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In the first dream of the year, I saw my friend alive again
I heard her heartbeat and woke to know it was the
first sound of life for her daughter. I ended the year
awake at Christmas, with my family and hers
laughing like we hadn't laughed for such
a long, long time.

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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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12/31/15 9:32 P

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On this last day of 2015, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a safe trip back from Denver
- a holiday with my DH
- lasting out a very cold NFL game (Bengals lost...) emoticon
- enjoying the wonderful Magnolia hotel
- staying in and celebrating with the ones I love
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully
Happy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon All!

"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 last day of 2015, I give thanks for ....

~ the transition into semi-retirement has been easier than anticipated
~ quality time with family and friends over the holidays
~ preparations for bariatric surgery continue, PCP signed off this morning
~ starting medically supervised exercise program for obese women Monday
~ intention to count calories starting Monday
~ daughter & her partner from NZ here this weekend
~ spent Christmas with son & daughter, first time in almost a decade
~ all is well .... I am extraordinarily grateful

Shine,
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Thankful for so much at the end of this year of challenges and victories!

Thankful for my two oldest now in the USA working and studying
Thankful for my middle boy who has turned his life around and is doing okay
Thankful for my youngest who keeps his old parents smiling and laughing
Thankful for my husband who tries his best to keep me happy
Thankful for my new cat and now a new dog after the death of my other dogs last month
Thankful for the out of the home work of this year that helped us all but pay off a debt

Thankful for Spark People! Happy New Years to all of you!

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


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Hi all. I am dropping by to share just a few grats for closing 2015.

~ I am grateful for each one of you who have encouraged me here and there throughout the year
~ I changed my page and wrote a blog
~ I have a new doctor who promises to help me figure out the no-wtloss dilemma
~ A nice Christmas celebration
~ My husband gave me a beautiful gift to eventually hang in my home office
~ My children are staying in contact and I am proud of them
~ The hot weather might be letting up with some cool breezes and the threat of rain
~ Although I am up very late cuz couldn't sleep, had some chamomile tea and have caught up with SP!
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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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12/30/15 9:13 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A 1+ hour walk and talk at the mall catching up with a dear friend
-Big productivity continues at work, in large part due to no distractions and a lot of quiet (lots of folks gone) so I can really focus well
-Looking forward to a 4-1/2 day weekend!!!
-Having the good sense to schedule a massage on the first work day of the year, which I scheduled to take off, using my sister's gift to me!!
-Meetup.com (not to be confused with hookup.com, if that even exists), which has several active outdoors/hiking groups and I've picked out TWO to do over the holiday weekend, including starting New Year's Day off right with one of my favorite things (hiking!!!)
-My sweet, loving, adorable kitty girls!!!
-Public television airing all of the previous Downtown Abbey seasons so everybody can "refresh" before Sunday's final season premiere

Fare thee well, my friends,
Stephanie

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This Tuesday, I give thanks for ....

~ Safely arrived home after holiday travels
~ a delightful two days with extended family
~ quality time with my two adult children while stuck in hotel for snow storm
~ my children together with sweetie and me for Christmas
~ puttering around the house today, unpacking, laundry, picking up, etc
~ homemade mushroom soup for dinner
~ all is well ... I am exceedingly grateful

Shine,
Sandra

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Grateful that
* After taking some time off from posting, I can still come here and rejoice with all of you!
* A lovely Christmas after all....
* Spending time with family with the deep realization of how much we all love each other.
* Another pregnancy in the family
* Niece committing to weight loss program with me, commencing Jan 2.
* Optimism about the upcoming year
* Goal setting in progress....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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12/28/15 10:37 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A day with more energy than usual
-Putting some of it to use with a bit of exercise (yesterday and today)
-Lots of veggies cooked for the week - steamed broccoli, green beans with almonds, spinach
-Doing a load of laundry tonight
-Being told to go home mid-afternoon due to nasty weather
-Clean sheets on the bed
-My sweet kitty girls


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12/28/15 8:36 A

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Grateful today for my crazy hubby who kept me afloat in the midst of holiday melancholy as I grieved the absence of my two oldest, stateside boys. His craziness made the holidays bright.

Grateful for gifts from my youngest and his happy disposition each day.

