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Thankful for...

- playfulness

- flexibility

- giving myself permission to not always have my sh*t together

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Grateful for the time to read your posts
For safe travels today for my son and his friends to the ski hill
And back.

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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Indeed, catching up with Maha; long overdue and a great way to start my day
-Awesome lima bean soup; and sharing it with my neighbors and a friend
-My sturdy home; the winds are outrageous tonight, even my kitties have been spooked
-Speaking of kitties, a great play session with them tonight (trying to burn off some spooked energy)
-An incredible day; I truly feel that at times, silence is golden
-A phone call with my little sister who just got back from a week at a spa in Baja, all organic food, vegetarian meals, meditation (who is this little sister of mine?? - LOL) - all totally out of character for her ... hmmmm (including talk of a potential future sister trip to this place)
-My warm comfortable bed and a good mystery

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Been a long hard week here... missed some days of posting... but grateful for many things tonight...

tomorrow my wandering boy goes back to school after a long hiatus!

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


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We can’t always see the beauty and the gifts within our everyday struggles and challenges, yet when we look close enough, there truly is beauty and purpose—a divine plan. And when you believe that your life is unfolding accordingly, then you can relax and rest assured that everything is going to be okay.
-- Melody Beattie

Greetings to the community!

Like Vicki, I love coming here with each one of you friends, even though I've been MIA some because of internet signal problems. Gratitudes worth repeating~~

~ a long-overdue phone conversation with Stephanie this morning...great "playing catch-up"

~ a welcome "chat" with Sandra

~ an exhilarating 9.5 mi. bike ride this afternoon

~ three yoga classes per week! inspiring and helpful

~ wonderful interfaith meditation/prayer workshop yesterday with an Episcopal priest (she arranged the program spronsored by The House of Prayer, which she dreamed and founded), a rabbi, a Sufi, and a Tibetan Buddhist
arkansashouseofprayer.org/

~ sweet communion with three "sisters" afterward the workshop over dinner at Whole Foods

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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1/26/14 5:58 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ Exclamations! (Hi Happy Destiny!!!)
~ Each and everyone of YOU who post here
~ Lula's playfulness
~ Phone conversations with both my girls yesterday
~ Slowly cleaning out my pantry
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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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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1/26/14 3:04 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Poster!

* Scissors!

* Photos!

* Glue!

* Visions!


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

~ waking up a second time this morning with energy to do housework
~ a good talk with sweetie
~ struggling to fight off depression ... and holding my own most days
~ a warm, sunny day before the next blast of arctic cold
~ decision to hire someone to clean house every other week
~ going out for dinner with friends tonight
~ life is good ... all is well

Shine,
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1/26/14 8:15 A

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Love that, Kathy! Love coming here with each one of you friends!

~a full day yesterday (however, I broke my exercise streak! 376 days in a row!!!)
~will keep on making healthy choices
~test 1 behind me
~DH accompanied me to an AA meeting to "protect" me (that was nice); he was a bit bored and I had a great time listening to the partial stories of 5 men; this is an assignment for my studies so need to go 4-5 times
~good sleep
~Finally got the last of the church Christmas decorations in storage here at home (no good, less-dusty, organized place at church)
~finished sorting through my files so have room now to put some of the desk materials in the top drawer
~dying tree out back is gone and I have a nice pile of wood chips for composting
~a short assignment due today
~beiju brasileiro for breakfast, only I added some toasted coconut and sesame seeds
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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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1/26/14 7:39 A

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Thankful for...

- not postponing exercise even when it meant having to get up even earlier than my usual o'dark thirty

- new habits slowly setting in

- an end to yet another snowfall and the hope that the roads will be drive-able (have a military family function over an hour away)

- a health scare for one of the kiddos not requiring an ER visit that we thought we'd need to make

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1/26/14 2:59 A

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Sat Grats! (Yay. I remembered, Vicki!)

