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2/13/19 9:40 P

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Grateful this Wednesday night for ...

~ accolades from physical therapist on my progress & commitment behind it
~ celebrating promise of early release (from PT not prison)
~ glimmers of opportunity opening up for my son
~ making plans for our five week visit to UK & Ireland -- booked Scotland flight
~ tackling some long overdue tasks this morning
~ writing to make sense out of jumbled thoughts
~ having the courage to assign something I've written to the class -- a first
~ not having the courage to claim authorship (hahaha)
~ all is well

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2/13/19 12:04 P

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Grateful for:

getting through yesterday which unexpectedly turned into turmoil and conflict, but was peacefully and in sadness, but much love, resolved.

for puppy girl Rosy, sticking with me through it all

for the fun and amazement of watching America's got Talent. What amazing people in the world.

Kim and Rosy, a heart team


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2/12/19 5:20 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-Getting through my busy time at work that extends into May
-Taking a few active steps to work through BIG winter doldrums (scheduled Friday off work)
-Friends having an Oscar watch party prompting me to get in a few more of those nominated movies/documentaries before the party; scoped out which theaters are showing what
-Signing up for a 90-minute Meetup mall walk on Valentine's evening, a most excellent way to take care of myself that night (on so many levels)
-Doing 10-minute stairwell cardio blast with co-worker today for the first time in months; so ecstatic my knee was cleared for full-on exercise again

Have a great evening all -
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Giving thanks this morning~~

~ for the delight poetry can bring

~ for the healing nature of poetry

~ for the poets who seem to speak directly to me

~ for profoundly gifted Wislawa Szymborska

~ for "Under One Small Star," which stopped me in my tracks -- in awe



Under One Small Star

My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
Please, don't be angry, happiness, that I take you as my due.
May my head be patient with the way my memories fade.
My apologies to time for all the world I overlook each second.
My apologies to past loves for thinking that the latest is the first.
Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home.
Forgive me, open wounds, for pricking my finger.
I apologize for my record of minuets to those who cry from the depths.
I apologize to those who wait in railway stations for being asleep today at five a.m.
Pardon me, hounded hope, for laughing from time to time.
Pardon me, deserts, that I don't rush to you bearing a spoonful of water.
And you, falcon, unchanging year after year, always in the same cage,
your gaze always fixed on the same point in space,
forgive me, even if it turns out you were stuffed.
My apologies to the felled tree for the table's four legs.
My apologies to great questions for small answers.
Truth, please don't pay me much attention.
Dignity, please be magnanimous.

Bear with me, O mystery of existence, as I pluck the occasional thread from your train.
Soul, don't take offense that I've only got you now and then.
My apologies to everything that I can't be everywhere at once.
My apologies to everyone that I can't be each woman and each man.
I know I won't be justified as long as I live,
since I myself stand in my own way.
Don't bear me ill will, speech, that I borrow weighty words,
then labor heavily so that they may seem light.

~ Wislawa Szymborska ~



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

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

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2/12/19 10:40 A

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Grateful this Tuesday morning for ...

~ reading Listening Hearts - thought-provoking book on discernment
~ starting Henri Nouwen's Here & Now
~ exercises completed
~ functioning OK despite less than 4 hours sleep in fits & starts
~ doing 28 day meditation challenge with Sharon Salzberg + 20 minutes
~ one week until my two classes start - both excited and anxious
~ all is well

shine
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2/12/19 12:06 A

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grateful
-to read your gratitudes when the day has been hard
-feelings come and go
-to know tomorrow can be easier

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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2/11/19 10:39 P

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Gratitude ---

- After being inundated with rain for the last 24 hours, the forecast tomorrow is for partial sun and temperature in the 50s

- Another day of living

- My back scratcher

- A hearty one pot dish for dinner

- Always, the opportunity to begin again

Blessed be,
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 2/12/2019 (10:45)

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

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

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


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2/11/19 3:31 P

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On this Monday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- a ride into a meeting
- lunch downtown
- all wheel drive
- the end of the winter weather advisory
- grocery shopping
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and BElieving.

