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MARCH on, gratituders!

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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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2/28/15 9:02 P

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emoticon good news this week from doc about a little problem

emoticon good news from three of my guys away on a service trip this week

emoticon good news about my boarding school boy this week

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


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2/28/15 7:03 A

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On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and give thanks for
- rising before the emoticon
- a fabulous seafood stew last night followed by home cooked pot roast today emoticon
- emoticon feelings about minimal snow predicted
- other than a few errands, a 'free' weekend emoticon
- emoticon after my 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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2/27/15 11:42 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Bob!! (welcome back, hope to see/hear more of/from you!!)
-Getting through a tough day yesterday; another "first" that triggered things
-Not being seriously hurt when an SUV hit me (walking) in a parking lot this morning; if I hadn't seen out of the corner of my eye that it was coming too quickly, it would have really got me instead of the side mirror ramming into my shoulder
-My friends at my favorite coffee/tea house not letting me pay for my tea this morning just because it happened in their parking lot
-A particularly easy day at work today with all of us being told to go home after a late lunch to celebrate my manager's 20th work anniversary
-Using part of that extra time off to get a 45-minute elliptical workout in at our gym
-A good dinner out with a friend
-My warm and comfortable bed, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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2/27/15 6:04 P

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Today I am thankful for:

*posting on this thread again, for those who keep this group running, and active, during my prolonged absences, and for all the familiar names posting.

*2014 being over.

*my pain level being very little, since we have had bad weather for two weeks, and I haven’t been out on site. Along with this thankful for not having to take any pain pills for two weeks.

*finding a new back Dr., I am encouraged about, after a lot of pain, procedure that didn’t work, and a few false leads.

*working on my health again, albeit due to some pretty bad health scares.

*my love affair with my iPhone 6+ being as strong as it was when I first got it! ……oh yea ditto wife!

*did I mention I’m glad 2014 is over.

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2/27/15 9:59 A

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Today I am grateful:

...for yoga's ability to restore inner peace to me

...for my partner's loving support

...for my baby girl who turns the big 1 today!

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2/27/15 9:28 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the emoticon making arctic temps bearable
- emoticon breakfast and lunch and using the microwave to construct my smoothie
- multiple major projects all progressing emoticon
- time with DH last night as still too cold for emoticon
- 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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2/26/15 7:50 P

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Free ride to town today
Enjoyable ride on the river ferry
Made it to teaching job just in time
Many students were late today!
Caught the bus I wanted back home
Happy dogs awaiting me

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


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2/26/15 1:32 P

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

- a good meeting with my teammate, even though I forgot the nail polish!
- the emoticon makes arctic temps bearable
- emoticon breakfast and lunch and the slight changes in each
- multiple major projects all progressing emoticon
- time to talk with DH tonight as too cold 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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2/25/15 5:11 P

