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On this sunny Wednesday I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~all your thankful posts
~a desk by a window with a view
~issue resolved with new phone service
~DH and I working together to finish a house project today
~sunshine

Peace and blessings to this thankful community!

"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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Today I am grateful for:
~ long phone conversations with both of my daughters yesterday
~ my understanding hubby
~ Lula's companionship and playfulness
~ call-back audition resulting in a role with a professional company (in spite of my fears that I had performed horribly)
~ arranging for a couple of days off to be with hubby tomorrow and friday
~ 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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Rough week but full of thanks for many small things:

my wanderer said he was sorry about something

my hubby helped me get through a tough day

a box full of great hand-me-downs from a guy the same size as my boys

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


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I just spent some time catching up on everyone's gratitudes, as I haven't posted in a while, and I am overwhelmed with what an amazing community of people we have here. I have so much love for all of you, and deep, deep gratitude for your presence in my life.

Today, I am also grateful for:

* the continued feeling of "home" and hope that I feel each time I attend an OA meeting
* quick relief from a bout of bronchitis
* signing a contract to write my first two books!!!
* the health of my sweet kitty
* the synchronicity between the work I'm doing in OA, ACoA, and on healing my chakras
* cherry blossom pink toes from a much needed self-care pedi date with a friend
* being present and taking my life one day, one decision at a time
* letting go of the fear, shame, and guilt that used to define me
* learning to differentiate between my truth and my stories

There are too many blessings to name them all, and for this I'm grateful too.


~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Good morning,

So much to be thankful for~~

~ got a note from Stephanie last night and I've gotta' say that her courage deeply inspires me, in spite of her devastation in loss

~ sensing some enhanced strength in my biking streak

~ planning to ride to yoga class today

~ approved to help with receptionist needs in exchange for free attendance at upcoming yoga workshop

~ just received notice for May meditation retreat with Anam Thubten, wonderful Teacher of Truth

~ deep gratitude to Rachel for sharing the stunning website of Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwanda genocide survivor ( www.immaculee.com/ ), with an amazing message of hope

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.
-- Miss Piggy

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grateful for
Sunny day
safe passage
Gods love
Funny joke from student

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- Maha's profile picture - always makes me emoticon
- Stephanie's gratitudes - I too am grateful for hospice
- emoticon (sorry noreasters...)
- lengthening days
- ZB massage @ noon

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and Gratefully!

"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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3/26/14 10:30 A

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Today I am thankful for spring rain........so desperately needed.
For my body holding up well, in spite of my laziness.
For a get together today with friend for lunch and a movie.
For ill friends feeling better.




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Took a few minutes to read all the posts I've missed. Good going team!!! And to share this link with you; should bring on a smile!

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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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This morning, I am grateful for:

-Friends
-Sleep
-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, pioneer of hospice
-Stephen Levine (thank you, Maha)
-Cassie, Cleo & Rosie

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Tuesday
and I'm still grateful and inspired
by a talk given in my town on Sunday
by Immaculee.
http://www.immaculee.com/

Grateful for all of those who survive immense suffering.

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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3/25/14 11:06 P

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OMG! I'm.So.Dense! Thanks for shaking me up, Vivian!
emoticon

* B R A T! = * Bananas! * Rice! * Applesauce! * Tea!
emoticon
DUH!


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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I am grateful that I got Happy Destiny's diet of B R A T.
bananas, rice, applesauce, tea................

Thankful for all that I am given, and for yet another change in the weather.
That there is time for special get togethers and meet ups.

For small acts of kindness both directions.



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3/25/14 5:22 P

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There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver.
-- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Good afternoon,

DollyBabe, glad you didn't injure youself! My guess is that BRAT is bratwurst, a type of German sausage/frankfurter. Hmmm...a bratwurst diet, now that would be interesting, huh, DollyBabe?

I'm here with all of you in gratitude for much~~

~ learning about the extraordinary intellect and force for change of another powerful woman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Perk
in
s_Gilman


~ small messages of love and *knowingness* from SP friends

~ although I somehow didn't time my ride correctly, and thus missed noon meditation at The Locals, my two housemates were there, and that's BIG

~ loved cycling in the chilly morning air and looking forward to it being a bit warmer when I head home soon

~ bringing home the 1938 black-&-white movie Pygmalion, screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, highly recommended by a new student friend

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 3/25/2014 (17:26)

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

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon of 100happydays.com/
- warming temperatures
- morning emoticon (smoothie)
- setting SMART goals with my teammate
- making a black bean and rice dish for dinner (finally!)

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and Gratefully!

"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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3/25/14 11:19 A

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ok what is brat and is it a new diet?
thankful for snow melting
for no bad injuries after my fall
yummy cereal for breakfast


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Today I am Grateful for:

* B R A T!

* Bananas!

* Rice!

* Applesauce!

* Tea!


