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12/6/17 7:39 A

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Maha -- Come join us on the December thread!

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12/5/17 10:50 A

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Thankful this Tuesday morning for ....

~ completed my daughter's wedding photo book Christmas present
~ waking up before dawn to Christmas tree lights
~ our straggly little Christmas tree so full of life
~ on the same page with doctor yesterday
~ sitting down at the dinner table to eat a good meal with sweetie
~ leftovers
~ time to take a nap before I have to go to work to compensate for poor sleep last night
~ all is well .... despite the growing chaos in our nation

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12/3/17 3:12 P

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Grateful~~

~ for a time-out in a wonderful environment with special furry friends

~ feeling okay, in spite of my voice being all but gone

~ amazing weather

~ enjoying hot herbal teas with honey, soothing my throat

~ been consistent with breathing practices, which I think has helped fend off more complicated respiratory complications

Blessed be,
Maha




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

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

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12/3/17 2:11 P

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Feeling grateful this Sunday afternoon ...

~ eating last of sweetie's homemade chicken soup
~ feeling much better
~ trimming our new funky Christmas tree with lights and treasured ornaments
~ giving our old quite serviceable tree to Goodwill
~ making a "to do" list to help me be more productive
~ nasty cold mostly passed and I feel like getting into projects on my list
~ found error in financial projections & discovered we can live on our fixed income
~ I can retire anytime I choose -- so freeing
~ all is extraordinarily well ... despite the chaos in our nation and the world

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12/1/17 6:46 P

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Thankful to be here today after missing yesterday, when I was busy preparing for a house/dog/wolf sit~~

~ a somewhat difficult first night at my friend's lovely country home

~ figuring out some things to make tonight more restful

~ honoring my need to be lighter for my health's sake, and finally having the grit and determination to continue tracking my food intake each day...it's the only way I'm accountable

~ holding off a full-blown cold with my interventions

~ completed a yoga practice today

Blessed be,
Maha




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

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

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12/1/17 4:57 P

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Thankful this first day of December for ...

~ staying hopeful despite chaos in the world
~ focusing on family & friends during this holiday season
~ knowing enough to postpone a dinner party tomorrow night due to a nasty cold
~ getting on the same page with my daughter re: wedding party after a misunderstanding
~ ready to return unnecessary stuff to the store
~ photographer on board for the party
~ putting up our little Christmas tree tomorrow
~ all is well ...

shine
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11/30/17 7:11 P

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I'm with you, Stepanie, WHERE did November go?

On this last day, I am grateful
* For an amazing two days with my favorite travel partner, playing tourist in San Francisco! A city we both know so well...but seeing it through "tourist eyes" was a real treat!
* For serving 11 people on Sunday the second best turkey (Thanksgiving's smoked bird was outrageous!) and the first best gravy to 11 people! And still having leftovers
* For figuring out what I can and still cannot eat or drink. And being ok if it is a "rest of my life" kind of thing. At least the cancer is gone!
* For being aware of my need to balance my life a little better....
* For having grandkids this upcoming weekend, who will help me decorate the house with a tree, lights and other holiday paraphernalia!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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11/30/17 4:16 P

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On this last day of November (how can this be?), I'm grateful for:

-Being the kind of person who has a number of varied interests, though admittedly, it can be a mixed blessing
-When Facebook makes me feel down, I quickly remember to just stay away; it will always be there, I don't have to always be there!
-Plenty of healthy options available at our company holiday party
-The Four Agreements, which have helped me immensely, especially "Don't take anything personally"
-Sharing new book ideas with my mother
-Those kitty girls I live with who never cease to amaze me in so many ways; what incredible beings they are and what souls they have

Stephanie

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11/30/17 1:53 P

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grateful
~for some sleep despite discomfort
~to be able to quietly celebrate our 42nd anniversary last night
~for more gentle camaraderie with friends
~for gorgeous sunshine on multi-colored foliage
~today is free

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




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11/30/17 10:05 A

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Thankful this Thursday morning for ...

~ good humor in spite of a nasty cold
~ Zinc, Vitamin C, Tylenol and Sudafed PE
~ having good sense to cancel sessions today (although I have to teach tonight)
~ excited to put up our Christmas tree this weekend for the first time in years
~ finding middle ground with daughter on wedding party preparations
~ sweetie's homemade, healing chicken soup
~ making Indian food for company this weekend (if I don't have to cancel)
~ all is well ...

shine
sandra

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11/30/17 9:44 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- continued unseasonably emoticon temperatures
- meeting with teammate over lunch
- having the opportunity to apologize for reacting instead of responding
- being honored for 20 years of service
- coming home to a cone-less dog
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon understanding how important it is to write about responding and not letting doubt build mountains!

