Aug 14, 2011

213 DAILY GRATITUDE JOURNAL

Daily gratitude journal
Often when we are caught up in life's challenges we are so enraptured in the journey that we forget to pause and say thank you. We begin to take the things and people in our lives for granted and we fail to introduce grace into our lives.

It is the spirit of creating a space for "Grace" in my life that I open  this his Gratitude Journal, to remind myself to always be grateful to remain humble and say THANK YOU. I invite you to journey along with me daily in thankfulness.

THE QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF EACH DAY
  • What am I most thankful for today, in this moment, right here, right now, what am I most thankful for?

THE RULE

  • Find at least ONE thing, just one thing, no matter how small in which you are thankful for and acknowledge the reason for that thankfulness.
THE CHALLENGE
To…
Think It
Feel It
Believe It
Say It
Say It Out Loud
Speak It Softly
Sing It
Sign It
Pray It
Praise It
Write It
Rap It
Share It
Acknowledge It
and most of all,
Pass it on
And…
Inspire someone

My Grandmother "bless her soul" seemed always thankful no matter how disappointing, challenging, murky, or depressing her day. It was one of her more admirable qualities even in her imperfectness. In my humble way I to am trying to implement daily that same philosophy , my everyday living, thinking and being so that I am never discouraged.

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I have found that even in my resistance that there is always something to be grateful for everyday; even in the worst day there is a blessing, though at times we are hard pressed to see it.
 
I find it a nourishing exercise to proactively cultivate the art of teaching myself to see beyond the despair of any given situation no matter how challenging to me in order to realize grace and the infinite possibilities of where the lesson(s) will take me, if I allow it.
 
To be triumphant is to understand that  the Divine is very thorough and does not miss a beat. So be open to the blessing and you will receive it. Teach yourself to see the gift in every moment; it will be the fuel that keeps your heart light, you soul buoyant and your spirit going.


Mindfulness Thought...
Know that you are not your story and that your story is simply part of the landscape of your experiences.

213 comments:

  1. Submitted on 2010/03/10 at 5:58 AM

    I am also grateful to have Rhapsody Fabulicious as a friend and I must admit I love her writing her optimism and her love for life.She inspires me in so many ways that words can’t really express. God bless your family Fabulicious!!!Thank you for finding the time to say your wise words to all of us!!!

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  2. Submitted on 2010/03/10 at 5:38 AM

    I am grateful that I have food to feed my children and a roof to put over their heads, and even if we take those simple things for granted, it is a blessing and I thank God everyday for that and I am happy even if the weather is yakky because other people right now in Haiti and Chile and Nigeria and Somalia and countless other places in this world are suffering because they don’t even have clean water for their kids and they always smile and keep going, cause they are not spoiled like us. They should be an example to all of us so we can finally start to appreciate what we have in life.Marina

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  3. Submitted on 2010/03/08 at 11:54 AM

    I’m so thankful for my health ~ Praise God

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  4. Submitted on 2010/03/08 at 3:49 AM

    I am thankful for everyday even the not so great ones for its a blessing when I am strong and healthy to complain about aches and pains, joys and sorrows, blessings and challenges. "It’s about the rising up and moving on not the falling down and staying stuck" self-quoted

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  5. Submitted on 2009/12/19 at 5:39 PM

    I am thankful for my renewing spirit that always fuels me to rise up when i feel like staying down and surrendering.

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  6. Submitted on 2009/12/11 at 1:05 PM

    I am thankful for the words of encouragement you you on my blog.Thank you really …My Christmas Wish For YouMy Christmas wish for you, my friendIs not a simple oneFor I wish you hope and joy and peaceDays filled with warmth and sunI wish you love and friendship tooThroughout the coming yearLots of laughter and happinessTo fill your world with cheerMay you count your blessings, one by oneAnd when totaled by the lotMay you find all you’ve been givenTo be more than what you soughtMay your journeys be short, your burdens lightMay your spirit never grow oldMay all your clouds have silver liningsAnd your rainbows pots of goldI wish this all and so much moreMay all your dreams come trueMay you have a Merry Christmas friendAnd a happy New Year, too ..- Author Unknown

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  7. Submitted on 2009/06/13 at 6:32 PM

    I am thankful for my resiliency of spirit that enables ME to RISE UP continually when life knocks me on my derriere. It is what gives me JOY when I am drowning in sorrow, LAUGHTER when I feel like crying and HOPE when I am surrounded with despair.

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  8. Submitted on 2009/04/13 at 4:17 AM

    I am thankful for the gift of life, for knowing even in my darkest hour that I am loved.

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  9. Submitted on 2009/04/05 at 1:18 AM

    Good evening Rhap…I really appreciate you professing a pain free day over me.Your heart senses well…Everyday since my spinal cord injury have been days filled with pain.But I don’t complain because God put me back on my feet.The doctors and my nurses called me the miracle man.I feel better in the summer, but my legs always feel hot/cold with trillion of prickly needles. Yet I am thankful…Because at the age of 40 there was a point where consideration was to put me in a retirement home. Yikes! I think if that would have happened I would have never come out.Sometimes I wish people could see from where I have come.Anyhow…I’ve rambled and wanted to say I am blessed with your thoughts for me. My thank you is gratitude from my heart.I look forward to you introducing me to your grandmother in heaven.Greghttp://blogquest.spaces.live.com

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  10. Submitted on 2009/02/15 at 4:54 PM

    I am thankful for this day, this moment as my breath rushes out unobstructed, my fingers tap, tap, tapping out these words, my eyes that enable me to see what I am being thankful for and my reasoning of mind that graces me with the wisdom of articulation. I am blessed.

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  11. Submitted on 2009/02/04 at 6:58 PM

    I am thankful for all the blessings that come into my life seen and unseen, acknowledged and unacknowledged in the form of friends, wisdom, kindness, love and lessons that make me better, stronger, wiser and more resilient.

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  12. Submitted on 2009/01/19 at 7:36 AM

    I am thankful for the new friends I have found here on spaces. Everyone is so warm, friendly and supportive.

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  13. Submitted on 2009/01/02 at 10:53 PM

    I am thankful for the privilege and blessing of seeing a new year, my family, friends and the hope to dream new dreams and goals to attain.

