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9/24/12 10:31 A

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Good morning, my friends in gratitude!

Today, I give thanks for:

* answered prayers
* fall hikes
* waning sickness
* getting what I need

The light is slanting toward white from golden; the air is nipping at me, playfully encouraging me to walk out into the forest; the season is changing. Happy Fall! Happy Autumn Equinox!!!

~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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9/24/12 10:26 A

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I second Mazzy's gratitude:all that's right with my life
-and am thinking about a young woman's testimony this weekend, that she's grateful for her problems
-for a fun time yesterday with our church family at a buffet
-for my little girlfriends at church:12 year old Monica is getting ready to take the SAT through a program with Duke University, too much!
-for chickadees returning to the feeder
-for the dragonflies darting about, they call them "skeeter hawks" here
-for more insights from Julie Morgenstern's "Organizing from the Inside Out": I think I can, I think I can. This is really bringing spirituality into the here and now: divine order.
-for my new laundry system: four pop up baskets from the dollar store in the closet, everything was already sorted this morning
--for beautiful weather
- and for all the many blessings of this life.


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


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9/24/12 10:05 A

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Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
-- William Inge

Good morning,

Gratitude for so much~~

~ Sandra was clearly not bored yesterday as she created beauty for a group of friends -- a from-scratch Thai feast worth of royalty

~ joy in sharing an eclectic mix of music with my wheel chair-bound friend at last night's concert by Quartetto Gelato (with the surprise gift of one free gelato when one is purchased by Yaya's, purveyors of excellent gelato)

~ the day ahead to be mindful and productive

~ deeply enjoying and benefiting from rereading Thich Nhat Hanh's The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings

~ a hilarious note from Kathy noting serendipities

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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9/24/12 6:34 A

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This morning, I am grateful for ...

~ a wonderful evening of friends and food
~ early to bed, early to rise
~ met a neighbor coming out of his apartment at 4:30 am - hilarious
~ food reminders of Thailand
~ five senses that work
~ good health
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine
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9/23/12 8:56 P

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happy husband

a little net time

sounds of Andy G and Deputy Fife on the tv

new shoes



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


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So much gratitude for

~being able to share this practice with all of you
~a hot cup of tea on this cool autumn morning
~a terrific, wonderful, amazing, exciting calligraphy class yesterday
~inspiration all around me
~my health
~dear friends
~the wonderful world of art

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9/23/12 3:03 P

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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 with DH.
My iPod.
A healthy appetite.
Choices.
The willingness to plan ahead and monitor what I eat.
TV
The Internet and my iPad.

Mazzy


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9/23/12 2:46 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ being able to make wonderful music with fantastic musicians in an amazing space
~ socializing afterwards
~ ease of walking 2x around the park now
~ empty nest as of today
~ time to focus on taking care of myself
~ 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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9/23/12 1:04 P

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Welcoming this bright Sunday with joy - "sun"day is certainly an accurate description.

I am thankful for the universe repeating it's message over and over until I finally start to get it
for getting so much accomplished that it feels good
having the afternoon and the kids to myself
learning so many interesting things this week
the equinox
family
friends
and spark friends.

"In greater terms positive and negative have little meaning, for the physical experience is meant as a learning one. " The Nature Of Personal Reality: Seth by Jane Roberts


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9/23/12 8:19 A

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Happy Sunday!
I am grateful on this balmy day for:
- a wonderful day yesterday: lunch with friends, and shopping for supplies for my new class
- learning new things
- my hair dresser who is consistently excellent
- USPS bringing me two things I wanted
- new awareness of invasive plant species in our area
- my family
- abundance
- new possibilities
-and all the many blessings of this life.

