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1/3/17 8:33 A

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HappyNew Year to all

Thankful to see of my children
To talk to my daughter so far away in Africa
The blessings of technology.

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama
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12/31/16 2:29 P

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HAPPY NEW YEAR ThanksGiving Community!

Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The joy of my daughter and her husband living near by.
A husband who cares about my happiness.
Feeling loved.
The willingness to make healthy choices.
Seeing the beauty all around me.
An evening with old friends.

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12/31/16 12:47 P

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Wonderful gratitudes Sandra

On this last day of 2016, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- an excellent surgeon
- healing
- good weather
- texts to friends
- a new beginning
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build 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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12/31/16 10:18 A

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This last day of 2016 I give thanks for ...

~ a 6 am world peace service with chanting, singing, meditating and dancing this a.m.
~ what a wonderful way to start off he day
~ a day to putter around the house cleaning, sorting & purging
~ a friend coming for early dinner tonight
~ my son's growing excitement about what comes next in his life
~ my daughter's holiday adventure
~ my parents' enjoyment of the holiday leftovers we left with them
~ all is well

shine
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12/30/16 10:14 P

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Tonight as I get ready for bed, I am grateful for:

-A good dinner with good friends tonight; they unexpectedly picked up my tab because we didn't get together for my birthday a few months back, so surprise treat!
-Overdue kitty manicures/pedicures DONE for all three tonight - whew!! They do pretty well because I bribe them with treats and a good brushing (and lots of "pretty girl" love) when done
-Starting on my Missouri Centennial State Park Passport challenge tomorrow, first with a tour of Thomas Hart Benton's historic home and studio
-Plans to meet a friend for coffee/tea before I start my day
-Goals met at work before year end, with priorities completed for January goals
-A 4-day holiday weekend for me!
-This team and our shared gratitude practice

Here's looking to a wonderful 2017 for all of us (from my mouth ...)

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12/30/16 1:00 P

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grateful
~to be back after a wonderful week with family
~for the joy of seeing a new generation together full of excitement
~for safe travels by car and ferries in some wacky weather
~for quiet this morning feeling such a blessing
~all is well, despite circumstances trying to convince me otherwise

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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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12/30/16 9:00 A

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as the new year approaches, I give thanks for ....

~ loving family and friends
~ a satisfying job where I can give back for all I have been given
~ memories and dreams
~ curiosity of mind, acceptance of what is and love of life
~ the air we breathe, water we drink & soil on which we walk
~ this team
~ sweetie's love, encouragement and support
~ pondering why I am on this earth in this place at this time
~ all is well

shine,
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12/29/16 8:52 A

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Here it is Thursday already. As the New Year approaches, I give thanks for ...

~ celebrating Hanukah last night with sweetie's family
~ leaving "no stone unturned" on a project
~ trying hard to give the benefit of the doubt in a difficult work situation
~ son is more hopeful than he's been in recent weeks
~ looking forward to a weekend at home
~ sweetie is finishing a big project today
~ starting to think about my hopes & intentions for the new year
~ all is well

shine,
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12/28/16 6:29 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Finding the motivation yesterday to get 30 minutes of exercise
-The wonderful Kennedy Center Honors (and doubly grateful that I recorded it)
-Meeting a friend for hot tea after work
-Finding tri-color carrots at Trader Joe's (to roast with my purple potatoes tonight)
-Opening my home to music
-My sweet, adorable, loving, funny kitties

Stephanie

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12/27/16 10:24 P

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Grateful this last Tuesday of 2016 for ...

~ fun-filled celebration with extended family yesterday
~ uneventful drive home
~ relaxing evening at home doing nothing in particular
~ a rare long telephone conversation with my son last night
~ talking with my 88 year old dad this morning
~ getting ready for an overly busy next few months
~ all is well ... life is good

shine
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12/27/16 5:22 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-A long, holiday weekend
-Some great R&R at home with my kitties, but a good blend of seeing friends and enjoying being at home; I think that's called balance! :-)
-Changing my SP status today; using humor to try and reignite after 3-4 days of poor eating and little exercise
-Enjoying solitude
-A short work week this week and next
-Trying to hatch a plan to motivate myself tonight: Working out while watching the Kennedy Center Honors!

