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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.
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grateful
to feel up to a personal challenge
for resolution, even if short term
for growing self confidence
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for hope when it blooms

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




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Thankful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ the small things, like finding my shampoo just when needed
~ recognizing it's time to take care of my sore back
~ letting go of expectations house will be "done" when overnight guest arrives Friday
~ an unexpected "newsy" email from daughter
~ a phone call from son
~ loving the tranquility of our outdoor & indoor space
~ feeling safe enough to leave door unlocked during the day
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Today I am grateful for:
~ some parts of my audition going very well
~ learning and growing a lot during the preparation process
~ my brain being able to put the results into perspective (even if my body is temporarily sad about the things that did not go well.)
~ my family and friends
~ my life
~ 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 another day of possibility
to be mostly patient in waiting
for growth amid great stress
to be in a teachable place
for Sundays, set apart

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 last Monday morning in August, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a productive weekend with DH and the dogs
- contemplation of what we might do in the next stage of life
- the emoticon I experienced when DH suggested selling all and buying an airstream
- the realization that most (not all) of our stuff is just that
- the time to consider and plan and change direction
Life is SO 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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Giving profound thanks this morning for ....

~ starting the day with John O'Donahue's "The History of a Day"
~ the sky before the sun fully rises
~ the neighbor's dogwood turning a deep shade of red
~ another neighbor's vibrant crape myrtle
~ the tall prairie grass in our front yard bending in the breeze
~ the city-owned permanent green space between our backyard and the neighbor's
~ a house that invites the outside in and the inside out
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra


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8/30/15 1:53 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-My legs and feet that carry me through this life and help me walk far
-A perfect overcast and lightly breezy day yesterday to walk around at the zoo for 4-5 hours with a dear friend
-Special time with each of my kitty girls, especially on the weekend; they know there's plenty of love to go around
-Cleansing and releasing tears, good for the soul
-Intentions of getting overdue (in my mind) paperwork completed today
-My home, a solid roof over my head and a safe haven from life's many storms

Stephanie

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Thankful this Sunday morning for ....

~ a day to rest & putter after a productive but tiring day yesterday
~ the good company of a friend/neighbor last night
~ my computer facing a window
~ the comforting (to me) sound of the ceiling fan in the background
~ help loading kitchen shelves yesterday
~ hoping the contractors will finish our laundry/closet this week
~ knowing our first overnight guest will not care what shape the house is in next weekend
~ our kitty is settling into her new home
~ daily meditation keeping me grounded through this stressful time
~ signing up for chair yoga starting next month
~ sweetie giving me a full day class in how to cook fish for my birthday
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra


Shine,
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Today I am grateful for:
~ getting a coaching from a dear friend and genius who gave me some wonderful last minute tips that will make all the difference in my audition on Monday
~ gaining a new perspective on race issues at a dramatic reading today
~ watching an amazing original production last night, phenomenal moving performances by the one and only actress and her accompanist
~ the sound, smell and nurturing aspects of rain
~ hubby made dinner 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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Home again after a great month of travels in the US with all my boys!

Grateful to see middle son graduate, get a job, and start night classes at a community college.

Happy to see a new attitude and new direction in his life.

Thankful for safe, peacefilled travels with hubby and youngest.

Glad to come back to happy, well cared for doggies.



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


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Offering gratitude this Saturday afternoon for ...

~ moved on Thursday and making rapid progress unpacking & organizing
~ made a run to Goodwill today; more to come
~ internet access re-established
~ enthusiastic help from friends, family and paid help
~ refrigerator delivery expedited through sweetie's persistence
~ frend invited us for dinner tonight for some much needed R&R
~ taking most of tomorrow off from unpacking for Sangha & International Festival
~ overnight guest next weekend gives us a deadline for unpacking
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
for yesterday's reality check
for cooler temps ahead
sleep came
S is flexible and has fun anyway
she teaches me constantly

