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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Have missed a few days and I am so sorry...had good intentions.

~ Grateful for the beauty of the trees that are in new leaf and beautiful days.
~ Have good stuff for the allergies, sneezing, runny nose.Praying for you Stephanie!
~ I am sure it will eventually help when using the nose spray.
~ So thankful for family and friends who love and care for us.
~ Thankful for #1 son who has cancer and was so nauseated after Chemo.
~ The lord heard my prayers and relief came very quickly. Thanks be.
~ My strength comes from the Lord, I am eternally grateful.

Hugs and Blessings,
Momma Dot


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2/29/16 8:51 P

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Tonight, this last night of a February leap year, I am grateful for:

-Having plenty of "the good stuff" (soft Kleenex) in the house from buying in bulk as my allergies go stark raving nuts (work neighbor star gazer lilies set them off hugely)
-Getting through a really busy work day despite sneezing and blowing all day
-Doing a moderate 20 minutes on the recumbent bike; my compromise between resting since the allergies are tiring and getting a bit of exercise in
-Though not always successful, I always TRY to be compassionate and continue working on it
-My gratitude practice, often twice daily, that is grounding and reminds me of all the good in my life, even when things aren't going the best in other areas
-My three sweet kitty girls
-Having leftovers for dinner (not having to cook) and being able to go to bed early tonight

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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2/29/16 6:09 P

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Giving thanks this Monday morning for ....

~ sweetie's positive meeting that will likely lead to contract work
~ beautiful day (although tempered by knowledge it results from global warming)
~ one step forward, two back re: bariatric surgery
~ making plans for trip to Nashville this weekend
~ holding up people who live in fear, anger and hate, praying they will find peace
~ fingers crossed new office is ready for Thursday clients
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
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2/29/16 11:40 A

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a real paper letter in the mail

an overdue debtor finally paid

a great start to a new church outreach

a new class beginning at church

a happy birthday this past week for my youngest



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


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2/28/16 7:46 P

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Good evening,

So much to be thankful for, including~~

~ enjoyed, with 5 others, the last day-long Phowa Teaching via Skype with Dr. Hun Lye, director Urban Dharma, Asheville, NC; enjoyed the powerful teachings and hope to further expand my knowledge with the above book I just ordered from Amazon.com

~ four friends discussing the possibility of a road trip to visit the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, TX, which one friend has some interest in attending

~ plans with friends to see Maggie Smith in Lady in the Van this week

~ strength training ahead after I finish gratitudes

~ popcorn and movie (Steve Jobs) after ST

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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2/28/16 6:54 P

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This Sunday evening I give thanks for ...

~ feeling better
~ getting out of the house after almost a week staying in
~ laughter and conversation with a dear friend
~ crocuses coming up
~ discussion with sweetie today about how to incorporate more exercise in our lives
~ back to meditation after missing a few days
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

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2/27/16 6:42 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Having my sis in town for a few days!
-If my sis is in town, we're walking; that's what we both love to do
-70+ degrees today so we walked in her favorite walking spot from when she lived here (and it was jam packed with peoples!!) - and we walked for an hour!
-Getting in a nice nap while my sis visited her 91-yr-old mother-in-law
-We'll be making some decisions tonight (like location) for our upcoming sister trip
-My adorable kitty girls, the best nap mates!!

I hope everybody else is able to get some natural Vitamin D today!!!

Stephanie

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2/27/16 4:55 P

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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.
Our comfortable home.
Nutritious food.
The willingness to get back on track.
Feeling loved.

Mazzy


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2/27/16 4:47 P

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Offering gratitude this Saturday afternoon for ....

~ warm enough to open door to porch to let sun and brisk air in
~ head cold continues but achiness and headache done
~ talked to parents this morning instead of emailing (need to call more often)
~ started work on small tiling project
~ brother & sister-in-law scheduled a visit
~ 91 y/o father-in-law asking for more help
~ reading done for book group Wednesday night
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/26/16 5:15 P

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Home again, with access to a computer where I can log on to Sparks... and that is not the ONLY thing I am grateful for! More...
* The BEST visit with my dad, ever! I am SO blessed to call this amazing man my father. At 94 he is cognitively intact with a dynamic sense of humor. He is social, active and always surrounded by people who love him. THREE parties this week, just to celebrate his birthday. More friends than anyone I know!
* Safe travels, and the mystery of flying through the skies in a metal machine!
* My little dog, who is the best traveler, and so gentle and loving with people!
* My health
* That despite a lot of birthday cake, I've lost another pound (though tomorrow is official weigh in day)
* That my off again, on again, relationship is on again...and better than ever!


