and doing it at discount prices!
* For the snow that is FINALLY falling in the Sierra (we had NO winter here in CA this year!)
* For our tour company working diligently to resolve a problem resulting from their changes in our upcoming intinerary
* For my goof ball cat, who continues to amuse me on a daily basis....
* For the connection I feel with each of you on this thread.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Always fun to follow Bob. I am still smiling from reading your post. Love your phrase "nice, normal, day" Michele. Wow Sandra, a trip to SA that's exciting. Nice to see your post PrincessAA. I hope you were not literally hit by a truck.

Thankful this day for many blessings...

~"a nice, normal day"
~yummy leftovers for dinner
~45 total points on Spark wheels today
~walking on a regular basis becoming routine
~computers and all the information available, so much easier than library research

Peace and blessings to each of you!

"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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Another day, another bi-weekly posting on the Thanks Site. What is it 3 times this month???

Today I am thankful for:

* Free at last, Free at last, Thank Buddha, I am Free at last! I got out of my house/office/accounting cage and got on site all morning to lay-out a planting and train pruning. Ahhhh, sunshine! (copied from my status, donít want to wear myself out posting here so much.

*being inspired Saturday morning, by a Photo podcast and working with my photography. I shot some photos, worked on editing and organizing my humongous collection, and posted to some sites- hear, Instagram, Facebook, and 500px.

*the incredibly beautiful Bob Month (aka. February) weather. It has been very helpful with my SAD Depression, but oy vey, the plants are way frickiní ahead of the game, and Iím stressing about them getting too open and then it freezing. Note to self- work on controlling the weather in spare time, so it perfectly suits me.

*all the tech available to us. After a number of expletives at Amazon hiding the e-mail them link one day, the next day I was amazed at how quickly things can be done now. I was watching a show on Netflix on my second monitor, while doing some boring data entry, and the character was watching a video on her computer of Bob Dylan to learn playing the guitar. I hadnít heard that version of Shelter from the Storm before and really loved it. I knew from how he looked that it was from a big tour he had in the mid-70ís. So I went on You Tube and after a few adjustments to my search I had Dylan only vids, found one that looked like the image she had, got the name of it- Rolling Thunder Tour- and found the vid right away. It was amazing to me how quickly all this happened, and how often I find things that just a few years ago would have taken a long time, or not been possible.

*a good morning- helps when I am on site- with an employee that I had to talk to about a problem / letting her go last evening, that didnít go well. I didnít sleep well being worried about it, but asked her if she wanted to talk more this morning, and when she didnít I let it go- not that I ever beat a dead horse, living horse, partially dead, but still quite alive horse, the odd donkey, the occasional mule, ???burroÖÖÖbut I wonít go on and on and be a jack ass! take care all, bob


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2/28/12 10:20 A

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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 and no longer taking my days for granted.
Acknowledging sad and hurt feelings.
Tears.

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2/28/12 7:30 A

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This Monday morning, I am thankful for ...

* dinner with my son last night ... he was in a talkative mood
* a hike in the woods yesterday on a spectacular spring day
* help from friends
* My therapist is back after 6 weeks absence -- see him this morning
* getting details of a job offer today
* found a "cheap" ticket to Cape Town to see my daughter
* living life to the fullest .... a life worth living

Shine,
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2/28/12 5:40 A

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For Monday:

raking yard with boys help
walk to the next villa
good, normal day

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Today I am thankful that even though I got hit by a truck, I'm still alive and with no major injuries.

I am thankful for my knee that's recovering.

I am thankful that I was able to walk 2 miles today.

I am thankful that I have a day off from work today.

I am thankful for the extra cash I've managed to save.

Thank u God.

