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This thread is now closed…. please join us at AUGUST 2014 to post your gratitudes!
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~~~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:
~ washing machines
~ irrigation system
~ getting to go an a trip this weekend
~ having a friend to take care of Lula while we're gone
~ fans
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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

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



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On this late Thursday night on the last day of July I am blessed:

~by Maha's wonderful post with great links
~all of you for sharing this practice
~the last few days with our CA son here
~cold watermelon on a warm day
~the gorgeous flowers of summer

See you in August!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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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.
A healthy appetite.
A lunch date with DH at a favorite restaurant.
The ability to walk, walk see, hear, smell and taste.
The joy of living.
Seeing the beauty all around me.

Mazzy


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Thankful today for ....

~ continued moderate temperatures, what joy
~ writing a ceremony that is meaningful to us
~ a friend volunteering to get licensed to perform weddings, if needed
~ feeling at peace with myself and my life
~ looking forward to visiting my son in Nashville soon
~ finding moments of awe in beginner's mind
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- Osho's meditations emoticon
- lessons in Trust
- continued fabulous weather
- fresh emoticon for dinner
- BEing

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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Today I am grateful for:
~ following Maha and everyone in this community
~ enjoying dance class, and surprisingly not being as sore as I thought I would be
~ doing my physical therapy exercises
~ hitting it off with a fabulous new student
~ a sweet note and final lesson with a student heading off to university
~ 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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To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which
gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety,
ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
-- a review of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel (review by A.C. Grayling of Financial Times)

Good afternoon,

What a joy it is to peruse the thankfulness expressed by this community! I feel like I'm being held by an important and precious bond. Feeling good today about~~
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~ eyes to enjoy the gift of Steve McCurry's photo-journalism
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AND
~ to read Kim Stafford's delightful and poignant memoir, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared
www.amazon.com/100-Tricks-Every-Boy-
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~ a healthy body to enjoy riding my bike on the hour-long fascinating loop trail around Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds and Salt Marsh this morning, very near Sara's home
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~ ears to hear the outstanding and unique "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile
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~ a mind to reflect on John Hockenberry's interview on "The Takaway" with Claire Hajaj, the daughter of a Palestinian father and a pro-Israel Jewish mother
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~ the gift of taste to enjoy the organic melon from San Rafael Civic Center Farmer's Market -- organic, juicy, cold, sweet, custardy
AND
~ a near-perfect tiramisu shared with Sara at Ristorante La Toscana last night, after a fabulous entree of sauteed spinach over polenta topped with marinara sauce
www.ristorantelatoscana.com/
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Blessed be,
xox
Maha



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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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Grateful for
* Those of you who continue this amazing practice…
* My neighbor who motivates me to continue gym trips. A win-win.
* The newly rescued puppy with pretty blue eyes, that my son adopted.
* Clean drinking water.
* A/C
* Nap calling

~~~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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Thankful this night for ....

~ finished my big project (until the next time I get behind)
~ seeing light at the end of the tunnel for a stressful situation
~ moderate temperatures continue ... what an amazing summer!
~ pleasant lunch al fresco with a friend yesterday
~ invited to spend week with my daughter as she travels
~ getting more comfortable with my new clients
~ indulging in a couple of episodes of Project Runway tonight
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sanra


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Grateful… always…
* For my sister. My AMAZING, supportive, beautiful, upbeat sister, who celebrates her birthday today.
* For all she has done over this past year to support me
* For my twin aunts, who also share today as their birthday!
* For being strong enough to up the workout. Whew! Diligence is paying off
* For my sweet daily good morning texts. What a wonderful way to start each day. Just knowing someone is thinking about you…
* For the brave firefighters who have battled a large wild fire in our area, in triple digit temps…and who now have the fire 85% contained!
* That the air quality is improving, as smoke dissipates some.

