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Thanks Sherry! The August Topic is now here.

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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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8/1/15 3:53 P

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STOP! It's August. I don't know how to put the link here, but if you click on General Team Discussion under FORUM, you will see AUGUST 2015. You can post there...

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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8/1/15 1:45 A

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On this last night of July (still Friday night for me, even though technically it's now August 1), I am grateful for:

-An incredible labyrinth walk under the full blue moon with two dear friends
-Finding out a drumming group is at this labyrinth every full moon at 8 p.m., and making tentative plans to go earlier next full moon
-Getting in a good workout today (cardio); setting intentions for strength training in the morning
-Friend telling me about a free qi dong class every other Wednesday evening (2 hours) at a nearby church; we made plans to go next week
-Finding new options in my life, things like free qi dong
-My sweet kitties, tonight especially my Rosie, who was sitting up on the windowsill waiting for me to get home (it was just after midnight)
-Wonderful catchup call with Maha today
-My comfortable bed, calling me now (this is late for me)

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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7/31/15 2:50 P

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Love the symbolism of your stained glass window! This Friday afternoon, I offer thanks for ....

~ a thought-provoking ethics workshop this morning
~ reminder that my work involves hard choices that impact people's lives
~ accepting many situations are not either/or, black/white, right/wrong
~ lost 2.5 pounds this week
~ reconsidering decision to have surgery
~ beautiful day ... not-so-hot temperatures, not-so-high humidity and sun shine
~ choosing a mover, tuckpointer & landscaper this afternoon after multiple bids for each
~ company at our new home
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra



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How beautiful, Kaligirl!

grateful
for good sleep when exhausted
to be able to provide safe haven
for my compassionate and willing spouse
for the way love and comfort elevates
when the balance feels heavy on the good side

ann


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7/31/15 9:00 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for a multitude of things small and large, but most especially for our new sidelight

Our front door faces the street and although we don't get much traffic, we felt 'exposed'.
No more.
I am so excited that our new sidelight is installed, I have to share.

I took the photo this morning, so there is no light streaming through. (That will be a winter treat once the leaves are off the trees and the sun is lower in the sky.)
The four colors on the bottom represent the seasons; blue for winter, yellow for summer, green for spring and rust-red for fall. There is a horizontal brace you can barely see (wavy line thru the colors) and two other 3D braces following the pattern were needed as braces. The designer said it was the largest stand alone piece he'd worked on. As you can imagine, we love it!
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon 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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7/30/15 7:06 P

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Giving thanks this Thursday afternoon for ...

~ keeping up with whirlwind of commitments this week
~ sound sleep last night
~ seller's plumbers finished until 2 hours before closing
~ joining the ranks of homeowners
~ the sellers did more than we asked them to do in repairs
~ emotional and physical resilience
~ finding contractors with whom we connect who seem competent & reliable
~ bids coming in less than budgeted (so far)
~ all is well .... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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7/30/15 11:17 A

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I ain't rich and I got no silver spoon
But I'm counting all the stars and I'm smiling at the moon
--Ruthie Foster

Good morning,

I'm pleased to be back among my gratitude friends! I have such abundance in my life~~

~ the body's amazing resilience

~ the healing power of the breath

~ the healing power of food

~ the healing power of music

~ returning strength, enabling an early morning walk

~ the ongoing practice and challenge of being guided by consciousness, not emotion

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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7/30/15 8:41 A

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

- a good summer
- moving forward
- my and DH's health
- the big picture and small miracles
- another chance to get 'it' right
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon 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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7/29/15 10:34 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Mini-workout #1, 15 minutes of brisk walking at lunch
-Mini-workout #2, 20 minutes of brisk walking on afternoon break
-Mini-workout #3, 20 minutes of moderate stationary bicycling while catching up with a friend on the phone
-Mini-workout #4, another 20 minutes of moderate stationary bicycling while catching up with my little sister before she goes to San Francisco
-Here's to my health!!!
-Here's to my soft bed that I will enter after stretching!

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Hello, hello!

As I'm healing from some "foreign invader" who played havoc with my gut, I'm reading the memoir, Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life, by a smart young mother, Kyran Pittman, which is comedic and tragic by turns. It's beautifully written, a welcome surprise when nothing good was turning up.

