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Nov.28.2009
This morning my yoga class was canceled,so I went to a Saturday morning AA meeting that I hadn't attended in a long time.  It was a "topic meeting" and the topic was gratitude.  There were many takes on the idea of gratitude,as there always is when in the company of a bunch of recovering...
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Nov.27.2009
I read today on my facebook page a very disturbing rant regarding the plight of Native Americans and how they relate to the white man's holiday of thanksgiving.  I had never really thought about this before,but from the Native American point of view,maybe thanksgiving wasn't such a great holiday...
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Nov.25.2009
I have never come to gratitude easily.It usually comes after much pain and suffering,or through a discovery of what I have been missing in my life. BEfore I go into that,though,there are many kinds of gratitude one can have,sometimes what would seem insignificant to those of us in the United States...
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Nov.24.2009
WE will(as we have every year in the past since our parents died) once again have Thanksgiving at our house. I am fortunate to have all my kids living no more than 10 minutes away,one,in fact still lives at home with us. First,I pick up my sister at the train station. Then  Usually Ric and Trish...
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Nov.22.2009
     In the beginning I could not calm my restless heart AS I waited daily for his message My mind pacing with impatience Wanting to hurry things along Before it was too late He spoke the words I had waited to hear all my life Words that had been dormant in my mind For so long I didn’t even...
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Nov.22.2009
Sometimes the nicest things happen unexpectedly. I was blearily awakening from a nap(great on Sundays) when a friend called and suggested a walk in our nearby state park.WE met at the park and walked three miles along a trail beside a bubbling stream.She is my oldest friend,going back to fifth...
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Nov.21.2009
I awoke to a beautiful sunny day today,after finally getting a decent night's sleep.Enjoyed a solo yoga class today,as nobody else showed up.My teacher and friend,Ginny referrs to me as "brilliantly eccentric" WE worked on setting our "blue flame" around us to protect us from...
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Nov.19.2009
HOPE ETERNAL    No one can take away the hope I feel In my heart For I know, deep inside my soul There lives a special place Where hummingbirds pollinate flowers in winter And tsunamis crash upon the sand to reveal gems And thoughts are entwined in unspoken words And connection defies all rules of...
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Nov.19.2009
When I think of peace I immediately think of the author GReg Mortenson,author of "Three Cups of Tea".  If you haven't read it,please do. This man,out of his gratitude to a Norhtern Pakistani family for rescueing him from an injury on a mountain climb,expressed his gratitude by starting a...
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Nov.18.2009
I have been realizing these last few days that I have been allowing other people's negative energy to creep in again.For a few weeks I was able to stand firm,centered,able to let others own their own stuff,but yesterday someone I am acquainted with was very impatient with me for not understanding a...
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Nov.15.2009
After 4 days of grey dreariness where one has been stuck inside,I awoke this morning to the sun shining through my window. Imagine that! The day was warm for November,as I went off to church , the church  too warm with the many families there with squalling babies,singing todlers,and snuffling...
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Nov.13.2009
Today we just heard water has been discovered on the moon! What a fantastic discovery! AS well as Mars,last year!  And we,here on Earth,have always thought we are the center of the universe!  not so,apparently. Water. the essence of all life as we know it.WE are 80% water.WE cant survive without...
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Nov.13.2009
It is FRiday the 13th and it is raining here in Wallingford,Pa. Many people believe that this date can bring nothing but bad luck for the day.I do not know the origin of this superstition,but I do have a different take on it. I have had some bad Friday the 13ths and some good ones.To me it is not a...
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Nov.11.2009
I was suprised and happy to see this week's topic.It actually validates what is happening with me right now and for the past 9 months. I hadn't thought of it as a revolution,but rather a rebirth with a long protracted labor,probably breech postition! Nine months ago I was vacationing in Florida...
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Nov.10.2009
This morning dawned cloudy and my muscles and joints are telling me the air pressure is dropping,getting ready for another storm.I am hoping the leaf machine will pick up the leaves before the storm. But I really wanted to talk about unworded thoughts,which my poet(no longer mine) wrote recently. ...
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