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8/31/16 11:54 A

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On this last day of August 2016, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- competent and caring emoticon professionals
- easing back into the workplace
- colleagues who care about their work
- heading out @ lunch for foam to make my 'boot' work better
- no meetings!
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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8/30/16 12:39 P

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Sandra - I think the start of the new school year may have something to do with time commitments, as for me getting back to work after surgery is the culprit

On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- gentle emoticon particularly since sprinkler line is still not fixed
- invitation to a networking session
- finalizing flight arrangements for a GF weekend
- getting caught up on work to-dos
- ending the month in style!
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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8/30/16 12:33 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Wonderful, kind, caring co-workers
-A special gift that was in my chair this morning
-Other special gifts received in the past few days during a difficult time
-Knowing that things are rarely coincidental
-Having a good friend who's a personal trainer (working on her Ph.D), so I know to lay off my upper body strength training for 3-4 weeks after a small pull in left arm to allow it to completely heal and guidance on an alternate form of lifting when I get back to it
-Developing a plan to help get me through September, one of my difficult months

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8/30/16 10:53 A

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Where is everyone? I am sad we see so few of our members here regularly anymore. Please come back! I miss my virtual friends. I am thankful this Tuesday for ....

~ reluctant acceptance of my clients' right to self-determination even when I think it's not in their best interest

~ learning about website development through trial and error -- painfully slow -- but great satisfaction when I figure something out

~ knowing I have backup help with website development

~ accepting that my weight has been stuck for a few days & acknowledging why

~ deciding to go to support groups 3x/month

~ an especially meaningful talk with sweetie yesterday

~ working at loving what is .... knowing all that I have and do exists by the luck of being born at a place and time with a supportive family

~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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8/29/16 11:16 A

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Thankful this Monday morning for ...

~ two plays at the Fringe Festival
~ a relaxed visit with a friend of 30 years
~ good homemade food yesterday -- tuna salad, French onion soup, quinoa salad & scallops
~ onion soup in the freezer, leftovers for the week
~ another day to "get it right"
~ thoughts of my children
~ sitting here with sweetie drinking coffee, playing on our electronic devices & talking
~ three months without out-of-state travel
~ all is well...life is exceedingly good

shine,
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8/28/16 10:18 A

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Seeing a pic of my stateside boys all together this morning at church and with uncles

Seeing my youngest growing into a responsible young man

Seeing the love of my dh every day

Seeing my parents on Skype last night

Seeing some pals drop by to check in on me

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


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8/27/16 12:22 P

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thankful this Saturdaymorning for .

~ son has a new bicycle after his was stolen (during his bike riding vacation)
~ daughter is on the South Island enjoying scenery and good company
~ friend of 30 years is staying with us for the weekend
~ an extraordinary solo-performance of a powerful one act play last night
~ play motivated me to write to Governor to advocate for clemency for Patty Prewitt
~ going with the flow (mostly) of ups and downs re: food consumption
~ lost 36 pounds in six weeks
~ went for a walk last night - access to exercise pool after Labor Day
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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8/27/16 9:44 A

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Another great week!

~ a little time with Michele this week
~ hearing that my kids are doing just fine
~ DH finished a project just for me
~ getting through more training
~ the silly, happy birds in my yard
~ starting up daily exercise again
~ starting the nutritionist's suggested eating plan
~ good sleep and a few happy dreams
~ puppy love
~ staying organized and keeping up

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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8/26/16 7:34 P

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home safe after trip to big city
doc visit went well
help from a friend

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


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8/26/16 5:10 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Friday! That means a weekend for some R&R (past 2 nights have stormed through the night resulting in poor sleep)
-Dinner (my little supper club) last night with 3 old friends at a wonderful, quaint Italian restaurant with the most garlicky meatballs I've ever had (love me my garlic) and the best salad I've had in a long time
-NO plans this weekend other than haircut
-My current jigsaw puzzle; the most fun one I've worked on in awhile
-Continued success with my elevation training (a/k/a climbing stairwells) in prep for the Grand Canyon emoticon
-My company's fall healthy incentive walking program being perfect timing to serve two purposes: (1) help me with training for extra walking; and (2) it's in progress DURING my Grand Canyon trip so I'll get TONS of steps in that week!! emoticon
-My sweet kitties, especially little Rosie who's had a rough couple of weeks with surgery (4 teeth extracted) and upset tummy emoticon
-Always, my health; I never want to take it for granted

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8/24/16 10:24 A

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

- another day of rest
- DH rocking steady
- the sounds of water
- icepacks
- paninis for dinner
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

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

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


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8/23/16 8:17 P

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Thankful this Tuesday evening for ...