I loved this small excerpt, AND it sent me to thoughts of my *gratitude peeps* (thanks for looking in on me, Ann). Here it is --

"There's nothing like fear for distorting perspective, and nothing like gratitude for restoring it. I'm not talking about the false gratitude that denies that you or anyone else is suffering. Nor the shadowy kind that depends on the truism that somebody, somewhere, is always worse off than you, nor the timid thankfulness that doesn't dare ask more from life than basic survival. I mean really appreciating what is in front of you right now, even if you don't know if you can count on it tomorrow."

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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Today I am grateful for:
~ getting good feedback about my audition, no results yet, but I'm allowing myself to have a little hope regarding possibly getting the role
~ Fabulous lesson yesterday really increasing my confidence level
~ My coach's reply to an inquiry being so enthusiastic
~ being healthy enough to work in my yard
~ having a yard (and a home ETC.)
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie


Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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grateful
for cool hours
for the shady redwood groves outside
despite drought, there is still babbling water flowing
after six weeks, there is a working hydrant nearby
for another day to make better eating choices

ann

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




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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a break in the emoticon
- projects moving forward
- potential for emoticon
- Chopra meditations on Grace
- Getting my emoticon in
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon 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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7/28/15 10:56 P

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Thankful this Tuesday evening for ....

~ progress in the midst of chaos
~ neighbors, friends & family who go out of their way to help
~ maintaining equanimity in the midst of chaos
~ tree ripened peaches
~ vine-ripened heirloom tomato, avocado & fresh basil salad
~ a few minutes of quiet
~ rescheduling an appointment tomorrow
~ all is well

Shine,
Sandra

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7/28/15 3:44 P

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Great-ful today
* For the rapid progress (after MUCH insistence) that is taking place in completing my home remodel. It is looking GORGEOUS!
* For NOT falling during this process....with tools, supplies and equipment in every room of my house, and being shifted from place to place on a daily basis, I have gotten by with just a few stubbed toes. Still meeting my goal in staying injury free!
* For my niece, who is struggling emotionally, and who confides in me...
* For my hair growing out, after the disastrous event with the glue gun.
* For the evening gatherings at the dog park. And new neighborhood friends.

~~~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 bonus sleep
for some hard work done
to notice some habits have gone
to realize some are needed now
for wonder at how we tick

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 breakfast and lunch
- chance to walk @ noon
- feeling better every day
- rescheduling cleaning to allow DH to sleep
- multiple opportunities for dinner
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon 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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7/27/15 10:31 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Co-worker who came to me when his older dog died because he knew I was involved in volunteering for animals
-Over $300 worth of dog food, heart worm meds and doggie arthritis vitamins I was able to turn right over to one of my best friends with a 16-year-old arthritic dog and save her big money
-Another fitness break this afternoon with a co-worker
-Followup on sutures tonight, doc said it looks great, take off the bandaids and let the air heal it even more quickly (one more week before they're removed)
-Taking full advantage of summer fruits and veggies - tomatoes, green beans, blackberries, peaches, strawberries
-My comfortable bed that's calling me now
-Always, my health

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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7/27/15 1:57 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ planning to arrive 30 minutes early when asked to arrive 15 minutes early meant I was on time even after putting the wrong time in my calendar
~ arriving "late" was a blessing because it meant I didn't hear or know about the person before me, who is in a league above me and up for the same role so it would have been hard to overcome psychologically in the moments before my audition.
~ performing well at my audition.
~ knowing that even though the role will most probably go to the other person, at least I presented myself well and that those in charge might keep me in mind for future events.
~ sleep
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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7/27/15 11:03 A

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Offering deep gratitude this Monday morning for ....

~ as Kathy says, rejoicing in my imperfect life just as it is
~ continuing to gain insight and grow emotionally as I age
~ deepening relationship with sweetie
~ maintaining my equanimity despite another delay in closing on house
~ seeing new orthopedic surgeon today without expectations
~ day 27 of 40 day meditation challenge
~ considering options to join a gym .... soon, really!
~ church bells ringing hourly
~ overcoming my phone phobia to call contractors
~ all is well ... life is good ... just as it is

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
for restful sleep
to wake with the morning light
to see deer under the apple tree
for quiet, cool alone time
for yesterday's push to articulate

ann


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and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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Thankful today for
* My broken, unpredictable, imperfect life.... just as it is.
* Recognizing how much better it is than a year ago
* A friend hauling off seven boxes of books from my driveway!
* Giving away three boxes of "adult beverages"
* Getting 17 boxes unpacked...
* Exhaustion....means I really worked 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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7/26/15 3:45 P

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Thankful this Sunday for ...

~ working with my sweetie on projects
~ gentle rain
~ accepting delayed closing without angst
~ sound of wind in the trees
~ help of friends
~ look forward to getting up in the morning
~ all is well ....

Shine,
Sandra

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7/26/15 3:15 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ good conversations with colleagues
~ youngest offspring calling this morning
~ unexpected reply from a friend
~ calm and energized about upcoming audition in a couple hours
~ "our" park, only 1/2 block away
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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grateful for
today
cool air
lively birds
coffee
resolve

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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7/25/15 5:23 P

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Grateful today...Saturday
* For my son bringing in the boxes of kitchen stuff to restock cabinets
* For flooring 3/4 way done...getting a good glimpse of how gorgeous it will be.
* For not shedding one tear, and still feeling good about abruptly ending what seemed to be the "perfect" relationship when SERIOUS red flags surfaced.
* For calling on an old friend and a LONG conversation with plans for dog walking and lunch next week!
* For again, my DILs clean scans/dx tests.... The entire family is rejoicing that she is still CANCER FREE!

