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10/31/17 8:33 P

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I'm also grateful to be enjoying my growing old years...

Happy to be fairly healthy.

Happy my man came back from his big month long trip.

Happy our work in this place is coming to an end as we look to the future.

Happy to soon be going "home" for a few months of time with friends and family.

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


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****** PLEASE NOTE ******

I set up November thread early, since I won't be home tonight, and do not want to forget it later! (a bad habit of mine) So please check it out, and any time after midnight, start posting there!

~~~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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Grateful
* That I have made plans for tonight, to avoid having candy in my house.
* That despite a few days this past week of being off track, I have immediately gotten bak on the healthy eating plan, and am still watching the scale move downward!
* For dressing up in costume last night, for the first time since hubby died.
* For my little dog, who provides life in my home...
* For "growing old" when so many are denied that opportunity

~~~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, this last day of October, I am grateful for:

-Every day that I can laugh at myself (and/or life) as it doesn't happen often enough; I take things far too seriously much of the time
-Delicious pumpkin soup with lunch (a savory soup)
-Small treasures that are huge
-Preparing to rise at 4:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday to join Facebook Live as my dear, soulful Aussie friends perform two shows (band reunion) in a small church in Adelaide celebrating its 10-yr anniversary of the first live music the church had there (my friends, of course); the next-to-the-last performance this sublime trio of women did was in our living room with 70 people (2007). Beth and I later visited them in Australia; their music will fill my soul again
-The one and only group that ever turned me into a groupie and a house concert production company

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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

~ finding opportunities to create space between triggers and reactions so I can respond
~ staying present during a heated moment with a volatile client
~ casing a client with a colleague & being on the same page
~ as always, my sweetie's encouragement, support, fun-loving nature & love
~ birthday cards
~ sleep when it comes
~ all is well ... rolling with what comes

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

- being a member of a change management team and the roller coaster ride change presents
- having the perspective of a 20 year veteran with no dog in the fight
- oatmeal for breakfast
- meeting our broker for lunch
emoticon tonight!
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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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Feeling gratitude this evening for ...

~ sweetie made yummy chicken tacos for dinner & wasn't upset I didn't help
~ still feel like I'm forgetting something important -- time to let it go
~ invited friends for dinner Friday night -- good excuse to clean
~ son wants to come for Thanksgiving weekend - now if he can get off work
~ talked to owner about cutting back my commitments at work
~ organic, fair trade dark chocolate
~ dark roast Sumatra-grown coffee
~ little pleasures
~ all is well .... taking one moment at a time

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10/30/17 8:11 P

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Beautiful picture, Kathy. You both look great!

grateful
~to have another big stack from the library
~M helped with the shopping and carried the books
~for energy to get such things done
~to see rain on the forecast
~to hear excitement from a friend about a successful trial run

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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10/30/17 3:50 P

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Grateful on Monday
* For Stephanie's "mushroom" story. First hearty laugh of the day!
* For surviving the weekend, which included a one day trip to Southern CA to celebrate my aunt's 90th birthday
* For my good genes!
* That my son pulled off yet another fabulous tribute to his wife.
* For cooler weather, and fall that is definitely showing its colors!
* For a fabulous event last night, a showing of Song of Lahore. A documentary about Pakistani musicians, who will be performing at our center in a few weeks. AND for the new Pakistani friends I made, AND for hooking them up with our executive director and his wife...AND for the reception we are going to be putting together for the musicians! Another exciting project!

Who says retirement is boring!

Can you believe she is NINETY!


Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 10/31/2017 (14:11)
~~~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 Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- Chopra Day 1 emoticon
- emoticon captured yesterday - we can actually see the grass!
- emoticon in the office this afternoon
- emoticon @ lunch
- emoticon in the shop - they heard the noise!
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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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10/29/17 8:41 P

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Giving thanks this Sunday afternoon for ..

~ birthday celebration for three of us with birthdays last week
~ driving along the Mississippi River bluffs looking for fall color
~ enjoying the brown, orange, magenta, red and yellow
~ dinner at our favorite Irish pub
~ home until Tuesday morning
~ going to bed early tonight again after a challenging retreat yesterday
~ retreat is finished and the participants and I are still here
~ all is well ... life is good


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10/29/17 3:18 P

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grateful also to accept my challenges with technology in general

Edited by: ABURRIS2 at: 10/29/2017 (15:21)
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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10/29/17 3:16 P

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grateful
~for friends, far and near
~for connection found in diverse places
~nature is awesome, in the very best sense of the word
~for our bodies' healing capacity
~for time to think, even when it seems like too much


Edited by: ABURRIS2 at: 10/29/2017 (15:17)
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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OK, here I go again ...

Today I'm grateful for:

-It being the kind of day that I can just laugh when stuff happens and say, OK, Plan B (as Spark kicks me off for profanity, as my just-peeled hard boiled egg slips out of my hand and down the kitchen sink drain ...
-For a lovely day yesterday driving to Rocheport and walking on the Katy Trail
-Beautiful fall colors in all shades of green, yellow, orange and red, gorgeous bluffs, the sun reflecting off the river, the famous Katy Trail tunnel
-Being blessed with seeing a family of deer - mom, dad and two teenagers
-Abigail's restaurant being as wonderful as ever. Best sentence of the day was from my friend, "Am I smelling where we're going to eat?" when we were 4 doors down from the restaurant
-The smell being linguine with garlic and olive oil, sh----ake mushrooms (trying to not get kicked off here again-ha!), brussel sprouts petals and feta cheese
-Warm baked brie over mixed greens with an apple, cranberry and pecan glaze
-Being happy with the two walks we got in (over two hours of walking), despite my friend not being as ambitious as me (I would have doubled it!!)
-INCREDIBLE memories of my trip there with Beth, as I carried her with me again through the day
-That I took a chance and made the trip when my friend asked me to go a week or so ago (I was afraid it would be too emotional)
-Life being about taking chances

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10/29/17 11:22 A

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Hahahaha!

My list just got booted with a message: "No profanity, please." I think it was because I named a specific kind of mushroom (sh-----ake) ... will have to try again later



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10/27/17 10:02 P

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Grateful this Friday evening ...

~ a walk in the woods this afternoon with my sweetie on a crisp fall day
~ red, yellow and orange fall colors
~ turning on the furnace for the first time this year
~ more prepared than I feel for retreat tomorrow
~ going to bed early tonight so I can get up early in the morning
~ more birthday celebrations Saturday & Sunday
~ all is well ... I am strangely at a loss for words

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10/27/17 9:22 P

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Grateful this Friday night...
* That it is NOT the end of a work for me. Every night is Friday night when you are retired!
* For returning to my former "nail lady" and getting the best manicure EVER!
* For my gardeners, who so diligently maintain my yard, at an outrageously low price...no matter if is pouring rain or 110 outside!
* For finally feeling caught up after such a busy past two weeks
* For being on the ground floor of a new program to help the homeless in our community!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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10/27/17 8:37 A

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Love flowers on the table...

On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon falling and a weekend to capture them
- full day planned
- ending with emoticon with friends
- time to Spark
- DH's emoticon to drive while mine goes to the shop
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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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10/27/17 12:20 A

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grateful
~for flowers on the table
~for fun lending boots for S's Robin Hood costume
~for every baby step of progress that sticks
~to have an interesting discussion with a friend that called
~for alone time to consider things

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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10/26/17 9:23 P

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Grateful this Thursday evening ...

~ I have tomorrow off
~ Tomorrow is sweetie's birthday
~ We're going for a ride in the country to see the fall foliage
~ Son called this morning "just because"
~ Daughter called tonight to pick my brain
~ Weather turning cold tonight - love mornings with a chill in the air
~ All is well ... living a life worth loving

shine
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10/26/17 9:04 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Knowing that when I least feel like it is when I need to be HERE the most
-Getting a nice little walk in the sunshine at lunch and totally appreciating the weather (it's supposed to turn cold tomorrow)
-Self care that tells me I need to do a short bike ride after I'm done here using the old "I can stop after 10 minutes if I still don't feel like it" trick
-These three sweet kitty girls that will hang out with me while I bike
-Feeling better today than I did yesterday
-A warm, comfortable, sheltering home as I hear the winds blowing outside

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10/26/17 9:33 A

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

- bringing plants in and draining the garage sprinkler system and fountain last night
- teammate meeting @ lunch
- having our dinner group whittled to a manageable group
- screening of "Father Unknown" tonight
- supporting our local CASA organization
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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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10/25/17 8:16 P

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grateful
~for quiet creative time with an artistic idea
~to feel greater freedom to change my mind
~for kids checking in
~to be looking ahead
~to continually learn what nourishes more than just food

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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10/25/17 2:34 P

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Grateful this Wednesday afternoon for ..

~ supportive, thought-provoking colleagues
~ a weekly team meeting where we share knowledge and insights
~ belated birthday wishes form my son last night
~ nearing the end of the 10 week class I teach -- I will be relieved to free up the time
~ contemplating when to retire -- wanting to move toward rather than leave -- when I retire
~ receptive clients on Wednesdays
~ deciding a client needs a higher level of care than I can provide
~ all is well .... despite feeling burned out

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10/25/17 9:07 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the season of the emoticon and remembering to practice remaining grounded
- ZB massage @ noon
- binging final emoticon in tonight
- school notifying me my teammate will not be there and trying to find a better date to meet
- gathering emoticon for emoticon
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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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

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

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


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10/24/17 9:32 P

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grateful
~to see the beauty of Kathy's pictures
~for a peaceful, comfortable day after a restless night
~when time flies
~optimism is back
~to be able to stop indulging a raging appetite while weight gain is still small

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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10/24/17 7:27 P

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GRATEFUL on this lovely autumn Tuesday
* For my dad's visit, the comfort spending time together, and knowing he is safe at home after flying out this morning.
* For a well thought out, amazing celebration of my DIL's life on Sunday. about 400 people showed up (and yet another one in Park City honoring her celebrity this upcoming weekend!). Such diversity. Friends from ski team, MMA, soccer, river rafting, and family...lots of it...
* For my son and granddaughters. Their courage and strength in the midst of their grief. Their self confidence as each of them took stage and spoke to such a huge crowd!

* All 2018 international travel plans finalized!
* Paying the price for over eating at the celebration....a good reminder to stay on track!




The most moving part of the occasion. When my son and the girls paddled out with my DIL's kayak, and released it, adorned with flowers, back to the waters.... Not a dry eye anywhere....

Edited by: ATRANSFORMATION at: 10/24/2017 (19:47)
~~~Kathy~~~