~ one month check up went well
~ a misunderstanding resolved (at least sort of)
~ on track losing weight - averaging 5 pounds a week since surgery
~ impressed with lifelong followup from surgeon
~ eventful day tomorrow, slow day today
~ just enough rain to not have to water
~ another fall-like day
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
sandra

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8/23/16 12:30 P

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

- more time to heal
- being able to telecommute
- sitting on the deck
- waiting for cleaning folks (a true blessing)
- DH getting supplements refilled
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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8/23/16 11:48 A

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Grateful on this Tuesday morning.
* For this site, which feels like a mini-retreat sometimes
* For the support of so many people, via emails, phone calls, texts, etc...
* For my DL's courage in the face of adversity. Not only did she go to a live concert four days after diagnosis, she is now rafting down a river in Oregon!
* For my son, the rock of their family, who has learned to deal with stress over the years, by taking really good care of himself. (Eating organic and healthy, no alcohol, regular exercise, playing hard, and massage....)
* For Best Buy's Geek Squad, who was able to retrieve old files off a crashed computer, and set me up with a new laptop. All the videos of my mom, my husband, and the grandkids when they were little are there!
* For several free housing options when I go to an out of town wedding next month.


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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8/22/16 8:21 P

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Grateful this Monday evening for ...

~ laundry almost done
~ extraordinarily beautiful fall-like day
~ getting blog written for work and posting
~ summer sounds of cicadas
~ grass is overcoming early summer fungus
~ thoughts turning to planting trees & shrubs in back yard
~ friend arriving on Wednesday
~ continue to lose weight
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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8/22/16 5:49 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-This past weekend with fall-like weather and temps, including some needed rain Friday night
-A noticeable improvement in exercise, both consistency and content; the October Grand Canyon trip seems to be key motivation
-Finding two long weekend flights to LA for less than what one cost the last time around, that allows me to make the second trip to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday
-A friend texted me about a walk tonight; temps are still pretty nice and I'm doing it!!!
-Having a great company that can help me when I have mechanical issues with the water gardens (after a long line of not-too-reliable pond people); even better, it's a small business owned by two women so I like supporting them!

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8/22/16 11:38 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
emoticon for the garden off the sprinkler system that is shut off due to leaks...
emoticon days for deck 'sitting'
a break in the emoticon
last week off emoticon
emoticon and hummingbirds!
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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8/21/16 1:35 P

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Thankful this Sunday afternoon for

~ father-in-law's art show opening. He's 92 and still doing his art!
~ sweetie's understanding when food issues lay me out
~ a beautiful fall-like day. May we have more ...
~ thinking about fall plantings
~ sweetie pulled weeds coming up between patio pavers
~ looking at storage sheds and raised bed gardens
~ paying off credit cards
~ son called just to check in
~ all is well ...life is exceedingly good

shine
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8/21/16 12:30 P

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Wonderful photo Sandra!

On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- another fabulous, cool day
- DH taking the dog for a nail trim
- emoticon and emoticon for breakfast
- sitting under a deck umbrella
- sounds of the owl
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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8/20/16 2:58 P

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Grateful this Saturday afternoon for ...

~ trying to take people commenting on every morsel I eat with an open mind
~ making a hard decision about a difficult client
~ wedding photos

~ brunch with a friend
~ my son who is riding his bicycle 70 miles through Badlands National Park today
~ my daughter who calls me regularly
~ sweetie who encourages me and understands when I need alone time
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra


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8/20/16 8:24 A

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I am so grateful for all that has taken place in my life this past week.

