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6/1/15 11:15 A

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another rainy day good news don't need to water garden, plants look better, and flowers are happy
might see beloved grand sons tonight
got to see a ton of old friends at funeral. It was sad cause he was a great man but happy too cause he is no longer in pain and he was a christain ready to go.
for kind lil girl giving me part of her snack

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6/1/15 12:10 A

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This Sunday night I give thanks for ...

~ trying on houses like I might have tried on prom dresses (if I'd gone to prom)
~ enjoying the house search (for the most part)
~ 3 days of studying 5-6 hrs/day for licensing exam, just 17 more days to go
~ managing my anxiety over house search, studying for exam, etc.
~ leftovers for dinner tonight
~ son's second interview went well and he's scheduled for final interview
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra

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5/31/15 9:34 P

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Tonight, this last night of May, I am grateful for:

-The monster tomato plant basket that I managed to carry to my deck; it's loaded with green tomatoes that I hope to keep the squirrels/chipmunks/birds away from

-A bit of sunshine today, after days and days of rain
-A long walk and talk with a good friend
-My sweet, loving kitties; my Siamese was especially wonderful this morning
-My comfortable bed that I think is calling me early tonight

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5/31/15 11:04 A

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grateful
the scale finally budged a bit
to feel better with dietary focus
inflammatory restrictions are easier
kids made it home safely
for instantly sent digital pictures bringing them closer

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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5/31/15 9:03 A

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Thankful to see this happy smile!

Glad for good reports of my boarding school boy's successes during these past six months.

Happy to hear of an essay contest he recently won.

Great-ful to know he will graduate shortly after two summer school classes.

Wonderful to have started Skype sessions with his counselor and hear our boy and work through things with him.

Incredible to see him healthy, happy and clean!

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


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5/30/15 11:43 A

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grateful
for the joy of S reading to me
she loves words
for good rest and energy
it's a farmers' market and library day
grandmothering is indescribably great

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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5/29/15 11:09 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Kathy, who thinks of others on HER special day!
-Life lessons from my kitties (see blog if you care for more details)
-Good friends
-Getting my Trader Joe's shop done on a Friday night, thereby avoiding the weekend crowds
-Sharing with others in ways that make them happy and/or help
-A relaxing day working from home and now, a weekend to myself
-My comfortable bed, filled with kitties, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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5/29/15 6:32 P

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Thankful today....
* For this sweet little face, attached to a five pound body, that I get to wake up to each morning...

* For my family

* For the man who loved me so unconditionally

* For, like Stephanie and Vicki and so many others...the strength to plug along after suffering a horrendous loss...
* For optimism, which pours out of my heart, despite all....
* That my age (yes, another year old today...) only changes on paper (well, I guess in parts of the body as well....) and not in my mind.



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~~~Kathy~~~

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


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5/29/15 1:40 P

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

- a short work week
- a breather from putting out fires
- a lesson in attachment to being right
- colleagues with whom I can talk
- the weekend ahead

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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5/29/15 11:41 A

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grateful
for ease of movement
therapy helps
home has become haven
to be remembered
for the ritual of Friday sleepovers with S, now 7years old

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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5/29/15 9:20 A

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Thankful this Friday for ...

~ World music/jazz tonight
~ Scheduled LCSW exam for June 18 gives me 3 weeks to study
~ Starting my daily study routine today
~ First sips of coffee in the morning
~ Still cool enough to open the windows for a couple hours in the morning
~ All is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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5/28/15 6:52 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Acknowledging a bad day and just letting it be with appreciation that it was a short day at work; they were having a big company party with food and drink and I could just "slip out the back, Jack" unnoticed (later than others, including my manager, had already done)!!
-Being more familiar with the ups and downs of grieving so it's not as scary when it hits
-Finally getting the roof/gutter work scheduled from the tree disaster last June
-A highly recommended company had the highest bid of three; I asked if they could drop the estimate by 10% - done (and I saved a fair amount of $$)
-My wonderful, sweet, loving kitties; don't know what I'd do without them!
-My comfortable home that shelters me through the storms and is my safe zone

Stephanie

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5/28/15 11:27 A

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For kind spark friends
warm and balmy day
anticipation of supper out with family
Dog getting better
anticipation of Breakfast Saturday with cousins

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5/28/15 9:33 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- DH seeing a emoticon specialist
- a short work week
- pulling weeds last night before the emoticon
- remembering my shoes to walk @ lunch
- living in 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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5/28/15 8:35 A

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Thankful this Wednesday morning for ....