Grateful for my new cat and the beginning relationship with a new dog.



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


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12/27/15 1:52 P

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On this 361st day of 2015, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a safe arrival in Denver
- a 4 wheel drive vehicle
- a Huskers emoticon win
- a wonderful hotel staff
- a sunny day awaiting us
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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12/26/15 7:25 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Dear friends, many of whom I share a long history with; I am blessed beyond belief
-Gifts from the heart, both given and received
-Saturday night at home with my kitty girls hearing the patter of rain on the roof
-SparkPeople
-This practice and all of you who share in it with me
-My amazing kitties who give more love and healing than I could possibly have imagined; I've had that before with one kitty, but never three at a time

Hope everybody is enjoying the holidays, however and wherever you celebrate!

Stephanie

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12/23/15 10:08 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Fun play time with the kitties; knowing each of their favorites and getting them all in
-My comfortable home filled with wonderful memories that help me get through a tough holiday season
-Dear friends
-The sounds of silence in this too busy, fast-paced time of year
-My adoption of "lay low December" helping immensely with keeping my stress and overwhelm levels low
-My warm and comfortable bed, filled with a few kitties, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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

~ continuing to cross tasks off our to do list
~ reasonable expectation of getting on the road by 10:30 tomorrow morning
~ making stock for Christmas fish stew today
~ music makes housework go faster
~ wrapping sweetie's presents while she's out this afternoon
~ clients' reminders that Christmas is not a season of joy for everyone
~ until the new year ... wishing all of you holidays full of joy, laughter and time for reflection
~ all is well .... filled with gratitude

Let your light shine brightly,
Sandra

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Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
-- Leonora Carrington

Good morning,

Stopping by before I jump in the shower...my trip was pushed back a day by the airlines. The adventure continues in thanksgiving~~

~ roasting seeds and nuts as part of my in-flight care package

~ delicious breakfast

~ it's pouring with lightening and thunder...very dramatic AND this too shall pass

~ time to relax and sleep in-flight

~ good book for entertainment, The Foreign Student, Susan Choi

With palms joined,
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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KALIGIRL's Photo KALIGIRL Posts: 13,761
12/23/15 8:56 A

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On this last work day of 2015, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon instead of emoticon
- menu for celebration in process
- a home with my DH

- having projects @ a stopping point
- Christmas music filling the air
Life is GOOD - Here's to Celebrating and Living 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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12/22/15 10:04 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-The power of music
-Musicians and all that they share from the soul
-Candles
-Native American flute music
-The gift of time
-Dear friends
-My kitty girls
-A clean house
-This practice and all of you who share in it with me

Goodnight ...

Stephanie

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12/22/15 1:01 P

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I give thanks this Tuesday morning for ....

~ new clients tonight
~ officially becoming a one car family
~ clean car, oil change, road ready
~ productive visit with dietician this morning
~ sunny day
~ laundry in progress
~ all is well ... I am exceedingly grateful

Shine,
Sandra

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12/22/15 12:38 P

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Here's to traditions - we too will be carrying some on!

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

- seeing my teammate before the holiday break
- her present of my painted nails

- getting my 10,000 steps in
- ordering out Christmas ham
- digging up old recipes
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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12/21/15 5:34 P