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  14. Submitted on 2008/12/25 at 6:18 PM

    I am thankful for my family, and I am thankful you are my friend.

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    Submitted on 2008/12/25 at 4:46 PM

    I’m thankful that my fingers type what my mind thinksfor cool clean water at the tap to drinkfor my wife my kids and grandkids toofor grocery stores and petting zoosgasoline and tall pine treessoldiers and their families.I’m thankful for Ms Rhapsodywhose guestions made me stop to seehow truly blessed I really ama child of the King the greatI AM.Thanks Ms Rhapsody,Love ya,j

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  16. Submitted on 2008/12/25 at 12:46 AM

    I am thankful for my life, my loves, and my enduring spirit

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  17. Submitted on 2008/12/09 at 3:59 AM

    I am so thankful that, almost 1 yr. ago, I was led to this awesome woman, Rhapsody, & her ‘Space’. She was actually attacked on another site when she left some very true "words of wisdom" and support, to a troubled young woman who had actually ‘screamed silently’ for help. Enough said about that….lots of water under that bridge. Despite the very busy life she leads with work, family, this space, etc., etc., she finds the time to send either a few words, sentences or more, that LIFT ME UP EVERYTIME! She inspires me to continue to ‘get up’ whenever I want to stay down and have myself another big ‘Pity Party’ just because I am disabled and have not been able to do what I know God put me on this Earth to do>>>Nursing!! However, anytime I can get out and volunteer, I know I am making a difference, no matter how small, in another’s life. It’s amazing how much better I feel! I have an amazing husband & 3 grown boys, (as well as an extended family of over 50); yet the Powers of Darkness continually try to take control over me. With love, guidance & prayers, I am still here. My main comment here is: RHAPSODY, YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME TO CONTINUE TO LIVE, & BE GRATEFUL FOR ALL THAT I HAVE, & ALL THAT I CAN ACCOMPLISH BY GIVING TO OTHERS & MOST IMPORTANTLY…FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS!!!!! ……………Jen

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  18. Submitted on 2008/12/07 at 12:09 AM

    I am grateful for my ability to lift myself up

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  19. Submitted on 2008/11/24 at 7:09 PM

    I am thankful that my parents are still alive and I know in my heart that I have at least two people in this world who love me unconditionally.

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  20. Submitted on 2008/11/08 at 5:14 AM

    I am thankful for a healthy family, for God’s goodness in allowing me to wake another day that I might have a chance to do some good on this earth before I go, and for His guiding me through my life’s struggles making me stronger and wiser for it.

    I am grateful for the many new friends I have made here on spaces. I learn so much from all of you.

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  21. Submitted on 2008/10/19 at 11:34 AM

    I am thankful for my ability to stand up, sit down, lie down, walk around, speculate and articulate. I am blessed.

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  22. Submitted on 2008/08/25 at 3:56 AM

    I am grateful for every moment in every day even when it is not the best because I know I am blessed.

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  23. Submitted on 2008/08/03 at 6:56 PM

    Today I am grateful to still have my parents in my life and to be able to spend quality time with them.

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  24. Submitted on 2008/06/30 at 11:29 AM

    Today in this moment, in this milisecond of the hour I am present in my gratefulness for every breath I take, for my mobility, for my ability to speak, taste, see, hear, communicate, for the blessings of a roof over my head and the warmth that surrounds it, runs through it and that dwells in it. I am cherished and delighted with the Divine that has and continue to bless me with the will to rise when i falter, with the grace of spirit to extend beyond myself to another, That reminds me all through life even in spaces with the gems of geniune community much like little touch stones that I am blessed.

    To all my SPACES FRIENDS i am blessed to know you and all your wisdoms, foresights, insights are valued and welcomed. Peace….

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  25. Submitted on 2008/06/29 at 11:49 PM

    Many facets, a gem so rare. I’m thankful for your wisdom and willingness to share.

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  26. Submitted on 2008/06/16 at 12:46 PM


    I’m thankful that I can smell the sweetness in the air this morning, enjoy a sip of my coffee, and hear the birds sing.

    We are thankful for you too…

    Greg

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  27. Submitted on 2008/06/11 at 3:13 PM


    I am blessed to enjoy some writing time on my blog. I have missed it so!

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  28. Submitted on 2008/06/02 at 2:11 PM

    I am grateful to have read your blog this morning. It lifted my spirit.

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  29. Submitted on 2008/05/09 at 11:09 PM

    I am grateful to be blessed with amazingly awesome friends – both in MSN and ‘real world’

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  30. Submitted on 2008/05/02 at 2:27 PM

    Hi!
    I learned long ago, how to be grateful for the little things we often take for granted. The little things that appear in front of us every moment, evey where, every how, and we simply fail to notice them. One of the great teachers of grattitude taught me this little lesson…

    “People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child – our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)

    From the same teacher, here is a true gem of learning about living in joy…

    “ Sometimes your joyis the source of your smile,but sometimes your smilecan be the source of your joy.”(Thich Nhat Hanh)
    For me, this item has been a priceless lesson about joyful living…

    “ Let us rise up and be thankful,for if we didn’t learn a lot today,at least we learned a little,and if we didn’t learn a little,at least we didn’t get sick,and if we got sick,at least we didn’t die;so, let us all be thankful.”(Buddha)
    And finally, here is my contribution to living in the moment, living in abundance, and living the attitude of gratitude…

    “ Breathing in, I am awaken; Breathing out, I Smile. Breathing in, I am enthused; Breathing out, I am thankful.
    Breathing in, I feel energized; Breathing out, I am calm. Breathing in, I am mindful; Breathing out, I am at ease.
    Breathing in, there is a knowing; Breathing out, I am one with the universe. Breathing in, I live in joy; Breathing out, I am at peace.
    Breathing in, I am ready; Breathing out, the universe awaits.”
    Be well, be safe, be blessed, be happy.

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  31. Submitted on 2008/04/21 at 6:16 PM

    I am grateful that i did not fall over my balcony yesterday and I am here to see another day.
    I am grateful that the bus driver stopped for me this morning in between stops when he did not have to. I am blessed and for this, i am grateful.

