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3/7/20 12:58 A

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I'm thankful for ~

~ My free bus pass from the county

~ Getting to journal and read while the bus driver dealt with today's heavy traffic due to a freeway accident ahead

~ A great library system

~ Heather Webber's delightful new Southern tale of food, magic and family secrets and struggles, Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

~ Free YouTube exercise videos

~ Lighter call volume today

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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3/4/20 12:14 A

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I'm grateful for ~

~ Vacation leave so I could relax at home on my birthday

~ My wonderful sister sharing a perfectly clear email from her HR lady explaining just how to enroll in Medicare when you are still working & covered by health insurance

~ The helpful lady at Social Security who helped me correct my booboo so I could finish my online application

~ A working printer so I could print various pages to return to if needed (helped me feel more secure)

~ A great sale at FlavoredCoffee.com that saved me $7.95

~ No rain today, and hopefully none tomorrow when I walk down to Tat's for a chopped salad

~ Birthday wishes from Spark Friends & 6-Pack sisters

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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2/24/20 9:54 P

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Today I'm grateful ~

~ that I made all my early bus connections today

~ that dear sister shared emails between her and brother, so I could join the challenging conversation

~ that dear sister helped talk me down from my anxious place on Sunday trying--and failing--to buy movie tickets online (because I said I would do it!)

~ that we arrived in plenty of time to buy our tickets & hit the restroom well before the 20+ minutes of ads, previews, & a delightful animated short ("Hair Love") began before the feature

~ that the other new employee, our only guy (besides supervisor Ian), started today, and as I approached him with my hands outstretched to grasp his, he opened his arms for a hug

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/19/20 10:29 P

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emoticon Mary! I'm sorry I missed this when you posted it! emoticon

Today I'm grateful for

~ Lengthening daylight

~ A clear day with gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Ranged

~ Health coverage

~ A capable physical therapist

~ How close the Burien Kaiser clinic is to me, and to Trader Joe's, so I could pick up a few items on my way home!

~ Finding a great book on the library impulse display by a new (to me) author, Christina Lauren

~ Finding a number of her earlier books available from my library system.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I'm grateful that my sister, Amanda, started the Babysteps Brigade SparkTeam 9 years ago! It's brought so much joy to my life, as well as helpful info and recipes, increased awareness and health, and dear, wonderful SparkFriends!!

~~ Mary

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1/27/20 11:14 P

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I'm grateful ~

~ for the short meditations from Headspace.com

~ that some of the clinics took their own calls today, since we had 2 people doing the work of 7

~ for 2 of the WIC ladies who helped me figure out what to do when I registered a new mom and her infant in the wrong clinic

~ for a great book that had me laughing on the bus after work (beating back those almost tears from a stressful day)

~ that my favorite salads were there at Safeway and on sale this weekend!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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1/25/20 11:15 A

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I'm grateful my sister's only connection with a close-by shooting was a way-long commute home. And I'll be grateful when I hear from DB and SIL in Turkey that they're OK and safe from the earthquake.

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~~ Mary

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1/16/20 12:12 A

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I'm thankful another rider tried to get a bus to not pull away as I was running to catch it. Even though his waving didn't get the driver to stop, I appreciated the effort!

I'm thankful I didn't miss my 150 home, even though the first bus took off; the next came in time to make the connection.

I'm thankful yesterday's heavy snow in the morning stopped after ~ an hour, & the commute home was dry, though cold; and I saw my first sunset in a while (cloud cover's been thick lately).

I'm thankful it didn't snow overnight, and it was easy walking down the hill to the bus stop this morning.

I'm thankful for the lovely view of Mt. Rainier with dawn colors behind it this morning--it's been stuck behind those clouds for weeks!

I'm thankful the midday snowfall had lightened by the time I came home at lunch.

I'm thankful the snow had stopped, and the above freezing temp made it easy to brush the snow off my car in order to drive it to the dentist.

I'm thankful I got there ~ 45 minutes early, and due to cancellations, they could take me as soon as I finished my paperwork.

I'm thankful I was done and back in my car 10 after when my appt was supposed to be (4:30), so I got home before full dark. (The dentist is over in Burien, very close to my Trader Joe's, so I knew the way home well.)