~~~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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unexpected trip went well

made it kayaking with my boys in class 1 rapids

walking for two hours in a very big cave in WV

good time with family

middle boy had a safe time with grandparents


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On this Tuesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- another day to get it 'right'
- catching up from vacation
- continued cool temps
- dark chocolate and coffee
- sharing clear broth with DH as he goes through his cleanse prior to colonoscopy tomorrow

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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Grateful today
* For my morning wake up text….
* For FINALLY getting a good watermelon. So juicy I had to eat it over the sink!
* For a workout that pushed me to the absolute edge
* For granddaughter chats
* For music, still ringing in my ears…


~~~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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"All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am."- Brandi Carlile

Home from the Red Ants Pants Music Festival
heard Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Charley Pride.
Camped with all the young folk from my town
in White Sulpher Springs, MT.

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:
~ a wonderful phone conversation with my oldest daughter
~ going two times around the park today
~ dance class tonight
~ feeling less bloated
~ feeling a little more energetic
~ 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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If we perceived Life with reverence, we would stand in awe at the experience of physical Life and walk the Earth in a very deep sense of gratitude.
-- Gary Zukav

Good morning,

Feeling in particular need to be here, rekindling the awareness of the deep sense of gratitude in my life~~

~ fabulous sunny day in The City (San Francisco) yesterday beginning with Glide Memorial Church and followed by afternoon yoga, meditation, and dharma discussion with dear friend Annie

~ the wonderful UN Plaza Farmer's Market, full of wonderful produce, some of which I brought home

~ enjoying Jnani's roost in The City while she's off ministering to a friend in need in Spokane

~ delicious healthy breakfast

~ listening tothe original "Oh Happy Day" after Kathy's reminder (one of the members of Blues Broads was the soloist in 1969 when the song hit #4 on the nationwide Billboard -- first time ever for a gospel song)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfGD
vDGE7zk


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 fabulous trip with friends and family
- great emoticon (Murphy must have been busy elsewhere...)
- coming home in time to recoup
- coming home to cool temps
- potential for final GF emoticon (if meetings conclude in time)

Life is INDEED 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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Grateful on Sunday
* For the amazing firefighters who work tirelessly in our state to protect the homes in harm's way of the wildfires
* That the latest one burning and affecting air quality is now 35% contained
* For a quiet day at home, doing laundry…
* An amazing concert last night - The Blues Broads. If you EVER have a chance to see them, don't miss the chance!
thebluesbroads.com
* Son taking time out of horrific schedule to check in

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Thankful this evening for ....

~ getting a substantive start on a big project that has been weighing on me
~ a beautiful afternoon in the park, wind blowing, low humidity, sun shining
~ delightful afternoon with like-minded people
~ forming a friendship with a young, smart, funny woman
~ laughing with my daughter via Skype
~ spending almost four days with my two children in September
~ content and at peace with my myself and others
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Today I am grateful for:
~ a week free of teaching
~ a week of getting much needed rest
~ looking forward to getting back to teaching on Tuesday
~ fun activities lined up
~ back to a regular one mile + walk, looking forward to getting back to 2 miles
~ 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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Taking an early morning walk.
Taking the time to update settings on my devices.
Fertilizing palm trees.
Doing laundry.
Air conditioning.
Seeing the beauty all around.
Pushing myself when I was feeling lazy.
Choices.


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On this beautiful emoticon Saturday, I'm grateful that ~

* overeating today does not look anything like what it used to look like
* I am willing to be aware, accept, and take action
* my food is clean and mostly freggies

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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Grateful this Saturday
* That my life has been SO full lately…and I have spent little time on the computer
* New friendships gaining momentum
* Air conditioning, when temps spike
* Grandkid days next week
* Forgiveness, kindness, and the capacity to find humor in even the worst of situations.
* My husband's bench. A place of respite. Of reflection. Of memories….

~~~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'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Hope. My friend's son in law is challenged by severe pancreatitis.
Tears.

Mazzy


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Today, I am grateful. as I am every day. To be given another day on this planet. Being able to stand and take nourishment and to enjoy my space.
I am grateful for wonderful customer service - there are still truly helpful people out there.
I am am grateful for cool evenings that allow me a good sleep.
For all of my friends and neighbors and the smiles and howdy's that we share.
For the prayers for my nephew, in the hospital in Omaha, I hope it is only heat exhaustion nothing more.

It's Saturday, it's Farmers Market and my day to water my yard.
Greatful for all of this and more.



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Quiet Saturday morning gratitude for:

* a cool start to the day, windows open and birds singing
* supportive colleagues during a tough week
* noticing that my college daughter is more appreciative and adapting to family living again (just in time for her to head back t school!)
* one week until vacation!



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Friday blessings...