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  32. Submitted on 2008/04/10 at 11:38 PM

    Life…such as it is…..

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  33. Submitted on 2008/03/29 at 3:36 AM

    I am blessed with a wonderful son, a marvelous husband, a close family, sweet pets and a garden that gives me food.
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend,
    Christie

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  34. Submitted on 2008/03/22 at 6:26 PM

    I am blessed and thankful for the roof over my head, the warmth that permeates within, the love that radiates throughout, the comforts of my bed and the sustenance that fills me. I am blessed.

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  35. Submitted on 2008/03/05 at 11:09 PM

    Your grandmother was a very wise person. How blessed you were to have her as an example. Even today, after my Dad’s passing last August, I am so grateful to have had him in my life. He is still with me today (hard to explain) Today my day was aweful, but then around 4PM my son called. Sounds like a little thing but I was grateful. Keep it up.

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  36. Submitted on 2008/02/11 at 5:03 AM

    I am grateful for everyday I rise healthy, strong and able and capable to care for myself by myself. I am blessed.

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  37. Submitted on 2008/02/11 at 12:37 AM


    I am truly blessed with amazingly good friends, both in ‘real’ world and on MSN!

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  38. Submitted on 2008/02/05 at 7:06 PM

    I AM JUST THANKFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY,

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  39. Submitted on 2008/01/25 at 8:11 AM

    (((((((((hugs))))))))d2d: words fail me u know .. i know ^_^

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  40. Submitted on 2008/01/25 at 3:26 AM

    I am thankful for my kids, my hubby, warm home, our schools and health care. I am also thankful for my Tivo and I can watch the Presidential debates anytime I want to.

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  41. Submitted on 2008/01/22 at 1:05 PM

    I am thankful today for being healthy and happy and having a wonderful family :)Blessings

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  42. Submitted on 2008/01/20 at 6:09 AM

    Wishing you many blessings in this new year!

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  43. Submitted on 2008/01/04 at 2:14 PM

    I am thankful to be alive today to welcome another year and hope more than ever to be true to myself this year.

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  44. Submitted on 2008/01/02 at 6:35 PM

    I am thankful to the Divine for granting me the privilege to see another year and to have all my family members with me and in good health. I am truly blessed.

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  45. Submitted on 2007/12/15 at 5:04 PM

    ‘grateful to have met you.it’s really hard being here.hard to remember the point.all I can do is be myself.not take shit from anybody.stick it through, find happiness, live, be.somehow, THISreminded me of you.thank you for being kind to me.^_^

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  46. Submitted on 2007/12/08 at 12:13 AM

    I am thankful for all the sincere people in my life. Who are not afraid to tell the truth even if it seats my uncomfortably.
    I am blessed

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  47. Submitted on 2007/11/25 at 6:53 PM

    I am thankful that I serve a loving God who does not forsake me when I stumble and falter in my life and relationship with Him.
    I am thankful for a loving family and my parents who are still with us.
    I am thankful for all of my old and new friends and the relationships and bonds that we have created.
    I am thankful for each new sunrise that we are blessed with…
    I am thankful that God led me to your space.
    God bless you.~HUGS~Marilyn~

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  48. Submitted on 2007/11/23 at 9:27 AM

    Today I’m thankful for simple physical pleasures. A wonderful meal at one of my favorite restaurants, and the warm embrace of a ridiculously comfortable down filled jacket that kept me warm tonight.

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  49. Submitted on 2007/11/19 at 11:58 PM

    I am thankful to be able to come here and have my mind & heart opened and answer my own questions by reading ALL that IS HERE!

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  50. Submitted on 2007/11/17 at 1:42 PM

    I’m thankful for my friends. The ones in my everyday life, the ones who stay on the phone with me for hours on end. The ones who call once in while just to check on me even though I don’t always return their call, and the ones here in spaces.

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  51. Submitted on 2007/11/16 at 4:31 AM

    I am thankful this day for the past 3 days of blissful rest & peace. A great source of rejuvernation.

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  52. Submitted on 2007/11/14 at 5:07 AM

    I am thankful for finding such blinding love from your heart thru your messages to me and when I come here. One more: I am thankful for the woman’s site where I found you; you shone above the ugliness & abuse.

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  53. Submitted on 2007/11/14 at 1:55 AM

    I`me thankful to have been reborn again,able to have Freedom of Thought ,Honor, An insight to life that live`s beyond the box, a private Path / Journey that`s all my own and knowing that everything is going to be alright.

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  54. Submitted on 2007/11/13 at 9:43 PM

    On this day in this moment, I am thankful for my Mother.

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  55. Submitted on 2007/11/07 at 2:08 AM

    Today, right now, right at this moment that I’m writing this I’m thankful that my parents just called to check on me. I used to get a little irritated by their constant calls but not any more. Now I enjoy talking to them and I’m glad when they call even though they have nothing to say but ask "what did you eat today?" I feel blessed that they are around to call and I’m grateful for that.

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  56. Submitted on 2007/11/06 at 4:33 AM

    Today I am thankful for my life

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  57. Submitted on 2007/11/03 at 6:48 AM

    I am thankful for an unobstructed bowel. Now many may laugh at this but you just can’t take those things for granted. I have known ppl who were backed up and it ain’t pretty. so yeah am blessed to go freely and shouting it from the roof tops….
    hahahaha……

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  58. Submitted on 2007/11/02 at 3:31 AM

    I am thankful this day for the time i spent with my babygirl. It was nice and unassuming. I am blessed.

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  59. Submitted on 2007/11/01 at 4:35 PM

    I’m thankful that I’m here………..x

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  60. Submitted on 2007/11/01 at 3:55 PM



    So many things to be thankful for….hmmmmm….

    I guess the biggest thing I am grateful for and thankful for is the fact that my kids are healthy and happy. Also that we have a roof over our heads and have heat. Very thankful for running HOT water. I like warmth so anything that gives off warmth is what I am thankful for. I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!!

    Love,
    Tammy~

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  61. Submitted on 2007/11/01 at 3:17 PM

    Every morning I wake up and thank God for the day. At this very moment, I think of my children and am so blessed to have them, as crazy as they drive me! But they are what drives me.