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


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9/23/12 5:51 A

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This Sunday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ a new day to "get it right"
~ geese in the median
~ haircut and eyebrow wax (first ever ... might get addicted)
~ motivation
~ simplicity
~ good health
~ a satisfying job
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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9/22/12 9:32 P

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Tonight, I am so grateful for:

-Making the time to go play tennis (wasn't much of a workout, but that wasn't the point) with one of my old tennis buddies who taught me alot in honor of his 90th birthday tomorrow - I could tell I made him feel special, which was the intent!!
-This incredible fall weather. We spent more time talking on the park bench than actually playing, and that's OK because the afternoon was simply stunning!
-A short fun outing with my sweetie on Day 1 of sabbatical to our newly found nearby chocolatier for some of their incredible dark chocolate truffles (again, Maha, thank goodness truffles are portion-controlled)
-Getting my Trek tuned up this morning so it's ready to head for the Katy Trail whenever we decide to go (I'm playing it all very loose)
-The incredible lack of stress and easy living feeling that I've had all day today
-Getting half of the front hedges trimmed, an overdue project that I will complete tomorrow
-Each of you that share in this special and amazing practice!!!

Stephanie

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9/22/12 9:30 P

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Serendipity Saturday, saw the people I needed to see. A morning run with two running buddies, harvesting squash from the garden, then coffee with friends. Late afternoon walk with another friend, now dinner with husband and son.

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
-- H.H. the Dalai Lama
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9/22/12 1:05 P

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On this beautiful, sunny, blue sky Saturday I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~gorgeous fall weather
~NPR and PBS
~Netflix streaming
~family and friends
~blood sugars greatly improved and near normal
~all of you

Enjoy your weekend!

"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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9/22/12 10:55 A

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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 behind me.
Breakfast out with DH.
The willingness to get back on track.
Letting go of frustration about the number on the scale.
A healthy appetite.
The gift of today.
Letting go of negative feelings.

Mazzy


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9/22/12 9:37 A

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Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
-- William Cullen Bryant

Good morning,

Gratitude abounds~~

~ all I learned in doing the Fall Equinox Report blog, and readying this weekend to do some of the rituals www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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~ Autumn Song, a new favorite from Van the Man, one of my all-time favorite musicians, (linked on the blog)

~ a wonderful phenomena: second morning of reading aloud to my housemate, The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings, by Thich Nhat Hanh

~ looking forward to morning yoga ahead at the beautiful Cedar Rock Studio, the land all "dressed up" in autumns finery (the studio has huge floor-to-ceiling windows)

~ My animal medicine, Red-Tailed Hawk, flew by so close to me as I was cruising down a back road this afternoon that he could have pecked my cheek -- such beauty as he spread his wings to swoop upward!

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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9/22/12 8:38 A

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Happy Saturday
This morning's gratitudes
-being able to fall back to sleep until 6 today after waking at 4 a.m. as I have been for the past few days
-my new art class at the college; I love it, am inspired by being able to create, and am very happy to meet new artists
-DH enjoying his classes, too
-DH preparing supper last night
-a sweet box turtle sitting under the wild pomegranate tree this morning having his astringent breakfast
-Dr.'s office phoning in a needed Rx
-this gorgeous balmy morning
-and all the many blessings of this life.



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


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9/22/12 6:42 A

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This Saturday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ letting go, accepting I did my best
~ safety (not to be taken for granted as I've learned from my clients)
~ health insurance (also not to be taken for granted)
~ good health
~ dinner with a special friend last night
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra