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Grateful
* For a special gathering of friends last night.
* For FORCING myself to carry on traditions alone that my husband and I established together. I think it has helped get me out of the holiday blues
* That the horrible depression I was experiencing has begun to lift
* That I remembered to check in for my flight to the family Christmas celebration
* For getting 10 hours of sleep last night (after a run of only 4-5 for several consecutive days)
* For the pastor at our church including Muslim speakers yesterday....focusing on the similarities, rather than differences between Islam and Christianity.

~~~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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Solstice cheer,

My solstice celebration tomorrow will take place at Lake Erie. Much to be thankful for!!

~ making progress on packing for tomorrow''s flight

~ enjoyed breakfast of leftover brown rice, quinoa, cranberry stuffing over acorn squash

~ transitioning from decaf to Teecino herbal coffees, and finding them enjoyable

~ looking forward to bringing in the new year with my dear old (30+ years) San Francisco yoga friend, who recently moved to Lakewood, OH

~ finally had to evict Kitty Rama from my suitcase where she snuck to when I wasn't looking!

With palms joined,
Maha

The exquisite Wexford Carol, with Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma...and a bagpipe!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxDZjg_Igoc

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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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Grateful for some quiet moments to catch up on all things Spark!

Glad for:

Some soft breezes after days of high tropical temps

My new cat

My good old Christmas tree from the States to brighten our Brazilian holidays

My little ESL tutee girl who is so happy to learn

Some good news from home




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


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I am grateful this Monday morning for ....

~ time to complete paperwork and pay bills this morning
~ whittling down our "to do" list
~ presents wrapped (a big task since I went overboard this year)
~ great party yesterday - met new people, baked cookies and played games
~ bought tickets to hear our favorite local jazz quartet
~ groceries bought for Christmas dinner
~ donated car to a charity
~ dropped off angel tree presents
~ all is well .... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra

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

- a wonderful weekend
- a short work week
- a great teammate meeting
- still warmish weather
- no obligations 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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12/20/15 11:02 P

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Hello friends! Ah the solstice and that slow climb of the sun each day, the first touch of its warmth on my body. I am grateful for so many things in my life, especially the ability to be grateful.

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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12/20/15 7:11 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A wonderful day yesterday in all ways
-Sunshine and warm temps allowing me to drive with my moon roof open being kissed by the sun
-Messages of support received
-Quiet Sunday mornings seeming to be the perfect time for me and having an excellent writing session this Sunday morning
-This year, deciding to give the gift of time, wherever possible; time spent together on an occasion in the near future
-Hanging with the kitty girls refreshing myself with the original Star Wars movie before deciding whether to go see the new one
-Leftover Indian food for dinner tonight
-Always, my health

Stephanie

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I am grateful this Sunday morning for ....

~ wrapping presents with Christmas songs playing and sweetie across from me
~ invited nephew to help decorate the tree Monday
~ baking today with friends
~ practiced mindfulness while making bows
~ crisp sunny days
~ joyful anticipation of five days with both of my children
~ all is well .... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra

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I offer gratitude this Friday afternoon for ....

~ junking my car was less hassle than expected
~ found a reasonably priced rental for the holidays
~ another productive day (albeit doing things I hadn't planned)
~ Chinese delivered from our favorite Chinatown restaurant tonight
~ owning up to words of frustration and apologizing
