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It comes from an indomitable will.
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This Sunday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ Peaceful One back among us
~ a good weekend visiting, playing games, sharing & celebrating my mom's birthday
~ my family on the road home
~ a short walk this morning
~ relaxing this afternoon
~ appointment with bariatric surgeon tomorrow
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
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By saying grace, we release the Divine sparks in our food.
-- Rabbi Herschel Schachter

Good afternoon,

On this last day of the first month of 2016, I'm grateful for so much, including~~

~ a huge bunch of Russian kale from a friend's garden that I just finished

~ I love the versatility of kale and eat lots of it in my diet

~ another day that has turned sunny, with the temp currently 70 degrees

~ a good night's sleep, and no alarm to wake me before my natural inclination

~ a lovely and simple breakfast fueling my body

Blessed be,
xox
Maha



Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 1/31/2016 (15:53)

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

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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~ investigating and finding a few new recipes
~ visitors we have "known" for years; having them at our house gave us a few opportunities to actually talk
~ enjoying a video by one of my recent clients
~ finally cutting out fabric for a dress to wear at a March wedding
~ hearing from DD
~ a bit more rain
~ the promise of another and different orchid
~ our happy, silly puppy
~ helping our older doggy get through what appears to be conjunctivitis
~ improving sleep

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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Good afternoon,

For me this is a community of friends...and I'm so happy to see PEACEFULONE among us once again. Besides that, I'm also grateful~~

~ for a beautiful sunny day -- 72 degrees right now!

~ clothes washed and hung outside to dry

~ found an online source for reasonably priced international calling cards

~ continuing to track and hopeful that I'm headed in the right direction

~ even if it's not realistic to come, I was very excited to learn that acclaimed blues singer Taj Mahal will be performing in St. Louis

Blessed be,
Maha


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

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

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Thank you for that lovely reminder Maha. My view-death is jumping off the cliff into the arms of Jesus.

On this January thaw (46 degrees) day I am glad to be among the living and grateful for this Sparkpeople site and this team who so eloquently share their gratitudes.

Many thanks for my many blessings including

~all three kids graduated, working at jobs they like and paying off student loans
~no major health crisis last year
~wonderful Christmas with family home
~lunch with friends
~that this team continues when life gets to hectic for participation

Wishing an excellent weekend to all!


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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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I so love this reminder!

Good evening,

Another day of good health and good fortune~~

~ again, tracked my food

~ happy for Stephanie's success with exercise!

~ feeling Sandra's excitement surrounding the visit of her parents, brother and sis-in-law to the new digs she shares with her beloved

~ signed up for Sharon Salzberg's February Meditation Challenge as an extra support in practice and as a precious gift to myself in my birthday month
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~ got errands done and took in an afternoon movie with friends

Blessed be,
Maha




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

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

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1/29/16 8:04 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Continued energy!!
-My successful week of exercise
-Setting myself up, in more ways than one, for more successful weeks of exercise
-A weekend with some R&R time for me
-Another wonderful lunchtime walk in the park at lunch enjoying the sunshine!
-My three adorable kitty girls
-Tonight at home with a good movie snuggled in with kitties ... aaaaaaah!!

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Friday thankfulness:

little chat with old neighbor

gentle breezes and warm sun to dry my laundry after many rainy days lately

happy son preparing for his music class tonight and tooting all his flutes and whatnots

meandering new dog came back again

little sick dog from last week is all fat and fluffy again

cat and me are fine and dandy

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1/29/16 9:07 A

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

- a boat show this weekend in advance of our next snowmageddon
- time with DH
- meetings ending this morning
- more sunny skies and rising temps
- shopping for supplies
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

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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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1/29/16 8:23 A

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This Friday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ safe travels & an enjoyable evening with my visiting family
~ seeing my clients with more clarity yesterday
~ sunny and warming - good day to spend time at the park
~ having a Plan B for food this weekend
~ practicing mindfulness this weekend
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra

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1/28/16 8:51 P

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Bob! Maha! Waving wildly below ... Hello there! So great to see your faces ...