~morning rain
~afternoon sunshine
~scenic two hour drive tomorrow
~meeting up with family
~younger son will be home much of next week

Have a fabulous weekend 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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On this Friday morning, I'm grateful because ~

* I have plans to walk at the lake with a friend tomorrow morning emoticon
* the emoticon has finally returned after days of chilly emoticon
* I am working my program, which keeps me joyful and free, and (most of all) sane emoticon
* the success of others fills me with hope emoticon

So many blessings - too many to count - and for this I'm grateful too
emoticon

Edited by: NONIE_C at: 7/25/2014 (12:40)
~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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grateful
for cool air rolling in at night
for early mornings to myself
there's a little library close by
to be up to a short walk
for a friend's generous gift of produce

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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
My friend's sil stable.
Taking an early morning walk.
A dentist appointment.
Taking care of my teeth.
All my senses .
Seeing the beauty all around me


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Today, I'm grateful for ~

* meeting my goals for the day
* every single non-scale victory
* the inspirational stories of others
* being gentle with myself

So many blessings - too many to count - and for this I'm grateful too
emoticon

~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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Thankful this morning for ....

~ a beautiful morning, sun shining, humidity low, temperatures moderate
~ windows open, air conditioning turned off & it's almost August
~ having Thurs mornings off makes the week go faster
~ laughing this morning
~ seeing my daughter relaxed and happy (via Skype)
~ starting to plan for sweetie's dad's 90th birthday party
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Thankful for..

- 10 minutes of exercise before I wake the kids up. Need to start slow or I will fail.

- working on simplifying and letting go

- the fact that my dog, whose time left with us seems likely to be short, does not appear to be in pain. Hoping she makes it through my husband's deployment as her loss would be devastating to him.


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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Major work project completed relieving much stress
-Insurance claims (yes, two) on Beth's car FINALLY resulting in them totaling it; another major stress reliever
-Actually WANTING to do 30 minutes on the bike tonight, sweat was involved, and it felt good (long overdue; I've been off my normal path, for sure, and to want to do it was HUGE)
-Perseverance; one of my best traits
-A good phone conversation with my mother tonight
-Hot running water for a well-deserved shower
-A comfortable bed to rest in for the night

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fresh vegetables

old friends

great lunch

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


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~ a simple solution to a problem I've been obsessing about
~ humidity has gone down since this morning
~ finished my notes before leaving today
~ pleasant lunch with my favorite coworkers today
~ liquid diet is relieving jaw pain
~ flexibility with how I spend my morning (to work or not to work)
~ supportive colleagues, interesting discussion today
~ all is well ... life is good

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Today I'm grateful for ...

All that's right in my life and here .
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Taking an early morning walk .
A healthy appetite.
Choices.
Love
Old friends and new friends.
Sun shinning after rain.

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grateful
to be looking ahead
for new resolution
for M's realization, slowly filling out
to feel support in a trying situation
tracking efforts are working

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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~ soft food for my tender jaw
~ a cold IPA when I came home from work
~ changing out of my work clothes
~ in for the night
~ addressing an exasperating situation that has troubled me for 2 years
~ air conditioning
~ my 30 year old son said "I love you" yesterday
~ pondering retirement
~ all is well ... life is good

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- cranky children (it means they are HERE, can express themselves, feel this space is safe)

- someone's professional expertise given freely

- working on setting limits

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Grateful for
* All of you, continuing in this amazing practice, of not only BEING grateful, but expressing it, and documenting it for all to share.
* Feeling alive again.
* More time with Maha
* GREAT Indian food for the past few days…time to start counting calories again, tho!
* Cowboys who provide great diversions and lighthearted laughter
* Breast lump nothing more than a fatty cyst
* Son and granddaughter home safe from trip

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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~ one car in the shop, sharing the other, works for us
~ marriage license notarized
~ looked at clothes options for our nontraditional wedding online last night
~ going to watch nephew's ultimate Frisbee match tonight
~ coping effectively with a difficult person
~ all is well .... life is good

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July 21
my youngest, my son is 19
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."
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a beautiful dream in the midst of fitful pieces of sleep

"date" with oldest to a high school class reunion as dh couldn't attend

fun with friends Saturday evening

time spent in Virginia with Mom and Dad

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


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- progress not perfection

- calls to "just come hold me Mommy" for no reason other than to snuggle

- early morning FB love from DH

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

~a no cook day thanks to leftovers
~beautiful weather
~dahlias covered with gorgeous blooms
~great Coast to Coast program tonight on reincarnation

Have a healthy and happy week everyone!

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Thankful for:
*A fun, relaxing weekend
*My sister, whose birthday is today. She always makes me smile
*Lunch with some dear friends from an earlier part of my life, visiting from out of town

I'm Sue, and I won't let fear hold me back.


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Thankful this evening for ....

