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~~~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 tonight for the words that Maha posted...one of my favorite reminders...

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
-- Philo of Alexandria

Also
* Getting yard cleaned, and patio furniture up and ready
* Finding the twinkle lights for the umbrellas!
* For hearing my son's voice...even though as exhausted as he sounded
* For the strength and energy that has kept him going this past year
* For African black soap, Vicks vaporub, and a good book. Going to be asleep before midnight tonight!


~~~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 grateful for:
~ the opportunity to sing & hear beautiful music
~ a new student today
~ sun breaks
~ Healthy Choice dinners, not normal for me who almost never buys processed foods, but helping me get a grip on portion control and turn the corner back toward health
~ my meditation practice, especially on the less "successful" days
~ 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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Today's gratitude's are...

~Another day clean
~A good day at work
~Resolution to a conflict that was bugging me
~A very relaxing evening
~Staying well within my calories today
~Being greeted when I got home today by both of my healthy children...and appreciating that after talking to a guest from my hotel who recently lost his 14 year old son to lukemia
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditonally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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Hi Kathleen & Maha,

Here's my second thanks of the day ...

~ hurting a friend's feelings and still feeling loved
~ learned something about myself in the process
~ almost done with second paper ... amazing what a deadline will do
~ perhaps I will get three narratives done today as well ... ahead of schedule
~ see attorney today to start divorce proceedings ... bittersweet but it is time
~ brother called at good time yesterday
~ a friend helped me get my job and I finally took time to say "thank you"
~ as always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose

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Hello, Maha, Sandra, and all!

This morning I'm grateful for the bright sunshine on my windowsil seedlings emerging from their underground nests.

I'm grateful to ME for finally taking some time to tidy up. It feels a lot better!

I'm happy that my beautiful veggie-filled and filling breakfast only had 400 calories in it -- but plenty of nutritional punch.

I'm grateful that I managed -- hooray! -- yesterday to stay on track with both eating and exercise.

Namaste!
Kathleen

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

No matter what 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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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
-- Philo of Alexandria

Good morning,

As a move from groggy to foggy to fully awake, my mind wraps around gratitude~~

~ my sounds-of-nature alarm clock

~ milk and honey in my morning brew

~ a helpful email from the prior administrator of the programs I will be running at the ashram

~ Rebecca's Zen Judaism blog...enjoyed the chuckle on this count-down morning

~ first final in FIVE hours and I'm preparing for the comprehensive exam in an organized manner

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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This Monday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ finally getting started with all the work that must be done by 8 am Thursday
~ finishing the first of two papers to be written
~ looking forward to a more productive day today
~ the sound of the ever-present fan in my bedroom
~ a compliment from a dear friend
~ experiencing joy in the moment
~ hopelessly infatuated
~ as always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Wow...I thought I would sneak in before Ann today. But again, she got her first! (Hi, Ann!)
Gratitudes for this warm Sunday include
* A wonderful gathering of friends yesterday...with the perfect lunch of easy to prepare TAPAS!
* Waking to the sound of a mockingbird. My very favorite alarm clock. First time this year! (well, at home...heard them in San Diego a few weeks ago)
* A lazy day today...recovering from the exhaustion of the past few weeks.
* Holding off the throat that wants to be sore
* Bringing some sanity to a situation that was getting out of control
* My incredibly dysfunctional family that I so love


~~~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 have the big party successfully behind
~to have all the yummy product of hours of baking consumed happily...by others
~for the afternoon to rest my back
~for the wherewithal to visit my mom, honoring her 88th b'day
~to be leaving bright and early tomorrow...alone, a rarity, with you in spirit but without internet access

peace
ann


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and it should be treated with honor.
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Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
-- Eric Fromm

Good morning,

Happy to have this place to gather in thanksgiving~~

~ feeling the relevance of Fromm's insight as I prepare to visit a friend hospitalized in the psych unit this afternoon

~ the exotic experience yesterday of creeping slowly over to the other side of my office space, looking out the window with an air conditioner unit in part of it, and watching for several minutes from about two ft. away, a lovely tiny little bird perched on top of the AC, seemingly looking right at me, and singing her heart out

~ finished my research paper last night -- going though it this morning for final refining details

~ though I know it's definitely nip-and-tuck, the remaining work is feeling a little more do-able -- preparing for two finals, writing my final work report and invoice, packing, and other assorted details

~ feeling SO fortunate that Steve Martin (a way-up-there pop culture hero of mine) and the Steep Canyon Rangers will be HERE, in Little Rock, for an evening of music and comedy upon my return in latter June and I'm planning to go, even though it will be alone

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 4/29/2012 (14:53)

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 Sunday morning, I am thankful for ...

