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5/1/15 1:50 P

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emoticon Go to May instead, as Ann so sweetly asked:

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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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4/30/15 8:31 P

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Please move to the May thread when it's tomorrow for you!

Grateful
For sweet time away from home
Little grands are a joy
For warm sun and gentle rain
Eating well is less of a challenge than expected
Tomorrow's a big family celebration

Ann

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4/30/15 6:28 P

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Today, on this last day of April, I am grateful for:

-Beginning to learn about publication and copyrights
-Having enough breathing room to get my office at work totally cleaned out for the first time in months; I FEEL GOOD!! (think James Brown here)
-Laughing so hard with a friend at dinner last night that I was almost crying; that's a first in a long, long time and also felt good (think James Brown here too; I see a theme)
-My three great kitties who all have their own personalities and their own ways of affection; how great it is I can accommodate all affections!! emoticon
-Knowing that if I can just ride through bad days, a good day (like yesterday) will eventually come around (the old "this too shall pass" as the only constant in life is change)

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4/30/15 9:01 A

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On this last day of April, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon with a chance of emoticon tonight
- packed breakfast and lunch
- visit with my teammate
- ladies emoticon after work
- lessons in learning to let go...

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

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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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4/29/15 5:26 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Another perfect spring weather day
-Remembering a phrase that helped in the past: "Take what you like and leave the rest."
-Agreeing to a 5K Saturday a.m. (my company needs people in my age group for Corporate Challenge, just to complete the 5K) - a win-win - gets me up early for good exercise
-Dining tonight with a dear friend who's been in my shoes, which is helpful and comforting
-More writing done, more writing in store for me
-Having enough
-Always, always - my health and my ability to do what I want physically

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4/29/15 9:58 A

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For great shopping trip yesterday
getting phone fixed after days without
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4/29/15 8:33 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon heirloom tomato plants in the ground
- emoticon to July and harvest of the early emoticon
- zero balance massage @ noon
- emoticon to see my teammate
- 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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4/28/15 4:54 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-A "perfect weather" day
-Being able to get out for a short while at lunch to enjoy some sunshine
-A "clip" that includes UV protection that is specifically made for my glasses; far more reasonable than paying for prescription sunglasses
-Trying hard to look forward to deck evenings now that the water gardens are up and running for the season (very bittersweet)
-Recognizing that some days I just need to cut myself some slack
-Making a big spinach salad (my favorite with feta, red onion, dried cranberries and pecans) yesterday that will last me a few days
-Trader Joe's run yesterday done


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4/28/15 8:46 A

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
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- deck furniture delivery!

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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4/27/15 9:45 P

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This Monday evening, I give thanks for ...

~ deciding to make an offer on a house (whew!)
~ gathering financial documents to apply for a home loan
~ off tomorrow to visit out-of-state friends for five days
~ another gorgeous spring day
~ physical therapy this morning brings hope
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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4/27/15 11:03 A

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grateful
for M's quick recovery
the delay in setting out was small
there was no addressing anxiety with food
for joyous family time ahead
for the blessing of grandchildren

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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4/27/15 9:19 A

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

- contemplating the difference between "I'm sorry" and "I apologize"
- our raptor rescue lady, Elaine, www.fontenelleforest.org/raptor-reco
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- a now dry fledgling owl returned 'home' last night
- our most precious emoticon
- marvelous emoticon 65F days

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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4/26/15 11:47 P

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For rain in Montana.
And the goodness of people
in the midst of an earthquake inNepal.

