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2/25/20 6:48 A

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Today I am grateful that I'm finding new ways to navigate my PTSD trigger situations.

"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

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2/24/20 9:57 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 10:22 P

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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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1/27/20 11:13 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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1/16/20 12:11 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]

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1/14/20 12:37 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]

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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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1/5/20 8:59 P

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Grateful I put on a different pair of jeans on Wednesday, and found my laundry card in the back pocket! I had not put it back in the laundry bag where it belongs! A good reminder to always return items to their proper home, so I can find them when needed!

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 9:06 P

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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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12/21/19 4:17 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 off.

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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12/13/19 11:03 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 10:05 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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9/22/19 10:53 P

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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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Today... I pause in Gratitude for........

The many Memories & Experiences of being a Mother & Granny

~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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8/11/19 7:59 P

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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 12:02 A

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Sounds emoticon PebbleGeek! (Sorry I missed your post right away)

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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7/22/19 7:24 A

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Today I am grateful for:

- a detached house with lots of windows so we can scoop up any little breeze to cool us down (unusually hot and humid in the UK this week)

- the constant 'commentary' from our autistic daughter that helps me know where she is and that she's safe and happy (lots of laughter too)

- hubby smoking/roasting a big beef brisket last night when we had friends for dinner means that we have plenty of meat and salad for the next two or three days emoticon


Getting there ... one small step at a time!


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7/9/19 11:49 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."

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

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6/16/19 11:51 P

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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."

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

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6/8/19 1:05 A

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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."

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

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It's good to acknowledge those gifts, Amber! emoticon

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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when i'm sad, like today, I go back to some "basics"... I'm grateful for my eyes... for my limbs... for my good health.

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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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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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I am grateful that love is powerful. :)

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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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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."

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

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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."

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

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Pebble, do you live in the UK? I only ever heard about the WI in the movie Calendar Girls, set in England.

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 thankful for a warm comfortable home while outside it's blowing a gale.

I'm thankful that hubby is cooking dinner tonight (grilled whitefish, fresh potato & celeriac mash and sweetcorn cobettes)

I'm thankful for companionship and laughter at our WI's (Womens' Institute) Craft Club this afternoon, making fabric spring flowers to decorate a twig wreath, enjoying home made lavender shortbread biscuits and hot tea.

I'm thankful that the house 'techie' (me) managed to solve the problem when our computer and printer refused to talk to each other and hubby needed to print something to go in the mail this afternoon emoticon




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I'm thankful for the opportunity to support my sister by listening and offering a few gentle suggestions of things she might consider.

I'm thankful that a friend at my old job returned my email, and we're making plans to get together in March.

I'm thankful the guy at the battery store managed to get my phone opened and found the battery had somehow become disconnected, so it didn't need replacing after all (they run ~ $20).

I'm thankful for my cozy nap, and for yummy Chinese leftovers.

Oh, and I'm thankful Ivar's had their awesome Cajun baby shrimp poppers back!

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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2/17/19 12:17 A

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I'm grateful ~

~ for a reasonable number of people at pickleball this week

~ that my emoticon Cheryl who got me hooked was there

~ that I got lots of exercise, ran enough to get sweaty, and am improving my skills

~ for a nice nap in my bed under my warm, extra soft blankie (a gift from my dear sister)

~ for a great book that is a pleasure to read and savor again!


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 thankful for the opportunity to telecommute

for the successful trial run for our unit

for warmer temps melting the snow (though it's also messy)

for internet workouts and meditations to squeeze into a 15-minute break

for my (surprisingly) polite cat not jumping up on the table with my laptop, headset and tablets.

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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Thankful I got my car moved closer.

Thankful the clinic status list was kept updated through the day.

Thankful I got through to some nice folks at a couple of clinics today.

Thankful everyone is being conscientious and getting through a lot of calls.

Thankful they've offered the option to telecommute again tomorrow.

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 thankful I bought a fancy long-handled ice scraper and brush at Costco months ago; it got its inaugural workout today!

I'm thankful I met my goal of uncovering my car from 6+ inches of snow today in several sessions.

I'm thankful I finally got my 2 loads of laundry washed and dried in between other tenants.

I'm especially grateful for the assistance of an upstairs neighbor, Richard, who shoveled behind my car wheels while I cleared the windows, lights, top, doors and all surfaces of snow.

And I'm grateful he lent me the shovel, since he has a second one, to keep in the car for the time being. In return, I promised to pick up another Costco "super scraper" for him if I see them in stock.

