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emoticon PLEASE Go to the October 2017 thread to post gratitudes.

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~~~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 video calls with our little girls
~for restful sleep
~for another chance tomorrow
~for speaking up after a decision
~family dinner was really good as well as relaxed and appreciated

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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9/30/17 10:43 P

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Feeling gratitude this last day of September for ...

~ many special days to celebrate in October
~ a flattering offer I have to decline
~ accepting the need to review my commitments and let go of a few
~ sweetie made me homemade healing chicken soup
~ windows open another day
~ tomato vines removed
~ brother is helping with long distance wedding arrangements
~ all is well ... life is good

shine
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On this last day of September, I'm grateful for:

-Pushing myself a little harder today so I'd reach my exercise goal
-Giving myself a huge "way to go" because I haven't reached that goal in several months now
-A nice, long walk at my favorite time, dusk
-Getting a bike ride in earlier in the day
-Putting together a weekend to do list and prioritizing to make sure I have "me time" also
-Kitties taken care of with clean bills of health after annual physicals/yearly shots; always a big "to do" with three of them; my vet calls them "the crew" emoticon emoticon emoticon
-An excellent vet clinic that maintains reasonable prices so people can take proper care of their animals
-A comfortable bed with the hopes of watching the new Jane Fonda/Robert Redford movie tonight (if I don't fall asleep)

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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9/29/17 11:54 P

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grateful
-when the bigger picture is in view
-to see some things learned, some forgotten and some let go
-for my oldest friend, who sees with me
-for patience with wildly fluctuating eating
-both kids checked on their mom 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.
~Martha Graham




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Thankful this Friday evening for ...

~ accepting (more or less) that I am catching a virus that's going to lay me up a few days
~ resting, sleeping & drinking fluids most of the day
~ my daughter has set the date for her "US wedding"
~ my son is doing extraordinarily well ... gaining insight along the way
~ windows open kind of day, no aircon -- all is well!
~ all is well ... life is good

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

- the end of a long and stressful work week
- finishing the first step on a major project
- attending a funeral celebrating a GF's mom
- seeing a friend from 20 years ago
- giving thanks for good health
Life if GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and compassionately responding instead of reacting.

"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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9/28/17 10:07 P

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grateful
~for heart to hearts with a trusted friend
~to be introduced to Brene Brown via youtube
~for the availability of TED talks
~for beautiful delicata and dumpling squash
~for quick and easy shopping before the heat of the day

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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9/28/17 3:17 P

