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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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On this last May evening I am very thankful for many things. A few of them are
-my beautiful family and all that they are
-recovering from a medication induced infection
-having a better outlook about life and therefore being better able to handle being sick again
-air conditioners for the hot weather this past week
-the ability to buy some exercise clothes at a great price
-an unexpected phone call from my dad to check up on me (2 days in a row)
-my husbands' patience and the care he gives me when I am under the weather
-still feeling connected to sp even though I wasn't able to be as active as usual
-continued learning about my true self
-God's love and all of the blessings that are seen and unseen
-this wonderful forum and all of you that continue to motivate me with all of your gratitudes



P.S-Stephanie I am with you that seeing the ones we love with disabilities helps us to be more thankful of what we are able to do. Sorry to hear about your partners' relapse.

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Stephanie,you are making my mouth water!

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Today, on this last day of May, I have so much to be grateful for, including:

-My eyes, so that I can see everything in our world - the good, the bad and the ugly
-My feet that have carried me through this hectic and crazy life of mine, and are appreciated even more now that I've had double foot surgery and they're coming through for me still, slowly but sure-footedly :-)
-My mouth, that allows me to savor the awesome tastes of summer's bounties
-My first CSA delivery yesterday that was WONDERFUL - blackberries picked off the vine that very morning that melted (note past tense) in my mouth, red leaf lettuce, red romaine, zucchini, yellow squash. and other non-produce items - oh my, am I getting hungry again?
-My partner doing OK and keeping up good spirits despite another fall and MS relapse
-A local not-for-profit organization very close to home that offers a "support the supporters" class for caregivers - I'm signed up and start a week from Monday night - much-needed at this specific moment
-My overall good health and all that I am able to do to try and stay healthy and even get healthier, as I see so many around me who are unable to do so due to debilitating disabilities

Have an excellent evening - and don't forget to go to the June 2012 thread tomorrow!!!

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5/31/12 1:46 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ daughter meeting me at the park
~ walking all the way around the park for the first time since my injury 3 months ago
~ music
~ morning yoga & meditation routine
~ dinner already made ready to warm up tonight
~ 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 I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to get back in track.
The willingness to look for opportunities to include more vegetables with my meals.
Choices.

Edited by: MAZZYR at: 5/31/2012 (11:20)
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emoticon AM.GIRLINBRAZIL!

On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- rain last night
- cool temperatures today
- renewing my AARP membership (@ the last minute of course...)
- packed breakfast and lunch
- walk with colleagues @ lunch

"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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5/31/12 6:03 A

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25 years of mostly bliss married to a good friend... anniversary was yesterday!

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


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5/30/12 7:17 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ My body
~ My heart & soul
~ My mind & spirit
~ Daughter responding to request
~ Hugs
~ 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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5/30/12 8:28 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- an early morning swim - 40 lengths in 36 minutes emoticon
- less coughing and more deep breaths
- zero balance massage @ noon
- finishing some important projects
- comfort food this evening from left-over pork chops and mac and cheese 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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Thankful for...

a restless night that led to some clarity this morning

the blessing of a country that allows me to question decisions and opportunities

my 7 y/o DD, incidentally on a rant as I type this, and her ability to express herself so articulately.

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5/30/12 6:47 A

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This morning I am grateful for:
The peacefulness of the morning
My job as a supervisor, everyday I have the opportunity to help people
My strong lungs and a strong heart
An attitude willing and able to learn
Choices in the land of the Free

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5/30/12 1:44 A

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Tonight I am grateful for:
~ Blessed daily and her swim suit realization
~ all of you and all that you share even though I rarely post about the effect you posts have on me, it is huge
~ spontaneous dinner party
~ the skills I have learned
~ a possible opportunity coming from being bold enough to ask a question
~ 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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5/29/12 6:33 P

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It's me again and today I'm grateful for:

-A great job to go to
-A warm and comfortable place to go home to after work
-Three adorable kittens who are growing quickly
-A casual dress summer (with Fridays to include shorts, if we wish) announced by our CEO
-A caring, loving, supportive partner who helps me get through the rough spots
-An odd flashback of memories this past weekend that brought on a bunch more of them, all related to a specific location that we lived for a short while when I was a kid

Have an excellent evening!

