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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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Thankful this Sunday for ....

~ time today to begin planning our wedding reception for early November
~ letting go
~ meeting a friend's new partner last night & liking her
~ amazing Turkish restaurant, going to take my kids there before the wedding
~ family plans for tomorrow
~ finding a new cleaning service, hoping they work out
~ productive discussion with sweetie
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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grateful
for the riot of birds at dawn
for cooool air wafting in
to enjoy the stillness of a quiet house
to know there is change afoot
for another day to see it through

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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A wonderful day spent with one of Beth's old friends that I had also gotten close to
-Not having plans tonight except for quiet time at home alone, much-needed after an emotional (but really good) day
-Four days off work in a row
-Trying to balance those days and take good advantage
-My sweet kitties who all did well with company today, even Cassie
-Being able to pay a couple of folks for their water garden expertise today and the results being well worth it (win-win)
-My warm and comfortable bed

Goodnight all,
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8/30/14 7:43 P

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quiet day

lunch with a pal

time for self

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8/30/14 3:42 P

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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 anger.
Lemon balm.
Treating myself to a manicure.
The willingness to eat mindfully and get back on track.
Choices

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Waving to Maha! Enjoyed reading your blog!

On this late Friday holiday weekend I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~family and friends
~being alive "Hold with both hands every precious moment of your life."
~abundant seasonal fruits and vegetables
~several enjoyable hours spent tidying up the flower beds today
~all of you and your lives shared on this thread

Have a fabulous 3 day weekend everyone!

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 8/30/2014 (10:39)
"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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If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those around you. If you can maintain this habit, this energy will turn into a steady flow of love.
-- Annamalai Swami

Good evening,

Together again in this wonderful community~~

~ sold the camper
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~ booked my flight to Ecuador for Sept. 24
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~ looking forward to seeing Kathy tomorrow and hearing all about the cruise

~ spending the week with her for some quality time prior to my departure AND to attend a wonderful concert she invited me to a week from tomorrow
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~ so happy I'm getting to see Deva Premal, a favorite devotional music vocalist, plus Miten and Manose!
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~ so much more for which I have unending gratitude

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 this Friday afternoon before a three day holiday for ....

~ a light day today after an unusually busy day yesterday
~ an intense interaction leading to growth
~ going home early today
~ dinner with friends this weekend
~ setting a date for our wedding reception for late October
~ setting a clear boundary today in a kind, respectful way
~ son getting new job that sounds like a good fit for this stage in his life
~ spending five days with my daughter after the wedding
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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wandering boy made three wise decisions this week

going out with my wanderer this afternoon

little one doing good in homeschool

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8/28/14 8:36 P

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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 gratitude practice and the reminder that I have so much to be grateful for.
A day of agitation and frustration behind me tonight.
Letting go of anger after a heated exchange.
Choices.




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Today I am grateful for:

-Bittersweet memories
-Cleansing tears
-Work projects flowing AND getting some clearing done in my office
-Nearing a holiday weekend for some much-needed R&R
-A phone call from one of Beth's long-time friends we visited several times in Mexico; she's in town and wants to see me this weekend!
-Dear, precious gifts that I can hold on to forever

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8/28/14 4:05 P

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On this Thursday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- trying out a stand-up emoticon
- completing a meeting I totally forgot about
- great foster care board training yesterday
- work started on our front entrance
- getting taken out to dinner last night

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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Thankful this early Thursday morning for ...

~ the news Maha sold the Dolphin and can now continue her journey
~ Sherrie's birthday
~ the guilty pleasure of watching an episode of Project Runway last night
~ a morning to sleep in, drink coffee with sweetie and talk to my son
~ befriending a passionate young man with a dream of making a difference
~ the rhythm of my week ... After Tuesday & Wednesday it's all downhill
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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emoticon Happy Birthday, Sherrie! emoticon

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and it should be treated with honor.
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grateful
for connections
Maha brings a smile
to feel hopeful today
for easing of heaviness
our little river is cheerfully loud, despite drought

ann

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and it should be treated with honor.
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You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
-- Kahlil Gibran via GIRLINBRAZIL

Good morning!