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Gratefulll
* That my internet and wi-fi access are FINALLY working...after a temporary fix on Monday. I now have new cable to the house, and it is working like a dream. Thank you, Mark. Who did not treat me like a stupid old lady, but told me it really was a problem on their end...
* For my dear friend and former neighbor, who is working as a handyman for me today (and tomorrow) putting up new window coverings....the old ones are 27 years old, and basically non=functional!
* For the sweetest dog ever.
* For cool nights, and wonderful, luxurious sleep!
* For falling off the wagon a couple of nights ago, but climbing back on immediately, before it got out of sight!


~~~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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9/28/17 5:23 A

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Grateful this Thursday morning for ...

~ everyone had a good time at father-in-law's birthday party Tuesday night
~ he loved that each dish on the menu was selected b/c it's one of his favorites
~ he is enjoying the leftovers as much as the party
~ decided to skip a meeting yesterday shortening workday from 13 hrs to 10 hrs
~ noticing early signs of burnout and making adjustments
~ setting limits with clients who push boundaries
~ working on my attachment to outcomes
~ all is well .... even when life seems to be spinning out of control

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9/27/17 9:25 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Continuing my tradition of working out while watching "Survivor," always seems fitting
-Knowing that stretching should be included as workout minutes; it's that important
-The "opportunity" to completely clean out my fridge/freezer when the defrost timer needed to be replaced (a manual 24-hour defrost is first step); cleaning needed to be done long ago and included vacuuming behind, underneath and front grill for any cat hair)
-A friend who had fridge/freezer space so I didn't have to lose anything, a cooler to put everything in and the strength to load it in and out of the car
-A kind gesture to my neighbors on the cul-de-sac that also got some steps in; win-win
-In one week: replacing/repairing main shower handle, new smartphone and freezer defrost timer; instead of upset, I'm just happy I was able to handle it financially (what a change!)
-My awesome diva kitties that hang with me through it all

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9/27/17 9:11 P

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grateful
~to follow through with the "sort and toss" intention a little bit each day
~a kind of boohoo eating binge was short and not so sweet
~to know what my body needs,regardless of what feelings tell me
~the first holiday purchases came today, after using rest time to shop
~to have patience with up and down emotions and behavior

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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9/27/17 12:07 P

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Grateful for a good night rest

Glad for my faithful companions

Happy that my dh arrived safe at a conference



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


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9/27/17 8:38 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a little emoticon to catch up on Spark
- a full day
- ZB massage @ lunch
- teammate meeting
- touring the new College of Business
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully and not letting doubt build mountains while compassionately responding instead of reacting.

"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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9/26/17 12:37 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Knowing what works well for me with exercise, but also knowing I need to shake things up sometimes
-Ann's gratitude reminding me: one closet at a time is just fine, the key: pick one!
-Options, and the many available to me on so many levels (feeling the privilege)
-Spaghetti squash season is upon me
-My company that matches relief donations and choosing my organizations carefully
-Knowledge, which I've always believed is about knowing where to go to get what you need more than anything
-My sweet kitty girls; tonight I'm re-instituting workout/TV nights (season premieres start this week) so I know they'll be joining me and they'll exercise their eyes while I exercise my body! Ha!

Stephanie


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9/26/17 3:51 A

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grateful
-for success at sorting and cleaning one closet
-to be able to pick up after M a bit in the yard
-for ice to calm my back after too much action
-for better food choices
-to have a plan to follow from here

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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9/25/17 5:05 P

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Grateful on this Monday afternoon....
* That after two trips to the Comcast store, over 6 hours of phone calls, involving 11 different "specialists", I finally have my internet, phone service, and television access restored.
* That I still have hair after such a weekend of frustration! (believe me, I wanted to pull it all out!)
* For adhering to my eating plan 17 consecutive days!
* For a relationship that a year ago I thought would evolve to a romance...it didn't, but I treasure and value the friendship that we have.
* For getting airline tickets on sale to celebrate my aunt's 90th birthday next month!
* For good genes....

~~~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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9/25/17 7:34 A

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Thankful this Monday morning for ...

~ fabulous, fun, stereotype defying hip-hop meets classical Black Violin concert last night
~ cleaning & laundry this morning
~ preparing for father-in-law's 93rd birthday party Tuesday evening
~ fully recovered from some strange bug Friday & Saturday
~ iced coffee, my summer drink of choice
~ iced mint & green tea, my second favorite summer drink
~ being able to say "no" gently
~ all is well ... life is strange sometimes

shine
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9/24/17 8:51 P

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grateful
~to have decided to backtrack a bit for some emotional stability
~for centering practices to turn to when patience is low
~for acting in my own best interest this morning, coming home instead of toughing it out
~to finally be regularly recognizing the ramifications of poor self-care
~for a beautiful, breezy warm day to relax into

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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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9/24/17 12:57 P

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Appreciative this Sunday morning for ...

~ rearranging furniture (and taking a buffet to Goodwill)
~ feeling better than yesterday
~ restorative sleep
~ ordering Christmas presents for family (always the most difficult)
~ jazz violin concert tonight
~ unseasonably hot temperatures are coming down slightly
~ friend coming for lunch tomorrow
~ all is well ... in spite of the chaos of the world

shine
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9/23/17 10:56 P

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grateful
~for flexibility, as it is truth that it pays to be so in this life
~to be feeling my years in a good way
~for new ease of movement today
~there is hope to lose the limp as well as the what-feels-like-lumbering walk
~for a sense that this day was precious

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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9/23/17 10:08 P

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Grateful this Saturday night ...