~ Continued training
~ Completing a course today
~ New clients
~ First time ever that instead of making them myself, I got to order curtains for my office
~ DH's willingness to help with this
~ My oldest brother coming through surgery okay (he'll have surgery for 2 brain aneurysms next month)
~ DH has plans set for the small desk I need for my office (he's going to mke it)
~ Prep started for the vegan dish I'm taking to the meeting tonight
~ Visit with nutritionist and an eating plan in hand (just need to shop)
~ Finding out from her that although my fat ratio is too high, my muscle mass is perfect! That means that the strength training is paying off!
~ Hearing from my kids and knowing they are doing well
~ A brand new week ahead

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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8/19/16 4:29 P

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Thankful this Friday afternoon for ...

~ website ready for first round of feedback (hope I have a thick skin)
~ a colleague's listening ear
~ just the right amount of plans for the weekend - not too much nor too little
~ talked briefly to my traveling son ... all's well
~ daughter called to say she was having a good day
~ coffee with a friend/colleague
~ sweetie's presence in my life
~ dear out-of-town friend arriving next week for a fun weekend
~ lost 32 pounds
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra

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8/19/16 4:14 P

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Kaligirl - Funny how important those toes are, isn't it? Glad you're progressing!! Keep wiggling!!! emoticon

Today I am grateful for:

-The best friends anybody could ask for
-Perseverance
-My sister
-Still having my mother alive
-45 flights of stairs climbed yesterday (and down also); actually 2 days this week I did 45
-Knowing where to go to get what I need
-Always, my health

Stephanie

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8/19/16 10:57 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a bright emoticon day
- last scheduled meeting of my healing time off work
- start of my limited emoticon
- ability to wiggle my toes and flex my ankle
- no swelling
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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8/19/16 8:32 A

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Loving husband

Communication with faraway sons

Crazy dogs

Quilt project coming together

Sniffly cat seems better - not dead yet!

Youngest son's self determination in work, studies and play


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


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8/18/16 11:48 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- much needed emoticon
- new trellis
- last day (maybe) of emoticon for a while
- keeping up on office e-mail
- one more meeting commitment this week
Life is GOOD - here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

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

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


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8/18/16 8:54 A

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Prayers for your daughter-in-law and family, Transformation! I'll put her on my special list!

Grateful for a good day in town yesterday and for finances to see some doctors this month which had been put on the back burner for a bit.

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


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8/17/16 11:06 P

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Offering thanks this Wednesday evening for ....

~ 32 pounds weight loss in total
~ taking frustrating technology in stride (hoping to find a solution when I'm less tired)
~ new client, new challenge
~ call from a former client telling me of her progress
~ friends coming for dinner this weekend
~ coffee with a coworker tomorrow
~ supportive emails from two colleagues I barely know
~ a "just because" call from my daughter and missed call from son
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra


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8/17/16 6:10 P

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Kathy - Sandra is right; there are no words. Please know that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

Today I am grateful for:

-45 flights of stairs climbed (and descended), as I increase the number for elevation training for October Grand Canyon hike
-Outside vendor made my Friday/Mon/Tues difficult, but all was resolved today and that project is now complete, despite multiple errors I caught
-My sweet kitties, but this week, especially Rosie who continues to not get mad when I have to give her liquid antibiotics against her will
-Good friends and family
-Getting everything I need together to renew my passport
-Working on getting Beth's final taxes filed by end of October (only because I think there will be money coming back)
-Always, my health

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8/16/16 6:58 P

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Oh Kathy, words are inadequate at times like these, Praying for the peace which surpasses all understanding for you and those you hold close. On this Tuesday, I give thanks for ...

