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Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/14/2017 10:09 AM (permalink)
That must be one of the most beautiful and haunting sounds in nature...
Love is the only way
 
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    Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/14/2017 3:23 PM (permalink)
    I love the songs of the loon . . .
    everything counts...
     
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      Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/15/2017 7:15 AM (permalink)
      under wings . . .
      another wonderful visit with the loons.
      (I hear my namesake singing too)
      everything counts...
       
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        Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/15/2017 7:26 AM (permalink)

        Love is the only way
         
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          Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/15/2017 1:03 PM (permalink)
          I am especially grateful today . . .
          ~ that my doctor was responsive,
             returned my call,
            and phoned in some Rx cough syrup for me
          ~ that my husband was kind enough to drive all the way into town after a long day @ work
             to pick it up
          ~ that I was at least able to get some more urgent,
             basic errands run before i ran out of steam . . .
             just like heaven,
             the rest of the errands can wait
          ~ for another few latkes from a very nice restaurant in town,
             given to me by a friend who works there . . .
             delicious with a poached egg on top
          ~ to see that the fireflies have returned
           
          ~ to surrender to my discomfort without judgement
          with love and a grateful heart . . .
          sparrrow
             ♥
          this won't last as I begin to improve . . .
          . . . prayers that we all might realize
          that there is both more and less
          than what meets the eye . . .
          everything counts...
           
            Hildegard

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            Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/15/2017 2:34 PM (permalink)
            I am grateful with you, dear Spatz, that you have medication, and tasty food, and especially that you can get some much needed rest!
            Chores never run away, no matter how much we might like, if they did!

            Peace and joy!
             
              lilsparrow

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              Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/15/2017 5:19 PM (permalink)
              . . . so true . . .
              everything counts...
               
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                Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/16/2017 6:52 AM (permalink)
                last goodbye . . .
                everything counts...
                 
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                  Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/16/2017 2:51 PM (permalink)
                  I am especially grateful today . . .
                  ~ to be able to really rest
                  ~ for a comfortable breeze wafting over me for most of the day
                  ~ for the comfort and patient company of the cats
                  ~ that my little blue  mouse ears hostas arrived in the mail,
                     roots tenderly wrapped in moist paper towels until planting
                     (which won't be for a day or two)
                  ~ to know when I've done enough for the day . . .
                     dishes and taking something out of the freezer
                   
                  ~ to be here
                     for the humming of the humidifier
                     and the sounds of the outdoors
                     all baffled by this hissing of fluid in my ears . . .
                     not loving
                     but not judging either
                  with love and a grateful heart . . .
                  sparrow
                     ♥
                  . . . prayers for the angels in our lives,
                  most of whom
                  don't know it--
                  they just are . . .
                  everything counts...
                   
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                    Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/16/2017 3:43 PM (permalink)
                    I am grateful with you, dear Spatz that you had a restful day!
                    Peace and joy!
                     
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                      Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/16/2017 5:59 PM (permalink)
                      I know that blissful feeling of a soft breeze on me when I am unwell.....
                      It reminds me of the (now old fashioned, I am sure) advice of the ideal sick room.
                      A warm bed with an open window....
                      Love is the only way
                       
                        Hildegard

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                        Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/17/2017 9:28 AM (permalink)
                        Today's Nature video!  Amazing sky!
                        http://nature365.tv/june-17-2017/
                        Peace and joy!
                         
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                          Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/17/2017 12:56 PM (permalink)
                          yes . . .
                          amazing sky . . .
                          bringing these words to mind . . .
                           
                          "Look at the sky,
                          we so rarely look at the sky,
                          so rarely note how different it is from moment to moment with clouds coming and going."
                          ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast
                          everything counts...
                           
                            lilsparrow

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                            Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/17/2017 1:07 PM (permalink)
                            I am especially grateful today . . .
                            ~ that soup for supper was just the right thing for sore throats on a rainy night
                            ~ to be up for a few hours,
                               if not out and about
                            ~ for a safe, sheltered place where I can recover in peace
                            ~ that I don't have to be doing more than the basics for a few days
                            ~ to go and have a look at the vegetable garden . . .
                               with recent rain,
                               things are growing up fast
                             
                            ~ to be in a moment
                               that will never return
                               or be quite the same
                               ever again
                            with love and a grateful heart . . .
                            sparrow
                               ♥
                            . . . prayers for the homeless and those living in refugee camps
                            who must live both their joys and their pain
                            in public . . .
                            . . . shelter and compassion . . .
                            everything counts...
                             
