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5/2/17 11:52 P

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Today I Grateful for:

* Chicken!

* Veggies!

* Buns!

* Salads!

* Subway!

Christopher

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Manicure!

* Pedicure!

* Shave!

* Haircut!

* De-clawed and De-Furred!

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grateful
~for sacred spaces
~when tears are cleansing
~for our cool, shady house when it's an unbelievable 88 outside
~for moments of connection and re-connection
~to have a new sense of deep calm

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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4/30/17 10:25 A

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This morning I am grateful for:

-Being able to help a friend yesterday in her home at the "day of remembrance" she put together for her partner
-Cleansing tears
-Supportive friends
-The comforts of home
-A laid back Sunday; reading at the bottom of a cat pile, cooking, exercise, jigsaw puzzling, who knows what all the day holds
-Always, my health

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4/30/17 8:45 A

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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- continuous soft emoticon
- timing on pre-emergent, weeding and grass seed
- emoticon
- cleaning the frig finished
- a 'free' 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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4/30/17 7:59 A

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Grateful this Sunday morning for ...

~ life that brings sadness & joy, worry & peace, disappointment & excitement, loss & love
~ life-giving rain & sun, soil & air
~ the arts that enrich my life - music, dance, theater, visual arts
~ a sense of history that connects past, present & future
~ the luxury to travel and meet people from other cultures
~ a partner who supports me, challenges me to be my best self and loves me
~ family and friends who surround me with their encouragement, love & support
~ being born at a time & place that gives me opportunities most people don't have
~ keeping my life as simple as I know how
~ the enjoyment of giving back
~ feeling exceedingly blessed while recognizing it is through no merit of my own

shine,
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4/29/17 8:23 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Nuts!

* Bolts!

* Washers!

* Soil!

* Raised beds for Strawberries!

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4/29/17 7:42 P

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grateful
~for a cool house on a very warm day
~M and S are at the beach playing
~for time alone after lots of 9yo playtime
~for persistence being creative in the kitchen
~a friend gave me beautiful turnips from her garden

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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4/29/17 11:00 A

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Thankful this Saturday morning for ...

~ it's Saturday
~ letting go
~ making plans to catch up with friends after a month away
~ organizing, editing & deleting photos
~ trying to let go of worries
~ cooking for a friend tonight
~ time to take a nap today
~ all is exceedingly well

shine
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4/29/17 10:17 A

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quiet Saturday morn

few worries

pizza dough rising

clean floors



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


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4/29/17 3:30 A

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Today I am Grateful for"

* Water!

* Tubing!

* Steam!

* Waiting!

* Showers!

Christopher

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4/28/17 9:18 A

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Grateful this Friday morning for ...

~ continuing to bask in the glow of travel, family & wedding
~ slowly adjusting from holiday to daily routine
~ learning life lessons from a month out of the country
~ catching up with clients
~ colleagues' warm welcome home
~ sharing wedding photos on Dropbox
~ keeping in touch with the people we met on our travels
~ so many ways to keep in touch
~ envisioning with sweetie what we want our retirement to be
~ all is exceedingly well

smile
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4/27/17 10:12 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Shelves!

* Rolling Tool Box!

* Bins!

* Cabinets!

* A Cleaner Garage!

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4/27/17 4:46 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Sandra loving her adventures and family time (beautiful photos)
-My smile when Anne said "utter cacophony of birds" - I know that one well and love it!!
-Back yard water gardens officially open now
-Hope that this is the year I can turn "our" little peace of heaven in the back yard into "my" little piece of heaven; it's been a struggle
-Major work projects completed so I can shift focus back to a reasonable work load and walking at lunch in the park!
-Finding a new landscaper to help me with some things in the yard
-Continued excellence on severely limiting sugar in my diet
-Always, my health

Stephanie

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4/27/17 12:30 P

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grateful
~for Sandra's love-filled photos
~for a trend toward better sleep
~M is showing interest in shifting his diet
~for skype and facetime
~to laugh at the utter cacophony of birds outside this morning

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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Grateful this Thursday for ...