I'm thankful the dentist complimented me on my brushing and flossing--though he cautioned me not to brush too hard.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/14/20 12:36 A

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I'm grateful ~

~ that the light snowfall didn't impact morning or evening commutes

~ that by sprinting, waving & shouting "one more" I caught the 150 that was about to pull away

~ that a rider waiting for another bus waved to the driver to wait (as I have done for others many times)

~ that another rider, running from the other direction, was able get on right behind me

~ for Amy's wide variety of workouts, short, long and in-between, with modifications for all fitness levels

~ that these gratitude posts are putting me over 300,000 Spark Points into a new level (24)
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/11/20 12:11 A

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I'm grateful:

~ we last 3 all started closing down more than 5 minutes early, since we had to unplug & pack up laptops and headsets & power cords, and in my case a mouse and keyboard.

~ one of my coworkers showed me how to separate the computer from the docking station.

~ Ian practiced with each of us before he left for the day, so we knew how to set up at home--if the snow is so bad we're told to stay home (like last February).

~ I caught the early bus home

~ my weight dropped back down more than a pound

~ I found the laundry card that I had left with the receipts (where it got kind of buried), so I would remember to log Sunday's laundry spending

~ I resisted the temptation to "take the night off," and kept streaks going on charging phone, meditating and putting in 3 timer sessions!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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12/31/19 9:11 P

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Yay-- emoticon I'm happy y'all are doing well.

I'm grateful ~

~ that calls were lighter today and I got caught up on yesterday's backlog

~ that I was able to fit the reference stand on my desk and change out old phone lists I don't need for clinic schedules, insurance codes, clinic locations, and WIC appt notes that I use often.

~ that Ian tightened my monitor so it stopped tipping down

~ that Ian let us go early again, while he covered phones the last hour--what a great supervisor!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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12/23/19 3:56 P

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I'm grateful that hubby and I are getting along pretty smoothly, despite the holiday stresses. emoticon

~~ Mary

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12/21/19 4:18 P

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I'm grateful ~

~ I got holiday cards to the post office Friday, so many will arrive before Christmas.

~ I finally found a small gift for my sister which had been misplaced--big sigh!

~ I finally got a career position, though I'm still waiting on the official hire letter

~ My shopping is done except for a couple items I'll pick up while grocery shopping tomorrow.

~ The extra pound I picked up from the holiday potluck fell back o

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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12/13/19 11:02 P

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I'm grateful ~

~ I got a reply from the Your True Nature team helping me solve the online shopping cart issue

~ I finished my online orders to ship to friends (still have something to ship to me for after Xmas)

~ I caught my early bus home without running today (Wed ran, Thu speed walked)

~ My interview prep yesterday served me well for my 8 am phone interview

~ They will make their decision based on the phone interviews without another in person round

~ There was minimal leaking from my Chinese food today, and I prepared by wrapping the saucy dish (kung pao chicken) in an extra plastic bag

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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11/10/19 10:12 P

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I'm grateful ~

~ I turned on my phone at the restaurant today, so I could answer Mary's call and help her find her way.

~ A fabulous lunch at Wally's Chowder House

~ That we made plans for our annual Shafer Ladies holiday do, which will be in Longview this year, just a couple hours south of Mary

~ That Mary helped me get the Seahawks games--home and away--in my calendar, which can affect when I go shopping (lighter crowds) or want to stay off the freeway (for home games)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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11/7/19 12:18 A

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Grateful for

~ Yesterday's call from apartment office saying they looked everywhere, but couldn't find my rent check (which I blanked on with the weekend trip to California!)

~ No late fee, because I consistently pay on time or early

~ My acknowledgement of my own self-worth by not accepting the first--inadequate for me--job offer

~ A nice long walk after too much sitting on Sunday with Linda and Paul

~ The chance Mary and Shahla had while we were gone to do some deep sharing, which Mary later shared with me

~ Coming home after 2.5 days to warmer temps (lows in 40s, not 30s)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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10/22/19 11:23 P

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I'm grateful for ~

~ The soft, warm velour hoodie in midnight blue I got cheap from Costco a couple weeks ago, mostly for feeling cozy here at home when it's chilly

~ The suede with faux fur ankle boots I got from Costco last fall, which I wear to and from work when it's wet or cold

~ Lots of fun juvenile, young adult, romance and urban fantasy books from my library

~ Free YouTube videos, especially the Bodyfit by Amy ones

~ Amy's frequent modifications and reminders that if you showed up, you're successful, to be where you are today, and not compare yourself to anybody else

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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10/19/19 10:20 P

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I'm grateful for

~ A weekend day with no plans

~ Free YouTube exercise videos

~ Catching up with housework

~ Creating little "pocket OOs" (mini Oases of Order)

~ A relaxing balance of cleaning and organizing with just-for-fun reading!

