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12/31/14 9:25 P

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I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.
-- Aubre Lorde

Good New Year's Evening!

Yes, Kathy those are formidable expressions of gratitude, my friend! I'm here on this last day of 2014 to give thanks as well~~

~ a quiet night at home to read, listen to music, write, reflect, and meditate

~ so many wonderful moments in yesterday's grand fiesta for Amrita

~ grooving with Krishna Das

~ enjoyed phone conversations and FB chats with dear USA friends today

~ my housemate's empathy

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 last day of 2014, I am thankful
* For being stronger than I ever thought I could be.
* For discovering that I CAN make it on my own.
* For emotional and spiritual healing and renewal.
* For new relationships formed, for those ended, and for the good ones and the rough ones... each a lesson and an important part of my journey
* For optimism as the new year is upon us.

(Whew, these are so good, I may post them tomorrow, too!)

~~~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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12/31/14 9:10 A

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Happy family day

Working together to meet goals

Noise of instruments in my home

Plans for a great new year

Edited by: GIRLINBRAZIL at: 12/31/2014 (09:11)
“Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.” E. Elliot


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Hey all! So great to catch you here. I think of you often and trust your lives are moving forward. I continue with my full life and have many things for which to be thankful, including

~wonderful time visiting our children and their spouses (MX & US) in Nov.
~got some new clothes and shoes in FL
~so enjoyed a few private conversations with my daughter
~she brought me my Master's diploma and it is now framed for my office
~coach training proceeds and I am nearing certification as I practice my new skills on willing friends and family
~lined up a pro bono Brazilian client and have begun translation of materials
~my husband is participating in helping me with the translations and designing my logo ( with the help of two graphic designers), which we just settled on before I began sharing these grats!
~a great time with friends for Christmas
~continuing my vegan eating in spite of travel and holiday meals and feeling pritty good
~wonderful conversations with my daughter-in-law via Skype
~a new "serious" cell phone and slowly figuring it out
~reading and have a few interesting books for future reading
~having my helper and her daughter to do the deep cleaning I would be frustrated with because of all these other things I am doing
~occasional rains and cool mornings
~contact with nieces and nephews through FB
~very special Christmas gifts that remind me I am loved
~plans for remodeling my home office and getting a new desk and chairs
~prepping my agenda for the new year and reviewing this past year; so much has happened and I have grown
~the recent realization that my mind is young and, to the best of my ability and time management, I am working to keep my body in tune with it

May your New Year be especially blessed with peace of mind, heart, and soul!

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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12/30/14 6:52 P

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Thankful this Tuesday for ...

~ a productive day getting ready to get on the road tomorrow morning
~ four generations of my family will gather under one roof for 3 days
~ ticking an important task that has been put off for months off the list
~ making a hearty beef mushroom soup to share at our family gathering
~ finally putting my children's Christmas boxes in the mail
~ writing a holiday letter that might get in the mail by Valentine's Day
~ ordered my dad's present to be delivered at my brother's in the nick of time
~ finding a present I think my dad might actually like for once
~ sending a snail mail letter to a friend without email or cell phone
~ as Kathy says, loving my imperfectly perfect life
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
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12/30/14 6:08 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-A short work week and a 4-day weekend coming up
-My warm and comfortable home that shelters me from all storms
-My three kitties that help to ground me in B's absence
-A friend making dinner for me tonight
-My job with a really good company and great benefits

Stephanie

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12/30/14 5:55 P

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On this Tuesday evening, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a wonderful week with my sister and BIL
- a long overdue haircut
- a clean and organized house still full of Christmas decorations
- a new seasonal pin and scarf (my sweet DH)
- finishing leftovers

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating 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
for warm, chaotic family visits
there is such joy in four generations together
our home is comfortable
for shelter from the elements
to have some quiet, alone time today

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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12/29/14 1:36 P

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Thankful this Monday for ...

~ a productive morning at home & off to lunch with a friend soon
~ cold, sunny day after almost a month of clouds -- my kind of day
~ one more day to catch up at home before going out-of-town
~ resisting the urge to focus on my dread of going back to work
~ resisting the "what if's"
~ in the end, accepting whatever comes
~ daugher calling from New Zealand this afternoon
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra

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12/29/14 1:18 P

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Almost the end of the year! And I am grateful
* For time to reflect on the journey that took place in 2014.
* For letting go
* For setting realistic goals (NOT resolutions!) for 2015
* Optimism that is filling my soul
* KNOWING that my hubby would be very proud of me...