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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2/26/16 4:40 P

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Good afternoon,

Nice to be here to share some of the good stuff~~

~ I lost 8 lbs. over the month

~ because of birthday gifts of 2 6-week yoga series, I'm using the savings for a yoga workshop with a top-notch teacher

~ blogged about it
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~ did strength training yesterday

~ getting back into walking today

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

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


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2/26/16 3:25 P

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Giving thanks this Friday afternoon for ...

~ answers to lifelong mysteries
~ cleared for bariatric surgery although not the surgery I had hoped
~ sweetie's homemade chicken soup
~ dance performance tonight
~ brunch with a friend this weekend
~ daughter's phone calls
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/25/16 11:55 A

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

- breakfast early
- successful teammate meeting
- forgetting my lunch (we shall see what the day has in store...)
- finishing touches on major projects
- positive energy all around
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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2/25/16 11:33 A

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Giving thanks this Thursday morning for ...

~ good sense to cancel my clients today due to a cold
~ slept until 10 am
~ radical acceptance
~ seeing bariatric surgeon tomorrow to get recommendation for what type of surgery
~ intention to give aging parents more attention
~ validation from friends
~ opportunity to volunteer for gun safety organizations
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/24/16 9:54 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Continued hope that I've been sneezing/blowing my nose today because of Star Gazer lilies in my neighbor's flower delivery (they have set my allergies off before), NOT a cold. Not sneezing/blowing much tonight, but I'm back next door to the flowers in the a.m.
-Excellent buddy strength training session tonight
-Nice little 20-minute recumbent bike program to get warmed up for strength training!
-Getting to see my sister this weekend
-My sister being in town pretty much guarantees a walk every day; it's tradition that we both enjoy
-My comfortable bed, complete with kitties, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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2/24/16 12:51 P

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I give thanks this Wednesday morning for ...

~ case consult team meeting cancelled due to snow
~ snow and nowhere I have to be today
~ fighting a cold (and winning, I think)
~ affirmations of all sorts
~ seeing sweetie's passion for equal justice reignited in her job search
~ prayers for homeless people living on the streets this cold, snowy day
~ prayers for harmony in the midst of increasing polarization in our nation
~ all is well in spite of a chaotic world.... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/24/16 9:46 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- my emoticon s
- packed breakfast and lunch
- zero balance massage rescheduled
- time to eat lunch before a hearing @ the capitol
- a successful hearing (sending thankful thoughts for a good outcome)
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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2/23/16 10:36 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-The day Maha was born and another rotation with her in our friendship
-Lots of stairs and steps at work today as I ran up and down to the copy center and over to the next building that houses our production staff completing some of my projects
-A long bike ride tonight in the family room while catching up on a TV show
-Only a few more days until I get to see my sister for the weekend
-My FitBit, one of my favorite little motivational buddies
-My weekly strength training buddy moving us to tomorrow night, so I'm anticipating a good night tomorrow night
-My warm, comfortable bed, with 2 out of 3 kitties, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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2/23/16 11:53 A

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lol

Good morning,

I feel compelled to take a *time out* from this busy day to give thanks~~

~ most of all, I am thankful for friends, 3-D and virtual, near and far...though every material thing be taken from me, I will still be rich, because of precious friends

~ two friends are paying to have my beloved Vitasport Specialized bike sent home to me from San Francisco

~ blown away by Stephanie's spirit of generosity; she mirrored Robert and gave me a 6-week yoga series with my favorite teacher

~ this weekend marked the beginning of a teacher-student friendship that will be so helpful trudging along the spiritual path

~ so looking forward to a gathering this evening with some special friends for a birthday potluck at one friend's home

With palms joined,
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 2/23/2016 (11:56)

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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2/23/16 10:28 A

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Feeling gratitude on this Tuesday morning for ....