~ family time in South Africa



~ a surprised bride-to-be



~ the view from our AirBnB



~ wedding morning at the salon



~ the results of our morning at the salon with hairdresser & makeup artist



~ ceremony in the forest with filtered sunlight and a soft breeze



~ signing the marriage certificate



~ proud parents of the bride and groom



~ pictures of the bride & groom





~ all is exceedingly well

smile,
sandra







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Today I am Grateful for:

* Cordless Drill!

* Cordless Circular Saw!

* Screws!

* Lumber!

* A New Worktable!

Christopher

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Welcome home, Sandra! What an adventure.

grateful
~for solid, restful sleep
~to be able to work outside with the sun on my back
~to live surrounded by such beauty
~to see a weight milestone-for-me on the way down instead of up
~for a great grain-free dosa recipe


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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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Abundantly grateful this Wednesday for ...

~ arriving home after four weeks away & 38 hours travel since leaving Cape Town
~ an incredible adventure - each & every momet special
~ sweetie, my amazing travel companion and life partner
~ meeting many interesting, caring people along the way
~ life lessons learned on the journey
~ the renewed energy sleep brings
~ planning our next trip - 3 months in France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland & UK in 2019
~ my daughter's intimate wedding in the forest with filtered sun & a gentle breeze
~ ready to go back to work today
~ photos to come
~ all is exceedingly well

smile,
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Today I am Grateful for:

* Riding Lawn mower!

* Weed eater!

* Hoe!

* Rake!

* A landscaped lawn!

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4/25/17 11:32 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-The light patter of rain on the roof
-The low rumble of thunder
-A small lightning show
-Mother Nature
-The cats curled up with me
-A soft, comfortable bed
-A good book

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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grateful
~for computer glitch resolution
~for great energy yesterday
~for M's great checkup soothing his anxieties
~for giggles with the littles via facetime
~to be accepting this elimination diet procedure as a puzzle to solve


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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4/25/17 8:19 A

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon to see my teammate
- zero balance massage @ noon
- contacting a GF to connect for emoticon
- finishing up projects
- more needed 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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4/24/17 9:54 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Water!

* Tea!

* Fruit Smoothies!

* Milk!

* Hydration!

Christopher

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4/24/17 9:48 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A dinner celebration with a group of old friends to remember one departed; raising a toast
-Perfect spring days
-Finding someone I think will be reliable for lawn care
-A dear friend ordering a special book for me, after checking to make sure I had interest
-Giving my mom a free box of good food via Hello Fresh rewards
-My favorite PJs
-Always, my health

Stephanie

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4/24/17 2:33 P

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On this Monday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a productive emoticon weekend
- 16 holes of emoticon
- good news from DH
- emoticon breakfast and lunch
- grocery run after work
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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4/23/17 9:27 P

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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A very quiet weekend at home
-Much-needed recharge time
-A bit of deck time on a gorgeous day full of sunshine
-Seeing my first dragonfly flitting around the water gardens in the back yard
-Being able to work from home tomorrow
-Driving with my sun roof open
-My health

Stephanie

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4/23/17 9:07 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Weight loss..

* Doing some yard work..

* Getting house work done..

Christopher

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4/22/17 8:51 P

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Today I am Grateful for 2 hours in the pool..a half hour walk!

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grateful
~for restful sleep
~for a quiet morning to myself
~for warming in the sun streaming in
~for energy to get outside for a bit of work
~S is playing with a school friend 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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4/22/17 9:38 A

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This cloudy, rainy Saturday morning, I am grateful for:

-Beth's tree (Autumn Blaze Maple) thriving; when I left for my road trip, it was barely budding, upon return, it had full branches of big leaves (in four days)
-Light spring rains, continuing to nourish all
-Honeysuckle in full bloom; the animals in my back yard haven love it
-Birdsong and bird flight all out my window as I think of gratitude
-The distant sound of a train whistle
-A perfect day to lay back and read, snuggled with kitties

Stephanie

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4/22/17 8:09 A

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On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon
- emoticon
- emoticon
- emoticon
- 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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4/22/17 1:54 A