~~~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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12/29/14 11:54 A

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Thankful today for peace in my home



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


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12/28/14 8:43 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Following wonderful company here, each of you!
-A great and much-needed massage this afternoon; I was an overdue mess, but she fixed me up and I can feel the difference
-Planning an intentional relaxing evening to get full massage benefits
-Breakfast plans with an old friend tomorrow morning, one I haven't seen in too long
-Still holding true to my mini-goals through my 5-day weekend, 4 days gone, but I have a 4-day weekend planned next weekend
-Random acts of kindness, given and received, for both have their own special gifts
-My three kitties, each their own little individual being, each special in their own ways, all three the best 4-legged nurses I could ask for
-My warm and comfortable bed (with clean sheets, yes!) calling me soon

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Thankful this Sunday for ....

~ a relaxing day at home, lingering over coffee & conversation
~ discovering the history museum yesterday ... ready to go back
~ enjoying my staycation more than I could have imagined
~ accepting I won't get everything done I had hoped
~ just days until we get together with extended family
~ a phone message from my daughter in New Zealand
~ only one New Years resolution ... take care of myself
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra
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Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
--Shirley Chisholm

Good evening,

Wonderful evening reading scrolling through your exquisite listings of gratitudes. Now for some of my own sharing~~

~ so thankful for special souls like Shirley Chisholm and also for an ample understanding of "service" through my primary teacher, Swami Satchidananda

~ nearing the "finish line" on my god daughter's "quinceañera" Dec 30, a festive bash, which will be full of ritual and tradition, and was made possible by the joyful giving of many friends (almost $900 worth)

~ enjoying a quiet evening at home, with my housemate gone until tomorrow

~ a wonderful note from my dearest soul sister, Diana, in Maui

~ soaking garbanzos tonight in preparation for cooking the beans and making hummus as one of the "pasabocas" (appetizers) at the birthday party Tuesday

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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12/27/14 9:38 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Doing a 20-minute SparkPeople strength video this morning
-Riding the stationary bike while I talked to my sister (another 20 minutes)
-A short, very brisk walk around the park today (15 minutes; it was COLD)
-Getting several small overdue chores around the house done, including kitty manicures for all three
-Thoroughly enjoying 5 days off work
-The foresight to schedule a massage for tomorrow


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12/27/14 8:07 P

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Grateful for time spent with dear friends on Christmas Day.

Glad for a phone call from my boarding school boy yesterday.

Happy to move lots of junk out of my bedroom today and get things in order.

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


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12/26/14 10:53 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Family!

* Friends!

* Festivities!

* Faith!

* Fortune!




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12/26/14 7:08 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Using my 5-day weekend to take a good, hard look at my life
-Setting and keeping (so far on day two anyway) some very small goals
-Two sets of friends who gave me care packages of wonderful homemade food
-Getting in some raking AND a bit of time on the stationary bike today
-Final plans and down payment happening for my October 2015 Grand Canyon hiking trip
-Using the trip as something to look forward to AND to motivate me to get back in shape (I'm fortunate that I've gained LESS than 10 pounds since losing Beth)
-Surviving my first Christmas without Beth; now here comes New Year's Eve/Day
-Solitude, which helps me get through it all