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'm thankful I caught the bus without needing to run in the snow this morning.

I'm thankful I passed the time standing as we navigated the freeway with breathing and mindfulness activities.

I'm thankful they let us go after a couple of hours.

I'm thankful I got to sit on the bus home, with no slips going back up my hill!

I'm thankful for the unexpected time to work on my goals, and take a nap!

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 thankful I found the packet from employee orientation on retirement options, since I need to get it turned in this week!

I'm thankful for DD spins for login and bonus this morning--25 and 20!

I'm glad my weight dropped a couple pounds so I'm actually within a pound of what's been on my tracker for month. emoticon

I'm thankful I'll be seeing Mary for lunch and a play, & I'll get my missing-for-awhile-there makeup!

I'm thankful for my dear kitty daughter Dora emoticon emoticon

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 thankful for the day off!

I'm thankful for these delightful calendars that will fill my home and workspace with beauty and positive thoughts throughout the year!

I'm thankful for great books!

I'm thankful my black-eyed peas and greens turned out so yummy!

I'm thankful for a short work week ahead.

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 to Ian for manning the phones, and letting us go early!

I'm thankful to Jerry (a high up manager) for making sure he offered me a Godiva chocolate & happy new year wishes.

I'm thankful a new coffee maker was delivered and installed today, so I can brew my own coffee some days instead of always buying a latte downstairs.

I'm thankful to Maureen, another manager, for sending detailed instructions on using the new machine after reading the manual.

I'm thankful everyone had enough of the spiced cider from TJ's I took in and heated in a crock pot.

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'm thankful I made it through the heavy rain and being forced onto the freeway on Saturday, driving down to Mary's.

I'm thankful the weather was much better for today's drive back up.

I'm thankful for the wonderful meals my sister made us!

I'm thankful I can leave Dora on her own for a day while I visit DS and BIL.

I'm thankful for all my lovely gifts!


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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Today I am grateful for a smooth and trouble-free weekend away (three nights), a lovely special night at a restaurant with rooms (fabulous five course dinner from a star chef so no calorie counting that evening!), reuniting with hubby after he's been away for three weeks, collecting our adult autistic daughter for her three weeks at home for Christmas and New Year (she ADORES Christmas!), lunch out with glamorous mother-in-law in her mid-eighties, and a 5am rise this morning for a determined five hour dash to the airport to catch a plane four hours ahead of our scheduled flight so an early return home (ahead of the storm coming in from the Atlantic).

All in all, a busy but enjoyable weekend .... I'm glad to be home though! emoticon

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Today I am thankful for the spaces in between that allow me connection and reflection with other like minded spiritual human beings.

And since lately I have been conferring with mostly only the spirit worlds while muttering to myself some days, I'm thinking that just might be a good thing!





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I'm grateful I ran into my supervisor at lunch, when I was feeling stressed from the morning, and she asked how it was going, which opened the door to share the frustration and confusion of getting conflicting information from different sources.

I'm grateful she obviously spoke to the unit supervisor who spent time answering questions and giving background on how things used to be done, and what's changed more recently, and what are issues where others make policies about what we should do without understanding the impact on our work.

I'm also thankful he acknowledged the choice of trainer may not have been the best pairing--which I had to agree with.

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'm grateful that salads with romaine are back in stock.

I'm grateful that I was able to get all but one small piece of cilantro out of the remaining half bag of Asian salad mix tonight before dressing and tossing with other ingredients. When I discovered it in my dressed salad Friday night, it was a slow, messy business trying to pick all the pieces of leaves and stems out of each forkful before eating!

I'm thankful I now know to read all ingredients not just in Mexican-style salads, but Asian ones as well, before buying.

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 I got home safely driving in the dark in sometime very heavy rain

~ for the explanations by staff of what they were doing as they checked people in

~ I helped the sort of new guy by catching a couple appointment details he had missed

~ Joe's Deli was really close to the clinic and made espresso drinks (a good one!)

~ for getting to take part in a staff exercise that Chinook staff had already done before I joined.

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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10/22/18 11:46 P

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I'm grateful for the $25 Target gift card I got in the monthly drawing of tenants who paid rent early. It's the second time I won.

I'm thankful my Halloween value pack of cards, 4-pack of Burt's Bees lip balm, Target brand naproxen gel caps, and journal (a 50-cent composition book) came to less than my $25 gift card!

I'm thankful Gary took care of the adjustments for 2 accounts based on emails I got from the owners.