~~~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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7/25/15 3:02 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ being able to volunteer for and receive benefit from a local group
~ having fun socializing while "working"
~ feeling well prepared for tomorrow's audition
~ a useful perspective regarding the audition
~ my ankle only occasionally whispering now, mostly healed
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie


Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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Offering gratitude this Saturday afternoon for ....

~ as Stephanie says, ibuprofen, the miracle drug
~ farmers market
~ heirloom tomatoes & fresh basil
~ breakfast with a dear friend
~ more-or-less scale drawings of a second bathroom/laundry room
~ meeting with contractor tomorrow
~ look forward to talking to son & daughter today
~ all is well ... loving what is

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
for M's clean CT
for 5years cancer free
for the lessening of fear
he is thriving
M and S are adventuring today

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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Only 3 stitches in my finger instead of slicing it to the bone or something
-Fast, easy access and good medical care
-Beth's first aid kit
-My sister calling and me doing 40 minutes on the recumbent bike while catching up with her
-Ibuprofen, a miracle drug
-Making it through work with a bit of hunting and pecking on the keyboard
-My comfortable bed, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Today I am grateful for:
~ a former student and her mother coming to see me in the opera last night
~ how petting can benefit both Lula and me
~ feeling clear, strong and motivated today
~ self-massage
~ a new student today being a delight
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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Thankful this Friday for ....

~ the most incredible jazz jam session I have ever heard -- world class
~ scheduling contractors to get bids going well
~ having a tentative move date & plan
~ by default, it appears I am going to be our general contractor -- deep breath
~ generous neighbor helping take two bulky, heavy packages to UPS
~ feeling love from and expressing love to my adult children
~ still basking in the glow of music that transported us to a different place & time
~ all is well

Shine,
Sandra



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grateful
for happy time with S
to be Grandma to such amazing girls
for slow calming of spasms in my back
to enjoy much cooler temps
M got out to visit a friend

