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3/31/16 9:08 P

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Last day of March....hard to believe it has passed so quickly!
Gratitudes:
* Citrus trees in bloom
* First rose of the season opened
* Gardenias budding, ready to open
* Agapanthus outside kitchen door removed so herbs can go in...
* Friend installing smoke detectors and doing some lifting for me tomorrow
* Son and family keeping me updated with their amazing pictures from Tahiti!

~~~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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3/31/16 12:09 P

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The last day of the month of March,
I lift my voice in gratitude for the little things.
A stormy day that rained upon parched ground.
A sunset that lit the sky with pinks an purples
Touching clouds to light the whole sky.
The prettiest wild purple flowers blooming in
the yard the next day...
God being everywhere I looked this week.

Hugs and Blessings to all,
Dot







Dot - Florida - B/day l/28/32

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
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3/31/16 11:18 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- Spring emoticon
- breakfast and projects with my teammate
- excellent meeting with the Provost
- crafting a memo for review
- successful GOES interviews and lunch 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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3/30/16 9:50 P

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Giving thanks this Wednesday evening ....

~ productive doctor's appointment although not the answer I hoped
~ radically accepting next step in this journey toward bariatric surgery
~ email from my mother & telephone calls from both my children
~ Google and all the information it opens up
~ a useful team consultation this morning
~ coping well with the day's emotional intensity
~ dinner out tonight
~ looking forward to weekend with brother and sister-in-law
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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3/30/16 8:57 A

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

- packed breakfast and lunch
- multiple, productive meetings
- zero balance massage @ noon
- dishes in the dishwasher
- values.com

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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3/29/16 9:25 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Getting Costco shop done after work
-Sharing with a friend
-Good cardio today
-Driving with my moon roof open
-Three great kitties
-A quick chat with Beth's brother


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3/29/16 2:52 P

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simple, quiet
birds chirping
faraway cars
pages rustling on a book
whirl of my frigerator fan
shhh

:)

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3/29/16 9:55 A

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

- another spring day
- learning to call before I leave
- packed lunch and oatmeal in the office
- emoticon to see my teammate
- going with the flow and taking joy in seeing things 'get done'
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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3/29/16 7:19 A

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Grateful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ first night of CPAP was not nearly as bad as I anticipated
~ another perfect spring day
~ no meetings, appointments or social obligations today
~ time to work on taxes today
~ birds chattering
~ myriad of colors as spring flowers bloom and trees leaf out
~ lifelong learning
~ the welcome feeling of tired muscles after strength training
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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3/28/16 9:48 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-My nephew's safety; he's from CA, was in DC on his 8th grade field trip, visiting the Capitol, and got put on lock down because of the shooter
-Simple, delicious and nutritious meals
-Roasting more of the first fresh baby asparagus of the season
-My sweet kitties
-My comfortable home
-A soft, warm bed calling me now after finishing a HUGE project at work today that had been ongoing for months

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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3/28/16 11:44 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and I am grateful for
- a emoticon day
- continued lessons in Trust and attitude adjustment
- packed breakfast and lunch
- confirming trip details
- time to do some 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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3/28/16 1:32 A

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Grateful on this Easter night

*For an incredibly beautiful spring day.
*For Easter brunch with my long time friend and her family… Much like the old days except our grandkids are now the ages our kids were when we first started our traditions
*For my niece honoring me with the request to officiate her wedding in June!
*For my 5 1/2 pound dog managing to walk over 6 miles with me on Friday
*For optimism…that keeps re-surfacing, despite "life's" attempts to squelch it


~~~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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3/27/16 8:38 P

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For lovely weather for Easter
For having good dinner with family
for a great service and getting to hear grand daughter sing
for old friends stopping by

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3/27/16 10:57 A

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Thankful this Easter morning for ...

~ this community
~ daffodils & red buds in our yard
~ simple dinner with friends tonight
~ waking up with energy and less pain
~ thinking of family gathered to celebrate the holiday
~ loving & being loved
~ satisfying conversation at last night's birthday party
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra


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Thankful this Saturday morning for ....

~ restful, healing day yesterday
~ still on the mend
~ laundry underway; kitchen next
~ time to putter today -- rest ... work ... rest ... work
~ birthday party tonight
~ meditation quiets the chatter in my mind
~ another sunny, beautiful spring day
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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3/25/16 4:53 P

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This Friday afternoon, I give thanks for ....

