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2/1/18 2:11 A

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grateful
~for birthday joy and warm family time over dinner and cake
~for only calm vibes from my son
~for sleep despite incredibly bright moonlight last night
~for good asthma control during heavy pollen times
~for unusually warm afternoons and really enjoying the sun

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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1/31/18 11:15 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Getting through another day at work without indulging in 3 different types of sweets that were put in the break room (sigh)
-Having packed plenty of healthy snacks
-Cooking myself a healthy, tasty curry dinner with plenty of leftovers for the rest of the week
-My sweet kitties that played their role of exercise buddies tonight
-A solid workout tonight while watching the Amazing Race, including cardio and upper body strength training
-My warm, comfortable bed, with kitties waiting for me

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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1/31/18 1:28 A

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grateful
~to know better eating choices can be made tomorrow
~to be able to make a beautiful cake Sophia requested for her 10th bday
~to be better at recognizing effects of stress earlier
~for sore muscles from work and play
~for words from experience to reply to a plea for help

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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1/30/18 10:12 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Managing to stay away from four huge bowls of candy placed all around our floor, including the breakroom
-Holding my tongue when a co-worker was rude and disrespectful, walking into my office and putting candy on my desk after I had politely declined, knowing the struggle it is for me
-My advance planning, having oranges available as a healthy snack
-Finding a recipe I want to try (Indian Cauliflower Fried Rice with Chickpeas)
-Contemplating an extra vacation day over the President's Day holiday weekend so I have a 4-day weekend to look forward to
-Knowing this is nearing a very rough time for me and having many coping skills learned over the past 3-4 years
-Those sweet kitties I live with that are waiting on me right now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Giving thanks this Tuesday morning for ...

~ clients who work at learning skills and healing
~ a full enough schedule today
~ re-thinking jumping into a long-term volunteer job right away when I retire
~ feeling a need to cultivate some good habits to improve my health first (lofty goal for me)
~ sweetie made one of my favorites for sack lunch today
~ love a challenge -- always a challenge
~ daughter called for advice about a job interview -- feels good tshe values my advice
~ setting boundaries with the caregiver of a teen client
~ all is well .... lots to think about and consider

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1/30/18 1:50 A

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grateful
~for an energetic day
~for so much accomplished with M's help
~to find a box of games and puzzles from our kids' childhood
~to be tired, tired at the end of the day


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




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1/29/18 9:15 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-My comfortable home
-Good friends
-SparkPeople
-My sweet kitties
-A soft, warm bed

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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1/29/18 7:41 P

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Feeling grateful this Monday evening for ...

~ home after an all day training
~ free continuing education units
~ sweetie made a tasty, new recipe for dinner
~ sunshine
~ plans to get out early Wednesday morning to see the moon from Art Hill before work
~ took the Christmas tree down
~ plans to meet with a designer to remodel our kitchen next week
~ all is well ... life is exceedingly good

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1/29/18 4:18 P

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Happy weekend with all my gang and Mom and Dad

Safe driving in rain and fog in an old car

Warm house in cold rainy weather

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


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1/29/18 12:18 P

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grateful
~for solid sleep and waking well-rested
~for the girls arriving safely with Papa
~for a nice catch-up with an old friend over dinner and interesting music at a concert of the Santa Cruz City Band
~to be able to fulfill a weekly volunteer promise
~my exercise for the day will be putting the house back in order after a long week of little kids
~they miss us already and it warms my heart

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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1/29/18 9:49 A

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

- resolution of a work issue
- lining up experts
- packed breakfast and lunch
- finishing projects
- potential after work event
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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1/28/18 8:24 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Taking extra special care of me this weekend, much-needed for many reasons
-The movie "The Post," another Meryl Streep "beyond expectation" performance and a needed reminder of an important, endangered 1st Amendment right, freedom of the press
-Supporting a local fine arts theater that shows many indie flicks AND being able to see more shows for less $$$ ($6/movie when you buy a punch card of 6)
-The amazing poem my 15-yr-old nephew wrote (and performed) for his slam poetry class - wow, he's such a multi-talented artist; what a pleasure to see him turn into a young man
-Preparing myself well for another crazy busy week at work with self-care and healthy food and snacks

Goodnight all,
Stephanie




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1/28/18 7:48 A

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Feeling grateful this Sunday morning for ...

