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2/15/12 11:01 A

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Today I bow down in gratefulness as I am

learning to respect myself and my feelings even if this means letting go

learning to approach conflict without blame To understand and accept that if there is a lesson for the other then there must also be a lesson for me. That it is not about who is right and who is wrong. It is about learning and change

To have faith that all that crosses my path is purposeful and for my own growth

For this and so much more I bow my head in gratefulness




Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a secondís encounter with God and with eternity"
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2/15/12 10:38 A

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Trust your heart if the seas catch fire,
live by love though the stars walk backward.
~ e. e. cummings ~

Good morning,

Always enjoy this "space" and focus~~

~ early up, meditation first thing

~ Bob's Red Mill hot cereal, with toasted walnuts, raspberries and kefir on this dreary, wet morning

~ lots of choices in how I will use the day

~ Kathy's seemingly indefatigable nature and all the good she accomplishes with that fount of energy; happy 90th to your dear dad!

~ Sandra's good times with family...and MY good times with Sandra just ahead!

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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2/15/12 2:16 A

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Gratitudes on Tuesday...
* My husband shocking me this morning...with genuine show of affection
* Almost packed and should be able to get almost 6 hours sleep tonight!
* Everything in place - final details covered - for the big party
* I remembered the music!
* Central heat, and cozy bathrobe

**** I will have little to no computer access until 2/23 *****
IF I have phone service (sometimes very limited where I will be staying) I'll try to access this page. If you don't see any posts from me, know that I am having a wonderful time with my family and old family friends from childhood....celebrating my dad.

~~~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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2/14/12 9:25 P

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This Tuesday evening, I am thankful for ....

* arriving at the restaurant before the crush of couples celebrating V-Day
* enjoying dinner with my dear former husband
* home after five days with extended family
* a wonderful time with extended family
* my mother's birthday celebration - 24 hours over two days with 12 ppl
* life lived to the fullest - a life worth living

Shine,
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I hope all of you are having a wonderful Valentineís day!

Today I am thankful for:

*my sweet Valentine, who is my greatest joy in life.

*as always I'm thankful for my co-pilot, Mr. Big (the cat). He is a good buddy while I work at the house.

*the early blooms brought about by a very mild winter- Snowdrops, Lenten Roses, Winter Aconites, Flowering plums, daffodils, etc.. I worry about things getting too far ahead of schedule and being caught by a cold blast, but do enjoy the winter days being brightened by their blooms. My haaaaacku writing with kitty was temporarily derailed by a freeze getting the early cherry blossoms. There will be a second bloom, as it was not too far along.

*my new Dragon speech recognition software, which I hope will help me to post to this site at the end of the day when my joints are usually hurting and I'm not able to. I am also enjoying learning how to use the software- I always love learning anything.

*pain pills, which have kept me upright and going today, and on a number of days the last month. I donít like to use them, but today so many joints were bad, they were a necessity.

*getting back to post here. Hope springs eternal, that I can get back soon. take care, bob


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2/14/12 6:06 P

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Today I bow down in gratitude for:
~ love
~ my family
~ my friends
~ all of you
~ daughter and boyfriend making us dinner tonight
~ 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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2/14/12 12:10 P

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Thankful for

-my blessed family, near and far
-my dear husband and his amazing love and care
-a home where I can feel safe and peaceful
-a new day to make things better
-this wonderful forum
-the many blessings God has given me, seen and unseen



"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Thankful for...

love strong, pure and sure that withstands the tests of time and distance

giddy kids (both teens and littles) to have Mommy awake them with Valentines goodies

another holiday closer to my heart back home

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2/14/12 9:55 A

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I second that-AT your Dad is going to be so delighted with all your effort.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!
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On this day of celebrating love I am mindful of many blessings in my life...

~DH
~the three wonderful young adults we raised
~the internet and all the beautiful sharing going on-special thanks to Maha
~yesterday's picturesque and serene snowfall
~hope for a better world

Peace and blessings to each of you.

"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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2/14/12 8:45 A

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What a wonderful tribute ATRANSFORMATION!

On this Tuesday, I am grateful for
- second day of working out this week
- Emily, who makes the circuit so enjoyable
- time to prepare my hearing testimony
- hearing and understanding varying viewpoints
- valentines dinner with my DH, celebrating the 40th wedding anniversary of good friends

"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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2/14/12 4:33 A

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Late night gratitudes
* A HUGE power point slide show that covers 90 years of my dad's life completed and saved onto flash drive. Consists of 169 photos...from friends, family (sent to me in boxes, envelopes and/or baggies) and internet research... all sized, color/exposure adjusted, scanned and labeled.
* Almost all plans and details finalzed for big weekend party for him
* Lunch and late afternoon walk with dear friend.
* Summer Merrills from the outlet store
* Magnificant sky, sunset and rainbows today
* Oprah's 2-part special on Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn. Fascinating and informative.