~ sweetie's ulcer has healed
~ sunny, crisp spring day
~ backyard redbuds in full bloom
~ nothing on the schedule until tomorrow night after a busy, busy week
~ accepting sadness re: son's work situation
~ opportunity to do something positive for him
~ excitement growing as plans for new garden beds evolve
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra


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3/25/16 8:48 A

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

- an attitude adjustment (major I might add)
- Chopra's CENTERING THOUGHT for the day:I am the source of my own inner healing.
- emoticon warm oatmeal
- pho for lunch
- annual OB-GYN check-up
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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3/24/16 9:41 A

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Thankful this Thursday morning for ....

~ ushering for Indigo Girls was a blast ... what an amazing introduction to ushering
~ loving this new spurt of energy -- what a difference changing medications has made
~ inspired by BrightSpark's gratitudes as usual
~ thoroughly enjoyed co-leading our first skills group session
~ new work schedule working out perfectly
~ tired but a good tired this morning
~ making cakes for tonight's open house at our new offices
~ healthy soreness of rarely used muscles after exercise
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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3/24/16 8:16 A

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

- a wonderful facial yesterday, shopping and braving the weather to enjoy the hot tub
- a good night's emoticon
- packed breakfast and lunch
- time to work on projects
- DH's work moving ahead
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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3/23/16 11:56 P

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Grateful
* For new volunteer position, working with the homeless!
* For my sister finding a "mother of the bride" dress
* For my roses, gardenia bushes, and citrus trees being laden heavy with buds!
* For finding organic herbs on sale!
* For Friday plans expanding to what appears to be a fun, fun day!
* For my son and family having a fabulous, recuperative vacation...in TAHITI!
* For my beautiful, healthy granddaughter, who turned 14 today!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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3/23/16 11:31 P

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Thank you blessed Divine for this day!

My body cooperated with my intentions and broke a personal speed record for walking. Interval training really pays off! I am thankful for all the amazing articles I find in this community.

The unknown birds that kept approaching me on the path. I didn't know their names but called them Friend.

A wave from a stranger, the way we weave into presence, ebb and flow into each other's worlds.

Hubs catching the spark and speeding along on our walk. A joy to behold.

Thank you for sending me the perfect fabulous woman to support me during my workshop, an elegant French woman with charisma.

Thank you in advance for the magic fingers of Annie, my hair stylist who has devised the perfect hair shape for me. I am looking forward to our session tomorrow.

Thank you for sending me Sandy to lead our women's circle while I take time away for writing. I am so grateful that the group can continue in her wise leadership.

And I could go on. Endless gratitude.

My name is Usha,
from California
Pacific Time Zone.

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3/23/16 10:38 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-The first tiny, pencil-thin, baby spring asparagus, roasted with garlic and olive oil
-A great strength training workout last night
-Doing just 20 minutes of cardio tonight and being just fine with it because I did cardio AND strength training yesterday
-Nearing a 3-day weekend after a long, long busy spell at work
-Deciding I am taking April 1st off work and celebrating my 15th anniversary with a dear friend who totally gets it because she lost her partner years ago
-The wind this morning literally blew my car door (when I opened it) into the SUV parked next to me, thankfully NOT denting her car, just a bit of paint (we'll see how it turns out)
-My comfortable bed, complete with kitties, calling to me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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3/23/16 9:32 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for
- the almost full emoticon
- a day to catch up
- emoticon @ lunch
- communicating with a teammate Mom
- getting a print framed
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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3/23/16 8:13 A

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Gonna take time to express my grats this morning as I begin my SparkBreak (altho I might show up!).

~ Blogs prescheduled, always nice when that comes together
~ New SP blog celebrating my 10 year Spark Anniversary
~ Greatly enjoyed participating in the quartet singing yesterday; got to sing my song for them that I will be singing to the newlyweds on Sat.& they loved it; teacher says I have improved some more
~ Wonderful conversation with last night's client; progress
~ Altho sleep was not consistent last night, body rested & I am not feeling stressed
~ Excited that no.1 son is on a fishing trip in Brazil's Pantanal; looking fwd to hearing all about it
~ An orchid that a friend gave me over a year ago has been thriving and now has signs it's going to blossom plus a baby sprout; will be a special treat - the flowers are a deep purple/blue
~ A cute new purse with matching shoes, a new dress and jacket, a new skirt & top, new pants, new backpack & fanny pack
~ Discovered, after a light went on in my head two days ago, after all these months (since Aug.) that Vitamin E relieves my shingles (don't know if it will take it away but am hopeful)
~ Enjoying moments and living in the present
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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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3/23/16 6:44 A

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Offering thanksk this Wednesday morning for ...

