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7/3/16 12:42 P

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Hi all - I started the July thread, but only Kathy, I believe, can move it to the top of the forum - so look below ... Happy July!

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7/2/16 8:48 A

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I need the July thread! Plz, plz, plz! Will check in later & maybe it will magically appear!
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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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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- hot emoticon oatmeal
- meeting a colleague for lunch
- good annual review
- planning for the next trip
- a quiet office
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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6/30/16 4:07 P

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

- a wonderful place to work
- cooler temps
- moving ahead on projects both @ work and home
- cumulus emoticon
- silver linings
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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6/30/16 11:50 A

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Today I am grateful for:

-Continued planning for my 14-yr-old nephew's visit in 2 weeks and finding 50%+ discounts on the more expensive things I'm taking him to (one BOGO from donating blood, win-win!!!)
-My mom having plenty of family nearby to help her with a garage sale and house packing as they downsize and move to Santa Clarita Valley
-The best sister I could ever ask for
-Solitude, and the many things that can be learned from it
-Friendship, and the many things that can be learned from it
-My sweet and amazing kitties, not sure how I'd be doing without them now; their spirits are so special

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I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.
-- John O'Donohue
(Photo by Hans Braxmeier)

I always love stopping by here, though my computer time is if-fy these days~~

~ SO happy to have some great quality time with Sandra and her partner during their visit here beginning tomorrow evening

~ we will be seeing West Side Story Sat. night, performed by the Arkansas Shakespeare Company (modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet!). A friend who just saw it said, "I saw it on Broadway and this is better!"

~ saw the 58th annual Delta exhibit last Saturday at the AR Arts Center (they plan to see it while here as well)
arkansasartscenter.org/delta
"The Annual Delta Exhibition has grown to encompass works in all media as showcase for the dynamic vision of the artists of the Mississippi Delta region."

~ excited to see the Delta des Refuses exhibition with them on Friday
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"The show challenges the traditional authority of juried taste by allowing any artist who was rejected from the Arkansas Art Center's Delta Exhibition to exhibit in the Refuses show. This is the second year of the Delta des Refuses, which will showcase the works of more than 80 artists."

~ like their last visit, coming together to dine and commune with a dear mutual friend, on Thursday evening

Blessed be,
Maha

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Wednesday gratitudes
* The simple pleasures (Luxuries...) of life...food in the pantry, a comfy bed, and a roof over my air conditioned home.
* Getting into a kayak for the first time in over 25 years!
* NOT getting filmed for America's Funniest Videos while doing it!
* Bills paid
* Plans for weekend solidifying.
* My wonderful, hard working, gardeners....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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6/28/16 6:01 P

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HOT Tuesday afternoon.... but, grateful
* For new working A/C (My 25 year old system would have kicked the bucket this week!)
* The BEST first date in two years!
* Great massage last night
* Staying on track with eating day 5
* Good friends with whom I can confide
* Friend's son hospitalized, but ok after rolling his truck several times.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Thankful this Tuesday morning ....

~ somewhat cooler temperatures
~ rain predicted while we are on our road trip so no need to find someone to water
~ weekly blog posted
~ 10 pounds lost; hoping for 1 more before my pre-op appointment tomorrow
~ managing my fears about surgery and lifelong nutritional issues I may encounter
~ laundry and cleaning today
~ thoughtful thank you note from neighbors
~ neighbors watching out for each other
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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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.
See the beauty around me.

The willingness to:
Get back on track.
Stay present and positive.
Let go of procrastination and just do IT.
Let go of feeling overwhelmed, start with baby steps.


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

- lessons in kindness - need many, many more...
- packed breakfast and lunch
- getting back on track
- shopping for freggies
- making time to stretch and perhaps ST
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

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

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


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Grateful this Monday afternoon for ...