~ a home-cooked meal shared with a friend
~ herbs from the garden
~ unseasonably cool temperatures
~ the good health I enjoy only by God's grace (certainly nothing I've done)
~ almost unpacked
~ emails from my mother
~ wedding photos trickling in
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra

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**** PLEASE pray for my son and his family. My daughter in law's cancer is back with a vengeance. And prognosis is bleak without a miracle.*****

Grateful
* For knowing...
* For my son's strength in this time of sadness and crisis
* For the support my friends have provided
* For reminders that every moment is precious
* For tears...
* For diversions...

~~~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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8/16/16 7:38 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.
The willingness to get back on track as often as necessary and just move forward.
A lazy day ahead.
Our home.
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A sunny day.
Feeling loved.

Mazzy


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8/15/16 7:02 P

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Grateful this Monday morning for ....

~ home after 10 days with family
~ weddings of my niece and nephew were poignant, very different and great fun
~ lost three pounds despite parties and eating out
~ car unpacked
~ kitty greeted us when we walked in the door & has been sitting on our laps since
~ side-trip to the town where I was born (that I'd never seen)
~ heard from both of my adult children today -- exciting times in their lives
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a good nights' emoticon
- a wonderful view from the kitchen table
- my first emoticon
- DH taking me to an important meeting and deciding to travel to visit old friends
- ice packs
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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8/14/16 6:43 P

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Grateful on Sunday
* For my dad, whose health is good enough to travel. And plans for him to stay for a week and spend Thanksgiving holiday with the northern CA contingent of family!
* Making it through more "markers"
* Knowing how close my step-daughter and I became before her death, and that she had reconciled certain areas of her life
* Results still "inconclusive" re:DIL's health (could be much worse....)
* The power of prayer, which along with excellent health care, has kept her in remission for 4 1/2 years.
* Persied meteor showers, viewed in the mountains, from the bed of a pick up truck.


~~~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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Today I am grateful for:

-Summer cantaloupe; I got a big one cut up and portioned out to grab for work days
-Getting through the "weekend of the kitties" (one had surgery/4 teeth removed/cleaning, the other two had to get shots) and finally getting everybody back into our usual routines
-Fourth load of laundry in the dryer
-Clean sheets on my bed for tonight (and all kitty bedding washed for them)
-Pharmacy and Trader Joe's shopping done
-A quiet Sunday afternoon ... all kitties sleeping ... aaaaaaahhhhh
-Always, my health


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On this Sunday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- pain emoticon
- learning a hard lesson about staying 'ahead' of the pain...
- chicken soup on the stove
- time to Spark
- pillows to elevate my foot
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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 restart my diet and release weight.
Family vacation plans.
Feeling loved.
Our home.
Beautiful palms surrounding my patio.


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Sunday morning thanks!

Grateful for the quiet pleasure of no hectic church services on Sunday mornings as ours are in the evening here in Brazil

Peace and quiet of an empty house to study and prepare for later this evening

Successful surprise baby shower for a friend last night

Playing with my loony cat this morning and watching the dogs play with my dh

Love and peace to all!

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


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Sounds super Slaying!

On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- successful bunionectomy emoticon
- great doctors and nurses
- DH and his assistance
- pups keeping me company
- FitBit and MyFitnessPal + emoticon to keep me on track so I don't gain weight while healing
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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Oh I have some Sat Grats to share!

~ Seeing the spark return to a client's eyes
~ Exchange of messages with a colleague who wanted my opinion
~ Training and desk work that I was able to do this week
~ Hearing that my kids are safe and doing what they love
~ Finding out all about & seeing pictures & video of our DD's skydiving adventure
~ Confirmation that I am doing what I was meant to do
~ The possibilities in my future
~ Coaching a dear friend who is living with cancer through 15 1/2 hours of remembering her life and setting goals for 10 areas of her life
~ a clean desk
~ handwash laundry hung to dry
~ the chirping silly birds in my yard
~ a couple of games to challenge and increase my thought processing
~ a good night's sleep

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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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Grateful this Wednesday evening for ...