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12/26/16 1:28 P

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On this last Monday of 2016, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon
- learning the lessons of DH moving into the caregiver role
- realizing how controlling I am
- using the crutches better every day
- being thankful for listening
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains.

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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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12/25/16 1:13 P

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Oh this Christmas Day, I am grateful for .

~ a low-key Christmas Eve at my niece's in laws
~ visiting my parents' new church this morning -- so warm and generous
~ enjoying cooking with sweetie
~ listening to Christmas music & relaxing before family arrives
~ talked to both my kids yesterday
~ missing them this year but peace of mind knowing they are where they need to be
~ spending the holidays with my elderly parents
~ all is well

shine
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12/25/16 12:46 P

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


- successful foot surgery
- old Christmas movies
- Christmas bouquets from friends emoticon
- DH stepping up as I am not able to bear weight on my foot
- emoticon as opposed to emoticon on this blessed day
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build 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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12/24/16 5:17 P

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For a walk today along the beach of Puget Sound
For visits with family
My two children who are with me
And my one that is so far away.

Peace to each of you!

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama
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12/23/16 5:45 P

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Happy, happy holidays to all. I hope your holidays are full of peace, joy and relaxing time with family & friends. This Friday afternoon I am thankful for ...

~ finally starting to feel a bit of Christmas cheer
~ mailed presents to my children (finally)
~ Skype Christmas celebration scheduled with daughter
~ laundry & packing in progress
~ talked to my son this afternoon, breaks my heart he is so depressed
~ son will spend Christmas with his dad; I'll see him MLK weekend
~ Christmas shopping done in the nick of time
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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12/22/16 11:07 P

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This Thursday evening I give thanks for ...

~ my son trusts me enough to share his thoughts & emotions
~ his willingness to consider antidepressants
~ several positive affirmations today
~ a client courage to reach out when she was thinking of suicide last night
~ my cozy bed calling to me
~ delaying our trip north so we have time to clean the house & do laundry before leaving
~ relief b/c we delayed our travel
~ saying "no" to an invitation
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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12/22/16 10:21 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a emoticon meeting with my teammate
- 2nd floor food day
- my last day of work for 2017
- finishing and starting projects
- learning to go with the flow
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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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12/22/16 12:07 A

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Thankful this Wednesday night for ...

~ sunny, mild winter day today
~ awareness
~ mindfulness class is filling up
~ delaying our trip north one day to take some stress out of the holidays
~ Skype Christmas party scheduled with my daughter - we'll eat brunch & open presents
~ friend came over tonight to catch up
~ kitty love
~ son is excited by his business plans
~ all is well .. life is exceedingly good

shine
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12/21/16 4:11 P

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grateful
~for readiness and calm
~for deep joy
~for bigger family time ahead, chaos and all
~for the influence of nature
~for love without words with C

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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12/21/16 9:36 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon and emoticon
- responding to questions
- meeting with my teammate and finishing Christmas emoticon
- facial after work
- office portrait in my emoticon sweater
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build 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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12/21/16 12:10 A

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Feeling gratitude this Tuesday evening for ...

~ getting work done for January classes

~ taking one moment at a time as I navigate being overwhelmed with too many commitments through the end of April

~ taking time tomorrow to pick up/clean the house before leaving for Christmas

~ radically accepting a bittersweet Christmas - first time in my 64 years that nieces, nephews, siblings and parents won't gather for 3 days of family time. We'll spend a quiet holiday with my parents.

