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~another decent night of deep sleep, maybe 6 hrs
~a fun project I get to help an elementary class fulfill
~uplifting conversation with a friend
~a letter written to a friend in need
~kettlebell pair ordered
~discussion with DH about THAT and, after a few hours of thought, agreed
~chicken soup in the crockpot
~the heartburn I had after lunch went away
~exercises completed
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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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Thankful this Thursday for...

~everyone who is here-great to see KAT again
~forecast for temperatures above freezing all next week
~healthy food choices
~waking up to sunshine
~tomorrow is Friday

Peace and blessings to all on this grateful team!

"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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eh, well, here I am, giving my grats even tho I am feeling caved in! LOL! THAT's progress!
-thankful that I know I need to do this and most of all when I least feel like it!
-thankful that I know I need to JUST DO IT and so I shall
-thankful that I have this day to JUST DO IT
-thankful for the trust my son has in feeling he can come to me and be heard, deaf tho I am
-thankful that I have come to realize how difficult and imperative it is to be able to listen, leaving my SELF out of it, so that I can hear as best this old hoomin bean is able, with God's help.
-thankful for my art supplies that came today
-grateful for the opportunity to play with them
-thankful that I realize it is UP TO ME to be sure that I provide a space for that opportunity, no blaming anyone or anything else
-thankful for the joy I derived from playing with my imagery last evening
-thankful for the uplifting feeling of anticipating another creative space to explore more
-thankful that this feeling helps to fill my deflated ole heart a mite and get me on my WAY!
-YOU YOU YOU!!!!!!!! and all of YOUR gratitudes

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Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
-- Simone Weil

Good morning! Happy to be here among you~~

~ the bright blue sky and sun make the snow appear even more magical (from inside -- it's 16 degrees out *there*)

~ sleeping in a just made bed with fluffy flannel sheets last night

~ going on a cleaning streak at midnight and accomplishing a few things

~ meditating after midnight, to settle my restlessness and finish the day easefully

~ to bed at 1:00am and up at 6:45, with mostly sound sleep in-between

Blessed be!
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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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On this cold winter morning, I am thankful for ...

* warmth
* another snow day that counts toward my internship
* two process recordings finished yesterday, soon to be caught up
* Nermal, my cat-child
* fruit smoothies
* my mother's birthday
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose


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grateful
~for bedtime
~for relatively easy medical care
~it's ok to curl up and rest
~tomorrow's another day
~colds and allergies are temporary

peace
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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.
-My gratitude practice.
-A lazy day.
A healthy appetite.


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Just one for today - happy, quiet, peaceful day!
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On this cold winter morning I am thankful for many blessings and especially for...

~hope
~the promise of Spring
~music and how it lifts my spirits
~the peace in my heart that this gratitude practice brings
~getting some extra sleep this morning for six hours total
~choosing joy and finding it like a sunbeam through the clouds of depression and cabin fever

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” Richard Wagner
"With Joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation." Isaiah 12:3


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~reading your thanks giving
~good night with 8 1/2 hrs uninterrupted sleep
~got my girlfriend on the phone yesterday and we talked for about an hour; they have chgd her meds; she is feeling better and will be re-evaluated later in the week to see if they will give more radiation
~great exercise yesterday and will do today
~a break today
~finding info I was researching

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer stepping into the light of each new day in 2020!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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This morning I am thankful for ...

* funk no more (well not as much)
* a productive session with my therapist yesterday
* a spirited discussion during my class presentation last night
* watching the snow cover my backyard
* working from home on this snow day counts toward internship hours
* friends checking in
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
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Nothing is a waste of time if you use your experience wisely.
-- Auguste Rodin

Good morning! So happy you're feeling better Lynn! I'm here because of the importance of this practice in my life~~

~ reflecting on Rodin's wisdom -- how mistakes and seemingly non-productive behavior needn't be a waste of time

~ determination, an important tool I plan to make use of today!

~ with the 100% prediction of snow (5-6" in the mid-south???) and the university officially closed today, I'm happy for the warmth of my living space and delicious and healthy food on-hand

~ my friend Fractalmyth's spunk and positive attitude through it all

~ the day opening before me rife with possibility

Blessed be!
xox
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It comes from an indomitable will.
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My gratitudes tonight include...

~ My eyes & brain starting to work together again

~ My stomach holding in the food it was given

~ Migraine meds that work

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


The Secret of Health for both mind & body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or not to anticipate trouble, but to live in the present moment wisely & earnestly. ~ The Buddha

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Tonight, my gratitudes include:

-My warm home
-A VERY comfortable bed waiting on me
-An excellent and easy dinner, quite healthy and full of color
-20 minutes of easy exercise tonight, even though I wanted to do nada
-A really great meeting today with my goals met

Goodnight all ...

