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8/7/17 6:19 P

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Grateful for this team, that carries on...

Also for
* My little TigerLily, my faithful companion during this stressful time
* My son, who is now facing huge decisions
* My grandkids, for hanging in. One crisis after another for them right now.
* That the oldest started high school today. Hopefully a good distraction for her.
* Cleansing tears
* Lunch with a long time friend who lost her husband a month ago. And for being able to listen, and truly understand where she is emotionally.

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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8/1/17 12:34 A

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grateful
~for restful sleep
~for great progress on two projects
~to be more readily aware of limits
~for wonderful curry made today
~for thousands of ferns behind our house

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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7/31/17 9:15 P

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Glad to be back after a long weekend helping my son pack and move. Grateful this Monday evening for ...

~ a pottery find
~ unseasonably moderate temperatures continue
~ ordered new computer to replace mine that died
~ finished a project today
~ hired someone to co-lead one of my classes with me
~ spending the day with my sweetie
~ makinug something for dinner sweetie had never eaten
~ all is well .... despite the craziness of the world

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Wrong is wrong, even is everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.
-- HH the Dalai Lama
Good afternoon,

Making it here to accentuate the positive~~

~ Pranayama and meditation this morning

~ Nutritious breakfast this morning

~ Qigong this morning

~ Monitoring liquid intake today

~ Practising self-acceptance in spite of it all today

Blessed be,
xox
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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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7/31/17 9:59 A

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On this last day of July, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a productive emoticon weekend
- a chance to get a manicure and pedicure today
- putting new plates on my emoticon
- continued wonderful weather
- moving reorganization forward
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains while learning to respond instead of react and live with intention.

"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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7/30/17 11:25 P

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grateful
~for the end of another busy day
~for a message of hope striking a deep chord within
~to be stirred by music
~to catch up with a long ago acquaintance
~for no driving planned for tomorrow


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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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7/30/17 10:53 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Free Speeech!

* Independent Thoughts!

* Sign Language!

* Autonomy!

* Personal Opinion!

Christopher

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7/30/17 12:02 A

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grateful
~for all of our shared appreciations here for inspiration
~for quiet time today supporting a friend and her daughter
~when words help, as well as presence
~to get a quick nap in this afternoon
~tomorrow is another chance to make wise eating choices


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7/30/17 12:01 A

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Today I am Grateful for:

* My Freedom!

* My Home!

* My Dogs!

* My Canes!

* My Recliner!

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7/29/17 9:02 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-A solid workout today, both cardio and upper body; what a difference NOT having to work 8 hours makes in being able to do so
-Getting my difficult chore 90% done!
-Wonderful massage this afternoon; my therapist clearing me to move forward with upper body that I've had to hold off on for half the year
-Like Kathy, excellent produce (and fresh eggs) from the farmer's market this a.m.
-Cooking myself a lovely breakfast with some of those peak season cherry tomatoes
-A night at home to chill with the kitty girls
-Clean sheets!!

Goodnight,
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7/29/17 7:18 P

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Good day,

Even though lots is far from perfect, I have so much to be thankful for, including~~

~ inspiring conversation with friend who spent 12 years in prison and has been out 5 months; she's figuring it out on her own as she goes along, and her decisions are thoughtful and insightful and amazing (she will be 34 yrs. old tomorrow)

