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1/31/17 9:19 P

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On this last day of January, I am grateful for all of this, and so much more:

-The kitty curled up behind me in the chair
-A productive day
-Trader Joe's
-Stairwell walking with co-worker twice today
-Getting a few small things off my list tonight (doesn't always happen on a work night)
-Trash is out for the a.m. pickup, including boxes that I broke down that had been sitting in the garage for awhile
-My escrow account not being in a shortage this year; very rare occurrence as usually both taxes and insurance go up each year

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grateful
~to hear from Rachel
~Sophia was born nine years ago today
~for the bright lights my three granddaughters are
~for one more day of dazzling sun before rain returns
~to be able to go out and about, which helps when interior dark clouds loom

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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1/31/17 2:58 P

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Thankful this Tuesday for ....

~ sweetie's understanding and support
~ progress on a troubled relationship
~ growing practice
~ posted a blog http://stldbt.com/2017/01/29/50_thought_a_
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~ son calls regularly "just because"
~ a day off work
~ dear friend will be here next week
~ all is well

shine,
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1/30/17 10:08 P

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Hello friends
Grateful for each additional minute of sunlight
For my children, in Missoula and Maine and West Africa
For the people who support them
For my own Ability to bring kindness into the world.

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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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1/30/17 10:33 A

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Well done, Sandra! 70 pounds of butter is a great visual. Amazing.

grateful
~for a perfect night's sleep after none the night before
~for a nice talk with my son during a long car ride
~S requested I bake her birthday cake for tomorrow
~M has another sunny day to clear the roof and gutters of storm debris
~breath continues to improve

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1/30/17 8:30 A

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

- new opportunities
- old issues
- many emoticon put away
- perfect timing of the weekend
- productivity on the work and home front
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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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1/30/17 7:27 A

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Good morning to each one!

Happy that my all day long earache of yesterday got better in the middle of the night

Glad for a short phone chat with one of our boys yesterday and with two on Saturday

Grateful for some silly fun this morning with my youngest

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


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1/29/17 1:10 P

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Abundantly grateful this Sunday afternoon for ...

~ 70 pounds shed (I imagine pounds of butter)
~ upcoming visit from a friend of 30 or so years
~ catching up on notes ... the task on which I tend to procrastinate
~ plan to deep clean the house on Tuesday (about time)
~ sweetie is protesting at the airport this afternoon
~ tackling another task on which I am far behind this afternoon
~ passports do not need to be renewed before trip to southern Africa
~ all is well

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1/29/17 7:16 A

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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- putting away some of my emoticon
- healing
- my soon to be first cup of emoticon
- lessons in letting go
- technology that makes tracking simple - it will be interesting to look back @ food and movement
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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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1/28/17 6:50 P

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Grateful this Saturday evening for ....

~ classical guitars tonight with father-in-law
~ productive day catching up on work projects
~ Mindful Way Through Depression group starts on Wednesday
~ Standing Rock global prayers streaming at noon today
~ a day in sweat pants & tee-shirt
~ coffee & dark chocolate
~ two new clients this week
~ coping with a psychotic client's dysfunction
~ all is well

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1/28/17 8:47 A

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On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon high 30s
- the weekend
- emoticon
- calmer environment
- options for productivity - clearing or paperwork or perhaps both!
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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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1/28/17 12:22 A

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Grateful this Friday night for ...

~ the owner of the practice where I contract is wonderfully supportive & attentive
~ thoughtful, dedicated and smart therapists on our team
~ sweetie's deep empathy for the water protectors
~ loving my new iPhone - so much faster than my 5 y/o dinosaur
~ concert tomorrow night with sweetie's dad
~ son called to say thank you today
~ all is well in spite of a chaotic, crazy world

shine,
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1/27/17 10:42 P

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Thank you Sandra for the warm welcome. Tonight I am grateful for

- healthy food choices
- my husband and son
- a great phone conversation with my mom who lives far from me
- overcoming the negative zone my brain tends to go into when my weight fluctuates
- not taking every situation around me personal
- this amazing forum and all my fellow grateful souls

Blessings to all and success...


"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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1/27/17 9:37 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A cozy bed to lay my body on for a good night's sleep
-A soft pillow to go with it
-Being at the bottom of a 3-cat pileup
-Getting out of the office just a bit early after a long, stressful work week
-Leftover thai yellow curry, making dinner a breeze
-A quiet evening at home

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grateful
~for another sunny morning to lift my spirit
~S comes after school for some adventuring
~for less pain so far today and attendant fear
~for idyllic nature that somehow makes up for the sometimes craziness of living in the mountains and being so dependent on road conditions
~M made it safely home many hours late

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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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1/27/17 10:33 A

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

- remote access to a critical meeting
- working @ a wonderful organization
- having a fabulous CEO
- working from home
- the upcoming weekend
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully without 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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1/27/17 6:24 A

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to practice patience.
A healthy appite.
The willingness to get back on track as often as necessary, plan and monitor what I eat and take an early morning walk.
Feeling loved.