~ conquering a problem I'd spent hours and hours troubleshooting
~ persistence sometimes pays off
~ managed frustration level remarkably well
~ knowing enough to take a break when I reached the breaking point
~ spending Saturday with my son who didn't have to be coerced
~ making chicken broth for after surgery
~ pre-op appointment on Wednesday (it's getting real)
~ lost 9 pounds
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Today I'm grateful for:

-Getting an overdue doctor's appointment scheduled
-Having the best sister I could ask for
-Finding the archived 3-series newspaper articles by the man who purchased/restored B's childhood Victorian home, rich with family musical references and other stories
-Doing really well with my sweet tooth the past week
-Summer fruits that help SO much with that sweet tooth
-A day of strong willpower; I'm especially appreciative because there are sweets everywhere at work today

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

- a productive, yet relaxing weekend
- starting to stretch again
- catching a missed sprinkler cycle
- meetings and still time to walk
- ReCommitment!
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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6/26/16 3:23 P

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Grateful on Sunday...
* For my gardenia bush. HUGE and loaded with fragrance!
* For getting through another meltdown related to home repairs.
* For a friend guiding me and supporting me as I go through the process of filing a justified (after one year, two months and 13 days, the remodel STILL has major issues!) formal complaint to the state contractor's board.
* For remembering my bestie's birthday, and making the plans to celebrate!
* For the health and safe travels of my son and family as they are into their third week on the road.
* For 4 consecutive days of tracking food and staying within my calorie range!

~~~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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How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of Light against its being; otherwise we all remain too frightened.
-- Hafiz, rendition by Daniel Ladinsky

Hello gratitudin' friends! My earlier post flew off into cyberspace, so I'll give it one more try here at the local library~~

~ back Thursday evening from an amazing road trip --a clear-out-the-cobwebs, open-up-to-joy three weeks in Florida and in the Bahamas

~ local library open all seven days, whereas other libraries I encountered during my road trip had significantly fewer hours

~ wonderful visits with old and new friends along the way

~ newly acquainted with the beautiful waters of the Caribbean (except for the Mexican Caribbean)

~ practice with sangha in Little Rock yesterday, followed by playtime with sangha sister, including lunch at a Brazilian restaurant and the Delta Exhibit at the AR Art Center (one less-than-gratifying event was going to the movies, The Lobster, which we walked out of half way through -- a gruesome excuse for a comedy, NOT recommended)

Blessed be,
Maha
P.S. Have you seen the inimitable Christian McBride and Chick Corea yet, Sandra???!!!


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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Grateful this Sunday morning for ...

~ fun conversation with a friend
~ garden party this afternoon
~ reservations made for two winter trips
~ just two weeks until surgery
~ lost 7 lbs
~ slept in this morning
~ enjoyed coffee and conversation with sweetie
~ trying to make sense of Brexit and implications for similar election results here
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra

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6/25/16 9:16 A

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half way til Christmas
Grateful for this time with family
a trip to Gettysburg and an excellent audio tour of the battlefield.
For all who fought there, for Abraham Lincoln and these
United States.

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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Grateful this Saturday morning for ...

~ sharing more of our life stories with a friend
~ morning kitty hugs
~ accepting the limits of what I can do
~ meeting a new colleague to begin exploring working together on a project
~ birds singing
~ cooler temperatures today
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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6/24/16 3:21 P

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

- the end to a great week
- sprinkler head adjustments (no more hauling hoses)
- DH playing golf
- great retirement seminar and personal analysis
- dinner with friends
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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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6/24/16 10:45 A

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Hey there peoples!

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I am grateful for...

~ opportunity to coach a couple
~ good session with client this morning
~ knowing my family is doing well
~ pics of my kids
~ good sleep
~ exercise
~ water aplenty
~ a new training track
~ tracking my eating and finding that I am doing great in that area
~ doggy love
~ too much to do and loving every minute of it!
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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 Friday morning for ....

~ kitty hugs
~ guidance from supportive colleagues on a suicidal client
~ knowing I did my best with three out of control clients yesterday
~ upcoming bariatric surgery becoming less abstract and more of a reality