~ a quiet day of both work and leisure

~ quirky eating, but not calorically dense

~ cool enough this after noon to have windows and door open and a/c off

~approval to attend meditation retreat for 1/2 price

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

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7/29/17 7:09 P

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Sat Grats
* Great produce from Farmers' Market this morning
* Dog retraining in full effect with great results
* Signed up for 30 day fitness challenge (now that I am able to eat again, and tolerate just about anything, I've been taking full advantage of the situation, and have been on the upswing again! Argh!)
* My DIL was able to tolerate 8 hour drive to watch the girls in the biggest soccer tournament of the year!
* My son using his energy not to fight her about going, but choosing to use it to make it work. He is amazing. Land Rover bed worked so she could sleep most of the trip!
* Financial security

~~~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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7/28/17 11:41 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Remembering to use the stairwell on my way up to the 9th Floor this morning!
-Getting a short workout in tonight, just to keep my roll going AND to get the last of my 10,000 steps in
-Making HUGE progress on a difficult task I set my sights on for this weekend, a very emotional chore that was on my July goal list; I'm determined to cross it off the list
-Using my massage tomorrow as my reward
-Those sweet kitty girls who stuck right by me all evening
-Heading to a soft, comfortable bed where I hope I get another amazing night of sleep; last night was the best in awhile

Goodnight all,
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Good morning,

Thankful for so much...and to de-politicize my image~~

~ no repeal of peaceful sleep

~ no repeal of joyful bike rides

~ no repeal of cool days and summer showers

~ no repeal of poetry

~ no repeal of music

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

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7/28/17 10:41 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon in a clear blue sky
- reorganization moving forward
- emoticon with friends
- fabulous weather
- the weekend!
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains while learning to respond instead of react and visualize my deepest desires with intention.

"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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7/28/17 6:21 A

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Thankful this Friday morning for ...

~ waking up to news that ACA repeal failed
~ road trip to see my son for the weekend before he moves further away
~ hopeful he will find a job quickly
~ rain, rain, rain
~ affirmations from the owner of our practice
~ two very different but both qualified people to choose between to co-lead class
~ my morning ritual of feeding cat and making coffee
~ all is well ... things fall apart & come back together & fall apart again & it's OK

shine
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7/27/17 11:47 P

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grateful
~for fun shopping for the littles with S
~for a good walk in the cool of the mall
~to feel more relaxed and even today
~for new looseness to my clothes
~M is out having some fun after working hard

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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7/27/17 10:55 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-My third time last night seeing the amazing Mary Chapin Carpenter perform live (gift from a friend) - I don't know that I'll recover
-How music touches your soul, especially when in person by such a heartfelt, organic, sincere poetess and you're close enough to see it in her eyes
-Knowing when you're being watched over from across the veil
-Anticipation of an upcoming massage on Saturday, long overdue and much-needed
-These sweet kitties I share this house with
-Getting through a very stressful day at work and coming home to relax with a cup of hot tea
-A warm, soft bed, filled with kitties, calling me now

Goodnight,
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7/27/17 3:12 P

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"...not letting doubt build mountains while learning to respond instead of react..."

Thank you Kaligirl for those wise and wonderful words... They were EXACTLY what I needed to hear today!

Other gratitudes
* Four loads of laundry done...folded and put away!
* TigerLily up to date with shots and license
* Just when I was feeling lonely and abandoned, a friend who I hadn't heard from in months called and we made "get together, catch up" plans.
* Netflix and good books
* My physical body that keeps working, even when I do nothing to help it....

~~~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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Good morning,

Back from an 8-1/2 miles ride this morning, Feeling grateful~~

~ my ride included a stop at a Starbucks for a morning cappuccino and some leisure reading

~ recognising the extraordinary nature of Kathy's DIL's courage

~ looking forward to lunch with a dear friend today

~ accepting the mystery (for the moment)

~ completed morning practices before 6am

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

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7/27/17 10:41 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- 4" of emoticon
- only a coffeepot full of water in the basement from a line that can be sealed from the inside
- ZB massage @ noon
- meeting for reorganization direction
- chance to check trees for bagworms
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains while learning to respond instead of react and visualize my deepest desires with intention.

"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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7/27/17 12:21 A

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grateful
~to have some time alone
~for a decision made
~to know that moods can change quickly
~to be able to say yes when a friend asked for help
~for a day of play tomorrow with Sophia

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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7/27/17 12:03 A

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Today I am Grateful for:

* Being invited to join a Fall Challenge!

* 8 more sessions with a personal Trainer!

* Adding more weight to the machines at the gym!

* Joining a gym just 5 minutes from my house!

* Free access to the college pool!

