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1/21/14 10:59 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-A wonderful hike in the woods and bluffs yesterday while the temps were good
-Reaffirming what a nature girl I am (not a bad thing, for sure)
-Solitude
-Recharging
-Abundant leftovers of healthy food in fridge
-Strength training in tonight; first time in awhile, definitely a good thing!
-Special happenings/team photograph tomorrow at work
-My four girls
-My warm bed, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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1/21/14 9:52 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ two days in a row following Happy Destiny!
~ smiles
~ yoga
~ my computer & printer
~ my home
~ 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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Today I am most Grateful for:

* Serenity!

* Salvation!

* Community!

* Communion!

* Spirituality!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been.”
-- Rainer Maria Rilke via PEACEFULONE

Good morning,

After the frustration of losing the gratitudes I tried to post last night without the energy to redo them, I'm back this morning (this time on campus with a strong internet connection), still feeling grateful~~

~ Robin prepared a delicious tofu scramble for breakfast

~ she also cleaned the kitchen afterwards and did the wash -- YAY!

~ ok about my decision to drop piano, since I don't have one at home and it's too problematic to get to campus 5-7 days per week to practice

~ enjoying the creative writing class and getting greater clarity about my own preferences and why

~ particularly enjoyed the interaction with the yoga instructor after class yesterday

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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

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

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Thankful for...

- DS17 safe after a bad skid on the snow covered roads
- DD18 able to avoid a mishap when the truck in front of her dropped its contents in front of her car

(who is with me on keeping the kids off the roads for a few days just for my sanity?)

- early dismissal at school means more time with the kiddos.

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grateful
~to be well rested
~for family dinners
~to relax into the family's evolution
~sometimes good food choices are easy
~for cooking skill and flexibility

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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grateful for yesterday shopping with friend
for warm house
multigrain nut pancakes
blue sky
hug from students
listening to John Denver on drive to work

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1/21/14 9:30 A

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon trimmers
- a wonderful, 3 day weekend
- my first emoticon
- lunch with my teammate
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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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1/21/14 7:43 A

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This Tuesday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ three days in Nashville with my son
~ so proud of his accomplishments
~ he was a gracious host and invited us back
~ light dusting of new snow this morning
~ incredible sunset on the way home yesterday
~ laughter with my sweetie
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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This Tuesday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ three days in Nashville with my son
~ so proud of his accomplishments
~ he was a gracious host and invited us back
~ light dusting of new snow this morning
~ incredible sunset on the way home yesterday
~ laughter with my sweetie
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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1/21/14 7:17 A

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~the past few days I have been struggling with the dragon that I have been substituting for love for many, many years. I want to come to terms with this one and I believe that it is behind the several times a week stuffing myself until I am uncomfortable. Yes, always with good food choices and rarely over calorie limit and for sure the reason I am not losing weight. Too often I stuff emotions down and use this as a shield from feeling emotional pain. It was so clear to me this morning that I had to have a talk with DH before breakfast. A challenging conversation. And the battle with this dragon is not over.
~the dove pair rebuilding the little nest outside my bedroom window
~the decision to turn down a dinner invitation (I know there will be misunderstandings and I just cannot go through with this; unless my conversation with the acupuncturist today changes my thinking)
~progress on the new floral arrangement for church
~only 1 long chapter left for the week's assignment, then other things to do
~continued cleaning out the old files
~a little wedding album progress
~plans to talk with DD today or tomorrow
~the wonderful almond milk (so glad for the easier recipe), carob, banana breakfast 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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1/20/14 8:01 P

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Monday, Monday blessings...

~celebrating our anniversary today
~have been off wheat and sugar for three days and the cravings are diminishing
~filling up with lots of veggies and some protein and fruit
~staying home because of bad weather and getting some projects done
~watched the movie "As it is in Heaven" on Netflix this weekend and highly recommend it-it was a foreign film nominee for an Oscar in 2004

Have a great week everyone!

The flower in my photo was a volunteer in my garden last summer. Anyone know what it is?




