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8/31/20 6:52 P

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Grateful this Monday evening for ...

~ dappled sunlight through the tree outside my window
~ a good workout at PT today after missing Friday
~ ticking things off our to do list
~ thinking of my dad and smiling
~ son's excitement at a bike/camping trip in Minnesota
~ talking about ways to make our cozy home more walker friendly
~ acceptance is a process underway
~ all is well

shine
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8/31/20 9:48 A

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Wonderful gratitudes all - warms the emoticon

On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- the emoticon shining in the window as a sign of good things to come
- contacting a nutritionist who has successfully treated others with Parkinsons
- gathering data for upcoming emoticon visits
- fall weather
- windows open @ night
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly 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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8/31/20 7:36 A

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Cooler weather here too, thankfully.
I am still happy over four hours with the grandsons yesterday. They bring light and laughter and challenges to our home.
I am grateful for the lonely man who came and took our elliptical. I am glad I went to the front door when he came to pick it up off the curb. I am glad we chatted, at a distance.
I am grateful for my librarian friend who brought me apples when she returned a jigsaw puzzle.


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8/30/20 6:56 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-A day of lovely weather, how rare end of August here
-My sister and I doing a "walk and talk" (she walks, I bike)
-Lots of fresh air and sunshine for my workout
-Playing tennis with a good friend for over an hour, great workout
-Having my other friend I sometimes play tennis with show up with a friend of hers at the same time! Ha! Fun to see them a court away!
-Stretching .... aaaaaaah
-Long, hot showers ... aaaaaah
-A soft, comfortable bed for me to sleep on tonight, snuggled in with three sweet kitties

Have a great evening all,
Stephanie

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8/30/20 1:46 P

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Grateful this Sunday afternoon for ...

~ a delightful outdoor lunch with a dear friend we haven't seen since June
~ second social outing I've had since March
~ found the wasp's nest after sweetie was stung two weeks in a row
~ predisone
~ cooler, sunny day
~ refinancing mortgage, selling car, paving driveway, repairing basement
~ first walk in the park yesterday -- made it around the circle twice
~ anticipating Zoom call with my mom, kids and us this afternoon
~ all is well

shine
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8/30/20 1:31 P

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Gratitude~~

~ registered for private piano tutoring with university to be done online AND the prof agreed to work with me on the jazz improv program I've signed up for!

~ after a grueling 1.5 hours at the AT&T store yesterday, I'm finally active with the upgraded phone which will ostensibly offer a stronger internet signal

~ sadly my signal seems worse than before this morning so again I've been in touch with Tech Support, who referred me to Engineering...and they will be in touch with me

~ a hearty healthy breakfast this morning, hopefully the beginning of a day of conscious eating

~ down two ounces this week and as I said in my weekly blog, "I'll take it."

Blessed be,
xox
Maha


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It comes from an indomitable will.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

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

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8/30/20 9:50 A

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On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- creativity and the return of drive-ins
- getting medications and routines tested
- upcoming emoticon appointments
- better night sleep for DH
- cooler weather and the beginning of fall
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly while not letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!

"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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8/29/20 7:55 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-A peaceful, quiet, rainy day where I've pretty much done nothing .... aaaah
-Everything that really needed it getting a fair amount of rain
-Another Facebook live concert tonight by my dear friend
-The excellent mystery I'm reading
-Doing nice things for friends, always so much fun

Goodnight all,
Stephanie

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8/29/20 6:02 P

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Grateful
* To be posting this from my home away from home, Fort Bragg (Mendocino) CA. Listening to the waves crash against the rocks, and seeing the stormy sea in all its beauty.
* That I have been able to provide a temporary home for my aunt, and her sister, as they were caught in the fire and the smoke here in Northern CA
* That the smoke is subsiding in much of the state
* For my precious TigerLily, who is so well behaved, such a good traveler, and so darn cute!
* For the BEST butternut squash ever! Out of my very own garden!

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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8/29/20 3:56 P

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grateful
-to breathe easier with asthma under control
-for the warmth and welcome of my sister and her husband
-for many days to allow unwinding to happen
-for restorative sleep and relatively cool days bringing relief
-for fire fighting progress by so many hard at work
-for only one day so far that was wildly out of bounds in a caloric way
-for steep stairs here to get my heart rate up and challenge the rest of me
-for insurance help
-for hope

The body is a sacred garment.
It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
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8/29/20 1:00 P

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Here too!

On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- giving blood
- friends walking by and waving
- DH's good night
- super sunrise
- cooler temps!
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly while not letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!