Tonight I am grateful for:

-The sunshine (and our newly started exercise incentive program at work) HUGELY motivating me today
-Slipping away to take a 30-minute walk in the sunshine at the park behind my office during lunch
-Getting in a 45-minute strength training workout right after work
-Still feeling the energy, so taking advantage for a moderate 20 minutes on the recumbent bike while I caught up on Words With Friends
-Feeling like I might finally be getting my energy back (but this grief business has swatted me down every time I get my hopes up, so we shall see)
-My declared "veggie day" on Monday doing me well through the week for both lunches and dinner
-My three kitty girls hanging with me while I did my little bike ride
-Co-worker loaning me Maggie Smith movie, Quartet

Now ... off to relax ...

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Thank you to Sara and Maha for the welcome back!

Today I am thankful for:

*2 days in a row posting here.
*stress being mild. Sunny days currently so employees happy making $, smaller number of employees, clients not after me- ahhhh Winter!
*financial position better. Not great, but steady progress, less crises, not sabotaging the progress so far.
*meeting with a new therapist. She is a specializes in treating insomnia and Weightloss.
*Archer TV series. Always cheers me up.

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1/28/16 11:32 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a wonderful teammate meeting making emoticon gifts
- my first cup of coffee
- the emoticon
- a great meeting with consultants
- dinner with my second teammate and her dad
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"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

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


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1/28/16 9:48 A

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Love having Maha & Bob back. Hope to see you both more often (no pressure). This Thursday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ a short workday today (saw my Thursday evening clients on Tuesday)
~ vegetarian and meat chili made for dinner tonight
~ homemade vegetable broth in the refrigerator for Moroccan Lentil Soup lunches
~ sunny, warmer weather through the weekend
~ energizing jazz concert last night
~ two glasses of wine reminded me why I usually only drink one glass
~ first cup of morning coffee tastes especially good this morning
~ all is well .... life is good despite bourgeois pain here and there

Shine,
Sandra

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(Dr. Bob's [Dr. Robert Smith] Home in Akron, OH)

Good evening...and Welcome Home, Bob!!! I'm happy to be back too~~

~ tracked today and stayed within my caloric range

~ did strength training this morning

~ did yoga postures this morning

~ got a big shopping trip done; stocked up on fresh and nonperishables

~ a productive day of client assistance and admin catch-up

And something like Sherry says, more blessings than I can count!

Blessed be,
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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1/27/16 8:38 P

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Howdy y'all! The Prodigal Gardener returns

Today I am thankful for:

*it being not too cold, and dry. Been hard to get the crews out with the bad weather this year.
*overall pain level being good, with less hours on site in the winter.
*doing well with snacks and water
*actually getting up and walking to meet my modest steps goal. I can't remember taking purposeful action to achieve a goal.
*having my cat followishing me around the yard on one stroll.
*posting to this board.

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1/27/16 3:38 P

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This Wednesday afternoon I am thankful for ....

~ time to work at my own pace without feeling rushed
~ sunny, crisp day
~ my consultation team's support and encouragement
~ enjoying cooking
~ I maintained my cool despite 2 hours on the phone with an insurance company
~ I don't take insurance so this is 1st (hopefully only) time I've been on phone with them
~ looking forward to my parents' and brother & sister-in-law's visit this weekend
~ relaxing at home/playing games with them for the most part
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra

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1/27/16 8:52 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a break before the next emoticon event
- oatmeal for breakfast
- zero balance massage @ noon
- facial after work
- shopping for valentines supplies
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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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1/26/16 10:27 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-The buddy system; it truly is helpful
-Finding a friend who lives nearby who wants to do strength training as much as I do so we committed to Tuesday evenings together; if bad weather, we move to the accountability part of the system like we did last Tuesday
-Getting in both strength training and cardio tonight
-New exercise incentive program started at work yesterday, perfect timing to motivate me even more
-My sweet kitty girls who love to hang out with me while I work out and then hang out some more after!
-Designating last night veggie night - getting broccoli steamed, green beans also, then turned into almondine, and making a huge spinach salad - veggie night now turns into veggie week with enough to get me through for lunches AND dinners!
-My daily meditation readings which have been a true life line for me over the past almost-2 years
-My comfortable bed, complete with kitties, calling to me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Greetings friends!

