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11/30/16 7:43 P

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This Wednesday evening I give thanks for ...

~ positive feedback on today's Lunch & Learn
~ happy exhausted
~ decision to go off disability (for the third time) and go back to work full-time
~ pushing my limits with seven clients plus group in the evening tomorrow
~ four new clients in last three weeks
~ colleagues pitching in and helping with Lunch & Learn today
~ leave for beach vacation on Friday
~ all is well ...life is exceedingly good

shine,
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11/30/16 3:31 P

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It is so hard to believe this is the last day of November. I purposely took a spark break, just sorting some things out in my life. And had to do it "in private". It was an interesting experiment in a way...not documenting gratitudes. Feeling thankful and appreciative for all that I have, but not mentioning it on a regular basis. Not putting my thoughts in writing....a different perspective, and I realize now, how very important this practice is. Whether I post on line, in a journal, or ??? It is essential for me to put the word out there.

A long month....a historic month.More losses. Much love.
* Having the opportunity to work 17 hours on election day. To learn first hand about bigotry, frustration, and the thrill of sting your first vote.
* Losing two uncles, both of whom had long and productive lives. The opportunity to support their widows with compassion and understanding.
* The unexpected death (cause yet to be determined) of a man I was dating. I was honored to have known him. And that his son notified me. He was a kind, humble and gentle spirit. Not a good mate for me, but a wonderful friend.
* Celebrating the thanksgiving holiday at an interfaith service. With the unsettled political climate, it was a joyous occasion to sit in unity with Jews, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, and Muslims.
* Having my 94 year old dad share the experience and bring the brochure home to share at his church.
* My DIL is still hanging in....even made it to our thanks giving feast, despite being in the midst of chemo.
* Green hillsides and lawns from our recent rains. SO beautiful and such a lovely contrast to the reds, gold and brown autumn colors!

~~~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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11/30/16 9:39 A

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grateful
~M is having his own adventure, leaving me in theoretical peace overnight
~for function without sleep and no need to go out today
~for clear sight into some less than stellar habits that need to go
~for amazing shifts in perspective when a bigger picture appears(what was I thinking?!)
~to be focusing on turning around in the area of self care at what feels like just the right time

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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11/29/16 8:33 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Another gorgeous fall day, likely the last one for awhile as temps are supposed to drop tomorrow
-Getting another 8 stuffed full bags of leaves raked as a.m. is the last of the city pick ups this year (my neighbor will likely grab them for compost, but I don't count on it)
-Lots of exercise today raking the old-fashioned way, which is what I prefer
-Getting (I hope) all car matters taken care of, some of which are nuisance items that should not have happened
-FitBit steps being really great the past few weeks
-Reimbursement check arriving right before I had to pay sales taxes; excellent timing
-My sweet kitty girls

Stephanie

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11/29/16 2:32 P

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Grateful this Tuesday morning for...

~ finding an alternative healer I trust
~ my health is improving under her watchful eye
~ preparations almost complete for Lunch & Learn tomorrow
~ Ann, Stephanie & Kathy for their enduring presence on this thread
~ colleagues I enjoy and respect
~ sweetie who encourages, supports and loves me
~ team consultation where we share our most difficult cases & support each other
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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11/29/16 1:00 P

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grateful
~to wake rested after such a restless night
~to see steam wafting up from the river where it meets the sun
~for the inspiration of nature
~to commemorate forty one years of marriage with M
~we are both still learning about each other and practicing flexibility

The body is a sacred garment.
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11/28/16 8:43 P

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grateful
~for fun plotting and planning Christmas projects
~to have little ones to plot and plan for
~for volunteers that love their work
~for writers that love to write
~to live in the woods, somewhat removed from the everyday chaos

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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11/28/16 11:12 A

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Grateful this Monday morning for ...

