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


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This late Saturday night I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~to be alive
~for a sweet belated Mother's Day gift
~for Spring and warmer weather
~for choices
~for family and friends

Have a super Sunday everyone!

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Being able to slowly work things out to keep Beth's music alive
-A phone conversation today with our brother, Bill
-Baby project steps
-Seeing how many lives were touched through her music
-KKFI 90.1 FM Community Radio
-My warm and comfortable bed

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

~ a quiet morning at work b/c I accidentally told my Saturday clients I would see them next Saturday, instead of today ... calendar challenged ...made me laugh

~ time to do laundry & clean this weekend

~ light banter & lots of laughter with friends last night while sitting outside and enjoying a pleasant evening

~ growing confidence in my ability to help my clients heal from violence

~ increasing motivation to work through some of my own issues

~ all is well ... life is good

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I cannot believe this is the LAST day of MAY!!! So many gratitudes…

* I made it through a brutal week. SO many "firsts". SO many reminders…
* I am once again able to focus on what I have, not on what I no longer have in my life.
* Back on track with eating, after a few binges and lots of chocolate this past week.
* More birthday celebrations underway.
* Ready to take some risks…BIG ones for me…
* I have been faithful with going to the gym 3x week, no matter what. Even went last night at 9:00 pm!

After days of desperate searching, I found a no kill shelter that was willing to take my husband's cat. Heart wrenching as it was to give him away, I realize I am incapable and/or unwilling to give him what he needs. It was the best decision for him, and I am thankful I had the courage to do it.

~~~Kathy~~~

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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:
~ opening of show going well, audience happy
~ having fun afterward and getting to know my director and others a little better
~ a day off from rehearsal and teaching
~ another fun show to do tonight
~ glorious weather
~ 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 my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to make changes and mindful food choices.
The willingness to motivate myself and do what it takes to enjoy a healthier body.
Choices.


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On Saturday morning, I am grateful for:
* a safe journey this past week, driving cross-country with my daughter.
* having someone around to chat with over breakfast
* the ability to leave stress behind on Friday night
* a beautiful, cool, low humidity day

and so many more blessings.




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This Friday night I give thanks for ....

~ dinner with friends tonight
~ home early from work
~ making plans for a summer vacation
~ a weekend at home to catch up
~ having two mentors (after a career without mentors)
~ always learning
~ living life (mostly) to the fullest
~ all is well ... life is good

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Today I am grateful for:
~ neighbor being home and noticing when I accidentally left Lula outside and putting her inside
~ opening night tonight
~ electricity
~ refrigeration
~ clean, running water
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
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-soul friends
- new friends ("Juan the wonder man" LOL)
-soul teachers
-soul food
- soul music
-hari om

Take your MEDS: Moderation. Education. Dedication. Sublimation.

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Today, I'm grateful for:

* trusting the universe
* finding a wonderful new place to live
* the good health of my loved ones
* the manifestation of my dreams

So many blessings - too many to count - and for this I'm grateful too
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~*~ Nicole ~*~

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On this last workday of May, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a new colleague starting in 2 weeks emoticon
- office transitions that will change the environment
- Landscape Services planting perfect trees prior to the Regents' photo
- time to emoticon lunch
- packed lunch from earlier in the week!
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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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This Thursday evening, I give thanks for ...

~ sweetie is home after burying her beloved dog on the farm she loved
~ accepting the hard days along with good
~ giving & accepting the gift of love
~ my daughter coping better with the stress of uncertainty (only 8 days to go)
~ a Skype date with my daughter this weekend
~ reminders of what's important abound today
~ an email from a dear friend
~ now off to bed for an early night
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Today I am grateful for:

-Kathy's birthday and seeing her be OK (I have two coming in September and it gives me hope); Beth and I had birthdays 4 days apart
-Two good days in a row, followed by an OK day; that's the best yet
-An interesting experience with another driver on the way home from work
-My sweet kitties
-The best friends I could ask for
-My friend who continues to cook for me (she won't take any grocery money but finally let me give her a turkey breast out of MY freezer)

Stephanie

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Grateful today
* To have survived another year
* For reflections back and memories of all the birthdays I spent with my husband
* For 27 years of him making me feel special on loved on this day of birth
* For all the phone calls, emails, texts, cards and LUNCHES (way too many of them!) with friends….reminding me of how many people truly DO love me.
* For finding the path out of the valley
* For knowing there are only a few more major "firsts" to go….