Though I truly miss you and being here when I don't post, this has simply been a time of somehow backing off from things that are normally a part of my life. That's as close as I come to explaining my absence (not that it needs explaining, really). My gratitude is often bubbling up and over, though, because I have so much to be thankful for~~


~ attention call when I went to the doc's office to weigh myself and found I've picked up TWENTY pounds since my June return from Ecuador...I climbed back on the wagon Thursday (ugh) and I've tracked every day, started strength training again, and posted four blogs -- I CAN do this!

~ today's training at the AR FoodBank, information which will help me to better serve clients at the immigrant resource center

~ wonderful girlfriend time with dinner and the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

~ a most enjoyable Magdalene trilogy by Kathleen McGowan...just finished the first book, The Expected One, and beginning The Book of Love

~ so grateful for SparkPeople and all the resources it offers

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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1/26/16 12:39 P

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I give thanks this Tuesday morning for ...

~ making progress on preparations for family visit this weekend
~ 55 degree, sunny forecast ... a brief respite from Wisconsin winter for them (and us)
~ morning meditation
~ NYT article confirming knitting relieves stress (not that I needed confirmation)
~ less than a week until appointment with bariatric surgeon and hopefully surgery date
~ dinner & a movie with nephew tonight
~ all is well ... loving this imperfectly perfect life

Shine
Sandra


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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- safe emoticon travel from and to work
- packed breakfast and lunch
- plans to emoticon to see my teammate (we shall see)
- credit union close to the school
- cardinal highlighted against the emoticon
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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1/25/16 1:55 P

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This Monday morning, I am grateful for ...

~ friend's hurt feelings softened
~ a sweet phone message from a dear friend
~ making progress on the afghan I am knitting
~ plans for next project in mind
~ cooking & cleaning for parents visit this week
~ refrigerator and upstairs bedroom cleaned
~ ready to tackle the laundry (I'd rather clean the toilet if that says how I feel about it)
~ basement tomorrow
~ 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
- safe emoticon to Atlanta and back
- a good visit with family
- a clean emoticon
- chili for warming
- DH getting what he needs
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 an exciting trip ahead of me. Pretty much ready to go!
* For having this team to come home to...
* For my amazing friends. NO words can say how much they mean to me
* For my amazing family who, despite our differences, is held together by a glue that will not dissolve. I am SO blessed to have been born into this family! emoticon
* For not just the rain, but the SNOWPACK, that will help relieve our drought. (Now...keep it up for the next few years, and we may get back to normal!)
* My perfectly imperfect life.... wouldn't trade it for anyone else's.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to restart my food and exercise plan.
Our comfortable home.
The beauty of the palm trees surrounding our patio.
No snow.


Mazzy


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1/23/16 11:05 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A wonderful little hike under the full Wolf Moon at the Arboretum last night
-Fire pits and s'mores after a brisk hike
-A mall walk this afternoon
-Recumbent bike/cardio and strength training tonight at home; my kitties and I worked out together, great fun!!
-Running into two friends while mall walking today and making potential plans for a movie tomorrow
-My magic coat keeping me completely warm during winter's cold weather

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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I give thanks this Saturday afternoon for ....

~ friends willing to say their feelings are hurt
~ trust we will move forward sooner rather than later
~ taking lesson and reaching out to a friend of 30+ years
~ sweetie understands when I need time alone (like last night)
~ inviting a friend for dinner on the spur of the moment (and it's OK)
~ making headway on deep cleaning for my parents' visit
~ all is well ... life is good

shine,
Sandra

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Grateful tonight, late Friday....
* For the financial resources to replace what I mistakenly donated. A necessity for international travel
* For finding exactly what I needed at REI tonight!
* For my well behaved dog...
* The chance to hook up with son and grandkids before I leave
* Fitbit keeping me motivated and on track for weight loss!
* Learning to be more comfortable living alone....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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****** NEED SOMEONE TO START FEBRUARY THREAD *******
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I will be in Southeast Asia at the end of this month, and have no clue what type of internet access I will have. PLUS, I am still trying to figure out the time difference, so I am asking one of you to step up to start the thread for this next month.