~~~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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2/14/12 2:28 A

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grateful
~for signs of confirmation
~to know enough was done
~for forward movement from a stagnant place
~to feel good about strengthening exercise
~for new conviction/intention

peace
ann

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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2/13/12 7:09 P

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cooler weather

boys who still play with legos

happy, cleanly washed dogs

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


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2/13/12 6:52 P

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Today I am grateful for:

-The amazing world of smartphones, and I'm sure I've only broken the surface
-Old friends
-Honesty
-Learning to accept both positive and not-so-positive feedback with grace
-Chocolate
-Making my dear friend laugh several times yesterday, once when I said that it was my job to keep her supplied in good dark chocolate for the rest of her life
-Making sure that I take time for me, more now than ever before

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2/13/12 2:53 P

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Today I bow down in gratitude for:
~ tears
~ feelings
~ hugs
~ being satisfied with my work at rehearsal last night
~ choosing to go to a concert yesterday afternoon
~ 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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Thankful for...

a new dentist (who accepts military insurance yeay) and who seems willing to "work with me" to get some major work done.

the love of my life and the four other loves of my life we've the joy of being parents to.

the house abuzz w/ Valentines Day excitement



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2/13/12 12:18 P

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When you are inspired by some great purpose...dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
-- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Good morning!

Here to give thanks~~

~ though I'm not convinced I'm a "greater person...than...dreamed to be" I was deeply inspired by the great purpose of Playing for Change today and posted a blog about it
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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~ Sandra, you have nothing on us up there in WI -- a couple inches of sparkling white snow is on the ground here in the mid-south this morning! University is closed, though I have no classes today

~ two jazz heroes, Chick Correa and Pat Metheny, won at the Grammy's

~ gifted jazz vocalist Kurt Elling may not have won, but he's a WINNER in my book!

~ I am moving ahead nip-and-tuck with assignments for tomorrow, but I'm ON it...NOW! that I've posted gratitudes

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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On this late cold Sunday night I am thankful for an abundance of blessings in my life and yours...

~comforts of home
~working automobiles
~younger son home for a day to help out with some projects
~healthy food choices
~a new week

May your days be filled with peace and joy!

"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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2/12/12 11:49 P

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This Sunday evening I am thankful for ...

* a wonderful weekend with my extended family
* skype date with my daughter tomorrow morning
* lunch with a friend & dinner with niece and nephew tomorrow
* home at a reasonable hour on Wednesday
* walk in the cold crisp air, snow on the ground, two days in a row
* beat my mother at cards tonight (which NEVER happens)
* a full life ... a life worth living

Shine,
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Thankful for...

romantic comedies

the feel of a little one wrapped up in my arms while she sleeps

Spark streaks - the ability to create a streak and the power an existing streak has on choices I make (like resisting the urge to have that soda after 3 months soda free)



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2/12/12 9:56 A

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
-- Confucius

Good morning,

It's good to be here, whether the gratitudes flow easily or not, and especially when they do not~~

~ always the School of Life, with lessons at-hand daily, from the moment of waking to point of slumber

~ a wonderful biography of poet William Stafford, Early Morning: Remembering my Father, by Kim Stafford

~ a poignant and exquisite e-note from a friend, full of love and longing and pain

~ good morning chat on FB with Noreen (old SPeople-become-3D friend)

~ planning to make it to Whole Foods today

~ sadness for the tragedy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupsPg5H6aE

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 2/12/2012 (10:37)

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

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

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


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2/12/12 1:17 A

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Tonight I bow down in gratitude for:
~ this wonderful community - I don't have time to list each one of you but I am thankful for all the blessings in all of your lives too!
~ being able to share about this practice at a workshop last night
~ the important and cherished community my voice teacher formed with her workshop
~ getting to go swimming in a beautiful pool and soak in a glorious outdoor jacuzzi in the gorgeous Columbia Gorge.
~ feeling pampered
~ getting good practicing done on my return
~ many 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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2/12/12 12:42 A

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grateful
~for a radical shift in perspective
~to feel a stirring of energy
~to find interest in the odd timings of life
~to realize my needs matter
~to finally address something old and tough...I think

peace
ann

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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2/11/12 10:20 P