~ sick today but feeling better tonight
~ sleep
~ postponing company until next weekend
~ our new-to-us dining room set looks good
~ looking forward to years of dinners with family & friends at this table
~ mint green tea as a substitute for coffee
~ our handyman is available to fix damage from the tree coming down
~ all is well ... life is good

shine,
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9/22/17 11:22 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-International sculpture exhibit, outdoors in the woods, at night, by flashlight; a different perspective
-Starry, starry night
-The golden sliver of moon on the fall equinox shining over the lake
-Taking an awesome long walk at the arboretum
-Saving (I hope) a tiny, baby turtle by taking it off the paved path and putting it in the grass near the lake
-A peaceful Friday night

Stephanie

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9/22/17 10:32 P

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grateful
~for new insights
~for synchronicity
~indeed, lunch for breakfast or breakfast for lunch
~when my love of cooking shows up
~rest and more rest in between movement is helping

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 Friday evening for ...

~ dead tree came down demolishing our storage shed. Good news - i get a new bike!
~ county will pay the replacement costs (tree was on county-owned land)
~ finished a long-avoided project today
~ snuggling
~ son called after a good week
~ social plans all through Monday
~ father-in-law's 93rd birthday
~ all is well ... life is crazy

shine
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9/21/17 9:30 P

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grateful
~for chilly mornings
~for wind to clear the air
~for hot soup already made
~M took care of picking S up at school
~to rest my back and be ok with letting some things slide

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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9/21/17 1:19 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Working in PJs!
-Helping a co-worker
-All happening within 36 hours: my smartphone dies, royalty check from Beth's music arrives, one of her amps sells; incoming & outgoing funds within $50 of each other; timing is everything
-Working from home today giving me extra time to work out
-Anticipation of seeing Melissa Etheridge with the symphony this weekend
-My amazing fur babies!

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

- lunch for breakfast
- a full day
- resolving some work issues
- installing the new washer
- laundry tonight!
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and compassionately responding instead of reacting.

"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 Thursday morning (barely) for ...

~ no more chips in the bag than there were as I was bound to eat them all
~ ended a 13 hour workday with energy left for sweetie
~ new insights into how food affects me (now to eat accordingly)
~ a new client who is going to worry me to death (a lesson in setting limits)
~ a good start to a class I teach last night
~ the class is only 10 weeks
~ I can handle 10 weeks of 12 hour Wednesdays
~ all is well ... I can weather life's ups and downs

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9/20/17 5:06 P

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grateful
~to feel gratitude for you while reading your many appreciations
~today is better all around
~for the feel of the air on a cloudy morning
~for energy to prep and cook, leading to improved eating
~for heart-to-heart moments

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 Wednesday morning for ...

~ smiling inside each time someone asks about my vacation
~ a productive day with clients yesterday
~ setting limits
~ coping with physical limitations
~ iced coffee
~ sweetie's love & understanding
~ prepared for a 12 hour day at work
~ air con, a reliable vehicle, roof over our heads, food on the table and the list goes on
~ all is well ... even in the midst of these crazy times

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9/19/17 6:41 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Getting through a difficult time period in September this year with a bit more ease and peace than the past 3 years
-The opportunity and, more importantly, the iron count, to be able to donate blood at work today
-Everything my company is and does that contributes to my healthy lifestyle, including volunteerism
-Getting more Communiversity catalogs distributed yesterday, as I continue to update and expand their distribution list for the south part of our city
-Starting the new fall healthy incentive program yesterday that always helps me motivate; this year, the focus is not JUST on exercise, but also produce and sleep: win-win-win!!
-My sweet kitty girls and how they stick by me with that super intuitive cat spirit and unconditional love
-Fall, my favorite time of year

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon first of many cups
- assisting a colleague
- riding with a emoticon and learning about social ecology
- meeting my teammate this afternoon
- gaining peace and awareness from my emoticon s
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and compassionately responding instead of reacting.