~ a wonderful bike ride this morning through the woods
~ another beautiful day with moderate temperatures & low humidity
~ telling friends of our upcoming wedding (the family already knows)
~ daydreams about buying a popup camper and traveling
~ being outside washes away the weariness of client's stories of violence
~ a long nap this afternoon
~ all is well ... life is good

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Sunday
the ridge I walked today in the Snowy Mountains
my daughter's long legs just ahead of me
and the persistence of wildflowers.

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 thankful for:
* Me and my sisters relationship being mended ( felt lost & empty without her )
* Discovering a great nearby nature walk way :-)
* My loss of one pound last week
* Getting to see and do things with my family instead of sharing our lives in long distance phone calls.
* My mother joining in to come up with healthy ideas too.
* Seeing how happy my children are with all our new life changes :-)

Hope everyone has a week ahead to be very thankful for :-)

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- a house full of children

- new systems in place for success

- seeing my DD9's generous nature

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I am grateful for:

* work that I enjoy
* working at home
* creating quiet space for self care

So many blessings - too many to count - 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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Thankful this evening for ....

~ niece will soon make me a great aunt (oy that sounds old)
~ bicycle ride tomorrow morning
~ dinner with father-in-law tomorrow night
~ guilty pleasure this afternoon
~ restorative sleep last night
~ telephone date with my son Monday
~ all is well ... life is good

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Today I'm grateful for,,,

All that's right in my life and here,
The good health my family and I enjoy.
My daughter's joy.
Taking an early morning walk.
My legs with the exception of attractive new spider veins.
Pampering myself with a manicure and pedicure.
A healthy appetite.
Hope. My friend's sister has ovarian cancer. My friend's son in law has pancreatitis with severe complications.
Prayers.
Seeing the beauty all around me even when I'm filled with sadness for my friends.
Choices.
Love.

Edited by: MAZZYR at: 7/19/2014 (16:48)
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On this early Saturday morning I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~choices
~children
~cherries
~chuckles
~Christmas

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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- picking up the kiddos from Army Camp (have missed the chaos)

- unexpected recognition of efforts

- baby steps

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Thankful this evening for ....

~ almost time to sleep after an emotionally draining day
~ breaking through emotional defenses
~ watching a guilty pleasure TV show
~ looking forward to a quiet weekend
~ officiant, gazebo & B&B reserved
~ looking for something to wear & rings
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning, we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night, we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more.
-- John O'Donohue

Good evening,

Ay yay yay, I'm being given the opportunity to practice surrender. Gratitude~~

~ Vivian's kindness

~ practicing grace when circumstances are out of my control

~ practicing trust when professionals give me a diagnosis re: the camper

~ the Italian bakery/deli in Fair Oaks where we had a delicious lunch

~ Tammy, a silly comedy, which I thoroughly enjoyed

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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

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

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Thankful for...

- a visit to the kids at camp - watching them shine

- my 19 year old (working as a counselor at this week's camp) giving a big hug (IN FRONT OF EVERYONE) and the resulting "Hi Mrs. Katie's Mom" from 30 some of her campers.

- a love note on FB from my hubby from afar


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nails and hair done today

lunch with two great women

plans for a great weekend

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


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Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
-- Barbara De Angelis

Good morning,

Marjorie, SO glad you found your way back here! When I have the opportunity to join all of you, it *only* makes sense to be here~~

~ yesterday's fun with Kathy and Vivian

~ difficult decisions re: the cost of bringing the camper up to emission standards to pass the California smog test

~ happy with the repair service, a trusted source of repair and maintenance by Vivian for many years, and so grateful to Vivian for helping me with transportation and her gracious hospitality during this process

~ a tasty, nutritious breakfast of mixed grain porridge with fresh fruits and kefir

~ cooler weather, a welcome delight

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 7/17/2014 (14:37)

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

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

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Thankful today for ....

~ this incredible reprieve from summer heat
~ windows open, air conditioning off
~ a thought provoking Japanese movie ... Departures
~ a webinar at work that prompted self reflection & productive discussion
~ feeling emotionally safe
~ time spent catching up on personal bills and paperwork this morning
~ all is well ... life is good

shine,
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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon and the ability to 'take' work with me
- wonderful discussion on the "Silver Lining" forum
- catching up on emoticon
- fabulous day to drive for oil change
- potential to emoticon after meetings (if they get out soon enough...)