~ feeling better after a 24 hour bug
~ striving for patience while experimenting with what I can/cannot eat
~ completing projects for my mom
~ off to our second wedding in a week tomorrow
~ trying to wrap my head around the lifestyle changes I am making
~ playing cards with my parents
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

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Today I am grateful for:

-My sweet tuxedo kitty, Rosie, being OK (in the grand scheme of things) after vet visit; she'll have 2 teeth removed and the rest cleaned on Friday
-Having the funds to cover TWO kitty surgeries in 2 months!
-Seeing two retired co-workers at a gathering today
-My sleep seemingly returned to normal this week after a rough week last week
-Doing really well on my elevation/stairwell training and much better on exercise in general; the Grand Canyon trip is giving me big and much-needed motivation
-SparkPeople and FitBit, two great tools to help me with my training
-Dear friends
-Always, my health

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Got to talk in real time to our former wandering boy who's now living well and working a great job in the USA. He and his young lady are expecting a baby later this year and we got to be some of the first to know that it will be a girl. Grateful for the good interactions as we continue to pray for complete restoration and healing in this fellow's life!

Getting set to drag out my sewing machine and start some baby projects!

Glad for general peace and happiness in my life right now!

Michele

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Giving thanks this Tuesday morning for ...

~ amazing visit with my son
~ playing cards with my parents
~ favorite niece made time for a special lunch with sweetie and me
~ other favorite niece invited us for dinner tonight
~ nephew who lived with me for four years getting married on Saturday
~ pig roast and farm-to-table dinner on their organic farm
~ getting psyched up for first bicycle ride in several years
~ all is well ... life is extraordinarily good

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- two great emoticon visits getting OK for foot surgery Friday
- great physicians
- living in a community with access to healthcare
- zero balance massage @ noon
- errands this evening
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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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Thankful this Sunday morning for ...

~ my niece's wedding last night could not have been better
~ remembering what I love about a dear cousin
~ spending quality time with my nephews, brother and sister-in-law
~ getting to know my nephew's soon-to-be wife
~ seeing my son more relaxed than he's been in 10 years
~ a perfect Wisconsin evening for an outdoor wedding
~ being present with friends & family
~ lunch with the new bride & groom on Monday
~ watching them open presents this afternoon
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good. I am a lucky dog!

shine,
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Hi team! Hope all is well in your part of the world.

~ My DD went skydiving!
~ Am making progress in training
~ Making an appt with a nutricionist this week
~ Last Sunday night, I sang at church and the music team joined me for the chorus each time; it was amazing!
~ Asked about putting together Christmas music and one member of the team is thrilled to help me with that
~ Started getting serious with prep for speaking in Oct.
~ Eating is better with less tummy upset
~ Too busy and loving every minute, well, almost!
~ Looking forward to a great week

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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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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Cooler temps!!
-Taking full advantage of it by taking long walks with two friends today (great walk and talks), one in the morning after breakfast, the other this evening
-FitBit reading of 22,000+ steps today - wow!
-Stretching and how good it makes you feel
-Body lotion, especially for the feet tonight
-My sweet, loving, adorable kitty girls

Stephanie

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Sat Grats
* Long time "bestie" will be going with me to Costa Rica in January!
* Traditions
* Outrageous cappuccino at the new coffee shop just a few blocks from home
* My comfy bed which allows me to sleep well at night
* Exciting new volunteer opportunities....time consuming but SO meaningful!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Friday gratitude
* 25 year tradition of watching Olympic Opening ceremonies with my "bestie" and other friends
* Sticking to a decision, as painful as it was....
* Early morning coffee with a friend
* Serendipitous run-in with my old massage therapist... I was falsely told he was on a 3 month vacation in China, but he simply changed studios...and is now less than a mile from my home!
* A new settled feeling about my future.

~~~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 Friday for ...

~ sun, rain, hot, cold, day, night ... all the yins & yangs that fill our days
~ warm thoughts about those who have come and gone from our Thanksgiving Community
~ wishing all who are/have been/will be a part of us well
~ ahead of schedule in our preparations for today's road trip
~ knowing kitty will be well-loved in our absence
~ coming to grips with a client's choices
~ beginning to recruit participants for my new DBT skills group
~ knowing I am loved by many
~ friends to call on in times of struggle
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Hello, hello! Thankful for a new month and new projects for August!

Glad for one new ESL student who will be starting tomorrow.

Happy for good news from all my loved ones here and there.

Positivity in my home...


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


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Today I am grateful for:

-Another 30+ flights climbed today and that's not including walking DOWN the steps while I do this, so win-win as I add even more FitBit steps
-Finding a co-worker who wants to buddy up for stairwell climbing at work
-Signing up again for the Spark 10-Minute Challenge, but using it only for my stair training!
-Scheduling a phone call with my best friend tonight to finalize all things Grand Canyon
-Catching up last night with my dear friend/walking buddy who's been traveling and busy the past few weeks
-My adorable kitty girls
-Always, my health

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Grateful
* for spending a day with my old neighbors; my rocks, my life lines.
* for my gardeners, who show up every week. And who always are smiling and singing. Even in triple digit conditions.
* for my DIL's courage.
* for my amazing son who works hard, plays hard, and still manages to pick up every crumb that falls off his way too full plate.
* for the comfort and safety of my home
* for my perfectly imperfect life...just as it is.