~ These emotionally complex and thrilling urban fantasies by Faith Hunter!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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10/11/19 10:04 P

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I'm grateful for:

~ Nicer callers today, hence less stress and a better mood

~ That I only had to walk DOWN 10 flights to go for lunch; elevators working by the time I returned with my Chinese takeout!

~ I figured out why my step counter kept resetting midday, and where I could find the steps.

~ My new step counter and colorful socks just arrived from Amazon

~ The step counter is totally basic, easy to use, with big numbers, & already counting!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Grateful for:

~ Finally was able to fall asleep. I had been up so long and really needed the sleep

~ The really thoughtful text a friend of mine sent this morning.

~ Netflix

~ The lunch invitation to go out with my friend and her close friend. We are at a nearby Barbeque place yesterday. We had such a fun time. Is was great!

~ Saw my therapist yesterday. I really like her.

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I'm grateful to my sister for sharing info on construction changes on I-5.

I'm grateful I checked ahead and knew just where to find MOD Pizza today in the big Lakewood Mall, and that I had my list prepared of everything I wanted! (Next time I'll even organize my list by how they group ingredients in the line.)

I'm grateful for the high quality of productions we see at our Lakewood Playhouse.

I'm thankful for our emoticon front row aisle seats--which we've decided we are never giving up!

I'm thankful Mary and I did some planning for our California weekend over lunch.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Grateful that my summer Friday's off let me make several calls today - setting 2 medical appts and getting info from the county public works folks about how to transfer the sewer bill for a rental from us (the owners) to the new tenants (when we get some!).

~~ Mary

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Grateful for a good acupuncturist who is close by.

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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I'm thankful ~

~ the hotel in Eugene called Mary's cell to report the next guest found my missing eyeglasses case in a drawer I only remembering opening once--looking for a restaurant guide, not to store in--so we can pick it up on the return trip! (Big relief)

~ for the warm but mild temps on the drive and here at the lake.

~ that even with some rain yesterday, the steep walk down to the lake wasn't muddy or slippery.

~ for the catching up and emotional support we offer each other.

~ that our 61st birthday celebration was a complete surprise to our youngest Pack-mate. (Last year we celebrated the 1st day of retirement for our oldest Pack-mate, so missed her 60th.)

~ that the total cost was quite reasonable for a large house for 3 nights & groceries we'll be splitting leftovers between us.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/29/19 12:01 A

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I'm grateful ~

~ for all the lovely colors of gladioli blooming in the complex--dark red-orange, yellow, lavender, pale pink

~ that my newest TJ's mini-roses in yellow have a new bud

~ that an older TJ mini-rose has several soft sort of golden-pink blossoms

~ for clean laundry all put away

~ for all the yummy flavors of coffee I get from my online company

~ for all the free workout videos to try on YouTube--which are so much better to watch on my big screen now!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/9/19 11:50 P

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I'm grateful~

~ for the reminder call about my dental appointment, since I can't find my calendar!

~ that my car passed its final emissions test

~ that there was no waiting in line for the test

~ that the test took less than 2 minutes!

~ that this is the last year for mandatory testing--because air quality has improved!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Grateful for ~

~ My very positive performance evaluation that I was able to reference in my new job application

~ Having more coverage and therefore fewer calls at work, so I could work on my application materials

~ Getting my application completed & submitted a day early

~ A yummy lunch with sister with lots of catching up

~ And an absolutely HILARIOUS performance of Mel Brooks' The Producers at our community playhouse, with a fantastic cast, that had me shrieking and tearing up with laughter!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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~ Grateful the bus I saw pulling away this morning wasn't my bus, but the earlier one running very late.

~ Grateful my bus came 3 minutes later and was almost empty.

~ Grateful the new dish I tried at my favorite Chinese restaurant--Prawn & Vegetable Noodle Soup--was good, though light on the veggies while heavy on the prawns.

~ Grateful I read my sister's text while phoning in my lunch order, reminding me she wanted our 6-Pack vacation dates. When I checked the unit calendar, I saw the supervisor's vacation and the lead's vacations were there for August, but not mine. So I went back and found my request from February for the dates--which I sent Mary.

~ Grateful my direct supe said she'd talk to my unit supe on Monday (he was at the doctor's getting his walking cast removed).