* renewed commitment
* friends who make me laugh & think, who listen, who teach, who accept ...
* the space I call home
* stimulating movies that make me think and feel
* self-acceptance, glimpses of self-love
* miracles
* as always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose
Shine,
Sandra

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Morning all

On this Sunday, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a good nights sleep
- attending church with my DH
- brunch out
- start of the Big 10 Facilities Conference and chance to meet new colleagues
- dinner supplied as part of the conference, so a no cook day!
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"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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Late Saturday thanks for many blessings...

~weekends
~memories
~April showers
~books to read
~central heat

Wishing a wonderful day 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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Tonight I am deeply grateful for:
~ deep breaths
~ persistence
~ memories
~ lula "hugs"
~ leftover steamed brocolli
~ 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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4/28/12 4:54 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.
A fresh manicure.
Choices.
My iPad.
SparkPeople and SparkFriends.


Mazzy


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This Saturday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ shared, poignant moments
~ hugs and cuddling
~ sitting on the balcony in the evening
~ silence
~ talking
~ loving life as it comes
~ being satisfied with what is
~ living in the moment
~ as always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose.

Shine,
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My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Good morning,

So happy to be here~~

~ thankful for regularly being unsettled

~ enjoying my morning brew with almond milk and honey

~ productive day yesterday at language lab

~ Sandra's help with a dear mutual friend in distress

~ the day ahead with plans to finish my research paper

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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Friday night gratitudes
* For a friend's GREAT retirement luncheon
* For laughter and sharing of memories
* For the joy I saw in her face...the hope of better things to come...
* For the discovery of a wonderful Mexican grocery store...and again, laughter shared
* For the amazing sky this evening. No words to describe the colors or the glow...

~~~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 ability in the kitchen
~to enjoy indulging a love of baking without temptation
~for perfectly beautiful weather to be outside
~for time spent in the garden with S
~it's time for rest and quiet

peace
ann

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and it should be treated with honor.
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4/27/12 9:11 P

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Today's gratitude's are...

~Another day clean
~A great day of work full of laughs with my work family
~Peace brought to a close friend and being there for her thru a rough time
~My youngest stepping outside her box...so proud of her
~A good work out tonight
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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As I end my work week, I have much to be grateful for including, but by no means limited to:

-Coming up with excellent alternatives for the weekend since I cannot exercise, walk, shop, or any of the active things I normally do
-Manicure scheduled for tomorrow
-Using one of my CHEAP Groupon-like purchases to go see Hunger Games this weekend (I'm not one for violent movies, but EVERYBODY who has seen it or read the book says it's a great movie, so I'm going to give it a whirl, given my limited ability to do other things)
-Finding SEATED workout videos on SparkPeople today and intentions to take advantage this weekend (why didn't I look sooner, there's even a seated cardio workout)
-A wonderful book that I can hardly put down (a bit fantasy, a love story, magic/mystique/mystery - a bit of everything)
-This incredible practice and how it impacts my life (and that means all of you too!!!!)

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So many posts yesterday and this morning, so much joy in your thanksgivings! Thank you for the inspiration ....

this Friday morning, I give thanks for ...

* opportunity to work at home today ... now I just need to get busy
* a friend coming over tonight for a relaxing dinner of leftovers
* trees to shade my morning sun-facing windows & reduce air con cost
* a violence free life (unlike most of my former clients)
* writing letters to former clients & transferring them to new therapist today
* celebration May 3 of last day of last semester of MSW program
* get my provisional license to practice social work on June 12
* a licensing exam review course Jun 9-10 ... taking test at first chance
* life is good, I am happy, getting more frequent glimpses of loving self
* as always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose

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Morning all!

On this Friday, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for
- my walk/run this morning
- visit to my chiropractor
- my fruit smoothie and oatmeal breakfast
- a packed lunch from Tuesday (can't wait to see what it looks like) emoticon
- dinner with friends

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

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Your outlook affects your outcome.
-- John Paul Warren

Good morning,

Here to give thanks before I dive head first (ostensibly where the intelligence resides) into my day~~

~ my pride in being a part of the university choir, enjoying the wonderful selection of works we presented in our evening concert last night

~ judiciously noting the necessary preparations needing to take place before the road trip on Wednesday, e.g., making app't for having tires inspected and rotated and vehicle oil and lubed

~ Kitty Rama, the ever-adventurous and joyful feline whose vibe lightens the space around her

~ leftover rainbow chard, about to be combined with farm eggs, salsa and brown rice for a fried rice breakfast, Maha style

~ taking advantage of the last day the language lab is open this week in preparing for the two finals first of next week

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 4/27/2012 (09:28)

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'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy,
Healthy lifestyle changes that are becoming habits.
An early morning walk behind me.
A husband who cares about my happiness and is so easy to love.
Choices.
The gift of today.
New SparkFriends.


Mazzy


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Thursday night gratitudes
* Working an incredible performance of Oklahoma put on by a local youth musical company
* These awesome kids who provide inspiration and hope that the next generation will be just fine.
* The wonderful opportunity to go to CUBA in November!
* Contact with old friends I haven't seen since high school and finding deep bonds and common interests that we never shared before
* Menu finally planned for luncheon I am hosting over the weekend. FINALLY!
* Another gorgeous California spring day after a cleansing rain.