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Grateful this evening....
* That DIL made it through a medical crisis without being hospitalized.
* For my son, whose strength and ability to support his family continues to amaze me
* That we had the kids and were able to shield them from the knowledge of any problems
* Blossoms abound on the trees (But where was winter???)
* Photos from brother arrived safely in the mail
* New travel plans coming together

~~~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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Thankful for...

snow that looked beautiful but didn't cause driving issues or necessitate shoveling

an awesome police officer who responded when one of the boys playing football with my sons was injured - he was playful and kind with the kids and put everyone at ease

the fact that it wasn't one of my boys injured and that the child injured seems to be okay

my son who was responsible enough to help the group put in a 911 call, make sure the parents were contacted and stay to make sure it all worked out.

being able to listen to my mother rewrite history without responding/defending... just letting her talk and accepting that I knew the truth and that was enough

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Calm, quiet Saturday
Cooling, drizzling rain
Happy family
Conversations with new neighbors
Messages for two "important" people on a blog of mine
Bahia, Brazil police are negotiating an end to strikes

Have a great Sunday!

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2/11/12 12:18 P

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Have the life you want by being fully present to the life you have.
-- Mark Nepo

Good morning!

Front-and-center with a heart full of gratitude~~

~ knowing that even when I don't feel the "heart full" it is indeed truly there

~ a fabulous conversation with Stephanie this morning, with more soon I hope

~ knowing that disappointments just clear the way for new possibilities

~ learning the importance of acceptance and surrender, and knowing my life is much more whole when I do (accept and surrender)

~ lunch ahead with a dear old friend who I don't see often

~ sharing Sandra's joy at more job interviews

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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This morning, I am thankful ....

* warmer winters where I live than Wisconsin where I am this weekend
* two job interviews .... more places to apply
* only two months left until I graduate
* emerging decision whether to make a May trip ... but where to go?
* taking in clothes
* keeping anxiety over "what next?* in check
* the weekend with 12 of my extended family celebrating mom's b-day
* the fullness of life ... a life worth living

Shine
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Tonight I bow down in gratitude for:
~ the amazing sharing that occurred at a very special workshop
~ my kind and generous teacher for organizing the event
~ making progress with acting and telling the story
~ getting positive input
~ help making a decision
~ 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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Grateful for so many things...including
* Being able to afford tickets to the Moscow Festival Ballet's stunning performance of Swan Lake
* Being able to take the grandkids and see the little one swept away with the beauty of it all.
* The older one's tenderness and concern for her mom.
* Hubby feeling terrific about his results from Dr appointment today. Fears alleviated.
* The most amazing female friends
* Cool nights for excellent sleep.

~~~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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Today, I once again focus on all I have to be grateful for:

-First and foremost, that I don't often have trouble finding things to be grateful for!
-Hot chai tea on very cold winter days like today
-Technology - the blessing and sometimes the curse, as I enter into the world of smartphones (we'll see how I feel in a few weeks)
-That all three of our kittens get along well and truly seem to look at each other like sisters and littermates, despite the fact that none of them came from the same litter
-A weekend!!! Much-needed!!! Much gratitude!!
-Special dinner plans this weekend to celebrate my annual review and all the good things that came out of it
-Being confident enough, an truly caring enough, to ask for OFI feedback (opportunities for improvement) from my manager
-Warm coats, hot water, car heaters, all those things that make winter bearable as I travel to and from work

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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
The time to pamper myself and nurse a cold.
A husband who cares about my health and happiness.
DH's thoughtfulness by bringing dinner home.


Mazzy


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this friday afternoon I am thankful for ...

* a better frame of mind
* being in Wisconsin
* my mother's 80th birthday
* snow
* an uneventful trip with two on time flights last night
* the fullness of life ... a life worth living

Shine,
Sandra

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Compassionate action starts with seeing yourself when you start to make yourself right and when you start to make yourself wrong. At that point you could just contemplate the fact that there is a larger alternative to either of those, a more tender, shaky kind of place where you could live.
-- Pema Chodron

Good morning,

What a special "place" this is, gathering together in this way~~

~ dinner with a new friend last night

~ enjoying Danny Glover and Felix Justice doing readings of Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King, Jr. at the campus performing arts center last night

~ a long, peaceful night's slumber

~ another day to be the best *me* I can be

~ self-forgiveness

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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Thankful for...

a loving note from a child on my desk this morning

waking up to a message from my dh to say he's thinking of me

a knowledge of abundance - even when I feel lack...