~ Maha's birthday today
~ another beautiful day with more seasonable temperatures
~ clean house
~ reading "Just Mercy" for book group ... a powerfully poignant read
~ more energy now that I quit taking NSAIDs
~ resolving a misunderstanding with a medical provider favorably for all
~ praying for those in areas with climate change related flooding (see today's NYT)
~ praying for the children who accidentally shoot others due to loaded guns in the house
~ all is well in spite of a chaotic world ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/23/16 8:48 A

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On the Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- an incredible full emoticon
- packed breakfast and lunch
- last e-mail on a major project
- walk @ lunch
- facial after work
- clean house
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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2/22/16 12:10 P

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Grateful this Monday morning for ....

~ organizing bookshelves and noting a number of books I want to read/re-read
~ taking a break from cleaning house -- looking forward to clean
~ back to knitting
~ beautiful day again with more seasonable temperatures
~ reading the news with morning coffee
~ knee swelling going down slowly
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/22/16 10:04 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon temps
- a productive weekend
- morning smoothie
- lunch off campus with my teammate
- soup for dinner
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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2/22/16 8:02 A

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two young ladies volunteering for a job at church

youngest 16th birthday yesterday

chats with boys in USA

little extra sleep this morning

my fat little puppy's silliness

plans for a happy week

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


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2/21/16 8:47 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Getting my 1,000 Exercise minutes Spark trophy on the 21st of the month! Huge sign that I'm getting my energy back for regular exercise ...
-A nice, short, but brisk walk at dusk, my favorite time to walk
-Watching the nearly full moon rise above the trees as I walked
-Sky Valley Heirloom oranges
-My sweet kitty girls
-An evening curled up with the kitties watching Downton Abbey

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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2/21/16 2:07 P

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Grateful this Sunday morning
* That I am on my way to visit my dad, to celebrate his 94th birthday!
* That he is cognitively intact, social, and still vibrant and full of life!
* For my best friend, and our annual "gathering of women". A tradition for almost 30 years! And it was as meaningful yesterday as it always was.... The size of the group has dwindled with time and life's circumstances, in fact small enough that we all fit at one large table this year. A wonderful tradition! And wonderful friends!
* My sweet TigerLily, who enjoyed being one of the girls.... SO well behaved!
* A heartfelt conversation with my son today... How he handles the pressures in his life is just astounding. What a guy!



~~~Kathy~~~

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


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2/21/16 8:10 A

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Good morning!

~ a brand new week
~ too much to do
~ 50 Sparkteam bonus points to make our team stand out!
~ looking forward to a very special trip and wedding
~ slowly improving from a flu bug
~ some late arriving Christmas and Birthday cards
~ tips for travel from DS
~ watching DD & SIL move their business forward
~ realizing that last night's dream was not real but that I am still holding on to some garbage
~ greeting my healthy plants this morning (I think we are beginning to understand each other!)
~ another client
~ becoming aware that if certain people do not carry through, I will be just fine
~ several special used items that should be fun to use for vegan food prep
~ seeing Piglet's thoughts and smiling - Thx Sandra!

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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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2/21/16 6:32 A

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Full of gratitude this morning for ....

~ girls night to catch up with former co-workers & meet new friends
~ the underground railway tour piqued my curiosity -- let the reading begin
~ "Just Mercy" should generate rich discussion at book group
~ daughter posted pictures of her February adventures
~ test driving cars today to narrow the field of cars we are considering
~ remembering climate change is the cause of the unseasonably warm days I love
~ a day safe from violence brings to mind those who are caught in violence's way
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/20/16 10:37 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Taking steps after a "not so great" start to my day to change it, and ending up having a decent day!!
-Wonderful warm temps!
-Getting a start on winter cleanup in the yard; front is nearly done, with hopes for more tomorrow if temps (and no rain) hold
-Listening to birdsong while I worked
-A nice 50-minute ride on my recumbent bike
-DVRing the PBS Carole King Masters show, heading to watch it now but also happy I can watch it as many times as I want!!
-Getting more heirloom oranges at Trader Joe's and taking a bag over to a friend to spread some sunshine
-A warm comfortable bed and kitties all calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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2/20/16 10:39 A

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Saturday morning with a heart rejoicing in possibilities:

~ To extend love and compassion to another.
~ To dwell with the Lords goodness and healing.
~ To pray for those that are hurting.
~ To be full of thanksgiving and Praise
~ To find ones own hurts healing
~ To enable reaching another with His Love.
~ To worship with a grateful heart.

Giving honor and glory to him this Saturday morning,
hugs and blessings to all of you.
Momma Dot


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On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a good eye exam
- items to give to others
- another warm emoticon Day
- lunch @ Fat Jacks
- getting tickets to a friend
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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2/20/16 6:12 A

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Giving thanks this Saturday morning for ....

~ the gift of Maha's friendship ... she touched my heart with a sweet email yesterday
~ signing up to usher for Indigo Girls
~ music always brightens my spirits
~ so many opportunities for lifelong learning
~ sorting out my strong emotions triggered watching The Lady in the Van
~ coping with disappointment that bariatric surgery was delayed a month
~ giving myself a pass when needed
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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2/19/16 8:15 P

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Grateful for so many things....including
* Goodbye dinner out last night with a special friend, wondering if we will ever really see each other again, since she is moving half way around the world....
* The understanding of grief, and the support she has been to me for almost two years.
* Access to health care
* Immediate response to antibiotics
* Preparation for annual gathering of friends tomorrow almost complete