~ support and thoughtful advice from children re: surgery
~ both my children called yesterday and daughter wrote a sweet note
~ it's Friday
~ relaxing weekend planned before another road trip next week
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra

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Grateful this Weds night
* For my home, and being able to emotionally manage a garage of breakdowns, problems, and pairs that are needed for maintenance.
* For new HVAC system, up and running, inspections done and my home is COLD!!! Whoo Hoo!
* For the professional, courteous, hardworking crew that did the install. Such a treat after my experience last year!
* For the opportunity to volunteer with a special group each month
* But for the grace of God, I could be one of the homeless that I packed up doggie bags for last night.
* New prospects for relationships

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Gratitude abounds this morning for ...

~ sweetie helping me work through an ethical dilemma
~ overnight visit from a dear friend
~ sometimes no news from my children is good news
~ forecast for this afternoon is a bit cooler - every degree makes a difference at this point
~ yummy turkey burgers and salad for dinner last night
~ my two day a week job
~ enjoying the pace of my off days -- slow
~ time for weekend travels
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a fun emoticon tournament yesterday
- keeping our title of "dead ass last"
- having a great time with great gals
- awakening to cool temps and no meetings
- being able to walk @ lunch
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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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Giving thanks this Wednesday:

~ For leftovers to just warm up tonight
~ That I did not have to cook
~ Chris came for more books and bought his wash.
~ Found 4 ebooks at the library to put on the Nook
~ So happy that reading takes his mind of his problems.
~ Sister and Niece stopped in for a quick visit.
~ Showered Chris with love. Thank you Lord!

Hugs and Blessings to all.
Momma Dot

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Today I am grateful for:

-Knowing how to take care of myself (dental appointment this a.m.)
-No plans tonight other than a quiet night at home with my kitties!!
-Trader Joe's fruit run completed, cannot be without my fresh fruit and the berries are SO good this time of year emoticon
-Being fit and strong enough to be able to offer to help a dear friend clear out her elderly parents' assisted living apartment as they move into long-term care emoticon
-My company and my job
-My sweet little sister

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Thankful this Wednesday for ....

~ a satisfying class today
~ colleagues in my consultation group - so supportive
~ watering our still new sod and flower beds this morning before the heat of the day
~ heartfelt thank you's
~ a thoughtful note from my mother to sweetie
~ a telephone call from my faraway daughter
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra

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Thankful that a few are still posting thanks on the team, and are grateful.

~ Making and effort to be here more often to show my gratitude
~ Life is trying to get me down...but I will continue to give my thanks daily.
~ My Lord is good and has not forgotten me
~ God is good and greatly to be praised!
~ Giving me continued Love and His blessed Peace.

Hugs and Blessing to all,
Dot

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Today I am grateful for:

-Music and the musicians who share it emoticon
-My sweet Siamese, Cleo, doing better after emergency surgery; she gets sutures removed Thursday emoticon
-My vet clinic, the type of place where the docs give you their home number; I've gone there for nearly 20 years now!
-Options, always good to have them and be aware of them!
-Baby steps

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- Wispy reminding me it is winter in Australia and the emoticon is a large, wonderful, diverse home
- oatmeal and the first cup of coffee
- a profession that allows me to see 'finished' work
- a break in the emoticon
- working with talented and committed colleagues
- facial later today
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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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Grateful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ weekend reprieve from the heat
~ celebrating my parents' 65th wedding anniversary
~ the distant grandchildren who surprised my paents with their presence
~ enjoying cards with my parents despite my mother's cognitive decline
~ my son enjoyed visiting with his cousins
~ thoughts are with those who don't have air conditioning
~ Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade tonight
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Where IS everyone??

Grateful for those faithful who post on a regular basis, AND...

* An unexpected invite to spend the weekend at Lake Tahoe in my friend's home!
* The beauty of the clean cool air, the crystal waters and the trees that abound there
* Friendships.
* That my son had an opportunity to WORK in Costa Rica this week! Was able t spend Father's Day with the kids, then flew out late last night.
* That my new A/C is being installed just in time....and that I will only have one night without cooling on this hot summer solstice, AND that by tomorrow (when projected to be well into the triple digit temps) It will be up and running. Away from the master bedroom!
* My good little traveling dog, my Tiger Lily, who is SO well behaved I can take her anywhere!