It's a new day and I am deeply grateful~~

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~ it's SHERRIE'S (IAM1WEVRY1) BIRTHDAY
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~ thanks to Michele for Gibran's sweet and important reminder

~ Loving Walk Off the Earth's HAPPY
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~ looking forward to Vivian's company for lunch and a swim at Kathy's

~ news from Adelaida in Ecuador that the money arrived (more feeling of relief)

~ so many options available to me, I am so fortunate!

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 8/28/2014 (01:34)

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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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.
Time.
Choices.


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Whew! Been busy over the past few weeks...

Oldest of my three successfully moved back to Brazil last week

Youngest started homeschooling at his request

Middle boy started back at local high school this week

Lots of conversations as dh and I made choice to extend sabbatical a little longer

Good plans and hopes for future work in Brazil

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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 via MTRachel

Good evening,

So much to be thankful for, with time to stop by to share~~

~ the wonderful message from His Holiness...and all the other great teachers...that I would do well to read daily

~ I sold my camper baby today to a wonderful couple who will get the same great enjoyment from it that I have

~ I can now begin shopping in earnest for a ticket for Ecuador

~ a big bouquet of sunflowers for the neighbors who helped me with the selling process

~ a beautiful bouquet of fuscia lilies from Tracey, the new owner

~ my Ecuadorian god daughter registered for classes today and begins school Monday

Blessed be,
xox
Maha



Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 8/27/2014 (00:59)

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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music
beauty in all forms
compassion
compassion in action.

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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Thankful this Tuesday night for ...

~ dinner with sweetie & a friend tonight
~ doing some much-needed research today
~ refrigerator part ordered ... should be fixed in a couple of days
~ going to sleep early tonight ... 7:30 meeting in the morning
~ psyching myself up for 5.5 hours of mostly tedious meetings tomorrow
~ picked up my like new glasses from the repair shop
~ 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.
Choices

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Tuesday thanks for many blessings in my life and yours...

~for sunshine today
~yesterday's needed rain
~for clean water
~washing machine
~to be alive and healthy enough to enjoy it

Have a wonderful week thankful sparklers!




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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the end of emoticon and much needed emoticon
- zero balance massage
- good numbers on the emoticon
- remembering to take supplements
- emoticon from a colleague

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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Being an "open" person
-Messages
-Availing myself of needed resources, all at no charge and total quality
-Some pretty special "exercises" they did tonight, the final night of my grief group
-Shiny stones
-Calm
-My kitties and my warm bed calling me

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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~feeling sorta, so decided to drop by and refocus emoticon
~had a good weekend and enjoyed harmonizing with the team lat eve
~coolish weather
~yummy brussel sprouts, a very rare treat here
~transplants and prepping to try planting flowers for cuttings
~online conversations with four mommies getting suggestions for gifts I want to order this week
~getting my head in line for the exam I need to do on Wed. a.m.
~asking DH to commit to taking me and picking me up from that exam
~the gentle cooperation (and quiet moaning) of my sweet dog while I wash her and apply cider vinegar to her head and ears (am so relieved it is continuing to clear up the prob)
~asserting myself in several instances, so un-natural for me and so important for me to do
~sigh. feel better after that! emoticon

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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Thankful this Monday for ...

~ watching Michael Brown's funeral from beginning to end, especially appreciating Al Sharpton's sermon

~ discovering constructive ways I might make a difference, registering people to vote & attending a city council meeting in Ferguson to support a request to cancel all outstanding bench warrants for traffic violations, which could be a huge first step to healing the community

~ deciding what to wear for our wedding, now it's sweetie's turn to figure out what she wants to wear

~ a fun lunch with sweetie's almost 90 year old dad yesterday

~ cautiously hopeful the national mood might swing back toward compassion for those who don't have the opportunities many of us have and try to understand rather than judge

~ listening to jazz

~ all is well ... life is good....hoping for peace & healing

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a productive weekend in the yard emoticon
- a full day of meetings today
- finding someone to watch the emoticon s
- good achy
- lower emoticon to allow more yardwork!