"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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9/19/17 8:13 A

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all good on home front
happy dh
happy dogs and cat
sons have set wedding dates
youngest ok in cultural adjustments in USA

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


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9/18/17 2:06 P

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Thankful today
* That I can come back to this site, feeling as though I had not been away. That even though I don't post as often as I mean to, the gratitude stores up in my mind always
* For NOT having A/C on for two whole days! SO nice not to hear it, or the whole house fan, rumbling through the night!
* For my family
* That my son is handling life "the way Tori would want me to"
* For being compulsive in my tracking....everything, including gummy vitamins! for 10 consecutive days!
* For Weight Watchers. Paying them to hold me accountable, by showing up at a weekly meeting (boring....) because I know it works!
* For a great weekend filled with concerts and laughter!

~~~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 Monday morning for ...

~ exploring options
~ the simplicity and depth of Ann's gratitude speaks to me
~ reserving our next camping trip
~ scheduling a fall color day along the Mississippi River bluffs
~ a call from my son this morning to say "thank you"
~ a long visit with my daughter and son-in-law yesterday
~ sweetie's support through challenging moments
~ all is well ... life is good

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grateful
~for more restful sleep being more comfortable lying down
~to be touched by a deep message yesterday of a new-to-me thought
~for catch up time with friends, old an new
~for lunch out and chat with my son after visiting C
~the black cloud has lifted along with the worst of the pain

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
~for words of encouragement
~to feel much better today
~to have less pain
~for soup in the fridge so no cooking needed tonight
~M is out with friends instead of hovering

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 Saturday evening for ...

~ five magical days without electricity, cell service, internet or other technology
~ five amazing days tent camping with near perfect weather
~ watching the stars as I drift off to sleep
~ deciding to purchase a camp cot before our next camping trip in october
~ proving to myself that 65 year old women can still sleep on the ground in a tent
~ time with dear friends
~ dinner with my son -- who seems to be doing well in his new job
~ all is well ... life is good

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Today I am grateful for:

-Light rain (versus flooding)!
-Treating myself impromptu to an amazing Thai massage
-A sweaty workout today (a good thing)
-Following sweaty workout with leisurely walk
-Hot tea on a rainy day
-A fun evening planned with friends; pizza, 7-layer dip, wine and Spades
-Doing everything I can do get the feel-good endorphins going, which I hope helps me get through tomorrow peacefully (Beth's birthday)
-These sweet kitty girls of mine, who always help me feel better

Cheers,
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grateful
~for hot soup when feeling puny
~for naps and blankets with no need to move
~to listen to the riot of birds outside
~for a friendly chat via texting
~this cooler weather is lovely

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On this Friday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon and emoticon
- the end of a long work week
- emoticon with friends
- washer/dryer shopping
- emoticon Saturday
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build Mountains and Compassionately responding instead of reacting.

"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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popcorn
cake
Netflix
massages
cool breezes


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


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And many more!

On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon in my oatmeal
- moving forward on visiting my teammate
- 2nd morning with no emoticon noise
- envisioning a successful afternoon meeting
- scheduling emoticon estimates
Life is GOOD - here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon while not letting doubt build mountains and compassionately responding instead of reacting.

"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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emoticon Happy Birthday, Stephanie!

grateful
~for appreciations shared here
~for restful sleep after a restless start
~for the sense of satisfaction or completion at putting intangibles into words
~for people that ask hard questions
~for new seat cushions in the car perhaps giving some relief to my back

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a emoticon day as the light shortens
- ZB massage @ noon
- productive meetings
- emoticon mugs
- responding to questions with great answers
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and compassionately responding instead of reacting.

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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

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

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Fall weather and cooler temps
-Friends
-Dear friend who's struggling with new business startup making me a meal this week for my birthday gift (and it was good and will be dinner tonight as well)!
-Getting an hour of exercise in last night
-Work being at a manageable pace once again, at least for now
-Cleansing tears

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grateful
~for so many memories of camping and hiking
~for energy to get some things done this morning
~M helps when asked and often on his own
~for more food for thought yesterday
~since the potluck was cancelled, we have quinoa salad with lots of vegetables ready to eat for a few days

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

- a wonderful GF trip to Colorado
- 2 Iowa girls spending the night coming and going
- making an appointment for the emoticon
- shortening daylight and the changing of seasons
- eye appointment tomorrow
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and compassionately responding instead of reacting.

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Happy on this Sunday morning for

news from a sis-in-law in US Virgin Islands

great visit with grandchildren

Skype time with youngest

chit-chat with Mom

happy husband