~ morning coffee time with sweetie
~ my son's confidence in my help/advice
~ daughter's partner accepted a new job
~ letting go of a dream solution, open to new options
~ thought-provoking movie (& CEUs for the discussion afterwards)
~ woke up with greater equanimity toward chronic pain
~ taking first steps toward knee replacement today
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good despite small irritations

Shine,
Sandra

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5/27/15 10:53 P

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Grateful, for friends old and new on this thread, in this practice.

Grateful that I have the skills to mend whatever
damage I create. I'm a lot better than I was a week ago
all things go, all things go.

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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5/27/15 8:44 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Dollybabe's honesty and willingness to share, even when it's the hardest (which is usually when I need it the most) - hang in there!
-Ann's truth; every voice here contributes to this practice
-Summer Breeze at work; a summer of casual wear until Labor Day
-A spectacular picture of my Siamese this morning, curled up totally balanced on the hand railing leading to the basement, though I suspect it was her tactic to try to get me to stay home again instead of going to work by looking so adorable!! :-)

-My comfortable home
-My daily meditation readings
-An excellent walk/write session yesterday, coming home with more to write down

Stephanie


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5/27/15 2:59 P

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grateful
for this practice, especially when it's hard
emoticon dollybabe
for every voice here, knowing every gratitude inspires another
for sleep when it comes
it's pt day
for a valuable lesson learned

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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5/27/15 12:03 P

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it is hard to be grateful my life seems like a big gapping mawl of depression. So tired from no sleep so filled with hate and bitterness.
Thankful Dog is better
Grandkids got home safe from Camping
Grand daughter home safe from China

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5/27/15 9:40 A

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Morning sounds:

cool breeze flapping my curtains
dogs and hubby snoring
homeschool dvd in boy's room
bleep bleep of new fb messages from oldest in US :)



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


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5/27/15 1:46 A

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Grateful on Tuesday
* For an amazing acupuncture treatment today...
* Renewed hope and confidence in the human capacity to heal
* My contractor...and his willingness to accommodate changes to make my new kitchen perfect!
* Cool nights while A/C is still not usable
* The health and good genes in my family
* My hardworking son....what an amazing guy.

~~~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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giving thanks for
~unexpected shopping spree budget friendly finds
~2hrs extra sleep
~2lb loss this week
~fresh fruits/veggies
~ public library
~lightly salted chips
~awesome time with girls for lunch
~Ashley Judd Autobiography amazing read
~Fabulous job working day shift (finally)!!
~Finding this Spark Team :)

"Fix the problems you can fix, do your best not to create any new problems, and buy time for the brain and body to heal themselves." Gemini


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5/26/15 5:53 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-An incredible massage yesterday, along with a complete day of R&R - movies, reading, it was wonderful
-Sunshine and no rain today, the last day of my 5-day weekend, allowing for getting more of the outside things off my "to do" list
-Time enough left to head out for a walk to enjoy the sunshine
-Air conditioner spring maintenance complete
-Huge progress around the house that lifted big weight off my shoulders
-My wonderful kitties; they are such amazing little beings
-My comfortable home

Off to a nice walk/write session ...

Stephanie

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5/26/15 11:42 A

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Thankful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ Waking up without yesterday's blues and more focused on the moment
~ Hangout time with my daughter in New Zealand yesterday
~ Her plans to visit over Christmas holiday
~ Son has a second interview today, which brings hope if nothing else
~ Family time yesterday with sweetie's family
~ Fasting day today
~ Taming our obsession for looking at houses
~ Still basking that young adult niece & boyfriend want to spend time with us
~ I'm alive. The sky is not falling. I have food, clothes & shelter. Life is good!

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
for memories, good and not so good
for family time yesterday
for astounding peace and quiet while sleepless in the wee hours
to be letting go of stress around sleep
change is often good, like it or not

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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5/25/15 3:23 A

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Grateful this late Sunday night
* for A delightful day spent with a friend I don't get to see often enough.
* for finding a Kaffir lime tree… And having the perfect place to put it in the yard
* for discovering a fabulous Mexican grocery store, with the best homemade tortillas and tacos that I have tasted in years!
* for a breakfast date in the am
* for a dear friend of mine opening her heart and adopting yet another dog, who'd been found abandoned and scared living in a hollowed out tree...