~~~Kathy~~~

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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 last Thursday in May, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- time spent in the yard (very little due to mosquitoes, but some none the less)
- roast beast in the crock-pot for DH's dinner
- lunch with a friend
- interviews for my assistant
- emoticon with the girls after work

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."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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

~time to spark today
~two hour catch up lunch with four good friends yesterday
~progress on projects
~a day to spend clearing off my desk
~bedding annuals on sale at K-Mart to fill around the yard

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Peace, my sister.
Peace, my soul.
Peace."
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Grateful for
my son Aidan,
graduated from high school,
excited for whatever comes next.

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:

-My sweet kitties and the intuitiveness we share
-Understanding friends
-Being as gentle with myself as I've ever been
-Listening to my body
-Silence; I believe it's highly underrated
-Two short work weeks in a row

Stephanie

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This Wednesday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ finding a dentist I like after just six months in this new city
~ dentist helping me figure out the source of facial pain
~ getting home early after dentist appointment
~ talking to sweetie who is out-of-town
~ time to catch up at work tomorrow (I hope)
~ kitty slept with me last night
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Pushing myself to take an early morning walk.
Seeing the beauty all around me.
The willingness to make mindful food choices.
The willingness to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Choices.
Letting go of hurt and disappointment.
Being aware of and appreciating the present moment.

Mazzy


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new fit bit

new net book/lap top for me

wandering son agreed to family outing



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


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Thankful that none of my friends or famiy were hurt in resent storm
for kind and thoughtful students
for son taking me with the babies to the zoo

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On this last Wednesday of May, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- two excellent candidates for the assistant position
- defining questions for the interview
- time to emoticon @ noon (finally)
- catching up with a colleague who's in her second week of the 0 to 20K!
- working in the yard after dinner

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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Tuesday
for my dad and Jan's dad, and all the World War II vets.
and all those who've served, who now serve
and who will serve.


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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This Tuesday evening, I give thanks for ....

~ an enjoyable, though tiring, weekend
~ work in dentist appointment tomorrow to find the source of my facial pain
~ two incredible mentors
~ an email from my daughter that felt like she was sitting next to me
~ round robin email from my extended family ... fun to hear from everyone
~ text from my son over the weekend ... connecting over Georges Braque
~ going to bed soon
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
An early morning walking date with DH.
Making a followup phone call that I was avoiding.
Letting go of disappointment and focusing on gratitude.
Making mindful food choices.