- hobbling with more confidence. Now using only one crutch!
- help tomorrow to finally get sheets changed, vacuuming done and Christmas tree down!
- my friend who is publishing a book of kindness conversations. She'd asked for me to send a blurb about my husband, who she refers to as one of the kindest men she's ever known. And I finally got it done.
- my incredible sister
- a heart to heart with my son
- self forgiveness


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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1/26/14 12:25 A

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-A very quiet house tonight; rare and so appreciated
-My incredible partner who realizes how much I need alone time during times of stress and happily does what she can to make it happen when she can do so
-Lima beans soaking overnight as I've decided to make (tomorrow) a new lima bean soup recipe I made a month ago (and now that we know it's delicious, I'm doubling it)
-Quick dinner with a friend and quick walk afterwards
-Intentions of sleeping in a bit in the morning (if it's possible with me)
-My sweet kitties; I'm up later tonight enjoying the quiet but they're all three already in bed snoozing (and fortunately, left me my side of the bed-LOL)!!
-My warm and comfortable bed

Goodnight all,

Stephanie

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1/25/14 10:25 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Joiner!

* Drill !

* Screws!

* Lumber!

* Shelves!

Edited by: HAPPY-DESTINY at: 1/25/2014 (22:26)

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1/25/14 6:55 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ Laughing
~ Loving
~ Poetry
~ Poets
~ Hafiz
~ Many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Who Wrote All the Music?

Why is it now
That I come to you like a humble servant
Willing to feed you brilliant words and love
From my own sacred mouth and hands,

Willing to say, "I am sorry,
I am sorry for all your pain"?

It is because when God
Fully revealed Himself in me

I saw that it was Hafiz
Who wrote all the music you have been playing.

I saw it was Hafiz
Who wrote all your notes of sadness,
But also etched and gave you
Every ecstatic wince of joy your face, body,
And heart has ever known.

Okay my dear,
You have stumbled enough in the earth's sweet dance,
You have paid all your dues
Many times.

Now let's get down to the real reason
Why we sit together and breathe

And begin the laughing, the divine laughing,
Like great heroic women
And magnificent
Strong men.
~
From "The Gift, poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master"
translations by Daniel Ladinsky

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

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1/25/14 3:16 P

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grateful
~for granddaughter time
~to enjoy cookie baking, vegetable chopping and washing dishes together (all her choices)
~for Grandpa taking over this afternoon
~to have time to rest my back
~to be making good food choices
~to be walking when I can

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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1/25/14 10:14 A

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On this Saturday morning I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- an overcast day to deal with the onset of emoticon
- my morning smoothie
- staying warm and emoticon
- a day to watch old movies
- my DH and his emoticon care

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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1/25/14 8:25 A

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This Saturday morning, I give thanks ....

~ it's the last day of my work week and I only have to work 3.5 hours
~ a catch up weekend ahead - catch up with housework and sleep
~ trying a new church this evening ... perhaps this will be the one (or not)
~ five days in a row in my calorie range ... a lifetime to go
~ watching a bit of TV last night with my sweetie before going to bed early
~ book discussion with my sweetie ... one chapter at a time
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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1/25/14 7:41 A

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So good to find each one of you gratitooting here
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
~car is now licensed
~tree is being removed (probably take 3 days because all done with an axe by hand)
~very large flower arrangement nearing completion for church; I had the good sense to remove the stems (long sticks from trees in our yard) and complete gluing on leaves and flowers out of the container because it never would have fit in the back of my car (perhaps riding with it in the back of DHs pickup would be an unusual sight!). DH complimented me on it; imagine that!!!
~great acupuncture visit (shoulder is 100%, arm is at 95% well); I love talking with him; what a diff. he is making not only with my shoulder and arm, but also in the talk therapy!
~hearing from my kids
~Skype chatting for a few minutes with a colleague who is in Manaus (think Amazon country); we had some good catch-up before the connection fell away and we could not reconnect 'cept through messages
~my enthusiastic helper was here yesterday
~planning some quiet time later next week
~watering my flowers with a watering bucket this morning because the hose had been put aside because of the fallen tree; it reminded me of others who cannot enjoy flowers here because of the intense conditions and water comes with a price
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1/25/14 7:30 A

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Thankful yesterday for...

- hubby's request for me to go with him to work Monday (that he wants the time together - smiles)

- pediatrician who while not warm and fuzzy, is very on top of my children's care

- a friend taking initiative to help promote something I'm working towards (in an area that's not my comfort zone)


Thankful today for...