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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- my sister and the time I had with her on this earth
- this community that remains constant even when I disappear
- another week through this deployment
- opportunities - those I see and those I still can't yet

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Grateful this late night
* For leftover food made into a luscious soup
* For afternoon and evening spent with Maha (VALERIEMAHA) and Vivian (MIS_VIV)
* For them allowing me to ramble on all afternoon, and then putting up with my bitchy outburst later one.
* For a catch up day tomorrow for laundry and cleaning
* For starting my "new year" off right. And for feeling optimistic for what lies ahead...

~~~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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Wednesday blessings...

~reading all your gratitudes
~harvested 10# of rhubarb today
~making rhubarb jam for gift giving soon
~beautiful weather for garden work
~finally getting a few problem areas attended to

Have a thankful Thursday everyone!

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grateful that when I come here, I recognize your names, faces and stories
grateful that I know I need to come here, some days more than others.
for the new blooms of wildflowers on my walk tonight.

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:

-Getting through one-third of a year without Beth
-Getting through a rough day over that
-Cassie, my beautiful little shy one who's learning to put herself out there more since Beth (her first favored "person") is gone
-Cleo, my steadfast, sweet, blue-eyed Siamese
-Rosie, my silky gusto girl (everything - food, talking, purring and TROUBLE - LOL)
-My home that continues to provide comfort

Goodnight all,
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I'll start off by being thankful to have a "Thanksgiving Community" :-)

My most recent thanksgiving joys are:
~ My new apartment community has a pool, very thankful for that!
~ Knowing that I can walk to my brothers house to visit is a blessing!
~ There is a popular walking trail that goes on for miles within walking distance also :-)

My most favorite gratitude of my new home community is that the nature park choices are enormous!

Hope everyone has a blessed day full of thanksgiving! :-)

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Our greatest gift is also our greatest curse -- that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
-- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Good morning dear friends,

It's always such a joy to stop by The Community...feels like coming home really. Wow! a Paul McCartney concert, what a thrill! Yippee -- great to have your presence here, Marjorie!

Bowing in gratitude~~

~ so far avoiding being overwhelmed by the enormity of the task and accomplishing some major steps toward readying the camper to sell [sigh] yesterday with more ahead today, thanks to Vivian's gracious and unconditional assistance

~ my first meal at Chipotle's yesterday -- yum! soft (corn) tacos with pinto & black beans, brown rice, fresh guacamole, romaine, salsa -- Viv's treat

~ a fresh cupa cupa with tasty beans from Sprouts -- dark roast organic Sumatra

~ we're headed over to Kathy's for some pool time today -- fun!

~ in dialogue with a dear young-ish girlfriend who is grappling with her first big infatuation, and feeling happy that it's not me in that predicament (though there *is* the thrill of the zeal of the senses)

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a fabulous facial last night - this week just keeps getting better emoticon
- new colleague
- go ahead on a major project
- drive to Omaha and time to reflect
- haircut tonight

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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Hello friends!
This morning's run
Pink and purple sky at sunrise, a rainbow and some rain.
The voice of my daughter from Maine
and her blog at milkweedfarm.wordpress.com.

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."
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Today I am grateful for:
~ kicks
~ grins
~ giggles
~ plans beginning to come to fruition
~ 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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Welcome Marjorie! Thankful this afternoon for ....

~ having fun looking at outfits and rings online
~ sitting on the patio of a local hangout to enjoy this incredible weather
~ moving past a rough patch at work today
~ every client coped well while I was on vacation ....
~ mindfully aware of when I start to ruminate
~ fresh air from open windows today
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Hello, Everybody emoticon

Some of the things that I am grateful for are:

Healthy food for me and my family to eat emoticon

Very grateful for the Spark People site emoticon

The season of summer, nature and the technology to make this message possible :-)


Hope everyone is having a fabulous day!





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Love hearing from you Maha

On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a FABULOUS Paul McCartney concert last night emoticon
- continued cool temperatures
- fabulous emoticon skies and clear air
- emoticon emoticon emoticon
- facial this evening
- emoticon @ lunch (too pretty of a day to miss!)

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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7/14/14 8:53 P

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The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Good afternoon,

Pacing around indoors with dear friend MISS_VIV, my gracious hostess-with-the-mostest...the temp reached 111 degrees at 3:00pm this afternoon. Feeling grateful~~

~ for central a/c in Vivian's sweet home

~ the week with Kathy was wonderful in so many ways

~ the one-year memorial party for Kathy's beloved Alan was perfect and many of their friends gathered to commemorate the life of this special being that left us way too early

~ like Rachel says, for the precious commodity of friends

~ invited by Vivian for lunch at the Noble Vegetarian, where the food was fresh and delicious

~ just finished a phone conversation with dear Stephanie, a friend of great courage and insight

Blessed be,
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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 for~

* some downward movement on the scale emoticon
* wonderful time spent with dear friends yesterday emoticon
* my food plan emoticon
* faith replacing fear emoticon

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

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good healthy family and I enjoy.
Taking an early morning walk.
A lunch date with DH at a favorite restaurant.
Improvement of health challenge my friend's SIL is facing.
Choices.

Mazzy


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Today I am grateful for:
~ my dog Lula
~ a day without any appointments
~ friends coming to visit from out of town
~ dinner for breakfast
~ knees doing better and better, little by little
~ 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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7/14/14 4:49 P

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Thankful this afternoon for ....

~ a power nap to the sound of gentle rain
~ a quiet weekend with time to reflect
~ the need to track food is on my mind
~ productive conversations
~ enjoying time with friends
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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7/14/14 10:02 A

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So glad to hear it Kathy!

On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon we are officially 'drought-free', but every little bit helps
- time to complete major projects
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- cooling temps
- chance to emoticon @ lunch
- Paul McCartney concert this evening

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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Glad for Transformation's wonderful post and to follow it here today

Grateful for friends who visited with us yesterday

Happy for my middle boy and a meeting with special counselors this afternoon

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


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Grateful on this first day of my new year
* For the amazing gathering at my home yesterday (and then at the park) to honor my husband's first memorial day. A joyous occasion, celebrating his life, and wonderful memories.
* For Maha's support and help in party prep
* For a glorious 10 1/2 hour sleep last night.
* For waking up this morning, and saying to myself "HAPPY NEW YEAR!"
* For feeling excited and filled with positive anticipation as to what this new year will bring.
* For "play dates" scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday!
* That I've survived….