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  62. Submitted on 2007/10/31 at 4:37 PM


    Hmmm…I’m thankful for so many things.
    I’m thankful for my senses. That my body does so many things we take for granted.
    Being healthy is a real good thing.
    Our loved ones being healthy is a real good thing.
    The technology that we have to share…Is a real good thing.
    Life can be a real good thing if we continue to succeed and overcome.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday, Greg

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  63. Submitted on 2007/10/31 at 1:19 PM

    hello fabulicious! an all-encompassing thought. just one thing? then it must be my family, tho i have many reasons to be grateful. ah, there you go again. teasing my mind into unaccustomed activity, lol. be lucky, my friend. phil

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  64. Submitted on 2007/10/31 at 3:53 AM

    Hello Fabulicious,
    Thanks for stopping by my neighborhood and for inviting me to
    contribute to your Gratitude Journal.

    I think I’ve got it figured out now (my blog that is) and for
    that I’m thankful.

    Hope all is well and that they week goes smoothly.
    Peace,
    Tenthltr2u

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  65. Submitted on 2007/10/31 at 3:15 AM

    I am thankful for the opportunity I had to work from my home today. I am blessed.

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  66. Submitted on 2007/10/31 at 2:46 AM

    I am thankful for the amazing friends that I have collected, both in person and from blogland!

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  67. Submitted on 2007/10/29 at 12:02 AM

    I am thankful for the peace that surrounds me this day. I am blessed.

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  68. Submitted on 2005/09/27 at 7:16 PM

    Hi there,This is sort of a "generic" message…just to let you know that I’ve updated the "look and feel" of my space.Some of the changes include:1. Replaced the theme with a seasonally-appropiate one;2. Long posts now have scrollbars, to make them easier to read;3. I ended the "left/right scrollbars", so you only need scroll up and down, not left and right as well;4. I added a "My Favorite Spaces" list (PS, are you on it? Do you want to be?")5. Re-orderd some of the columns to make it easier to navigate;6. Started to include some (appropriate) in-line graphicsIf you’d like to swing by and check it out, come on by!!!-David / BootJockey

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  69. Submitted on 2005/09/12 at 4:34 PM

    Hello, Fabulicious You!Thanks for the advice on the categories — it worked like a charm! I never would have found it there, so thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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  70. I'am thankful for being healthy and happy with my family and all my friends.
    End of days I thank you for which I spent time of day without trouble.
    Here I thank you for being my friends dear Fabulicious.
    Have a good night sleep.
    Michiko

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  71. I am ever so grateful to have truly loving parents :)

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  72. I'm thankful you're making me think about something else for a change....

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  73. ,..................GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE & HEALTHY.

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  74. Hi Rhapsody,
    I am happy to be here reading your post and enjoying sunshine in Amsterdam.
    Lovd,
    Herrad

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  75. Rhapsody, thank ‎you for a post as this... “I thank Jesus for life over death. I thank God my family is so well, not in hospitals neither are they victims of accidents. I thank Jesus for faith, joy, love, mercy, peace, grace etc,. I thank Jesus for being my hiding place and safe refuge. Thank God for being a Father, mother, husband, friend, lover etc. God has been excellent and awesome. He's kept ‎me for 30 years well and active oh Bless His holy name. God is perfect, true and responsive. He's our ever present help in times of need, amen thank ‎you Lord and Father amen.

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  76. @Enybees-hub Amen, The Divine's mercy is indeed a comfort, a motivator, a self-esteem builder. Blessings be upon you always. Thanks for taking this thankful journey with me.

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  77. @kitkat You indeed are blessed not everyone pulls that card in life.

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  78. I am thankful for earned entitlements that allow for moments of grace. Today i am sitting in a moment of grace.

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  79. Entry 230: Energy
    Today I am thankful for the blessings of energy that allow me to eclipse my listlessness.

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  80. Entry 231: Knowledge
    FRI.AUG.19.2011. I am thankful for knowledge and my ability to disseminate the information in a comprehendible way to others to ensure understanding.

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  81. Entry 232: Home
    I am thankful for the roof over my head and all that entails, the warmth, the security, the serenity.

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  82. Entry 233: Resiliency
    I am thankful for my ability to be resilient. I affords me the ability to rise up when i feel like staying down.

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  83. Entry 234: Communication
    I am thankful for my ability to communicate effectively articulating myself clearly using proper tone and delivery for emphasis and comprehension.

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  84. This is my first time on this blog and i love it already.
    I am grateful for the breath of life and the refreshing feeling of expectation i feel at the moment. I have been feeling restless a lot lately but i had a talk with HIM and i feel so much better. I even slept better last night despite the fact that i got just about 4 hours of sleep but i feel refreshed.
    I thank God for the seemingly simple things...the ability to use my 5 senses...many cannot, i thank Him for my smile which brightens a lot of people's days (or so i'm told). I thank Him for being able to thank Him with a sincere and grateful heart.
    I thank God for His endless favour, mercy and love. I thank Him for my family and the love we have...I feel so blessed and lucky to have them. I thank God for everything i am today and everything i have which i know is by His grace and mercy. I could go on and on
    Thank You God

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  85. Entry 235: Validation
    I am thankful today for the validation I found when I was feeling unacknowledged.

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  86. @Toinlicious Welcome and thank you for sharing with me and all who read.

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  87. Thankful in this moment that my family is fine after feeling the 5.8 earthquake in my office that happened in Virginia and I felt here in Toronto, Canada. My daughter is fine thank God and so is my husband.

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  88. Entry 236: Goodbyes
    I am thankful to understand that goodbyes is not only for saddness but for a time of joy and celebration, an opportunity to express gratitude, share the things we have learnt within the time frame the person was there and the blessings of growing richer for having share though briefly a journey with someone that left in their path lessons worth remembering.

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  89. Entry 237: Letting Go
    Today I am thankful for the process of relearning to let go of things that are out of your control.

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  90. Rhapsody B. said...
    Entry 238: Acceptance
    Ever the process of learning and relearning the concept of acceptance, each time if I am attentive I learn a little more. Today I am thankful that in this moment I have mastered acceptance. I am only speaking for today for tomorrow I accept that it will take care of itself.

