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8/30/09 9:53 A

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Today's gratitude's include...

My children
My husband
My recovery
My husband saying "yes" about Connor having his own little kitty who needs a home filled with love....
Divine intervention, that I know God loves me...

Thats all for now....Carolyn


Remember to smile more, to laugh more, to think before we speak, to love like there is no tomorrow, to not be afraid to be honest, to reach out and hug someone that needs it!


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My Attitude of Gratitude this very warm afternoon...

~ Visiting my dear man's ancestral village yesterday and the kindness of strangers, beautiful scenery, delicious food

~ Deciding to not go on tour today and stay at the hotel and take care of myself

Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, “We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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8/30/09 7:56 A

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~woke before the sun
~will exercise as I go today
~did fine on calories yesterday
~my pets love me
~making progress on the files and shredding
~cool breeze this morning
~my flowers seeds are now seedlings

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer taming the dragons within in 2018!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Today my gratitudes include...

-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-The love and support of my DH.
-The joy I hear in DD's voice.
-My gratitude practice, letting go of taking people or life for granted.
-Allowing myself to feel sad, and then letting it go.
-Willingness to change the channel on my thinking.
-Cups of green tea.



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Today on this cool late summer morning I am grateful for:
-the attitude of making the most of my insomnia by researching for future plans and goals this fall
-my cats
-my hubs and his help and understanding
-that I was able to purchase for the little boy ahead of me, the set of toy cars his mom realized she had to put back of all the other things she had paid for to feed her family
-the ability to get the grass seed/fertilizer sown and covered and watered today, before the pain set in too much
-getting to the gym and going 35 on the elliptical and knowing I was getting stronger!
-the chance to take a nap after wearing myself out.


"The only way out is through." -Robert Frost


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8/30/09 3:28 A

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As Sherrie celebrated her 50th birthday tonight, we celebrated dear friends' 50th WEDDING anniversary. And I could so relate to her expression of gratitude "...realizing that my party gave some people an opportunity to be together who hadn't seen each other in awhile and therefore was a gift to them and me (as is so often the case)" I can only validate that statement tonight.

Other gratitudes
* Being so incredibly honored to be one of the "miscellaneous guests" to be included in this amazing celebration
* Safe two hour drives each way to the occasion
* Getting our first day of yard work done...and tearing out a HUGE way overgrown plant
* Hubby sharing pool time with me this afternoon.
* Feelings of contentment


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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8/30/09 2:30 A

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I am also grateful for:
~ daughter mowing the lawn by herself without being asked
~ very old and far away friend remembering my birthday and calling me (I was wondering if I should give up on that relationship and I'm so happy that I don't feel like I'm doing all the work in the relationship
~ Really good conversations with some people at my party
~ realizing that my party gave some people an opportunity to be together who hadn't seen each other in awhile and therefore was a gift to them and me (as is so often the case)
~ feeling good about how I looked at the party and truly believing everyone who said I looked great!
~ always more blessings than I could list, but tonight I just had to list a few extra
namaste,
sherrie



Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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8/30/09 2:19 A

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Tonight before I head off to bed, I bow down in gratitude for:
~ a wonderful gathering of friends, good food, good music, and a getting to sing a few great songs with some wonderful women.
~ Supremely helpful husband and daughter in preparing home and food.
~ Daughter altering my dress to fit just right
~ friends who are willing to dig into the kitchen and help
~ my husband calling me on it when I said something to my daughter I shouldn't have and wasn't aware of at the time
~ responding by apologizing to my daughter because I realized I regretted what I had said rather than getting defensive with my husband
~ older daughter's absence felt strongly, acknowledging all she contributes in general and especially at these types of events
~ more blessings than I could ever list!
be well all!
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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grateful for
- A new day with sunshine, cool breeze and many friends

- 100% organic fruit blueberry jam (no sugar)

- helpfulness

- blue and white flowers

- chance to sleep in tomorrow!!!


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8/29/09 11:29 P

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~Vinny's safe return home!

~My mom being ok after a clot scare tonight

~Making it thru an 11 hour shift that went super well!

~Doing VERY well in tips tonight!!!