- the soon to be 19 y/o DD who crawled into the bed to be close to Mommy in the early morning

- late night/early morning texts from DH who's away for military work

- that the "why the heck am I up this early on a Saturday" has resulted in some productivity

- the feeling of being sandwiched between children and cats in a warm bed

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1/24/14 11:17 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Videos!

* Tutorials!

* Notes!

* Research!

* Education!


"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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1/24/14 9:06 P

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Welcome baaaaak Kathy and hello to all.

Thankful that I'm home tonight after working all week.
Thankful that I have a job and a profession that has
suited me for so many years.


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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1/24/14 7:39 P

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I'm Baaaack....

Seems like forever since I have posted. Gratitude abounds.
* For my next door neighbor. Angel of mercy. Who has cooked for me. Driven me. Cleaned for me. Walked the dog for me. ALL the things Alan would have done for me...
* For ankle swelling down. SO much that I needed new cast on yesterday
* For red and orange stripes.... if you're going to have a cast, make it special!
* For my sister
* For an exciting surprise in the works for my best friend.
* For DVR'd movies and netflix.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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1/24/14 4:31 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ getting to see a friend I haven't seen since before Christmas
~ plans to see another long lost friend tomorrow
~ pussy willows
~ Lula's companionship
~ snuggles with my hubby
~ 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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1/24/14 9:09 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon we're supposed to reach 50 today emoticon
- coming to an understanding over a sticky issue
- practicing a Wild Divine Monday emoticon suggestion and setting a healthy intention to start the day
- reading my horoscope and deciding to go with the flow
- emoticon with my DH tonight - who knows where we'll go 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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1/24/14 7:24 A

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~my car arrived
~so excited that sleep eluded me
~the huge tree that fell in the night did not break our wall or the neighbor's (most houses have walls here as a deterrent to crime), fell when my husband is not traveling, and fell when we have several men willing to work on it. Last week, one of the guys was trimming it because it has lots of dead branches. We had no idea that the roots had disintegrated and none thought about balancing the trimming to NOT stress the roots! (We are all amateurs, Bob, and the smart ag guys are not anywhere to be found when you need them!!!) (I was awake when it hap'n'd and only looked out the window, saw nothing, and went back to bed! I figured it was in the neighbor's yard or maybe the neighborhood watchman shooting a revolver.) Posted a photo in my gallery.
~assignment completed last evening; on to the next one
~smiling and grateful for all of YOUR grats

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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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1/24/14 7:14 A

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

~ on the waning side of the week. It's been a long week ....
~ warmth despite the cold
~ Benadryl and Advil
~ after many, many phone calls ... car registered
~ courageous women seeking healing
~ an "aha" moment that has made me feel more confident
~ One Billion Rising ... dance with women around the world
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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Tonight I am grateful for:

~having more energy and feeling better than yesterday
-understanding and accepting that I am where I should be 6 wks after my surgery, that I am making the progress I need to make and that I am healing ..and that healting isn't linear and it's ok.
~discovering that layers and layers of clothes is the key to staying warm in this this minus degree weather...!
-using a heating pad for my sore lower back.. ahhh...I do love my heating pad as it soothes my sore lower back
~what makes me warm: lamps, toaster, stove, heating pad, hot tea, warm fuzzy slippers, thermal underwear, my cat, my pillow, laughing, being with family...
~ learning to enjoy my new way of eating following the anti-inflammatory diet to control my endo...I do love fish, and I love the texture and freshness of vegis and fruits ..and ofcourse I love rice which is a good thing 'cuz rice is something I can't live without. No I do not feel deprived I do not not miss the processed foods with chemicals, caffeine, sugar or animal meats. Feeling joyous to my new eating habits that I am developing and embracing my new found health after surgery which I want to maintain.
~watching a funny show, just laughing and laughing and enjoying the show
~my cat stealing my spot on the arm chair, when I got up to get tea...but couldn't blame her, since she is such a cutie, as she looks at me with loving eyes. No worries, I can sit on the less comfy chair if she's happy!
~feeling grace as I read everyone's lovely gratitudes on this thread.
~my warm bed that I am ready to crawl into....