~~~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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5/24/15 9:11 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A long phone conversation today with my sister-in-law and my upcoming visit from my 13-year-old nephew
-Getting everything off my "to do" list other than what I haven't been able to do because of rain (I still have two more days, so I can still make it happen)
-Scheduling a massage tomorrow as a reward for a difficult and emotional weekend
-Friends and how we cherish different things from different people
-Always, my health

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5/24/15 2:41 P

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Thankful this Sunday afternoon for ...

~ Honored my niece and her boyfriend want to spend time with us.

~ Going to the art museum, farmers market, Italian neighborhood, jazz concert and the botanical gardens plus cooking two full meals at home in less than 48 hours.

~ Feeling happy but exhausted

~ Son's persistence

~ Joy of working on projects with my sweetie. We work so well together.

~ Look forward to seeing Maha in less than a month

~ Family barbeque tomorrow

~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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grateful
for 7yo logic
for belly laughs
it's a gathering day
for fruits of daily practices
for hope and moments of content

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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5/24/15 2:13 A

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Grateful this Saturday night
* for sweet peas from farmers market
* less pain today after a rough night
* surprise visit from friend
* able to tolerate long walk with dog tonight
* family...

~~~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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5/23/15 8:55 P

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Thursday, I lost my temper at work and then just felt bad all night,
awake for two hours, so tense, then I just prayed and asked for
forgiveness and guidance and in the morning on my bike to work
I saw three people that I know were sent at just the right moment.

so I am grateful to the One who listens.

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama
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Thankful this Saturday morning for ...

~ trip to the farmer's market this morning
~ strawberries, asparagus and every manner of greens in season
~ dinner tonight entirely from farmer's market purchases
~ satisfying time with niece and boyfriend
~ being around young people with their bright minds and bountiful energy
~ taking care of my own needs instead of trying to keep up with them
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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5/22/15 8:54 P

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Grateful today
* For the dust beginning to settle (literally and figuratively)
* For improvement, albeit small...still improvement, already noted in old surgical wound site after just one treatment
* Appointment with acupuncturist, who, along with new procedures may help facilitated long awaited healing
* The ability to say no, when my gut tells me to
* A day with NO plans, appointments, or visitors scheduled tomorrow, so I can focus on some long overdue housework!
* Special plans for the rest of the weekend.
*

~~~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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5/22/15 7:49 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Having internet again when I woke up; first outage since going to Google Fiber
-A very productive day
-Getting an outside project started early (and completing it) before more predicted rain tonight
-Being part of the American Cancer Society's long-term study (more than 300,000 are signed up); signed up in 2012 and got my first every 3-year questionnaire this week; it's done (fascinating questions) and ready to be mailed
-Kitty manicures complete (all three)
-Compiling a large box of Beth's magazines and delivering to hospice house where they put them in their family areas and offer to patients
-Lazy evening at home with kitties planned tonight

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news of boarding school boy - won an national essay contest with trip to DC this summer

news from oldest and visit to Grandma's house

private concert as youngest practiced on violin and piano this afternoon

early morning 5k with hubby



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


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Thankful this Friday for ....

~ main home inspection done
~ hopeful seller will work with us on resolving some issues
~ going to the art museum tonight and jazz concert tomorrow night
~ son had call back on a job application
~ sweetie's cardiologist listens and responds quickly
~ special weekend guests
~ chatted with daughter yesterday
~ knee stability is returning
~ all is well ... life is good

shine,
Sandra

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grateful
to accept change...or begin to
there are constants, if I look
to be pushed to articulate the elusive
pain has receded once again
for a walk along the shore ahead

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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So happy to be back here expressing my gratitude for ....