~Working at a hotel and being able to just crash in a room after working til 11pm and having to be back at 7am

~The comfort of the Hampton Inn's cloud nine bedding!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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Saturday night gratitudes:

- that hubby can relax even though harvest mode is way past due

- that the garden looks so good

- that my son cut the grass without being told today

- that things just have a way of working themselves out sometimes.

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Tonight my gratitudes include:
-Not freaking out when I had major financial accounting issue
-Having the ability to navigate through that tangle of issues and end up with a check being mailed to me
-Taking a wonderful nap
-Making lots of progress on readiness for Fair
-Ebay orders received, testing that account showing it does indeed work smoothly again

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8/29/09 10:29 P

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Today I am grateful for:

* SparkPeople!

* Meeting an SP member!

* Chatting!

* Enjoying the Fair!

* Connecting!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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This Saturday evening, I am grateful for..

~ Maha & Stephanie feeling better after their dental work

~ Actually sleeping all the way through the night

~ My daughter & 2 cats showing up with my son and then going shopping with me for new clothes:) (btw... she NEVER goes clothes shopping, so this is quite a big gratitude!)

~ A McDonald's cheeseburger kid's meal tonight... I haven't had fast food for months and I limited it to a kid's meal

~ An evening jog around my kid's old elementary school with my daughter this evening

~ Having all 4 of the cats back together again:)

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


The Secret of Health for both mind & body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or not to anticipate trouble, but to live in the present moment wisely & earnestly. ~ The Buddha

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8/29/09 8:31 P

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On this Saturday evening, I am grateful for

* a good night's sleep
* the long morning walk at the lake
* the joy filled time spent with family and friends
* running water and electricity.
* a nice quiet evening

Catherine
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8/29/09 6:49 P

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My gratitudes for today include:
- my growing self-esteem and my hopefulness that I will realize this dream of being my small-boned self;
- the cool breeze finally starting up this afternoon;
so the temps are more bearable;
- broccoli from safeway and tiny tomatoes (yum!!!) from farmers market
- my energy normal today;
- the blessing of a 2nd chance at living my Life
with more involvement, activitity, and fulfilling my Potential.


Strength is the capacity to break a Chocolate bar into 4 pieces with your bare hands and then Eat just 1 of the pieces."
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8/29/09 6:42 P

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On this Saturday evening, my gratitudes includes this, yet so much more:
1. Dental surgery going well this a.m. - along with Maha, appreciating the healing abilities of our bodies;
2. My wonderful partner, who is babying me in any way I want after the surgery (we all need "tendin' sometimes, she says);
3. My wonderful kitty, Nurse Gwendolyn, right by my side, reminding me to sleep and purr;
4. Cold milkshakes - a RARE treat in my life, but doctor/dental recommended today!!!!; and
5. Home, sweet home, where I can just relax, recuperate and take it easy.

Have a nice evening everybody!

Stephanie

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8/29/09 5:49 P

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Today my gratitudes include...

-The good health my family and I enjoy.
-My family and friends who are HERE today.
-The joy I hear in DD's voice.
-Maha, because she is feeling better.
-Willingness to change the channel on my thinking.
-More blessings than I can ever count.


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Gratitudes:

that I dubbed a record into a CD for my brother

that we bought a memory foam bed today and hopefully it will help us get restful nights of sleeps

that I cleared some papers off my desk

To make this work for the long term

LET IT TAKE TIME
ONE DAY AT A TIME
ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED
WHEN YOU CAN'T FOCUS ANYMORE, EAT.

-- kinch417

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

--Michael Pollan

Short term goal: Lunch
Long term goal: Dinner

-- OA Member


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8/29/09 2:39 P

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Good Saturday afternoon SparkBuds! I'm deeply thankful ~~

~ for minimal pain accompanying the extraction of a very infected tooth; as well as virtually no follow-up pain
~ the wonder of these bodies
~ that I get to meet Tee and LynnAnn at the end of Sept in Cincy!
~ the joy of my new pc computer
~ taking the day off to indulge myself (even though I'm not feeling bad at all -- ALL THE BETTER)

Blessed be!
xox
Maha



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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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my top 5 gratitudes today are...
(in addition to family and friends)

~my life
~my home
~my car
~my cat
~my hair


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`•.Έ.•΄ ~♥~SHARING a SECRET Gift ♥ BLESSings ♥ ALLways~♥~