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9/22/12 1:51 A

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Friday night gratitudes
* Hubby's smile as he left for his road trip.
* A lazy day....wasted really....but something I needed
* A friend offering to take me to the airport tomorrow.
* DVR and old movies
* Long conversation with old friend
* Amazing pictures from a friend who took them as the Endeavor space shuttle flew over our city today. (Those of you on FB, check them out on my page....)


~~~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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9/21/12 11:45 P

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Tonight, I am so very grateful for:

-The sabbatical has begun
-Sleeping in the morning until I can sleep no more (not usually very late)
-A great tennis match tonight
-Four new tires on my car
-Frozen yogurt on the deck with my sweetie
-This beautiful weather

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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9/21/12 8:27 P

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Grateful for many things including

..a lovely lunch with the women on the road
..my neighbor being so grateful for her helpers
..being able to make plans for a New England road trip in Oct.
..some quiet time right now
..this very moment

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A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
-- Amelia Earhart

Good afternoon,

Grateful for so much, including~~

~ helping with transportation needs today

~ healthy eating today

~ strength training completed this morning

~ sitting and pranayama done early

~ weekend dinner party invitation from Sandra followed by Quartetto Gelato
www.quartettogelato.ca/index.php

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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9/21/12 12:43 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ my darling D, so divine, born at dawn 20 years ago
~ D making progress in packing for Univ.
~ spontaneous releasing and experimentation at lesson
~ concert prep
~ unexpected visit tomorrow from out of town friend
~ water
~ 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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9/21/12 11:31 A

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This Friday I am thankful for:

warm sunshine
the upcoming equinox
fresh farm eggs
kindness
fall colours
crunching leaves
long walks

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This Friday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ it's Friday
~ anticipation of a a social weekend
~ birds singing
~ working through my own emotions in response to a client
~ hope
~ morning solitude
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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9/21/12 1:18 A

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Thursday night gratitudes
* Hysterical dreams last night, awaking me more than once from laughter
* LONG heart to heart talk with DIL for the fist time in 18 years.
* Being able to provide some genuine downtime (as in Tom and Jerry cartoons) while snuggled on the couch tonight with grandkids.
* Hubby packed and ready to go on his annual road trip with the guys
* I will have ALL DAY TOMORROW TO MYSELF! And I am rejoicing ahead of time!


~~~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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Abundance is a fact of nature. It is a fundamental law of nature, that there is enough and it is finite. Its finiteness is no threat; it creates a more accurate relationship that commands respect, reverence, and managing those resources with the knowledge that they are precious and in ways that do the most good for the most people.
-- Lynne Twist

Good evening,

Just before bed, I'm joining this special circle to share~~

~ an hour of bicycling to and from classes today (though it was "zeroed out" by my eating at book club tonight)

~ next month's book club selection, The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls, which I'm looking forward to rereading because it was truly exceptional

~ a delicious, healthy dinner tonight BEFORE book club

~ circumstances which bring fond recall of the retreat I did with Azimat directed by her teacher in 2010

~ off to bed with no alarm set to sleep until I awaken!

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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9/20/12 9:28 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-One day and counting until my 30-day sabbatical starts
-Making a mistake at work that was caught before things were approved to print - whew!!!
-My incredible partner cooking me dinner tonight
-Getting signed up for the American Cancer Society's breast cancer walk end of October (I did it last year; it was well-organized and lots of fun, as well as a great cause!!)
-Free air for my tire that has a slow leak as I look for tire prices
-These adorable three kittens that are now a year old, healthy and happy with a good home
-This practice and each of you who share in it with me - thank you

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Today I am thankful, thankful, thankful!

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Wishing all of you peace and joy!

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- a fabulous sunset last night and timing that allowed me to watch the brilliant pink 'leave' the sky

- an 'interesting' morning that allowed me time to hear www.npr.org/2012/09/20/161440292/why
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- forgetting my wig - could be good (hair), could be bad (memory) emoticon
- peaches in my smoothie
- lunch with my teammate
and many many more blessings!
Life is a emoticon here's to living it! L'chaim!


"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

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Grateful for:
a call yesterday from DS #1
-a brisk little walk this morning with the pups.
-Maha's blog sparking my brain to output
-fall, oh Lordy thank You for bright sky and coolness in the air
-being available to go pick up stranded DH and a friend yesterday on short notice
-DH resolving a very long-standing problem yesterday
-my white Toyota Camry, she's quietly elegant and has a thumb drive input for my music: whooo hooo!
-a natural solution to the big spider mite and scale infestations in the shrubs and palms, thanks to Lynne at Home Depot
-a used (thank you, Amazon) copy of Julie Morgenstern's "Organizing from the Inside Out" aha!'s already in the first chapter
-looking forward to the first day of class on Friday
-and all the many blessings of this life.