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Morning all - cooling rain sounds wonderful!

On this Friday, I am thankful for
- meeting a new TeamMate
- dinner with friends to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary
- wrapping up major projects
- packing breakfast and lunch
- sunshine and blue skies

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

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

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

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


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On this early Friday morning I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~nearing the end of a hectic week
~yoga class today
~crock pots
~choices and possibilities
~family and friends

Wishing health and happiness and a wonderful weekend to each of you!


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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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A little cooling rain during the night!

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


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Tonight I bow down in gratitude for:
~ friendships
~ music
~ goals
~ hope
~ rest in my bed in a minute
~ 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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grateful
~for a wonderful spring-like day
~to be able to putter in the garden
~for a little one to make Valentine's with
~for the magic of music
~to have honored an intention today

peace
ann

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,
and it should be treated with honor.
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Quiet house
Sleeping boys and dogs
New neighbors

Safety in a cruel world

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


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Thankful for..

the strength to "tough love" a teenager off to school and not personalize her angry response when it would have been easier to let her stay home.

IAM1WEVRY1's kind words on my Spark page

"rebirthing" an organization and the knowledge that this pain and struggle will result in a stronger more viable creation when the work is done.

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Morning all

Grateful for
- a few minutes to spark
- Maha's always poignant giving-thanks
- re-re-restarting exercise
- catching up on work
- another great class this afternoon

"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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And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
--Anais Nin

Good morning,

Here to give thanks -- twice "spoken" doubling the meaning for me~~

~ the palpable support I received from SFriends yesterday

~ knowing "this too shall pass"

~ BRIGHTSPARK's poignant and meaningful response to a blog, " I have been considering the mystery of The abyss today and the process of bringing Presence to it, the gifts that the unknown has for us"

~ special agreement with GBOOMER on morning rituals today

~ figuring out pathways through the chaos

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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Computer problems (for some reason haven't been able to log into Sparks!) kept me away from this board, but not from feeling constantly grateful...

Tonight, I give thanks for
* A lovely video of frazil ice in Yosemite, sent by a friend (For YOU, Elaine)
* Amazing meal "catered" by my dearest friend today.
* Book club tonight, and the sharing not only of friendship, but an intense discussion of an enlightening book, NOTHING TO ENVY: ORDINARY LIVES IN NORTH KOREA. (I HIGHLY recommend this book!)
* Nothing of late has made me feel more thankful than that book....for EVERTHING I have: for the freedom I take for granted. For the abundance of food on my table. For being able to trust my neighbors. For access to global information. For medical care, vacations, automobiles, swimming pools and pets...Yes, pets, and music, and theater, and ability to go where I want, when I want. For jobs that paid well. etc, etc, etc....

~~~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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Tonight I bow down in gratitude for:
~ maintaining my meditation streak
~ getting in to see my Dr. yesterday and getting dosage of remedy adjusted AND seeing almost immediate positive results
~ my therapist
~ my voice teacher
~ event for daughter's boyfriend going well
~ having a houseful of 20 somethings celebrating daughter's boyfriend
~ that they are such wonderful young adults and so supportive of each other
~ 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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Tonight, I end my day being grateful for:

-An excellent and vigorous strength training workout
-My kitties, who are learning my routine and greet me when I come home
-Excellent co-worker/exercise buddies, such great motivation
-My work incentive programs, currently two in progress
-Getting LOTS done at work today; first quarter madness makes it difficult, but today was a very productive day
-Hot, running water that is calling me right now after my workout
-My warm comfortable bed



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Today I'm grateful for...

All that's right in my life and here.
The good health my family and I enjoy.
An early morning walk that is part of my routine.
Accepting what is.
An uncomfortable phone call out of the way.
My gratitude practice.



Mazzy


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Getting on track with home stuff

Broken finger boy's good visit with doc in town

Safe travels to and from town in our current political climate in Bahia

Some quiet net time with coffee!

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


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The most important thing in this world is to learn to give out love, and let it come in.
-- Morrie Schwartz

Good morning,

As Sandra struggled yesterday, so I am today. I hope your absence isn't indicative of a continuing challenge, Sandra. Thanks be~~

~ after much sluething, finding the cousin of an inmate that really needs the love of family

~ yoga

~ friends in all their facets and dimensions

~ food tracking, keeping me apprised of the good, the bad, and the ugly

~ my bike is ready for pick-up after being lovingly serviced at my local bike shop

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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