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4/21/17 5:08 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-Ann's welcome home!! emoticon
-Ongoing lessons in my trigger points emoticon
-An excellent (and needed) lunch with co-worker friend who's worked at my company for 30+ years; she was willing to listen and give me great advice on a couple of work matters
-Few plans this weekend as I'm SO happy to be at home after my hiking trip
-My sweet kitties; they give me so much just by being their little beings and having personalities just like us two-leggeds emoticon
-Intentions on getting my exercise groove back in gear this weekend; HOURS of big hiking last weekend, but only a little exercise through the week

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grateful
~for every success that helps hold on to motivation
~for some warm weather
~to be able to pull weeds in small shifts
~for beauty all around
~for more dietary adjustment

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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good night rest
soft cool breezes
national holiday
clean living room floor
wash hanging on the line
groceries to put away
happiness

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


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grateful
~for warmer temps this week
~to see apples setting on the big tree
~for sun on my back while pulling a few weeds
~to hear the sound of the river as background to everything here
~to be settling in to a new routine

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 Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon to see my teammate
- folks giving us a bid on a bay window replacement
- stepping in a dog bomb while reviewing the window
- anticipating the faint odor of bomb remnants will be gone when I return
- a cooler 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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Today I am Grateful for physical therapy in the pool!

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4/19/17 3:55 P

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On this Wednesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- 23andMe emoticon tests release - I only have one variant (so far) which might explain my cough
- our office coffee
- more emoticon
- my 10,000+ steps
- going home to a emoticon house
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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4/19/17 11:38 A

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Welcome home, Michelle and Stephanie!

grateful
~an elimination diet is highlighting inflammatory foods for me
~clearly, it's possible to live without these...like it or not
~even though change in general is harder now, it's easier to see the wisdom in it
~to be learning all the time
~for a touching service last night

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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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Glad to be home after an incredible month of travel!



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


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Today I a Grateful for Netflix

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On this Tuesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a long productive emoticon weekend
- my neighbor gifting excess hostas and them finding a home under our spruce tree
- packed lunch
- good meeting with my teammate
- a short work week
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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4/18/17 11:26 A

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Today I am grateful for:

-Revisiting one of my favorite places for hiking - Palo Duro Canyon (Amarillo, TX) - the second largest canyon in the contiguous U.S. - and having the good fortune to have hiked it 5-6 times over the years
-Safe travels to and from Amarillo, where my best friend lives for wonderful time spent with her
-Two days of wonderful hiking, some off-trail to remote places unknown to many
-Dear friends
-There being no place like home!
-My sweet kitty girls who are never mad at me when I get home after being gone
-Other dear friends who stay here with the kitties while I'm gone!
-My health
-My love of hiking and my ability to do so


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~to sleep through a night
~for extra layers while the furnace is out
~for happy phone calls from the kids' new house
~to be wrenching my diet away from stubborn habits
~for a fitbit to help track movement

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~my first view of the day when getting out of bed was a majestic great blue heron fishing in the river
~for the beauty of drippy trees on a misty morning
~furnace work starts today
~yesterday was a wonderful day all around
~the scale is moving in the right direction

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Thankful this sunday evening for

~ accepting awkwardness of language differences
~ beautful view of the ocean
~ driving along the coast today
~ Cuban food for inner
~ hoping that a bit of rest will reduce the awkwardness
~ ready to go to sleep as soon as I finish this
~ all is well

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grateful
~to feel well rested this morning
~for a day of possibility
~for the kids' move to a new home without incident
~for S's excitement setting up her new room
~for another home project to be started tomorrow

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"Sometimes the only blessing you need to count is your heartbeat." Saw this message on pinterest and knew that I had to share it with this board.

I have missed being active on spark people. Wish there were more hours in the day.

On this beautiful spring day I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours:

*for this team and the ones who keep it going
*for Sandra's great post with so many amazing photos
*for insurance and the resolution to a neighbor's claim of adverse possession
*family and friends in my life
*for life
*for Easter and God's great gift of eternal life through Christ

Live, love, and be well everyone.


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Thankful this Saturday for ...

~ the people who have been so kind to us,Sipho, Sheba, Geoff, David and so many more

~ sitting at an outdoor cafe watching people, sipping good espresso & eating yummy food

~ tomorrow when we meet up with my daughter, her fiance & both families

~ spectacular weather

~ African jazz

~ a day that did not turn out as planned but was probably more fun than what we had planned

~ Indian food

~ accepting we will not be able to do all the things we would like and appreciating what we do

~ going with the flow

~ all is exceedingly well ...