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2/28/12 12:50 A

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Grateful tonight for my many many creature comforts
* Stove to cook lentil soup for dinner
* Amazing CD's to play for music AND great FM stations broadcasting clearly
* Jacuzzi tub with eucalyptus salts
* Clean sheets from inside washer and dryer
* Central heat on a frosty night
* Comfy couch, electric lights and a NOOK to read

~~~Kathy~~~

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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 mindful of many blessings in my life...

~a beautiful sunset
~a new CD of old favorites from the 60's
~phone visit with younger son
~bright red blooming kalanchoe on the table that will last for weeks
~Spring is coming, days are getting longer

Peace and blessings to everyone

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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2/27/12 9:57 P

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Tonight I bow down in gratitude for:
~ performing well this weekend at my audition and my concerts
~ being able to sing at my concerts in spite of injuring my knee
~ injuring my knee AFTER my audition
~ supportive family and friends
~ knee much less painful today but seeing the doctor tomorrow
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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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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I am thankful for
~a new day to make better choices in my life
~an opportunity to gain a little more perspective into my husbands' mood swings
~the ability to take better care of my physically disabled son
~a new reason to reach my sp goals (the 25th anniversary of my husband and I becoming a couple)
~my twin sisters' new employment in a church
~health insurance(much needed)
~a friends' engagement and the love in the air
~all of my daily blessings seen and unseen
~God's work in my life
~this great forum to show gratitude and hear others' gratitudes

"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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- early morning sun illuminating the house

- an easy yell-free morning with the kiddos

- didn't fight the alarm clock this morning and feel (although tired) ahead to start the day.

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This Monday morning I am thankful for ...

* a new week
* restorative sleep
* the good health my family and I share
* the jobs that provide us with food, shelter and clothes with some left over
* cell phones, email, Skype ... that keep us in touch despite distance
* sun, birds, squirrels, first daffodils of spring, greens from a friend's garden
* job prospects when I graduate
* a life lived to the fullest .... a life worth living

Shine,
Sandra

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Dust is settling and I finally have some time to post gratitudes...many, many of them, having been away from the computer for a while.
* An amazing 8 days with my now 90 year old dad, seeing how our previously conflictual relationship has totally mended, and recognizing the depth of love we share
* Hubby joining us, and actually engaging in the festivities of the week
* An academy award "film festival" at our local theater...5 nominated films for $20 and we saw them all! (AND the animated and real life shorts the day before!)
* Quiet time at the pond, listening to the sounds of the birds in the cattails...yes, spring is here
* Getting in at least 2 miles per day (even during the film festival) of walking this past week
* Having the skills to deal with a medical crisis at the theater this past weekend
* Our citrus trees still abundant with fruit (though we have only one delicious grapefruit left...sigh...they have been the BEST!)
* Hubby calling me outside to see the sunset this evening
* Merle Haggard coming to town next week
* Ongoing struggles which remind me I am human....

~~~Kathy~~~

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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 timely, practical advice
~to have unexpected breathing room
~for time to work on acceptance
~for S's healing
~for a wonderful mentor

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,
and it should be treated with honor.
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I am thankful this Sunday afternoon for ...

* time with friends. Had dinner, went to the symphony, sleep over and breakfast this morning with a dear friend with whom I rarely get to spend quality time. She left and another friend called and wanted to play so we met for coffee and a walk in this incredible spring weather

* salmon salad leftovers

* skyped with my 24 year old daughter this morning, who still asks for and values her mama's advice

* taking a sunday afternoon nap

* hoping for lunch or dinner tomorrow with my son

* bicycle ride with a friend tomorrow afternoon

* treatment plan review week -- at the end of the week I will be totally caught up

* a life lived to the fullest ... a life worth living

Shine,
Sandra
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Thankful for...

plans for a movie with the kids (and a few hours to sit and not "be doing"

the sun shining

my DH today and always

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Sherrie, you will be wonderful tonight. As Sandra says, "SHINE".

Early Sunday thanks for...

~weekend time with DH
~bird watching
~good books to read found at a church sale
~dinner date for next week planned at a favorite spot
~Amish cooking

Wishing each of you a fabulous week of peace and blessings.

