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I'm grateful ~

~ for holidays off (this Friday)

~ for my lead's help with a work-around due to an error that I got when I tried to join a new phone group

~ I figured out paste options that make it so much easier to create new Excel worksheets with all the same column and row headers, formatting & formulas!

~ for a full crew yesterday plus lighter call volume that let me make some progress here at home

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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6/26/20 1:52 P

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I'm thankful ~

~ I was only without water for a day

~ That the office had an empty apartment we could visit to use the toilet

~ That the office manager checked on me after 6, on her way home and had a maintenance guy check my toilet tank that wasn't filling, to be told I'd need a clogged part replaced today

~ That after 37 minutes on hold with the IRS, I finally talked to a person, only to be told they can't reissue PINS by mail this year, so I have to mail my return which could take months to process, but now I know

~ That I told her my tax person recommended sending my return certified, but she said better not to, since it could take a long time to be signed for; better to just save my PO receipt.

~ To finally have an eye exam appt

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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6/15/20 7:04 P

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How lovely, Anne Marie. Your list made me smile! emoticon

I'm thankful the rain stopped, since I'll be headed out to my hair appt soon--the first time at this location.

I'm thankful Meg picked up that a few of our 6-Pack members may not feel okay about gathering this year for various reasons, so she, DS and I are discussing the possibility of a Half-Pack instead.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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6/6/20 1:09 A

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I am grateful...

to be able to climb a ladder, again. I painted the eaves on the North side of the house, today, and it involved much climbing up and down the ladder. For a while when I was on crutches, I didn't think that I would see this day again.

for the fresh breezes that played with the trees. So cool, so refreshing.

for the woodpecker family living in a tree at the side of the yard. The babies kept me entertained with their tiny cheeps while I painted, and sometimes I would see the parents diving for a bug to feed their darling babies.

for the pretty little lizards that played hide-and-seek with me every time I climbed on the ladder.

for the beauty of the world around me every moment.

Blessed Be.

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6/5/20 12:38 A

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I grateful for my morning coffee--English Toffee flavored, fixed just the way I like, with honey and half-and-half.

I'm grateful I grabbed Cuddle Bear, a soft plush, from the couch as I settled in to journal, recognizing my parts needed some extra comfort this morning.

I'm grateful for Dora, who stretched out purring on my lap--actually on my legs, stretched out on the recliner.

I'm grateful for my (new) phones that tell me when my sister is calling, so I know to pick up before she has to start leaving a message like with the old ones.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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5/25/20 11:59 P

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I'm grateful ~

~ for the delight of enjoying Jumanji: The Next Level again on DVD, and the entertaining extras

~ for learning the back way to drive up to Seattle from my old manager

~ for that restful drive on Sunday to my old office and back

~ I remembered to take the pages with confidential info to dump in the shredder bin

~ that my supervisor had the monitor and cords ready to go

~ that I had no issues hooking the monitor up here at home

~ for a restful weekend

~ for free YouTube workouts

~ for the amazing books by Patricia Briggs

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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5/22/20 11:00 P

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I'm very thankful I caught myself on the edge of cramps in both calves, and walked, and stretched, took naproxen, ate a couple dill pickles and drank the juice, drank water, and finally rubbed Ben-Gay into each calf. After all that, the muscles calmed down.

I'm grateful I passed today's required online course; I don't usually have trouble with them, but this one was much harder than most.

I'm thankful I finally got a response from my supervisor who has one of my monitors at work no longer attached to my desk, but on a stand & ready for me to bring home to plug in. And that he remembered to set the 2 cords by it to brink, too!

I'm grateful I was able to help calm and cheer my sister when she called last night, struggling with everything and feeling pretty blue. We even shared a few laughs.

I'm thankful I woke up just half an hour after my alarm would have gone off if I had remembered to check that it was set last night! I didn't have to rush too much, especially since I worked 10 minutes over the previous day, so I just adjusted my time.

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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5/17/20 7:51 P

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I'm grateful ~

~ For the delightful experience of my first Zoom meeting with my beloved 6-Pack of sister and girlfriends yesterday afternoon

~ My first face masks arrived yesterday--in time to show the Pack

~ Zoom gifted us unlimited minutes, instead of cutting us off after 40--since we talked for 2 hours!

~ We agreed with my suggestion of setting our next get together for 2 weeks

~ Zoom offered the host unlimited minutes if she booked at the same time she closed the meeting!