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
Mountain time


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4/26/15 4:18 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Quiet restorative/solitude time at home
-Lunch yesterday at my favorite vegetarian restaurant with friend who has now completed her colon cancer treatment (my former yoga instructor)
-A wonderful reflexology massage yesterday afternoon to start the "restorative" phase of my weekend
-Plans for writing later today
-Extra time with my kitties; we need to learn from them about naps and stretching!
-Always, my health and the ability I have to do what I want physically

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4/26/15 11:20 A

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

~ brunch at the Botanical Gardens with a friend
~ going to five open houses today
~ extraordinary sunny, cool spring day
~ cooking at home
~ connecting with old friends next week
~ doing deferred maintenance on the body
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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4/25/15 1:20 P

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~ 4th annual Food Revolution Summit online, 4/25-5/3 - catching what I can (listening to Dr. Mark Hyman right now)
~ successful vegan recipes - trying to keep it simple
~ putting "Sabbath" hours into my Saturdays with an hour or so daily to help me stay calm and productive
~ several good opportunities to coach others
~ considering 3rd & 4th certifications
~ prayers offered for many in need
~ photo log of 30 days of vegan eating - roughly halfway there
~ keeping up with mail, blogs, posts, & prep
~ managed to skip grocery shopping for 3 wks by using up most of my stuff - still have a couple more meals, but must get out in a couple of days to restock (grocery shopping here must be done without being in a rush or it becomes major stress)
~ getting lots of online info and improving my writing; also looking into speaking and improving in that as well

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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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4/25/15 12:56 P

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

~ reviewing 12 months expenditures and making a budget for the next twelve
~ feeling good about our plan for this semi-retirement
~ reducing my anxiety about what retirement will bring by focusing on the moment
~ restorative sleep yesterday and last night
~ feeling like myself again after depression followed by hypomania
~ feeling good about my decision to leave my job
~ looking forward to my road trip next week & seeing old friends
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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4/25/15 10:59 A

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owls! how wonderful, Kaligirl!

grateful
for the sound of wind chimes and rain in the night
there's no need to carry water to all the pots today
for less pollen in the air
my mom will be 91 next week
I will be there to hug her

ann


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4/25/15 8:32 A

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On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- gentle emoticon
- another fledgling owl
- the raptor rescue lady
- a replacement owl that can fly
- a chance the mating pair will nest here again next year

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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4/24/15 4:02 P

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This Friday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ no waiting for an appointment where waits are usually long
~ friendly, competent service
~ much needed nap this afternoon
~ getting serious about looking for houses
~ stalling depression
~ seeing out-of-town friends next week
~ incredible jazz concert last night with P'tah Williams
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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4/24/15 11:07 A

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grateful
sore muscles mean movement
for a new tactic in pt
to be curious and interested
life is challenging
for safe haven at home

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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4/24/15 10:13 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- our owlette taking flight emoticon
- wonderful emoticon news and continued good health
- emoticon with girlfriends
- potential to emoticon @ noon if it doesn't emoticon
- quiet 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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good reports from boarding school boy

two successful big events this past week

respect of work colleagues for my efforts

happy boys and dogs

happy husband

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


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4/23/15 12:51 P

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This Thursday I give thanks for ....

~ serendipitous good fortune
~ birthday Skype with my daughter
~ looking at houses for sale
~ loving this spring weather
~ windows open and the coolish air feels like I'm camping
~ trying on ways of approaching retirement, like trying on prom dresses
~ going to hear my favorite local jazz pianist tonight
~ making phone calls instead of running errands in the car
~ feeling the renewal of hope
~ all is extraordinarily well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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4/22/15 11:45 P

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So good to catch up on each of you.


Everything seemed to connect today
My thoughts
One face to another,
Just the Right touch like
This evening's
Rain on the pavement.

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
Mountain time


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4/22/15 8:59 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Receiving a love letter
-The openness and awareness to recognize it for what it is
-For all messages that continue pointing me to writing, more, again
-C.S. Lewis and "A Grief Observed"
-Knowing that I am not alone
-For the beginnings of a writing plan, that includes exercise (now THAT is a win-win)
-My three diva kitties, each a wonderful little spiritual being of her own
-This practice and all of you who share in it with me

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4/22/15 12:42 P

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grateful
for warm feelings here
for the snugness of foggy mornings
for glimpses of heron flight in the mist
it's therapy day, hard but good
to have the freedom to rest

ann

The body is a sacred garment.
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and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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4/22/15 11:30 A

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I am happy that Sandra is having a good day and good luck on your therapy
I am thankful that grand daughter made it home safe from New York
for time spent with younger grand daughter
for great chicken supper last night
for daffodils even though it is snowing on them today

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4/22/15 10:18 A

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Today is the first day of my practice retirement. I hadn't realized until last night just how stressful the past month has been and how it had affected my health. Last night, I slept 10 hours, which is a huge improvement over the 2-3 hours I've been sleeping the past couple of months, and today I have my first physical therapy appointment. The journey back to health has begun. Today I give thanks for ....