~ having our dream house under contract, inspection tomorrow
~ having fun looking at paint colors and flooring options for kitchen
~ an incredible retreat with Pema Chodron
~ spending some quality time with my sweetie in Maine
~ signed up for another incredible retreat with dear Maha in June
~ getting some financial issues resolved
~ attending a productive CEU workshop with former co-workers
~ coworkers welcomed me with warmth and acceptance
~ getting house ready for weekend guests with time to spare
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
for our astonishing ability to heal
to be feeling better yet after sleep
for another misting morning
to be a breath apart from an emotional slide
this is interesting 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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5/21/15 8:54 A

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My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the conseuences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Good morning,

Awakening joy~~

~ deep gratitude for all the teachers

~ ahhhhhhh...I love the brightness and sweetness and liveliness and story-telling-ness and consciousness and support of this unique community

~ the sun is shining brightly in the day and in my heart

~ up at 5:30, pranayama, breakfast, shower, and dressed for my final yoga class before returning stateside (teacher is also heading there, tomorrow, to see family)

~ eye exam today for $5 to see how my vision has fared under the direct equatorial sun

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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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.
-- Miss Piggy

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And a biggie I forgot - doing 20 minutes of exercise tonight when I didn't really feel like it. And, of course, now I feel better for it ...

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Goals
-Lists
-Flexibility
-Kindness, especially with myself
-Compassion
-Love, always love
-My health

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Ahhh friends,
May, May, just slips away
And there was my old mother, working to get on her socks
and my sister, playing scrabble
with my daughter, jealous when we
put our minds together to spell
similes.

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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I believe every person wants to be happy. At the core, all of our actions are motivated by a longing for genuine well-being. Our own well-being and joy have the capacity to awaken those qualities in others around us, becoming a gift to everyone we meet.
-- James Baraz

Good afternoon,

This is exactly the place I need to be here and now, to express gratitude~~

~ rain that began just as I entered my home at 5:15pm...my nighttime lullaby?

~ sadness that infiltrates my joy and threatens to disarm it -- so I come here as a defense!

~ lovely brunch with two special friends -- absolutely perfect pancakes with all the trimmings and the coffee that must accompany them!

~ OM balls (strong in OMega 3) given me by my yoga teacher friend today which I have frozen to have for the flight to the USA (recipe at the end of my post)

~ very happy about plans to attend a retreat in St. Louis with James Baraz, a favorite teacher, staying with favorite friends (Sandra, et al!)

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Here is the recipe for the OM Balls I brought to class today (OM for lots of OMega3s):

OM Balls

1 C. prunes
1/2 C raisins
1/4 C. candied ginger
1 C. walnuts
1/2 C. ground flax seed
2 teasp. vanilla
pinch of salt

Simply process in a food processor (I used my Omega Juicer), then shape into balls. You can use any dried fruit and any type of nut. Just keep the ratios about the same.



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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
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grateful
to gather with kindred spirits
for the profound effects of singing
for times of rising above this body
it's grey and misty
the morning's alive with birdsong

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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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Today I am grateful for:

-Maha's post making me smile
-That I'm comfortable going places and doing things on my own
-The annual Circle of Lights luminary event I'm attending tonight (on my own, by choice) put on by the hospice house I'm involved with
-The luminary that will shine in the dusk in memory of Beth decorated with her name
-The artists (one on each side of the stage) that use colored chalk on HUGE chalk boards and create amazing visuals to go along with the short, non-denominational remembrance ceremony to honor those we love and have lost, most to cancer
-Plans to get a walk in before the ceremony as it's in the park right by my office


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Queen of the Night

Good early evening,

My heart is joyful and full of gratitude because of~~

~ Kathy's gratitudes
~ Ann's gratitudes
~ Kali's picturesque gratitudes
~ Stephanie's gratitudes
~ my gratitudes