~ waking up feeling refreshed (a rare occurrence)
~ watching the sky lighten as the sun rises
~ getting 6 hours of free CEUs on Monday & the content will be useful
~ signing up for ethics CEUs
~ getting into the rhythm of a weekly video call with my parents
~ pain medication for our dear kitty
~ experiencing the minimalist music of John Adams again - not pleasant but interesting
~ relaxing into Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Flat
~ half price symphony tickets
~ all is well ... when there is music

shine
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1/27/18 10:31 P

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grateful
~for strength enough
~to be able to hear beautiful granddaughter voices
~to stick to wise eating through 9 chaotic days with company
~excess weight is slowly releasing
~to find ways to move more despite back 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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1/27/18 6:11 P

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Giving thanks this Saturday afternoon for ...

~ spontaneous date night last night
~ Mendelssohn violin concerto tonight at the symphony
~ registering for a two day meditation retreat with my favorite teacher
~ planning for wedding reception continues - tastings scheduled
~ Sangha potluck tomorrow
~ interview for a volunteer position to start after I retire went well
~ all is well ... taking it in moment by moment

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1/27/18 12:03 A

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grateful
~for giddy granddaughters dancing
~to be making new memories to go with the old
~for space from my son when he gives me deep grief
~for clear examples of how strong emotions affect my body
~for success at tracking 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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Grateful this Friday night for ...

~ a spontaneous, fun date night
~ clients brought me homemade tamales
~ things seemed to click with a family in session today
~ Mendelssohn at the symphony tomorrow night
~ going back to Sunday Sangha after not going for more than a year
~ strengthening our practice of daily meditation
~ all is well ... life is good

shine
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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Another full workout tonight
-A weekend for some R&R, much-needed after a crazy busy work week
-Stretching and how good it makes me feel, especially after a workout
-A great catchup call with a good friend
-Hot tea and the calming effect it has on me
-Dinner being easy because it's the last of the crockpot meal I made earlier this week, both yummy and healthy
-My little 4-legged exercise buddies!

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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1/26/18 4:35 P

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On this Friday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- another emoticon day
- gathering information on Alaska trip
- setting up appointment with an Elder Law attorney
- Alaska Air companion tickets
- planning for a GF trip
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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1/25/18 6:34 P

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Thankful this Thursday for ...

~ son called to share -- just because he wanted me to know
~ learning (for the hundredth time) that I can't eat sweets without getting sick
~ an easy day with clients (so far)
~ a beautiful day (I'm told) -- supposed to be a beautiful weekend (looking forward to it)
~ expressions of support from my colleagues
~ turkey salad made with love by sweetie
~ happy my last individual client cancelled giving me an hour to rest before teaching
~ all is well ... life is good

shine
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1/25/18 6:23 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Finding my exercise motivation that was MIA the past 3-4 days; very happy my healthy eating didn't go along for the ride. Ha!
-Warmer temps that are supposed to continue into the weekend; I see the Arboretum in my near future!
-Winning a $50 charitable giving card from our health facility at work for completing another healthy incentive program (I will joyfully and gratefully decide which organization is to benefit)
-A Saturday cancellation for my massage therapist, whom I would otherwise not see until March (my monthly membership massages have been building up due to her unavailability and my body has really felt the lack)
-Those adorable kitties of mine, especially Cleo lately who's snuggled in and slept with me all night for the past two nights (no idea why)
-My brother sending me an e-mail of his own accord, something that very rarely happens

Spring is nearing more and more each day!