I'm thankful 2 other accounts were updated with reports and payments today, so I could release them from collections, leaving only 4 remaining accounts to work in my final 2 days.

I'm thankful I have the next 2 days off for appointments, and have plans to visit the Tukwila office after my eye exam tomorrow.

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 thankful for all the expressions of support and appreciation and good wishes I got in response to an email to coworkers about leaving on 10/26.

I'm thankful the massage therapist I saw this week had openings next Wednesday also (the only day she works), so I can get another massage after my second filling repair.

I'm thankful that after going many months without a massage, I'm getting 2 close together--and spending my Equinox check to do it. Great way to celebrate the new season and the end of a *very* long job hunt!
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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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I'm grateful for getting to pickleball much earlier today, and for the stress free practice my emoticon Cheryl and I enjoyed.

I'm grateful Cheryl's partner Teri joined us so I could take a breather after an hour of playing.

I'm grateful for my increased energy after taking that unexpected sick day on Thursday.

I'm grateful for my father's Autumn Equinox check in his last letter (which I discovered late in unopened mail emoticon ) both for being able to spend it and for his acknowledgement of my spiritual path.

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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10/6/18 2:42 P

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I'm so grateful for Karen's call which reassured me I will get hired by the county, though we're not certain when that will happen.

I'm grateful the FedEx delivery lady caught me just as I was headed to the laundry room to give me my 4# of flavored coffee--that arrived early!

I'm grateful there was one free washer this morning, and a dryer when I needed it, since I began later than normal.

I'm grateful I got a call from my emoticon and pickleball buddy that she and her friend will be late, since they are coming from an intermediate clinic at another location.

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 am THANKfull for today

~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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I am THANKfilled for the Seasons

~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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I'm thankful all the laundry machines were available this morning.

I'm thankful for the cooler temps.

I'm thankful for all my pretty flowers on the balcony.

I'm thankful my routine of alternating productive and relaxing timer sessions works well for me.

I'm thankful I got my application submitted early, and have been able to enjoy this long 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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8/29/18 12:39 A

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I'm thankful for conversations with staff before and during the meeting with Central Office folks.

I'm thankful I used my mini-break between sessions to run up several flights of stairs for a little cardio exercise, since I was missing my morning walk!

I'm thankful one of my accounts I was really annoyed with who ignored previous requests to file reports thanked me for my newest reminder, which mentioned pending legal action, and finally got his 3 late reports filed and paid.

I'm thankful after a long, semi-grueling application revision session tonight, I did a short and peppy Jessica Smith workout before dinner.

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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~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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Grateful for girlfriends and spending time together! For all of us arriving safely. To be able to celebrate a brand new retirement--last day was this week!

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 am grateful for.....

The cup of tea that gets me out of bed every morning
The food that fuels my body through the day
The guided meditations that help me relax and sleep

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I'm immensely grateful to Mary for logging in and spinning for me while my internet service was interrupted, and enabling me to hit the 4-year mark on my login streak!!

I'm grateful my internet connection was back this morning.

I'm grateful for the cooler temps today!

I'm grateful to my old manager Doug for letting me know about the reference check for me!

I'm grateful Gary let us know that the new RA2 position coming open will be located in the Bellevue office, so I'm prepared, should I get offered that one and not the preferred Tukwila position.

I'm thankful for my fans and timers!

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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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It's 6-Pack time again! And I'm grateful all 6 of us will be there this year. (My friend from grade school, Susan, who lives on Maui can't always make it, but she is coming this year!)
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I'm grateful that Gold Beach temp (that's where we're staying this year) was 56 at 5:30 today when Tukwila was 87!
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I'm grateful my in town Spark Friend Cheryl can watch Dora--and I won't pay her this time, since I'm going to watch their cats next year when they take vacation!
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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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I am grateful for my daughter, my boyfriend, my friends, and all those that reflect back positive energy and love to me! :)

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It may jump back to mid- to upper-80s soon. I'll just have to see. But I'm grateful that for now, the weather is pleasant, and we even had a little cooling rain.

I'm grateful that I was assured today that they will *not* schedule any interviews (if I'm being considered) that would conflict with my vacation.

I'm grateful that I've learned to check the addresses on new accounts first--and have been able to transfer a few in less than 5 minutes.

I'm grateful that I have a folder stuffed with kudos and positive testimonials.