~ purpose & meaning
~ sweetie
~ my son sharing his business idea (and it sounds like a good one)
~ a good night's sleep after two nights of less than 3 hours
~ my son's and daughter's touching responses suggesting we cut back on Christmas
~ a rainy day to curl up under a blanket and read
~ posted a blog (see link below)
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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shine,
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11/28/16 8:42 A

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Wonderful birthday weekend

Joy of feeling the love of dh and sons and friends

Some special gifts

Joy and peace

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11/27/16 8:38 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Finding a volunteer gig that is perfect for me and fills my soul AND gives me exercise
-A perfect suggestion today from my little sister
-Not having to volunteer in the rain today; we got the luminaries all picked up before it started, then were able to work the remainder of the time in the greenhouse to complete our jobs
-A London Fog tea drink on a rainy day
-Shared text with friend letting her know that again, the rain gear she gave me of her father's was being used (and appropriate because he used to volunteer at same Arboretum)
-A night at home with my kitty girls
-Always, my health

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11/27/16 12:32 P

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Thankful this Sunday morning for ...

~ couldn't sleep so made photo calendar for father-in-law while they're on sale
~ son sent photos of his new apartment - happy he is pleased
~ email correspondence with my mother
~ time spent cleaning & doing laundry yesterday
~ plans to write a blog today on self-compassion
~ ready to get on with my day after a slow start
~ all is well ...life is exceedingly good

shine
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11/27/16 8:46 A

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grateful
~to finally be ok with just getting up when not sleeping
~as ever, for more pounding rain
~to see and hear mallards on the river
~for a plan coming together for a different approach to a long standing situation
~hope springs eternal

The body is a sacred garment.
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and it should be treated with honor.
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11/26/16 5:15 P

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Thankful this Saturday afternoon for ...

~ laundry in progress and house almost in order
~ discussing plans for upcoming trip with sweetie's dad
~ relief at making a to do list for the week
~ a beautiful fall day
~ kitty love
~ registrations for this week's training exceed expectations
~ everything done that can be done now for the training
~ cat nap this afternoon
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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11/26/16 2:02 P

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grateful
~to be learning more about autoimmunity
~for the good company of S as we browsed a quirky shop in town
~for her 8yr old influence on my humor and well being
~for holiday interest bubbling up
~to have a general sense of calm more often than not


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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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11/25/16 11:42 P

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Here it is Thanksgiving weekend and I haven't been here yet. This Friday after Thanksgiving, I give thanks for ...

~ sharing this practice with all of you
~ brief chance encounters that touch me at some visceral level
~ people, authors, script writers, journalists and others who provoke thought
~ serendipity
~ music, books, movies, plays, dance and art that evoke emotion or impart knowledge
~ "aha" moments
~ seeing my clients progress and admiring their courage in the face of difficulty
~ after 3 years -- finally getting the prescription for my eye glasses right
~ being able to see clearly at a distance again
~ talking to my son & daughter on Thanksgiving
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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11/25/16 12:05 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-A friend who lost her partner reaching out (after I reached out to her and she couldn't deal with talking; I get it)
-Dear friends who have known you forever
-A good job that I enjoy that has purpose and meaning for me
-The Plaza lights, an old, famous and beautiful Kansas City tradition
-My sweet kitty girls
-Always, my health

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11/25/16 7:31 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.
A husband that cares about my happiness.
My daughter and her husband moving near by.
A reminder to stay present when I was feeling uncomfortable.
The beauty of orchids, palm trees, blue skies, sunsets.
Taking the time to research tv features and prices and getting sale price.
Our home.


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11/25/16 6:29 A

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On this Thanksgiving weekend I can't be more happy and content.

Our wandering boy is back in the fold and maturing into a good father, spouse, and man.
Our oldest is doing well in the States and looking towards the future with a great outlook.
Our youngest continues to keep his old folks smiling as we appreciate his days with us.

Health is good, Finances are okay. Our non-prof work is rewarding. Our pets make us laugh. Our marriage is happy. And I am thankful!

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11/24/16 11:22 A

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grateful
~for blue sky and crisp air this morning
~for the health and safety of family and friends
~to live in a community that for 51 years has gathered ALL faiths together on this day to worship and celebrate our commonalities and coexistence in thanksgiving, led by pastors, priests, rabbis and imams
~for the joy of cooking
~to recognize signs of the need for change in a new area
~to share in this practice again with each of you, inspired by your lives and appreciations

Happy day to you! May your thanks-giving be especially deep and wide this year.