~ That my weight has gone down a little for 4 days in a row, after reaching the highest it's been in several years

~ That I got that "Oh, boy" eager feeling after finishing my after-nap coffee, looking forward to getting some things done with the aid of my trusty timer!
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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5/13/20 11:30 P

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I'm thankful ~

~ call volume was light today, so I got several things done

~ new batteries in smoke detector & back on the bedroom ceiling

~ FINALLY getting new phones installed (which have sat around in the delivery box for months, but are charging now)

~ these handsets have rechargeable AAA batteries, not the fancy ones that ran $15-20 each like the old ones from many years ago

~I had a good phone meeting with my financial advisor and we are making some changes to my portfolio to lower risk in this volatile market. (Though I was encouraged to see investments picking back up some from that dive in March.)

~I got several timer sessions done alternating between different focus areas for an overall sense of progress.

~Life is good!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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5/5/20 7:26 P

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I'm grateful for ~

~ the fast delivery of my 3 cover art prints from Patricia Briggs books--all autographed!

~ getting better at recognizing scams and phishing attempts right away, and deleting the emails without investing emotional energy in getting upset

~ the recognition of 2 different supervisors (with Telecommunications/phones and Interpreter Services) for my fast alerts & solid info when there are issues; the former calls me her "Super Sleuth"

~ the abundance of free YouTube videos going back years, and my increasing ability to find the ones that work best for me

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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5/1/20 5:32 A

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I am Grateful for:

A Grocery delivery the first in 3 weeks emoticon

My garden that I can relax and work in emoticon

My Audio books and real books emoticon

The internet so I can stay in contact with everyone emoticon



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4/24/20 6:21 P

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I'm grateful for ~

~ connecting with friends on the internet

~ all the info out there on scams that helped put my mind to rest after getting a scary email

~ a great anti-virus software that ran a clean scan

~ timer sessions

~ how nice a vacuumed carpet looks!

~ my new Oasis of Order emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/20/20 8:01 P

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I am *so* grateful to have secure employment, especially during this time!

I'm also grateful for ~

~ hearing from team members

~ being able to telecommute

~ my continuing good health

~ all the free workout videos on YouTube!

~ how patient, understanding, and appreciative the great majority of my callers are

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/6/20 12:20 A

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I'm grateful for

~ flavored coffees

~ weekend naps

~ a great book to read in line

~ tissues with lotion

~ free exercise videos!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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3/26/20 10:28 P

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I'm grateful to Spark Friends and co-leaders who share their gifts and wisdom.

Paula, thank you for your beautifully illustrated Sabbat threads and your Magical Housekeeping thread in this forum.

Eva, thank you for your research to create a goddess of the month, your DIY blogs and suggestions, your new Mindfulness thread in this forum, and your mention of mantras in the chat thread that reminded me to say my affirmations again. I used to say them with certain activities at work that I no longer due while I'm telecommuting. I missed them, and saying them again helped raise my spirits today.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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3/7/20 12:58 A

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I'm thankful for ~

~ My free bus pass from the county

~ Getting to journal and read while the bus driver dealt with today's heavy traffic due to a freeway accident ahead

~ A great library system

~ Heather Webber's delightful new Southern tale of food, magic and family secrets and struggles, Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

~ Free YouTube exercise videos

~ Lighter call volume today

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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3/4/20 12:16 A

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I'm grateful for ~

~ Vacation leave so I could relax at home on my birthday

~ My wonderful sister sharing a perfectly clear email from her HR lady explaining just how to enroll in Medicare when you are still working & covered by health insurance

~ The helpful lady at Social Security who helped me correct my booboo so I could finish my online application

~ A working printer so I could print various pages to return to if needed (helped me feel more secure)

~ A great sale at FlavoredCoffee.com that saved me $7.95

~ No rain today, and hopefully none tomorrow when I walk down to Tat's for a chopped salad

~ Birthday wishes from Spark Friends & 6-Pack sisters

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/25/20 6:48 A

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We need a way to "love" these posts"

Today I am grateful that I'm finding new ways to navigate my PTSD trigger situations.

"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

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2/24/20 9:57 P

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Today I'm grateful ~

~ that I made all my early bus connections today

~ that dear sister shared emails between her and brother, so I could join the challenging conversation

~ that dear sister helped talk me down from my anxious place on Sunday trying--and failing--to buy movie tickets online (because I said I would do it!)