~~~Kathy~~~

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- 2" of emoticon over the weekend
- 10 degree drop in temperature
- chance to walk before temps and humidity rise
- packed breakfast and lunch
- first day of summer
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

~ cooler weather and a mist this morning
~ my desert rose is blooming
~ a chat with DH this morning that went well
~ hearing from both kids this week and receiving their counsel on some sticky issues
~ positive client feedback
~ receiving good advice & interaction from a FB group
~ all my certificates and pics are framed for my office
~ a couples' dinner this evening and I have not been involved at all; get to just go and enjoy
~ a future and hope
~ good sleep
~ been getting up earlier to exercise every day
~ continuous learning opportunities
~ looks like this week's going to be a good one too!

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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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Friday gratitudes
* That I have access to wi-fi at home once again....
* For a delightful time at the county fair last night. Milked a goat, just like old times!
* For a lovely road trip with a good friend, revisiting places I'd been with Alan. Seeing them through different eyes
* For the joy my little dog brings to me, and to others. She does her job well
* For a dear and special friend, who has been there for me for over two years now, seen me at my worst, and my best.
* For the funds to take on major home repairs/updates
* For my family....

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


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Thankful this Friday morning for ....

~ road trip this weekend to cooler weather
~ answers to pressing questions about Social Security paperwork
~ paperwork in the mail
~ lots to celebrate this weekend -- milestone anniversary, birthday & Father's Day
~ packed and ready to load the car
~ knowing kitty is in good hands while we are away
~ seeing my son this weekend
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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For the Meditation Summit on Sounds True
especially the kundalini yoga meditation by Snatum Kaur
and the blessing at the end

May the long time sun
Shine upon you,
May All love surround you,
May the pure light within you
Guide your way on.


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

- DH taking a break
- working on the yard early tomorrow morning
- bug spray
- learning about polar pooch pads
- dinner with friends celebrating a 45th wedding anniversary
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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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Today I am grateful for:

-I'm with Kaligirl - working an inside job in AC
-People who have to work outside, or go in and out of the heat all day, because we can't do without them either (I used to work outside, lasted a mere 4 years)
-The first responders who had to show up and deal with 49 shot dead and even more injured in Orlando; what a living nightmare for all
-The medical staff that dealt with the aftermath and kept (and continue to keep) so many alive
-Remembering that there are always helpers - look for the helpers!
-The opportunity to start over every day

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

- an inside job with AC as temps hit the 100s
- coffee and packed breakfast and lunch
- finding new calcium and turmeric supplements
- investigating yoga options
- planning trips
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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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in our life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to get back on track, make small changes, plan and monitor what I eat one meal one stack at a time.
The beauty of orchids.
Restaurants.
Choices.
Air conditioning.
Internet.



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On this Wednesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- taking my emoticon supplements
- setting up foot surgery dates
- acclimating to the emoticon
- keeping weeds @ bay (@ least some of them...)
- emoticon and emoticon
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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

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Thankful this Wednesday morning for ...

~ friends & family who we love and love us
~ first cup of coffee
~ basil and cilantro planted to replace plants that bolted
~ brief reprieve from heat forecast over weekend
~ weight loss surgery less than four weeks from now
~ trying out different ways of being in retirement
~ al is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Much to be thankful for:

middle boy called with lots of good news

oldest comes soon to spend a month

youngest is happy as usual



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For faces,
For the beautiful Lin-Manuel Miranda's Sonnet....he is a genius.

My wife's the reason anything gets done.
She nudges me towards promise by degrees.
She is a perfect symphony of one.
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they're finished songs and start to play.
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day
This show is proof that history remembers.
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger.
We rise and fall, and light from dying embers
Remembrances that hope and love last longer.
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love;
Cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa's symphony; Eliza tells her story.
Now fill the world with music, love, and pride.