ann

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




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

- feeling better every day
- oatmeal for breakfast
- a catch-up day
- projects that use my expertise
- the upcoming weekend (and sleeping in)
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"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Gratitude and deep appreciation for
* Stephanie emoticon who "gets it".
* My flooring installers. Such HARD workers and doing a magnificent job!
* Being free to accompany a friend to the ER today
* Courage to end something that started out wonderful but began to show danger signs
* My overall health
* An Indian restaurant that "redeemed itself" by serving a fabulous meal tonight! (with lots of leftovers for tomorrow!)

~~~Kathy~~~

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Kathy thinking of me and our great phone conversation
-Being able to "be there" for two dear friends tonight, one of whom had surgery today
-Boston Market, a restaurant that has both healthy choices and comfort food (I chose healthy) that was near the hospital and fast (but not fast food)
-An afternoon fitness break with two co-workers in the gym
-A sweet text from my sister
-My sweet and funny kitties
-Always, my health

Goodnight all,
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Today I am grateful for:
~ the day my hubby came into the world
~ walking and playing with my pup, Lula (now 5 years old)
~ possibilities
~ yoga
~ should sleep well tonight after my hard work today and a performance tonight
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
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Thankful this Thursday morning for ....

~ friends
~ homemade chicken soup
~ meal replacement shakes combined with smaller portions helping me lose weight
~ all the ways that make it easier to stay in touch with friends & family
~ lunch with father-in-law
~ jazz tribute to Stevie Wonder tonight with favorite local musicians
~ 23rd day of 40 day meditation experiment
~ two new clients start next week
~ all is well as it is ....

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

- a day of sleep
- colleagues
- a chance 'to get it right'
- Hall's cough drops
- readers

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

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Grateful
* For my niece, who confides in me, trusts me, and laughs with me.
* For my DIL who is settling into NOT being afraid right now
* For my son, who is willing to help reload kitchen cabinets with me, now that they are nearing completion
* For seeing my remodel vision and loving EVERYTHING about it!
* For my amazing crew of worker bees....from the demo crew, to the carpenters, the painter, the electrician/plumber, the cabinet maker, the floor installers, and so on. And my contractor, who is indeed sick of me, but continues to work with me, and is also thrilled with the outcome.
* For Tiger Lily's socialization....how she can pass a strange dog without barking now!

~~~Kathy~~~

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grateful
for no weight gained from two crazy eating weeks
to recognize eating to kill hunger instead of good portions for balanced fuel
to commit to meals
for unusual patience with my self
despite ups and downs, walking is generally easier

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Giving thanks this Wednesday for ....

~ my first day at work confirmed I made the "right" choice
~ felt warmly welcomed, well informed and thoughtfully appreciated
~ beautiful sunny day, not too hot, not too humid
~ plans coming together
~ sweetie & I are on the same page with plans
~ second day of 40 day weight loss experiment
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
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grateful
for the wonderful feeling of moisture in the air
for solid sleep this morning
for most of a day home alone ahead
there's no hurry today
for the means to restock with currently ideal food

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Add on a HUGE gratitude!!! Just got results in...

My DIL who was diagnosed with stage 3c breast cancer four years ago underwent mastectomy, chemo and radiation...finished treatment April of 2012. And in the past few weeks, some things flared up. Routine scan showed spots on liver and ovaries....

TODAY!!! However, more tests and scans and they indicate NON cancerous cysts on liver, and a benign cyst on ovary as well. We are ALL REJOICING! Cancer free!!!

~~~Kathy~~~

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Having a bit of extra energy today
-Using it to exercise, even if only for 30 minutes!!
-Being able to help a friend in a small way
-Getting the trash gathered and put out tonight, including clearing out what was needed from the fridge
-A healthy dinner
-My sweet kitties that help ground me in so many ways
-My comfortable home, my safe haven from the world and shelter from the storms

Goodnight all,
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Grateful on Tuesday
* That I am stronger than I want to be
* For hearing from a friend I thought I'd lost touch with after over 5 years without contact!
* For being able to recognize my strengths and weaknesses...
* For yet another set back in remodel project that is serving as a lesson for me to become more patient. And to keep my priorities straight
* For ALL that I have; spiritually, emotionally, physically, and materially. I could write a novel... of lists... I am truly blessed.

~~~Kathy~~~

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Today I am grateful for:
~ an unexpected opening in my schedule today
~ avocados
~ curiosity
~ my vision
~ my voice
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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grateful
for good news
for times of great hopefulness
to get by when it's lacking
for encouragement in many forms
to know a friend and her daughter are safe

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Giving thanks this Tuesday morning for ....