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


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10/24/17 11:36 A

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Thankful this Tuesday for ...

~ decision to take my sweetie to Rocheport & Abigail's for her birthday on Friday
~ Stephanie's reminder
~ nice talk with my daughter just returned from Somoa
~ sweetie's yummy birthday cake - low-sugar cheesecake
~ a friend joined us for birthday dinner last night
~ cool, sunny fall weather
~ all is well ... striving to accept what is now recognizing that things can be changed

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10/24/17 9:21 A

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- another emoticon emoticon day
- oatmeal for breakfast and emoticon lunch
- emoticon @ lunch and catching up with my sis
- homemade chicken emoticon for dinner
- emoticon and raking leaves
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"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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10/23/17 9:41 P

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grateful
~for reminders
~for patience
~to walk
~for books
~to hope

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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10/23/17 3:44 P

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Happy Birthday, Sandra!! Hope it's the best ever!!

Today I'm grateful for:

-Putting focus this fall on the beautiful weather; when I move to somewhere not as great, I try to turn myself right back to my favorite season!!
-Driving to Rocheport with a friend Saturday for some Katy Trail fall foliage, walking, lunch at Abigail's and a glass of wine at Les Bourgeois vineyards (thank you again, Sandra; you were the one who told me about these places when Beth and I went)
-Having a really good month on the exercise front
-Fresh air and sunshine, almost always clears my head and warms my heart
-Remembering that when things feel overwhelming, focus on simplifying
-The three sweet diva kitty girls that I live with!!

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10/23/17 3:16 P

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Thankful this Monday afternoon ...

~ birthday wishes from near & far
~ haircut I like from a new stylist closer to home
~ running errands today
~ leftover cauliflower pizza
~ incredibly beautiful fall day
~ video call with my parents this morning
~ all is well ... feeling content

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10/23/17 11:30 A

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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- DH's emoticon appointment
- the afternoon off to travel to the Med Center
- emoticon smoothie
- catching up on projects
- wind advisory and emoticon
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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10/23/17 9:17 A

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Grateful:

my dh got home safe and sound from his big Amazon trip

conference call on Skype with two of my boys at the same time this week

video chat with other son while babes were napping so we could talk serious, adult stuff

things coming together for our crazy DC trip with friends!

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


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thankful this Sunday for ...