Please email me via spark mail. First one to respond gets the honor!


~~~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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An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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I am grateful this Friday morning for ....

~ completed all of pre-surgery evaluations required before meeting with bariatric surgeon
~ bariatric surgeon had a cancellation Feb 1
~ gastric sleeve surgery could be as early as mid-March (the sooner, the better)
~ laughter & good conversation at dinner with 91 year old father-in-law
~ knit 18" of 60" afghan this week - that's 1/3 done -- woohoo!
~ talked to son & daughter yesterday -- all is well
~ accepting bourgeois pain and happier for it
~ all is well ... life is good

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For a great sense of relief this week to know I will not ride that hot city bus to work anymore this year. I quit my city English job at the end of December.

For a good feeling of control when asked about private lessons with a goofy girl. I can turn them all down and stick to serious students who pay.

For a sensation of happiness in talking to my youngest about his own future and what it may hold in a rainy day conversation.

For new understanding of how to relate to my older boys when they reach out with problems and woes and good stuff, too.

For my little puppy's recuperation from a potentially life threatening intestinal infection and the good sense to deal with the problem.

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


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Thursday night gratitudes
*The courage to reach out
*A friend who came over and hung out this afternoon while I cleaned house
* quiet time in front of the fire tonight with my little Tigerlily
*My dad's medical problems seem to be stabilizing
*A sunny day that felt like spring time
*The neighbor boy who so kindly takes my trash to the curb


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I am grateful for:

-Sweet text from my little sister
-Phone conversation with sick friend for whom I delivered 7-Up/food/tissues 2-3 weeks back, hearing she's just now feeling better (yikes - glad I dropped the bags and ran!!!)
-Having what I need to work out at home any time, especially wonderful in the midst of winter
-Positive meeting with my happy manager; my work projects all flowing smoothly, despite particularly heavy load/tricky timing
-Awareness and receptivity
-My wonderful three kitty girls who bring me so much laughter, love and companionship
-A solid car to continue safely moving to and from work in the winter weather

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Grateful on Wednesday....
* For getting all business details taken care of before my trip
* For how excited my dad was when I told him I would fly down to spend his 94th birthday with him. (His is the day before Maha's!)
* For a great conversation with his doctor today
* For my family's unconditional love
* Long shadow afternoons with winter sun....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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I am thankful on this Wednesday evening for ...

~ fun dinner with 91 year old father-in-law
~ paintings and drawings father-in-law gave us
~ sun glistening on the snow
~ neighbor shoveled our sidewalks
~ newsy email from a dear friend
~ cleaning the house today & didn't even have to invite company
~ planning February visit to see son
~ getting ready for my parents' visit next week to our new home
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and give thanks for
- remembering what day it is emoticon
- moving ahead on a major project
- learning some Lessons in Trust
- loving the peace those Lessons bring
- having 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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Good morning,

Always grateful to land here~~


Stephen Levine, July 17, 1937 - January 17, 2016

~ deeply grateful for all the ways the wisdom and teaching of Stephen Levine enriched my life


A phrase Stephen frequently used,
"...the healing we took birth for"

~ grateful for yoga class in less than 3 hours

~ leftover butternut squash cubed and tossed with scrambled eggs for breakfast -- grateful for the healthy goodness

~ deeply grateful for the opportunity to intern at El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center

~ with my 74th birthday looming, grateful for my good health

In gratitude,
Maha


One of the first (and still one of the best)
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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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Grateful Tuesday
* For a spur of the moment breakfast with a friend
* New windshield wipers installed....because we are having so much GLORIOUS rain!
* Glorious rain!
* My new Fitbit. Motivating me to face the honest facts!
* A friend taking me to an night of international cooking at a culinary academy
* Running into mutuals friend there, and sharing SUCH a fun night!
* The comfort of my lovely home...




~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Tonight I am grateful for:

-My company telling us to get out of there when the roads started getting slick
-Safe drive home
-Being my own best cheerleader; weekly strength training buddy canceled because of slick roads and I did a BIG strength training workout all on my own like a big girl!!
-Putting together a wonderful and healthy dinner, including making a big spinach salad, that will last me most of the week
-Central heat - baby, it's cold outside