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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8/1/18 11:45 P

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I am *so* grateful for cooler temps!! I just unhooked the a/c that had been running 24/7 for several weeks. I have a fan blowing cool air in from outside--I'll do that the next couple days of low 70s, then will see how heat does with a week or more of low 80s.

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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7/24/18 1:27 A

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After waiting more than 40 minutes for the afternoon bus, it was very full and I was standing through a couple Seattle stops. Then a middle aged Asian man got up and gave me his seat (I could tell I was overheated, and my face was probably getting kind of red), so I got to sit through the freeway portion of the commute. So thankful!

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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7/19/18 12:10 A

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Grateful for ~

~ My Babystep Brigade Buddy Cynthia who often shares such genuine gratitude lists with her 3Bs! emoticon

~ The sight of the sun sparkling on the water at the waterfall park in the morning, and how I can see little rainbows when it's sunny

~The tickling kisses of the spray on my face in the afternoons at the waterfall park when there's a breeze

~ Watching the dance of the droplets of mist on afternoons with sun and a breeze--at the waterfall park

~ My portable a/c that has cooled the bedroom to a comfortable level!

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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6/20/18 12:43 A

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I'm thankful for:

~ The beauty of the waterfall park in the sunlight, especially the mini rainbows I can see in the mornings! emoticon

~ Jim helping me navigate the complex, but useful mail merge tool for sending several employer emails all at once.

~ My fans!

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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6/12/18 12:32 A

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I was surprised and thankful a fellow grabbed my rolling cart this morning and carried it up the stairs from the transit tunnel, since the escalator was out of commission. When I thanked him, he shrugged it off like it was no big deal, but short little me really appreciated it!

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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6/9/18 12:01 A

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I'm Grateful

~ Yesterday I forgot to clip on my security badge and ran back up the stairs and knocked on the door, not sure if I could be heard--but Paul, the Audit supervisor, did and let me back in the locked door!

~ to be catching the earlier bus morning and afternoon

~ for the big Wellness golf umbrellas that keep me mostly dry when I walk in the rain

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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5/31/18 11:35 P

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I'm thankful

~ for my free bus pass

~ for the peace of the Waterfall Garden

~ that Gary is willing to be a job reference

~ that he understands my commitment to promoting, even if I leave the agency

~ that Lynda made a point to share about Gary's compliments about my work to other regional supervisors


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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5/30/18 12:25 A

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I'm thankful for

~ my new kitchen faucet--no more leaks!

~ how easy it was to unlock my door this evening after maintenance dealt with an extremely sticky deadbolt

~ these totally engrossing Soulwood novels

~ employers who do what they say they will (file reports and make payments in a timely way)

~ my foresight in taking my knit hat as well as my scarf--I wore both to work and for the first 2 breaks of the day!

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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5/16/18 10:43 P

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I'm thankful that my morning routines are working well and I'm consistently catching my bus on time.

I'm thankful I'm getting to know other bus riders a little.

I'm thankful I could help a first-time light rail rider figure out where to catch it (a little way down from the bus stop where she was standing).

I'm thankful I had my fleece jacket, so kept warm enough on my walks, though I didn't need the gloves.

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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5/8/18 12:22 A

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I'm thankful for the 2 yummy Chinese dishes I got last Friday for lunch that ended up giving me 4 full meals--the 3 at home added a bunch more veggies and a little meat.

I'm thankful for a nice interaction with a fellow sweeping the sidewalk on my morning break. There's a lot of homeless and a mission in the neighborhood, and he mentioned being in a program, so good for him. He also mentioned going to church Sunday, so he's taking positive action.

I'm thankful the promised warm temps finally arrived mid-afternoon!

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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4/27/18 9:59 P

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I'm thankful

~ for good wishes of coworkers and lots of understanding/commiseration over willingness to leave over poor pay

~ for getting the same understanding from Kelly, one of the top Regional Managers, and for his sharing that Gary (the Collections supervisor) *really* likes having me working with his group

~ that the Office Manager (my new CS supervisor) was fine with my leaving early to adjust for not using all the leave I had requested for the interview

~ that by running, I managed to catch the 4:30 bus, since my usual is the 5:00 bus, and it would have been a ~15 minute wait for the 4:45.

~ that there's an espresso shop right next to the building where I had my interview, so I treated myself to a latte with cinnamon syrup after I was done.

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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4/24/18 12:23 A

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Grateful for

~ My beautiful balcony blooms

~ Rainbows visible in the waterfalls today

~ How adding lots of plain yogurt cooled my lamb vindaloo!