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

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

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

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


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11/29/17 7:04 P

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grateful
~for feelings of solidarity
~for free flu shots
~for an afternoon to rest my back
~to be ready for something new
~to acknowledge relief at not being up to travel for holidays

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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11/29/17 8:42 A

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Grateful~~

~ my helpful housemate making use of his expertise to advise me to order Rishi Mushrooms since my immune system is not up to par ((cold symptoms coming on)

~ thankful I have a supply of Emergen-C at home

~ looking forward to a "time-out" dog (and wolf!) sitting at a friend's lovely country home Thursday-Sunday or Monday while she is out of state at a tennis tournament

~ quiet day today to prepare for tomorrow's departure after university class

~ yoga this afternoon

Blessed be,
Maha


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

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

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11/28/17 5:15 P

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Gratitude this Tuesday afternoon for ...

~ a slow day recovering from a cold
~ wedding party planning
~ a non-traditional wedding celebration - camping at a state park & playing games
~ trying to be patient waiting for my daughter to respond to options
~ only working one hour today
~ yummy chili from the freezer for lunch today
~ haven't yet weighed myself after the holidays -- hoping for no change
~ all is well

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Grateful~~

~ all things considered, for my over-all good health (may it be so, Ann!)

~ bicycling 17 miles yesterday and 10 miles today

~ though I accidentally *messed up* on my total caloric intake yesterday, I was about as much under day-before-yesterday as I was over yesterday

~ how the sun and blue skies make me feel *high*

~ fortunate to have the ability to buy whole, healthy food and years of learning about it and how to prepare it

Blessed be,
Maha


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

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

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11/28/17 11:45 A

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grateful
~for friends here and kind acknowledgement
~for ease in the practical matters of closing a lifetime
~after watching the scale keep climbing, it's time to turn it around AGAIN
~to learn eating habits during stress, anxiety and grief
~for hope that one last epidural today will help me stand up straight with less 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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11/28/17 11:14 A

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a wonderful emoticon weekend with my sis & BIL
- the Liz dog surviving her depression and becoming a stronger dog
- the short work week
- minimal meetings and change in ZB massage to today!
- emoticon Wednesday night and the DH feeling well enough to go
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and responding instead of reacting.

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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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11/27/17 10:36 P

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Giving thanks this Monday evening for ...

~ home after five days away
~ quiet
~ kitty snuggles
~ sleeping in my own bed tonight
~ enjoyed time with family
~ talks with mom & dad about giving up their condo & moving into graduated care
~ dad was engaged despite pain
~ all is well

shine
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11/27/17 10:33 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Easy dinner since I did the prep mostly last night
-Hoping (for the thousandth time) that maybe my feeling SO good the past several days means I'm getting more back toward normal, though I realize I likely now have a new normal
-How wonderfully perceptive and loving kitties are
-A friend who has a picture of Beth when she was a teenager that she wants to give me
-Being able to attend my friends' upcoming wedding in South Africa thanks to Skype (albeit I must rise before 2 a.m. due to time differences)
-My soft, warm, comfortable bed, calling me right now

Goodnight all,
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11/27/17 9:02 A

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Grateful~~

~for taking the time to continue joining in this special practice before the business of the day commences

~ for Stephanie's encouragement, knowing that her partner dealt with the effects of prednisone

~ qigong today and I'm riding my bike to class

~ yoga class this afternoon

~ a new week ahead with endless possibilities

Blessed be,
Maha


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

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

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11/26/17 10:35 P

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Woo Hoo, Maha!!! That's SO awesome - you go!!! emoticon emoticon

Ann - My heart goes out to you and yours in so many ways ... emoticon

Tonight I'm grateful for:

-More beautiful weather
-More raking leaves
-More walking, especially today's walk and talk with a friend in the sunshine with leaves still falling
-Very solid exercise for the past several days and feeling energized by it (take note, self)
-Lots of cooking and food prep done today that will make my week's eating healthier
-Hot tea and my favorite word/dice game with a friend on a lovely fall day
-More kitty love soon
-My comfortable bed, filled with cats, calling me now

Goodnight all,
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11/26/17 9:46 P

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Thankful this Sunday evening for ....