~ 64 year old woman down 64 pounds this morning

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

shine,
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12/20/16 12:01 P

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This morning I am grateful for:

-Remembering to call a dear longtime friend on her actual birthday, although I spoke with her at length on Sunday and she said not to worry about it
-Continued strategies for getting through tough holidays helping make it easier
-A totally relaxing weekend, taking advantage of the nasty weather to chill at home with good Netflix movies, TV, jigsaw time, homemade hot cocoa and kitty love
-Yearly furnace maintenance yesterday resulted in all good news, no problems
-Music, sweet music, and all the artists who share it with us in various forms
-My dear Beth's music, all six CDs; I can hear her sing forever

Stephanie

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12/20/16 9:04 A

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

- time accrued so I could take yesterday off
- warming temps so the ice was off the roads
- load of emoticon
- Mannheim Steamroller concert this afternoon

- dinner @ Hiro 88 afterward!
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubts build 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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12/19/16 1:34 P

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grateful
~for a new day to do things differently
~for joy found in writing holiday cards
~the sun is shining
~for an early video call with little ones
~to look forward to face to face with them in a few days

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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12/18/16 10:42 A

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grateful
~for safety in wild weather, awesome as it is
~for the warmth of memories and treasured feline companions
~for moments of uncomfortable insight while home alone last night
~for an obligation this morning that requires being in the fresh air
~to be hopeful for a lifting of the dark cloud
~for models of healthy self-care

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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.
~Martha Graham




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12/17/16 8:53 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-An icy/snowy/dangerous day outside turned into a wonderful stay-at-home, chill out with the kitty girls day inside!!
-Not having to decide whether to attempt the short drive for my scheduled massage; the therapist couldn't make it in
-Watching TWO really good movies via Netflix today: Gran Torino (geesh, Clint Eastwood is so talented) and Chef
-My homemade hot cocoa, including homemade vanilla; perfection for today
-Getting over my pity party quickly last night as I had to: (1) use pliers to disconnect the back hose (thought it was done), and (2) hook up two floating de-icers for the fish in the ponds - all in the midst of freezing rain, by myself, with no Beth to cheer me on
-Finding out today she's still cheering me on
-Giving myself the day off today to just do what I wanted, my jigsaw, music, favorite radio show, movies, read and best of all, be at the bottom of a 3-cat pile up
-Always, my health

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Feeling gratitude this afternoon for ...

~ the breaks I have been given
~ my heart goes out to the many who experience disappointment & rejection day after day
~ trying to figure out how I can make a difference in the world
~ despite freezing rain, we are warm and dry in our cozy, warm bungalo
~ good health of family & friends, including parents ranging from 84 to 92 y/o
~ our good health
~ a naturopathic chiropractor who is helping me with post-surgical digestive issues
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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12/17/16 2:43 P

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grateful
~local flood damage was minimal
~the sun is out
~S loved the fun fabric painting project this morning
~for a community party in a bit to celebrate the restoration of our covered bridge, the tallest in the US
~for warm clothing and shelter, our hearts going out to those without such comforts

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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.
~Martha Graham




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12/16/16 7:33 P

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Feeling grateful this Friday evening for ...

~ staying in for the night during this bitter cold evening
~ workshop well-received today
~ Holidays are upon us
~ preparing for holiday trip north (where the highs are below zero right now)
~ thoroughly enjoyed my niece and her 2 year old daughter's visit this week
~ quiet house
~ kitty happy the 2 year old went home
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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Glad for your emoticon

On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon this weekend when the temps dip
- opportunities for growth
- understanding my prejudices
- getting over myself
- dinner as a learning experience
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains or prejudices build walls!


"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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12/15/16 1:55 P

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grateful
~more pounding rain here in the Santa Cruz mountains of California means less terror of fire and drought
~to be surrounded by giant trees that are surely rejoicing as well
~our little river is swollen and loud with ducks racing downstream before paddling back up to a favorite nibbling place
~for the wonder of spark friends
~to see S after school to shop for an adopted family's kids

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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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emoticon Happy Day, Kaligirl ... hope it's a very special one for you!!