~ that we arrived in plenty of time to buy our tickets & hit the restroom well before the 20+ minutes of ads, previews, & a delightful animated short ("Hair Love") began before the feature

~ that the other new employee, our only guy (besides supervisor Ian), started today, and as I approached him with my hands outstretched to grasp his, he opened his arms for a hug

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/19/20 10:22 P

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Today I'm grateful for

~ Lengthening daylight

~ A clear day with gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Ranged

~ Health coverage

~ A capable physical therapist

~ How close the Burien Kaiser clinic is to me, and to Trader Joe's, so I could pick up a few items on my way home!

~ Finding a great book on the library impulse display by a new (to me) author, Christina Lauren

~ Finding a number of her earlier books available from my library system.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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1/27/20 11:13 P

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I'm grateful ~

~ for the short meditations from Headspace.com

~ that some of the clinics took their own calls today, since we had 2 people doing the work of 7

~ for 2 of the WIC ladies who helped me figure out what to do when I registered a new mom and her infant in the wrong clinic

~ for a great book that had me laughing on the bus after work (beating back those almost tears from a stressful day)

~ that my favorite salads were there at Safeway and on sale this weekend!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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1/16/20 12:11 A

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I'm thankful another rider tried to get a bus to not pull away as I was running to catch it. Even though his waving didn't get the driver to stop, I appreciated the effort!

I'm thankful I didn't miss my 150 home, even though the first bus took off; the next came in time to make the connection.

I'm thankful yesterday's heavy snow in the morning stopped after ~ an hour, & the commute home was dry, though cold; and I saw my first sunset in a while (cloud cover's been thick lately).

I'm thankful it didn't snow overnight, and it was easy walking down the hill to the bus stop this morning.

I'm thankful for the lovely view of Mt. Rainier with dawn colors behind it this morning--it's been stuck behind those clouds for weeks!

I'm thankful the midday snowfall had lightened by the time I came home at lunch.

I'm thankful the snow had stopped, and the above freezing temp made it easy to brush the snow off my car in order to drive it to the dentist.

I'm thankful I got there ~ 45 minutes early, and due to cancellations, they could take me as soon as I finished my paperwork.

I'm thankful I was done and back in my car 10 after when my appt was supposed to be (4:30), so I got home before full dark. (The dentist is over in Burien, very close to my Trader Joe's, so I knew the way home well.)

I'm thankful the dentist complimented me on my brushing and flossing--though he cautioned me not to brush too hard.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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1/14/20 12:37 A

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I'm grateful ~

~ that the light snowfall didn't impact morning or evening commutes

~ that by sprinting, waving & shouting "one more" I caught the 150 that was about to pull away

~ that a rider waiting for another bus waved to the driver to wait (as I have done for others many times)

~ that another rider, running from the other direction, was able get on right behind me

~ for Amy's wide variety of workouts, short, long and in-between, with modifications for all fitness levels

~ that these gratitude posts are putting me over 300,000 Spark Points into a new level (24)
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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1/11/20 12:11 A

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I'm grateful:

~ we last 3 all started closing down more than 5 minutes early, since we had to unplug & pack up laptops and headsets & power cords, and in my case a mouse and keyboard.

~ one of my coworkers showed me how to separate the computer from the docking station.

~ Ian practiced with each of us before he left for the day, so we knew how to set up at home--if the snow is so bad we're told to stay home (like last February).

~ I caught the early bus home

~ my weight dropped back down more than a pound

~ I found the laundry card that I had left with the receipts (where it got kind of buried), so I would remember to log Sunday's laundry spending

~ I resisted the temptation to "take the night off," and kept streaks going on charging phone, meditating and putting in 3 timer sessions!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Grateful I put on a different pair of jeans on Wednesday, and found my laundry card in the back pocket! I had not put it back in the laundry bag where it belongs! A good reminder to always return items to their proper home, so I can find them when needed!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm grateful ~

~ that calls were lighter today and I got caught up on yesterday's backlog

~ that I was able to fit the reference stand on my desk and change out old phone lists I don't need for clinic schedules, insurance codes, clinic locations, and WIC appt notes that I use often.

~ that Ian tightened my monitor so it stopped tipping down

~ that Ian let us go early again, while he covered phones the last hour--what a great supervisor!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm grateful ~

~ I got holiday cards to the post office Friday, so many will arrive before Christmas.