~~~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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Thursday Thanks for many blessings and especially for...

~favorite old recipes made healthier, ie less salt, sugar and fat
~muffins made with whole wheat pastry flour, oatmeal, a little honey, a little zylitol, and bananas-yum, and no oil or butter
~getting started on some long postponed projects
~DH for all he does
~all your inspiring posts
~my blood sugar has been down 50 points for the 10 days-less prepared food and more raw vegetables and fruits and cooked veggies

Have a wonderful, healthy weekend everyone!

For Maria-Twinsfitby40
"Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time." Asha Tyson

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

~ Breakfast with grilled stickies & a great friend:-)
~ A new bike!!! (an early Mother's Day present:-)
~ Having both sons, my DIL and my new grandson all here tonight:D

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Today, I have so much to be grateful for, despite it all, and here are just a few things:

-My day ending much better than it started
-Being able to take it completely easy tonight with feet up
-Hot chai tea with steamed nonfat milk
-My own personal revenge in a healthy way, hurting nobody, with nobody being aware, yet making me feel much better - sweet deal
-My incredible partner and her amazing heart and soul
-Less than two weeks until we get to see the one and only ... Aretha
-Less than a week until I get to dump these beautiful post-op walking shoes!!!!
-This amazing practice and all of you who share in it with me

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Today I am grateful for:
~ the sun peeking out through the clouds
~ my chiropractor
~ Lula's playfulness
~ learning new music
~ new student this afternoon
~ 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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On this gorgeous Thursday morning I am thankful for many things. Among them are
-my family and their families
-my dh and super cool son
-the rush of energy that came out of nowhere this morning and got me through a good workout
-less head and body pain
-having the courage to create a new sparkteam, have always had a hard time sharing with others my feelings and thoughts
-finding truth behind the belief that I am part of this wonderful universe and I must do my part to make it whole
-slowly learning how to meditate and take quiet time for me
-making an effort to spread positive vibes to all of those I encounter
-really trying to understand what my life's true purpose is
-thankful that I know that I can still love God and become more spiritually aware as well
-learning to forgive others and to forgive myself for all of the mistakes I have made in the past that have led me to be unhealthy right now.
-understanding that everything that has happened in my life, good or bad, has a purpose
-thanks to all of you for making this practice an essential part of my journey and for sharing so much wisdom and gratitudes with me.
-Thank you Kathy for this forum, I am blessed that you are my spark friend.

Have a wonderful rest of the week with many successes and some opportunities to make better choices, Maria

"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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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
-- Marcel Proust

Mornin' --

Grateful~~

~ for this practice which helps me to realize the abundance in my life even when it doesn't feel that way

~ great sadness about a close friend, thankful for the connection in the midst of it all

~ making it home safely after midnight last night after being miserably lost, tired, disappointed, frustrated, and drowsy

~ getting close to semester's end -- one research paper left, two finals, a report for my job, choir performance tonight -- which means getting close to the Wed. departure on the wonderful road trip to VA with my dear friend

~ cold cheese-squash pupusas for breakfast (as far as good cold, think cold pizza -- it's a Salvadorian empanada-like deliciousness from one of the people I interviewed last night) -- YUM!