~Ann

The body is a sacred garment.
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and it should be treated with honor.
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11/23/16 2:12 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Being able to see more beauty and love than hate and ugliness and finding that balance
-The above is partly because I'm so blessed with wonderful family and friends
-How I connect and recharge via nature
-Volunteering for the luminary walk this weekend at the Arboretum (Friday night, so I'll actually get to see the lights and everything that goes with it; Sunday afternoon to help clean up before next weekend's walk
-The above being a win-win-win: (1) Volunteer work that will get the Arboretum $20/hour for my time from my company; (2) connecting me with nature as the luminaries are along paths in and surrounded by woods; and (3) an active job, meanings 5 hours of being on my feet walking the paths, look out FitBit)
-Going to dear childhood friend's farm tomorrow an hour away for wonderful food and company for the holiday; fond memories of doing this with Beth when she was alive
-Feeling the "Oh no, here come the holidays again" rumblings in my body and knowing how to handle that better this year

I am very grateful for this practice and all of you who share in it with me, enhancing my own gratitude practice. Thank you!

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11/23/16 12:54 P

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grateful
~for morning after a short, nightmarish sleep
~to see beautiful beautiful low fog after heavy rain in the night
~to try again today to stop the frequent snacking
~especially for creature comforts as the temperatures drop
~M is finally really on board with halving our possessions

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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11/23/16 4:17 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.
My gratitude practice especially when I'm not feeling good about myself.
Seeing the beauty all around me.
Feeling loved.



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11/22/16 4:58 P

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Thanks, Ann! Writing is one of the things I do for fun. Thankful this Tuesday before Thanksgiving for ...

~ channeling fears into loving kindness meditation & action
~ thinking about what causes depression as I prepare a CEU presentation
~ learning when to problem solve and when to simply be present
~ fun conversation with a friend last night
~ sushi
~ managing the ups and downs of a chaotic world
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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11/21/16 8:00 P

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grateful
~for your interesting blog, Sandra. Well done!
~to find that efforts to organize data have paid off
~to be learning, though slowly, to overcome technical difficulties
~for a break in the rain with sun to inspire work at home today
~for great progress in reducing our possessions in thoughtful ways

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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11/21/16 2:27 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Our cafeteria downstairs that provides many healthy options when I haven't cooked, and at a good price (healthy items are less expensive; unhealthy items cost more)
-Getting in 2+ solid hours of leaf raking yesterday, despite hitting my head earlier so hard that it bled (yikes!)
-Being able to stay off Facebook news feed; it's impossible to take in and sort through valid/invalid news sources and posts while still working a full-time job as it's too voluminous and saturating
-Knowing when I need to give myself a break
-My sweet kitty girls and their individual personalities and manners
-A short work week
-Giving thanks all year long, almost every day, instead of just on Thanksgiving

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11/21/16 11:27 A

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Giving thanks this Monday of Thanksgiving week for ...

~ the people & resources that make it possible for us to live simply but comfortably
~ finding ways to help those plagued by poverty, discrimination & violence
~ finished & posted a blog yesterday "Learning Resilience" (see below)
~ calling & sending letters exercising my 1st amendment rights
~ my son's stress is easing as he is in his own apartment after 6 months of travels
~ meditation
~ registration for workshops I've organized is going well
~ striving to find balance between righteous anger that motivates & equanimity
~ all is well ...life is exceedingly good

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shine
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11/19/16 10:28 P

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Grateful this Saturday evening for ...

~ relaxed lunch with a friend
~ food reactions not as bad today
~ ready to work on my to-do-list tomorrow morning after a mindless afternoon today
~ getting plugged into a local activist group
~ ready to make phone calls on Monday
~ meditation
~ sweetie made me shrimp pate for dinner (as I'm back on soft food)
~ plans for son to come visit
~ son's job & apartment
~ all is well...life is exceedingly good

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11/19/16 9:47 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Turning a potential "funk" yesterday into positive actions today
-The best night of rest I've had in quite awhile
-Glass recycling (including that of my elderly neighbors) taken to recycling bin
-Quick Costco run (very rare, I know) for forgotten leaf bags to start in on this huge job since oak mites should be dead after tonight's hard freeze
-Neighbors who use my leaves for their compost
-Getting driveway cleared of acorns (lots of acorns) today; six very old, large oak trees really is a LOT of leaves and acorns
-Excellent week on the exercise front; really good week on the food front

Stephanie

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11/18/16 7:27 P

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Thankful this Friday evening for ..