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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4/19/18 12:10 A

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Grateful for

my free bus pass

not being as winded when I reach the 3rd floor on the stairs

good books from the library

getting my time off approved for 6-Pack!

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 thankful I found the fillable forms I need for my taxes, since I couldn't find this year's PIN.

I'm thankful the blood tech had a good technique--barely felt the needle.

I'm thankful for the BOGO50% sale on my St. John's Wort.

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 lovely gift of tickets to the Shen Yun show w/ Mary & Brian

for the great seats

for getting near the front of the snack & drinks line (for coffee) at intermission

for the large restroom that handled a large number of patrons

for multiple restrooms and elevators

for all the pretty and fun things to look at in the gift shop

for the attractive and free programs

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 thankful for

--A BB teammate's consistency in expressing gratitude--inspiring!

--How often the 150 buses run, and the short waits each direction today.

--How friendly and easy-going the Seattle Collections supervisor is.

--Time to journal and read on the bus.

--Getting keys to my rolling drawer unit, a retractable clip for my badge, and a bin for storing food and dishes in the kitchen at the new office.

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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3/5/18 12:29 A

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~ The friendly staff at Trader Joe's

~ The coffee grinder being fixed this time at Freddy's, and still a good price on a bag of espresso beans

~ The TJ's folks letting me trade a bottle of garlic-flavored olive oil (a favorite) for one without a broken cap (wouldn't open, wouldn't seal shut, just spun around in both directions)

~ My beautiful clear--and now vacuumed-- living room floor!

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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3/3/18 11:42 P

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I'm grateful for

~ Call from ex-stepmom (and friend) to catch up and wish me a happy birthday since here card and check (always appreciated!) will be here next week

~ Birthday check from dad--already figured how I'll spend it!

~ Pretty, often sparkling cards from dear friends

~ Wonderful birthday dinner with Mary and Brian, and tickets at the end of the month to that Chinese dance show that's getting such rave reviews!

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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3/1/18 12:54 A

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I'm thankful

~ that I made the early (8:04) bus up to Seattle; I made it across the street before everyone had boarded.

~ that another commuter showed me where to find the elevator up to the street at the Pioneer Square Station, since the escalator was out of order.

~ that I finished both 5-minute timed tests in time

~ that I finished my two essays before it was time for my interview

~ that I only waited a few minutes before my southbound bus arrived to take me 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."

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

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2/26/18 12:47 A

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Grateful that there was no wait for laundry machine yesterday.

--for short lines at the stores today

--for getting a planner 75% off at BN in store

--for being able to use a 15% coupon on top of a 50% discount on the whole series of Quantum Leap at BN online

--for big savings in a hardcover kids book (The Lotterys Plus One that I mentioned in our reading thread) on the Walmart website, of all places, and they'll mail it directly to the birthday girl (her mom, actually) saving me duplicate shipping costs.

--My massage therapist is free on my birthday so I'll have a morning massage that day!

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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2/23/18 1:33 A

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Grateful the rear window defroster works well, as do my ice scraper and snow funnel tool thing. (It's like this, though I got mine at a fair booth for $5 years ago!) www.amazon.com/Miracle-Scrap
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Grateful our manager bought us a couple pizzas today while our supervisor was out sick, and most of us made it in to work despite all the snow.

Grateful for another interview invite!

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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2/22/18 12:48 A

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I'm feeling especially thankful for my cold weather gear--winter coat, neck gaiter, scarf, fuzzy gloves, thick knit headband (ear warmer), knit hat, thin leg warmers I wear on by arms (from wrist past my elbow to keep out drafts), plus my boots that I climb into and out of for each of my 3 walking breaks at work!
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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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2/21/18 1:18 A

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So do you live with other people, or just animals? For myself, it's me and my cat Dora emoticon

Grateful for

~ Bill's help (that's my manager) with my DJA application

~ short lines yesterday at the Costco gas pumps and at all the stores where I shopped

~ finding a waterproofing sealer for my boots ( which are starting to leave wet spots on the toes of my socks)

~ good food

~Ebonee (coworker) reminding me to count in my till this morning. (I had been pulled into a bizarre situation right after arriving--one of those "I've never heard of this in 10 years, and need to call another agency to try to figure it out" things.)

~ The light snow that fell on me on my final break had stopped by the time I left work and drove up the steep hill to the library

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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2/18/18 10:26 A

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Today I am grateful that is 7:30 and I am still the only one awake. LOL! Its been one of those weeks and I am cherishing my time alone to do some "me time" things and sip my coffee in silence. =D

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So grateful I was working in Seattle yesterday, where I had the opportunity to submit my application before the noon closing!