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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8/24/14 11:19 P

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Hello All,
Happy to be reading your smiles
and to share mine.
My oldest daughter has a job, her first official one since graduating college, and she gets to stay in Maine where she wants to be.
My second daughter is back at college and my youngest son is off to college too!
my partner,husband, friend and I beginning a new part of our lives.
As Mary Oliver says..
'what's coming next, is coming with its own heave and grace'

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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grateful for
companions
beauty
healthy practices
cool air
clean water

ann

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A relaxing weekend overall, especially today
-2-hour nap today; very unlike me but obviously needed
-Starting my day with 45 minutes on the stationary bike while talking to my sis, who was walking while talking to me from halfway across the country; one positive for technology
-Sweet kitties who took various naps with me today :-)
-Making myself breakfast this morning, baby steps
-Leftover spinach salad that I made yesterday ... yummy ... with cranberries, blue cheese crumbles and candied pecans, with a TJ's balsamic vinaigrette dressing
-My comfortable and warm bed


Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Today I am grateful for:
~ no noticeable swelling from my first bike ride in forever
~ being active all morning
~ showering and feeling clean
~ conscientious water usage with flow regulator
~ off to hear some lovely music soon
~ 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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Thankful today for ....

~ Laughter ... I posted yesterday but on the June thread
~ going to hear some women's music tonight ... the younger generation
~ only a half day left of my work week
~ a weekend to catch up on rest & chores
~ reflection on my emotions regarding all that has happened in Ferguson
~ sending out email with wedding details to family tomorrow
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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~up with the sun and had a good chat with DH in regard to an email I needed to send
~got my questions answered and now my degree has the updated title and will be mailed out in a few weeks (I do not know when I will get it!)
~figured out how to turn on DH's computer, after 5 or so tries guessed his pswd (he is in a place w/out cell reception), printed doc. I needed (my printer is out of ink and too expensive to replace), could not get scanner to work so photoed the doc. so I could email it!!! Talk about complicated, and rather than panicking, I figured it all out!
~got to get mani & pedicure and walk around the mall
~bought myself a pretty red bowl
~had the last of the broccoli soup for lunch
~today was helper day and everything is in order
~my old dog is livelier today
~going to watch a movie tonight, I think; just cuz I can

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Today I am grateful for:
~ Always being able to rejoin this wonderful community, no matter how long I've been "away."
~ Each and everyone of you who practice gratitude
~ my home
~ my friends and family
~ youngest offspring getting a job
~ 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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Glad to see you back Maha!

On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the profound emoticon of Trust
- another August day
- posting and sharing thoughts
- getting project emoticon in a row
- dinner with friends this evening

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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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Thursday thanks...

~healthy and delicious food
~a bit of much needed rain
~Doc Martin on PBS
~armful of rhubarb picked today
~two cart loads of weeds pulled and put in the mulch pile
~reading your posts

Have a happy Friday everyone!

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~coolish day
~hubby decided not to bother me early in the morning as he goes out
~salon appt for nails tomorrow
~wonderful, easy broccoli soup for lunch
~a lot of site undone today
~look forward to a bit of work on my flowers on Sat.
~found out prep for next week's appt
~exercised today
~bravely asked a hard question to begin a conversation, perhaps
~Newhardt reruns

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
-- Hippocrates

Good morning,

Aware of the abundance in my life, expressing gratitude is the natural outcome~~

~ nourishing, tasty food, such a privilege when so many have nothing

~ though feeling a little alone and out-of-control right now, I nonetheless know that, as Invictus intones, "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul" and inner strength and perseverance have always been attributes that have propelled me through

~ grateful to be house/doggie sitting at Kathy's lovely home and making use of her beautiful pool and the quietness of her lovely space

~ Viv's support and kindness

~ many resources and options available to me

~ interest in the camper...an appointment tomorrow to show it

Blessed be,
xox
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This fabulous blog (thanks MISS_VIV) so expresses my approach and feelings:
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon this morning
- going with the flow
- Trust and continued emoticon from the universe
- rescheduling my facial and ZB massage!
- potential to see my emoticon friends tonight

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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 get back on track now.
I am setting an intention to eat the healthy nutritious food on my plan.
I am setting an intention to get back to a consistent routine and achieve my goals.
Choices.