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  91. Entry 239: Kindness
    Every so often life feels jaded, forgotten however temporary is the kindness that dwells among all the other not so great things we can point out in the world. Today I received an act of kindness that warmth my heart and brought a smile to my face that even now the memory resurges that smile. A great exchange of conversation, an unexpected trip to the grocery store and a ride straight to my home, blessings comes in many ways, today I am thankful for the blessing of kindness. Thank you to the Divine and the person through which the gift was delivered. You know who you are. Thanks, you made my day.

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  92. Entry 240: Simply Meals
    Sometimes the simplicity of simple meals hits the spot better than an elaborate dish. Today I am thankful for the deliciousness of a simple meal - salmon salad.

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  93. Entry 241: The Pleasure of Walking Away..
    Today I am joyfully thankful for the pleasure of walking away. Sometimes when the frustration of things comes up in your throat like bile, you feel like you want to simultaneously implode and explode all at the same time. Today I did neither, I walked away, and for that I am thankful.

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  94. Entry 242: Going the Extra Mile
    There are time when it is required to do something extra for someone for no reason but just because. Today I am thankful that I took the time to go the extra mile for someone. In the end, the person expressed feeling better and their outlook lifting for the rest of the day. Sometimes it is good to give a moment away to someone else, just because you can.

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  95. Entry 243: Sharing (for Aug.31.2011)
    Sometimes a little goes a long way. I am thankful that I was able to share a little of my time with someone who just required my time.

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  96. Entry 244: Patience
    Today I learnt that the capacity of my patience had to be extended. I am thankful for the lesson though the learning was challenging.

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  97. Entry 245: Still Tongue
    I am thankful today for the memory and implementation of a still tongue. Sometimes it is wise to refrain from saying things that you cannot take back once it is out of your mouth and into the universe or the ear of someone who will be hurt by what you have to say. Today i am greatful for the reminder that allowed me to be graceous to someone and mindful to myself.

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  98. Entry 246: Yeilding to Something New
    Today I am thankful that I was able to yeild and try something new. I was twitterjacked by my oldest daughter into creating a twitter account, so now I have been twitterfied.

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  99. Entry 247: Quality Time
    Today was a quiet day, time spent with my oldest daughter and my godson. It wasn't anything spectular, it was wonderfilled with laughter, play, sleep and food. I am thankful for the quality time.

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  100. Entry 248: Own Space
    I am thankful and humbled by my ability to maintain my own space.

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  101. Entry 249: Rejuvernating Silence
    There are times when silence can be healing and restorative. Today was such a day for me, in the silence of the moments I was able to find clarity. I am thankful for the silence that delivered clarity of thought.

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  102. Entry 250: Rest
    Heavenly Father I am thankful for my bed. It is so good to have a bed to rest my weary bones. Tonight I shall rest blissfully. Thank you.

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  103. Entry 251: Home
    It may not be what other people will call fancy. It is home and I am thankful for it, especially today. I am so tired and knowing I have a place to rest my head and relax gives me comfort. I am thankful for my home.

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  104. Entry 252: Vision
    I am thankful for my sight and insight.

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  105. Entry 253: Cooperation
    Today I am thankful for the team work my sister and I did when we were royally lost due to bad directions. Together we were able to figure out where we needed to be and showed up on time making my friend happy.

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  106. Entry 254 for Sept.12.11: Flexibility
    Yesterday I had to shift myself and open my options to do things differently. I was able to do so without anxiety or fanfare. I was thankful for my ability to be flexible and go with the flow of things.

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  107. Entry 255: Kindness
    Today I am thankful for the kindness of colleague despite my protest brought me something to eat as I had eaten for the day. I am thankful for her attentiveness and kindness.

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  108. Entry 256 (sept.14.11): Quiet Spaces
    Yesterday was a hard day and I was so ready to be home in my own quiet space. I was thankful for my quiet space.

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  109. Entry 257: Warm Bed
    I am thankful for my bed to rest my head, to heal my weary bones.

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  110. This is a remarkable section that I had missed all these years.Reading this gives a warm sensation.What shall I thank God for?Countless are His blessings that contiunue every second.To single out a few may be difficult.To be able to stumble on this delightful post is itself a great blessing for me at this moment.Thank you,Rhapsody.

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  111. @KParthasarathi I am thankful that you stopped by and decided to share with me. Perhaps you will continue to visit this gratitude journal and add your thankfulness to the rest so that it may inspire others. Stay blessed.

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  112. Entry 258: Calm
    Today I am thankful for the presence of calm that invaded my being today, that no negatives were able to penetrate my space and soil my spirit. May the presence of calm be a permanent fixture in my spirit.

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  113. Entry 259: Mobility
    Today I am thankful for my mobility and asks the Divine's forgiveness for all the times I complained about my broad flat feet, skinny ankles and knock knees. Thank you for my ability to walk.

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  114. Entry 260: Consideration
    Today I am thankful for the consideration of another who thought of me during her process of completing her everyday living and added some of my items to her grocery list, came by picked up the money and shopped for and delivered them. Today I am blessed by the consideration of another. Thank you.

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  115. Entry 261: (for Sept.19.2011)Recovery
    I am thankful that the Divine has helped my body recover.

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  116. Entry 262: Focus
    I am thankful today for my ability to stay focused despite the many interruptions.

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  117. Entry 263: As Is
    I am thankful for meeting things as there were. Change is a natural part of life and there is little we can do to prevent the changes that will occur. Our choice is to flow along with the changes and adjust or resist and be left behind but there are some things in which we can and want the consistency of sameness. Yesterday I was thankful for that sameness in meeting things as I left them for that I am thankful.

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  118. Entry 264: Sunrise
    Today I am thankful that I was able to witness the sunrise. Never will I take it for granted.

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  119. (for Sept.23.11)Entry 265: Fertility
    I am thankful this day for my youngest daughter who turned 23 this day.sept.23. Her presence in my life thus far has taught me patience, the acceptance of things i cannot change and ther importance of loving self. I am thankful for the blessing the Lord bestowed up me when he gifted me with her.