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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8/28/15 12:59 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ feeling loved and appreciated
~ sweet cards and messages received reminding me of connections, relationships and memories
~ getting two extra items "compliments of the chef" last night at a lovely dinner out
~ sleep
~ water
~ 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 morning air and fans
to feel ready for this stressful day
to know a right, compassionate action
S, my joy germ, will be here this evening
all will be well

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

- continued lessons in Trust
- oatmeal for breakfast
- walking @ lunch
- reception for a friend
- volleyball tonight
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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8/27/15 9:32 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-My FitBit that helps keep me motivated to move more (10,000+/daily)
-Needed ingredients all purchased to make my favorite bean salad
-Costco shared shop netted me great deals on good organic fruits and veggies that I've been thoroughly taking advantage of all week
-Cooking intentions for tomorrow, while I'm working at home
-Ditto on laundry
-My three stooges, the diva girls
-My comfortable bed to retire to for the night

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Today I am grateful for:
~ the wisdom, perspective, and accumulated joy that comes from walking on this earth for 56 years today
~ trusting my intuition and changing a plan
~ renewing my drivers license today in a miraculously short time and also encountering some of the funniest and nicest government workers I've ever met
~ a sweet visit with a friend last night
~ all I know and love, family, friends, acquaintances, near and far
~ 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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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a good meeting with my Teammate
- continued fall like weather
- sleeping in
- good breakfast and packed lunch
- chance to golf if the weather stays cool
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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8/27/15 10:54 A

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grateful
for lovely cool air flowing in before the heat of the day
for sleep in the night
for evidence a particular therapy is progressing
muscles also have memory
for friendship that sticks

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:

-The strength of memories (thank you, Ann - beautiful, and so resonating with me)
-A great dinner with a friend
-More mini-workouts today/tonight
-Planning to work from home Friday, which almost feels like a 3-day weekend since I don't have to dress, drive, etc.
-My sweet kitties who were happy to see me, even if I got home late (almost dark out - gasp!)
-My comfortable home and my soft bed calling me soon

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- putting gas in the emoticon before it ran out...
- walking to see my teammate emoticon and the emoticon I needed after wearing the wrong shoes...
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- getting my emoticon breakfast after forgetting to take it out of the car
- time to catch up with emoticon s
- taking DH to emoticon tonight
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
for compassion in all its forms
for the strength of memories
for light at the end of this short tunnel
for joy balancing tears
for the love of friends

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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Connie (Dollybabe) My heart goes out to you, thinking about the horrific loss in your life. And my prayer is for you to find kindness and comfort in the angels that will appear out of nowhere, embodied as friends, family members, and strangers....

And my gratitudes today....
* The many friends, and family members, who have been MY angels through this recovery process...meals, transportation to appointments, phone calls/texts/emails and visits to help with my loneliness. ALL so very much appreciated.
* The humbling experience of being on the receiving end of kindness....
* My dad opting NOT to have a procedure done...
* Clean sheets on the couch
* Netflix working
* GREAT visit with a friend yesterday....we laughed we cried we anointed each other we ate and just wallowed in our friendship