~ feeling muscles after a challenging workout with personal trainer
~ plans to start going to a seniors in motion class
~ first day of co-leading a class - a bit anxious but mostly excited at the challenge
~ knife skills class yesterday - who knew you can cut tomatoes without a huge mess?
~ first time to volunteer usher tonight - Indigo Girls
~ motivation on the increase
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra


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3/22/16 10:49 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A great strength training workout tonight with my once-a-week strength buddy; very motivating for both of us and we each manage to stay with it on our own the rest of the week emoticon
-Getting good cardio in today too emoticon
-Finding a treasure (in a very interesting way); a CD in no case on the floor underneath the entertainment center (for several years) - a melange of gems, including my partner's voice, talking, singing, practicing, alone and with her music partner emoticon
-Knowing that timing is everything and my heart is open
-My sweet, funny, loving kitties that keep me such great company; I love each of their personalities
-Stretching after a good workout; feels so great
-My warm and comfortable bed calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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3/22/16 8:28 A

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

- a colleague who will join me and my teammate for lunch
- a friend who will meet and talk with my teammate
- a good interaction that will light a emoticon in my teammate
- productive meeting with my counterpart in another organization
- facial after work
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

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

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


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3/22/16 7:40 A

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Thankful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ first cup of coffee and morning snuggle with sweet kitty
~ perfect spring day yesterday
~ planted laceleaf weeping Japanese red maple
~ 9 quarts of Posole in the freezer
~ avoiding anticipatory worry in an inherently difficult situation
~ our personal trainer
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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3/22/16 2:37 A