~ giving up fretting about a job that wasn't healthy for me
~ bittersweet goodbyes at work yesterday
~ waking up refreshed and ready for the next chapter of my life
~ therapeutic writing
~ a surprise Skype visit with my daughter on her birthday
~ the poignancy of Ann's gratitudes in few but powerful words
~ Kathy sharing how she overcomes obstacles
~ Stephanie sharing her commitment to maintaining her health
~ all of you in this community of thanksgiving
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

~ taking a day to recuperate without guilt
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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon
- emoticon
- emoticon
- emoticon
- emoticon

Life is So 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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Greetings from Vienna!

Thankful today

-that after some confusion and waiting at the wrong gate for over an hour, then missing our flight, we will be en route to Bucharest soon.
-for credit cards when you need them
-for a solid 5 hours of DEEP sleep on the long flight
-for Frank Zappa making me laugh in my dreams!



~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Happy Trails, Kathy!

grateful
for tools when depression looms
for wonder instead of judgement
there's no end to learning
for the easing of breath practice
to be walking with little pain

ann

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Have a wonderful trip!

On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- my emoticon
- my health providers
- a chance to emoticon to see my teammate
- finding a way around locked doors
- emoticon and the glory of Spring

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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4/20/15 9:48 P

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Grateful beyond words for
* The support I received today with the big glitch in granite slabs (I know it sounds silly, but lack of sleep, heavy duty noise pollution, a house in total chaos from major construction has taken its toll...)
*Remembering the words of Somerset Maugham that I had posted on my fridge for MANY years when I was a struggling single parent.
"Its a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the very best, you very often get it."
* Packed and almost ready to go...
* The gift of travel....how it has changed my perspective on life...
* Memories.

*** NOTE*** I will be out of the country until May 5, so I may or may not be posting here much for the next few weeks. I often have trouble accessing Sparks from my phone, and will only have intermittent internet. I've promised my family and friends I will post pics on FB. So those of you who are "Friends" with me there will get periodic updates. I will do my best! And will walk those European cobblestones in gratitude, even if I don't post it here!

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~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Spark friends who care (you know who you are!) emoticon
-Always, always, my health and my ability to do physical workouts, as I see so many around me who are unable to do so for various reasons
-The new healthy incentive program that started at work today; I love being paid AND bribed with gifts to do things that are healthy for myself, and happily take full advantage!!
-Hot chai tea with steamed almond milk and a bit of honey
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie and their general cuteness; they always make me smile, even during my roughest days
-Having enough


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thankful got to go to great concert at the collage with my grand daughter
for much needed rain
for yummy biscuits with cheese for lunch
for great bible study
for Once upon a time to take me away for one hour to a fantasy world

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grateful
for Sundays' reflections
we sing
to walk every day
to have both ocean and forest near
for another day

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Grateful on this Sunday afternoon,

* That my LONG overdue pedicure is done (went back to old manicurist who is outstanding!)
* That my hair will be "brightened" within the hour...18 minutes to go before I wash it out!
* That much of the laundry is done
* That I am feeling less stressed and know that by Tuesday morning I will be ready to go and realized.
* For the BEST voice mail message on my now 13 year old granddaughter's (yes, she is a TEENAGER!) first phone....and I quote.
" Hi, this is S----, I can't answer my phone right now, but please leave your name, phone number, social security number and date of birth so my Dad can do a complete background check, and then I'll get back to you."
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Grateful for so much today,

family and friends
spring weather
a bit of garden planted
tickets for Mary Poppins
hugs and snuggles
a neat and clean house
time with my parents
great kids
spark friends
smiles
making contacts that I need
waking up
Maha
good stories
groos music
healthy food
all of you.