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
~~~

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


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"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."
--Simone Weil (1909-1943)

Good morning!

Happy to be here and happy to share~~

~ smiling at how I "could" have been Sandra and R's. FIRST overnight guest, while sharing the excitement of the move

~ just finishing a delicious brekkie at 6:15am of oatmeal with blueberries, pecans, and cottage cheese

~ food will be well digested before this morning's yoga class, which I'm so looking forward to

~ tonight is the first meeting of the class Literature of the Americas, also looking forward to it

~ a lovely day with two dear friends yesterday

Blessed be,
xox
Maha



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

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

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Grateful this Wednesday morning for ....

~ the whirring of the fan in the morning silence
~ getting to know my new clients better & beginning to develop mutual trust
~ bittersweet thoughts of leaving the home where sweetie & I first lived together
~ the opportunity moving provides to purge not just stuff but mental clutter about stuff
~ tomorrow night we'll be sleeping in our new home (hope I can find the sheets)
~ while today will be busy, it shouldn't be frantic
~ the movers will come at 8 & everything will get moved whether we are ready or not
~ talking to my son & daughter this week, always a delight
~ our first overnight guest arrives next week providing incentive to unpack quickly
~ all is well ....life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra

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8/25/15 9:21 P

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My last gratitude tonight:

-I did that extra 20-minute stationary bike program while reading my healthy incentive program book - win/win

Stephanie

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Getting lunch prep for tomorrow done and cutting up my big cantaloupe to eat off of for the week and getting the trash gathered/out, feeding/watering/litter boxes for the kitties (and I'm still thinking of doing my 20-minute bike program) - Yay!!
-Dinner plans tomorrow night with a friend I haven't seen in awhile
-Three mini-workouts at work today walking on the empty floor above us, totaling 40 minutes (whether I do my bike tonight or not)
-Rereading yesterday's gratitudes and thinking more about "walking gently in the world and doing the best I can"
-The three stooges (my diva kitties) and the love and joy they bring me every day just by being
-A healthy incentive program at work that provided me with a Tom Rath book about being fully charged; I read it while I'm on my stationary bike only (win-win decision) and it's helping me in many ways
-My company bringing him in to speak (and sign books) next week; I'll take all the motivation help I can get!!

Stephanie

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grateful
to recognize shared gratitude
for better sleep and waking rested
the morning air is chilly
for the comfort of morning ritual
for practices that keep me sane

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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Glad to hear it Stephanie emoticon

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

- continued lessons in Trust
- packed (and healthy) breakfast and lunch
- morning emoticon
- walking @ noon in coolish temps
- DH getting better sleep
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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Today I am grateful for:

-Enough energy returning to be consistent with exercise again as long as I pay attention to getting 1-2 rest days! This is MAJOR!
-Costco run done with a friend so we can split fruits/veggies I normally can't buy in quantity
-Being able to listen to my body
-My daily meditation readings
-Work being calmer right now
-Cutting myself slack on getting back to what used to be a regular life for me; realizing it will never be the same and slowly figuring out what I want to focus on and how I want to shape it
-Walking gently in the world and doing the best I can do
-Being able to be there for my best friend in Amarillo who is having a really tough time

Stephanie

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Today I am grateful for:
~ all of YOU "here" and all you share
~ pushing myself out of my comfort zone
~ feeling appreciated and acknowledged
~ time with friends
~ crickets
~ 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 a sort of quiet morning
our house guests are stretching me
they are good-natured, helping me to stay so
R started school this morning
to have helped find future housing that is safe

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

~ long, restorative sleep
~ stiffness but no muscle spasms after a day of wrestling boxes
~ the last move for many years (I hope)
~ recognizing limits (often barely but vastly improved from years past)
~ accepting help
~ daydreaming about the native flower garden we plan for the backyard
~ a relatively small yard (giving us more time to maintain what we have for same effort)
~ my son & daughter so different but both delightful in their own way
~ missing meditation yesterday and being OK with it
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

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

- a laid back, yet productive weekend
- a freshly painted front door
- cooler temps
- packed breakfast and lunch
- walking @ noon and staying on the healthy path!
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

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grateful
for a quiet moment to be here
for Maha's gorgeous, uplifting labyrinth photo
for so many memories of labyrinth-tending
for a beautiful gathering this morning
to sing from the deep

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It is not the answer that enlightens but the question.
-- Eugene Ionesco

Good morning,

I've found Inoesco's statement to be true in my life many times...hope it resonates with someof you as well. How WONDERFUL to arrive here and find dear friends -- Kathy and PeacefulOne -- who have been away. I'm thrilled about your healing journey, Kathy!

I'm grateful this morning~~

~ for the gentle, persistent rain

~ that I decided to rest from my morning walks this morning, since I would have been caught in a deluge about half way through

~ a quiet Sunday in contrast to next week's busy-ness

~ communicating with a friend and learning she was dropping her daughter off at Wash U and was about to text Sandra!

~ a lovely day with young friend Robin yesterday

blessed be,
xox
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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Early this Sunday morning, I am grateful for ....

~ Peacefulone's presence among us
~ hearing (and feeling) the silence of the early morning
~ first cup of coffee in the silence
~ stress of moving taking its toll but coping well for the most part
~ managing inevitable aches & pains of packing and schlepping
~ help today to begin moving our treasured paintings & drawings
~ envisioning a time when there are fewer demands on our time
~ beginning to plan flower beds for four-season color last night
~ look forward to a free consultation at nursery
~ limiting my FB time
~ early birthday present of full day seafood cooking class
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Late Saturday night gratitudes
- my first shower in 17 days!
- catching credit card fraud before too much damage was done.
- cooler weather
- a phone call which alleviated concerns about misinterpretation of text
- validation of true friendships
- Trader Joes, with wonderful easy options for meals, so conveniently located.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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On this late Saturday evening I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~for time this evening to read the posts here and catch up on all that has been going on
~for Kathy's continued healing and her supportive friends
~for Maha's inspirational posts
~for Sandra's new home
~for time spent recently with our younger son in some of our beautiful national parks

Blessings to all on this thankful team!



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Today I am grateful for:
~ learning something unpleasant about myself that I can work to improve
~ learning some wonderful things about how others perceive me
~ making myself ask for help
~ getting help
~ walked and biked today
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
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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 afternoon for ....

~ last of the furniture picked up by Habitat for Humanity
~ a break last night from packing for a family dinner
~ Kathy's continued recovery and her presence here among us
~ tackling the hardest to pack stuff first
~ organization amidst chaos
~ a growing stack for Goodwill
~ sweetie's curried tuna salad for lunch
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Incredibly grateful today
* That I am thus far tolerating removal of drains...higher risk of infection from leaving them in vs the complications from potential excess fluid accumulation
* That I am up and dressed...tho braless (TMI, I am sure) for comfort
* For those who have stepped up, some nearly strangers, to help me during this post op recovery period.
* For a fridge full of "gifted" food, lovingly prepared by others...
* For a working stove top, after three attempts to repair what the installer damaged! (And yes, the contractor is extending the warrantee)
* For deep, deep, restorative sleep...and wonderful (probably drugged induced) dreams.
* For continued optimism despite current physical limitations and cabin fever!