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8/29/09 8:49 A

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~games
~ice water
~egg whites
~planning party food to fit a little in my calories for the day
~knowing when I am not asking for the moon and sticking to my guns
~hearing that our kids are doing okay
~finishing a book and on to another
~cool breezes in the morning

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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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It is Saturday morning and I am grateful for:

- this morning seeing a '6' in the 'tens' digit place of my weight for the first time since Lord knows when. (I guess colds are good for weight loss.)
- L's loving support when I was upset about work stress this morning.
- my cat's really liking this clumping cat litter that I recently switched them to. (I can tell because their litter box behavior has been cleaner since then. Cleaning their boxes this morning was easier than before.)
- getting a lot of work issues settled at school yesterday (my staff email account, classroom key, etc, etc.)
- L is suddenly becoming less scared of learning new computer skills after years of "computerphobia". As her in-house "IT" support, this is good news! And I know she will enjoy her new skills and computing "power".

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AT - sounds like you're settling well into your new home!

Gratitudes include

- rose catalogues and the invitation to order another rose bush for my garden

- despite being very worn out, still functioning for the the last two days of our August retreat season

- pain killers

- Olive leaf tea (an old favourite, especially with some vanilla bean!)

- so many good people in my life!



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Friday night gratitudes:
* A new appreciation of hot days, because I can now cool off so easily
* Lunch with some old friends
* The caring spirit of my granddaughter, reflected in her daily questions about our missing cat.
* A warm late night walk around our neighborhood with my hubby.
* Watching the clouds blow across the sky, back lit by the moon
* That I have a paper towel rack hung in the kitchen!

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
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If the only prayer you ever say is "thank you" that shall suffice. ~~~~~~ Meister Eckhart


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8/28/09 11:42 P

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~A good session with Jane today and her tough love I need once in a while

~A great day off and actually relaxing

~My youngest taking the initiative to go thru her cupboards and reorganize her clothes and get rid of stuff that doesn't fit her anymore

~Making an awesomely healthy dinner and having the whole family sit down and eat together!

~A good meeting at one I normally don't go to

~A nice visit with the ex in-laws tonight

~Knowing that I can sleep in tomorrow:)

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally



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Today my gratitudes include...

~ Feeling much better after a really bad post MS shot day and making it to water aerobics this morning

~ The kind hairdresser I had today also has MS and we bonded quite a bit

~ My new haircut still allows me to pull my hair back (she actually listened!)

~ Getting my stupid errands done

~ An amazing kick butt walk with my hubby this evening after it stopped raining

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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Today I am grateful for
* sunshine
* good friends
* my parents
* an email from my exchange student letting me know he got home safely
* getting back into "normal", whatever that is - LOL
* my son being comfortable in his new house (and it's not very far away).

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On this sun is shining, beautiful Friday I am thankful for many blessings and especially for:

~choices
~plans to visit relatives this weekend
~DH for getting the tires rotated for safer travel
~making progress on processing 2 bushels of apples
~DH for quietly leaving for work this AM and not waking me
~the pleasure of sleeping in

Have a wonderful, joy filled weekend everyone!


Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 8/28/2009 (17:27)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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On this very hot friday, I am grateful for;
- feeling hopeful that I will continue to shrink my body and be so much lighter;
- my petcare/housesit job is over, and went well;
- sweet, affectionate kitties making me feel ambivalent about the job ending!
- the scale moved this morning, by 2 lbs.
- seeing a picture of myself from 2 yrs ago, and really seeing the difference;
- Getting back on track in other areas of my LIfe
- free jazz in the park tomorrow afternoon


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On this lovely afternoon my appreciations include:
-Easily resolving eBay mistake and shipping items
-Fresh beets tasting awesome for lunch
-Learning patience once again
-Generousity and loving actions of my dear man
-Excellent health and healing happening for ankle

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On this overcast Friday, my gratitudes include:
1. Planning - it makes it possible to do so much more;
2. Persistence - it always pays off in the end;
3. Power - so many varieties, both internal and external, that can work to our advantage;
4. Positivity - what a difference it can make in life; and
5. Passions - without them, I am really nothing.

Make it a great day!