Christopher

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7/26/17 7:32 P

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Thankful today,
* My DIL came home last night
* I survived two days with my teenage granddaughters (hormones raging, horribly frightened about the pending loss of their mom, feeling {and acting] out of control)
* My A/C (on the fourth try) is now balanced so the bedroom gets cool air, as well as the rest of the house
* Knowing my abrupt onset of depression and irritability will pass
* Our city has monthly low cost rabies clinic/shots and licenses for dogs, and Tiger Lily is headed that way this evening.
* Hami melon

~~~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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Good morning,

Curious thing -- I posted gratitudes yesterday, but today they're not here...? Okay, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again~~

~ like Sandra I begin the early morning with windows open and a/c off

~ though abdominal pain tried to foil me, I managed to pedal 3-1/4 miles this morning

~ a delightful conversation with San Francisco soul sister yesterday evening

~ helped a friend yesterday who may be buying a vehicle from another friend

~ enjoying harmony at home

Blessed be,
xox
Maha




Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

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7/26/17 9:02 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon and emoticon
- moving projects along
- emoticon breakfast and lunch
- Chopra emoticon
- no plans after work
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains while learning to respond instead of react.

"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 morning for ...

~ light before the dawn
~ windows open, air conditioner off for a couple of hours
~ as ready as I can be for my long day ahead
~ setting limits with a client
~ my recliner -- a godsend this year dealing with the aftermath of surgery
~ my parents -- still alive and kicking, at 84 and 88
~ my kids who love/trust me as I love/trust them
~ my sweetie -- who shows her immeasurable love in all sorts of ways
~ friends -- who make me think and laugh
~ colleagues -- who support ane encourage
~ all is well ... life is full of love ir you are willing to risk

shine
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7/26/17 1:13 A

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grateful
~for freshness after sleep, both in body and spirit
~for a nice clean deck, thanks to M, ready for littles to crawl and play on
~to have plenty of time to ready the house for the newest crawler/climber and her family
~for good luck parking after horrible traffic snarls
~errands are done, so tomorrow is free

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 Tuesday evening for ...

~ another day of amazing weather
~ fruitful meeting this morning
~ dark chocolate
~ a typically difficult session went easier than expected
~ son called to share progress on his moving plan for the weekend
~ daughter called to say she'd worked out a problem
~ all is well ... life is good

shine
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Cool - new membership!

On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a chance to emoticon @ noon
- eye drops
- emoticon (even though I spilled it on my shirt - obviously not a smart watering technique for plants...)
- the ups and downs of change
- Chopra emoticon
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains while learning to respond instead of react

"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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7/24/17 11:54 P

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Today I am Grateful for:

* A new Gym Membership!

* An invitation to join a Team Spark Challenge in September!

* Free access to the college pool!

* 8 more sessions with a Personal Trainer!

* A sale on tuna fish!

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7/24/17 11:33 P

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grateful
~M worked around my mood today
~tomorrow will likely be better in that way
~to recognize deep dismay at having certain limits
~for time and space to contemplate both change and no change
~for a short and sweet visit from S, full of hugs and "I love you, Grandma"s

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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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Making myself a scrumptious jumble of a dinner tonight: roasted sweet potatoes, red peppers, yellow peppers, black beans, topped with scallions and feta cheese
-Packaging the leftovers for two more meals into containers to travel to work for lunches
-Helping a friend expand her cooking horizon and her excitement over it (we sometimes share meals back and forth)
-The little things in life and how important they are
-Knowing that what makes me sometimes feel what I would imagine to be bipolar is the ebbs and tides of grieving
-The sweetest little kitties that I live with and knowing that they have good days and bad days, just like me, and sometimes just letting it be

Goodnight all,
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7/24/17 3:08 P

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Nice to see Maha back!


Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 7/24/2017 (15:08)
~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Grateful
* For a heartfelt talk with my son yesterday...and how he is choosing his battles carefully. DIL is still in the hospital, but is insistent upon traveling to San Diego on Friday to attend the Surf Cup (biggest and best soccer tournament in California) that the girls will participate in. They all know it may be her last tournament (Definitely the last surf cup), and instead of fighting to do what "is best for her" and having her stay home to heal, he is fighting to make it work! Wow. Do they inspire me!
* Being able to provide a place of respite for a friend
* My sweet little TigerLily
* I ate corn on the cob two days in a row, and am tolerating it better than expected! (SO good!)
* My creature comforts (soft furniture, a bed, indoor plumbing, electricity, etc...)


~~~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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"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom"
Viktor Frankl

So wonderful to see Maha among us and good to know you are on the mend! Grateful this Monday morning for .