~ love & laughter
~ silliness
~ started tracking food this morning
~ mentally & emotionally prepared for this 40-day weight loss experiment
~ intend to keep calories between 1000-1100/day
~ sun shine with moderate temperatures today
~ continuing to work on marketing my new private practice today - kind of fun
~ all is well .... life is a delight

Shine,
Sandra

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

- Halls through lozenges
- Chopra 21 Day Meditations - this one on Grace
- workload so I can leave @ noon and emoticon
- lazy, hazy days of summer
- leftover pizza for DH's dinner

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon 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 - extraordinarily Grateful
* That I am ready to get my house back! The "Endless Summer" project (and spring, too!) is beginning to wind down. And I will have a showcase home. Ah
* Knowing that I am starting an entirely new phase of my life.
* Willing to take a risk despite feeling vulnerable and scared.
* The work crews that have been in my home...such HARD workers and nice guys
* DIL has access to health care...
*

~~~Kathy~~~

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Getting some things done around the house that I've never done before
-Basement water from early a.m. flash flood rains not causing more damage because of my foresight to keep things moved back until I knew the problem was resolved
-Making the call today (after water AGAIN, 4th time this year after NEVER happening in 10 years) for next step in getting it taken care of
-Getting our beautiful lodging secured for my hiking trip in October with my best friend from Amarillo
-Getting my "fruits and veggies" run at Trader Joe's done today
-Always, my health

Goodnight all,
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Today I am grateful for:
~ feeling content in spite of many things that used to get me down
~ slightly sore muscles from gardening
~ the ability to work in my yard again after a couple of years when injuries prevented me
~ the opportunity to work with incredibly talented young artists. Someday they will be famous and I will have wonderful memories of them.
~ sleep
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

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dishes to wash - means we ate today
things to pack - means I'm traveling soon
blog written - got things for which I am grateful!

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Offering profound gratitude this morning for ...

~ skills and opportunities to help others
~ productive day
~ halfway through 40-day meditation challenge; start weight loss challenge tomorrow
~ one week closer to closing on our house
~ finding a highly rated, affordable refrigerator on sale
~ avoiding urge to beat up on myself for poor choice
~ intention to make the best of my poor choice
~ sweetie's understanding and encouragement to move on
~ the comforting sound of gentle rain
~ loving my perfectly imperfect life as it is

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
for gathering days
we sing
there is treatment for a friend's profound illness
when timing is just right
to have big enough shoulders for crying on

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and have too many gratitudes to post...

I am deeply grateful for
- a wonderful class reunion
- visiting with old and new friends
- a clean brain MRI
- that I may be turning (or have become) a hypochondriac
- projects @ work and home changing and perfecting
- another day to 'get it right'
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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grateful
for the sense of resetting with sleep
today can be different
M suggested a walk last night
for friendly neighbors
for cool quiet in the early hours

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Today I am grateful for:

-Getting myself outside for a 35-minute brisk walk between the rains, then coming home and talking on the phone with a friend while doing 35 minutes on the recumbent bike
-Cassie, Rosie and Cleo and having a laid back afternoon/evening with them at home
-A new book I ordered coming in the mail today that I think will help me a great deal
-Intentions of getting strength training in tomorrow and if I've got anything left, more cardio
-Air conditioning, indeed!!! The heat/humidity combo here is rough
-An online support group that I'm finding very helpful
-My comfortable bed, the one that's calling me now

Goodnight all,
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grateful
for waking to cool fog and busy birds
for nipping a binge in the bud yesterday
to be aware of resentment
to feel some urgency to do something about it
my standing desk arrives today

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Thankful this Saturday evening for ....

~ farmers market
~ delightful morning with a friend
~ heirloom tomato and basil salad for dinner
~ tree-ripened peaches, fresh blueberries and vine-ripened cantoulope
~ waking up in a better frame of mind
~ wonderful trio of bassoon, oboe & piano last night
~ gluten-free scones & locally roasted good coffee at the farmers market
~ buying patio furniture & a gas grill as a housewarming present to ourselves today
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Grateful
* That my house interior is PAINTED! And it looks WONDERFUL!
* For my hair growing out after the disaster with glue gun a month or so ago... and haircut to even it up some.
* For A/C. ALWAYS appreciated in the summer!
* For family, friends...and relationships... all kinds of them.
* For my husband, who provided well for me all the years we were married, and now, after he is gone...his blessings continue.
* For anticipation of the Willie Nelson/Allison Krauss concert tonight...And for friend who has organized the group's timing, transportation, etc.


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I am grateful for:
~ the perfect temperature light breeze and lovely sunshine flowing into my bedroom this morning
~ the sensation that all is right with the world when the above occurs
~ gifting myself with an extended bed yoga session this morning
~ youngest enjoying their new job
~ OPENING night with Portland Opera tonight!
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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Grateful this Friday morning for ....

~ bassoon, oboe & piano trio tonight at a fine arts tavern (oxymoron?)
~ sweetie is working
~ managing adjustment to retirement OK but not as easy as I hoped
~ 40 day weight loss experiment with combination shakes & food when shakes arrive
~ flexibility
~ afternoon nap planned
~ time to read this afternoon
~ all is well ....

Shine,
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grateful
for restful sleep
to feel lighter in spirit
for great news of home value
for steady progress, both in nesting and healthy habits
for a mostly willing partner in M, who's finally seeing proof the work is worth it

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Grateful on Thursday

* For my painter...who joyfully sings while he works. In Spanish.
* For the colors of my walls being EXACTLY what I hoped they would be. (SO difficult with so many choices these days!)
* For a HUGE miracle (at least by today's standards in MY life!) that occurred when my neighbors A/C repairman came over without appointment and did a quick fix on my own broken system. And my house is COOL again! (temps over 100 outside today!)
* Countdown has begun....day #11
* Working oven, microwave, dishwasher and SINK all in the same room!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Offering gratitude this Thursday morning for ...

~ as Sheri says, a good relationship with my adult children
~ being able to talk to sweetie about anything without fear of judgment or anger
~ day 16 of our 40 day meditation experiment satisfying
~ starting weight management 40 day experiment on day 20
~ continued progress on home purchase and move-in plans
~ being assertive when needed
~ loving life ... just as it is

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
for safe travel
for a quiet day alone yesterday
temps are cooler
to recognize cravings
for developing tools

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Grateful for
* Two days with the grandkids
* DIL's tests came back with hopeful results
* The opportunity to comfort a child in distress
* Home remodel moving at rapid pace - and I am pleased with all choices!
* Whole house, ceiling, and rotating fans to use to keep temps down
* Transfer of money...still enough to cover probable A/C replacement (24 years old. Ya think?)