~~~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 evening...I HAVE missed you, but I have NOT forgotten to express gratitude daily in some way. Today, with you as witnesses, I give thanks~~

~ for Sharon Salzberg's February online Real Happiness Meditation Program, which has brought wonderful reminders and great buoying to my sitting practice

~ for the weekend Teaching, Emptiness, Knowing, and the Radiant Mind, from Dr. Hun Lye, a wonderful Tibetan teacher who founded Urban Dharma in Asheville, NC
www.ebslr.org/events/2016/2/19/dr-hu
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~ for my relatively coherent and consistent adherence to nutrition tracking for almost a month now...with the one-month weigh-in next week on my birthday

~ birthday season festivities blossoming, a potluck dinner with eight friends at a friend's house on my birthday being a highlight; a professor friend treated me to a birthday lunch today; Sunday evening after the retreat two Pisces sangha sisters and I are planning dinner (one's birthday is 2/21, one's is 2/22 and mine is 2/23!)

~ my housemate gave me a birthday gift of a 6-week yoga series with my favorite teacher

~ "all is well ... life is exceedingly good," as my dear friend Sandra says

Blessed be,
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 Friday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a warm emoticon day
- my teammate back in school
- a great Early Bird session on Feng Shui
- home network up and running
- dinner with DH
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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Thankful this quiet Friday morning for ....

~ time to myself in the wee morning hours
~ sipping coffee
~ a heart-to-heart
~ thinking before speaking
~ a reason to get up in the morning
~ committing to do volunteer work for the local chapter of Coalition Against Gun Violence
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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

- an extremely productive day
- good meeting with my teammate
- sharing breakfast
- packed lunch
-Hyvee chicken with fuel saver credit
- raking the yard until a fabulous sunset
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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Thanksgiving Thursday:

~ A beautiful day heading to the 70* mark.
~ A clear prayerful walk ~ exercise very important
~ Good health,
~ Family
~ Happiness
~Sleep
~Love of the Lord.

Hugs and Blessings,
Momma Dot

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Thursday morning gratitudes
* That I actually slept NINE hours last night (although I woke every 2 hours to use the bathroom!) First time in a week that I have slept more than 3-5 consecutive hours!
* For social plans kicking in (first time since return home...)
* For weighing 6 pounds less than I did a month ago!
* For the wonderful rain and snow our parched state is getting
* That my dad, turning 94 in a few days, is still with us. And has been such an incredible support for me through this journey of grief and loneliness....he's been such an inspiration!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Giving thanks this Thursday morning for ....