~ I finally found a small gift for my sister which had been misplaced--big sigh!

~ I finally got a career position, though I'm still waiting on the official hire letter

~ My shopping is done except for a couple items I'll pick up while grocery shopping tomorrow.

~ The extra pound I picked up from the holiday potluck fell back off.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm grateful ~

~ I got a reply from the Your True Nature team helping me solve the online shopping cart issue

~ I finished my online orders to ship to friends (still have something to ship to me for after Xmas)

~ I caught my early bus home without running today (Wed ran, Thu speed walked)

~ My interview prep yesterday served me well for my 8 am phone interview

~ They will make their decision based on the phone interviews without another in person round

~ There was minimal leaking from my Chinese food today, and I prepared by wrapping the saucy dish (kung pao chicken) in an extra plastic bag

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm grateful ~

~ I turned on my phone at the restaurant today, so I could answer Mary's call and help her find her way.

~ A fabulous lunch at Wally's Chowder House

~ That we made plans for our annual Shafer Ladies holiday do, which will be in Longview this year, just a couple hours south of Mary

~ That Mary helped me get the Seahawks games--home and away--in my calendar, which can affect when I go shopping (lighter crowds) or want to stay off the freeway (for home games)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Grateful for

~ Yesterday's call from apartment office saying they looked everywhere, but couldn't find my rent check (which I blanked on with the weekend trip to California!)

~ No late fee, because I consistently pay on time or early

~ My acknowledgement of my own self-worth by not accepting the first--inadequate for me--job offer

~ A nice long walk after too much sitting on Sunday with Linda and Paul

~ The chance Mary and Shahla had while we were gone to do some deep sharing, which Mary later shared with me

~ Coming home after 2.5 days to warmer temps (lows in 40s, not 30s)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I'm grateful for ~

~ The soft, warm velour hoodie in midnight blue I got cheap from Costco a couple weeks ago, mostly for feeling cozy here at home when it's chilly

~ The suede with faux fur ankle boots I got from Costco last fall, which I wear to and from work when it's wet or cold

~ Lots of fun juvenile, young adult, romance and urban fantasy books from my library

~ Free YouTube videos, especially the Bodyfit by Amy ones

~ Amy's frequent modifications and reminders that if you showed up, you're successful, to be where you are today, and not compare yourself to anybody else

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm grateful for

~ A weekend day with no plans

~ Free YouTube exercise videos

~ Catching up with housework

~ Creating little "pocket OOs" (mini Oases of Order)

~ A relaxing balance of cleaning and organizing with just-for-fun reading!

~ These emotionally complex and thrilling urban fantasies by Faith Hunter!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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10/11/19 10:05 P

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I'm grateful for:

~ Nicer callers today, hence less stress and a better mood

~ That I only had to walk DOWN 10 flights to go for lunch; elevators working by the time I returned with my Chinese takeout!

~ I figured out why my step counter kept resetting midday, and where I could find the steps.

~ My new step counter and colorful socks just arrived from Amazon

~ The step counter is totally basic, easy to use, with big numbers, & already counting!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I'm grateful to my sister for sharing info on construction changes on I-5.

I'm grateful I checked ahead and knew just where to find MOD Pizza today in the big Lakewood Mall, and that I had my list prepared of everything I wanted! (Next time I'll even organize my list by how they group ingredients in the line.)

I'm grateful for the high quality of productions we see at our Lakewood Playhouse.

I'm thankful for our emoticon front row aisle seats--which we've decided we are never giving up!

I'm thankful Mary and I did some planning for our California weekend over lunch.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Today... I pause in Gratitude for........

The many Memories & Experiences of being a Mother & Granny

~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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I'm thankful ~

~ the hotel in Eugene called Mary's cell to report the next guest found my missing eyeglasses case in a drawer I only remembering opening once--looking for a restaurant guide, not to store in--so we can pick it up on the return trip! (Big relief)

~ for the warm but mild temps on the drive and here at the lake.

~ that even with some rain yesterday, the steep walk down to the lake wasn't muddy or slippery.

~ for the catching up and emotional support we offer each other.

~ that our 61st birthday celebration was a complete surprise to our youngest Pack-mate. (Last year we celebrated the 1st day of retirement for our oldest Pack-mate, so missed her 60th.)