~~~Kathy~~~

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I forgot my biggest gratitude: TWO workouts this week so far, as I've had BIG problems motivating for a few weeks!!!

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Flexibility
-Dinner cooked by a friend; total surprise, including delicious green beans
-More perfect watermelon for dessert in a bit
-A bit of play time with the kitties tonight
-Being able to text briefly with my sister today, who totally gets what I'm going through
-Impromptu work projects flowing smoothly

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Today I am grateful for:
~ fingernail clippers
~ vision
~ my wonderful voice teacher
~ a good relationship with both my offspring
~ opportunities abound
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
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Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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Thankful this Wednesday for ....

~ morning Google chat with daughter while she waited for her plane
~ silliness
~ laughter
~ snuggles
~ focusing on the positives in my life ... building new neural pathways
~ 15 days completed of 40 day meditation experiment
~ sweetie liked her present
~ keeping busy (but not too busy)
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra
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This Wednesday I'm grateful for:
a little song bird who is still living!
friends
another day to try again
abundance checks
finding solutions
waking up to a house that wasn't as nearly as messy as I thought it was.
love
patience
family
writing
friends

"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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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- chance of emoticon today
- being able to grab good food out of the frig
- change
- continued lessons in trust
- facial after work
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon 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 am grateful for:

cool morning temps and the birds so very busy out there
UW-Madison, and all it offers the general community
my family, and all the fun we have with our adult sons and their wives
the beauty of the cherry orchard we went to Monday
pretty much everything at the moment!