Stephanie



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12/26/14 4:35 P

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Thankful this day after Christmas....
* That I have full internet access from a computer (phone cannot get sparks most of the time!)
* For an amazing season...lots of friends and family gatherings to fill much of the empty gap that my hubby left in my heart...
* For making it home safely last night, after dead battery at the airport, and more adventures on the way home!
* For the support of my son, as he is beginning to understand...
* For my dad looking so good, and loving his new home.
* For anticipation of the new year

~~~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 Boxing Day (my excuse for extending Christmas) for ...

~ a very special Christmas Eve at home with my sweetie
~ cleaning together Christmas Day for a small gathering of friends last night
~ being with friends lessened the longing to see my kids during the holidays
~ lively conversation, good music, spontaneous dancing in the kitchen
~ having a meaningful conversation with my son Christmas Eve
~ keeping the holidays more simple this year
~ deciding to be more present for my aging parents this year
~ taking in the moments of peace and joy in the midst of this crazy world
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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12/26/14 9:32 A

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Holiday time spent with dear friends after this long year.

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


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12/26/14 5:59 A

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
An early morning walking date with DH.
The willingness to get back on track.
Setting an intention to plan ahead and make mindful food choices.
The comforts of home.
My gratitude practice and learning that there is always something to be grateful for.

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Family!

* Friends!

* Festivities!

* Faith!

* Fortune!




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Today I am grateful for:

-My warm and comfortable home that shelters me from all storms
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie; the three kitties that give me unconditional love, companionship, joy, laughter and serenity (as well as lower blood pressure, according to an article I read about having pets)
-The best neighbors I could ever ask for (and as if that, alone, is not enough, they brought me over too big of a plate of homemade cookies, four varieties, today)
-Getting a brisk walk in, though I waited too long and the sun went away; still the temps were decent and I knew it would make me feel better
-The best memories I could ask for, though bittersweet, of 13 years of all holidays spent with Beth; even when her MS acted up, it was always special, just because we were together
-Opportunities (I say half-heartedly) to recreate myself once again

Stephanie

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12/25/14 8:25 A

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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.
Feeling content.
Loving and caring people in my life.
My gratitude practice and believing that there is always something to be grateful for.


Mazzy


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12/24/14 8:29 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Making it here (how has nearly a week gone by?)
-Being true to myself and doing what I want to do tonight (stay at home with the kitties) instead of forcing myself to go somewhere and put on a fake happy face
-Enjoying my own company
-Having all that I need
-Bittersweet memories of many Christmas Eves passed with Beth

I'm wishing all of you peace, good health and good times with those you love.

Stephanie


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12/24/14 12:15 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.
DD, I'm so proud to be her mother.
Family and friends, old and new, who care.
Pushing myself to take an early morning walk.
Seeing the beauty all around me.
Dinner plans at a favorite restaurant.
So many blessings.

Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy holiday and new year.


Mazzy


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grateful
for the warmth of family
we accommodate each other
for help when needed
for safe haven for my friends
our little ones sing and sing

peace to each
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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12/24/14 7:21 A

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Scotch Tape!

* Pretty Paper!

* Labels!

* Gifts!

* The Spirit of Giving!





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12/24/14 1:40 A

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Wishing all of you who post here moments of peace, joy and rest with family and friends throughout the holidays, whether you celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanza, Festivus or just life. Hoping the new year brings each of you renewal and growth. Thankful this Christmas Eve morning for ...

~ beautiful voices of a nationally recognized children's choir
~ finally getting in the spirit of Christmas after an amazing concert
~ handling upsetting news clearheaded without panic
~ letting go of the "what ifs" and doing what needs to be done in the now
~ having a productive day & enjoying the music in spite of it
~ going to a diner afterwards to oooh and aaaah about the performance
~ hoping for an uneventful day
~ going to a lovely midnight service for Christmas Eve
~ my warm, comfortable bed awaits
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good even with today's news

Shine,
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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- an early emoticon to the office
- the last workday of the year
- emoticon in the quiet of the morning
- getting organized
- time to emoticon

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating 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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12/22/14 2:40 P

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Hearing two of my boys on violins last night at church - priceless.

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


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12/22/14 1:20 P

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Thankful this Monday afternoon for ....

~ finding a lost iphone & having the technology to locate it
~ feeling better about not seeing my children over the holidays
~ my son took a minute to call me in the midst of opening a new restaurant
~ despite exhaustion he was in good spirits
~ Skyping with my daughter before she left Auckland for a 2 week holiday