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Grateful today
* For having slept in my own bed for the first time in a week!
* For a great time, spent with my dad and his friends, celebrating his 93rd birthday
* For seeing him happy
* For feeling loved
* For NOT gaining any weight while I was gone!
* For feeling energetic enough to start MAJOR cleaning projects...


~~~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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KALIGIRL's Photo KALIGIRL Posts: 13,638
2/25/15 8:50 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a new emoticon
- zero emoticon massage @ noon
- emoticon breakfast and lunch
- pondering my Lenten emoticon
- the potential for emoticon emoticon (the mix is not my favorite, but we so could use the moisture...)

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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2/25/15 6:21 A

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good night rest
two good guard dogs
doc appt today
my new ESL job
my family

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


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2/24/15 9:31 P

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Always good to pause here and read your lives
And weave in my own story of gratitude
For the increasing daylight
For listening to Dr. Mary-Clair King tell her story
On the Moth Radio Podcast.
Lucky for me.

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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2/24/15 8:42 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-An easier day at work
-A great strength training workout at lunch
-Another fitness break with a co-worker friend
-Hot chai tea with almond milk and a touch of honey
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie ... always happy to see me (and me them)
-A heartfelt talk and plea yesterday
-Beth's best friend offering to just be with me on March 16th, the 1-year anniversary of Beth's passing
-This daily practice, so very grounding and helpful, and each of you who share in it

Goodnight,
Stephanie

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2/24/15 1:46 P

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grateful
for the impending visit of the littlest grand one
our kids, and theirs, love to visit
the sun is out
our home is not confining
for energy despite insomnia

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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2/24/15 10:18 A

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Today I am grateful...

...for new beginnings

...for the gift of being able to stay home with my beautiful children

...the knowledge of how to get back to a healthier me and the strength to get there

Much love
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2/24/15 8:57 A

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon
- emoticon
- chance to emoticon @ noon because of the sun and temps
- the taste of mango salsa in my emoticon
- Tasty Tuesday emoticon tonight

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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2/23/15 5:53 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-A short 20-minute fitness break this afternoon with a co-worker friend
-Having a gym downstairs at work to go to for fitness breaks
-Knowing that dinner is ready when I get home because I made extra last night
-Finding my own new balance in life, gradually, as I wind my way through difficult dates
-Rumi, Whyte, Oliver, Cohen and the many other wordsmiths extraordinaire that help me through life's ups and downs
-My comfortable home complete with three kitties

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2/23/15 9:29 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon
- emoticon breakfast and lunch to keep me on my healthy journey
- delayed morning meeting giving me time to emoticon
- the opportunity to emoticon @ noon if I can brave the cold
- picking up my cleaned and serviced emoticon (vacuum)

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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2/22/15 10:38 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Getting both cardio and strength training in
-Stretching and how good it makes me feel after a workout
-Healthy food prep, both for dinner and some meals this week, including a big spinach salad
-Talking to good friends today on the phone
-My sweet kitties and having special time with each of them in our own ways
-Kitty manicures and brushing done, along with full cleaning of litter boxes (a good start to the week all the way around)
-My comfortable bed with soft pillows and a heating pad, a great end to a busy day, even if it started out slowly

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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2/22/15 10:46 A

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grateful
for my son, born 37 years ago today
for S, who so loves her papa
for smiles and belly laughs
for exploring with S
to walk in the sun and feel the breeze

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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2/21/15 7:29 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A day of mostly R&R
-Going for a 35-minute walk, just to keep up my exercise streak
-Dinner cooking in the crockpot (and smelling good)
-My hot chai tea with almond milk and a touch of honey
-Multiple options for tonight, all good
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie
-The comforts of home and enjoying spending time here

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2/21/15 9:32 A

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Looking behind I am filled with gratitude. Looking forward I am filled with vision. Looking upwards I am filled with strength. Looking within I discover peace.
-- Quero Apache Prayer

Good morning from sunny Cotacachi!

I'm happy this morning, looking at all the good in my life! For instance~~

~ got a good laugh when I noticed that Kathy (our fearless leader) received a copy of my invitation for a gathering of friends at my place tomorrow afternoon. Actually, I'd love for ALL of you to appear! It would be PERFECT!!!

~ my SparkFriend Risa, who is Ready for a Really Riotous Reign in this Rotation of her sun which is quivering between Aquarius and Pisces (I knew there was a reason I easily resonate with you, Risa!)

~ got the bacterial infection licked; but, YUCK, the amoebas are proliferating! What's that about??? Now I'm on nitazoxanide for three days. But this time, BE GONE, ALL YE ALIENS WHO LURK IN MY GUT!!! lol

~ an interview by Kelly Corrigan with Anne Lamott, "On The Really Hard Parts of Being Human"...not to be missed:
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~ a wonderful time of communion with my soul sister Diana, Maui-Ecuador, yesterday!

~ loved chatting with soul sister Robin this morning, after too long a dry spell

~ looking forward to connecting with other sisters soon!

Blessed be,
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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2/21/15 7:55 A

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Thankful for my fifteen year old - today is his birthday!

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


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2/21/15 7:51 A

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On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- rising before the emoticon
- the start of a new Lenten journey
- adding emoticon almond milk to my emoticon (lovely cream substitute)
- a semi-planned day
- choosing to emoticon (lists will come later)

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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2/20/15 10:51 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Getting through a week that was tough in more ways than one
-A weekend now for some R&R
-Stopping at Trader Joe's on the way home, just as the weather was starting to precipitate (with temps below 32F), it wasn't crowded and they had everything I wanted; I'm stocked for the weekend if I want it (and I got the LAST BAG of my beloved heirloom oranges)
-55 minutes of easy/moderate stationary bicycling with a good book, just to stretch these sore legs from yesterday's lower body strength training workout
-My great kitties; they are the best
-My warm home, comfortable bed and soft pillow ... all calling me now.

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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2/20/15 9:25 P

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Thank you for the Birthday wishes MTRACHEL!

Today I am grateful for:

- A good checkup with my doctor.
- That my new doctor is very nice and caring.
-A good, non-eventful day.
-It's Friday...Fridays and weekends still make me happy, even though I'm not working right now.
-my cute loving kitty, Jasmine.
-my mom and her love and support.... I've made it to now after my stroke because of her help...thanks, Mom.
-my non-eventful Birthday yesterday, and that I was able to celebrate in health (I completely missed it last year because I was unconscious in a coma from the stroke).
-weekend plans to look forward to: yoga, zumba, and shopping with mom...!
-So happy to be living and in health.
-So, so very happy for another year of life!
-So grateful to be alive.

Risa

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2/19/15 10:05 P

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For this day
like everyday
another chance
another opportunity
another day.

Happy Birthday Risa!

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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2/19/15 9:40 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A solid night of sleep
-A very busy and productive day today
-A rocking lower body strength training workout at lunch
-An afternoon fitness break (20-minute light treadmill walk with co-worker)
-My kitties being sweet when I got home and happy to see me, despite being two hours late since I worked late
-Tomorrow is Friday; I really needed a short work week this week, even if the few days are work are tough ones

Stephanie

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2/19/15 9:23 P

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On this Thursday evening, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- meeting with my teammate and her friend
- a productive day
- packed lunch eaten @ 2:00
- good membership meeting
- hot dinner from Hy Vee

Live 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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2/19/15 1:29 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-It's my birthday! An especially Happy one... since I missed it last year because of my stroke.
-Beautiful card from my mom!
-Going out with mom for Birthday cake (gluten-free 'cause I'm diabetic) and dinner (sashimi (sushi without the rice) at a Japanese restaurant) later...!

I'm just so happy and so, so grateful!

Risa


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2/18/15 8:32 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-My track record for getting through rough days being 100%
-Hot chai tea with almond milk and honey, so soothing and calming
-My comforting home, a safe haven from all storms
-Working from home today, good for so many reasons, including extra time spent hanging with my kitties
-Hot showers and clean sheets, on my agenda next!

Stephanie

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2/18/15 5:20 P

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Grateful today
* For reconnecting with someone special...
* For NOT heeding other people's advice, but listening to my own heart and feeling totally empowered by a choice that *I* made!
* For a get-up-and-go-as-you-are out to breakfast with a friend
* For ordering healthy, and then realizing I could only eat HALF of what was served! AND...I chose NOT to bring home leftovers!
* For getting the dog walked early today
* For a miracle placement for friend's hubby