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."
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Today I am grateful for:

-A phone conversation last night with my 100-year-old aunt, who after the loss of three husbands in her life, had the ability to put into one word what I feel much of the time after losing my soul mate
-The value I place on talking with and listening to people older than me; they have such incredible life experience to share
-The equal value in sharing time with kids, who have not yet learned the filters and see the world with different eyes
-The time and space and non-verbal communication I share with my three kitties
-Friends

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Thankful this sunny soon-to-be scorching Tuesday morning for ...

~ air conditioning and fans
~ this forum where we come together to share regardless of creed or political persuasion
~ completing this week's blog after struggling to be clear
~ remembering the importance of acceptance and nonjudgment while writing blog
~ getting back to our meditation practice today after missing three days
~ lunch with 91 year old father-in-law and celebratory dinner with dear friends today
~ prayers for the survivors of violence and poverty
~ all is well ... my life is exceedingly good through luck of birth, time & place

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a chance of emoticon
- packed breakfast and lunch (albeit a little hastily)
- surviving the emoticon
- verification of project budgets
- AC
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"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

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


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Thankful this Monday evening for ...

~ accepting that no sense can be made out of the senseless
~ rain (after we watered, of course)
~ a lively discussion over a glass of wine tonight
~ sweetie made dinner
~ my mother is home from the ER
~ a friend joined us for a family dinner at the last minute last night
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good in spite of all the violence that surrounds us

shine,
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Today I am grateful for:

-The pain I feel from the Orlando tragedies because it lets me know I still "feel" (trying to find some kind of positive out of these horrid, senseless tragedies)
-Love and compassion
-My 14-year-old nephew who's coming to visit again next month
-Our on-site blood drive tomorrow that will also net me a buy one/get one free to Schlitterbahn Water Park, which happens to be the highlight of my nephew's trip every time
-My sweet Siamese Cleo doing better after her emergency surgery last week (how a cat can do what she did as an inside cat is beyond me; they said it was a freak accident)
-Finishing my latest jigsaw puzzle (backyard birds) this weekend; now on to another cat puzzle!!

Here's to love, period -

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon for keeping us from overdoing
- oatmeal and yogurt for breakfast
- a 'mostly' finished deck
- making it to the famers' market and waiting to savor emoticon
- learning to pace myself (as if that will ever happen...)
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"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

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


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Grateful this Saturday afternoon for ...

~ a busy morning & a lazy afternoon
~ nephew happily helping with a project
~ son called to check in so we wouldn't worry as he travels
~ dinner with friends tonight
~ last of the stuff removed from the sold house
~ air conditioning in this near 100 degree weather
~ the ordinary ebb and flow of life
~ road trip to celebrate my parents' 65th wedding anniversary this week
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Thankful this Friday afternoon for ....

~ closing this morning; accountant this afternoon
~ celebratory glass of champagne with good friends afterwards
~ watching a cardinal pair who reside next door
~ recognizing it's time to start watering before plants start drooping
~ plans to get up early in the am to torch more weeds
~ coping ahead for busy Saturday balancing work & play
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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Sandra

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Giving Thanks this afternoon :

A morning spent in the ER with DS giving him support.
Leaving him in good hands to be admitted overnight.
The blood transfusions he will receive and the fluids,
Both should enable him to feel better. ER personnel so kind.
Thanks for no more rain the last couple of days.
Giving time for the roof leak to dry so roofer can fix the problem.
Praying that he will come soon...Colin (storm) made a mess!

This to shall pass...Still Thanking and praising my Lord.
Dot



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Wishing you a great & healthy weekend!

~ getting through the week on not as much sleep as I shoulda
~ a long fun phone conversation with DS
~ accomplishing most of what I'd hoped for the week
~ new row of bushes planted by DH with the flower color I want
~ deciding to move lesson day
~ getting some new ladies interested in my new ministry/job
~ realisation that something from my upbringing that I've always considered negative, makes so much sense as prepress for what I am now doing
~ healthy food
~ potable water
~ electricity
~ water in abundance
~ good health
~ more than adequate shelter

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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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to let go of frustration and just get back on track, one meal, one snack, one day at a time.