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On this Tuesday afternoon, I am grateful for

- a super holiday weekend
- another fabulous weather day
- catching up on some important work
- helping a colleague
- dinner on my DH

"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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Thankful for..

scale moving the wrong way after giving myself a "pass" from working out, logging food, and other good choices I usually try and make shows me that what I usually do IS working - even if it's at a slower pace than I'd like

a long weekend with DH and babies

putting my self-consciousness aside and donning the bathing suit (usually avoid the pool rather than put it on) and the kids' delight at mommy in the pool. All four of them (teens included) happy to play and vying for my attention. Note to self - my crappy body image isn't going to steal this from my kids again!

DH unexpectedly and for no specific reason sharing very loving thoughts (know he feels this way but DELIGHTFUL to hear it unsolicited - smiles).

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pink clouds I saw as I walked from the corner yesterday evening

happy ESL students

enough good leftovers for supper

strength to do a little housework after my English classes

boys almost done with homeschool work for year

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


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5/28/12 11:33 P

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Tonight, I am so grateful for:

-A day of delightfully chilling out
-Dinner on the deck at dusk
-Issue with neighbor partially resolved today
-Lots of kitten time
-Lying on the couch reading a great book with kittens curled up around you ... ahhhhhh
-Great catchup telephone time with dear friend in Texas
-My warm and comfortable bed that is calling me right now ...

Goodnight all -

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5/28/12 10:39 P

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Today I am deeply grateful for:
~ those who have sacrificed for our American life
~ rest
~ hopefully getting the right amount of exercise in the yard today (won't really know till tomorrow when I will know by how my knee is responding in the morning)
~ electricity
~ the internet
~ 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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5/28/12 8:30 A

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Wonderful gratitudes and Morning all

On this Memorial Day, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a still quiet house
- a homemade mocha
- giving thanks for our military and our leaders who are reducing the numbers of service people
- catching up on spark
- an unplanned day ahead

"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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5/28/12 1:29 A

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Tonight I am deeply grateful for:
~ my family
~ time with friends
~ our farmers market
~ continuing to take little steps and make small dents in several projects
~ my comfortable bed waiting for me now
~ 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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5/27/12 10:41 P

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Tonight I end my day focusing on all that I have to be grateful for, including:

-The bike shop FINALLY getting my bike adjusted correctly
-My first full bike ride on the new Trek (which I now LOVE) Saturday night with three friends
-Taking another bike ride by myself this morning before the heat and humidity hit; the wind, however, made for a great workout, but kept me down to only a 1-hour ride, which is OK
-Meeting two good friends for a quick bite of dinner tonight
-A game of Scrabble with my sweetie
-Carole King's memoir, "A Natural Woman," which I'm really enjoying
-Plans to meet a friend for a cuppa tea in the a.m.

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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5/27/12 3:42 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 e joy.
Taking an early morning walk.
The willingness to plan ahead and monitor what I eat.
Making healthy choices.
A husband that cares about my happiness.
The willingness to forgive.

Mazzy


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5/27/12 1:45 P

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On this gorgeous Sunday morning I am grateful for
-a good nights sleep that was overdue
-looking forward to spending some time with my family today
-a new deepak chopra dvd from netflix,
-enjoying learning more about myself through others
-a new beginners kickboxing dvd, loving the challenge
-a few good laughs with my sister yesterday
-becoming more accepting of my circumstances and at the same time recognizing that I have the ability to make my life better and those lives around me
-thankful for all of the soldiers past and present that have fought for the freedom and lives that most people take for granted
-for God's love and the life He has blessed me with
-for All of you that share with me your gratitudes and lives and welcome mine into yours
-thank you Kathy for this amazing and healing forum
-to all of my sp friends that share with me on this journey
-for my sons' strength and courage throughout his painful life and his beautiful mind
-for my husband and his loyalty and the undying love we share

Have a blessed week fill with many opportunities to get it right!!! ; )

"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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Finished my 20 k walk in four hours. This was my goal.
Friends who went for 40 k finished fine.
No big pain except for my old hip.
Time to relax today because of good preplanning!