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This Wednesday evening, I'm grateful for ~

emoticon * sunset over Puget Sound
emoticon * leftover homemade enchiladas - Dang, were they good!
emoticon * finishing the edits on my fist book and an extension to finish the edits on the second one
emoticon * dear, dear friends who inspire me and fill me with joy
emoticon * my sweet little Sabine

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

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Making plans to see a friend who's coming in from Denver this weekend
-Finding a "scientific 7-minute workout" on Facebook (high intensity interval training) that's come out via recent research
-Setting intentions to do it this weekend; surely I can handle 7 minutes of discomfort
-Setting myself up for easier work weeks, work at home next Monday, then scheduling an extra day off over Labor Day so I get a 4-day weekend (plus we usually cut out fairly early Friday afternoons before a holiday weekend, so likely 4-1/2 day weekend - so needed
-Words With Friends
-Jigsaw puzzles
-Lumosity
-SparkPeople and each and every one of you who share in this practice with me!

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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.
Letting go of stuff that used to annoy me .
Appreciating what's really important.
A healthy appetite.
Choices.



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good night's rest

happy boys

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- helping DH in the yard
- last day away from the office
- inside as opposed to walking day in the heat
- chance of rain
- haircut tonight

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

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A good phone conversation with my mother tonight
-Incredible poems I'm getting each week from my grief group facilitators, with so many subtle (and some not so subtle) messages
-Humor
-Sensitivity
-Finding out about and signing up for an upcoming group (2 evenings only) in October, also through hospice, about spirituality and death
-Air conditioning, especially with high humidity happening

Goodnight all,
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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.
Feeling grateful.
Feeling loved.
The willingness to forgive.
Choices.
Memories.
Tears.
Sunshine.


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Thankful this evening for ...

~ meeting and enjoying my 30 year old son's girlfriend of a year
~ my relationship with my son just keeps getting better
~ an uneventful drive home yesterday
~ leftovers for dinner while sweetie is at a meeting
~ finding a good musician for our wedding reception
~ reflecting on my weekend training and gaining more insights
~ all is well ...life is good

Shine,
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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a day away from the office
- going with the flow
- ladies emoticon party after work
- getting meetings scheduled
- no cooking tonight!
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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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~accomplishing many things yesterday
~discovered that the one Pilate's studio I was sure would be for me, although well-equipped and has three trained physical therapists, is too expensive for our budget so need to look for the perfect one or find an alternative
~beginning to move our old site to save what I can and use what I can so I can close the acct. I am very proud of what I did but want to invest in other things. If you want a peek before I deconstruct it: www.inafarplace.com
~I don't think I mentioned the ladies group I meet with once a month. I invented a table game for them and presented the tokens Sat. evening - they love it! We had the most attendees so far - 12! It is so much fun to see them grasp the concepts I teach and then encourage each other.
~our songbird visitors and the several singers my husband has in the cage in the backyard. I am convinced the caged ones attract the others.
~memories that sometimes overwhelm me. Last evening I was watching a recording and it brought up some hard memories that brought tears. I am reacting so much better to the hard stuff since coming through my counseling studies. I seem to have learned how to embrace the sadness, frustration, and hopelessness that I had felt for too long, and then release it to that time rather than to carry it now by ruminating over it. I know these things are a part of who I am and I will not allow them to paralyze me like they used to do.
~the poodle I am babysitting through the end of the year. I love animals and since my old cats died, I have missed having an indoor pet. Yesterday morning, when I came down the stairs, she met me halfway. Well, that to me is a sign that she is anxious to be fed, so I fed her. She gobbled it up. As I passed the kitchen table, I read a note from my helper that she had already fed her!!! Little stinker had two meals in an hour!!!
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Tonight I am grateful for:

-My spirituality
-My open mind
-Others to talk to and share my experiences, all without judgment
-Amazing people out in this world who share their experiences and journeys in the written word to further the good for all
-A poem at the end of grief group (I was asked to read it to the group) that had a wonderful message in the last line, coming just at me
-My comfortable and comforting home, filled with the love and joy of three kitties and so many bittersweet memories
-My soft bed

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Monday thanks for...