~~~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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2/18/15 9:39 A

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Today I have so much to be grateful for, just like everyday. Some days it just seems more obvious.

A warm home, that is cozy and beautiful, even in deep freeze temperatures
Vehicles and machinery that are working even though it's freezing
A sturdy warm barn for my animals against the cold and wind
Children who are helpful, respectful and loving
Many many hugs and smiles
A new moon today and a true thankful feeling of abundance
All my friends, family and people in general who have supported me with or without knowing it
A comfortable bed
Joints and muscles that are working and making me feel younger than my years instead of older
Reduced gas prices
An attitude of gratitude
Positive feedback on my writing submission
A fantastic tea selection in my cupboard
Upcoming visits with 2 of my best friends
An email from someone I haven't talked to in a very long while
Helping a cyber friend
For the amazing group of spark friends
For health, love and abundance.

"Regret about things from our past is natural. But failure to work through the emotion keeps your cells locked in that earlier time, so you can't create anything new in the present. Feel your regrets fully , shed your tears if necessary, love yourself for them, and then let them go!" Dr. C. Northrup

"In greater terms positive and negative have little meaning, for the physical experience is meant as a learning one. " The Nature Of Personal Reality: Seth by Jane Roberts


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2/17/15 11:24 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-to learn that I have Type II diabetes (I was tested last week), which means no meds but I need to watch my carbs and sugar.
-My diabetes was probably the cause of my stroke last year.. everyone had said there was no known cause...not true anymore!
- that I have a doctor's apt scheduled next week to discuss with the doctor about my Type II diabetes.
-pretty good and full day...which is important since I am not working right now.

Goodnight everyone.
-Risa

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2/17/15 9:53 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Following Maha, and feeling big appreciation for the many fine writers and poets she has exposed me to over the years (hmmmm, how many years has it been now?)
-My sweet kitties that have helped me get through this difficult week so far
-Extra snuggle time from my Siamese tonight
-Flexibility at work
-Wonderful memories that help
-David Whyte's piece, Solace, that came to me at the exact time it was needed
-Dear friends who help so much and are not even aware of it - they just put it out there and it lands in my lap; I love those kinds of connections
-My warm home with a comfortable bed and soft pillow to lie down in ... now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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2/17/15 7:10 P

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I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way. And some of the roads weren't paved.
-- Facebook

Good evening,

So much to be grateful for~~

~ friends who understand, who are generous and big-hearted, who are "there" for me in spite of the distance

~ easily procured fresh, healthy produce for great prices

~ a beautiful, sunny 70s day

~ my body still works mostly

~ another rotation coming up and I'm okay with it, all things considered

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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2/17/15 7:10 P

