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3/16/13 7:23 P

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This Saturday afternoon, I give thanks for ...

~ taking a break after a productive day
~ gorgeous weather to be out and about
~ picking up Maha on Tuesday
~ my new camera ... now I have to learn to use it
~ R is making dinner ... maybe we'll eat out on the balcony
~ picture project will wait
~ life is short ... living it well

Shine,
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3/16/13 3:05 A

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Grateful tonight
* For my health...as much as I have abused my body, it still functions, when so many people I know are suffering with horrific physical conditions
* For a neighborhood full of springtime blossoms
* For our new carpet, which arrived from India - Even MORE beautiful than I remembered it being!
* For such an abundance of year round fresh produce
* For catch up conversation with dear friend tonight


~~~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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3/15/13 10:55 P

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This evening, I'm grateful for...

* mindful practices leading to healthy choices
* building healthy habits
* beautiful sunrises every morning this week
* a weekend of plans to spend good time with friends and family

Peace

~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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3/15/13 9:40 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-An incredibly beautiful day, almost 80 outside with sunshine, after two recent blizzards, it puts me VERY ready for spring
-A good friend and extra-special walking buddy and our LONG walk and talk tonight in this gorgeous weather - nearly two hours!!!
-It's Friday, so I now have a weekend for some R&R
-This gratitude practice
-FINALLY meeting with our CPA in the morning for taxes; we had to delay is twice
-The fact that I really like exercising in lots of different ways and I totally love the way it makes me feel when those endorphins kick in

Have an excellent evening!

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3/15/13 4:01 P

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So very grateful...for...

- reading your posts and smiling, all of them, and today in particular Sandra's
- longer days and bright sunshine
- getting an errand done at lunch today to make evening more enjoyable
- decision to invite son to come with me to stables this evening as he is leaving for Ecuadaor for 3 months on Monday, and we won't be hanging out for awhile!
- excellent nutrional choices today - no candies - and feeling great!
- fabulous convenience of internet
- pain & swelling from suspected spider bite is almost gone
- power of smiles

~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
Glimpse After Glimpse

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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3/15/13 12:54 P

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grateful
~for free time
~there's less back pain today
~to be close to the beach for walking
~for a challenge-free call from my sister
~for doctors checking in by phone
~my small weight loss was noticed...it sure helps

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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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3/15/13 12:47 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ my morning practices
~ breakfast date with a friend
~ getting to see friend from out of town for lunch yesterday
~ decent phone conversation with my mother
~ 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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3/15/13 9:17 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- Husker emoticon win
- transitioning to DST in CA
- a short work week
- a chance of emoticon this weekend
- dinner with friends tonight

Life is GOOD - here's to living it!

"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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3/15/13 7:51 A

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

~ it's Friday ... look forward to renewing my spirit each weekend

~ recognition and affirmation from my supervisor yesterday. Relief after my first evaluation was done

~ belly laughs last night when my partner invited me to meet her for a late dinner, When we went to order, it came out that both of us had already eaten and just wanted to see each other after working a long day. We split a beer.

~ cream of wheat for breakfast

~ fewer clients in crisis. Haven't had to hospitalize anyone since January. Yeah for them, yeah for me.

~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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3/15/13 2:10 A

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Friday gratitude for many blessings in my life and yours...

~my parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins
~DH, DD, DS and DS
~friendly, helpful people
~all of you on this team
~Sparkguy and all the people who lead Sparkpeople

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3/14/13 9:48 P

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This evening, I'm grateful for...

* staying in my calorie range and continuing to replace sugar and white carbs
* unconditional love and acceptance
* wild sweet orange tea
* my imagination

~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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3/14/13 9:21 P

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I am thankful...

- super fun and exhausting a good way spin class tonight...way better than the "dreadmill"
- organizing my time to get home earlier
- RMG is resting in peace now, without machines
- loving my new sports bra, worth every penny - comfort, function, looks - yippee! when you are a 38/40DD it makes a difference
- meeting another friendly person at the gym
- new episode of Grey's
- tomorrow is Friday
- discussion and anticipation of first "away" horse show of season in early May, travelling with best friend and helping her reach her goals while having lots of fun

~S





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-Sogyal Rinpoche
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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3/14/13 7:19 P

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sunny skies
slight breeze
strength to do my work

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


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3/14/13 6:07 P

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Today, I am grateful for:

-C25K training on track
-LiveHealthy Challenge (incentive program at work) on track with overall exercise minutes
-The big smile I got when I saw that Nonie is doing the same 21-day Meditation Challenge that I'm doing!!!
-Meditation and its calming effect on my life
-Dinner plans with a long-time friend tonight; we haven't gone out just the two of us for quite awhile
-Fitness breaks at work, with varying co-workers who join me
-This incredible weather; after both blizzards hitting us two in a row, I'm really primed for spring

Make it an excellent evening all ...

Stephanie

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3/14/13 2:53 P

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Thankful beyond words today
* For getting a solid 7 hours NIGHT TIME sleep!
* For a visit with my "longest" (not oldest) friend yesterday. Such a treat!
* For the amazing group of friends in my book club
* That hubby is feeling better
* For DIL's bone marrow results showing she is a low risk for recurrence!