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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grateful
~for solid sleep
~for shared info and energy here
~for dietary changes quieting both palate and appetite
~for increasing moments of calm in the midst
~for surprising possibilities ahead

peace
ann

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emoticon Sandra - as you are in mine!

On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for
- another beautiful NE day, to put the top down and keep the 'hair' on emoticon
- completing the circuit 2x - love the renewing stamina emoticon
- meeting with my teammate @ lunch emoticon
- time to spark emoticon
- taking breaks on the hour 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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Kali .... you are lively in my heart and mind! Wishing everyone a fulfilling day! This Thursday, I give thanks for ....

* my last day of seeing clients at this job ... bittersweet
* a week from today I will have my last day of school in my last semester
* looking forward to these seven weeks free of school/work ... b4 starting job
* having a job lined up .. many graduating students do not have jobs yet
* apartment clean enough for company tonight -- Miss Representation
* second date - a bike ride
* weigh in today ... hope I've lost at least what I gained last week (yuk)
* practicing gratitude with the ever-supportive Big Bob's fan club
* first cup of coffee
* as always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
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Ditto to #1,3, 5 and 6 of Sherrie's tonight....

Also grateful for
* Spending 40 minutes doing laps inside WinCo with a neighbor because it was raining. Sounds funny, but it worked.
* Vick's vaporub and a 3 hour nap this afternoon. My body was screaming for it!
* That my son and family are back in CA
* Breakfast for dinner
* Knowing when we meet with Brunhilda (our trainer) in the morning, I can tell her I have done my homework
* Getting to bed once again, since I am still feeling overwhelmingly fatigued.

~~~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 quiet time with a friend this morning
~to be able enough for some modified yoga
~to be leaving resentment behind and moving on
~for progress in a neighborly dispute
~to realize growth

peace
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4/25/12 10:52 P

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Today I'm grateful for...

~Another day clean
~Getting out of work a little early
~A great 2 hour talk with one of my oldest and dearest friends
~Bonding time with my youngest
~That all ended well with a bad allergic reaction my honey had tonight
~A new work out ball!
~FINALLY getting a work out in...late, but better than not at all!
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Bad night of little sleep didn't totally mess up my day
Grabbed a few hours extra rest before the gang all woke up
Oldest boy who went to the big city and got all mixed up with wrong buses and wrong times made it home in one piece
Cute kids at my afternoon ESL classes
Opportunity for a private ESL student in my home


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4/25/12 2:07 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ newly blooming lilacs, apple trees, and azaleas (adding to the riot of color from everything already in bloom)
~ living in one of the best places for gardening
~ bulbs, perennials and all the things that keep coming back once planted.
~ new music to work on
~ water, so easy to take for granted, so incredibly important
~ 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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4/25/12 9:10 A

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Here's to loving life, Sandra!

On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and grateful for
- walk, run this morning - 42 minutes toward rebuilding stamina
- professor checking up on my health
- getting used to the wig - won't know it's there by next week
- packed lunch from forgotten presentation yesterday emoticon
- Crucial Conversations session this morning
- Red Out - heart walk over lunch

Life is good!
Namaste all

"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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4/25/12 8:05 A

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This Wednesday morning I give thanks for ...

~ my second to the last day of seeing clients at this internship ... bittersweet
~ time set aside this weekend to complete internship portfolio
~ seeing Miss Representation with two dear friends on Thursday night
~ bringing home the sculpture from the fundraiser for LGBTQ youth center
~ loving life, open to adventure, happy .....
~ as always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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How DOES it get to be so late while I am still awake? Tuesday gratitudes...even though it is Weds now...
* The electrician who hung our beautiful light fixture. SO nice to find someone with such a good work ethic, and who does not overcharge!
* The beauty in our home, and the "feeling" that it is becoming us.
* Hubby finding important documents that he thought he'd misplaced
* The bee in my car NOT stinging me
* The clouds that looked like children's drawings in the sky today. Made me smile
* Walk with neighbor scheduled for a.m.


~~~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
~a friend got professional help for depression
~to see her smile
~for laughter that's contagious
~to celebrate M's b'day with the kids
~for so many blessings

peace
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4/24/12 11:04 P

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Today I am grateful for...