"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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8/29/20 11:07 A

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Thankful this Saturday morning for ...

~ cooler temperatures
~ mom looks forward to our 2x/day calls
~ mom makes sense despite asking same questions 3-4 times/call
~ mom's radical progressive politics - she loves Rachel Maddow
~ general consensus on political values in my family
~ subscribing to Sling so we get news channels we couldn't get before
~ trying out new shower arrangement
~ working on acceptance
~ all is well

shine
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8/29/20 10:23 A

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Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.
`` Thich Nhat Hanh

Grateful this Saturday morning~~

~ for, like Sandra, mostly keeping my cool throough 2.5 hrs. on the phone with Amazon.com re: their Subscribe & Save progrram, and 1+ hr. with AT&T, all yesterday

~ headed to AT&T store to complete what couldn't be done (upgraded from iPhone 6 to 7 to enhance signal strength using my Personal Hot Spot -- no wireless here in the woods) at home because of my weak signal (right, AT&T, I'm actually smiling at the irony)

~ wonderful conversation with dear friend who just lost his mom AND his doggie, and is dealing with multiple health challenges

~ enjoyed talking with my Virgo soull sister in San Francisco, who is about to drive to Portland to celebrate hers and other family member's birthdays

~ mostly coping with the uber slow weight loss, though with each pound gone I definitely feel lighter and brighter (I made the mistake of weighing myself this morning -- official weigh-in is tomorrow -- and it wasn't encouraging)

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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8/28/20 7:18 P

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On this hot Friday night, I'm grateful for:

-A few days to take it easy now
-Making picnic plans (at a distance) with friends in a few weeks
-Today was a good exercise day ... and a good stretching day
-An important delivery arrived safely and on time
-Skyping shortly with a friend over a glass of chilled white wine ... lovely Friday evening idea!

Have a great evening!

Stephanie

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8/28/20 4:54 P

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Grateful this Friday afternoon for ...

~ milder temperatures for our outdoor lunch with a friend tomorrow
~ keeping my cool with AT&T today after 2 hours on phone & website
~ mostly letting go of my bruised ego this morning
~ writing a story for my writing group
~ finding the perfect early Christmas present for my son
~ scheduled a family Zoom visit with my mom
~ finding things my mom can do to stay engaged during COVID times
~ all is well

shine
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8/28/20 9:46 A

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On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon first thing this morning
- breakfast on the way
- last day of emoticon emoticon
- reaching out to family
- fabulous emoticon people
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daly, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly while not letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!!

"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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8/27/20 7:52 P

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Grateful this Thursday evening for ...

~ mom decided on home care 4 days a week
~ my life is comparatively easy
~ accepting PT & surgeon's assessments that I will likely always need assistive devices
~ three classes and 1 individual consult left until my break
- sweetie made fork-tender ribs with yummy homemade sauce for dinner
~ joy of giving unexpected surprise presents to loved ones just because
~ when sweetie sings I know she is happy
~ all is well

Shine
Sandra

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8/27/20 7:09 P

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As I'm nearing the R&R part of my day on this fine Thursday, I'm grateful for:

-Blue skies (hot, humid blue skies, but blue skies nonetheless)
-Sunlight filtered through the honeysuckle bushes, cast upon the back yard in interesting shadows
-Rosie, who's butting her head against my arm as I type, how cute is that? Now she's hopped to the floor, lying on her back, all four paws up in the air ... so many laughs around here
-My dear friend, Barbara, still reaping joy from my birthday gift to her
-My comfortable home, a solid roof over my head to protect me from the storms

Stay Mighty, because you are!

Stephanie


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8/27/20 1:17 P

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Interesting post Jeanette - we are indeed blessed!

On this Thursday afternoon, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- local company having a trapeze in stock
- supporting the local economy
- emoticon to the shop and ride home
- DH's shower
- tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch!
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly, while not letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!

"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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8/27/20 8:00 A

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It seems I am grateful today for all the things I don't have:
hurricane
wildfires
serious rioting close to home
covid-19 or any other major health issue
heat without air conditioning
loneliness




Jeanette
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8/26/20 7:38 P

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On this hot Wednesday evening, I'm grateful for:

-Dear friend giving me a red onion she grew: I made spinach salad/red onion/strawberries/goat cheese out of half, sautéed the rest with fresh, organic green beans, win-win, yum-yum
-Other dear friend making masks to send to my sis and bro-in-law (these are VERY special, almost made-to-order masks; I sent pictures of both my sis/bro so she could visualize sizing)
-And I will "second" the gratitude nomination for air conditioning! Yes indeed!!!
-Tiring Rosie completely out playing fetch today; she went up and down that flight of carpeted steps 20+ times after her toy and brought it back ... she will sleep well (and probably snore) tonight
-Cooking up big batches of fresh veggies for the next 3-4 days, broccoli, green beans, spaghetti squash, spinach salad ... setting myself up for good eats!