~pot of black bean/vegetable soup ready on the stove
~reliable car
~phone visits with sons over the weekend
~Pinterest-a great source of information
~choices

Have a wonderful week thankful sparklers!

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grateful for
inspiration
courage
transparency
awareness
compassion
love

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon @ night and emoticon during the day
- potential for new plantings following tree removal
- Husker emoticon season tickets
- getting used to a 'bare' front yard and an extended lawn
- another emoticon

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~great service last night
~love the singing and being part of the praise group
~rec'd a flat of sweet purple grapes from a friend
~did not snack before bed!
~slept well but should not have had that double cup of chamomile
~prayer time moved to later today
~almost lunchtime and I plan on having veggies
~will get out today (dentist and maybe grocery)
~will exercise this evening
~will watch a TV show before bed with NO snacking

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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Thankful this evening
for a gathering of my coworkers.
I started working with this group just
after my son was born and now he is 19.


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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Thankful this Sunday for ....

~ Kathy's courage and resolve to live each day her way no matter what comes. Praying for healing for Kathy and others who loved her stepdaughter.

~ accepting (most of the time) the fragility and resilience of us humans

~ uncovering major unresolved issues at a 3-day workshop where we practiced therapy on each other. Happy to discover what has been causing me to move into depression and resolved to find the "right" therapist to help me find my joy again. Through these difficult hours of therapy this weekend, I learned a lot about how I can be more effective with my clients.

~ excited and anxious to meet my 30 year old son's girlfriend tonight

~ continued seeking of healing and growth

~ all is well ... life is good

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Grateful today
* For being slightly more focused
* That my lunch date for tomorrow was cancelled…I really needed NOT to go!
* For my early morning wake up texts from special friend
* That my dad is recovering rapidly from Friday's surgery!
* For my healthy grandkids. One of whom scored two goals today in soccer…bringing her team to the championship game!
* For my crazy life. The roller coaster. The curve balls. The insanity. But it is mine and I embrace it.


Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 8/17/2014 (18:06)
~~~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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~rain a couple of times today
~my old dog's owie is improving, slowly and a lot
~exercised
~ate just right
~accomplished a few things today that I wanted to do
~working on a SP blog that I hope to post later tonight
~great meeting last night and my study was well rec'd
~heard from DD
~DS1 is traveling and on his way home
~plans for getting lots done this week

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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.
Kathy's post, and the reminder that one can always find something to be grateful for, even when...
An early walking date.
My friend, A, who is challenged by illness but is here today.
My friend, B, who is challenged by holding it together for her family's sake.
A bright clear day.
The beauty of color all around me and the ability to see it.
All my senses and limbs.
The blueberry smoothie I had for breakfast.
Choices.
Life.
Memories.


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Wow.
Following Kathy's post, I can only say
that I am grateful to Kathy for her honesty
and bravery and leadership.

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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For those who don't know, my step daughter had a very difficult time dealing with the loss of her dad. She took her life on the anniversary of my husband's memorial this past weekend. It has been another very painful week, since she was estranged from her own mom, and I had "filled that role" for her, especially in this past year. Despite the sorrow, gratitude persists….

* Finding strength to be the "mom" to all her friends who have called me…and to be able to provide comfort for their grieving hearts.
* Validation from her friends (by the things that they've shared with me) that she felt as close to me, as I did to her
* Being invited to walk with all of her friends on Sept 21
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* Actually conversing with her mother for the first time in 27 years
* That I am leaving for Alaska in THREE DAYS and am so ready to run away, hide my head, and fill my soul with cool clean air, majestic beauty, and the quiet of the wilderness...

Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 8/16/2014 (20:55)
~~~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.
Pampering myself with a manicure and pedicure.
The beauty of the palm trees bordering my patio.
Green tea.
The willingness to let go of hurt and forgive.
Choices.