M in Brazil

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


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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Pushing myself to take an early morning walk.
Making an effort to plan ahead and track my meals.
A cheerful DH.

Mazzy


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5/25/12 6:37 P

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On this Friday evening I am thankful for many blessings in my life...

~DH for his love and support these 30+ years
~time to work in the yard and garden this week
~raspberries setting fruit, picked two today
~plans set to spend next week with a cousin
~wedding and shower gifts bought for wedding where our younger son will be best man

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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5/25/12 4:47 P

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Today, I have so much to be grateful for including, but by no means limited to:

-Sweet texts back and forth with my little sister at lunch (we have a 2-hour time difference AND both have very busy schedules, so it's often hard to find the time to talk on the phone)
-My partner being willing to take on the "kick me in the butt" role if I'm not out the door by 7:30 p.m. tonight for a bike ride (versus going downstairs at work before leaving to work out in the gym) as I'm opting for a "fresh air" workout today, but was afraid I would get distracted before I got it done
-A 3-day holiday weekend for some extra R&R
-BlessedDaily, I'm with you, so grateful for those who make the ultimate sacrifice for this country and our freedoms (and I e-mailed my friend who is retired Navy to thank her)
-Lots of positive and awesome Sparking back and forth today with a few of my favorite Sparkers who share in this practice, it brought a true lift to my day
-Being told to cut out of here early today since it's a holiday weekend

Everybody enjoy their evening!!

Stephanie

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5/25/12 4:29 P

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Thankful for : The sun, wind, a wonderful bike ride in the hill country, that I had a day off, that I gave to myself today instead of only giving to others.

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Grumbly people in my house this morning got mostly happy by lunch time
DH who was sick in the night (stomach) seems ok today
Cool weather looks to continue for big marathon walk tomorrow

Think of me. Walking 20 km on Saturday. I think I'm prepared!

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


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5/25/12 2:45 P

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Today I am deeply grateful for:
~ limiting my wasteful screen time habits (which unfortunately has also meant not posting for a few days)
~ the wonderful theatre company I am involved with, so professional and yet fostering community and joyful kindness
~ not needing to concentrate as much to walk without limping = continued knee healing
~ promising new students
~ looking forward to transitioning to summer schedule and activities
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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grateful
~for a moment to breathe
~there will be time later to recoup
~for energy to just make it

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.
~Martha Graham




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On this happy Friday, I am grateful for:

* BLESSEDDAILY's comment about her grief-work, because it inspired me to feel grateful for my own.
* my family, because, even with their dysfunction and drama, they love me very much
* my current "home", because it is my space, and it feels good to have a nest
* walks and talks with friends
* a job that continues to feed my soul
* inspiration and motivation to work on my writing

~*~ Nicole ~*~

Wishing you some sort of success every day, and the ability to always see your blessings.


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Sounds wonderful BLESSEDDAILY

On this Friday, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- my sweet DH sending me a Henna Heals website
- 36 lengths in the pool - SP is right - doing the 'exercises' we loved as kids is motivating!
- more energy
- sharing with 3D friends
- the upcoming holiday weekend

Enjoy my friends - namaste

"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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Thankful for...

a day "off" from school and work for the family and a rare week day where we can all be together

beginning to process some long overdue grief work and still keeping it together (kinda)

a wonderful concert choir starring my 17 y/o DD and my son from another mother - and a nice dessert party after to celebrate

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Thankful for...

resisting the urge to bail on the elliptical

field day at the little ones' school and the flexibility at work to schedule around it so I can spend the time with them

those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and their families - this Memorial Day weekend and always.