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


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This Thursday morning, I give thanks for ....

~ book club tonight ... a thoroughly enjoyable gathering of feisty women
~ a clean apartment
~ early to bed, early to rise, makes a woman healthy, wealthy and wise
~ feeling my feelings just a little again in the aftermath of such big feelings
~ giving special attention to nurturing my inner child
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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Grateful tonight
* For a sleep in morning
* A great weight loss after a full week of keeping my commitment.
* Getting to an appointment on time after getting WAY lost.
* Binging on peanuts (600 calories worth) and then still staying in calorie range by opting for an apple for dinner. (And have been fighting nausea all evening....last time I do THAT!)
* Taking a mile and a half walk without knee pain
* Having my mom's hospice services set up to start when I am there next week.

~~~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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Tonight I am thankful for

-a gorgeous day full of sunshine
-seeing joy in my sons' eyes
-a busy yet calm day
-family and friends
-meditation
-Gods love and daily gifts

Have a blessed week!!! emoticon

"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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Today I am grateful for:
~ Lula's playfulness and the way she makes her rounds checking in with each member of the family when we are in different corners/levels of our home.
~ daughter choosing a rather simple (affordable) place for her family birthday dinner
~ my students
~ yoga and walking done
~ no food after dinner
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie


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Hello, Maha, Fabricartist, and everyone!

Today I am grateful for:

* The opportunity to cover a lot of the garden to keep those tomatoes and other veggies coming through the freeze tonight.
* Canning jars so I can keep enjoying tomato sauce through the winter!
* My good health.
* My kitty's good health (she was attacked...again!).
* A paycheck (finally!)

Kathleen

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Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
- Leonard Bernstein

Good afternoon,

Sometimes repetition is good. Always gratitude is good~~

~ the way music feeds me

~ a MUST-SEE photo essay of musicians around the world by a profoundly gifted artist
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A hint for more goodness than you might be able to take in: At the top left of the blog, there is a link, "Know Who You Are" -- click there to begin many more of these masterpieces!

~ an invigorating bike ride this afternoon

~ a satisfying and challenging yoga class this morning

~ brunch of Tofurky Italian Sausage sauteed with quinoa, red onions and broccoli

Blessed be,
xox
Maha



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

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

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Grateful for so many things/people/places/ and just being alive.
Grateful for a terrific dentist and an excellent vet.
Grateful I can exercise and walked a lovely trail today.
Grateful for my health
and all of you.


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Today, Wednesday September 19th, I am especially grateful for the chance to prepare for a talk about my parents in October. Even though I've been focusing on procrastinating, today I see that this is a huge gift and opportunity. I can shape the talk any way I like, so I can tell how beautiful and yet how difficult they were to love. I can really focus and give myself the gift of being well prepared. I can still have time to do lots of other things too, like make some leek soup. Oh I am so lucky and so very blessed.

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Wonderful poem AZIMAT emoticon
On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for

- another cool fall morning
- a Commission meeting and recommendation of much needed project emoticon
- my zero balance massage @ noon
- the start of 'bad hair' days (yes even under a wig) emoticon
- dinner with my DH on the deck 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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Grateful this morning for this poem that is posted on a Sparkfriend's page
"Conjure something glowing
Take this day
You were born with hands for spinning
Talent for dreams and making them real

Roll the hours like yarn
Spin something that makes you feel full
And big and open to talk

Make this day your own square
In your own life quilt
So shining it brightens the whole of your years
This far
Make this day like one of God's seven.

-- Ruth Forman "

and all the many blessings of this life.

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This Wednesday morning I give thanks for ....

~ being able to comfort my daughter from 6000 miles away
~ my early day to go home today
~ dinner with my former husband tonight ... glad we are friends
~ admitting I can't do it all and chucking something on my to do list
~ sleeping more-or-lss through the night
~ as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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After an incredibly difficult day, filled with crossed paths, mixups, lots of driving, dental work, lots of tears, and so on....I still come there thankful
* For all of you. You know why. You lift weakened spirits by your joy.
* That I MADE it through this day
* That things are pulling together for trip south
* For the support and prayers of face to face and cyber friends related to loss of cat
* For the quickest yummiest pumpkin soup tonight. SO good, and so low in calories, I had TWO bowls!