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  120. for Sept.24.11 - Entry 266: Quiet
    I am thankful for the quiet interlude this day, Sat.sept.24.11, its calm brought forth a sense of peace. Thank you for the quiet time.

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  121. Entry 267: Sleep
    I am thankful today for good restfulness derived from sleeping well. Often we take it for granted that once night falls we will just lay down and sleep will come, that it will be restful, that it would be healing, that it will be rejunvernating. This is not true for everyone. For years I had poor quality sleep, REM sleep was never a factor, with the Divine's help I was able to find resolution. today i am thankful for peaceful, healing, rejuvernating sleep.

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  122. Entry 268 [September 26, 2011]: Sounding Board
    Many of know the saying, "No one man is an Island," meaning we are not meant to be along or bear the trials and tribulations of life alone. Sometimes people act as sounding board to us, a place we can lay our troubles/conflicts down and they help you make sense of it all. Today I am thankful for my sounding board, who was able to help me create smooth waters.

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  123. Entry 269: Getting Through
    At times worry make confidence seem blurry and it blocks our vision to seeing over the moment that is causing the worry. Today I am thankful for being able to gain clarity and confidence and was able to get through to the otherside. I am thankful for getting through.

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  124. Entry 270: Sustenance
    Food can never be underestimated, good food that is especially when you are hungry. Sometimes the simplest is the best. Today Sept.28.2011 I am thankful for the simplicity of steamed salmon drizzled lightly with a half a teaspoon of butter and herbs, chased with a glass of milk. hmmmm,mmmmm, good. I am blessed.

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  125. Entry 271: Temper Control
    This morning I am thankful for my ability to control my temper. Delays, delays, delays on the transit system is maddening, add that to two screaming, whining children and it’s a recipe for mind explosion. Today I was able to keep my temper in check for that I am thankful.

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  126. Entry 272: Effort
    Today I am thankful for the effort I am making to be more flexible. Some days its a challenge. Today I am successful of triumphing over that beast. Tomorrow is another day and will take care of itself.

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  127. Entry 273: Cook
    Today I am thankful for my ability to cook, to prepare a meal when going out and grocery shopping is not an option. Knowing to cook is like magic, you create something out of nothing and the satisfactory is gratifying.

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  128. Entry 274 (SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2011): Dinner Together
    I am thankful to share a small dinner with my eldest daughter. It was a simple meal with many blessings.

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  129. Entry 275: Thinking time
    Today I am thankful for the space and time to think and reason things out.

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  130. Entry 276: Tolerance [TUES.OCT.4.2011]
    I am thankful that i am able to hold onto my tolerance with the everyday incessant public transportation delays that has me in 2/3 hour commutes each day going to and coming from.

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  131. Entry 277: Alternatives [WED.OCT.5.2011]
    I am thankful for the many alternative ways I am able to use to pass the time during my commute to and from work.

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  132. Entry 278: Resolutions
    Today I am thankful that I am able to find resolutions to some issues that were presenting itself as problematic.

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  133. Entry 279: Children [Friday October 7, 2011]
    Today i was blessed to be in the presents of joyful innocense.

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  134. Entry 280: Safety
    Today I am thankful that my mother's travels was safe and uneventful.

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  135. Entry 281: Quality Time
    Today I am thankful for the time i spent with my mother.

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  136. Entry 282: Life
    Today as i am everyday thankful for my life.

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  137. Entry 283: Recovery
    Today I am thankful that i was able to recover my blog, this blog, for some reason it just disappeared and i had to jump through a few hoops to regain it. The lesson, back up my blog, so i have.

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  138. Entry 284: Respect[October 12, 2011]
    I am thankful i have learnt the value of respecting others privacy and space. There are times when our friends and loved ones are not ready to talk to share what maybe troubling them. In those times the most valuable thing you can do is to let them know that you are there for whenever they are ready to talk or not.

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  139. Entry 285: Youths Blessings [October 13, 2011]
    i am thankful for my Godson and the love he is unashamed to express. I pray this remains as he grows into a man.

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  140. Entry 286: Reconnection [October 14, 2011]
    I am thankful for my internet reconnection. for some unexplained reason it stopped working. I was able to thankfully resolve it with the technition and be back online in a matter of minutes.

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  141. Entry 287: Memories [October 15, 2011]
    I am thankful that my daughter has great memories of her childhood that she is able to recall and laugh with me about them.

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  142. Entry 288: Asking For Forgiveness
    Today i had to discard of some dough that disturbed me. I bought a new brand flour not realizing the significant difference betwen what i always used and this new one. The result was it was not holding together, as a result i had to discard of it. I asked the Divine Master to forgive me my wasage.

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  143. Entry 289: Rest & Relaxation
    I am thankful for the past week away from the general hussle of life and the time i was able to take to revitalize myself by enjoying total relaxation.

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  144. Entry 290: Movement [Oct.18.11]
    I am thankful for movement that aids my ability to take care of my daily needs. I am blessed and forever grateful.

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  145. Entry 291: Capability
    I am thankful for my capabilities that allow me to perform my job efficiently and in a professional manner.

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  146. Entry 292: Rainy Days
    I am thankful for rainy days as they usher in fun memories of bathing in the rain, hot chocolate, connections and reconnections. I am thankful blissful for the rain.

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  147. Entry 293:Warmth [Oct.21.11]
    I am thankful for the indoor heat that soothes and warm my body as the coolness approaches

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  148. Entry 294: Creativity
    I am thankful for the blessings of my creativity that allows me to flex and transform ideas, meals and other scenerios

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  149. Entry 295: Quality Time [October 23, 2011]
    I am thankful for the quality time i spent with my eldest daughter, we laught, talked, walked, ate, its was a moment while anger, without reproach, without judgment, withouit resentment and without argument. It was an evening spent just being and enjoying each others company.

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  150. Entry 296: Breath [October 24, 2011]
    Every breath i take i am thankful and blessed.

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  151. Entry 297: Effortless Everyday Joy
    Today i am blessed with effortless joy that spilled forth unemcombered by life's challenges. I am thankful for effortless everyday joy.

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  152. Entry 298: Observation [october 26th 2011]
    I am thankful for my insight and observation that allows me to think before making some decisions or expressing some opinions.