~ Grateful I didn't get upset when my electronics attempts failed this evening.

~ Grateful that while searching for a particular remote, I found some favorite earrings that had been missing for several days! So relieved they weren't lost!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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A pretty treat! emoticon

Grateful for a delicious meatless, tons of fresh veggies bean soup!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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Just a quick blessing I've been wanting to share: for a week or two a little rose plant I got a Trader Joe's years ago sent up a bud that showed a tiny slice of pink, but wouldn't open. Then suddenly, a couple of days ago it opened into a lovely soft pinky-coral, like the inside of a big seashell! It's small but stunning.
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Then, another TJ's mini-rose that had like 6 miniscule buds (I usually only get 1 or 2 at a time), popped open a bloom, in a lovely pinky lavender! I thought my mini lavender one had died completely--it went brown and dormant so fast after buying it, I hadn't realized it was this one that's been growing leaves and buds, and now blooms!
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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm grateful ~

~ the 2 advanced pickleball players were happy to play with 2 intermediates and a beginner yesterday

~ one of those advanced players proposed a game where the player who made a fault rotated out, and the fifth player took their place--that way a person didn't have to sit out a whole game, and the sides were more balanced

~ I checked in when I got to my salon almost 30 minutes early, and my stylist was able to take me right away--we were done 11 minutes after my original appt time!

~ the cable technician got here just a litter bit after 8 (my window was 8-10), so he'll be done well before it's time for my lunch date

~ I'm finally getting together with my former coworker, Ebonee, after postponing twice: she had to move suddenly when her mom's health took a downturn, then she went on a vacation in Jamaica, then I got really sick--but it's happening today!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Grateful for

Patience

Kindness

Grocery delivery

My pooches

My siblings

And all my pals, in person and online!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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I'm grateful for ~

~ the soft golden light of late afternoon/early evening on the trees and hills

~ the peacefulness of sitting on my balcony looking at the view as well as my pretty flowers

~ the laugh-out-loud dialog in my new Sharon Draper book, Romiette and Julio

~ the serendipity of striking up a conversation with my seatmate on the bus home who had read a Sharon Draper book in 7th grade and loved it

~ having prepped a mostly healthy potluck offering: Fred Meyer pasta salad (with 3 colors of rotini, tomatoes, black olives, marinated mushrooms, maybe more) to which I added red & yellow peppers, celery, green onions, green olives, basil, parsley flakes and coarse ground pepper

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Grateful for:

~ Phone call from my brother. Loved chatting about baseball! My brother's calls make my day extra special!

~ Sunshine!! emoticon

~ Phone chat with my mama bear last. Love her dearly. She's like a second mom to me.

~ My beautiful kitty cat! She is good company and makes me laugh and smile

~ Half caf coffee!! And Almond creamer!

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What a relief that your friends were not badly hurt--a blessing, indeed!

I'm thankful for my slowly returning energy.

I'm thankful for a good night's sleep.

I'm thankful for good bus connections to & from work today.

I'm thankful it's getting lighter in the morning when I walk to the bus stop before 6:30.

I'm thankful for my routines that help me get around in good time in the morning.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Wow, been a while since I last made a gratitude list!

Grateful for:

~ My wonderful therapist! I'm blessed to have found her! She's really helping me a lot.

~ Yesterday's sunshine!

~ Clean pajamas!

~ A good night's sleep. And that I was able to get 8 hours in.

~ That my friends who were in car accidents two days apart were not seriously injured. God was truly at work here....both cars were totaled.

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
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I'm thankful for you, Linda, and our wonderful members at varying levels of activity!

I'm thankful for beautifully blossoming trees.

I'm thankful for my pretty little flowers blooming in their pots on the balcony.

I'm thankful for the quiet time I took this evening, sitting on my balcony.

I'm thankful that I'm slowly learning to use my phone--and that it's so well designed for seniors and beginners.

Oh, and I'm thankful for the 500 goodie points I got on my bonus spin, too!

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Grateful for:

Waking up a little stiff from gardening yesterday. Just a reminder that I'm still able to get out and do.

Glad that Tuesday's dental appointment went painlessly -- the dread of a visit is normally much worse than the visit itself.

Grateful that the colds my husband had and I was fighting from getting full blown have ebbed. Seems over the last few years March is a month where we experience something like this.

It reminds me that a year ago I experienced an episode of shingles along my neck and chin. Still so grateful that it didn't last too long, wasn't too painful and didn't run into complications of it spreading up to my eyes or ears. No residual affects.