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On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- NU's red-white emoticon spring game
- sun after needed rain
- emoticon
- emoticon
- emoticon emoticon
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Today I am Grateful for:

* Road trips..

* Traveling ..

* Family ..

* Hard boiled eggs!

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grateful
~to be home
~to be back on track after a long detour of many extra pounds
~it seems all the trees leafed out while we were gone
~for spring weather
~S helps me shake off the blues after leaving the littlest ones to come home

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Thankful this Friday morning for ...

~ wind died down so we can go to Robben Island today
~ 2 home concerts w/Italian aria to Xhosa ballad to Malay wedding song to Motown
~ a Xhosa meal at one of the home concerts
~ learning about Malay & Xhosa people & culture via concerts
~ keeping a travel journal - something I always intend but rarely do
~ catching up on writing reviews -- all extremely positive except one
~ almost to the point where we can laugh about getting lost everywhere we go
~ daughter en route to Cape Town
~ all is exceedingly well

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Crunches ..

* Leg lifts ..

* The pool ..

* Recumbent bike!

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On this Thursday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a emoticon smoothie for breakfast
- emoticon to see my teammate and catching her as I was leaving (she was late to school)
- emoticon for lunch
- great presentation on helping kids transition to high school
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Tonight I am grateful for:

-Continuing to do well with keeping the sugary junk food out of my diet (while still allowing myself an occasional special treat)
-A walk and talk with a good friend tonight to get caught up; just the kind of visits I enjoy most!
-Getting a double dose of exercise in yesterday of two varieties!!
-Driving with my sunroof open during nice weather!!
-Work now being at a reasonable pace, after 2-3 months of a crazy project
-Always, my health

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Grateful this Wednesday evening for ....

~ back in Cape Town at our favorite AirBnB - views of Lions Head, fresh air, lots of light
~ clean laundry, haircut, groceries purchased, photos downloaded, coffee on hand
~ daughter starts her journey from Pittsburgh to South Africa via New Zealand tonight
~ son starts his journey to South Africa on April 18
~ Robben Island, National Gallery of Art, African music, Long Sreet this week
~ fun to travel with sweetie -- we move at the same pace and have similar interests
~ lost and found several times in the past few days as we travel from Chobe to Cape Town
~ Google maps on iPhone
~ all is exceedingly well

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A few photos

Street performers


So many bird photos -- now we have to figure out what's what


hippo


Elephant


mom & baby elephant


crocodile


Cape buffalo


Lion


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Today I am Grateful for:

* Warm sunshine ..

* Buds on the trees ..

* Green grass ..

* Birds nests!

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On this Wednesday afternoon I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the emoticon as we had bad air quality this morning

- installation scheduled for a commemorative emoticon
- a great visit to the chiropractor
- overcoming a difficult problem
- nothing scheduled after work
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Today I am Grateful for:

* A new Start ..

* A new direction ..

* A new name ..

* A new Attitude!

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Today I am grateful for:

-Adjusting my attitude again and hoping it will stick for awhile
-Knowing what things to turn to when I need to adjust my mindset and having options!
-My upcoming road trip to hike in Palo Duro Canyon (Amarillo, TX), the second largest canyon in the U.S., with my best friend who lives near; it's been too long since I've hiked there
-My sweet kitty girls who always make things better
-A friend who will stay at my house with the kitties
-Intentions of getting some walking in today in the sunshine
-Always, my health

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Exceedingly grateful this Monday evening for ....

~ dodging potholes, a giraffe in the road, cows, goats & donkeys & people for today's 450 km drive
~ finding out BEFORE we left that tonight's lodging was 20 km from town down an impassable drive without 4x4
~ we have alternative lodging in town
~ Booking.com is trying to get us a refund
~ Bank of America will let us dispute the transaction
~ finding beautiful African cotton fabrics at the market to make table runners & napkins
~ letting go of worrying about my daughter
~ bittersweet leaving all the people we met and bonded with at Big 5 Chobe Lodge in Kazangula, Botswana
~ all is extraordinarily good ....