-My warm, comfortable bed, complete with kitties, waiting on me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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a quiet moment with a cup of good Nescafe! :)

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


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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- beautiful emoticon
- lunch with my teammate
- planning celebrations emoticon
- going with the flow and loving the Lessons in Trust
- a short work week
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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1/19/16 7:36 A

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

~ warm house on a frigid day
~ enjoying the repetitiveness of knitting an afghan
~ pool plans this morning
~ brother and his wife bringing aged parents for a visit next week
~ signed up to usher at a favorite music venue
~ last appointment required to see surgeon & set bariatric surgery date Monday
~ family plans with in-laws
~ all is well .... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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Grateful this late Monday night for
*Two full days with one-on-one time with grandkids. Sunday with one, Monday with the other…
*The amazing fact that my love for each of them is so deep and yet uniquely different. Just like their personalities.
*Life experiences that have taught me to trust my gut.
*Readjusting schedule so I can squeeze in a massage before I leave on my trip
*My second favorite sing along band, the Eagles, and Glenn Frey for putting them all together, and writing such incredible music. RIP.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Good morning!

~ cooler temps and a bit more rain
~ my flowers
~ getting through some more translations
~ finding a book in pdf for free
~ slow reading another book that is helping me filter the past into the present
~ today is shopping day
~ catchup news from SisIL
~ new puppy is doing well and the two dogs are getting along great
~ continuing persist processing in clearing my head and emotions of the past
~ a new baby arrived a week ago Monday to a sweet couple from our church
~ hearing the grandparents' proud, pleased announcement in church Sunday evening
~ how wonderful it is to have rain; I love rain! emoticon

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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1/18/16 8:40 A

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"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope..... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.... I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am grateful this day we remember Dr. King for ....

~ infinite hope, unarmed truth and unconditional love
~ accepting racism exists and divides our nation without losing hope love will prevail
~ knitting
~ "Reaching for the Moon," a thought-provoking movie that has stayed with me
~ thinking about starting a book club now we are settled
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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

- a holiday and long productive weekend
- quiet time before the rest of the house rises
- Marie Kondo's book on Tidying - I am receiving such joy from stewardship of possessions
- banana 'ice cream' - a way to conquer sweet cravings naturally
- my morning coffee, which I am just about to start
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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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for

- the quiet before the house awakens
- a new blanket of crisp snow
- indoor day as the temperatures plummet
- time to spark
- Marie Kondo's reminder to enJOY the journey
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 today
* For cleansing tears...releasing sadness....
* That my eating is back under control after my month long "binge"
* That my niece has lost 3 pounds in the two weeks, since making the pact with me.
* That my screwed up sleep schedule will make it easy to transition to Thailand time!
* For having the courage to cancel plans for tonight...too much high calorie food. Too much to do at home. Too little sleep last night
* For people like Martin Luther King who, with dignity, stood up for what they believed in, despite the risks involved. Oh, that we could all have that courage, that conviction....


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Tonight I am grateful for:

-The past few days of sunshine (until today) holding me for awhile; it was an incredible reprieve in the midst of winter
-A 3-day holiday weekend, one that I want to make sure includes thoughts of the reason for the holiday; Dr. King was an amazing man
-A bit of service to commemorate the occasion and the man
-Solid, consistent exercise this week and plans to continue that through the weekend
-A sweet little kitty face, nearby and purring loudly
-My warm and comfortable home
-A soft bed, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Grateful today
* That I am finally starting to organize things for my upcoming trip (10 days away!)
* That I was able to get seat assignments changed on my flights
* That I am, after exactly 2 1/2 years finally dealing with the piles in my office. Have not been able to even look at my husband's handwriting until now....
* For being able to "let go". Old birthday cards, memos, husband's things... all being tossed or donated. They were so significant at one time. Now, it is time to clean them out. Keeping pics and my heart full of memories, but nothing else. Too sad to still have them around the house....and they are holding me back from the freedom I need to pursue what I want in my new life.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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