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Grateful today
* For only having one (in home) appointment today...and time to get caught up on laundry, cleaning, etc...
* My sweet little dog, and what she has brought to my life
* Friend's cancer caught "in time" with good prognosis
* Great conversation with my dad last night
* Consistency with workouts and exercise
* Crossed the 20 pound weight loss mark 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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2/17/15 2:11 P

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grateful
for relief after following through with a hard decision
for space to breathe
to recognize ebb and flow
for warm sunny days, despite the huge need for rain
baby steps still make progress

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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2/17/15 9:20 A

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon time
- dealing with a little jealousy
- feeling a little emoticon
- quickly packed lunch and breakfast for work
- the emoticon love how it makes me feel!

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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2/16/15 8:58 P

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For a week of February
some more good visits
safe travels
for my friend Matt, who left this world at 23
and would be 54 tomorrow.

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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2/16/15 8:28 P

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How does this happen? I think I show up every day....and when I log on, I find a several day gap. Certainly doesn't mean I am not grateful for every moment! But today, I write them down.

* The courage to end (for now...and maybe forever) a relationship that was WONDERFUL, but was moving WAY too fast and lacked the monogamy that I seek.
* I am able to pick up the pieces of a wounded (not broken) heart
* My dear friend's husband has had a MIRACULOUS recovery, after doctors were preparing her for his death....
* ALL choices made for kitchen remodel and new flooring in my home.
* ALL within my budget. And I am thrilled!
* Family and friends who have sustained me emotionally and spiritually
* Sticking to my eating plan and showing a 19 pound weight loss!




~~~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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2/16/15 4:06 P

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This Monday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ stress test done, results on Thursday
~ worry went away when the test was done
~ catching up on a few things before going back to work tomorrow
~ sinuses improving on gluten-free, dairy-free diet
~ enjoying the first snow of the year
~ looking forward to a quiet evening with sweetie b4 she leaves for the week
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/16/15 11:38 A

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Today I am grateful for:

-Extra day off work for President's Day, most appreciated because it's the 11-month anniversary of Beth's passing and it gives me time to just "be"
-A wonderful concert Saturday night, albeit bittersweet
-Being able to treat myself with massage, as exercise and massage are my go-to stress relievers and healing touch is simply amazing
-Not having to drive this morning after several inches of snow last night
-Knowing how to be gentle with myself as I'm in the midst of 3 significant dates in a 5-day period of time
-An appointment with my grief counselor this afternoon

Stephanie


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2/16/15 10:05 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- no emoticon in the forecast and emoticon
- packed breakfast and lunch (especially after an indulgent weekend)
- time to emoticon
- getting quotes on needed house repairs
- emoticon with DH

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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2/15/15 2:30 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.
A special valentine dinner last night.
Getting to dusting project with DH help.
Baked apple dessert.
The beautiful palms surrounding my patio.



Mazzy


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2/15/15 1:43 P

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This Sunday I give thanks for ....

~ nuclear stress test tomorrow ... hoping I get results quickly
~ plans to leave early as 6-10" snow predicted & plows not plentiful here
~ managing worries fairly well
~ felt well enough to cook for a half hour yesterday
~ made yummy Paleo cream of mushroom soup
~ good news on sweetie's health issues .. but more tests needed
~ back to work on Tuesday come whatever (unless it is a snow day)
~ hoping to go part-time sooner rather than later
~ despite health concerns ... all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/14/15 9:21 P

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grateful
for warm sun at the beach
for calm after stormy emotions
to have energy to cook
to be staying on track...again...so far...
for a hard decision made

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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2/13/15 11:57 P

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

~ having enough sick leave to stay home the last two days
~ trying to be patient in hopes this pneumonia will leave my body soon
~ nuclear stress test on Monday & maybe some answers
~ hours and hours of hopefully healing sleep
~ finding "The Great British Bake Off" between naps
~ going for a ride tomorrow to enjoy the sun and crisp winter air
~ despite it all ... all is well and life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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a job in town
some private ESL students
happy husband
protective dogs
some window shopping this morning

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


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grateful
when the scale clears my head
to walk a bit
to know good tools for change
for support, not judgement
to keep learning

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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2/12/15 8:44 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A good friend calling to check on me
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie, and them hanging with me all night after high winds woke me and I had trouble sleeping
-A very productive day at work just by sheer willpower to dig in and get a project done before the holiday weekend
-An easy "go to" dinner of scrambled eggs with spinach on a whole wheat tortilla
-A short work day tomorrow and a 4-day weekend after that (much-needed)
-Knowing I can get through 5 difficult days
-My warm and comfortable bed with soft pillows and a heating pad, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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