"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 I bow down in gratitude for:
~ following Maha on two forums!
~ "the day" arriving, wish me luck everyone
~ feeling prepared and happy for events today
~ feeling confident and without past habitual inhibiting nervousness when asked to sing a solo for tonights concert
~ supportive family
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie


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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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Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu. (A person is a person because of other people.)
-- African Proverb

Good morning,

From Feb 22-29 I am unable to go online at home because of being over my KB's on my Sprint connection card internet plan. Sooooo...I'm taking the time here in the library on campus, having riden my bike here on this spectacular warm sunny day, to join you in this wonderful practice~~

~ a birthday care package arrived yesterday from a wonderful SparkFriend filled with wonderful music CD's as well as documentary and concert DVD's...an amazing labor of love

~ from among them, watching "Hey Boo!" yesterday with a friend, an extraordinary documentary on 50 year anniversary of the extraordinary To Kill A Mockingbird

~ also receiving the new DVD release, "Thrive," from another friend, which I'm looking forward to watching

~ a lovely coming-together of friends on the day of my birth Thursday eve to sup together and then enjoy the incomparable Rev. Jesse Jackson

~ shared a tasty, nutritional lunch of beet greens and chard sauteed up yesterday and added to a vegetarian stew, along with some feta and kalamata olives

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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Thankful for...

time on Skype with DH and knowing that at least for this moment, he's okay (if you're following the news things have gotten even worse in Afghanistan in the past week or so).

saying "no" and standing by it when the kids' behavior made Mommy's plans for the day a reward they haven't earned.

a sweat covered elliptical session (and the idea that maybe now I'm starting to do some good)



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This Saturday morning I am thankful for ...

* sleeping in ... what a wonderful, restorative night's sleep
* friends .... they enrich my life
* my family -- immediate and extended ... they are like air
* birds, sunrise, river -- part of my home
* the privilege of working with my clients and caring co-workers
* a life lived to the fullest ... a life worth living

Shine,
Sandra

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family day yesterday for little one's b-day
his choice of b-day gifts - a tree to plant and a fruit bush
some Saturday pj time

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2/24/12 11:27 P

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This Friday night I am thankful for ....

* Hearing the Vienna Boys Choir tonight -- happy music
* Being inspired by Jesse Jackson last night
* Looking forward to Schoenberg and Beethoven tomorrow night
* Breakfast and a walk with a friend tomorrow morning
* Dinner and concert with another friend tomorrow night
* A busy week .... lots of people in pain
* Mid semester review went well
* Job prospects lining up .... cross your fingers
* sleep in tomorrow morning
* a life lived to the fullest ... a life worth living

Shine,
Sandra

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2/24/12 6:24 P

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

-Exercise
-Strength training
-Stretching (we should all learn from cats on this)
-Sunshine
-Exercise buddies
-Meditation

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2/24/12 3:53 P

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Today I bow down in gratitude for:
~ the gift of massage
~ the carpet of lavender crocuses covering a corner of the park
~ the insistent life force that is reawakening with early springish weather
~ figuring out the source of my chronic pain
~ MUSIC
~ 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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Thankful for...

a roof over my family's head on a rainy dreary day

the dog at my feet (feeling the rain) and not doing his normal - the kids aren't home it's my job to harass Mommy routine (and the 3 other animals scattered throughout the house... lest they feel left out)

sight of my basement floor which means there's now just hours of folding instead of flood soaked clothes

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2/24/12 9:51 A

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On this Friday, I am grateful for

- the upcoming weekend
- a quiet day @ the office to get things done
- a wonderful swim this morning
- giving blood and getting my 2 gallon pin
- dinner with friends tonight

"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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2/24/12 9:21 A

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Hello, Sherri, Mazzy, and all!

Today I'm grateful for...

* Friends
* Connections
* Work
* Woodstove
* Music
* And more!

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 youíre feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think youíre stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. Itís 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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2/24/12 2:06 A

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Happy Birthday Maha!