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

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

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

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


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2/11/19 2:20 P

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grateful:

for the chance to do some errands before the snow sets in and the roads become dangerous
for a peaceful start to the day
for parents who are loving and kind
and for the blessing of hot tea

Kim and Rosy, a heart team


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2/11/19 2:30 A

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grateful
-for the thoughtful nature of Sundays
-for surprising warmth on my back from the sun
-to enjoy the infectious joy and energy of the Rainbow Women’s Chorus
-for cups of tea
-it’s time for bed

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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2/10/19 6:36 P

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On this Sunday evening, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- snow shoveled
- hot tub before the sun rose
- 10,000+ steps in
- CASA homework finished
- week plans firming up
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and BElieving!

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

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

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

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


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2/10/19 3:04 P

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Grateful this Sunday afternoon ....

~ quiet day to take a nap after just two hours sleep last night
~ plans to turn off screens by 10 pm and to bed by 11 pm to improve sleep
~ video call with my mom for her 86th birthday
~ getting a couple of things done that have been on hold
~ still marveling over Kehinde Wiley exhibit - such powerful statements
~ lasted an hour on my feet -- it's a start -- a way to go before month in UK
~ exploring ancient to modern prayers of the heart - satisfying
~ all is well

shine
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2/10/19 12:54 P

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So much gratitude for so much! —

- Finished the text for what I’d like to share about my friend

– A delicious, nutritious brunch

- Making good use of my iPhone alarm system to remind myself of all of the drops I have to put in my eye through the day

- taking advantage of this dreary, rainy day to get work done indoors

- looking forward to a delicious, low calorie dessert ahead, Yasso Pumpkin cheesecake frozen Greek yogurt bars, 120 cal each

Blessed be,
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 2/10/2019 (17:05)

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

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

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2/10/19 12:11 A

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grateful
-to have enough and often more
-for warm family time together at the table and afterward with guitars
-S and her dad were not hurt when caught in a multiple car wreck on the way home in the pouring rain
-for the release that comes with relief, even though it can take awhile for nerves to settle
-to look forward to seeing friends tomorrow

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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2/9/19 7:20 P

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Grateful this Saturday evening for ...

~ Kehinde Wiley exhibit -- inspiring on so many levels
~ time with sweetie's dad two days in a row
~ testing the stamina of my knee - tired & hurting but pleased I could do it
~ listening to Joni Mitchell albums today
~ my mom's 86th birthday tomorrow
~ sweetie gets me
~ all is well

shine
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2/9/19 4:05 P

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I’m so happy and here’s the reason why (memories of an old Sunday school song) -/

- Enjoyed meeting with sangha for Saturday meditation practice

- Went out for enjoyable lunch together after practice

- Had a nice talk with my friend in Ecuador via WhatsApp this morning

- I’m quite amazed really that my Muy buena amiga latina is actually coming here for a visit and the tickets are already secured

- I got a great review of the Joni 75 film that I missed from Sandra (much gratitude)! I’m going to look for it to come out in DVD format!

Blessed be,
Maha


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

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

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2/9/19 10:53 A

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Grateful for:

Sunshine on a very cold day
a happy Rosy
for good input from a friend

Kim and Rosy, a heart team


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2/8/19 6:05 P

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Thankful – –

- Completing an appeal for assistance with making Adelaida’s trip to the United States something special and memorable

- Figuring out a more discreet way to post on SP for any who might want to participate

- $50 + $25 has come in via PayPal

- My strategy for setting my iPhone alarm for the multiple use of eyedrops is working well

- my housemate is being very sweet and helpful

- my overall health is good and I am especially grateful for that

Blessed be,
Maha


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

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

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2/8/19 5:36 P

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Grateful this Friday afternoon for ...