Today I am grateful for:

-Holiday coping skills coming back to mind, measures being put into place again
-Taking a friend to really good dinner tonight for kitty care (twice)
-Knowing that eating too much sugar today (I really do NOT like Food Day at work) does not mean I have to eat too much sugar tomorrow!!
-Doing really well this past week on water, fruits, veggies and exercise, things that help to offset above!
-My comfortable home (or maybe I should say my kitty girls' comfortable home) :-)

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emoticon Happy Birthday, Kaligirl!

grateful
~for restful sleep when it comes
~for easier give and take at home
~for warm messages from friends near and far
~for creature comforts so easily taken for granted
~for breaks in the rain to clean up the crazy redwood debris

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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.
~Martha Graham




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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- no fluids leaking from my emoticon
- picking up a fruit tray before work
- an excellent teammate meeting - we made

- responding to emails and taking deep breaths
- my 65th revolution around the emoticon
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build 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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Feeling grateful this Wednesday morning for ...

~ niece and great-niece visiting
~ niece is becoming the "glue" that holds the next generation of family together
~ spending time with 2 y/o to 92 y/o in one week
~ taking 2 y/o to science museum today
~ feeling good about preparations to co-lead mindfulness workshop Friday
~ getting survivor tattoo with niece today
~ happy we decided to scale back Christmas
~ all is well ...life is exceedingly good

shine
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On this Tuesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- full fluids in my emoticon
- good meeting with my teammate
- listening to the Universe and receiving just the words I need
- bright emoticon to offset frigid temps
- leftover snacks from yesterday (nothing like oatmeal for lunch)
- office Christmas party
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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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

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

-Yummy leftover curried lentil soup with kale for lunch; a hearty, healthy soup on a winter day emoticon
-Sunshine; always helps me with the colder temps emoticon
-Picking up my winter workout plan from last year again a few weeks ago; strength training two nights weekly while viewing the only two shows I watch on TV emoticon
-Getting a gift certificate from my mother at my massage place for the holidays, which means I can get an extra massage during this difficult month! emoticon
-An opening for a much-needed massage Saturday with my backup person (can't get into my own therapist until 12/31, though not a bad way to end the year) emoticon
-Getting through a stressful night last night when I thought I'd lost my phone at Costco (can you imagine THAT nightmare), only to return home to find it where I thought it was to begin with (at my coffeehouse, but not when they first looked) emoticon
-My adorable kitties and their unconditional love, even when I'm late with their dinner and stressed emoticon emoticon emoticon


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grateful
~for "catch up" sleep
~when computer glitches mysteriously resolve themselves
~for more success than fail in dietary adjustments
~to be feeling better, even without any weight lost
~to be making progress sorting and letting go of 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.
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Grateful this Monday evening ...

~ dinner with a friend - two hours passed in an instant
~ lost another pound after a plateau
~ shrunk my wool sweaters so they still fit
~ a moment's rest before my niece and her 2 year old daughter arrive tomorrow
~ sent a garbage bag full of too big clothes to Goodwill
~ house almost clean for company
~ a colleague's generosity for helping find a workable solution to a big mistake I made
~ 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

- polar express frigid temps holding off
- packed breakfast and lunch
- relaxing weekend
- hot tub refreshed
- time to fill teammate's request
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build 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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grateful
~a hard weekend is over
~hope just keeps bubbling up
~for family holiday plans coming together
~to feel content with what we have
~to be simplifying in some ways and finding it surprisingly illuminating

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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Thankful this Friday evening for ....