~~~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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3/14/13 9:09 A

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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- warming temperatures and the emoticon
- sleeping in
- emoticon on the ground, soon to convert to needed soil moisture
- Spring break @ public schools - will miss seeing my teammate, but love the 'quieter' roads
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- a haircut tonight!

Live is GOOD! Here's to living it!

"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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3/14/13 6:03 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.
A walking date with DH.
The willingness to plan ahead which makes eating mindfully easier.
Choices.
Appreciating the beauty around me.
So many blessings.

Mazzy


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3/13/13 10:43 P

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This evening, I'm grateful for...

* pineapple, sweet and delicious
* an afternoon walk
* Deepak and Oprah's 21-Day meditation challenge
* MELTEAGUE's 30-Day Challenge for Life and Adventure
* the picture my SIL sent of my itty bitty niece
* the gratitude that flows from each of you
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~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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3/13/13 6:35 P

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This Wednesday afternoon, I give thanks for ....

~ feeling my feelings this afternoon
~ connecting with my partner this morning
~ my thoughtful, skilled therapist
~ finding someone else to host book club this month
~ learning to just be with myself
~ making progress getting prepared for audit
~ all is well... life is good ... loving life

Shine,
Sandra


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3/13/13 6:33 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ this community and all that each of you share
~ beauty (inside, outside, even within the "ugly," everywhere really)
~ brains (mine, yours, everyone's, everything's...)
~ big things that are really small and little things that are really big
~ babies and children and innocence and youth and potential and...
~ breaks in the day
~ beds (especially mine)
~ breaths
~ b's
~ 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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3/13/13 11:56 A

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a short work week
- sleeping in my own bed
- a wonderful visit with my family
- lunch with DH
- seeing the pups tonight!

Life is GOOD - here's to living it!

"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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3/13/13 10:49 A

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I am so very grateful this morning for
- getting back to this wonderful community.
- all the artistic and creative opportunities that have been coming my way
- hugs and more hugs
- purring cats and snuggling dogs
- warmer weather
- the knowledge that spring has to come sooner than later (pretty pretty please)
- earl grey tea
- the health food store ordering in my tension tamer tea (how could all the stores stop carrying it, dont' they like me?) ;)
- stepping outside my comfort zone and not falling flat on my face
- getting better at standing up for myself with care and conviction and love
- spark friends (because you all make me very happy)
- comments on my blogs and page (because they make me happy too)
- coming across wonderful inspiring resources that I can share
- being able to share a video with our school at just the right time
- me: who I am, what I am, what I do and who I am becoming
- making a difference everyday, even it if it's a small one
- Melteague's 30 day challenges - keep me moving in the right direction
- new friends
- new foods
- new habits
- breaking old habits - kicking the soda pop habit after 40+ years!
- my daughter doing my nails for me
- having an article published online
- gifts of appreciation
- fantastic entertainment

Wishing everyone a fabulous day with lots of beauty and love and many things to be thankful for. Namaste.

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grateful for getting to go back to work
for sweet children in my class
for being made special by the school staff
for grandsons felling better
for friends that care
for a grand daughter that loves me enough to chastise me when I belittle myself

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3/13/13 7:04 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 walking date with DH.
The willingness to plan ahead and make mindful choices.
Choices.
Our home.
The beauty all around me.
Demand TV
My iPad.
My iPod.
So many blessings.


