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8/19/13 8:07 P

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ah, a long day almost done

difficult conversation went ok with middle son today

good news from traveling boy

youngest forgave me to chopping too much hair off in latest home haircut
(it looks good)

hubby okay after difficult conversation

homeschool day #1 for fall went alright

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


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On this sunny Monday afternoon I am thankful for many blessings..

~to be alive-that was in question 8 days ago
~renewed appreciation of time and the importance of how I spend it
~pretzel rolls with a little butter
~getting a house project finished-more cupboard space in the laundry room
~meditation

Hugs and love to all and especially to Kathy!

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~a good sleep
~up and exercised first thing
~coffee, it's back in my life
~getting started on new course
~DH in touch with our kids via an app on his cell phone
~asked to do church decorations for youth rally and coming up with a great plan within minutes
~cleaned my desk
~vegetarian chili (I put some cooked lentils through my processor and added them - they feel like ground beef and do not alter the flavor at all)
~cherries in my fruit salad for supper last night - yumm!
~could not get a call through to my Mom so called my sis and had a lively conversation
(Must share this - may bring a smile to your face: My 86 yr old mother has decided she wants things advertised on TV so pressures my brother to order them for her from her checking acct, which barely covers household expenses. He calls my sis to talk to Mom and she does. She said the last time Mom was so insistent and my sis felt so guilty about it, that she ordered the $50 girdle! Now, Mom wears those adult disposable things and has trouble with her balance when dressing so how she can manage a girdle, neither sis or I can imagine. She wore it one time and now it is neatly folded in her undies drawer. I am just sooo grateful that Mom finally stopped ordering things herself! The last time I was there, I discovered her magazine stash and my sis and I talked it over and made a half dozen or so phone calls to cut the orders!!! Mom no longer has direct access to her debit card - my brother keeps it. Getting older is not fun and I try not to dread the days ahead.)

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Kathy - continued prayers for comfort coming your way

On this Monday morning, I continue to give thanks and am grateful for
- emoticon before work
- the president being out of the office as jack hammering commences
- the last of our wonderful cool days for a while
- packed breakfast and lunch
- emoticon with the girls

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!



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I am thankful on this wonderful morning...

- for really wanting to get up and get going this morning
- for remembering to take "small bites" as I once again revamp exercise schedules, commit to healthier choices, continue horse activities, small biz plans and my regular job
- valued and wise input and support from J & A regarding entrepreneurial stuff
- a kinda perfect Sunday
- son watching a Hitchcock film with me...I like suspense and mystery...he likes horror and thrillers....and we both liked this one together
- time spent with E & A and a truly fun Sat evening and dinner party

~S

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Today I give thanks for...

~ Monday, Monday ... 9 work days left after this one
~ Kathy has found grief support online
~ my consulting supervisor I meet with weekly -- she is a joy
~ major progress on packing ... one more day should do it
~ an overall plan for traveling in New Zealand ... now to fill in details
~ oatmeal for breakfast every day
~ on to my oatmeal
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Tonight before I head off to bed, I'm deeply grateful for:
~ Kathy and all you share. It takes tremendous courage to be present and sometimes even grateful to pain. It doesn't make it easier but it is inspiring!
~ my neighbor getting my laptop to work
~ creating a backup of the files on my laptop
~ finishing one task that had that last little bit to do for days and days, finally all done
~ clean fresh water
~ many 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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Thanks
* To all of you, who have been so kind during this past month. I do NOT feel like an inspiration, wallowing in such horrific grief, crying all the time, still unable to function much of the day, and struggling through each and every night.
* For surviving yet another day...albeit a really rough one
* That my niece found and apartment and actually took a few things out of the garage that she can use
* For the firefighters who are risking their lives...especially in Idaho and California, who are working under such difficult conditions
* For my dad being able to be a guest of the Honor Flight in October. He is SO excited, and needs something wonderful in his life.
www.honorflight.org/

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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8/18/13 11:03 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Kathy still loving to come here, even when things are terrible and rough. a true inspiration
-Doing three SparkPeople strength videos today - one upper body, one lower and one core
-My SparkPeople videos FINALLY accomplishing my goal of how to get three strength training sessions in weekly, as well as being totally different from my other two days, so adding good variety to my strength training
-My favorite restorative yoga class tonight
-Seeing my old yoga instructor, now my friend, her first yoga class after hip surgery
-Wearing my yoga pants for the first time tonight; a major find at Savers (a thrift store) where they still had the tag in them and cost me $5 (I've been wanting to get yoga pants, and now I know why so many women wear them, but the ones I've seen have cost $40+
-Being able to work from home tomorrow, which is almost like a 3-day weekend, if all goes as planned

Goodnight all ...