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emoticon 4 of my 5 got sick in the night. Food poisoning apparently. All fine today.

emoticon Boys got their school work done in spite.

emoticon Chatting with my Ma.

emoticon Got a nap in, think I'll make it

emoticon My money making opportunity is getting closer and closer to a reality.

Glad to see you here, BOB!


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Great to see the new members, and I look forward to brief, joyous gratitudes with them. Ok, better not press the karma with a lie right now. I look forward to seeing there posts, while I walk on the dark side, and make a few jokes.

Today I am thankful for:

*my temperature didn't spike last night!!!
*the sweetl holding of my hand in my wifes two hands in the dark Sunday night as I finished a very, very hard day.
*the work I have done with my therapist. My attitude has held up great, with only a few bad spots.
*the work I have done with my PT. Getting in and out of the hospital bed is sooooooo much easier with the super abs I now have. My lower back is having a very hard time with all the bed rest, but it's holding on, which is amazing!
*being able to set-up and post. I have gotten out a few updates on my iphone, but to set-up with my laptop is wonderful!!! take care, bob

ps. if anyone is interested in what's going on and has missed my couple of iphone status updates and info. Read more about less.... I have updated it today. More tests coming so I'll say goodbye!

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grateful
~for life and breath
~for hot coffee after a sleepless night
~for the gifts of those that have gone before me
~for moments of connection and insight
~for all that practice speaking gratitude here

peace
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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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The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.
-- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Good morning! Giving thanks for the *little* things~~

~ enjoying girlfriend time

~ Spike Lee learning during Q&A that one of the Little Rock Nine was in the audience (the in the balcony yet!) and INSISTED that she be brought down; I didn't get her name, but she was a lovely and lively presence and the evening concluded with the two of them in dialogue -- amazing!

~ the brightness of this winter morning

~ poetry! and the incomparable Polish poet and Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska
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~ talk of a "snowgedden" here tomorrow brought a (momentary) smile (first time I'd heard THAT word-creation)

Blessed be!
xox
Maha


Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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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.
-My gratitude practice.
-Recognizing the power of my thoughts.
-Cups of green tea.
-A lazy day.


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emoticon PEACEFULONE!

~caught up somewhat with my behindness
~tried to call a friend (one with cancer), didnt get an answer, so called a mutual friend who will try to advise her so that she picks up when I call later today
~groceries purchased and put away
~the cats chicken crockpotted overnight
~went with hubby to pick up "new" momma and adorable baby girl and take them home to four awaiting stepsibs; it was too funny as I placed little Quzia in her crib and the sibs stood around watching every movement; we sat in the frontroom chatting and the sibs kept rushing in and out to tell us about babys faces, stretches, coos with questions like, is that normal?!
~shockeroo! I recd an apology for some mean criticism aimed at me earlier in the day; kinda left me in shock!

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer stepping into the light of each new day in 2020!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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In a funk this morning, but still thankful for ...

* a bird singing outside my window
* patience to reschedule lunch with my son
* determination to work on homework today
* a glass of wine with a friend after class
* didn't let professional development group upset me
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities and freedom to choose

Shine,
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On this cold, dark night I am very mindful of many blessings in my life...

~hit my lowest weight in 10 years
~goal weight looks within reach
~plans for a trip south with my sister to get out of this deep freeze
~our furnace is keeping up with the below zero temps
~being with my thin and trim sister inspires me to lose more weight
~DH for holding down the fort

Peace and blessings to this thankful team!

Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 2/8/2011 (01:05)
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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Tonight, I am grateful for:

-My warm and comfortable bed
-Abundant healthy food
-Hot showers
-My sister
-My partner and this amazing relationship we share through the ups and downs of life

Goodnight all ...

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Another day to be thankful for! Specifically,

*The chance to take my sister somewhere she'd never been before
*The bravery to face some of the things I'm wildly behind on and get them off my back!
*A very fun Sunday
*A chance to be generous
*yoga

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grateful
~for warm sunny days
~to have more fluid movement
~for inner work
~to have learned tools
~for a b'day gift of gorgeous, whorly, butter-colored cauliflower from a friend's garden

joy
ann

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Monday:

Great friends who spent the weekend with us.

Vicki's (Taz) Valentine's blog post and she's back from her break

Maha's forgiveness quote of the other day

A potential solution to a problem

Quiet, happy day!

Later ya'll!

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Today.

*HARRRUMMPPPPFFFHHHH*

I... am... thankful...

for...

Starting over.
The restored karmic balance from unindicted transgressions (Yinzers'll KNOW wut I mean!)
Starting over.
11 weeks until the NFL draft - April 28th, Baby!
Starting over.

*goes back to sobbing*
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Thank you all for
-sharing your gratitudes so abundantly and seeing how abundant they are!

Gratitudes for another day to Honor!