~ celebrating the last day of my 64th year with a cauliflower crust pizza and mini cheesecake
~ productive weekend catching up with work-related special projects
~ social day yesterday -- brunch & dinner with friends
~ jazz pianist
~ sweetie brought home a hopeful, heartwarming story from a protest
~ good new - my dad diagnosed with post polio syndrome which explains so much and it's not life threatening but it is painful, progressive and there are no treatments
~ all is well ... but sad that my dad's last years will be in pain

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grateful
~for our little church, able to broadcast for those home bound
~to be open to having my thinking stirred
~for an easier morning after a very challenging yesterday
~there's beautiful sunshine on all the green surroundings
~hope springs pretty regularly throughout life's wild fluctuations

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Grateful this Saturday morning for ...

~ a fun group of participants for the couples class I teach
~ finding an outside-the-box solution to a problem
~ reducing my caseload after letting it grow to large
~ memory testing done - now waiting for the results November 10
~ meditation retreat next Saturday
~ lots of work to get done this weekend but not feeling overwhelmed
~ birthday week celebrations start today
~ son called yesterday just to say "hi"
~ all is well ... feeling at ease

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On this Friday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- fabulous emoticon
- the end of a long work week
- emoticon
- reminders that the season and wind are unsettling
- emoticon with friends
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"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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grateful
~to be patient with ups and downs
~for some sleep after a rough day
~ice packs and library books distract
~for calls from kids, grandkids and friends
~for hours spent listening to rain during the 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,
and it should be treated with honor.
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Today I'm grateful for:

-A city park right outside my back door at work
-The warmth of sunshine on my shoulders with a gentle breeze as I walked in the park at lunch
-Having my sister to commiserate with as we work on my mother's 75th birthday celebration; mom seems to have forgotten we have full-time jobs, even after a very gentle reminder
-Our Santa Fe sister trip right before the party; we're agreeing to build up reserve on vacation
-Friends
-Always, my health

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

- getting an almost overflowing trash can out to the curb for morning pick-up
- leftovers for lunch
- meeting my teammate and starting the GallupStrengthsQuest™
- raking needles after work
- taking in the fabulous fall weather
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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."
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grateful
~for good and easy to access medical care
~to be feeling some pain relief and hopeful it lasts
~to be able to stay in when air quality is bad from smoke
~the forest fire very close by is moving away from us
~there is a bit of rain expected overnight

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Thankful this Thursday morning for ...

~ all of you who share this practice - your virtual friendship enriches my life
~ feeling more effective yesterday at work than I've felt in awhile
~ noticing the signs and taking steps to alleviate burnout
~ remembering something just in time to avoid a problem
~ letting go of a frustration and accepting what is
~ watching participants in my class gain new insights from week to week
~ listening to my daughter's cacophony of emotions about submitting her dissertation
~ the quiet of the house in the middle of the night
~ heart meditation
~ knowing all is well just as it is -- even when I don't fully believe it

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Grateful this sunny, but cool, Wednesday
* That much of the fire situation in Northern CA has resolved.
* That my home and community was spared from the horrific devastation
* For my roses and gardenias still in bloom
* That I have over 30 grapefruit (the best ever!) ripening on my little tree. Biggest crop ever!
* For the autumn leaves that are starting to turn
* For an out of state friend to see me in November...and for being able to convince her to fly, which she hasn't done for almost 50 years! AND...to walk her through the process...
* For downtime this week, after a harrowing time with my aunt here.
* For family that is coming to town this weekend to support my son and grandkids, and to celebrate the life of my daughter in law....

~~~Kathy~~~

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On this Wednesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- continued emoticon weather
- emoticon colors
- emoticon decorations up
- finalizing emoticon plans
- playing with the emoticon s
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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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This afternoon, I'm grateful for:

-Remembering how the act of WRITING THE WORDS "setting intentions" solidifies the intent more than voicing it, at least for me (I wrote intentions in a.m. gratitude list to walk at lunch; done! - Funny how that works)
-Setting myself up for exercise
-Knowing that "this too shall pass" is pretty much always the case
-Researching the hike friends are going to take me and my sister on during our Santa Fe sister's trip and just going "wow"
-Anticipation of an overdue and much-needed vacation

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Grateful this Tuesday evening for ...

~ cancelled two sessions today to take care of my health
~ setting limits
~ setting intention to lose 43 more pounds before August 23, 2018
~ a chill in the air in the morning
~ wrapped in a cozy blanket, wearing a favorite hoodie and slippers
~ coping effectively in a difficult situation
~ getting validation from a coworker
~ my daughter turned in her PhD dissertation and boards a plane in two hours
~ all is well .... even when life seems topsy turvey

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

-Finally getting Evites designed, done and out for my mother's 75th birthday party
-The yin and yang of life
-Cleansing tears, a/k/a maintenance tears for me, I think
-Lesson learned and remembered: when overwhelmed, simplify
-More compliments at work, though couched with potentially adding a project to my workload
-Those three sweet kitty faces that just make me smile every time
-My comfortable home
-The amazing fall weather this week

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a dear friend and travel agent planning emoticon
- catching up on work in the office & @ home
- emoticon breakfast and lunch
- emoticon temperatures allowing emoticon @ lunch
- making decisions
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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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Grateful tonight for ...

~ 3 days with my parents
~ appreciating my parents more than ever
~ home with my sweetie
~ catching up with sweetie on an eventful three days absence
~ kitty is feeling better -- apparently she is allergic to common proteins in her food
~ finding a food that doesn't make her sick
~ accepting our 2016 taxes will be late
~ preparing mentally for 8 clients Tuesday
~ all is well ... doing the best I know how

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Grateful on the first week day following a VERY chaotic, busy week!
* I was able to "rescue" my aunt, who had been mandatorily evacuated due to the fires in NorCal
* That I was in a position to get her clothing, and other necessities, as well as treat her to a manicure
* That I survived several challenging days by reminding myself that "There, but for the grace of God, am I"
* That she is back with her friends in the shelter...hopeful of going home within the next couple of days
* That my water is back on after an outage.
* For my family....