~Another day clean
~A day off and not having to wake up to an alarm at the usual 5:30am
~Time spent with my Big Sis
~My cat finally getting groomed and not dropping large chunks of hair everywhere anymore!
~A successful anniversary meeting at my new homegroup tonight
~Falling off of the calorie wagon, but recognizing that tomorrow is a new day
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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Today, I am grateful for:

-Remembering the birthday of my dear friend/second mother just lost a few months ago (she would have been 71 today)
-Sunshine
-Beautiful weather
-Old, comfortable friends
-Flexibility (physically AND mentally) - LOL
-My incentive program at work that gives us fruit each week for healthy snacks!!
-This practice and all of you who share in it

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4/24/12 3:35 P

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Today I am deeply grateful for:
~ finding out that a friend got to go home from the hospital today (after more than a month)
~ finding out that a different friend got to hold his preemie baby for the first time today
~ yoga teacher back from training, so regular yoga class for first time in 3 weeks
~ getting a response to a question (even though it was just to say I have to wait for the answer)
~ the rest of the day is on flexible time
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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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 best friend's mother, Gertie, feeling better after being challenged by medical issues.
Taking an early morning walk.
The willingness to plan ahead and monitor what I eat.
Choices.



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Thankful for...

being angry and able to look at where it's coming from more than the person who "triggered" it

most of the kiddies home today to celebrate "bring your child to work day" early (Mommy and Daddy will be traveling on the real day on Thursday

first born choosing to be in school for a test she has rather than join the rest of the posse at home (she sometimes has a hard time making good choices and this was a responsible one even while I wish she was with us).



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4/24/12 8:46 A

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Glad you slept well Sandra!

On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- not making it through the circuit - good to know one's limits and give thanks for support
- a 'summer-like' day in NE
- a presentation @ lunch to the ABC
- my first copy of Eating Well - looks to be a great magazine
- financial session this evening (no need to cook!)

"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 Tuesday morning for ...

* a good night sleep ... 6 hours straight through
* dates ... always a learning experience ... and you never know
* book club off to a good start
* my relatively simple life ...
* shaping up to be another spectacular day -- coolish, sunny, not humid
* just 9 days until I'm done with school
* entire weekend blocked off to finish up internship portfolio
* then five days to socialize and pack for Africa ...
* 13 days until I board the plane for Cape Town
* as always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose
Shine,
Sandra