~ making lists - to do, packing & grocery - all needs to be done by Christmas Eve
~ putting up the tree tomorrow
~ all is well .... life is amazing

Shine,
Sandra

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Beautiful Maha!

On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a Husker emoticon win emoticon
- a small Early Bird group
- Kind bars
- lunch with GFs
- the start of a warmer weekend
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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12/17/15 8:24 P

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Words are my paintbrush, and my life is the canvas. What I paint with words is the way I see myself. . . the way I see my entire reality. What I paint is my life, and how it looks depends on how I use the word.
--Don Miguel Ruiz

Good evening,

So happy to be here~~

~ the immigrant resource center is a *seriously* grass roots organization, the director is very young and very competent AND very unaffected by appearances; I think my internship there will be a good fit for both of us

~ spoke with a former housemate who has become a soul sister friend...she's becoming a Russian Orthodox nun (when we lived together she was pagan)!!! We're getting together on Monday to catch up before she leaves for Vashon Island Jan 1 where the monastery is for the ordination (she will return to continue her service as caretaker to her mother)
vashonmonks.com/wp/

~ my need from transport to the airport Dec 22 has be solved; Buddhist practitioners from the same center which I participate in are helping me, though I don't know them

~ sharing widely this extraordinary video by a man who survived jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge and now uses his story to spread suicide prevention awareness
tinyurl.com/hzvkdyy

~ enjoyed picking up a few things at Whole Foods while I was in Little Rock today

With palms joined,
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 12/18/2015 (21:21)

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

~ Maha's internship .... she is perfect for the job
~ sweetie learned the source of some medical problems today
~ going through old photos
~ talking to my son and daughter yesterday
~ meditation today after missing two days
~ productive afternoon
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- some emoticon interspersed in the emoticon
- seeing a fox in the backyard yesterday
- wonderful office emoticon
- good meeting with my teammate this morning
- Husker emoticon this evening
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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12/16/15 10:54 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Getting a good upper body strength training workout in tonight
-A bit of cardio today also
-Being adaptable at work as project plans change again and again
-Seeing some positive changes at home
-Continuing to "lay low" and not make any plans through the holidays; it certainly helps me feel less stress and/or overwhelm
-Always, my health
-My comfortable bed with kitties in it all calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Good evening,

Good to be here to share my abundance~~

~ It's all Sandra's fault lol! I just finished washing 3 episodes of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries from Netflix (DVD)...they're so entertaining!

~ felt good to finally get a catch-up blog of sorts done this week
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~ I have an interview tomorrow with the director of an immigrant resource center where I will be an intern for the spring semester...I'm so excited about this service opportunity, which will make me more visible and perhaps even result in some employment

~ just got a text from a good friend about getting together for lunch on Friday, when I'll get to hear about her son's wedding (in Caribbean Mexico!)

~ flying to Lakewood, OH near Lake Erie Dec 22-Jan 2 for holidays with a good friend who recently moved there from San Francisco

With palms joined,
Maha

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On this Wednesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- 10,000 steps in emoticon
- chilly winds but some sun
- zero balance massage @ noon
- scheduling Husker emoticon in Omaha
- office Christmas party tonight

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Grateful
* Sore throat not worsening...
* Able to get out for a short walk today
* Addressed Christmas cards for the first time since my husband died!
* Invited to an interfaith demonstration against hate crimes at the state capital this upcoming weekend
* Donations for homeless shelter coming in
* Corny jokes, cartoons, and other things that made me giggle today