"The only way out is through." -Robert Frost


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The beauty that embodies a dream
Has also the power to manifest a reality.
-- Sri Chinmoy

Good morning! Giving thanks today~~

~ how our fearless leader manifests beautiful realities

~ I have a tabula rasa to fill however I choose

~ the joy Kitty Rama creates by just *being* and sharing her cuteness in a photo blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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~ LOVE Vicki's "Renewed Loves" blog and her link to "Foods That Promote Happiness" health.yahoo.net/experts/drmao/foods
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romote-happiness


~ dinner (I'm taking it over to her place) and going to see Spike Lee (his talk should be intriguing...he's so dynamic and creative and fierce) with a friend tonight

Blessed be!
xox
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It comes from an indomitable will.
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Never eat more than you can lift.
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~the song I keep playing over and over that I posted on my SPBlog
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~I slept well Sat. night
~we are back from conference
~wasnt feeling well yesterday so finished a series
~lots of time alone for thinking
~deep heart-to-hearts with at least 4 individuals this past week
~an exercise buddy one afternoon who turned out to be a waitress at the hotel
~loving compliments from a dear friend
~great exercise this past week (walking the hilly cobblestone streets of a small town built on the side of a mountain, swims in huge pool, hotel exercise equipment room)
~a special gift I could not have imagined
~fog across the valley one morning
~hubby allowed me to add MY work to "our" report
~safety on the roads
~rather than responding negatively or passively to the foolish behavior of others, I am more consistently being proactive and not making it MY problem

An experienced dragon slayer-tamer stepping into the light of each new day in 2020!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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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 share.
-My gratitude practice and the positive direction it takes me each day.
-My commitment to an early morning walk.
-Cups of green tea.

Mazzy


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This morning I am thankful for ...

* Packers win (sorry Trace) -- it makes my family & home state happy
* Maha's listening
* Ralph making time for me on a Sunday
* The power of expression
* Having an "aha" moment
* Chatting with my daughter yesterday
* Looking forward to lunch with my son on Tuesday
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
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Stopping before sleep takes over to give thanks for a wonderful weekend with many blessings...

~heavenly music at the symphony-Bach and Mozart
~making it to early church and then a late morning nap
~information on the health benefits of organic apple cider vinegar and other healthy habits, found at www.bragg.com
~a warm home while winter continues outside
~soft bed waiting
~good friends, loving family and this caring team