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Late night Monday gratitudes
* A day of exceptionally rewarding interactions
* Electrician with a work ethic that floored me. How he is pulling from his own resources to solve a problem for us!
* Manager at Costco who is a solid reminder that corporations and big box stores really do have decent people working for them, who want to do the right thing
* Trainer who is prompt, professional and who worked us like dogs today!
* Heated pool to soothe the aching muscles tonight
* My bestie returned from Spain and I had the pleasure of picking her up at the airport.
* Watching Oprah and Deepak Chopra on OWN tonight.
* Turkish music from Konya....

~~~Kathy~~~

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Today I am deeply grateful for:
~ the incredibly successful and beautiful concert that raised over $18,000 for our friend in need
~ my students
~ my teachers
~ getting new music today
~ my hubby and daughters
~ 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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Today's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean
~A long day at work over
~A good therapy session after work
~A great work out at the gym tonight
~Skipping my nap and not minding
~A day off tomorrow!
~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

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BlessedDaily - I want some matzo ball soup!!!! (insert big whining here) - I LOVE matzo ball soup.

Bob - No prob to follow two Bobs!!!

AT - Sure, sure - I bet you spilled the coffee on purpose!!!!! LOL

OK, I'll be very serious now as this is a serious endeavor ...

As I end my work day, I am grateful for so much, including:

-Heirloom oranges from Trader Joe's (been eating these oranges for 3 months now - YUM)
-This beautiful weather
-Being able to get my deck cleaned up over the weekend by doing it in very small doses
-My grocery store trip where I used the motorized cart; it was definitely called for since I'm in post-op shoes with big walking limitations, but was also an interesting experience to see how people reacted; several offered help, though I didn't need it and I explained the issue to them
-My very honest auto repair shop (car had to go back in today as a result of a check light that came on from something they missed when doing fuel injection service). They told me about it, delivered a loaner to my office to switch out with my car, drove my car back to their shop, fixed it - they are just amazing
-My incredible partner and her constant support and big heart
-My patience that seems to be improving - either from age or from hormones (LOL) - as I'm going a bit crazy not being able to take my walks or other cardio, but am handling it quite well (my partner even says so) and I'm VERY grateful, whatever the reason
-All of you!!!! And I love Kathy's "seeing the two sisters back" - I AGREE!!!!!!

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This Monday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ laundry done
~ semi-productive day on internship portfolio
~ date tonight ... hmmmm ...
~ fun weekend ... enjoying my second adolescence
~ bought a metal sculpture at a fundraiser .. can't wait to hang it
~ getting excited about Africa ... but much to do before I leave
~ a job when I return, even if I have to commute & limit social life
~ anxiety attack abated
~ plans every night this week ... I like being busy
~ as always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose

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PEACEFULONE my consulting bill is in the mail. Sherrie glad you have t-shirt weather there, here we are having a cold spell and itís nipply city- just hope I donít chafe. Kaligirl Iíll have to find a px. of my natty burr haircut from my younger years. Iím sure youíll be styliní the shorter cut!

Today I am thankful for:

*sleeping in both weekend days!!!

*getting all non-fed taxes up this weekend! I canít believe how many local, county, state,Ö taxes there are. We stayed at it until all were caught up for the first time since 2004.

*headache from said tax-a-thon finally going away after some rest this morning.

*crews back in healthy. Two were sick all last week- oy vey!

*finding a new dystopian series to watch on Hula+. I thought I had run out, but have found two more recently.

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Thankful for...

matching grant opportunity

time with hubby (and his patience today when I had to honor work commitments)

possibility and promise

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Morning all - on this Monday, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- getting my hair buzzed so the rest can fall out with minimal mess
- getting my wig trimmed to look like (only better) emoticon than my hair
- finishing the 2nd cycle Friday (1/3rd through) emoticon
- having minimum discomfort with my new 'health insurance'
- enjoying another beautiful spring day with colleagues, loved ones and sparkers!

"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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The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the world's ways.
The greatest action is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
-- Atisha

Good morning,

Once again, stopping by here instead of FB (makes perfect sense)! I sent the above text to a friend yesterday, so it was handy and decided to share the riches with my friends here as well!

Uhhhhhhh...Kathy what horrendousness HAPPENED to you yesterday? Purse snatched? Car broke into? The mind whirls with that tidbit of information!

Gratitude~~

~ for Kathy's attitude about what's REALLY important in this life, always a great reminder!

~ great conversation over a meal with two lively young women after one gave us a cook's tour of her exhibit (such talent)

~ creativity and "mental muscles" -- working on memorizing a fascinating poem (in Spanish)...and looking for props to bring it to life a little more

~ Ann's loving, sensitive and generous gesture in sending me a wonderful kirtan CD that I listened to non-stop yesterday

~ looking forward to coming together with Hispanic entrepreneurs today for follow-up interviews

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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Some new clothes!

ďFear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.Ē E. Elliot


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Grateful tonight
* For the most hideous experience at Costco today...and feeling comfortable with whatever the outcome is
* For a meeting tomorrow with the amazing manager who said he "work things out" for me.
* For knowing I am not really attached to my money or possessions
* For great visit with neighbors after way too long...
* For whole house fan which cools things down in minutes without using the energy and expense of an A/C (It was 91 here today...)
* For being able to help my aunt plan her 75th birthday party...and knowing we will do it right.

~~~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 the blessing of an old friendship
~for deep sharing in confidence
~for rare hours to sit together this morning
~the horizon is expanding with age
~to feel content with a very restricted diet

peace
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On this late Sunday evening I am mindful of many blessings in my life...

~reading all your lovely posts
~safe travels and a fun time with our older son
~this afternoon spent outside in beautiful weather
~"taping" multiple TV shows on the computer instead of the VCR
~having two PBS channels with different programming
~Bob's helpful gardening advice

Wishing you ALL a wonderful week!




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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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4/22/12 2:59 P

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Today I am deeply grateful for:
~ our choral community coming together for the benefit of one our colleagues and his family
~ the power of music
~ going a little longer and farther on my bike ride today
~ headache gone
~ tshirt weather (even for me, even in my home (which stays cool)
~ 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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4/22/12 9:28 A

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On this not-so-early Sunday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ Despite ups and downs, zigs and zags, life goes on.
~ Bought a welded sculpture that reminds me I have freedom to choose
~ Going to see an art installation today - just the photos are incredible
~ Released 3 pounds in the last two days ... getting close to halfway mark
~ Totally infatuated, not enough time in the day
~ Another beautiful spring day .....
~ As always, a life worth living, innumerable possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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