~ validation from a colleague
~ a blustery fall night with cold air moving in
~ tickets for the 9:30 set of jazz tonight
~ 10 days with very few commitments after a busy month & before an even busier month
~ productive planning meeting today
~ delicious Thai curry for lunch - a real treat
~ a client's "aha" moment
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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grateful
~for safe places to gather and talk or just commune
~to be developing a new healthier habit of speaking up
~for the healing and transporting power of music
~for successfully adding steps to my days
~to feel good about small progress and worry less about the great distance still ahead

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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 beauty of the palms surrounding my patio.
The beauty of or orchids.
Our home.
Feeling loved.
Caring friends and acquaintances.
My gratitude practice. A reminder to focus on the positive, enjoy and be grateful for all that's right in my life.

Mazzy


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11/17/16 4:56 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-My stairwell-stepping co-worker and me who continue to do stairwells most days, nets me 20-30 flights of steps (up and down) and nearly 1000 steps; good for my heart, good for me
-My FitBit and especially my FitBit friends and family; always gives me extra motivation, it's fun and healthfully challenging
-Catching a potentially bad mistake before it happened in print at work; a near miss that always humbles and frightens me
-Extra precautionary steps I take with my work projects that often halt the above
-Making a pact with my stairwell-stepping co-worker that we will get workouts in at home tonight - love fitness buddies!!
-Remembering Don Miguel Ruiz's "The Four Agreements," especially the one I try to focus on most: never take anything personally
-Successfully dumping hormone replacement therapy after 4 years; my remaining symptoms are doable
-My three sweet kitty girls and the joy they bring to my daily life

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11/17/16 10:55 A

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

- the last day of work in November
- sticky projects remaining unstuck
- weather remaining warm
- Murphy arriving early for our trip
- figuring out the American Airlines app
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and remembering not to let doubt build those mountains!

"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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11/17/16 9:14 A

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Checking in with you all today because taking a break for a couple weeks. I am grateful for many things, especially that I have this life of mine.

~ for my children, who are no longer children and that they continue enjoying time with us
~ for music and that my singing voice is improving
~ for the next opportunity to speak and improve in that
~ for my coaching clients and what I have learned as I participate in their lives in this way
~ for the good doctors who are helping me refine my eating habits and improve my health
~ for the amazing things that my DH is sharing with me about what he has learned in recent years
~ for my friends
~ for my home
~ for possibilities and hope
~ for my country and my adopted country

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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Grateful this Thursday morning for ...

~ glimmers of hope ... everyday people speaking truth to power
~ discovering my voice (one baby step at a time)
~ down 58 pounds (2 pounds from halfway) since July 4
~ noticing an imbalance in my priorities and need to adjust
~ managing fears for the most part, reaching out to understand
~ seeking inner peace in the midst of fear and hate
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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grateful
~for a day to rest my back
~to be less vulnerable to discouragement that can come with chronic pain
~for beautiful surroundings that lift my chin and my gaze despite this all-around unsettled and difficult time
~to find fragrant violets growing wild in the yard
~for foggy mornings with the first frost in the forecast

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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Thankful this Wednesday evening for ...

~ productive meetings today
~ trying to keep my heart from breaking for my son who is so discouraged
~ sharing our day, thoughts & ideas with sweetie
~ sweetie made me a shrimp pate for dinner as I'm on soft foods again
~ feeling better than I have in several weeks
~ hoping to add six new clients to my caseload over the next 2-3 months
~ maintaining my inner peace for the most part in the midst of seismic change
~ all is well... life is exceedingly good

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

- sticky projects getting unstuck
- monthly learning sessions (UNO presented their Veterans' center today)
- packed breakfast and lunch (which I am munching now)
- afternoon off for facial and last minute errands (perhaps a leg wax or 2)
- upgraded cabin on our UnCruise trip - Here's to B1!