~~~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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Thankful this evening for ...

- letting go of anger & fear re: a Catch 22
- wedding plans taking shape for September 13
- well wishes from family
- quiet day at home with sweetie and a friend
- cooler temperatures this week
- only the first day of my weekend
- all is well ... Life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
to be through a rough patch
for hope and optimism
for different criteria
to be moving again
for weight lost...every little bit

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.
~Martha Graham




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7/13/14 2:34 P

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Sunday blessings...

~last night's rain-don't have to water today
~beautiful sunny blue sky day today
~daughter we haven't seen since Christmas coming Friday
~younger son we haven't seen since Christmas will be here the following weekend
~son, daughter and DH will be riding bikes across IA for a week on RAGBRAI
~I get to stay home and not camp or further damage my knees
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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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Today I am grateful for:
~ having access and time to post gratitudes
~ this fabulous community and practice that goes on with or without me
~ being aware and personally noting gratitude even when I don't post here
~ water
~ rest
~ 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.
Taking an early morning walk.
Remembering to count my blessings.
Family.
Old friend's.
New friend's.

Mazzy


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On this hazy, humid Sunday morning, I pause to give thanks for:
* A raucous visit last night with 3 nephews -- their energy amazes me!
* Our local Farmers Market and all the hard work behind the fresh fruit and veggies
* Moments of solitude like this, when I'm the only one up in the house.

I hope you all enjoy some peace and quiet today.





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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 walk behind me.
My gratitude practice and its positive focus.
Old friends.
New friends.

Mazzy


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Friday
whatever would we do without friends?
Thankful for mine, thankful for yours.

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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On this gorgeous emoticon Friday morning, I'm grateful for:

* the beautiful view from my new office window
* OA phone meetings
* sweet dreams last night
* a successful new class this morning

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 Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the end of a couple stressful days
- lunch with colleagues and a wedding after work
- overcast skies to keep the emoticon down
- catching up on Spark
- going with the flow

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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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 let go of disappointment and hurt feelings and focus on gratitude.
My gratitude practice.
The thoughtfulness of a SparkGoodie.
The willingness to get back on track. It's challenging to maintain weight. It's so hard to lose. Oh, well.
A healthy appetite.
Choices.
A new day and an opportunity to make mindful choices.
Being aware of and seeing the beauty all around me.
A blueberry smoothie.

Mazzy


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On this Friday morning, I pause to give thanks for:

* a restful night's sleep, with no waking interruptions
* an employer with great "work from home" policies
* a strong relationship with my daughter, so we can get angry and talk about it, letting it go
* a schedule that lets me plan exercise almost every day

Peace to you all.



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