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    Forgive me for this very trivial contribution, but it's quite real.

    Last week I set off for a mountain hike with my dog Mara, but we were stymied by a huge heavy-rain washout in the dirt road leading to the trailhead. I was super-disappointed, because I had a goal in mind, but I either had to head home again, two hours away, or find an alternative.

    I settled on another trail that I had no idea about, and had always driven past. I was feeling disgruntled about the entire thing. But Mara was SO happy to get out of the vehicle and gallop off down the trail, exploring every new thing that she found. It was inspiring. She was REALLY grateful to be out there in the wilderness. She didn't care where it was. (Dogs don't have goals!)

    I really learned from that, consciously, at the time. I paid attention to it all... how she was feeling, and how I was, burdened by the load of being human. And the epilogue? We BOTH had a very wonderful day.

    Nothing you relate to us is trivial. You are an inspiration. I admire your get up and go. And after all....

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    It's nice to open up to other's perspectives. Being in Mara 's essence of playful happiness sounds like an uplifting and fun experience. I appreciate hearing about it.

    I am grateful for my family, and I'm still feeling the energy of my trip as I review photos and create music videos to share with them. I sent some cards today expressing my appreciation to let them know how much I love and value them.

    I am grateful that I got a nice walk in today. I'm grateful for the fresh air and exercise.

    I'm grateful for the food I'm eating right now--a salad and sandwich. I know I'll be fasting by the end of the month, and so I really appreciate "eating days"!

    I'm really grateful for everything I have: home, hot water, ability to cook, electricity, cold water (any water!), cozy clothes and blankets. My appreciation has increased because I went through some hard times and it is now impossible to take things for granted. I am even grateful for the difficulties because they made me more appreciative.

    Last year I lost my little girl kitty. It broke my heart. I appreciate all the time I had with her, and also the empathy I feel for Onevoice, because otherwise I would not have known how that really feels. I am grateful for my feelings because, to me, it really puts me in touch with Real Reality.

    I am grateful for being able to share my feelings and thoughts here on this forum, and especially to focus on gratitude on this thread. What a great focus!

    Lots of love to all,

    MM
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    I am grateful for the co-founder of Longevitology to teach the beginner and the intermediate class sessions of Longevitology in this area. Longevitology is a system healing similar to Reiki Healing, where healing energy is transmitted to a patient through specific placement of hands on certain Chakra and the other locations on the body.

    I am grateful that my wife's best friend was able to fly up and volunteer to assist in the Longevitology sessions.

    I am grateful that my wife's best friend will be able to spend the week with us and more friends will be joining us at the end of the week.

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    I'm grateful for my friend who loves to help people and who asked me to join her to assist a girl in need.

    I'm grateful that after our visit the girl felt much better. She had been through a lot and had suffered greatly. She was losing her will to live. Today, after our session with her, she seemed happy and encouraged and ready to move forward.

    I'm grateful that we are getting rain. We need it.

    I'm grateful for the support of my son in converting files so I can make videos

    I'm grateful for the positive, uplifting conversations here on PA and the warm feeling of friendship.

    I'm grateful for this thread and Freedom Train for helping me to focus on gratitude.

    Being thankful for everything really transforms outcomes. It's miraculous!

    MM
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    I am grateful for the musicians who create beautiful music. It helped and does help me not only keep my sanity, but reminds me of the beauty of life.
    Last edited by Valerie Villars; 30th April 2018 at 21:32. Reason: too much wine and too much song
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