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


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Thankful this Tuesday evening for ....

~ identifying foods I am sensitive to
~ feeling some better after just one day on this new regimen
~ beautiful day
~ beginning to find our voices in these new times we've entered
~ trying not to worry about my son
~ lunch with father-in-law
~ afternoon nap
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

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Today I am grateful for:

-Another beautiful fall day
-Another walk in the park behind my building at lunch with a co-worker; taking advantage as much as I can!
-Being on a big roll with exercise and totally seeing the difference it makes
-My 12-year work anniversary today; one more year and I will have worked here longer than anywhere in my life
-A long-term work project nearing an end
-My cooking bug is coming back, especially with fall soups
-The curried cauliflower and chickpeas I made last night

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-to be home after another week away
-for blissful sleep
-for beautiful, wispy fog
-for plans made and plans let go
-the fridge is bare and clean, ready to be restocked well

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- another morning of a fabulous full emoticon
- wonderful colleagues
- packed emoticon to be shipped to hotel
- response to an email
- chance to get in 10,000 emoticon
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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."
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 evening for ...

~ finding an alternative medicine doc who listens & makes sense
~ hopeful her recommendations will make a difference
~ back to a soft diet
~ meditation
~ taking one day at a time as I strive to get everything done before travels begin
~ understanding after I left someone important off an email
~ thoughtful responses to something I posted on FB
~ all is well ....life is exceedingly good

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Glad you are feeling better!

On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a fabulous super emoticon and catching glimpses of it close to earth on my way into work
- ability to walk around the office in stockings to help healing
- emoticon emoticon finished
- packed breakfast and lunch
- finalizing vacation plans tonight!
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build those mountains!

"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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made it through a long weekend

cold symptoms getting better

washing machine is on the fritz - no problems - laundry can wait!

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Thankful this Sunday evening for ....

~ super moon hanging in the evening sky
~ family gathering for birthday celebration tonight
~ acupuncture tomorrow
~ lost 55 pounds
~ all day to write
~ sharing plans for San Diego trip
~ early to bed tonight
~ all is well...life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Being able to call my mother and wish her a happy birthday today (as well as do something that she loves for her)!
-A picture perfect afternoon hiking in the woods and on the bluffs at the Arboretum
-Being blessed with seeing three does while hiking and just stopping and standing still to watch their beautiful faces; then on to the bird blind to just sit and meditate for a bit with the birds
-Picking up my volunteer badge while there as I will be volunteering 5-6 shifts at their luminary walk this year
-Knowing that it's misguided anger and fear talking when friends who know I feel the same as they do about the election get defensive when I try to comfort their tears
-Going with a dear friend shortly to walk the labyrinth under the gorgeous supermoon tonight
-Costco shop done on the way home from Arboretum
-My sweet kitty girls and the extra time we get together on the weekends; we all love it
-Lots of activity this weekend, especially today
-Always, my health

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Lunch and a bit of spa time with dear friend (my former yoga instructor) this afternoon
-A night at home tonight with my sweet kitties
-Taking another walk in the park (5th day in a row, but different park) to get as much of this awesome fall weather as I can
-Driving with my sunroof open on a gorgeous fall day .... aaaaaaah
-NPR paying homage today to Leonard Cohen, so well deserved
-Walk and talk scheduled with my sister tomorrow morning
-Having several workout options at home after the fall fades away and heads into winter
-Always, my health

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Thankful this Saturday afternoon for ..

~ playing cards with friends last night
~ deciding to work more hours
~ kindness in the face of unkindness
~ vows to fight back as our leaders move to dismantle Medicare, social security, etc.
