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7/13/12 9:09 A

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Glad you got your emoticon Sandra!

On this Friday, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for
- cloudy skies and the potential for rain
- consult with the surgical PA before port removal Monday
- packed breakfast and lunch
- time to exercise before work
- dinner with friends tonight

"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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This Friday morning I am thankful for ...

~ all of you - your support, encouragement, posts and sharing this practice
~ restorative sleep last night -- more sleep than I have had in weeks
~ made it through Atlanta without delays yesterday
~ a meaningful conversation with my niece last night
~ bike ride today and dinner with family tonight
~ as always, a life lived fully, meaningful possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
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Thanks tonight for
* Maha mentioning Pero and bringing such nostalgia to my taste buds! It's been years....
* "Grandpa" stepping up and transporting the little one when I had another commitment
* For my life, knowing every moment is precious, and that it can change at any given moment
* The laughter of healthy children
* Seeing the movie ET once again....
* Naps

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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7/12/12 3:55 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ Sandra passing her exam
~ All the good things in everyone's life
~ wearing a pretty top I got on sale recently for the first time
~ an empty house for a few minutes
~ getting a bit of yardwork done
~ 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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Way to go Sandra! Have an enjoyable, well deserved vacation.

On this sunny Thursday morning I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~time to read your gratitudes
~good health
~family and friends
~Big Red gum
~music
~nature
~PBS
~Maha's always inspiring quotes

Have a great day everyone!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Today I'm grateful fo Sandra passing the exam,
-a temperate morning with lots accomplished,
-anticipation of flying to Oregon tomorrow for a nice vacation,
-grateful that my son will take care of the pet children while we're gone,
-for my free autographed copy of Cheryl Strayed's "Wild" with a signed card from Oprah, honestly!
-and all the blessings of this life.





"Do you have the courage to be who you truly are? " -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan


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Art makes life bearable. It isn't a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life.
-- Gillian Pederson Krag

Good morning,

~ beginning the day chatting with Sandra, who is off today for a wonderful week with family

~ all of the arts, that help to give life meaning -- visual, musical, literary, performing, appleid...and Mother Nature, la artista suprema!

~ Pero grain beverage with vanilla Silk Creamer, a pleasant repast upon rising

~ wonderful conversation with my Guatemalan friend last night, he has been here working in landscaping and sending money to his family for eight years, and is illegal, so he hasn't been able to return to visit...last week a friend arranged for him, and his wife in Guatemala, to commune by Skype...it's the FIRST TIME in the eight years that they have seen each other (other than photos)...he also saw and spoke with his oldest son then. He was very emotional and happy about it, as you might imagine!!!

~ week two of the decluttering project with my friend, her house today and my place tomorrow

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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

Never eat more than you can lift.
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This Thursday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ relief ... whew
~ all of your congratulations ... it means a lot to me
~ a new day
~ insight into my recent panic attacks
~ recognizing there is something that needs to be addressed
~ a plan of growth work
~ the opportunity to practice old lessons and learn new ones
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Congrats again, Sandra. We all knew you would do it!

Weds gratitudes
* Having the delightful 8 year old granddaughter here for a few days.
* Building fairy houses
* Having a vegetarian buffet for dinner (artichokes, corn, edamame, quinoa salad, tomatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts) using all the odds and ends in the fridge for a pick and choose dinner.
* Engaging in a new volunteer project
* Our pool, which truly combats the outside daytime temps (108 today!) and A/C which makes the nights so sleepable. I remember what it was like in the days when I had neither....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Congrats, Sandra!! Well done!

As I end my work day, I am grateful for:

-Organic cherries from Trader Joe's
-Another wonderful CSA bag today, full of healthful produce and other goodies for the coming week, without having to go to the store (thanks to my company wellness program)
-A very quiet day at work as many people around me are on vacation
-Making a lunch workout date with a co-worker for tomorrow
-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and all of her good work on grief (I was reminded of her this morning when I a friend sent me her daily quote)
-The wonderful organic body lotions that were a gift from a dear friend who lives on through her gift (Brazilian Nut being my favorite, as it smells a LOT like chocolate - LOL)

Have a great evening ...

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Laundry drying in the breeze

Puppy napping in the sun

Me typing peacefully on the 'puter!

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


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Congratulations Sandra!

Today I am grateful for:
~ Maha's lightening spirit
~ massage scheduled for later today
~ Lula laying under my legs
~ medical tape for my knee
~ all that is good in everyone's lives
~ 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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Second round of gratitudes for the day ...