Mazzy


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Grateful for
* Being too busy to spend much time on the computer (WOW, four days since I posted here!)
* Living in a state of gratitude even when my presence here on these pages is missing.
* Today, being my mom's birthday, remembering all the birthdays we shared together over the years. (mine in two days…)
* Friends who really took care of me during these past few days
* Getting through several more "firsts" this weekend. Again, not gracefully, but I did it.
* My son, who has truly "returned" to me emotionally.
* A spark friend who trusted me with her confidence
* The reminder of what so many gave for our country…whether "right" or not, they believed in what they fought for. And my heart and gratitude goes out to them for their sacrifices.
* Being able to walk in a 3K Wounded Warriors benefit yesterday (and more than a mile to get to and from the event!)
* My teensy dog who did it with me! (and only had to be carried about the last 100 feet!)


~~~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:
~ this community, each and every one of YOU!
~ this practice, even when I don't post here, living in gratitude for this life
~ having better energy today than yesterday
~ the community on my block - children
~ glorious weather
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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Grateful for the vets
for rain relief in Cal.
for the country and all its quirks and failings
for finding that that was lost

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the first day of a short work week
- the first phone interviews to replace my assistant
- discussion on software to further our projects
- walking @ noon (or later if timing doesn't work)
- cucumber noodles and shrimp!

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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On this late Memorial Day Monday I give thanks for many blessings in my life and yours...

~nice day spent with family
~short rain for the flowers and garden
~interesting dreams
~rhubarb crisp made with stevia

Have a great week everyone!
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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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oldest graduated on Friday from high school

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


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This Sunday night, I give thanks for ...

@ Cezanne, Picasso, Braque, Gris, Gauguin and other European modernists

@ laughter

@ text from my son

@ prospects of Skype with Maha

@ familiarity

@ meeting some interesting people

@ lingering over dinner

@ all is well .... Life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Today I am grateful for:
~ water
~ super fun project coming together
~ getting some yard work done
~ student doing well
~ water
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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

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



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May 24
My oldest daughter, Clare
Graduated from college today.

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'm grateful for:

* connecting with as much family as I could on a very hectic trip to my childhood home
* hiking with my sister
* finding some OA meetings that were easy to access in my home town
* avoiding sugar and white carbs while in the trigger capitol of my life
* fun with my nephews and niece
* old friends who are more like family

So many blessings, too many to count, and for this I'm grateful too
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~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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

~ all of you ... your presence here enriches my life
~ seeing a highly recommended art exhibit this weekend
~ productive morning so far
~ my son sharing good news
~ listening to loud music & dancing around the house
~ laughing with sweetie
~ loving what is ... being mindful of troubling "why's" and "what if's"
~ all is well ... life is good

~ appreciating the roots of Memorial Day guardianlv.com/2014/05/memorial-day-
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Shine,
Sandra

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

- the third day of a long weekend
- accomplishing a great deal (none of which was on my list) the first two days
- time to emoticon in the quiet of the morning
- three days of 'vacation' left
- three short workweeks in a row (I could get used to this!)

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."
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This may be my posting for a week or so, as I leave this morning to visit my son and daughter in CO and then drive x-c back home with my daughter (age 20.) This morning I give thanks for:

* the adventure that is about to begin
* the strong relationships that I have with both kids, after the typically rocky but never terrible teenage years
* a great team at work, enabling me to take a week off knowing that they will continue to pursue business
* again, the dappled sunshine through the trees. Early summer on the deck is my favorite time of year.

I also want to give thanks this Memorial Day weekend (in the States) for those who served and those who continue to serve. This isn't just a any long weekend, but one to honor the fallen.

Peace,

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

~ while missing Maha already knowing our friendship will continue
~ hopes that the microphone arrived today
~ dinner plans at my favorite Vietnamese restaurant
~ last day of work week completed
~ a breakthrough today
~ increasing mindfulness
~ all is well ... life is good

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It is better to travel well than to arrive.
-- Buddha

Good morning,

I'm over on my Sprint usage [sigh] but I just have to stop here to express thanksgiving this morning~~

~ the good news and the bad news...tomorrow's departure strikes terror for lack of readiness and joy for the sense of adventure ahead

~ Robin's help these last days is important in so many ways

~ Juan's assistance with the camper was nothing short of amazing

~ I found a well-priced tablet ($200) with excellent specs to take to my goddaughter

~ I have a campground site reserved for my first night tomorrow, in McAlestar, OK

Blessed be,
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On Friday morning, I hug my coffee mug and give thanks for:
* a week-long cross country adventure with my daughter (starts Mon!)
* an afternoon workout planned, leaving me with a wonderful lazy morning
* snuggles from my cat (who let me sleep an extra hour)
* dappled sunlight on the deck

Have a wonderful weekend, all. Peace.



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Grateful this late Thursday night
* For clean teeth and no cavities!
* For first of the birthday lunches…a great friend, and wonderful meal and a free dessert! (should I dare mention that here???)
* Long walk to burn off some of the calories (tomorrow is gym day)
* Surprising emails
* Being able to help a friend in need
* Signed up for benefit walk on Monday

~~~Kathy~~~

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

~ the trust of a client allowing me to stand in her shoes for an hour
~ a firsthand lesson in the personal toll of racism
~ talking to my sweetie after work
~ leftovers for dinner
~ about to climb in bed and hopefully sleep well tonight
~ a short day at work tomorrow and Saturday off
~ all is well .... life is good

Shine,
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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-A luscious treat of a dinner out with a dear friend to talk about the memorial and how well we did with everything coming together so well
-A 4-day weekend AND two 4-day work weeks
-Recognizing I want to spend quiet time alone and honoring it, and friends that get it and are giving me all the slack in the world
-My warm, comfortable bed
-Using the heating pad as a comforting treat

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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On this perfect spring day I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~lunch out with my son
~seeing his new apartment with a great view
~plans for a quiet Memorial Day working in the yard with help of DH and son
~peace in this country and our service men and women who keep it
~my Uncle who died serving in WWII
~all the people who make up our community doing necessary jobs
~abundant food and water
~enough to share

Have a fun and safe holiday everyone!
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Today I am grateful for:
~ my peony plant finally blooming this year
~ hubby coming home tonight
~ getting to be involved with a very fun high brow/low brow mash up of a project
~ looking forward to getting my first "wig fitting" tomorrow
~ knowing and enjoying chatting with so many people at last night's call back auditions
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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This Thursday morning I give thanks for:

* the comfort of familiar routines at home, after two days on business travel
* the quick texts shared often with my kids, keeping me connected to them while they study on the other coast
* the fact that only 2 days separates me from supplementing those texts with a face to face visit with both kids and then an x-c adventure with my daughter!