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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.
Vacation time in Cancun with family.
Being home.
So many blessings.


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Enjoy your trip!

On this Monday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon breakfast and lunch
- productive meeting this morning
- emoticon @ lunch
- responding instead of reacting
- laundry after work emoticon
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Grateful
* That I am ready to go, and will get a few hours sleep before the early morning flight to Belgium!
* For a great weekend with son and grandkids. And seeing how well, they all take care of their mom.... bless her, and her courage.
* For remembering, at the last minute, a VERY important task that I'd forgotten to do before I leave
* For my dear friends, who so lovingly care for my sweet dog while Im gone.
* For a day of incredible weather. Unbelievable lightning, thunder, hail and sunshine...all intermixed.It's crazy here in CA!
* Clean sheets on the bed....


~~~Kathy~~~

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Here it is Saturday -- the first day I've had wifi since I last posted on Monday, I am sitting on the Botswana side of the Chobe River looking at Namibia on the opposite shore. I am hugely grateful for so much .... my heart is full for ...

~ traveling with my sweetie whose company I thoroughly enjoy
~ the people we've met this week, each one unique, kind and generous
~ the Motswana woman who invited to take us to the salt pans
~ David, a young medical student, who has become our traveling partner for a few days
~ Sox, our guide, driver, game scout and wildlife interpreter
~ Geoff, who has accommodated our needs & wants & shared his life story
~ Sipho, who quickly became a friend and confidante
~ the game we have seen from wart hogs and baboons to lion and giraffe
~ from hippos and crocodiles to Cape buffalo to hippos and elephants
~ from sable and kudo to bushbok, waterbok & impala
~ writing about the people we meet
~ loving all that is ... enjoying each moment ...even the difficult ones .... my heart is full







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On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the emoticon
- a chance to emoticon
- emoticon
- catching up on emoticon
- working emoticon maker
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Grateful beyond words....

Whenever I prepare for a long trip abroad, I tend to move into panic mode...no matter HOW organized I think I am. I am totally packed, have taken care of all business (bills paid, mail on hold, credit card company notified of travel plans, etc) BUT, I am now losing things. Last trip it was my passport (which I found 2 days before I was supposed to leave!) This time...it is my fit bit. Still can't locate it. BUT I did find an old one that I'd misplaced about a year ago!

Last night, at the pet store, where I did a big shopping for the dog, I went to pay, and realized my credit card, my ATM, my Euros, and my USD were gone...along with the plastic wallet I use when I travel. I had to come home and get it. And of course, NO WHERE to be found. After tearing the house apart, I called the pet store, and told them I wouldn't be in til today, because I was going to have to deal with credit card companies (and get new cards fed-x'd to me FAST!) Well....the pet store had it. Long story, but another miracle.

Today, I was at the doctor for my routine check. And no drivers license or Insurance ID card. Fortunately, I know my card # and had my passport in my purse, ready to go. And yes, I found them as soon as I got home. Put where they were supposed to go the day I leave! (jumped the gun there!)

So twice in a 24 hour period, I lost important things, and found them. EXTREMELY grateful. And sorry to bore you if this was too long....

AND among other things, grateful
* That my labs are normal, as is my BP, O2 Sat, lungs, heart and I have a clean bill of health, other than my weight and my worn out knees.
* For more rain, very gentle, hopefully knocking down some of the pollen that is causing allergies
* For my granddaughters
* For my dad doing so well
* For my old neighbors, who so lovingly watch my little TigerLily while I am gone.
* OH! I fixed my printer yesterday!

~~~Kathy~~~

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On this Thursday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the emoticon first time in 14 days
- emoticon early
- emoticon lunch from Tuesday
- meeting a former colleague for emoticon after work
- getting a new emoticon maker installed this afternoon
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Tonight I am grateful for:

-My kitty, Rosie
-My kitty, Cassie
-My kitty, Cleo
-Unconditional love and no expectations beyond food, a clean litter box or two or three and some attention
-A Survivor episode to catch up on shortly before going to bed
-My health

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Kathy - so glad you found the bracelet!