"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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Grateful for the success of an area wide youth rally at our church work yesterday.
Glad for total participation of our church members to make it happen.
Thankful for quiet dogs this morning so we could all sleep in!

Good reports of our boarding school boy recently!

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


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Grateful
* that after 5 full days of major construction, I still love my contractor and the crew!
* being able to give away a big garbage bag full of hubby's clothes, and knowing the person who took them was THRILLED and felt honored to get them!
* two more big black bags packed thus far...will have two more before I leave
* attending a memorial "party" for a long time friend...seeing people whom I hadn't seen in over 25 years, who let me know how much I was remembered and liked (at a time in my life when I felt particularly depressed, alone and lonely) and how they always wondered what happened to me. GREAT catch up day!
* Having granddaughter spend day listening to people laugh with me, share memories about things we'd done together when her dad was her age, telling me how great I looked, and so on. She often hears negative stuff from her mom, and it was great to have her hear positive stuff from MY peer group!
* Out to dinner with neighbors, and because of several glitches in orders, we were comped almost entire meal!


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


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grateful
for the chill of morning
bright sun lifts the spirit
to have quiet alone time
for farmers' markets
for a healthy appetite

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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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~ returned from a great walk and starting my day at my desk
~ a few days ago, I helped my first coaching client finalize her evaluation
~ completed my 2 Day Life Plan with my coach/instructor and now I am ready to move on in the training
~ prepping to speak tonight and know it will be great fun
~ talked with my sister last night and Mom has been improving (she's been in hospital since Wed.)
~ Hubby is improving after oral surgery (bone implant)
~ hearing from our children that all is well
~ today - cloudy which means a bit cooler
~ taking a break in a few minutes for the remainder of the morning, then finalize some things

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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 Friday for ....

~ son accepted a job with potential to make career shift he wants
~ time spent driving home passed quickly
~ made some important decisions with sweetie on the way home
~ thinking about downsizing from two cars to one
~ considering buying a house
~ good to be home chilling and relaxing
~ ready to finish up my job next week and begin practice retirement
~ listened to the always enlightening Pema Chodron on the way home
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
for easy communication with our kids
my feeble-seeming attempts at style are actually quite lovely in our home
to have help with heavier work
to be walking more every day without pain
to learn and expand

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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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Thankful this Thursday for ...

~ beautiful spring weather during our time in Wisconsin
~ good times with family this week -- individually and as a group
~ special relationships with nieces and nephews
~ making plans for memorial day weekend when niece & boyfriend visit
~ good homemade food made by my family of extraordinary cooks
~ showing sweetie places that resonate from my childhood visits on the farm
~ catching up with a very special friend from graduate school this morning
~ heading home tomorrow ... ready to be in my own space
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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Grateful
* A good night's sleep after a hectic day yesterday
* ALL final decisions made this morning (yup, last minute changes regarding flooring, cabinets, etc...) and am THRILLED with my choices!
* I heard from my worker bee who helped me pack everything up, and he is eager to help when I return from my trip
* Airport transfers all made.
* Feeling somewhat more organized
* Cool, comfy weather...



~~~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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grateful
for sleep when it comes
for progress made
to feel optimistic
for lbs gone
breaking up my "goal" into smaller achievements helped tremendously in my approach

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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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a fabulous emoticon rise
- going with the flow and lessons in Trust
- emoticon prepping for my Early Bird presentation
- meeting with my teammate
- women's emoticon get together this evening

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'm grateful that this day is done. I'm tired.

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Exceedingly grateful
* For my contractor and the AMAZING guys who have been here demolishing my home...
* No more jackhammers, grinders, and sanders tomorrow...only power saws and hammers!
* That the progress has been remarkably fast, and that one of the guys is doing side work for me...hung old kitchen cabinets in my garage, and assembled additional shelves my hubby had ready to go. Also put in new outlets, so my plugs will stay in!
* For him finding (and turning over) a box filled with rolls of quarters in the garage. That silly husband of mine is still blessing me!
* My taxes are done, and paid.
* Got in over a mile walk with the dog today.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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grateful
for function without sleep
today is a therapy day
for kindness in hands on therapies
to have the freedom to set aside every Wednesday
to feel more balanced

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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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful
- I moved the arborvitae before the gentle emoticon
- trip to Christian Heritage
- emoticon breakfast and lunch
- zero balance massage @ noon
- dinner ready for the 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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Getting through a rough day yesterday and today being better
-Soup for dinner made by a friend, always the best
-My hardest work project of the year (unless something unknown jumps up) being nearly completed, to be finished tomorrow
-Good news from BMI about music rights I've been struggling with for months; hope to be able to get them assigned as Beth wished very soon
-My incredible kitties that always make me smile
-My warm and comfortable bed, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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grateful
for another day
to wake up to ducks babbling which brought a smile
to notice discouragement rolling off, not settling in
for ever present curiosity
for the means to grocery shop on a whim

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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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon
- tree removal - it will be fun to see what the yard looks like once finished
- emoticon moving arborvitae to make way for a rain barrel
- the earth awakening
- emoticon to see my teammate

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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Saw the first pasque flowers today in
the Little Rocky Mountains
near Lodgepole, MT

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama
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Grateful today...
* That after working almost non-stop for four days (did take Friday and Saturday night's off) my kitchen, living and family rooms were totally packed up for the demolition crew to begin!
* For my wonderful worker bee assistant, Jeff...
* That I was strong enough to swing that sledge hammer to "Let the games begin!"
* That my son and his family are safely home from their vacation in the Philippines
* For home remedies that helped clear up sinuses and congestion