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Grateful

* For really turning the corner on this journey of grief
* For two people asking what was different about me this past week....each saying I look 10 years younger and that they see joy in my eyes again!
* For feeling pretty, energetic and sexy once again.
* For a wonderful party given my a special friend, who was celebrating her 50th birthday. SO good to see her blossoming!
* For my son and family, who are LOVING their downtime in Tahiti!
* For the most beautiful spring I have seen in years
* For several days filled with live music, from orchestral, to Celtic, to jazz...

~~~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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I am SO grateful for this blessed day!

Thank you Sandra for your sweet acknowledgement. It is a blessing to be witnessed in this way by you.

I am endlessly grateful:
It rained today and the musical sound of the raindrops drumming on the window made me feel alive.
Instead of my usual walk in the wilderness, I stayed home and did Bollywood dancing. Shoulder shrugs and hip gyrations... Yeah!
A sweet smile from dear Hubs.
Divine guidance for the speech I am writing. Thank you to the Mother for revealing Herself again. I will never tire of experiencing Her.
The fragrance of sweet spice from the apricot rose next to my computer. Thank you Nature!

And thank you in advance for an amazing live workshop on Saturday morning.
Thank you in advance for sending me a loving, wise, experienced assistant or two to support me as I lead the retreat. Divine helpers!

And I could go on. Gratitude is endless.

My name is Usha,
from California
Pacific Time Zone.

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3/21/16 5:40 P

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Thankful today for some time to get my living room all dusted and straightened up.

Glad for a full but good weekend.

Happy for a great Monday pancake breakfast this morning.

On a Spark Break. Back soon!


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3/21/16 10:42 A

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Grateful this Monday morning for ...

~ the amazing adults my children have become and are becoming
~ having the pleasure of helping them out when they ask
~ celebration of two nephew's accomplishments last night
~ the company of nieces & nephews when my children live so far away
~ so many ways to keep in touch despite the distance
~ sunny, crisp spring day
~ cilantro survived the cold last night
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good & I am content

Shine,
Sandra

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a chance to emoticon on a emoticon day
- March weather - definitely variable spring-like
- packed breakfast and lunch
- a great colleague
- moving projects @ work and home forward
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 quiet Palm Sunday I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~a beautiful service this morning with lots of children carrying palms
~retirement and senior price discounts
~grown children all graduated and independent with jobs
~good insurance when it is needed
~excellent PBS specials on health and nutrition during their pledge week

Happy Easter week to this thankful team!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Offering gratitude this Sunday morning for ...

~ BrightSpark capturing the essence of gratitude with such seeming ease and eloquence
~ light snow on a spring day ... so beautiful
~ setting limits
~ asking forgiveness
~ finding glimmers of hope in a chaotic world
~ laughing with my daughter in New Zealand at 4 am
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
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Gathering my thoughts together like rays of gratitude focusing into this space of my heart:

Darling hubs made dinner and brought it to me with a smile. I love being adored and taken care of by the divine in this form.

Smiles of appreciation reflected back at me on my four mile walk today. Great to see people enjoying themselves on a Saturday afternoon at the park.

The Nooran sisters on YouTube, flaming Mystics from Punjab singing with wholehearted presence.

Blessings of the ancestors reaching me through my DNA, through parents, through technology and Spirit.

Guidance in infinite ways.

The stories of the Yoga Vasishtha which illuminate my mind.

And I am thankful in advance for an inspired day tomorrow.

Endless blessings and gratitude.





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Giving thanks this Saturday afternoon for ....

~ resilience
~ my son's and daughter's trust
~ front beds mulched
~ clean kitchen
~ productive sessions with two clients this morning
~ recognizing I over-committed and learning from the situation
~ palak paneer & basmati rice for dinner
~ all is well ... this imperfectly perfect life is exceedingly good

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My Sat. Grats!

~ Woke feeling grateful for a new day
~ Missing my blue-eyed boy, my precious baby girl, and my big boy during the most precious holiday that I celebrated with them for so many years; just can't think of them as grownups!
~ How I love hearing about my kids' life events and getting excited with them
~ Amazing things coming up
~ Clients rescheduling just when I needed the break and catchup time
~ Get to do a makeup voice lesson with a group of ladies who are singing parts & getting familiar with a Roberto Carlos song
~ My starfish plant has a new opening blossom this morning
~ Have been feeling a bit apprehensive about an upcoming event, but we're now seeing the prep happening and things coming together
~ Blogs coming together and prep for stepping away for a little while taking place
~ Too much to do and loving it!

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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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Getting through a rough week; too many deadlines with work projects AND the 2-year anniversary of my partner's death (couldn't take time off)
-Leaving a few hours early today after meeting all deadlines
-A bit of exercise tonight
-A calm night at home with my kitty girls in solitude; exactly the kind of evening/weekend I want
-My comfortable home, my safe haven from the storms

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

- a short, yet productive work week
- celebrating the feast of emoticon with DH treating me to corned beef and cabbage
- working with a fabulous travel agent/girlfriend
- great Early Birds meeting
- fun activities planned for the weekend
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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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Thankful this Friday morning for ...

~ up early ... coffee and conversation with sweetie
~ handling difficult news well
~ finding just the "right" dogwood for our front yard
~ plans for girls afternoon of food, games & conversation
~ afternoon at nursery today
~ first session with personal trainer in 1.5 hours ... kind of nervous
~ rain forecast ... no need to water lawn and new plants
~ graduating my first client in this new practice
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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Deep gratitude for this day's infinite blessings.

A day honoring my own rhythms, rest, reading, journaling, listening to a favorite teacher.

Lentil daal ready and already prepared in the fridge.

Matt Kahn's teachings on love. Whatever arises, love that.

Living the sacred marriage, walking and brainstorming with dear hubs for new names for his company.

The freedom of going bra-less this evening. Pajamas at 6pm. Ahhhhh...

My name is Usha,
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My computer is fixed!!! So I will be with a lot more regularity! YAY!!!

Gratitudes this St Patrick's day include
* GREEN - EVERYWHERE!!! The hills, the formerly dead lawns, the new growth on trees, and even the moss covering my patio. What a blessing this rain has been!