~~~Kathy~~~

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Sunshine today, after several days of rain
-Getting out for a short, brisk walk and a bit of sunshine briefly at lunch
-Another 30-minute workout tonight at home while watching TV
-Getting a boatload of work done today in preparation for several big deadlines Thursday
-Having a much better day today after 2-3 really down days (holidays aren't easy this year)
-My sweet, loving, funny kitties who ALWAYS improve my life
-Always, my health
-My comfortable bed, filled with a few kitties, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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This Tuesday morning, I am grateful for ....

~ a fun end-of-Hanukkah party last night, lots of laughter & latkes were best ever
~ feeling like a new person after a bad cold
~ get to come home from work early today; last client cancelled
~ working one day a week gives just enough structure to my week
~ continuing to work as a therapist with "tough" clients gives me a sense of purpose
~ extended family Christmas plans falling into place
~ with Hanukkah over we can move on to wrapping, putting up tree, etc.
~ all is well .... life is extraordinarily good

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

- time to reflect and change my 'always right' attitude
- more emoticon making 2015 among the wettest years
- the blessings of no more drought for a while
- the chance to emoticon in free facial weather
- delivering cookies to folks who support us @ the insistence of a colleague
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Grateful
* For friends and family members who have supported and encouraged me throughout this difficult holiday season
* For a day with nothing scheduled. To nurse my sore throat, and to stay cozied up in my nightie.
* For my son's safe travels
* For seeing my purse still sitting in the grocery cart last night, as I was starting to pull out of my parking space! HUGE thanks for that one!
* For an east coast phone call today....another gift of friendship.


~~~Kathy~~~

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the emoticon turning to emoticon and back to emoticon
- forgetting my packed smoothie - tomorrow's breakfast all ready!
- oatmeal @ the office
- office emoticon my emoticon with healthy food
- finishing emoticon decorations tonight
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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-my family
-my health
-my friends
-God

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Getting lots of step in today; an active day
-Taking time to help a friend who really needed help with physical things and putting together a plan
-My strong arms, back and legs
-Having tonight to myself, at home relaxing with my kitty girls; tonight is for me
-Being able to work at home tomorrow
-Always, my health

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This Sunday afternoon, I am grateful for ....

~ medicinal homemade chicken soup goes down well when I'm sick
~ sleeping and drinking fluids
~ good sense to cancel plans for last night and today
~ OTC medications, some that required a prescription until just recently
~ made photo calendars for daughter, parents & father-in-law
~ deciding (with encouragement) to call the doctor tomorrow despite my desire to wait
~ all is well and I am always exceedingly grateful

Shine,
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This Saturday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ feeling better again today
~ hung photos from Botswana & Thailand today, places I lived in a "past" life
~ giving framed Botswana photos to my son; it's where he was born
~ latkes & Hanukkah candles for sweetie's dad tonight
~ listening to Otis Redding while puttering around picking up the house
~ Moms Against Gun Violence memorial for Newtown tomorrow
~ all is well .... I am exceedingly grateful & hopeful even in the midst of this chaotic world

Shine,
Sandra

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This Friday morning, I am giving thanks for ...

~ feeling better today & plan to sleep most of the day
~ resolved not to buy anymore Christmas presents
~ son's surgery will be outpatient and less serious than we worried
~ new client - which fills my caseload
~ last of the homemade vegetable soup for lunch
~ making chicken soup for later
~ all is well ... I am exceedingly grateful

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a emoticon day
- good meeting with my teammate
- excellent meetings ahead
- packed breakfast and lunch (for the second time this week!)
- finishing (almost) Christmas shopping
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Found my "lost cat" sleeping in a basket on the big t.v. ensemble

Little cat is recovering well from being "fixed"

Classes almost done at the ESL school in the big city

News from boys in States is good

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Wednesday gratitudes
* Great visit with my doc today....pleased with weight loss, and looking at options for knee repair (replacements?) next year.
* The most productive day I have had in months!
* Surprise visit from friend this evening
* Car smoked and registered
* That I found the perfect ornament gifts (which I will use at a luncheon as napkin holders!)
* That the relationship is NOT over, but has simply transitioned to something healthier...