Mazzy


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1/26/17 11:14 P

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Looking down and waving. So glad you're back Twinsfitby40! Giving thanks this Thursday for ...

~ replacing my 5 year old iPhone b/c I couldn't use Hangouts anymore
~ first session of couples group went well
~ sweetie made poached salmon for dinner tonight
~ nine weeks until we leave for Cape Town
~ a new blog posted on the mindful way through depression
~ lost 70 pounds so far -- just 50 pounds to go
~ sleeping well without CPAP
~ all is well ...

shine
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Tonight I am back to my favorite forum because I am trying to live my life again. Today was my first day in therapy and my therapist suggested I try to do something that makes me feel good about myself and I remembered how being grateful made me feel so peaceful, calm and grounded. I missed this forum and my sense of peace as well. Have had a really bad couple of years being a caregiver to my son and trying to deal with my husbands' depression. I lost myself to their needs but now I'm trying to take of myself as well.

I am grateful for this forum and its forgiveness for absences. ; )
- The insight to see that I must take care of me before I take care of others (that it's okay to be selfish sometimes).
- Joining Weight Watchers to help me lose the 30 lbs. I gained.
- My loved ones near and far.
- My adorable kitty.
- Therapy available to me right now.


Blessings to you all!!!

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1/26/17 10:11 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A much better day at work today after a really tough one yesterday!
-Back on track right away with stairwell walking with a co-worker
-A great phone call catching up with my sister tonight; continued conversation about potential locations for our sister trip this year
-Doing the 20-minute moderate recumbent bike program while talking to my sister
-Narrowing down vrbo.com choices for long weekend in New Orleans over Memorial Day meeting friends from NC and South Africa
-The tuxedo kitty sitting right next to me looking at me so sweetly
-Always, my health

Stephanie

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1/26/17 8:36 P

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grateful
~for the habit of checking road conditions before leaving the house
~there are people that will step up when help is needed
~for a friendly phone call at just the right time
~to be done with beets and chard for the freezer
~for a lighter spirit today

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1/26/17 4:57 P

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

- DH running to the shed
- sharing the good news to those I am closest to
- getting out of the house
- having a meeting a day after the bad driving conditions
- seeing the sun
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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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1/25/17 7:53 P

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Thankful this Wednesday evening for ..

~ sweetie brought home poached salmon from the deli
~ lox for breakfast tomorrow
~ kitty snuggles
~ good conversation with sweetie after work
~ son invited to participate in a 300 mile bike race for charity
~ daughter called
~ all is well

shine,
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1/25/17 8:20 A

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Sounds idyllic!

On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon last night and this morning
- only one conference call
- not leaving the house until tomorrow
- giving snow time to melt and sidewalks to clear
- learning more about ancestors on FamilySearch
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while 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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1/25/17 8:05 A

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cool breezes

happy student

crazy cat

quiet dogs

lots of love

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


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1/24/17 10:18 P

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Tonight I am grateful for all of this, and so much more:

-A solid day with exercise; my co-worker and I upped our stairwell cardio bursts to 2-3 daily, as time permits (they take 8 minutes each time, for 17 floors up and down)
-A near-perfect day with what I ate, largely due to the time I spent on Sunday planning
-An heirloom orange for dessert again tonight; Trader Joe's had been out and called to tell me they had them again; they are the BEST oranges I've ever had
-My sweet kitties
-My comfortable home; my safe haven
-Intentions to see Hidden Figures this weekend; I've heard nothing but rave reviews and I certainly could use something uplifting!!

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1/24/17 9:21 P

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Thankful this Tuesday evening ...

~ uneventful drive home
~ spectacular day, particularly appreciated because it's been overcast so long
~ son is narrowing options for next steps in his career change
~ good visit with friends
~ understanding psychiatrist who I trust
~ reading news without being devastated by it
~ finding ways to be more politically engaged
~ all is well

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1/24/17 10:30 A

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grateful
~for the satisfaction of restful sleep
~for laughter at the hailstorm last night that seemed a parting shot
~to expect to see a friend or two today
~to feel really good for the first time in a month
~to finally have effective treatment for better breathing


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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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1/24/17 8:43 A

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

- lessons in Trust
- learning patience
- schedule flexibility
- planning for an important upcoming meeting
- petting puppies
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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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 focus on my blessings when I'm feeling negative.
The ability to take an early morning walk.
A healthy appetite.
The willingness to commit to walking each day.
The willingness to push myself.
A new day.