* SNOW - Our mountains are white for the first March literally in years! Ah...
* Buying my first clothes in a size that did not have a number before the X!
* Back on track after binge eating for three days...WHERE did THAT come from???
* My DIL's lung "opacities" being benign, after a huge scare
* That my son and his family will be vacationing (FREE from all his miles) in Tahiti for the next few weeks... That family needs some down time!
* Strengthening of old, and new relationships


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On this red letter Thursday, I give thanks for ....

~ sweetie won a settlement and got two new cases
~ likely will sign a contract with the realtor to sell the rent house this afternoon
~ found a 10' June Snow dogwood for our front yard
~ scheduled free onsite consultation to plan our landscape design
~ nursery wants to do a "period" design reminiscent of when house was built 87 years ago
~ daffodils in bloom; tulips up ... spring has arrived
~ going to work late today
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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

- good meeting with my teammate
- the luck of the emoticon (just missed a bicyclist)
- homemade muffins for breakfast
- yesterday's lunch
- a emoticon day
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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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my silly dogs

my crazy cat

my smart sons

my happy hubby

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Giving thanks this Wednesday morning for everything just the way it is.

~ Sunshine peeking through the clouds.
~ A lifted spirit that all will be well.
~ Breakfast ready to be cooked.
~ French vanilla coffee to be sipped.
~ The day waiting to be filled with love
~ To be passed onto others that need.
~ Faith to know the one that cares for me.

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and give thanks for

- errands and dinner last night with DH
- getting in our soak before the rain
- packed breakfast and lunch
- zero balance massage @ noon
- preening and mulching the front entrance + preparing Mom's owl statue for black paint
- performing the first Feng Shui house clearing
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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Offering thanks this Wednesday morning for ....

~ inaugural run of our "new" gas grill
~ eating under the stars
~ feeling the wind in my face
~ puttering in the yard
~ free design consultation to help us figure out what to do with our front beds
~ another 10 bags of mulch to spread
~ a sweet note from my nephew
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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Thankful for another day.
Tuesday evening:

Three hours playing with a one year old, his wonder, curiosity and hugs. Being present to the tiniest nuances and layers of love. Communicating with words, tone, gestures and presence. So much fun and I am thankful to my daughter for giving me this 'date' with my grandson.

Flowers, with thorns and without them.

My son in law's big heart, and gift for language. He has picked up Punjabi words from me and uses them joyfully.

The generosity of the Universe. Makes me happy to participate in it and align with it.

Amy's smiles and understanding.

And I could go on with endless gratitude.

My name is Usha,
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Grateful for my life....imperfectly perfect just as it is.
- my friends who step up, and those that don't
- low cal food and high cal food
- great music and bad art
- my sweet, quiet dog, and the monster next door who barks all day long
- rainy days and the sunny ones in between
- diversity in all its forms....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Grateful for many things today.

For some chit chat with my middle boy. He's doing okay, learning as he goes.

For a hotel reservation in the capital city when we go to get our oldest this summer who's coming for a big visit with his steady girl friend.

For good news about my Daddy who had a scare this weekend after passing out at the wheel. Neighbor's farm fence is gone but Daddy is going to be okay! Good neighbors and people helped.

For a new ESL student. I prayed for a new student who would show up at my door, want to pay my price and be a happy person. Got all three!

For my Mom who is able to do so much with calm and peace and no daughter nearby.

Much gratitude!

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Grateful this Wednesday morning ....

~ coping OK with doctor's office's mistakes that delayed bariatric surgery 7 weeks
~ incredible sunny, warmish spring day
~ tulips peaking out of the ground
~ starting to work on taxes today despite resistance on my part
~ liked personal trainer and gym had a good vibe; first session scheduled Friday
~ teeth cleaned .... no cavities but have to have crown replaced
~ still basking in delightful time spent with friends Sunday night
~ nephew survived a bike crash at 40 mph
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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

- surviving a staycation
- a short work week
- walking to see my teammate
- adjusting to the time change
- a jump on spring yardwork
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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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I meant to drop by on the weekend and here I am today! So many grats in mind.

~ Too bizzy to let sadness sink in as Sunday would've been our sweet middle child's 32nd birthday. I appreciate the one who remembers and connects with me on the days that used to be so very difficult to get through let alone breathe.
~ my starfish plant is in bloom
~ water prices have gone up so much that we are trying to figure out whether or not to keep maintaining our patches of grass. I am grateful for potable water and my few beautiful flowers
~ prep for clients and an upcoming event that is keeping me abreast of learning more
~ finally going to a new dentist for work that's been needed for several years
~ looking forward to a trip where I will get to see where my ancestors on Daddy's side lived in the 1600s and attend a wedding with friends where I plan to sing a love song to the couple
~ getting out for a few groceries this morning
~ doggy love
~ my many helpers
~ knowing my children are happy and thriving
~ this team, this place to share my grats
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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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Thankful this Monday morning for ....

~ crocuses and jonquils in bloom
~ delightful dinner with new and old friends last night
~ thoroughly enjoyed cooking and cleaning in preparation yesterday
~ clean house
~ rosemary planted
~ meet with personal trainer today
~ sleep study tonight, not my favorite but one last hurdle before bariatric surgery
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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Thankful this Saturday evening for ....

~ fish soup out of the freezer for dinner
~ lost 5 pounds ... it's a start
~ planted our first perennial herbs in the garden today
~ worked on advance directives and medical proxies today
~ found someone to mow our lawn & help with beds this summer
~ bought last of supplies for our DIY tiling project
~ talked to my son this afternoon -- grateful for his trust
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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Incredibly grateful today for

*Ability to access this site through my phone… A rarity… Since my computer keyboard is out. (Thus the lack of recent posts)
*Surviving 32 months w/o my beloved husband....
*The incredible journey that has made me stronger than I ever wanted to be
*Rain, rain, rain! Snow, snow, snow! How desperately we have needed it in California
*Joy and excitement is the family is planning for my nieces wedding