~ finding a great park to watch surfers, ocean, sunset, people, etc.
~ best fish tacos I've had in years
~ last night in the condo
~ beautiful day
~ soon-to-be son-in-law called
~ sweetie
~ son called
~ all is well... life is exceedingly good

shine
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Today I am grateful for:

-Giving and sharing (which seem to somehow always unexpectedly equal receiving)
-Having lots of warm layers to bundle up in as I walk the luminary paths again tonight with temps in the teens (meaning thankful for thermal gear, coats, hats, gloves, fleece jackets ....)
-Bonfires, burning barrels and fire pits emoticon
-The sounds of live Native American flute music drifting through the woods
-Sturdy boots and thick, warm hiking socks emoticon
-Hot drinks (tea, cider, chocolate) on cold winter days (and nights) that help warm the insides! emoticon
-Wonderful memories that make me smile in the midst of tears
-Always, my health

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grateful
~for rain and not snow to further complicate already treacherous mountain driving
~for photos of giddy kiddoes playing in their fresh snowy yard
~to be walking more easily and adding steps slowly
~to be flexible about holiday plans
~for certain freedoms of retirement

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a running emoticon
- one pre-surgery prep finished
- leftovers from the holiday party
- a notary in the office
- dinner with friends 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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Grateful this Thursday for ...

~ Chicano Park under the interstate with thought-provoking murals on concrete everywhere
~ the last session of my couples therapy class triggered all sorts of emotions
~ bittersweet to "graduate" our participants
~ learning from our participants
~ the courage it took for them to face their fears and begin to heal their marriages
~ lunch al fresco overlooking the Pacific Ocean on a perfect day
~ all is well...life is exceedingly good

shine
sandra


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grateful
~for those that arrange beauty for others, such as Stephanie's arboretum walk
~for solid rain in the night
~the river sounds excited at its rising
~for time with S after school cutting paper snowflakes
~to wake with more optimism than bedtime last night

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and it should be treated with honor.
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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for
- emoticon mechanics who will help me replace a dead battery
- DH's schedule so I can drive his car
- work that allows me time to take car of the battery
- the ability to reschedule meetings
- a warm coat, hat and gloves as the temperatures remain frigid
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build those personal 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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Thankful this Wednesday day for ...

~ a clear answer to yesterday's dilemma proving patience is a virtue
~ thoughts of the holidays
~ reading "The Mindful Way Through Depression" best book I've ever read on depression
~ taking a nap with the windows open & the sound of the ocean lulling me to sleep
~ a couple of hours alone
~ watching people on the beach walking path
~ most uplifting -- 2 burly men pushing strollers & talking -- woman skating & singing joyfully
~ chatting with my daughter two days in a row
~ daughter asked my opinion about a major life decision
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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Welcome home, Kaligirl ... hope your vacation was wonderful!!!!!

Today I am grateful for:

-My favorite holiday/volunteer gig of the year, the arboretum luminary walk:

-Onsite blood drives
-Having choices of things that soothe my soul and then taking advantage of them, something I wasn't able to do for awhile
-My lentil soup with kale made last weekend that I continue to enjoy through the work week
-Listening to my heart

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Glad to see you back, Kaligirl!
grateful
~for efficient heat for these cold mornings, though rarely snowy here
~to know my mom is safely snugged in enjoying some snow
~for dr-recommended dietary changes easier, so far, than feared
~to be breathing easier with medication, proving noncompliance unwise
~for meeting with three friends in a bit, as we do monthly, to share intentions and appreciations from a spiritual perspective

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

- Lessons in Trust
- multiple projects moving forward
- lunch with friends
- Teammates training
- Foster Care Review Board
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build personal 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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Today I'm grateful for:

-Strength training (upper body/core) while watching NCIS
-Cardio also
-My bro-in-law's nomination for best Animation (Star Wars Rebels) from Writer's Guild; a big deal
-E-mail and text exchanges with my sister
-Doing great on my eating/tracking this week, in large part due to my planning/cooking over the weekend; that will show me!!!
-My sweet kitty girls who love to hang with me while I watch TV and work out

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Grateful this Tuesday evening for ....