Stay mighty, each of you, because you are!

Stephanie

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8/26/20 12:52 P

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On this Wednesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- Mother emoticon getting a emoticon appointment
- the Universe totally weighing in
- attempting to come to grips with some major health changes
- hanging on to 'Everything Happens for the Best'
- the fabulous support staff here
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly while not letting doubt build Mountains and BE-lieving!

"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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8/25/20 8:43 P

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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Ann's safety
-Dusk in my back yard
-The softness of cat fur
-Memories of my great-grandma and great-aunt, both of whom I lived with in different parts of my childhood (small town in Kansas)
-My cousin, who reminded me when last we talked that I was her first friend, wow
-Checking in on a good friend who's been struggling to find her much improved

Stay Mighty, because you are!!

Stephanie

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8/25/20 4:13 P

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So good to hear Ann is safe & sheltering in the Pacific Northwest. Thankful this Tuesday afternoon for ...

~ last class of my Tuesday group tonight
~ last week of individual consults - six to go
~ staying inside with air conditioning this hot, humid day
~ finding ways to help my mom from a distance
~ glimpses of joy throughout the day
~ mom has decided to get home care a couple of days a week
~ all is well

shine
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8/25/20 1:22 P

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grateful
-to be sheltered in the beautiful Pacific Northwest
-for ease of breathing here without smoke and ash
-for good news from the fire front that is threatening our home, though there are so many fire fronts and so many homes and landscapes
-for the shift in weather in the Bay area
-to celebrate my sister's birthday with her
-for hilarious, heart filling hugs with V and H through painters' plastic
-for the fierce love of our kids and grandkids
-for a sparkfriend's kind words
-for hope

peace,
Ann

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8/25/20 12:55 P

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Rumi says --

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading (or looking at a monitor). Take down a musical instrument (anything you love).

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.




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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Love sandhill cranes!

On this Tuesday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- DH's emoticon appointment
- keeping medical record for questions
- trying to find a way to get emoticon and meet DH's needs
- a clean apartment
- remembering the Universe is looking out for us
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly while not letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!

"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 morning I am grateful for sandhill cranes in the park, sweet neighbors, books, more books, friends who share books and jigsaw puzzles, and the brief glimpse I get of them as we leave things on each other's porches.
When this ends I hope my arms ache from hugging.

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8/24/20 9:48 P

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On this quiet Monday night, I'm grateful for:

-Good neighbors
-My best friend to whom I gifted the first "Dalai Lama's Cat" book (thank you, dear Maha) for her 70th birthday just loved it; I'm getting ready to start the second in the series
-Also in my "to be read" stack, Becoming, Michelle Obama
-Dear friend who handmade for and gifted me four masks, following WHO guidelines (3-ply, breathable, etc.), fall colors, including an orange one with black bats that glow in the dark; truly a gift from the heart
-Three sleepy cats, all on the bed across the hall waiting on me ...
-A soft, comfortable bed with a pillow to lay my head upon

Sweet dreams all -

Stay Mighty,
Stephanie

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Grateful this Monday afternoon for ...

~ physical therapist is making a tangible difference from week to week
~ muscles feel like jello so I know I've worked hard
~ sweetie's homemade crabcakes made with fresh crab
~ US Post Office
~ my sister-in-law who looks out so lovingly for my mom
~ my son who struggles but perseveres
~ my daughter for who puts the best face on just about everything
~ my sweetie who loves me so dearly
~ all is well

shine
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On this Monday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- emoticon figuring out a way to get DH what he needs and sleep through the night
- shower and PT
- emoticon only taking almost 2 months to figure it out
- finally letting others deal with DH @ night
- emoticon this works and I can get some emoticon
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly while not letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!

"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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8/23/20 3:58 P

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Grateful this Sunday afternoon for ...

~ long phone call with my mom with both laughter & sadness
~ still basking in the warmth of in person visit with dear friends yesterday
~ a long nap this afternoon
~ iced coffee
~ kindness of strangers
~ effectiveness of my physical therapist
~ cautiously hopeful my knee will eventually cease to buckle
~ accepting - maybe even a bit grateful for walker in the meantime
~ all is well

shine
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Home sweet home

Perception: KALIGIRL, when I looked at your emoji, I immediately thought "sand dollar" = the ocean! Then I read Jeanette's post and it brought recall that the emoji is a snowflake! lol It seems clear where my head's at!