~~~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 thanks this Friday morning for ...

~ Jonquils in bloom, roses leafing out
~ son is buying a house
~ lunch with nephew today
~ time to get some projects done around the house this weekend
~ Friday feels like the start of a three-day weekend
~ planning menu for Sunday's company
~ feeling less chronic pain as I quit eating high glycemic index foods
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

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Friday morning up early and so thankful today.

~ Lifting my voice and my heart in thanks.
~ For Pet Scans that show cancer being destroyed.
~ For Drs and a son who are rejoicing.
~ For faith and healing prayers.
~ My heart will sing Praises, honor and glory to
~ The Lord for his love and compassion.
~ Who hears us when we call upon Him.

A thankful heart makes light our burdens. This to shall pass.

Hugs and Blessings,
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Good morning,

I SO tune in to the above quote, and on this gloomy, rainy morning, I'm determind to keep my energy high today with positive thoughts, words and actions. Expressing thanksgiving certainly qualifies~~

~ I'm SO happy to see my friend BrightSpark here...she is INDEED a Bright Spark!

~ although yesterday's yoga class was difficult and made me briefly wonder about having registered for the upcoming asana workshop, I'm back to preparing for it and counting the days (21 days)!

~ intermittently reviewing my recent blog is a good reminder
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~ looking forward to cooking and baking ahead today

~ thoroughly enjoyed the cinematic animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, as well as extras, which included interviews with the creators

Praise be!
Maha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

- a short work week
- packed breakfast and lunch
- getting out in the emoticon and emoticon @ lunch
- sharing traveling plans
- finishing project stages
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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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Giving thanks this Thursday morning for ...

~ Lots of love & laughter
~ French horn concertos
~ a chamber music concert with oboe, viola and piano soon ... I can hear it already
~ Espresso in the morning
~ supportive colleagues
~ meeting with prospective personal trainer next week
~ jonquils blooming
~ freedom of speech and assembly
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra


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This Wednesday evening,
I am grateful for

So much joy it welled up in my eyes and brought me to tears with the unbearable beauty of life.

Women speaking with vulnerability and courage.

A great haircut by the amazing Annie.

The sky with its ever changing weather that reminds me of the Infinite and mysterious that is my true Self.

Numi organic jasmine green tea, subtlety and fragrance.

Sanity.

Two lemons from the lemon tree to make lemon water for my friends.

And I could go on and on...infinite gratitude.

My name is Usha,
from California
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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- moving projects forward
- packed meals (actually not my typical ones)
- planning a celebration trip
- continued spring temperatures
- nothing scheduled 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."
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Giving thanks this Wednesday morning for ....

~ kitty hugs
~ sweetie hugs
~ friends and family hugs
~ a realistic "to do" list for the next two weeks
~ delightful dinner with friends last night
~ wearing sandals yesterday
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
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Good evening,

Stopping by before I turn off the electronic *stuff* to express gratitude~~

~ The Lady in the Van, a touching and poignant film on many levels

~ lunch at Loca Luna with friends today, which brought memories of lunches there with Sandra

~ hanging in there with portion control

~ did 5 minutes of sit-ups this morning

~ looking forward to yoga with my favorite instructor tomorrow morning

Blessed be,
Maha


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

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-- Miss Piggy

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Today I am grateful for:

-Walking through each day, knowing I will get through it all and this, too, shall pass
-My incredible consistency in exercise, that I was hoping would get me through this time of year easier
-A return of my energy; though still not all that it used to be, it's at least enough to exercise consistently again
-Good friends who get it and support me through it all, with huge thankfulness that they outweigh friends who don't get it and don't support me - this is HUGE!!
-Finding what I think is a good line between being gentle with myself and getting done all that needs to be done
-My incredible, funny, loving, smart kitties

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Giving thanks this Tuesday afternoon.

~ For taking the time to list some of my thanks.
~ For having music to lift my spirit.
~ For having family and friends who pray for me.
~ For feeling the strength those prayers give to me.
~ For positive thoughts for my sons healing.
~ For the music from this morning still resounding in my head.
~ For as I sing the words I breathe in my Lords glorious peace.

Hugs and Blessings,
Dot

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Giving thanks this Tuesday morning for ...