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This Sunday morning, I give thanks for ....

~ agreeing with my partner on a strategy for blending our households
~ up early and out doing errands
~ bought boxes and packing materials
~ doing my last laundry at the apartment
~ packing underway ....
~ photos finally ready to send ... relief
~ all is well .... life is good

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8/18/13 12:32 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.
Taking an early morning walk with DH.
The beautiful new palms we had planted.
Seeing the beauty all around me.
Memories of my dear sister who I miss so much it hurts.
Experiencing a sister's love.
My gratitude practice.
Reading your beautiful posts.

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8/18/13 7:48 A

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~excited with new course
~good sleep
~continuing coolish mornings
~talking to a friend and hoping to see her today
~time early morning watering my flowers
~happy, fat dogs
~prayer time for those in need
~a little more photo work for DD's album
~the new sheets fit my bed
~Sunday morning pancakes just for me - yum!!!
~hearing about DD & SIL's fun trip with their friends

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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8/18/13 2:30 A

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Come to CA, Maha...you know where you can stay! New beds in the guest room!

Gratitudes
* A friend who took me out to dinner tonight
* Warm evening on the patio over looking a lake and a gorgeous sunset during dinner
* Two night's of left overs...no cooking tomorrow
* My niece finding an apartment and needing furnishings, appliances, etc. SHE IS COMING TO MY GARAGE for starters tomorrow!
* That taking down pictures of my hubby helped some...Not seeing his face as often allowed me to go a little longer between melt downs.
* Finding an online widow/widower (DAMN I HATE THAT WORD!) support group that helps me realize my confusion, my pain, my fears of facing people/of being alone/of darkness, my inability to function, etc. is not uncommon. That these people have all experienced the loneliness that hits you at this point when everyone else's lives "return to normal" and yours feels shattered... I have made a few new "friends" and know that there ARE those who can totally relate to the horrible place I am in...

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-This amazing body of mine; today I rode further than I've ever ridden on my awesome Trek before - over 30 miles. It was kind of a test for me and I passed!!
-The absolutely, stunningly beautiful day we had to ride with perfect temps
-The "Rails to Trails" trek that we started exploring today - called the Prairie Spirit trail in Kansas, and it was an awesome trail that will work well helping me prepare to ride the Katy Trail
-Stretching
-Hot showers
-Being able to help my ex's son (and good friend) who is in ICU in New York and hoping that this small bit of help eases his mind to recover
-A lazy night at home

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8/17/13 6:11 P

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This Saturday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ start packing tomorrow ... getting overwhelmed ... need to see progress
~ Maha's help with packing and Robin's presence while packing
~ all day to submit a job application ... I should get the job for persistence
~ decided to get a hair cut .... sick of trying to let it grow out
~ shortened NZ trip 2 weeks .... need more time to prepare for move
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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Today I am grateful for:
~ the opportunity to catch my breath before the next busy time
~ continued easing of pain, going to try a gentle bike ride tomorrow!
~ my yoga and meditation practice
~ this community and everything everyone shares
~ feeling less bloated today - slowly getting back on the healthy food track after weeks of indulgence with family, vacation etc.
~ many 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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So much of modern life is a feverish anticipation of future activity and excitement. We have to learn to step back from this into the freedom and possibility of the present.
-- Father Bede Griffiths

Good afternoon,

It's a beautiful day to be thankful~~

~ reminded of three heroes via the internet today -- Fr. Griffiths, Rilke, and Joseph Campbell -- all beings who have had a major impact on my thinking and consciousness

~ a loving note from a dear NM friend

~ an exceptional morning yoga class, giving me more confidence in my strong, supple body

~ a conversation with a couple who own a camper like mine, getting some good ideas for possibly selling it later on (like the $8000(!) differential in a relative selling one in California vs. Arkansas!!! Do I see a camper trip to CA in my future?)

~ making another delicious "Maha Original" salad with the tasty lemon mustard vinaigrette for the potluck later today (to welcome the visiting Tibetan monk)

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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8/17/13 2:16 P

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Saturday gratitude includes
700 miles of running this year
lots of birds and flowers along the way today.

10 years practicing mindfulness
the words and practice of Thich Nhat Hahn
and so many teachers

an abundance of friends, including those here.
Divine love in a form I can recognize.



Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama
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8/17/13 10:01 A

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Michele - I like that thought of going nowhere fast! I have managed to do that a few times! emoticon
~slept 9 hours without waking, can hardly believe it! And I am most grateful!
~walked nearly 15 thou. steps yesterday - have not done that in quite a while
~enjoyed myself and even spent money on a new sheets set for my bed!
~groceries purchased and my helper put them ALL away for me
~I am so grateful for my helper who comes twice a week and does whatever I ask her to do; we have wonderful chats and laugh together
~I did turn my paper in and completed another assignment for my course, the last one! Now on to the next course.
~I learned so much this last course, esp. about me and the relationships that have tormented me most of my adult life. Thank God I have a better understanding about the dynamics of those relationships and have been working some of the anger out, legitimate anger. Perhaps that had something to do with the good sleep.
~cherries, expensive so just bought a handful and they will taste amazing late in the day.
~hope to actually sit for a full movie later today!

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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8/17/13 8:35 A

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fair night's rest

catching my skateboard boy before he left this morning for an event

quiet Saturday

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Thankful tonight
* For getting my son on all bank accounts.
* For getting Social Security business taken care of
* For a friend dropping by on her "way down the hill" and taking me out to dinner.
* For a friend who is coming over tomorrow with a bathing suit and PJ's...
* For a pink and blue sunset, and clouds that looked like smiles in the sky (yes, smiles...)
* For the ongoing tears, the grieving process, the pain, the wishing I would wake up tomorrow and have my hubby laying next to me, breathing... the I HATE pumping gas, dumping the trash, paying bills... ALL of those hideous feelings and thoughts...because I am reminded me of the love that I was able to share.

Thank you, each of you, all of you...individually and collectively. I love coming here...

~~~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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On this late Friday night I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~Maha's beautiful quote from the Dalai Lama
~sunshine and cool (for August) temperatures
~family and friends
~opportunities
~hope

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"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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8/16/13 10:02 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Beautiful fall-like weather in August; nearly unheard of
-Deck time
-Deck time with hot chai tea and almond milk
-Deck time, hot chai tea and waterfalls
-The end of the work week with some awesome and fun active plans for the weekend
-Trader Joe's heat and eat falafel
-Getting my TJ's shopping done tonight; another chore off my list leaving me free to play
-Love

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grateful
~for life, in all its convolutions
~for new chambers in my heart in response
~for deep peace in the midst
~for the love of family, a constant
~for the challenge and reward of tender new friendships

peace to each
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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This Friday evening, I give thanks for ...

~ only 10 work days remaining ... ready to be done ... YIKES
~ only 2 weekends to pack before the movers come ... YIKES
~ only 3 weeks until I leave for New Zealand .... YIKES
~ paperwork needed to transfer clients is almost done
~ treatment plan reviews under control
~ client letters ready to go into the mail
~ saying goodbyes ... book club last night, friends Saturday night
~ seeing Maha and Robin this weekend
~ applied for another job ... thankful there are jobs listed that look interesting
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama

Good afternoon,

Happy to be here with the continuing leadership of beloved Kathy~~

~ I DID get out on my bicycle and cycled for one hour

~ this evening we gather with inmate friends and then on the way home meet up with a former inmate who is doing very well, at IHop

~ solidifying plans with GENKI_WARRIOR for yet another visit this weekend filled with wonderful activities

~ potluck tomorrow to welcome visiting Tibetan monk

~ working with dear friend Sandra on Sunday -- win-win!

~ yoga tomorrow morning...and I'm READY!

Blessed be!
xox
Maha





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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Thankful...

- the strength I draw here from the quotes and sharing
- DW is not hurting anymore, and she was ready
- Encore has KN to care for him
- this work week is over and the best friends ever are coming for dinner tomorrow
- JV has booked her trip to Ireland
- my sudden resolve to be fearless and to turn my thoughts to action

~S

Deare Kathy, sending you hugs and warm thoughts as you keep rising up to meet what each new day brings. You are strong and brave and it touches me to "feel" the love you describe. I think I speak for the whole gang when I say, Thank you for being so honest in your posts and I can only hope that what we post here continues in some small way to be of comfort.

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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chatting with pals in the middle of the night

plans for a big all Brazil road trip in September

a day to go nowhere fast

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Kathy - so glad to hear of your good news and daily healing

On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for
- a chance for more emoticon and continued cool temperatures - we are 'abnormally' dry still, but projections are we could be out of the drought by winter - a true blessing!
- the end of the work week
- Chopra relationship meditations - powerful and meaningful for me
- my morning cup of emoticon
- emoticon a food group in my opinion! emoticon

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!

"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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~finished paper last night, just needs a few tweaks
~only in bed for 3 hours but wow sure slept well
~will walk today!
~gerberas looking good
~blessed to pray for many
~good word and photos from the Mozambique team
~a wonderful photo of DD having fun
~seeing the tickets for DS to visit us overnight in Sept.
~going shopping today
~will finish one course this week and start another
~sweet potatoes (ours are white here) - they make THE best smoothie!

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Grateful tonight
* For the pain. Which reminds me of how deep my love for my husband was...and is...
* For pushing myself to go downtown to get retirement paperwork completed, meaning all pensions/beneficiaries/benefits are changed.
* For a windfall of money. I had NO idea my hubby had money in his credit union. Now, I can afford to make necessary repairs around the house!
* The ongoing kindness of people who have helped me along this painful journey
* The mailbox that also still overflows with cards and kindness every day.