On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- chance to see the emoticon
- breakfast bars
- lunch with the girls
- nothing else on the calendar
- emoticon tonight
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Grateful
* That I found a missing bracelet from my husband. One of the most special gifts EVER! Thought I lost it for good over a year ago!
* That neighbors are taking an extra patio set off my hands
* For a great gathering at the park last night, and a game of "sticks" with a neighbor afterwards
* That my dear friend's husband is out of the hospital...
* For upcoming birthday party for granddaughter who will actually be a TEENAGER on Saturday!
* That I have taken care of all but a couple of details so I can relax before the upcoming trip to Europe
* My little dog, my faithful companion and buddy, who is the guardian of her pack, and the lover of her pack leader...

~~~Kathy~~~

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On this Tuesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon colleagues
- too tight of pants so less eating
- primary voting emoticon
- participating in important work
- DH taking me to emoticon
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Grateful for this amazing thread, which carries on, even we when don't "show up"...
ALSO
* For my DIL's cancer markers dropping significantly. Whole brain radiation, 18 weeks of chemo, and antibody/hormonal infusions every three weeks are doing their job! She's still feels awful, and is extremely fatigues, but beginning to gain some strength back..but this is HUGE! And just what she needed to keep on going.
* Spent the past several weeks purging all of husband's stuff. Boxes and boxes full of paperwork, records, and nostalgia. Closets full of clothing and mementos. Incredibly painful. Incredibly sad. But it is done.
* I am packed and almost ready to head out on new adventure.Three weeks in Europe.
* I can afford to take care of home maintenance and repairs...which seem to be a major issue this year!
* My dad survived yet another major health crisis, but at 95, with new cardiac stents in place is now doing GREAT!

~~~Kathy~~~

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4/3/17 9:53 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- continued gentle emoticon
- emoticon breakfast and lunch
- emoticon tire rotation
- chance to emoticon
- meeting emoticon folks after work
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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4/3/17 3:21 A

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Full of gratitude this Monday for ....

~ the wonder of human diversity

~ the joy I get reading "The Book of Joy" by the Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

~ a man I met last night who fought in the Congo, Angola and Namibia; then came to South Africa to escape the violence and the memories.

~ a woman who appreciated my joy in the music

~ African jazz, think marimaba & drums

~ my first time eating ostrich (a grilled filet - tender & tasty)

~ the best mojito I've ever had

~ both how similar and different we are as people -- individually, culturally and nationally. We share so many of the same desires -- the ability to support ourselves, dreams for our children, a roof over our head and food on rhe table, a sense of humor, smiles, the capacity to be awed by a mountain, disgust at corrupt politicians, going forward despite chaos in the world.

~ thinking about going to the cathedral where Desmond Tutu presided during the transition from apartheid to a more just society (always a work in progress) for Easter. But for now we are focused on getting to Botswana, remembering how to drive a manual on the left side of the road and our village stay.

~ being reminded of our privilege - which should not be taken for granted & carries with it an obligation

~ time to reflect

~ but for the grace of God ....all is well

shine
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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- more emoticon
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- emoticon donuts
- emoticon work
- emoticon celebrating Sunday
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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Today I am Grateful for my electric scooter!




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Today I am Grateful for a good nights sleep..finally!




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Giving heaps of thanks this first day of April for ...

~ a spectacular day weatherwise

~ walking

~ talking to South Africans who were forcibly removed from their homes & relocated in ghettos

~ seeing children dancing, drumming and singing

~ experiencing the South African hospitality

~ haggling for trinkets -- fun for both sides

~ Loving our AirBnB views of Lions Head and Table Mountain

~ all is well despite chaos at home and hee

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4/1/17 11:35 A

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Today I'm grateful for:

All that's right in in my life and here.
The good life my family and I enjoy.
Spending time with my family.


Mazzy


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On this first day of April, my bittersweet 16th anniversary, I give thanks for:

-Kathy, getting us going for another new start
-Photographs
-Music and other recorded voices
-This practice and my daily meditation reading, both things that ground me well
-Getting through a super crazy work with with grace
-Weekends to rejuvenate
-Family and friends

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4/1/17 3:32 A

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A Prayer In Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

by Robert Frost

~~~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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