~ good afternoon for a nap
~ spectacular day -- chilly air & warm sun
~ no plans this weekend after two very busy weeks and anther one ahead
~ better gas mileage than expected on our new-to-us car
~ sorting out an insurance problem with a medical provider
~ all is well ...life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Today I'm grateful for:

-Friday! I need a weekend for some R&R; it's been a rough one in more ways than one
-One of my many amazing memories: Beth taking me to see Leonard Cohen in concert when I barely knew of the man; my jaw was on the floor most of the night and though a late Cohen bloomer, I fell in love. Hineni, Mr. Cohen, I know you were ready, RIP
-The most incredible sunset just now that some of my co-workers and I viewed from our 9th Floor windows
-The really good benefits I have on this job as we just completed enrollment for next year's choices
-Getting another good walk at lunch in the park behind my building - four days in a row now of being able to enjoy spectacular fall weather
-Always, my health

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- my first emoticon
- Nature's Bakery stone ground blueberry fig bars emoticon
- changing/finalizing vacation plans - it's getting real! emoticon
- Chopra's 21 day emoticon
- another fabulous fall 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

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


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Grateful on this late night
* For the opportunity to work the polls on Tuesday. Seventeen straight hours. Witnessing first time voters excited to participate in the process. Dealing with confrontations and accusations of rigging the election process. A challenging, and probably a one time experience...
* For finding ways to overcome feelings of anger and disappointment in the results.
* That I am an considered to be an "educated, white, affluent, Christian woman", and am able to fly below the radar...
* That I believe goodness and love CAN overtake fear and hatred
* For the gifts left behind by Leonard Cohen.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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Grateful
-to remember my dad fondly on what would have been his 99th birthday
-for a host of good memories to more than balance out the others
-for a nice afternoon at the park next to the water playing with V and watching boats
-to excel at cooking sometimes
-there's sleep to look forward to after a physically taxing day

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- @ least getting in a emoticon as my teammate has once again been suspended...
- learning we have a potential approach to solving (@ least temporarily) an ongoing problem
- emoticon lunch
- potential 'free' night
- fabulous fall 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

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


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Grateful
-to choose love over hate and know that others do too
-for a good word from an old friend
-to see what wonderful parents my children are
-for quiet time with my daughter and lovely cappuccino this morning
-there's hope for sleep after an emotional day here for kiddoes and grownups too

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and it should be treated with honor.
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Today I am grateful for:

-My gratitude being stronger than my fear
-My love being far stronger than my hate
-Another walk at lunch today in the park behind my building to enjoy the sunshine of a perfect fall day and clear my head a bit
-The horrific loss of my partner 2-1/2 years ago giving me a far different, and much calmer, perspective on life in general
-Great medical care, including my yearly mammogram today, followed by my company's lovable form of bribery, the mammogram and massage program; they pay a massage therapist and we get a 10-minute free chair massage following our uncomfortable ordeal

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Thankful this day after for ...

~ the sun still rises and sets
~ life goes on
~ the sky has not fallen
~ we are alive to take in a new day
~ recognizing that "being right" is not the point
~ all the young adults I see posting their post-election resolve on Facebook
~ "free" TV
~ despite fear ... we take one step in front of the other ... moving forward

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

- the conclusion of the US presidential election
- a new day
- leftovers
- zero balance massage @ noon
- emoticon game tonight
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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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Thankful this Tuesday afternoon for ....

~ voting mid-morning when the lines were relatively short
~ as Stephanie says, for the women (and men) who fought & died for my right to vote
~ hoping for the best tonight
~ deciding not to do a deep clean for company tonight, liberating
~ not turning on the TV today, deciding not to turn on the TV until local polls close
~ the ads will soon be over
~ I can live stream PBS coverage on my computer (since I don't have cable)
~ like-minded friends, family and colleagues
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good and I am grateful

shine,
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Today I'm grateful for:

-Voting, and for every woman who fought and/or died for our right to do so
-SparkPeople options! I paid for the ad-free experience and am now using Spark Coach again as a tool to help me get through the holidays as healthfully as possible (bonus)!
-Successfully recreating a quinoa bowl I had at a restaurant, and now finding additional options to IMPROVE it
-My adorable kitty girls, their unconditional love and how they always come to greet me when I get home from work
-Plans to walk shortly in the park behind my office on this beautiful fall day
-Always, my health

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- missing the exhibition emoticon game last night - it was emoticon
- enjoying a Blue Apron spicy pork chop meal instead
- firming up details with our dog sitter for vacation
- exercising my right to vote
- DH @ Forum, so 'free' night for me
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully!