~~~Kathy~~~

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On this Monday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- moving emoticon into the house
- fabulous apple emoticon in celebration of a colleague's emoticon
- emoticon
- 41st emoticon
- forward movement on important projects
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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."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Thankful this Sunday for ...

~ quality time with my parents
~ parents are as healthy as they are
~ 94 y/o father-in-law finally did an advance directive and durable power of attorney
~ seeing my 3 y/o great niece -- what a hoot she is
~ a neck-and-neck card game with my parents where the loser won in the last hand
~ brother and sister-in-law bringing dinner tonight
~ home tomorrow
~ all is well ... life is good

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lots of junk organized and gotten rid of this week

time with friends for a holiday here in Brazil this week

110+ kids at our church work for a special children's day event

dh is doing well on his month long trip in the Amazon inspite of unforeseen problems with boats and schedules along the way

middle son fought well last night in his 3rd MMA competition inspite of a technical loss due to a cut on his face

thankful for all in my life

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Grateful this Saturday for ...

~ time with my mom & dad
~ a productive family meeting yesterday
~ brother took me on a tour of where my daughter will have her 2nd wedding party
~ seeing my niece & great niece tomorrow for breakfast
~ brother and sister-in-law bringing homemade chicken soup for dinner tomorrow
~ birthday plans in place
~ all is well ... love my family

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Playing pickleball today for the first time and loving it
-A very active day all the way around
-Remembering to stretch really well tonight which I hope means I won't be sore tomorrow
-Trader Joe's shop done
-Second load of laundry in
-Smartphone issue getting resolved after a bit of hassle
-My sweet kitty girls who are always happy to see me (and me them)
-My comfy bed, calling me very soon now

Goodnight,
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grateful
~for a successful grocery shopping trip after managing a meal plan
~for M's help with driving
~for good air filtration in the house, since it is very smokey and air quality is bad
~for encouraging words
~to see a potentially dangerous tree taken down across the way

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On this Friday the 13th emoticon I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a short workweek
- cooler weather
- a fabulous Casting for Recovery outing
- forgiving colleagues
- getting important business off to a slow but super start!
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"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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Thankful this Thursday afternoon for ...

~ cancellations (although I won't be happy with my check)
~ a much needed nap this afternoon
~ continue to feel better each day
~ trying to manage fears about the chaos in our world
~ driving tomorrow morning to spend the weekend with my parents
~ productive meeting with colleagues tonight
~ sick kitty has started eating a bit
~ all is well

shine
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grateful
~to be sleeping better more often
~for good food options available today
~for intentions
~for a stack of library books, though the first one was unreadable
~to be learning about my patient/impatient self

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Thankful this Wednesday evening for ...