~~~Kathy~~~

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Today I am grateful for:
~ having the privilege of watching 5 young women grow and learn in huge leaps and bounds over the last two days
~ the beautiful sharing of supportive positive descriptive words for each other
~ feeling validated
~ making an important new connection and getting good advice from them
~ happy, fun reunion with dear friends
~ many more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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Offering deep gratitude this morning for ....

~ early start to my day
~ incredible fall-like day (hard to believe it's August)
~ Filipino street food for lunch (yum)
~ making good progress with packing
~ moving adjacent to Chinatown; look forward to exploring markets & restaurants
~ blinds, fans and electric outlets installed; upstairs laundry next
~ actually enjoying packing with my sweetie
~ meditation, as always
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
when kindred spirits appear
for companionship
to be pushed to articulate
weight is going slowly and surely
to feel more comfortable all around

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

- a productive work week
- forgetting to wear my Woman Warrior pendant
- lunch with friends
- fall-like temps
- dinner with friends
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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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Today I am grateful for:
~ a wonderful meal and chat with a dear friend
~ learning and laughing at a workshop
~ giving myself permission to audit said workshop
~ having pretty smooth energy most of the day
~ looking forward to tomorrow
~ 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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Another day of great weather (I guess I'm ready for fall)
-Driving to work again this morning with the moon roof open
-Getting through one of the roughest days I've had at work in quite awhile
-Handling a situation I thought was unnecessarily hurtful and unprofessional with relative grace on my end (with extra gratitude that this doesn't happen often)
-Memories of what Beth used to remind me of when I had the occasional bad day at work, then reminding myself on her behalf
-A wonderful hour-long walk and talk with dear friend in the park tonight, right up to dusk, my favorite time to walk
-Patting myself on the back for thinking to text said friend and ask about walking tonight (before my bad day) and setting myself up for both solid exercise and a great catchup talk
-My sweet kitties who always make me feel better and usually make me smile and laugh
-My comfortable bed, calling me now ...