~ a fun out-of-town weekend with son and dear friends
~ my son & daughter sharing their joys and struggles with me
~ hoping bariatric surgery relieves most, if not all, my obesity-related health concerns
~ accepting obesity is the root cause of most of my health issues
~ coping OK with my impatience to get on with it
~ spring weather provides motivation to get on with planting trees
~ dinner with a friend tonight
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

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

- listening to Lessons in Trust
- packed breakfast and lunch from yesterday
- fabulous weather to walk @ lunch
- planning for yardwork this weekend
- DH out and dinner ready so time to spend with the pups
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

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


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

- a super productive weekend
- some moisture this morning
- warmer temps
- packed breakfast and lunch
- a chance to walk @ noon
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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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Always so grateful for all of you! I love catching up on all that brings joy to your lives.

Tonight I am grateful for my children, my husband, my friends and family
and for the wonderful sky in Montana.

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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Well, hi! Unbelievable that March arrived and I continue reaching goal-ward! Have lots to get done in the next couple of months. So grateful to be on this team and have a good place to express my grats!

~ finding that I am well-prepared by life to encourage my clients
~ found a quick opportunity to invite an adolescent (w/her mom) to take the challenge of gaining more confidence through my coaching
~ enjoying voice lessons and discovered yesterday that I am farther along than I realized
~ 1st solo after many years this evening
~ new organization stuff for my office
~ offered & accepted to sing at an upcoming wedding
~ finding so much interesting & helpful articles & blogs online
~ great Skype call yesterday
~ last Sun. evening, had opportunity to add to the subject discussed & rec'd a bit of encouraging feedback
~ a special friend who always remembers & lets me know
~ doggy baths this morning; they are now excitedly running around in the yard
~ lunch to be rice noodles with organic tomato sauce & mushrooms

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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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THANKFUL for smiles, hugs and sunshine.
Even more , for the rain that we are experiencing now.
For a comfy bed, safe home and kitties..



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Thankful for this group and happy for the day I began to look for the good in each day! Keep up the good work, Kathy and Maha! Glad to "know" you both here on SP.

Glad to know that real poverty does exist. Sorry for those that live in dire situations, but grateful for food on my table, a bed with clean sheets and a roof that doesn't leak.

Happy for my family and especially for my husband and youngest who keep me smiling each day.

Glad for a a new ESL student who started with me this week. Hopes for a lengthy relationship.

Grateful for my youngest deciding it was time to start back on his own violin lessons and for his commitment to teach others for free.

Happy for Internet that always me to keep in touch with you, loved ones, and friends from my little way-back spot on this planet.



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First of all, I want to thank all of you who have contacted me privately to see if I am ok. THANK YOU! And the answer is a rebounding YES!!!

Secondly, I would like to say I thought I had posted twice here, explaining how/why I forgot to start the thread (all good reasons...) for this month, and to thank Maha for setting it up. WHERE did those posts go? I can actually remember a lot of what I'd posted...or at least I thought I did. Only missed March 1!

All that being said, know that all is well, and I am continuing to live in a state of gratitude.