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On this Thursday, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- blog from Maha
- completing a double circuit
- considering my lack of stamina a blessing
- lunch with my teammate
- notecards, stamps and the opportunity to be summer pen-pals
- golf after work - unless it rains - a blessing either way!

"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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English kids' classes that help pay our way
Good boys
Old dog is still moving along
A little net time
20 k walk on Saturday - getting excited!



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


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Today, I have much to be grateful for and I come here to share just a few of the highlights:

-An excellent phone call with my sister last night after a week or two of phone tag
-These amazing feet of mine that carry me through so much in life and have healed quickly and well after a fairly extensive surgery
-These brown eyes of mine (you know what they say) that allow me to see everything in our world - the good, the bad and the ugly!!!
-My capable body, though I don't push it as hard as I probably should
-My overall good health
-Picking my bike up tonight

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5/23/12 9:04 A

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Wonderful gratitudes all - we are truly blessed by our friends and loved ones!

On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- getting out of bed when I considered skipping swimming
- 30 lengths in 35 minutes - slower, but still healing
- last Crucial Conversations session with my department
- first Continuing Wellness Club walk with our maintenance group
- nothing planned after work 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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5/23/12 8:08 A

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Thankful for...

DH who expresses his love and appreciation

amazing kids who test and try my patience but are truly remarkable human beings

an unexpected gift from my sister - even after her passing.

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5/22/12 9:09 P

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Today I am grateful for many blessings. Among them are
-a good nights sleep
-my husband and my dear son
-my twin sisters' spiritual enlightenment through different means than me
-my safe home
- my brothers' safe return from a flight that was delayed
-a new pair of running shoes that feel like they were made for me
-forgiveness to myself and others'
-being able to maintain a positive attitude upon receiving news of changes to come to a family members' situation that could affect me
-learning to let go and let God
-this wonderful forum and the ability to share with all of you all that is good in my life (soo much)
-all of you sharing all of your gratitudes with me



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5/22/12 6:45 P

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Today, I am grateful for:

-Cool and crisp summer salads, so refreshing even in spring
-Refreshing cold water (have a real hard time drinking it unchilled)
-Making plans with friends for a long bike ride on Saturday
-Calling my bike shop to discuss problems with new Trek and them assuring me they can fix it "on the spot" if I get it in today after work (well in time for my Saturday bike ride)
-Still reminding myself that it's about progress, not perfection (good thing)
-Good books
-All of you and this practice that we share here

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5/22/12 9:13 A

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You're having a emoticon day BLESSEDDAILY!

On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a cool wet morning, following a top 10 weather day
- forgetting my breakfast smoothie, but having oatmeal @ work
- minimal bone aches - just enough to know its working! emoticon
- walk @ noon
- golf clinic tonight (I need it!) 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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5/22/12 8:20 A

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Thankful for...

being ahead of schedule to start this day - breakfast cooked and eaten by littles before their normal wakeup time, mommy done the elliptical already, lunches packed and ready to go... (now to continue the momentum)

heart pumping, sweat dripping that means my workout intensity has increased at least a little

3 inches of clear space on my "to do" board (which means there's only 8 more feet of to do to do! )

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5/22/12 12:37 A

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On this late evening I am so very thankful for
-posting my gratitudes after over a week of not posting : (
-my dh and ds
-getting a lil' better with learning how to meditate
-getting back on the elliptical after a week
-finally getting out of a rut of no exercising
-feeling good about my goals
-back to sparking : )
-this reliable practice and all of your gratitudes



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5/21/12 6:37 P

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Today, I have so much to be grateful for including, but by no means limited to:

-Kaligirl hitting her 2/3rds mark in treatment, while still being able to do so much!!! Yay!!
-This incredibly beautiful day - perfect weather
-Anticipation of a bicycle ride this evening
-Doing what I need to do to take of both of my feet after surgery, even if I don't like it because I have to rest for 1-2 days because the stupid tennis shoe rubbed one of the incision areas raw
-FINALLY being able to get a pedicure after surgery (and boy did I need it!!!!)
-Co-worker exercise buddies
-Having a workout facility downstairs at work provided by my company; its presence enables me to do very short bouts of exercise several times daily as I try and break the feet in slowly
-This amazing practice and each and every one of you!!