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Today I am grateful for:
~ birthday greetings from my Spark Thanksgiving community
~ music and memories
~ a friend who called and offered to help me get ready for my party
~ yard being in pretty good shape and hopefully the weather will be nice so people will spend most of their time outside on the deck and patio (instead of inside my messy house)
~ having the means to buy a few color spots that will do a good job of decorating
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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Today, I am thankful for

* a new day
* walking in the drizzle this morning
* the sight of the dog chasing a rabbit on the trail that made me laugh
*getting a call for an interview
* my very best friend, her support and friendship over the years

Catherine
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in spite of little sleep last night, I did my strength exercises early
~hubby helped me finish a project this morning
~that it is Friday and not yet Saturday
~Mr. Bean
~shredding old papers - I find it therapeutic!
~plans for baking tomorrow for taking to a meeting in the evening

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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emoticon Hi ** team **

~~BLESSings~~ this FUNtastic Friday~~0:)


My Top 5 gratitudes today are...

Experiencing being a Mother
Experiencing being a Grandma
Experience being a Wife to a great man
Experience being a friend and having such great friends
Experiencing Spark People


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`•.Έ.•΄ ~♥~SHARING a SECRET Gift ♥ BLESSings ♥ ALLways~♥~

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Hi, Team -- Sorry to be AWOL recently!

Today I am grateful for...

* Friends who help me prioritize!
* The fact that there are more rents in the "reasonable" rang these days, in case I decide that the systems in my little cabin are not going to work for me over a long winter.
* Sunshine.
* A healthy body.

Hugs to all.
Wishing you a peaceful day and a wonderful weekend.
Kathleen

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To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. - A. DeMille

No matter what you’re feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think you’re stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It’s a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptab


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Oh Sherrie...I hope this beginning of the revolution of the sun in Virgo heralds a year overflowing with joy and fulfillment. And, speaking of poetry, here's another one FOR YOU!

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

If you didn't have birthdays, you wouldn't be you.
If you'd never been born, what would you do?
If you'd never been born, what would you be?
You might be a fish or a toad in a tree.
You might be a doorknob or three baked potatoes.
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes.
But worse than all that: you might be a Wasn't!
A Wasn't has no fun at all. No she doesn't! A Wasn't just isn't. She just isn't present.
But hey! You are you! And isn't that pleasant?
So we'll go to the top of the tallest blue space.
The official SPARK PEOPLE sounding off place.
Go on: Open your mouth and roar loud at the sky!
Roar loud at the top of your voice:
I am I!
I am I!
And I may not know why. But I know that I like it!
Three cheers! I am I, I am I, I am I!!!!!
Today is your birthday, that's truer than true.
There's no one on earth who is youer than you!
Shout loud: I am lucky to be what I am!
Thank goodness I'm not just a ham or a clam
or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam.
I am what I am and that's a great thing, yes m'am!

Dr Suess


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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8/28/09 7:44 A

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IAM1WEVERY1:
Thanks for sharing that celebratory poem and happy birhtday to YOU!
Kat

"The only way out is through." -Robert Frost


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8/28/09 7:37 A

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This fine warm morning I am grateful for:
-waking up ready to go!
-materials to begin the fall phase of my garden work
-my "mens" to help me create our area for US!
-my library; I adore the space and quiet and the BOOKSBOOKSBOOKS! for FREEEEEEE! :)
-the opportunity to share with my sister without mutual defensiveness but with open-mindedness born of true compassion
-God, for guiding me this year toward the previous goal, through honest and self-reflective prayer
-my friends
-my family, for better or worse, in sickness and in health......

"The only way out is through." -Robert Frost


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Sherrie - Happy Birthday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Grateful for
- The lyrics that Sherrie has shared, and that she identifies with them

- Miracles and the Walt Whitman poem that Maha has shared

- the friendly grasshopper who stayed in my room last night

- having a soft bed and being able to laze in it a bit longer when i need the rest

- just three days till I can take a rest after a very hectic month








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Today I am grateful for:

* Timing!

* Focus!

* Persistence!

* Diligence!

* Attitude!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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8/27/09 11:33 P

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Today I am grateful for:

* My new memory card!

* My nature photos!

* My camera!

* Stillness!

* Photo Memories!