~ sunshine (even with the frigid temperatures)
~ my physical therapist pushes me but not too much - just the right balance
~ new exercises, an indicator of the progress I am making
~ sorting through my basket of shoes - down to the essentials
~ dinner with father-in-law tonight
~ going with the flow of aches and pains
~ ready to start doing some household chores (sure has been a nice break)
~ all is well

shine
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2/8/19 3:46 P

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thankful for:

PT session done for the week, some good ideas about the go-ahead for therapy, and for being able to stay home and not go out into the blizzard.

Kim and Rosy, a heart team


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2/8/19 10:34 A

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On this Friday afternoon - I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the emoticon
- below zero rising to the 20s
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- snow shoveling complete
- emoticon firebacks installed
Life is GOOD - Here's to Intentionally Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and Believing!

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

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

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

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


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2/8/19 12:21 A

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grateful
-for a happy day out in the fresh air
-for an easy visit with a friend who rarely has such free time
-to sometimes feel my age in a really good way
-to be able to enjoy a decaf cappuccino while S had a treat
-for a new storage solution to try for bed linens

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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.
~Martha Graham




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2/7/19 7:24 P

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Grateful—

- for a call from Stephanie nudging me to act with independence and strength if possible

- following through (though to no avail) with housemate and one other friend for a possible ride into Little Rock to see Joni 75

- good feedback from ophthalmologist on one day follow up after cataract surgery

- created and sautéed a tasty and nutritious dish for myself which included tempeh and shi-taki mushrooms (the mushrooms had been auto corrected to “she talking” AND when I tried to change to the proper spelling, SparkPeople said “no profanity please“ lol, thus the dash)

- restocked lots of fresh, organic produce today

Blessed be,
Maha

Edited by: VALERIEMAHA at: 2/7/2019 (19:35)

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

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

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


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2/7/19 5:32 P

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Thankful this Thursday evening for ...

~ feeling better after a rough day - ~ sleep helped immensely
~ well enough to go to the Joni Mitchell tribute tonight
~ the flexibility retirement affords
~ talented people interested in working with me on my new venture
~ more or less ready to launch my new venture on February 19
~ art museum tomorrow for Kihinde Wiley who did Obama portraits
~ re-learning to walk is exciting after decades of compensating
~ all is well

shine
sandra

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2/7/19 1:36 P

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Grateful for:

A really knowledgeable and experienced therapeutic massage person, for PT people who listened to me, and for finally having my lower back in alignment. And for (as always and forever) grateful for my family and my dear Rosy.

Kim and Rosy, a heart team


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2/7/19 1:48 A

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grateful
-for Spark friends emoticon
-for resources to share
-for time spent walking and talking with M
-for the satisfaction of getting errands taken care of together
-to feel a shift inside after some turmoil
-to recognize a fear that's perhaps never been acknowledged

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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.
~Martha Graham




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2/6/19 11:45 P

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Gratitude~~

~ cataract surgery was uneventful, eye pain is tolerable

~ enjoyed Amy's veggie pesto pizza after fasting until about 2pm

~ sad that the friend who I was going to see Joni 75 with had to back out, but I'll look forward to a review from Sandra!

~ happy with pre-surgery weigh-in

~ comfortably ensconced at home when the downpour arrived

Blessed be,
Maha




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

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

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2/6/19 11:38 P

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Grateful this Wednesday evening for ...

~ finally decided to change my phone number to a local area code
~ walking mostly without a limp without a cane in the house
~ Joni Mitchell 75th birthday tribute tomorrow night with our women's group
~ son had lots of good news this week
~ plans to meet up with a friend during our UK/Ireland trip
~ productive meeting today
~ all is well

shine
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2/6/19 5:21 P

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Today I'm grateful for:

-The freezing weather not as bad as predicted this morning, though may be worse tomorrow
-Knowing I can work at home tomorrow
-Despite winter doldrums, finding out my knee is OK and I'm not hurting it with exercise has been motivating (I babied that knee for almost 6 months!)
-Signing up for three Meetup exercise events this week/weekend, although all are weather-dependent (big sigh, I see a recurring theme here)
-Super happy I have so many workout options at home
-Finding more Jessica Smith 1-mile power walk & talks for free on YouTube (in addition to what SparkPeople has available); great way to add 2000-2500 steps in 15 minutes!
-My little exercise buddies who like to hang out with me (despite the fact that they exercise their eyelids, for the most part) - ROFLOL

Have a great evening all,
Stephanie


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Gratitude for being able to get most errands done, good or session, food in the house for next round of polar vortex and all is well

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Happy birthday, Ann! Giving thanks this Tuesday afternoon for ...

~ car plates renewed after three trips to DMV (long story)
~ enjoying writing a blog on "ruah" Hebrew word for spirit, breath & wind
~ exercises almost done -- only two to go
~ walking form is improving (and I like it) - now just need to develop the habit
~ have confidence in my physical therapist, surgeon & his coordinator
~ license plates on the car - ready to go
~ first meeting with life coach this afternoon - should be interesting
~ all is well

shine
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grateful
-for sweet birthday messages and songs from my granddaughters
-for a relaxed and cozy day indoors and then great sleep
-for sunshine this morning making everything sparkle
-to look forward to visiting a friend later and going for a walk
-for the surprise of daffodils poking out of the redwood duff

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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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Grateful this Monday evening for ...

~ colleague interested in leading classes with me
~ broken out in hives from Dermabond so won't use that for next knee surgery
~ unseasonably warm
~ made a decision to do self-care
~ knee progressing well -- walking getting easier
~ all is well

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2/4/19 8:36 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Indeed, talking with Maha, one of the highlights of my weekend!!
-Closing my office door and doing a 15-minute, 1-mile power walk & talk (about gratitude) with Jessica Smith at lunch (SparkPeople free videos)
-Getting a nice little bike ride in when I got home (after feeding the diva girls, of course)
-My great finds at Sprouts this weekend (organic broccoli, romaine, raw pecans and cashews and finally, organic russet potatoes; very hard to find single organic potatoes)
-Heading to the kitchen now to prep the romaine and broccoli
-The best little workout buddies I could ever ask for
-Signing up for another Meetup group; this one also seems to be very active with lots of hiking, walking and other goodies

Goodnight all,
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Gratitude~~

~ high today of 78 degrees!!!

~ I pedaled to the university this afternoon!

~ dinner at Zen Rice and Ramen with a dear friend and then on to see a stage production of Kinky Boots! (Sandra, it's Jody!)

~ my housemate has decided to come to Saturday practice at Ecumenical Buddhist Society

~ he has also expressed interest in the retreat in April -- will wondeders never cease1!

Blessed be,
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 a few moments of sunshine to stand outside, breathe deep and greet the beginning of another year
-to safely witness the might of our normally chuckling river nearly at flood stage
-for the blessing our home here has become after a rocky start
-to enjoy taking S to her first musical show, Big River, which she said was great but LONG
-for the seeming miracle of iphones bringing picture and video diaries of our littlest girls far away

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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2/4/19 11:15 A

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Grateful for:

continuing warmer days and bits of sunshine here & there
going to be able to get out and go walking
Mom continues to do better
and the blessing of water

Kim and Rosy, a heart team


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2/4/19 12:24 A

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Thankful this Sunday evening for ...

~ son will get BS degree in May after 13 year hiatus
~ gorgeous day
~ a cardinal pair playing in tree this morning
~ pink and blue sunset this evening
~ 12 people signed up for mindfulness class with 2 weeks before class starts
~ an excursion this morning
~ darn, the Patriots won. Isn't it someone else's turn?
~ all is well

shine
sandra

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2/3/19 6:31 P

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Full of gratitude this Sunday afternoon—

- oh joy! I had a wonderful phone conversation with Stephanie this morning

- the morning was sunny and warm with blue blue skies and I enjoyed a wonderful bike ride

- I treated myself to a roasted tomato mozzarella pesto panini at Starbucks during my bike ride — YUM! Highly recommended!