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Thankful this Sunday morning for ...

~ night noises
~ the hours before dawn
~ cool air of the morning
~ anticipation of time to be spent in nature
~ hope my son will learn to just be
~ noticing worries and trying to let them go
~ five days without a computer
~ all is well ... despite the craziness and suffering in the world

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grateful
~for perseverance
~to read and enjoy MFK Fisher's The Art of Eating
~for socializing opportunities tomorrow
~to enjoy preparing healthy potluck dishes
~to be tired and ready for sleep tonight

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Thankful this Saturday afternoon for ...

~ big change in plans overnight - we discovered air at RMNP is so smoky it's causing upper respiratory problems. We found out before we drove 13 hours.

~ we made a reservation at a state park in Arkansas (half the distance) where it's warmer, our campsite is on a stream and while not the Rockies the scenery is beautiful in its own rite.

~ we're camping for five nights (weekends were booked) -- and then going to visit son & friend in central Arkansas -- a bonus

~ sweetie & I will celebrate our wedding anniversary this week while camping

~ about ready to pack up the car so we can leave first thing in the morning

~ made a master packing list for the next time we go camping

~ when we unpack we will put everything together so it's less work to pack next time

~ more excited than I expected after 20 years without camping

~ fond childhood memories of camping every summer in northern Wisconsin

~ all is well ... looking forward to some R&R

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Grateful this Friday evening for ...

~ leaving for Rocky Mt National Park tomorrow for a week of tent camping
~ full of anticipation about being outside for a week
~ assembled almost everything we need for our trip despite a kind of crazy day
~ turkey salad for dinner
~ continued spectacular fall-like weather
~ doors and windows open to the fresh air
~ visits from father-in-law
~ son started his new job and moved into his apartment
~ daughter is looking forward to starting her post-doc October 1
~ all is well ... life is good

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grateful
~for smiling faces
~for gratitude to inspire my own
~for several nights of better sleep
~for much cooler weather with odd showers
~to feel settled in this beautiful spot after 5years of questioning

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Gratitudes
* A dear friend has been clean and sober for 51 days! AND...her sponsor has her writing daily gratitudes. (Significant, because SHE is the one that told me about Spark People way back. Ive tried to get her to be active and to join this team to no avail, but now, she's taken up the practice and feeling terrific!)
* My son made it safely to Oregon with the girls for a Michael Franti concert
* My comfy bed and a good night's sleep
* A win-win situation, where a good friend is out of work, and will be my handyman (for payment, in lieu of his normal giveaway kindness...had to convince him it is not charity, and if he won't take the $$ I will HIRE someone else!)
* An impromptu pot of soup that I made and was able to share with former neighbors, and the 90 year old that lives alone next to them


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I'm grateful for:

-Reminder that I need to be gentle with myself this month
-A friend finding two others who want to play Spades; haven't played in many years but used to love it
-Things being calm enough this week at work so I can help at Habitat for Humanity tomorrow; it's one of my favorite volunteer gigs and I haven't done it since Beth died
-Driving to Shenandoah, IA after Habitat to support my friend who's finishing her 50-State Marathon Challenge Saturday (she kept the challenge going in the midst of colon cancer treatment); former yoga instructor of mine, turned friend, truly inspirational
-A really short work week
-Coming to terms with the fact that I would really like to retire, despite having a good job with a great company (although it's not possible yet)

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Grateful for
-sleep when it comes
-M ticking things off the list
-talk that goes deep
-being reminded of a helpful tool
-to remember now is temporary

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Grateful

* That I made it through the night without an ER visit.
* For rice. And tea. And broth.
* For recognizing my weaknesses
* For recognizing my strengths, and trying to tap into them, rather than fall victim to my circumstances
* For the first day in ages, that has not passed the 100 degree mark!
* For a scheduled "foot massage" the one who helped me get through the loss of my hubby. I was told he'd gone back to China, but I serendipitously found him at another salon a few months ago!

My dear David. AFTER the massage...thus the good hair day.


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


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Today I'm grateful for:

-Feeling very well-rested after a long, holiday weekend
-Cooler temps; fall is my favorite season
-One of my favorite soups downstairs in the cafeteria today, reminding me that soup season is here and how much I love soups
-Plans progressing for my mother's 75th birthday party
-Friends and friendship
-Those sweet kitty girls that are always happy to see me when I get home

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Grateful this Tuesday evening for ...

~ rain
~ an enthusiastic new client
~ son's first day on the new job
~ daughter starts the last month of her PhD journey.
~ sweetie took care of me when I had a hypoglycemic episode
~ going to bed early tonight
~ all is well .... life is delightful

Sandra

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Grateful
* For pain...a reminder I made wrong choices in my dietary selections...
* For my son...his strength and independence as he deals with his loss.
* That I was able to take the dog out last night for the first time in several days, and the dog park was full of dogs celebrating the cooler weather (only 87 at 7:30 last night!)
* That the horrible heat may, I say cautiously, be behind us...
* My dad was still able to participate in the annual "men's breakfast" that he started 17 years ago, not as one of the cooks this year, but as the money collector. The men cook and serve over 150 people every labor day weekend! It is one of his many legacies!
* FINALLY getting my taxes in order for 2016 (I had an extension, so I am not technically late. I've had to reschedule on more than one occasion, due to travel and surgery and illness and ???)