* For my creature comforts. Still reflecting on the poverty I saw in Myanmar and Cambodia. Heart wrenching. We, even the poorest amongst us, are so very very blessed.
* For my family, especially: My son, who handles the incredible stress in his life so well, with grace and integrity. My dad, who continues to amaze me with his energy and wisdom. My sister, who had been my strongest supporter since my husband died. My grandkids... no words to express how much I love and appreciate them.
* For friends who have continued to support me, care for me, bless me with gifts from the heart
* My little dog...who has brought such joy and companionship to what could be a very lonely existence
* My opportunities to give back. Hopefully, I do enough...
* My health. Despite all the years of not taking care of myself...my body continues to work.


~~~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 thanks this Friday morning for ...

~ satisfied with what is & striving to live in the moment
~ celebrating clients' progress
~ packed and ready to get on the road on time
~ recognizing my limits
~ accepting that bariatric surgery will happen when it happens & that's OK
~ prayers for people whose fears lead them to anger and hatred
~ prayers for those who live in the midst of violence
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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

- a great Early Bird session
- learning our frost-free days are increasing
- taking time to scope out evergreens that will thrive in drought and warmer temperatures
- listening to others adventures in decluttering their homes
- giving DH room to do his own thing
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

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


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Tonight I am grateful for:

-20 minutes of cardio tonight, a minimal amount but still beats my 10-minute daily minimum!! I'm loving that I finally got rid of that "all or nothing" attitude and replaced it with pure consistency
-Having the energy back again for regular exercise
-Arboretum opening up tomorrow night again for night hiking in the woods; it's only once every quarter or so and I thoroughly enjoy it, including the fire pits they set up
-Being more flexible in many ways than I've ever been before; a close death puts things in perspective about what's really important
-A good meeting with my manager today, leaving her assured that I had my hectic schedule planned out
-Calling my oldest nephew tonight to wish him a happy birthday (can't believe he's now 14) and we discussed his usual birthday gift: a plane ticket to see me this summer where we'll enjoy time together, including his favorite water park, all of which we've been doing since he was 9
-My kitties girls, chilled out on our bed, waiting for me to join them ... now ...

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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

-a emoticon day (amazing how it affects my mood)
- a great teammate meeting, help with homework and learned home drama is lessening
- grappling with mixed feelings
- going with flow, but also trying to determine if I might move the direction
- first women's emoticon get together 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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Giving thanks exuberantly this Thursday morning for ...

~ knowing I'm lucky despite a series of nuisance medical issues the past few weeks
~ work day and no one has cancelled
~ going in early for one client and writing a letter for another
~ watching our 94 year old neighbor take in her next door neighbor's trash bins
~ all the windows in our cozy house, providing light even on a cloudy day
~ hearing from my daughter & talking to my son
~ road trip this weekend; first time out of town since the holidays
~ happy for a friend who will move soon to be closer to her granddaughter but sad for us
~ all is well .... life is extraordinarily good

Shine,
Sandra


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Tonight I am grateful for:

-50 minutes of cardio while watching Survivor (I had it easy!!!)
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie, my best exercise buds
-Finally feeling better after the allergic reaction; it took me a week!!!
-Getting in a great groove at work due to planning and prioritization; now, if nobody throws any unexpected wrenches in my plan!!!
-The exercise incentive program going at work
-My warm and comfortable bed calling me now, complete with two out of three kitties

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Grateful this second day of March for ....

~ sweetie made a delicious salad for dinner
~ a plan from my supportive doctor to overcome a new hurdle to bariatric surgery
~ validation at consult team meeting today
~ seeing clients tomorrow at our new office
~ last remnants of cold almost gone
~ acceptance without resignation
~ looking forward to spending time with my son
~ 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
- winning some of the battles with this emoticon here's hoping I can win the war!
- time to walk @ noon
- my monthly fast day
- moving major projects forward
- hiring a feng shui consultant to improve the health chi in the house
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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Maha getting us started this month - thank you!!
-Upper body and core strength training tonight (my weekly buddy strength training partner is out of town, so tonight, the accountability piece of our buddy system took effect - and worked for BOTH of us!!!)
-Cardio tonight also
-My strong body that allows me to do this, even when I'm kind of tired from allergies
-Being able to help a dear friend who helped (and continues to help) me deal with life
-Having the space and the dumbbells and the recumbent bike and all that I need to work out from home while my kitty girls hang with me!!
-My warm and comfortable bed calling me now (after a bit more stretching)

Goodnight all,
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Good evening!

Where, oh where is our fearless leader? Testing!!! Kathy, come in...we need to hear from you!

I'm grateful tonight~~

~ love having Dot among us!

~ self-acceptance even when I mess up

~ the love and acceptance of friends

~ my beloved Specialized Vitasport bike, that friends shipped to me from San Francisco as a special birthday gift, will arrive at the local bike shop this Friday (to be re-assembled and maintained)!!!

~ looking so forward to the challenges of the yoga asana workshop a month from now, as well as tomorrow morning's class

With palms joined,
Maha

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It comes from an indomitable will.
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March 1 Maha joining your March thread. So good to see you still here and giving thanks.

~ Giving thanks for Maha and Kathy
~ For Spark People and friendships forged over many years.
~ Thanking the Lord for the ability to still get around at 84.
~ That I can still dance around my kitchen and exercise.
~ Dusk has crept over my window and I am overwhelmed with gratitude
~ That I am snug and warm and safe
~ In the kitchen good food for dinner waits me. I smile and will be Oh! so glad.

Hugs and Blessings to all.
Dot

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This first day of March, I give thanks for ...

~ Maha setting up March thread
~ seeing clients in new office Thursday
~ productive morning so far
~ found an affordable personal trainer with accreditation working with special populations
~ son (finally) responded to my texts and phone calls about weekend plans to visit
~ back to more seasonal weather
~ staying positive about bariatric surgery despite another hurdle put in the path
~ got in this afternoon to see specialist to address new hurdle; hoping for desired outcome
~ looking forward to weekend trip to see son and dear friends
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
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i am always Thankful All Ways....
I have so much to be thankful for I am unable to put it in words.



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Another month...another chance to express gratitude!


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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