"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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3/24/14 9:27 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ this community
~ each of you
~ my family
~ my friends
~ myself
~ 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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3/24/14 11:17 A

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made new friend
saw old friend
finished a great book
found so lost things
tried to write a song
did some drawing and it was nice

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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre

Good morning,

Another extraordinary day to be alive-and-kicking in the world~~

~ 60 degrees predicted today though a chilly 35 degrees now, with the warming sun and blue skies

~ looking forward to hoping on my two-wheeled steed and gallop to noon yoga (lol)

~ amazed at the malleability of the mind in this world of duality

~ happy for space heaters to knock off the chill

~ pleased to find resolution to some issues affecting my peace at home

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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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a good night's emoticon and the"AWAKE'ness it provides
- others' perspectives and the "AWARE"ness they bring to my life
- a chance to contemplate the posts of others and being "APPRECIATIVE" of the emoticon they bring to my face..
- my senses and my perception of 'my' "ALL"
- the "IS", the wonderful emoticon of a emoticon

Life IS Good - Here's to Living it Daily and Gratefully!


"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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3/24/14 12:50 A

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Special hugs to Stephanie and hugs all around!

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

~a mostly sunny day
~DH and I watching our alma mater (Iowa State) win tonight and make it into the sweet 16 even with a star player out with a broken bone
~tickets tomorrow night to a concert of 70's and 80's music
~warm home
~reliable car
~needs met

Have a wonderful week everyone!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Spring in Montana

Six degrees this morning
on a run with my friends.

Even spring takes one step
forward and two steps
back.

-- Rachel
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Good evening,

What a treat to follow the richness of Stephanie's awareness. Brrrrrr...you're a better woman than me, Rachel! I'm grateful~~

~ for today's high of nearly 60, in my world, perfect biking weather

~ a day of bicycling local trails

~ lunch with a friend in the midst of it

~ working my way through some yucky funky feelings

~ knowing that I'm the consciousness witnessing this grand drama

Blessed be,
xox
Maha



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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
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3/23/14 9:56 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-All of you, this practice we share and the outpouring of support
-A walk (alone) in the sunshine for nearly an hour that felt good; the first walk I've really wanted to take in 2-3 weeks
-A massage this afternoon (one of many gifts from co-workers)
-A refrigerator AND freezer full of "made with love" lunches and dinners for me to choose from, including three varieties of soup and fresh veggies and fruits, along with full meals
-My first day back at work tomorrow but with the option of a half-day if I want or need it
-This comforting home, still filled with love
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie, all three of whom have earned their full nursing degrees with 4.0 GPAs (cats are amazing spirit beings)

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Today I am Grateful for:

* B R A T!

* Bananas!

* Rice!

* Applesauce!

* Tea!
















"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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3/23/14 7:10 A

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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- time to contemplate
- a weekend to bake
- emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
- trying new things
- emoticon and the blessings it brings...

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and Gratefully!

"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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6 degrees this morning
on a run with my friends
even spring takes one step
forward and two steps
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
Mountain time


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laundry about done
sunny skies
open doors

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


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Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight. Be a Connoisseur.
-- Rumi

Good morning,

Yep, I loved your blog too, Kathy. Quite brilliant really. I feel just a little like a jar full of delight on this delicious spring morning, just home from a nourishing yoga class. Deeply grateful for so much~~

~ intelligence

~ the journey

~ awareness

~ an open heart

~ good health

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 3/22/2014 (13:02)

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

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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Loved your blog Kathy!

On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the still of the pre-dawn
- time to comment on and be inspired by emoticon
- a slow, but growing healthy journey
- no plans for the weekend
- time to 'do' some long overdue baking

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and Gratefully!

"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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3/22/14 2:01 A

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Dog bathed
Groceries stocked
Laundry almost done
Cake baked
And so on....

Other gratitudes...
* Car that is dependable
* Home that is toasty warm and cozy
* Indoor plumbing, electricity and comfy furniture
* Family
* Including a dad who at 92 is still able to travel (though I sense this may be his last trip to Northern CA)
* That I had the courage to blog again...(see Swiss Cheese. A metaphor for life)

Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 3/22/2014 (02:25)
~~~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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Today I am Grateful for:

* Seating!

* Lighting!

* Popcorn!

* Beverage!

* Theatres!


"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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This Friday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ beautiful Friday afternoon
~ going out for Vietnamese for dinner with my sweetie tonight
~ family arriving for whirlwind weekend visit tomorrow
~ only two clients tomorrow; then home early to prepare
~ keeping it simple
~ only 30% chance of rain this weekend ... fingers crossed it is dry
~ rescheduled Skype with daughter next week
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,


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Today I am grateful for:
~ Mazzy's presence "here"
~ ALL of you, though I don't have time to mention each of you and all I receive from your sharing
~ This practice
~ Getting to see a fabulous, intimate, live production of "Light in the Piazza" at a small theater very close to my home.
~ Getting to share that event with one of my students and also happening to see an old friend there.
~ 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'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health mynfamily and I enjoy.
Pushing myself to take an early morning walk.
Lots of household chores behind me.
Demand TV
Sunshine
The willingness to get back on track and make mindful choices.
Choices.
The beauty all around me.
New blooms on my new orchid plant.


Mazzy


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On this Friday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the ability to listen to the Husker emoticon even though we are loosing emoticon
- a well received presentation
- meeting a colleague with whom I will work on a critical project
- packed breakfast and lunch
- dinner with friends

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living it Daily and Gratefully!

"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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Endure for the delight of spring.
-- Vernon

Good morning dear friends,

Here in central Arkansas, spring is definitely in evidence...daffodils, happy bird songsters, Kitty Rama loving to be outdoors with Robert and Robin as they plant vegetables, and of course this bicycling weather has me smiling. Other things I'm thankful for~~

~ breakfast of two happy hen eggs with sprouted grain toast and blackberry jam

~ finding and mailing CD in CDSwap program

~ Robin and I meeting friends for lunch -- Jody and Ali are bring horse poop for the garden and Ali, who recently graduated from college, is about to leave for several months in Europe working on horse farms in Spain, Switzerland, Ireland

~ plans with Robin to head to the movies for the first day of the latest Muppets movie this afternoon!

~ Mozart's Piano Concertos serenading me as I write

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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3/21/14 2:31 A

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Grateful tonight
* For this loving community, and the deeply felt and appreciated support offered for those in need
* Another day at the zoo sanctuary....what a gift it is in my life right now.
* Springtime weather....although we need rain so badly, each recent day has been GORGEOUS!
* Setting limits
* Birthday gathering for grandkids in the works...
* Another pre-midnight bedtime!
* Swiss cheese....