~~~Kathy~~~

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Sunshine and 60+ in December!!! emoticon
-Natural Vitamin D and ...
-Getting some during a walk in the park at lunch emoticon
-My absolutely hilariously funny kitties that had me laughing last night AND this morning; and geesh, did I get a "talking to" from one of them!! emoticon
-Always, my health (as my stepfather is in his third cancer-related surgery as I type)
-Getting smarter! Ordering several items (socks, etc.) and two types of cat food that are 12 pounds, via amazon.com - no shipping, good prices, right to my door, saving me time AND energy so I can use my steps on real exercise instead of running errands!! Remind me why I did not do this before? emoticon emoticon

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

- continued warm weather
- chance to walk @ noon
- new twists on old projects
- shopping with DH this evening
- Christmas music
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This Wednesday morning, I am grateful for ...

~ jazz Christmas concert with all original arrangements and amazing musicians
~ productive sessions with my five clients yesterday
~ cleaner water & air today than 40 years ago
~ finding my voice to call my Congressional delegation about issues of concern
~ pillow talk
~ a succession of beautiful days
~ all is well ... I am exceedingly grateful

Shine,
Sandra

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Grateful ON Tuesday
* That I was able to help my neighbors move.
* For spending the day at their "new" house all day yesterday, decorating, laughing, and feeling like it was "old times"
* For having the opportunity to hear Morris Dees and Richard Cohen (Southern Poverty Law Center) speak last night, and knowing that there are those that preach tolerance, rather than hate.
* For the conversation I had afterwards with Richard, that blew me away...and gave me more personal, feminine confidence than I have felt for a while. Whew!
* For then, having the courage to end an ongoing relationship today. Terribly sad, but the right thing to do. For both of us.

~~~Kathy~~~

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- continued emoticon along with some emoticon
- good meeting with my teammate
- emoticon with a colleague to a meeting in Omaha
- time to reflect
- time to decorate the emoticon
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This Tuesday morning, I give thanks for ....

~ family latke dinner to celebrate Hanukah scheduled
~ three religious traditions that inform our beliefs and choices
~ my son and daughter will both celebrate Christmas with us
~ framing and hanging old photos on the walls
~ starting therapy yesterday and liking the therapist
~ working on emotional eating before and after bariatric surgery
~ all is well ... I am excedingly grateful

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Today I am grateful for:

-Remembering to focus on the basics to get through a difficult holiday month (exercise being the biggest for me)
-Choosing and enjoying solitude most of the time but also making sure I spend quality time with close friends regularly
-Solitude allowing me time and space to look more into my creative side
-Playing one of Beth's acoustic guitars last night (I chose the one with a set list taped to it)
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-Getting on the mailing list for the Communiversity calendar coming out in January to peruse offerings ... a variety of non-credit, low cost offerings
-New information yesterday that made me feel better about a situation that had been troubling me

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On this Monday morning, I offer gratitude this morning for ....

~ my dad's 87th birthday today
~ both my parents are relatively healthy
~ skype date with my parents tonight
~ skype, chat, text, email, hangout -- all the many ways to keep in touch with loved ones
~ making progress on sweetie's marketing materials
~ chatting with my daughter last night
~ all is well ... I am exceedingly grateful

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a wonderful emoticon this morning
- packed breakfast and lunch
- fabulous emoticon weather
- excellent food for thought and putting it into practice with my loved ones
- time to emoticon and community!
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Grateful this Sunday evening for ....

~ fun couples cooking class last night - coastal southern Indian food
~ Sunday Sangha in our new digs today
~ nap this afternoon
~ good day to snuggle under a blanket
~ planning Hannukah latke dinner while finishing up Christmas shopping
~ only 19 days until my daughter and partner arrive
~ all is well ..... I am exceedingly grateful

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Today I am grateful for Joyce Meyer. Last night I could not sleep w/ a little anxiety. So, I put a Joyce Meyer DVD on and watched/listened until finally I fell asleep.

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Grateful today
* For the marathon runners that clogged my route to church. To bypass them would have been almost an hour extra of drive time. But they inspired me, and blessed me!
* Two exciting lectures this week!
* Letting go of a relationship...just because it's time...
* Joy in my now "former" neighbors as we got them moved into their new home yesterday
* MAJOR decision made about my knee problems
* Another new chapter starting in my life....


~~~Kathy~~~

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

~ a productive day yesterday
~ emails with my mom
~ almost daily meditation keeps me more grounded in this transition to retirement
~ our new-to-us house has become our cozy, love-filled home
~ the art sweetie & I collected over the years gives us pleasure
~ live music three times this month
~ all is well ... I am exceedingly grateful

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some conversation with my best neighbor

some honest chatting with my dh

some quiet time this evening for me and the cat

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On this first Friday in December, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- Early Birds emoticon
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
- another emoticon day emoticon
- packed breakfast and lunch for the first time this week
- Husker emoticon tonight
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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Feeling loved..
The willingness to let go of hurt feelings and disappointment.

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Thankful this Friday morning for ....

~ finding a therapist who seems to be a good "fit"
~ sunny day
~ beautiful sunrise
~ getting involved in an issue I care deeply about
~ morning coffee with my sweetie
~ recognizing how much of an adjustment retirement is for me
~ taking proactive steps to cultivate new and old interests
~ all is well ... I am exceedingly grateful

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Grateful
* for knowing that dark days like today will pass.
* The opportunity to communicate in so many ways
* Knowing that I really am my own best friend
* building permit issues resolving
* Full surgical recovery! And abdominal pain free!
* My incredible family

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Today I am grateful for:

-Sunshine ...
-... on my shoulders, as I took a 30-minute walk over lunch in the park out back
-Setting high intentions of strength training tonight, that will keep me on track with my plan
-Apple season; I'm easily and enjoyably doing at least an apple a day
-My sweet, adorable kitty girls that help keep me grounded
-Remembering to remind myself that holidays are tough so I need to cut myself some slack and keep plans reasonable/low-key
-Always, always - my health

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On this first Thursday in December, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a new winter entry
- great teammate meeting
- unanimous board decision
- lunch with a colleague celebrating December birthdays
- another emoticon day
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Grateful this Thursday for ....