~ luxurious afternoon nap
~ sweetie's love
~ a hug from a client who wanted to thank me for making a difference in his life
~ feeling better
~ a couple of "aha" moments in class tonight
~ sweetie is legal observer at a protest tonight - trying not to worry
~ pleasurable moments
~ all is well in this moment

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grateful
~a friend I love came to visit
~for lots of talk, both deep and not so deep
~M stepped into a new role, if only temporarily
~to still be learning to give and take, after 42 years together
~to feel a wonderful sense of calm this evening

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Remembering words of wisdom from B and applying them to my situation (again)
-Sharing my hurt feelings in a nice manner and getting good response
-Kitty Rosie and me exercising together tonight; she's about my only motivation to do so!
-Great anticipation of a special weekend, including a Thai massage and dear friend's gift of a "float" therapy session (new to me and I'm very curious)
-Helping elderly neighbor get a couple of big items out for bulky item pickup tomorrow
-Central heat, as the temps dropped today to mid-40s
-A warm and comfortable bed, usually always with a kitty or two or three, waiting on me soon

Goodnight all,
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Grateful this Tuesday evening for ...

~ no clients this morning so I could stay home and rest
~ plans to make table cloths from Zambian textiles
~ after 3rd washing the starch is out of the textiles
~ starting our 90 day experiment of managing with one car
~ four day weekend with parents, brothers & sisters-in-law
~ sweetie's yummy homemade chicken soup
~ glimpses of joy
~ despite the chaos of the world, all is well

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Grateful
* For finally finding someone local with fresh eggs! organically raised, and roaming free on their property! AND only $5/dozen vs much more in regular grocery stores for eggs from free range chicken that are no where near as fresh!
* For a friend trusting me to make travel arrangements for a trip to Myanmar, and by doing so allowed me to get great discounts over published booking prices!
* For my aunt, a good friend, and a cousin who were forced to mandatorily evacuate due to the fires burning in northern CA. I have heard from two of them, and from my aunt's friend who isn't sure where my aunt is, but knows she got out safely and is with friends...
* For having a home that is not in danger at this point in time....no fires in our immediate local, and winds have died down.
* For my financial security
* For supportive friends during this time of multiple loss

~~~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 Stephanie's treasures and their effect
~Sandra's feeling better and catching hope
~for Kathy's friends and her big heart
~for Michelle's happiness
~for good company here

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Today I'm grateful for:

-A lovely little walk in the park behind my office at lunch
-Using the stairwells most of the day, up and down
-Big score at the farmer's market this weekend: eggs, arugula, Persian cucumbers, scallions, tomatoes, zucchini, spaghetti squash and beautiful red peppers
-This particular organic market now has winter hours at an inside location - YAY!!
-Treasures arriving from the phone call I got last week, awesome pictures of Beth, an unpublished interview story and a flyer for one of her shows in D.C. (admission $2.50) - LOL!
-Knowing there are really good people, and plenty of them, still in this world

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Grateful this Monday afternoon for ...

~ a long video chat with my parents
~ laundry in progress
~ completing two small but long overdue projects
~ sweetie is cleaning closets
~ resisting the urge to judge myself (way to go Kathy for not judging)
~ catching glimmers of hope here and there
~ feeling well enough to be productive around the house (first time in 10 days)
~ identifying opportunities to reduce or eliminate expenses
~ brainstorming ways to simplify tracking expenses
~ whatever comes this way ... all is well

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GRATEFUL
* For a lovely afternoon yesterday, with friends, sharing stories and affection for our friend who recently passes away, and finally was released from her struggle with cancer...
* For her son, who will take her ticket for our annual subscription to the Broadway series at our community center! It will be great to have him come with us every time!
* For soccer games and a time to reconnect
* For a music filled with music.
* For getting right back on the wagon after falling off big time yesterday. And for not feeling guilty for it.

~~~Kathy~~~

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grateful
~for kindness
~for tasks completed
~for great sleep after none
~for a safe home
~to be surrounded by beauty

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Thankful this Sunday evening for ...