~ Ann's 42 year friendship with her mother-in-law
~ chill time this morning in the midst of a busy, busy weekend
~ my brother and sister-in-law's hospitality tonight
~ taking home homemade chili for the freezer
~ looking forward to hosting three parties in December
~ putting up Christmas tree this week for first time in years
~ looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tomorrow night
~ all is well

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Grateful~~

~ for Ann's mother-in-law's release

~ emoticon Ann and hubby + family emoticon

~ dropped 1.6 lbs. in my first week on program

~ encouraged that I can reverse the prednisone-induced rapid weight gran

~ running a bath to soak my weary body, especially my lower back, which I think is bothering me because of the extra pounds

Blessed be,
Maha



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

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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11/26/17 1:44 P

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grateful
~my dear friend of 42 years (and mother-in-law) Carolyn finally let go of this life this morning, after a long struggle with dementia
~to feel a huge weight lifted and relief flood in for her and all that love her
~for the wonder of thick fog to the ground adding strangeness to the morning
~there is gentle rain falling now
~to stay in today with M and so many memories

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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11/25/17 10:56 P

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Grateful~~

~ in spite of it all, to be able to bike 16 miles today, enjoying the fantastic day AND checking that tomorrow is going to be equally fantastic bike-riding weather!

~ for tracking nutrition and staying within program this week; tomorrow is showdown time to see if I've managed, in spite of everything, to shed an unwanted lb. or two

~ enjoyed two terrific films this week, Wonder, at the cinema, and the DVD, 20 Ft. from Stardom

~ deeply appreciating the profound change in my housemate's behavior over the past six months or more, so that in the the minimal time we're together, making him wonderfully pleasant to be around

~ feeling comfortable monitoring a symptom and not contacting doc yet, because I know her knee-jerk reaction will be to increase the prednisone

Blessed be,
Maha







Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 11/25/2017 (23:28)

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

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

www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3026


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11/25/17 8:38 P

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Thankful this Saturday evening for ...

~ a spontaneous Tai Chi lesson from a complete stranger
~ showing sweetie my hometown's Frank Lloyd Wright designed civic center
~ my family makes us feel welcome and loved whenever we visit
~ the warm sun and crisp air
~ everyday miracles - seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary
~ playing cards with my parents
~ all is well ....

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Being able to walk solidly for over 6 hours yesterday volunteering at the arboretum luminary walk, constantly on the go and bending over to relight luminary; AND for being able to do it for an extra hour when they needed to stay open later due to record-breaking crowds
-It felt so good today to take a leisurely stroll in the sunshine with a dear friend after brunch
-Ordering a "Vegan Sink" for brunch and it was fantastic (I'm not vegan, just like good food): lima bean hummus, tomatoes, mushrooms, succotash (the name of the restaurant), spinach, tomato, onion and herbed potatoes
-My scheduled massage today AFTER walking for 7 hours yesterday, despite feeling really quite good and energetic today (the miracles of lots of stretching and Ibuprofen)
-The perfect night: Hanging at home with the diva kitty girls, cooking and watching Netflix streaming
-What' I'm betting will be a very solid night of sleep after a poor one
-My very soft and comfortable bed, calling me right now and loaded with kitties!!

Goodnight all,
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11/25/17 6:07 P

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Where has November gone?

I cannot believe it has been so long since I have sat in front of my computer to post gratitudes. I pretty much use my phone to access internet, and this site is way too challenging to post on via phone!

Every day, grateful, but today, I give thanks
* For the turkey in my oven....a belated Thanksgiving meal for my son and granddaughters who took off to Chile for the week...I'll pick them up at the airport tomorrow, feed them and send them on their way home to get ready for their busy back to school week!
* For my sister, and her family, who included me in their Thursday plans.
* For my niece's good health and awareness of her physical well being, as she is due for first baby in two weeks!
* For remembering to find a dog sitter while I am gone for a couple of days this week...
* For an amazing evening/experience with a musical group from Pakistan...passionate musicians, and humble, genuine men who combine traditional Pakistani sounds with Western jazz.

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~~~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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11/24/17 12:46 P

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Feeling loved this day after Thanksgiving and grateful for ...