Grateful that it's a sunny day that I plan on enjoying and thankful to be part of this team!


"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be the reason someone smiles today" -- author unknown

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I'm thankful I didn't stay down about the rather rude fellow at a clinic I dealt with yesterday.

And I'm thankful when I spoke to him today on a different patient matter, he was receptive and helpful.

I'm thankful we had good coverage today.

I'm thankful I was able to attend a monthly gathering at work dealing with equity and social justice.

I'm thankful my new commute plan paid off with catching an earlier bus home!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Mary, I'm so glad you're feeling more hopeful! emoticon
And prayers.

Grateful for:

~ Fun afternoon with my best friend! Enjoyed an early dinner, yummy delicious food, time catching up. Good coffee and chatting after dinner.

~ Finding my favorite oldie but goodie scented lotion at Bath and body works, while walking through with my friend. I didn't purchase it, but I plan on it next trip.

~ Phone call from my brother last night. What fun catching up with him. Glad he seems to be doing well.

~ A restful night's sleep

~ A wonderful late evening chat with another friend of mine who is very special to me.


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Grateful for finding a good therapist who's helping DH and me work through some rough patches. It's nice to feel more hopeful about our future together. emoticon

~~ Mary

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Grateful for:

~ A fun evening of binge watching and long talks with a dear friend last night. I'm so glad I pushed myself out the door.

~ A parking spot!! Always a plus!

~ Yummy oatmeal for breakfast...flax and chia seeds.

~ Was able to sleep in late!

~ Great therapy session yesterday!

~ A nice meal at the cafe where my friend works!

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Quite an emoticon List Amanda!! emoticon emoticon

Today I am grateful for:

~ Love and support from my dear friends! Spark friends and friendships here in person.

~ God giving me the strength to get out of bed this morning! It was a struggle.

~ Another sunny day!! Yay!!

~ Celebrate Recovery meets tonight!

~ Got some grocery shopping done yesterday! Have some great breakfast food.

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I'm thankful for~

~ this great website to connect to good information and emoticon s

~ how many tasks are made simpler with a computer

~ copying and pasting to share with different groups and individuals without having to rewrite over and over

~ the quick research you can do on a computer

~ the option of shopping online without driving all over

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I had a bummer of a night....I'm going to try and put it all behind me and make this list.

~ God's love and forgiveness

~ Smoothies

~ Clean pajamas.

~ Fun chat with a good friend yesterday evening. She is such a sweetheart!

~ Encouragement from friends.

~ I feel very little anxiety this morning. I hope it stays that way.

~ Yummy Salted caramel coffee

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Amanda...I love a good sale!! emoticon

Grateful for:

~ Morning cuddles with my.kitty!.She's nearly 17 years old and sometimes she's just not in the mood to cuddle. She's still loving, just a little grumpy at times.

~ Med change seems to be helping. I've had a few good days in a row! What a blessing!.

~ Enjoying my Aloe Vera plant. It's healthy. It makes me happy looking at it in my window!

~ YouTube's videos! Funny cats, music videos, and last night I enjoyed an interview with Charles Schultz. I love Charlie Brown and the gang. Snoopy too!

~ My dachshund stuffed animal. Reminds me of my Beloved Lucky.

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Grateful for

~ nice cashiers at stores

~ pretty new tops to wear

~ my super soft napping blanket

~ pretty new flowers from Freddy's, more unusual primroses

~ sale prices!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Your lists make happy, Cynthia! I like how you acknowledge both everyday and special blessings.

I'm grateful for the amazing writing of Anne Bishop, whose urban fantasy The Others Series alternately makes me laugh and cry, filled with many characters of different species whom I care deeply for, and always want to read more about.

I'm grateful for my B1G1F coupon from Ivar's for my birthday.

I'm grateful for the great sale at Penney's that saved me money on athletic shoes and 3 striking new tops.

I'm grateful for the services we take for granted--transportation, utilities, garbage pickup, government, health care (since I've been reading about a frontier town getting re-established after a war.

I'm grateful for naps!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Grateful for:

~ Fun chat with my brother! A great start to my day!

~ Coffee! Made me alert enough to chat on the phone. I had just women up when my brother called.

~ Clean pajamas

~ Tasty dinner last night!.Mahi Mahi patties....basically A fish burger...sounds kinda weird I know, but boy they sure tasted good!