~ deciding to quit taking two medications
~ feeling better than I have for months
~ sunny day, warmer temperatures forecast
~ waking to an extraordinary sunrise and the sound of birds outside my window
~ hanging drawings and organizing book case last night
~ making a long term "to do" list to help us be more productive
~ ticking five items off the list in a week
~ a guided tour of underground railroad sites with a respected historian on Saturday
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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Grateful this morning
* For waking to the small of rain. Gorious rain.
* For getting closer to normal with my sleep pattern.
* For the many kinds of friendships we experience
* For already dropping the water weight from travel, and being a few pounds lighter than I was when I started my trip.
* For Golden Cup Balm, which I discovered in Thailand, better than Tiger Balm!

~~~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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Thank you Kathy and Stephanie for the warm welcome. Giving thanks for you this Wednesday:

~ For SP and the wonderful people we meet along the way.
~ Living in paradise where the sun shines and it is warm.
~ That I have the energy to keep my home clean.
~ For family and friends that bring joy to my life.
~ Serving them dinner last night and seeing everything eaten.
~ Thanking my dear Mother who taught me to cook.
~ Delighting in the Lord this day with Thanksgiving and Praise.

Hugs and Blessings to all,
Momma Dot


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Giving thanks this Wednesday morning for ...

~ laughter after a rough few days
~ tubes removed this morning .... discomfort relieved immediately
~ sunshine and warming temperatures
~ removing last impediment to submit insurance pre-authorization for bariatric surgery
~ sweetie to bounce ideas off
~ setting a limit despite pangs of guilt
~ to be known, understood and accepted despite my imperfections
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon breakfast and lunch (smoothie a bit 'rough' but the blender is working now)
- smoothie cup out for DH to make his PBB smoothie (we shall see...)
- a chance to emoticon @ lunch (if my blister will let me)
- computer and network to be fixed @ home by a talented and skilled young colleague
- CJ the German shorthair best in show @ Westminster!


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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."
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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Hello friends! So good to see all of you!

grateful for beautiful fabric to make my Ingrid a quilt
for the adventure she is beginning on July 1
joining the Peace Core, going to Africa.
Oh, to have such a daughter.

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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soft breezes this morning

sounds of violin from son working on music

happy voices in the house

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


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Grateful this Tuesday afternoon for ....

~ practicing meditation skills to cope w/medical procedure that continues until tomorrow
~ participating in two medical research studies (hope the results help someone)
~ newsy email from two cousins
~ phone call from daughter
~ identifying bougeois pain and not dwelling on it
~ Indian food for lunch; Chinese for dinner
~ nap later this afternoon
~ safe from violence today; prayers for those who are not
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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

- a long weekend
- romantic plans that went awry when DH came down with a cold
- recovery time
- working in the yard
- prepacked 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:

-Being able to treat myself to a massage on a difficult Valentine's Day
-This morning was a poor start to the day; I consciously did things I knew could help and tonight it was a really good day
-Over an hour of hiking up and down hills
-A little picnic lunch in the woods with myself (cheese, crackers and an heirloom orange)
-Sculpture in the woods, along with 6 deer, woodpeckers, tons of other birds, squirrels ... all in the midst of ...
-... sunshine and temps above 50 degrees
-A vigorous 30 minutes on my recumbent bike hanging with my kitty girls
-Hot, running water for showers!
-Clean sheets

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Momma Dot! how great to see you here!

Back from an amazing journey through SE Asia.... very slow internet. And for some reason, this site is incredibly difficult to access under those circumstances. After what I saw there, I am again reminded how VERY blessed I am to have been born when and where and to whom I was.... Also grateful

* For the ability to experience and learn from different cultures.
* For the magic of air travel...how DO they get those planes up in the sky!
* For new friends and a male widow who "took me under his wings" during the trip...(too bad he lives half way across our planet!)
* For friends and family welcoming me home.
* For Uber
* For indoor plumbing, electricity, a stove top and oven, a refrigerator, a washer and dryer and all the conveniences of my abundant life.

OH! Almost forgot! That my knees held up during the trip....one day included (per my fit bit) 28 flights of stairs, and almost 8 miles of walking! They hurt like H***, but I still did it!


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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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Giving my gratitude this Monday Evening for:

~ The Sunset in the very cloudy sky ~ beautiful
~ Temperatures getting into the 70* this afternoon.
~ A call from my almost 90 year old brother in England.
~ That all is well with him and the family.
~ For my son who is taking Chemo Therapy and keeping his spirits up.
~ For my DD who will never know how much her valentine card meant to me.
~ For what my Lord gives to me daily...I thank Him.

Hugs and Blessings to all.
Momma Dot

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Thankful this Monday morning for ...

~ weaning off NSAIDs despite increased pain
~ starting today ...intention to track food and lose weight before bariatric surgery
~ medical procedure tomorrow will soon be over
~ working on finances (something I generally put off)
~ taking steps to improve my health
~ temperatures warming up, sun shining
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good despite bourgeois pain

Shine,
Sandra

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