Goodnight all,
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Thankful this Thursday afternoon for ....

~ seeing Maha here even if we don't get to see her in person this week
~ new client tonight
~ an easy conversation I expected to be difficult
~ starting to pack in earnest tomorrow
~ new house feeling more like home every day
~ a spectacular fall-feeling day
~ the breeze coming in our front porch
~ fast-drying sealer so I could apply three coats this afternoon
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Greetings all!

So happy to stop in to share some of what I'm grateful for and to appreciate seeing the wonderful news from you too~~

~ my Integral Yoga family, who have loved and supported and accepted me through thick and thin for over 30 years

~ hand-made birthday cards just completed for two of those dear friends which expresses something of my gratitude

~ delightful and helpful chi kung class today

~ wonderful welcoming back yesterday by the Iyengar yoga teacher with whom I've studied for the greater part of about 18 years (after over a year's absence)

~ though sad I did not feel equipped to make the trip to visit Sandra and R in order to help out, I'm so happy to monitor here the mostly smooth transition to their new home, and HOPING to catch up soon!!!

~ sushi lunch treat -- brown rice veggie roll

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- Continued Lessons in Trust and learning (slowly) to let go
- Packed breakfast and lunch
- Walking @ noon
- Golf with the girls
- Wonderful fall-like weather
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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"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:
~ being offered a good role with a professional musical theater company
~ functioning pretty well in spite of very little sleep
~ student cancellations allowing me time to do some research
~ got in both a walk and a bike ride today
~ off to see a friend for dinner
~ 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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This afternoon I am grateful for:

-Incredible KC weather today - cooler after the rain and sunshine, high of 75
-Being so cool this morning that I enjoyed opening my moon roof on the way to work
-Working in front of a city park that provides the perfect lunch walk getaway, including a few nice hills, weather permitting
-Walking 40 minutes at lunch
-Despite having a rough day yesterday, I cooked an easy, healthy meal last night that was enough to also bring for lunch today, and the meal included TWO varieties of green!

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Offering deep gratitude this Wednesday afternoon for ...

~ a contractor begins work this afternoon
~ meeting him to finalize plans
~ affirming feedback this morning
~ a break from packing & contractors this morning
~ lining up my next project after the house
~ sorting out a misunderstanding
~ all is well ... life is good

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

- painter being able to 'slip' our house into his schedule
- fabulous cool morning
- zero balance massage @ noon
- oatmeal in the office and packed lunch
- nothing on the calendar after work!
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Today I am grateful for
the back country of Montana, its Bob Marshall Wilderness. Scott's return from his annual backpack through.
Sunday's hike in Glacier Park to Two Medicine Pass. A day I want to hold with me through the fall and winter.



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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Today I am grateful for:

-A Maha sighting (yay! on enrollment) and love the listening to the stream; one of my favorite things to do at the arboretum
-Getting on the scale this morning; best thing I could have done for inspiration as I've tried to not weigh for a week or so
-Three pounds gone, giving me more evidence of those mini-exercise sessions and how they can add up AND how staying away from sugar can help - I'm doing the right things, just need more consistency
-My kitties; don't know what I would do without them through this life of mine - today's callout goes to Rosie, who was so loving this morning with her big purr, making sure to let me know she didn't want me to leave for work!

-Getting back to using my FitBit to track sleep; I had laid off for awhile and was using it only for steps
-Words With Friends and Lumosity, two tools I use to help keep my brain sharper
-My comfortable home

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grateful
for good, refreshing sleep
there are cool, solitary mornings
for the means and room available to help a friend
for tools learned to care for my self
for acceptance and determination mostly edging out frustration

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Thankful this morning for ....