Mazzy


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1/23/17 6:24 P

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Today I am grateful for all of this, and so much more:

-Feeling noticeable improvement after overdue massage on Saturday
-On a roll with solid sleep patterns for the past several days, less restlessness
-SparkPeople, FitBit, workplace incentive programs; the many tools I have to help me
-Coming to an understanding (I think/hope) after 10+ years with a good co-worker/friend who is a sugar pusher; she promised me she would not offer me her baked sugary treats again; I took her an apple this morning as a peace offering
-My sister and I making an appointment for a phone call this week (2-hr time difference makes it tough if we don't hit it on a weekend)
-My mother, the political organizer (a woman who didn't even vote for many years); it's so funny to watch and I tease her all the time about not voting before

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1/23/17 11:59 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- great emoticon support
- recovery software
- moving projects forward
- fig bar breakfast
- bean and cornbread dinner
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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1/23/17 11:06 A

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grateful
~for a week without rain coming up
~to have power, heat and comfy shelter
~our drought situation has drastically improved
~crews are keeping up with slides and road disasters better than ever
~it's been ok when all ways out have been blocked...so thankful for no emergencies

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,
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~Martha Graham




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Grateful this Monday morning ...

~ relaxed time with my son
~ new insights into who he has become as an adult
~ his willingness to share who he has become/is becoming
~ snuggle time
~ lunch with dear friends today
~ radical acceptance that there's only so much I can do when a client texts in crisis
~ vowing to be more politically engaged
~ all is well ...

shine,
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1/22/17 8:40 P

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Tonight I am grateful for all of this, yet so much more:

-Having the ability today (not always) to turn a difficult weekend into a productive one
-Kitty manicures/pedicures all done for all three (whew, always a challenge!)
-Three loads of laundry done/stowed, including clean bedding for me AND all kitty-specific spots
-Costco run done; the big "paper" run (lawn bags, TP, Kleenex, paper towels) done 2-3 times yearly when it's all on sale
-Having all I need for breakfasts/lunches/dinners for the week
-Super happy with myself for having all this done because my work week is going to be pretty tough and long
-Always, my health

Stephanie

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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- my first emoticon
- watching early morning shows
- laundry
- start of (hopefully) the last week of non-weight bearing
- continued mild weather
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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Anniversary celebration with our family.
A cup of chamomile tea.
The willingness to plan ahead and make healthy choices.


Mazzy


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Grateful this extraordinary Saturday for ...

~ millions of women, children & men who marched today
~ media coverage of the hundreds of marches around the world
~ politicians paying attention
~ visiting my son
~ coffee in the morning and hanging out at son's apartment in the afternoon with my son
~ feeling a weight has been taken off
~ feeling emboldened
~ all is well

shine
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a new student

a one a week house helper

love of family

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


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Grateful this Friday night for ...

~ attending St Louis march tomorrow morning (10,000+ ppl signed up)
~ 5 hour drive to visit my son after the march
~ mostly avoided telling myself woe-are-we stories today
~ stopped by a friends' house tonight
~ laundry done
~ unseasonably warm weather
~ cold weather predicted to return
~ all is well .....

shine
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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Deciding to attend the Kansas City Women's March on DC tomorrow (sister rally) (I'm hearing there will be thousands of people, not hundreds???)
-Memories of my partner to be carried with me along the way; she would have been going tomorrow if still alive
-Turning it into my exercise for the day by parking at my office and walking (20-25 city blocks) - win/win by hopefully not having to fight as much traffic
-Leftover Thai red coconut curry
-The sweet kitty sitting beside me, purring and watching me type my gratitudes
-FINALLY being able to get in for a massage late tomorrow (it's been nearly 3 months for this girl who uses it as stress relief and goes monthly)
-Friday; the end of a tough work week, despite it being shorter
-Always, my health

Stephanie

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Today I'm grateful for:

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to let go of the frustration that goes along with losing weight slowly.
Our home.

Mazzy


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grateful
~for at least some function without sleep
~there's sun this morning after flooding in the night
~as ever, to be situated well above the flood line
~S is here happily playing with Grandpa
~C was peaceful yesterday, though uncommunicative

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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1/20/17 7:55 A

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

- the end of the work week
- going a little stir crazy which might turn into taking Christmas decorations down (not sure I can put them away...)
- another building issue (will be fascinating to see where this goes)
- Lessons in Trust
- getting my cabbage soup ready for the freezer
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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1/19/17 6:58 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-17 flights again today, up and down; great little 8-10 minute exercise burst
-I'm phrasing this carefully: a 2-1/2 hour meeting today that lets me know I will be very challenged between now and April 7 deadlines, a huge company-wide project due to more SEC regulation (a/k/a job security)
-Meeting friends tonight for dinner
-Taking care of myself by not overbooking this weekend (I truly already have plans if my plans are with myself for a specific reason!)
-Anticipating my first massage in 3 months this Saturday, way overdue and not by my choice!
-My sweet kitty girls
-Always, my health

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grateful
~to love the new furniture and book arrangement
~M was happy to do the heavy work AND sort his books
~to enjoy a rainy day project together
~to be able to visit C today without fear of taking germs
~S is coming after school for a three day play date

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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1/19/17 11:45 A

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Grateful this Thursday morning for ...