~ spending last night with like-minded people, a reminder that we're not alone
~ accepting I didn't get done what I had hoped/planned yesterday (or today)
~ hoping tomorrow is more productive (and I feel better)
~ more seasonable temperatures today - hope we've seen the last of hot weather
~ 30 y/o daughter has mostly figured out how to manage her anxiety with meditation
~ daughter is 11 days from turning in her 265 page dissertation for external review
~ son is experiencing reasonable work-life balance for first time since he started working
~ all is well ... life's twists & turns are always interesting if nothing else

shine
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happy for a lunch invite from a friend

chat with a son

texts from traveling dh

happy dogs and cat

good night sleep in my hammock

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


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10/7/17 10:23 P

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grateful
~for a quiet day after a sleepless night
~S asked Gpa to take her to the My Little Pony movie
~for an interesting musical collaboration that works
~for flexibility when down time is needed
~for planning and cooking well this week

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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10/7/17 6:54 P

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Sat Grats
* A lovely HD live film from the NY Metropolitan Opera today. Norma....my all time fav. It was my "Pretty Woman" experience many years ago...
* Reminders of a lifetime past, that brought a smile to my face.
* A busy, hopefully very productive week ahead. Getting home "winterized". And yes, we DO have winter in northern CA.
* Dropped 2.8 pounds this week. (And congrats to Sandra!)
* A dependable car. Its like the ever ready bunny!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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10/7/17 7:39 A

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Thankful this Saturday morning for ...

~ celebrating last night with dinner at our favorite jazz club & our favorite musician playing
~ fundraiser tonight with work friends for a cause we feel strongly about
~ fun conversation with sweetie over coffee yesterday
~ first cup of coffee
~ time to get some chores & errands done today
~ ordered new shed to replace the one the tree destroyed
~ plans to video chat with my aging parents -- a new venture with them
~ all is well ... life is full of surprises

shine
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10/6/17 10:58 P

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grateful
~for Sandra's reasons to celebrate
~for good news after a scare with a friend yesterday
~for beautiful flowers on the table
~for progress on the tracking/journaling front, which has always been difficult
~for the wild Harvest moonlight the last few days

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




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10/6/17 8:18 A

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Thankful this Friday morning for ...

~ lost 83 pounds to date
~ setting an intention to lose 35 more pounds by August 23 (my daughter's US wedding)
~ intention to track food intake, walk 3-4 days a week & eat more nutrient dense foods
~ one last session this week in 45 minutes
~ a social weekend planned
~ celebrating the anniversary of our first "I love you" tonight
~ experimenting with strategies to effectively engage a new client
~ all is well ... moving forward

shine
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10/6/17 12:54 A

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grateful
~for warm messages from friends
~to be in the right place at the right time to help someone in need
~for the warmth between grandmother and granddaughter
~to be able to help in a small way with school fundraising
~to have honored an intention 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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10/5/17 3:52 P

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Grateful this Thursday afternoon for ...

~ feeling better
~ getting some sleep after a sleepless night of coughing
~ canceling most of my clients today so I can take care of myself
~ sweetie made me salmon spread for lunch
~ looks like rain (we need it)
~ son called last night "just because"
~ all is well ... joy is resistance

shine
sandra



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10/5/17 1:47 P

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Grateful
* That my internet/wifi problems FINALLY seem to be fixed. (And where ARE the gratitudes I posted yesterday???)
* For Comcast willing to deduct a little more from my bill for my "inconveniences"
* For a friend who wants to travel together....and we have just booked a trip to MYANMAR!
* For adhering to my eating plan for 20 consecutive days, tracking EVERYTHING (including my gummy vitamins) that enter my mouth!
* For roses and gardenias, still blooming in my yard
* For autumn colors beginning to emerge


~~~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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10/5/17 11:49 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon to Spark
- bed delivery
- emoticon weather
- Community HOPE grand opening
- finishing plan for our Friday workshop
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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10/4/17 7:58 P

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grateful
~to be stubborn about focusing on the positives
~for quiet time well spent
~for a goofy wide open-mouthed picture from S after losing a second tooth in 4 days
~for a joyous video of our littlest girls
~for others' efforts to cheer me up

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




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10/4/17 2:35 P

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Thankful this Wednesday afternoon for ...

~ feeling good enough to go to work
~ taking a nap before coming to work
~ sweetie made me a delicious turkey-apple-celery salad for lunch
~ sweetie makes my lunch every day I work
~ small signs that something positive could possibly come out of the latest tragedy
~ trying to comprehend 59 people murdered and more than 500 people maimed intentionally
~ naming it terrorism aimed at instilling fear into our hearts and souls helps me
~ all is well ... to hold on to joy is to resist evil

smile,
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10/4/17 9:18 A

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This morning I'm grateful for:

-Sleeping particularly well for the past week or two (weather change?)
-An amazing call and the wonderful woman who took the time to track Beth down, which led her to me, and is sending an interview transcript and promo photos from the 70s when she interviewed Beth in D.C.; what a treasure
-A clean house
-My job, for a time, being back to a reasonable pace; I'm sure this too shall pass, but I shall enjoy it while it lasts
-These three kitties that I live with
-A comfortable home

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10/3/17 9:42 P

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Grateful this Tuesday evening for ...

~ productive sessions with my clients today despite not feeling well
~ sweetie made fish tacos for dinner
~ laying down after dinner
~ hopeful news on an issue I care deeply about
~ forecast for cooler weather later in the week
~ all is well ... despite a virus

shine
sandra

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10/3/17 7:10 A

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.

The good health my family and I enjoy.

New flowers on my orchid plants.

Seeing the beauty around me.

Feeling loved.

A husband who cares about my happiness.

Our home.



Mazzy


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10/2/17 8:55 P

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grateful
~to hear relatively quickly of A's safety
~for brighter light inside with the big sun shade down
~for a much calmer appetite today, no longer raging
~to enjoy a few minutes in the sun just soaking it up
~M is out, so no cooking is needed

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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10/2/17 4:08 P

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Monday gratitudes
* I remembered to start the new thread, even though I was off by a day all last week!
* For a non-stop weekend filled with family, friends, music, movies and activities
* For hugs. And for being accused of being a "hug magnet". emoticon
* For autumn colors beginning to emerge....ah. Finally...
* For my gorgeous granddaughter and "Mr Mom" (My son) helping her get ready for her first homecoming.
* For her mom's best friend, who drove up from Los Angeles to "do her makeup" for the date. She's a professional makeup artist, and it was a thrill for granddaughter!