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Tonight I am grateful for -

~ spending the evening with my ds and having the honor of listening to him play music and his tenacity in overcoming his physical limitations and getting lost in the music
~ day number two of conquering my fear of pain and doing a little bit of exercise, so far so good
~ day two of sticking to my calorie budget
~ watching Thich Nhat Hanh on Super Soul Sunday and taking in all of his wisdom
~ keeping warm on this freezing evening
~ truly appreciating the blessing of having a twin sister that has always been my biggest cheerleader and proud of how far she has come with her own goals
~ my dear husband and his relentless attitude to be the best he can be
~ God's love and this wonderful universe we are blessed with
~ this community and all who share their blessings....


May you all have a weekend full of success and peace.... 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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1/23/14 10:40 P

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Thursday,

navigated all the ice, but still tripped on some steps.
SOOOOO glad I didn't break anything, that my knee is
just bruised.

There's been an owl outside my door the past few days,
I think he was trying to warn me.

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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Today I am Grateful for:

* emoticon

* emoticon

* emoticon

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"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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The one law of bargain shopping is that you will never find what you are looking for; it is an exercise in surrendering to fate, not attempting to master it. -- from "Customer Service,"
an essay by Sadie Stein remembering Loehmann’s

Good evening,

My internet signal is giving me all kinds of grief, but I'll try to post here, being hugely grateful~~

~ loving the Facebook page for the Paris Review, where I saw the Sadie Stein essay
www.theparisreview.org/blog/

~ tolerating the ridiculously cold weather and happy to have lots of layers

~ car wouldn't start as I was leaving Kroger's with three bags of groceries and thankfully I have an emergency road service policy

~ thankfully, it was battery-related and a simple jump started the car; I learned at the auto parts store that my battery, 6 years old now(!), was dying and it cost $130 (the same battery I paid $80 for last time); my little Honda baby is happily purring now

~ it's simply lovely to be back in the company of all of you and read through the inspiring posts

Blessed be,
xox
Maha



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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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This Thursday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ a warm house, car and winter duds
~ paying a parking ticket online was quick and simple
~ getting necessary paperwork done this morning
~ losing 5 pounds
~ enjoying eating healthy
~ Maha's willingness to do a BIG favor for me in Little Rock
~ becoming
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a warm emoticon emoticon and emoticon - baby it's COLD outside
- lunch with my teammate
- my first emoticon
- great blogs and comments
- this and other teams to keep me keeping on 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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Must be quick, busy day ahead!

~encouraging words from around the world
~little momma dove sitting on her two eggs
~my car is in town and soon to be picked up
~made juice for 4 days
~good sleep
~time for morning cuppa
~assignment underway
~must find Al Anon to attend a few times for my course; should be interesting; have addresses from internet (Brazil is laid back and often no postings of cancellations so this could be a challenge, hoping not
~happy dogs greeting me this morning

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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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Thankful for...

- a productive but low-stress day spent getting stuff done while enjoying each others' company

- playing in the snow with the kiddos (even the 6'2" munchkin)...

- pot of homemade lentils and sausage stew devoured with enthusiasm by the family (and cooking side by side with the hubs as he made his gourmet deviled eggs).

- the little one who crawled into bed next to me and then proceeded to give kisses for 15 minutes :)

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Tonight I am grateful for:

down time after work, just relaxing, taking it easy...
my warm fuzzy plush sweater, so soft and warm, I like to wear around the house
enjoying hot chamomile tea ..love the aroma and taste...feeling cozy
putting my feet up
listening to beautiful baroque music on aol radio...

Risa

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Pictures!

* Videos!

* Cups!

* Banners!

* Conventions!