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

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

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


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Today I am grateful for:

-An opposing view to Sandra by NOT watching the election, just anxiously waiting for it all to be over after steering as far clear of the madness as has been possible
-Doing my research on all offices, amendments and propositions
-A perfect fall Sunday and getting to enjoy a good part of it
-Getting organized for the last two months of the year at work
-Trader Joe's shop done yesterday; my refrigerator was almost empty after being out of town so much of October
-Honeycrisp apples!! Pink Lady apples!! Gala apples!! Apple season!!
-My sweet kitties, always happy to see me come home from work

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Thankful this Monday afternoon for ...

~ productive morning working on PowerPoints, forms & marketing for new classes
~ so exciting to begin to see new classes take shape
~ sitting across the living room from my sweetie, both of us working away
~ sweetie makes my lunch every day, such a kind thing to do
~ sweet note from my daughter this morning
~ five friends will join us for election watch -- hoping it's a party
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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grateful
-for restful, solid sleep when it comes
-for freedom to clear the calendar when space is needed
-to be able to make a short trip
-for unexpected and delightful deep conversation
-for truly intriguing people in our midst

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a productive Saturday and lazy Sunday
- not going to the Ohio State Game - 62-3 Husker loss
- packed lunch and finding beans in the refrig
- 1st Basketball game tonight
- figuring out how to cook/freeze Blue Apron meals (should have checked the calendar before ordering!)
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

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Grateful this Sunday evening for

~ beautiful day
~ friends coming to watch election returns with us
~ election will finally end Tuesday
~ touching movie last night "A Man Called Ove"
~ spending time with friends in need of emotional support this weekend
~ Skype date with my daughter & her partner -- played Games Against Humanity
~ finished draft PowerPoint for continuing education workshop at end of month
~ daydreaming about retiring in Portugal
~ son uninjured after being forced off road while riding bicycle
~ all is well .... life is exceedingly good

shine
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Happy for watching a crazy movie with my dh last night, The Big White with Robin Williams

Grateful for my faithful parents who go and do and work to see that all their kids and grandkids are well cared for and loved

Thankful for my peaceful Sunday mornings

Super content that my little interior town's cloth store had just what I needed this week!

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Thankful this Saturday morning for ...

~ being available when a friend lost her job yesterday
~ going to a "feel good" movie tonight at the film fest
~ beautiful fall day
~ accepting unwanted side effects
~ appointment with homeopathic medicine practitioner about side effects
~ friends coming to watch election returns with us
~ skype date with daughter tomorrow
~ 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.
Enjoying spending time with our daughter and her husband.
A special birthday dinner.
Our home.
The beauty I see all around me.
Orchids.



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Today I am grateful for:

-Hospice workers, they are among some of the most special souls I know (thinking of you and C, Anne)
-Getting my new car today, complete with sunroof, that I thoroughly enjoyed driving home on this beautiful fall day
-Home, my sweet home, along with some time to spend here this weekend!!
-Reading a great book while doing a short, moderate 20-minute bike ride AT HOME
-Hitting my 10,000 steps+ today on my FitBit; my buttocks have been dragging this week after travel, which in turn caused my feet to drag
-Lots of plans this weekend: to chill, and chill some more, then some more!!
-Massage scheduled for late tomorrow afternoon, followed by a Saturday night chill out at home with my kitty girls!!

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grateful
-for kind and compassionate customer service representatives
-for help navigating a complicated medical system
-for hospice support for C
-emotions wax and wane
-beauty is undeniable

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Well, Hello, November! And wishing you wonderful holidays and a strong beginning of a New Year of Healthy Living!

~ keeping up
~ going strong
~ releasing some anger and inviting peace into my heart
~ a new client starting next week
~ a continuing client who is gaining better focus
~ prep started for next presentation (in Dec.)
~ upcoming trip and what it holds
~ learning, applying, sometimes failing, relearning, and sometimes winning
~ hope
~ Christmas is coming! My favorite holiday!