~ that the total cost was quite reasonable for a large house for 3 nights & groceries we'll be splitting leftovers between us.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/29/19 12:02 A

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Sounds emoticon PebbleGeek! (Sorry I missed your post right away)

I'm grateful ~

~ for all the lovely colors of gladioli blooming in the complex--dark red-orange, yellow, lavender, pale pink

~ that my newest TJ's mini-roses in yellow have a new bud

~ that an older TJ mini-rose has several soft sort of golden-pink blossoms

~ for clean laundry all put away

~ for all the yummy flavors of coffee I get from my online company

~ for all the free workout videos to try on YouTube--which are so much better to watch on my big screen now!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Today I am grateful for:

- a detached house with lots of windows so we can scoop up any little breeze to cool us down (unusually hot and humid in the UK this week)

- the constant 'commentary' from our autistic daughter that helps me know where she is and that she's safe and happy (lots of laughter too)

- hubby smoking/roasting a big beef brisket last night when we had friends for dinner means that we have plenty of meat and salad for the next two or three days emoticon


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7/9/19 11:49 P

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I'm grateful~

~ for the reminder call about my dental appointment, since I can't find my calendar!

~ that my car passed its final emissions test

~ that there was no waiting in line for the test

~ that the test took less than 2 minutes!

~ that this is the last year for mandatory testing--because air quality has improved!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Grateful for ~

~ My very positive performance evaluation that I was able to reference in my new job application

~ Having more coverage and therefore fewer calls at work, so I could work on my application materials

~ Getting my application completed & submitted a day early

~ A yummy lunch with sister with lots of catching up

~ And an absolutely HILARIOUS performance of Mel Brooks' The Producers at our community playhouse, with a fantastic cast, that had me shrieking and tearing up with laughter!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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~ Grateful the bus I saw pulling away this morning wasn't my bus, but the earlier one running very late.

~ Grateful my bus came 3 minutes later and was almost empty.

~ Grateful the new dish I tried at my favorite Chinese restaurant--Prawn & Vegetable Noodle Soup--was good, though light on the veggies while heavy on the prawns.

~ Grateful I read my sister's text while phoning in my lunch order, reminding me she wanted our 6-Pack vacation dates. When I checked the unit calendar, I saw the supervisor's vacation and the lead's vacations were there for August, but not mine. So I went back and found my request from February for the dates--which I sent Mary.

~ Grateful my direct supe said she'd talk to my unit supe on Monday (he was at the doctor's getting his walking cast removed).

~ Grateful I didn't get upset when my electronics attempts failed this evening.

~ Grateful that while searching for a particular remote, I found some favorite earrings that had been missing for several days! So relieved they weren't lost!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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It's good to acknowledge those gifts, Amber! emoticon

I'm grateful ~

~ the 2 advanced pickleball players were happy to play with 2 intermediates and a beginner yesterday

~ one of those advanced players proposed a game where the player who made a fault rotated out, and the fifth player took their place--that way a person didn't have to sit out a whole game, and the sides were more balanced

~ I checked in when I got to my salon almost 30 minutes early, and my stylist was able to take me right away--we were done 11 minutes after my original appt time!

~ the cable technician got here just a litter bit after 8 (my window was 8-10), so he'll be done well before it's time for my lunch date

~ I'm finally getting together with my former coworker, Ebonee, after postponing twice: she had to move suddenly when her mom's health took a downturn, then she went on a vacation in Jamaica, then I got really sick--but it's happening today!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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when i'm sad, like today, I go back to some "basics"... I'm grateful for my eyes... for my limbs... for my good health.

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I'm grateful for ~

~ the soft golden light of late afternoon/early evening on the trees and hills

~ the peacefulness of sitting on my balcony looking at the view as well as my pretty flowers

~ the laugh-out-loud dialog in my new Sharon Draper book, Romiette and Julio

~ the serendipity of striking up a conversation with my seatmate on the bus home who had read a Sharon Draper book in 7th grade and loved it

~ having prepped a mostly healthy potluck offering: Fred Meyer pasta salad (with 3 colors of rotini, tomatoes, black olives, marinated mushrooms, maybe more) to which I added red & yellow peppers, celery, green onions, green olives, basil, parsley flakes and coarse ground pepper

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I'm thankful for my slowly returning energy.

I'm thankful for a good night's sleep.

I'm thankful for good bus connections to & from work today.