~~~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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Today I am grateful for:

* Pen!

* Pad!

* Desires!

* Imagination!

* Goals!


"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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For Stephanie and each of you
The equinox
Remembering my friend Vernon
Who once wrote on a postcard
"Endure for the delight of spring".

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:

-Each of you that share in this practice and have, in so many ways, given me support through my absence
-Baby steps
-A 15-minute walk today in the sunshine
-Red Coconut Curry with great veggies and mango, homemade and delivered by family friend; nothing like "made with love"
-The precious gift of time, no matter how short
-My same comfortable bed, calling me now for more rest
-Small pieces of old routines coming back slowly

Stephanie

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Do "you know / how to melt into that fierce heat of living, / falling toward / the center of your longing"?
-- David Whyte

Good afternoon,

Thinking of Stephanie during her week off, and all the ways she is wisely nurturing and preparing herself for "re-entry." And aware of SO MUCH to offer thanks for~~

~ I'm SO happy to see DOLLYBABE here reflecting on The Good in spite of it being a not-so-good day

~ I just finished the first two episodes of the new Cosmos series narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson on Hulu at the university library -- I'm in love! with Carl Sagan, the originator, with Tyson, with the series itself...and with the cosmos itself!

~ my way-to-*cheat*-the-university-Starbucks scheme, learned from a Starbucks employee -- a café misto for the price of a plain coffee (to which I ask for steamed [organic] soy milk to be added in a 1/3 soy-2/3 coffee ratio)

~ besides the coffee, well nourished by a biscotti and, out of my backpack, an apple, orange, and dark chocolate, while here at the library

~ a stimulating Creative Writing class today -- we've begun poetry now -- YIPPEE!

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

And in celebration of poetry:

SELF-PORTRAIT
~ David Whyte ~

It doesn't interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
abandoned,
if you can know despair or see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eye,
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living,
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.

I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.


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:
~ magnolias, forsythia, azaleas & rhodedendrons all bursting into bloom now
~ the warmth of the sun
~ blue skies
~ less mud in the park
~ yoga & meditation
~ 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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Calm chats with dh

Safe travels

Daffodils blooming

Money gift to pay for something important for my boys

Grocery gift from friends

Learning

Helpful folks at one boy's school

Hearing two of my boys perform this morn musically

My dh got to snow ski for first time

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


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kindy moody and blue today. Not have a good time with Mom. Also gray weather agin
Happy that I have all my spark teams
for my grands
for my sweet friend Mary
for great books to read

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

~ remembering to do a forgotten task
~ listening to my intuition
~ learning, learning, learning
~ observing and absorbing
~ restful sleep
~ hopeful
~ missing my kids but trusting they are doing well
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine

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Grateful tonight
* For getting through a long inspiring day
* For dinner and movie with my best friend, who has become like a ship in the night since we are logistically not as close, and it felt like old times. OLD times. Pre-marriage, when we were both young and single.
* For new doors of friendship opening.
* For swiss cheese...delicious, mild and somewhat nutty. Full of empty places, but whole despite its holes. Melts easily. And fits well with lots of other things. The new me. Swiss cheese.
* Getting to bed before midnight. Second time this week. My new goal.

~~~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 early Thursday morning I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~Maha's always beautiful and meaningful quotes
~the way Vicki is sharing her faith
~all your inspirational posts
~sunny and longer days
~beautiful sunsets

Peace and blessings to each member of this thankful team!


"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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Today I am grateful for:

* Chats!

* Blogs!

* Photos!

* Likes!

* Facebook!


"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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Today I am grateful for:
~ the warmth of the sunshine during brief sunbreaks through the clouds
~ magnolias, forsythia, azaelas & rhodedendrons all blooming
~ "carpets" of plum blossoms
~ a new student
~ an old student reconsidering and choosing to continue rather than taking a break from lessons
~ 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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