Stephanie

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1/25/18 8:19 A

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

- arriving early and working in the quiet
- approval of a project this morning
- giving away basketball tickets
- driving on cleared roads (for the most part)
- making a 'to do' list
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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1/24/18 10:56 P

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grateful
~for function with little sleep
~to manage one redwood loop trail with the kids at Henry Cowell State Park, just three miles down the road
~for ice packs and heat pads for my back when it rebels
~to receive a kind note from a friend
~for a good amount of rain tonight and 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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1/24/18 10:25 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Getting a good workout in tonight while watching The Amazing Race, cardio and upper body strength training
-My exercise buddies!
-Trader Joe's shop done on the way home from work so I'm stocked up again
-Stretching, stretching and more stretching
-Working around things to get a project back on schedule that was a bit behind; my job as project manager
-Getting a rare compliment from an attorney I work with
-My comfortable, warm, soft bed that's calling me now

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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1/24/18 4:04 P

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On this Wednesday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a emoticon day
- projects moving forward
- ZB massage @ noon emoticon
- teammate meeting
- melting emoticon and ice
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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1/24/18 1:49 P

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Grateful this Wednesday afternoon for ...

~ my colleagues' reaction when I announced my August retirement
~ a productive discussion with my son about wedding logistics
~ forgetting a deadline then successfully scrambling to get the work done on time
~ it doesn't happen very often
~ sunshine & crisp temperatures
~ time to take a nap this afternoon
~ all is well ... glimpses of hope for better times to come re: our nation

shine
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1/23/18 11:32 P

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grateful
~for successes
~to be able to look ahead
~for a safe and harmonious home
~to rest after an active day
~M's been a big help with the kids

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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1/23/18 8:47 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Moving projects along at work in the midst of our crazy busy time
-Helping a neighbor
-Versatile Spark recipes that I've used over the years that are definite keepers
-Cassie, Cleo and Rosie
-Continued learning on the fine line between self-compassion and laziness
-Stretching, how beneficial it is for me and how good it makes me feel

Have a great evening all,
Stephanie

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1/23/18 9:40 A

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On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- seeing my emoticon Wispy
- a emoticon day yesterday
- fa day to put away emoticon decorations before the cleaning folks come tomorrow
- another to emoticon to Omaha
- learning more about social security
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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1/22/18 10:27 P

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grateful
~for peace after kid-chaos all day
~for an afternoon nap
~to find just the right person to work on my piano
~to be making consistently good food choices
~to not be entirely hopeless about walking for exercise

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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1/22/18 9:15 P

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Grateful this Monday evening for ...

~ a quiet weekend
~ not dreading work tomorrow (that's as positive as I can be)
~ waiting for son to call
~ a productive day
~ didn't lose my cool when I lost several hours work this afternoon
~ plans to see The Shape of Water & go to dinner with friends
~ tickets for the symphony this weekend
~ meditation
~ all is well .... all is well ... all is well with my soul

shine
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Grateful for my "whole" family - united, all together, happy...



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


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1/22/18 1:45 P

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Grateful for~~

~ no weight gain in spite of a chaotic week and getting my weekly blog done

~ went to AT&T store this morning where they did a diagnostic on my phone and all seems to be well in spite of its performance(???)

~ enjoyed a ginger peach herbal latte with almond milk at Panera's this morning, along with their wi-fi

~ happy to have the resource of university library and computers, since our electricity has been out since last night's terrible storm

~ found both chocolate (great to satisfy my sweet tooth) and cheddar cheese whole grain rice cakes (60 calories per rice cake) and stocked up on them -- today's lunch will be cheddar cakes with avocado

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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1/21/18 9:48 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-A quiet Sunday at home, cooking, playing with kitties, doing laundry, puttering
-Starting my day with meditation; something I enjoy on the weekends, but usually have to do in the evening
-A nice, solid piece of sleep last night
-Rain, especially with warmer temps, as we needed the moisture
-Hot tea on a rainy day, or snowy day, or Sunday, or sunny day, I guess any day!
-Big laughter with the newest series of Grace and Frankie
-A warm, comfortable bed, with a heating pad and three kitties and another episode of Grace and Frankie, coming right up

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Grateful this Sunday afternoon for ...