I'm thankful it's getting lighter in the morning when I walk to the bus stop before 6:30.

I'm thankful for my routines that help me get around in good time in the morning.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I am grateful that love is powerful. :)

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I'm thankful for beautifully blossoming trees.

I'm thankful for my pretty little flowers blooming in their pots on the balcony.

I'm thankful for the quiet time I took this evening, sitting on my balcony.

I'm thankful that I'm slowly learning to use my phone--and that it's so well designed for seniors and beginners.

Oh, and I'm thankful for the 500 goodie points I got on my bonus spin, too!

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm thankful I didn't stay down about the rather rude fellow at a clinic I dealt with yesterday.

And I'm thankful when I spoke to him today on a different patient matter, he was receptive and helpful.

I'm thankful we had good coverage today.

I'm thankful I was able to attend a monthly gathering at work dealing with equity and social justice.

I'm thankful my new commute plan paid off with catching an earlier bus home!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I'm grateful for the amazing writing of Anne Bishop, whose urban fantasy The Others Series alternately makes me laugh and cry, filled with many characters of different species whom I care deeply for, and always want to read more about.

I'm grateful for my B1G1F coupon from Ivar's for my birthday.

I'm grateful for the great sale at Penney's that saved me money on athletic shoes and 3 striking new tops.

I'm grateful for the services we take for granted--transportation, utilities, garbage pickup, government, health care (since I've been reading about a frontier town getting re-established after a war.

I'm grateful for naps!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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3/6/19 10:24 P

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Pebble, do you live in the UK? I only ever heard about the WI in the movie Calendar Girls, set in England.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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3/6/19 1:10 P

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I'm thankful for a warm comfortable home while outside it's blowing a gale.

I'm thankful that hubby is cooking dinner tonight (grilled whitefish, fresh potato & celeriac mash and sweetcorn cobettes)

I'm thankful for companionship and laughter at our WI's (Womens' Institute) Craft Club this afternoon, making fabric spring flowers to decorate a twig wreath, enjoying home made lavender shortbread biscuits and hot tea.

I'm thankful that the house 'techie' (me) managed to solve the problem when our computer and printer refused to talk to each other and hubby needed to print something to go in the mail this afternoon emoticon




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2/18/19 1:23 A

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I'm thankful for the opportunity to support my sister by listening and offering a few gentle suggestions of things she might consider.

I'm thankful that a friend at my old job returned my email, and we're making plans to get together in March.

I'm thankful the guy at the battery store managed to get my phone opened and found the battery had somehow become disconnected, so it didn't need replacing after all (they run ~ $20).

I'm thankful for my cozy nap, and for yummy Chinese leftovers.

Oh, and I'm thankful Ivar's had their awesome Cajun baby shrimp poppers back!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/17/19 12:17 A

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I'm grateful ~

~ for a reasonable number of people at pickleball this week

~ that my emoticon Cheryl who got me hooked was there

~ that I got lots of exercise, ran enough to get sweaty, and am improving my skills

~ for a nice nap in my bed under my warm, extra soft blankie (a gift from my dear sister)

~ for a great book that is a pleasure to read and savor again!


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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2/14/19 12:03 A

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I'm thankful for the opportunity to telecommute

for the successful trial run for our unit

for warmer temps melting the snow (though it's also messy)

for internet workouts and meditations to squeeze into a 15-minute break

for my (surprisingly) polite cat not jumping up on the table with my laptop, headset and tablets.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/13/19 12:12 A

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Thankful I got my car moved closer.

Thankful the clinic status list was kept updated through the day.

Thankful I got through to some nice folks at a couple of clinics today.

Thankful everyone is being conscientious and getting through a lot of calls.

Thankful they've offered the option to telecommute again tomorrow.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/9/19 10:01 P

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I'm thankful I bought a fancy long-handled ice scraper and brush at Costco months ago; it got its inaugural workout today!

I'm thankful I met my goal of uncovering my car from 6+ inches of snow today in several sessions.

I'm thankful I finally got my 2 loads of laundry washed and dried in between other tenants.

I'm especially grateful for the assistance of an upstairs neighbor, Richard, who shoveled behind my car wheels while I cleared the windows, lights, top, doors and all surfaces of snow.

And I'm grateful he lent me the shovel, since he has a second one, to keep in the car for the time being. In return, I promised to pick up another Costco "super scraper" for him if I see them in stock.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/4/19 11:07 P

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I'm thankful I caught the bus without needing to run in the snow this morning.