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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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11/3/16 6:20 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Good trip and on-time flights to and from LA to see my family this time around
-Having breakfast with my brother, just the two of us, for the first time in years
-Joining an interesting meditation class
-Being able to offer help to a good friend, her sister is in ICU in critical condition
-Getting together this week with two friends I haven't seen in far too long
-My sweet kitties, two of whom were totally happy to have me home again; Cassie was mad at me, but got over it in an hour or two!

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11/3/16 12:23 P

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grateful
-for settling after yesterday's whole house upheaval with M
-for solid sleep after lots of furniture moving
-it was so easy getting a flu shot...in and out in just a few minutes
-for no freakage at the mystery of the scale moving the wrong way
-to have a plan to work with that makes sense

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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11/3/16 8:58 A

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Grateful this Thursday morning for ...

~ Cubs won
~ staying up to watch the Cubs win
~ sharing the game with my son
~ strengthening bonds with my son on so many levels during his visit
~ the sound of pouring rain
~ a few minutes to myself
~ a few hours with just me & my son this morning
~ new plates on my new-to-me car
~ all is well ...life is exceedingly good

shine,
sandra

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11/3/16 8:22 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon to meet my teammate
- potential solution to a sticky issue
- lessons in Trust
- working out with DH after work
- last of Blue Apron meals - pizza night
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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11/2/16 3:37 P

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Thankful this Wednesday afternoon for ..

~ time with son
~ relaxing afternoon
~ posting notice about the CEU I will be leading (now to wait & see if anyone signs up)
~ a refrigerator full of leftovers (a good & bad thing)
~ taking a nap this afternoon
~ election night party (hopefully to celebrate, not commiserate)
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
sandra

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11/2/16 8:31 A

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

- finalizing vacation plans
- Chopra meditations
- lunch with the girls
- a successful Blue Apron meal
- foster care review board tonight
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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11/2/16 7:23 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.
My DH
My daughter and her DH now living in FL.
The willingness to get back on track each day.
Healthy choices.
Orchids.
Palm trees surrounding my patio.
Our home.

Mazzy


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11/2/16 1:11 A

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Ah Thanksgiving ... it's different every year. Some years we go north; others we stay here. Either way, we're with family. Last year we spent Thanksgiving with Maha. The Sunday after Thanksgiving we invited 14 friends to celebrate with us. We might do the same this year. Never a dull moment. This first day of November I give thanks for ....

~ Kathy and her putting the question out there.
~ an enjoyable evening with my son
~ reviewing our plans for our trip to Africa in April -- my son, sweetie & I
~ staying up late
~ a clean house and clean laundry
~ chatting with my daughter tonight
~ learning to stop obsessive negative thoughts
~ opportunity to teach others how to do the same
~ all is well ...life is exceedingly good

shine
sandra

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11/1/16 2:06 P

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We almost always host Thanksgiving, with the group fluctuating wildly depending on circumstance. I love to do all the cooking, mostly traditional with a surprise or two thrown in for fun. The gratitude for those around the table is sometimes overwhelming for me and I treasure those moments.

grateful
-for a break in the rain to do some cleanup
-S had a blast trick or treating with her gpa
-for sound sleep two nights in a row
-for deep conversation with our son
-for lasting relief from long standing discomfort

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
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11/1/16 8:14 A

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No special traditions, but this year we will celebrate in Hawaii on an UnCruise as we mark our 65th B-day and 40th wedding anniversary.

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

- Blue Apron making an early delivery right
- Chopra's Relationship meditations
- The SANSKRIT MANTRA: Karuna Hum - I am compassion.
- forgetting my packed lunch - must lead to something?
- picking up bales @ HyVee to provide warmth for the dogs
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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11/1/16 1:36 A

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Here it is, November already. The month that includes a day that the USA sets aside as a day of thanks giving. A day where gratitude is recognized. A day to reflect on our many blessings. Aren't we lucky, to set aside every day as a day of Thanksgiving!

Do you have traditions for the holiday? Do you have a special way of celebrating? Please share…

~~~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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