~ a 3 hour heart-to-heart with my mom this morning before everyone woke
~ helping my mom figure out Hangouts so we can do video calls more easily
~ making dinner for brother, beloved SIL, favorite niece and her husband tonight
~ 89 year old dad working hard to maintain his health
~ hearing from so many friends and family yesterday
~ my mom commented that I seem happier than I've ever been -- nice she notices
~ so happy we've finally come to the point where I feel safe sharing with her
~ all is well

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11/24/17 11:22 A

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Today I'm grateful for:

-This practice and each of you here who share in it ... bowing in gratitude
-Having time (and energy) when I got home last night after an hour's drive to put my kitchen back in order!
-A most amazing breakfast of cranberry compote (including my dear friend's homegrown raspberries and blueberries) with sliced apples and bananas & lightly candied slivered almonds
-Doing my favorite thing this afternoon/evening, volunteering at the luminary walk at the Arboretum; so looking forward to the Native flute music in the woods by candlelight!
-This crazy weather we're having; 60s yesterday, mid-70s today, but the sunshine, oh my, the sunshine ... it soothes my soul
-2005, when I found SparkPeople and my life began to change in so many ways


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grateful
~for the richness of life
~to recognize deep need in my self
~for warm family time yesterday with good conversation
~for changes in A's work schedule
~to have a quiet morning for reflection and restoring order to the house

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




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On this day of giving thanks, I am grateful for ....

~ this community and all who post here
~ my brother and SIL thoughtfully made a Thanksgiving meal I could eat
~ sunny, crisp day
~ laughing with my family as we played cards
~ my sweetie's love
~ the love of my son and daughter
~ all is well

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11/23/17 7:20 P

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Gratitude~~

~ doing my best to be consistent tracking food and expressing gratitude

~ enjoying the Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Bread, my nod to Thanksgiving feasting recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
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~ got in a 13-mile bike ride on this sunny fall day

~ appreciating Stephanie's reality check feedback on prednisone and weight loss

~ looking forward to meeting a girlfriend tomorrow to go to the movies (Wonder)

Blessed be,
Maha


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

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

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grateful
~for a smile at seeing Maha again
~for friends in hard times
~for strangely warm days
~for a long morning nap after a long sleepless night
~for relaxed expectations for tomorrow

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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Another day of ThanksLiving and being grateful~~

~ loving the image of "calm instead of freakage"

~ another day of bicycling ahead

~ the 4th day of staying on-track and within calories

~ enjoying the movie Jane Eyre, on DVD

~ a date with a friend Friday to see the much talked about movie Wonder

Blessed be,
Maha


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

Never eat more than you can lift.
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On this Wednesday morning before our day of Giving Thanks, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- my sis and BIL emoticon to share Thanksgiving with us
- a short work day (as I have final errands to run before their arrival)
- emoticon shopping
- the diversion of their visit both for DH and our Liz dog
- having Monday to collect the emoticon covering the lawn emoticon
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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
~for calm instead of freakage
~to accept a very difficult thing
~for a beautiful evening singing
~for inspiration from the brothers of Taize
~Gpa and S had fun adventuring today

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
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Today I'm grateful for:

-Indeed, Maha's presence, always special
-Sandra's reminder about extending compassion to myself, thank you very much
-Intentions to turn Tuesday/Wednesday evenings into 1-hour workout/TV watching again
-The presence of my THREE exercise buddies, though I must say they're not the most motivational as they exercise eyelids while I'm going for full body (except that one time when I was doing a yoga DVD and Rosie got on her back and followed suit, my yoga kitty)
-Soup I made for dear friend's visit that is living on, love the easy no more cooking required
-Scheduling call with my sister

Have a lovely evening, all ... !!!
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Thankful this week of Thanksgiving for ...

~ Maha's presence among us
~ still basking in yesterday's presence
~ spending a couple of hours video chatting with a friend last night
~ noticing lies and omissions without judgment
~ looking forward to spending time with my parents, something I dreaded until recent years
~ finding beauty in unexpected places
~ extending compassion to myself once in awhile
~ all is well ...