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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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Just glad for a quiet day after a rough weekend

Grateful for re-finding an old friend at just the right time

Glad for all boys being together with their father today

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


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Today I am grateful for:
~ following Happy Destiny! So glad to see you Christopher!!!
~ Rita Moreno's singing during her speech at the SAG awards, and Maha's list of her accomplishments
~ ALL of YOU, I wish I had time to mention specifically how each one of you touch my life
~ days overflowing with things I want to do, things I need to do, and often things to do that are both wants and needs
~ sunshine
~ 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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Today I am very Grateful for:

* Commonality!

* Equality!

* Brotherhood!

* Freedom!

* Unity!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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Thankful for...

- waffles for breakfast (made by DD9)
- plans to take the family out to lunch (end of long weekend)
- the existence of blessings and abundance even in the absence of my recognizing them

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1/20/14 7:40 A

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Good morning beautiful Sparkers.

Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
A loving husband.
DD
A new relationship with my niece.
Friends.
Lowering my expectations of friends.
A healthy appetite.
The willingness to make mindful choices and plan ahead.
The willingness to get more organized in 2014.






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1/20/14 4:13 A

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~great Sunday
~enjoyed many conversations last night
~great sermon, encouragement for this missionary
~good sleep though up before the sun
~mammogram this morning
~thinking about slaying today's dragon (altho eating well and making good choices, some things need to go)
~dove pair refreshing the nest outside my bedroom window
~plan to get the reading done
~enjoying morning music

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
~for another day
~for compassion when composure crumbled
~for the support of healthy friendship
~to be learning hard lessons but good

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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1/19/14 10:07 P

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Time outside,walking up the mountain in my snowshoes
Remembering and forgetting.

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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1/19/14 9:11 P

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Today I am most Grateful for:

* Choices!

* Reruns!

* Favorites!

* Memories!

* Netflix!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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1/19/14 9:00 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Meltdowns; they happen for a reason and I'm now listening
-Knowing that in times of stress, I need to shoot for the basics (tracking food/exercise and doing my gratitudes when it's the hardest time to do so)
-Long walk and talk with dear friend at the park today, much-needed
-Fresh air and sunshine with awesome temperature near 60
-Getting all shopping for food done and off the list
-My amazing partner who has to go through so much more than I do with her MS, yet is still totally understanding and supportive when I can't do it all like I wish I could
-An extra day off work tomorrow, despite knowing it will mean extra hard work for the remaining four days

Goodnight all,
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Thankful for...

- persistence and patience (with myself)
- a long weekend with my family
- a well received fish dinner for my FIL (my MIL hates fish and so the only time he gets seafood is when I make it - so I cooked for his birthday)
- a houseful of kiddos as the nephews spent the night


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Never stop aspiring.
-- Rita Moreno

Good afternoon,

Such a joy to be here among you in the gratitude mode~~

~ the positive life of Rita Moreno and all she has done and, at 82, continues to accomplish (see below)

~ Maria's exquisite soul

~ this special community of praise and support

~ a sunny day, with a bike ride in my near-future

~ a special coming-together of soul sisters with conversation and offered food around Camille's fireplace

Blessed be,
xox
Maha
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Rita Moreno has faced racism, sexism and ageism during her career but she hasn't let it stop her. When the 82-year-old actress, singer and dancer won the 50th SAG Life Achievement Award Saturday night, she gave a sexy shout out to Brad Pitt and sang a few bars from "This Is All I Ask." "As I approach the prime of my life," she sang, "I find I have the time of my life." Asked the secret to her vitality, Moreno said, “Living in the moment. Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy."

Moreno is the only Hispanic and one of only 11 people to have won an have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony — a feat known as the EGOT. She's the sole actress who also has an Alma Award, the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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

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

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On this beautiful Sunday morning, I am grateful for all of your support and also:
~ enjoying a Friday evening with my son and family celebrating my nephews' acceptance to the Culinary Institute of America with a pastry party. It was awesome....
~ a good nights' sleep
~ feeling positive about the day ahead and all of the great possibilities my family and I can enjoy
~believing that a family member that is dealing with some depression will get better and the role I play in that...
~God's precious love of this universe and all that surrounds me
~ this perfect cup of coffee that I enjoy as I share with you all... emoticon

Blessings to you all....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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~Maria's concerns and praises about her son
~Blessed's continuation of exercise; I do that some days, too
~hearing that Michele was given time to herself thx to a caring person
~felt very down yesterday, rested a few times, breathed deeply, felt the worry lift, and still accomplished much
~slept well
~feeling joy in my core
~juices made for two days
~meals planned for today
~having a late breakfast with my Bible

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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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Today I am grateful for:

- the community created here and the inspiration from these messages. (Bless you, Maria.)
- classical music on a Sunday morning
- a large portion of my weekend to do list done
- a Zumba class later this AM
- a bounty of other blessings.