~~~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:

-An excellent day with my exercise, including a kick arse full body strength training session at lunch (I worked this body hard), followed by a bit of light cardio for short relaxation
-Finalizing plans with friends for biking trip Saturday on the Prairie Spirit Trail, starting in Ottawa, Kansas, biking through Princeton and on to Richmond, then back (another trail that runs on or near railroad tracks for quite a distance all in all - new exploration opportunities
-Seeing one of my friends blossom in her bike riding - she still tries to avoid hills, but is getting much better with distance
-Leftovers for dinner, but planning on cutting up the Crenshaw melon for dessert - YUUUMMM is right, dear Maha (I had never heard of Crenshaw melons until I joined a CSA)
-Dinner plans made next week with friends we haven't seen in a long time
-Chilling out tonight at home and loving it
-This great practice and all of you!!!

Tomorrow ...

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week of classes in a local school is done

my boy in Mozambique is doing fine

my boys here are fine and dandy



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


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I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet them all.
-- Myrlie Evers

Good morning,

Happy to be here with so much abundance in my life~~

~ a spectacular summer day, that totally feels like autumn

~ a long bike ride ahead

~ looking forward to book club tonight, though it will be Sandra and partner's last one, which make it bittersweet!

~ Stephanie's "yuuuuuuuuuuuuum" reminding me of how much I love Crenshaw Melons...and that it was my dad's favorite, and he raised delicious ones

~ lots of healthy delicious food prepared in the frig that I'm enjoying

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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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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Namaste Kathy emoticon

On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- morning emoticon it is so wonderful to be 'out' of the drought
- fall-like temperatures
- a great trip to DH's doctor and a wonderful lunch following the visit
- learning medical terms having to do with the spine
- emoticon with the girls

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!

"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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~good sleep
~exercise first thing
~feeling more positive today
~reading about a man in South Am who is 123! Not so sure I'd choose to live that long, if I could.
~making plans for shopping
~yard cleaned by a great kid
~love the doggy greetings in the morning
~a yes about a little project for friends
~granola with tangerine and banana