~ My friend who came over for dinner. I enjoyed the company.

~ My new stove that was put in for the kitchen renovation. It's so much nicer than my last one!

~ For the renovation project here at my apartment building. It's making this place much nicer to come home to.

Cynthia

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Grateful for:

~ Feeling well enough to get a shower in and wash my hair this evening.

~ Nice lunch at the cafe today. It was yummy!

~ Got in and out of the DMV pretty quickly and I didn't have a panic attack while there.

~ Had an enjoyable time with my friend going to the used bookstore. Even found some great books!!

~ I received store credit for some of the books I brought in and was able to use it towards new ones.

~ My friend gave me her store credit to put with mine towards the books I purchased so I really made out big time. So Grateful for her generosity.

~ My therapist

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I'm thankful for:

The fact that I haven't come down with the awful cold that's circulating (at least not yet).

That I've gotten a much earlier start to the winter gardening clean-up than I managed last year. I had some sort of stomach bug in 2018 and didn't get my first area done until April 7th. Already through 3/4's of that by last week! Weather and health cooperating.

Glad that the rain has ended for while. Even though the temps have dropped it's emoticon






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Grateful for:

~ That I finally was able to fall asleep. Grateful since I laid there a long while wide awake.

~ Groceries in the house. Great gluten free options

~ Frozen fruit for my smoothies. Reasonable price too!

~ Friend and I enjoyed a yummy appetizer that we shared for our dinner. It was delicious and we split the bill making it much more affordable going out to eat.

~ Netflix for binge watching our favorite show!

~ Found my favorite devotion book on an excellent sale. I needed a replacement for the one I lost. I am thrilled to have found it for such a great deal! I look forward to diving in.

~ Much better health from being cigarette free for 11 years!

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Grateful for:

~ The friendships God has blessed me with! I'm very fortunate.

~ Fun evening with my friend....more binge watching!! Great company too!

~ Wonderful phone session with my pastoral counselor yesterday afternoon

~ My friend found a parking spot for me and moved it so I wouldn't get a parking ticket.

~ Enjoyed lunch with a friend yesterday at the nearby cafe that has really great food. Our friend who works there paid for our lunch.

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I'm grateful

~ I haven't lost power this winter

~ We've had no new snow this past week (although likely tonight)

~ For my Cuddl Duds that keep my legs warm under my pants

~ For our Activity Room with weights and cardio machines in the basement of my building!

~ For great books!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I'm grateful for the fact that, even though we got water in our basement from so much heavy rain, it was a first-time occurrence and it was in the whirlpool room -- so no damage done. And with the strong winds we had, I'm thankful that only branches came down and not whole trees. I'm also thankful that it will be my husband wielding the chain saw and not me!

And I'm happy that you are happier this week, Cynthia! emoticon



Edited by: JAJABEE1717 at: 2/26/2019 (21:10)
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be the reason someone smiles today" -- author unknown

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Good morning! emoticon

Grateful for:

~ Feeling Much less depressed the past couple of days!! What an answer to prayer!

~ A fun lunch out with my good friend!! Yummy Mexican food and good conversation!

~ A fun evening of binge watching our favorite show with my friend that I went out to lunch with. I'm so glad our friendship is growing.

~ Another sunny day and warm temperatures!

~ Starbucks K cups that my friend gave to me! Very generous and thoughtful!

Cynthia

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
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So grateful to be making more money at last! It's nice not to have the constant background worry about finances.

I'm grateful for a good public transit.

I'm grateful for a great library system.

I'm thankful many of my flowers are surviving these very cold nights out on the balcony.

I'm thankful for the company of my dear low-maintenance Dora.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Linda~ What a wonderful way of giving!

Grateful for:

~ Waking up to glorious sunshine!! I just want to do a Happy dance!! emoticon

~ Visit from a good friend yesterday afternoon. I enjoyed the company.

~ Yesterday I felt much better! Less depressed! Very grateful for this!

~ A good night's rest

~ Coloring app on my phone that helped bring my anxiety down.

Cynthia

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
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Cynthia, I'm happy for you that you have a wide circle of friends. I'm thankful for:

Having had the opportunity yesterday at a health fair for those 50+ to make some lives a little bit better by offering free reading glasses donated to, and provided by the Lions Club. And it was enjoyable to spend time with my Lion friends there and meet a number of volunteers from other organizations. A good day altogether! emoticon emoticon

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be the reason someone smiles today" -- author unknown

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