So happy to be among you! And grateful~~

~ for the relative safety I feel for now out here in the woods

~ two ounces + 14 ounces = one pound in two weeks

~ completed weekly blog

~ for the effectiveness and elegance of the DNC Virtual Convention

~ for the healing power of poetry

Blessed be,
xox
Maha

THANKS

Listen
with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water thanking it
standing by the windows looking out
in our directions

back from a series of hospitals back from a mugging
after funerals we are saying thank you
after the news of the dead
whether or not we knew them we are saying thank you

over telephones we are saying thank you
in doorways and in the backs of cars and in elevators
remembering wars and the police at the door
and the beatings on stairs we are saying thank you
in the banks we are saying thank you
in the faces of the officials and the rich
and of all who will never change
we go on saying thank you thank you

with the animals dying around us
taking our feelings we are saying thank you
with the forests falling faster than the minutes
of our lives we are saying thank you
with the words going out like cells of a brain
with the cities growing over us
we are saying thank you faster and faster
with nobody listening we are saying thank you
thank you we are saying and waving
dark though it is

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

Never eat more than you can lift.
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Jeanette - I'm with you - made for emoticon

On this Sunday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- opportunities to emoticon
- scale to check DH's weight
- finding a schedule for miralax
- navigating health issues
- breathing in and breathing out
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly while not letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!

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

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

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


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This morning I am grateful for Sylvester, who turned three yesterday and never fails to light up a room (at least for doting grandparents)
I am grateful for his parents, and the truly good papa my younger son is.
I am grateful for the Hmong couple at the farmers market who greet us warmly. I am grateful that their adult children in the medical profession remain healthy.
I am grateful for the past two weeks of moderate heat, as this week heats up again. I needed the break. I am totally made for winter.

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On this lovely Saturday evening, I'm grateful for:

-Starting my day with a cemetery walk with two dear friends, on opposite sides of the street, and catching up
-My health; I never want to take it for granted again
-Lots of time today to play with the diva kitty girls
-Great fresh veggies from the organic farmer's market: two pints of multi-colored cherry tomatoes, eggs, spaghetti squash, spinach, Persian cucumbers, red onion
-Having a glass of chilled white wine with two friends on their patio at a safe distance; it was SO good to see friends today, just totally miss hugging them
-Three kitties who let me hug on them most of the time, thank goodness for that!

Stay Mighty, because you are!

Stephanie

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Grateful this Saturday afternoon for ...

~ good conversation, yummy food and lots of love with dear friends
~ cooking & cleaning for the first time since February
~ friend fixed our grill
~ looking forward to grilled fish and vegetables
~ opened windows & doors this morning
~ yummy crab quiche, fruit salad & flourless chocolate cake
~ house much cleaner than it was -- now to keep it this way
~ all is well

shine
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Wonderful gratitudes all!

On this Saturday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- being honest with DH even though it was a difficult conversation
- Lessons in Patience
- the weekend
- first day of diuretic and BP above 100
- motivation to meditate
Life is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and KINDLY while not letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!

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

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

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

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


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On this quiet Friday evening, I'm grateful for:

-Cooking myself another great meal, as always, with intentional leftovers
-My comfortable home, shared with three lovely felines; our calm amidst the storms!
-That my family can stay at home, but have to stay inside due to the winds/dangerous air quality blowing from all the fires, probably from Ann's area ... safety for all is my hope
-SO much fun playing tennis last night; that's 4 times I've managed this year!
-Getting some water garden maintenance done on another lovely evening tonight
-The soft, warm bed calling me now, and I see kitty ears in the shadows already sacked out on the bed knowing it's where I'll land eventually

Stay Mighty, because you are!

Stephanie

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Maha -- Odd, indeed! I see a number of posts after Kathy's.

Grateful this Friday afternoon for ...

~ I can feel my muscles after PT today
~ PT three days next week
~ only six classes over three weeks before I get a break
~ plans to go to see my mom
~ sweetie's dad is giving up driving (finally)
~ socially distanced belated birthday brunch with dear friends tomorrow
~ doing what I can to help clean
~ all is well

shine
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Whew! When I posted my gratitudes today, suddenly 10 prior posts appeared! So relieved to hear you are safe, Ann!