~ Craigslist
~ looks like some of our furniture will have new homes by the time we move
~ purging
~ simplifying
~ knowing we are going into our own home and won't be moving anytime soon
~ pacing
~ help to pack
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Illustration, Maurice Sendak, from Open House for Butterflies, Ruth Krauss

Good morning,

I looooooooove checking in with everyone's gratitudes. What wonderful morning reading! Wish I could be here more, but internet/phone complications keep me away. No shortage on thanksgiving though~~

~ registered as an unclassified graduate student and I'm taking a graduate literature course from a friend (it will be fun to see him in the classroom...we meditate together), Literature of the Americas, which sounds wonderful

~ in touch with a Little Rock non-profit about part-time bilingual work (but only if available closer to home)

~ set up for a spring semester internship making use of bilingual skills

~ started the day right at 5:30am with 3 miles power walk

~ healthy delicious breakfast as a follow-up

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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

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

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- my emoticon as I emoticon to visit my teammate
- successful luncheon meeting
- my emoticon warrior
- continued cool weather
- released emoticon
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Today i am grateful for:
~ receiving a lot of encouragement today
~ reaching out to friends
~ communicating
~ language
~ able to process a disturbing communication and get on with day
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

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Thankful this Monday evening for ....

~ a productive day
~ hope springs eternal
~ something that seemed complex turned out to be relatively simple
~ a surprise dinner invitation Friday night
~ a bid that is half of the other lowest bid (and the contractor comes highly recommended)
~ the sound of cicadas on a hot summer night (while I'm in my PJs with the a/c on)
~ a diversion tomorrow to look for a desk for sweetie on antique row
~ packing helper got a full-time job but we found someone else within 24 hours
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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Today I am grateful for:

-How my mini-workouts have hugely helped consistency in exercise
-The floor above me at work being vacant so I can grab the stairs and take a 10-20 minute brisk walking break in the AC 2-3 times daily
-A good Monday after a difficult Sunday
-My daily meditation exercise
-Routines, because they help ground me
-Spontaneity, because it helps me be more alive and in the moment
-Balance
-This practice and each of you!

Stephanie

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grateful
to hear Kathy's voice
gratitude can continue through difficulty
for poignant conversation
for unexpected closeness and appreciation
when the world expands beyond my little imagination

ann

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- packed lunch from Friday!
- a productive weekend emoticon
- projects moving forward
- the beginning of emoticon my favorite season of the year
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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Dealing very well with a difficult day (17 months today) and picking up the phone when I needed to talk with a friend
-Kathy's successes in getting this surgery taken care of
-The best watermelon I've had all summer, getting it all cut up this morning, and using it as a stand-in for wanting to indulge in ice cream because, after all, it IS a hard day
-Getting my exercise in today
-Meeting my goal of 500 exercise minutes at the halfway mark of August, with intentions of 1,000 minutes in August
-My incredible kitties; each at their own times and in their own way, came to me individually and had special time with me; they know

Goodnight all,
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My greatest fear and reluctance to have this long overdo surgery was the physical pain and the emotional isolation post op...I am embarrassed to feel so needy, and have too much pride to ask for help. And am once again exceedingly thankful...grateful beyond words for those who understand the depth of my loneliness and have provided comfort through emails, texts, cards and phone calls.

Then there are the Angels who have sat with me, cooked, shopped and cleaned for me. And for those who have walked my dog!

My surgeon is a genius, a humble guy. The best in town.

Healing continues.

I am able to recognize that my emotional lability is really not insanity, but a side effect of medications, pain, and hormonal changes post op.

For lots of recorded films to watch and fall asleep to!

For all of you...and so many others....whose prayers and thoughts have sustained me.



~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I am grateful for:
~ my hubby letting me sleep in this morning, quietly leaving without waking me
~ starting my day with my yoga practice
~ doing some leg lifts, abs and half push-ups after yoga
~ waiting till my body let me know it was hungry to start eating today
~ the companionship of my pup, Lula
~ 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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I give thanks this Sunday morning for ...

