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« Reply #850 on: October 01, 2010, 09:14:45 AM »

Grateful that an opportunity that seemed lost may have just been stalled.
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« Reply #851 on: October 01, 2010, 04:28:24 PM »

Grateful that recent decisions that felt wrong are starting to feel right. Looking forward to what new adventures life will bring me and my family.  grin
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« Reply #852 on: October 05, 2010, 09:47:57 AM »

Grateful for a renewal of sorts.
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« Reply #853 on: October 06, 2010, 09:53:24 AM »

Grateful for forward movement.
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« Reply #854 on: October 07, 2010, 09:05:09 AM »

I'm grateful that my son returned home yesterday safely from his tour of duty with the USAF in Afghanistan. He was shot once in the body armor and okay, and killed one Taliban on his fourth day in-country when Bagram Air Base had the major attack a few months back. Grateful to God for His protection of my son.
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« Reply #855 on: October 07, 2010, 09:47:42 AM »

Michael,

I'm grateful for your son's safe return.

Grateful for getting through the vast majority of a large pile of work yesterday, when I had mentally been dreading the process for days before.
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« Reply #856 on: October 07, 2010, 10:19:45 PM »

Guide Dog, thank you sir, I appreciate it!
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« Reply #857 on: October 10, 2010, 02:30:50 PM »

Grateful to have come to a decision today about something.
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« Reply #858 on: October 12, 2010, 10:08:33 AM »

Grateful for a silly dress-up week at work; levity is a good thing.
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« Reply #859 on: October 12, 2010, 02:09:14 PM »

Michael: The death of my 24 year old eldest son this summer (non military death) has allowed me to be that much more grateful for my fellow sojourner fathers who know the joy of welcoming their sons home.  I am glad to join you in grateful appreciation of his safe return.
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« Reply #860 on: October 13, 2010, 11:14:45 AM »

Grateful for people who are flexible with their schedules.
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« Reply #861 on: October 14, 2010, 09:42:35 AM »

Grateful for a new plan regarding a certain path.
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« Reply #862 on: October 16, 2010, 08:58:33 PM »

I'm grateful for the opportunity to train with the people that I get to train with.

I'm grateful that I have been given a second chance at life (at least the current one).

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« Reply #863 on: October 17, 2010, 10:08:24 AM »

Michael: The death of my 24 year old eldest son this summer (non military death) has allowed me to be that much more grateful for my fellow sojourner fathers who know the joy of welcoming their sons home.  I am glad to join you in grateful appreciation of his safe return.

Thank you brother, and I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine.

Today I am thankful that my son, his wife, and my Granddaughter have been able to spend a couple of weeks with us. It has been precious time, especially with the little one around.
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« Reply #864 on: October 19, 2010, 12:47:51 PM »

Grateful to have had dinner last night with a group of people I am no longer able to see on a regular basis.
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« Reply #865 on: October 20, 2010, 09:50:25 AM »

Grateful to have jumped into something I probably should have not waited to start.
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« Reply #866 on: October 20, 2010, 11:16:33 AM »

Grateful to be home with my family!!!
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« Reply #867 on: October 22, 2010, 10:56:23 AM »

Grateful for stillness.
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« Reply #868 on: October 23, 2010, 11:08:39 AM »

I'm grateful for those that are a part of my life, including those of you that are reading this.
I'm grateful for the teachers that I have had and will have.
I'm grateful that my life did not turn out like those of my associates from my distant past.
I'm not hunting cartel in Mexico yet, but my life isn't what it could have been.
I owe each of you so much that I will never be able to repay it, so it is my job to repay as much of it as I can.
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« Reply #869 on: October 23, 2010, 12:24:02 PM »

Pay it forward!
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« Reply #870 on: October 23, 2010, 03:56:36 PM »

Pay it forward!