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Today I am grateful for:
~ all of you and your inspiring messages
~ two of my students having significant breakthroughs
~ the enthusiastic gratitude conveyed by several students
~ enjoying working side by side w sweetie in the kitchen
~ extended walk ok w knee
~ 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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Today I am Grateful for:

* Water!

* Tea!

* Incense!

* Candles!

* Visualization!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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Thankful for...

- Maria's positive attitude and her son's phenomenal perspective.

- wanting very much to take a "pass" on today's exercise (today would be 20 day streak) and choosing to get on the elliptical anyway.

- taking the family out to lunch for our traditional "Mommy and Daddy's first date anniversary".

- 20+ years loving this man

- DD9's sheer delight at the appearance of snowflakes out the window (even more precious since we live in Jersey and she sees snow all the time - I love that she still finds it wondrous).



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Today I am grateful for the multitude of blessings in my life. Among them are :
~ along with my son, learning more information about my son's rare form of muscular dystrophy and all of the potentially devastating effects from this progressive disease.
~ having a deep, open dialogue about the probability of his life span being between 20 an 30 years of age. ( He is 20.) Witnessing the courage, wisdom, and incredible strength he displays time and time again...
~ hearing him say " Mom, everyone should live as though their life expectancy is short because it is. No one knows when they will die, not me, not you, not anybody." Love that..
~ my dh learning to appreciate my son a even more than he did before. I think he was in a bit of denial about my son's health.
~ my son not taking the news about his condition as a death sentence but rather a chance to enjoy the time he is here to do the things he truly enjoys, such as making music.
~ i am blessed to have a community of people that I can share all of my blessings with and share theirs with me. Thank you for being a great part of my journey...

Blessings to you all.... maria


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This Saturday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ arriving in time for a couple hour visit with son before bed
~ feeling welcome in his home last night
~ a relaxing day ahead ... meeting with friends at 4 pm
~ sweetie's love and support
~ my daughter sharing her life even though she is halfway around the world
~ regular emails from my mother
~ hearing from a friend after a long silence
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Some quiet time just for me this morning

Easy cleaning house

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Invite from great big brother/mentor type guy for my wandering boy to spend some quality time this afternoon

Small jobs for all the boys this weekend to help pay for a ski trip

Encouragement from three people yesterday



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On this Saturday morning I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~to be alive
~yesterday's yoga class
~a day free to work on sorting papers and clearing off the desk and house cleaning
~4" of snow predicted and I can stay inside
~all your posts

May your weekend be wonderful!


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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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~so good to hear from all of you
~a too busy day yesterday, incl. visit to acupuncturist and pain subsiding
~good sleep
~remembered Candy Buffet message from DDs wedding
~lots to be accomplished today and will do it
~continuing to get daily exercise
~the birds chit-chattering outside
~happy dog greeting this morning
~fresh kale
~lunchtime nearing

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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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- clear skies and full emoticon
- time to spark in the still of the morning
- my first emoticon
- warm slippers
- the emoticon s

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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1/18/14 12:22 A

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Today I am grateful for:
~ follow up evaluation visit making it clear how much my physical health has improved
~ water
~ happy daughters (especially since finding out about a tragedy with a friend's daughter)
~ a reply to an apology reassuring me that all was well
~ my scanner
~ 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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1/17/14 8:45 P

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Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
-- Groucho Marx

Good evening,

Hoping 2nd time's a charm, since my first posting got lost in cyber-space. I'm blessed in so many ways~~

~ strength training ahead after I post these...the struggle continues lol!

~ appreciating Ann's “disappointment, not condemnation” after a day of going over calories

~ enjoyed a Sfriend's blog about poet William Stafford's admonition to talk to strangers (which I find most enlivening)

~ looking forward to yoga AND women friends' gathering tomorrow

~ happy to see Ann's gratitude about M beating colon cancer

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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

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

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Soap!

* Shampoo!

* Water!

* Cloth!