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Thankful today~~

~ for friends who understand

~ for determination and grit

~ for heat on a chilly morning

~ for the plan to ride my bike to class at the university

~ for the movie WONDER, which I hope to see this week

Blessed be,
Maha


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

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

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the emoticon and color of the emoticon
- our home adjusting to the loss of a loved being
- my sis and BIL coming for emoticon
- a short work week
- the emoticon coming into my sign
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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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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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grateful
~always, for such good company here
~for strength in the face of hard circumstances
~to be inspired by others' response to struggle
~to remember our healing capacity
~when hope blooms and, when it doesn't, to remember it will

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Good evening,

Tiptoeing in to quietly join dear old friends in this amazing practice. I posted a SP blog yesterday and comments from KaliGirl and ABurris inspired me to stop by. So much to be grateful for, including~~

~ feeling good about "starting over" six months into dealing with the strange illness that shook me to the foundation

~ finding power and nourishment in chi kung and yoga classes

~ enjoying late fall bike rides in this unseasonably warm weather

~ though I don't get to a low dosage (5 mg.) until the end of August 2018, when side effects will osstensibly become minimal, I'm happy to have moved from 80 to 15 mg. of prednisone during these past six months

~ a most enjoyable classes, Asian Philosophy, will soon be over. The young professor is so outstanding that I'm going to take his spring class, Philosophy of Religion, to get another *dose* of his in-depth knowledge, wisdom, and his special gift in dynamically presenting the material. He's nothing short of fabulous!

Blessed be,
Maha

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

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

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Kaligirl, sending you warm thoughts in this time of loss. Our fur babies bring us great joy in their time on this Earth and leave a hole in our hearts when they leave us.

Grateful this Monday afternoon for ...

~ buying picture frames for special paintings by my father- and mother-in-law
~ an amazing walk in the park with my sweetie
~ meditating outside with a warm sun, gentle breeze & the sound of lapping water
~ a surprise visit from my father-in-law bringing a present of art supplies
~ thinking retirement might not be so bad if there are days like today
~ just being present without attachment to anything in particular
~ spending special time together with my sweetie
~ all is well ... life is good

shine
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Kaligirl - So sorry for your loss of Rose. They're family and it's not easy. Sending you a hug!!

Today I'm grateful for:

-A great visit with dear friend of 30+ years visiting this weekend on his way from NY to TX
-Being on a roll with solid sleep and feeling the difference
-Getting lots of good exercise in yesterday raking leaves on a gorgeous, crisp fall day
-My enjoyment of raking; I find it meditative and therapeutic
-Work being reasonable and impromptu project having reasonable deadline (rather than yesterday)!
-Those sweet kitty girls I live with

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On this 20th day of October I am eternally grateful for the 12 years the Rose emoticon blessed us with and the caring and skilled vet who assisted her on her journey.



"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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Giving thanks this Sunday afternoon for ...

~ video calls today with daughter & parents
~ garden shed rebuilt after tree fell on our first one
~ sent out "save the date" cards for new year's gathering
~ my four day weekends - worth the 12 hour days
~ looking forward to Thanksgiving with my parents, brothers & SILs, nieces & nephews
~ full of gratitude for my sweetie - the love of my life
~ thankful my children are content & thriving
~ all is well .... life is good

shine
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Grateful
-for ups between downs
-there is incredible beauty in brilliant sun after rain
-for encouragement from joyful granddaughters
-for time spent baking with S
-we all enjoyed family dinner this evening

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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Grateful this Saturday evening for ....

~ a delightful afternoon with my father-in-law - lots of laughter
~ hearing an incredible jazz singer tonight -- Cecile McClorin Salvant
~ going through sweetie's drawings this morning & deciding what I want framed
~ planning a Hanukkah dinner for sweetie's family
~ a thank you note from a client
~ cold enough to need my winter coat
~ planning a walk at the park tomorrow
~ all is well ... life is full of twists and turns

shine
sandra




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Thankful this Friday evening for ...

~ finished my project - coded 1500+ transactions and created reports so we can budget
~ sweetie bought some much needed clothes and shoes
~ two suicidal clients stable for the moment
~ cut flower bouquet looks as good today as it did October 28 when it was purchased
~ our cozy little house
~ the intention to live more simply
~ all is well ... life is

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Cassie
-Cleo
-Rosie
-Here
-Now
-Presence

Goodnight,
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grateful
~to hear of happiness and adventuring
~to be mobile, even as I groan and complain
~for the marvel of sleep, when it comes
~the house smells heavenly as apples cook
~to "only" have to wait two weeks for a rescheduled appt

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On this Friday morning, we continue to be blessed and I am grateful for
- a 'new' Rose emoticon who's eating and alert
- Liz dog, who shook her cone, but led us to a more comfortable solution
- lunch with colleagues
- keeping project members engaged
- touring campus
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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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Today I'm grateful for:

-Being home, after 8 days away for a much-needed vacation and some great family time
-My sister and me having what we agreed is our best sister trip yet
-Amazing Santa Fe hiking
-The means to make my mother's 75th birthday party special; my brother is not in a position to help so it was just me and my sis for 30 people (75 only happens once! Ha!)
-Beth making her presence known at my mother's birthday party via her song popping up at perfectly timed moment when it was one song on a 4-hour random shuffle of music (she did the same last year at my sister's 50th birthday party, same location, same shuffle)
-My sweet kitty girls that I was SO happy to get home to who are, for the most part, very forgiving (a friend they like a lot STAYED WITH THEM the entire time I was gone)
-My comfortable home that I love
-No more travel this year (I used to LOVE to travel, now it's hard, even when enjoyed)

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On this Thursday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the vet emoticon steroids and diuretics for Rose
- difficult hearing that provided a vehicle for new planning
- good people doing important work
- picking up the two dogs (one of which will be a cone head)
- no plans for tonight!
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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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Thankful this Thursday afternoon for ...

~ sun pouring in the windows this morning after days of overcast skies
~ crisp air, heat of the sun on my back and last of the fall colors
~ space heater in my frigid office
~ watching clients faces light up as they recall memories of pleasurable moments
~ watching my youngest client who came in suicidal blossom into a confident young woman
~ the photos on my wall make me smile - Ventura Beach "end of the world -- 3 blocks"
~ end of my work week tonight - it's worth working two 12 hour days to shorten my week
~ all is well .... life is amazing regardless of whatever challenges arise

shine
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On this Wednesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- scheduling our emoticon vaccinations
- ZB massage @ noon
- emoticon after several overcast (and free facial) days
- catching up on work
- Chopra meditations
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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

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Giving thanks this Wednesday afternoon for ...

~ reading your posts
~ sweetie is in the neighborhood so going to swing by the office for a cup of coffee
~ finished a work project this afternoon
~ delightful session with a couple this morning - I so enjoy working with motivated clients
~ slept in this morning after a rough night of little sleep
~ son called with good news
~ mom & dad still kicking at 84 & 89
~ all is well .... even when it seems otherwise

sandra
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grateful
~to hear from Mazzy
~for neighbors
~to live in a small community
~for friends that check in/up
~tomorrow's another day to be mindful of food choices

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
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~Martha Graham




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Grateful this Monday evening for ...

~ followup doctors' appointments made
~ continued progress on project to enter & categorize 2017 expenses from Jan forward
~ long satisfying conversation with daughter
~ developing perspective on test results
~ well practiced compensatory strategies
~ sweetie's commitment to civic involvement - she's @ city council meeting tonight
~ all is well ....

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

- continued reinforcement that I am making correct decisions
- wonderful colleagues
- getting into the vet this afternoon
- a fabulous pup that is all fight
- finding ways to keep her happy and comfortable
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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 this Sunday afternoon for ...

~ more than half way through a big weekend project with Monday free to finish up
~ nephew's birthday party tonight
~ preparations for this week's classes done
~ meditation after weeks of putting off getting started again
~ found a fun new restaurant close to home and the food was yummy
~ no longer ruminating about cognitive tests -- it is what it is
~ sweetie

shine
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Have a fan

Have running water

Have a refrigerator

Have a water purifier

Have a roof over my head and clothes to wear

99 F in the shade today where I am...

"God demonstrates his own love for us in this... Christ died for us."


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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.
My husband, who cares about my happiness.
Insect repellent.
The willingness to let go of disappointing behavior and focus on forgiveness.


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grateful
~for time spent remembering my dad and honoring what would have been his 100th birthday
~Sophie came to make pumpkin pie, knowing it was his favorite
~for a happy family dinner before pie
~to add to our collection of wind chimes
~for a long skype chat with the little ones far away, kind of crazy but sure fun

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Grateful this Friday evening for ....