~ a birthday celebration tonight & company on Christmas day
~ a concert tomorrow night
~ accepting our decision not to put up the Christmas tree this year
~ hope I will find a PT job in the new year so I can semi-retire
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra

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12/22/14 9:28 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- much needed emoticon
- last Monday workday of 2014
- packed breakfast and lunch (from Friday) emoticon
- time to get last minute projects finished
- and emoticon emoticon finished!

Life is GOOD - here's to Living and Celebrating 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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I think the holidays are here and people are BUSY! (I know I have been spending far less time on the computer these past few weeks...) Sunday already, and I am grateful
* For my friends and family...a thank you is no where near enough for all the support and kindness they have shown to me over this past year
* For the things we often take for granted...our infrastructures which provide us with clean drinking water, electricity, etc.
* Being able to drive around and look at Christmas lights...alone...and looking back with fond memories of all the times my husband and I would pack the car with friends, cookies and coffee with Baileys, and drive around... And we'd shout "Light Alert!" when one of saw a good one, so we could all share the fun!
*For a special family gathering out of town last night
* For an open house HERE today...being able to put a large party together....alone....and have it be so much fun!
* For my flight to SoCal NOT being first thing in the morning like it usually is!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I am Grateful for:

* Patience!

* Calmness!

* Introspection!

* Confession!

* The Spirituality of Silence!




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It has been awhile since I've been here. As I read your gratitudes just now, I felt as connected as ever to each of you. This first day of Christmas week and fifth day of Hannukah, I give thanks for ...

~ finding my center again after a long period of inner chaos
~ finding 3 amazing guitars for my clients' presents through Play It Forward
~ making a decision to change jobs & find part-time work early next year
~ realizing I have enough saved for retirement to meet my simple needs
~ 2 weeks off over the holidays mostly at home, my first staycation ever
~ fun & varied plans for this time, 2 concerts, 2 museums, 2 dinner parties
~ & catch up on paperwork & housework
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
A lazy Sunday.
Family in for the holidays.
Choices

Mazzy


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* Audiologist!

* Hearing Tests!

* Acceptance!

* Internet!

* ASL!




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Today I am Grateful for:

* Friends!

* Conversations!

* Mutual Interests!

* Shared Experiences!

* Dinner out!




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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- scheduling new tires for the emoticon
- packed breakfast and lunch
- emoticon bringing warmer temps
- last day of a long work week
- emoticon with friends

Life is GOOD - here's to Living and Celebrating 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:

* Friends!

* Conversations!

* Mutual Interests!

* Shared Experiences!

* Dinner out!




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Tonight I am grateful for:

-The new co-worker I'm training, who appears to be really good (all who interviewed her, including me, agreed she was the top pick and I think we picked well)
-Work being reasonably paced for now and it will get even quieter in the next two weeks
-Scheduling the last of my time off for the year, which will get me a 5 day weekend, followed by a 4-day weekend, with no big plans other than be nice to myself
-Having a can of real tuna to offer my three little divas when I forgot to stop by the store yesterday for more of the moist food I give them in the mornings
-Getting tickets for tomorrow night for a friend and I to see "Wild," the opening night, in comfortable leather recliners!! (I enjoyed the book and think the scenery will be great)
-My warm and comfortable home and being here tonight with the kitties

Stephanie

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- making it to work in the early morning emoticon
- Sync Solver for Fitbit
- first cup of hot emoticon
- packed breakfast and lunch
- emoticon will be using tonight
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Life is GOOD - here's to Living and Celebrating 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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Helping a musician/friend in her Kickstarter campaign, goal exceeded and her work is moving forward
-Dinner tonight with friends
-Clean house
-A horrible day yesterday (9-month anniversary) followed by a really good day today; I suppose that could be called balanced, in an "rollercoastery" kind of way
-My warm and comfortable bed calling me now ...

Goodnight all my fellow thanksgiving members,
Stephanie

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Stamps!

* Envelopes!

* Cards!

* Addresses!

* Tidings of Great Joy!




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Glad for all my sick boys getting better from bad colds

Happy, cool day with nice breeze

Food in my cupboards

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


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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a chance of emoticon AFTER work
- final meeting with my teammate for the semester
- intermittent emoticon (a lovely sight
- zero balance massage @ noon
- chicken enchilada soup and salad for emoticon

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

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

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


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Tuesday gratitudes
* Getting to be before midnight tonight
* Taking a walk in the RAIN! (YAY for California.,..keep bringing it on!)
* Making root soup...and being able to share it with neighbors for dinner tomorrow
* Feeling REALLY good about a decision I made, based on my sense of self worth...
* Got the last of the very few gifts I needed, and I think they are perfect!
* Making the decision to donate to the needy instead of buying anything for my family. We are very blessed, each of us, and have no material needs...
* My dear friend taking her final exam and completing her paralegal training. Graduating at the TOP of her class... Her mother died years ago, and she sees me as her surrogate, and I am SO grateful I have had the opportunity to be there for her!