~~~Kathy~~~

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grateful
~to feel well rested and more flexible today
~to start a long thought about project
~for drastically cooler weather
~for a wake up call and renewed resolve
~to see friends this afternoon

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grateful
~for a strange but welcome and refreshing rain shower this morning
~it was cool enough to sleep well last night
~to be able to get some cleaning done by spreading it out over several days
~for conversations with an old, old friend on a much deeper level than we're used to
~for time and space to wonder about things

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Grateful this Labor Day for ...

~ the activists and union members who paved the way for minimum wage, overtime pay, safety standards, the five day work week, limits on child labor, and so much more.

~ a clean house

~ next week in Rocky Mountain National Park

~ brunch for a friend this morning

~ the afternoon to relax and enjoy

~ cooler temperatures forecast tomorrow

~ like Kathy, I have a dry home, an income and food in the cupboard

~ all is well ... life is a crap shoot ... so best to make the most of each moment

shine
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Grateful today
* For a fabulous visit with a special friend yesterday...movie (Leap!) dinner and getting tickets to El DIVO! (And Three Dog Night...it was a trade off)
* It's almost noon, and we haven't hit triple digits yet! emoticon
* My son and granddaughters are taking a quiet day, just to themselves, after such a hectic, horrific week.
* A great couple has decided to join us next spring on a river cruise!
* I am dry, my home is intact, and I have an income

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Today I'm grateful for...

The good health my family and I enjoy.

All that's right in my life and here.

My gratitude practice, this thread, your posts and remembering there is always something to be grateful for.

The willingness to forgive myself.

The willingness to let go of hurt and disappointment without condoning hurtful behavior.

Hurrican supplies.

Prayers

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Yes, indeed, totality was totally worth it, Kathy!!! emoticon

Today I'm grateful for:

-Wonderful hot tea service this morning whilst catching up with an old friend for an hour
-My first introduction to Ashtanga yoga, using my 30-day unlimited Groupon at a location I've been wanting to check out (and really like so far)
-Followed the Ashtanga class with a 45-minute meditation class, capping my zen day off quite nicely
-Plans to cook myself a nice meal tonight hanging out with my three sweet diva kitty girls
-Finding a new location closer to home for an overdue pedicure and enjoying their friendliness
-Enjoying the calm and quiet

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Grateful this Sunday afternoon for ...