~ memory tests weren't good but could have been worse. Memory is fine but reflective language scores are quite low along with a few other subtests
~ trying to make sense out of how the scores relate to the reasons I had the tests
~ trying to manage the fear that this is the primary skill I use to do my job & I'm only 65
~ working at not wondering "why me?" "why now?"
~ did some mindful distraction this afternoon to take my mind off the results
~ thinking I made a good decision to reduce my caseload
~ cooking a yummy dinner with my sweetie
~ all is well ... life is good anyway

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On this Friday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- some emoticon projects
- the start of the weekend
- good teammate meeting
- good work meeting
- posting letter to my FIL
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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."
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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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grateful
~for sunshine after hard rain
~for garden dreams
~to gather supplies for holiday baking
~for so many memories in the kitchen with my mother or aunts
~to try to keep traditions alive

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- picking up our 13 year old emoticon from the emergency vet and seeing her so improved
- emoticon @ myself for losing emoticon and not trusting all would be well
- having the opportunity to emoticon @ lunch and revel in the continued emoticon color
- writing a emoticon to my FIL
- getting emoticon gear after work
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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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Grateful today
* For the recognition that sometimes I spread myself too thin....losing perspective on meaningful, mindful activities, versus those that just fill time....
* Being involved in two new very exciting projects; one short term, involving the Pakistani community in Northern CA/Sacrmanto area, and the other, long term, involving the homeless, and providing services and finding solutions to the growing problem in our community.
* Friend who hasn't flown or seen the ocean for over 40 years coming to town (yes, on a jet plane!) and we're taking off for the coast for a few days!
* Autumn colors. Gray skies and chilly nights.
* Upping my calories, and losing more weight as a result!

~~~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 Wednesday afternoon for ...

~ seasonably cool sunny day
~ productive therapy sessions today
~ graduating a client
~ rearranging my schedule so I only see clients two days a week
~ creating time to visit my parents for longer stays, making the trips less grueling
~ son called this morning "just because"
~ sweetie is putting the garden to bed for the winter
~ all is well ... life is very, very good

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grateful
~for a somewhat groggy morning resolving well
~for encouraging conversation with a friend
~to enjoy a rare latte
~more rain is due this afternoon
~for patience when it isn't shoved aside

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




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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a emoticon cold day
- turning off the sprinklers
- colorful emoticon still on the trees
- teammate meeting this afternoon
- emoticon game tonight
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and 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 Tuesday evening for ...

~ crisp, fall weather
~ home early after no show client
~ glass of wine and conversation with sweetie after work
~ pleasantly tired
~ clarity & a plan of action to address a troubling issue
~ all is well

shine,
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grateful
~for heat in a cold house this crisp morning
~for freedom to explore some sort of sleep schedule
~for wisdom received while trying to make a difficult decision
~for good books among the duds from the library
~for a surprise late phone call bringing a smile

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 Monday evening for ...

~ productive morning working on class, billing, etc.
~ walk in the largest urban park in the U.S. this afternoon
~ fall color at its peak -- oranges, yellows, pinks and reds -- just spectacular
~ running errands
~ buying a highly recommended book "Being Mortal"
~ deciding not to replace clients who leave to reduce caseload
~ deciding to move clients so that I'm only seeing clients two days a week
~ accepting mixed feelings about these complicated decisions
~ easy leftovers for dinner
~ all is well ... recognizing we're all mortal

shine
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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- an extra hour of emoticon
- capturing emoticon
- emoticon decorations put away
- emoticon and healthy breakfast and lunch
- emoticon to Tag & Ink to get new credit union logo clothing for DH
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and 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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Grateful this Sunday evening for ....

~ relaxing staff retreat today, including meditation, yoga and art project
~ incredible fall colors
~ deer alongside the road
~ son called with good news tonight
~ video call with my parents
~ plans to spend Thanksgiving with my parents
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

shine
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grateful
~for safe but difficult driving
~to see more time at home is needed
~to catch up with friends this morning
~to sing
~for a chance to visit with C

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 friendly faces here
~for energy to cook well today
~ the rain sounds good, smells good, feels good and has washed everything
~for steady improvement now in mobility
~to have decided to go out tomorrow to see friends after weeks at home

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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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Beth's Autumn Blaze in full blaze in the front yard; this is the most fall color it's put out so far, admirable beauty
-Getting pictures at just the right time before the leaves start dropping
-My body & circadian rhythms being in good sync; hopes that the time change won't be a big adjustment
-Good friend staying at my house with the kitties for a week; vacation for her, company for the kitties who like her = win-win