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3/13/13 3:12 A

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As I get ready for bed, I am counting all of my blessings and there are many. Some are:

- another night of sharing my gratitudes with all of you grateful spirits
- my ds that makes me so proud to be given the gift of being his mom
- meditation
- fruits and veggies to eat
- making all of my necessary appointments for the month
- medical insurance for myself and my son
- learning a lot about my brain during Brain Awareness Week as per Dr. Daniel Amen ; March 11-17th, 2013
- planning on celebrating my 4 year anniversary from brain surgery on Sunday, St. Patrick's Day : ), I feel like I have come a long way!
- my family and all of their love and support throughout my life
- this incredibly humbling practice that keeps me grounded and constantly aware of my gratitudes

Have a blessed day.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: TWINSFITBY40 at: 3/13/2013 (03:14)
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3/13/13 1:09 A

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On this cold March night I am mindful of many blessings in my life and yours...

~space heater at my feet
~big decision made
~older son coming for the weekend
~Christmas cactus blooming again
~DH

Have a wonderful day tomorrow everyone!
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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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3/12/13 4:47 P

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Today I am grateful for:
~ nice quick update via phone call from younger daughter
~ long, sweet phone call from older daughter
~ hope for mental/emotional and physical improvement after doctor appt. tomorrow
~ knowing that all things change and pass
~ meditation
~ 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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I give thanks for...

* the soothing sound of rain outside
* healthy food
* patience
* my willingness to try and relinquish my need to control anything outside myself
* loving family (dysfunctional and all)
* the immense possibilities of life