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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-Friday, because I now have two full days to do as I wish
-The 16th falling on a weekend for the first time since I lost Beth 5 months ago
-Friends checking in on me very regularly (sometimes TOO regularly, but would rather that than the opposite)
-Our home that remains a huge comfort to me, my safe haven
-My three nurse kitties!!
-Keeping an open mind
-My comfortable bed on a Friday night to watch some TV

Goodnight all,
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Today I am grateful for:
~ youngest getting a computer repaired (so much better than replacement costs...)
~ seeing a smile on a student's face when I introduced her to a certain song
~ knee is calmer today after a flare-up the last few days
~ fun evening of song sharing last night
~ going to see friends tonight and a wonderful show as well
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
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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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Oldest arrived safely in Brazil

Lots of good help along the way

Nice weather here today

Girly spa night planned with friend

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8/15/14 8:22 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a good chance for emoticon only hope it's clear for DH's emoticon game and my emoticon isn't too damp
- meeting in a new facility this afternoon
- Chopra meditation on play
- dinner with friends
- one glass of emoticon to sip during dinner - so thankful for rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/Too
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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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8/15/14 12:04 A

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On this late Thursday evening I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~to live in this country and hope for changes to make it better
~national coverage and outcry at an apparently unjust killing by police-the police cannot be allowed to treat unarmed citizens as if they were terrorists
~phone visit with an out of town friend from my past-great to catch up
~trying to downsize so I have avoided garage sales all season until today-I found some great flower pots (I needed for an abundance of plants) for 25 and 50 cents at a neighbors' sale
~prospect of making some pin money selling those plants

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 8/15/2014 (00:06)
"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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8/14/14 6:24 P

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Right now, I am grateful for:

-A very quiet day at work
-Dinner plans with friends tonight for my all-time favorite (and relatively healthy ) pizza - white pizza with spinach, whole cloves of garlic and pine nuts, along with a good salad
-Same friends; plans to walk the labyrinth at Unity Village under what's left of the supermoon after dinner
-Letting that little bit of exercise count as my exercise for the day; it's enough and it counts as six days in a row of exercise
-Having a pretty good week, considering all of the other weeks since February 18th
-Realizing that wanting to exercise and enjoying it is just part of me; it may get delayed due to unforeseen circumstances and tragedy, but it's there and it comes back!

Stephanie

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8/14/14 5:40 P

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Grateful this afternoon
* For knowing my stepdaughter and I had long since resolved any conflicts and that I was able to support her in ways that no one else could.
* For the outpouring of condolences and love
* For kindness that always emerges out of tragedy
* That my dad is getting the medical care he needs.
* For my brother, the cream…who always rises to the top

~~~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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8/14/14 1:11 P

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This gray Thursday morning, I'm grateful for ~

* the simple freeing act of prayer
* the success of those I care for and admire
* the ability to get out of my head (in other words, out of my own way)
* the knowledge that I am on my path and I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be

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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8/14/14 12:16 P

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Thankful this morning ....

~ doing what I can to seek justice for the people of Ferguson, MO
~ writing a letter to the editor of the NYT
~ encouraging others to write letters to their local newspapers
~ focusing on what I can do, not what I wish I could do
~ praying for justice for all, not only in Ferguson but across the nation
~ making a commitment to continue even after the media moves on
~ despite the injustices across the nation, all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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8/14/14 8:29 A

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

- starting to figure it out...
- learning to Trust and reaping the rewards
- working in the yard
- learning about the city upgrading utilities
- rearranging the schedule to have lunch with the girls

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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8/13/14 11:53 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Books that share valuable information, so many of them, written recordings of life
-A nice, long walk again today
-Five days in a row of exercise
-A calm day at work today, much needed
-My wonderful, sweet, rotten kitties
-Mysteries of all kinds - of life, of story lines
-My comfortable bed that is calling me

Goodnight,
Stephanie

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8/13/14 10:23 P

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Thankful tonight for ....

~ done with work for the week, off to a 3-day training tomorrow
~ meeting son's girlfriend this weekend
~ continued "perfect" weather and this is mid-August
~ continuing to hope something good will come out of a senseless shooting
~ living in the moment for the most part
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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8/13/14 9:01 A

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

- a very short work week
- coming home to absolutely fabulous weather and some grass growing!
- catching up on multiple things
- zero balance massage @ noon
- yardwork 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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8/13/14 12:45 A

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Grateful tonight
* For seeing the "Brazilian contingent" of our team here tonight…following each other even!
* For yet another personal loss, and a reminder of our human fragility and how very fleeting life is
* For support from my "angel" when I really needed it today.
* For pedicures, and the moments of escape they provide
* For Safeway having gladiolas, two bunches for $5.00! My hubby's favorite flower. When we first met, he brought them to me weekly. Nice to have that reminder of him, and his love, in the room today.