-Getting special package and card put together for mailing
-My sister and me finalizing 75th birthday party plans for my mother's party
-Getting a good walk and talk in with a friend today, through pretty neighborhood with fall colors in their prime right now

Stephanie

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Not so hot today as the rest of this week

Nice little nap this afternoon

Success in helping a neighbor with a kid's costume

Happiness for a friend who is getting married soon

Grateful for the proximity of going on furlough and seeing my grandbabes!

"God demonstrates his own love for us in this... Christ died for us."


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Grateful this Saturday morning for ...

~ flexibility to change plans
~ an almost clean house
~ good time with friends tonight
~ made the meal from food in the refrigerator & freezer mostly
~ beautiful day - windows & doors open
~ the time falls back on Sunday - an extra hour of sleep
~ all is well ... I'm happier when I'm flexible

shine
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grateful
~for rain and the way it makes me feel
~when a new recipe works well
~to feel able to venture out this weekend
~for snug shelter in a beautiful setting
~to have let go of some anxiety

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




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On this first Friday in November, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- the end of a stressful work week
- Husker emoticon tonight
- Husker emoticon tomorrow
- the end of Daylight Saving time
- emoticon in Sunday
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and deliberately 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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Grateful this first Friday in November for ...

~ satisfying conversations with both my adult children
~ the possibility my son may be able to visit over Thanksgiving
~ bittersweet moment of graduating two clients
~ sleep when it comes
~ friends coming over tonight for dinner
~ sweetie & I researching & cooking Chinese food together
~ "aha" moments in the classes I teach
~ all is well -- I try not to let my thoughts define me

shine
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grateful
~for a much easier day today
~for people that share their gifts freely to help others
~for the effects of feldenkrais
~for uplifting phone conversations
~M hasn't given his cold to me

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




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On the second day of November, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon and learning about Samhain
- oatmeal for breakfast
- teammate meeting @ lunch
- emoticon shopping after work
- Chopra meditations about time
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and 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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On this first evening in November, I'm grateful for:

-Kathy, for getting us going AND sharing that November is National Gratitude Month; I had no idea, but it's very cool
-Music, sweet music
-Soulful, soothing, sublime vocal harmonies of dear friends that lift my spirits
-Playing ball with Rosie tonight
-Anticipation of upcoming sister trip/hiking in Santa Fe
-Excellent meeting with manager today at work
-These sweet kitties I live with
-My warm, comfortable bed, calling me soon ...

Goodnight,
Stephanie

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On this first day of November, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the first emoticon of the season yesterday
- the fact that it didn't stick
- emoticon keeping me warm
- seeing my teammate this afternoon
- FCRB this evening
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and Intentionally 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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grateful
~for all the company here and the warmth felt
~for shifts in perspective after talking with my md
~to recognize, again, that isolation can skew thoughts, feelings and perceptions
~to feel a growing resolve, wondering where it will take me
~for the snap of fall with rain in the forecast

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




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Today I'm grateful for:

All that's right in my life and here.

The good health my family and I enjoy.

My husband and best friend who cares about my happiness.

The beauty of the palm trees surrounding our patio.

Seeing the beauty around me.

The supplements I purchased at Whole Foods to help my body fight the symptoms of my cold and cough.

The willingness to be open to make small changes each day towards improving my health and fitness.

This site and your positive posts.


Mazzy


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NATIONAL GRATITUDE MONTH
National Gratitude Month is an annual designation observed in November .

Gratitude is more than simply saying “thank you.” Gratitude’s amazing powers have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives. Practicing daily gratitude gives us a deeper connection to ourselves, the world around us and to our Creator.

Everything in our lives has the ability to improve when we are grateful. Research has shown that gratitude can enhance our moods, decrease stress and drastically improve our overall level of health and wellbeing. On average, grateful people tend to have fewer stress related illnesses and experience less depression and lowered blood pressure, they are more physically fit, they are happier, have a higher income, more satisfying personal and professional relationships and will be better liked. Grateful kids are even more likely to get A’s in school.

If everyone practiced daily gratitude, we could change ourselves and the planet for the better. Everyone would be much happier. Love would grow and hate would decrease. And the world would know true peace.

What are you waiting for? Give gratitude a try! You’ll be happier you did.

To participate in the FREE 30 Day Global Gratitude Experiment, go to www.agratefulplanet.com

OBSERVE

Use #NationalGratitudeMonth to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Gratitude Month was submitted by Stacey Grewal and proclaimed by the Registrar at National Day Calendar in August, 2015. For inquiries please contact Stacey Grewal at stacey@agratefulplanet.com.

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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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