~ .moderate (for July) temperatures and low humidity, sunny skies -- extraordinary
~ enjoying cleaning -- believe it or not -- kitchen sparkling, on to the bedroom
~ finishing a project I'd procrastinatied doing for weeks - plans for the next
~ managing chronic health problems from bariatric surgery
~ mostly avoiding second guessing decision to do surgery
~ lost 83 pounds and two sizes - ready to get serious about losing more
~ deciding to try to get my laptop fixed
~ most of transplanted ferns doing well
~ interviewing a possible co-leader for mindfulness class tomorrow - fingers crossed
~ all is wonderfulily well .... hoping for a visit from Maha soonish

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon breakfast and lunch
- cooler temps and less humidity
- emoticon @ lunch
- meetings over for the day
- emoticon tonight
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains while learning to respond instead of react.

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

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

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


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Today I am Grateful for:

* Sunshine!

* Watermelon!

* Chicken!

* Potato Salad!

* Picnic!

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grateful
~for the wonder of seeing four smiling faces here in a row
~some days it feels extra good to see you and hear a bit about what is touching you
~for a certain aplomb through a challenging morning
~for a clearer head after a wink of a nap this afternoon
~to be considering what new challenge to take on and track here


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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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The first wealth is health.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Greetings to all my long-lost (and not-lost) friends (ENTHUSIASTICALLY waving down to dear Sandra!!!)!

I thoroughly enjoyed a stroll down "gratitude lane" -- I guess I last posted just prior to heading to the Bahamas yoga gathering in June. It was amazing, though 10 days was simply not enough time! I'm here to testify that~~

~ I honor and love my resilient, strong, imperfect body that continues to support me through thick-and-thin!

~ I so enjoyed connecting by phone with Stephanie this morning AND learning about the light, entertaining cat mystery series by Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly -- Magical Cat series and Second Chance Cat series (which I put on hold at the library)!

~ Getting out on my bike almost every morning for 7-10 miles...a *cruise* in the right direction!

~ So happy to see that you can't keep a good woman down -- I've been sending out prayer and mantra for you since the surgery, Kathy! (And so happy to see that DIL is hanging in there...!)

~ Though I'm struggling with prednisone side effects, I'm also grateful that my health is basically intact and as I taper off the med, I'll taper toward increasingly optimal health again

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Never eat more than you can lift.
-- Miss Piggy

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Grateful this Sunday afternoon for ....

~ rain
~ loving storm sounds - wind blowing, lightening flashes and rain pouring down
~ cooler temperatures today
~ productive day workwise
~ plans for a productive day around home tomorrow
~ making a plan for next weekend with my son
~ my daughter's trust
~ writing about Pema Chodron's book When Things Fall Apart today
~ all is well ... striving to live with minimal expectations