~ extra sleep to whittle away at my deficit
~ dental appliance helping for my sleep apnea
~ psych evaluation today for my bariatric sugery
~ sunshine on a crisp late fall day
~ the privilege of meeting the family we "adopted" for Christmas yesterday
~ the tears in grandma's eyes
~ all is well ... I am exceedingly grateful

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Wednesday gratitude
* For a special friend who has inspired me, supported me, seen me at my worst, and probably at my best....and still hangs in with me
* For the blessing of having my next door neighbors for the past 6 years (they are moving this week) My angels of mercy. My dearest friends. My trash emptiers. My go-to people when I have a problem, or need someone tall, or when I have extra soup. I will miss them SO terribly. But I know it is what they had to do....and that they are following their own life's plan.
* My Tiger Lily
* Cleansing tears
* Back on track with calories/carbs/etc after eating WAY too much this past week.
*


~~~Kathy~~~

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHv6vTKD6l
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I tried several times to open the link...and no matter how I hard I tried, using the Sparks link, it just wouldn't work. SO...you can copy and paste the link above. Worth the watch!


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~~~Kathy~~~

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


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12/2/15 11:14 A

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Wonderful Maha...

On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
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- my December fast day
- good emoticon and meeting with my Teammate
- zero balance massage @ noon
- board meeting 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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12/2/15 10:06 A

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A Prayer

I want to be ever a child
I want to feel an eternal friendship
for the raindrops, the flowers,
the insects, the snowflakes.
I want to be keenly interested in everything,
with mind and muscle ever alert,
forgetting my troubles in the next moment.
The stars and the sea, the ponds and the trees,
the birds and the animals, are my comrades.
Though my muscles may stiffen, though my skin may
wrinkle, may I never find myself yawning
at life.
-- Toyohiko Kagawa ~

Good morning,

Just before leaving for yoga, I join with you to give thanks~~

~ appreciating my healthy body which allows me to enjoy yoga

~ grateful for Stephanie, Sandra and her partner's acceptance of me just as I am,which made my visits extra special

~ literature class today, finishing the discussion of Isabel Allende's great novel, The House of the Spirits

~ looking forward to seeing a local friend Sunday, when we go to hear Blind Boys of Alabama

~ being introduced to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries by Sandra...what a hoot they are!

With palms joined,
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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12/2/15 7:01 A

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Thankful this Wednesday morning for ...

~ recognizing my limits and staying home this morning
~ homemade soup in the freezer with plans to make another batch on Friday
~ discovering a recipe for the yummiest vegetable broth I've ever tasted
~ realistic hope son may be able to come home for the holidays
~ continuing to adjust to semi-retirement
~ little delights that add up to big delights
~ all is well .... I am exceedingly grateful

Shine,
Sandra

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12/1/15 10:48 P

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Kathy, I couldn't see the video either. Very weird ...

On this first day of December I am grateful for:

-Kathy starting the new thread for a new month of new beginnings
-A quiet, healthy dinner with a friend
-Home, sweet home
-My three kitty girls and all that we share
-Dear friends
-My resolve to keep holiday plans few and far between, regardless of how many parties there are
-My commitment to more writing
-My warm and comfortable bed, kitties included, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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12/1/15 4:41 P

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Kathy, I wasn't able to see the vdo...

Today I am grateful for:
* my body being able to move well enough to dance in this musical
* scheduling professional help to take care of myself in this crazy week
* having more energy and feeling better than yesterday
* finding out youngest will be coming home for a visit in a couple weeks
* central heat
* 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 1st day of December, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a safe emoticon home
- a valiant DH who drove through the weather
- the judgement to stop for the night emoticon
- arriving to a emoticon covered yard
- a short work week to get back into the groove
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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a great T-day time with a Spark sister, friends and family

calls from my boys and parents in the States

a surprise party for my 50th on Friday

my happy homeschooler

three more weeks of ESL classes and then no more bus rides to the big city

my new cat

peace and joy

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


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Thankful this first day of December for ....

~ my stuck clients b/c they challenge me to be my best
~ my clients making steady progress b/c they remind me healing is possible
~ my clients clients in between b/c they prompt me to be mindful
~ my children b/c they open my heart and keep me grounded
~ my parents b/c they are a part of me
~ my friends b/c they see the good in me which helps me see the good in myself
~ my siblings and cousins b/c we share a common history
~ my nieces & nephews b/c they keep my flexible and open-minded
~ and especially,my sweetie, b/c she teaches me to love more fully
~ I love them all
~ life is good ... I am exceedingly grateful

Shine,
Sandra


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Here we are...closing out another year. For those who have posted regularly, this video is just a reminder...and a blessing! For those who are new at this...take the 7 minutes and watch. Then decide how you want to finish the year!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHv6
vTKD6lg


~~~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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