"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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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Working at a truly amazing company; very rare in the corporate/financial world
-A special letter I received today
-Warm coats to get me through these cold winter chilly days and nights
-Trader Joe's lentil soup, good any time, but especially on a cold winter night
-A clean house (always makes me feel a bit better anyway)
-Very productive day
-Hot chai tea with almond milk and honey

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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seeing one of my dearest, oldest friends in person again and finding true love and acceptance in her home and life

getting closer to resolution about my wandering son and school inspite of small set backs

finding great people on the staff of the school dh and I visited today

having the strength and wisdom needed for the tasks at hand

seeing some snow
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grateful
~for progress reorganizing
~to see beauty in order (it helps)
~for helpful M, lifting and carrying without complaint
~for the inspiration of sunny days
~to hear the river running, despite drought conditions

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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Today I am grateful for:
~ bartering
~ birds
~ bubbles
~ buddies
~ babies
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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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
- my OBGYN emoticon a wonderful, caring woman
- news that my loved ones in the deep freeze are safe and warm
- zero balance massage @ noon emoticon
- using expertise and colleagues to solve issues
- my DH's 'gross 62, net 48' 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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On this beautiful, cold morning, I am thankful for....

~ a warm house for my family and I
~ a nice cup of coffee to warm my soul...
~ reading all of your gratitudes and the joy I feel while taking in those thankful vibes
~ my wonderful son and him feeling better after a 3 day migraine..
~ witnessing my husband being the awesome father he is meant to be
~ feeling so much strength about my goals both physically and spiritually
~ God's awesome love and the blessing of this Universe
~ meditation, music, books and art......
~ all of you in this community that share your blessings with others'
~ my twin sister, that is a blessing beyond words....

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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kind of hard being thankful today, I am work and have the worse headache in my life. The sinus pressure is incredible, and I think I am going to vomit.
Other then that thankful for chicken soup at home

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Thankful for...

-outpouring of support, love and recognition of efforts

- two driving age children and Daddy safely home from horrendous driving conditions (DH's commute home took 4 1/2 hours and I couldn't breathe until he walked in the door!)

- SNOW DAY which means my house is blessedly full of children and a hubby who is able to work at home today.

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If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Good morning,

Ahhhh...another day to *get it right*~~

~ Rachel and Risa, your presence adds grace and beauty to the community

~ YAY! Stephanie on the ST -- through the challenge you DID it...we'll see on this end, since today is my day (every-other-day, and I too DID manage it on Mon)

~ the gift I ordered for Robert's Fri birthday arrived yesterday and I know he'll enjoy it

~ my conversation with friend facing colon cancer surgery was so positive; she is facing it headi-on and affirming life in the midst of it all

~ remembering the big, delicious, nutritious salad I made for dinner last night, which felt so nourishing

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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~a step closer to my own wheels
~so grateful for the wisdom God has given me to comprehend what is said and not said to me and how to clarify, respond, and let it go in the direction of the person with whom it pertains instead of carrying it as my responsibility and regret! And the courage, persistence, core strength it takes. I am relieved and so much stronger than I have ever been in my life. Today's dragon was thwarted!!!
~although I was fine with what took place (re. the invitation I turned down) so did not need validation, I am also grateful for a very brief email that confirmed that I was on-track!
~a good sleep
~homemade good-for-me banana bread
~I saw the two tiny dove eggs!
~a dozen boiled eggs & a small pan of beans ready for when I need something quickly
~should complete my reading assignment today

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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This Wednesday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ oatmeal
~ my car
~ coffee
~ sweetie
~ my parents are on the mend
~ healthy eating
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Welcome back to the thread Risa
Hello to all friends.

Tuesday....less ice, able to walk to all my destinations
including my Sangha for much needed meditation tonight.
Practiced from the book 'Breathe You Are Alive'

yes, I am.

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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I tried to do gratitudes in my notebook by hand..and I lost it...
maybe god's way of telling me to come back to the thread?

Hello, Hello gratitudin friends.

Today I am grateful for:

- my improving health after surgery, although sometimes I feel like I take steps back (I blogged about this here https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601762-

- heating pad to soothe my painful back ..so it's less painful...

- hot yummy soup soothes my heart, body and soul on a winter night

- My comrade, my cat 's beautiful green eyes as she looks up and listens as I tell her about my day... yes she only says meow, but I know what she is saying and she's the best listener I have ever known.

- Lights from all the lamps in my room, I love how it shines and brightens my room and my mood! My cat loves it too, as she loves to sleep underneath the floor lamp.

Namaste.


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