~ the smell of sea air
~ the sound of crashing waves
~ the sight of young people catching waves in the surf
~ seeing oranges and pinks of the sun setting against dark skies and a grey ocean
~ imagining only water separates here from Asia
~ contemplating a dilemma, pondering what to do
~ coping with the stress of driving in rush hour not knowing where I'm going
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine,
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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- making headway on emoticon
- only gaining a few pounds on vacation
- emoticon holding off until we were home
- catching up @ work and home
- learning Lessons in Trust
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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Grateful this Monday evening for ...

~ being part of reliving sweetie's family's memories of times past
~ lunch at a working fish market
~ spending most of the day outdoors in the ocean air
~ the energy & attitude of sweetie's 92 year old father who is traveling with us
~ meditating on the beach
~ reading an inspiring book - The Mindful Way Through Depression
~ a call from my son this morning
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
sandra

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grateful
~for a clear chest xray
~to be making steps toward a healthier home
~allergy tests were illuminating and worthwhile
~for ease in finding a service person to come out to the house today
~for sunshine this morning with lots of birds out in the crisp air


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Thankful this Sunday evening for ...

~ 8 days in sunny SoCal
~ everyone seems happy with our beachfront condo
~ the sounds of the ocean
~ people-watching
~ Vietnamese food delivered for dinner
~ all is well ...life is exceedingly good

shine,
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Today I am grateful for:

-Healthy meals planned (and cooked) for most of the week, lunch and dinner
-Sharing the lentil soup with kale that I made with several friends; one of my favorite joys in cooking
-The wonderful aroma of a pot of soup on the stove after chopping veggies under the kitchen skylight; the aroma was still there when I came home at 11 p.m.
-Learning (did YOU know that 1 tsp of ground cinnamon has fiber in it?; I didn't until I sprinkled it on my sliced banana this morning and then put it in the SP tracker)
-Having one of our fine arts theaters 5 minutes from home; going this afternoon to see my second indie flick this weekend. LOVED "The Eagle Huntress" and going this afternoon to see the recommended "Arrival"
-Thinking of going to the mall for a walk (it's wet and dreary outside) after I see the movie, also knowing that when I walk in, the house will be filled with the smell of the crockpot dish I put in this morning
-Always, my health

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grateful
~for wise talk with my daughter
~trying to balance activity and stillness hasn't upset anything after all
~to be learning better ways to be "healthy"
~to be taking a day at home with some alone time later
~to recognize being more flexible in some areas

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~Martha Graham




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grateful
~to be tracking food again today with a different focus
~for evidence to back up how I've been feeling
~for hope in a place where I had given up
~to see reflected sun sparkling on all the trees along the far side of the river this morning
~to be at my desk, comfortably warm

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Today I am grateful for:

-Kathy, for getting us set up for December
-Remembering my huge improvements in losing the "all or nothing" attitude
-Bringing back the tools I learned from Kansas City Hospice grief counselors/groups for helping get through the tough holiday season
-Being able to go to the movies by myself
-Lots of consistency the past several weeks with exercise (and noting it's one of those "tools" that works really well for me)
-Those sweet little kitty faces that come right out when I walk in the door after work
-Planning to make two healthy dishes this weekend; a vegan lentil soup and a main meal - all of this will get me through most of next week for lunch and dinner
-Always, my health

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grateful
~for the continuation of this practice here
~to feel answering appreciation for others' gratitudes
~for a compassionate physician
~for help unraveling a tangle
~for E's thoughtful, steady presence

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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.
~Martha Graham




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grateful
~for open conversation yesterday
~the hardest first step wasn't that hard
~to feel hopeful for change in a stuck place
~sleep came and I feel rested
~to see my joy germ S after several appointments today

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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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~Martha Graham




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Thankful for a peace filled heart as we enter this holiday season

Grateful that my son still at home set the date for our Christmas tree decorating

Happy for a little money in my pocket to buy gifts for loved ones

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


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


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