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- completion of a major project (as though there is such a thing...) emoticon
- DH brightening the deck
- oatmeal for breakfast
- lunch with colleagues
- dinner with friends (food on the mind?)
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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Daily scrabble games with my 91 year old mom
Good temperatures so we can sit outside
Sharing a book about my great great grandfather from Ironton, MO

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."
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Thankful this Thursday morning for ...

~ suicidal client has been stabilized in hospital & will be released today
~ setting limits with two clients
~ lost 6 pounds (need to lose 6 more pounds before surgery July 11)
~ yummy salads with herbs from garden
~ ready to torch some more weeds -- weed torch is amazing
~ air conditioning for next week when temperatures forecast to soar
~ a long run of spring-like weather
~ kitty starting to return to normal after doggie gone
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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

- haircut later today
- podiatrist appointment one day later!
- grabbing fruits and veggies to assemble @ work
- picking up some personal thumb drives
- crying 'uncle' on the deck and applying brightener tonight
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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to get back on track..
The willingness to plan ahead.
Feeling loved.

Mazzy


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Today I am grateful for:

-Knowing that when it's hard for me to come here is usually when I need to be here most, so here I am with gratitude for this team and our gratitude practice - thank you!
-All that is heard in the midst of silence
-Constant work on that fine line between taking care of myself and pushing myself
-Remembering that little things count (projects) and I often still do more than many people
-A FitBit "finding" (a small piece came off the clip and was found in a very strange way)
-My job; if I have to have one, I'm blessed that it's a great one

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon (gives us a break from the deck work)
- packed breakfast and lunch
- first emoticon
- getting out while still cool to walk
- shredding party after work
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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Grateful this Wednesday morning for ...

~ burned off weeds growing in driveway with my new weed torch
~ ready to tackle the patio
~ unseasonably crisp morning air
~ windows open
~ salads
~ fresh herbs from the garden
~ continuous blooming daylilies
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Grateful this Tuesday
* For flexibility...
* For impromptu road trip scheduled for Friday! (No clue where I am going yet!)
* For my washer and dryer
* For my gardenia bush abundant with bloom
* For supportive friends
* For the right to vote


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Thankful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ another beautiful spring day - sunshine, moderate temperatures and gentle breeze
~ a good day to spend working in the yard
~ accepting a decision had to be made even though there were no good solutions
~ accepting that the doggie isn't going to work out and finding another home
~ learning from the situation
~ jazz festival with friends this weekend
~ posted a new blog - Mindfulness Across Spiritual Traditions

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~ enjoying writing blogs for the clinic where I work
~ 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, productive weekend stripping the deck
- a short work week
- meetings today highlighting a colleague's work
- getting to be a passenger as opposed to driver
- DH continuing to work on the deck
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6/6/16 9:48 P

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Gratitude abounds this Monday evening for ...

~ haulers cleaned out the basement of sweetie's sold house in time for closing
~ a nagging concern eased
~ learned to use a new tool
~ a prospective client contacted me tonight
~ scheduled lunch with dad-in-law
~ laughter
~ a salad with fresh-out-of-the-garden lettuce and herbs
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra


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6/6/16 3:17 P

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Incredibly grateful today
* For the events of the past week...
*** Dad tolerated traveling as well as he did
*** The insight to know how to make it easier for him
*** My brother stepping up to take care of aunt and uncle (also close to 90, with health issues) so that all could enjoy the amazing wedding
***The actual ceremony was joyous and PERFECT for my niece and her now husband!
*** No traffic on what is usually a VERY busy highway!
* For Tiger Lily being well cared for in my absence
* For spontaneously planned road trip to recover!
* For graduation celebration for my granddaughter who is now a FRESHMAN in HIGH SCHOOL!!!



~~~Kathy~~~

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


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6/6/16 7:26 A

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Grateful for another week of life...

Glad for a real live phone conversation with middle son and hearing some of his latest news

Happy to be helping 4 great young people from our town get set to go with a team on a river trip down the Amazon in July

Joyful for new adolescents in a little weekly study group - they just keep showing up

Thankful that dh and I are at a good place financially after two years of living meager to pay off a big debt

And always for the love of family and friends! Ah, and my crazy cat and 2 new dogs!



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


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6/5/16 12:28 P

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Grateful this Sunday morning for ....

~ an incredible June morning with sunshine, cool breeze and rain-washed air
~ finished my fifth blog for our work website
~ lawn mowed, laundry done & kitchen clean
~ gave "equal" time to Emmie (doggie) & Poco (kitty)
~ going to party with sweetie's dad this afternoon
~ our two-person Sangha
~ moments of kindness and love in the world
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra


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6/4/16 7:12 P

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Thankful this Saturday afternoon for ....

~ Emmie (our Shih Tzu rescue) is perking up after a hard first day yesterday
~ lawn mower part arrived and the lawn is getting mowed, hard slogging with wet grass
~ sun came out after morning rain
~ lunch with a friend today
~ luxury of a nap this afternoon
~ another friend stopped by this afternoon (love the spontaneity)
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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6/4/16 10:28 A

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June!
spending time with parents
my sister and her family who live and care for my parents
my daughters
my son
my Scott

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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6/3/16 2:33 P

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H-e-l-l-o-o-o to June!!! The end of the year is in sight and I am excited to be alive and doing what I do best!

~ loving my Life Coaching biz
~ thrilled to see a little definition in the muscles of my arms
~ nice to see DH interested in yard again
~ 2 of my orchids and my starfish plant keep on blooming
~ the poinsettia was iffy for a couple of weeks and lost most leaves after transplant, but is "liking" its new place
~ received another orchid gift today
~ seeing progress in the area of marketing my business
~ good networking this week
~ going to have Christmas for me in a few weeks
~ convinced DH to repair the fence and hopeful he will complete it this next week
~ resolution to a months long sticky problem resolved yesterday (waiting for another)
~ renewal of a friendship & strengthening of another
~ in touch with our kids and all seems to be fine

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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6/3/16 8:35 A

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Thoughts turning to gratitude this Friday morning for ...

~ cacophany of bird songs this morning
~ windows open to the cool morning air
~ gaining to courage to do a scary task
~ excited about firing up my new weed torch this weekend
~ the good health I have
~ not reacting to an unintended hurtful situation
~ taking our new doggie to the vet this morning
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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6/3/16 6:17 A

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Feeling loved.
Our home.
The beauty of the palms surrounding our patio.
The beauty of orchids.


Mazzy


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6/2/16 9:24 A

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Grateful this second day of June for ...

~ found the "perfect" rescue doggie to join our family, a 3 year old Shih Tzu
~ doggie gets along with our kitty (and vice versa)
~ deciding not to go camping, thus simplifying our entire month
~ two weekend trips in June instead of three
~ time to gather information for title company in time for closing
~ satisfying responses to my recent blogs
~ lunch with a millennial friend this week and coffee with a GenX friend this morning
~ happy that young adults want to spend time with me
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

Shine,
Sandra

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6/2/16 9:01 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
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- DH attending important conference
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- change in vacation plans
- power washing paint between deck boards (and maybe even removing it!)
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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6/1/16 10:34 P

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OMG Stephanie...thanks! My dad is visiting and I totally forgot what date it was!
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Here it is, the first day of June....and gratitude abounds
* My dad, at 94, was able to safely make the trip up from SoCal. And we have had a lovely visit thus far!
* Long time friends came for dinner tonight, and to catch up with him...a great time!
* My ability to recognize his anxiety and provide measures to reassure and calm him.
* Wedding weather now only predicted to be 95, not 102 degrees as it was a few days ago.
* Granddaughter and son did "the Murph" workout on Memorial Day together (1 mile run, followed by 100 push ups, 200 pull ups and 300 squats! THEN...another one mile run!)

Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 6/2/2016 (03:16)
~~~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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On this first day of June, I am grateful for:

-A new month with new beginnings
-Being able to drive to Chicago to attend a century birthday celebration; so life-affirming after the multiple losses I've had in the past 2+ years
-Forgiving a dear friend who apologized - easy, done!
-Acknowledgement, an amazing thing in life
-My sweet kitty girls
-My comfortable home

Stephanie

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