~~~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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8/13/14 12:21 A

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Thankful tonight for ....

~ attending a community meeting with the mayor, police chiefs, prosecuting attorney, church leaders and just us regular folks to talk about how to get justice and heal the community after a white police officer murdered a local unarmed black teenager this weekend.

~ wishing I could be here this weekend to participate in a march
~ feeling affirmed at work today
~ an incredible weekend with my sweetie
~ getting sweetie's car back from the body shop tomorrow
~ leaving for Nashville on Thursday
~ all is well ... life is good

shine,
Sandra

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8/12/14 11:33 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Robin Williams
-Lauren Becall
-Beth
-Cassie
-Cleo
-Rosie
-My soft, comfortable bed

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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8/12/14 6:54 P

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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 friendship I have with A. My heart hurts for the challenge she will be facing when she gets test results from her oncologist on Friday.
Seeing the beauty all around me.
Taking an early morning walk and establishing it as a habit.
A lunch date with DH at a favorite restaurant.



Mazzy


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I'm always happy to follow a Spark Friend's post! Glad to "see" you Dragons!

Happy for oldest who leaves for Brazil tomorrow

Happy for a house full of guests this past week coming at all hours to see oldest off

Glad for good discussions with middle boy recently and healthy plans for his future

Grateful for youngest asking for homeschool as his choice of education right now and for making all plans together for his high school schedule

Glad for oh so many little old lady friends who have helped us out financially over the past weeks


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8/12/14 3:47 P

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Hello everyone. I feel a bit like a stranger.

~just turned in my final draft of the very last assignment for my master's program, what will I do with myself now?!
~the fungal growth on our sweet old dog's face seems to be slowly clearing up with my treatments of cider vinegar!
~making plans for a celebration trip later in the year
~stopped seeing acupuncturist cuz we seemed to have come to a standstill on hand and wrist pain. Treatments and conversation great but need to move on. Continuing a few things at home.
~will schedule a couple of checkups in the next few of weeks
~continued cool weather is great
~opportunities to help several through counseling and terrific feedback
~had a lively argument Sat. with some male visitors and one became very adamant; I came out feeling pleased with myself for holding my point, not backing down, and not getting riled (altho this always stresses me more than I would like)
~hearing from our kids that they are safe, happy, and busy
~slept little last night so tonight should be great sleep!

Not sure how regular I will be but here's a start

Edited by: TAMINGDRAGONS at: 8/13/2014 (07:56)
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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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8/12/14 2:47 P

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On this gray Tuesday morning, I'm grateful for ~

* each and every one of you ~ as I read through your gratitudes, I am filled with love and inspiration.
* the tremendous joy Robin Williams brought to the world.
* lightening! beautiful lightening last night.
* the view of the super moon from my new deck. WOW

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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