~~~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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for finally warm weather
for great Sunday service
for great Sunday Dinner
seeing a wonderful student from 4 years ago and having her and her Mom greet me and having fond remembrances'

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grateful
to wake well rested
for energy yesterday to putter outside
for easing of back pain
to notice spirits lifting along with the pain
to get dental work out of the way today

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

- the sun
- the rain
- the flowers
- the grass
- walking outside

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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Giving thanks this Monday morning for ...

@ inspiring music, words and view of shimmering lake& pine trees swaying in the wind at Saturday's memorial service.

@ a beautiful day with dear friends yesterday

@ nice visit with my parents last night

@ looking forward to this week of time with family & friends

@ so much wisdom in Brene Brown's book "the Gifts of imperfection"

@ trying on ideas, plans and things to do for this practice retirement

@ all is well ... Life is good

Shine
Sandra


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grateful
to live with undeniable beauty
for the warmth of sun on my back
for the inspirations of the morning
to have moments of rest
for so many freedoms

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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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~hearing from an interested friend who wants to catch up
~new opportunities to help others
~a long phone conversation with DS1 last evening was just what I needed; I have been missing my children so much
~an unexpected and encouraging reply to one of my coaching posts
~nearly 200 Likes on my FB Coaching (biz) page
~keeping up and loving what I am doing
~more training this week
~prepping to speak Sat.
~detox eating for a few days
~maintaining my vegan eating, finding variety, & DH willing to do some of the shopping
~fresh mushrooms
~veggie lasanha & lentils cooked; plans & ingedients for zucchini spaghetti
~long Sat. morning walk with DH even though both of us were nursing wounds (he fell on slippery porch during rainstorm and hit back - thankfully not spine or hip injuries; I have big scrape on ankle and foot from stones that fell while moving things in backyard) - we are healing

Have a great new week, SPfriends!

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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-A good cup of coffee
-Peaceful Sunday morning
-Snuggling with the pooch
-Magnolia blooms

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Today I am grateful for:

-Several hours at one of my favorite places (the Arboretum), in the sunshine, the woods, among tons of wildflowers, spring flowers, budding trees, waterfalls and sculpture - filling my soul with nature and art
-Dear friends who sneak over while I'm at work and do yard things for me (and take pictures of my kitties who are sleeping in the atrium window sunshine)
-Music
-My daily meditation readings
-A great dinner out with another dear friend
-Being a friend and being supportive of somebody who is difficult to spend a lot of time around


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-My new granddaughter
-A beautiful day
-Got my spark back

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