~ History Museum civil rights exhibit reminded me silence is neither neutral nor golden
~ friend coming for brunch tomorrow - always good conversation
~ making progress on major overhaul of website
~ short restorative nap before going to the History Museum
~ finding the courage (or nerve) to ask my brother a hard question - no response yet
~ tax information ready to give to accountant
~ a productive weekend so far with one more day to go
~ all is well ... despite the craziness of the world

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Grateful
* To have spent time with my son and the grandkids this week...
* That even though I don't always come up with the right words, my son is able to see my intent.
* For actually shedding fewer tears, now that the "death watch" is over.
* For a surprise gift from my eclipse travel mate - Two t-shirts that say TOTALITY was TOTALLY worth it! (Stephanie, you get that!)
* For an amazing service this morning...putting things back in perspective.
* For dinner and movie plans this evening, with a dear friend who also lost her husband. (I know just too many women in this situation now....)

~~~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 some heavy sleep and a quiet morning
~for time to cool the house off in the early hours
~for freedom to change my mind without regret
~to be more open to change, at least some of the time
~to be in a learning phase

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Thankful this Saturday for ....

~ lunch at a Persian sidewalk cafe with a friend - good food, laughter and incredible weather
~ coffee with my sweetie
~ son finishes his move tomorrow
~ plans to go to Wisconsin first weekend in October
~ saying something difficult that needed to be said to my brother
~ talking to my other brother for an hour this morning
~ finished assembling the information for our tax preparer - hopefull in enough time
~ weather is beautiful, amazing, incredible, wonderful ... and so much more
~ all is well ... anxious anyway ... feeling like a train that jumped the tracks

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On this first Saturday of September, I am grateful for all of this, yet so much more:

-Kathy, who in spite of a tragic family loss, got us going for the new month (my heart goes out to you and all of your family, dear one)
-Rowdy Rosie, who deposited her ball outside my shower door, and off we go playing fetch this morning
-A 3-day holiday weekend for some extra R&R; type of R&R remains to be seen although I did sign up for Ashtanga yoga followed by meditation tomorrow
-Working on ways to make September a better month for me; it's my birth month, Beth's birthday was 4 days apart and we used to celebrate the entire month together with gusto. I miss it big.
-My sweet Siamese Cleo who's been sleeping right by my side for the last several nights instead of the bottom of the bed
-Little baby girl Cassie, who still crawls up in my arms and kneads on me
-Maybe going to the zoo today for my walk

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Thankful this Friday evening for ...

~ a productive day
~ almost have everything assembled for accountant for September 15 tax deadline
~ found the "right" photo for website homepage
~ continued fall-like weather - sunny, highs in low 80s and low humidity
~ cooler temperatures have helped ferns get established but tomatoes not ripening
~ camping trip to Rocky Mountain National Park next week
~ being silly with sweetie
~ working together on a project
~ yummy turkey salad for dinner with almonds, apples, onion, celery, basil, dill & mint
~ son took a job and is moving into his new apartment tomorrow
~ all is well .. life is peachy

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grateful
~to be quiet in the extreme heat...112 today
~for no obligations for a couple of days
~for strengthening of a friendship that was slipping away from sheer laziness
~to live and learn
~to be getting used to the idea of unwanted change

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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MAZZYR's Photo MAZZYR Posts: 9,189
9/1/17 7:45 P

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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.

Dinner out at a favorite restaurant.

Our home.

Clean house.

Beautiful palms surrounding our patio.

Hurricane supplies.

Old and new friends.



Mazzy


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Today is all that is given us. Make the most of it. Enjoy



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Be grateful...with every breath
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Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 9/1/2017 (04:49)
~~~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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