Tonight I bow down in gratitude for:
~ having less of a sweet tooth lately
~ focusing on eating healthy food and portion control
~ excellent "dress rehearsal" - 1 more day till Saturday's audition and concert
~ the miracle worker/chiropractor I saw today
~ much less pain
~ 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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2/23/12 12:23 P

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Mah!
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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.
Feeling loved.
The gift of today.
My gratitude practice.
The willingness to practice loving-kindness.

Mazzy


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2/23/12 12:19 P

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Thursday Thanksgiving for:

~quiet time from 4-6 AM to read part of a difficult book, "Spiritual Nutrition"
~beautiful sunshine today
~healthy meals planned for the next ten days
~family and friends
~sea shells, flowers, birds, rainbows, babies, music
~this thankful team and your posts

peace and blessings

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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2/23/12 12:14 P

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Glad you're back SFERENTI

On this Thursday, I am thankful for
- a great annual physical w/baseline tests for the next decades' trips around the sun
- scrip for the shingles vaccine to boost my childhood chicken pox resistance
- savoring my smoothie and oatmeal after fasting
- lunch with my TeamMate (do I have food on the brain?)
- a 'free facial' day with 80% humidity


"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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2/23/12 11:32 A

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Hello! I've been doing my gratitudes off-line, so haven't posted here for awhile, but it's good to be back.

Today, I'm grateful for:
*all the wonderful ways my body moves
*a sunny, warm(ish) day
*a CD organizing project that is bringing me back to music I haven't heard in awhile
*a day of fun work ahead of me
*my town's greenway, which I get so much use out of

Enjoy the day!
Sue

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


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2/23/12 11:29 A

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And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Good morning,

On this day I entered the planet this round at 11:50am in Methodist Hospital, Los Angeles. I feel deep gratitude~~

~ for loving parents who did their best to transmit what's important

~ for my teacher, Swami Satchidananda, who picked up where my parents left off

~ for my strong healthy body, which continues to carry me forward in good health

~ for Jnani and Annie's call from Hawaii at 12:02 today...with a wonderful message and saying they wanted to be THE FIRST; also Adelaida called from Ecuador

~ for a meditation streak, including this morning, the perfect way to begin this, or any, day and then this evening gathering with friends...from solitude to communion

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...

beginning to take back control

prioritizing

glorious weather

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2/23/12 5:47 A

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Happy Birthday, Maha! This Thursday morning I am thankful for ...

* sleeping in ... Portfolio turned in this morning ... YEAH!
* an evening to relax
* birds making a ruckus
* first cup of coffee
* managed to get everything done yesterday ... miracle
* full day of return clients -- a first (of many I hope)
* anticipation of a fun weekend -- beginning tonight with Maha's b-day
* a life lived to the fullest ... a life worth living

Shine,
Sandra


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2/23/12 1:44 A

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grateful
~for the distraction of a gorgeously warm sunny day
~to be capable in many ways
~for tomorrow's opportunities
~it's time to lay flat for a while
~today's over

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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2/22/12 7:13 P

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Today I bow down in gratitude for:
~ chiropractor appointment made
~ fantastic lesson
~ good rehearsal
~ an amazing daughter picking up my slack during this crazy week
~ light getting brighter at the end of the tunnel
~ 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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2/22/12 7:02 P

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Today, I am grateful for so much, including:

-This AMAZING spring-like weather we're having
-An incentive program at work helping me drink LOTS of water on a very consistent basis!!
-Being able to get away at lunch today to donate platelets, despite it taking 2 hours
-The amazing energy of kittens, even after being put under to get fixed; geez, it's like it never happened for 2 out of 3
-Co-worker exercise buddies, helping to keep me going
-The beautiful sunset I'm seeing outside my window RIGHT NOW

Stephanie

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2/22/12 6:40 P

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home and resting after long working weekend
retreat on island went well inspite of some small frustrations
dogs were okay in our absence



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2/22/12 12:11 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.
DH, who cares about my happiness and makes me feel loved.
My established gratitude practice.
An early morning walk that is becoming a habit.
Getting back on track as often as necessary.
Discovering red tea.
Taking the time to plan and monitor what I eat.
Having the time to read.

Mazzy


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