* Shower!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the unbounded gifts of universe emoticon
- Early Birds, Chopra and emoticon s blogs
- a fabulous emoticon set and warming emoticon
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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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Thankful for...

- aching muscles getting re-acclimated to being used

- three day weekend

- building my village

- a hubby who wants to spend time together (even after 20 years)

- my amazing kiddos

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Apologies to myself, and to all of you, for my absence. But in the wee hours of Friday morning, I express gratitude
- for thoughts clearing and concentration improving
- for pain medication and adaptive devices
- ESPECIALLY the bedside commode, delivered to my home
- for health instance, and a man who I think is one of the BEST and kindest doctors on earth.
- for my neighbors next door, who have cooked for me, cleaned up after me, fed and walked the dog, chauffeured me, and essentially taken care of me theirselves past 5 days
- for the ever present ability of my body to heal itself
- for my Tiger Lily

~~~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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This Friday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ last work day before 3-day MLK weekend
~ woke up fretting but managed my worries & went back to sleep
~ good driving weather forecast for road trip to Nashville
~ planning for how/what I will eat this weekend
~ look forward to drive time with my sweetie ... good time for heart to heart
~ enjoying eating nutrient dense, tasty low calorie foods
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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See if I can get this in quickly before DH returns to go dntn.

~lots accomplished yesterday
~sore muscles from the semi squats to try to pee into that tiny cup at the clinic; even after drinking 8 cups of water, it did not hap'n, so done this morning - much easier at home! Prob. should be doing more squat exercises!!!
~DH agreed to make purchase of supplies for church decorations this morning
~slept well
~contact with DD and knowing her plans in advance
~water for my flowers
~row of shade trees are getting trimmed

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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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grateful
~that almost 4yr after his diagnosis of colon cancer, M is strong, healthy and ready for anything
~S and V will know and love their Grandpa well
~to be able to walk with S to school, morning and afternoon
~for this quiet evening to myself
~for disappointment, not condemnation, after my poor food choices today

peace
ann

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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Thursday Thanks for many blessings in my life and yours...

~tracked healthy meals today and came in under calories even with a piece of pumpkin pie
~sweatshirts and sweatpants keeping me warm
~sunshine
~our city's recycling program
~mailmen and women, garbage men who work out in the cold weather
~yoga tomorrow

May you have a blessed Friday!

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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 totally grateful for:

-Always, my health
-Completely understanding Maha's feelings as I, too, have seen people who have very healthy lifestyles, including lots of regular exercise, who have had to deal with cancer and/or other serious illnesses
-The solid roof over our heads; tonight is SO windy, cold and light snow, that the protection of our home is appreciated more than usual
-Silly kitties
-Always making extra soup for the freezer when I make soup and reaping those benefits on this cold night where I'm very tired and don't want to cook

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Today I am so Grateful for:

* Honesty!

* Integrity!

* Loyalty!

* Sincerity!

* Character!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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Maha I am so sorry to hear about your friend. it is so sad but true cancer is not picky about who it picks, young, old, healthy or ill it attacks with a fearsness .
today I am grate full for great brother in law coming to me rescue
for great fiends at work
for laughs last night with sister
and now and always from me family

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Life is a mystery and cancer is an enigma of our time. No one gets by without some dis-ease at some point in their life and my number just came up. I consider it a supreme spiritual test for which I have confidence and faith.
-- from Dawn's note to me this morning

I woke up to an email from one of my two oldest, best friends in the world...that she has colon cancer and that surgery is tentatively planned for Feb 3 (how to have my world turned topsy-turvy); we have been in conversation about tests she's had for some odd symptoms...but these just-in colonoscopy results blow me away; it seems cancer does not discriminate -- this is a woman who has has been making her living teaching yoga and meditation and led workshops in the SF Bay Area and internationally for many years, who has an impeccable life style and diet. And she is handling the news with courage and assurance. So, all the more should I be doing that~~

~ the joy of having a beautiful model of self-hood in my warrior sister

~ having options to be able to help her if that is what is called for

~ feeling the fragility of life and knowing that as Dawn quoted Bertha Calloway in her note, "We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

~ happy that it is another sunny, crisp winter day, allowing me to ride me bike to campus for classes today, in order to blow the worry out of my brain and heart

~ prepared for classes and looking forward to them

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.
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