With every action Crafty Dog, with every action Sir. I will.
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« Reply #871 on: October 24, 2010, 08:32:26 PM »

Grateful for a good family day.
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« Reply #872 on: October 25, 2010, 01:34:55 AM »

I'm grateful that we live in the Land of the Free.
I'm grateful for those that protect this land.
I'm grateful for our mothers and those that we protect.
I'm grateful that there is still something worth protecting.
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« Reply #873 on: October 25, 2010, 09:38:52 AM »

Grateful for an extended weekend with the Mrs., spending time in Virginia visiting wineries, Monticello, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Awesome state and colors.
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« Reply #874 on: October 25, 2010, 12:01:52 PM »

Grateful for time with which to think.
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« Reply #875 on: October 26, 2010, 12:51:32 PM »

Grateful for two possabilities.
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« Reply #876 on: October 26, 2010, 08:12:20 PM »

Profoundly grateful for a week on my own with our two children-- and grateful for Cindy's return tomorrow night.
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« Reply #877 on: October 27, 2010, 10:00:52 AM »

Grateful for having taken care of something I have been neglecting.
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« Reply #878 on: October 28, 2010, 09:39:43 AM »

Grateful for people dillagent about providing information when asked.
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« Reply #879 on: October 29, 2010, 07:16:42 PM »

Crateful for metaphorical war buddies. I write that only as an analogy; I have never served and have great respect for those who do and have.
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« Reply #880 on: November 01, 2010, 09:23:04 AM »

Grateful for an opportunity/dilemma.
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« Reply #881 on: November 07, 2010, 12:37:01 PM »

give thanks for healing and times of injury, to reflect and renew. rolleyes
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« Reply #882 on: November 07, 2010, 06:31:47 PM »

I'm grateful for the people that I get to train with. I'm grateful for the mantra of "Higher consciousness through harder contact." I'm grateful that I have people in my life that are worthy of teaching.

I'm grateful for the possibilities that all of the above, in conjuction with dedication and training, will provide. My life is awesome. All of you are no small part of it. For this, I thank you.
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« Reply #883 on: November 08, 2010, 04:39:46 AM »

well im Grateful my brother in law is out the hospital  grin
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« Reply #884 on: November 09, 2010, 04:20:18 PM »

Grateful to have completed a major step in a long process.
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« Reply #885 on: November 11, 2010, 08:36:51 AM »

Woof Dog Randall, Kaju Dog, cordtheseeker and other soldiers/veterans,

*Bows deeply to all*


Happy Veteran's Day!

THANK YOU!

Very truly yours,

~sg
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« Reply #886 on: November 11, 2010, 11:21:03 PM »

I am grateful for all who have served this country, in particular my Dad's service in France and Germany during WWII. I am also grateful that our side saw that particular conflict through to victory.
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« Reply #887 on: November 15, 2010, 12:54:07 PM »

Grateful for having come to something approximating a decision.
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« Reply #888 on: November 17, 2010, 12:53:30 PM »

Grateful to be able to doubt a recent decision about which I thought my mind was made up.
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« Reply #889 on: November 17, 2010, 11:39:47 PM »

grateful for the courageous teachers who have come into my life. you show me a strength, faith and character that im blessed to witness.
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« Reply #890 on: November 21, 2010, 10:37:37 AM »

Mostly grateful for technology this morning.
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« Reply #891 on: November 22, 2010, 01:03:26 PM »

Grateful to know some truly authentic people through this thing we call martial arts.
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« Reply #892 on: November 22, 2010, 04:31:17 PM »

Grateful to have been taught how to  walk through fire w open eyes and a clear head. And for those who's instruction helped me do just that.
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« Reply #893 on: November 23, 2010, 11:32:33 AM »

 I was in a bad mood all day yesterday for no particular reason; I'm grateful to be out of it.
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« Reply #894 on: November 25, 2010, 08:51:08 AM »

Grateful for all my great family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving all !!!
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« Reply #895 on: November 25, 2010, 09:44:12 AM »

Grateful for those far from home, in harm's way to protect this nation.
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« Reply #896 on: November 25, 2010, 11:23:08 AM »

Grateful for another year of blessings in this life. Happy Thanksgiving.
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« Reply #897 on: November 26, 2010, 01:59:16 AM »

Grateful for so many things-- today in particular for my wonderful wife and children.
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« Reply #898 on: November 26, 2010, 01:56:55 PM »

Gratful I dont work in retail or for any department store    cheesy
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« Reply #899 on: November 29, 2010, 04:26:20 PM »

Grateful to have taken the next step in a long journey.
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