                              lilsparrow

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                              Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/18/2017 11:37 AM (permalink)
                              I am especially grateful today . . .
                              ~ to get my mouse ears temporarily parked in soil
                                 until I am well enough to put them in the ground
                              ~ that the sun came out for a bit in the afternoon
                              ~ that,
                                 though the poppies and iris have gone by,
                                 there are peonies and primroses to pick for Linda and Betty on Monday
                                 (they live in separate apartments in the same house)
                              ~ for enjoyment of the small things that enhance my life
                              ~ to have a little relief from the news
                               
                              ~ for a moment
                                 of being fully engaged
                                 in watching a sleeping cat
                                 breathe
                              with love and a grateful heart . . .
                              sparrow
                                 ♥
                              . . . prayers of home for those who are struggling just to survive . . .
                              I was once among them--
                              miracles do happen . . .
                              I had lost my hope
                              but a miracle happened for me anyway . . .
                               
                              prairie dogs . . .
                              peace among species
                              everything counts...
                               
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                                Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/19/2017 7:44 AM (permalink)
                                I am especially grateful today . . .
                                ~ for roses in glorious bloom
                                ~ that we skyped even though we couldn't talk much . . .
                                   my stepson got to wish his dad a happy Father's Day,
                                   and he usually does most of the talking anyway
                                ~ for leftovers,
                                   only this time I remembered the duck sauce
                                ~ that I'm starting to feel the urge to move about and tidy up,
                                   though this cough is still a problem
                                ~ to see that the phoebes are still using nest--
                                   a surprise to me . . .
                                   I was on the verge of taking it down
                                 
                                ~ for presence of mind . . .
                                   to take the time to notice the miracle of detail
                                with love and a grateful heart . . .
                                sparrow
                                   ♥
                                . . . prayers that we all wake up
                                and begin to take better care of our lives,
                                our relationships
                                and our planet . . .
                                 
                                persistence pays . . .
                                and I should know--
                                this reminds me of my own tenacious Sophie . . .
                                everything counts...
                                 
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                                  Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/20/2017 8:23 AM (permalink)
                                  I am especially grateful today . . .
                                  ~ for some rain to freshen the air
                                  ~ that my doctor finally called back,
                                     squeezing in an appointment for me at 10:00 am this morning
                                  ~ and for another drenching torrent after the first,
                                     lighter rain
                                  ~ that i think I have solved the mystery of the returning phoebes . . .
                                     she's laid more eggs
                                     and is starting another brood
                                  ~ to manage a couple of loads of laundry
                                   
                                  ~ that I am here to enjoy and appreciate this moment of
                                     rain falling off the roof and down the gutters,
                                     birds singing in the trees,
                                     cool evening air on my skin,
                                     and phoebe resting comfortably in her nest--
                                     this ain't her first rodeo
                                  with love and a grateful heart . . .
                                  sparrow
                                     ♥
                                  . . . prayers that we might learn to be true to the Divine that lives within all of us . . .
                                   
                                  western grebes . . .
                                   
                                  everything counts...
                                   
                                    buttington

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                                    Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/20/2017 11:00 AM (permalink)
                                    I am grateful today that I had no real reason to do more food shopping
                                    For the comforting fans, cooling me down
                                    That I found another seamless wooden rolling pin
                                    For the beautiful dawn choruses and the twittering of birds all day long
                                    For hearing a coal tit singing yesterday, for the first time in quite a few years.
                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56EyDQW20RY
                                    Love is the only way
                                     
                                      Hildegard

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                                      Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/20/2017 11:48 AM (permalink)
                                      Thank you, dear Jude, for the little bird singing for us!
                                      Peace and joy!
                                       
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                                        Re:TODAY, I AM GRATEFUL FOR .......... 6/20/2017 3:43 PM (permalink)

                                        everything counts...
                                         
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