- I talked my housemate into driving out to the Arkansas River after I got back from my bike ride, telling him how wonderful the day was. (Ironically, when we got there the sky had filled with gray clouds and a nippy breeze had kicked up.)

- another glitch in the new iPhone 7 was easily resolved

Blessed be,
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.
-- Miss Piggy

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2/3/19 8:55 A

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grateful
-for safety from the boisterous elements
-for wonderful family time around the table and seeing them all sprawled out afterward sharing blankets
-for a rare opportunity to offer A support
-the birthday cake for S turned out well by all reports
-there may be a break in the storm to allow me to meet with friends later this morning

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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Grateful—

- looking forward to “Joni 75” tribute concert Feb 7 (in theaters all over the US)

- enjoyed Dharmata sangha practice today

- made a delicious one-pot dinner entree

- went for a bike ride yesterday (why not today?)

- relieved that cataract procedure is coming up Wed.

Blessed be,
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

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


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On this Saturday evening, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
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- finished homework
- updating my iPhone
- laundry
- treadmill
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Intentionally, Daily and Gratefully while not letting doubt build mountains and Believing!

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

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

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

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


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2/2/19 7:18 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-A PJ weekend if I want one (and so far, that's a resounding yes)
-Playing ball with Rosie
-A good book at the bottom of a 3-cat pile-up, THE best
-Making myself a delightful fruit salad, including my loved heirloom oranges
-Netflix movies if I want to stay home
-AMC gift cards or fine arts theater punch card if I want to go out to a movie (both free)
-My comfortable home, safe and warm

Have a great night all -

Stephanie

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Gratitude for ability to read, life experiences, and a loving family

Kim and Rosy, a heart team


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Grateful this Saturday evening for ...

~ Saturday matinee Ella Fitzgerald tribute concert
~ lox, cream cheese & crackers - my favorite snack
~ gorgeous day
~ difficult conversation resulted in better understanding
~ sweetie is such a loving caregiver
~ all is well

shine
sandra

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3 day event accomplished and done

Survived said event

Free and lazy afternoon

Silly pets

Easy evening with no obligations

"God demonstrates his own love for us in this... Christ died for us."
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grateful
-for this practice that is so meaningful even when it's hard
-for restless hours spent in contemplation before sleeping deeply
-for success with the scanner before losing my mind
-to get tax documents together easily enough
-to get library books and groceries before the storm hit
-to love the sound of heavy rain and its effect on the river's voice

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
~Martha Graham




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Grateful this first day of February for ...

~ physical therapy, came home in tears knowing it's good for me even if hard
~ competence of my physical therapist, an associate professor at Wash U
~ friends bringing dinner tonight
~ beautiful unseasonably warm, sunshine day
~ intention to go for a short walk outside tomorrow
~ 28 Day Meditation Challenge with Sharon Salzberg
~ evening sky
~ all is well

shine
sandra

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Honoring the legacy of my mother, my grandmothers, my female ancestors

Good afternoon~~

~ in the university libarary enjoying the *vibe*

~ splurged and got a Starbuck's frappuccino (there's a Starbuck's in the library)

~ Adelaida's visa allows her three months stay!

~ It's 50 degrees and sunny today (an improvement of the last few days)

~ started the day with a healthy, nutritious beakfast

Blessed be,
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

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


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Some days, you’ll have a lot to be thankful for, and 5 entries won’t feel like nearly enough. Other days, coming up with 5 items may be a struggle – all you might be able to show appreciation for is the fact that you’re breathing, or the morning coffee you get to enjoy before you face a day of misery.

Nonetheless, forcing yourself to come up with 5 items and expressing daily gratitude for the positive things in your life will make you a happier person.
~ keepinspiring.me~




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


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