~~~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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Made it through a 10 day detox challenge
mailed packages
mostly ready for the holidays!

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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being tired! emoticon




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grateful
for safety in a dangerous situation
for quick relocation for a friend
love binds us together
more rain is on the way
family arrives tomorrow

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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
A clean home.
Fresh linens.
Choices.

Mazzy


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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- chance to emoticon @ noon
- continued lessons in Trust
- my morning emoticon
- finding a local mechanic
- no emoticon roads

Life is GOOD - here's to Living and Celebrating 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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12/15/14 5:39 P

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Two gratitude communities in one day -- PRICELESS! I am so happy to have internet and time to honor this wonderful tradition with all of you special gratitudin' friends o'mine! I'm delighted to follow Stephanie this time.

I give thanks for~~

~ a phone date with dear San Francisco girlfriend Dawn in a few minutes

~ her willing and loving assistance with an indebedness I had

~ her bookkeeping assistance with the 15th birthday project for my god daughter

~ yoga this morning with an excellent Kripalu-trained teacher (she offers classes twice a week @ $5/per class)

~ a delicious lunch at the home of my dear friends Adelaida, German, and Amrita today

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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Today I am grateful for:

-Having enough, actually more than enough
-Being able to share some
-Always, always, always, my health and all that I can do physically
-My three sweet (though certainly not perfect) kitties; what they bring to my life FAR outweighs the negatives
-My good job, liking what I do and for the most part, the people I do it with
-Stretching, so many wonderful benefits and it just feels good

Stephanie

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How did I miss a few days once again???

Today's gratitudes
* Able to attend social gatherings this year with ease and comfort
* Long time friends
* Listening to my gut and finding it was right on once again....
* Easy resolution to a problem with new ring
* Another rainy day in front of my fireplace...
* My precious little dog, who has ended up being such a wonderful companion.

~~~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:

* Posts!

* Blogs!

* Technology!

* Computer Reset!

* Complete Posts!




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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- much needed emoticon
- packed breakfast and lunch
- avoiding the emoticon @ 2nd Floor Food Day
- my new FitBit Surge - loving it!
- emoticon to see my teammate - free facial and steps!

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating 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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Eleven stuffed bags of leaves raked from my FRONT yard, going full on for 4 hours other than quick water breaks
-My neighbor, who uses them for compost for his garden (win-win) and then gives me some garden goodies next year
-Stretching, and remembering to stretch; otherwise I might not be walking in the morning!! wah, wah
-Always, always, my health
-My strength, in more ways than one
-My daily meditation readings
-Daily gratitude
-Hot running water for a well-deserved shower

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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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 lazy day.
Choices.




Mazzy


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Today I am Grateful for:


LIFE!




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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Seeing a dear musician friend (who played at B's music memorial) in a solo show last night; so very bittersweet, the first time I've seen her since the memorial
-Being so very blessed with friends (and family, let's not forget that rock star sister of mine!)
-Spending time this afternoon with my inspirational friend who is going through colon cancer (the marathoner, total exerciser, great health, vegetarian, etc. ...) and her incredible attitude on life
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie; and tonight's extra attention from Rosie; these little ones make my heart smile every day (and we thought we were taking 3 rescue kitties to keep B company while I was at work ... my, my, how life turns things tricky on us at times)
-Trader Joe's having my Reduced Guilt Guacamole tonight (they were out last time and I suffered) ... wah, wah, wah
-My warm and comfortable bed, full of me and three kitties hanging out watching TV tonight ... some R& R

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Arrived safely in Brazil

Got to see my former wanderer at his new boarding school before departure

Happy dogs

Helpful friends

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


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grateful
for safety from flooding
for nearly 10" of rain
to have shelter and comforts
for 7yo company
to look forward to a houseful of family

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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Grateful tonight
* For good friends.
* For people noticing and commenting on the change in me since my return from Israel
* For new possibilities in relationships
* For a magnificent production of It's a Wonderful Life that I had the pleasure of working last night.
* For the joy of having an "assistant" with Down's syndrome. And having him hand out the playbills. And after lots of practice, he was able to say, "Enjoy the show! to each of the patrons as he did so
* Seeing their faces, as they were touched by the sweetness, and his enthusiasm and excitement for doing such a good job!

~~~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:

* Eggs!

* Toast!

* Fruit!

* Milk!

* Breakfast!




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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- our emoticon exchange which includes bringing socks for the mission
- forgetting to pack my breakfast as I will need all the calories for a emoticon lunch and dinner out
- free facial weather emoticon
- emoticon to help the rain soak in
- the start of another wonderful weekend

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating 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:

* Friends!

* Support!

* Compassion!

* Understanding!

* Blogs!




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Grateful this rainy afternoon
* For my cozy, dry home...my sanctuary
* For the not too flashy decorations that fill it with the spirit of the season
* For feeling my husband's presence surrounding me, and knowing he would be proud
* For my amazing book club, and how much fun we had here last night
* For social/family gatherings filling my calendar, and knowing I can go...feeling alive once again.
* For getting flight schedules straightened out



~~~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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