~~~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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10/2/17 3:43 P

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On this first workday of October, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- cancellation of 2 meetings emoticon
- polo shirts ordered for grand opening
- last of the emoticon days for a while
- ticking items off the To Do list
- ordering a new cover for the emoticon
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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10/2/17 9:59 A

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Grateful this Monday morning for ...

~ feeling better & rip-roaring ready to get back to my activities
~ cleaning kitchen this morning before running out of steam
~ on to bedroom and den after a brief rest
~ another beautiful day
~ avoiding dwelling on frustrating clients
~ listening to an ACLU speaker on voters rights last night fired me up to do something
~ tree demolished the bicycle I've wanted to replace since it was new.
~ get to buy a new bicycle
~ all is well ... prayers for 900,000 Dreamers, 9 million children losing health insurance and 3.4 million Puerto Ricans


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10/2/17 9:51 A

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thankful for communication from my dh who is traveling in the Amazon

news from home of wedding planning

friends who care about me when I'm alone

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


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10/1/17 10:55 P

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grateful
~for a quiet evening after a nice supper
~K reported success with cookie baking after calling for advice
~M corralled mountains of redwood debris
~most of it composts beautifully out back
~to see happy ducks on the river 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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10/1/17 8:43 P

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Today, on this first day of October, I'm grateful for:

-New beginnings
-Kathy, for getting us going again this month
-My current company incentive program that's helping inspire me to more consistent exercise
-A walk and talk with my sister this morning
-A special gift that a friend gave me
-LOTS checked off my "to do" list this weekend
-Clean sheets
-Hot running water for a nice shower before crawling in clean sheets
-Three kitties to hang out with for the rest of the night

Goodnight all,
Stephanie


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10/1/17 12:16 P

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Thankful this beautiful Sunday morning for ...

~ handyman came out today to look at damage from the tree falling on our shed & fence
~ county appraiser coming to assess damage next week
~ progress on that front
~ sweetie's acting as legal observer at ongoing peaceful protests in face of police violence
~ Facetime with daughter in New Zealand felt like we were together in the same place
~ talked to parents yesterday
~ parents are pretty healthy for being 84 & 88 y/o
~ aware that "there but for the grace of God" & pray for people PR, Middle East & so many other places where there are disasters, political upheaval, war, violence of other kinds, etc.

shine
sandra



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10/1/17 11:25 A

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Today I grateful for:

All that's right in my life and here.

The good health my family and I enjoy.

The willingness to make mindful food choices.

The willingness to think about getting back to a consistent walking routine. Next Sunday is target date to start.

Hurricane Irma clean up is completed. Roof still on our home. We're all safe.

Prayers for all affected by recent disasters.

Mazzy


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10/1/17 10:56 A

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It is good to give thanks....

~~~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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