Shout-out to all!


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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Odd that I see no posts beyond Kathy's on August 18?

Grateful~~

~ connectivity

~ plant-based Italian sausage, very tasty (and very garlicky!) --

~ 15 miles of pedaling yesterday...it felt good!

~ an entertaining Mary Higgins Clark mystery

~ hopeful about the Biden-Harris ticket

Blessed be,
xox
Maha



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

Never eat more than you can lift.
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This morning I am grateful for all those people who run small businesses and go out of there way to keep us sane. I am thinking in particular of a neighborhood bookstore, a neighborhood kitchen store, and a soap and lotion store in Ireland. Each emails their favorite books, new items, movies, inspiring quotes. I just appreciate that in a time when they too have to be frightened both for their health and the survival of their business, they try to make me feel better about it all. Hope that made sense!

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Wonderful gratitude Stephanie!

On this Friday morning, I continue to be blessed and I’m grateful for
- emoticon
- DH shower
- PT & OT
- in room happy hour tonight
- DH sleeping
Life is GOOD - here’s to living and celebrating the emoticon daily, gratefully, intentionally, and kindly without letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!

"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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Tonight I'm grateful for:

-Ann's safety
-Sandra NOT hurting herself when she fell
-Kali's down day! Those are THE BEST!
-Playing tennis again tonight, my 4th time this year! Woo Hoo! It really is a great sport for physical distancing
-Hot showers ..... aaaaaaaaaah
-Leftover Korean bibimbap that I cooked last night
-These sweet kitties I live with
-My mother and I intentionally and mindfully keeping in far better touch

Stay Mighty, because you are!

Stephanie

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Grateful this Thursday afternoon for ...

~ Ann & family are safe with sister
~ another beautiful day
~ kindnesses given to me "just because"
~ confidence in son's doctor
~ letting go of a worry
~ found time when a client cancelled
~ being able to gently tease my mom to help her see reality
~ accepting sadness as my mom's memory declines from Alzheimer's
~ all is well

shine
sandra

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Grateful
-for safe evacuation due to wildfires destroying our beautiful, historic mountain communities and parkland
-my sister will take us in, so we are on our way to long term shelter and breathable air
-for all those in place to work for others’ safety and also the land
-to know that hope will return

peace
Ann

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It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor.
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On this Thursday morning, I continue to be blessed and am grateful for
- home after DH'a hospital stay
- all tests good w/the exception of an ultrasound
- super emoticon professionals
- follow-up appointments scheduled
- down day!
All is GOOD - Here's to Living and Celebrating the emoticon Daily, Gratefully, Intentionally and Kindly while not letting doubt build mountains and BE-lieving!

"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 these wee hours of Thursday morning for ...

~ thoughtful discussion of difficult topic
~ president Obama's speech last night
~ getting started on a put off task
~ Getting bids for work on house
~ hope
~ beautiful days
~ socially distanced birthday brunch soon
~ all is well

Shine
Sandra

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On this fine Wednesday evening, I'm grateful for:

-The art of cooking
-Ginger, sesame oil and garlic being sautéed together ... what a luscious smell, then carrots, and mushrooms ... veggie heaven, over jasmine rice with quick-pickled scallions
-Making a plan with a friend for Thai takeout over my 5-day Labor Day weekend, on my deck
-Hot showers, a complete refresh for me
-Three loads of laundry now done
-An evening at home with the kitty girls and a good book since dinner is now done

Goodnight all,
Stephanie


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Grateful this Tuesday evening for ...

~ experiencing joy in many ways
~ practicing oticing and naming joy when it comes
~ only one more class for my Tuesday group & 2 more for the Monday group
~ looking forward to having a few evenings free very soon
~ no injuries from fall last night
~ taking it easy today except for short walk
~ all is well

shine
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On this lovely Tuesday evening, I'm grateful for all of this, and so much more:

-The mini-cyclone that hit my house over lunch (me, great way to work off some steam!); the good kind of being a cyclone
-The many work emails that flew and caused disruption NOT being my issue; our webface developer thought today was Wednesday (I could easily do that most any time!)
-Forgetting how much I love smoked paprika (and couscous) when I used them in a dish tonight, more to come, for sure
-Clean sheets and kitty blankets
-Still debating on whether I want to replace my FitBit; it's been MIA for a few months now
-Hoping, hoping, hoping the weather cooperates and I get to play tennis Thursday night (the perfect physical distancing sport)
-My comfortable home and my harmony with the three diva girls
-Always, my health

Have a great evening all ...
Stephanie

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