~~~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 Thursday morning for ....

~ first day with a full-load of clients since before surgery
~ mostly coping with urges to eat things I'm not supposed to eat
~ packing low-calorie, soft foods for road trip on Friday
~ planning meals in advance for time with extended family (when I tend to overeat)
~ recognizing when I'm hungry and when I'm not
~ learning to recognize hunger & trying to eat only because I'm hungry
~ lots to learn about my body and developing healthy food habits
~ 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 short workweek - this is my Friday
- a walking challenge from Laura on Fitbit
- getting out to walk
- reviewing documents for DH
- packing and preparing for concert @ Red Rocks
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"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

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

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


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Way to go, Stephanie! Giving thanks this Wednesday afternoon for ...

~ help with the website I am developing ... and it wasn't expensive
~ learning as I go
~ enjoying the challenge
~ first registrations for the new class I will be offering in September
~ snuggling
~ plans with friends and family between weddings next week
~ plans to watch the Perseid meteor shower at 2:00 am next Friday
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Today I am grateful for:

-Making it through the Grand Canyon lottery; my October Grand Canyon hiking trip is ON!!!
-So far, this is giving me more motivation than I've had in months
-Working in a building tall enough that I can use the stairwells for elevation training
-Climbing 31 flights today
-SparkPeople, especially showing me exercises that will further strengthen my knees
-My sweet kitty girls
-Always, my health

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon with a little emoticon
- oatmeal in the office
- my first emoticon
- the first 'free' night in over a week
- final fix in sprinkler system
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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Happy to give you a giggle, Kathy! Grateful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ the help of friends
~ friends droppng by "just because"
~ addressing the challenge of more food choices
~ gentle rain
~ bird sounds in the distance
~ house sounds - air conditioner, refrigerator, dehumidifier, fans
~ less knee pain after losing just 27 pounds
~ celebrating weddings of a niece and a nephew next week
~ spending a week with my son
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra

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Good catch, Sandra!
Hahahaha! My first giggle of the day!

~~~Kathy~~~

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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 August and the work week, I continue to be blessed and grateful for

- a marvelously full weekend ending tonight with a lecture on walk-able cities
- moving forward on major projects @ work and home
- the end of Chopra meditation cycle and time to listen
- planning for upcoming surgery and loving how all is falling 'into place'
- super glue
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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'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to restart my plan to release weight.
The willingness to make mindful food choices.
Reminding myself to stay present.
Feeling loved.

Mazzy


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You really are early, Kathy. August 2017 is a year away. In the meantime, I am thankful this first day of August for ...

~ the yummiest roasted red pepper soup I've ever had
~ learning to listen to my body (sometimes the hard way)
~ good food and good company for dinner last night
~ just because" calls from both my adult children
~ friends stopping by this afternoon, good excuse to clean this morning
~ the sound of thunder in the distance
~ waiting expectantly for help with my website
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Since I have been somewhat remiss in remembering to set up the thread, I thought I'd do it early, while I am thinking about it.

I think I could have written this video, because it clearly identifies so many things I am thankful for....I am sure you all can relate as well!

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


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