~ about 15,000 people marched for truth in our city yesterday, joining thousands of others in hundreds of cities around the world

~ brother and sister-in-law joined us at the march

~ meditation and dharma talk this morning

~ video call with my mom & dad this afternoon

~ leftover pork tenderloin & mashed cauliflower for tonight's dinner

~ good conversation with friends at dinner last night

~ yoga mat arrived so no excuse for not doing morning routine

~ daily laughter, silliness & light-hearted teasing, good for the soul

~ all is well .... life is uncertain so seizing the moment (most of the time)

shine
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1/21/18 1:34 P

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grateful
~Gpa made waffles for all the girls this morning
~yesterday was a beautiful day of remembering with many friends and family
~to hear little V sing Amazing Grace, which she learned for the occasion
~to feel good about feelings aired and shared
~for harmony in the house


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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 for~~

~ a welcome gathering, with potluck, of women friends tonight,

~ a text conversation early this morning with a friend who has restarted a daily meditation practice and wants to ride with me to a retreat this spring with a Tibetan teacher we both love

~ not beating myself up for burning to a crisp $10 of pecans I was roasting (just an ARGHHHHH!!!)

~ Stephanie's support and encouragement in the midst of the chaos

~ my spirit, which seems to be self-renewing when all seems lost

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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

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

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grateful
~for quiet in the house after so much GLEE
~J made a beautiful flower arrangement for tomorrow
~for kind friends that offer to help
~S will come to play with the littles and "have a sleep-over"
~M seems to have energy to spare, much needed, as the grand children are obsessed with him this visit
~it's time for bed

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




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Grateful this Friday afternoon ...

~ my brother & sister-in-law are arriving soon for an overnight
~ they will join us at the Women's March for Truth tomorrow
~ good weather forecast for tomorrow's march
~ house almost ready for their arrival (only clean laundry left to fold)
~ reprieve from cooking tonight as they will arrive late
~ no calls, emails or texts from clients yet this weekend, fingers crossed
~ yoga mat arrived today -- ready to start moving more
~ leftover chicken chili for dinner tonight
~ friends for dinner tomorrow night
~ all is well ... in spite of craziness and chaos across the globe

shine
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I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.
...am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song?

As I contemplate my mortality amidst various signs of physical decline, the words of Rilke ring strong and clear. May I truly "give myself to IT." The great IT -- living as fully as my consciousness and experience and willpower allow me as the process unfolds.

Gratitude~~

~ for awareness of resources to make my quality of life better than that of my parents or brother

~ knowing that I might have several more years ahead and desiring to make them full of vitality and spiritual unfoldment

~ witnessing my unruly behavior over the last three days, doing my best to not judge, just to witness...and learn

~ Robert's presence in my life -- perhaps not the route I would have chosen, but maybe exactly what I need to move toward balance

~ happy to be continuing to maintain an academic presence at the university, knowing it is good for my mind and my spirit, even if I feel decrepit and *out of the loop* at times

Blessed be,
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 1/20/2018 (09:15)

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 safe travels
~for the littles' excitement at seeing us, Gpa in particular
~the house has been full of laughter, squealing and love in action today
~food prepared was well received and brought me content as well
~to really enjoy reading aloud

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:

-Getting up and breaking after hours of numbers on Excel spreadsheets and doing my 10-minute stairwell cardio blast, a great choice that enabled me to keep up the pace through the afternoon
-Deciding that if I was going to peruse Facebook tonight, I do it on my recumbent bike, perfect!
-Giving my Cleo kitty a good brushing this morning, one of her favorite things
-Doing much better with consistency in both eating and exercise, now just to get consistent with my consistency!!
-A movie that just came out at my favorite fine arts theater that I want to see, quite possibly this weekend
-Always, my health as I keep trying to move this body more

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Thankful this Thursday morning ...

~ last work day of my work week looks better each week as I near retirement
~ recognizing it's too early to have "senioritis" to co-opt a high school term
~ waking up refreshed with energy, a welcome but rare occurrence
~ believing it's my new nutritional supplement that is enabling me to sleep
~ not caring whether it is placebo or physiological effect
~ kitty is more affectionate as she slows down from her cancer
~ sweetie begins her new volunteer assignment tonight representing ACLU, so proud
~ all is well ... life is full of new beginnings

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grateful
~the house is ready for company, toddler-proof (ha) and the fridge well-stocked
~for M's help doing the things I can't
~for sweet notes from friends, knowing C's memorial is Saturday
~to get some cooking done with baking planned for morning before going to the airport
~for wonderful anticipation of spending time with my daughter and granddaughters

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




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Grateful this Wednesday evening for ....