~ I passed the licensing exam
~ I am relieved but sapped of energy
~ Finished errands
~ Now on to cleaning and cooking for dinner guests tonight
~ as always, a life lived fully, meaningful possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
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Good morning, everyone,
-I'm praying for Sandra today, grateful that she is achieving a dream.
-grateful for another gardening stint, lots accomplished, it looks like somebody lives here now - cared for.
-for all the garden tools, especially the baby chain saw
-for the possibility of a better job for my son. Prayers, please.
-for my sister's 60th birthday
-for all the blessings of this life

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Morning all

On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- continued fabulous weather - 60 degrees this morning - ahhhh
- visit to the chiropractor
- zero balance massage @ noon
- expertise being utilized @ work
- FCRB this evening

"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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The way you come to fully appreciate the infusion of the Spirit is to more and more come fully into the moment, where this moment is enough.
-- Ram Dass

Good morning~~

~ metta and calmness to Sandra as she is at this moment in the licensing exam, for which she is well-prepared

~ rejoicing with SUNNY332 in her father's long life (almost 91 years) and sharing her grief in the loss of him yesterday, thus completing the cycle of life and death

~ a nice inundation of rain yesterday, so badly needed

~ got the clothes in from the clotheslines before the storm yesterday

~ English Breakfast tea with Silk Creamer and honey to start the day

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.
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Thankful for...

the unsolicited boxes of donated toys sitting in my living room to share with military kids

opportunities for growth both personally and professionally

the two snuggle bunnies (who pretend to dislike each other during daylight hours but are cuddled up together in Mommy's bed as they sleep).

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Early this Wednesday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ Today is the day. hopefully by noon I will have passed this licensing exam and won't have to study or take another test for two years when I have to take my LCSW exam. Woo Hoo

~ Therapy session scheduled for this afternoon in case I do not pass. Just a little insurance ....

~ Friends coming for dinner tonight. It's a complicated triangle of relationships. Wish me well.

~ Leave for Wisconsin tomorrow -- lots planned for one week -- biking, paddling, day at the lake, dinner with nieces and nephews, time with parents, siblings, friends and cousins. Whew ... what fun!

~ Busy day ahead -- exam, groceries, errands, cleaning, packing, cooking, therapy, weigh in -- oh my I'll be cutting it close to get everything done. A day in the life of .... all of us!

~ as always, a life lived fully, meaningful possibilities and freedom to choose!

Shine,
Sandra

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7/10/12 10:30 P

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Ha ha ha ha. I just blogged, and was reading posts on this thread...I was going to make a comment here, but two of you just posted on my blog, and made me laugh. Are we having a cyber party???

Anyway, it is WONDERFUL to see all the familiar, not so familiar, and new faces on this thread...you are each a blessing.

Tonight, grateful for
* A dear friend who continues to improve, after a huge, high risk surgery.
* Southwest Airlines' sale this morning. Able to snag some cheap flights!
* My dad will join us again for Thanksgiving. I know that sounds SO far away, but he got in on the deal!
* The sound of children's laughter in our pool.
* The ability and freedom to give of my time when and where needed.

~~~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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The persistent shifting of all things.
-- Sherrie

Good afternoon,

Glad to make it here today~~

~ the lovely new-to-me profile headshots of Azimat and Nicole, and happy for the gift of their presence once again

~ broke my strength training streak by missing yesterday, but got it in today! And Sandra offered playful support in quipping, "Streaks are made to be broken, it's human nature ... LOL"

~ a delicious piece of canteloupe

~ LF cottage cheese, fresh blackberries, sliced peaches, and walnuts -- all organic, all YUM!

~ today the "leaden" feeling is more concentrated in the body, and not so much in the spirit

Blessed be,
xox
Maha




Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Today I am very grateful for:
~ this practice of posting gratitudes
~ this community, every single one of you and all that you share, bringing smiles and tears, joy and caring to me
~ my chiropractor
~ the persistent shifting of all things
~ 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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Many thanks for many blessings...

~cooler temps for working in the yard
~garden doing well
~enjoyable time with our son's dog
~plentiful clean water on tap
~appliances to make life easier
~computers and the internet

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!
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Thankful for...

choosing to lead a different way (saving my warm fuzzy side for the families I serve and putting on my big girl pants to deal with some internal challenges).

After feeling like I'm swimming upstream and nearly drowning, choosing to keep fighting.

Time with my two littlest ones while Daddy and my two oldest kiddos are at sleep-away Army camp (and the fact that they'll be home soon too - cause I miss them!)





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So nice to be back a part of this virtual community, for that I am grateful, as well as
-the return of health after a brief illness
-a beautiful sunny day
-our pets: a Siberian husky 'Mishka', an orange tabby 'Habbibi' and our granddog a sweet rottwieler named 'Shaquille O'Neil'
- the internet, how did we live without it?
-my blessed life

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Happy Tuesday!!!

Today, I give thanks for:
* a break in the oppressive humidity
* the renewal of my motivation
* my hopes & dreams
* a bike to borrow and ride, ride, ride emoticon

~*~ Nicole ~*~

Wishing you some sort of success every day, and the ability to always see your blessings.


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Wonderful celebration of gifts Sandra!

On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am thankful for
- picking a blouse last night that showed the radiation guide marks
- having a treasured colleague I could ask about it
- running home and changing (+ grabbing the shoes I forgot)
- enjoying the fabulous morning weather along the way
- being able to share the story
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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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This Tuesday morning I give thanks for ...

~ waking up to a new day
~ a day of memorization ahead (last day before the big exam)
~ relaxation and challenge of Words with Friends
~ friends with different interests, different ways of relating
~ the gift of sight (esp when corrected with contacts and reading glasses)
~ the gift of walking (made possible by a bionic knee)
~ the gift of good health despite being overweight
~ as always, a life lived fully, meaningful possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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So it is one thirty a.m. and here I am again, still up at this hour. Will that EVER change? But lots has gone on today....all so wonderful...that I am just now slowing down and ready to go to bed. Only a few minutes (as part of my new plan to improve sleep) on the computer tonight...to blog and to post my gratitudes...some of which are...
* A "private screening" (meaning my hubby and I were the only ones in a huge stadium theater) last night of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
* Amazing dreams all night long....
* Booking our trip to India next February.
* An excellent first committee meeting - planning the huge fund raiser at our performing arts center
* My book club
* My family and friends, and how VERY blessed we all are....