Jeanette
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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Feeling like I'm starting to get things rolling on overdue house projects
-A phone call with Beth's brother
-An easier solution to what Beth wanted me to do to help him
-Airline reservations made for October Sedona trip
-A clean house
-My sweet kitties
-A solid roof over my head
-Always, always - my health

Stephanie

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in 18 days I'll see, hug and kiss my two stateside boys

painted toes and fingernails

incredible day with my dh

seeing pics of my middle boy who is at a youth congress in DC this week
(it's a long, long way from where he was this time last July)

HOPE for the future

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


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

- Chopra's 21 Day Gratitude series
- a successful morning meeting
- packed breakfast and lunch
- a BBQ and Shred party after work
- a break in the weather

Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon 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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This Tuesday morning I give thanks for ....

~ written agreement from the buyers to do all the repairs we requested
~ if no more glitches, we will own a house 7/29 (link to pictures below)
~ our 87 y/o house will have new plumbing, roof, windows, electricity & furnace
~ feeling relief and excitement
~ having fun "designing" second bath with sweetie
~ daydreaming about family coming to visit and dinners with friends
~ a fenced yard so we can get a fuzzy dog
~ spending time with a dear friend of 25+ years last night
~ finally finding a dentist & hygenist I like
~ all is well ... this imperfectly perfect life is as good as it gets

Shine,
Sandra

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Today I am grateful for:
~ all of YOU "here" and all you share, getting to vicariously enjoy your joys and gratitude as well
~ opera
~ having breakfast at a dear friend's home and getting to catch up with her
~ my youngest finishing a big project and getting a job today!
~ my home
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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a chance meeting
a unique lunch
my wonderful family

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


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Especially grateful this Monday afternoon for ...

~ out-of-town friend of many years here tonight for dinner
~ magical Chinese lantern festival at botanical gardens
~ walking the whole festival
~ chat with travelling daughter this morning
~ 13th day of 40 day meditation challenge completed
~ sangha meditation yesterday
~ feeling so very loved
~ all is well ... this imperfectly perfect life is amazing

Shine,
Sandra


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

- continued lessons in Trust
- my emoticon
- summer settling in
- emoticon and the challenge to exercise
- my 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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On the morning after strong storms I am grateful for

no rain in the basement, and no damage
a safe trip to and from St. Louis for my nephew's wedding
my small but precious family
my sons and their wives, who are really great traveling companions for Mike and I
the possibility of cherry picking later if skies clear -the cherry trees where we go are very beautiful


Jeanette
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Grateful on this July 12, the second anniversary of my husband's unexpected death....

* For surviving the most painful first year of my life...and to know that the grief has softened
* For the kindness of people I have met along the way
* For being open to new relationships, and finding one
* For "Alan's Bench" in our neighborhood park. A place of beauty and comfort
* For having experienced 26 years of ups and downs, but always unconditional love
* For the massage I am getting tonight!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I am grateful for:
~ my voice
~ my feet
~ my legs
~ my arms
~ my whole being
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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Grateful
falls are rare
for no broken bones
to witness the perfect wedding of my niece and her beautiful bride
to have less pain today
to know travel home will be possible in a couple of days

ann



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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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Sat Grats (Thanks again, Vicki!)

* A new relationship that continues to grow...
* Willingness to accompany me to hospital, sit with me pre-op, and possibly post op. Whew.
* Looking back at all that I have accomplished in the past two years... the two years I never thought I would survive.
* The evening gathering at the school...Forces me to get a mile walk in, and gives Tiger Lily the opportunity to play with HER friends
* House renovation moving along. I am beginning to see the light.
* New book club formed at church.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I am grateful for:
~ sorting through many papers. I can see most of the top of my desk again (it was probably 6 inches deep.) Huge sense of accomplishment!
~ My character having lots of fun things to do on stage
~ Fun time out with other chorus members after rehearsal
~ My neighborhood farmer's market
~ Getting to see and catch up with a friend I haven't seen in a long time
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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Reflecting and giving thanks this Saturday morning for ....