Grateful I communicated my interest in working for the county's Employee Health & Well-Being team, whether in the current open (program manager) position, or any other.

I grateful for 3 days off.

I'm grateful to my sister for checking the county job postings for me, and sharing likely possibilities. It really saves me time!

I'm grateful my manager encouraged me to apply for a Developmental Job Assignment with Collections--and had some preliminary discussions with Regional Management that are quite hopeful!

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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2/15/18 12:21 A

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~ Funny, funny emails from my brother who responded to birthday emails from both Mary and me.

~ Managing to get my application submitted tonight, about 4 hours before the deadline. Broke up the work into many short sessions, since I just didn't' have a lot of energy.

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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2/7/18 11:51 P

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I'm thankful my supervisor told me I could stop taking calls yesterday when my voice was pretty croaky, and I apologized to one caller for coughing in their ear.

I'm thankful for an extremely thoughtful coworker who asked if I had noticed she assigned me a new wage complaint. I hadn't--completely missed it sitting there in the assigned bin. It's not her responsibility to say anything, but I appreciated her bringing it to my attention, so I could get to work, since we have 3 days to enter them--and lost almost all of today!

I was thankful for cough syrup and hot tea 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]

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


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2/4/18 11:57 P

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Grateful that ~

~ I'm finally feeling better

~ I'm wise enough to give myself another day home to make sure I'm well enough to return to work

~ I'm making progress on my current application

~ I've gotten some overdue cleaning and clearing done--which is a huge relief

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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2/3/18 10:12 P

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I'm especially grateful for my sweet and supportive sister who picked up some Freddy's items for me, then took me grocery shopping this afternoon. I had a bit more energy today, but might not have felt up to going out on my own. It was so nice to share an errand with someone!

I'm thankful that my nose is drying up. After finishing off 2 tissue boxes the last couple of days (& no, they weren't newly opened), it was a relief to rarely have to blow my nose. Mine didn't get rubbed raw this time around.

When I hit emotional overload today, I'm thankful for Cuddle Bear, my super-soft plush teddy who sits in the corner of the sofa. I hadn't needed to hug on him in a good long while. I was really glad he was right there for me 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]

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


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1/30/18 1:30 A

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Though the news absolutely broke my heart, I'm grateful to my sister and co-leader of the BBs for bringing our attention to a team member's tragedy, which inspired me to share the same on the GGs (see wall and Merry Meet thread, Amy's blog).

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 am grateful for....

...an emotionally safe and secure home
...plenty of food
...lots of art supplies
...a nice bathtub for relaxing
...a stack of books to read
...inspiring friends

-Evie


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1/23/18 11:55 P

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Grateful for

~ Finally catching the early (4:15) bus back home, instead of the 4:30 one.

~Peggy, who let me log in as her, and Bill who suggested logging in as one of the front counter computers (see chat thread for computer woes)

~ Walking with Jane, and getting to know a Seattle staffer a little better

~Being able to sleep in until 5:55 tomorrow! emoticon

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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1/23/18 12:17 A

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I'm thankful for my comfy bed and mattress.

I'm thankful for my warm and soft flannel sheets!

I'm thankful I made the early bus to Seattle and could settle in slowly.

I'm glad the rain cleared up and I didn't need boots or umbrella for any of my walks!

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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1/21/18 11:30 P

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I'm thankful that although I forgot to set my alarm on Friday morning, I got to work on time.

I'm thankful for my hardcover books by Patricia Briggs, so I can reread them as often as I like, and they hold together well.

I'm thankful the washers and dryers were free this morning--no waiting.

I'm really thankful Safeway brought back my favorite frozen meal of theirs--Moroccan-style rice and lentils with chicken--I hadn't seen it for a year or 2! Yumm! emoticon

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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1/19/18 12:05 A

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Again, glad to have someone else driving in the light rain, especially with a bunch of streets blocked off in Seattle and emergency vehicles with flashing lights, while I just sat and read my library book on negotiating.

Also appreciating the ability to get books and DVDs from the library--for entertainment, or in this case for career knowledge, without having to buy it, unless I want to keep it and return often.

Grateful for Jessica Smith's stretching routine that may help keep the leg cramps away.

Grateful for my Patricia Briggs hardcovers that I can read as often as I like!

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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