~~~Kathy~~~

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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 am grateful for:

-Dragonflies playing in and around our water gardens
-Birds bathing in the water gardens
-Kittens napping through the afternoon (OK, I'll admit it, I'm envious!!!!)
-Rainbows
-Waterfalls
-Perseverance
-Friends

Have an excellent evening ...

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Life is not merely being alive, but being well.
-- Marcus Valerius Martialis (40 AD-103 AD)

Good afternoon,

I'm having a bit of a hard time today, thus all the more reason to do this~~

~ the joy today of following Sandra, Blessed, Betsy, Ann, and Azimat -- WOW! amazing women

~ rejoicing with Azimat on 2 lb. loss!

~ rejoicing with Ann on the "tremendous gift of calm strength"

~ rejoicing with Betsy at the auspicious rainbow sighting

~ rejoicing with Blessed's WHOLE family celebration

~ rejoicing with Sandra' in her test prep productivity

~ after a late night with poor food choices, rejoicing in a healthy breakfast today and strength training 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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Today I am grateful for;
-two pounds gone, yeah!
-my family
-coolish mornings
-lots of gardening finished
-lots of gardening to do
-anticipation of a nice vacation
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grateful
~for clear inspiration this morning from a friend
~for slow healing from illness
~to be feeling again the need to move my body
~for the tremendous gift of calm strength during difficult times
~for the echoing of that gift in...from?.. my husband...perhaps a first in 37 years

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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Wonderful gratitudes all!

On this Monday, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- deciding to re-start my morning exercise
- watching the sunrise as I walked/ran
- sighting a rainbow during my exercise - what a way to start my radiation journey!
- having radiation times 'fall' into place
- golf with friends tonight

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

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

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

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


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Thankful for...

this community even when I'm away from it

A/C!!!

getting to spend the 4th of July (my hubby's b'dy) as a WHOLE family (last year at this time he was deployed)

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Early this Monday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ sound sleep, even if not enough
~ stayed home last night productively studying instead of going out
~ proactively responded to confusing communication instead of stewing
~ going back to bed
~ only two days until I take the licensing exam
~ making plans to bicycle and canoe in Wisconsin
~ rain predicted
~ as always, a life lived fully, meaningful possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Time to get off the computer for the night...So I post quickly. Grateful for
* Dragonflies playing in our yard
* A delightful catch up phone call from NORLANA!
* Excitement stirring about upcoming trips....INDIA in February!
* Ate well for two consecutive days in a row
* Almost finished with book for book club tomorrow night
* Hubby did grocery shopping today - Book is about Brazil, so I am making quinoa salad for book club's themed pot luck.


~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Grateful for another week of life and opportunities.

Getting ready to leave next week, to drive across the country to Wyoming to visit family in Laramie, tour Yellowstone, the Tetons, and the Big Horns.

Our thirteen year old grandson, who has never traveled out of state, is coming also.

My wife, who's Stage 4 Lymphoma continues to be in remission, after a long difficult winter of health issues, feels well enough to make the trip and has a very ambitious itinerary put together.