I'm thankful I passed the time standing as we navigated the freeway with breathing and mindfulness activities.

I'm thankful they let us go after a couple of hours.

I'm thankful I got to sit on the bus home, with no slips going back up my hill!

I'm thankful for the unexpected time to work on my goals, and take a nap!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/20/19 2:21 P

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I'm thankful I found the packet from employee orientation on retirement options, since I need to get it turned in this week!

I'm thankful for DD spins for login and bonus this morning--25 and 20!

I'm glad my weight dropped a couple pounds so I'm actually within a pound of what's been on my tracker for month. emoticon

I'm thankful I'll be seeing Mary for lunch and a play, & I'll get my missing-for-awhile-there makeup!

I'm thankful for my dear kitty daughter Dora emoticon emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/1/19 10:31 P

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I'm thankful for the day off!

I'm thankful for these delightful calendars that will fill my home and workspace with beauty and positive thoughts throughout the year!

I'm thankful for great books!

I'm thankful my black-eyed peas and greens turned out so yummy!

I'm thankful for a short work week ahead.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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12/31/18 11:41 P

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I'm grateful to Ian for manning the phones, and letting us go early!

I'm thankful to Jerry (a high up manager) for making sure he offered me a Godiva chocolate & happy new year wishes.

I'm thankful a new coffee maker was delivered and installed today, so I can brew my own coffee some days instead of always buying a latte downstairs.

I'm thankful to Maureen, another manager, for sending detailed instructions on using the new machine after reading the manual.

I'm thankful everyone had enough of the spiced cider from TJ's I took in and heated in a crock pot.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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12/31/18 12:27 A

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I'm thankful I made it through the heavy rain and being forced onto the freeway on Saturday, driving down to Mary's.

I'm thankful the weather was much better for today's drive back up.

I'm thankful for the wonderful meals my sister made us!

I'm thankful I can leave Dora on her own for a day while I visit DS and BIL.

I'm thankful for all my lovely gifts!


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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12/17/18 5:20 P

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Today I am grateful for a smooth and trouble-free weekend away (three nights), a lovely special night at a restaurant with rooms (fabulous five course dinner from a star chef so no calorie counting that evening!), reuniting with hubby after he's been away for three weeks, collecting our adult autistic daughter for her three weeks at home for Christmas and New Year (she ADORES Christmas!), lunch out with glamorous mother-in-law in her mid-eighties, and a 5am rise this morning for a determined five hour dash to the airport to catch a plane four hours ahead of our scheduled flight so an early return home (ahead of the storm coming in from the Atlantic).

All in all, a busy but enjoyable weekend .... I'm glad to be home though! emoticon

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12/12/18 4:10 A

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Today I am thankful for the spaces in between that allow me connection and reflection with other like minded spiritual human beings.

And since lately I have been conferring with mostly only the spirit worlds while muttering to myself some days, I'm thinking that just might be a good thing!





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12/11/18 9:46 P

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I'm grateful I ran into my supervisor at lunch, when I was feeling stressed from the morning, and she asked how it was going, which opened the door to share the frustration and confusion of getting conflicting information from different sources.

I'm grateful she obviously spoke to the unit supervisor who spent time answering questions and giving background on how things used to be done, and what's changed more recently, and what are issues where others make policies about what we should do without understanding the impact on our work.

I'm also thankful he acknowledged the choice of trainer may not have been the best pairing--which I had to agree with.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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12/9/18 11:59 P

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I'm grateful that salads with romaine are back in stock.

I'm grateful that I was able to get all but one small piece of cilantro out of the remaining half bag of Asian salad mix tonight before dressing and tossing with other ingredients. When I discovered it in my dressed salad Friday night, it was a slow, messy business trying to pick all the pieces of leaves and stems out of each forkful before eating!

I'm thankful I now know to read all ingredients not just in Mexican-style salads, but Asian ones as well, before buying.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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11/27/18 10:55 P

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I'm grateful ~

~ that I got home safely driving in the dark in sometime very heavy rain

~ for the explanations by staff of what they were doing as they checked people in

~ I helped the sort of new guy by catching a couple appointment details he had missed

~ Joe's Deli was really close to the clinic and made espresso drinks (a good one!)

~ for getting to take part in a staff exercise that Chinook staff had already done before I joined.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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