~ Sangha today for meditation and dharma discussion
~ a sweet, thoughtful talk with my sweetie this morning
~ our ability to work together to solve problems
~ using our differences to come up with the best solutions possible
~ Goodwill is only blocks from our new house (so convenient now especially)
~ waiting patiently (for the most part)
~ setting limits on how long to wait without feeling any guilt whatsoever
~ working with sweetie at the new house today
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra
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Today I am grateful for:

-Air conditioning
-A weekend, that means some extra R&R for me
-My stepfather's corneal transplant surgery seeming to help some; he was able to tell that my mother had turned the light on
-My mother not seriously hurting herself when she passed out during a panic attack
-My sister's cardiac tests all being good
-My skills in breathing, meditation, writing and other techniques to help me keep from being swept away in the perfect storm of worry halfway across the country
-My wonderful kitties, who teach me lessons in Zen on a daily basis!!

Stephanie

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Offering gratitude this Saturday morning for ...

~ huevos rancheros at my favorite southwestern cafe
~ another moderate day, predicted to continue for the next couple of weeks or so
~ going back to the new house to work today
~ progress on pulling weeds yesterday
~ getting ready to seal kitchen floors today so ready to go tomorrow afternoon
~ sweetie's desk arrived
~ good visit with a friend last night who stopped by the house
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
for joy from S and Grandpa about romping in the surf
to live so near the coast
for cool nights before the heat of the day
for amazing pictures on my phone, of all things
for the day ahead to play

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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Thankful this beautiful Friday morning for ....

~ moderate temperatures so we can sit on porch for morning coffee
~ refrigerator arrives this morning, making the move seem real
~ slowly but steadily shedding pounds (and gaining energy)
~ productive work day at the new house, front yard looking better, shelves in, etc.
~ tomorrow I seal the kitchen floor, a task I haven't done since 1972
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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Today I am grateful for:
~ clothes that fit
~ smiles and laughter
~ watching Lula run
~ breath
~ the miracle of our bodies
~ 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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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a productive work week
- the upcoming weekend and chance to start on new projects
- packed breakfast and lunch, with the chance of joining a friend for lunch and having a 'packed' lunch for Monday
- walking in the fresh air and gathering walking clothes for washing
- rib fest tonight

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
for the beauty of early morning, cool and quiet
for both energy and calm after sleep
there are choices today
for daily practices that somehow wax and wane
for this place to share appreciation for all that is

ann

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




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Grateful for each of you and the time to catch up.
For the garden that can't do anything but give,
and the generosity, also, of daylight in August.

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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Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom.
-- Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Greetings all,

Happy to be at the library so that I can pause and share some of what I'm thankful for~~

~ lifelong learning indeed...just completed grad school app

~ waiting for response regarding bilingual job opportunity

~ enjoyed a private chi kung class today, since I was the only student (my good fortune!)

~ enjoying a delicious homemade vegetarian minestrone soup

~ happy to be staying consistent with morning and evening pranayama and sitting practices

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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Thankful this Thursday morning for ....

~ lifelong learning
~ keeping up with the steep learning curve of working with contractors
~ serendipity
~ Christmas weekend plans for 22 adults, one toddler and four dogs in place
~ coordinating amicably with my brother who likes to be in charge (as I do also)
~ incredible weather for mid-August -- cool enough to sit on the porch w/windows open
~ finding middle ground with landlord over a sticky issue
~ day 44 of meditation ... it is becoming easier to make time for it each day
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
with Stephanie, for available medical care
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for a nice dinner out with M in a shady spot
for more ease in the body today
for library time with S 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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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the opportunity to play emoticon with the girls
- quickly packed breakfast and lunch
- time to Spark
- lessons in Trust
- walking @ lunch
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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-My sister landing in the hospital and getting thorough medical care after experiencing chest pains, numbness and shortness of breath
-Her negative stress test, but still more results to come in
-Text messaging; a blessing and a curse, but definitely handy to communicate in this type of situation
-Two mini-exercise sessions for me today AND a 50-minute walk and talk with dear friend
-This practice and all of you who share in it with me
-My incredible kitty girls
-My comfortable bed, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie


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Today I am grateful for:
~ nice time getting more acquainted with two lovely ladies after rehearsal last night
~ being able to put our compost with our yard debris for weekly pickup
~ recycling
~ clean sheets to sleep on tonight
~ cooler weather on its way according to the predictions
~ 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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