"What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver

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Tonight, I have so much to be grateful for, including:

-An "event" that has not happened in YEARS for me - 11 hours of solid, uninterrupted sleep (I woke up 10 minutes before we were supposed to meet a friend for breakfast)
-Understanding friends!!!
-A much-needed day today totally for me, just trying to recharge
-A 90-minute massage
-A jacuzzi tub soak
-Organic shea body butter, from a dear friend who lives on ...
-Leftovers, so no cooking required tonight (especially leftover peach/blackberry crisp-LOL)
-Hope that I CAN recharge as I've been running way below empty

Stephanie

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7/8/12 5:32 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ getting "lazy man's raspberry jam" made this morning
~ my daughters spontaneously going out together yesterday, sisterly bonding
~ connections made while being in this production
~ having a cool comfortable outfit to wear in between scenes
~ choosing to audition again soon
~ 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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This really is Sandra ... [smile]

This Sunday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ not sending an ugly email I wrote
~ going back to sleep for an hour this morning after a sleepless night
~ cooler temperatures ahead
~ good mental & physical health
~ anticipated trip to Wisconsin - biking, paddling, family & friends
~ hopeful I will pass my licensing exam the first time around
~ as always, a life lived fully, meaningful possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Shh... a quiet Sunday morn!

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


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Maha was so excited about the impromptu PJ party that she posted under my account. [Smile] ~ Sandra

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
-- G.K. Chesterton

Good morning,

It's a new day, with much to be thankful for~~

~ an impromteau pj party at Sandra's

~ fun at the movies in spite of the movie being so-so

~ lots of organic summer fruit headed home with me

~ brown rice farina for breakfast

~ a lazy Sunday with a special gathering ahead

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

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Thank you to Ann for the wonderful video and Maha for the beautiful space photos! Loved seeing them all.

On this late Saturday/early Sunday I am grateful for the many blessings in my life and yours...

~A/C
~electricity and running water on tap
~choices
~friends and family
~time with our older son's dog while he is at two professional conferences

Have a blessed Sunday and a wonderful week everyone!





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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Tonight I am grateful for:

-A good dinner with great friends that we hadn't seen in awhile
-Peach Blackberry Crisp (low fat, healthier SP recipe previously used for blueberry crisp); ah, summer's bounties
-Ice cream on a VERY hot day
-Great fun with kittens
-My massage therapist who just happened to have time available for me tomorrow afternoon!!! - yay
-A full day off to be totally lazy tomorrow
-Temps supposed to drop to low 90s; a cold freeze predicted for tomorrow :-)

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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Since my goal is to be off the computer by 8:00 pm, I'd better get these in quickly!
GRATEFUL for so many things....
* A sleep in morning, so desperately needed
* Staying within a reasonable calorie range today, tho more chocolate than necessary
* THINKING about exercise (which is huge for me right now)
* A productive day getting laundry done, creating new spreadsheet to keep self organized, almost finalizing next year's travel plans (still some decisions to make)
* Having the courage to set limits with one of my aunts
* Granddaughter successfully earning her blue belt (SHE is really excited!)

~~~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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Greetings, Sherrie, Maha, and all...

Today I am grateful for...

* Townes Van Zandt's music -- my new obsession.
* The miracle that music has to awaken me.
* The opportunity to play music with friends.
* That my toe is healing...
* Garden full of beautiful vegetables that make it so easy to stay on track!

Namaste.
Kathleen



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 youíre feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think youíre stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. Itís 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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Today I am grateful for:
~ the opportunity to perform twice today
~ getting several chores accomplished before having to head off to my performance
~ laughter
~ show opening going much better than yesterday
~ that I chose the less sunny/warm side of the room for my "camp"
~ 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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To lengthen thy life,
lessen thy meals.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Good morning,

Happy to be *here* -- meaning in the SparkPeople.com community (with all the resources for optimal wellness), as well as this wonderful gratitude community~~

~ down just one pound...or, better stated DOWN one pound (as opposed to the other direction I've been going all year)

~ strength training ahead this morning

~ being picked up by a dear friend to attend morning meditation and off to explore and play

~ the movies this afternoon: To Rome with Love, Woody's latest, which has mixed reviews but sounds very entertaining to me!

~ New Moon Sisters tomorrow evening, always a joy

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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Saturday:

Slasalle I love Words with Friends! I play on the Ipad with my son, daughter-in-law, and sister, The only one I can beat is my sis..
I'm grateful for the chance last evening to share in the wedding of the daughter of my friend since grade school. I think a number of us on this team are of an age where our children or children we know are making significant adult choices, and it is a blessing to be able to help them celebrate!

Jeanette
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This Saturday morning I give thanks for ...

~ my swimming buddy and friend
~ finally getting the logic of the licensing exam
~ disciplined approach to study ... 5-6 hours a day ... then play
~ dinner at my son's restaurant tonight
~ two movies this weekend (a record for me)
~ New Moon gathering Sunday night
~ staying more-or-less on track with food consumption
~ as always, a life lived fully, meaningful possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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