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  153. Entry 299: The Gift & The Lesson [Oct.27.2011]
    I am thankful that after 15 years at my job i was gifted with my own office and learnt that sometimes even in the receiving of things there may be work that is required in the acquiring.

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  154. Entry 300: Accepting people as is [Oct.28.11]
    I am thankful that at this stage in my life I know longer yearn for people to be for me what I require but instead accept them as they are knowing they may not be who I want or expect them to be and am ok with that because am ok with me. I no longer fight it, i just go with the flow.

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  155. Entry 301: Processing/Reflection
    I am thankful for my introspective nature, it helps me in thinking things through and it allows me the to opportunity to learn and to grow.

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  156. Entry 302: uninterrupted sleep.
    I am thankful that now i am able to have blissful uninterrupted sleep. I makes all the difference in the world and my disposition has improved greatly. I am blessed with uninterrupted sleep. Thank you

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  157. Entry 303: Breath
    I am thankful for every life sustaining breath

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  158. Wow its been 27 days since I’ve done an entry of gratitude. The month of November has been very busy for me. I work 10-12 hour days only to reach home in time to shower and hit the sheets. I didn’t even realize I didn’t remember until I remembered, sounds crazy right? Well that’s that kind of month it’s been. Ever thankful for the resources, warmth, home and daily sustenance I am using these things for which am grateful to serve as ENTRY 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329

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  159. Entry 330 - Resources
    I am thankful for my job that enables me the affordability to access resources to make my life managable. I hired a plumber whose fees when i heard took my breath away. I almost shit myself and had to mentally shift some things around to access the capital. $550.00 for less than 3 hours work, man i think am in the wrong profession. I was left speechless but grateful though challenging on such short notice to gather the funds to pay the plumber for his services.

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  160. Entry 331 (November 28, 2011)-Relief
    Somedays the days seem to drag on and though not bad you anticipate the ending barely before it began. Yesterday was such a day for me. No negatives really, just an anticipation of the day ending and when it did earlier than expected I was gratefully and thankfully relieved. I was thankful for the shortnest of the day.

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  161. Entry 332:The Breath of Life
    So much is taken for granted in our lives. I try not to get arrogant in my blessings and to keep humble. In that stream of thought I decided to do this entry first thing this morning (8:43 am). I am thankful for my sustainable breath of life, that keeps my body going in when i am in rest and when I am awake. I am thankful for it passing freely and unobstructed to and through my body. I am blessed with the breath of life that keeps me alive, hopeful and inspired.

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  162. Entry 333: Old Friend & Acquaintance.
    I am thankful for the old friend that called me up today and treated me to dinner and the old acquaintance i ran into while having said dinner. We talked, new connections were made and all was well. I am blessed.

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  163. Entry 334: Patience and more patience
    Today I am thankful for my ability to take each moment by moment and work with the process. I have been attempting for a week to download some apps that for some reason refuse to cooperate. After 8 or so emails to the support person and another couple of emails and phone calls to the tech rep I was successful. I am grateful for my ability to be patient.

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  164. Entry 335/336/337/338/339/340 [Dec 2-7, 2011]:Peaceful Restfulness
    These past few days has been in peaceful restfulness for which i am blessedly thankful. Each day was like a morsel of goodness to soothe my restlessness. Thank you.

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  165. Entry 341: A Gift, A Compliment, A Blessing.
    I am thankful to those whose lives I have had the privilege to touch who regard and counts me as a gift and a blessing. I take it in humbly and I am humbled by the compliment and give the blessing and honour over to the Divine who provide in me the wisdom and skill to share. Thank you.

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  166. Entry 342 (for Dec.9.11): Literacy
    I am so blessed with the ability to read, to experience a diverse world through books, for this I am thankful.

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  167. Entry 343 (for Dec.10.11): Reading comprehension
    for the pass 2 weeks I have been doing a lot of reading. I had taken a break from reading due to all the academic reading i had done in 2010. Now on vacation from work i have been ploughing through books and i am so thankful for my ability to not only read but to truly comprehend what I am reading, this is such a valuable gift for which i am eternally grateful. thank you, i am blessed with the gift of comprehension.

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  168. Entry 344: Family
    Today i am thankful for the time i spent with my sister and mother reading her house for christmas, my tasks-to put up and decorate the christmas tree. I turned out great and my time was enjoyable.

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  169. Entry 345 [for Dec.12.11]:Free Bowel Movement
    Now many take this gift for granted. Most never stop to think, 'what would happen if i couldn't comfortably go to the bathroom without obstruction.' Often we think nothing of it, for me every movement i say thank you Lord. Yesterday was one of those "have mercy on me days" when the fluidity of movement was at a stand still, replaced by unbareable pain. Finally after hours of drinking liquids and milk of magnesia relief came. Oh I was so joyfully thankful, never the one to take it for granted any how I was more grateful than ever. Some reading this may say, eewww, but trust me, be thankful for every blessed thing that comes freely because it is a blessing. I am blessed with the power to go freely. Thank you!

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  170. Entry 346: Laughter
    I am thankful for the belly fill of laughter today courtesy of my eldest daughter and 2yr old God son. My daughter through silly conversations around her hair and the "Instyler" she wants to purchase and my God son who decided he wanted to go to the grocery store with me and pull the wheel knapsack. I shortened it so he could pull it comfortably. When we arrived at the grocery store he insisted on pushing the cart, stretching his little hands to the handle. Once he spotted the icecream he promptly let it go and went up to the glass and said, "mommy icecream," I told him we will pick it up last before the cashier and we proceeded to shop, he chose yogurt, hotdogs and icecream. At the cashier he helped me unload all the items, told the cashier in his language to cash the items and he moved to the front where he helped me bag up everything. His mother met us there but he paid her no mind and told her no when she tried to talk to him as he was busy packing up the grocery. Then he took the knacksack pulling with all his might, stubbornly refusing to relinquish it to his mother or I. We just laught and walked slowly along each side to assist should he need it.

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  171. thank you for this post...I am grateful for the time I spent sitting on the beach reading this afternoon. It truly was a joy!

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  172. Entry 347: Free Resource
    Today I am thankful for the free writer's workshop i was able to attend. It was only for an hour but it was enlightening.