~*~ Nicole ~*~

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3/12/13 3:03 P

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Incredibly grateful today
* For bouncing back to California time pretty quickly
* That life seems to be normalizing once again.
* For excellent session with acupuncturist and massage therapist yesterday (ooooh. Did I need them!)
* That hubby is responding well to treatment for gout and cough (yes, our saga continues)
* For a long time friend will be in town tomorrow for a visit.
* Again, for being born when and where I was...to whom I was, and for the path my life has taken.

~~~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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I am grateful...

- to know how much I have to be grateful for
- I was able to determine the source of recent pain in my foot (not running, nor riding, but from non-supportive office footwear)
- quiet house this morning
- difficult customer being easier to work with
- opportunities

~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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Greetings, Maria, Sandra, and all!

Today I am grateful for...

* Chance to awaken connection
* Rain
* Inspiration

Be well!
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 you’re feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think you’re stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. It’s a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptab


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3/11/13 9:17 P

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This evening I am grateful for many things including the ability to post my gratitudes. Am also thankful for:

- having more conversations with my son about stuff he is interested in..
- my dh and his feeling a bit better with his grieving process
- the amazing power of the internet and how many lives can be touched by it
- my twin sister whom continues to be a constant blessing in ways I could never describe
- meditation
- eating healthier every day...
- this amazing community of friends that make me feel even more blessed...

Have a blessed week full of success and peace... emoticon

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This Monday evening, I give thanks for ....

~ Kathy's experience of a lifetime
~ home early from work with energy to spare, perhaps for the laundry
~ made dinner instead of catching a bite on the way home
~ made it to my 7:30 am appointment, which I forgot, just 5 minutes late
~ sunshine into the evening
~ signed up for a two-day retreat with Anam Thubten, a Tibetan monk
~ all is well...life is good

Shine
Sandra

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Today I am grateful for:
~ Kathy's safe return from India
~ understanding what she means when she says she doesn't wish to return. I felt the same shortly after leaving, but with the passage of time have changed my mind. Just would be sure to set up a lot of things differently...
~ world travels hubby and I underwent over 25 years ago...
~ elipses? ...
~ my body
~ 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 another beautiful CA day - so glad it rained at the beginning of the trip!

"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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I am grateful...

- AT & her DH are back safe and sound and have plenty of adventures for the memory book :)
- rain held off for my walk this morning
- most excellent ride yesterday, the mare is really really trying - feel like a team (finally!)
- friendly and knowledgeable sales help yesterday when I was shopping for new running shoes and sportsd bras
- generous wonderful friends

~S

"Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom."
-Sogyal Rinpoche
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"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
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I tested the link I posted and it DOES work. Took me a couple of times, however. I think you need to make sure that the entire link goes into the address box. I found copying and pasting it worked better than just clicking on it.

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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I am starting this post with a link to the first picasa album (one of many) that I am put together upon arrival home. The faces of India.
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Yes, I have been away...15 days in India, and what seems like equally as long traveling to and from. It was quite a journey. Still processing all we saw and experienced. I don't regreat the trip, but certainly have no plans to return. More than anything, I am thankful for being born when and where I was. For having the opportunities provided to me, as a woman, that are equal (if not close to being) to those of the opposite sex. For not being raised under a caste system. For having abundance in the way of food, clothing and shelter. For my education. For my ability to travel and so on, and so on, and so on....

For us, it was a series of one disaster after another...ranging from falls, minor injuries, electric shocks, credit card fraud (here in the states while we were there), Delhi belly, respiratory problems from the HORRIBLE pollution and dust, and hubby getting lost in Goa. He is now sick, and to top it off has THE GOUT! But in all of this, we are keeping a sense of humor and I was certainly able to recognize that I had been in a position of vulnerability due to the intense stress of the few months prior to our leaving.

So...we just got all the junk out of our system. Spared our friends from the drama of it all. Traveled with some nice, and some really not-so-nice people (first time we've ever experienced that...) and just let them deal with it. They had their share of Indian events as well. Their opinions don't concern us, and we don't have to deal with them ever again.

Now that I have almost "blogged" instead of having listed gratitudes, know that along with everything mentioned at the top of this post, I am thankful for EVERYTHING I have in my life tonight. Wouldn't want it any other way...

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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3/10/13 8:58 P

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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-An entire day in complete solitude - no TV, no noise other than listening to the rain and wind outside while I had a totally lazy day reading, with three kitties cuddled up with me
-That I finally realized (a bit later in life) that this extrovert still needs time alone occasionally to recharge
-Hot chai tea with almond milk on a rainy, dreary day
-Giving myself an entire weekend off of exercise; this is almost unheard of for me and I've been hitting it pretty hard lately, including starting C25K training this past week, so I think it's more than OK
-Finding resolution to a disappointing team meeting last week that extended my first quarter busy period through June due to major work projects
-My warm and comfortable home that I have thoroughly enjoyed chilling out in today

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Today I am grateful for:
~ a wonderful trip to the coast blessed with incredible weather, fun and relaxed time with hubby and lula
~ safe travels
~ my daughters
~ mangoes and avocados
~ being back home
~ 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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Mama Donie
She's so sweet and encouraging :D

Take your MEDS: Moderation. Education. Dedication. Sublimation.

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winter 2012-13=aaaack! (I have schizo-affective disorder?!) My weight's back where I started?!


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3/10/13 11:11 A

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Grateful for sunny CA weather and family!

"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 dreary, rainy Sunday morning, I give thanks for ...

~ being alive and healthy
~ passing a baton (at least temporarily)
~ a surprise telephone call this morning
~ up early even with the time change
~ sitting around the bonfire last night
~ drinking coffee and reading the NYT this morning
~ all is well .... life is good

Shine,
Sandra

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grateful
~for access to a coastline
~for the beauty of sunset
~to be in a neutral space
~for a loving granddaughter so near and dear
~to have tomorrow to look forward to

peace to each
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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Tonight, I am most grateful for...

* a sunny walk in the woods
* healthy food choices
* change
Happy weekend all emoticon

~*~ Nicole ~*~

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


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Welcome back, AT!!!! I expect we'll hear something out of you soon ... our fearless leader returns from her most recent travel to India and I can't wait to hear more ...

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3/9/13 10:10 P

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Tonight, as I end a very long day, I focus on what I have to be grateful for:

-Having three very well-behaved and mostly mannerly kitties who got all their shots, yearly checkups and microchips today
-The opportunity to support dear, old friends and get my own closure, by attending a life celebration and short service in memory of a good woman, the woman who taught me to drive almost 40 years ago; another really great soul has moved on ...
-Giving myself a day off from exercise; I don't take many
-Alone time and how it really recharges me to get some quiet alone time
-Late lunch with two of the remaining "pillars" of women who were part of the village that helped in raising me; appreciating a bit of time with them
-My three sweet kitties, who didn't stay pissed long about them all going to the vet's office today (it was adorable - they have a kitty "tent" that holds all three of them and you can see in through the tent windows)
-My warm and comfortable bed, calling me now

Goodnight all ...

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Some quiet time

Pickles made by me

Happy doggies

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


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

~ getting closure to a difficult situation last night
~ plans made to pick Maha up at the airport on March 19
~ alone time this weekend
~ time change - an extra hour of light after work
~ an 'aha' moment this morning
~ time to spend the whole day tomorrow on a big project
~ all is well ... life is good

Shine,
Sandra


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On this late Friday evening I am thankful for many blessings in my life and yours...

~sunny day
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~yoga class
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~healthy food on hand
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~clean house
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~family and friends
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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 3/9/2013 (02:10)
"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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