"If you are not willing to change and learn - No one can help you. If you are determined to change and learn - No one can stop you" ~Happy-Destiny~


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8/27/09 11:33 P

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This is my 50th birthday theme:

Finding Her Here
by Jayne Relaford Brown

I am becoming the woman I've wanted,
grey at the temples,
soft body, delighted,
cracked up by life
with a laugh that's known bitter
but, past it, got better,
knows she's a survivor-
that whatever comes,
she can outlast it.
I am becoming a deep
weathered basket.

I am becoming the woman I've longed for,
the motherly lover
with arms strong and tender,
the growing up daughter
who blushes surprises.
I am becoming full moons
and sunrises.

I find her becoming,
this woman I've wanted,
who knows she'll encompass,
who knows she's sufficient,
knows where she's going
and travels with passion.
Who remembers she's precious,
but knows she's not scarce-
who knows she is plenty,
plenty to share.



Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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8/27/09 11:28 P

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Today I bow down in deep gratitude for:
~ the privilege and blessing of living on this earth for 50 years today
~ having a nearly perfect day pampering myself and then being with loved ones
~ looking forward to my party on Saturday
~ everything including the process and the results of getting ready for the party: calories burned, contemplation, meditation, clean home and yard, delicious food to share
~ fans
~ more blessings than I could ever list
be well all!
namaste,
sherrie

p.s. Bon voyage Noreen, congratulations!

Namaste: "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, We are One." by Ram Das

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you always got. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. (Albert Einstein)



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8/27/09 11:06 P

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Gratitudes this quiet Thursday night
* A phone call from hubby to let me know he is only a couple hours away.
* Allowing myself time to grieve over the loss of my cat,
* Taking time to walk through the garden at the park, and smell the roses (literally)
* Rental washer and dryer, saving us trips to the laundramat
* Amazon.com which allowed me to listen to tracks from "Beth's CD's"

~~~Kathy~~~

Scales lie. Pants don't lie.
~~~

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


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8/27/09 9:37 P

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On this very quiet and peaceful Thursday evening, my gratitudes include all of this, yet so much more:
1. Following Maha on this board (I was about to send out the search party for her hard drive, or at least call her to find out details!!!);
2. Work projects coming together nicely with possibility of not being there Monday due to MAJOR dental surgery Saturday;
3. Great friends - truly a joy in life (cyber and in-the-flesh);
4. Strength - and the many forms it takes; and
5. Plan Bs - always gotta have a Plan B ready in case A doesn't happen - has saved me many times over (it's the Virgo in me, this planning thing, but it's really served me well in life)!

Make it a great night!

Stephanie

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Hello my gratitudin' friends!

I'm deeply thankful for ~~

~ economic resources allowing me to remedy severe computer problems

~ deciding to go to the SparkPeople Convention

~ sharing a room there for NO COST (I followed up on an offer to share)

~ got 3 copies of one of Beth's amazing CDs for Virgo birthday friends www.amazon.com/Roadwork-Blues-Everyt
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~ Miracles

Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with anyone I love, or sleep in the bed at night
with anyone I love,
Or sit at the table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honeybees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown,
or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim-the rocks-the motion of the waves-the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

-- Walt Whitman
(Leaves of Grass)

...and Maha


Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 8/27/2009 (21:07)

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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8/27/09 8:51 P

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Tonight's gratitude's include...

~Another day clean!

~A SHORT day at work!

~Getting to the gym and doing 45 min on the eliptical AND some strength training!

~Making an awesomely healthy dinner for the family tonight!

~Having a great walk with my sister and nephew tonight!

~Ending my day at over 25,000 steps!

~A relaxing evening on the couch:)

~2 more days til Vinny gets home!

~A loving and caring God who loves me unconditionally

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly


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Here are my Gratitudes for today;
- that I'm actually FEELING gratitude today!
- yesterday's student massage, so nice...
- a little more room in my tight shorts;
- that I went to the gym and did what I could, and that I was/AM Proud of myself for doing it!!
- noticing I was in a better mood post-workout!
- my Hopeful attitude has returned!
- that I can still SING even though I haven't used my voice in too long of a time.
- snuggly cats last nite in bed housesitting
- housesitting ends tomorrow!


Strength is the capacity to break a Chocolate bar into 4 pieces with your bare hands and then Eat just 1 of the pieces."
Judith Viorst

There is no elevator to Success. You have to take the Stairs.


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