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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Tuesday gratitudes
* An amazing gathering of family to celebrate my upcoming birthday...four generations!
* My dad, feeling well enough to travel again!
* Calmness that has replaced the stress related to the remodeling...
* The BEST massage ever today!
* NO jury duty this week so far!
* My son. What a guy....

~~~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 options when cooking is out
M can be easy going
for time to nap later after a restless night
to get a picture of V almost every day
music heals

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
- cool emoticon days
- emoticon breakfast and lunch
- cleaning experts
- emoticon emoticon
- big 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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grateful
to still be amazed by my children
their children are also intensely engaging
for such joy
M's put on the chauffeur cap once again without complaint
this morning's back feels better than yesterday's

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 Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a safe emoticon to Baltimore and back
- an excellent conference
- emoticon and emoticon over the weekend
- meeting with Teammate today
- catching up with emoticon s

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:

-Beth's instruments and other things being OK after discovering water in the music room after big rains; getting all the hard cases (whew!) moved to dryer areas
-Early Trader Joe's shop, just after they opened
-Buying myself sunflowers and dark chocolate
-Afterwards, a day of rest in response to overwhelm
-Figuring out priorities, one thing at a time
-A long nap after a difficult night of storms


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The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.
-- Maya Angelou

Good morning,

Happy to be here. Happy to report much gratitude~~

~ though I feel like crying right now, I'm trying to balance it all out by posting gratitudes instead

~ maintaining my peace, though the landlady is not interested in compromising with me on $$$

~ went to Sunday market for a few things and spent time with Adelaida as we shopped -- our connection is profound AND the cultural gulf at times hurts and confuses me

~ life confounds me often, though I know I'm very, very fortunate "all things considered!"

~ off for another walk soon to harvest some more joy from this fascinating little pueblo in northern Ecuador

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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Good phone call with boarding school boy last night

Great reports of progress with new work/school/life of oldest boy

Good week of small adjustments on homefront with smaller nest of 3

Grateful for my dh and youngest

Goofy dogs

Giddy ESL school girls who "do my hair" during our lesson

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


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Grateful for several HUGE things today
* The wound nurse at my surgeon's office is convinced a new course of treatment can heal the wound along my old incision line....the first glimmer of hope related to this in 20 months!
* Pain medication which helped me get through the first of the many scheduled treatments yesterday.
* My amazing contractor...who acknowledges the breakdown in communication that resulted in some significant problems with the remodel. Not only have we come up with a plan to rectify them, we have come up with a redesign, that will be FABULOUS!
* My son hosting a family gathering for an early birthday celebration tomorrow!
* My dad arriving safely at the airport, and my sister being there to pick him up!
* Weight gain from cruise now behind me....back on track. Down 32 pounds!
* I do NOT have to appear for jury duty on Monday!


~~~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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Good afternoon,

Gratitude abounds~~


~ walked to Kokopelmana today to buy organic vegetables...lots of kale, nice head of broccoli, basil, tomatoes, lettuce, avocados, all for $5

~ my dear, able neighbor Ramino, fixed the lock on the kitchen door and the knob on the bedroom door for me today for $2

~ made a smoothie for Ramino and his family of maracuyá (a type of passion fruit), naranjas (oranges), mandarinas, and plátanos (bananas)...YUM!

~ I wrote a letter to my landlady about a misunderstanding on the contract with able assistance from Adelaida...I'm hoping for a happy resolution


~ soul sister Robin (GENKI_WARRIOR) posted this amazing piece on Facebook the other day and many of us loved it and it's so wonderful it bears sharing here as well

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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

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

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grateful
for space to heal
this time of life is relatively slow
for stretches of alone time never had before
to know that yesterday's set back will not overwhelm
to recognize patience and gentleness with my self

ann

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Today I am grateful for:

-A weekend
-Taking on a project this weekend that will be difficult (with a friend to help)
-Stepping out of my comfort zone a bit
-Making plans for a much more difficult project over a long Memorial Day weekend, but also making sure I've built in different options and factors to take care of me as I move through it
-A solid week of exercise
-A rough morning that turned into a better afternoon
-Dinner plans with friends tonight

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