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  173. Entry 348 [for December 15.11]:Children
    I am thankful for the children I am blessed with and those that I encounter through friends and have the privilege of being a God parent too that teaches me to look at life anew, to live it, enjoy it and never take any of its gifts for granted.

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  174. Entry 349 [for DEC.16.11]: Seats
    There are times when i have walked a lot and getting a seat on the train on my long ride home is a blessing. Today was such a day. I was thankful for the seat because my feet were barking!

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  175. Entry 350: Sisters
    Today my sister and I did a run i.e. grocery shopping, first stop THE BANK-had to get cash, i try not to do the credit card or debit thing too much theifiery out there, then we hit COSTCO, then BATH & CO (Something like that can't rememeber the name) they had a 75% off sale-a rare thing in Canada-spent $48 got quite a few things, then we hit WALMART where we price matched so we didn't have to go to the other 8 places that had specials on. Our last stop was SHOPPERS DRUG MART because they had a SUNDAY SALE ONLY canation milk 0.99. Ah I am thankful for my sister because lord knows public transportation and grocery shopping is not fun, frankly they don't go well.

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  176. Entry 351: [for Dec.19.11] Friends
    Today I was blessed to see my best friend who brought with her caribbean fruit/rum cake. In turn i cooked one of our traditional dish paleau for her which she too with when she was leaving.
    I am grateful for the friendship

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  177. Entry 352 [Dec.20.11]: Godson
    Yesterday I delighted in having my Godson for the day. A ball of energy he did not have a pause button or a mute button for that matter. He ate exuberantly, he played exuberantly and he communicated exuberantly and I thought, how do mother’s do it, this ball of constant energy flying across the room incessantly and then said to myself, ‘well, you did it and with two no less,” then I thought, maaaan, I don’t know how I did it, I just did.

    I was thankful for his renewing, delighting in the things that I have long since loss interest in and saw as new again through his eyes.

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  178. Entry 353: Restless Awakening
    It would seem a strange thing to be thankful for but I am because I was able to arise from it to go on with my day. Thank you for the awakening.

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  179. Entry 354 [for Dec.22.11]: Cooking skills.
    Cooking is like magic, its amazing how one moment you have nothing to eat and with a few keey ingredients you can come up with a whole satisfying meal. Well thats how i see it anyway. I am so thankful for my ability to cook, a debt i owe in part to my sister for teaching me with tough love how to make soup, not just a simple soup but Caribbean soup and my grandmother who i learnt from watching and assisting.

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  180. Entry 355[for Dec.23.11]: One step ahead.
    I am thankful that i was one step ahead on the holiday gift giving thing as i didn't have to go in the crowd searching. I was prepared, gift already purchased.

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  181. Entry 356 [for Dec.24.11]: Meal planning
    I am thankful for my fast thinking and not have to worry about runnin out to shop for things to put on my menu for christmas. With all the things already stacked in my home i was able to prepared ahead of tiume certain items for the christmas meal.

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  182. Entry 357 [for Dec.25.11] Blessings unfold.
    Christmas day was a day of quiet reflection and time with friends and family. I enjoyed the day with my Godson and his parents, my eldest daughter and later my mother and sister.

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  183. Entry 358: Leftovers
    I am thankful today for the leftovers of the Christmas meal so i am was able to simply relax, eat and read.

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  184. Entry 359 [for Dec.27.11]: Reflection
    I am thankful for all thing experiences and things I was able to use to move myself forward, to take each moment and see grace in it even when i couldn't see it at the time it occurred.

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  185. Entry 360 [Dec.28.11]
    Entry 361 [Dec.29.11]
    Thankful for these days that passed in blissful peace.

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  186. Entry 362: Company
    Today I am thankful for the visit from my Godson and his mother who spent some time with me. We watched Sesame Street, and other children shows while we talked about her latest read loaned by me called BITE OF THE MANGO.

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  187. Entry 363
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    Entry 365
    I am thankful for all the blessings and lessons for 2010, grateful for my ability to see the glass as half full and not let life challenges weigh me down and pull me under.

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  188. YEAR 2012
    Entry 1: The dawning of a new year
    I am thankful for the blessing to rise and see a new year. I am hopeful that I will honour myself, my heart, my soul, dreams and desires.

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  189. Entry 2 [JAN.2.12]: Return to the ratrace
    Today I officially return to work after a month off. I am thankful to have a job to return to. I am blessed and I am grateful.

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  190. Entry 3 [JAN.3.12]: ROUTINE
    Today i go into the office, my second day back to the thick of things. Like a comfortable pair of shoes i easily slip back into the thick of things. I am grateful.

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  191. Entry 4 [JAN.4.12]:Privileges
    Today I am thankful for certain privileges that allow for me to function in diverse settings. I am blessed.

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  192. Entry 5 [JAN.5.12]: Literacy
    Today as many days past, I am thankful to literate, to be able to read and experience the world, cultures and the imaginations of authors as they pen their creativity inot novels. I am thankful I can read.

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  193. Entry 6: Space.
    Today I am thankful for my own space, a place where i can function in relative peace. I am grateful for the privilege of private space.

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  194. Entry 7: Being
    Today I have relent the value in just being and letting go. I am grateful for the lesson and hope to keep it a steady reminder going forward.

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  195. Entry 8: Hope
    Today I am reminded to keep hope alive and well fed, to not allow challenges, doubts and fear to starve it from blossoming.

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  196. Entry 9: Cultivated patience
    Today I am so grateful i have taught myself to be patient because if I didnt i would be bald. After not combing my hair for more than a month, although it was in braid it was nastily hard, have mercy, I wanted to just chop it off.

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  197. Entry 10 [for JAN.10.12]: Multi-tasking
    I tank God that I am able to multi-task although doing so is quite a task in itself as one must remember to complete all things being done simultaneously.

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  198. Entry 11: Small Gifts
    Today I was pleasantly surprised by a small gift of a gift movie gift certificate for 2 including popcorn and drinks. It was an unexpected delight.

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  199. Entry 12: New Learning
    Today I am thankful for the new learning through the application of alternative thinking. hmmmmm, enlightening.

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