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Grateful
* Markers...as much as we don't always like them, they remind us of progress on our journey (eg. TWO weeks ago, I was still requiring a 2-3 nap to make it through each day...now I am not)
* That my daughter in law is improving. It is not the end yet!
* Supportive friends.
* Tuberoses from Farmers' Market. My house smells WONDERFUL!
* An emotional event at the performing arts center last night, where I ushered for the first time post op.


~~~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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This afternoon I'm grateful for:

-Waking to sunshine and big birdsong after the big rain/thunder/lightening storms emoticon emoticon
-THREE blooms on my water lilies to enjoy on one of my days off work emoticon
-Starting my day with exercise, cardio and ... emoticon
-My first REAL upper body strength training workout in quite awhile, starting very slowly with the help of Coach Nicole/SparkPeople after a supraspinatus muscle issue all year, FELT GOOD!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
-Stretching and how very good it feels emoticon
-Meditation to round it all out emoticon
-Off for a hot tea to sip and enjoy emoticon

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Today I am Grateful for"

* Vacuums!

* Brooms!

* Mops!

* Lemon Pledge!

* Cleanliness!


Christopher

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grateful
~to have goals other than weight loss to consider
~for an adjustment in expectations regarding my weight (so, so difficult)
~to be feeling the best in a long, long time
~to have a lovely group of friends to see tomorrow
~S and Gpa spent hours painting dragons at the local ceramic shop today

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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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Getting the front hedges trimmed late tonight right before the rain
-Much-needed rain, though it's coming so fast and furious I fear we'll flood again (sigh)
-Sweet kitties hanging with me all day
-Getting almost everything I planned for the weekend done today
-Setting more goals for tomorrow, though I often allow Sunday as a day of rest
-Easy, enjoyable reading pleasures
-My soft, comfortable bed, calling me and the kitty girls now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Sat Grats (Thanks, Vickie! Makes me smile every time I type that!)

* Great past few days with out of town friend staying here.
* After living here for 8 years, I went for the first time to a nearby casino for lunch, then a few slot machines, and I won $22.04! (ah, yes, you can see I am a big gambler with my $20 limit!) It was fun, but not enough to go back for another 8 years or so.
* A restorative nap for the first time all week.
* DIL's NG tube was pulled last night. Her pain is better managed, and she is less confused. Grandkids and my son are with her.
* My niece (and her hubby of one year) is expecting a GIRL!


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Thankful this Saturday afternoon for ...

~ a relaxing, restorative day at home
~ son has another lead on job in Denver
~ spending next weekend with my son visiting and packing for his move
~ dinner with good friends tonight
~ finding a possible replacement for a key colleague who is stepping away
~ only three sessions to teach before I get a much needed break
~ all is well ... life never goes as planned but ends up just dandy

shine
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grateful
~for a successful errand with none of anticipated trouble
~to have enjoyed most random picks from the library
~for wordy, witty emails from a friend with Parkinsons who has trouble with both talking on the phone and writing
~another friend had surgery to repair broken and cracked vertebrae after an awful fall
~for good health and better function all the time

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




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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the last day of an excessive emoticon warning
- the last day of an up and down workweek
- emoticon with friends tonight
- connecting my Aria scale to our new wifi network (it WILL work tonight)
- AC and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and learning to respond instead of react.

"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 read every one of your gratitudes
~M cleared the garage to make way for a project
~to play games with S, always learning something new
~for the happy surprise of losing pounds while on a trip
~to be closing in on the end of a personal challenge

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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Wonderful gratitudes Stephanie emoticon

On this Thursday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon from Lessons in Trust
- projects moving for DH
- DH's emoticon report
- a day with no meetings
- AC on a emoticon day (103)
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains while learning to respond instead of react.

"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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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Finally feeling like I'm wrapping my brain around a new (and difficult) project at work
-Cleansing tears
-Broccoli day; I roasted a bunch of it last night so had it for both lunch and dinner today
-My meditation reading today that was so on point, to have patience with feeling like I've lost meaning in my life
-My sweet kitty girls that certainly give me purpose, along with love and companionship
-My comfortable home and my soft bed, filled with kitties, calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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grateful
~for safe travel driving 3000 miles
~my mom is better than expected after a stroke
~my brother is tolerating cancer treatment and my sister is healing slowly
~for the joy of grandchildren in the midst of other "stuff"
~for the chance to sing it all out last night with kindred souls

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Wednesday gratitudes
* DIL made it through emergency surgery yesterday to repair a ruptured duodenum
* My son's unconditional love for her
* A great night out with my hubby's old coworkers and best friends
* One of them picking up the bill (which I had intended to do) and my unexpected ability to be gracious, rather that start a huge argument at the table
* A "mini-vacation" to the high country on Monday.
* LOVING where I live. California is the BEST!


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- AC as we are under a 3 day emoticon alert
- TRUGREEN re-treating the yard for crabgrass
- attempting to play emoticon with DH Sunday if it's not too hot
- monthly Fast Day
- great colleagues
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build doubt while learning to respond instead of react

"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 for ...

~ 6 hours sleep without waking up -- more than I've had in weeks
~ moving toward accepting I need to cut back my hours at work
~ driving up last night and seeing sweetie covered in dirt working in the herb garden
~ seeing the ferns we transplanted coming back to life
~ learning about blossom rot in tomatoes
~ our decision to invest in ceiling fans and bring the laundry upstairs before we moved in
~ getting in to see the endocrinologist in one day
~ all is well ... striving to love what is

shine
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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The willingness to get back on track and plan ahead one meal one snack at a time.
The willingness to change the channel on my thinking and focus on gratitude.
Seeing the beauty around me.
Our home.


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Today I am Grateful for:

* Good Nutrition!

* Positive Attitude!

* Good Friends!

* Spark Friends!

* Vitality!

Christopher

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Grateful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ sweetie liked her "just because" gift
~ productive work day yesterday
~ cut flowers still beautiful after 10 days
~ shelves for garden shed assembled
~ house stays cool despite heat - didn't turn on air until late afternoon yesterday
~ my mom's attitude toward cognitive decline - she laughs at herself
~ time to get a couple more hours shut eye
~ all is well ... shedding prisons of the mind

shine
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