Stephanie

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5/21/12 12:40 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ finally speaking voice to voice with younger daughter
~ rain watering the yard and planters
~ electricity
~ cozy comfy clothes
~ my yoga and meditation practice
~ 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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5/21/12 12:38 P

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Monday morning thanks for many blessings...

~beautiful sunny 60's weather
~garden looking good
~100's of free petunias sprouted from last year's flowers transplanted to other spots
~bird songs
~iPod playing over speaker while I work
~checking things of the to do list

Have a fabulous and healthy week everyone!


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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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emoticon multiple gratitudes BLESSEDDAILY

On this Monday, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- A spark friend's safe trip in to work
- 2/3rds mark in treatment surrounded by caring medical people
- completing some long overdue yardwork Sunday - love it!
- dentist appointment, wifi and time to spark


"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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Thankful yesterday for...

- getting the house in order
- DH home from drill in time for dinner
- nice dinner w/ family

Thankful today for...

- house full of groceries (and the shop-at-home option that saves me time and money)
- drama free morning with the littles
- game plan (it's a start right? LOL)

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Hello, Sherrie, AmGirl, and all!

Today my heart filled with gratitude for...

...the amazingly beautiful state I live in (Vermont) in all its sparkling green splendor.
...the mysterious way that rhythym and music intertwine in all our lives, starting with the rhythm of our hearts.
...the gift of connection and intimacy and sharing with others.

Namaste!
Kathleen

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


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Today I am grateful for:
~ the gift of music
~ an evening to rest
~ dinner being made for me
~ Lula
~ younger daughter finally replying to a question
~ 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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5/19/12 3:32 P

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walk with son
lunch with friends
time by self this afternoon

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


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5/19/12 1:46 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ hubby transporting dd's bf to his work, esp when it ended up being moved much further than originally planned
~ all the little odds and ends my hubby does
~ perfect weather
~ spinach omelet for brekkie
~ tea
~ 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...

learning what works and doesn't (for instance know that every time I eat at my SIL's house - the scale goes up the next day and working on game plan for next week's meal there accordingly).

being overscheduled with the kids today - which means they're blessed with many opportunities

getting on the elliptical, even with a migraine brewing and skipping the soda that is calling my name (and is only in my house because of previously referenced meal with SIL lol).

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Saturday thanksgiving for many blessings...

~all of YOU
~an inspirational speaker at a Christian women's group gathering last night
~sampling several desserts at that meeting and still losing 1/2 # today
~sunny day to put in more garden
~dinner with our younger son tonight

Have a very wonderful 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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5/19/12 6:23 A

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grateful
~insomnia is temporary
~for the luxury of a hot bath
~for creative thinking
~for the practice of non-attachment in our current circumstance
~to know life goes on as it will, regardless of our plans

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.
~Martha Graham




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Today, I have much to be grateful for including:

-A nice lunch with a few team members
-Thinking outside the box - I had a large, healthy spinach strawberry salad in the fridge that I didn't want to waste, so I went with my team to be social, had a bowl of veggie soup, followed by my salad when I got back - and there you have it - win-win
-A much-needed weekend
-My amazing kittens and the lessons they teach me, as well as what I teach them
-My new bicycle and my anticipation at getting my first "real" ride in tomorrow morning

Have a great evening!

Stephanie

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My long day is almost done
Time to meet and be with friends tomorrow
Happy boys

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


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