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Thankful for
* A shopping day yesterday with grandkids. So nice to see the "other side of life" their innocence and laughter.
* A 2 hour massage last night, during which grief, stress and tears poured out of me.
* No nightmares last night
* That I forgot my phone this afternoon, and had to turn around and go back to the house...and thereby missing the horrific accident just a few blocks away (on my route) that happened in those few moments. The road was closed for hours...
* Minister and musicians paid
* Mindless TV to pass the time...


~~~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 filled with gratitude for:

-Peacefulone's home from hospital
-Sandra's exciting life changes (and Maha's helping her pack)!
-The opportunity to give blood today, at work, on company time
-Hemoglobin count high enough to donate - done!! Yay!!
-AWESOME CSA goodies in my bag today and yes, another one of those luscious Crenshaw melons - yyyyyyuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmm
-The fun teamwork we did getting dinner ready together this evening, yet giving each other 20 minutes to do a short workout program on the recumbent bike, trading off on dinner prep/exercise
-Paying attention to the kitties and finally giving in to the fact that they aren't really that fond of the super healthy wet food they get - time to look for something else to try (thank goodness they all will eat their crunchies that are left out 24/7, so far)
-Better day today, much calmer than yesterday
-My warm, comfortable bed ... yes, I hear it calling me now ...

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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On this sunny, cooler than normal August day I am thankful for many blessings...

~to be home from the hospital
~for good care
~healthy food choices
~plans and possibilities
~the power of prayer



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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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This Wednesday evening, I give thanks for ...

~ left work early today
~ paperwork done to send my application for MO social work license
~ my wonderful partner is making dinner tonight
~ applied for three jobs this week, one that would be perfect for me
~ speaker phone, makes sitting on hold waiting less onerous
~ only 12 work days remaining
~ coping OK with telling clients I am leaving
~ dinner with friends Saturday night
~ packing with Maha on Sunday
~ happy time is passing quickly but so much to finish before I leave
~ all is well .... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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Today I am grateful for:
~ baby steps
~ breath
~ water
~ hugs
~ love
~ many 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 Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- another cool morning
- accompanying DH on an important doctor's visit
- packed breakfast and lunch with DH
- much needed haircut after work
- Chopra meditations

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it!

"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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~major work on my paper
~finally, a good night of uninterrupted sleep
~beginning to work on DDs wedding album
~my flowers are doing well
~granola with banana and orange-yum
~hearing that kidnapped son of missionaries in Honduras has been released
~keep hearing good reports form the team in Mozambique
~oh! exercised first thing!
~hearing that DD & DSIL are moving into their own apt!!!
~third week without shopping (DH did get things at the open mkt for me) and I still have plenty!

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Not letting a difficult day get the best of me
-Getting a full body strength training workout in (finally) at the end of my work day, even though I had to do it backwards (and my workout suffered a bit because I do better working my lower body first)
-Lessons learned
-Perseverance; it has always served me well and is one of my strongest traits
-Getting my 500 Monthly Fitness Minutes trophy just now after logging my workout; much-needed motivation
-Finally connecting with an old friend who lost both parents in six months this year; we've been playing phone tag for weeks (our mothers were friends and we kind of grew up together)

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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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 gratitude practice and your beautiful posts.
Taking an early morning walk.
The willingness to get back on track and practice mindful eating.
Choices.

Mazzy


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You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach via KALIGIRL

Good morning,

Coming here today, I love seeing Kathy's presence and sharing. I had no doubt about the memorial, and I am not at all surprised that so many came to acknowledge the gift of who he was. I am furthermore grateful today~~

~ for a cool Tuesday, with rain cleansing the landscape

~ noontime meditation at library ahead, with plans to ride my bike to it

~ delicious breakfast burrito with yesterday's leftovers

~ maintaining 138 lbs., with the intention to continue the SLOW movement downward

~ enjoying a closed Facebook group, New Moon Sisters, a forum for communing and sharing between monthly gatherings

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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Kathy - so glad to hear you found a little comfort today...
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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- an early morning circuit
- packed lunch
- morning meeting which will allow emoticon @ lunch
- continued cool temperatures bringing on the start of schools and the feel of fall
- Sarah Ban Breathnach's quote: “You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”

Life is GOOD - Here's to living it

"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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Dear Kathy, I hurt with you. Sending what I can - prayer, tears, long-distant hugs, reading between the lines.

I am grateful to hear from you, and for
~getting up (didn't sleep at all and stopped insisting at 4:30)
~exercised anyway
~black tea (too strong but might help me keep my eyes open while I do schoolwork)
~the last week of this course and I will get done with this paper!
~more photos from the Mozambique team and that I get to be a part from here
~that traumatic, painful memories of being mistreated are not my present reality
~the grief over the death of a loved one is not illness; it's awful grief and it hurts and it's mine because of someone I loved in my life (I do appreciate the reminder, Kathy)
~for my friends who love me, care about me, and let me know
~that the sun does come up every morning even when I don't want it too sometimes
~for my glasses, otherwise it would be challenging to do what I do!

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Thankful for
* An amazing memorial service, followed by a great party, for my dear sweet husband. Over 200 people showed up. What a tribute to who he was...
* My wretched pain...which tells me how very much I loved him, and that I was blessed to have the opportunity to have him in my life all those years.
* Having the courage to walk away when I feel a panic attack coming on...which is quite often these days.
* Having the common sense to pull over when I am having a meltdown...so I can safely sob in the car alone
* Having a friend return from Singapore and who came rescue me (she lost her husband unexpectedly two years ago) when I was crying so hard I couldn't talk today. She totally gets it, and spent the day with me. She is much like I am...always putting up the good front, always "having it together" in the eyes of other people. She is still struggling after two years...and reminded me it took her over a year to even begin to emerge from her state of confusion, of blinding pain, fear and loneliness... how she lost things, forgot things, and could only sleep after she cried herself into a state of exhaustion. How she isolated herself socially, because just being around people who are happy just hurt too much... There was comfort today, for the first time.
* For my dad's strength...to endure seeing his daughter suffer and to speak at her husband's memorial, all the while knowing, that he will be spending tomorrow, his 70th wedding anniversary, at his own wife's gravesite. The first one without her...

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Monday evening and the gathering humidity let go into a big rain. My son will still go on walks with me, even without the old dog.

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama
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