~ long weekend with my son starting tomorrow
~ relief we have a group for our Mindfulness-Based Cognitive therapy class
~ ticking things off my to do list this morning
~ getting a health insurance problem resolved
~ sweetie's love & support
~ doing Women's March Saturday with friends
~ coping with anxiety
~ all is well

shine,
sandra

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon Lessons in Trust (about time) emoticon
- no meetings
- catching up with emoticon s
- texting with my sis
- continued emoticon Love this January thaw
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains!

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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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1/18/17 5:59 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Plan Bs, always a good thing to have
-My typical strong focus finally starting to return
-Spending all day working with Excel financial reports inside our software and not getting a headache
-Remembering that grief is not linear on those days that are difficult and feel like 2 steps back
-The sweetest kitties I could ask for, especially when I'm occasionally slow on their 3 litter boxes because I forget (I then feel guilty)
-More stairwell walking (17 flights up and down) with co-worker again today
-Always, my health

Stephanie

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

- heavy frost and fog leaving its beauty this morning

- my emoticon seeing me, even though I was a day early
- another 2-4 weeks on crutches, although I was hoping for other news
- emoticon almost 49 degrees!
- DH keeping an important health appointment even though he wanted to skip
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
~to be thinking about what the new year might hold without looking back with recrimination or looking ahead with trepidation
~for some relief of stubborn symptoms with new medication
~to have accepted the need for such intervention
~grey days can be cozy and thought-provoking
~to be planning ahead for S's 3 day visit this weekend

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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
An early morning cup of green tea.
A healthy appetite.
The time to enjoy catching up on TV shows.
IPhone data.
Getting ahead of paperwork.
Coupons I can use.
Seeing the beauty around me.
Lunch plans with DH.


Mazzy


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Grateful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ miscommunication led to greater understanding
~ getting some much needed things done today
~ being persistent and assertive with a recalcitrant vendor
~ working on another new class
~ thoroughly enjoy teaching mental health classes
~ wanting to be 3 places at once on Saturday for Women's Marches in different places
~ with friends & family elsewhere in spirit on Saturday
~ two new classes start this week
~ all is well ...

shine,
sandra

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grateful
~for solid sleep!
~to realize efforts at financial planning exceeded expectations in one major area
~for amazingly helpful benefits and customer service reps
~for almost-daily pictures of adorable littles far away
~to feel more like my self after weeks of illness

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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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the end of emoticon and loss of only 2 tree branches
- the first emoticon
- emoticon
- no need to emoticon
- major projects in motion
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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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
Fresh pot of bone broth.
Healthy nutritious food in my refrigerator.
A healthy appetite.
The willingness to plan ahead and make healthy choices.
Seeing the beauty around me.
Feeling loved.
Memories.


Mazzy


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grateful for
~hope
~kindness and understanding
~granddaughters
~sunshine to soak up


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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Wishes for safe travels for you, Kathy!

All good down here in my little spot of Brazil.

Grateful for the nice climate in which I live, fresh fruits, and lots of love all around me...

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


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Grateful
* I am packed and ready to go...WITH my passport!
* I found my phone which had gotten trapped between the passenger seat of my car and the far door!
* I found a dentist to do an emergency repair of a broken tooth yesterday
* The dog is bathed and at the "sitters"
* I have a 3:00 am ride arranged!
* A special friend fixed dinner for me tonight and brought it over (since my fridge is empty!)
* List of requested souvenirs in my bag!
* I will be out of the country for the inauguration (I will be at the women's march in spirit!)

I am off to Costa Rica in just a few hours....I may or may not have access to post. Will be back in time to set up February's thread.


~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
~~~

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


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Thankful this Sunday night for ...

~ my nephew reminding me "it's just a computer"
~ removing files from my hard drive and making everything online as secure as possible
~ changed passwords
~ talking to a website security consultant tomorrow
~ avoiding obsessing over the possibility my computer has been compromised mostly
~ had a good day in spite of it all
~ sweetie's love & support
~ owner of my practice has been hugely supportive
~ all is well .... and I am not my computer

shine,
sandra

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Today I'm grateful for all of this, and so much more:

-Ice not being as bad as predicted, but definitely icier this morning than yesterday
-Being in the middle of a 3-cat pile up for a short nap today
-Checking on my elderly neighbors to make sure they have all they need; they were only shy of candles if power goes out, and I have plenty
-Being able to thoroughly enjoy the solitude of an icy long weekend at home (talk about making lemonade)
-Chili being even better on day 2; mystery story unfolding further
-Netflix streaming and a DVR
-Always, my health

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