~ 1/4 of the way through our 40 day meditation challenge & feeling better already
~ deep cleaning and daily meditation are like cleaning cobwebs out of the mind
~ pondering starting a 40 day exercise challenge as well
~ food consumtion will be the last 40 day challenge we tackle
~ contemplating the significance of the number 40
~ son getting well-deserved recognition & rewards for the effectiveness of his work
~ increasingly excited thinking about all the options private practice gives me
~ all is well .... this imperfectliy perfect life is all good

Significance of the number "40" in the Bible - all times of trial & renewal)
•The rains (in Noah's day) fell for 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:4).
•Israel ate Manna for 40 years (Exodus 16:35).
•Moses was with God in the mount, 40 days and nights (Exodus 24:18).
•Moses was again with God 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 34:28).
•Moses led Israel from Egypt at age 80 (2 times 40), and after 40 years in the wilderness, died at 120 (3 times 40; Deuteronomy 34:7).
•The spies searched the land of Canaan for 40 days (Numbers 13:25).
•Therefore, God made Israel wander for 40 years (Numbers 14:33-34).
•40 stripes was the maximum whipping penalty (Deuteronomy 25:3).
•God allowed the land to rest for 40 years (Judges 3:11).
•God again allowed the land to rest for 40 years (Judges 5:31).
•God again allowed the land to rest for 40 years (Judges 8:28).
•Abdon (a judge in Israel) had 40 sons (Judges 12:14).
•Israel did evil; God gave them to an enemy for 40 years (Judges 13:1).
•Eli judged Israel for 40 years (1 Samuel 4:18).
•Goliath presented himself to Israel for 40 days (1 Samuel 17:16).
•Saul reigned for 40 years (Acts 13:21).
•Ishbosheth (Saul's son) was 40 when he began reign (2 Samuel 2:10).
•David reigned over Israel for 40 years (2 Samuel 5:4, 1 Kings 2:11).
•The holy place of the temple was 40 cubits long (1 Kings 6:17).
•40 baths (measurement) was size of lavers in Temple (1 Kings 7:38).
•The sockets of silver are in groups of 40 (Exodus 26:19 & 21).
•Solomon reigned same length as his father; 40 years (1 Kings 11:42).
•Elijah had one meal that gave him strength 40 days (1 Kings 19:8).
•Ezekiel bore the iniquity of the house of Judah for 40 days (Ezekiel 4:6).
•Jehoash (Joash) reigned 40 years in Jerusalem (2 Kings 12:1).
•Egypt to be laid desolate for 40 years (Ezekiel 29:11-12).
•Ezekiel's (symbolic) temple is 40 cubits long (Ezekiel 41:2).
•The courts in Ezekiel's temple were 40 cubits long (Ezra 46:22).
•God gave Nineveh 40 days to repent (Jonah 3:4).
•Jesus fasted 40 days and nights (Matthew 4:2).
•Jesus was tempted 40 days (Luke 4:2, Mark 1:13).
•Jesus remained on earth 40 days after resurrection (Acts 1:3).
•Women are pregnant for 40 weeks (time of testing).

Shine,
Sandra

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Grateful this friday night...
* For the familiar faces that show up to share on these threads...
* For my neighbor being discharged today after successful back surgery
* That I was easily able to round up necessary medical supplies to help her at home
* For choosing to take a long walk with the dog after a tense phone conversation...much healthier than over eating!
* For a painter who really knows what he is doing, and who is doing it quickly!
* For finally getting things done at high speed. Three months without a kitchen is WAY too long!

~~~Kathy~~~

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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:

-Getting my Trader Joe's shop done tonight (even if it was the harder way)
-Plumber coming in the a.m. to look at my first line of thought on the basement/water issues (insert big sigh here)
-NO rain in the basement tonight, despite it raining fairly heavily for a short while
-My comfortable home
-Lunch with teammates today at my favorite healthy salad spot
-My adorable kitties that really do help keep me grounded
-Always, always, my health
-My warm bed, calling me now ...

Goodnight all,
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Offering gratitude this Friday evening for ....

~ restocked pantry (thanks to sweetie)
~ waiting as patiently as possible
~ another productive day
~ three vegetables for dinner & strawberries for dessert
~ another deep cleaning day tomorrow (yay!)
~ decisions made
~ sweetie & I agree so easily on so many things
~ all is well .... this perfectly imperfect life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Today I am grateful for:
~ healing ankle
~ smiles
~ little bits of reconnection with my sister
~ nice phone conversations with both of my offspring in the last 24 hours
~ first tech rehearsal tonight
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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