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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Finding an e-mail exchange from last summer on my work computer that is a true "Beth treasure"
-Catching (albeit the end) peonies (white and fuscia/dark pink) from the side of the house and getting one vase of them cut for the kitchen, underneath the sky light
-Rose bush in full bloom; single bloom, bright red, in a small glass vase in the kitchen
-Being able, at least today, to enjoy some fresh spring flowers from our yard, while feeling the bittersweet of spring without Beth
-Color, and the impact bright vivids have on my mood
-Designating tonight as a night for me, at home, for quiet time

Goodnight all,
Stephanie


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Grateful for:

*God and Love
*Support and Friendship
*Spark
*Fresh Clean Water
*Joy
*Happiness
*New Beginnings

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Grateful for
* FINALLY taking care of some (lots more ahead…) business I have been putting off for ages.
* nightmare about dentist (appointment tomorrow) was only a dream. And in retrospect, a funny one!
* another quiet day. No exercise while my body heals.
* flight booked to spend father's day with my (who else but?) my dad…
* Mild weather, smell of jasmine, and the mockingbirds singing much of the day

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I am grateful for:
~ Last night's call back audition going well
~ Feeling more relaxed about tonight's audition
~ Accepting that everything is out of my control
~ Making up a pot of broccoli and a pot of brown rice that lasts for several meals
~ Stomach Ache eased
~ 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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This Wednesday afternoon, I give thanks for ....

~ FINALLY dropping off a package to Maha (via FedEx b/c it is so late)
~ package to arrive Thursday, just under the wire, perhaps in time to talk??
~ home from work with a bit of energy ... hopefully this will become the norm
~ an August trip booked to see my son & take part II of EMDR training
~ looking forward to 3-day weekend
~ a client reminding me of the smell of rain
~ healthy leftovers for dinner
~ all is well .... life is good

Shine,
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Here's to fining hope and joy in all situations...
Namaste Kathy

On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the 'last' day of the short work-week before holiday
- my zero balance massage @ noon
- juggling the large and small and finding the silver lining in the lesson
- chicken enchilada soup with my DH @ Dino's
- ending the night with a wonderful 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."
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(((hugs))) to you Kathy

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

~Spring and all the beautiful flowers
~son's help with some heavy jobs around the house
~same son's enthusiasm for his new job with the prospect of paying off grad school loans
~got an annoying bill straightened out
~spring house cleaning started

Have a wonderful Wednesday each of you thankful sparklers!



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Tonight's gratitude
* 11hours of sleep last night
* taking a day off. No exercise. No counting calories. And knowing it was exactly what I needed.
* headache gone
* already three birthday celebrations lined up for next week'
* missing my "old life" terribly,but learning to find hope and joy in my present situation

~~~Kathy~~~

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sunny skies
good nap
feeling chirpier


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


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thankful for great weekend
for dinner out with family
for sunny day
for good healthy snacks

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a quiet office to start the day
- first emoticon (and the machine said 'not ready'...)
- the grass growing out front and planting @ the new entrance
- the wonderful week leading to the holiday
- a chance to see my teammates before the end of school

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


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"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Today, I'm grateful for:

* hiking with my sister
* a stress-free eve with my mom
* my nephews and niece
* being abstinent
* meeting new friends

so many blessings - too many to count - and for this I'm grateful too
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Grateful tonight
* for my sister who, while celebrating her 35th wedding anniversary today, still calls me daily
* for my other sister, who has taught me compassion
* for my brother, who checks in regularly. And for all he gives to his community.
* for my dad. Still going strong. My hero.
* for my nieces and nephews. Who I love like my own kids.
* and of course, for my own kid. And all he has given me throughout the years. Including his family. His health. His work ethic. His accomplishments. And his love.

~~~Kathy~~~

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On this quiet Monday night I am thankful for any blessings in my life and yours...

~safe weekend traveling
~green, green landscape
~dental visit and clean teeth
~family and friends
~my memory foam pillow

Have a great week everyone!

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Great weather
-A 1-mile loop around the park behind my office this afternoon
-Exercise AND Vitamin D
-Continued awareness of need for much more quiet time at home
-Listening to my body
-My warm and comfortable bed, calling me now

Goodnight all,
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Today I am grateful for:
~ sunshine
~ water
~ students
~ teachers
~ knee swelling reducing, almost back to "normal"
~ 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

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