~~~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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Waving hello to Maha right below ...

Tonight, I'm grateful for:

-My favorite go-to salad, made in abundance to cover lunches and dinners
-Three days and counting until my sabbatical starts
-A gift from a friend
-My partner enjoying her leftovers from her birthday day all over again for dinner tonight (she brought half home!)
-A VERY productive day
-Making some plans toward our Katy Trail trip
-Finding coupons for paint/paint supplies discounts at Sherwin-Williams as I'm going to paint my partner's office for her

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.
-- Albert Camus

Good evening,

Here to give thanks for~~

~ KaliGirl's blog on meditation, which really touched me on many levels

~ being VERY surprised by the A received in the first literatura exam

~ being talked out of dropping out of the food and culture class by a classmate/friend, who convinced me that it will be worth my effort

~ CrystalJem reminding me of the joy and wisdom I received over the years of subscribing to Notes from the Universe

~ the opportunity to help a Hispanic woman get to an attorney to discuss filing a wrongful death suit on her late husband

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:
~ social time after rehearsal last night
~ bumping into another friend on the way out of the pub
~ looking forward to concert on Saturday
~ enjoying youngest daughter's last few days home before she heads back to univ.
~ yoga and walking this morning, check
~ more blessings than I could ever list
namaste,
sherrie


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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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a sweet day to not work too much after a long succession of none-such

mostly happy boys

quiet dogs

great night's sleep

car to use this morning

some net time

found good shoes online for boy and dh

looks like finally will be able to buy glasses for another ds

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


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Today I am thankful for this very moment.

I am grateful for this wonderful perspective that was waiting for me in my inbox (see below). Nothing beats a cup of tea while ruminating with the Universe.

"If you knew of a spectacular mountain that was very, very tall, yet climbable. And if it was well established that from its peak, you could literally see all the love that bathes the world, dance with the angels, and party with the gods. Would you curse or celebrate each step you took as you ascended it?

Right-o!

Life is that mountain and each day a step.

Perspectives change everything,
The Universe"

"In greater terms positive and negative have little meaning, for the physical experience is meant as a learning one. " The Nature Of Personal Reality: Seth by Jane Roberts


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

- quote posted by MAHA re: fall foliage as a second spring
- the angle of the morning sun on the trees
- a very cool morning and the 'promise of the things to come'
- staying in a warm bed, but bringing in my jacket for a emoticon @ noon - emoticon will just have to 'weight'
- sharing pizza and pups with DH last night
Love this time of year emoticon Life is good!

"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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Thank you all for being here. It's been a few days for me.
-I am grateful for DS finishing up some needed dental work
-our GD finishing first in her class at pony club invitational
- making some new friends
- endangered baby loggerhead turtles hatching on the beach, and the volunteers making sure that they make it to the sea
- more progress on my edible landscape; a consultation with the nursery owner yesterday
- having a key made to the back door of the garage after eleven years so that I don't have to walk all the way through the house to reach the tool bench. $17. What was I waiting for? There's a message there.
- a nice little statue for the garden at 75% off
- finding some Bartender's Friend, my favorite cleanser, the little things
- darning some favorite old wool socks, it's the first time I've ever darned anything
- stayed steady on the weight, no loss, but no gain, I am feeling stronger
-for this practice, I am grateful for all the many blessings of this life.



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