~ talked to my daughter today
~ items for DIY wedding reception arriving daily
~ (sort of) accepting it's too late to get out of orchestrating this 3-day DIY reception
~ 25 degrees feels warm
~ coming home to a clean house
~ flexibility
~ all is well .... it's the little things that matter

shine
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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Taking today at work to get organized for the onslaught that's coming
-Being able to be a good neighbor AND get some extra steps in: win-win
-A clean house
-The Amazing Race, one of the few reality shows I sometimes watch, for the scenery and the physical feats; tonight's show brought back memories of Morocco (when we were in Spain) with Beth, long ago and far away
-Heirloom oranges, THE best I've ever had
-These three special kitties I live with

Goodnight all,
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I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I've been circling for thousands of years
and I still don't know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?

~ Ranier Maria Rilke ~

Grateful~~

~ for how poetry makes me feel

~ for a stimulating class this afternoon in Philosophy of Religion

~ staying warm through the night with a low of 7 degrees and no central heat

~ looking forward to lunch with a friend tomorrow, as well as tai chi, which she might check out as well

~ enjoying the movie "Paris Can Wait"

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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1/17/18 8:43 A

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Stephanie - I so agree, we are blessed with luxuries.

On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- finishing emoticon to my FIL
- reliving the fun of our trip
- setting up emoticon sitting for Liz
- visiting teammates
- emoticon into the double digits!
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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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Indeed, Sandra, luxuries; I'm recognizing what a luxury it is to have shelter from the bitter cold and substantial winter clothing to help keep me warm
-Another good night of TV/strength training (upper body and core tonight)
-These sweet kitties of mine
-Doing really well with both exercise and eating, I'm on a streak
-The way I cook to make sure I have leftovers for lunches and freezer food (used a freezer meal tonight which made dinner so easy after working out)
-Always, my health
-A warm bed to sleep in, happily filled with kitties, and calling me now

Goodnight all,
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Thankful this Tuesday evening for ....

~ recognizing what a luxury it is to feel emotionally & physically safe
~ seeing the many ways my clients cope with the distress of being unsafe
~ wanting to fix people's problems but accepting I cannot
~ (mostly) feeling at peace knowing I do the best I can
~ sleeping late this morning & waking up refreshed
~ the equanimity that comes from daily meditation
~ plans for wedding reception progressing
~ all is well ... dancing with life

shine
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grateful
~for the idea of dancing with precious life today
~for restful sleep after being over-tired
~to realize, after a year of only using oils to cleanse my face, rashes and redness that plagued me for my adult life are no more
~also some frustration at the mystery of "dieting"...just trying to get the best fuel for me in now
~for hope that this is not my body's idea of ideal weight

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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Home, Conway, AR

TODAY

I
Do not
Want to step so quickly
Over a beautiful line on God's palm
As I move through the earth's
Marketplace
Today.

I do not want to touch any object in this world
Without my eyes testifying to the truth
That everything is
My Beloved.

Something has happened
To my understanding of existence
That now makes my heart always full of wonder
And kindness.

I do not
Want to step so quickly
Over this sacred place on God's body
That is right beneath your
Own foot

As I
Dance with
Precious life
Today.

~ Hafiz ~

Okay, the following was purdy much my day yesterday --

~ I gained two pounds
~ my pc crashed
~ my laptop was also acting up (it seems to be okay after doing some diagnositcs)
~ I drove to class in vain (not realizing the university is closed)
~ my left upper arm injury from unknown source seems to be worsening and I fear doing yoga is exacerbating it, so I am not, beginning with this afternoon, going to classes for a period

...but I'm going with Hafiz , dancing "with precious life today!"

Blessed be,
Maha





Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 1/16/2018 (11:01)

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
- progress on the emoticon cleaning
- a short workweek
- emoticon house and office
- minimum sub-zero temperature duration
- emoticon with friends 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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