Have a wonderful week everyone!
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Gratitudes this Sunday night
* Survived an amazing, yet extremely busy, weekend
* For the incredible volunteers that I have been working with these past several weeks.
* For having the opportunity of a lifetime literally fall into my lap
* For my life experiences that have taught me to remain calm in a crisis and be assertive when need be.
* For ongoing healing process with my DIL and my dad
* For a granddaughter who texts me every day....

~~~Kathy~~~

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


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Tonight, here are a few things I am definitely grateful for:

-A wonderful Sunday night comfort food dinner cooked for me
-Having seconds without feeling guilty as I stayed in my calorie range AND did an hour of cardio
-My incredible partner and how blessed we are
-Being able to keep my cool (for the most part) after a difficult phone conversation this morning
-The buddy system definitely helping me here today as I wasn't able to get it together for my yoga class tonight, but when my buddy went to get on the bike, I followed, and ended up with 60 full minutes ... and am so happy I did it
-My health and my body's ability to withstand most of what I put it through!!

Goodnight all ...

Stephanie

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EXCELLENT quote you shared, Maha! Thank you!

I am giving thanks this late evening for :
-another day lived well
-a wonderful sermon today on the Salt and the Light
-the clarity and order I am beginning to bring to my photograph collections
-the ideas being born while doing that!
-reading all of TAZ's "loves" which made me think about mine!
-the weather allowing me to walk outside which has been long in coming!
-charcoals and new materials coming this week
-the support of my Hugs in my struggles to make a space, a time and a mindset for my artmaking!
-aquarobics class waiting for me tomorrow!!
-YOU YOU YOU!

"The only way out is through." -Robert Frost


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Forgiving someone does not absolve them of the wrong that you experienced. It can simply free you to live a life that isn't anchored to the hurt and resentment of past events.
-- SparkPeople Healthy Reflections

Good morning! Here to give thanks~~

~ having Myth among us -- and taking pleasure in her thanks giving

~ forgiving myself for not meeting the standards I've set for myself on SP lately

~ sharing the movie Wondrous Oblivion with the inmates last night, a wonderful film that they also deeply appreciated

~ I got the strength training done, after having missed last week

~ great phone conversation with Stephanie

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

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

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

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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.
-My gratitude practice and the positive direction it takes me.
-An early morning walk.
-Really SEEING and HEARING the beauty all around me.
-Feeling like I was walking in a Monet like setting.
-Smiling, friendly people.
--The chirping of birds.
-My iPod.
-A healthy appetite.
-Breakfast out with DH.
-A piece of a chocolate chip scone.

Mazzy


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This morning I am thankful for ...

* a chat with my daughter, reminder that I have much to live for
* planned lunch with my son, another reminder
* my therapist who is available to me at all hours
* breakfast this morning with a friend
* realizing I am alone but don't have to be lonely
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose (even when I forget)

Shine,
Sandra

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- that the thankfulness goes on and on, even though I forget to stop by here and join you in acknowledging it :D
- that I held on to my favourite dresses, even though I thought I would never wear them again... and now, 5 years later, they fit me!
- for a safe drive through city traffic
- for my knee allowing me to use stairs again without giving way

Though no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

It's time to be the me I want to be.


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Tonight I am grateful for...

~ Our son coming from SC to watch the Superbowl with his family.

~ His new brother-in-law being born healthy to his 49 year old mother-in-law.

~ Our daughter showing up unexpectedly after field work.

~ My stomach not feeling too bad today.

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


The Secret of Health for both mind & body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or not to anticipate trouble, but to live in the present moment wisely & earnestly. ~ The Buddha

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Tonight, here are just a few of the many things I am grateful for:

-Maha's quote bringing me fond memories of reading Castaneda's "The Teachings of Don Juan" series (I spent several years fairly entranced in reading about teachings of the shamans, also enjoying Lynn Andrews and Mary Summer Rain)
-Sue's mention of Keb Mo reminding me of the "Rock the Vote" concert series a few years back where I first had the pleasure of seeing Keb Mo perform live, opening for Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt - what a treat all the way around
-A very intense personal training session today that really worked me hard (a good hard)
-My new peppermint foot cream
-Canceling my plans to go out this evening in lieu of chilling out at home
-Our organic produce delivery yesterday and being able to save the half of the head of rainbow chard that had started wilting (I love that stuff!!!!!)
-Two beautiful red peppers and the difficult choice I'm having between stuffing them with some kind of quinoa mixture or just eating them sliced (we shared one the other night and they are awesome just sliced, so that may have to happen again)
-Hot showers

Goodnight all -

Stephanie

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Afternoon all
- overcast, light rain - wonderful moist weather
- puppies getting well
- start of basketball game
- new smart phone (smarter than me I'm afraid...)
- baking trays and trip to Trader Joes for next week dinners

"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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Giving thanks this Day for:
-aquarobics!
-yummy recipe to make!
-my Lovely Snowy Purrdita and my curmudgeonly Smokey
-that I AM
-and YOU are!


"The only way out is through." -Robert Frost


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Grateful for:

*Maha's quote of the day today, "We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." Indeed.

*My dear friend Paula who, with a sinus infection and while holding a toddler with stomach flu on her lap, managed to make my day better with her concern and love

*Memories of a sweet trip to the Mississippi River, where I first heard Keb Mo. I missed his concert last night, but, 600 miles from home, I was happy to know that the rest of my town was getting the chance to hear good music.

*Plans to make sangria for the Super Bowl. I've been looking forward to it for days!

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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.
-My loving husband.
-My joyful daughter.
-An early morning walk.
-Seeing the beauty all around me as I walked.
-Being present in my life and understanding the value of living in the present moment.
-A healthy appetite.
-Planning ahead (calorie wise) for a special dinner of lobster ravoli in in pink cream sauce.

Mazzy


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grateful
~for smiles brought by well wishes!
~for many kind and thoughtful people
~to see progress from a variety of strength work
~for sound sleep upon occasion
~for a beautifully sunny day ahead

joy
ann

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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We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
-- Carlos Castaneda

Good morning! Here's to making ourselves strong through giving thanks~~

~ chocolate peanut butter pie...in moderation of course

~ morning sun on the snow

~ the tub is full and steaming with essence of lavendar beckoning out to me

~ green tea, one of my potent medicines

~ lovely Ann has completed another rotation of the sun in Capricorn

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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Missed yesterday! So sorry! Was getting ready for some friends from another state to stop by on their way to yet another place.

1. Glad that dh did his part in helping to prepare for the guests.
2. Got to find a hairstylist in my little town that did a good job yesterday.
3. Happy to be working on a long time bad habit and using the other goals tracker thingy to do it.

I'll post again later today to make up for my Friday if I can!

Happy Birthday to Ann and Welcomes to Nonie!
Hey, where's Bob?

"God demonstrates his own love for us in this... Christ died for us."
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Happy birthday, Ann! Freedom to buy roses and carnations for yourself. How wonderful!

This morning, I am thankful for ...

* good self-care
* waking refreshed
* Nermal (my cat) sleeping on my arm purring
* letting go of hurt feelings
* losing weight after maintaining for many months
* will have my own office next week
* chatting with friends last night
* as always, a life worth living, possibilities & freedom to choose

Shine,
Sandra

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